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Engineers' Salaries 33 Percent Higher Since 1990

The American Association of Engineering Societies released its annual salary survey, which shows that engineers' compensation grew a robust 3.4 percent in 1999 to a median income of $41,790 for an entry-level engineer.

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Rhodes Scholar Scholarship Mathematics Aids Michael Lanham, An 18 Year Old Senior At Centre College, Has Become One Of The Youngest Americans Ever Named A Rhodes Scholar. Gifted In Mathematics And Music, Lanham Will Pursue A Doctorate In Mathematics At O

Centre College Produces Youngest Rhodes Scholar

An 18-year-old senior at Centre College has become one of the youngest Americans ever named a Rhodes Scholar. He is interested in mathematical modeling as a way of studying human diseases.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Psychology, Memory, Brain, Behavior, Recall

Psychologist Challenges Memory Theory

For those who get flummoxed by how-to manuals, or stymied by instructions for assembly, a University of Wisconsin-Madison psychologist has a reassuring theory that it's not all your fault.

Medicine

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Death Rates Down, Birth Rates Up

The U.S. death rate continues to decline, and the birth rate is up for the first time since 1990, according to the Annual Summary of Vital Statistics based on 1998 data.

Medicine

Multiple, Sclerosis, Immunology, Autoimmune

UAB Develops Model To Combat Multiple Sclerosis

University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have shown that by manipulating the immune system they can prevent or slow the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS) in mice.

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Elections in Russia's Duma: Precursor to the Presidency

On Dec.19, Russians go to the polls to elect members of the State Duma, the lower house of the Russian legislature.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy, Consumer, Reports, NIMH, Effectiveness, Treatment

Effectiveness of Psychotherapy

The National Institute of Mental Health has made a policy decision to place more emphasis on studies that measure outcomes in psychiatric conditions as they occur in naturalistic settings, which will allow for improvement in real-life treatments where the rigorous controls of a laboratory do not exist.

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Education

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Record International Student Enrollment at U.S. Institutions

The number of foreign students attending colleges and universities in the U.S. increased 2% in the 1998-99 school year to a record total of 490,933, according to a report published by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

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Education

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Americans Studying Abroad in Record Numbers

The number of U.S. students receiving credit for study abroad jumped nearly 15% from the previous year, reaching a record total of 113,959, according to a report published by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Medicine

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Black Medicare Patients Receive Substandard Care

Harvard researchers show black Medicare patients in three large states hospitalized with heart failure or pneumonia received poorer quality of care for basic hospital services than other Medicare patients treated for the same illnesses.







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