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Newswise: Uniformed Services University Names Drew Fallis, DDS, to be next Executive Dean, Postgraduate Dental College
Released: 26-Jul-2021 1:40 PM EDT
Uniformed Services University Names Drew Fallis, DDS, to be next Executive Dean, Postgraduate Dental College
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Retired Air Force Colonel Drew W. Fallis, DDS, MS, has been selected as the new Executive Dean of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Postgraduate Dental College. Fallis, who most recently served as Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at the USU Postgraduate Dental College, will succeed Dr. Thomas Schneid, who will be retiring July 31 following more than 45 years of Federal service.

Newswise: Fit Kids, Fat Vocabularies
Released: 26-Jul-2021 10:10 AM EDT
Fit Kids, Fat Vocabularies
University of Delaware

A recent study by University of Delaware researchers suggests exercise can boost kids’ vocabulary growth. The article, published in the Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, details one of the first studies on the effect of exercise on vocabulary learning in children.

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Released: 23-Jul-2021 10:25 AM EDT
Think States Play No Role in Shaping Effective Principals? Think Again.
Wallace Foundation

States often tread lightly when it comes to assuming a full role in improving principal quality.

Newswise: Chula Projects Shortlisted in THE Award Asia 2021 for Leadership and Support for Students
Released: 23-Jul-2021 8:55 AM EDT
Chula Projects Shortlisted in THE Award Asia 2021 for Leadership and Support for Students
Chulalongkorn University

Two of Chulalongkorn University’s projects, “CU Enterprise Co., Ltd.” and “Ensuring All-round Student Well-being Through Innovations During the Covid-19 Pandemic”, have been internationally recognized and shortlisted for the “THE Award Asia 2021” in the categories of “Leadership and Management Team of the Year” and “Outstanding Support for Students”.

Released: 22-Jul-2021 8:35 AM EDT
CWRU School of Law to Offer New Master’s Degree and Certificates in Compliance and Risk Management, Starting with a Specialization in Health Care
Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University launches new program meet the increasing demand by health care-related businesses and government agencies for experts in state, federal and international laws and regulations

Newswise: UAE’s “Green Sheikh” Visits Green Bronx Machine, Gotham Greens and CS55
Released: 22-Jul-2021 6:00 AM EDT
UAE’s “Green Sheikh” Visits Green Bronx Machine, Gotham Greens and CS55
Green Bronx Machine

Green Bronx Machine founder Stephen Ritz and his students welcomed yesterday His Royal Highness Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Ali Al Nuaimi, to their classroom at the National Health and Wellness Learning Center (NHWLC) at CS 55 in the Bronx.

Newswise: COVID-19 Shapes Future of Accessibility Services at WVU
Released: 21-Jul-2021 2:25 PM EDT
COVID-19 Shapes Future of Accessibility Services at WVU
West Virginia University

WVU’s Office of Accessibility Services saw a 900% increase in requests from deaf or hard of hearing students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Enlisting students on work study programs to do lecture transcriptions and closed captioning helped the University save nearly a quarter of a million dollars.

Newswise: Summer Immersion Experience opening STEM doors at WVU for incoming first-generation, underrepresented students
Released: 21-Jul-2021 11:50 AM EDT
Summer Immersion Experience opening STEM doors at WVU for incoming first-generation, underrepresented students
West Virginia University

Before the start of the fall semester, several new West Virginia University students are already asking research questions and trying to answer them with guidance from WVU scientists while, in certain cases, getting their feet wet.

Released: 19-Jul-2021 3:35 PM EDT
Public Health Summer Program Increases STEM Career Interests in High Schoolers
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

High school students who participated in summer programs about public health increased their interest in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), according to a Rutgers study.

Newswise: The Push for Healthy Communities
Released: 19-Jul-2021 3:05 PM EDT
The Push for Healthy Communities
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

See ways the CSU is ensuring its community members have equal access to health care.

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine and Seton Hall University Opioid Conference to Feature Addiction Experts Working to Combat National Crisis
Released: 19-Jul-2021 1:40 PM EDT
Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine and Seton Hall University Opioid Conference to Feature Addiction Experts Working to Combat National Crisis
Hackensack Meridian Health

The July 30 virtual conference is part of a three-year grant to train clinicians to prescribe medications to treat addiction.

Newswise: No “Vacation” for Green Bronx Machine This Summer
Released: 16-Jul-2021 7:05 AM EDT
No “Vacation” for Green Bronx Machine This Summer
Green Bronx Machine

For Green Bronx Machine, summer vacation is growing season – for plants, people and the organization itself. GBM spends June, July and August tending multiple community gardens and running asummer camp, as well as tackling food insecurity and promoting sustainable food systems with national and international leaders, and preparing for the return of in-person student learning this fall and all of the issues that will entail.

13-Jul-2021 12:00 PM EDT
Professional Development Opportunities Do Not Delay Doctorate Training or Publications
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

The NIH funded academic institutions to design programs for professional development, but because doctoral training is lengthy and requires focused attention on research, some researchers feared students participating in additional training activities might diminish their research productivity or delay graduation. Researchers found this was not true.

Released: 15-Jul-2021 10:45 AM EDT
Premier Virtual Nutrition Education Conference Offers Free Registration for Media
Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior annual conference, Raising Reliance and Resilience, brings together nutrition educators from around the globe to focus on building equity, planetary health, future nutrition education, healthy children and youth, plus research and evaluation.

Newswise: The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Announces New Faculty Leadership Positions
Released: 15-Jul-2021 10:05 AM EDT
The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Announces New Faculty Leadership Positions
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Five faculty from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing have received leadership appointments to help promote and advance the school’s Master of Science (Entry into Nursing), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), PhD, and postdoctoral programs.

Newswise: CUR Executive Board Announces New Editor-in-Chief for <i>Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research</i>
Released: 14-Jul-2021 3:05 PM EDT
CUR Executive Board Announces New Editor-in-Chief for Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The Executive Board of the Council on Undergraduate Research announced the appointment of Patricia Ann Mabrouk, professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Northeastern University, as the next editor-in-chief of Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, the academic journal of the organization.

Newswise: Tusty ten Bensel named director of UA Little Rock School of Criminal Justice
Released: 14-Jul-2021 2:00 PM EDT
Tusty ten Bensel named director of UA Little Rock School of Criminal Justice
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Dr. Tusty ten Bensel, associate professor of criminal justice, has been named the director of the School of Criminal Justice and Criminology at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Released: 14-Jul-2021 12:35 PM EDT
Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Joins Forté Foundation in Advancing Business Education Opportunities for Women
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School is joining the Forté Foundation as an MBA partner and Forté Fellows partner school. Forté Foundation is a non-profit consortium of multinational corporations and business schools that was founded to address inequity in business.

Released: 14-Jul-2021 11:15 AM EDT
$1M Gift Caps Historic $33M Albany Law School Fundraising Campaign
Albany Law School

Albany Law School closed the most successful fundraising effort in its 170-year history on June 30 with a final $1 million anonymous gift that pushed the total raised during We Rise Together: The Campaign for Albany Law School to nearly $33 million.

13-Jul-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Study Finds “Thriving Gap” Between Students Who Attended High School Remotely Versus in Person
American Educational Research Association (AERA)

New research finds that high school students who attended school remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic suffered socially, emotionally, and academically compared with those who attended in person.

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Released: 13-Jul-2021 4:35 PM EDT
Jon Gould is Named Dean of UCI’s School of Social Ecology
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., July 13, 2021 — Jon Gould, a distinguished scholar in justice policy, social change and government reform who has held key positions in the U.S. Department of Justice and the National Science Foundation, will become the new dean of the School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine, following a nationwide search.

Newswise: California Makes Historic Investment in HSU’s Polytechnic Plans
Released: 13-Jul-2021 3:25 PM EDT
California Makes Historic Investment in HSU’s Polytechnic Plans
Humboldt State University

California Governor Gavin Newsom and the State Legislature have agreed on a new state budget with a historic $458 million investment in Humboldt State University’s effort to become Northern California’s first polytechnic institution.

Newswise: CUR Physics and Astronomy Division Announces 2021 Outstanding Research Mentor Awardee
Released: 13-Jul-2021 7:05 AM EDT
CUR Physics and Astronomy Division Announces 2021 Outstanding Research Mentor Awardee
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The Physics and Astronomy Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research announces the 2021 recipient of its Outstanding Research Mentor award: Thomas Pannuti (Morehead State University).

Released: 12-Jul-2021 2:00 PM EDT
ECS Launches Virtual Short Courses
The Electrochemical Society

The Electrochemical Society announces that for the first time, its popular Short Courses will be offered in a virtual online format in September 2021 and during the 240th ECS Meeting in October 2021. Live course instruction by the professors takes place online for three hours a day, for two days. Registration and cost information is on the ECS website.

Newswise: New CSUCCESS Initiative Will Enhance Equity and Student Achievement for CSU Students
Released: 12-Jul-2021 1:40 PM EDT
New CSUCCESS Initiative Will Enhance Equity and Student Achievement for CSU Students
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Largest-ever CSU device distribution will provide iPad Air for up to 35,000 first-year and new transfer students at eight campuses

Newswise: Two Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Faculty Named to Endowed Chairs
Released: 12-Jul-2021 9:40 AM EDT
Two Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Faculty Named to Endowed Chairs
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

The Johns Hopkins University Board of Trustees has approved the appointments of two Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) faculty to endowed chairs.

Newswise: Sowing the Seeds
Released: 10-Jul-2021 10:05 AM EDT
Sowing the Seeds
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

At the CSU, equipping students with essential career skills goes hand in hand with instilling a sense of community engagement—and not even a pandemic could stand in the way.

Released: 9-Jul-2021 4:05 PM EDT
Riries provide $3.5 million lead gift to Cornell athletics campaign
Cornell College

Now a Cornell Trustee, Ririe and his wife, Shelley, have generously provided a lead gift of $3.5 million for the Athletic and Wellness Facilities Project. The project is a $19.5 million expansion and renovation of the Small Sport Center.

Released: 9-Jul-2021 3:05 PM EDT
Harrisburg University & Blumberg Institute Introduce Biotech Workforce Leadership Development Programs
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology and The Baruch S. Blumberg Institute have teamed to offer graduate-level biotechnology certificates to prepare working professionals with workforce and leadership skills within the biotechnology industry. Beginning Fall 2021 semester, the Biotechnology Certificate Program will be offered in partnership with The Blumberg Institute. The Blumberg Institute is the nation’s leading translational research organization dedicated to finding a cure for hepatitis B and liver cancer.

Released: 8-Jul-2021 3:05 PM EDT
Report Finds Fewer Early Childhood Education Expulsions Following Illinois Law
University of Illinois Chicago

The report, which covers the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years, details survey responses from Illinois area early childhood professionals.

Newswise: American Cleaning Institute Convenes with Leading Safety Experts at PrevCon 2021
Released: 8-Jul-2021 10:00 AM EDT
American Cleaning Institute Convenes with Leading Safety Experts at PrevCon 2021
American Cleaning Institute

The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) is joining hundreds of top safety experts and partners virtually at the Safe Kids Worldwide Childhood Injury Prevention Convention (PrevCon, July 12-16) for a week of conversation focused on preventing unintentional childhood injuries. ACI will highlight product and packaging innovations designed to help prevent unintentional child injuries, as well as key industry initiatives, such as the Packets Up! campaign.

Newswise: For Many Students, Double-dose Algebra Leads to College Attainment
Released: 7-Jul-2021 12:35 PM EDT
For Many Students, Double-dose Algebra Leads to College Attainment
Saint Louis University

In the United States, low-income and minority students are completing college at low rates compared to higher-income and majority peers — a detriment to reducing economic inequality. Double-dose algebra could be a solution, according to a new study.

Newswise:  Rapid Response
Released: 2-Jul-2021 7:05 PM EDT
Rapid Response
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

See how the CSU is addressing the economic consequences of COVID-19.

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Released: 2-Jul-2021 3:15 PM EDT
"El Futuro is Here" Explores Ways of Creating Culturally Responsive Campus Ministries
Dominican University

Dominican University presents "El Futuro is Here!," a national virtual conference exploring ways of creating more culturally responsive campus ministries for Latinx students.

Released: 30-Jun-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Aalto University joins Swedish WASP research program on AI and autonomous systems
Aalto University

Finland's Aalto University begins collaboration with Swedish universities in the Wallenberg Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP)

Newswise: Wellesley Students Recover the Women of the Divine Comedy in a Wikipedia Project
Released: 29-Jun-2021 4:05 PM EDT
Wellesley Students Recover the Women of the Divine Comedy in a Wikipedia Project
Wellesley College

The women in the Divine Comedy, the epic poem by the Italian writer Dante Alighieri, served as symbols and metaphors of political affiliation, intrigue, virtue, scandal, and violence. Centuries later, though, little is known about many of the women Dante included in his seminal work. Laura Ingallinella, a Mellon postdoctoral fellow in Italian studies and English at Wellesley, and her students have worked to change that by writing the women of the Divine Comedy back into history. The project included working with Wikimedia Foundation to use Wikipedia as a pedagogical space. The students researched female characters of their choosing and wrote Wikipedia entries.

Released: 29-Jun-2021 12:05 PM EDT
Little Rock Congregations Study Dialogue Reveals How Congregations, Nonprofits Can Work Together to Address Community Issues
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The Little Rock Congregations Study (LRCS) research team at UA Little Rock worked with a team of students from the UA-Clinton School of Public Service to host a series of community dialogue discussions during the spring semester to explore how congregations and nonprofits in Little Rock can come together to make an impact on important community issues.

Newswise: ACI, CDC Launch Redesigned “Healthy Schools, Healthy People” Website
Released: 29-Jun-2021 8:05 AM EDT
ACI, CDC Launch Redesigned “Healthy Schools, Healthy People” Website
American Cleaning Institute

The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) launched a new website for the Healthy Schools, Healthy People initiative, a joint effort of ACI and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to promote hand hygiene and cleaning practices as a means to prevent the spread of infectious disease in schools and reduce illness-related absenteeism.

Released: 29-Jun-2021 8:00 AM EDT
Just Enough Information Will Motivate Young Children to Learn, Drive Curiosity
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Preschool children are sensitive to the gap between how much they know and how much there is to learn, according to a Rutgers University-New Brunswick study.

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Continues Grant Program to Help Boost Promising Early Research
Released: 28-Jun-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Continues Grant Program to Help Boost Promising Early Research
Hackensack Meridian Health

Grants totaling $100,000 to support research targeting cancer, fungal infections, diabetes, concussions

Released: 26-Jun-2021 10:05 AM EDT
New Progress Pride Flag Represents Expanded Inclusiveness
SUNY Buffalo State College

Timothy Gordon, vice president for student affairs at Buffalo State College, and aid Charlene Vetter, clinical manager of Buffalo State’s Counseling Center and co-chair of the LGBTQ+ Resource Center’s Bengal Allies group, discuss the new "Progress" flag many are flying this Pride month.

Released: 25-Jun-2021 6:20 PM EDT
Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson To Step Down in 2022, Concluding Historic Tenure
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

More than two decades ago, Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson became the first African American woman to lead a top-ranked research university when she was named the 18th President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Today, President Jackson announced to the Rensselaer community that she intends to step down from her historic post in 2022.

Newswise: Pac-Man and Picasso: WVU Researcher Pushes the Boundaries of Learning in Mathematics Education
Released: 24-Jun-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Pac-Man and Picasso: WVU Researcher Pushes the Boundaries of Learning in Mathematics Education
West Virginia University

Keri Valentine, an associate professor of mathematics education at West Virginia, has turned to Pac-Man and Picasso as new ways of engaging students in math learning.

Released: 24-Jun-2021 1:00 PM EDT
What Was Learning At Home Like For Under-Connected Families?
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Internet access is up dramatically since 2015, but 18 percent of lower-income families had their service cut at least once during the pandemic due to cost, and 12 percent still have no computer at home at all, according to a report led by Rutgers and other researchers that highlights digital inequity after a year of learning at home.

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Released: 23-Jun-2021 4:35 PM EDT
Nurturing an early interest in neuroscience
University of California, Irvine

Last year’s lockdowns confined most people to their homes. For teenagers on summer break, a season usually dedicated to recreation and outdoor exploration, this meant long days of boredom. But for Nikhita Kaushik, who just finished her sophomore year at Irvine’s Arnold O. Beckman High School, the free time was a blessing. It enabled her to dive into her passion for neuroscience and establish the Southern California Youth Neuroscience Association.

Released: 23-Jun-2021 11:50 AM EDT
Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and Aegon Transamerica Foundation Collaborating to Support Underrepresented Minority Students
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and the Aegon Transamerica Foundation are collaborating to promote business education to underrepresented minority students. The new collaboration will include support for Carey’s annual Summer Business Academy, its ongoing leadership development mentoring program, and a new scholarship for graduate students.

Newswise: CUR Social Sciences Division Announces Mentoring Awardee, Undergraduate Presentation Awardees
Released: 23-Jun-2021 8:05 AM EDT
CUR Social Sciences Division Announces Mentoring Awardee, Undergraduate Presentation Awardees
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The CUR Social Sciences Division announces its latest awardees: Andrew "Drew" Christopher (Albion College), mentoring awardee; Jack Dempsey and Taylor McGown (TAMU), undergraduate conference presentation awardees

21-Jun-2021 10:20 AM EDT
Teachers Want to Encourage Children to Take a Public Stand Against Climate Change
University of Bristol

More than half of teachers in England are in favour of teaching children to take direct action against climate change and break the rules to make their point, according to a new survey.

Newswise: College of Education Ph.D Student Named Presidential Award Finalist for Science Teaching
Released: 22-Jun-2021 12:10 PM EDT
College of Education Ph.D Student Named Presidential Award Finalist for Science Teaching
University of Illinois Chicago

The Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching is the nation’s highest honor for STEM teachers.


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