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“Fresno State Is an Important Part of Our Community; It’s Where Our Future Community Leaders Are Being Formed”

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Kim Ruiz Beck knew taking her family’s third-generation business to the next level meant she would need a college degree. The education she obtained at Fresno State allowed her to reconstruct the direction of the multi-million dollar company.

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New Academic and Residential Complex Breaks Ground at UIC

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With enrollment hitting record-setting levels at the University of Illinois at Chicago this fall and projected numbers of new students climbing by as many as 10,000 over the next decade, a new “living-learning” community will be built to provide necessary residential and academic spaces for students.

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Tracking the Impact of Early Abuse and Neglect

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Maltreatment experienced before age 5 can have negative effects that continue to be seen nearly three decades later, according to a new study led by Lee Raby, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Utah.

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Conservation Mind Game

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A new study led by Kathryn Caldwell, an assistant professor of psychology at Ithaca College, demonstrates that homeowners can be encouraged to make changes to their energy use with a simple education plan and some helpful tricks from the world of social psychology.

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Want People to Work Together? Familiarity, Ability to Pick Partners Could Be Key

The key to getting people to work together effectively could be giving them the flexibility to choose their collaborators and the comfort of working with established contacts, new research suggests.

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Task Interrupted: A Plan for Returning Helps You Move On

Get interrupted at work much? Making a quick plan for returning to and completing the task you're leaving will help you focus better on the interrupting work, according to new research from the University of Washington.

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A ‘Touching Sight’: How Babies’ Brains Process Touch Builds Foundations for Learning

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A new study from the University of Washington Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) provides one of the first looks inside the infant’s brain to show where the sense of touch is processed — not just when a baby feels a touch to the hand or foot, but when the baby sees an adult’s hand or foot being touched, as well. Researchers say these connections help lay the groundwork for the developmental and cognitive skills of imitation and empathy.

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Changing the Lens on Poverty Research

Poverty statistics have never told the complete story, but new research from Georgia Tech economist Shatakshee Dhongde is pioneering a new approach for measuring deprivation among the elderly

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Olin College Professor Awarded One of First NSF Grants to Enhance STEM Education at Hispanic-Serving Institutions

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The National Science Foundation awarded Olin College Assistant Professor of Systems Design and Engineering Dr. Alexandra Coso Strong a collaborative grant to co-create a series of traveling workshops.







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