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Article ID: 709844

UVA Darden, Curry Partnership Finds Successful Formula Turning Around Underperforming Schools

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Despite mountains of resources poured into the issue, a sustained solution for improving struggling schools remains elusive. One bright spot amid the efforts is the Partnership for Leaders in Education (PLE), the program jointly led by UVA’s Curry School of Education and Human Development and Darden.

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19-Mar-2019 2:25 PM EDT

Education

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Article ID: 709885

Former Inmates Need Social Supports to Maintain Mental Health, Rutgers Study Says

Rutgers School of Public Health

Men released from prison who receive social, community and spiritual support have better mental health, according to a study by researchers at Rutgers School of Public Health.

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19-Mar-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 709875

UCI co-leads project adding 11,400 intra-American journeys to Slave Voyages database

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., March 19, 2019 — Blending the power of big data and history, an expanded and redesigned version of Slave Voyages – one of the most utilized resources in the digital humanities – is now available. Housing both trans-Atlantic and intra-American slave trade databases, the Slave Voyages website illuminates the ubiquity of the slave trade from the 16th century to the 19th century.

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19-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Arts and Humanities

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Article ID: 709854

UIC symposium looks at the arts, politics of architecture

University of Illinois at Chicago

The symposium is presented in conjunction with UIC’s design competition for a new Center for the Arts.

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19-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Arts and Humanities

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Article ID: 709839

Q&A: How UVA Darden Alumnus Roger Werner Helped Put the ‘Madness’ in March

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

In the early 1980s, ESPN was looking for some leverage over big networks and college basketball caught its corporate eye. CBS owned the rights to the Final Four but Roger Werner (MBA ’77), an alumnus of Darden and his fellow ESPN executives realized that few were paying attention to the earlier rounds of the NCAA Tournament.

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19-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Education

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Article ID: 709848

Teamwork: UVA Basketball Coach Tony Bennett's 5 Pillars of Success

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

On Selection Sunday, UVA men’s basketball received a No. 1 seed in the 2019 NCAA Tournament, the fourth time in the past six years the team has been awarded a top seed. With a 29-3 record for the season, the program serves as a consummate example of a high-achieving team.

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19-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 709825

New Medicare Bill to Provide Long Needed Overhaul of Diabetes Treatment Services

American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)

On March 14, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the Expanding Access to Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) Act (S. 814) in the U.S. Senate. The bill addresses major barriers to access for Medicare beneficiaries, creating more flexibility on when and where DSMT services can be accessed, as well as reducing the overall cost burden.

Released:
19-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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    19-Mar-2019 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 709787

Using Crowdsourcing to Test Treatments for Alcohol Use Disorder

Research Society on Alcoholism

Recruiting participants to test treatments for alcohol use disorder (AUD) is time consuming and expensive, limiting the development of new interventions for the disorder. Crowdsourcing is a sampling method that can effectively and efficiently recruit large numbers of participants who have different health histories. Researchers tested the feasibility and acceptability of delivering cognitive training interventions, a commonly used treatment approach for AUD, via crowdsourcing. They recruited 476 participants from the crowdsourcing website Amazon Mechanical Turk (mTurk) who completed a baseline survey. Participants were then randomly assigned to receive an inhibitory control, working memory, or control training treatment intervention and asked to complete training tasks daily over a two-week period. Follow-up assessments evaluating the acceptability of the intervention and effects on alcohol and soda consumption were completed immediately following the training and then again two week

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18-Mar-2019 4:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


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