#Research Universities

UK research center at the University of Leeds is completed

ADP Architecture has completed the Sir William Henry Bragg Building at the University of Leeds. It’s a new center for engineering and physical sciences that is designed to support research in robotics and artificial intelligence. The design was thoughtfully intended to create top-of-the-line facilities that enhance the student experience and opportunities for collaboration.
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University of Maryland, Department of Defense Celebrate Opening of the Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS)

COLLEGE PARK, Md.-- Officials from the U.S. Department of Defense and the University of Maryland gathered today for a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the official opening of facilities that house the Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS). Located in the University of Maryland’s Discovery District, ARLIS is...
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Sonoran News

Local kids get to Zoom with legend

Third graders at Lone Mountain Elementary in the Cave Creek Unified School District in Scottsdale, Arizona experienced a once in a lifetime opportunity to interact with Dr. Jane Goodall via a Zoom session led by Arizona State University’s Division of Humanities. This was hosted by the Department of English, in partnership with Macmillan Publishers.
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Diverse: Issues in Higher Educatio

To Achieve Equity, STEM Needs Systems Change

Earlier this month, leaders in two scientific professions made bold and urgent statements about the need for systemic change in their fields. The American Psychological Association adopted a resolution apologizing for its role in systemic racism, recognizing that it had been “complicit in contributing to systemic inequities” and committing to ”immediate actions of remedy and repair, in addition to long-term actions.”

Buy a fake University of British Columbia Transcript Envelope online

Buy a fake University of British Columbia Transcript Envelope online,The University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada, as one of the best public research universities in Western Canada, has been ranked second in the comprehensive ranking of medical and doctoral universities by the authoritative magazine “Mccollin” for many years. Advantages...

Bowen, Pierce co-edit book titled “Mathematical Themes in a First-Year Seminar”

Two faculty members at The College of Wooster are the editors of a book titled, “Mathematical Themes in a First-Year Seminar.” Jennifer Bowen, Dean for Curriculum and Academic Engagement and Professor of Mathematics, and Pamela Pierce, Professor of Mathematics, co- edited the volume along with colleagues Jennifer Schaefer and Mark Kozek. The volume contains 36 chapters, each focusing on a particular first-year seminar taught by authors from a variety of institutions, from small liberal arts colleges to large research universities.

Voting at Humboldt State University Skyrocketed in 2020

Humboldt State University [yesterday] reported that student voting on its campus increased 25% in last year’s presidential election, rising to 72% in 2020 from a rate of 47% in 2016. “I am proud of our students for engaging and taking our civil responsibility of voting seriously,” says Eboni Turnbow, HSU...

ASCB receives grant to foster collaborative network of Black imaging scientists

Newswise — The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) has received a grant for more than $1.4 million from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to implement a new inclusivity model and develop a more diverse scientific workforce. The grant title—Partnering to Advance Imaging Research for Underrepresented Minority Scientists Program (or PAIR-UP)—will specifically help to build and support collaborative research teams of Black imaging scientists. George Langford, an ASCB Fellow and Professor of Biology from Syracuse University who founded PAIR-UP in 2020, will be principal investigator for PAIR-UP. Ashanti Edwards, ASCB’s Director of Professional Development, will serve as the co-PI.
Daily Cougar Online

Faculty Celebrated for 50-in-5 Achievements

At the first in-person 50-in-5 celebration event, 116 faculty members were honored at the Wortham House on Monday, Nov. 29. President Renu Khator, Provost Paula Myrick Short and Vice President for Research Amr Elnashai recognized faculty achievements in Year 2 and Year 3 of UH’s 50-in-5 Program. The University of Houston launched the program to increase research and scholarly activity by 50% over the course of five years, aligning UH with other top research universities in the Association of American Universities (AAU) and supporting the University’s rise to become a Top 50 public university.
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UW-Madison to study head impacts using mouthguards for NFL

MADISON — The NFL announced a partnership last week with the University of Wisconsin-Madison and three other research universities to study head impacts during football games and practices using mouthguards fitted with sensors. Scientists have learned a lot over the last decade about sports-related concussions and their effects, said Dr....

Opinion: Using Data to Hire High-Impact Faculty

During these days of a hopefully declining pandemic, hiring new faculty has recently begun in earnest for many research universities. Hence, considering the most effective criteria for selecting new faculty is important, with long-term implications. So, what are the best criteria?. In his 2011 book, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Nobel...

Shirley Jackson Joins Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center as Senior Fellow

Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs has named the Honorable Shirley Ann Jackson a non-resident Senior Fellow. Dr. Jackson, a theoretical physicist and President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has held senior leadership positions in academia, government, industry, and research. At the Belfer Center, Jackson will engage with students, faculty, and fellows at the nexus of science, public policy, and leadership.

Need a career boost? Try an accelerated degree

(BPT) - Amidst dramatic shifts in the national workforce and ever-changing job market, those in or entering their careers without formal education face an uphill challenge. In a recent survey, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that nearly half of the more than 800 occupations they analyze annually require a college degree. Those occupations at the bachelor’s or master’s degree level are now netting graduates about $36,000 more in median annual salary than those at an associate’s level or less — and this trend is likely to continue increasing.
Inside Higher Ed

Encouraging Signs From New German Government

Germany’s new government has promised big spending increases for universities and research, describing higher education as “the backbone of the German scientific landscape.”. The “traffic light” coalition‚ made up of the “red” Social Democrats, the “yellow” Free Democratic Party (FDP) and the Greens—published a political program that promised to increase...