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2014-06-18 23:06:52

Educational psychologist and author Donna Wilson, who spoke at a gathering of national and state educational leaders earlier this month, provided insights into the cognitive potential of young learners. (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Aligning educational policy and practice with the science of learning, informed by brain research, can help create a positive trajectory for young children to succeed in school and beyond. That was the core message delivered by educational psychologist and author...

2013-11-12 23:29:15

At the upcoming Learning & the Brain® educational conference in Boston, MA, the 2013 Transforming Education Through Neuroscience Award will be presented to Dr. David B. Daniel from James Madison University for his contributions to the field of Mind, Brain and Education. Boston, MA (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 A pioneering educator and researcher who studies classroom pedagogy, cognitive development and the translation of Mind, Brain and Education to teaching practice will be awarded...

2013-03-08 00:52:28

An overwhelming majority of Albertans believe dying adults should have the right to request to end their life, according to new research from the University of Alberta. U of A researcher Donna Wilson led the team that studied the views of 1,203 Albertans on assisted suicide, currently illegal in Canada. A majority–77.4 per cent–felt dying adults should have the right to end their life early. "Increasingly, there are countries or states where they are allowing assisted...

2010-05-25 15:00:00

CINCINNATI, May 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- After more than two decades of successfully leading some of the country's best programming, marketing and promotion departments, Donna Wilson has been appointed vice president and general manager of KJRH, the Scripps-owned NBC affiliate in Tulsa, Okla. Wilson's first day at the station will be June 16. She replaces Mike Vrabac, who assumed the leadership of sister station KSHB in Kansas City, Mo., in March. "KJRH is a station with lots of...

2009-07-15 15:23:15

Trying to walk on a plastic swimming pool cover gave a doe and her fawn on Canada's Vancouver Island a wet and near-fatal experience. Homeowner Jim Smith called for animal rescue help Tuesday when he spotted the two deer thrashing around in his pool with the plastic solar heating cover in disarray in the town of Saanich, the Victoria Times-Colonist reported. While waiting for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals staff to arrive, Smith fashioned a lasso out of a garden hose and...

2009-05-29 15:52:51

A growing number of terminally ill Canadians are choosing to die at home instead of in hospitals or nursing homes, a University of Alberta study showed. UA nursing faculty member Dr. Donna Wilson authored the study that found hospital deaths decreased from 77.7 percent to 60.6 percent, while deaths in private homes rose nearly 10 percent to 29.5 percent between 1994 and 2004, the Edmonton Journal reported Friday. Where you die really influences how you die, Wilson said. It gives (family and...

2009-05-20 07:07:27

Hospitals across Canada are seeking ways to free up beds. University of Alberta researcher Donna Wilson has a suggestion: people should be encouraged to die at home rather than in hospital. She looked at statistics dating back to 1950 and has found that there's been a dramatic change in the location of death of Canadians. Up until 1994, about 80 percent of people dying each year were passing on in hospital. Now that number is down to 61 percent, and Wilson is hoping the trend continues. She'd...

2009-05-20 00:40:54

As a way to help free up hospital beds, a Canadian researcher suggests people should be encouraged to die at home rather than in a hospital. University of Alberta researcher Donna Wilson says that there's been a dramatic change in the location of death of Canadians. Up until 1994, about 80 percent died in a hospital, but that number has dropped to 61 percent. Wilson says she would like to see the number drop further to 40 percent as baby boomers age because this could reduce wait lists and...

2008-07-15 06:00:57

By Nancy Hull, St. Joseph News-Press, Mo. Jul. 15--Donna Wilson looks at the price of apples and cauliflower at the grocery store and sees one thing: the worsening of an already alarming childhood obesity problem. "Grapes are $7 a pound now. In a community where 54 percent of the children's families are eligible for free and reduced lunch prices, this is a huge problem," said Ms. Wilson, youth health coordinator for Heartland Health. Ms. Wilson and other local health and education...


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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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