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Comedian Maya Rudolph to Headline Tulane Commencement

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Actress and comedian Maya Rudolph, who rose to fame as a cast member of “Saturday Night Live,” will deliver the keynote address at Tulane University’s 2015 Commencement.

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Interdisciplinary Simulations Give Pharmacy Students Taste of Real-World

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Nurses, doctors, pharmacists and therapists care for the same patient, but often don’t meet until they are practicing health professionals. Simulations at the Sullivan Health Science Center in Sioux Falls involving pharmacy students and graduate and undergraduate nursing students from South Dakota State University are giving them a taste of reality and building their confidence.

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WIU Speaks Out, Takes a Stand Against Sexual Assault and Violence

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To combat sexual assault and other acts of sexual misconduct, Western Illinois University is taking a strong stand and speaking out.

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98% of 2014 Wake Forest University Grads Employed or in Grad School, New Data Shows

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New first-destination data collected by Wake Forest’s Office of Personal and Career Development shows that 98 percent of 2014 Wake Forest grads are either employed or in graduate school.

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Concentrating on Word Sounds Helps Reading Instruction and Intervention

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A neuroimaging study by a University at Buffalo psychologist suggests that phonics shouldn’t be overlooked in favor of a whole-language technique, a finding that could help improve treatment and diagnosis of common reading disorders.

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Mexican and Immigrant Health a Focus for Rutgers Educator

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A Rutgers respiratory therapist spends her vacations in Mexico and along the U.S. border as a health educator

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Study Identifies Common Elements of STEM Schools

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Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics schools vary in many ways, but they share eight major common elements. So finds a nationwide study of 23 STEM schools conducted by the University of Chicago’s Outlier Research & Evaluation group.

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Flipping for Physics

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Wake Forest University flips an introductory physics class to eliminate the traditional lecture and use class time in a more interactive way.

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‘Kindness Curriculum’ Boosts School Success in Preschoolers

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Prekindergarten students in the Madison Metropolitan School District took part in a study assessing a new curriculum meant to promote social, emotional and academic skills, conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Investigating Healthy Minds (CIHM) at the Waisman Center. Researchers found that kids who had participated in the curriculum earned higher marks in academic performance measures and showed greater improvements in areas that predict future success than kids who had not. The results were recently published in the journal Developmental Psychology.

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Financial Times Rankings Continue to Climb for UC Irvine’s Business School

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UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business Full-Time MBA program has climbed two spots among public school in the U.S. to rank seventh in the 2015 Financial Times Top Full-Time Global MBA Programs rankings report released today. The Merage School ranked 21st in the U.S. overall, up from 25th in 2014, and tied for 43rd in the world, up from 48th in 2014.