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Good Teaching: Where the Money Should Go

Considered as a whole, one finding stood out that may prompt institutions to reflect on their priorities. That finding: “Good teaching is the primary means through which institutions affect students.”

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Old Into New: Geneticists Track the Evolution of Parenting

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University of Georgia researchers have confirmed that becoming a parent brings about more than just the obvious offspring—it also rewires the parents’ brain.

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Career Educator Noma LeMoine to Speak at 28th Annual Benjamin E. Mays Lecture

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Noma LeMoine, chief educational officer of LeMoine and Associates Educational Consulting, will deliver the 28th annual Benjamin E. Mays Lecture on Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Georgia State University Student Center East Ballroom (55 Gilmer St. SE, Atlanta).

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Everlasting Love? Marriage and Family Therapy Expert Offers Tips for Building Long-Lasting Relationships

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Teens in Poorest Families Go Hungry More Than Younger Kids

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In very poor families, teenagers are going hungry twice as often as their younger siblings, a study finds.

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Experts Available: Refugees Seek Citizenship and Community

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As state and federal lawyers argue over President Donald Trump's travel and refugee ban, Wake Forest University experts are available to discuss a wide range of social and political issues facing families seeking U.S. citizenship.

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Game Theorists Devise “Catch-Up Rule” to Make Sports Contests More Competitive—and Exciting to Watch

A team of game theorists has devised a “Catch-Up Rule” that is designed to make sports such as volleyball, badminton, and squash more competitive—and more thrilling for spectators.

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School Vouchers Bring More Money to Catholic Schools — but at a Cost, Study Finds

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The University of Notre Dame study found that voucher expansion caused significant declines in church donations and church spending on non-educational religious activities.

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How Much Will We Spend on Valentine’s Day This Year?

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Despite the explosion of red and pink merchandise currently promoted in stores, the National Retail Federation reports U.S. consumer spending will be down 10 percent this year compared to Valentine’s Day 2016.

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COA Applauds Confirmation of Dr. Tom Price as HHS Secretary

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) believes that Dr. Tom Price’s perspective as the first physician to be Secretary of HHS in over two decades, will bring an important firsthand understanding of the challenges that America’s physicians face and the impact Federal policymaking has on patient care.

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Four Decades of Evidence Finds No Link Between Immigration and Increased Crime

Political discussions about immigrants often include the claim that there is a relationship between immigration patterns and increased crime. However, results of a University at Buffalo-led study find no links between the two. In fact, immigration actually appears to be linked to reductions in some types of crimes.

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Love and War: Digitized Letters Preserve the Tale of a Texas Girl, Her Confederate Sweetheart and Their Secret Engagement

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Feb. 14 was coming up quickly, and the two young lovers’ emotions were heating up the hundreds of miles between them. Their Civil War letters tell of their secret engagement during a tumultuous time in history.

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How Polarization Snowballs Through Legislatures

How did politics get so polarized? Too many safe seats, partisan voters and 'wave' elections.

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Affordable Care Act Repeal Threatens Access to Preventive Care

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Doctoral Students’ Study Alters the Way Those Who Take and Share Selfies Are Viewed

The research reveals three categories of selfie takers and dispels the notion that they are inherently narcissistic.

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Status Profiling: Research Suggests Simply Wearing a Police Uniform Changes the Way the Brain Processes Information

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New research from a team of cognitive neuroscientists at McMaster University suggests that simply putting on a uniform, similar to one the police might wear, automatically affects how we perceive others, creating a bias towards those considered to be of a low social status.

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Lewis Offers Support to St. Joseph's College Students

The Lewis University community is saddened by the news that St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana will suspend operations at the end of the 2016-17 academic year. As a fellow Catholic university and partner in the Great Lakes Valley Athletic Conference, we have great respect for the long, proud tradition and history of St. Joseph’s College. The decision to temporarily close a school is never easy and impacts many people. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire St. Joseph’s College community during this time.

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Economics Expert: Trump’s Rejection of Council of Economic Advisers Chair in Cabinet ‘Potentially an Opportunity’ for Alternative Views

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@umich Expert: 9th District Court's Decision Lays Out Clearly the Flaws with the Administration's Position

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