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Professor identifies ‘hot spots’ of water quality violations

Problems more frequent in low-income, rural areas of the nation

While serious violations like those in the Flint, Michigan, crisis are rare, ensuring reliable access to safe drinking water poses challenges for communities across the country, according to a recent study led by a School of Social Ecology professor.

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The kids are all right: parenting in the digital age

Candice Odgers, professor of psychology and social behavior, explains the science.

The worries are pervasive: kids spend so many hours on their phones, and that must be having an impact on their mental health. But is this constant connection harmful?

Odgers reviewed the science and answered that question for 80 people at the second Daybreak Dialogues breakfast lecture series in January.

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New book published by Professor Scott Bollens

Book focuses on conflict and peace in two cities.

Scott Bollens, professor of urban planning and public policy, has published a new book about urban conflict and peace in the politically polarized cities of Jerusalem and Belfast since 1994.

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