Improving children’s kindergarten readiness

A new $3.4 million five-year grant from the Institute of Education Sciences to researchers at the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy (CCEC) will examine impacts of specific kindergarten-transition practices on children’s academic and social-behavioral development during preschool, their adjustment to kindergarten and their trajectories from preschool to the end of first grade. Over 1,000 children will be followed …

Physicists uncover new behavior of elusive Higgs boson particle

Six years ago, scientists confirmed the existence of a long-theorized particle called the Higgs boson  — providing an explanation for how other particles acquire mass. The discovery included thousands of scientists from more than 100 countries and the world’s single largest machine — the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Physicists at CERN have been …

Rikihisa wins prestigious international veterinary award

Yasuko Rikihisa, University Distinguished Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, won the coveted International Prize in Canine Health.  The international award is part of one of the largest and most distinguished veterinary awards in the world, the International Canine Health Awards. The awards recognize and reward innovative researchers, veterinary scientists and students who are significantly impacting the health and wealth-being of …