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Brian Whitcomb, 2019 PEP Fellow, coauthors article on COVID-19 death toll differences between San Francisco and New York

Brian Whitcomb, 2019 PEP Fellow, coauthored article with Laura B. Blazer on COVID-19 death toll differences between San Francisco and New York. Whitcomb explains that indicators such as population density, household sizes, and public transportation use among other indicators contribute to the differences in coronavirus deaths in San Francisco and New York City. However, the range of COVID-19 interventions implemented across the nation makes a comparison analysis difficult to conduct.To view the full article visit The ConversationTimes Union, or BK Reader.   

Jonathan Wynn, 2017 PEP Fellow, writes chapter called “Culture” in partnership between panOpen and A Sociology Experiment to deliver affordable, open, and interactive courseware

Jonathan Wynn, 2017 PEP Fellow, writes chapter called “Culture” in partnership between panOpen and A Sociology Experiment to deliver affordable, open, and interactive courseware as mentioned in PRNewswire. The courseware combines sixteen expansive chapters that introduce students to the field of sociology and techniques and tools to conduct sociological studies. Read more here about A Sociology Experiment.

Brian Whitcomb, 2019 PEP Fellow, featured in ScienceDaily about the link between high-strain exercise and early pregnancy loss

Brian Whitcomb, 2019 PEP Fellow, featured in ScienceDaily about the link between high-strain exercise and early pregnancy loss. Whitcomb further explains that physical activity and miscarriage risk were unrelated among women with confirmed pregnancy.

Jamie Rowen, 2020 PEP Fellow, featured in Al Jazeera article on the future of the Taiwan Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Jamie Rowan, 2020 PEP Fellow, legal studies and political science was featured in Al Jazeera to discuss transitional justice within Taiwan. Rowen says, “There'll be calls for criminal accountability, but it'll only make [the commission] even more politicized.” In the article, Rowen discusses the possibility of a trade-off regarding truth over justice within the transitional justice commission within Taiwan.

Margaret Vickery, 2020 PEP Fellow, writes article in The Conversation about the aesthetic possibilities of utilities infrastructure

Margaret Vickery, 2020 PEP Fellow, writes article in The Conversation about the aesthetic possibilities of utilities infrastructure. In the article, Vickery explains that projects like  The Solrogard Energy, Climate and Environmental Park in Hillerod, Denmark "demonstrate the infrastructure can do more than provide energy and water: It can also create aesthetically welcoming spaces for society."

PEP Steering Committee Member, M.V. Lee Badgett, releases new book, "The Economic Case for LGBT Equality"

In her new book, "The Economic Case for LGBT Equality," PEP Steering Committee Member, M.V. Lee Badgett, finds that homophobic and transphobic policies cost 1% or more of a country's GDP. She argues this means a financial argument can now be made for LGBT equality. Read more about the book and Badgett's research in the Los Angeles Blade.

Rebecca Spencer, 2015 PEP Fellow, wrote article in The Conversation about the benefits that regular naps for preschool children

Rebecca Spencer, 2015 PEP Fellow, has written an article in The Conversation about the numerous benefits that regular naps provide to preschool children and providing tips to parents learning to implement nap times at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Reprinted in the Arizona Daily StarHouston ChronicleNew Haven Register, and The National Interest.

Deepankar Basu, 2017 PEP Fellow, and colleague co-authored article in Daily News series examining the coronavirus responses among four South Asian countries

Deepankar Basu, 2017 PEP Fellow, and colleague, have co-authored the first of a three-part Daily News series examining the differing responses to the coronavirus pandemic among four South Asian countries: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. They say that Sri Lanka was best prepared to face the pandemic and reacted swiftly to contain its spread. Reprinted in MSN Asia.  

2018 PEP Fellow, Donald Tomaskovic-Devey's research on between-workplace inequalities in high income countries featured in Phys.org

2018 PEP Fellow, Donald Tomaskovic-Devey and colleagues find rise in between-workplace wage inequality in 12 of 14 high income countries, including the U.S. Featured on Phys.org, the research also finds inequality rises the fastest in countries with weak or declining labor market protections.

Paul Collins, 2015 PEP Fellow, quoted in Boston Globe column about Joe Biden’s possible VP choices and U.S. Supreme Court picks

Paul Collins, 2015 PEP Fellow, is quoted in Boston Globe column about Joe Biden’s possible choices for a running mate and to fill any vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court if he is elected president. Collins says Biden, who has pledged to nominate a Black woman for the court, should consider U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, California Supreme Court Justice Leondra Kruger and Kentanji Brown Jackson, a U.S. District Judge in Washington, D.C.

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