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Seasonal, Affective, Disorder, SAD, Circadian, Female, Degus, Sex

Bright Light And Company May Be Best Rx For Females With SAD

Researchers have discovered striking sex differences in how quickly rodents called degus re-set their biological clocks in response to changes in light and social contact. The discovery could lead to different ways of helping people who suffer from SAD, jet lag, shift work problems and other disruptions in circadian rhythms.

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Vanderbilt engineering professor creates, teaches asynchronous online course

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Vanderbilt University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering John Bourne teaches one of the first known asynchronous online courses in the world that instructs others on how to develop and teach online courses.

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Alliance Project to promote diversity in special education moves to Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt University is the new home of the Alliance Project, an endeavor aimed at increasing the dwindling supply of special education personnel from historically underrepresented ethnic groups. Alliance staff work with historically black colleges and universities and other higher education institutions with 25 percent or higher enrollment of students from historically underrepresented ethnic groups.

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Tet, Offensive, Vietnam, Lyndon, Johnson

Jan. 30 marks anniversary of battle that turned the tide against LBJ

This month's 30-year-anniversary of the Tet offensive commemorates a milestone in the demise of the Lyndon Johnson presidency, according to Vanderbilt University historian Thomas Schwartz, who is researching a book on Johnson's foreign policy.

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Study Of Worldwide Rates Of Religiosity, Church Attendance

According to the World Values survey, weekly church attendance is higher in the United States than in any other nation at a similar level of development. In addition, religious attitudes and behaviors among nations are compared as well as how religious beliefs of each society have changed over the years.

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Antarctic storm abbreviates research

An Antarctic storm cut short some research, but that's life life on the "ice."

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Cuba and the Pope

A professor of history at Fairfield University, who specializes in Latin America and Cuba in particular, has been in Cuba for the last two summers with the Center for Cuban Studies, which is based in New York City. Now with its own native clergy and even an archbishop who is Cuban, the time had come to address the situation of the Church in Cuba.

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Volunteerism forum

Research and trends in volunteering will be the subject of the National Forum on Life Cycles and Volunteering: The Impact of Work, Family, and Mid-Life Issues, held April 30 and May 1, 1998 at Cornell University.

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Instant Reports on Grades, Bills & Course Status

The University's new Student Information System provides course changes, class locations, grades, and details of their bills and financial aid awards 24 hours a day from any computer hooked to the Web (www.liu.edu), and from on-campus kiosks that are being installed in the next few weeks.

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National (sleep) debt is killing Americans

One hundred thousand traffic accidents caused by drivers falling asleep claim some 1,500 lives each year in the United States, while sleep deprivation and sleep disorders cost the American economy at least $150 billion a year, according to Cornell University psychologist James Maas, author of a new book, "Power Sleep."







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