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How talking more can make you better at listening — to foreign languages

The typical foreign language class spends much of its time listening to fluent speakers — a teacher or a recording — and doing other comprehension-focused exercises, like matching printed words and phrases to pictures, but new research from the University of Wisconsin–Madison shows that the students should spend more time talking.

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Sweetening the Process of Biomarker Discovery in Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a common form of dementia, affecting about 5 million Americans and more than 15 million individuals worldwide. Despite its prevalence, however, many aspects of the disease’s development and progression are still poorly understood. With few known biomarkers, researchers have struggled to develop early detection methods or effective treatments.

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DESIGN STUDIES STUDENTS COLLABORATE WITH KENYAN ACTIVIST JOSEPHINE KULEA

Several weeks ago, Kenyan women’s rights campaigner Dr. Josephine Kulea visited SoHE as part of a partnership initiated by Design Studies instructor Lesley Sager. In 2012, Kulea founded the Samburu Girls Foundation, an organization dedicated to rescuing young girls from child marriagesfemale genital mutilation, and beading. With help from a community of informants, the group removes children from these dangerous situations, giving them a home and the opportunity to continue their education by paying their school fees. Kulea, a survivor herself, began working with Faculty Associate Lesley Sager and her students to create an empowerment journal to help educate the girls on their rights.

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