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Gates Foundation Chief Executive Officer to Deliver Keynote Address at Georgia State Commencement

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Sue Desmond-Hellmann, chief executive officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will call on the Class of 2016 to stretch the limits of human possibility in her keynote address at Georgia State University’s spring commencement on Saturday, May 7 at 1 p.m. in the Georgia Dome.

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Labor Expert Available to Comment on Teacher ‘Sickouts’

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Study May Explain the Nation's Growing Racial Achievement Gap

While the social science community has understood the potential impact of a racial achievement gap for decades, its root causes and mechanisms have not been clearly defined. The unique data collected and the uncommon analysis presented by Morris and Perry postulate that racially disparate and exclusionary discipline (suspension and expulsion) in the schools is a critical, understudied factor in racial differences in educational achievement and success later in life. Research suggests that African-American students are three times as likely as white students to be academically suspended. Nationwide, one in six African-American students in public schools have been suspended at least once. In a comparison of suspended and never-suspended students, the suspended group fell nearly five grade levels behind in only two years.

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Mike Babcock to Receive Honorary Degree From U of S

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When he returns home to Saskatoon next month, the University of Saskatchewan will pay tribute to Mike Babcock by awarding him an honorary Doctor of Laws for outstanding achievement and exceptional service to the community at Spring Convocation.

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Cornell’s Sutton Road Solar Farm Now Online to Power Geneva Station

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Cornell University’s new Sutton Road Solar Farm, a 2-megawatt energy facility that will offset nearly 40 percent of the annual electricity demand at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, New York, is now fully operational.

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Global Food Summit at UCI to Address Sustainable Solutions to Feeding the World

Global Food Summit: Sustainable Solutions is the second of a two-part Global Food Security conference held at University of California, Irvine. Internationally renowned food security leaders, practitioners and academics will address critical topics, ranging from global efforts to improve agriculture to the promise of technological advances. For full list of events, go to: http://blumcenter.uci.edu/gfs/

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Russ and Cara McLauchlan Named the 2016 Persons of the Year by the NC State Poole College of Management

Poole College established the award in 2008 to recognize individuals for their leadership and service to their professions, their communities, Poole College and the university as a whole. Nominations for the annual award are submitted by members of the Poole College community and the recipient is selected by a committee comprised of senior staff and faculty in the college.

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Even Einstein Struggled: Learning About Scientists’ Failures Can Boost STEM Grades

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Students at New York City high schools in Harlem who learned about the failures and personal struggles of famous scientists scored significantly higher on STEM tests than those who did not. The scores of struggling students rose more than those of successful students, according to a Teachers College, Columbia University study.

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Expert Can Comment on Common Core

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Northwestern University professor James Spillane is available to talk about the ongoing debate over Common Core, including the decision by some states to drop the standards altogether.

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First-Generation College Student at Duquesne Lands Goldwater Scholarship

A first-generation college student at Duquesne University has been selected for a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship Award for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Ranked No. 1 by College Choice

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) has been ranked No. 1 by College Choice for its master’s in nursing program. The school was also recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the country’s No. 1 nursing master’s program and No. 2 DNP program, and by QS World University as the No. 2 nursing school in the world

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UQAM Inaugurates NeuroLab, the Only Educational Neuroscience Laboratory of Its Kind in the World

April 28, 2016 – Last December, UQAM professor Julien Mercier, Director of the educational neuroscience laboratory (NeuroLab), officially opened this innovative modern infrastructure dedicated to the study of social interactions in learning.

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Wisconsin Teacher's Journey Leads From Refugee Camp to Classroom

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Mai Shoua Xiong, who was honored as Wisconsin's elementary teacher of the year, focuses on the diverse and multilingual students in her first grade classroom.

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Let the Nursing Workforce Data Speak for Themselves

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National Nurses Week is May 6-12, and two of Louisville, Kentucky’s prominent nursing leaders are urging for a more highly educated nursing workforce in Kentucky.

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UF CALS Students Earn Top Honors at Annual Banquet

Students who earned honors from the University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at its April 14 banquet show exemplary scholarship, leadership and commitment to the community.

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Myths and Facts on Nutrition-Dense Almonds

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Dr. Alireza Jahan-mihan, assistant professor and registered dietitian in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program at the University of North Florida, discusses myths and facts about the almond.

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Transforming Teaching with Twitter

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Imagine a teaching tool so effective that students look forward to using it in class and continue to seek out new information with it after the school day ends. New research offers powerful evidence that Twitter, if used properly, can produce these outcomes among middle school students and enhance the way children learn in the 21st century.

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Agricultural Communications Project Aims to Develop Critical Thinkers

Professor Courtney Meyers is part of a USDA project with two other universities that will utilize case studies to increase students’ critical thinking skills.

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Duquesne Chronic Pain Research Consortium Undergraduate Wins National Fellowship

A sophomore biology major at Duquesne University has won an American Physiological Society (APS) fellowship to continue her study of gender differences in chronic pain.

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UF CALS Doctoral Student Named UF Teaching Assistant of the Year

Imagine your instructor using rap to get her point across. That might pique your interest and make you listen more attentively, especially if you’re a university student. Rapping is one of many approaches Berthrude Albert uses to get her students to listen.