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Career And Education


Teach Your Children Well: Focused, Happier Kids Grow Up to be Healthier Adults

Written by American Psychological Association (APA) on Friday, 08 May 2009 14:35.

National Collaborative Perinatal ProjectChildren who can stay focused and don’t sweat the small stuff have a better shot at good health in adulthood -- and this is especially true for girls, according to a new study. “Certain characteristics already evident early in life are likely to spark positive or negative emotions, and also influence biological and behavioral responses to stress,” said lead author Laura D. Kubzansky, PhD, of the Harvard School of Public Health.

Finding a Stereotype That Is True: Mexicans More Sociable than Americans

Written by University of Washington on Friday, 01 May 2009 15:44.

Stereotypes often paint a partial or false picture of an individual or group. But now researchers have found evidence that supports a stereotype held by many in the United States – that Mexicans are more outgoing, talkative, sociable and extroverted. The finding also contradicts the way many Mexicans view themselves as being less extroverted than Americans. 

FSU: Students Selected to Attend National Leadership Conference

Written by FSU on Friday, 10 April 2009 15:38.

The Office of Career Services at Fayetteville State University announces the selection of three Broncos who will be attending the National Urban League’s Leadership B.E.E.P. (Black Executive Exchange Program) leadership conference. Travis Harris, a junior Accounting major (Zebulon), Francine Dunbar, a junior Mass Communications major (Durham), and M. Jarrell Goode, a Business Administration major (Fayetteville) were selected to attend the annual conference which will be held in Atlanta, Ga.; June 1 - 6, 2009.

Racial Discrimination And Excessive Force

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 17 April 2009 15:29.

Incident On School Bus Exemplifies Dangers Of Using Police In Schools

Southaven, Mississippi Police Sergeant Tomas Aguilar and Officer Lee HolidaySOUTHAVEN, Miss. (ACLU) – In an egregious example of excessive and unwarranted use of force by police against students in a school setting,  responded to an argument between three students on the bus by arresting a half-dozen black students, choking and tackling a black female student and threatening to shoot the 30 students on the bus between their eyes. The entire incident was captured on videotape by a surveillance camera on the front of the bus.

Neighborhood Activists Get Master's Degree-Tuition Free

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 09 April 2009 14:50.

Three community activists from Boston's urban neighborhoods will attend graduate school at Tufts University without having to pay a tuition bill. As the newest incoming class of Tufts' Neighborhood Fellows program, they will research and conduct field work, and complete 9 graduate courses in the area of public policy. The result of all the hard work will be a Master of Public Policy degree.

Students with Experience Corps Tutors Make 60% More Progress

Written by Washington University in St. Louis on Thursday, 09 April 2009 00:00.

Tutoring children in and after school isn't new, but how much does it really help in critical areas like reading? Rigorous new research from Washington University in St. Louis shows significant gains from a national service program to help low-income children one-on-one in urban public schools.