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African-American students to present research at University Park symposium


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — African-American undergraduate and graduate students at Penn State who previously have presented research posters at symposiums will present their posters at a Research Symposium and Reception hosted by the Alliance for Education, Science, Engineering and Development in Africa (AESEDA) in honor of Black History Month.

The symposium and reception will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the Alumni Fireside Lounge of the Nittany Lion Inn on the University Park campus.

Students, staff and faculty from all colleges University-wide are invited and welcome to attend.

AESEDA is hosting the symposium and reception in collaboration with the Africana Research Center, the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, the Office of Graduate Educational Equity Programs, the…

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Philadelphia’s many African students need culturally inclusive education


As the founder of African Community Learning Program, I regularly witness the power of culturally inclusive education. In the 2016-2017 school year, around 1 in 10 of Philadelphia’s more than 130,000 students were English language learners. Many of these students struggle to learn, and culture can serve as their entry point. For example, in our program, we assigned students to write about their day during a weekend. A newly-arrived student from Mauritania wrote in French. With support, he translated and edited the draft in English, practiced reading the work aloud, and presented his story during our Africa Celebration. We assume that every student comes to us with knowledge rooted in their experiences and cultures. Starting from their knowledge base, we teach students how to read, write,…

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New study shows Transcendental Meditation reduces PTSD in South African college students


IMAGE: College students diagnosed with PTSD at Maharishi Institute (MI) and University of Johannesburg (UJ) were tested at 15, 60 and 105 days. After 3.5 months, the MI group practicing…
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Credit: Maharishi University of Management

A very high percentage of young people in South Africa suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. A college that offers the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique to its students found this approach helped reduce their symptoms.

A study published today in Psychological Reports showed that after 3.5 months of practicing Transcendental Meditation (TM), most of the 34 tertiary-level students at Maharishi Institute (MI)–all of whom were initially diagnosed with PTSD by mental health professionals–went…

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African SLU students protest speech of apartheid figure, former South African president FW de Klerk



When former South African president F.W. de Klerk came to speak to the Saint Louis University community on February 13, more than half the …
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NCU research points to reasons students fail music | News


Despite the country’s legacy in music, some secondary-school students are underperforming in music at the academic level, and researchers at the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) in Mandeville, Manchester, may have identified why.

Lead researcher Kadian Northover explained her findings as important in understanding the mindset of students, parents as well as the teachers.

“This study employed the ethnographic instrumental case study design in identifying the issues which surrounded the central phenomenon of underperformance in the music exams of the participants we studied,” she said.

Northover, a graduate student in the College of Education and Leadership at NCU, was among a group of researchers from the university who participated in a Gleaner Editors’ Forum at the newspaper’s…

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'Tell Us About It': Elementary students celebrate famous African Americans in contest



About 20 elementary school students competed in the Scharlotte Minnis “Tell Us About It” poster and display contest to celebrate famous African …
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