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Neuroscience advances highlight emotional network in brain

By Brandon Smith

November 12, 2012

New research suggests that the brain has a physiological switch that toggles between one of two cognitive modes at any given time.The study, published in the October issue of the science journal NeuroImage, may give crucial insight as to why the brain often fails to be both empatheticand analytical.The report answers some questions—while raising many more—about two dominant networks of the brain, known as the default mode...

Student Engagement expects new clubs in spring semester

By Lisa Schulz

January 23, 2012

Avoiding networking opportunities with fresh faces in class during the start of a new semester is effortless. Becoming a member of a student group, meeting new people and even starting a club can be just as easy.Student Engagement held an Open House Jan. 17 in The Loft, 916 S. Wabash Ave. Building, a student space on the fourth floor filled with chairs and beanbags, a projection screen, a plasma TV and a curtain wall to cr...

COMMUNITY STOPS GANG VIOLENCE

By Nader Ihmoud

October 3, 2011

Ortiz de Dominguez Elementary School, 3000 S. Lawndale Ave., was located on the border between two prominent rival gangs’ territory in the Little Village neighborhood.The “2-6” and the “Latin Kings” members no longer run the space, and now it is used as a recreation site in a community lacking areas to come together.Beyond the Ball, an award-winning non-profit organization that uses sports to bind the community together,...

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