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The Burt Swersey Inventor’s Studio Established at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) President Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D., has announced that the Institute has received a significant gift from The Lemelson Foundation to establish the Burt Swersey Inventor’s Studio, reinforcing the next generation of inventors and entrepreneurs. The studio will be formally dedicated on Friday, May 6, beginning at 1:30 p.m. on the Rensselaer campus.

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Pattern Learning Key to Children's Language Development

A new study reveals children's language development is a learnt skill and is intricately linked to their ability to recognise patterns in their environment.

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Significant Portion of Postdoc Researchers Eye Non-Academic Careers, Study Shows

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A new study from a Georgia Tech-Cornell University team shows that the research faculty path isn’t the only reason students pursue a postdoc.

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Internship to Full-Time Hire Is a Growing Trend

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Coca-Cola Patents Head to Discuss Intellectual Property Strategy at May 11 Hot Topic Luncheon at Georgia State University

Susanne Hollinger, head of patents at The Coca-Cola Co., will be the keynote speaker for Georgia State University College of Law’s 12th annual IP Hot Topics Luncheon at noon, Wednesday, May 11 at the Knowles Conference Center, 85 Park Place.

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What Are Grads Looking for in Their Employers?

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How to Have a Job in 2025

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WFU LGBTQ Center Director Available To Comment On Justice Dept. / HB2

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Eric H. Holder, Jr. and Soledad O’Brien to Receive Honorary Degrees from Stony Brook University

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Stony Brook University will confer honorary degrees this year upon two distinguished professionals who have made lasting contributions in their respective fields. Eric H. Holder, Jr., the 82nd Attorney General of the United States, will receive a Doctor of Law; and Award-winning journalist and Long Island native, Soledad O’Brien, will receive a Doctor of Letters. Holder and O’Brien will address the class of 2016 and don academic regalia along with nearly 6,000 students as they join in the University’s 56th Commencement ceremony, held May 20, 2016 at LaValle Stadium.

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Lorin Warnick Named Dean of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

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Dr. Lorin D. Warnick, Ph.D. ’94, interim dean of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named the Austin O. Hooey Dean of Veterinary Medicine, effective May 4.

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Gates Foundation Chief Executive Officer to Deliver Keynote Address at Georgia State Commencement

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Sue Desmond-Hellmann, chief executive officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will call on the Class of 2016 to stretch the limits of human possibility in her keynote address at Georgia State University’s spring commencement on Saturday, May 7 at 1 p.m. in the Georgia Dome.

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Labor Expert Available to Comment on Teacher ‘Sickouts’

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Study May Explain the Nation's Growing Racial Achievement Gap

While the social science community has understood the potential impact of a racial achievement gap for decades, its root causes and mechanisms have not been clearly defined. The unique data collected and the uncommon analysis presented by Morris and Perry postulate that racially disparate and exclusionary discipline (suspension and expulsion) in the schools is a critical, understudied factor in racial differences in educational achievement and success later in life. Research suggests that African-American students are three times as likely as white students to be academically suspended. Nationwide, one in six African-American students in public schools have been suspended at least once. In a comparison of suspended and never-suspended students, the suspended group fell nearly five grade levels behind in only two years.

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Mike Babcock to Receive Honorary Degree From U of S

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When he returns home to Saskatoon next month, the University of Saskatchewan will pay tribute to Mike Babcock by awarding him an honorary Doctor of Laws for outstanding achievement and exceptional service to the community at Spring Convocation.

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Cornell’s Sutton Road Solar Farm Now Online to Power Geneva Station

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Cornell University’s new Sutton Road Solar Farm, a 2-megawatt energy facility that will offset nearly 40 percent of the annual electricity demand at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, New York, is now fully operational.

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Global Food Summit at UCI to Address Sustainable Solutions to Feeding the World

Global Food Summit: Sustainable Solutions is the second of a two-part Global Food Security conference held at University of California, Irvine. Internationally renowned food security leaders, practitioners and academics will address critical topics, ranging from global efforts to improve agriculture to the promise of technological advances. For full list of events, go to: http://blumcenter.uci.edu/gfs/

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Russ and Cara McLauchlan Named the 2016 Persons of the Year by the NC State Poole College of Management

Poole College established the award in 2008 to recognize individuals for their leadership and service to their professions, their communities, Poole College and the university as a whole. Nominations for the annual award are submitted by members of the Poole College community and the recipient is selected by a committee comprised of senior staff and faculty in the college.

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Even Einstein Struggled: Learning About Scientists’ Failures Can Boost STEM Grades

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Students at New York City high schools in Harlem who learned about the failures and personal struggles of famous scientists scored significantly higher on STEM tests than those who did not. The scores of struggling students rose more than those of successful students, according to a Teachers College, Columbia University study.

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Expert Can Comment on Common Core

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Northwestern University professor James Spillane is available to talk about the ongoing debate over Common Core, including the decision by some states to drop the standards altogether.

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First-Generation College Student at Duquesne Lands Goldwater Scholarship

A first-generation college student at Duquesne University has been selected for a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship Award for the 2016-2017 academic year.