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Article ID: 707955

UCI gets $5 million to establish first national R&D center on improving writing skills

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Feb. 12, 2019 — The University of California, Irvine has received a five-year, $5 million Institute of Education Sciences grant from the U.S. Department of Education to establish the first national research and development center focused on improving the writing skills of middle and high school students. The Writing Research to Improve Teaching and Evaluation Center for Secondary Students will conduct a study on academic writing in English language arts, science and history – in collaboration with researchers and subjects from the nearby Tustin Unified School District – and then create a professional development intervention program for teachers.

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12-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST

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Article ID: 707963

Better chocolate choices benefit heart health

UT Southwestern Medical Center

For Valentine’s Day consideration, skip the milk chocolate candy and replace it with a cup of dark hot cocoa.

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12-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 707959

Cornell partners in center to tackle rural schools’ challenges

Cornell University

The National Center for Rural Education Research Networks (NCRERN), announced Feb. 6, will establish and support a network of 60 school districts in New York and Ohio, as scholars work to address challenges facing rural schools. John W. Sipple, associate professor in the Department of Development Sociology at Cornell University, joins scholars from Harvard and Dartmouth, plus state government officials in New York and Ohio, in NCRERN.

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12-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST

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Article ID: 707823

Couples Creating Art or Playing Board Games Release ‘Love Hormone’ — but the Men Painters Release Most

Baylor University

When couples play board games together or take a painting class with each other, their bodies release oxytocin — sometimes dubbed the “hugging hormone.” But men wielding paintbrushes released twice as much or more as the level of women painters and couples playing games, a Baylor University study found.

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12-Feb-2019 10:35 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 707977

Astronaut Scott Kelly will share story of endurance in Iowa State lecture

Iowa State University

Capt. Scott Kelly set the American record for the most consecutive days in space and the longest space mission after returning to Earth from a yearlong mission to the International Space Station. Kelly will deliver the keynote lecture, “The Sky Is Not the Limit,” for the 10th annual Iowa State University Symposium on Sustainability on Feb. 18 at Stephens Auditorium.

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12-Feb-2019 10:30 AM EST

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Article ID: 707948

Grant Thornton to help create risk assessment and management institute at Indiana University

Indiana University

Indiana University has announced a $3 million gift from Grant Thornton LLP, a leading consulting and accounting firm. The gift will establish the Grant Thornton Institute for Data Exploration for Risk Assessment and Management, or GT-IDEA, an interdisciplinary institute that will span IU Bloomington's Kelley School of Business, School of Public and Environmental Affairs and School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering.

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12-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST

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Article ID: 707930

AACN Announces 2019 Election Results for Board of Directors and Nominating Committee

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) 8 is pleased to announce the results of its 2019 election to fill seats on the AACN Board of Directors and Nominating Committee.

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11-Feb-2019 9:05 PM EST

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