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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

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Newswise Education Wire 06-Mar-2019

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

For women, class makeup may influence interest in STEM studies

Improving achievement in the first course in engineering may lay the foundation for more women and minorities to pursue engineering as a major, according to new research by Wake Forest University economics professor Amanda Griffith.

– Wake Forest University

Economics of Education Review

U-M researchers, students take sexual assault prevention program to Ghana

Blaming the victim, usually a female, is common in sexual assault cases, but in some places it's more prevalent than others.

– University of Michigan

Violence Against Women

Singing for Science: How the Arts Can Help Students Who Struggle Most

Incorporating the arts—rapping, dancing, drawing—into science lessons can help low-achieving students retain more knowledge and possibly help students of all ability levels be more creative in their learning, finds a new study by Johns Hopkins Un...

– Johns Hopkins University

Trends in Neuroscience and Education, Feb-2019

Engineers developing education kit to teach students practical skills in integrated photonics

Engineers are developing an educational toolkit to bring integrated photonics into the college engineering and science curriculum. The kit is designed to teach students practical skills in integrated photonics and equip them to meet the growing deman...

– University of California San Diego

Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition, Mar-2019

How Listening to Music 'Significantly Impairs' Creativity

The popular view that music enhances creativity has been challenged by researchers who say it has the opposite effect.

– Lancaster University

Journal of Applied Pyschology: An International Review

Binghamton University earns “very high research” status in Carnegie Classifications

Binghamton University, State University of New York can now count itself among the 131 elite universities in the nation that have achieved the “very high research” classification by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education....

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Shaping the future of higher education

Chancellor of the New Mexico State University System Dan Arvizo, shares his vision and strategies to meet the challenges facing higher education. Arvizu worked for Bell Labs, Sandia National Labs and eventually went on to serve as the eighth director...

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– New Mexico State University (NMSU)

University of North Florida Health Administration Professor Named 2019 Emerging Scholar

Dr. Hanadi Hamadi, a University of North Florida associate professor of health administration in the Brooks College of Health, was named a 2019 Emerging Scholar by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, a magazine focusing on matters of access and oppo...

– University of North Florida

Wichita State University once again tops national rankings for engineering R&D

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released updated rankings for university research and development (R&D) expenditures, and Wichita State has held its position as the top university in the country for industry-funded aeronautical R&D with a t...

– Wichita State University

Educator regional meeting allows networking opportunities in the Southeast

“Teaching Tomorrow’s Scientists: An ASCB Regional Meeting” is a day-long meeting that will include education research and scientific plenaries, a poster session, networking lunch, afternoon workshops, and mixer.

– American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

Babson College’s Miami Women Innovating Now (Win) Lab® To Host Startup Finale Event

Babson College’s Miami Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab®—a venture accelerator specifically for women entrepreneurs—will host its finale event for the 2018-2019 cohort on March 12, 2019.

– Babson College

Suzanne O’Handley Selected as 2019 CUR-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Awardee

Suzanne O’Handley, associate professor in the School of Chemistry and Materials Science at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), has been selected as the 2019 CUR-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Awardee.

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Carbon Capture Research Receives $3 Million from U.S. Department of Energy

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that a research project at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is one of eight in the nation recently selected to receive federal funding geared toward the development of “novel and enabling c...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Fred Hutch announces 2019 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award recipients

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has announced the 2019 recipients of the annual Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in graduate studies in the biological sciences.

– Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

UIC offers BFA in art education

The University of Illinois at Chicago is offering a BFA in art education, or BFAAE, to students for the first time in nearly a decade

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Achieves Independent Degree-Granting Authority

More than six decades after it first opened its doors, Albert Einstein College of Medicine is now an independent academic institution, with the authority to confer its own medical and graduate degrees. This achievement had been set in motion more tha...

– Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Launch of Online Journalism Master’s Degree Aims to Reflect Today’s Newsrooms

New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute has launched an online master’s degree program that aims to train students in environments that reflect 21st-century newsrooms.

– New York University

Duke Reiter and ASU's University City Exchange: Driven by a sense of urgency

– Arizona State University (ASU)

Chicago Suburban Teen Talks About ‘Gut-Wrenching’ Account of Child Shooting Victims in “Since Parkland,” Remains Hopeful

Chicago Suburban Teen Talks About ‘Gut-Wrenching’ Account of Child Shooting Victims in “Since Parkland”, Remains Hopeful

– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)





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