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Gender equality leads to more Olympic medals for men and women
Gender equality leads to more Olympic medals for men and women
10/1/2014 2:00:20 PM
Gender equality boosts a country’s Olympic medal count for both women and men, shows a new study from the University of British Columbia. Drawing data from the World Economic Forum’s 2013 Global Gender Gap Report, researchers compared a country’s tendency toward sexual equality with its medal counts from the London 2012 Olympic Games and the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. …
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Texas Lutheran University are among the 73 schools in 30 states using The Outcomes Survey® to collect nationally standardized first destination career outcomes data
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Texas Lutheran University are among the 73 schools in 30 states using The Outcomes Survey® to collect nationally standardized first destination career outcomes data
10/1/2014 10:04:20 AM
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Texas Lutheran University are among the growing number of schools that have recognized the importance of nationally standardized data collection and reporting on college graduate first destinations and adopted The Outcomes Survey® to gather career outcomes data on their new graduates. To date, 73 schools in 30 states have …
WallStreetSurvivor.com Launches Financial Education Courses
WallStreetSurvivor.com Launches Financial Education Courses
9/30/2014 6:00:00 AM
Wall Street Survivor announced today that it has added online courses to its interactive financial education platform. With over 200,000 investing enthusiasts experiencing the site, Wall Street Survivor is best known for its virtual stock market and its innovative stock picking leagues and stock market game . With the addition of these new courses such as  “ Creating Your …
Montréal Exchange brings options trading to university campuses across Canada
9/29/2014 12:38:26 PM
Montréal Exchange Inc. (MX), Canada’s derivatives exchange, today marked the launch of trading in its Options Trading Simulation contest. A key part of MX’s derivatives education initiatives, the Options Trading Simulation contest offers undergraduate university students the opportunity to gain virtual experience in the Canadian options market. Using the TMX Trading Simulator, …
Biologists find an early sign of cancer
Biologists find an early sign of cancer
9/29/2014 10:28:40 AM
Years before they show any other signs of disease, pancreatic cancer patients have very high levels of certain amino acids in their bloodstream, according to a new study from MIT, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and the Broad Institute. This finding, which suggests that muscle tissue is broken down in the disease’s earliest stages, could offer new insights into developing …
Avaya Helps Higher Education Institutions Create Innovative Learning Environments for Greater Student Engagement
9/29/2014 8:58:56 AM
For many of today’s students sorting through potential higher education options, the availability and use of technology is an important factor in their assessment. For a generation raised with the Internet, online gaming and mobile devices, a technological architecture underpins their expectations of the educational experience. To this end, Avaya is helping both brick and ivy …
Singapore Ranks #1, U.S. #6 In Ecommerce Readiness; China Has Fastest Growing Digital Economy
9/29/2014 8:45:33 AM
Share this news using the hashtag #DEI2014 There are currently 2.9 billion Internet users in the world. While a staggering number, businesses and governments have an opportunity to expand their reach by bringing the remaining 60 percent of the global population online. Successfully supporting those consumers will depend on knowing which countries are leading digital …
7 UK & Ireland Universities first to sign for new Preservica Cloud Edition teaching licence
9/25/2014 3:37:30 PM
Preservica, part of the Tessella group, and a world leader in digital preservation technology, research and consulting, is pleased to announce that 7 UK & Ireland Universities with courses in Archives and Records Management have already signed up for the new Preservica Cloud Edition teaching licence to enable them to incorporate the use of a modern, state-of-the-art …
Inauguration of Cambridge University Press ‘Centre for Excellence’ marks turning point in history of India’s academic influence across the globe
9/24/2014 10:03:15 AM
Cambridge University Press, who has been active in South Asia for the last decade is delighted to announce the launch of a world class ‘Centre for Excellence’ for the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation in New Delhi. Not only does this further demonstrate the commitment made by Cambridge University Press to promote educational excellence in South Asia, but …
New supplemental awards apply sex and gender lens to NIH-funded research
9/23/2014 11:48:48 AM
The National Institutes of Health has invested $10.1 million in supplemental funding to bolster the research of 82 grantees to explore the effects of sex in preclinical and clinical studies. This investment encourages researchers to study females and males, and is a catalyst for considering sex as a fundamental variable in research. The current overreliance on male subjects …
Carnegie Mellon Researchers Alter Cancer Cells To Stop Them From Metastasizing
Carnegie Mellon Researchers Alter Cancer Cells To Stop Them From Metastasizing
9/23/2014 10:25:31 AM
Carnegie Mellon University engineers have demonstrated that they can prevent cancer cells from metastasizing by altering the cells’ mechanical behavior. In a collaborative project with researchers from Pennsylvania State University, a protein that is associated with normal and premature aging was introduced into melanoma cells. This caused the cells’ nuclei to artificially …
New hope for beloved family pets
New hope for beloved family pets
9/23/2014 9:55:12 AM
Nearly one out of four dogs will develop cancer in their lifetime and 20 per cent of those will be lymphoma cases. A team of researchers from the University of Leicester has helped Avacta Animal Health Ltd to develop a new user-friendly electronic system for diagnosing lymphoma in dogs in the early stages, and for remission monitoring. Marketed as cLBT (canine lymphoma …
CSO Research Inc. welcomes Duke University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the University of Tampa, Tulane University, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and 65 other schools into the family of 900+ CSO System users.
CSO Research Inc. welcomes Duke University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the University of Tampa, Tulane University, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and 65 other schools into the family of 900+ CSO System users.
9/23/2014 8:00:00 AM
CSO Research, Inc. helps launch the careers of the college-educated workforce by connecting students with employers through their university’s career services and experiential education offices.  Our flagship career center automation software – The CSO System – is now used by more than 900 offices on campuses across the United States and in seven other countries around …
Trintech and Special Guest The Hackett Group to Discuss Top Performer Benchmarks for Financial Close in Australia
9/22/2014 6:39:46 PM
Trintech , the leading global provider of integrated Record-to-Report software solutions for the office of finance, today announced that it is bringing its very successful seminar series focused on helping organisations benchmark their financial close process performance to Australia. The keynote presentation for each event will be delivered by special guest The Hackett …
Northrop Grumman Foundation Announces 2015 American Australian Association Fellowship Award
9/22/2014 9:07:40 AM
The Northrop Grumman Foundation is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2015 Northrop Grumman Foundation-American Australian Association (AAA) Fellowship for advanced research and study in science and technology. The Foundation will provide sponsorship to Ben Morrell, a doctoral candidate in aeronautical engineering at Sydney University, to undertake advanced studies in …
How Service Learning and Cultural Immersion Can Give Students a Long Lasting Education Beyond the Classroom
9/21/2014 10:16:24 PM
VICTORIA, Australia September 2014 – When the current wave of Generation Z students join the workforce, they will be entering a world of globalised attitudes due to shifting social, economic and international circumstances. Technology will play a major role in the communication of concepts, opinions and production. Instead of the traditional methods that have engaged workers …
Researchers discover new gene responsible for traits involved in diabetes
9/19/2014 11:05:57 AM
A collaborative research team led by Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) scientists has identified a new gene associated with fasting glucose and insulin levels in rats, mice and in humans. The findings are published in the September issue of Genetics . Leah Solberg Woods, PhD , associate professor of pediatrics at MCW and a researcher in the Children’s Hospital …
Dominica Anderson receives Rogers Award for Excellence in Patient Care
9/19/2014 9:10:35 AM
Dominica Anderson, a nursing assistant at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center , is the 2014 recipient of the Julie and Ben Rogers Award for Excellence in Patient Care. The award recognizes employees who consistently demonstrate excellence in their work and dedication to MD Anderson’s mission to end cancer. Its area of focus rotates annually among patient care, …
$3 million NSF grant to combine the arts and computer science in Georgia high schools
9/18/2014 12:47:46 PM
The Georgia Institute of Technology has been awarded a four-year, $3 million grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) that will expand an innovative approach to computer science education in high schools across Georgia. The grant extends NSF funding of EarSketch , a project that was established in 2011 by researchers in Georgia Tech’s College of Architecture and the …
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center designated MIDAS Center of Excellence
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center designated MIDAS Center of Excellence
9/18/2014 11:00:26 AM
Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center received a five-year, $12.5 million award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences that designates the Seattle campus as a MIDAS Center of Excellence. Models of Infectious Disease Agency Study (MIDAS) centers are designated to play a role in planning for national emergencies such as a pandemic or an act of …