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CCNY-UTEP partner to produce next generation Latino professors

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(City College of New York) The City College of New York is partnering with the University of Texas at El Paso to educate the next generation of Hispanic professors in environmental sciences and engineering. Entitled 'Collaborative Research: The Hispanic AGEP Alliance for the Environmental Science and Engineering Professoriate,' the five-year project is funded by a $3.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation. It begins July 1, 2017.



University, medical foundations partner to create Brown Physicians, Inc.

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Brown University) By bringing together Brown's Warren Alpert Medical School and six medical practices employing more than 500 doctors, BPI will enable a new level of coordination for research, teaching and clinical care in southern New England.



Laptops and tablets in the classroom: How to integrate electronic devices in the university

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Seville) For the authors, the high correlation between student tablet use and greater activity on social networks is worrying. They define this devices as a double-edged sword, as they can be the Trojan horse in which online entertainment invades the classroom in a massive way.



Penn Medicine's Irene Hurford receives Exemplary Psychiatrist Award

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Irene Hurford, MD, an assistant professor in the department of Psychiatry, has received a 2017 Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).



Look at Eva, 4 months old and standing

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Both the literature and practice indicate that children can stand without support starting at around 9 months old."But with some training, children can stand much sooner than that, even before they're 4 months old," says Professor Hermundur Sigmundsson at NTNU's Department of Psychology.



The 'ideal' teacher? It's all in your mind

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Concordia University) Two Concordia researchers are turning to Reddit for a more accurate picture of public perceptions of teachers and teaching.



The best teams of the engineering competition 'Capture the Flag' were awarded

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University) On May 24, at the plenary session of the International Polytechnic Week, the winners of the students' competition 'Capture the Flag' organized by Siemens LLC with the support of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, were awarded. More than 60 students from various universities of St. Petersburg participated in the competition. Altogether, 11 teams competed in the framework of the event, eight of them successfully reached the finals.



Aggressive care at end of life for advanced lung cancer patients linked to poorer outcomes

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing) For patients with advanced cancer, aggressive care -- chemotherapy, mechanical ventilation, acute hospitalizations and intensive care unit admissions -- at the end of life is commonplace. Yet until now, little is known about the relationship between patients' and families' satisfaction with this aggressive care within the last 30 days of life.



eLearning Stakeholders and Researchers Summit 2017 is held in Moscow for the first time

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(National Research University Higher School of Economics) National Research University Higher School of Economics, in cooperation with the global online learning platform Coursera, is holding eLearning Stakeholders and Researchers Summit 2017 (eSTARS) -- the international conference focused on scientific and practical aspects of online education on Oct. 10-11, 2017, in Moscow.



Elsevier adds ClinicalKey to Research4Life access program for developing countries

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Elsevier) Elsevier, the information analytics company specializing in science and health, will add ClinicalKey to its global research and health resources available through Research4Life starting in June 2017. The expansion of the Research4Life access program with ClinicalKey benefits healthcare professionals in under-resourced, low- and middle-income communities around the globe.



'Authentic' teachers are better at engaging with their students

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Taylor & Francis Group) Teachers who have an authentic teaching style are more positively received by their students, according to new research published in the National Communication Association's journal, Communication Education.



Half of mayoral elections in 6 US states are unopposed

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Rice University) Approximately half of mayoral elections in six US states are unopposed, and unopposed elections are on the rise, according to a report from Houston's Rice University.



Can parents' tech obsessions contribute to a child's bad behavior?

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) About half of parents reported that technology interrupted time with their children three or more times on a typical day.



New Anaesthesia Workforce Map shows huge shortages impacting 5 billion people worldwide

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists) More than 70 countries reported a total anesthesia provider number of less than five per 100,000 population. All except one were low- and middle-income countries.There is a 50-fold difference between the anesthesia provider workforce density in the United States compared with Indonesia despite comparable population sizes.The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery suggests that 2.28 million additional anesthesiologists, surgeons and obstetricians will be needed globally by 2030.



Parent training on ADHD using volunteers can help meet growing treatment needs

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(New York University) Using volunteers to train parents concerned about attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in their children can improve capacity to meet increasing ADHD treatment needs, finds a new study by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.



Amazingly flexible: Learning to read in your 30s profoundly transforms the brain

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics) Reading is such a modern cultural invention that there is no specific area in the brain dedicated to it. Scientists from two Max Planck Institutes have found that learning to read as an adult reconfigures evolutionarily ancient brain structures hitherto assigned to different skills. These findings were obtained in a large-scale study in India in which completely illiterate women learned how to read and write for six months. They are now published in Science Advances.



School choice policies may impact segregation and diversity of public schools

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Penn State) Despite decades of educational reform and legal efforts, many U.S. schools are experiencing increasing segregation, with 16 percent of public schools serving both minority and high poverty students.



Should you pee on a jellyfish sting? (video)

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(American Chemical Society) We all know the evils that come from a run-in with a jellyfish's tentacles. But thankfully, we can resort to peeing on a sting to make the pain go away -- or can we? Filmed at San Francisco's Aquarium of the Bay, the latest Reactions episode explains the fearsome chemistry of jellyfish stings, and debunks this age-old beach myth: https://youtu.be/KDj2t4-bn1g.



Improve evolution education by teaching genetics first

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(PLOS) Evolution is a difficult concept for many students at all levels, however, a study publishing on May 23 in the open access journal PLOS Biology has demonstrated a simple cost-free way to significantly improve students' understanding of evolution at the secondary level: teach genetics before you teach them evolution.



Humanizing, harmonizing effects of music aren't a myth

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Arizona) UA professor Jake Harwood and his collaborators have found that listening to music from other cultures furthers one's pro-diversity beliefs. The findings have important implications for music education, K-12 education and efforts to improve cross-cultural intergroup dialogue and communication.



Awareness of controversial Arizona immigration law influenced male students' classroom behavior

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Kansas) US-born Latino male middle school students who had familiarity with a controversial Arizona immigration-enforcement bill had more difficulty exhibiting proper behavior in the classroom, such as following instructions and staying quiet, according to a new study by researchers at Arizona State University and the University of Kansas.



Female peer mentors help retain college women in engineering

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) A new study by social psychologist Nilanjana Dasgupta and her Ph.D. student Tara C. Dennehy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst found that early in college, young women in engineering majors felt more confident about their ability, a greater sense of belonging in engineering, more motivated and less anxious if they had a female, but not male, peer mentor.



USDA announces $4.7 million to support university agricultural science programs

Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(National Institute of Food and Agriculture ) The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $4.7 million in available funding to support agricultural science programs at non-land-grant universities. Funding is made through NIFA's Capacity Building Grants for Non-Land Grant Colleges of Agriculture Program (NLGCA).



American Sleep Medicine Foundation announces 2017 High School Video Contest winners

Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Three students have been chosen as winners of the 2017 American Sleep Medicine Foundation "Sleep Recharges You" High School Video Contest, which focused on motivating teens to prioritize the importance of sleep in their lives.



UTA educator awarded NSF CAREER grant to focus on community college transfer students

Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Texas at Arlington) Yi 'Leaf' Zhang, an assistant professor in the College of Education at The University of Texas at Arlington, has been awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER grant to help community college transfer students more easily and quickly attain degrees in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics or STEM fields.