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Article ID: 9136

Kids Find Happy, Safe Places In Their Inner-City Neighborhoods

Ohio State University

Despite the prevalence of violence in inner-city neighborhoods, elementary school children living there seem to have favorable views of at least parts of their community, a new study suggests.

Released:
26-Sep-1998 12:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 9135

Early Warning Systems May Help Predict Refugee Crises

Ohio State University

Researchers have identified some of the important factors that may predict refugee migrations that displace millions of people each year. "Refugee migrations are not random -- they stem from political and social problems that can be predicted," a researcher said. said Craig Jenkins, a professor of sociology and a

Released:
26-Sep-1998 12:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 9119

Financial Education Program Pays off $5000

Cornell University

Survey shows that a $10 investment to enroll in MONEY 2000, a Cornell Cooperative Extension financial education program, reaped an average $5,000 gain in net worth for participants one year later. Just six months in the program , more than half the participants were already paying bills on time, reducing their credit use, saving money, using a budget and reducing what they owed.

Released:
25-Sep-1998 12:00 AM EDT

Education

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Article ID: 9114

Funerals Help Some but Not All Deal with Grief

University of North Texas

Two University of North Texas psychologists have discovered that those who lose friends or family members as a result of an accident, murder or suicide view the funeral more negatively and experience less help from it than those whose friends' or family members' deaths were expected.

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25-Sep-1998 12:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 9111

Less Noise At Home: Better-Adjusted Kids

Purdue University

Parents wanting to help their children adjust to life's stresses may want to turn down the noise in their home, says a Purdue University professor of psychological sciences.

Released:
25-Sep-1998 12:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 9107

Wells College Reduces Tuition by 30%

Wells College

Wells College has joined other institutional leaders who are responding to public concern about the affordability of higher education.

Released:
24-Sep-1998 12:00 AM EDT

Education

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Article ID: 9104

Awards Cite Undergraduate College Plans

National Science Foundation (NSF)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) made a down payment on the nation's future this week, announcing ten new Awards for the Integration of Research and Education to undergraduate schools located nationwide.

Released:
24-Sep-1998 12:00 AM EDT

Education

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Article ID: 9098

Why Do They Still Like Clinton?

Mississippi State University

Despite the headlines and the lurid details, why does the public continue to support Bill Clinton? An historian of presidential politics offers an opinion in this op-ed piece by a professor of History at Mississippi State University.

Released:
24-Sep-1998 12:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 9096

Pervasiveness of Prejudice

University of Washington

A powerful new psychological tool that shows a shocking number of people -- as many as 90 to 95 percent -- display the unconscious roots of prejudice will be demonstrated at a 10 a.m. PDT press conference Tuesday, Sept. 29 at the University of Washington by UW and Yale psychologists.

Released:
24-Sep-1998 12:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 9086

New Child Care Initiative in Philadelphia

Temple University

A multidisciplinary team of Temple University researchers is evaluating a Philadelphia child care project to determine what resources are useful in increasing access to quality and affordable child care to low-income children and their families.

Released:
23-Sep-1998 12:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


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