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Emory's Debate Program Serves as National Model to Prevent Violence, Boost Academic Performance for At-Risk Youth


Atlanta, Ga.Last year George Soros' Open Society Institute gave a three-year, $600,000 grant to Emory University's Barkley Forum debate program to serve as a model and mentor for inner city school debate programs around the country in an effort to prevent youth violence and boost academic performance. Urban debate leagues have been established in New York, Detroit, Durham, N.C., Tallahassee, Fla., Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Kansas City, Mo. Programs also are being planned in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Self-Beliefs Critical in Academic Success, Says Emory Professor


Atlanta, Ga.Self-beliefs play a critical role in academic success, according to Frank Pajares, assistant professor of educational studies at Emory University. Also the co-author of the forthcoming book "Self-Beliefs and School Success," Pajares offers the following advice for parents and students to maximize success:

Emory University Joins Area Colleges for Foreign Language Initiative


Atlanta, Ga.As part of a growing national trend to get foreign languages into the heart of American higher education, Emory University is participating in an inter-collegiate effort to develop language programs that cut across the entire arts and sciences curriculum.

Oxford College of Emory University Explores Distance Learning Via Video Conference Technology


Atlanta, Ga.Oxford College of Emory University, a two-year undergraduate division of the university located in Oxford, Ga., has joined the growing trend of distance learning with a newly installed video conferencing classroom. This technology allows Emory students to take classes at either the Atlanta or Oxford campuses without requiring an 80-mile round trip.

Violence Studies Has a New Focus at Emory University


Atlanta, Ga. --Violence---at least in the academic sense---will enter Emory University classrooms this fall when the faculty establishes a minor in violence studies to address one of the most significant problems confronting the United States and many regions of the world today.

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