New Book Edited by Dornsife Faculty Serves As Useful Guide for Urban Public Health Education


Urban Public Health: A Research Toolkit for Practice and Impact



October 7, 2020

An increasing majority of the human population resides in urban areas, and residents are affected in multiple ways by these settings. Our lives and our health are shaped by the design of buildings and transportation systems, access to improved sanitation and early childhood education, the availability of food stores and recreational spaces, and by a wide range of local policies from housing to health care access.

A new book, Urban Public Health: A Research Toolkit for Practice and Impact, edited by Gina Lovasi, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of Urban Health and Co-Director of the Urban Health Collaborative, Ana Diez Roux, MD, PhD, MPH, Dean and Distinguished University Professor of Epidemiology, and Jennifer Kolker, MPH, Clinical Professor and Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and External Relations, tackles these issues and more. 

The overall progress of urban health is measured and monitored by

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Want to fight racism? That makes you ‘un-American’ in Trump’s book

Watch out Seattle.

There is a totalitarian, cult indoctrination under way to promote toxic propaganda, through anti-American re-education camps. 

What is this insidious force? Anti-racism training and education.

Yes, the latest target in the Trump administration’s culture war is attacking previously obscure academic disciplines like critical race theory and trainings designed to unpack and dismantle our country’s legacy of racism. 

The topic even came up at the debate, with the president saying anti-racist trainings lead people to “hate our country.” 

It may sound like just another rhetorical volley to rally the base, but it’s become much more than that. In late August, the U.S. Department of Justice took aim at the “anarchist jurisdiction” of Seattle’s racial justice training led by the Seattle Office for Civil Rights, questioning whether it violated civil rights. 

Then in early September, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) sent out a memo to instruct

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As Schools Begin Virtually, New Book Helps Ease Children’s Fears Over Online Learning

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BRIDGEWATER, Va., Sept. 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Morgan Books today announced the release of their new timely book, “ Madi Goes to Virtual School ” (ISBN: 979-8673380277) by author Rob Morgan. As millions of school children have returned to the classroom this fall, many of them are doing so virtually, learning from kitchen tables and laptop screens rather than the familiar flexible seating and SMART boards that define so many modern teaching spaces.

And, while school districts have opted for distance learning in an effort to keep students and their communities safe, children all over the country may struggle with feeling isolated from their friends and classmates. “ Madi Goes to Virtual School ” reunites the stories of Rob Morgan with illustrations of Noel Mugaviri for their second children’s book

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‘Pandemic a time for humanity to change its very basic philosophy’ | book

Book coverNew Delhi: The coronavirus pandemic has endangered our basic human rights and liberties and taught us that it is time to change our values, priorities and perspective if humanity is to survive, says Ramin Jahanbegloo, a prominent political philosopher of Iranian origin, in his new book, “The Courage to Exist – A Philosophy of Life and Death in the Age of Coronavirus” (Orient BlackSwan).

Indeed, the present is what the ancient Greeks regarded as “kairos”, the opportune moment to respond to the constraints of the “zeitgeist” (the spirit of the times), Jahanbegloo, currently the Executive Director of the Mahatma Gandhi Centre for Nonviolence and Peace Studies and the Vice-Dean of the School of Law at Jindal Global University in Sonepat, writes.

“In the Middle Ages, people considered the Black Death as a punishment from God. But in a post-theological world like ours, even those who believe in the story of

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