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Newswise: Training high school teachers to implement engineering curriculum

Article ID: 716047

Training high school teachers to implement engineering curriculum

University of Iowa

Educators from eight high schools across the country participated in a two-week professional development institute at the University of Iowa to learn to implement the Engineer Your World curriculum, which engages students in hands-on engineering experiences.

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18-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Education

Newswise: UIC opens new state-of-the-art living and learning community

Article ID: 716024

UIC opens new state-of-the-art living and learning community

University of Illinois at Chicago

The Academic and Residential Complex is the 10th residential hall on the UIC campus and newest since 2007

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18-Jul-2019 1:35 PM EDT

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Newswise: Student, faculty artists leave their mark on communities

Article ID: 716044

Student, faculty artists leave their mark on communities

University of Iowa

Thanks in part to a new residency program to train students in the intricacies of creating public art, boarded-up windows, concrete walls, and fertilizer bins will become canvases for large-scale art projects in 10 Iowa communities. One city also will welcome a large-scale, solar-powered sculpture to its downtown plaza.

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18-Jul-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Arts and Humanities

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Article ID: 716040

Declaration of PHEIC in DRC Should Spur Support, Not Fear

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA)

The World Health Organization’s declaration today that the year-long Ebola crisis is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern is hoped to raise much-needed awareness and resources for preparedness and control efforts across the region. The decision was made following new incidents highlighting risks of repeated cross-border spread of the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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18-Jul-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 716048

Southland RISE awards $100,000 to 14 grassroots violence prevention programs on the South Side

University of Chicago Medical Center

The newly formed Southland RISE (Resilience Initiative to Strengthen and Empower) collaborative awarded $100,000 in grant funding to 14 community-based organizations for their summer violence prevention and recovery programs. Southland RISE is a collaborative powered by UChicago Medicine and Advocate Christ Medical Center.

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18-Jul-2019 12:00 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 716020

CONTAGIOUS ADDICTION: Opioid Prescriptions Increase Likelihood of Family Members’ Use

American Sociological Association (ASA)

A new study in the American Sociological Review carefully traces the contagion of opioid use among families. The study’s conclusions should impact how and when opioids are prescribed, particularly when driven by patient demand.

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18-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 716003

The unpopular truth about biases toward people with disabilities

Michigan State University

Contrary to popular belief, findings from Michigan State University suggest that biases toward people with disabilities increase with age and over time, but that people are less likely to show how they really feel publicly.

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18-Jul-2019 9:55 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


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