Category: Associated Press

CDC’s brash top modeler makes disease estimates and courts controversy

Associated Press David Ozonoff, School of Public Health Last fall, when Martin Meltzer calculated that 1.4 million people might contract Ebola in West Africa, the world paid attention… Expert quote: “The way risk assessment is done in this country is the policy makers shoot the arrow and the risk assessors paint a target around it. […]

Witnesses to fatal stabbing on DC Metro watched it unfold

Associated Press Todd Farchione, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders Kevin Sutherland died in the first-ever homicide aboard a Metro train in the subway system’s nearly 40-year history, stabbed to death after resisting a robbery attempt. The attack stunned passengers who watched it unfold… View full article quoting expert Todd […]

Chinese PM starts South American investment tour

Associated Press Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies China’s Premier Li Keqiang will accelerate plans for an ambitious railway linking Brazil’s Atlantic coast with a Pacific port in Peru, and announce billions in other investments and trade deals, when he visits Brasilia on Tuesday… Expert quote: “We’re moving into […]

Chile’s president trying Cabinet reshuffle in attempt to salvage ambitious reform plans

Associated Press Renata Keller, College of Arts & Sciences In shaking up her entire Cabinet, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet is trying to salvage an ambitious reform package amid growing scandals and contain a political crisis… Expert quote: “They’re going to have to work with the justice system, investigate the scandals and study the laws so […]

Hillary’s Brooklyn HQ choice hits populist vibe

Associated Press Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication The 19-story office building rises unassumingly from downtown Brooklyn, its upper floors offering sweeping views of the bustling streets below, the iconic nearby Manhattan skyline and the famed bridges that span the East River… Expert quote: “For 99.9 percent of voters, they will have no idea where a […]