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National Oil Spill Commission Report: Experts Available

The National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling will release its complete, final report on January 11. American University faculty experts are available to provide commentary on the spill and related topics.

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Innovative Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs Get Strong Public Support

Despite the decrease in birth rates in the last 20 years, the latest National Poll on Children's Health shows Americans want a change in how the nation deals with teen pregnancy. Programs may include community service child care, paternity testing and other programs aimed at increasing the responsibility of teen fathers.

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NSF International Supports New Lead-Free Definition and Regulations for Plumbing Products

NSF International, an independent public health organization that tests and certifies a wide range of plumbing and drinking water treatment products, strongly supports the passage of the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act on January 4th, which significantly reduces the amount of lead allowed in plumbing products that contact drinking water.

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Young People Say Sex, Paychecks Come in Second to Self-Esteem

Young people may crave boosts to their self-esteem a little too much, new research suggests.

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Saint Joseph's Nationally Recognized for Community Engagement by Carnegie Foundation

Saint Joseph’s University is among 115 colleges and universities nationwide earning the highly selective 2010 Community Engagement Classification designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

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SWHR Congratulates Sen. Mikulski on Milestone

Mikulski breaks record as longest serving female senator in American history.

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And Then There Were Five: Finalists Advance in NIST's SHA-3 Cryptography Competition

Out of the original 64, there now are five candidates left in the ongoing multi-year competition to create the next 'hash' algorithm to protect the integrity of electronic information.

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Reauthorization of COMPETES Act Brings Changes to NIST

On Jan. 4, President Obama signed the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010, which provides several important updates to NIST funding, programs and leadership.

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Editor, Zeus Leonardo, Frank C. Worrel, University Of California At Berkeley, Review of Educational Research, research review

AERA Appoints New Editors for Top-Ranked Journal

Two accomplished scholars—Zeus Leonardo and Frank C. Worrell—have been appointed to serve as coeditors of the Review of Educational Research (RER). Leonardo and Worrell are both faculty members at the University of California-Berkeley Graduate School of Education.

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'Chosen Peoples' Explores Role of Religion in Civil War

In the new book, "God's Almost Chosen Peoples: A Religious History of the American Civil War," Dr. George C. Rable, Charles G. Summersell Chair in Southern History at The University of Alabama, examines how Americans used their faith to explain and deal with the enormous costs of the Civil War.







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