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Newswise Education Wire 12-Sep-2018

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

Skills-Focused Preschool Programs Better at Boosting School Readiness

The nation’s most commonly used preschool educational curricula – “whole-child” – do not appear to be any more effective at improving children’s academic, social or behavioral outcomes than instructional materials developed by teachers an...

– University of California, Irvine

Economics of Education Review, Aug-2018

Cash Disbursements to Poor Families Led to Higher Voter Turnout Among Their Children, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Research Finds

Voting increased among young people from poor backgrounds after their families began receiving regular disbursements of unearned income, according to a new paper co-authored by a Johns Hopkins Carey Business School researcher.

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Religion vs. Science: Shaping Graduate Students’ Identities

Could graduate students’ religious beliefs prevent them from gaining confidence as scientists? A West Virginia University sociologist is exploring the conflicts between graduate students’ religious and professional identities and how those confli...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Genes Are Key to Academic Success, Study Shows

Parents always worry about whether their children will do well in school, but their kids probably were born with much of what they will need to succeed.

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Science of Learning

Historic Tufts University cannon gets a refresh

A decades-old Tufts University tradition of students painting messages of encouragement, resistance, love and celebration on a historic cannon located on campus just got a refresh. Thousands of layers of paint – weighing 2,000 pounds – were remov...

– Tufts University

West Virginia First-Generation College Students Get Major Boost to STEM Opportunities

West Virginia’s First2 STEM Student Success Alliance has received a total of $2,406,954 in new funding as part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) INCLUDES grant program, which helps to develop and maintain a diverse, innovative workforce in t...

– Green Bank Observatory

Writing Code for a More Skilled and Diverse STEM Workforce

This summer, 20 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) undergraduates funded by the National Science Foundation came to Brookhaven Lab for a new three-week workshop to develop their scientific computing skills for solving real-world...

– Brookhaven National Laboratory

Mary Frances Early: A Life of Quiet Courage and Great Accomplishment

This story is part of a series, called Georgia Groundbreakers, that celebrates innovative and visionary faculty, students, alumni and leaders throughout the history of the University of Georgia – and their profound, enduring impact on our state, ou...

– University of Georgia

Sciences on the Move

The breakables were carefully wrapped. Boxes were packed and labeled. The movers were called.

– Amherst College

WVU Center for Excellence in STEM Education to Help Rural Students Succeed in STEM Careers

WVU is among the first to receive National Science Foundation awards for the INCLUDES Alliances.

– West Virginia University

4 Cool Things You Didn’t Know About Entertainment Engineering

How fusing technology and fine arts is helping UNLV students build new creations and careers at top studios like Pixar.

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Lions, Zebras and Geography, Oh My!

Among the lions and zebras in Tanzania in the summer heat, a West Virginia University environmental geoscience student explored the geography of the land. Weirton, West Virginia, native Francesca Basil (BA Environmental Geoscience, 2018) traveled to ...

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– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Longtime ROTC administrative officer earns prestigious civilian medal

Jackie Hankins-Kent has been on staff at Temple for nearly 40 years and worked for the university’s Army ROTC program for three decades.

– Temple University

Goalie-Turned-Air Force Officer Among NCAA Top 30 Women of the Year Honorees

Air Force 2nd Lt. Sidney Peters, the four-time Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) Scholar-Athlete, WCHA All-Academic, Academic All-Big Ten honoree, and 2018 Hockey Humanitarian Award recipient, has been named as one of the NCAA’s Top 30 W...

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

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Onondaga County’s Christa Glazier recognized as esteemed economic development leader

Christa Glazier was presented with the second Cornell University New York State Hometown Alumni Award in Syracuse Aug. 28.

– Cornell University

Penn Extends its Global Reach to Improve Health Care Education and Quality of Care in Southeast Asia

Penn Medicine and Penn Nursing have launched a formal alliance with the Vingroup – an enterprise that encompasses a newly formed private not-for-profit university project, VinUni, as well as the largest and leading private health service provider i...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

CSU Campuses Recognized for Sustainability Leadership

The CSU is recognized by the AASHE and Sierra Club for efforts to create greener, more efficient campuses

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

California State University Honors Top Student Scholars

Twenty-three students—one from each campus of the California State University—have been selected to receive the 2018 Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement, the university’s highest recognition of student achievement.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Harvard Medical School Announces 2018 Media Fellows

Harvard Medical School has selected the 2018 fellows for its annual Media Fellowship program, Sept. 24-28. The program, now in its 21st year, brings top health and science journalists together with preeminent researchers and physician-scientists ...

– Harvard Medical School

CSU Rolls Out New User-Friendly Online Undergraduate Application

To make it easier for prospective students to navigate what can be a daunting process, Columbus State University is unveiling a new user-friendly online undergraduate application.

– Columbus State University

UTEP to Facilitate National Effort to Increase Number of Hispanics in Computing With $10M Grant

The University of Texas at El Paso, with a consortium of more than 40 other institutions and organizations from the public and private sector, is at the forefront of a national effort to increase the number of Hispanic students who participate in com...

– University of Texas at El Paso


New Faculty Bring Diversity and Innovative Research to the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University

The College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University announces the appointment of five new faculty members whose diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise will enhance the college’s translational approach to research and teaching.

– Arizona State University (ASU)

Lytx Endows Fellowship at UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management

Lytx, a San Diego-based video telematics and analytics pioneer, has established the Lytx Graduate Fellowship for Masters of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) at the UC San Diego Rady School of Management. The Rady School’s MSBA graduate degree p...

– University of California San Diego

UVA Darden Announces New Members to Darden School Foundation Board of Trustees

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business today announced three recently elected members of the Darden School Foundation Board of Trustees

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Globus Announces Support for Protected Data

Globus, the leading research data management service, today announced support for management of protected data, including data regulated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)....

– Globus

Ithaca College President Shirley M. Collado Appointed to Higher Ed Council of Presidents

Ithaca College President Shirley M. Collado has accepted an appointment to the Council of Presidents, an influential committee of the Washington-based Association of Governing Boards (AGB) of Universities and Colleges. The 27-member council represent...

– Ithaca College

Olin Ranked #3 in Latest US News Rankings Amid Growing Recognition

An MIT study released in the spring named Olin, along with MIT, as the top leaders globally in engineering education, even as more and more top programs are acknowledging Olin’s influence in their curricular reforms. The Princeton Review recently n...

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Campus Pride Announces Fourth 'LGBT-Friendly' Designation for UW-Milwaukee

Campus Pride chose 30 colleges and universities based on their overall ratings on the Campus Pride Index and specific LGBTQ-inclusive benchmark measures. UWM is proud to be among them for the fourth year in a row.

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

UVA Darden Announces New Leadership Board Members

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business announced the election of new members to its Alumni Association Board of Directors, Corporate Advisory Board, Dean’s Diversity Advisory Council and Global Advisory Council.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

UIC continues record enrollment growth with 31,683 students

UIC enrollment for fall semester maintains upward trend that began four years ago

– University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee exceeds $200 million fundraising goal, pushes on

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee reached the $200 million goal of its largest fundraising effort ever. The money will support student success, research excellence and community engagement. Fundraising will continue through June 30, 2019.

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

NYIT Launches First Ph.D. Program

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) President Henry C. “Hank” Foley, Ph.D., today announced the launch of the institution’s first Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program, the highest academic degree that may be conferred by a university...

– New York Institute of Technology

UCI ranked highest-ever 7th among public universities by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report has rated the University of California, Irvine the seventh-best public university in the country in its 2019 Best Colleges evaluation, released today. UCI also placed 33rd among all American universities – public and privat...

– University of California, Irvine

UGA Climbs to 13th in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

The University of Georgia jumped three spots to No. 13 in the U.S. News & World Report 2019 ranking of best public national universities, the highest ranking in UGA’s history.

– University of Georgia

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Jeffrey Eugenides and Zadie Smith Discuss Their Works--Sept. 13 at NYU

New York University Creative Writing Program will host authors Jeffrey Eugenides and Zadie Smith on Sept. 13 as part of its Fall 2018 Reading Series.

– New York University

Beckers Bringing Family’s Story, Mental Health Advocacy to Iowa State

Joan and Dave Becker are bringing their family’s story and advocacy for individuals with mental illnesses to Iowa State University this month.

– Iowa State University





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