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Newswise Education Wire 12-Dec-2018

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

JHU Survey: Americans Don’t Know Much About State Government

Americans trust their state governments to handle issues as important as education and health care and pay them more than a trillion dollars in taxes annually, yet we know very little about these institutions.

– Johns Hopkins University

Domination of Housing Markets by Few Builders Slows the Industry and Poses Risk to Overall Economy

The growing domination of local homebuilding markets by relatively few firms has slowed the housing industry, posing a risk to the overall American economy, two researchers at Johns Hopkins University demonstrate in a new study.

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

'Dropout' rate for academic scientists has risen sharply in past 50 years, IU study finds

An analysis from Indiana University researchers has found that half the people pursuing scientific careers at institutions of higher education will depart the field after five years -- a sharp contrast compared to 50 years ago.

– Indiana University

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WVU history faculty earn prestigious NEH fellowships

An unprecedented two scholars from West Virginia University have received the top fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Katherine Aaslestad and Tamba M’bayo, both professors in the Department of History, will each receive $60,0...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

University of Pittsburgh Faculty Elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

Dr. Stephen Badylak among 148 academic innovators elected to the National Academy of Inventors.

– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Targeted Cognitive Training Benefits Patients with Severe Schizophrenia

Researchers find that patients with severe, refractory schizophrenia benefit from targeted cognitive therapy, improving auditory and verbal outcomes and the way they process information.

– University of California San Diego Health

Schizophrenia Research

Medical training or a family? Residents, training programs seek balance

A new analysis finds striking inconsistency in parental leave policies at the nation’s top residency programs, illustrating the enormous challenge these programs face balancing training the next generation of doctors and supporting trainees’ pers...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan


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Fear: The Big Inhibitor of Innovation and Transformation

Momentum is growing in the corporate world — more companies are realizing that the convergence of advancing technologies will change how we live and how we work. This realization has led some leaders to initiate either a digital transformation or t...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

What if Humans Are No Longer Earth's Most Intelligent Beings?

In his final, posthumously published book, famed physicist Stephen Hawking raises an alarm about the dangers of artificial intelligence, or AI, and the existential threat it could pose to humanity.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Author Daniel Pink Speaks at UVA Darden on Career-Planning, Timing and Why MBAs Still Need to Think Like MFAs

Speaking to students at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, Pink said writing had been a primary outlet at every step of his career, beginning with short stories as an undergraduate to magazine articles on the side while serving as ...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

First-generation student finds ‘home’ at Iowa State, future in kinesiology

Soccer is a huge part of Alejandro Martinez’s culture and his family, and it was his own soccer injuries at South Tama County High School – as well as words of wisdom from the athletic trainer who helped him recover – that led him to Iowa State...

– Iowa State University

Finance Now: The Trends Three Darden Professors Are Watching

The finance sector is as dynamic and multilayered as ever. The space remains one of the most robust at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business — a key component of the core curriculum and the source of scores of electives taught by mor...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Nursing student is determined to succeed despite DACA uncertainty

Wichita State University senior nursing student Flor Maritza Mercado is one of the thousands of people in the United States who is impacted by Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

– Wichita State University

Initiative aims to improve education, business with AI

A collaboration between Cornell University and r4 Technologies, a Connecticut-based artificial intelligence company, will develop and apply artificial intelligence solutions to structural challenges that have hindered growth and modernization, and wi...

– Cornell University

Hach President on Leadership: Measure Impact Instead of Checking Boxes

Hach Co. President Kevin Klau (MBA ’02) attributes much of his career success to what he described as his good fortune to align himself with three “extraordinary institutions” in his life: the University of Notre Dame, the University of Virgini...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Summer undergraduate researcher increases knowledge, confidence

“You can learn a lot here in a small amount of time," said Oglala Lakota college student Dillon Nelson of his summer research experience at South Dakota State. That knowledge was both scientific and personal.

– South Dakota State University

A Unique Program Can Help to Learn Russian Language

Due to modern technology development, there are more and more people willing to learn foreign languages distantly. Scientists of South Ural State University developed an innovative robotized dialog system for learning Russian language by internationa...

– South Ural State University

Rutgers Partners with Pioneering Research Outreach Center to Promote Scientific Research

Rutgers recently became a partner in an innovative center – funded with a $5.2 million National Science Foundation grant – to translate the importance of scientific research to the general public.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers Today

New Degree at American U. Aims to Prepare Next Generation of Foreign Policy Experts

New Degree at American U. Aims to Prepare Next Generation of Foreign Policy Experts

– American University

IU Kelley School cybersecurity expert offers holiday shopping tips for protecting identity

Amid the many warnings this holiday season about protecting your identity while shopping online comes advice from Scott Shackelford, associate professor of business law and ethics in the Indiana University Kelley School of Business and one of the nat...

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– Indiana University

AACN Joins with The DAISY Foundation to Issue a National Call for Nurse Faculty Recognition

The AACN is pleased to join with The DAISY Foundation™ to issue a National Call for Nurse Faculty Recognition to honor academic leaders responsible for preparing the nation's nursing workforce. AACN encourages all stakeholders within nursing educat...

– American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

WVU history faculty earn prestigious NEH fellowships

Katherine Aaslestad and Tamba M’bayo, both professors in the Department of History, will each receive $60,000 for the 2019-2020 academic year to conduct research for their respective book projects.

– West Virginia University

UAH joins nationwide effort to increase college access, equity, and postsecondary attainment

UAH has joined with 130 other public universities and systems for "Powered by Publics: Scaling Student Success," an initiative organized by the APLU to increase college access and close the achievement gap.

– University of Alabama Huntsville


Texas Tech Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Named NAI Fellow

Hongxing Jiang will be inducted into the National Academy of Inventors in April.

– Texas Tech University

New media scholar, mathematician named distinguished professors at UW-Milwaukee

Richard Grusin of English and Richard Stockbridge of mathematics are the newest distinguished professors at UWM. Thirty-one distinguished professors now teach, research and mentor students at Wisconsin’s only public urban research university.

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Thunderbird’s Master of Global Management degree named No. 1 in Times Higher Education/Wall Street Journal 2019 Business Schools Report

Thunderbird is the only US-based school in the report’s top 5 “Master in Management” degrees.

– Arizona State University (ASU)

UIC receives $1M bequest from beloved art history professor

Ross Edman and his partner, both professors, upon their deaths, gave bequests to their respective universities where each taught for decades.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and Nursing School of Coimbra Partner for First “Twinned” Sigma Theta Tau International Chapter Model

The first chapter model of its kind was announced today among more than 500 entities of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) between the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing’s (JHSON) At-Large Nu Beta chapter and the Nursin...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing





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