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Wellesley College Names Harvard’s Paula A. Johnson Its 14th President

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Paula A. Johnson, MD, MPH, a professor and faculty member at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, has been selected to be the 14th president of Wellesley College, the preeminent liberal arts college for women.

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Gaston College SPARC Program Wins Prestigious 2016 Community College Bellwether Award

Gaston College was announced this week as one of the winners of the 23rd annual Bellwether Awards at the annual policy summit of the 2016 Community College Futures Assembly in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The summit showcased competitively-selected leading-edge programs in community college practice worthy of replicating.

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Wellesley College Celebrates 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’

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Wellesley College is taking a creative approach to celebrating the 200th anniversary Mary Shelley’s 'Frankenstein' by screening films uniquely inspired by Shelley and her work.

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AERA Announces Most Read Education Research Articles of 2015

Research on special education, non-cognitive skills, degree completion, educational inequality and more appeared in the 10 most popular journal articles published by the American Educational Research Association in 2015. Based on the number of times they were accessed online, the following were the most popular AERA research articles published in 2015.

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Enrichment Program Introduces Boston Undergraduates to Careers in Medicine or Research

Twenty-six aspiring undergraduates experienced life as medical students or research scientists during the fourth Tufts University School of Medicine/University of Massachusetts Boston Enrichment program. The undergraduates took part in an intensive curriculum that ran for three weeks at Tufts.

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Preschoolers Need More Play and Fewer Scripted Lessons, Says Early Childhood Educator Erika Christakis

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In her just-released book, “The Importance of Being Little: What Preschoolers Really Need from Grownups” (Viking), noted early childhood educator and Silliman College associate master Erika Christakis argues that most of today’s youngest schoolchildren are spending their critical early-learning years in environments that ignore or misunderstand their needs.

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UW-Milwaukee Receives Top Research Designation From Carnegie

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The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education gave the R1 -- “highest research activity” designation -- to only 115 of the 4,665 universities evaluated this year.

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UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business Announces Alumna Kristen S. Monson as the 2016 Distinguished Executive Commencement Speaker

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UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business alumna and retired PIMCO executive Kristen S. Monson will serve as the 2016 Distinguished Executive Commencement Speaker for the business school graduation ceremony to be held Monday, June 13, in the Bren Events Center on the UC Irvine campus.

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Inaugural 3 Minute Thesis Compels Students to Put High-Level Research Into Much-Condensed Package

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At a glance around Room 3027 in the Harper Center on Thursday morning, Yovani Llamas counted 14 people in attendance for Creighton University’s inaugural 3 Minute Thesis competition.

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Business Education With a Twist: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Business Students Gain Marketplace Success

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Graduates of the business school at Rensselaer, the Lally School of Management, are in strong demand.

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“Seafood from Slaves” by The Associated Press wins USC Annenberg’s 2016 Selden Ring Award

Reporters from The Associated Press have won USC Annenberg’s 2016 Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting, for a series of stories that showed how seafood sold in U.S. grocery stores and restaurants had been produced by slaves.

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Salaries, Placement Rates Rise for UVA Darden Class of 2015

Recent data shows strong salary and placement rates for recent Darden graduates from the Class of 2015.

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AACN Announces Election Results for New Members of the Board of Directors and Nominating Committee

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is pleased to announce the results of its 2016 election to fill seats on the AACN Board of Directors and Nominating Committee.

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Still Connected After All These Years

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Many of us cannot picture ourselves working for the same organization for decades. But a growing number of UC San Diego academics have been teaching students, conducting research and connecting with the campus for a half century or more. Following are remarkable insights from a few of these extraordinary faculty members whose fondness for the campus continues into their golden years.

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Undergraduate Applications to GW Up by More Than 28 Percent

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The George Washington University has received a record number of admissions applications. University admissions officials report applications for first-year, undergraduate students applying to enter for fall 2016 rose an unprecedented 28 percent over the previous year.

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Gulf's Coastal Observing System Now Part of National Weather-Ready Initiative

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NOAA initiative recognizes partners that are helping to improve the nation's readiness against extreme weather, water and climate events.

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PwC Supports LIFEvest Financial Literacy Program with $25,000 Gift

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PwC has awarded the LIFEvest Financial Literacy Program, offered through the Center for Wealth Management (CIWM) at the UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business, a $25,000 gift as part of their “Earn Your Future” program. The gift was made possible by CIWM member Suzanne Fradette, a partner at PwC, who initiated the submission of the LIFEvest program for consideration by the Earn Your Future team.

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Virginia Mason Institute Offers Experience-Based Design and Lean Training in April

/PRNewswire/ -- Virginia Mason Institute, a leading lean education resource for health care organizations, is offering two training courses in April 2016.

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First-Semester GPA a Better Predictor of College Success Than ACT Score

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Underrepresented students’ first-semester GPA may be a better predictor of whether they’ll graduate college than their ACT score or their family’s socioeconomic status, a new study found.

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UVA Darden Comes to D.C. Area — Expanding Reach of Executive MBA Program

UVA Darden comes to the Washington, D.C. area, expanding the reach of its Executive MBA program