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Reopening K-12 Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Prioritizing Health, Equity, and Communities
Reopening K-12 Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Prioritizing Health, Equity, and Communities
 
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Evidence-Based Practice for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response
Evidence-Based Practice for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response
 
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Reflections on Sharing Clinical Trial Data: Challenges and a Way Forward: Proceedings of a Workshop
Reflections on Sharing Clinical Trial Data: Challenges and a Way Forward: Proceedings of a Workshop
 
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Earth System Predictability Research and Development: Proceedings of a Workshop–in Brief
Earth System Predictability Research and Development: Proceedings of a Workshop–in Brief
 
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Update of Security 101: A Physical and Cybersecurity Primer for Transportation Agencies
Update of Security 101: A Physical and Cybersecurity Primer for Transportation Agencies
 
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Developing a Physical and Cyber Security Primer for Transportation Agencies
Developing a Physical and Cyber Security Primer for Transportation Agencies
 
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Broadening Integrated Corridor Management Stakeholders
Broadening Integrated Corridor Management Stakeholders
 
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Guidebook for Detecting and Mitigating Low-Level DC Leakage and Fault Currents in Transit Systems
Guidebook for Detecting and Mitigating Low-Level DC Leakage and Fault Currents in Transit Systems
 
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Guidebook for Implementing Alternative Technical Concepts in All Types of Highway Project Delivery Methods
Guidebook for Implementing Alternative Technical Concepts in All Types of Highway Project Delivery Methods
 
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Implementing Alternative Technical Concepts in All Types of Highway Project Delivery Methods
Implementing Alternative Technical Concepts in All Types of Highway Project Delivery Methods
 
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The Coronavirus Pandemic: “This Is Everybody’s Issue”
In the Summer 2020 issue of Issues in Science and Technology, National Academy of Medicine President Victor Dzau and immediate past NAM Foreign Secretary Margaret “Peggy” Hamburg discuss pandemic preparedness, the toll the pandemic is taking on vulnerable populations, and the prospects for a COVID-19 vaccine. Read more.

HBCUs, COVID-19, and Systemic Racism
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) serve communities that are especially impacted by COVID-19 as well as systemic racism. Read highlights of a recent town hall, where the presidents of three HBCUs discussed how the pandemic is affecting their institutions at a time of a national awakening around the country’s racial history and divisions.
 
A Deep Curiosity About the World
In a wide-ranging discussion hosted in June by DASER Experiments — a series of online discussions between scientists and artists who are pushing the boundaries of their fields — oceanographer Jody Deming and artist Adrien Segal explored what inspires their work and the overlap between science and art. 
 
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