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May 4 is Project ACES Day - All Children Exercise Simultaneously!

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World's largest exercise class

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Pittsburgh Gears Up for Nation’s Largest Gathering of Dental Hygiene Professionals

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) gets ready for its annual national convention taking place in Pittsburgh this June.

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Willa Cather's Nephew Leaves $5.8M to UNL

Charles E. Cather left an estate gift to create endowed funds to support University of Nebraska-Lincoln scholarship and teaching about renowned author Willa Cather.

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Gates Foundation Chief Executive Officer to Deliver Keynote Address at Georgia State Commencement

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Sue Desmond-Hellmann, chief executive officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will call on the Class of 2016 to stretch the limits of human possibility in her keynote address at Georgia State University’s spring commencement on Saturday, May 7 at 1 p.m. in the Georgia Dome.

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Experts Needed: New Report Says Half of Teens Say They Are Addicted to Smartphones

According to a new report by Common Sense Media, 50 percent of teens admitted that they feel they are addicted to using their smartphones. The actual number is most likely even higher. Experts Needed for media inquiries.

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Labor Expert Available to Comment on Teacher ‘Sickouts’

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Study May Explain the Nation's Growing Racial Achievement Gap

While the social science community has understood the potential impact of a racial achievement gap for decades, its root causes and mechanisms have not been clearly defined. The unique data collected and the uncommon analysis presented by Morris and Perry postulate that racially disparate and exclusionary discipline (suspension and expulsion) in the schools is a critical, understudied factor in racial differences in educational achievement and success later in life. Research suggests that African-American students are three times as likely as white students to be academically suspended. Nationwide, one in six African-American students in public schools have been suspended at least once. In a comparison of suspended and never-suspended students, the suspended group fell nearly five grade levels behind in only two years.

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More Than 3,300 Youth Are Homeless in Metro Atlanta, Project by Georgia State Univ. And Partners Finds

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Georgia State University and its partners counted homeless and runaway youth ages 14 to 25 living in shelters, on the streets or in other precarious situations, in a project that is the first comprehensive, accurage count and assessment of the number of homeless youth in the Atlanta metro area.

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Mike Babcock to Receive Honorary Degree From U of S

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When he returns home to Saskatoon next month, the University of Saskatchewan will pay tribute to Mike Babcock by awarding him an honorary Doctor of Laws for outstanding achievement and exceptional service to the community at Spring Convocation.

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Cornell’s Sutton Road Solar Farm Now Online to Power Geneva Station

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Cornell University’s new Sutton Road Solar Farm, a 2-megawatt energy facility that will offset nearly 40 percent of the annual electricity demand at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, New York, is now fully operational.

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Research-Based Exercise Program Turning Preschoolers Into 'Fit Kids'

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Reuben Brough is running around a gym at King Street Youth Center waving his hands in the air and screeching like a cheetah. A stream of children is in hot pursuit of him and four other UVM students who implore the preschoolers to "catch the cheetah." It looks like total chaos, but there's a method to the madness, which is really a highly structured, research-based fitness program called Children and Teachers (CATs) on the Move.

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Economy Flyers Unite! Research Shows Air Rage a Product of Class Difference

We blame air rage on long flight delays, shrinking seats and a general decline in civility. But the first empirical research study into the phenomenon pegs another culprit -- class inequality -- for the reason passengers lose it when taking to the so-called friendly skies.

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Global Food Summit at UCI to Address Sustainable Solutions to Feeding the World

Global Food Summit: Sustainable Solutions is the second of a two-part Global Food Security conference held at University of California, Irvine. Internationally renowned food security leaders, practitioners and academics will address critical topics, ranging from global efforts to improve agriculture to the promise of technological advances. For full list of events, go to: http://blumcenter.uci.edu/gfs/

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Maryland Climate and Health Report Identifies State's Vulnerabilities to Climate Change

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As world leaders convene in Washington, DC this week for the Climate Action 2016 summit, a new report by Maryland public health leaders, the Maryland Climate and Health Profile report, details the impacts of climate change on the health of Marylanders now and in the future.

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New Research From Syracuse University’s Whitman School Offers Explanatory View of Bouncing Back From Significant Job Loss

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New entrepreneurship research from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management offers a “rock bottom” model for generating a new positive work identity after experiencing significant job loss. In “Hitting rock bottom after job loss: Bouncing back to create a new positive work identity,” Trenton Williams, assistant professor of entrepreneurship at Whitman, and his co-author, Dean Shepherd (Indiana University) provide a deeper understanding of why some people recover after losing their work identity, while others languish and develops interventions that facilitate recovery from job loss.

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Neuroscientists Find Evidence for ‘Visual Stereotyping’

The stereotypes we hold can influence our brain’s visual system, prompting us to see others’ faces in ways that conform to these stereotypes, neuroscientists at New York University have found.

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Community School of the Arts Offers Music Teaching Certification

Indiana State’s Community School of the Arts is offering a First Steps in Music certification class for those interested in learning about music education for young children.

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Russ and Cara McLauchlan Named the 2016 Persons of the Year by the NC State Poole College of Management

Poole College established the award in 2008 to recognize individuals for their leadership and service to their professions, their communities, Poole College and the university as a whole. Nominations for the annual award are submitted by members of the Poole College community and the recipient is selected by a committee comprised of senior staff and faculty in the college.

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Even Einstein Struggled: Learning About Scientists’ Failures Can Boost STEM Grades

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Students at New York City high schools in Harlem who learned about the failures and personal struggles of famous scientists scored significantly higher on STEM tests than those who did not. The scores of struggling students rose more than those of successful students, according to a Teachers College, Columbia University study.