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Tulane Receives Two $5 Million Anonymous Gifts for Faculty Recruitment

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Tulane University has received two gifts of $5 million each to recruit top faculty members.

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Project to Train Educators, Support Students with Disabilities in Life Transition Exceeding Goals

A KU project to help train teachers and school personnel across the country to better prepare students with disabilities for life after school is exceeding goals, certifying educators in numerous states and adding support for families.

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Four NYU Faculty Win Sloan Foundation Research Fellowships

Four New York University faculty have been awarded fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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Albright Institute at Wellesley College Assembles Experts for Public Dialogue on the Global Refugee Crisis

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Wellesley College will convene two panels of international leaders and experts for a public forum on the global refugee crisis and its many sociopolitical and geopolitical ramifications, beginning with a keynote from Former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright ’59.

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St. Mary’s College of Maryland Earns National Recognition as College of Distinction

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National guide to colleges highlights innovative learning opportunities at top schools.

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Three University Technologies Receive $600,000 From Science Center’s QED Program

Researchers developing technologies to improve therapeutic success among radiotherapy patients, prevent chest wall collapses in pre-term infants with respiratory distress, and assist surgeons with pre-operative planning for femur fracture alignments will receive a total of $600,000 in funding through the ninth round of the University City Science Center’s QED Proof-of-Concept Program.

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Using Statistics Ethically to Combat "A Scientific Credibility Crisis"

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A recent survey suggests that many researchers have tried and failed to reproduce other scientists' experiments as well as their own. Georgetown University’s Rochelle Tractenberg, PhD, is on a mission to help change that by promoting ethical statistical practices. She’ll lead a panel discussion on the topic Sunday at the AAAS meeting in Boston.

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Zero Tolerance Policies Unfairly Punish Black Girls

Black girls are disproportionately punished in American schools – an “overlooked crisis” that is populating the school-to-prison pipeline at rising rates, two education scholars argue in a new paper.

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Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Earns AACSB Accreditation

The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School has earned accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the world’s leading authority on the quality assurance of business school programs. AACSB accreditation is considered a “hallmark of excellence” in business education.

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Students in Ohio’s Online Charter Schools Perform Worse Than Peers in Traditional Schools

Despite dramatic growth in enrollment in online charter schools in Ohio, students are not achieving the same academic success as those in brick-and-mortar charter and public schools, finds a study by NYU’s Steinhardt School and RAND Corporation.

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Middle Schoolers Test Their Knowledge at Science Bowl Competition

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Ten middle school teams met at Argonne for the 27th annual Department of Energy Regional Science Bowl in February.

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Dr. Seuss and Literacy: DePaul University Expert Offers Tips to Keep Reading Fun for Children, Reflects on 60 Years of ‘the Cat in the Hat’

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New Study Contradicts Perceived Immigrant Education Paradox

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Research points out that the most common intergenerational pattern within immigrant families is not extraordinary upward mobility and education, but rather class reproduction

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URI Professor Receives National Award for Research, Scholarship

ASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education has named Annemarie Vaccaro recipient of the 2017 George D. Kuh Outstanding Contribution to Literature and/or Research Award. Vaccaro, associate professor of Human Development and Family Studies in the College of Health Sciences/Academic Health Collaborative, is also director of the University’s College Student Personnel Program.

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Faculty Projects Earn Provost's Digital Learning Fellowship

Eight innovative faculty projects have been selected for funding for the 2017-2018 school year as part of the Provost’s Digital Learning Fellowship at Northwestern University. The award, sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Faculty Distance Learning Workgroup, promotes innovation in learning and teaching through the use of educational technology.

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UW-Milwaukee Water Program Links Students to Careers

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A school-to-work partnership involving the UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences, the Water Council and local technical colleges provides a pipeline to jobs in the growing water industry..

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Babson College to Honor Coach Judy Blinstrub for Her 600th Career Win

Babson College women’s basketball coach Judy Blinstrub will be honored Wednesday, February 15, 2017, for her legacy of campus leadership that culminated in her 600th career victory last week.

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Researchers Examine Working Memory as Key to Preventing Misdiagnoses, Overrepresentation of Minorities in Special Education

Researchers have found a link to growth in working memory and growth in English-language reading among young English-language learning students. The findings suggest better assessment and education that considers second language acquirement, and not just curriculum, could help prevent misdiagnoses of learning disabilities in minority students.

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Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention Established at Binghamton University

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A new, interdisciplinary institute at Binghamton University, State University of New York will generate scholarship, educate individuals, and develop courses and curricula exploring how we can better and understand and disrupt the processes that lead to genocide and mass atrocities. The Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention (I-GMAP) will focus on how to use scholarship in the social sciences and humanities to identify where a genocide is likely to take place – and how to work with nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and governments to address those issues and stop horrible things from happening.

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Good Teaching: Where the Money Should Go

Considered as a whole, one finding stood out that may prompt institutions to reflect on their priorities. That finding: “Good teaching is the primary means through which institutions affect students.”







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