$1 Million Gift to Benefit Binghamton University Athletics Department
Binghamton University announced Wednesday a gift of $1 million from prominent local physician and Binghamton University Foundation Board of Directors member Dr. Bai Lee to benefit the Department of Athletics.
This gift will support facility enhancements that will positively impact students, athletes and coaching, including benefits to the strength and conditioning program, the sports medicine team, the Student Success Center and more. It is the largest gift the Binghamton University Athletics Department has received to date.
Media embedded: Image(s)
– Binghamton University, State University of New York
Media Advisory for Reporters Covering U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's Visit to IU on Thursday
Indiana University is releasing information for media covering Thursday’s address by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the IU Auditorium. Kerry, the first sitting secretary of state to visit IU in 20 years, is speaking as part of a two-day celebration of the new home for the School of Global and International Studies.Media embedded: Image(s)
– Indiana University
UN Exec Ertharin Cousin to Kick Off University of Chicago Women in Public Leadership Program, November 16, 2015
Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme, will be the guest speaker at the kick-off of the University of Chicago’s inaugural Women in Public Leadership (WIPL) program on Nov. 16.
– University of Chicago
Increasing Gender Equity in Public Higher Education
“Gender equity affects everyone,” pointed out sociology professor Meredith Redlin of South Dakota State University. She will lead a multi-institutional team of researchers who will examine employee policies and evaluations to identify gender inequities within the South Dakota Board of Regents system through a Partnerships for Learning and Adaptation Networks grant from the National Science Foundation. “We are one of the first groups of researchers to examine a higher education public employee system,” Redlin said.Media embedded: Image(s)
– South Dakota State University
GW Partners with Posse Foundation to Increase Access for Diverse Students at Top-Tier Colleges and Universities
George Washington University is taking another step toward improving access to a college education for students from all backgrounds by partnering with The Posse Foundation to offer full-tuition leadership scholarships to select Atlanta-area public high school graduates. Media embedded: Image(s)
– George Washington University
Members of Congress Salute U.S. Mathematical Olympiad Team
This week U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) along with U.S. Representative Jim Himes (D-Conn) sent a request to President Obama asking him to invite the U.S. Mathematical Olympiad team to the White House to honor their success achievement.
– Mathematical Association of America
UChicago Urban Labs Announces $2.15 Million in Grants to Test Policy Innovations
Timothy Knowles, the Pritzker Director of UChicago Urban Labs, announced on Oct. 12 the winners of $2.15 million in Innovation Challenge grants from the UChicago Health, Poverty and Energy & Environment Labs. The winners have proposed innovative solutions to challenging urban policy problems.
– University of Chicago
New UW School of Law Group to Study Marijuana Regulation for State of Washington
A new group at the University of Washington School of Law will spend the 2015-16 academic year studying existing and emerging markets for marijuana, to assist and inform the state as it prepares to blend current medical and recreational markets for cannabis.
– University of Washington
Children’s Learning Institute Awarded Nearly $10 Million in Education Research Grants
Children’s Learning Institute researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) were recently awarded federal funding for research covering a variety of education topics ranging from reading comprehension to English-language learners to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) assessments.
A total of $9.8 million in grants among six research projects were given to the Children’s Learning Institute by two sources: the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), a part of the U.S. Department of Education, and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, one of the National Institutes of Health.
– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston