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April 18, 2019
In the Brazilian city of Salvador, Bahia, there is a complicated cultural identity. With the help of tourist guides written by locals, the region established exotic Afro-Brazilian culture as an attraction. Dr. Anadelia A. Romo, Associate Professor of Latin American History, explores how Afro-Brazilians in Salvador, Brazil developed a composite ...

April 18, 2019
In the United States, Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental disorders. It causes severe symptoms that affect how people feel and think and that interfere with their ability to live and function. Millennials–or young adults ages 18 to 25–are most often diagnosed with MDD. Social media are also popular with t...

April 15, 2019
Stress at work is particularly taxing considering people spend a majority of their day at the workplace. Workplace stressors have been linked to a variety of diseases, ranging from heart disease to anxiety and depression. A new study by Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Krista Howard, psychology graduate student Madeline Giblin, and psycholo...

April 15, 2019
Few students can say they’ve gotten a call from their university president. Very little can claim they’ve received the highest honor in their university system. For Kendria Shields-Rhodes, both happened one late afternoon. Last fall, Shields-Rhodes received a voicemail from President Denise Trauth who broke the news that she had received the 201...

April 3, 2019
They say that teaching can be a thankless job.  A new study published in the Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research, “Why do teachers leave? A comprehensive occupational health study evaluating intent-to-quit in public school teachers,” shows that other factors besides ingratitude drive teachers to quit. The study–by Dr. Krista Howard, associ...