27 octobre 2019

Food Security Is Fluid, Report Says

HomeBy Madeline St. Amour. In the report, "Studying on Empty: A Qualitative Study of Low Food Security Among College Students," Trellis followed 72 students in Texas and Florida for nine months to see how food security affected them. In that time, 36 students were either low or very low food secure at least once. More...

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Tapping Coaches to Help Re-Enroll Students

HomeBy Madeline St. Amour. The Texas A&M system is using ReUp Education to find students who stopped out and to help them re-enroll and graduate. More...

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Feasibility of Free College in Connecticut

HomeBy Madeline St. Amour. Mark Ojakian, president of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system, told state legislative leaders in a letter that he is "increasingly concerned about the viability" of the funding source for a debt-free community college program the state approved with legislation this year. More...

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La 2e édition du congrès « pHysiopathology Of Parkinson's disEase » (HOPE) se tiendra du 29 au 31 janvier 2020 à l'ICM à Paris

ESR enseignementsup-recherche gouv frSuite au succès rencontré par la première édition et aux retours très stimulants des participants quant aux exposés sur les avancées scientifiques les plus récentes et l'intégration de la recherche fondamentale vers la recherche clinique, nous vous invitons à prendre part à cette deuxième édition.
Les thèmes abordés couvriront les déterminants génétiques et épigénétiques de la maladie de Parkinson, leurs mécanismes moléculaires et leurs modélisations, afin de mieux comprendre la physiopathologie de cette affection et ouvrir des perspectives pré-cliniques, cliniques et d'imagerie.
En complément, nous proposons un atelier le premier jour autour de deux thèmes qui seront abordés par la suite lors du congrès
1) Modélisation cellulaire en faisant appel aux technologies de microfluidique et cellules souches
2) Outils d'imagerie pour les modèles cellulaires et chez l'homme Les soumissions et inscriptions sont ouvertes sur le site du congrès : https://hope2020.sciencesconf.org/. Plus...

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Princeton Theological Commits $27.6 Million for Reparations

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Princeton Theological Seminary is committing $27.6 million to an endowment for slavery reparations, the Presbyterian seminary announced.
Funds will be used to support more than 20 new initiatives. These include establishing 30 new scholarships, valued at the cost of tuition plus $15,000, for students who are descendants of slaves or who are from underrepresented groups; hiring a full-time director for the Center for Black Church Studies; and hiring a new faculty member focused on African American experience and ecclesiastical life. The institution will also make changes to the seminary curriculum and will name the library after Theodore Sedgwick Wright, the first African American to graduate from the seminary. More...

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Singapore Official: Canceled Course Raised Concerns

HomeBy Elizabeth ReddenSingapore’s minister of education weighed in on the cancellation of a course on dissent at Yale-NUS College, arguing in a speech printed in full in The Straits Times that “academic freedom cannot be carte blanche for anyone to misuse an academic institution for political advocacy.” More...

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Instructor of Canceled Yale-NUS Course Speaks Out

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The would-be instructor of a canceled course at Yale-NUS College has spoken out to say he’s been scapegoated by Yale University in its zealousness to argue that the cancellation of the course on the topic of dissent at its jointly operated campus in Singapore did not raise academic freedom concerns. More...

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Tufts to Keep Confucius Institute

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Tufts University decided to keep its Confucius Institute agreement after a yearlong review.
More than 20 U.S. universities have closed their Confucius Institutes over the last two years as the Chinese government-funded centers for language education and cultural programming have come under scrutiny from American lawmakers, from both parties. More...

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Public Charge Rule Temporarily Blocked

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Three separate federal judges on Friday issued injunctions temporarily blocking the implementation of the Trump administration’s “public charge” rule, The New York Times reported. More...

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International Interest in U.S. Business Schools Declines

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Applications from international students to U.S. business schools declined by 13.7 percent in 2019, even as both Canadian and European programs saw application increases, according to a new report from the Graduate Management Admission Council. More...

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