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Promising U.Va. Youth Development Researchers Win Major Research Support

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Noelle Hurd studies the mentoring relationships of economically disadvantaged African-American adolescents, while Joanna Lee Williams is probing diverse middle-school peer groups. Both were named Grant Foundation Scholars.

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IFT Publishes Article on Sustainable Agriculture on Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is highlighting the important role sustainable agriculture plays in feeding the world’s population.

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Tech and Law Expert on Aereo SCOTUS Case Available for Commentary

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Supreme Court Decision on Michigan Affirmative Action Ban Is Divisive, Ignores Key Issues

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Loyola’s School-Based Health Center Receives Grant for Mental Health Services at Proviso East High School

Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing has received a $50,000 grant to support mental health services at the school-based health center in Proviso East High School. Loyola’s school-based health center was one of nine facilities to receive this grant from the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, a private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation in partnership with the School-Based Health Alliance.

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Science of Learning Book Offers Tips to 'Make It Stick'

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“Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning” offers students of all ages a clear and compelling primer on the best and worst ways to store and retrieve new knowledge. The book is co-authored by leading experts on human learning and memory at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Coming Up with Explanations Helps Children Develop Cause-and-Effect Thinking Skills

Children learn more effectively when they are asked to explain and explore, new UT Austin research shows

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New Study Examines Disparities in Medicaid Spending on Children in the Welfare System

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In the new health-care climate of the Affordable Care Act and efforts to expand Medicare to accommodate more individuals and children, the need to closely examine ways to best use government funding is becoming increasingly evident. A new study from the Brown School examines racial and ethnic differences in Medicaid expenditures for children in the welfare system who use psychotropic drugs.

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U.S. Medical Soccer Team – Itinerary for Washington, D.C.

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ADVISORY FOR APRIL 25-27, 2014

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