#Social Sciences

Killeen Daily Herald

Former Air Force brat attended West Point and served as a U.S. Army officer

COPPERAS COVE — As a kid, retired U.S. Army Maj. Mike Phillips always planned on attending the United States Military Academy at West Point, and a lot of preparation and hard work helped make that dream come true. A member of the graduating class of 1977, Phillips went on to...
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For Ohio State, bigger is not better

The Ohio State University is Columbus’s most well-known landmark. Its national prominence stems primarily from its major, largely male sports teams, with Wexner Medical Center a distant second. Beyond the sports news, one of the nation’s half-dozen largest public universities attracts little attention. The Dr. Richard Strauss sexual abuse scandal...
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UMHB College of Humanities and Sciences to Host ‘Voices in Diversity’ Speaker Series

BELTON, Texas—The College of Humanities and Sciences at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor will host a series of “Voices in Diversity” lectures, beginning with “Therapeutically Present Pedagogy” by Dr. Jude Austin on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, at 4 p.m. in Brindley Auditorium at the York Science Center. The event is free and open to all students, faculty and staff.
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Conwell-Egan Catholic High School Partners with Immaculata University to Offer Dual Enrollment Courses

Representatives from Conwell-Egan Catholic High School sign an agreement with Immaculata University. Officials from Conwell-Egan Catholic High School (CEC) in Bucks County and Immaculata University joined to sign an official agreement that entered both schools into a collaborative educational partnership that offers dual enrollment courses and an Academic and Career Academy for CEC students.

McNair Scholars deadline set for Oct. 1

The deadline for students to apply for the McNair Scholars program is Oct. 1. The federal grant-funded program aims to help college juniors and seniors who are underrepresented at higher levels of education, including first-generation, low-income, disabled and others. “We usually serve between 15 to 20 students yearly,” Pamela Comer,...

UW-Green Bay hosts Green Bay Viking Festival on Oct. 2; public invited

On Saturday, October 2, 2021, Vikings from near and far will gather and raise an encampment on the UW-Green Bay Viking House grounds. From 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Vikings will demonstrate crafts common to Scandinavia over a thousand years ago: smithing, woodworking, weaving, flax processing, and the preparation of authentic Viking recipes.

New Dean Named for UCF’s College of Sciences

Maggy Tomova will become the next dean of UCF’s College of Sciences on Oct. 18. She joins UCF from the University of Iowa, where she currently serves as the associate dean for the Natural, Mathematical, and Social Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Her appointment by Michael...

Should I stay or should I go? Academics facing this dilemma should ask themselves 3 questions

This year my partner and my brother both left academia. They are part of a nation-wide changing of the guard at most universities in Australia and many overseas. Over 17,000 Australian university jobs disappeared in 2020, Universities Australia estimated. It predicted more to come. By May this year an estimated one in five positions in higher education had been lost, according to an Australia Institute analysis. Universities have lost billions in revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic. They saw no alternative to reducing the biggest expense on their books: staff salaries. ...

Social media platforms 'increasingly prominent in radicalisation'

A comprehensive analysis of the online activity of convicted extremists in England and Wales has found that open social media platforms are playing an increasingly prominent role in radicalisation. The research by Nottingham Trent University (NTU) and Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) was the first to use closed...

Hope Establishes Global Health Program through $2.5 Million Gift; Ongoing Connections Emphasize Learning While Helping

A new multidisciplinary global health program at Hope College is building on extensive experience to help students prepare to meet an enduring and universal need. The program, which started this fall, involves 12 academic departments in the natural and applied sciences, humanities and social sciences, and emphasizes applied learning and impact through classroom instruction and collaborative faculty-student research and connections to be established beyond campus to benefit local and global community health.
The Atascadero News

Cal Poly Project Leverages Artificial Intelligence Deep Learning to Aid Wildfire Recovery

SAN LUIS OBISPO –– A pair of Cal Poly professors and a team of students have used artificial intelligence to train a computer to quickly assess wildfire damage — potentially improving response time for efforts to recover from major wildfires. Accurate and timely damage assessment has become critical for response...

Feminist centre's training programme helps women implement policy change

(MENAFN - Jordan Times) AMMAN — The Feminist Integral Centre for Research and Innovation (FICRI) launched the third fellowship programme on September 14-15 in Amman, which included extensive training on research dissemination strategies. After two fellowship programmes launched in March, the third fellowship programme titled“Strategies to Disseminate Research for Policy...

UT Health Science Center at Houston

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is one of the nation’s most comprehensive academic health centers. Our mission is to educate health science professionals, discover and translate advances in the biomedical and social sciences, and model the best practices in clinical care and public health.

Recent UAA graduate works on Jupiter moon mission

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A recent graduate of the University of Alaska Anchorage is helping get images of a faraway moon back to Earth. Charlie Detelich is a part of the team working on NASA’s Europa Clipper mission sending a spacecraft to observe Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons. “It’s really...