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School of Public Affairs and Administration and United Way of Northern New Jersey Release Second Alice Report

There are 1.2 million New Jersey households unable to afford the state’s high cost of living, the majority being growing ranks of working families struggling to survive, according to the United Way ALICE Report released

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Reacting to Personal Setbacks: Do you Bounce Back or Give Up?

Researchers find the ability to persist may depend on how the news is delivered

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Racial and Ethnic Stereotypes May Contribute to Obesity Among Minorities

Rutgers-led research finds that exposure to hurtful messages might diminish motivation to lose weight.

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Rutgers University–Newark Wins $3.5 Million Federal Grant to Boost Minority Representation in STEM Fields

Rutgers University–Newark has received a $3.5 million grant to continue its efforts in leading a statewide program to increase minority representation in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics

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Hear Jane Read: Psychologist’s Research Gives New Meaning to Semantics, Value of Reading Aloud

For years a key way of diagnosing dyslexia has been how well a person reads aloud.  Similarly, the reading skills of adult readers also have been assessed by having them read words aloud.  “The idea is that the more you

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