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Newswise Education Wire 13-Feb-2019

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

'Moon walk' shows virtual reality offers no edge in learning outcomes — but students think it’s cool

The study – which found no significant difference among hands-on, computer simulation or VR learning – is one of the first to look at the impacts of VR on learning.

– Cornell University

2018 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings

Dangerous School Commutes Lead to Student Absenteeism

The more crime that occurs along a student’s way to school, the higher the likelihood that student will be absent, Johns Hopkins University researchers found.

– Johns Hopkins University

Sociological Science, Feb-2019

Embargo expired on 13-Feb-2019 at 12:00 ET

Parents unsure how to work with schools to prevent cyberbullying

Parents know they need to work with their child’s school to prevent cyberbullying, but a new study from the University of Iowa shows many wonder how.

– University of Iowa

UCI gets $5 million to establish first national R&D center on improving writing skills

Irvine, Calif., Feb. 12, 2019 — The University of California, Irvine has received a five-year, $5 million Institute of Education Sciences grant from the U.S. Department of Education to establish the first national research and development center fo...

– University of California, Irvine

Big Data Approach Shown To Be Effective for Evaluating Autism Treatments

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute who developed a blood test to help diagnose autism spectrum disorder have now successfully applied their distinctive big data-based approach to evaluating possible treatments.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience

New Book from Sociologist Daniel Laurison Explores the ‘Class Ceiling’

In his new book, The Class Ceiling: Why it Pays to Be Privileged, Assistant Professor of Sociology Daniel Laurison '99 investigates the ambiguities of meritocracy in white-collar workers’ salaries in the United Kingdom.

– Swarthmore College

The Guardian; The Class Ceiling: Why it Pays to Be Privileged

URI nursing study shows benefits of delayed umbilical cord clamping on brain development in healthy babies

A five-minute delay in the clamping of healthy infants’ umbilical cords results in increased iron stores and brain myelin in areas important for early-life functional development, a new University of Rhode Island nursing study has found.

– University of Rhode Island

The Journal of Pediatrics, Dec-2018

Bioluminescent Deep-Sea Creatures Illuminate the Effectiveness of New Cancer Therapies

A new tool from the Keck School of Medicine of USC can improve development and effectiveness of leading-edge cancer therapies derived from patients’ immune systems.

– University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences


A Darden Scholarship, an Online Course and a ‘Dream Come True’

Selam Kairu lives in Nairobi, Kenya, but she credits a lot of her business’s growth to lessons learned from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, approximately 7,600 miles away.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

CSU Says Goodbye to Single-Use Plastics

By 2023, the California State University's 23 campuses will be eliminating the use and sale of all single-use plastics including plastic straws, water bottles and bags.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Considering Fed Action in 'Messy' Times

As January draws to a close, the U.S economy finds itself in uncharted territory, with conventional measures of strength such as the low unemployment with a topsy-turvy stock market, the longest-ever U.S. government shutdown and a U.S. president open...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

AI and the Future of Work

Imagine an observer from another galaxy descends to Earth and sees entities called humans and entities called machines interacting with each other. How would the observer answer the question “Which entity controls the other?”

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Amid Strong US Economy: 3 Threats?

Most economic crises fade quickly into blurry memories, but the same can’t be said of the mortgage meltdown and Great Recession of 2007–09. A decade later, three of Darden’s top economics and finance professors share their concerns of a repeat....

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Economic Inequality, Part 1: Where We Are and Why

For three years, Darden Professors Jim Freeland and Ed Freeman, initially with the help of Professor Ed Hess, have taught a popular course titled “Economic Inequality and Social Mobility” to help students become more aware of what may be one of t...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

10 Years Greener: UVA Darden Sustainability Plan Delivers Uniquely Darden Success Story

In late 2018, roughly 65,000 solar energy panels amassed across 160 acres in rural Eastern Virginia came online, producing enough electricity to power a significant portion of the University of Virginia and allowing Darden to make good on its goal to...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Flour-Powered B Corp CEO Shares How Values Create Value at UVA Darden Net Impact Week

King Arthur Flour enjoys cult-like devotion from serious bakers, who are willing to pay a premium for a product whose high protein content and quality specifications are valued for superior cakes, cookies and bread.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Insights Into Improving the Practice of Supply-Chain Public-Private Partnerships

The sourcing, manufacturing and logistics within corporate supply chains can benefit from partnerships with governments and nonprofit organizations. These joint endeavors support a range of social and business objectives by employing the expertise an...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

WIU Terrorism Researcher’s New Book Offers Insights into Family Terror Networks, Their Implications and How to Combat this Growing Feature of Global Terrorism

A new book authored by Western Illinois University Homeland Security Professor Dean C. Alexander addresses the aspects of family terror networks, their implications and countering this increasingly prominent facet of international terrorism.

Expert Available

– Western Illinois University

UVA Darden Ideas to Action Presents New, Expanded Platform for Thought Leadership

A powerful resource for individuals seeking actionable insights into the leading edge of business practice is now available from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business: the newly enhanced thought leadership platform Darden Ideas to Acti...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Dominican University Receives Clare Boothe Luce Scholarships for Undergraduate Women Pursuing Sciences

Clare Boothe Luce funding will support four two-year, full-ride scholarships for undergraduate women pursuing majors in chemistry, mathematics and computer science.

– Dominican University

UVA Accepting Applications for Master of Science in Business Analytics Program

The University of Virginia’s Master of Science in business analytics (MSBA) program is accepting applications for enrollment to the Class of 2020 and has announced a number of admissions open houses for professionals interested in learning more abo...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Tulane, Delgado Sign Transfer Student Agreement

Tulane University’s School of Professional Advancement (SoPA) and Delgado Community College recently signed a transfer student agreement that creates a pathway for Delgado graduates to complete bachelor’s degrees at Tulane.

– Tulane University

UW-Milwaukee names new dean of the Lubar School of Business

Kaushal Chari has been named dean of the Lubar School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He begins his tenure in June 2019.

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Clarkson University’s Inaugural Faculty Undergraduate Research Program Awards Three Competitive Proposals; Second Round of the Ignite Research Fellowship Program Holds “Shark Tank”-Style Competition on February 28, 2019

Clarkson University has launched a competitive, small-grants initiative for faculty, who work primarily with undergraduate student researchers. A total of approximately $30,000 was requested for the numerous proposals received by the Research and Int...

– Clarkson University

CSU Campuses Receive $17M to Train Special Education Teachers

Seven CSU campuses received nearly $17 million from the United States Department of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) to prepare educators, school counselors and psychologists to work collaboratively to serve the unique needs of s...

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Dr. Mark Wade Named 2019 Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Award Recipient by the Rutgers School of Public Health

Mark Wade, MD, has been awarded the 2019 Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Award by the Rutgers School of Public Health. He will also provide the “Public Health Lecture” at the School’s Convocation Ceremony.

– Rutgers School of Public Health

St. Mary’s College Professor to Teach in Amsterdam via Prestigious Fulbright Grant

A St. Mary’s College of Maryland professor has received Fulbright Scholar grant for research and teaching abroad.

– St. Mary's College of Maryland

Olin College Named 2019 Princeton Review Best Value College

Olin College is included in Princeton Review’s just released 2019 Best Value Colleges. In addition to the overall listing, Princeton Review also named Olin as #2 for best internships and #23 for financial aid.

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Olin College Once Again Named a Top Fulbright Student Producer

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has once again placed Olin College of Engineering on its list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most Fulbright U.S. students. Olin’s status as a top Fulbr...

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Grant Thornton to help create risk assessment and management institute at Indiana University

Indiana University has announced a $3 million gift from Grant Thornton LLP, a leading consulting and accounting firm. The gift will establish the Grant Thornton Institute for Data Exploration for Risk Assessment and Management, or GT-IDEA, an interdi...

– Indiana University

Cornell partners in center to tackle rural schools’ challenges

The National Center for Rural Education Research Networks (NCRERN), announced Feb. 6, will establish and support a network of 60 school districts in New York and Ohio, as scholars work to address challenges facing rural schools. John W. Sipple, assoc...

– Cornell University

AACN Announces 2019 Election Results for Board of Directors and Nominating Committee

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) 8 is pleased to announce the results of its 2019 election to fill seats on the AACN Board of Directors and Nominating Committee.

– American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

Media Advisory: Stanford GSB Inaugural Climate, Business and Innovation Conference Convenes Feb. 13

Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) Energy Club and Sustainable Business Club are hosting the inaugural Climate, Business and Innovation conference to inform the Stanford business community of the risks and opportunities presented by climate c...

– Stanford Graduate School of Business

Embargo expired on 13-Feb-2019 at 07:00 ET

Tufts a top producer of Fulbright students in 2018-19

Tufts University is among the country's top producers of Fulbright U.S. Students once again, with 10 Tufts students earning Fulbright awards for the 2018-19 academic year to study in 10 countries. This is the sixth consecutive year that Tufts has bee...

– Tufts University

Dr. Shakenna K. Williams Named Director of the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Global Initiative at Babson College

Babson College has named Dr. Shakenna K. Williams Director of the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Global Initiative at Babson College.

– Babson College

Calvin G. Butler, BGE Chief Executive, to Give Keynote Address at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Graduation

Calvin G. Butler, Jr., chief executive officer of Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), will be the featured speaker at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s graduation ceremony, Tuesday, May 21, 2019.

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

“Representing Animals”—Feb. 15 Event At NYU

New York University will host “Representing Animals,” an event celebrating the multidisciplinary nature of the field of Animal Studies, on Fri., Feb. 15.

– New York University

Annual 2019 Diversity and Inclusion conference, sponsored by Temple University, returns to Philadelphia

The 2019 Diversity & Inclusion Conference, held March 25-26 in Philadelphia, is an open forum to explore and exchange insights about diversity and inclusion (D&I) best practices for CEOs, diversity officers, educators, corporate leaders and governmen...

– Temple University

Astronaut Scott Kelly will share story of endurance in Iowa State lecture

Capt. Scott Kelly set the American record for the most consecutive days in space and the longest space mission after returning to Earth from a yearlong mission to the International Space Station. Kelly will deliver the keynote lecture, “The Sky Is ...

– Iowa State University

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences to host 2019 Disaster Symposium

Important issues impacting evidence-based approaches to disaster preparedness and response will be the focus of the upcoming disaster symposium, “Disasters and Health: State of Science,” April 25-26, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Culprits of segregation missing from NYC school report

– Cornell University

Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, Gold’s a Great Gift if You Know Its Source, Too

– Wake Forest University





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