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From N.Y. Prisons to Slums of India & Thailand, Humanitarians Lauded for Opus Prize

SPOKANE, Wash. – After searching the world for great faith-based humanitarians, Gonzaga University announces three finalists for the 2014 Opus Prize (www.gonzaga.edu/opus-prize): Sister Tesa Fitzgerald of Hour Children, Queens, New York; Gollapalli Israel, of the Janodayam Social Education Centre in Chennai, India; and Rev. Joseph Maier, of the Mercy Centre Human Development Foundation in Bangkok.

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Study Shows DNA Markers for Schizophrenia - NSU Has Subject Matter Expert in Mental Health To Provide Insight and Commentary

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Keenum Appointed to Board of Directors of USDA’s Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas J. Vilsack announced in Washington, D.C., today that Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum has been appointed to a three-year term on the board of directors of the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR).

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Dog Jealousy: Study Suggests Primordial Origins for the ‘Green-Eyed Monster’

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Dogs exhibit jealous behaviors. The first experimental test of jealousy in dogs supports the view that the emotion evolved to protect social bonds from interlopers.

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On Eve of National Disability Independence Day, Texas Tech Prof Finds Citizens with Disabilities Aren’t Well Represented in Commercials

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Binghamton University Awarded Grant for Battlefield Preservation Project

While not as famous or as grand in scale as the Battles of Saratoga or Yorktown, the Battles of Newtown and Chemung played a pivotal role in the Revolutionary War. With the help of a new grant, a team of archaeologists at Binghamton University hopes to ensure these historic battlefields are properly preserved.

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MH17: GW Experts on Situation in Ukraine

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Peter Tessier Named Richard Baruch Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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Protein engineering expert Peter Tessier has been named the Richard Baruch M.D. Career Development Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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When You Clean Your Plate, You Just Add Weight

If you’re a member of the Clean Plate Club – you eat pretty much everything you put on your plate – you’re not alone. A new Cornell University study shows that the average adult eats 92 percent of whatever is on his/her plate.

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Emphasizing Compassion in Nursing Orientation Leads to Fewer Pressure Ulcers, Falls

Nursing orientation programs that address both the compassionate and scientific aspects of patient care help to improve patient satisfaction scores and reduce the incidence of falls and pressure ulcers, according to data published in the Journal for Nurses in Professional Development.

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