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Civil and Construction Engineering Reaches Accreditation Milestone

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The ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) has awarded accreditation to the Civil and Construction Engineering Program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock

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Faculty Members Develop Free Alternative Textbooks to Save Students Money

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Through an alternative textbook initiative, Kansas State University faculty members are helping students save an estimated $423,000 a year in textbook costs.

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DePaul University Offers New Path to Advance Nursing Careers

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Registered nurses will have the opportunity to advance their careers with a new online degree program from DePaul University. The “RN to MS in Nursing” program, offers a path for RNs to earn a B.S. and M.S. from DePaul and a graduate certificate from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.

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S&T Support of Cyber Competitions Embraces Technology and Cybersecurity

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From February through April, the cyber equivalent of the NCAA’s March Madness played out – keystroke by keystroke – at 180 colleges around the nation. The regional champions gathered at the National Collegiate Cybersecurity Defense Competition (NCCDC) in San Antonio Texas. While only one team emerged with the winner’s trophy, everyone walked away with an increased appreciation and understanding of current cybersecurity needs and a preview of emerging technologies. This week, University of Central Florida, this year’s NCCDC winner, will tour the nation’s capital to learn how government agencies like the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) protect the nation from cyber threats.

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Engaging Students Through Social Media Is Focus of Iowa State University Prof’s New Book

Reynol Junco is using Facebook and Twitter to help college students succeed. Instead of seeing social media as a distraction in the classroom, Junco says it helps him engage and connect with students.

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Conference to Address Role of PAs in Solving Rural Health Care Challenges

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National conference to explore role of physician assistants in meeting challenges of rural health care

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Study Finds Range of Skills Students Taught in School Linked to Race and Class Size

Pressure to meet national education standards may be the reason states with significant populations of African-American students and those with larger class sizes often require children to learn fewer skills, finds a University of Kansas researcher.

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Submissions Sought for Up to $200,000 in Ratcliffe Shore Hatchery Business Funding

Applications are being accepted for the third round of funding through Salisbury University’s Philip E. and Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation Shore Hatchery entrepreneurship program beginning August 22. Business startups throughout the mid-Atlantic are eligible to apply for their share of $200,000.

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Busy Schedules Force Young People to Manage Time Well

Back to school article dealing with the topic of over-scheduled kids and how to manage the activities that truly are priorities.

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NUS Jumps 23 Places to 111th in 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities

The National University of Singapore (NUS) has been placed 111th among the world’s universities in the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) by the Centre for World-Class Universities (CWCU) at Shanghai Jiaotong University in China. NUS is also among the top 50 in the field of Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences, as well as in the subject of Computer Science.

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