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A global report card: Are children better off than they were 25 years ago?
(University of California - Los Angeles) UCLA's World Policy Analysis Center has published a comprehensive analysis of children's rights in 190 countries around the world.

Rutgers Chemistry professor Darrin York named New Jersey Professor of the Year
(Rutgers University) Rutgers chemistry professor Darrin York developed a learning system that connects students and instructors to each other online, provides immediate feedback and a more intimate give-and-take than the 'recitation' classes that students used to take. For this and other ways he has helped students master general chemistry, a subject nearly all science, engineering and health-related majors require, York has been named the 2014 New Jersey Professor of the Year.

It's filamentary: How galaxies evolve in the cosmic web
(University of California - Riverside) How do galaxies like our Milky Way form, and just how do they evolve? Are galaxies affected by their surrounding environment? An international team of researchers, led by astronomers at the University of California, Riverside, proposes some answers. The researchers highlight the role of the 'cosmic web' -- a large-scale web-like structure comprised of galaxies -- on the evolution of galaxies that took place in the distant universe, a few billion years after the Big Bang.

Unstable child care can affect children by age 4
(Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute) A new study from UNC's Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute reveals that disruptions in child care negatively affect children's social development as early as age 4. However, the study also shows that the effects of child care instability are not unduly large -- and some types of instability appear to have no negative impact on children.

Springer and Dutch universities reach wide-ranging agreement on access
(Springer) Springer Science+Business Media and the Association of Dutch Universities have reached a landmark agreement which includes access to more than 2,000 of Springer's subscription journals as well as a commitment to rapidly moving toward open access publishing for all publicly financed research results from the Netherlands.

Universities Mainz & Nagoya finalize exchange program for students, researchers in physics
(Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz) Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and Nagoya University finalize exchange program for students and researchers in physics

Effectiveness of campaigns addressing violence against women and girls examined
(George Washington University) Mary Ellsberg and Diana J. Arango from GW's Global Women's Institute examine programs aimed at reducing violence against women and girls.

Job authority increases depression symptoms in women, decreases them in men
(American Sociological Association) A new study finds that having job authority increases symptoms of depression among women, but decreases them among men.

UCI initiates joint project utilizing the arts to improve grade school science education
(University of California - Irvine) Through an innovative new program developed at UC Irvine, the arts and the sciences -- which often occupy opposite ends of the grammar school curriculum -- are being integrated to help young students better grasp the basics of Earth, life and physical sciences.

Professional majors strengthen the mission of liberal arts colleges
(University of Iowa) University of Iowa study finds small liberal arts colleges that add professional and vocational majors strengthen their mission, not weaken it.

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