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Weight, Obesity, Identity, Eating, Disorders, Diets, Overweight

How Society Views Body Size and Weight

Two new books edited by two Cornell University sociologists explore how people develop their weight-related identities and cope in social situations; how our society and culture shape weight ideals; and how weight issues become social problems.

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Education

School, Violence, Youth, Aggression, Counseling

Changes To Prevent School Violence Often Resisted

A truly effective program to deal with school violence usually requires a change in a school's culture -- a change that is often resisted, according to an Ohio State professor and author of a new book on dealing with violent youth.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Poverty, Rural, America, Book, Appalachia, Delta, Duncan

New Book, Cycle of Rural Poverty and Solutions

The University of New Hampshire's Cynthia M. Duncan, professor of sociology, researches rural poverty in America. Her latest book is the result of a five-year study of how the poverty cycle can be broken.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Foster, Parent, Social, Service, Children, Recruitment

Social Workers Influence Foster Parent Satisfaction

Social service agencies need to do a much better job of supporting foster parents if they want to correct the shortfall of families willing to take in children, a new Ohio State study suggests.

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Education

Magnet, Schools, Vanderbilt, Teaching, School Choice, Busing, Desegregation

Magnet Schools Work but with Some Drawbacks

Magnet schools, developed in the 1970s as an alternative to mandatory busing, have achieved much of what they were designed to do but have also contributed to segregation by social class and a dimishment of communities, Vanderbilt researchers say.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

APA 107th Annual Convention, Boston 8/20-24/99

Precursors to Teenage Aggression and Violence, Consequences of Internet Usage, and Cancer Treatment and Prevention to be Major Themes

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Education

School, Violence, Anti Violence, Littleton, Jonesboro

School Anti-Violence Program, Parent Training, Student Inclusivity Are Key

An anti-violence initiative at a suburban Chicago high school aims to decrease violence not only at the school but in the communities in which the students reside.

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Education

Bill Cosby: Commencement Speaker

Comedian Bill Cosby delivered the final lecture to Colgate University's Class of 1999, and when he had finished his address to the college's 178th annual commencement he hugged and greeted each of the 677 members of the class individually.

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Education

John Pipkin: Commencement Speaker (replaces Maya Angelou)

University at Albany Dean of Undergraduate Studies John Pipkin will be the featured speaker at the University at Albany's 155th undergraduate commencement ceremony Sunday, May 23. He replaces poet Maya Angelou.

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Arts and Humanities

Wordsworth, Poetical, Works, England, Sotheby's, rare, Books

Rare Wordsworth Volumes Acquired

Cornell University Library has acquired a rare set of William Wordsworth's "Poetical Works" (1827), annotated with the poet's largely unpublished handwritten revisions.







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