October is National Bullying Prevention Month: "Charlie’s Birthday Wish", a Children’s Book Takes a Look at the Other Side of

Written from the viewpoint of Charlie, the story’s antagonist, Charlie’s Birthday Wish teaches children to consider how bullies can be misunderstood, remorseful, and even forgiven.

September 16, 2015.- As children head back to school after another summer, bullying is once again a main focus and concern. However, not many of us have ever thought about the topic of bullying from the other side of the situation: the bully’s point of view.

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Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera Announces His Project, "La Casa de Colores"

"La Casa de Colores" also will include a monthly feature on resources at the Library of Congress.  “El Jardín,” a feature that includes videos, poems and blog posts, will show Herrera interacting with and responding to select items throughout the Library.

Washington, DC.- September 8, 2015.- In his first official appearance as the 21st Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry, Juan Felipe Herrera announced today at the Library of Congress National Book Festival the official project of his laureateship, La Casa de Colores—including an invitation to Americans to contribute a verse to an “epic poem” about the American experience.

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In recognition of Labor Day, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten on why unions matter for working families

WASHINGTON— "Our union is our members, and on this Labor Day weekend, I couldn’t be prouder of the 1.6 million hardworking nurses, teachers, paraprofessionals, higher education faculty and public employees who work day in and day out to teach our kids, keep our families healthy and improve our communities.

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The Library of Congress to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2015

The Sones de México Ensemble performs Mexican folk music on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium.

Washington, D.C.- The Library of Congress celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, commemorated each year Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, with a series of events, tours and gallery talks. All events are free and open to the public; no tickets or reservations are required.

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Immigrant Teens Less Likely to Commit Crimes and Use Drugs, Study Finds

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The study, led by social work professor Christopher Salas-Wright show that immigrant adolescents are statistically less likely than U.S.-born peers to be involved in an array of violent and delinquent behaviors — such as serious fights, drug selling and gun carrying — and less likely to use alcohol, marijuana and other illicit drugs.

AUSTIN, Texas — Sept. 1, 2015.- Amid concerns that immigrants may present a threat to American society, recent research from The University of Texas at Austin indicates that immigrant teens are significantly less likely to engage in violent behaviors, crime and drug use than their U.S.-born counterparts.

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The Addict's Mom of TX Announces Lights of Hope 2015

Please join us at Caliente Harley Davidson, 7230 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX on September 19 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm in our quest to share without shame and cast away the chains of stigma which continue to keep us prisoners of sorrow and secrecy.

September, 1st, 2015--The Addict's Mom announced their nationwide campaign, Lights of Hope, 2015. They will be honoring and supporting those whose lives have been shattered by addiction and remembering those lost. Ceremonies will be hosted by local chapters throughout the United States.

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Moderno: Design for Living in Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela, 1940–1978, features Pedro Ramírez Vásquez, Don Shoemaker and Clara Porset

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The Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin presents Moderno: Design for Living in Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela, 1940–1978. Organized by the Americas Society in New York, the exhibition is the first to examine how design transformed the domestic landscape of Latin America, during a period marked by major stylistic developments and social and political change.

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Purdue University diversity initiative promotes faculty innovation

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This is the first initiative of its type to tap the talents and creativity of faculty in addressing diversity issues, said Deba Dutta, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and diversity.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A new Purdue University initiative, led by the Office of the Provost, will leverage faculty-driven innovation to improve minority recruitment and retention. Known as the Diversity Transformation Award, the program will challenge faculty to conceive — and implement — projects that advance campus diversity.

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"Very Light" Smoking Popular Among Young Adult Women, Study Finds

“Smoking, even at low levels and intermittently, carries significant health risks, such as cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases and an increased risk of lung cancer,” said Carole K. Holahan, a professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education and associate faculty in the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies.

AUSTIN, Texas — 19 de Julio de 2015.- “Very light” smoking, defined as five or fewer cigarettes per day, is common among young adult women in the United States, according to researchers at The University of Texas at Austin. 

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Mexico and The University of Texas Expand Scholarly Exchange

AUSTIN, Texas, July 10, 2015.- The University of Texas at Austin and the government of Mexico have renewed and expanded an agreement that will deepen academic relations between the two. UT Austin President Gregory L. Fenves and UT System Chancellor William H. McRaven welcomed top Mexican officials to campus Thursday to sign the agreement.

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