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Stony Brook University Honored Conservationist and Lemur Expert Dr. Patricia C. Wright at 15th Annual Stars of Stony Brook Gala 2014 Fundraiser

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On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in New York City, Stony Brook University honored one of its own, long-time conservationist and lemur expert Dr. Patricia C. Wright at its 15th annual Stars of Stony Brook Gala 2014. On top of being feted by her University, Dr. Wright was also riding the wave of stardom as her work with lemurs is the central storyline of the new IMAX® documentary Island of Lemurs: Madagascar. As a continuing tradition, Stony Brook University also recognized six young scholars at the gala for their academic talent and ambition.

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Bierman Named Chancellor of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts

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M. Lindsay Bierman, Editor-in-Chief of Southern Living Magazine, is elected by the UNC Board of Governors as the 8th chancellor of the Winston-Salem arts conservatory

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Cardiovascular Sonography Program at NSU Tampa Receives National Accreditation

The Cardiovascular Sonography Program at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) College of Health Care Sciences has received national accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology (JRC-CVT). The new accreditation will be effective March 21, 2014 through March 31, 2019.

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New Internships Allow Eight UChicago Undergrads to Spend Summer at Marine Biological Laboratory

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Eight students in the College will spend their summer as research interns at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Massachusetts, marking a new phase in the affiliation between the lab and the University of Chicago that will allow students to pursue significant scientific projects.

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Everyone on Earth Is Invited to Earth Day Tweet-Up and Can Now Watch What Happens Live During Meet and Tweet with Stony Brook University’s Three Indianapolis Prize Finalists

On Earth Day, April 22, not only will everyone on the planet be able to bond on Twitter with Stony Brook University’s three Indianapolis Prize finalists – Russ Mittermeier, Carl Safina and Pat Wright – they will also be able to watch a live webcast of the University’s first ever “Tweet-Up” featuring these three remarkable conservationists.

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Record Number of UChicago Students Named Truman Scholars

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Four University of Chicago College students have received Harry S. Truman Scholarships—the most in school history, and tying a record that only two other institutions have attained since 2001.

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UI Named Mentoring Center for Minority Graduate Students

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The University of Iowa has been awarded a three-year, $1.2 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to establish one of only five University Centers of Exemplary Mentoring (UCEM) in the nation.

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Waterloo Global Science Initiative Release a New Blueprint for 21st Century Education

The Waterloo Global Science Initiative has released the Equinox Blueprint: Learning 2030, a vision for redesigning high school education to best prepare students for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

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U.Va. Students Pursue the Pleasures of Multilingualism

Growing up in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Nishat Jabin’s first language was Bengali. But one of her great pleasures was watching English-language cartoons. She ranks “Tom and Jerry,” “Hey Arnold!” and “Scooby-Doo” among her childhood favorites.

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Nova Southeastern University Names Jon Garon, J.D., as Dean of the Shepard Broad Law Center

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Nova Southeastern University (NSU) President George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D., has announced the appointment of Jon Garon, J.D., as dean of the Shepard Broad Law Center.

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