Study highlights role of physical, mental health in cognitive impairment

A recent study suggests that preserving physical and mental health helps older adults experiencing cognitive impairment stave off declines in cognitive engagement. “We found that declines in physical and mental health were associated with more pronounced cognitive disengagement,” says Shevaun Neupert, corresponding author of the study and a professor of psychology at North Carolina State…

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Texas A&M study: Racial, ethnic diversity in schools influence mental health

A Texas A&M researcher is discovering the demographic characteristics that can produce or lessen stress for racial and ethnic minority students in school settings. The study, recently published in the journal Ethnicity and Disease, collected mental health survey assessments among 389 sixth-graders from 14 Texas public schools in urban areas. Melissa DuPont-Reyes, assistant professor at…

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Environmentalist Bill McKibben to give EARTH DAY keynote at CUNY Conference on Climate Change Education

On Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, 2021 LaGuardia Community College/ CUNY will host the first-ever CUNY Conference on Climate Change Education. Bill McKibben, environmental activist, author, and founder of 350.org, will give a keynote address titled, “Climate Education: A Way to Make an Education Whole.” Considered the father of modern climate change education, McKibben was…

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