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GraphBLAS: Building Blocks For High Performance Graph Analytics

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After nearly five years of collaboration between researchers in academia, industry and national research laboratories—including Berkeley Lab's Aydın Buluç—GraphBLAS, a collection of standardized building blocks for graph algorithms in the language of linear algebra, is publicly available.

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Leading Expert on Bilingualism to Speak at Northwestern

Judith Kroll, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Linguistics, and Women’s studies at University of California, Riverside and one of the leading experts on bilingualism, has been selected as this year’s Distinguished Lecturer in Multilingualism and Language Learning.She will present “Consequences of Bilingualism For Mind, Brain and Body” at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29 at Northwestern University.

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Learning Two Languages Does Not Limit Academic Potential for Head Start Students

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Not all dual-language learners are at risk academically. A new Iowa State study found as dual-language learners gained English proficiency, they had significant growth in cognitive and academic development, eventually outperforming students who only spoke English.

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Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

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Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

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Digital Storytelling Helps Encourage Latinas to Seek Therapy for Depression and Anxiety

A UCLA Nursing professor has found that culturally tailored multimedia content holds great promise for encouraging Latina women to seek help for, and address the symptoms of, anxiety and depression.

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Expert Available to Discuss How Zombies Can Be Viewed Through The Lenses of Race, Gender, Language, and Politics

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Brain Training Can Improve Our Understanding of Speech in Noisy Places

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For many people with hearing challenges, trying to follow a conversation in a crowded restaurant or other noisy venue is a major struggle, even with hearing aids. Now, Mass. Eye and Ear researchers reporting in Current Biology on October 19th have some good news: time spent playing a specially designed, brain-training audiogame could help.

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Tradition Runs Deep

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The Mountaineer tradition runs deep for the Gaziano family of Charleston, W.Va. Dominic Gaziano, Rosalie Gaziano and their five sons all graduated from West Virginia University’s Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, totaling 28 years of enrollment. Today, they hope to make that tradition possible for future scholars, donating $1 million to fund the Gaziano Family Legacy Professorship in the Department of English.

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NYU’s Carter Journalism Institute Launches “First Amendment Watch” to Highlight, Analyze Threats to Freedom of Expression

NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute has launched First Amendment Watch —an online resource that goes beyond the headlines to provide much-needed coverage and context to the debate over freedom of expression.

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Johns Hopkins Scientists Win Grant for Machine Translation of Rarer Languages

A team of computer scientists has won a $10.7 million grant from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to create an information retrieval and translation system for languages that are not widely used.







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