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UNCW Among the Nation’s 50 “Best Value” Universities

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 23 January 2009 04:15.

UNCWIn a profile of UNC Wilmington on USA TODAY’s Web site, the editors at The Princeton Review said, “A big school with a smaller school feel, UNCW boasts a solid faculty that excels at the upper levels and isn’t afraid to show their passion for the subject at hand. Visit the University of North Carolina at Wilmington

A Brave New World for College Grads: Hunting Down a Job in a Tough Economy

Written by Saint Joseph's University on Tuesday, 17 February 2009 21:16.

Unfortunately, in an economy like today’s, Matthew Brink, director of Career Development at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, has no secret tricks for landing a job. “It’s all about using the tried and true tactics for job hunting, but giving the process more time and effort,” he says.

Anti-Social Behavior in Girls Predicts Adolescent Depression Seven Years Later

Written by University of Washington on Tuesday, 17 February 2009 21:22.

Anti-Social Behavior in Girls Predicts Adolescent Depression Seven Years LaterPast behavior is generally considered to be a good predictor of future behavior, but new research indicates that may not be the case in the development of depression, particularly among adolescent girls. University of Washington social scientists tracked first- and second-graders for seven years and found that anti-social behavior among girls and anxiety among both sexes predicted depression.

Students Helping Students: a Guide for Developing Social Skills in Students with Disabilities

Written by Vanderbilt University on Tuesday, 17 February 2009 22:19.

Students Helping Students: a Guide for Developing Social Skills in Students with DisabilitiesStudents helping other students learn has been proven to boost academic achievement and social skills in students with and without disabilities. A new book by Vanderbilt University researchers, Peer Support Strategies for Improving All Students’ Social Lives and Learning, based on over 20 years of research in the field, offers teachers practical guidelines for implementing these strategies in the classroom.

Previous Work Experience Not Always A Positive for New Job

Written by Ohio State University on Friday, 27 February 2009 16:13.

Employees with previous work experience bring valuable knowledge and skills to their new jobs – but some of what they learned may actually hurt their work performance. A study of telephone call center employees is one of the first to suggest that previous work experience isn’t all positive for new employees. Workers may keep some old habits and ways of doing things that hurt performance in their new roles.

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