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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Newswise Education Wire 17-Apr-2019
 

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



Increased Screen Time in Preschool Is Linked to Inattention

Screen time above a two-hour threshold at five years of age is associated with an increased risk of clinically relevant externalizing problems such as inattention, according to a study published April 17 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Piush M...

– PLOS

PLOS ONE

embargoed until 17-Apr-2019, 14:00 ET


New study suggests college students end up in vicious cycle of substance abuse, poor academics and stress

One negative behavior such as substance abuse or heavy alcohol drinking can lead college students toward a vicious cycle of poor lifestyle choices, lack of sleep, mental distress and low grades, according to new research from Binghamton University, S...

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Trends in Neuroscience and Education, March-2019


Unleash Your Creativity

Creativity is a vast and complex concept that is difficult to understand or pin down. One minute there’s a blank page and then next an idea appears. What happened in between?

– Nord Anglia Education


Texas A&M study finds arts education positively impacts student performance

In a recent study, Dr. Daniel Bowen proved that arts education positively impacts student outcomes by increasing writing achievement, decreasing disciplinary infractions and increasing compassion.

– Texas A&M University


Innovative Course Helps Build Student's Entrepreneurial Mindset

For the first two weeks Roby Platt dreaded going to his entrepreneurial studies class. Forced to tell his story and pitch himself to his classmates was more than he could handle.

– Nord Anglia Education


Juggling two jobs, family and school wasn't easy, but for new R.N.-to-B.S.N. grad it was worth it

She's 50. A mom of five. Grandmom of five. Works two jobs. And she's earning a new nursing degree this May.

– Rowan University


More Michigan students taking, passing advanced math

Michigan high school students are going above and beyond the required math curriculum, likely an effect of the state's graduation requirements, finds new research from Michigan State University. The Michigan Merit Curriculum, which went into effect w...

– Michigan State University

Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis


Improving Retention Through Classroom Management

One of the main reasons teachers leave is because they are not good classroom managers. They struggle with managing disruptive students, implementing effective actions and asserting authority in the classroom.

– Texas A&M University

Journal of Urban Education, 2019, Vol. 54(3)


From the NBA to MLB to the NHL: A Darden Pro Helps Top Sports Franchises Outperform

University of Virginia Darden School of Business alumna Valerie Camillo (MBA ’00) knows you want to know about Gritty. Everyone always asks about Gritty, the wild-eyed, transcendently famous Philadelphia Flyers mascot.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Professor using VR to aid learning among students with autism

Using virtual reality (VR) technology and a custom-built computer program, Kennesaw State University professor Chao Mei is developing an innovative method of therapy for children with autism and attention deficit disorder.

– Kennesaw State University


Announcements


Rensselaer To Celebrate Launch of New Dual Degree in Music and Management

To celebrate the launch of a new dual degree program in music and management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will host Creative Entrepreneurship: The Music-Tech-Business Connection, a presentation and panel discussion, on Monday, April 22.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)


Storying Ourselves Takes the Stage

On April 25 and 26 at 7PM in the Black Box Theater at Babson College’s Sorenson Center for the Arts, students pursuing studies in engineering and business will take the stage and perform ten original autobiographical solo plays. Over two nights the...

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering


Washington University commits $100 million to MD scholarships, education

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has committed $100 million over the next decade to provide scholarships allowing as many as half of its future medical students to attend tuition-free and many other students to receive partial tu...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Embargo expired on 16-Apr-2019 at 14:00 ET


Alastair Cribb Named Dean of Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University has named its fifth dean, Alastair Cribb, a visionary leader in veterinary medicine with expertise in both animal and human health, and founding dean of the University of Calgary Faculty of V...

– Tufts University

Read original Tufts University announcement


Rutgers Dedicates Plaza to Paul Robeson, Renaissance Man for the Ages

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the graduation of its most acclaimed alumnus, Rutgers University dedicated a plaza named for Paul Robeson on Friday to honor his legacy as a distinguished a scholar, athlete, actor and global activist for civil ri...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers Today


DOE’s Science Graduate Student Research Program Selects 70 Students to Pursue Research at DOE Laboratories

The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Science has selected 70 graduate students from across the nation for its 2018 Solicitation 2 cycle for Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science


Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Launches Enhanced Scholarship Initiative

Program will enable qualifying students entering in 2019 and thereafter to graduate with a maximum total debt of $75,000

– Mount Sinai Health System


Stars of Stony Brook University Gala Honoring Dr. Marilyn Hawrys SimonsRaises Record $28.2 Million

Over 850 guests gathered last evening at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York City to honor alumna and Simons Foundation President Marilyn Hawrys Simons ’74, PhD ’84, at the 20th Stars of Stony Brook Gala. Hosted annually by the Stony Brook F...

– Stony Brook University


Olin College Joins Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education

Olin College joins, as a founding member, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education. In total over 40 colleges, universities and research institutions have jo...

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering


UGA launches campaign to name College of Education for Mary Frances Early; President Morehead provides lead gift

The University of Georgia College of Education is launching a special initiative to name its college for UGA’s first African American graduate, Mary Frances Early, as the University heads into the final year of its Commit to Georgia capital campaig...

– University of Georgia


Sarah B. George to take on new role at the University of Utah

Sarah B. George will be the campus chief advancement officer. George is currently the executive director of the Natural History Museum of Utah.

– University of Utah


Rutgers University Commencement Speaker Roundup

Rutgers names commencement speakers and honorary degree recipients for all locations, including Super Bowl LIII champions Jason McCourty and Devin McCourty, Merck CEO Kenneth C. Frazier and scholar Dorothy Roberts.

– Rutgers University


Higher Education Events


Innovation Showcase at Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy featuring keynote speaker Betsy Ziegler, CEO, 1871

Join us for a celebration of entrepreneurial and tech innovations from the IMSA community!

– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

IMSA Innovation Showcase 2019 and Keynote with Betsy Ziegler, CEO, 1871


Anita Hill Will Be Wellesley College’s 2019 Commencement Speaker

Anita Hill, university professor of social policy, law, and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Brandeis University and a faculty member of its Heller School for Social Policy and Management, will address the members of the class of 2019, and...

– Wellesley College


Expert Pitch


Access Matters: A Changing Landscape in Sharing Research for Public Good

– Virginia Tech

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