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NEW YORK, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area. If you are interested in interviewing any of the experts, please contact them via the contact information at the end of the listing.

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EXPERT ALERTS

  • PTSD Is Part of the Cost of War
  • What Must Be Done to Stop Police Misconduct/Brutality
  • Analysis of Remote Sensing/Satellite Imagery

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EXPERT ALERTS:

PTSD Is Part of the Cost of War
Wendy Moffat
Professor of English
Dickinson College
"We don't want to accept that a real cost of war is taking care of the veterans when they come home. We're at the cusp of seeing a huge mental-health crisis in returning veterans. As early as WWI, Dr. Thomas Salmon's idea was that we should anticipate these things and fund them and think about them as a normal part of the cost of war."
Moffat is an award-winning biographer and social historian. Her first book, "A Great Unrecorded History: A New Life of E.M. Forster," was named a Top 10 Book of 2010 by Janet Maslin in The New York Times and received the Biographer's Club Prize for Best First Biography. Her forthcoming book focuses on extraordinary Americans whose work during WWI has remained in the shadows, including Dr. Thomas Salmon, the WWI chief psychiatrist who was the first to diagnose "shell shock" as a real medical condition and to identify what is now called PTSD. Through her research, Moffat says U.S. failure to embrace and extend Salmon's work doomed future generations of American soldiers to needless suffering. She will be presenting on this topic at West Point's WWI Conference in September.
Website: http://www.dickinson.edu
Media Contact: Christine Baksi, baksic@dickinson.edu

What Must Be Done to Stop Police Misconduct/Brutality
Antonio Romanucci
Attorney, Principal and Partner
Romanucci & Blandin, LLC
"The jury verdict in Salvato v. Marion County Sheriff's Office sends a strong and clear message across the country that our citizens will not tolerate police misconduct, they will reject any unreasonable excessive force and, most importantly, have zero tolerance for the police code of silence where misconduct is rewarded with a wink and a nod. The jury found the sheriff ratified the deeds of the shooting police officer by failing to do anything about it after the shooting. The message now is that if you commit an act of police misconduct, you will be investigated and disciplined if it requires it."
Based in Chicago, Romanucci can knowledgeably address the validity of allegations of police misconduct and brutality and what must be done to halt this behavior. He served as lead co-counsel in the Florida wrongful death case of 21-year-old Joshua Salvato. A verdict of $2.3 million was awarded to Salvato's estate after a jury in Ocala, Fla., found that two Marion County sheriff deputies willfully and wantonly inflicted conscious pain and suffering on Salvato before he died. The case garnered national attention as it is one of only a few instances ever in Florida police misconduct cases where a jury found that the sheriff ratified the deputies' actions by failing to conduct an investigation.
Website: http://www.rblaw.net
Media Contact: Leslie Randolph, leslie@wingermarketing.com

Analysis of Remote Sensing/Satellite Imagery
David Messinger
Director, Digital Imaging and Remote Sensing Laboratory
Rochester Institute of Technology
"Commercially available remotely sensed imagery is a growing industry, from both space-based and airborne imaging systems. Additionally, the imagery is not simple visible red-green-blue, or black-and-white imagery. These new capabilities allow analysts to inform decision-makers about environmental conditions and situational awareness much more rapidly and in much more detail from a variety of sensors ranging from 'traditional' satellites, to mini-sats, to UAVs, and other systems. As we expand our capabilities to observe the earth in ever more detail (both spatially and temporally), there are significant challenges in turning this 'data' into 'information.'"
Messinger, a scientist at Rochester Institute of Technology's Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, is an expert in image capture and analysis and can talk to how national/international experts glean information from huge swaths of imagery. He can discuss big-imaging data track conflicts, disasters, homeland security and environmental change. He can also explain a blind spot that pertains to the impending "silver tsunami" of retiring baby boomer scientists and engineers who analyze and process big data, and the resulting workforce shortage in the U.S. national defense and intelligence communities. More scientists are needed to fill critical positions, according to Messinger and his colleagues in the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the imaging industry. Late last year, representatives from this group shared their concerns with congressional representatives, aides and staff from the House Armed Services Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. 
A brief video interview is available: http://tinyurl.com/nkydqmy
Media Contact: Susan Gawlowicz, smguns@rit.edu

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OTHER NEWS & RESOURCES:

Following are links to other news and resources we think you might find useful. If you have an item you think other reporters would be interested in and would like us to include in a future alert, please drop us a line at profnetalerts@prnewswire.com

  • SO YOU WANT TO BE AN INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST. If you're a reporter, it doesn't matter what beat you are working -- you could be covering the local PTA and school board meeting, the municipal sewage/water authority, cops and robbers or the sports desk -- there is always an opportunity to be an investigative journalist. Writer Heidi Russell shares her tips for reporters: prn.to/1klaaJb
  • UPCOMING TWITTER Q&A: ADDING HUMOR TO YOUR WRITING. You don't have to be a humorist to inject a little humor into your writing. Even if you don't consider yourself a funny person, there are tips and tricks you can use to make humor work for you. On Aug. 5, Michele "Wojo" Wojciechowski will share her advice for adding humor to your writing: prn.to/1lfRhC6
  • GRAMMAR HAMMER: EVERYDAY VS. EVERY DAY: In her latest Grammar Hammer column, Cathy Spicer explains the difference between "everyday" and "every day": prn.to/1o6MZ4V

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