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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

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Newswise Education Wire 23-Jan-2019

Surveillance in Our Schools

ClassDojo is one of the most popular education apps in the world. Its company estimates it is used by millions of teachers and children across 180 countries. But beneath its friendly exterior lie disturbing implications.

– University of South Australia

Learning, Media and technology

Youthful Cognitive Ability Strongly Predicts Mental Capacity Later in Life

Early adult general cognitive ability is a stronger predictor of cognitive function and reserve later in life than other factors, such as higher education, occupational complexity or engaging in late-life intellectual activities.

– University of California San Diego Health


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UNH Research Finds Youth with Certain Types of Disability have Increased Risk for Technology-Involved Peer Harassment

New research from the University of New Hampshire finds that while youths with disabilities, mental health diagnoses and special education services experience peer harassment or bullying at similar rates as other youth, understanding differences in h...

– University of New Hampshire

Children & Schools

Chasing a supernova

Alec Lancaster, a theoretical physics and applied mathematics major at Loyola University Chicago, is part of the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program, funded by DOE’s Office of Science. He spent the summer looking for a specif...

– Argonne National Laboratory

UVA Darden’s Bob Bruner Leads Brookings, Miller Center Retrospective on Global Financial Crisis

To offer post-crisis analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, the UVA Miller Center co-sponsored an event with the Brookings Institution and UVA’s School of Law, Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and Darden School of Business en...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Cornell College Education Professors Explore Women’s Impact on Enlightenment

Two of Cornell’s education faculty are adding the finishing touches to a study that explores how a learning theory could be the missing piece to understanding how women advanced Enlightenment thought.

– Cornell College

Chemistry intern inspired by Argonne’s real-world science

etmarie Matos Vazquez came to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory seeking a more in-depth understanding of science beyond what her university could provide. Almost as soon as she stumbled upon a DOE website about inter...

– Argonne National Laboratory

WVU students receive NASA Space Grant fellowships

Eight students from West Virginia University’s Eberly College of Arts and Sciences have been awarded undergraduate fellowships from the NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium for the 2018-2019 academic year.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

GNSA Launches New Award for PhD-DNP Collaboration Excellence

The AACN is pleased to announce the launch of the first awards program sponsored by the Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA) to spotlight exemplary partnerships between students in research-focused and practice-focused doctoral programs. The GNSA ...

– American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

Jimmy Ren ’19 Named Regeneron Science Talent Search High School Scholar

IMSA’s Jimmy Ren ’19 is among 300 high school seniors that have been named scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search. Scholars represent 177 high schools in 35 states. Each of the 300 scholars and their schools will be awarded $2,000.

– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

Path to 2060: UVA Darden Report Examines Prospects for Industrials Sector

A new report from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business explores new and emerging technologies that may hold promise for decarbonizing the world’s industrials sector.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Nanovic Institute awards Laura Shannon Prize to Max Bergholz

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame has awarded the 2019 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies to Max Bergholz for his book “Violence as a Generative Force: Identity, Nationalism, and Memory in ...

– University of Notre Dame

Board member, law alumna Phyllis Taylor donates $5 million for Presidential Chair

Tulane University has received a $5 million commitment for the funding of a Presidential Chair from the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation. Foundation chairman and president, Phyllis M. Taylor, is a member of the Board of Tulane and a graduate of Tulane La...

– Tulane University

Columbus State University to Offer Nexus Degree in Cyber Security

Columbus State University was recently approved by the Board of Regents to offer a new nexus degree in cybersecurity in financial technology. Available to students beginning fall 2019, pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Scho...

– Columbus State University

BGSU online criminal justice master's program one of the best in nation

Bowling Green State University's online criminal justice master's program is ranked 14th in the country in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings, which were released Jan. 15.

– Bowling Green State University

University of West Florida to Host National Conference on Undergraduate Research in 2022

The Council on Undergraduate Research has selected the University of West Florida in Pensacola to host the spring 2022 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). At this annual three-day event, more than 4,000 students present scholarly re...

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

AU Sine Institute of Policy and Politics Announces Inaugural Class of Fellows

AU Sine Institute of Policy and Politics Announces Inaugural Class of Fellows

– American University

CSU Faculty, Staff Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Student Success

CSU Faculty, Staff Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Student Success

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Pioneering Vanderbilt School of Nursing building designed with health in mind

Once certified, the Vanderbilt School of Nursing's new expansion is expected to be the first complete building in Nashville to meet the WELL Building Standard, developed to support the health and well-being of a building's occupants.

– Vanderbilt University

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Tufts University Names Nadine Aubry as Provost

Nadine Aubry, Ph.D., who leads Northeastern University’s College of Engineering and is an internationally recognized scholar and academic innovator, will be Tufts University’s next provost and senior vice president, effective July 1, 2019, the un...

– Tufts University

Free Webinar on Early Detection and Prevention of Psychotic Disorders Offered by Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is hosting a free interactive webinar on “Early Detection and Prevention of Psychotic Disorders: Ready for Prime Time” on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, from 2pm to 3pm EST.

– Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Center for Collegiate Recovery Communities Hosts Ninth Annual Conference of Addiction, Recovery & Families

The two-day conference is intended to help participants increase their understanding of the psychological and physiological factors of addiction recovery and resources that can create positive outcomes.

– Texas Tech University





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