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March 30, 2014
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For Men of Color, High Academic Motivation Does Not Bring Academic Success

AUSTIN, Texas — Despite higher levels of engagement in the community college experience — from rarely skipping classes to accessing tutoring services more frequently — male students of color have lower academic outcomes than White male students who are significantly … Continue reading

March 7, 2014
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Stemming the tide of invasive species

As a roomful of environmental scientists discussed the 100-pound “bigheaded” carp from Asia invading upper Midwestern rivers, Peter Sorensen thought about the common carp. A century earlier, that fish had also been introduced and become invasive, causing major aquatic damage … Continue reading

February 1, 2014
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HIV meds dialogue differs by race, ethnicity

Researchers found specific racial/ethnic differences in discussions of HIV medicine adherence in a newly published analysis of recorded office visits between 45 doctors and nurse practitioners and more than 400 patients. PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — A lot of evidence … Continue reading

January 20, 2014
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‘Hip-hop’ students unfairly targeted, study finds

Black and Latino “hip-hop” students are disproportionately punished in urban schools, finds a two-year study that sheds light on some of the unfair disciplinary practices newly targeted by the Obama administration. Muhammad Khalifa, a Michigan State University assistant professor of … Continue reading

September 25, 2013
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Lifestyle, age linked to diabetes-related protein

A large, newly published study that includes more than 13,500 postmenopausal women has yielded the most definitive associations yet between certain lifestyle and demographic factors and levels of a promising early biomarker of type 2 diabetes risk. PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown … Continue reading

January 2, 2013
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Jan. 8-22: ‘The Abolitionists’

UD’s Armstrong Dunbar a featured expert in PBS series ‘The Abolitionists’ The Abolitionists, airing on PBS this month, is timed to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, but it offers viewers “a real understanding of the complexities … Continue reading

October 29, 2012
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A New Vision of Democratic Individualism in ‘Awakening to Race’

Jack Turner, UW assistant professor of political science, is the author of “Awakening to Race: Individualism and Social Consciousness in America,” published this month by University of Chicago Press. He answered a few questions about his book for UW Today. … Continue reading

October 21, 2012
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A Tradition is Born

At Huntley House, black male students find companions and support It’s not every day you get to meet somebody who’s made history. That happened in September for the young men of Huntley House, a section of Sanford Hall for black, … Continue reading