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Students Try to Overcome the 'Yuck' Factor in Bug-Eating 101

Food security is an issue of major concern along with climate change, as water supplies become scarce and the world’s population continues to grow.Combined, these factors are expected to stress the world’s agricultural capacity. But one solution may be right underfoot, so to speak.

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Improving Diversity and College Access for Low-Income Native American Students Amherst Hosts College Horizons Summit

Making good on a pledge to even further expand on its commitment to student diversity, Amherst College recently hosted a group of Native American high school students for a weeklong summit intent on helping students get to college.

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Magnetar Capital Foundation Donates $5 Million to UChicago to Improve Financial Education for High School Students

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A new partnership between UChicago STEM Education and the Magnetar Capital Foundation will expand access to financial education for high school students.

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Boise State Computer Science Program Hatching New Ideas for Education through NSF Grant

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The university is creating an educational environment called the Computer Science Professionals Hatchery, or CSP-hatchery, to model the best practices of software development companies.

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Author of Definitive Book on Roger Ailes' Career as Political Operative and FOX News President Is Available for Interview

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Personal Physician to the Dalai Lama to Speak About Compassion in Medicine at UofL White Coat Ceremony

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Barry Kerzin, M.D., personal physician to the Dalai Lama and founder of the Altruism in Medicine Institute, will address the 156 members of the incoming class of the University of Louisville School of Medicine and guests at the school’s White Coat Ceremony on Sunday, July 24. Kerzin, an American trained physician and Buddhist monk, will speak to the students about cultivating and preserving the desire to help others.

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New Gonzaga Degree Blends Highly Marketable Computing Skills with Breadth of Study in Humanities, Sciences

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SPOKANE, Wash. – Anyone with a smart phone intuitively understands the trend toward completely interconnected devices that are always available. This shift – termed pervasive or ubiquitous computing – represents a large and increasing share of our world economy, and Gonzaga University has introduced a new degree that blends highly marketable computer science skills with the intellectual breadth of study in the humanities and social and natural sciences.

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PASCO to Host AAPT ‘Celebration of Physics’ Evening

During the American Association of Physics Teachers’ (AAPT) summer meeting, being held July 16-20, 2016, PASCO is hosting AAPT at its facilities in Roseville, California. The evening will include a picnic dinner, tours of PASCO’s physics equipment design and manufacturing facilities, and feature the highly acclaimed David Maiullo who recently performed physics demonstrations on Live with Kelly! and That Demo Show.

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American Association of Physics Teachers Hosts High School Physics Teachers

The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) invites high school physics teachers from across the country to a meeting where they may find their next best classroom resource. The High School Physics Teachers’ Day is held to introduce teachers to the myriad resources specifically for high school physics teachers and students available through AAPT. Scheduled for July 18, this event offers participants a special discounted registration to facilitate their involvement.

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American Association of Physics Teachers Summer Meeting Addresses “Hot” Topics in Physics and Beyond

Over 1,000 physics teachers and students will converge on Sacramento, California on July 16-20, at the Sacramento Convention Center where attendees will participate in an agenda that goes beyond presentations. Planned sessions will not exclusively address more traditional topics such as Best Practices in Educational Technology, Art and Science of Teaching, and Effective Practices in Educational Technology, but will also include sessions on Addressing Race and Ethnicity, Climate Change, and Leveraging Strengths of Diverse Populations.

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Georgia State Receives $515,000 Grant to Continue Student Success Efforts

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today (July 14) announced Georgia State University as one of seven institutions selected to participate in a three-year project to personalize learning and improve undergraduate education through adoption of adaptive courseware.

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Cal State LA Joins the Institute of International Education’s Generation Study Abroad Initiative

Cal State LA has joined the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Generation Study Abroad initiative to help more Americans to gain international experience through study abroad programs.

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U.S. Wins First Place at International Mathematics Competition in Hong Kong

The U.S. team of six high school students wins the 57th International Mathematical Olympiad in Hong Kong for the second year in a row.

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Notre Dame Launches New 5+1 Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Backed by $1.5 Million Mellon Foundation Grant

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The College of Arts and Letters at Notre Dame has launched a new postdoctoral fellowship that will allow new doctorate recipients to further their research, expand their teaching portfolio and explore career opportunities outside the academy.

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Help Students Avoid the ‘Pain’ of Back-to-School

Today’s students are susceptible to a range of musculoskeletal injuries, such as neck and back pain, as a result of some of the equipment and devices they frequently use: backpacks, smartphones and other mobile devices. As the end of summer approaches, parents can help their children avoid the “aches and pains” of going back to school by providing some practical advice, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA).

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NYU Study Identifies “Book Deserts” – Poor Neighborhoods Lacking Children’s Books – Across the Country

A study led by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development finds a startling scarcity of children’s books in low-income neighborhoods in Detroit, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles.

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Kennesaw State Professor Receives National Leadership Award

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Jennifer Purcell, an assistant professor of leadership studies at Kennesaw State University, received the 2016 John Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement from the American Democracy Project

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David Knuff Appointed Assistant Dean of External Relations for The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine

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David Knuff, Ph.D., has been promoted to assistant dean of External Relations for The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine, effective July 1. In this newly-created role, Knuff will be tasked with aligning outreach and program offerings with a customer-centric focus.

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Tufts’ Diversity Program Gives Undergraduates Experience in Key Health Issues

Seventeen college students from across the country are at Tufts University’s Boston campus for ten weeks to experience life in a lab. The Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences program provides research and career training to students typically under-represented in biomedical sciences.

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AARDA Rated “4-Star” Nonprofit by Charity Navigator

Recognizing the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc’s (AARDA) strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency, Charity Navigator has awarded the organization its highest, 4-star rating for the seventh time in the last eight years.