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Newswise: Study Reveals Shyness Could Impact Young Children’s Performance on Language Tests
Released: 12-Oct-2023 10:00 AM EDT
Study Reveals Shyness Could Impact Young Children’s Performance on Language Tests
Southern Methodist University

A recent study from SMU psychologist Sarah Kucker and a student she mentored at Oklahoma State University suggests shyness can influence a child’s performance in language assessments, depending on the level of social interaction required to complete the test.

Released: 21-Apr-2022 12:05 PM EDT
MSU Research Finds Math Textbooks Don’t Work for Students Worldwide
Michigan State University

An international study led by Michigan State University scholars has provided a "dismal picture" of mathematics textbooks across the globe—and it has serious implications for the next generation of learners.

Newswise: 7 Ideas for Fun Online Teaching, Great Tips from CU Demonstration School
Released: 18-Nov-2021 8:55 AM EST
7 Ideas for Fun Online Teaching, Great Tips from CU Demonstration School
Chulalongkorn University

CU Demonstration School’s teachers share their tried and tested methods for flexible and fun online teaching to promote learning for both teachers and students in the New Normal

Released: 1-Sep-2021 12:15 PM EDT
Food Insecurity During College Years Linked to Lower Graduation Rate
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A study led by a researcher at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that food insecurity among college students is associated with lower college graduation rates and lower chances of obtaining a bachelor’s or advanced degree

Released: 20-May-2021 4:10 PM EDT
The Ripple Effect
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Graduation day is an exhilarating event. But what happens after the confetti settles? We spoke to CSU alumni to see how a degree impacted their lives post-graduation.​

Released: 8-Dec-2020 12:00 PM EST
Cultivating Campus Community
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

For college students everywhere, building a new community of friends and colleagues is every bit as valuable as the learning and career opportunities college provides. But doing so during COVID-19 comes with its own set of unique challenges. How do you create the campus experience when social distancing is the new norm? To combat that loss, staff and student leaders across all CSU campuses have been working to create spaces, largely online, where students can effectively and safely connect and regain that sense of campus life.

Released: 10-Nov-2020 10:45 AM EST
Weight loss shouldn’t be the goal of PE
University of Georgia

For adults, the goal of exercise is often to shed some pounds, but new research from the University of Georgia suggests the objective should be different for kids.

Released: 6-Nov-2019 11:05 AM EST
EduSense: Like a FitBit for your teaching skills
Carnegie Mellon University

While training and feedback opportunities abound for K-12 educators, the same can't be said for instructors in higher education.

Released: 2-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT
State of the School: Dean Scott Beardsley Touts UVA Darden Position of Strength, Highlights Needs for Future
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Welcoming a record 900-plus alumni of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business back to Grounds on a picture perfect Reunion Weekend, Dean Scott Beardsley detailed the School’s current position of strength at the annual State of the School address.

Released: 1-May-2019 4:05 PM EDT
AI Could Help Citrus Growers Find, Detect Dangerous Psyllids
University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Precision agriculture engineer Yiannis Ampatzidis sees a day when citrus farmers use artificial intelligence to detect the pin-sized insects that can infect the fruit’s trees with the deadly greening disease. That day could come in the near future, because Ampatzidis and his research team are starting to perfect a system to detect the potentially deadly Asian citrus psyllid.

Released: 26-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Increasing ‘Grit’ Personality Trait Is Possible, Predicting College Students’ Improved Academic Success
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Current psychological studies suggest that the personality trait of “grit,” or strength of character, is a better predictor of academic success among college students than more commonly used measures such as a standardized test scores and demographic indicators.

Released: 29-Jun-2018 11:30 AM EDT
World STEM Students Convene at IMSA to Collaborate on Sustainable Development Goals
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

International Student Science Fair connects students from around the globe to solve the world’s biggest challenges.

Released: 29-Jun-2018 11:25 AM EDT
Making Global Connections at the International Student Science Fair
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

IMSA connects students from across the world to collaborate on making the world a better place

Released: 29-Jun-2018 10:55 AM EDT
IMSA: Developing a Diverse Pipeline of Innovative Leaders for the World
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

A strong and diverse pipeline of innovative leaders is preparing to solve the world’s most complex social problems through STEM education.

Released: 28-Jun-2018 11:15 AM EDT
The Benefits of Hosting the International Student Science Fair
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

IMSA hosts ISSF to promote global collaboration and cooperation in STEM research

Released: 18-Jun-2018 8:55 AM EDT
IMSA Fund for Advancement of Education Launches New Pitch Contest for Innovations Addressing United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

Competition for faculty, staff, students and alumni to support entrepreneurship and innovation to advance IMSA’s mission to address one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Released: 18-Jun-2018 8:55 AM EDT
IMSA Leads STEM Education with Incorporation of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

In 2017, IMSA adopted these 17 Sustainable Development Goals and started to incorporate them into curriculum spanning all subjects on campus.

Released: 18-Jun-2018 8:55 AM EDT
IMSA Incorporates United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into Curricula
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

Developing the next generation to solve global challenges and living one of its founding principles to “significantly influence life on our planet.”

Released: 18-Jun-2018 8:55 AM EDT
Creating STEM Knowledge and Innovations to Solve Global Issues Like Water, Food, and Energy
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

Dr. Torres, President of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA), shares his excitement and vision for IMSA hosting the 14th Annual International Student Science Fair, June 27th - July 1st, 2018

Released: 22-Feb-2018 9:05 AM EST
Creating Innovative Technology for the Real World
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

A hypertonic grip expander for individuals with cerebral palsy and stroke patients, a chair for students on the autism spectrum, and an independent lifting device for quadriplegic individuals are the designs created by teams of undergraduate students from colleges and universities in the Northeast during the inaugural Engineering Innovation for Society (EIS—pronounced “ice”) student design competition.

Released: 8-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST
UVA Announces New Master of Science in Business Analytics
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Through a first-of-its-kind partnership between its renowned business schools, the University of Virginia will begin offering a new master of science in business analytics (MSBA) degree in late summer 2018, pending approval from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.

Released: 26-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST
FSU Professor Offers Students Unique Course on North Korea
Florida State University

This semester, with a new course called “The History of North Korea from Colonial Past to Divided Present,” Culver is working to provide those curious students with an academic opportunity seldom afforded to American undergraduates.

Released: 21-Dec-2017 1:05 PM EST
Cornell Tech Has Heightened Entire University’s Reputation, Dean Says
Cornell University

Cornell Tech, which moved into and dedicated its new campus on Roosevelt Island in New York City just three months ago, is not only continuing to grow into its new space, but also has heightened excitement and interest in Cornell University and its campuses across the board, said Dan Huttenlocher, the Jack and Rilla Neafsey Dean of Cornell Tech.

Released: 20-Dec-2017 1:05 PM EST
Q&A: Sam Webb Teaches X-Ray Science from a Remote Classroom
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

When Sam Webb teaches, he shows that science is a part of everyday life. For him, it’s important that students learn science does not need to be intimidating. Webb is a staff scientist at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL) at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Acceleratory Laboratory. He started working at SSRL in the fall of 2001 as a postdoctoral researcher.

Released: 17-Nov-2017 2:00 PM EST
CSU Campuses are Top Performers in Sustainable Campus Index
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), a national nonprofit that empowers higher education institutions worldwide to lead the sustainability movement, has included several California State University campuses in its 2017 Sustainable Campus Index.

Released: 27-Oct-2017 3:30 PM EDT
University President Fills Up Scholarship Pot with Homemade Hot Sauce
Rowan University

Dr. Ali Houshmand, president of Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey, is committed to making it easier for students to afford college. He made it personal this year when he started professionally producing his secret-recipe hot sauce to raise scholarship money for those in need.

Released: 4-Oct-2017 2:25 PM EDT
UCLA Expert on Depression and Its Impact on Success at College
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

People with vulnerability towards depression and anxiety frequently experience the onset of such disorders around age 18.

Released: 28-Sep-2017 4:00 PM EDT
Children with Craniofacial Defects Face Most Difficult Social Pressures in Elementary School
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Elementary school children with craniofacial anomalies show the highest levels of anxiety, depression and difficulties in peer interactions when compared to youths with craniofacial defects in middle and high schools. The findings suggest that keeping a close watch for these signs and educating the child’s peers about their condition may be necessary for this age group.

Released: 14-Aug-2017 6:05 PM EDT
Teaching Language and Preparing Students for a Global Workplace
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

In leading the Language Acquisition Resource Center at San Diego State, Dr. Mary Ann Lyman-Hager has made the teaching of language — from French and Spanish to Pashto and Dari — her life’s mission.

Released: 8-Aug-2017 3:30 PM EDT
Equality Isn’t Cutting It: New Campaign From American Heart Association and American Academy of Pediatrics Works for Health Equity, Too

Join our virtual press briefing on August 10 at 11 am ET to hear from these organizations about new research, stories of successful programs in communities, and experts who can speak to the need to ensure all children have access to nutritious food and safe places to be physically active.

Released: 3-Aug-2017 7:05 PM EDT
Want to Graduate Sooner? Find a Great Advisor
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Intensive academic advising may prove to be a game-changer when it comes to helping students stay on track to earning a degree.

Released: 28-Jun-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Pair Female Engineering Students for Projects, and They Flourish
Wake Forest University

Female first-year students earn a higher grade when paired with at least one other female for group projects in introductory college engineering classes, according to new research by a Wake Forest University professor.

Released: 21-Jun-2017 1:30 PM EDT
Military Kids Use Virtual, Augmented Reality to STEMulate Learning
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Donning high-tech virtual and augmented reality simulators, while testing out revolutionary modular prosthetic limbs and interacting with experts in the field of science, technology, engineering, and math, a group of about 23 middle school-aged military children had a chance to learn inspiring and exciting lessons during a two-day workshop June 3-4 at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU).

Released: 16-May-2017 6:05 PM EDT
For Parents, ‘Empty Nest’ Is Emotional Challenge
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

While “empty nest syndrome” is not a formal clinical diagnosis, most psychiatrists agree it’s a legitimate emotional moment when a young adult leaves home and the parents are faced with an empty bedroom—and silence.

Released: 21-Apr-2017 10:15 AM EDT
Student Start-Up Shrinks Degrees of Separation Between Celebrities and Fans
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Features UVA Darden students Maximillian Huc (MBA '17) and Sam Boochever (MBA '17) - cofounders of the celebrity connection app 1Degree

Released: 22-Mar-2017 8:05 AM EDT
Expanding STEM Education Is the Focus of New Degree Collaborative
University of Louisville

University of Louisville and Kentucky State University announce BA/BS-MS offering for KSU students

Released: 16-Mar-2017 5:05 PM EDT
Lake Park High School Wins Argonne’s 2017 Rube Goldberg Machine Challenge
Argonne National Laboratory

In 75 steps, Lake Park High School won Argonne’s Rube Goldberg Machine Challenge. They now go on to the national competition in Columbus, Ohio.

Released: 8-Feb-2017 3:05 PM EST
UNC Charlotte Participating in National Research Study on College Advising
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Teachers College, Columbia University, and MDRC, an independent research organization, are conducting a study of technology-mediated advising at UNC Charlotte, Montgomery County Community College in Pennsylvania and at California State University, Fresno.

Released: 7-Feb-2017 9:00 AM EST
FAU Receives Federal Designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution from U.S. Department of Education
Florida Atlantic University

This designation is only awarded to colleges and universities with enrollment of full-time Hispanic undergraduate students of at least 25 percent.

Released: 27-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST
UAB School of Nursing Breaks Down More Barriers to Health Care with New $1.4 Million Grant
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Expanded partnership with Aletheia House will provide increased access to medically underserved populations in Bessemer.

Released: 27-Jan-2017 11:05 AM EST
Wichita State University Professor Uses Technology to Improve Pilot Performance
Wichita State University

Wichita State psychology professor Jibo He is collaborating with a team from the University of Oklahoma to conduct research and development on head-mounted display and wearable devices used in simulator-based pilot training.

Released: 26-Jan-2017 9:05 AM EST
UVA Darden Studies Organizations, Contrasts and Entrepreneurial Spirit in India
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business recently hosted a series of programs and events in India where Darden students took a deep dive into business, contrasts and entrepreneurial spirit in India

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