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An Investment in Wellbeing

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After one semester at Wake Forest University, John Marbach accepted a $100,000 entrepreneurship grant — a prestigious Thiel fellowship that supports students who want to skip college to start a business. He returned with a better understanding of the importance of social and intellectual engagement in his own life, as well as an appreciation for Wake Forest’s efforts to transform wellbeing on campus.

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Robert Hull Named Director of Center for Materials, Devices, and Integrated Systems at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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Advanced materials leader Robert Hull, head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named the first director of the Institute’s new Center for Materials, Devices, and Integrated Systems.

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Nationwide Nursing Study Shows Simulation Education Works, Faculty Training Needed

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A new award-winning study, “The NCSBN National Simulation Study: A Longitudinal, Randomized, Controlled Study Replacing Clinical Hours with Simulation in Prelicensure Nursing Education,” offers strong evidence supporting the use of high quality healthcare simulation as a substitute for up to 50% of traditional clinical time.

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Cellphone Addiction Harming Academic Performance Is ‘an Increasingly Realistic Possibility’

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Women college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones, with men college students spending nearly eight hours, according to a Baylor University study on cellphone activity published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions.

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SBU Receives Highest Score in Princeton Review’s 2015 Green Honor Roll

Stony Brook University has been named in Princeton Review’s 2015 Green Honor Roll, an annual list that offers a measure of how environmentally friendly universities are on a scoring scale of 60 to 99. Stony Brook, one of 24 universities to receive a score of 99 (the highest possible score), is among 861 colleges reviewed this year. Selection is based on data collected in its 2013-14 surveys of schools concerning their sustainability-related practices, policies, and academic offerings.

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Rensselaer Names New Vice President for Institute Advancement

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Graig R. Eastin, vice president of the CHOC Children’s Hospital Foundation, has been named vice president for institute advancement at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by President Shirley Ann Jackson.

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Online Degree in Electrical Engineering Rated Best in Four Categories

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Stony Brook University’s (SBU) Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering online (BSEEOL) degree has been recognized as one of the best by OnlineCollege.org, a blog featuring the latest news in higher education and online learning. Taking top honor in four categories, SBU is recognized as offering the highest

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Case Western Reserve University Conference Examines International Law and Ethics Issues Arising From Emerging Military Technologies

Experts gather Friday, Sept. 5 at Case Western Reserve University School of Law for the day-long conference: International Regulation of Emerging Military Technologies. Panels consider autonomous robotic weapons, military use of genomic science, cyber warfare, and non-lethal weaponry.

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Nova Southeastern University Opens its New Regional Campus in Puerto Rico on Aug. 28

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Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is set to reconfirm its commitment to Puerto Rico with the grand opening of a new regional campus in San Juan. The new campus represents an expansion of offerings at NSU and also provides increased opportunities for students university-wide.

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Student Debt Growing, Number of University Financial Education Programs Still Deficient

Kansas State University financial planner finds most universities are lacking a financial education program. She outlines the different types of successful programs and how to get started.

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