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Low Levels of Exercise and Heavy Use of Electronic Media Result to Increased Health Risks Among Children
A University of Eastern Finland study finds that low levels of physical activity and heavy use of electronic media are associated with increased risk factors for type 2 diabetes and vascular diseases...more



Preschool Implications of the Fiscal Cliff
According to the Center on Law and Social Policy, if Congress fails to pass legislation to avoid the looming "fiscal cliff," many families will lose access to the important early childhood...more

200 Peninsulans Volunteer on MLK Day
About 200 Catholics, Mormons, Jews, Buddhists and Muslims from 15 different faith communities fanned out across the Peninsula on Monday as volunteers for the region's first Multifaith Day of Service...more

Risk Projects Best Performed By Philanthropy
In her written contribution to Huffington Post, President of the Rockefeller Foundation Dr. Judith Rodin illustrates why risk is often associated with philanthropy. Dr. Rodin specifies that...more

Special Program Helps Siblings Build Positive Relationships
Feinberg and Susan McHale, professor of human development and family studies, introduced the SIBlings are Special (SIBS) Program to address brother and sister relationships. The program gives...more

Inequality and Poverty Increases in New York City
A new census data reads that there is more inequality and poverty in New York City in 2012. The New York Times' Sam Roberts pinpoints the most alarming stats from the bureau data: 1 in 5 New...more

Volunteer Recognition Ceremony
The city of Albany has recently held an ceremony to recognize the efforts of individuals and organizations who have helped in keeping the area beautiful and in top shape. Westover Animal Hospital...more

Genesee County Economic Development Center Gets New Grants for STAMP Property
New grants are rolled out for Genesee County Economic Development Center (GCEDC) for its Western New York Science, Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Park (STAMP). The GCEDC funding, part of...more

Asian Community as Least Segregated Minority Group in US
In a new study released by the US2010 Project at Brown University, Asians are found to be the least segregated minority group in the U.S. The findings show that every Asian nationality - Chinese,...more






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Social Entrepreneur Launches Peru State College’s Distinguished Speaker Series


Social Entrepreneur Launches Peru State College’s Distinguished Speaker Series

Social entrepreneur and co-founder of Krochet Kids International, Kohl Crecilius, Peru State College’s 2013-14 Distinguished Speaker Series at the College Theatre.




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