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Associate in Arts students benefit from summer program

Students find many benefits in the University of Delaware’s Associate in Arts Program (AAP), from affordability to small class sizes to an easy transition from the two-year program on campuses in each county to a bachelor’s degree at UD’s main campus in Newark. (more…)

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UCLA study finds that more than 78,000 U.S. children are – or have been – married

A new report by UCLA Fielding School of Public Health researchers found that approximately 78,400 children in the U.S. are or have been married.

Although all states in the U.S. set 18 as the legal age minimum for marriage, exceptions to the minimum can be granted in every state under varying conditions, including parental consent and official approval. (more…)

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Little known about children living with HIV-infected adults in Africa

Despite the focus in recent decades on fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa, a new study reveals that little is known about one of the area’s most vulnerable populations: children living in households with HIV-infected adults.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Sub-Saharan Africa has long been known to have the highest rates of HIV/AIDS in the world. But a new study published in PLOS One reveals that despite the focus on the region, few estimates exist of one of its most vulnerable populations: children living in households with HIV-infected adults. (more…)

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This video game can help treat and diagnose lazy eye in children

U students win national competition for video game completely controlled by eye movement

For the second year in a row, student video game developers from the University of Utah’s Entertainment Arts & Engineering (EAE) have won Best Student Game in the Serious Games Showcase & Challenge in Orlando, Florida. The award was announced Thursday, Dec. 3, for their game to help combat lazy eye in children. (more…)

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Interview with Baban Mohamed: ‘Code-switching’, a research project on Kurdish community in Austria

Baban Mohamed received his Master’s degree in English and American Studies (General/Applied Linguistics) from the University of Salzburg in Austria. He has B.A. degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Sulaimania (the Kurdistan Region of Iraq). Since 2005 Baban is living and studying in the beautiful Mozart’s City of Music, Salzburg. His research interests cover the areas of bilingual/ bicultural acquisition, child code-switching and sociolinguistics.

Q. Very recently you published research work titled: ‘Code-switching: A Case Study of Kurdish-German Pre-school Bilingual Children’ as part of European University Studies. Before going deep into your research, my first question to you: What is Bilingualism’?

Baban Mohamed: The book is a sociolinguistic research within the field of child bilingualism about the language and culture development of immigrant pre-school children, the case study of Kurdish community in Austria. The book addresses accounts of how children develop the functions and roles of different languages and how they manage to keep the language systems apart or switch from one to the other – not arbitrarily or due to a lack of competence as sometimes has been suggested but purposefully and with functions in mind.  (more…)

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Radfahren am Rechner lernen: Uni Kassel entwickelt 3D-Videospiel für Verkehrserziehung

Lehrkräfte können für die Verkehrserziehung in Zukunft einen virtuellen Fahrradparcours zusammenstellen. Möglich macht das ein neues 3D-Videospiel, das das Fachgebiet Technische Informatik der Uni Kassel entwickelt hat. Interessierte Lehrkräfte können den Simulator kostenfrei testen.

Wissenschaftler der Uni Kassel haben ein 3D PC-Spiel zur Verkehrserziehung an Schulen programmiert. Der Simulator RMS Fahrradwelt soll Lehrkräfte dabei unterstützen, komplexe Verkehrssituationen nachzustellen. „Schülerinnen und Schüler zwischen acht und zwölf Jahren können so ihre Fahrradkenntnisse überprüfen und beispielsweise Vorfahrtsregeln einüben“, sagte Yasser Jaffal, Wissenschaftler des Fachgebiets. (more…)

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