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Admin Corner – September 2016

EPM Redesigned Home Page Coming Soon! As part of the ongoing improvement of our products, we are pleased to announce that we will soon launch a new homepage for Elsevier Performance Manager. Key Benefits & Features This homepage will make it easier for learners to find their assignments, view organization announcements, locate their transcript, and… Read more

 
9.22.16

There’s No Love Like a Dogs Love

  There’s no love like a dogs love. As man’s best friend, dogs have that unique gift to make you feel loved and cherished. They also, as researchers say, have that distinctive ability to lower stress levels, which can be extremely beneficial especially when it comes to children on the autism spectrum as well as… Read more

 
9.15.16

“We’re the Superhumans:” A Look at the 2016 Paralympic Games Ad Spot

Occasionally, a book, song, film or even an advertisement comes along that has the ability to stir something in us, to evoke a powerful emotional response. From the beginning drum roll, to the warm and affectionate tone of the music (a cover of Sammy Davis Jr’s Yes I can, sung by singer Tony Dee from… Read more

 
9.1.16

The 26th Anniversary of the ADA: Progress and Lingering Obstacles

Last month marked the 26th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by President H.W. Bush in 1990. A law that ensured that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else; giving civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the… Read more

 
8.18.16

More than a wheelchair; Emojis to better represent people with disablilties

Every day, billions of emojis are sent back and forth on social media applications and have come to play a quite significant role in the world of text communication. There has been quite a bit of initiative to make emojis more diverse, to depict people with different skin tones and same sex couples and so on; however,… Read more

 
8.8.16

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