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University of Waterloo launches venture fund for healthtech startups
University of Waterloo launches venture fund for healthtech startups
2/28/2020 2:01:02 PM
The University of Waterloo has launched a second venture capital fund targeted at early-stage startups involved in health technology. The Velocity HealthTech Fund will give early-stage health startups a chance to access $50,000 in pre-seed funding to grow their business and would be awarded following a pitch competition.  The HealthTech Fund will make investments in …
Gartner Says HR Leaders Must Build a Robust Strategy to Improve Talent Mobility
Gartner Says HR Leaders Must Build a Robust Strategy to Improve Talent Mobility
2/27/2020 8:44:38 AM
Retaining employees and avoiding the shortage of critical talent and skills that can result from employee turnover remains a top priority for HR leaders, according to Gartner, Inc.
Water Damage and Mold Concerns for Students Living in a Dormitory in San Diego
Water Damage and Mold Concerns for Students Living in a Dormitory in San Diego
2/26/2020 1:03:51 PM
A news broadcast from KGTV recently highlighted problems some students were facing in their dormitory in San Diego at the end of last semester. Heavy rains in November caused flooding and leaks that resulted in over 40 students having to be relocated after their rooms were damaged.
America’s Best Value Colleges are Broadly Disbursed Around the Country
2/25/2020 3:17:33 PM
With its  Ninth Annual Edition of America’s Best Value Colleges ( www.BestValueColleges.org ), University Research and Review has recognized 123 colleges and universities that provide students a place where they fit in, top-notch academic programs,  costs that are reasonable, and  financial aid.
SUTD and Thales collaborate to accelerate the development of smart aviation technologies
SUTD and Thales collaborate to accelerate the development of smart aviation technologies
2/25/2020 6:54:00 AM
• Both organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on digital technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), using industry-led use cases and data-driven insights to drive innovation.
CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union to Give $12,000 in Scholarships for Students
2/20/2020 2:53:19 PM
CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union is awarding $12,000 in scholarships to smart, motivated students as part of the credit union’s ongoing commitment to education.
Hilton Supply Leader Reflects on Importance and Impact of Creating Opportunities and Driving Diversity Among Suppliers
Hilton Supply Leader Reflects on Importance and Impact of Creating Opportunities and Driving Diversity Among Suppliers
2/20/2020 11:07:51 AM
At Hilton, diversity and inclusion is at the core of our business, from the hospitality that we provide to our guests, to the same light and warmth that we share with our Team Members and partners.
GradGuard Adds Diverse Higher Education Experience to Serve its Rapidly Growing Network of Colleges and Universities
GradGuard Adds Diverse Higher Education Experience to Serve its Rapidly Growing Network of Colleges and Universities
2/20/2020 7:00:00 AM
GradGuard ™, an authority at designing and implementing student benefit programs that help schools to attract and retain students, is pleased to announce the appointment of three new team members with diverse higher education experience that will help to shape its growing set of insurance programs to colleges and universities.
UNIST Postpones Spring Semester Amid Novel Coronavirus Outbreak
UNIST Postpones Spring Semester Amid Novel Coronavirus Outbreak
2/19/2020 10:26:15 AM
UNIST has decided to postpone the start of the Spring 2020 Semester, as part of the national efforts to control the spread of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
Seeding oceans with iron may not impact climate change
Seeding oceans with iron may not impact climate change
2/19/2020 9:19:44 AM
Historically, the oceans have done much of the planet’s heavy lifting when it comes to sequestering carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Microscopic organisms known collectively as phytoplankton, which grow throughout the sunlit surface oceans and absorb carbon dioxide through photosynthesis, are a key player.
Lack of images on cigarette pack warnings and partial smoke-free laws are ineffective in Japan
Lack of images on cigarette pack warnings and partial smoke-free laws are ineffective in Japan
2/19/2020 8:07:56 AM
The tobacco control policies of Japan, the world’s ninth largest cigarette market and host of the 2020 Olympics, are not working, according to new studies from researchers at the University of Waterloo.
HurixDigital Launches KITABOO College for Higher Education Institutions and Appoints 2 Senior Executives to Drive Higher Ed. Content Solutions
HurixDigital Launches KITABOO College for Higher Education Institutions and Appoints 2 Senior Executives to Drive Higher Ed. Content Solutions
2/18/2020 9:16:49 AM
HurixDigital, one of the leading digital learning and technology solutions providers for Publishers and Enterprises renews its focus on Higher Education Institutions with KITABOO College.
Irish higher education institutions and Elsevier sign a pilot transformative agreement to support open access for research in Ireland
Irish higher education institutions and Elsevier sign a pilot transformative agreement to support open access for research in Ireland
2/18/2020 6:08:19 AM
A consortium of publicly-funded Irish higher education institutions and Elsevier, a global leader in information analytics specializing in science and health, have agreed to the country’s first open access program with a major scientific publisher towards the goal of full open access to Irish research publications.
L3Harris Technologies Celebrates the Contributions of its 20,000 Engineers and Scientists During EWeek
L3Harris Technologies Celebrates the Contributions of its 20,000 Engineers and Scientists During EWeek
2/17/2020 12:06:12 PM
L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) employees around the world are celebrating National Engineers Week (EWeek) by participating in more than 100 events, across more than 50 locations, focused on innovation and engaging the next generation of innovators.  Employees from the United States, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Canada and Australia are participating in a variety …
70% Increase in Student Medical Withdrawal Trends Revealed in Most Recent National Survey
70% Increase in Student Medical Withdrawal Trends Revealed in Most Recent National Survey
2/14/2020 3:19:57 PM
GradGuard ™, an authority at designing and implementing student benefit programs that help schools to attract and retain students, is pleased to announce the results of the “2019 Trends and Best Practices for Managing Student Withdrawals & Tuition Refunds.”   The survey results are now available and include responses from 179 institutions, representing approximately 1.8 …
Can beauty be-er ignored? The science behind the ‘beer goggles’ effect
Can beauty be-er ignored? The science behind the ‘beer goggles’ effect
2/14/2020 1:15:18 PM
This Valentine’s Day, psychologists from Edge Hill University explore the science behind the ‘beer goggles’ effect and suggests there is some truth to this when considering the attractiveness of potential suitors.
Colombian National Learning Service taps LinkedIn to close skills gaps
Colombian National Learning Service taps LinkedIn to close skills gaps
2/14/2020 6:32:25 AM
Half a million Colombian students, teachers, and employees now have access to online learning courses that will help them build vital technical and soft skills through a new agreement between SENA (Colombian National Learning Service) and LinkedIn Learning.
The Best Value Colleges & Universities You (Probably) Never Heard Of
The Best Value Colleges & Universities You (Probably) Never Heard Of
2/13/2020 7:00:00 AM
Many people don’t trust all those college rankings that seem to pop up everywhere. Even many educators agree rankings have little real value, especially when the same schools are always in the Top 100, just in slightly different order each year.
Living in Greener Neighbourhoods May Postpone the Natural Onset of Menopause
Living in Greener Neighbourhoods May Postpone the Natural Onset of Menopause
2/13/2020 4:36:37 AM
• Lower stress and better mental health -known benefits of green spaces- could explain this finding. • Living near green spaces is associated with a wide variety of benefits, including a lower risk of obesity, improved attention capacity in children and slower physical decline in old age.
Oracle Announces Oracle Cloud Data Science Platform
Oracle Announces Oracle Cloud Data Science Platform
2/12/2020 12:03:25 PM
New Python support for machine learning algorithms within the Oracle Autonomous Database reduces the need to move data Seven new services, including new data catalog, to discover, find, organize, enrich and create data assets; new big data service delivers a full Cloudera Hadoop implementation; new service provides SQL access to HDFS; new fully managed service to run …