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UT System in Consortium Bidding for Sandia National Laboratories Contract

The University of Texas System, The University of New Mexico, and The Texas A&M University System are exclusive members of the Battelle and Boeing team, which has signed a formal agreement to bid jointly to manage Sandia National Laboratories.

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Literacy Advocate and Pediatrician at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Mariana Glusman Publishes Book to Address “30 Million Word Gap”

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Pediatrician and literacy advocate writes book to curb the 30 million word gap. It is on the critical importance of reading and talking to you baby the minute they are out of the womb.

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Worth the Wait

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Dylan Martin wasn’t sure he’d ever be able to graduate from college, but his concern stemmed from something far more serious than how he was doing in his classes.

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Autism Research Is Personal for Lisa Ruble

Discover the personal connection that motivates UK College of Education Professor Lisa Ruble each and every day as she works to help students with autism succeed in school … and beyond.

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Nicole Junker, Kelly Dumont Named Clendenin Scholars

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Two Kennesaw State University students – one who aspires to end human trafficking and one who plans to help people in coping with grief – are receiving scholarships toward their altruistic career pursuits.

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Case Western Reserve University’s Landmark Polymer Science Program Launches Dual-PhD with Students From Brazil

The polymer science program at Case Western Reserve University, already historic as the first of its kind in the country when launched 53 years ago, has reached another milestone: the start of an innovative PhD dual-degree with four leading Brazilian universities. The first group of 12 Brazilian PhD students began the Case School of Engineering program this month part of the university’s agreement with Brazil’s Ministry of Education.

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Professor Discusses Vocation of Teaching in New Book

"Teaching with Purpose: An Inquiry into the Who, Why, and How We Teach" emphasizes that teaching is more than a job; it is a vocation that carries with it significant responsibilities

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Two UofL Medical Students Receive Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowships for Research in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Jessica Eaton and Mackenzie Flynn will delay their fourth year of medical school to conduct medical research in Malawi and Kenya. This is the first time two students in the same medical school have received Fulbright-Fogarty fellowships in a single year.

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UCI Paul Merage School of Business Receives $100,000 Pledge from Alumna Jennifer Su Gillick

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Jennifer Su Gillick, EMBA ’83, an alumna of the UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business, and her husband William G. Gillick, have pledged $100,000 to the Merage School. In recognition of their gift, one of the breakout rooms, located on the fourth floor of the new Merage School building, will be designated “in honor of the Su and Gillick Families.”

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Indiana University Kelley School Launches Professional Development Program for Online MBA Students

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Kelley Direct, the online MBA program of Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, is launching a unique, comprehensive professional development program in the fall, tailored to serve both those looking to advance at their current companies as well as an increasing number of those planning to change careers.

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Council on Undergraduate Research Elects New President

Anne Boettcher, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Elected President of Council on Undergraduate Executive Board

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When It Comes to Replicating Studies, Context Matters, an Analysis of Scientific Reproducibility Project Work Finds

Contextual factors, such as the race of participants in an experiment or the geography of where the experiment was run, can reduce the likelihood of replicating psychological studies, a team of NYU researchers has found. Their work analyzed papers examined by the Reproducibility Project in an effort to identify potential challenges to replicating scientific scholarship.

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University of Iowa researchers create iPad app to help K-12 teachers improve student behavior

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University of Iowa faculty, along with colleagues at Vanderbilt University, were recently awarded a three-year, nearly $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences to further develop their self-monitoring behavior intervention app called Score It.

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Financial Times Ranks Darden Executive Education No. 4 in the World, No. 1 for Faculty and Course Design

Darden Executive Education’s open-enrollment program rose to No. 4 in the world in the Financial Times 2016 rankings.

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New York Times Reporter Tells Ithaca College Graduates: ‘Follow Your Curiosity’

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Adam B. Ellick, senior video correspondent for the New York Times, delivered the 2016 Commencement address at Ithaca College. Ellick's documentary on Malala Yousafzai brought the plight of the Pakistani schoolgirl to the world's attention.

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Stony Brook Celebrates 56th Commencement Ceremony

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At Stony Brook University’s 56th commencement ceremony today at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, 6,686 students had their degrees conferred joining more than 160,000 alumni from around the globe whose lives and work personify what Stony Brook embraces -- the relentless pursuit of excellence and commitment to make a real difference. Graduates span 67 countries, 41 states and range in age from 20 to 73.

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Acclaimed Composer, Music Researcher From Long Island Selected as Dean at Texas Tech

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Noel Zahler has been an administrator and professor at Long Island University, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Minnesota before accepting a position at the West Texas university.

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Research Shows Improvements in edTPA Preparation Despite Persistent Challenges

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A study by University of Rochester researchers indicates that teaching candidates better understand the edTPA process and what is expected of them after two years of the licensure test’s implementation in New York and Washington states. The 2015 survey, the second in a series of two examining the implementation of edTPA as a high-stakes assessment for beginning teachers, was funded by the Spencer Foundation.

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Kate Walsh Is Interim Dean of Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration

Kate Walsh, associate professor of organizational management, has been named interim dean of the School of Hotel Administration (SHA). Walsh will begin a two-year term July 1.