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Reading Together: A successful reading fluency internvetion

The article describes a reading fluency intervention called Reading Together that combines the method of repeated readings (Samuels, 1979) and the Neurological Impress Method (Heckelman, 1969). Sixteen volunteers from various backgrounds were recruited and trained to deliver the Reading Together intervention to struggling readers in third through fifth grade. The differences on the outcome measures between the treatment (n = 29) and comparison (n = 23) were statistically significant. Thus, students in the treatment demonstrated increased reading expression, reading rate, and overall reading scores. Results suggest that Reading Together is a feasible method of increasing students’ reading proficiency and can be delivered by trained volunteers.


Student facilitation in peer-led literature group discussions


The effects of dyad reading and text difficulty on third-graders’ reading achievement

This study replicated, with modifications, previous research of dyad reading using texts at various levels of difficulty (Morgan, 1997). The current project measured the effects of using above–grade-level texts on reading achievement and sought to determine the influences of dyad reading on both lead and assisted readers. Results indicate that weaker readers, using texts at two, three, and four grade levels above their instructional levels with the assistance of lead readers, outscored both proficient and less proficient students in the control group across multiple measures of reading achievement. However, the gains made by assisted readers were not significantly different relative to the various text levels. When all assessments were considered, assisted readers reading texts two grade levels above their instructional levels showed the most robust gains in oral reading fluency and comprehension. Lead readers also benefited from dyad reading and continued their respective reading developmental trajectories across measures.



Ceramic Iterations


The Impact of the 2016 Election on the Financial Performance of Major Healthcare Companies

Healthcare reform was a significant political issue during the November 2016 US general elections, and played an important role in campaigning and political discourse leading to the election. Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidate, and Republicans running for congressional office, campaigned on a platform advocating for the repeal and replacement of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA), among other changes. Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidate, and Democrats running for congressional office, campaigned on a platform that included support for the ACA, as well as increased regulations on the pharmaceutical industry and health insurers, among various other policies. Republicans achieved unexpectedly large electoral victories. In order to determine the impact of the election results on the financial health of key firms operating in health care industries, event study techniques and multivariate regressions are used to calculate and analyze cumulative abnormal returns (CARS) surrounding different event windows surrounding the election for the various relevant firms (N=402). Abnormal returns are also calculated by industry, including pharmaceutical companies, health insurers, health care providers, and medical device manufacturers. Statistically and economically significant CARs are observed for the entire sample, as well as for drug companies, health insurers, and health care providers in the short term. Firms in the pharmaceutical industry, who faced more stringent regulation under a Clinton administration, were affected the most by the election results and generated the largest positive abnormal returns in every event window considered.


Cougar Query: "I get most excited about my work when I see faith and testimony increase"
Cougar Queries is a series profiling BYU employees by asking them a few simple questions about their work, interests and life. Today we meet Keith Wilson, Associate Professor in Ancient Scripture.


Psychologist named one of the most influential in the nation
Science and Health
Chockalingham “Vish” Viswesvaran has been named one of the most influential industrial and organizational psychologists in the nation. The FIU […]


Study abroad participants reach record numbers
In the World
More students than ever traveled the world and shared life-changing experiences this year through FIU’s study abroad program. In the […]


[Women's Soccer] MACU Women's Soccer Inks Casey Riley for 2017 Season

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Mid-America Christian University women's soccer squad has added Casey Riley for the 2017 season.

Riley, a 5-6 defender out of nearby Moore, Okla., was an all-state performer competing at Southmoore High School.

She was also selected as the Defensive Player of the Year along with being named team MVP at Southmoore.

"We're really excited about having Casey join our program," MACU Women's Soccer Co-Head Coach Zach Bice said. 

"She will make an immediate impact on the team and our program.  We are looking forward to great things out of her.  She was a captain and leader for her high school team."

The daughter of Katherine Pierce and Eric Riley, she is joining a program that was 7-9-1 last season after winning consecutive NCCAA Central Regional championships in 2014 & 2015. 


[Men's Outdoor Track & Field] Tabor Men Finish 4th at KCAC Championships


[Women's Outdoor Track & Field] Bluejay Women Finish 6th at KCAC Outdoor Track & Field ...


17.05.25 16:00 STUDENT LIFE - Walmart Trip with Campus Safety - Thursday May 25, 2017 starting at 4:00 pm
Meet in the Campus Safety Office...


UCSF Health Launches Campaign to Reinforce Inclusiveness, Safety for Patients
UCSF Health is rolling out a campaign to underscore the health system’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. The campaign was initiated amid recent concerns about potential discrimination or immigration issues that have arisen among patients and their families, as well as staff.


New Head Librarian Will Lead UCSF Library into the Future
UCSF has hired Christopher Shaffer as university librarian and assistant vice chancellor.


UCSF Police Seeks Public Comment in Reaccreditation Process
The UCSF Police Department is undergoing re-accreditation, a voluntary process renewed every three years to demonstrate its compliance with national best practices.


UCSF to Expand Child Care at New Location at Mission Bay
UCSF is moving and expanding its current University Child Care Center at Mission Bay to welcome more families to participate in on-site child care near their workplace.


Let Your Light Shine, Uzo Aduba (CFA’05) Tells CFA Grads
Campus Life
Orange Is the New Black actor Uzo Aduba addressed the class of 2017 at the Boston University College of Fine Arts Convocation, part of BU graduation weekend.


Can better tech improve doctor-patient conversations? A case study with CAT scans in the ER
Yale News
A Yale-led team of researchers have developed an electronic application tool that puts patients at the center of a decision about an overused medical test: the CAT or CT scan. If it pans out in wider pilot testing, the innovative app could inform the way that health technology tools are developed and used by physicians and patients.


Yale’s 316th Commencement had rain, ‘thunder,’ Stevie Wonder (and more things wonderful)
Yale News
A light rain fell on and off throughout Yale’s outdoor Commencement ceremony on the Old Campus on May 22, and there was even a bit of “thunder” — in the form of applause and music only.


[Dillard] Dillard University Establishes Sports Hall of Fame

NEW ORLEANS-- The biggest sports weekend at Dillard University just grew with the establishment of the Dillard University Sports Hall of Fame. The inaugural class will be inducted at the Billy Ray Hobley Scholarship Gala, during the 2018 Allstate Sugar Bowl Bleu Devil Classic Weekend. The hall of fame has a goal to promote a historical legacy of the accomplishments of Dillard University alumni student-athletes.


Finalists vie for nation's top honor given to journalists in business, financial reporting
On June 27, the dean and the country’s most influential business journalists, editors, publishers, producers and media personalities will gather in New York City to also honor two career achievement honorees, Walt Mossberg and Nicholas Varchaver.


UCLA In the News May 22, 2017
A defense of “transracial” identity roils the philosophy world. To improve your diet, know these four food myths. And more.


Discovery of an alga’s ‘dictionary of genes’ could lead to advances in biofuels, medicine
Scientists from UCLA, UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco sequenced the genome of a tiny, single-celled green alga.


High-tech rainforest map brings climate and conservation efforts into sharp relief
Data collected in the Congo by UCLA scientists and others will help empower global initiatives to protect the planet.


Scientists develop test to identify best treatment for gonorrhea
Test developed by UCLA researchers would help physicians determine which people may be more treatable with an antibiotic that has not been recommended since 2007.


Registration open for Story Catcher Workshop and Festival
May 19, 2017
CHADRON – Registration is still open for the Mari Sandoz Heritage Society’s annual Story Catcher Writing Workshop and Festival June 14-17. The writer’s retreat will be at Fort Robinson State Park June 14-16. The retreat faculty includes Mark Halliday, poet in residence, Lisa Sandlin, fiction writer in residence, and Ken Ilgunas, nonfiction writer in residence. They plan to lead morning sessions focused on crafting and improving writing, followed by afternoon sessions designed to give participants a chance to create new work and receive personalized feedback from fellow retreat attendees. The June 17 festival at the Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center Chicoine Atrium on the Chadron State College campus is free and open to the public. Sessions will include a panel discussion featuring the writers in residence, an open mic for workshop attendees to share their work, a session by the Mari Sandoz Emerging Writers, and a keynote presentation by Halliday at 6 p.m. More information, a complete schedule and registration information is available online at


Range students tour 18 sites in two states
May 22, 2017
CHADRON – Chadron State College students toured 18 agriculture-related operations and facilities in Nebraska and Colorado during a week-long tour in April. Dr. Ron Bolze, associate professor of Applied Sciences, planned and led the field experience for 18 students enrolled in his Ruminant Production and Lab (AGRI 333/333L) course. Maddison Nygren of Mead, Nebraska, said touring the Cargill Meat Solutions Beef Processing Plant in Fort Morgan, Colorado, gave her a greater appreciation for the beef production and processing industry. She was also impressed with a tour of the Croissant Red Angus operation near Briggsdale, Colorado, by manager Kevin Miller. “His cows were some of my favorites and it was amazing how uniform everything was. I really applaud his reproductive physiology practices and selection process,” Nygren said. Nygren said the most surprising thing she learned on the tour was a recycling practice of Teague Diversified livestock breeders near Fort Morgan, Colorado. “The paunch of cattle, which is the by-product that comes out of the rumen after the cattle are killed, can be used to build soil fertility along with sewer waste and beef manure,” Nygren said. She also felt the tour introduced her to more of the many options available in ag production. “It just makes me excited to see what I can get my hands on someday. I think the fact that we saw a couple places that farm and run cows really got me thinking of how I can do that on my parents’ operation now,” Nygren said. “To me it is amazing the technology and outside the box thinking we experienced on this trip.” Jenna Lincoln of Bartlett, Nebraska, said Cargill and the CSU Beef Research Center were the highlights of the tour for her. “It was interesting to learn how everything from cattle gets used and recycled after harvest, and because Cargill isn't something you get to experience every day. The Colorado State University (CSU) Beef Research Center opened my eyes to the possibilities of graduate school, and the unlimited amount of research that can be done in the field of agriculture,” Lincoln said. Another aspect of the tour that impressed her was the variety and diversity of cattle operations. “Each one is successful in their own way. There isn't a specific equation everyone uses,” Lincoln said. Like Nygren and Lincoln, Cattibrie Riggle of Midland, South Dakota, said Cargill was one of her favorite stops, especially because she hadn’t previously visited a packing plant. She was also fascinated by a chance group to observe video of a technician fertilizing a horse egg under a microscope at the CSU Equine Reproductive Center. Being able to meet the owners and operators of the Leachman Cattle Company had meaning for Riggle because Bolze had discussed their operation previously and she had reviewed its sale catalog with family members. “Dr. Bolze exposes us to many different producers who all do things differently, but do them exceptionally well and are very successful,” Riggle said.


Ten Alumni Receive NSF Graduate Fellowships


[Men's Soccer] Men's Soccer | Danny Leavy Adds to Trevecca Signing Class of 2017-2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The spring signings continue for Trevecca Nazarene University men's soccer coach Danny Leavy. He is following up the signing of Carlos Ivan Bravo from Smyrna, TN with Tom Watson from Derby, United Kingdom and Kellen Lively of Mt. Juliet, TN. 


Trevecca men's soccer head coach Danny Leavy said of Kellen Lively, "Kellen is coming off of a strong senior season as the 2016 District MVP. We are excited to have a player of his ability join us on the Hill. He will add competition to our keeper position."


Leavy added comments about Tom Watson joining the program as well saying, "We are fortunate to add a player of Tom's ability to our program. Tom is a technically gifted left-footed player. He will immediately add depth to our defense."



Tom Watson is a six-foot-one defender is a transfer from Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, TN. Prior to playing at MMC, he played for John Port School and club soccer for coach Kevin Harlow. In addition to his soccer success, Watson was named to the Southern States Athletic Association All-Academic team.


Tom Watson Highlights

Martin Methodist Redhawks

Two-starter for the RedHawks at left-back

Started 13 of 17 games as a sophomore

Added two assist as a sophomore

Started 13 of 15 games as a freshman

Scored a goal with an assist as a freshman



Kellen Lively is a six-foot-one product of Wilson Central High School where he played keeper for head coach Jeff Loucks. He also played for Jason Shultz in club soccer. In addition to his athletic honors, Lively is a member of the Beta Club and is a National Honor Society member.


Kellen Lively Highlights

Two-time 9-AAA All-District Team

2017 9-AAA District Keeper of the Year

2017 9-AAA District All-Tournament Team

2017 I-840 Tournament Defensive MVP


His parents are Scott and Holly Lively. 



Carlos Bravo, a five-foot-five midfielder, comes to the Trojans from Smyrna, TN. He played with Belton (MO) High School and coach Carlos Mcfield. Bravo turned in a decorated stint for coach Carlos McField, earning all-state, all-region, and all-conference credentials with 26 goals and 16 assists as a senior. He led Belton to the district championship the last two years.


Trevecca men's soccer coach Danny Leavy said of Bravo, "We are fortunate to be adding a player of Ivan's technical ability to the program. Ivan is the second player we signed from the Sporting KC Academy system (Noah Mudd (JR/Shelbyville, TN)). Ivan will help add creativity to our attack. We are looking forward to him joining us this Fall."


Bravo also played for Sporting Kansas City Academy where helped coach István Urbányi. Bravo played with the U-17 team and helped them win the U-18 Futsal Nationals division. Additionally, they played in the Generation Adidas tournament. At the academy he played with the U-16 and U-17 teams.


Bravo played for Adam Lamb with the Sporting Blue Valley 99 Pre Academy. He played a year with the team and went to ESPN Disney and scored two goals with an assist as they won the tournament. Bravo scored 12 goals in the season with six coming in the Midwest Regional League (MRL) where they reached the semifinals.


He also played for coach Keith Tozer on the US Futsal National Team for two seasons. As a 16-year-old he played on the U-18 team that traveled to Costa Rica. There Bravo played in two games assisting on four goals.


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Stanford professors discuss ethics involving driverless cars
Social Sciences
Self-driving technology presents vast ethical challenges and questions. Several professors and interdisciplinary groups at Stanford who are tackling this issue  offer their perspectives on the topic.

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