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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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Newswise Education Wire 17-Oct-2018

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

Does More Education Stem Political Violence?

Recent evidence of above-average levels of education among genocide perpetrators and terrorists, such as those who carried out the 9/11 attacks, has challenged the consensus among scholars that education has a generally pacifying effect. Is it true t...

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Review of Educational Research

Different is Fair When Conforming to Gender Norms

As parents of any 8-year-old will tell you, fairness matters to kids. However, new research from investigators at Saint Joseph’s University, shows that perceived fairness is impacted by gender norms. The results were published online in Social Deve...

– Saint Joseph's University

Social Development

Scientists Study Transition to College to Improve Student Wellbeing

Researchers at ASU tracked how student relationships with parents and friends affected the transition to college. A goal of the study is to prevent students from experiencing depression or anxiety during the transition to college.

– Arizona State University (ASU)

Developmental Psychology

UNH Researchers Find Video Games Effective for Bystander Intervention in Sexual Assaults

As recent news headlines have shown, bystanders can play a pivotal role when it comes to sexual assault and relationship violence. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire found that video games show promise as a tool to share information and i...

– University of New Hampshire

Games for Health, September 5, 2018

‘MTSU On the Record’ Explores Gender Identity in Tweens with Professor’s New Novel

Two young women of color who dare to be different are in the spotlight on the next “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

– Middle Tennessee State University

How New GE CEO Lawrence Culp Already Transformed One Company Into a Thriving Global Conglomerate

With its struggle over the last 12 months, General Electric ousted CEO John Flannery after only a year on the job. In his place, the company looked to Lawrence Culp, who as Danaher CEO from 2001 to 2014 quintupled the company’s revenues and deliver...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

WVU now part of consortium for increased opportunities in international business education and research

West Virginia University has joined forces with two other notable universities to open the door to new resources in international business education and research.

– West Virginia University

Purple Heart Recipients Meet for First Time

200 years of living between them, two Purple Hearts, two-sport athletes at Western, both attended school at WIU in the late 1930s ... but had never met until Oct. 10. Retired Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Mike Smith coordinated a meeting between ...

– Western Illinois University

Probation Lifted for SLU’s Medical School

The Saint Louis University School of Medicine no longer is on probation after successfully addressing all concerns raised by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME), the accrediting body for North American medical schools.

– Saint Louis University Medical Center

This Way to Better Roads

Faculty and students of the California State University are building, repairing and reinventing California’s streets and highways.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Research Wins Blue Ribbon at Annual New York Maker Faire

Students and faculty from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) were recently awarded an Editor’s Choice Blue Ribbon at the New York Maker Faire. Their research exhibit, a collaborative project between the university’s schools of Engineering and...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Embargo expired on 12-Oct-2018 at 12:00 ET

IMSA Announces Passing of Founder, Dr. Leon Lederman

It is with heartfelt sorrow that Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy announces the death of its founder, Dr. Leon Lederman, on Wednesday, October 3 at the age of 96. As a physicist, researcher, university professor, national laboratory director,...

– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

Sandia Labs names first Jill Hruby Fellows

Sandia National Laboratories has named Mercedes Taylor and Chen Wang its first Jill Hruby Fellows. The honorees have each been awarded a three-year postdoctoral fellowship in technical leadership, comprising national security-relevant research with a...

– Sandia National Laboratories

Dominican University Receives NSF Grant to Enhance STEM Courses

This $526,892 NSF grant will support retention and graduation rates of students pursuing bachelor's degrees in STEM fields.

– Dominican University

NSF 1832237

Clarkson Ignite Podcast Aims to Connect Clarkson Community

A new podcast at Clarkson University intends to connect individuals across Clarkson’s diverse community and provide listeners with interesting and unique content.

– Clarkson University

New Stony Brook School of Journalism Professorship honors Marshall Loeb, Pioneering Business and Financial Journalist

Marshall Loeb, an editor, columnist and TV commentator who built a lasting legacy at Time, Fortune and Money magazines and was widely seen as the founder of modern business journalism, was well known for his innovative editorial leadership during a c...

– Stony Brook University

Eccles School Executive MBA retains Top 25 in U.S. ranking by Financial Times

The Executive MBA program at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah is once again ranked as one of the best in the world, according to this year’s rankings by the Financial Times.

– University of Utah

Improving Tools for Modeling the Interaction of Fluids and Solids

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have received an award of nearly $385,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for their project to develop new and improved simulation tools for modeling physical problems relating to the interac...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Embargo expired on 16-Oct-2018 at 11:30 ET

UIC selected for American Historical Association initiatives

The University of Illinois at Chicago department of history will be part of two American Historical Association-led initiatives funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. One initiative will focus on redesigning introductory-level courses and the oth...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

St. Mary’s College Ranked 4th Among the Best Colleges in Maryland by College Consensus

St. Mary’s College of Maryland is ranked no. 4 among the Best Colleges and Universities in Maryland for 2018 in College Consensus.

– St. Mary's College of Maryland

New York RDN Receives Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Highest Honor

Registered dietitian nutritionist Judith A. Gilbride, a professor in the department of nutrition and food studies at New York University, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ highest honor, the Marjorie Hulsi...

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Jersey Shore University Medical Center to Offer Scholarships to NJ Residents for Medical School

Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center is now part of the prestigious CityDoctors Scholarship program that assists students who want to become medical doctors and work in hospitals that serve urban populations. The scholars...

– Hackensack Meridian Health

SDSC’s Health CI Division, University of Rhode Island Announce Data Protection Agreement

The Health Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Division of the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California San Diego has partnered with the University of Rhode Island (URI) to provide an environment to protect a variety of data for res...

– University of California San Diego

Retail Expert: Sears’ Decline Decades In the Making

– Texas A&M University





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