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What's going on here at ASU and around the nation:

New law may leave nonprofits feeling taxed

Arizona's nonprofit sector delivers vital services to the community in fields such as health care, education and housing. But a report by the L. William Seidman Research Institute at ASU estimates that giving to nonprofits in Arizona will decline by $272.7 million annually due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Dennis Hoffman, the Institute’s director, explains this estimate and what it means for Arizona's nonprofit sector.

Measles outbreak: Straight answers about the vaccine

A measles outbreak that has affected 66 people in the state of Washington has drawn national attention and prompted lawmakers on Capitol Hill to hold a congressional hearing on the matter. While measles was eliminated from the United States in 2000 thanks to widespread vaccination programs, the disease is experiencing a resurgence due to declining vaccination rates. In this Q&A, Swapna Reddy and Matthew Speer from the College of Health Solutions explain the public health risks of a measles outbreak and the role of vaccines in preventing the spread of disease.

Big fat lies about obesity

Glenn Gaesser, professor in the College of Health Solutions, is challenging the long-held premise that obesity is the primary cause of many major weight-related health conditions. According to Gaesser, who has studied obesity for more than a quarter-century, “health encompasses much more than a number on a scale. We tend to get hung up on weight and that is a problem.” In this Q&A, Gaesser shares his perspective and how he fully expects that his stance will get mixed reactions.

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Find an Expert

Experts are available for interviews on these current topics:

North Korea

Daniel Rothenberg
Co-Director, Center on the Future of War; Professor of Practice, School of Politics and Global Studies
EXPERTISE: War, politics, law and human rights

Border Issues

Francisco Lara-Valencia
Associate Professor, School of Transborder Studies Policy
EXPERTISE: Planning along the border and issues related to drug cartels and immigration

Polarization

Paul Carrese
Founding Director and Professor, School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership
EXPERTISE: Politics and Civility 
Got a Minute? Paul Carrese on Civility

Cyber Security

Nadya Bliss
Director, ASU Global Security Initiative; professor of practice, Fulton Schools of Engineering 
EXPERTISE: Global security challenges, app user privacy issues, climate change security issues
Nadya Bliss on Women in STEM

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