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Article ID: 695071

Study Finds Black Americans Face Education, Income Barriers to Healthy Behaviors

University of Iowa

A new University of Iowa–led study reports educational opportunities and higher incomes may be key to closing the health gap between most black and white Americans. Researchers say socioeconomic factors, mainly wealth and education, influenced the differences in health behaviors between the groups more than other variables.

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24-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694964

“A Beautiful Ghetto,” Three Years Later: A Conversation About Healing

The Institute for Integrative Health

The Institute for Integrative Health and the Gordon Parks Foundation announce the upcoming exhibition and program series, A Beautiful Ghetto, at the Institute for Integrative Health’s event space from March 15 through May 24, 2018.

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22-May-2018 4:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694819

Age-Related Racial Disparities in Suicide Rates Among Youth Ages 5 to 17 Years

Nationwide Children's Hospital

a new study from researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and collaborators published today in JAMA Pediatrics shows that racial disparities in suicide rates are age-related. Specifically, suicide rates for black children aged 5-12 were roughly two times higher than those of similarly-aged white children.

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18-May-2018 2:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694771

‘Undermatched’ Students Less Likely to Graduate on Time Compared to Peers

University at Buffalo

A new University at Buffalo study finds that undermatching — when high-performing students, often from economically-disadvantaged households, attend less competitive colleges than their qualifications permit — correlates to another higher education dilemma: delayed graduation. The study shows that students who undermatch are less likely to graduate college within four or six years compared to peers who do not undermatch.

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17-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694375

UIC Latino Cultural Center Leader Honored as ‘Cultural Champion’

University of Illinois at Chicago

Director of the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center

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10-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693912

University of Washington Center for Communication, Difference and Equity to Explore Issues of Race, Media in Conference May 10-12

University of Washington

Issues of race and racism permeate American culture and media more than ever. The University of Washington's Center for Communication, Difference and Equity will hold a three-day conference to explore these issues and foster engagement and support among academics.

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2-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693846

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at the Smithsonian

Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian invites the public to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month this May through a series of vibrant performances, lectures, family activities and exhibitions at its museums.

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1-May-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693823

Northwestern Commemorates 1968 Takeover of Bursar’s Office by Black Students

Northwestern University

Northwestern University will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1968 takeover by black students of the Bursar’s Office in Evanston with several days of events in May that highlight a year-long remembrance of the pivotal event.

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1-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693573

U.S. Autism Rate Edges Up in New CDC Report

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health contributed to a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that finds the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among 11 surveillance sites as one in 59 among children aged 8 years in 2014 (or 1.7 percent).

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26-Apr-2018 1:10 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693480

Berliners Should Cover Their Heads in Solidarity with Jewish Community

Cornell University

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25-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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