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Newswise Education Wire 10-Oct-2018

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

Educated Children Help Women Live Longer, Study Says

The socioeconomic resources of parents and adult children are related to women’s mortality risk in old age.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Journal of Health and Social Behavior

Education Improves Decision-Making Ability, Study Finds

A new study led by Hyuncheol Bryant Kim, assistant professor of policy analysis and management at Cornell University, found that education can be leveraged to help enhance an individual’s economic decision-making quality or economic rationality.

– Cornell University

Even when presented with facts, supported by evidence, many people choose not to believe them

In an era of fact-checking and "alternative facts," many people simply choose not to believe research findings and other established facts, according to a new paper co-authored by a professor at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business.

– Indiana University

Journal of Management

Nursing Faculty Members find a link between Childhood Adversity, Burnout and Depression in Nursing Students

A study on childhood adversity at The University of Texas at El Paso School of Nursing found that undergraduate nursing students who were exposed to a higher number of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) – such as abuse, neglect or family dysfu...

– University of Texas at El Paso

Journal of Professional Nursing, Sept. 22, 2018

The Ohio State University Launches First-of-Its-Kind Comprehensive Esports Program

The esports industry is growing quickly and The Ohio State University is leading in its development by forming the most comprehensive esports program to date.

– Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Alumna Makes Her Mark in Hollywood and Marvel Universe

Jann Engel, a 1988 graduate of the College of Architecture, has spent her career on the sets of more than 60 films, including five in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

– Texas Tech University

Professor Wendy Havran named 2018 Outstanding Mentor

Havran, a professor at Scripps Research and associate dean of the Skaggs Graduate School of Chemical and Biological Sciences, was recently named the 2018 Outstanding Mentor by the Society of Fellows, a postdoctoral organization at Scripps Research.

– Scripps Research Institute

8 Changes to Cal State Apply You Should Know About

Now’s the time to apply to the CSU! Learn about improvements designed to make the application process simpler for every student.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Digital India: UVA Darden Alumni Lead Etsy, PayPal Into India’s Digital Revolution

Two UVA Darden School of Business alumni with similar career trajectories, including formative years spent in Silicon Valley before returning to India, are playing key roles in the country’s growth and maturation, offering a front-row perspective o...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

EPIC: An Effectuation Boot Camp for Startups in Bangalore

The EPIC boot camp offers a counterpoint to the hype of entrepreneurship in Bangalore. It exposes participants to the way expert entrepreneurs think and act, which will benefit them should they take the plunge. As Sridhar put it, “Knowing effectuat...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

WVU part of 10-university alliance improving diversity in STEM

Funded by a five-year, $3.5 million NSF grant, the Kentucky-West Virginia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation will examine underrepresented students’ perceptions of STEM disciplines and careers and work to improve recruitment, retentio...

– West Virginia University

Bringing Robotics To Girls In Ghana

Dr. Judy Amanor-Boadu, an electrical engineering former student, is creating new STEM opportunities for girls in Ghana. Amanor-Boadu ’13 ’18 was inspired during her graduate studies at Texas A&M University to start a series of girls’ robotics c...

– Texas A&M University

Guatemalan Immigrant and Recognized Teacher of the Year Inspires the Next Generation

Emily Francis, the 2016 Cabarrus County (N.C.) Schools Teacher of the Year, looks back at her journey—from a one room shack in Guatemala, to a New York airport facing immigration authorities, to crossing the stage at UNC Charlotte to accept a gradu...

– University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Gonzaga University Exceptional Bulldogs Hockey Program Expands

The Gonzaga University Exceptional Bulldogs Hockey program will expand and help more youth overcome learning and communications difficulties thanks to donations from The Isaac Foundation — allowing it to become part of the Spokane Youth Hockey Asso...

– Gonzaga University

Researchers focus on school-based healthcare in Appalachia

An interdisciplinary team of West Virginia University researchers are investigating how children’s health and education outcomes can be improved through these school-based health centers.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

UAH’s Jackson County safe school technology tests may keep children statewide safer

Security technology tests at a Jackson County school in collaboration with The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) Systems Management and Production (SMAP) Center could help keep Alabama’s schoolchildren safer if implemented statewide.

– University of Alabama Huntsville

World of Plankton Interactive Ecological Game at ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

In an installation at the ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, The World of Plankton allows up to four players to gather around a giant digital touch table to capture and explore zooplankton, phytoplankton, and fish species.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

New U.S. Report Card Reveals Near-Failing Grade for Physical Activity in Children, Youth

The National Physical Activity Plan Alliance (NPAPA) released its 2018 United States Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. The Report Card includes grades for nine specific indicators, individual state data, and recommendations for...

– American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Addresses Hot Topics at 2018 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™

Climate change, technological advances and human evolution are just a few of the socially relevant topics that food and nutrition professionals from across the world will discuss at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2018 Food & Nutrition Confere...

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Student Software Shows Library Seating Patterns

Open Source Program Will Help Designers Improve Public Spaces

– Humboldt State University

Reimagining Evolution Education: Free, Multimedia High School Curriculum Brings New Life to Old Concepts

Gone are the days of heavy science textbooks with over-used examples and hard-to-grasp lessons. The Genetic Science Learning Center (GSLC) at the University of Utah is bringing science education into the 21st century with an online, interactive and m...

– University of Utah Health

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Teachers Find Fake News Fighting Game Useful in the Classroom

A fake news fighting game that became an unexpected viral hit continues to provide teachers with a useful classroom tool to help students spot the real from fake.

Expert Available

– American University

UIC’s Chancellor’s Fellows Program targets stellar Illinois students

UIC will match the funds it receives from the state

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Temple Law School Announces New Gift from Sheller Family Foundation

Temple University Beasley School of Law has announced a new gift of $1.5 million to the law school from the Sheller Family Foundation in support of the Sheller Center for Social Justice, bringing the Sheller Foundation’s total commitment to the Cen...

– Temple University

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to Present 2018 Medallion Awards to Eight Members for Service to Academy, Profession

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will present its prestigious 2018 Medallion Awards to eight registered dietitian nutritionists in recognition of outstanding service and leadership in the Academy and the nutrition and dietetics profession.

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

DoD’s Military Training Network Life Support Programs Convert to American Red Cross Courses

Beginning now, military and civilian Federal employees of the Military Health System will begin phasing in training from the American Red Cross for life-support training programs.

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

WVU part of 10-university alliance improving diversity in STEM

West Virginia University continues to be part of a multimillion dollar effort across a 10-university alliance to support STEM education for underrepresented students in Appalachia.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Physics professor awarded 2019 Hans Christian Oersted Medal

A West Virginia University professor joins the ranks of luminaries Carl Sagan, Richard Feynman and Nobel laureates as the recipient of the prestigious Hans Christian Oersted Medal from the American Association of Physics Teachers.

– West Virginia University

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing to Celebrate its 130th Anniversary

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON)—once a hospital training school and now the No. 1 graduate nursing school in the nation as ranked by U.S. News & World Report—will commemorate the 130th anniversary of its nursing presence and celebrate...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

New Master of Innovation and Entrepreneurship to equip future startup founders and digital leaders

The University of California, Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business has launched a new Master of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the first and only program of its kind in the UC system. Students enroll with just the grain of an idea to start a b...

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

Gonzaga University Hate Studies Institute Marks 20th Anniversary Oct. 12

The Gonzaga University Institute for Hate Studies will mark its 20th anniversary with a program featuring a video presentation by Nadine Strossen, author, law professor and former president of the American Civil Liberties Union, followed by a panel d...

– Gonzaga University

Journal of Hate Studies

David Eccles School of Business dedicates Robert H. and Katharine B. Garff Building with community celebration

The David Eccles School of Business opened its most recent building, the Robert H. and Katharine B. Garff Building, with a community celebration.

– University of Utah

NYIT Cybersecurity Conference Sparks Wide-Ranging Discussion

Ahead of October's Cybersecurity Awareness Month, NYIT's Ninth Annual Cybersecurity Conference gathered experts and aficionados to discuss cyber developments affecting businesses and individuals.

– New York Institute of Technology

ASU professor heading up free Alzheimer’s event to bring together patients, caregivers, family members

Connecting patients, caregivers and family members with resources and research is the goal behind an annual public conference hosted by the Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium.

– Arizona State University (ASU)

Press Conference at NYU Stern with Paul Romer 2018 Nobel Laureate in Economics--Today, Oct. 8

New York University Stern School of Business will hold a press conference with economist Paul Romer, winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economics, today, October 8, at 11am EDT.

– New York University

Sexual Assault Costs Victims Up to $3 Million in Lost Education, Earnings

– Cornell University

Anti-Bullying Expert: Be Mindful of National Coming Out Day

– New York Institute of Technology

Mental Health Awareness Week: Neuroscience expert points to alternative treatments for depression and anxiety

– Virginia Tech





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