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Job Accomodation Network useful

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

As nationwide efforts to reduce disability rolls increase the number of people re-entering the workplace with physical and mental challenges, today's businesses will need, more than ever, information on how to make the federally mandated accommodations.

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5-Mar-1998 12:00 AM EST
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Airport noise harms children, effects endure

Cornell University

Airport noise can seriously affect the health and psychological well-being of children, says a Cornell University study that looked at children before and after a new airport opened in Munich, Germany. The health effects of chronic noise -- higher blood pressure and boosted levels of stress hormones -- may have lifelong implications, says Gary Evans, an environmental psychologist.

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Financial Value Of Higher Education Increased In 1990s

University of Michigan

The financial value of a higher education increased in the mid-1990s but the dollar value of a high school diploma or less dropped by 8 percent. The new analysis shows the earnings gap between families headed by college graduates and families headed by high school graduates widened significantly.

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4-Mar-1998 12:00 AM EST
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Vanderbilt study examines jury nullification

Vanderbilt University

Judges can go to surprising lengths to ensure that jurors follow their instructions, according to Vanderbilt Law Professor Nancy King, who has written a new article called "Silencing Nullification Advocacy Inside the Juryroom and Outside the Courtroom."

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3-Mar-1998 12:00 AM EST
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University of New Mexico Researcher Studies "New" Indian Television

University of New Mexico

Images of modern women, smoking, drinking and driving cars, working and making their own decisions are bombarding the "new" Indian television and changing forever the way women in that country see themselves. Indian born Sheena Malhotra, a Ph.D. communication student at the University of New Mexico, is studying the effects of television portrayals of modern women in a culture that is traditionally patriarchal.

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3-Mar-1998 12:00 AM EST
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Fathers Strongly Influence Mothers' Decision To Breast-Feed

Ohio State University

Three out of four mothers feel that their partner's opinion greatly influences their decision to breast-feed, according to a study at Ohio State University.

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3-Mar-1998 12:00 AM EST
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People Want Direct Physician Involvement In Assisted Suicides

Ohio State University

People are more likely to support assisted suicide if there is direct physician involvement in helping people end their lives, new research suggests.

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3-Mar-1998 12:00 AM EST
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NSB Offers Recommendations on Future of Federal Role in Graduate Education

National Science Foundation (NSF)

The National Science Board (NSB) urges a reexamination of the federal/university partnership, and offers several recommendations for improvement, in a policy paper released today titled "The Federal Role in Science and Engineering Graduate and Postdoctoral Education."

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28-Feb-1998 12:00 AM EST
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Why Women Physically Attack Husbands at about the Same Rate as Men Attack Wives

University of New Hampshire

There have been more than 100 other studies that looked into this question by asking people about conflicts in their marriage, or their dating or cohabiting relationships. According to Straus, co-director of the University of New Hampshire Family Research Laboratory, "every one of these 'couple conflict' studies have found about equal rates of partner assault." So, the controversy sparked by Straus largely died out.

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28-Feb-1998 12:00 AM EST
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Homework does Boost Academic Achievement; but Overemphasizing Grades and Performance May Lead to Cheating

American Psychological Association (APA)

The academic environment's influence on schoolchildren's attitudes about cheating and the value of homework are examined in two studies to be published in the March issue of the American Psychological Association's (APA) Journal of Educational Psychology.

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27-Feb-1998 12:00 AM EST
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