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AgriLife Extension’s Dinner Tonight! Program Serving Up Variety of Enhancements

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The Dinner Tonight! program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has been enhanced and expanded, and its administrators have chosen March, National Nutrition Month, to announce program improvements.

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Longer Duration of Prescribed Antismoking Medication Before Quitting Appears Promising

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Smokers may be more likely to successfully quit their habit if simple adjustments were made to how an existing anti-smoking medication is prescribed, according to a new study by a University at Buffalo research team.

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Study Shows Teacher Candidates Lack a Clear Understanding of edTPA

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The edTPA process in 2014 posed challenges for many teacher candidates in New York and Washington—the first two states to require successful edTPA completion for teacher certification. According to a recent study, led by University of Rochester Professors Kevin Meuwissen and Jeffrey Choppin, candidates in both states, particularly in New York, felt unprepared during the first year of edTPA implementation.

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Wellesley College Hosts Summit for First Generation College Students, March 7

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Wellesley College hosts Class Action's 3rd Annual First Generation College Student Summit. The summit will convene 175 attendees representing 32 colleges and universities and 4 organizations from around the Northeast.

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AACN Awards CNL Visionary Leader and Vanguard Awards to Forerunners in the National Clinical Nurse Leader Movement

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AACN is pleased to announce that Nancy Hilton, Chief Nursing Officer from St. Lucie Medical Center in Florida, is the recipient of the 2015 CNL Visionary Leader Award. The highest honor presented by AACN to practice leaders making significant contributions to advancing the Clinical Nurse Lead

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Perfect NCAA Bracket? Near Impossible: DePaul University Mathematician

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The odds of picking a perfect bracket for the NCAA men’s basketball March Madness championship tournament are a staggering less than one in 9.2 quintillion (that’s 9,223,372,036,854,775,808), according to Jeff Bergen, mathematics professor at DePaul University.

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Baldwin Wallace University Launches Country’s First Arts Management and Entrepreneurship Major

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A newly evolved Arts Management and Entrepreneurship program integrates the artistic, business and entrepreneurship education that best prepares students for career success.

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FSU Experts Available to Comment on 50th Anniversary of Selma-to-Montgomery March

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A historic event in the nation’s civil rights movement, the Selma-to-Montgomery march, occurred 50 years ago this month. The events surrounding the march eventually led to the enactment of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Experts from Florida State University are available to comment on this topic.

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Results Challenge Conventional Wisdom About Where the Brain Begins Processing Visual Information

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Results of a brain mapping study challenge conventional wisdom that the "magic" which transforms visual information into the three-dimensional world that we perceive all occurs in the visual cortex.