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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

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Newswise Education Wire 03-Oct-2018

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

New Study Examines “Strategic Retention” of Teachers by Effective Principals

Highly rated principals succeed at keeping high-performing teachers while moving out low performers. Lower turnover is concentrated among teachers with higher scores on classroom observation measures and higher student test-performance growth scores...

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)

American Educational Research Journal

Asking questions, testing improves student learning of new material

Iowa State researchers know memory retrieval is beneficial for learning, but their new meta-analysis found there are limits. The research shows the frequency and difficulty of questions can reverse the effect and be detrimental to learning.

– Iowa State University

Psychological Bulletin

For Better Multiple-Choice Tests, Avoid Tricky Questions, Study Finds

Although people often think about multiple-choice tests as tools for assessment, they can also be used to facilitate learning, suggests a news study from Washington University in St. Louis. Published in Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cogn...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Study Finds Elementary School Student Support Leads to Lower High School Dropout

Elementary-school students who participated in a comprehensive support intervention in the Boston public school district had about half the odds of dropping out of high school as students not in the intervention, according to a new study published on...

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)


New Initiatives and Long-Term Traditions Reinforce Town-Gown Ties

“Community” is an oft-cited value at rural colleges whose students and events make up a large portion of their towns' activity. SUNY Geneseo and Village of Geneseo have worked together to reinforce the role of the Village in sustaining a highly i...

– State University of New York at Geneseo

Welcome to the Beatles: Virginia Tech students publish fresh perspectives on the Fab Four

18 Virginia Tech history students recently collaborated on writing and editing a book on the iconic rock band, the Beatles. Available now online as an eBook and for purchase through Amazon, “Welcome to the Beatles” brings fresh perspectives on th...

– Virginia Tech

UA Little Rock gamers create app for Clinton Presidential Center exhibit

Members of the Little Rock Game company have created an app for an exhibit at the Clinton Presidential Center exhibit, “White House, Green Building."

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock

NSF awards 5-year grant to fund first-of-its-kind HSI STEM Resource Hub

The National Science Foundation recently announced its first research awards under the Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program.

– New Mexico State University (NMSU)

Engaging Students in STEM by Changing the Classroom Experience

Test scores, class attendance and participation have all improved since Elgin Johnston and Heather Bolles switched to a team-based learning approach for calculus courses. The instructors made the change as part of an initiative to retain students in ...

– Iowa State University

Gaining Control over Mental Health (Podcast)

How can two undergraduates impact the health of people with mental illness? Inspired by her own experience with bipolar disorder, Alison Bowden from Oregon State University created an app to help manage the daily challenges of living with mental illn...

– Oregon State University, College of Engineering

CSU Professor Named Among Georgia Trend's 40 Under 40

Natalie Higgins, Columbus State University assistant professor of music and director of CSU's Schwob Horns ensemble, was recently named one of Georgia Trend magazine's 40 under 40.

– Columbus State University

Everybody Hurts: Caring for California

The CSU Institute for Palliative Care is preparing nurses, social workers and other health care professionals to provide the compassionate care so many of us will need.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Geology Student Researching 'World of the Past'

While on a boat for 60 days, WVU geology student Ben Johnson and a team of researchers traveled through the South China Sea as part of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program’s Expedition 367. The group strived to understand the way the composition o...

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– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Nature Geoscience

Eccles School undergraduate program No. 15 for Entrepreneurship in U.S. News rankings

The undergraduate Entrepreneurship program at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah has earned the No. 15 spot in the 2019 list of Best Undergraduate Business Programs in U.S. News and World Report.

– University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Appoints Inaugural Associate Dean of Clinical Practice

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) has appointed Michal (Miki) Goodwin, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, to serve as inaugural Associate Dean of Clinical Practice.

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

UVA Darden Announces Record Number of Global Courses for 2018–19 Academic Year

Led by the Darden Center for Global Initiatives, the Darden School of Business announced it is expanding offerings of Worldwide courses for the 2018–19 academic year to an all-time high of 19 faculty-led courses, rising to meet increasing demand fr...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute Awards Research Fellowships

Working on laser-guided flying vehicles. Developing a deeper analysis of cancer cells. Deploying data-science algorithms to save endangered mangroves. Today the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute at UC San Diego launched a new program to fund 27 un...

– University of California San Diego

SUNY Geneseo Named a Lead Institution in Civic Engagement

For the seventh year in a row, SUNY Geneseo has been named as a Lead Institution in civic engagement by NASPA — Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, a leading student affairs professional organization.

– State University of New York at Geneseo

CSU Offers Cybersecurity Training for Families, Small Businesses

Columbus State University's TSYS Cybersecurity Center will present informational sessions on cybersecurity for families and small businesses on Oct. 6. Attendees will learn tips on how to better protect themselves from cyber threats.

– Columbus State University

Babson College Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® Welcomes 18 Founders To Its Miami Accelerator

Babson College’s Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® Miami introduces eighteen founders - representing a diverse set of industries from FinTech to food and beverage - chosen to participate in the five month long accelerator, supported by Babson Colleg...

– Babson College

Digital Transformation in Auditing to be Discussed at 2018 UCI Audit Committee Summit

At the 2018 UCI Audit Committee Summit on Oct. 17, CEOs, CFOs, other leaders of public companies and audit committee members will gain insights into potential U.S. Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) financial regulations and other initiatives.

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

OU Engineering Professor Receives DARPA Young Faculty Award

Andrea L’Afflitto, an assistant professor at the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Oklahoma, has received the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Young Faculty Award for his proposal to develop autonomous...

– University of Oklahoma, Gallogly College of Engineering

Oscar-nominated costume designer coming to Iowa State

Ruth Carter, the “Black Panther” costume designer who has gained fame and multiple Oscar nominations for her work, is bringing her expertise and vision to Iowa State University’s Stephens Auditorium in an upcoming lecture.

– Iowa State University

Center for 21st Century Studies Turns 50

One of the nation's first humanities research centers turns 50 on Oct. 26. Artists, scholars and filmmakers from across the U.S. will attend a free, public anniversary symposium at the center's home at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Effects of Looming International Trade Wars

– Wellesley College





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