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Newswise: UC San Diego Receives $1.6 Million to Better Prepare Young Adults for Engineering and Technical Careers
Released: 2-Jul-2020 7:45 PM EDT
UC San Diego Receives $1.6 Million to Better Prepare Young Adults for Engineering and Technical Careers
University of California San Diego

Longtime University of California San Diego supporter Buzz Woolley has pledged $1.6 million over the next three years to fund an innovative new initiative that will significantly expand the region’s engineering and technical workforce.

Released: 2-Jul-2020 3:15 PM EDT
UA Little Rock’s new flexible MBA program offers best of online, face-to-face classes
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is offering Master of Business Administration (MBA) students the opportunity to embrace the best of on-campus and online learning through a new flexible MBA program.

Released: 2-Jul-2020 12:45 PM EDT
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland State University Receive $1.2 Million NIH Award to Recruit Underrepresented Minority Ph.D. Students
Cleveland Clinic

At a time when the national conversation is focused on narrowing the gap of racial equity, two of Cleveland’s anchor institutions have been awarded grant funding that will help them turn words into action. Cleveland State University and Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute received a five-year, $1.2 million T32 training award from the National Institutes of Health to recruit underrepresented minority Ph.D. students and students underrepresented in the science and technology workforce.

Released: 2-Jul-2020 10:10 AM EDT
Gender gaps in STEM college majors emerge in high school
Cornell University

Although studies have shown that women are more likely than men to enter and complete college in U.S. higher education, women are less likely to earn degrees in science, technology, engineering and math fields. In new research, Kim Weeden, the Jan Rock Zubrow ’77 Professor of the Social Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University, traces the discrepancy in college majors back to gender differences that emerge early in high school.

Newswise: Career Fast Track: Preparing Graduates for the Job Next Door
Released: 1-Jul-2020 1:55 PM EDT
Career Fast Track: Preparing Graduates for the Job Next Door
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

By working with local industries, CSU campuses are ensuring their graduates are ready to enter careers and drive innovation in these regional sectors.

Newswise: UIC Business announces the Stuart Handler Department of Real Estate
Released: 1-Jul-2020 1:25 PM EDT
UIC Business announces the Stuart Handler Department of Real Estate
University of Illinois at Chicago

The Stuart Handler Department of Real Estate joins the accounting, finance, information and decision sciences and managerial studies departments in serving the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Business Administration’s more than 3,000 undergraduate and 800 graduate students.

Newswise: UIC and UIS announce guaranteed pathway for undergraduates to earn UIC nursing degree
Released: 1-Jul-2020 10:35 AM EDT
UIC and UIS announce guaranteed pathway for undergraduates to earn UIC nursing degree
University of Illinois at Chicago

Under the program, first-time freshmen will have a guaranteed place in the UIC College of Nursing BSN program

Newswise: Springer Named Director of UA Little Rock Emerging Analytics Center
Released: 30-Jun-2020 5:00 PM EDT
Springer Named Director of UA Little Rock Emerging Analytics Center
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Dr. Jan P. Springer, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science, has been named the new director of the George W. Donaghey Emerging Analytics Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.The Emerging Analytics Center (EAC) is a research center that is home to an energetic group of researchers, faculty, and students performing innovative research and development in technology, infrastructure, and applications for virtual and augmented realities, immersive visualization, interactive technologies, as well as cybersecurity and the Internet of Things.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Saint Louis University and Access Academies Partner to Propel At-Risk Youth to Academic, Career Success
Saint Louis University

Access Academies, a leading local nonprofit that propels at-risk students from middle school to college and career success, and Saint Louis University will join forces in an innovative partnership aimed at expanding educational opportunities for hundreds of students across St. Louis.

Released: 29-Jun-2020 7:05 PM EDT
CSU Faculty Continue to Enhance Virtual Instruction
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

​​​On May 12, 2020, California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White shared information that would shape higher education across the state: To safeguard the health and safety of the CSU's 482,000 students, 53,000 employees and countless visitors, the great majority of instruction would be delivered virtually for the fall 2020 term. In preparation for vibrant virtual fall learning, faculty across the CSU's 23 campuses are engaging in a variety of professional development programs to strengthen their online instruction skills and build a community of fellow faculty learners.

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Released: 29-Jun-2020 4:35 PM EDT
TransPerfect Says School-Corporate Partnerships Just as Beneficial For Employees as Students During CFES Webinar
CFES Brilliant Pathways

The positive impact of school-corporate partnerships on the college and career success of young people is immeasurable. Just as significant is the impact on the corporate culture of businesses like TransPerfect, according to the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business.

Newswise: Asymptomatic Testing Central to UC San Diego’s Return to Learn for Fall Quarter
Released: 29-Jun-2020 7:05 AM EDT
Asymptomatic Testing Central to UC San Diego’s Return to Learn for Fall Quarter
University of California San Diego

The University of California San Diego today announced the next step in its Return to Learn program, which will guide an incremental repopulation of the campus while offering broad, asymptomatic testing for faculty, staff and students on a recurring basis to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

Newswise: University of Utah to drop SAT/ACT test requirements
Released: 26-Jun-2020 10:20 AM EDT
University of Utah to drop SAT/ACT test requirements
University of Utah

In a two-year pilot study, the University of Utah is electing to make the submission of standardized test scores, the SAT or ACT, optional for applicants beginning with the fall 2021 admissions cycle.

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Released: 26-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Cross-Sector Collaboration May Be ‘Invaluable’ in the Current Crisis
Wallace Foundation

It may seem like a truism that, in a time of crisis, the various players and institutions in a community should set aside their individual agendas and pull together for a common cause.

Newswise: HSS Sees Huge Increase in Participation in Virtual Health and Fitness Offerings
Released: 24-Jun-2020 2:30 PM EDT
HSS Sees Huge Increase in Participation in Virtual Health and Fitness Offerings
Hospital for Special Surgery

At Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), participation in virtual health and wellness offerings has increased almost 500 percent since March. The webinars, which are open to the public, have garnered interest nationwide. They run from an hour-long discussion on managing chronic pain to seven-week sessions in yoga, Pilates or Tai Chi.

Newswise: UIC to make ACT/SAT exams optional for 2021-22 school year due to COVID
Released: 24-Jun-2020 9:55 AM EDT
UIC to make ACT/SAT exams optional for 2021-22 school year due to COVID
University of Illinois at Chicago

Along with many other universities in the nation, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) will not require standardized tests for the '21-'22 school year.

Newswise: Texas A&M offers undergraduates hands-on research experience despite pandemic
Released: 23-Jun-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Texas A&M offers undergraduates hands-on research experience despite pandemic
Texas A&M University

Recently, the Texas A&M University College of Engineering kicked off an online version of its Research Experiences for Undergraduates program. Taking place over the summer, this fully remote program gives 58 students from around the U.S. valuable research experience in computational modeling, theory and data-driven topics in science and engineering.

Newswise: Clarkson University Students Launch “All Good Things” News Website
Released: 22-Jun-2020 1:35 PM EDT
Clarkson University Students Launch “All Good Things” News Website
Clarkson University

A pair of Clarkson University have launched a website designed to bring good news to the masses in the midst of a pandemic.

Newswise: UIC named Illinois' best college for LGBTQ students
Released: 22-Jun-2020 11:55 AM EDT
UIC named Illinois' best college for LGBTQ students
University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago has been named Illinois’ best college and university for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, according to the 2020 edition of rankings from BestColleges, in partnership with Campus Pride.

Released: 19-Jun-2020 12:50 PM EDT
ADHA Announces New Leadership for 2020-21
American Dental Hygienists' Association

The American Dental Hygienists' Association announces its newly installed leadership for 2020-21.

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16-Jun-2020 5:05 PM EDT
Academic Achievement isn’t the Reason There are More Men than Women Majoring in Physics, Engineering and Computer Science
New York University

While some STEM majors have a one-to-one male-to-female ratio, physics, engineering and computer science (PECS) majors consistently have some of the largest gender imbalances among U.S. college majors – with about four men to every woman in the major. In a new study published today in the peer-reviewed research journal, Science, NYU researchers find that this disparity is not caused by higher math or science achievement among men. On the contrary, the scholars found that men with very low high-school GPAs in math and science and very low SAT math scores were choosing these math-intensive majors just as often as women with much higher math and science achievement.

Newswise: Using LEGO to test children’s ability to visualize and rotate 3D shapes in space
Released: 18-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Using LEGO to test children’s ability to visualize and rotate 3D shapes in space
University of California San Diego

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have developed a test that uses children’s ability to assemble LEGO pieces to assess their spatial visualization ability. Spatial visualization is the ability to visualize 3D shapes in one’s mind, which is tied to increased GPAs and graduation rates in STEM college students.

Newswise: Rural Summer Science Camp goes digital
Released: 17-Jun-2020 3:45 PM EDT
Rural Summer Science Camp goes digital
Morgridge Institute for Research

The Rural Summer Science Camp typically invites participants from rural school districts across Wisconsin to a weeklong camp at the Morgridge Institute for Research. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Rural Summer Science Camp is celebrating a new milestone: an entirely digital experience.

Newswise: UA Little Rock to offer new bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity
Released: 17-Jun-2020 12:05 PM EDT
UA Little Rock to offer new bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is introducing a new four-year degree program in cybersecurity in the fall 2021 semester to help meet the rising demand for cybersecurity professionals. The Bachelor of Science in cybersecurity will prepare students for challenging and rewarding careers dedicated to protecting the privacy of individuals, the security of society’s infrastructure, and national security.

Released: 16-Jun-2020 11:25 AM EDT
The Power of And: New Book From UVA Darden Professors Examines Responsible Business Without Trade-Offs
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professors Ed Freeman and Bobby Parmar and George Washington University School of Business Professor Kirsten Martin co-authored their new book, The Power of And: Responsible Business Without Trade-Offs, available 13 June from Columbia University Press, to offer a new narrative about the nature of business, revealing the focus on responsibility and ethics that unites today’s most influential ideas and companies.

Newswise: UIC joins network dedicated to preparing future STEM faculty
Released: 16-Jun-2020 11:15 AM EDT
UIC joins network dedicated to preparing future STEM faculty
University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago has been named one of six new members of the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning, or CIRTL, an academic network of top research universities devoted to developing and expanding proven STEM teaching practices to educate diverse populations of students.

Newswise: University of Maryland School of Dentistry Offers Certificate in Oral Health Science Program for Non-Dental Health Care Providers
Released: 15-Jun-2020 4:35 PM EDT
University of Maryland School of Dentistry Offers Certificate in Oral Health Science Program for Non-Dental Health Care Providers
University of Maryland, Baltimore

The curriculum is designed to help clinicians recognize and manage oral health infections, diseases, and systemic conditions to more effectively and efficiently improve overall health for their patients.

Released: 15-Jun-2020 3:45 PM EDT
Caution urged for reopening schools to prevent spread of COVID-19 crisis
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., June 15, 2020 — With fast-approaching preparations required for a new school year with no consensus plan yet in place, a team of clinicians, scientists and educators – including a University of California, Irvine pediatrician – stress the need for caution when re-opening America’s schools and advocate for large-scale viral testing in children, contract tracing and other actions to avoid compounding the COVID-19 crisis.

10-Jun-2020 3:00 PM EDT
No Single Solution Helps All Students Complete MOOCs
Cornell University

In one of the largest educational field experiments ever conducted, a team co-led by a Cornell researcher found that promising interventions to help students complete online courses were not effective on a massive scale – suggesting that targeted solutions are needed to help students in different circumstances or locations.

Released: 15-Jun-2020 11:25 AM EDT
ICPC 2020 World Finals Moscow: Day Zero
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT)

ICPC University Commons online activities will kick start on 27 June 2020 with the ICPC 2020 World Finals Moscow: Day Zero. Due to unprecedented travel challenges, ICPC 2020 Moscow hosted by the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) is scheduled for 19-24 June 2021.

Released: 15-Jun-2020 9:40 AM EDT
Black and Female Principal Candidates More Likely to Experience Delayed and Denied Promotions than White or Male Counterparts
American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Black and female assistant principals are systematically delayed and denied promotion to principal, compared to their White or male counterparts, despite having equivalent qualifications and more experience on average, according to a new study. The findings were published in June in AERA Open, a peer-reviewed, open access journal of the American Educational Research Association.

Newswise: UIC College of Education science education expert named NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow
Released: 11-Jun-2020 3:05 PM EDT
UIC College of Education science education expert named NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Illinois at Chicago

The former high school teacher has spent 17 years teaching science with a focus on social justice

Released: 11-Jun-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Study: News Reports of Education “Achievement Gaps” May Perpetuate Stereotypes of Black Americans
American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Scholars have warned that the framing of racial “achievement gaps” in tests scores, grades, and other education outcomes may perpetuate racial stereotypes and encourage people to explain the gaps as the failure of students and their families rather than as resulting from structural racism. A new study finds that TV news reporting about racial achievement gaps led viewers to report exaggerated stereotypes of Black Americans as lacking education and may have increased implicit stereotyping of Black students as less competent than White students.

Released: 10-Jun-2020 8:05 AM EDT
QS rankings makes MIPT best Russian tech university
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT)

The latest edition of the QS World University Rankings places MIPT at No. 281 globally, up 21 positions from last year’s results. The Institute has the highest standing of all Russian technical universities featured in the league table.

Newswise: UC San Diego’s CREATE and SDSC Awarded National K-12 STEM Grant
Released: 9-Jun-2020 11:05 AM EDT
UC San Diego’s CREATE and SDSC Awarded National K-12 STEM Grant
University of California San Diego

The U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Defense STEM Education Consortium (DESC) has awarded a one-year grant to the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego and the UC San Diego Mathematics Project housed at the university’s Center for Research on Educational Equity, Assessment, and Teaching Excellence (CREATE), to introduce computing into high school math classrooms.

Newswise: Weird Science
Released: 8-Jun-2020 8:05 PM EDT
Weird Science
University of South Australia

White lab coats and dangerous experiments all epitomise the ‘mad scientist’ from many a Hollywood blockbuster but, even beyond the silver screen, the stereotype lives on, and according to new research, it could mar the next generation of potential scientists.

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Released: 5-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Education Won’t Be Normal After COVID: Newswise Live Event for June 4
Newswise

Will schools reopen in the fall? If schools remain closed, what will be the impact on students’ education, long-term? How has the pandemic already impacted students, from elementary through higher ed; how are schools at all levels adapting to teaching virtually, and how to safely return to teaching in person - June 4, 2020 from 2-3 PM EDT

Released: 3-Jun-2020 4:45 PM EDT
UCI to host historic virtual graduation ceremonies on June 13
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., June 3, 2020 – More than 7,400 students and their families will participate in the University of California, Irvine’s first remote commencement ceremonies on Saturday, June 13. UCI will grant degrees to 9,907 undergraduates this academic year. And in a testament to the school’s dedication to access and affordability, 47 percent of those bachelor’s degrees will go to first-generation college students.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 1:55 PM EDT
Research Affiliates CEO on Leading and Investing in a Time of Uncertainty
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

As CEO of global asset management firm Research Affiliates, Katrina Sherrerd (Ph.D. ’87) is leading the influential financial services firm through a period of deep global uncertainty, as world financial markets continue to show great volatility amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Newswise: Cheryl Anderson Named Founding Dean of School of Public Health at UC San Diego
Released: 2-Jun-2020 5:35 AM EDT
Cheryl Anderson Named Founding Dean of School of Public Health at UC San Diego
University of California San Diego

Dr. Cheryl Anderson, professor and interim chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health in the School of Medicine at the University of California San Diego, has been named founding dean of The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science. The school was established at UC San Diego in 2019 with a $25 million lead gift from the Dr. Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Family Foundation with an emphasis on research and education designed to prevent disease, prolong life and promote health through organized community efforts.

Newswise: 60 Years of Educational Excellence: Filled with Pride
Released: 1-Jun-2020 5:55 PM EDT
60 Years of Educational Excellence: Filled with Pride
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

As the most diverse university in the United States, the CSU is deeply committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all students, faculty and staff. Our focus on diversity and inclusion is a year-round effort, but each June we join the LGBTQIA members of our community in observance of Pride Month, a time to acknowledge the ongoing ​struggle for equality and celebrate the triumphs won.

Newswise: Campus gardens growing to help out during pandemic
Released: 1-Jun-2020 3:45 PM EDT
Campus gardens growing to help out during pandemic
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Because the campus is closed, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has turned its garden plots -- normally rented out to students, faculty and staff -- into a resource for fresh produce for the university food pantry during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Released: 1-Jun-2020 1:35 PM EDT
Governor Pataki Shares Vision With Students For Overcoming COVID-19 Crisis, Tough Job Market
CFES Brilliant Pathways

Few people have the experience of leading a country out of a crisis as significant as the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. George Pataki, who was the governor of New York on September 11, is one of them. He shared his vision for how America can recover from the pandemic during a May 29 CFES Brilliant Pathways webinar

Newswise: Remarkable Grads from the Class of 2020
Released: 29-May-2020 12:15 PM EDT
Remarkable Grads from the Class of 2020
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

This spring, the California State University​ will award degrees to more than 100,000 students who come from all walks of life. These students embody some of the characteristics that make the CSU’s student body so remarkable: resiliency, integrity and an eagerness to use their education to lift up those who come after them.

Newswise: Kennesaw State University’s Charles Parrott Selected as a 2020 CUR­–Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee
Released: 29-May-2020 8:25 AM EDT
Kennesaw State University’s Charles Parrott Selected as a 2020 CUR­–Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Charles Parrott, associate professor in the Department of Theater & Performance Studies at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA, has been selected as a 2020 Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)–Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee.

Newswise: Trinity University’s Rubén R. Dupertuis Selected as a 2020 CUR­–Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee
Released: 29-May-2020 8:20 AM EDT
Trinity University’s Rubén R. Dupertuis Selected as a 2020 CUR­–Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Rubén R. Dupertuis, associate professor and department chair of religion at Trinity University in San Antonio, has been selected as a 2020 Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)–Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee.


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