FAU Among Three Finalists for National Degree Completion Award

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) selected Florida Atlantic University to be one of three finalists for its national Degree Completion Award. A winner will be selected during the APLU’s annual meeting that takes place Nov. 15-17.

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Selects Medical Schools as Partners for Key Anti-Racism Initiative

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai will enroll 11 partner medical schools in its Anti-Racist Transformation (ART) in Medical Education initiative, which seeks to use a formal change management process developed at Mount Sinai to address deeply entrenched racism and bias. The initiative has received generous support from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation.

UA Little Rock Math Professor Selected as Inaugural Recipient of Top Hat Black Educator Grant

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock math educator has been selected as one of the inaugural recipients of Top Hat’s Black Educator Grant. Dr. Lakeshia Legette Jones, an associate professor of mathematics and statistics, will receive a $10,000 grant, as well as free access to Top Hat’s active learning courseware platform for her students.

UA Little Rock Offers Half-Off Scholarships for Two Years

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has announced a major new student success initiative that offers half-off course tuition and fees for freshmen who enroll at UA Little Rock for the fall 2022 semester. In this first-of-its-kind initiative, first-time freshmen as well as freshmen with 11 or fewer transfer credit hours will receive up to 50 percent off tuition and fees for not only their freshmen year for the 2022-23 academic year but their 2023-24 sophomore year as well.

CSU Trustees to Honor 23 Top Student Scholars for Outstanding Achievement

​​​​​The California State University (CSU) will honor 23 students, one from each CSU campus, who have been selected to receive the 2021 Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement. The students will be acknowledged for their talent, determination and drive during a ceremony as part of the CSU Board of Trustees virtual meeting to be held on Tuesday, September 14.

New Dual Degree Honors Program at The University of Texas at Austin Combines Business, Electrical and Computer Engineering

The University of Texas at Austin will offer a new integrated business and engineering honors degree program. The rigorous four-year undergraduate curriculum in the Cockrell School of Engineering and the McCombs School of Business will prepare students for competitive engineering leadership careers.

UA Little Rock Researcher Explores Community College Stigma in High School Seniors

Most high school seniors consider factors like cost, majors, and distance from home when deciding where to go to college. Bradley Griffith, a graduating Doctor of Education student at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and director of fitness at John A. Logan College in Carterville, Illinois, thinks there is another very real, but invisible factor at play that affects where seniors go to college – community college stigma.

$1.9M NSF-funded initiative to transform UIC undergraduate chemistry offerings

Supported by a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation, the University of Illinois Chicago department of chemistry will launch a project consisting of evidence-based research of teaching and learning practices, course and curriculum revisions and faculty development, all with the intention of enhancing STEM education for undergraduate students.

UAlbany Experts Available to Discuss the Fall 2021 Return to the Classroom

ALBANY, N.Y. (Aug. 25, 2021) – As students across the country prepare for a return to in-person learning this fall, the coronavirus is surging again, with the delta variant now accounting for most new U.S. cases and the number of…

Thunderbird at ASU continues helping Afghan businesswomen as Taliban takes over Afghanistan

Thunderbird School of Global Management, a unit of Arizona State University, began supporting Afghan women’s economic empowerment in 2005, after the fall of the Taliban, through a program called Project Artemis. As an international business school, our team is working…

Coping in College? Female Students Much More Stressed Than Their Male Counterparts

Researchers measured both the psychological perception of stress and evaluated how undergraduate males and females cope with stress. The differences are vast. Females experienced much higher levels of stress than males and used emotion-focused approaches to cope more than males. Females used self-distractions, emotional support and venting as coping strategies. Male students on the other hand sought much lower levels of support, since they either may lack the social network or may not have developed those skills.

Susan Joseph appointed as Executive Director of FinTech at Cornell University

Fintech at Cornell, an initiative of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Joseph as Executive Director. Joseph will represent the initiative at all levels, in collaboration with faculty director Will Cong, Associate Professor of Finance & Rudd Family Professor of Management at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management.

AACN Rounds with Leadership – Accelerating Momentum for Change

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing recognizes diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as critical to nursing education and fundamental to developing a nursing workforce able to provide high quality, culturally appropriate, and congruent health care.

COVID-19 shapes future of accessibility services at WVU

WVU’s Office of Accessibility Services saw a 900% increase in requests from deaf or hard of hearing students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Enlisting students on work study programs to do lecture transcriptions and closed captioning helped the University save nearly a quarter of a million dollars.

Adult children with college degrees influence parents’ health in later life

Having no children who completed college is negatively associated with parents’ self-rated health and positively associated with depressive symptoms. Additionally, among parents with the highest propensity for having no children who complete college, the consequences on depressive symptoms are greatest.

Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research Issue Features Undergraduate Research in Community Colleges

The spring 2021 issue of Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research (SPUR), the academic journal of the Council on Undergraduate Research, focuses on dynamic programs and initiatives advancing undergraduate research in community colleges.

FirePoint’s Future Innovators internship brings underrepresented students into DoD’s talent pipeline

The FirePoint Innovations Center at Wichita State University has welcomed the first class of students into its Future Innovators Program, a new engineering internship opportunity aimed at introducing historically underrepresented students into the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) technical talent pipeline.

CUR Arts and Humanities Division Announces 2021 Student Scholarship Recipients

The Arts and Humanities Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research announces the 2021 recipients of its student scholarships. The scholarships—a maximum of $300 each—support undergraduate student research and creative inquiry projects at any stage of development.