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Queen's In The News Friday, May 4, 2018

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Nicaso, Antonio
  • Arts and Science
  • Languages, Literatures and Cultures
CBC Online: 1 year on, few answers in Musitano gangland slaying
Antonio Nicaso says that the Mafia is not just a bunch of criminals - it's a power system.

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Queen's In The News Thursday, May 3, 2018

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Jack-Davies, Anita
  • Arts and Science
  • Geography and Planning
Huffington Post: Navigating Racism On Campus Can Be A Lonely Experience
Anita Jack-Davies' piece for The Conversation about navigating racism on school campuses appeared in HuffPost.
Kerr, Lisa
  • Law
The Lawyer's Daily: Ontario court decision on bias against black Canadians called ‘a game changer’
Lisa Kerr says judges in sentencing are allowed to think about the social context within which the offence occurred.

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Queen's In The News Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Louis A. Delvoie
  • Centres and Services
  • Office of the VP (Research)
  • Centre for International and Defence Policy
Kingston Whig-Standard: A thoroughly depressing must-read
Louis A. Delvoie reviewed David Frum's book "Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic" for the Kingston Whig-Standard.
Jack-Davies, Anita
  • Arts and Science
  • Geography and Planning
National Post: Navigating racism: Black graduate students need support
Anita Jack-Davies' piece for The Conversation about navigating systemic racism as a Black graduate student appeared in the National Post.

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Queen's In The News Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Jack-Davies, Anita
  • Arts and Science
  • Geography and Planning
The Conversation: Navigating racism: Black graduate students need support
Anita Jack-Davies wrote for The Conversation about systemic barriers faced by black graduate students.
Struzik, Ed
  • School of Policy Studies
LA Times: Californians, like polar bears, have something to fear as Arctic ice melts
Ed Struzik wrote for the LA Times about the heightened risk of wildfires in California as the Arctic warms.
Vertegaal, Roel
  • Arts and Science
  • School of Computing
Daily Mail (UK): Life-sized Star Wars-style holograms could soon be used on teleconference calls
The Times UK: Scientists invent ‘Star Trek’ type holograms
Roel Vertegaal says that TeleHuman 2 injects missing elements of communication into long-distance conversations that cannot be achieved with a Skype or Facetime video chat.

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Queen's In The News Monday, April 30, 2018

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Bala, Nicholas
  • Law
The Lawyer's Daily: Attitudes toward testimony of children changing — but slowly, says scholar
Nick Bala says that the prospect of testifying in court can be so uncomfortable and traumatic for children, that many simply stay silent about suffering sexual abuse.
Brock, Kathy
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • Smith School of Business
  • School of Policy Studies
Guardian UK: Canada's Trump moment? Doug Ford rises in conservative party
Kathy Brock says that connecting Doug Ford to Donald Trump is a false comparison.
Engel, Jay
  • Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • Oncology
  • Surgery
Kingston Whig-Standard: Staring down cancer at Kingston's Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario
Jay Engel says that while chemo and radiation therapy can sometimes get the job done, the main treatment plan for cancer is surgery.
Hodgetts, P Geoffrey
  • Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • Family Medicine
University Affairs: Queen’s family medicine residents get hands-on training in the Falkland Islands
Geoff Hodgetts discussed the Queen's medical residency program relationship with the Falkland Islands.
Vertegaal, Roel
  • Arts and Science
  • School of Computing
CBC Online: Queen's University unveils video chat hologram
Roel Vertegaal says face-to-face interaction transfers an immense amount of non-verbal information.

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Queen's In The News Friday, April 27, 2018

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
R. David Andrew
  • Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
Yahoo! Canada: Confusion clouds family's recovery from possible coral poisoning
David Andrew says that a toxin in a certain coral causes brain cells to become "leaky" and die quickly.
Vertegaal, Roel
  • Arts and Science
  • School of Computing
Science Daily: Move over Tupac! Life-size holograms set to revolutionize videoconferencing
Roel Vertegaal says that in a professional environment his TeleHuman technology will do wonders for attendees looking to address colleagues with eye contact or to more effectively manage turn taking.

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Queen's In The News Thursday, April 26, 2018

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
R. David Andrew
  • Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
CBC Online: Confusion clouds family's recovery from possible coral poisoning
Dr. Andrew says palytoxin is probably the most toxic substance known to man.
Gerrits, Bailey
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
National Post: Van attack puts spotlight on violent sentiment in 'incel' community
USA Today: Incel: What it is and why Alek Minassian praised Elliot Rodger
The USA Today article appeared on over 37 local ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX affiliates across the United States. The Canadian Press article appeared in the National Post, Huff Post and CTV News as well as 48 other outlets across Canada.
Vertegaal, Roel
  • Arts and Science
  • School of Computing
CBC Radio: 3-D hologram-type calls, the kind we've seen in movies, may not be as far away as you think
Digital Trends: A new system could bring life-sized holograms to a meeting near you
Dr. Vertegaal discusses his new hologram technology. The story also appeared in Tech Xplore.

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Queen's In The News Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Christian Leuprecht
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • School of Policy Studies
National Post: Why Canadian police are not good at shooting people
CBC's The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti : Officer's cool head may have helped rule out terrorism in Toronto van attack
Dr. Leuprecht says from the video it appears the officer is very experienced with standoffs. He also commented that keeping the suspect alive will allow police to build a clearer picture of the suspect’s motives. The story also appeared in the Sudbury Star, Regina Leader-Post and MSN News.

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Queen's In The News Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Christian Leuprecht
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • Smith School of Business
  • School of Policy Studies
Global News: Police handle tragic incident in Toronto with professionalism
Dr. Leuprecht discusses the bravery shown by the officer when it came to arresting the suspect. The story also appeared on The Current, CBC The National and CJAD Montreal radio.
Simpson, Christopher
  • School of Medicine
  • Medicine
  • Division of Cardiology
Hamilton Spectator: Don’t push so hard
Dr. Simpson says overstraining and pain, rather than underlying heart disease, are by far the most common reasons for fainting on the toilet.

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Queen's In The News Monday, April 23, 2018

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Margaret Biggs
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • Smith School of Business
  • School of Policy Studies
TVO: Why sustainable development goals can survive a change in government
Dr. Biggs says one of the virtues of having goals that all countries at one point in time agree to, it means that those goals endure beyond political cycles.
Champagne, Allen
  • Health Sciences
  • Neuroscience Graduate Program
  • Centre for Neuroscience Studies
Kingston Whig-Standard: Study aims to make football safer
Global TV : Queen’s University PhD student wants to put an end to sports injuries
PhD candidate Champagne says the objective is to determine what skills players need to improve in order to promote a safer football game, without taking away the integrity of the sport. Also appeared on Global News.
Lyon, David
  • Arts and Science
  • Sociology
  • Law
Globe and Mail: Facebook: A mass media micro-surveillance monopoly
In his op-ed, Dr. Lyon says Cambridge Analytica’s dodgy dealings has given the social media anthill and well deserved kick.
Pardy, Bruce
  • Law
Maclean's Magazine: The Supreme Court's beer ruling doesn't mean Trans Mountain is doomed
Dr. Pardy says federal and provincial jurisdictions overlap when it comes to the pipeline.
Simpson, Christopher
  • School of Medicine
  • Medicine
  • Division of Cardiology
Mississauga News: What causes some people to faint on the toilet?
Dr. Simpson says overstraining and pain, rather than underlying heart disease, are by far the most common reasons for fainting on the toilet according.
George Smith
  • Smith School of Business
  • School of Policy Studies
National Post: Teamsters union fires back at CP Rail for playing the 'victim card' as strike deadline looms
Dr. Smith says a strike would have a domino effect throughout the economy.

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