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EurekAlert! - Education

06/26/2019 12:00 AM
Educational art exhibit shows promise in improving public's knowledge about hot flashes
(Indiana University) Can art impact public perceptions of menopausal hot flashes and women affected by them? According to an Indiana University School of Nursing expert, yes.

06/26/2019 12:00 AM
Academic reviewers to now more easily receive credit for their work
(PLOS) PLOS today announced that its collaboration with ORCID now includes credit for reviewers. For more than 5 years, PLOS authors have used ORCID to make their professional lives easier. Now reviewers at PLOS can take advantage of the same benefits to track their contributions, claim credit, and build up their research profiles.

06/26/2019 12:00 AM
Shanghai Ranking places MIPT among top 200 universities for physics
(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) The Shanghai Ranking Consultancy has released the latest edition of its university ranking by subject. Published June 26, the Shanghai Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019 for the first time lists the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology at No. 151-200 for physics. The Institute also placed at No. 401-500 for mathematics, and materials science and engineering.

06/26/2019 12:00 AM
Professors need to be entertaining to prevent students from watching YouTube in class
(University of Waterloo) Students think it is instructors' responsibility to ensure they don't surf the web in class, according to a new study.

06/26/2019 12:00 AM
UNA Europa alliance receives prestigious grant to launch European university of the future
(KU Leuven) Twenty years after the Bologna Declaration to develop the European Higher Education Area, the European Commission has awarded €5 million to the UNA Europa alliance to kick-start a European university of the future.

06/26/2019 12:00 AM
FAU receives $1.5 million to train veteran nursing students to care for other veterans
(Florida Atlantic University) Nurses who have served in the military themselves are uniquely positioned to care for other veterans. With a grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing will form a primary care workforce of practicing registered nurses who understand the unique needs of military veterans, and are practice ready and willing to serve rural and underserved communities.

06/26/2019 12:00 AM
Lessons from Columbine: New technology provides insight during active shooter situations
(Purdue University) A Purdue University researcher and students created a computer model, based on the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School, which looks at what happens to victims caught in shooter situations to provide better training for schools and other organizations.

06/25/2019 12:00 AM
URI nursing study examines how premature birth affects health throughout life
(University of Rhode Island) University of Rhode Island College of Nursing Professor Mary Sullivan will continue the now 30-year-long study for another five years, thanks to a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The project has so far garnered more than $10 million in grant funding.

06/25/2019 12:00 AM
NEOMED receives $3.7 Million HRSA Award to improve the health and wellness of older adults
(Northeast Ohio Medical University) Northeast Ohio Medical University received notice of a $3.7 million grant from HRSA's Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program. NEOMED and its partner institutions will receive the award over 5 years. The project, titled Infusing Interprofessional Geriatric Education into Primary Care and Community Environments, expands the scope of a long-standing academic, medical practice and community-based organization partnership that focuses on improving the knowledge and skills of the primary care workforce to optimize outcomes in the geriatric population.

06/25/2019 12:00 AM
National trash: Reducing waste produced in US national parks
(S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources, Utah State University) When you think of national parks, you might picture the vast plateaus of the Grand Canyon, the intricate wetlands of the Everglades, or the inspiring viewscapes of the Grand Tetons. You probably don't envision 100 million pounds of mashed water bottles, barbecue-smudged paper plates, and crumpled coffee cups -- but that is the staggering quantity of garbage that is generated in our National Parks each year. And handling that amount of waste is becoming a huge problem.

06/25/2019 12:00 AM
Helping physics teachers who don't know physics
(Ohio State University) A shortage of high school physics teachers has led to teachers with little-to-no training taking over physics classrooms, reports show. This has led to additional stress and job dissatisfaction for those teachers -- and a difficult learning experience for their students. But new research indicates that focused physics professional development for teachers -- even those who have no prior physics training--can lead to better experiences for both students and teachers, and can improve students' understanding of physics concepts.

06/25/2019 12:00 AM
Study snapshot: Missed exams and lost opportunities: Who could gain from expanded college admission
(American Educational Research Association) Universal college admission testing in the state of Virginia could increase the number of high school graduates with test scores competitive for admission at universities in the state by as much as 40 percent -- and at the most selective institutions, nearly 20 percent -- with larger increases for low-income students.

06/25/2019 12:00 AM
LSU Health research to study link between obesity and breast cancer in real time
(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) Frank Lau, MD, Associate Professor in the Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has been awarded a grant by the Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons to improve the care and research of breast cancer and obesity.

06/25/2019 12:00 AM
UTSA to research environmental comfort at the San Antonio Missions
(University of Texas at San Antonio) UTSA Center for Cultural Sustainability (CCS) has formed a partnership with local architecture firm to conduct a 12-month assessment of indoor climate management and make recommendations for energy-efficient upgrades at Mission Concepcion. The UTSA researchers anticipate that the results will serve as a model for other historic stone structures in hot-humid climates and become pioneers in the use of energy-efficient upgrades at the national cultural heritage resources.

06/25/2019 12:00 AM
More years of childhood education may reduce adult heart disease risk
(University of California - San Francisco) State policies requiring children to attend additional years of school may result in a reduced risk for heart disease and improvements in several cardiovascular risk factors in adulthood, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco and Stanford University.

06/24/2019 12:00 AM
Research journal publishes first-ever obesity-focused education competencies
(Obesity Medicine Association) Research journal publishes the study 'Development of Obesity Competencies for Medical Education: A Report from the Obesity Medicine Education Collaborative' which outlines the first set of obesity-focused competencies to improve obesity medicine education for physicians and advanced healthcare providers. The 32 competencies were developed by The Obesity Medicine Education Collaborative (OMEC), an intersociety initiative spearheaded by the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA), The Obesity Society (TOS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

06/24/2019 12:00 AM
PhysTEC recognizes outstanding high school physics teachers for 2019
(American Physical Society) The 2019 National PhysTEC Teacher of the Year is Matthew Blackman, a PhysTEC Graduate from Rutgers University currently teaching Physics and Robotics at Ridge High School in Basking Ridge, N.J.

06/24/2019 12:00 AM
Untangling the complicated relationships between people and nature for a brighter future
(ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies) With major crises such as extinctions and environmental degradation upon us, there's never been a more crucial time to find solutions to environmental challenges. An international group of scientists is making major advances in sustaining the world's environments -- by untangling the intricate ways in which people and nature depend on each other.

06/24/2019 12:00 AM
Music students do better in school than non-musical peers
(University of British Columbia) High school students who take music courses score significantly better on math, science and English exams than their non-musical peers, according to a new study published in the Journal of Educational Psychology.

06/24/2019 12:00 AM
Fake news 'vaccine' works: 'Pre-bunking' game reduces susceptibility to disinformation
(University of Cambridge) Study of thousands of players shows a simple online game works like a 'vaccine,' increasing skepticism of fake news by giving people a 'weak dose' of the methods behind disinformation.

06/24/2019 12:00 AM
Music students score better in math, science, English than non-musical peers
(American Psychological Association) High schoolers who take music courses score significantly better on exams in certain other subjects, including math and science, than their non-musical peers, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association.

06/24/2019 12:00 AM
Culture shapes how we learn to reason?
(University of California - San Diego) New research in the US and China suggests there isn't a universal trajectory for how abstract thought develops in children -- and that cultural environment may play a role.

06/21/2019 12:00 AM
Your brain activity can be used to measure how well you understand a concept
(Dartmouth College) As students learn a new concept, measuring how well they grasp it has often depended on traditional paper and pencil tests. Dartmouth researchers have developed a machine learning algorithm, which can be used to measure how well a student understands a concept based on his or her brain activity patterns. The findings are published in Nature Communications. The study is one of the first to look at how knowledge learned in school is represented in the brain.

06/21/2019 12:00 AM
PolyU wins two global innovation awards at TechConnect 2019
(The Hong Kong Polytechnic University ) The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) won two 'Global Innovation Awards' at TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo 2019 (TechConnect) staged in the United States.

06/20/2019 12:00 AM
UT Institute of Agriculture faculty honored by Epsilon Sigma Phi
(University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture) University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture faculty members have been recognized with six awards for their commitment to Extension and outreach work across Tennessee and internationally. The honors are given by Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP), a national organization that includes thousands of Extension professionals from land-grant universities across the country.

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