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Article ID: 5871

Education students go 'World Wide' in job searches

University of Iowa (Main Campus)

Future teachers from the University of Iowa College of Education are showcasing their high-tech skills in a novel way, thanks to a new effort to prepare teachers for the classroom who will also be noticed by employers. "The Electronic Portfolio Project" is a new initiative to provide students in the teacher education program in the College of Education with training, skills and resources to make their academic and professional abilities available to employers on the World Wide Web.

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30-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 5868

New Technologies For Science Learning In Public Schools

Northwestern University

A partnership between two universities and two public school systems has been established to develop new models for advanced teaching and learning that use computing and communication technologies.

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30-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Education

Article ID: 5865

Professor promotes research on civility, manners, politeness

Johns Hopkins University

A Johns Hopkins University professor is promoting scholarship and research on the decline of civility, manners and politeness. Pier Massimo Forni teaches courses on the issue and recently founded the Johns Hopkins Civility Project, which will hold an international symposium in March 1998.

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29-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 5864

What makes people give? Philosopher examines philanthropy

Johns Hopkins University

Why do we give to charity? Johns Hopkins philosopher J.B. Schneewind, an expert on moral theory and ethics, brings together colleagues to examine the question in a book he edited called "Giving."

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29-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Arts and Humanities

Article ID: 5858

Shedding Light on the Links between Ethnicity, Race and Health

Long Island University Post (LIU Post)

How do ethnicity and race affect health? Exploring answers to this question is one goal of Long Island University/Brooklyn Campus' new Center for Studies of Ethnicity and Human Development, directed by Psychology Professor Carol Magai.

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25-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 5852

'Real Relationships' Between Substance Abuse, Domestic Violence

University of Illinois at Chicago

An expert at the University of Illinois at Chicago studies what he calls the "real relationships" between domestic violence and substance abuse.

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24-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 5851

Moscow Transplant Leads College Student Republicans

Ripon College

A student born and raised in the former Soviet Union may not be the most likely choice to hold a leadership position in a pro-Republican organization at a small, private liberal arts college in Wisconsin in the birthplace of the Grand Old Party. Yet that's exactly where Ripon College's Dmitri Smirenski, a 19-year-old transplant from Moscow, finds himself.

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24-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 5850

New Civil Rights Class Examines Struggle First-Hand

Saint Joseph's University

As part of a new sociology class on civil rights, a group of students from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia is preparing to make a pilgrimage to the deep South to study the legacy of Martin Luther King and other civil rights leaders. The new course, "The Civil Rights Movement: The Dream Will Never Die," marks the 30th anniversary of the April 4, 1968 assassination of King, as well as his January 15 birthday.

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24-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 5849

UIC Poll Ranks Best, Worst U.S. Big-City Mayors Since 1960

University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago's Richard J. Daley was the best American big-city mayor since 1960, and Philadelphia's Frank Rizzo was the worst, according to a nationwide poll of 69 urban historians and political scientists conducted by a history professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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24-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 5848

"Suicide Survivors" Cope with Grief, Trauma of Their Loss

University of Illinois at Chicago

A family member's suicide affects "survivors" in ways that go beyond grief over the death of a loved one, causing emotional reactions that resemble post-traumatic stress disorder and should be treated as such, says an expert at the University of Illinois at Chicago who works with suicide survivors and researches ways to help them best cope with their emotions and loss.

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24-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST
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