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Symmetry, a Resource That Children Spontaneously Use to Draw the Plant World

This study shows that children up to the age of 7 spontaneously use symmetry in their drawings to express their knowledge about plant life. In the sample analysed, this is a very frequent strategy and becomes more complex with the education level

– University of the Basque Country

Symmetry


German Electrochemists Publish Open Access: TIB Promotes Open Access Transition in the Field of Electrochemistry

Pennington, NJ – (January 31, 2019) – Since 2018, all the members of the German consortium of The Electrochemical Society (ECS) led by the Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) – German National Library of Science and Technology have benefite...

– The Electrochemical Society


Study shows marijuana dispensaries reduce local opioid mortality rates

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor’s research has shown that local access to legal drugs at the county level reduces opioid and heroin-related mortality rates. In states that have medical cannabis laws, the researchers found that mo...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock


SDSC Researchers Team with UNICEF for Liberian Schools Project

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has been working with researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) and other parts of UC San Diego to determine the location of existing Liberian schools to provide them with resources and wor...

– University of California San Diego

IEEE/ACM Meeting, Dec-2018; NSF-1331615


UVA Darden Professor Breaks Down Super Bowl Ad 'Dos' and Don'ts'

Like many Americans, Kimberly Whitler will tune into this Sunday’s Super Bowl not just for the game, but for the ads. While the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams duke it out on the field, major companies will compete to see who can make...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


‘Risk Factors for Shocks Are Huge:’ UVA Darden Economists Consider the Rocky Road Ahead

Offering an economic forecast in the calmest of times is no easy task. Offering one in 2019, when it often feels like “Crazy Land in the world economy,” as University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professor Alan Beckenstein recently descr...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


After Court Case, UVA Business Analytics Students’ Tool Could Help Vets Effected by Agent Orange

Sailors on ships like the USS Alamo spent days and weeks in the territorial waters of Vietnam, where they could have been exposed to the toxic herbicide Agent Orange — linked with various health conditions including Parkinson’s disease and cancer...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Holmes and Hunter-Gault: They followed their dreams

Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter changed history when they became the first African American students to attend the University of Georgia, and this story commemorates their strength and courage. It is part of a series, called Georgia Groundbreake...

– University of Georgia


Geographies of the Holocaust

This spring semester will find Dr. Alberto Giordano, of the Texas State Department of Geography, teaching a class in the Honors College with the title: Geographies of the Holocaust and Genocide.

– Texas State University


Can Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Save Our Cities?

A new project at UVA Darden, called CIT.ee, or Cities Innovating Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystems, seeks to answer a host of long-running questions on developing entrepreneurial communities in small to midsize cities.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


75 Science Societies Urge the Education Department to Base Title IX Sexual Harassment Regulations on Research and Evidence

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) today led 75 scientific societies in submitting comments on the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed changes to Title IX regu...

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)


Rounds with Leadership: Taking Action to Champion the PhD in Nursing

Rounds with Leadership is a forum for AACN’s Board Chair and President/CEO to offer commentary on issues and trends impacting academic nursing.

– American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)


UAH's Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity to Help Address Predicted Global Shortfall of Cybersecurity Professionals

UAH now offers a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity in addition to its Master of Science in Cybersecurity. Both programs are intended to help address the growing global demand for cybersecurity experts.

– University of Alabama Huntsville

2015 Global Information Security Workforce Study


CSU Chancellor White to Receive Leadership Champion Award from Leadership California

Timothy P. White, chancellor of the California State University, will be presented the 2019 Leadership Champion Award by Leadership California, whose mission is to increase the representation and influence of diverse women leaders across the state, a...

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


Babson Names Robert Stringer Director Of Award-Winning, Immersive Summer Venture Program

The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson College has announced that consultant, author, and venture capitalist turned angel investor and startup advisor Robert Stringer will be the new Director for its award-winning, immersive Summer...

– Babson College


Free Tickets Available Feb. 8 for the Boe Forum on Public Affairs - Keynotes Are Woodward & Bernstein

Augustana University and the Center for Western Studies announced that free tickets for the Boe Forum on Public Affairs featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein will be available beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 8 ...

– Augustana University, South Dakota


Buffalo State to Pilot SUNY PRODI-G Program

During SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson’s State of the University address on January 31, she announced Buffalo State College will play a leading role in a new systemwide initiative: Promoting Recruitment, Opportunity, Diversity, Inclusion, and G...

– SUNY Buffalo State


Gonzaga U. to Host 5th International Conference on Hate Studies April 2-4

SPOKANE, Wash. — Top researchers and thought leaders focused on hate and building peace will participate in the 5th International Conference on Hate Studies April 2-4 at Gonzaga University’s Hemmingson Center.

– Gonzaga University


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences launches Master of Science degree program

The program, known as the Master of Science in global child health, will take two years to complete, and is offered as a blended program with a competency-based curriculum.

– St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


NYIT Appoints Gordon Schmidt as Dean of School of Health Professions

Gordon Schmidt, Ph.D., FACSM, has been appointed dean of the School of Health Professions at NYIT. He has served as interim dean of the school for the past six months and has been a member of the faculty and associate dean since August 2017.

– New York Institute of Technology


U-M to unveil new home for Museum of Natural History April 14

The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History announced today it will re-open to the public Sunday, April 14, in a brand-new building.

– University of Michigan


Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to speak at Tulane

Former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, will be the featured speaker in the next Tulane-Aspen Institute Values in America Speaker Series on Tuesday, February 12 from 6-7 p.m. in Dixon Hall on the Tulane University campus. The event is free and...

– Tulane University

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