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Student Ventures From USC to Attend Blackstone Launchpad Demo Day in New York

The Blackstone Charitable Foundation has chosen four USC student ventures to participate in the first annual Blackstone LaunchPad Demo Day in New York City

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UCLA to Play Leading Role in NIH Initiative to Boost Biomedical Workforce Diversity

UCLA will run the coordination and evaluation center for the National Institutes of Health's five-year, multi-institution initiative to boost the diversity of the nation’s biomedical workforce.

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The Myth of the Digital Native

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NYIT-led study debunks myth that digital natives are more proficient than teachers in technology use. In fact, students need better skills and guidance in how to use technology to help solve problems and improve their critical thinking skills in the classroom.

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Mayor Bill de Blasio Proclaims Oct. 22 “Columbia University School of Nursing Day” in New York City

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Mayor Bill de Blasio has declared Oct. 22 “Columbia University School of Nursing Day” in New York City. The official proclamation celebrates Columbia Nursing breaking ground on its new state-of-the-art facility in Washington Heights.

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Davidson Next Initiative Launches Pilot in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

The Davidson Next initiative, a collaboration between Davidson College, edX, the College Board and 2Revolutions, has partnered with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System (CMS) to launch a pilot program to test a suite of online instructional units designed to improve educational outcomes in Advanced Placement (AP) courses. The units focus on calculus, physics and macroeconomics—AP topics identified as among the most challenging for teachers and students. The project recently was awarded nearly $2 million in grant funding from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.

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Early Intervention Could Boost Education Levels

Taking steps from an early age to improve childhood education skills could raise overall population levels of academic achievement by as much as 5%, and reduce socioeconomic inequality in education by 15%, according to international research led by the University of Adelaide.

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UNH Hosts Oil Spill Response Forum Oct. 28-29

It’s been 25 years since the Exxon Valdez spilled 11 million gallons of crude oil and nearly five years since the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico gushed 200 million gallons of crude oil. Nearly 40 experts and eyewitnesses from science, government, industry and NGOs will gather to look back – and forward – at oil spill response.

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Arianna Huffington to Headline at UC Irvine's Paul Merage School of Business Luncheon

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New York Times bestselling author and syndicated columnist, Arianna Huffington will speak at the Center for Investment and Wealth Management (CIWM) Community Programs luncheon, on Thursday, November 6th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa. The event is hosted by UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business and presented by Huntington Beach-based Inspired Financial.

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Evening the Odds

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Wake Forest University faculty finds technology to help blind student see math clearly and pursue degree.

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Binghamton University Engineering Program Boasts 50 Percent Female Representation

Bucking the national and historic trend of disproportionately low female enrollment in STEM disciplines, Binghamton University announced this week that its new Executive Master of Science in Health Systems program based in Manhattan has so far enjoyed a consistent 50 percent female enrollment as it moves into building for its third year of operation. By comparison to national averages, this is more than double the available figures for STEM overall and specifically higher than the roughly 24 percent of female students reported in engineering coursework nationwide.

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