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Student Voters' Choice: Increasing Access for Civic Engagement

California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

​College students across California will have greater access to a vital civic duty, thanks to the placement of multi-day voting centers on campuses in participating counties.

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Released:
14-Feb-2020 12:20 PM EST

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UCI Esports receives $50,000 gift from top video game streamer Pokimane

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Feb. 13, 2020 — Popular gaming personality Pokimane has donated $50,000 to the University of California, Irvine for student scholarships in its esports program. An initial $25,000 gift this year will be combined with the remaining $25,000 in 2021 to create an endowment that will fund tuition and fees for gamers selected by UCI Esports.

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Released:
13-Feb-2020 3:40 PM EST
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Aira Access provides free, on-campus visual aid to blind and low-vision Shockers

Wichita State University

Blind and low-vision Shockers and campus visitors now have a high-tech option for free visual aid on campus offered through an Aira Access agreement with the Wichita State University Office of Disability Services.

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Released:
13-Feb-2020 1:05 PM EST
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Inquiry-based labs give physics students experimental edge

Cornell University

New Cornell University research shows that traditional physics labs, which strive to reinforce the concepts students learn in lecture courses, can actually have a negative impact on students. At the same time, nontraditional, inquiry-based labs that encourage experimentation can improve student performance and engagement without lowering exam scores.

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Released:
11-Feb-2020 2:25 PM EST
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Education

Newswise: Research reveals teachers’ biases when rating first-graders’ academic skills based on learning behavior

Research reveals teachers’ biases when rating first-graders’ academic skills based on learning behavior

University of Notre Dame

The results of the study suggest that racial and gender biases regarding students’ noncognitive skills affect teachers’ overall perception of students’ academic abilities, a previously overlooked area of consideration.

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Released:
11-Feb-2020 8:45 AM EST
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: $15.5 million investment creates engineering scholars program at Penn State

$15.5 million investment creates engineering scholars program at Penn State

Penn State College of Engineering

The A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation has committed $15.5 million to create the A. James Clark Scholars Program in the Penn State College of Engineering to support high-achieving engineering students with significant financial need. Penn State President Eric J. Barron announced the milestone commitment today, Feb. 10, at an event with Clark Foundation representatives at the Hintz Family Alumni Center.

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Released:
10-Feb-2020 5:15 PM EST
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University of Redlands is a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Students

University of Redlands

After an exciting year celebrating its three newest Fulbright students, this week the University of Redlands was designated a “Top Producer of Fulbright Students” for the 2019-20 year.

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Released:
10-Feb-2020 4:35 PM EST
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New Study Examines Ways to Improve Cancer Literacy in Young Students

University of Kentucky

A new study led by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers suggests that implementing cancer education curricula in middle and high schools may improve cancer literacy in Kentuckians and ultimately help reduce cancer rates.

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Released:
10-Feb-2020 2:55 PM EST
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Education

Newswise: Great Neck South Wins Long Island Regional Science Bowls

Great Neck South Wins Long Island Regional Science Bowls

Brookhaven National Laboratory

UPTON, NY—On Thursday, Jan. 30 and Friday, Jan. 31, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory held two back-to-back installments of the Long Island Science Bowl, a regional branch of DOE’s 30th annual National Science Bowl® (NSB). In this fast-paced question-and-answer showdown, teams of students from across Long Island were tested on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, Earth science, physics, energy, and math.

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Released:
7-Feb-2020 10:00 AM EST
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