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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

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Newswise Education Wire 27-Jun-2018

The Newswise Education News Wire includes a round-up of recent research, experts, and feature stories from the Education News Source


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Narcissistic adolescents may perform better at school – Queen’s University Belfast researcher

A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast suggests that the growing rate of narcissism in society could be linked with school achievement.

– Queen's University Belfast

Personality and Individual Differences

New Research Finds Reading and Math Gains of Multilingual Students Have Outpaced English-Only Speakers

Over 12 Years, NAEP Scores for Multilingual Students Improved Two to Three Times More Than for Monolingual Students

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Educational Researcher

Crowdfunders Aren’t All That Different from Commercial Lenders, Study Finds

Low-Income entrepreneurs need a great story and solid financial backing for the best chance at funding, according to research from a pair of American University professors.

– American University

The Journal of Business Ethics

Calling Early-Stage Materials Innovators!

Demonstrate your new materials technology in front of industry and investors.

– Materials Research Society (MRS)

East Boston Launching Novel Neighborhood-scale Air Quality Monitoring Network

Olin College and Aerodyne plan to install eight to twelve ARISense instruments around East Boston, at a fraction of the cost of a single EPA monitoring site.

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Paws for the Handwashing Cause: Washington State Students Honored for Teaching Hygiene Education

A group of Kittitas (WA) students who used their school mascot Paws to help teach their classmates about good hand hygiene behaviors are the recipients of the 2018 “Healthy Schools, Healthy People, It’s a SNAP” National Award. The honor is ...

– American Cleaning Institute

Paul Araiza: Creating His Own Opportunities

When Paul Araiza graduated in June 2018 with his Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) from the UCI Paul Merage School of Business, it culminated a decade-long educational journey spanning three schools, with multiple deployments to Iraq and Afgh...

– University of California, Irvine, The Paul Merage School of Business

IMSA President to Join STEM Education Leaders at the White House

Dr. Jose M. Torres, President of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, will attend the first-of-its-kind State-Federal Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education Summit hosted by The White House Office of Science and Technolog...

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– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

MIT Study Names Olin College World Leader in Engineering Education

A new MIT study has named Olin College of Engineering, along with MIT, as the top leaders in engineering education globally.

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

NSF Funds Natural History Museum of Utah, U College of Education to develop online learning environment

NSF has awarded a grant with total funding expected to reach $1.3 million this month to the Natural History Museum of Utah and the College of Education at the University of Utah. This project, titled Engaging Practices for Inquiry with Collections in...

– University of Utah

Northwestern Mutual, Marquette University and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Invest Nearly $40 Million to Create the Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute

Northwestern Mutual is forming a new partnership with Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) to create the Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute. The partnership is the latest step by the financial security company ...

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The Gerontological Society Of America Forms Partnership With Organization For Associate Degree Nursing

The Gerontological Society Of America Forms Partnership With OADN

– Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN)

NYIT Names Nada M. Anid to Head Strategic Communications and External Affairs

NYIT President Hank Foley, Ph.D., has appointed Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., to lead the newly created office of Strategic Communications and External Affairs. A results-oriented leader with astute business acumen, Anid served as the first female dean of...

– New York Institute of Technology

Hendren Awarded Arts Culture Grant

Sara Hendren, an artist, designer and researcher-in-residence at Olin College has been awarded an Artist Fellowship in non-fiction writing from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Influx of New Faculty Join Olin College of Engineering

Olin College announces nine new faculty will join the College over the next two years.

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Howard Hughes Medical Institute awards $1 million grant to Kennesaw State

Led by the College of Science and Mathematics (CSM), Kennesaw State University was awarded a $1 million grant by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to improve STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) diversity and inclusion, wi...

– Kennesaw State University

Olin Names Mimi Onuoha First "Creative-in-Reference" as Part of Initiative to Better Integrate Arts and Humanities with STEM Education

Brooklyn-based artist and researcher Mimi Onuoha has been named the first “Creative-in-Reference” at Olin College, a position established as part of a multi-step $900,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation designed to better integrate the...

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Six CSU Faculty Members Win Prestigious NSF CAREER Grant

Six California State University faculty members have been given the National Science Foundation's prestigious CAREER award this year. The five-year award supports early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in rese...

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Texas Tech Named Finalist for National Community Engagement Award

Texas Tech University has been selected as one of four regional winners of the 2018 W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award, designating the university as a finalist for the national C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Schola...

– Texas Tech University

New Dual Degree Honors Program at The University of Texas at Austin Combines Business, Computer Science

A new, highly selective integrated honors degree program in business and computer science at The University of Texas at Austin will offer a rigorous four-year undergraduate curriculum aimed at preparing students for top technology careers.

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Media Advisory: Watch the International Student Science Fair 2018 LIVE

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– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

14th Annual International Student Science Fair

Winners of the 2018 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists Announced

The Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences today announced the 2018 Laureates of the Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists, who will each receive $250,000: the largest unrestricted scientific prize offered to Americ...

– Blavatnik Family Foundation/New York Academy of Sciences

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Saint Joseph’s Offers Exclusive Healthcare MBA Program for American Osteopathic Association

Saint Joseph’s University, in partnership with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), has announced a healthcare-focused Executive MBA program designed exclusively for AOA’s physician members.

– Saint Joseph's University

Game Design Program Among Top 10 Nationwide

ideo games represent one of the largest and fastest-growing entertainment industries in the world. Beyond games, today’s interactive technology also helps shape how young people learn, drives national defense strategies via computer simulations, an...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Animation Career Review

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Nova Southeastern University Has One-of-a-Kind Relationship with the NFL

Unlike the rest of the schools in the NCAA, Nova Southeastern University’s football team plays on Sundays. That’s because NSU doesn’t field its own football team. Rather, thanks to a one-of-a-kind partnership with the National Football Leagu...

– Nova Southeastern University

GW Launches New Summer Cancer Research Program for Undergraduate Students

The GW School of Medicine and health Sciences and GW Cancer Center have launched a new summer program advancing cancer research through enhancing diversity in the field. The program is open to undergraduate students and is called the GW Summer Progra...

– George Washington University

Registration Now Open for American Academy of Home Care Medicine Annual Meeting

The 2018 AAHCM Annual Meeting, held October 26-27, will convene academic leaders, policy authorities, and Veterans Administration (VA), clinical, and operational experts to bring to life the new opportunities in the field of home care medicine.

– American Academy of Home Care Medicine

President Ochoa Receives Human Excellence Award in Education

California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) President Eduardo M. Ochoa was awarded the Human Excellence in Education Award this week at the Hope Collaborative’s 2018 Human Excellence Awards Conference.

– California State University, Monterey Bay

Applications Now Open for UVA Darden’s 2018 Tayloe Murphy Resilience Awards

The Darden School of Business Institute for Business in Society and Virginia Community Capital (VCC) today opened the application process for the 2018 Tayloe Murphy Resilience Awards.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

UIC awarded $1M grant to advance inclusion in STEM education

The University of Illinois at Chicago has received a five-year, $1 million grant through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Inclusive Excellence Initiative.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Cornell College Redesigns Core Curriculum

Cornell College's core curriculum has had minor modifications over the years, but this redesign is a more transformative change. Phase II consists of four pilot projects, which will unfold over the next two academic years.

– Cornell College

Ocean Medical Center’s Inaugural 2018 Resident White Coat Ceremony Marks Start of Residency Training

Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center officially welcomed the first class of family medicine and psychiatry residents, at the inaugural 2018 Resident White Coat Ceremony. More than 125 community members were in attendance, including Hackens...

– Hackensack Meridian Health

Online Professional Development Boosts Teachers’ Confidence, Knowledge

Multiple factors go into making an effective professional development (PD) program for K–12 teachers. Focusing on content, active learning, collaboration and coaching support and using models of effective teaching can broaden the knowledge of scien...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Embargo expired on 21-Jun-2018 at 17:00 ET

Olin and Emerson Colleges Collaborate on Remaking Education Event

Olin and Emerson Colleges have joined forces to produce a groundbreaking one-day event—Remaking Education—designed to raise awareness of the need for change in education, and to inspire action among leaders in education, business, and the non-pro...

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Bringing Study Abroad to Commuters: A Case Study at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester

Studying abroad can impart a number of valuable, lifelong skills in students, including improved foreign language skills, appreciation for other cultures and, importantly, access to unique learning opportunities only available in certain countries an...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Embargo expired on 21-Jun-2018 at 17:00 ET

‘Exam Roulette’ Could Quell Essay-induced Anxiety

For many students, essay tests are a source of dread and anxiety. But for professors, these tests provide an excellent way to assess a student’s depth of knowledge and critical-thinking skills. At the American Physiological Society’s (APS’s) In...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Embargo expired on 21-Jun-2018 at 17:00 ET

St. George’s University Expands Use of B-Line Medical’s SimCapture Platform

B-Line Medical, an industry leader in video-driven healthcare education and outcome improvement, is excited to announce a continued partnership with St. George’s University as it expands and upgrades its healthcare simulation center.

– B-Line Medical


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