Victoria Merlino

East meets West during Asian Pacific-American heritage showcase
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East meets West during Asian Pacific-American heritage showcase

Baruch College’s Japan Club presented their Japanese-American performing arts showcase “West Meets East Matsuri” on Tuesday night in the multipurpose room. Co-sponsored by 28 different clubs, as well as USG, the event occurred as part of Asian Pacific-American Heritage Month. The title of “West Meets East” underscored a larger theme of cultural exchange that ran…

Caroline Kennedy touts studying abroad with CUNY at panel
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Caroline Kennedy touts studying abroad with CUNY at panel

U.S. ambassador Caroline Kennedy, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan and CUNY students held a panel Wednesday to discuss the importance of studying abroad. The event, hosted by the U.S. State Department at the Newman Library, began with a few remarks from Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Vita Rabinowitz….

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Height may contribute to attractiveness

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and while romantic comedies like to suggest that you may fall in love this Feb. 14 because of cosmic destiny, science begs to differ. A new study reveals that a human’s choice in romantic partner is influenced by their genes, including the genes that determine a person’s height. Throughout the…

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Youth violence and youth bullying more prominent in poor nations

Youth violence and youth bullying are factors that undermine a country’s economic wealth and social development—the factors being particularly prominent in poorer countries—new research reveals. The study, conducted by Frank Elgar, a professor at the Institute for Health and Social Policy at McGill University, used two international school-based surveys to gather data on rates of…

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Altruism less common among children from religious families

Children born and raised within religious households are less likely to be altruistic, a new international study from the University of Chicago claims. Published by Current Biology and written and researched by professor Jean Decety and his team of psychologists, the study deeply examined the behavior of 1,170 children in six different countries: Canada, Jordan,…

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