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December 7, 2015
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Hour of Code: When creativity and logic spark that ‘aha’ moment for young people

Allan La Grenade-Finch remembers the moment an 8th grader, a “great kid” who often sat in the back of class and struggled with science, “lit up” during last year’s Hour of Code at Cardozo Education Campus in Washington, D.C.

July 6, 2014
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‘Life as Research Scientist’: Anna Troupe, Creative Designer and Social Thinker

Anna Marie Troupe was born in Mississippi in 1977 and grew up in Huntsville, Alabama. The fifth daughter of a mechanical engineer and an administrative assistant, Anna made a point of pushing the boundaries of her creativity. She studied furniture … Continue reading

May 15, 2014
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Your brain on speed: Walking doesn’t impair thinking and multitasking

ANN ARBOR — When we’re strolling down memory lane, our brains recall just as much information while walking as while standing still—findings that contradict the popular science notion that walking hinders one’s ability to think. University of Michigan researchers at … Continue reading

December 31, 2013
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Smartphone as mentor: How tech could change behavior

ANN ARBOR — Funneling a steady stream of diversions straight to your pocket, smartphones are often cast as the ultimate distractors. But a University of Michigan engineering professor sees potential for them to be something quite the opposite. What if … Continue reading

July 9, 2012
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“Self-Distancing” Can Help People Calm Aggressive Reactions, Study Finds

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new study reveals a simple strategy that people can use to minimize how angry and aggressive they get when they are provoked by others. When someone makes you angry, try to pretend you’re viewing the scene … Continue reading

January 14, 2012
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Sewing the Inner, Creative Mind

*UA alumnus Paul Nosa travels with his solar powered sewing machine, stitching patches of the thoughts people choose to share with him.* Paul Nosa is a perfectionist – well, a reformed perfectionist. A musician and formally trained artist who studied … Continue reading