Constant anxieties over nuclear threats can lead to long term health problems. Dr. Shmuel Lissek, associate professor in psychology and head of the U’s ANGST Lab, provides advice about protection and education when it comes to nuclear fears.
The FCC will soon vote on whether to change net neutrality. Christopher Terry, assistant professor in the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, explains what net neutrality is and why he believes it should stay in place.
With rising numbers of employers allowing their employees to work from home, difference in productivity has come into question. Sociology professor Phyllis Moen comments on the pros and cons of staying home, emphasizing the importance of balance.
Dr. Kathryn Pearson, an associate professor of political science, joins Minnesota Public Radio News to discuss the increasing partisan divide between political parties, as well as the identity crisis many have been experiencing within their own parties.
Joachim Savelsberg, a professor in sociology, offers input on deciphering the changing conversations involving crime. The difficulty comes in being able to tell whether public opinion about crime is shaped by political attitudes or the other way around.
Analyzing responses to the violent rally in Charlottesville illuminates the fine line of resisting evil in this article featuring research by Associate Dean for Social Sciences Penny Edgell and graduate student Jacqui Frost.
As Trump announces he will not certify the Iran Nuclear Deal, Mark Bell, assistant professor of political science, discusses the implications of this decision and why the US will have "no hope" of negotiating with North Korea.
Trump's concern for ratings and use of humiliation tactics are noticeably similar to tropes seen on reality television. Laurie Ouellette, a CLA professor in the Department of Communication Studies and the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, comments.
Does the Nobel Peace Prize bring more trouble than peace for its recipients? Dr. Ronald Krebs, professor in political science, discusses the award's political meaning, as well as the effects it has on the lives of its winners.
Ore Koren uses big data to study the micro-dynamics of violence and civil war. According to his research, climate extremes and the resulting food insecurity intensify already difficult political situations.