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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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Newswise Education Wire 27-Feb-2019

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

The Rise of Artificially Intelligent Agents: AI’s Growing Effect on the Economy, Part 1

Prominent tech leaders have been sounding the alarm about the potential dangers of artificial intelligence (AI) for quite some time. Tesla’s Elon Musk, a vocal proponent of AI safeguards, views the technology as the “biggest risk we face as a civ...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Where Sci-Fi Meets Haute Couture for Rutgers Costume Design Students

Mio Gubernic, costume designer for Madonna, Katy Perry, Saturday Night Live and Batman’s nemesis Bane, is training Rutgers students to create wearable art through the technology of thermoplastics at Rutgers–New Brunswick.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Sara Hendren Named Inaugural Anne Mcniff Tatlock Fellow in Multidisciplinary Studies at Vassar College

Sara Hendren an artist, designer and researcher in residence at Olin College has been named the inaugural Anne McNiff Tatlock Fellow in multidisciplinary studies at Vassar College. The flexible residency is designed to help strengthen and deepen the ...

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

WVU to offer new neuroscience major

This year, West Virginia University became the first university in the state to offer an undergraduate neuroscience major. The program, housed in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, is a dual effort between the departments of psychology and biol...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Summer biotech management course offered on both coasts

ASCB announces East and West Coast dates for summer biotech course, scholarships

– American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

University-hosted sites carry out statewide initiative to elevate K-12 STEM instruction

UAH is the original host university of the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI), a statewide initiative to improve math and science teaching in Alabama by providing participating schools with professional development, equipment an...

– University of Alabama Huntsville

AMSTI- University of Alabama Huntsville; AMSTI- University of Alabama Huntsville

WVU to host first Morgantown Algebra Days event

The West Virginia University Department of Mathematics is set to host Morgantown Algebra Days April 13-14.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Read Across America day celebrates the joys of reading, but how many children and adults struggle with literacy? And is literacy the key to science learning? MSU education experts are available to talk about these and other literacy topics.

– Michigan State University

Teacher retention bonuses lead to positive results

Offering teachers a retention bonus to stay at low-performing schools may increase test score gains among students.

– University of Georgia

Science Direct

Student-Led Rheumatology Interest Group Increases Interest in Field

A group of student and faculty researchers from the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences published outcome of establishing Rheumatology Interest Group in the International Journal of Rheumatology.

– George Washington University

International Journal of Rheumatology, Feb-2019

Too Hot for Comfort: the Physiological Dangers of Extreme Heat

A new review of more than 140 studies explores the physiological dangers that climate change will likely have on animal life, including humans. The review is published in the journal Physiology.

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Journal of Physiology

CSU Student Mentors: Peer-to-Peer Power

Peer mentoring isn't new, but more California State University campuses are ramping up these programs as a way to meet students where they're at and give them individualized guidance. In fact, 17 CSU campuses expanded their peer mentoring programs du...

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Ashley Williams Named CEO and CLO of UVA Darden Executive Education and Lifelong Learning

Darden School Foundation announced today that Ashley Williams has been selected as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Learning Officer of UVA Darden Executive Education, Lifelong Learning and Non-Degree Programs. Williams will assume her new role ...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Stop Being ‘Data-Driven’ and Focus on ‘Human-Centered Inputs,’ Being Data-Informed

UVA Darden appeared on Carlos Escalante Trevino’s (MBA ’17) radar after the prospective MBA student took an online design thinking course with Darden Professor Jeanne Liedtka. Now manager at Market Gravity, Trevino returned to Darden to speak abo...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Science Shop celebrates 30 Years at Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University

A joint collaboration between Queen’s University Belfast and the Ulster University, the Science Shop, which supports hundreds of community groups across Northern Ireland, today (Wednesday 20 February) celebrates its 30th anniversary.

– Queen's University Belfast

Heritage Meets Modernity: UVA Darden Students Find Balance in Course to Dubai, Bahrain

“Honoring the Traditions of the Past While Confronting the Challenges of the Future” — the name of a new Darden global course — aptly describes the inaugural Darden Worldwide Course to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Journalism Students Take to the Sky to Learn From a Bird's Eye View

In a drone journalism class in Kentucky, students are learning to use new drone technology for news gathering purposes.

– University of Kentucky

Ron Vale Named Next Executive Director of Janelia Research Campus and HHMI Vice President

Vale, an HHMI investigator at the University of California, San Francisco, will serve as the second executive director of the Ashburn, Virginia-based biomedical research center.

– Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

Senior design students develop materials for space station

Mechanical engineering students are working with NASA engineers to develop 3D printing materials that one day be used at the International Space Station, as part of the eXploration Systems and Habitation Academic Innovation Challenge.

– South Dakota State University

The World Becomes What You Teach – Zoe Weil, Education Expert Gives Talk at IMSA

Meet Zoe Weil, a popular TEDx Talk speaker, for a free program on “The World Becomes What You Teach,” also the title of her recent book.

– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

Feb 25, 2019 “The World Becomes What You Teach” - Zoe Weil Talk at IMSA

Outreach effort introduces North Alabama high school students to thinking entrepreneurially

UAH’s College of Business is an early and ongoing supporter of the Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO) program, an initiative that seeks to bring entrepreneurial education to school districts in Decatur and throughout Morgan County.

– University of Alabama Huntsville

midland Institute

Edward J. Benz Jr., MD, Named Member of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Advisory Board

Edward J. Benz Jr., MD, joins the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) Nursing Advisory Board bringing extensive experience and perspective as a leader in academia, internal medicine, mentorship, and research. He is the Richard and Susan Smith Dis...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Binghamton University to establish Institute for Social Justice for Women and Girls

A seven-figure gift from alumna and world-renowned psychologist Ellyn Uram Kaschak will help establish the Institute for Social Justice for Women and Girls at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Researcher wins SURF award to research outdated maritime law cited by lawyers in Missouri Duck Boat tragedy

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock student has received a $2,750 Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) award from the Arkansas Department of Education to research an outdated maritime law that lawyers invoked in an attempt to avoid or...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Freddy Boey appointed Deputy President (Innovation & Enterprise)

The National University of Singapore (NUS) today announced that Professor Freddy Boey, Senior Vice President (Graduate Education & Research Translation) will become Deputy President (Innovation & Enterprise) from 1 April 2019. Prof Boey will be respo...

– National University of Singapore

Simons Foundation President Marilyn Hawrys Simons To Be Honored at Stars of Stony Brook Gala April 10 at Chelsea Piers, NYC

Stony Brook University will honor alumna and Simons Foundation President Marilyn Hawrys Simons, BA ’74, PhD ’84 at its 20th Stars of Stony Brook Gala, Wednesday, April 10 at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers. Hosted annually by the Stony Brook Foundat...

– Stony Brook University

Leadership in Biomedical Engineering

Dawn Elliott, chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Delaware, is being recognized as the inaugural recipient of the Orthopaedic Research Society’s Adele L. Boskey, PhD Award.

– University of Delaware





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