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Article ID: 5880

Saturday Research Program Turns Teens on to Science

Northwestern University

Even on a Saturday, it's not surprising to find dedicated scientists hunched over microscopes in Northwestern University's Searle Medical Research Building, oblivious to the attractions of Lake Michigan and the Magnificent Mile, both just steps away on Chicago's near north side. What may be surprising are some of the faces behind the microscopes: a dozen or so teenagers, mostly Hispanic and African-American, who, on the remaining days of the week, live a world away in that other Chicago, the Chicago of struggling public schools and limited opportunities.

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30-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST

Education

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Article ID: 5879

The Making Of Celebrities, from Dennis Rodman to the Lone Ranger

Northwestern University

In an era of spin doctors and media handlers, high profile agents and power publicists, the public's awareness of celebrity is greater than ever.

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30-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST

Pop Culture

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Article ID: 5874

Northwestern Pairs Minority Freshmen with Alumni Mentors

Northwestern University

Minority freshmen taking part in Northwestern University's Mentoring Program this academic year will be teamed up soon with alumni mentors. Minority freshmen taking part in Northwestern University's Mentoring Program this academic year will be teamed up soon with alumni mentors.

Released:
30-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST

Education

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Article ID: 5872

Law professor looks at 'story' of mass atrocity trials

University of Iowa (Main Campus)

Public trials of government officials accused of mass atrocities can be quite effective in helping countries heal their psychic wounds, University of Iowa Law Professor Mark Osiel argues in a new book that has attracted attention from judges currently investigating war crimes. "Mass Atrocity, Collective Memory, and the Law" (Transaction Publishers, 1997) lays out Osiel's arguments that the law -- and its manifestation in public trials -- can help societies make sense of their with traumatic pasts.

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30-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 5871

Education students go 'World Wide' in job searches

University of Iowa (Main Campus)

Future teachers from the University of Iowa College of Education are showcasing their high-tech skills in a novel way, thanks to a new effort to prepare teachers for the classroom who will also be noticed by employers. "The Electronic Portfolio Project" is a new initiative to provide students in the teacher education program in the College of Education with training, skills and resources to make their academic and professional abilities available to employers on the World Wide Web.

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30-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST

Education

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Article ID: 5868

New Technologies For Science Learning In Public Schools

Northwestern University

A partnership between two universities and two public school systems has been established to develop new models for advanced teaching and learning that use computing and communication technologies.

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30-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST

Education

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Article ID: 5865

Professor promotes research on civility, manners, politeness

Johns Hopkins University

A Johns Hopkins University professor is promoting scholarship and research on the decline of civility, manners and politeness. Pier Massimo Forni teaches courses on the issue and recently founded the Johns Hopkins Civility Project, which will hold an international symposium in March 1998.

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29-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 5864

What makes people give? Philosopher examines philanthropy

Johns Hopkins University

Why do we give to charity? Johns Hopkins philosopher J.B. Schneewind, an expert on moral theory and ethics, brings together colleagues to examine the question in a book he edited called "Giving."

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29-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST

Arts and Humanities

Article ID: 5858

Shedding Light on the Links between Ethnicity, Race and Health

Long Island University Post (LIU Post)

How do ethnicity and race affect health? Exploring answers to this question is one goal of Long Island University/Brooklyn Campus' new Center for Studies of Ethnicity and Human Development, directed by Psychology Professor Carol Magai.

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25-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 5852

'Real Relationships' Between Substance Abuse, Domestic Violence

University of Illinois at Chicago

An expert at the University of Illinois at Chicago studies what he calls the "real relationships" between domestic violence and substance abuse.

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24-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


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