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Newswise Education Wire 06-Dec-2018

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

Drawing is better than writing for memory retention

Older adults who take up drawing could enhance their memory, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Waterloo found that even if people weren't good at it, drawing, as a method to help retain new information, was better than r...

– University of Waterloo

Experimental Aging and Research

The Powerful Impact of Real-World Learning Experiences for Kids

Real-world learning experiences, like summer camps, can significantly improve children’s knowledge in a matter of just days, a new study suggests.

– Ohio State University

Journal of Experimental Child Psychology

Extra Points for Superior Snoozing: Students Who Meet '8-Hour Sleep Challenge' Do Better on Finals

Students given extra points if they met “The 8-hour Challenge” — averaging eight hours of sleep for five nights during final exams week — did better than those who snubbed (or flubbed) the incentive, according to Baylor University research. B...

– Baylor University

Journal of Interior Design; Teaching of Psychology

Wunderkind or Innovator? Researchers Have Come up with a Concept for Developing Children’s Aptitude

The study of creativity has a long history. Creative people include those who have the potential to offer progressive ideas, modernize, and implement innovations. Over 16 years, South Ural State University researchers have kept track of the pupils of...

– South Ural State University

Psychology in Russia: State of the Art

Can Guaranteed Admissions Help Reduce College Undermatching?

Low-income, highly qualified students are more likely to choose selective universities that match their academic profiles when they know their admission is guaranteed though state automatic admissions policies, according to a new study published onli...

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis

Virtual reality could serve as powerful environmental education tool

Utter the words "ocean acidification" in mixed company, and you'll probably get blank stares. Although climate change has grown steadily in the public consciousness, one of its most insidious impacts - a widespread die-off of marine ecosystems driven...

– Stanford University

Frontiers in Psychology

UNC Charlotte Alum Keeps 49ers Basketball Team in Peak Condition

The University is transitioning its undergraduate athletic training program to a Master of Science in Athletic Training program in the spring, providing students like Adam Jordan with advanced educational opportunities.

– University of North Carolina at Charlotte

“Word from the Mountaintop” Martin Luther King Jr. Oratory Contest seeks local students

UAB’s Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is accepting submissions for the 2019 second annual “Word from the Mountaintop” MLK Oratory Contest.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

First Accredited Continuing Medical Education Course Filmed in VR

For the first time, a 360-degree virtual reality (VR) Continuing Medical Education (CME) accredited course in GI surgery is available for streaming to surgeons and medical professionals. The course is a collaboration between medical experts at Cedars...

– Cedars-Sinai

WIU Administrator, Students Help with Taylorville Tornado Damage Assessment

MACOMB, IL – A Western Illinois University administrator and two students were headed outside the classroom Monday morning to assist with assessing the damage caused by the tornadoes impacting central Illinois Saturday afternoon.

– Western Illinois University

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. Topics will include...

– Mayo Clinic

Expert: “Literature’s not dead; VR to Inspire Next Generation of Storytellers”

What does virtual reality (VR) have in common with Shakespeare and Hemingway?

Expert Available

– New York Institute of Technology

Local Philanthropists Daniel and Phyllis Epstein Give $1 Million to UC San Diego

Daniel and Phyllis Epstein's move to La Jolla in 1986 started them on a path to becoming loyal advocates and supporters for their neighbor, the world-class University of California San Diego.

– University of California San Diego

Welcoming California’s Fastest Growing Population

To advance its goal of inclusive excellence, UC San Diego is launching the Latinx/Chicanx Academic Excellence Initiative. The campuswide program, led by the Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, unifies and expands services dedicated to attrac...

– University of California San Diego

Top Three Finalists Announced in University of Utah's American Dream Ideas Challenge

The top three ideas in the University of Utah’s American Dream Ideas Challenge aim to boost Utahns’ income by cutting transportation costs, leveraging unused storage space and revitalizing an economically depressed region of the state. Each team ...

– University of Utah

University of Texas McCombs School of Business Introduces New Blockchain/FinTech Track to Master’s in Technology Commercialization Degree Program

The McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin has added a new Blockchain and FinTech track to its 10-month Master of Science in Information Technology and Management program.

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Wiesen named new chair for Department of History

Nationally acclaimed history professor Jonathan Wiesen will join UAB in January 2019.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Corporate Internship Program on Plasma Technology Applications is accepting applications from students at AL partner institutions through Jan. 24

NSF EPSCoR CPU2AL program in Huntsville, Alabama, is now accepting applications from students at Alabama partner institutions for their Corporate Internship Program on Plasma Technology Applications. The application deadline is Jan. 24, 2019, 1 p.m. ...

– University of Alabama Huntsville

Stories Since the Storm

The latest issue of The Common presents writing from and about Puerto Rico, a year after Hurricane María.

– Amherst College

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Earns Top Recognition in Diversity and Inclusion

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) has earned the 2018 INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education “Excellence in Diversity” Health Professions award for its committed efforts to support and sustain diversity and inclusion through education,...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Penn State CNEU to Help Broaden Participation of Underrepresented Minorities in STEM Fields

With $1.2 million in funding from the National Science Foundation, the Penn State Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization, along with Norfolk State University and Tidewater Community College, will form the Southeastern Coalition for Engag...

– Penn State College of Engineering

Jones & Bartlett Learning Commits to Multi-Year Affiliation with Nepin to Accelerate Educational Advancement for Nurses Across the U.S.


– Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN)

Aguilera Earns Another Prestigious Fellowship

D’Amore-McKim is pleased to congratulate Ruth V. Aguilera, Distinguished Professor in International Business and Strategy, on her recent induction as Fellow to the Strategic Management Society (SMS).

– Northeastern University's D'Amore-McKim School of Business

UC San Diego Medical Center Named by Leapfrog as “2018 Top Teaching Hospital”

UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest was named a Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group. The award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors that a U.S. hospital can receive.

– University of California San Diego Health

UGA ranks No. 1 in United States for new products to market

The University of Georgia ranked first among 193 U.S. institutions for the number of commercial products reaching the market in 2017, according to a survey released by AUTM, a nonprofit organization that tracks technology transfer among universities,...

– University of Georgia

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Professor Nancy Glass Receives $2.2 Million to Prevent and Respond to Sexual and Domestic Violence

Two new grants totaling $2.2 million will fund Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Professor Nancy Glass, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, in the development of nationally accessible, culturally diverse, and age-appropriate resources to help protect survivors of dome...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Becomes At-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) will hold an inaugural ceremony on December 5 to accept its new title as an “At-Large” chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma). JHSON’s Nu Beta is the first chapt...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Four NYU Students Selected as Schwarzman Scholars for Study in China

Four New York University students have been selected as 2020 Schwarzman Scholars, an honor that will support master’s degree study at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

– New York University

‘Special Airlift Mission 41’ To Conduct College Station Flyover In Honor Of President George H.W. Bush

The 89th Airlift Wing, based at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, will conduct a tribute flight in honor of former President George H.W. Bush with an Air Force VC-25A over the interment site at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Center on the camp...

– Texas A&M University

Finance Professor Elizabeth Tashjian named American College of Bankruptcy Fellow

The American College of Bankruptcy will induct Elizabeth Tashjian, professor of Finance and Garn Faculty Fellow at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, as a Fellow of the College.

– University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business





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