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Newswise Education Wire 31-Oct-2018

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

Can attending a top high school reduce teens’ marijuana abuse?

Students from low-income neighborhoods who attended a high-achieving school were less likely to abuse marijuana than those who weren’t offered admission. By 11th grade, the risk of misusing the drug was cut by half in boys at top-performing schools...

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

JAMA Pediatrics

Embargo expired on 29-Oct-2018 at 11:00 ET

Parent-child bond predicts depression, anxiety in teens attending high-achieving schools

Researchers in the Arizona State University Department of Psychology have found the quality of the parent-child relationship steadily declined starting in grade 6, and levels of alienation, trust and communication in middle school predicted depressiv...

– Arizona State University (ASU)

The NESSY study was funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (R01DA014385)

Study: Passive investors facilitate activists' ability to be aggressive

Three business-school researchers found that the increasing numbers of passive investors is encouraging activism targeted at board makeup changes, proxy settlements and the sale of the business or its parts.

– Washington University in St. Louis

The Review of Financial Studies

GRE Scores Don’t Predict STEM Doctoral Degree Completion, New Study Says

It has been long debated whether the Graduate Record Examinations (GREs) are an appropriate selection tool for graduate school admissions, and whether overreliance on GRE scores may exclude many students historically underrepresented in science, tech...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Why relationships – not money – are the key to improving schools

Strong relationships between teachers, parents and students at schools has more impact on improving student learning than does financial support, new research shows. The study found that social capital had a three- to five-times larger effect than fi...

– Ohio State University

Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk

New Book Details Six Decades of Black Politics, Education Reform

In her new book, “A Political Education: Black Politics and Education Reform in Chicago Since the 1960s,” UIC historian Elizabeth Todd-Breland details the city’s transformations in black politics, shifts in modes of education organizing, and th...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

“A Political Education: Black Politics and Education Reform in Chicago Since the 1960s”

University of Redlands launches Purposeful Leadership Initiative

To identify and positively impact today’s leadership styles, skills, and approaches, the University of Redlands has launched the Purposeful Leadership Initiative. Integrating concepts and models from across disciplines — from management to ethics...

– University of Redlands

Celebrating California State University's Women Leaders

For the first time in the CSU system’s nearly six decade history, a majority of women currently lead as campus presidents.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Unprecedented growth in the college labor market

For the ninth year in a row, the job market for college graduates is booming, according to Michigan State University’s Recruiting Trends, the largest annual survey of employers in the nation.

– Michigan State University

UCI Paul Merage School of Business’s Full-Time MBA Program Climbs in The Economist Rankings

The UCI Paul Merage School of Business climbed in The Economist’s 2018 rankings for Full-Time MBA programs, rising from 39th in the U.S. to 37th. Worldwide, the Merage School rose from 56th to 52nd.

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

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Cooper Union Announce Student Exchange and Collaborative Research Program

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) and the Albert Nerken School of Engineering at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art today announced an academic agreement that includ...

– Mount Sinai Health System

U.S. Department of Education Awards $900,000 for Engineering Ph.D. Fellowships

The U.S. Department of Education (DoE) 2018 Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Program has awarded Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute nearly $900,000 to support an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in aeronautical engineering and mecha...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Embargo expired on 26-Oct-2018 at 11:00 ET

Center for Deployment Psychology seeks doctoral students for 2019 Summer Institute

Calling all clinical or counseling doctoral students! The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) is looking for up to 45 students for its annual Summer Institute: Preparing for a Career in the Arm...

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Purdue University to Host Summer Meetings in 2020 of the Council on Undergraduate Research

Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, will host the Biennial Conference, Executive Board Meeting, and Annual Business Meeting of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) in late June-early July 2020. At these annual events, approximately 600 fa...

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Darden Reaches Carbon-Neutral Goal as UVA Hollyfield Solar Facility Comes Online

Electricity began flowing last month from the UVA Hollyfield Solar facility, an innovative partnership between the University of Virginia, the Darden School of Business and Dominion Energy.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Dr. Sherine E. Gabriel Selected as Next President of Rush University

Sherine E. Gabriel, MD, MSc, has been named as the new president of Rush University. She is currently is the dean of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and former dean of Mayo Medical School. She will succeed Dr. Larry Goodman, who remains C...

– Rush University Medical Center

Embargo expired on 30-Oct-2018 at 07:00 ET

Dr. W. P. Andrew Lee Selected EVP, Provost, and Dean to Lead UT Southwestern’s Academic Mission

Dr. W. P. Andrew Lee, a world leader in hand transplantation at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will become the new Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Provost, and Dean, UT Southwestern Medical School, effective Feb. 4, 2019....

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

UWM Debuts Coordinated Master's Degree in Public Health, Social Work

Graduates who earn UWM's new coordinated master’s degree in public health and social work will be well positioned to succeed in two careers experiencing rapid job growth

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Funding for UVA Darden Alumni Ventures Shows Dramatic Growth

As the entrepreneurial offerings at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business continue to grow and mature, funding for ventures started by Darden alumni is skyrocketing.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Conducting Research on Muscle or Nerve Disorders? Apply for a Development Grant from the AANEM Foundation!

The AANEM Foundation is currently seeking applicants for up to $100,000 in development grant funding. Any institution conducting this type of scientific research is encouraged to apply. Letters of intent are due January 7, 2019; final applications ar...

– American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

Five Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Faculty to Become American Academy of Nursing Fellows

Five faculty from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) will be inducted as fellows in the American Academy of Nursing’s 2018 fall meeting on November 3. Induction into the Academy marks significant contributions to nursing and health care an...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

UVA Darden Ranked No. 1 Education Experience in the World for 8th Straight Year

The Economist has named the University of Virginia Darden School of Business the No. 1 education experience in the world for the eighth consecutive year.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

New Funding Bolsters Interdisciplinary Behavioral Science Research at UVA

The University of Virginia and the Darden School of Business have announced a dramatic expansion of behavioral research capabilities available to University faculty

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Properly Dealing with Society’s Issues Starts in the Classroom, WVU Expert Says

– West Virginia University





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