Research Highlights

Scholar’s Book Explores Origins of U.S. Constitution and Conflicts Among Founders Regarding its Intended Meaning

Scholar’s Book Explores Origins of U.S. Constitution and Conflicts Among Founders Regarding its Intended Meaning

By Tom McLaughlin Whether the issue is immigration, Supreme Court appointments, education, or gun control – just to name a few – the ideological battles once waged during the presidential race have only intensified during the early days of the Trump administration. “As these issues increasingly divide the country, people are still asking a familiar […]

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Mental Health Services Unevenly Received According to Racial and Socioeconomic Factors, Finds Rutgers Research Study

Mental Health Services Unevenly Received According to Racial and Socioeconomic Factors, Finds Rutgers Research Study

By Tom McLaughlin As Wenhua Lu explains, most studies on mental health care disparities have typically focused on either adult populations or youths only, leaving children younger than six years under-investigated. “Accumulating evidence shows that mental health issues are quite prevalent in preschool children,” says Lu, an assistant professor of childhood studies at Rutgers University–Camden. […]

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The Age of Declines: Researcher’s New Book Explores Why Millennials are Rejecting Public Office

The Age of Declines: Researcher’s New Book Explores Why Millennials are Rejecting Public Office

By Tom McLaughlin Are politicians and public officials about to become a dying breed? While there is a lack of racial and gender diversity in politics, more subtly, there are actually very few millennials – regardless of race or gender – interested in pursuing elected office, explains Shauna Shames, an assistant professor of political science […]

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Life-altering Lymphedema Research Underway Thanks to Center for Computational and Integrative Biology Doctoral Student

Life-altering Lymphedema Research Underway Thanks to Center for Computational and Integrative Biology Doctoral Student

Catherine Rosenberg’s potentially life-changing lymphedema work with her physician.

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Sociology Researcher’s New Book Explores Social Connections That Help Battle Poverty in Philadelphia

Sociology Researcher’s New Book Explores Social Connections That Help Battle Poverty in Philadelphia

By Tom McLaughlin As Joan Maya Mazelis explains, researchers have long agreed that social ties matter. Studies document two common realities for the poor – either they rely on a dense network of closely connected and supportive kin or, in the absence of such a network, establish fleeting, disposable ties with strangers, says the assistant […]

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