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2014-03-14 23:00:06

Charlene M. Dukes is recognized as a leading force in promoting diversity in higher education. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 15, 2014 This week the American Council on Education (ACE) announced that Charlene M. Dukes, president of Prince George’s Community College, is the 2014 recipient of the Reginald Wilson Diversity in Leadership award. For her resolve to ensure all students have access to the tools and resources needed to succeed academically and professionally, Dr. Dukes is being...

2013-07-24 23:04:03

The 28th International Maintenance Conference will feature a keynote address from William C. Byham, the New York Times best-selling author of “Zapp!” and expert on employee management and productivity. Fort Myers FL (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 Dedicated to seeking fresh ideas and improving current best practices for the community of reliability leaders and asset managers, Reliabilityweb.com and Uptime magazine announce best-selling business author William C. Byham as a keynote speaker at...

2013-06-20 23:02:45

The Kresge Foundation Board of Trustees and staff salute Dr. Jane Delgado for her 16 years of service as a foundation trustee. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, Delgado joined the Kresge board in 1997 and helped guide the foundation´s transition from a funder of brick-and-mortar projects to one that focuses on expanding opportunities for the poor and vulnerable living in America´s cities. She chaired the Audit...

2013-01-31 23:04:13

Nature publishes neuroscience discovery that players in world-class sports teams develop visual abilities at extraordinary rates. (PRWEB) January 31, 2013 It is known that athletes succeed because they can attain peak physical condition, but could the ability to build up mental skills be even more important in team-sports? A pioneering study tested the visual learning capacities of 275 athletes in top tier teams in the NHL, EPL, and French Rugby League, as well a range of elite amateurs...

2012-06-15 23:03:18

New research evaluates the role of verbal and non-verbal communication (SCS). Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 15, 2012 Satellite Communication Systems (SCS) - Communication is vital to the success of any organization. Video conferencing coveys vast more information than telephone calls and email. Non-verbal communication is responsible for nearly 80 percent of human communication. Non-verbal aspects of communication are especially important for communicating attitude and feelings. If words...

2012-06-04 17:36:48

Picture a stereotypical tough guy and you might imagine a man with a broad face, a square jaw, and a stoical demeanor. Existing research even supports this association, linking wider, more masculine faces with several less-than-cuddly characteristics, including perceived lack of warmth, dishonesty, and lack of cooperation. But a new study suggests that men with these wide, masculine faces aren´t always the aggressive tough guys they appear to be. “Men with wider faces have...

2012-04-19 20:23:27

Thinking about death can actually be a good thing. An awareness of mortality can improve physical health and help us re-prioritize our goals and values, according to a new analysis of recent scientific studies. Even non-conscious thinking about death — say walking by a cemetery — could prompt positive changes and promote helping others. Past research suggests that thinking about death is destructive and dangerous, fueling everything from prejudice and greed to violence. Such...

2012-04-03 20:15:30

Bilinguals slower to build vocabulary but better at multitasking Children who grow up learning to speak two languages are better at switching between tasks than are children who learn to speak only one language, according to a study funded in part by the National Institutes of Health. However, the study also found that bilinguals are slower to acquire vocabulary than are monolinguals, because bilinguals must divide their time between two languages while monolinguals focus on only one....

2012-03-29 23:33:08

New research explains how speaking more than one language may translate to better mental health. A paper published by Cell Press in the March 29th issue of the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences examines how being bilingual can offer protection from the symptoms of dementia, and also suggests that the increasing diversity in our world populations may have an unexpected positive impact on the resiliency of the adult brain. "Previous studies have established that bilingualism has a...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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