Silence is not an option for First Nations’ content in Australian schools

In a UniSA study, researchers found that pushing pre-service teachers outside their comfort zones helped educate them about the injustices faced by First Nations’ people – including racism, prejudice and discrimination – and to more confidently integrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content into their lessons.

Women with serious mental illness want pregnancy information, resources from mental health providers

Women with serious mental illness (SMI) who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy face gaps in information, support and resources in mental health services. The findings highlight the need to integrate pregnancy and parenting interventions, education, and other resources for women with SMI.

“I am able.” Asian Congress for People with Special Needs Conference Organized by Chula Faculty of Education and People Go Network Forum

The Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University, in collaboration with People Go Network Forum, organized the “I am able” Asian Congress for People with Special Needs Conference from February 22 to 25, 2024, at Umpai Sucharitkul meeting room, Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University.

Binghamton University’s Speech and Language Pathology program receives accreditation candidacy

The new Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology (MS-SLP) program at Binghamton University’s Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences has achieved a significant milestone toward accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA).

Teachers from across US invited to teach, live and play in West Virginia

Teachers Ascend into West Virginia, a first-of-its-kind national program based at West Virginia University and designed to attract teachers to the Mountain State, is now accepting applications.

At Bates College, STEM-interested Black Students Now 50% More Likely to Earn a STEM degree

Typically there is a gap nationally in higher education between the percentages of students who arrive at college expressing a desire to study science, technology, engineering, and math fields and those who stick with them. Statistics show that the fall-off is even higher among Black and Hispanic students. Bates College in Maine set out to change that.

Study Underscores Social Factors of Low Breast Cancer Screening in the U.S.

To identify major social factors hindering breast cancer screening in U.S. women aged 40 and older, researchers focused on race/ethnicity, employment, education, food security, insurance status, housing and access to quality health care. Access to health care emerged as a statistically significant theme (61 percent) and insurance status was the most reported sub-categorical factor. Language was the third highest issue, highlighting its significance as an influential factor of screening behavior. Race/ethnicity, sex/gender and sexual orientation were additional factors reported.

Cybersecurity Leaders Launch New Online Platform to Close Gaps in Understanding Cyber Policy

The Shahal M. Khan Cyber and Economic Security Institute at AU, CrowdStrike and Wiley Rein launch a new online platform designed to help cybersecurity and privacy professionals, government officials, and students understand the fundamentals of key cybersecurity policy topics and stay up-to-speed on the context, players, history and issues underlying the key cyber public policy issues of the day.

To Boost a Preschooler’s Language Skills, Consider Reminiscing

Book sharing is a popular way parents engage young children in conversation. Not all parents are comfortable with book sharing and not all children like having books read to them. Research provides an alternative. To boost the quality of a preschooler’s language experience and skills, consider reminiscing with them. Findings show reminiscing is very good at eliciting high quality speech from parents, and in many ways, is just as good as book sharing (wordless picture books).

Podcast: Experts in Health: How we can design our houses to improve our health

Dr Ben Roberts, Lecturer in Building Energy at Loughborough University, discusses how our houses can help or hinder our health, why air conditioning isn’t always the best answer to reduce indoor heat, and how systemic building changes could transform our wellbeing.

Time Stamps:
00:00 – 09:27 – Introduction to guest, the topic and background
09:28 – 18:45 – Loughborough University test houses and how are they being used
18:46 – 23:25 – Night ventilation and ventilation maps
23:26 – 28:12 – Abroad vs the UK
28:13 – 32:30 – Air conditioning and staying cool
32:31 – 39:45 – Impacting policy and air quality
39:46 – 41:20 – Current and future work
41:21 – 43:45 – Outro

Podcast: Experts in Health: The menopause and the controversial ‘male menopause’

Professor Eef Hogervorst, Professor of Biological Psychology at Loughborough University, sits down to discuss the factors influencing the menopause, what the best treatment options are, the relationship between oestrogen and dementia, and the controversies surrounding the andropause (the ‘male menopause’).

Podcast: Experts in Health: Disgust – why our bodies are designed to be repulsed

Dr Elisa Becker, Researcher in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, discusses the role of disgust in protecting our health through the behavioural immune system, our relationship with eating meat and whether food packaging on animal products should go down the same path as cigarettes.

Podcast: Experts in Health: How to make nutritious meals on a budget – advice from a Performance Chef

Varun Shivdasani, Performance Chef at Loughborough University’s Elite Athlete Centre, discusses how he prepares nutritious meals on a budget, the importance of making cooking a family-friendly activity, and the future of precision nutrition.

Time Stamps:
00:00 – 03:53 – Introduction to guest, the topic and background
03:54 – 05:56 – An average week as a performance chef
05:57 – 10:09 – Performance and nutrition
10:10 – 11:52 – Setting the menu
11:53 – 16:53 – Do you need a large budget for a balanced meal?
16:54 – 26:29 – Tips for eating well
26:30 – 30:56 – Precision nutrition
30:57 – 34:05 – What’s next in the world of food prep?
34:07 – 36.54 – Outro

Podcast: Experts in Health: The unexpected ways that drama improves our health

Dr Catherine Rees, Reader in Drama at Loughborough University, discusses the various ways that applied theatre and the arts are making an unexpected but significant impact in improving the public’s health and wellbeing.

Podcast: Experts in Health: Colin Jackson CBE talks about anxiety attacks, coming out, and dealing with retirement

Decorated athlete and sports broadcaster Colin Jackson CBE discusses his mental health struggles, his experience after coming out as gay, and the difficulties he faced when retiring from international athletics.

A celebration of Black History Month at Argonne

To celebrate Black History Month, Argonne is pleased to highlight six employees and one up-and-coming high school STEM student who exemplify how a diverse team drives our science mission forward.

‘I’m watching you’ behavior produces racial disparities in school discipline

Research from Calvin Zimmermann, the O’Shaughnessy Assistant Professor of Education in the Department of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame, indicates that early childhood teachers often apply discipline disproportionately in their classrooms based on a student’s race.

Psychologist Calls Attention to Social Media as a Public Health Hazard

In New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ State of the City speech, he discussed protecting kids’ mental health in the face of excessive social media usage.  Dr. Anthony Anzalone, a clinical psychologist at Stony Brook Medicine, also agrees that social media…

Chula Art Education Professor Wins Gold Medal at International Invention Contest in Singapore

Chulalongkorn University congratulates Assoc. Prof. Pornthep Lerttevasiri from the Division of Art Education, Faculty of Education, for receiving the Gold Medal in the Industrial Design category at the WorldInvent TM 22+23 Singapore International Invention Show (WoSG), held in Singapore from September 4 to 6, 2023.

Chula Professors and Students Shine at Indonesia Inventors Day 2023 with ‘Lantern Craft: Folk Art Innovation for Sustainable Decoration’

A big round of applause to Chula professors and students for their achievement at the Indonesia Inventors Day 2023 (IID 2023) held from September 16-19.

Chulalongkorn University’s Education Professor Wins Best Woman Inventor Awards in iCAN 2023

Chulalongkorn University congratulates Assoc. Prof. Dr. Racchaneekorn Hongphanut, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University, on winning the Best Woman Inventor Awards in iCAN 2023 for the project titled “Metaverse Historicovator for History Learning Media to Promote Self-Directed Learning in The Bani Era” at the 8th International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada, iCAN 2023.

Argonne event helps Hispanic students explore their dreams of STEM careers

Forty eighth grade students — many originally from Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela and elsewhere — learned firsthand how scientists of Hispanic/Latino heritage contribute to science during the 18th annual Hispanic/Latino Education Outreach Day at Argonne.

Department of Energy CyberForce Competition® 2023: Cultivating tomorrow’s cybersecurity leaders today

DOE’s CyberForce Competition on Nov. 4, led by Argonne National Laboratory, aims to bolster cybersecurity knowledge and skills among students and professionals, addressing critical infrastructure and cyber-physical threats.

PCOM Receives INSIGHT Into Diversity 2023 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) has received the 2023 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.