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Newswise Education Wire 14-Nov-2018
 

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Study: School discipline not applied equally to all US students

Low-income and minority students continue to be disproportionately disciplined when compared with their wealthier or lighter-skinned peers, according to a new study from the University of Georgia.

– University of Georgia

Review of Educational Research


Hillary Rodham Clinton Scholarships offer US students the opportunity to study at Queen’s University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast has announced the launch of a new Scholarship for students from the US and a new Fellowship in honor of Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton.

– Queen's University Belfast


Study investigates factors behind Chicago school closure decisions

Building utilization and student performance were predictors of Chicago Public Schools closures, but so was the race of students in each school, according to a new study led by University of Illinois at Chicago researcher Rachel Weber.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Urban Affairs Review


College Education Aids in Proper Use of Dietary Supplements Among Young Adults

Young adults who are educated about dietary supplements in college are more likely to use them appropriately, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University at New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Journal of Dietary Supplements, Sept-2018


Family, School Support Makes Kids More Likely To Stand Up To Bullying

A recent study finds that young people with good family relationships are more likely to intervene when they witness bullying or other aggressive behavior at school – and to step in if they see victims planning to retaliate.

– North Carolina State University

Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Oct-2018; 2016-R2-CX-0056


Innovative School Treatment Found Highly-Effective For Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

In one of the largest school-based clinical trials of its kind, researchers at the Institute for Autism Research at Canisius College found an innovative, comprehensive school treatment (schoolMAX) yields significant improvements for elementary-school...

– Canisius College

Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Nov-2018


Bias-Based Bullying Does More Harm, Is Harder to Protect Against

A new study finds that bias-based bullying does more harm to students than generalized bullying, particularly for students who are targeted because of multiple identities, such as race and gender.

– North Carolina State University

Psychology of Violence, Nov-2018


How ideas go viral in academia

How ideas move through academia may depend on where those ideas come from as much as their quality, a recent study suggests.

– University of Colorado Boulder


Student to present research at 117th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association

Wheeling, West Virginia, native and WVU anthropology and women's and gender studies student London Orzolek will present her research on first-generation college students at the 117th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association on Thurs...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

117th American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting


‘Woz’ Up? UND Partners with Technology-Based Training Leader Started by Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple Computers

As the executive director of the Teaching Transformation & Development Academy and director of extended learning, Krenelka wants UND to serve everyone, from new students to alumni to lifelong learners.

– University of North Dakota


Board of Regents approves expansion of in-state tuition offers to Midwest cities

Wichita State University is continuing to expand its appeal outside of the Wichita area by now offering in-state tuition to students living in several additional metropolitan areas in the Midwest. Now even more students will have the opportunity to e...

– Wichita State University


After surviving a parachute accident, vet heads back to class

Veteran survives parachute accident, torn aorta, comes back to school to learn to heal

– University of Georgia


UA Little Rock researchers discover locations of missing Elaine 12 graves

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock history professor and his graduate students are making headway into a mystery 99 years in the making. Dr. Brian Mitchell and his graduate students in the Intro to Public History Class have followed a trail of ...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock


This UVA Darden Professor Isn’t Teaching Your Parents’ Operations Class

Darden Professor Doug Thomas suggests we forget our preconceptions about studying operations. In an era where technology-driven disruption has upended business models, the operations field is richer, more dynamic and arguably more critical to venture...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


UVA Darden School Climbs Into Top 10 in Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business today was ranked the No. 9 MBA program in the United States in Bloomberg Businessweek’s Best B-Schools 2018.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Nearly 1,000 California School Employees On Their Way to Becoming Teachers Through the California State University

The California Classified School Employee Teacher Credentialing Program is making it easier for teaching assistants, after-school workers, bus drivers and others to achieve their dream of teaching.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


Theater Classics, New Work Define Upcoming Season at UC San Diego

Exactly 80 years after Thornton Wilder premiered his stage classic “Our Town,” the UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance is set to give it a modern makeover. The Pulitzer Prize-winning drama is one of three productions for fall quarter fro...

– University of California San Diego


Professor and Student Team Up to Create Math Comic for 5th Graders

Cindy Ticknor, Columbus State University professor of mathematics education, and Nathan Long, CSU art major, just made math more fun for local 5th graders with the creation of a math themed comic book. The comic, The Mysterious I. D. Vide in Newton's...

– Columbus State University


Piper Jaffray Managing Director on Preparing for a Lifetime of Meaningful Work

Being open to change and hungry to keep learning are critical attributes for sustained career success, according to Piper Jaffray Managing Director Ted Garner (MBA ’90).

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Virginia Tech Innovation Campus in Alexandria Helps Attract Amazon to Washington D.C. region

The project is transformational for higher education in Virginia and creates a high-tech talent pipeline of graduate students for the entire D.C region.

– Virginia Tech

Embargo expired on 13-Nov-2018 at 10:15 ET


UT Southwestern receives grant from the Amgen Foundation to host Amgen Scholars Program

UT Southwestern Medical Center has been awarded a four-year grant from the Amgen Foundation to provide hands-on laboratory experience to undergraduate students across the North Texas region through the Amgen Scholars Program.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center


Case Western Reserve School of Medicine Awarded $1.6M for Undergraduate Research

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is preparing and inspiring a new generation of cancer investigators through Cancer-focused Summer Undergraduate Research (CanSUR). The 10-week program recently received a five-year National Institute...

– Case Western Reserve University

NCI


Texas McCombs Master of Science Programs in Finance, Marketing and Energy Receive STEM Certification

Several programs within the McCombs School of Business have received STEM designation.

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)


New Virtual Training Gives First Responders and Educators an ‘EDGE’ on School Safety

Developed by DHS S&T, the U.S. Army Simulation and Training Technology Center (STTC), and Cole Engineering Services Inc. (CESI), the Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment (EDGE), a virtual training platform, allows teachers, school staff, law enfor...

– Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate


Viasat Invests in UC San Diego’s Design Lab

The Design Lab at the University of California San Diego, under the direction of founder Don Norman, has received a $250,000 gift from global communications company, Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT). Viasat was founded by Mark Dankberg and two UC San Diego...

– University of California San Diego


Helping Children Five and Younger Deal with Trauma

An increasing number of children under the age of five are experiencing mental and emotional difficulties. Mental health clinicians, Headstart teachers and parents in South Dakota be better prepared to help them through a new collaborative project. ...

– South Dakota State University


Dean named to Texas Graduate Education Advisory Committee

Rajkumar Lakshmanaswamy, Ph.D., dean of TTUHSC El Paso’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, has been appointed to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Graduate Education Advisory Committee. The 24-member committee, which meets up ...

– Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso


Babson College Launches Babson Academy To Advance Global Entrepreneurial Learning At Universities Around The World

Babson College has launched the Babson Academy, created to advance global entrepreneurial learning at universities around the world, provide faculty, administrators, and students of other educational institutions access to Babson’s thriving entrepr...

– Babson College


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee announces new chief student affairs, enrollment officers

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has named Kelly Haag as its chief student affairs officer and Katie Miota as its chief enrollment officer.

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


New imprint at UIC looks to the past to share future artistic ideas

UIC’s “Something Other Press,” is inspired by the independent spirit of Dick Higgins whose small imprint, “Something Else Press,” was based in New York City between 1964 and 1974.

– University of Illinois at Chicago


Eccles School’s Full-Time MBA Program jumps 20 spots in Bloomberg rankings

The Full-Time MBA program at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business vaulted 20 spots in the Bloomberg Businessweek 2018 Best Business Schools rankings, placing the Eccles School at No. 36 in the country.

– University of Utah

Embargo expired on 08-Nov-2018 at 05:00 ET


UCI announces plans for Student Success Building

Recognizing the importance of wellness and support services to overall student success, the University of California, Irvine today revealed plans to build a comprehensive, conveniently located center that will house mental health, wellness and academ...

– University of California, Irvine


Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein are the
 2019 Boe Forum Speakers at Augustana University

Augustana University and the Center for Western Studies today announced Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein as the keynote speakers for the 23rd Boe Forum on Public Affairs to be held Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

– Augustana University, South Dakota


Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Celebrates Seventh Annual Evening with the Stars

Hopkins Nursing excellence across the Johns Hopkins Health System was once again celebrated at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) seventh annual Evening with the Stars, November 10.

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing


Merage School leaps ahead in Bloomberg Businessweek’s MBA rankings

The UCI Paul Merage School of Business climbed in Bloomberg Businessweek’s rankings of Best Business Schools for 2018, ascending from No. 51 in the U.S. to No. 43.

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


Augustana University Offers New Online Master’s Degree in Special Education

The recently approved master's program will offer two areas of specialization in Special Education: K-12 and Early Childhood. In partnership with Learners Edge, the program will formally launch in February 2019 and will be delivered completely online...

– Augustana University, South Dakota


Trimmer Travel Fund Increases Opportunities for Undergraduate Research in the Arts and Humanities

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) announces a new initiative within its growing portfolio of programs supporting research in the arts and humanities (A&H): the Trimmer Travel Fund. The fund will support A&H undergraduate scholars in present...

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)


Eccles School MBA Online program ranked No. 11 worldwide by Princeton Review

he MBA Online program at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business jumped three spots in the 2019 Princeton Review Top 25 Online MBA Programs ranking, landing at No. 11.

– University of Utah


Florida Campus Compact Names University of North Florida 2018 Engaged Campus of the Year

In recognition of the University of North Florida’s commitment to campus-community engagement and public service, Florida Campus Compact recognized UNF as the Engaged Campus of the Year for 2018 for the State University System. This is the Universi...

– University of North Florida


Former Cisco CEO and Chairman to help WVU support start-ups and entrepreneurship; business school renamed John Chambers College of Business and Economics

In a unique agreement that will provide West Virginia University significant financial and intellectual resources, Silicon Valley visionary John Chambers today (Nov. 9) announced a gift of time, talent and treasure to support a recently announced sta...

– West Virginia University


FedEx Provides Additional Funding To Babson College’s Miami Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® To Support Emerging Women Leaders

Babson College, the No. 1 ranked college and global leader in entrepreneurship, is pleased to announce that FedEx Corp. has agreed to contribute an additional $500,000 to support the school’s Miami Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® to assist and enc...

– Babson College


UA Little Rock researchers receive 20k grant from Google to study artificial intelligence

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor and doctoral student have received a $20,000 Google AI research grant for their research in artificial intelligence and machine learning. Dr. Xiaowei Xu, professor of information science, and Tolgaha...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock


Lynn Andrea Stein Named 2018 Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has named Lynn Andrea Stein a 2018 Distinguished Member. Stein was recognized for educational innovations, including her work as one of Olin’s founding faculty members and her leadership of what is now ...

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering


World’s Biggest Student-Led Cybersecurity Games Announce Winners of CSAW 2018

A team of four computer science students from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) once again took home top honors at the 15th anniversary edition of Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW), the world’s largest student-run cyber security event.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)


Ithaca College and SUNY Cortland to Play 2019 Cortaca Jug Football Game at MetLife Stadium

The Division III football rivalry between Ithaca College and SUNY Cortland will reach new heights in 2019, when the annual Cortaca Jug game moves to MetLife Stadium — home to the NFL’s New York Giants and New York Jets. Once referred to by Sports...

– Ithaca College


2018 Nurse Faculty Scholars Selected by AACN and the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing's Future

The AACN is pleased to announce that six Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars have been selected through a national scholarship program funded by the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing's Future. This program, developed to help address the faculty shor...

– American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)


2018 Progress Update: Creating an Inclusive Experience for All at UC San Diego

What does it mean to be an inclusive university? At UC San Diego, we believe education should be accessible to all talented students. We believe learning means approaching issues from all perspectives. And we believe in cultivating a campus where com...

– University of California San Diego


Mayo Foundation Journalist Residency: Application Deadline December 11

In this five-day fellowship program sponsored by the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, journalists will receive a behind-the-scenes, in-depth look at what’s new and what’s next in several medical specialties.

– Mayo Clinic


Artist Zina Saro-Wiwa on Art, Food, and Environmentalism—Nov. 7

Artist Zina Saro-Wiwa will discuss how she deploys video, food, and curation to reimagine environmentalism and navigate the relationship between self and environment in a public talk on Wed., Nov. 7.

– New York University


“150 Years of Classical Studies in New York” Symposium Considers Impact on Art, Education, and Performance—Nov. 13

NYU's Center for Ancient Studies will host “Transforming Classics: 150 Years of Classical Studies in New York,” a November 13 symposium that will consider the discipline’s impact on art, education, and performance in New York City.

– New York University


“The Decline and Fall of Empires: Habsburg & Ottoman”—Nov. 9-11 Conference

NYU's Remarque Institute will host “The Decline and Fall of Empires: Hapsburg & Ottoman,” a three-day conference marking the centennial of the end of World War I, Nov. 9-11.

– New York University


“Anti-Semitism and Hate in America”—A Teach-In with NYU Faculty, Nov. 14

New York University will host “Anti-Semitism and Hate in America: A Teach-In with NYU Faculty,” on Wed., Nov. 14.

– New York University


Nobel Laureates Deaton & Sen on “Economics with a Moral Compass?”—Nov. 17 Discussion

Nobel Laureates Angus Deaton and Amartya Sen will discuss “Economics with a Moral Compass? Welfare Economics: Past, Present, and Future,” on Sat., Nov. 17.

– New York University

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