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EurekAlert! - Education

01/22/2021 12:00 AM
Join best-selling author James Nestor on 'breath' and sinus health
(Green Room Communications) ARS just launched a new resource, SinusHealth.com, the first patient-focused online resource dedicated to nasal and sinus conditions and their treatments powered by the experts at the American Rhinologic Society. It aims to provide accurate, timely, trusted education for patients and caregivers seeking information to improve their rhinologic health. James Nestor will discuss his book Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art The webinar will include a participant Q&A session with Mr. Nestor and ARS otolaryngologists.

01/22/2021 12:00 AM
Experts call for more pragmatic approach to higher education teaching
(Swansea University) Millions of students around the world could benefit if their educators adopted a more flexible and practical approach, say Swansea University experts.After analysing the techniques current being used in higher education, the researchers have released a new paper calling for a pragmatic and evidence-based approach instead.

01/22/2021 12:00 AM
Addressing the impact of structural racism on disparities in children with Type 1 diabetes
(University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing) Advancements in diabetes technology have improved quality of life and glycemic control in children with type 1 diabetes. However, data show that a subset of children is being left behind. Those from low-income families and non-Hispanic Black (NHB) children are not experiencing benefits associated with technological advances, and are at higher risk for diabetes complications and adverse outcomes through ongoing poor glycemic control.

01/22/2021 12:00 AM
Research shows preference for male children is declining in Bangladesh
(University of Kent) Research from the University of Kent has demonstrated a decline in 'son preference' by women of childbearing age in Bangladesh. However, the study also shows that fertility decisions are still influenced according to son preference.

01/22/2021 12:00 AM
SUTD research team extends 4D printing to nanophotonics
(Singapore University of Technology and Design) The newly developed shape memory polymer resist which allows for high-resolution 4D printing, promises a platform for information hiding for optical anti-counterfeiting and tunable photonic devices.

01/21/2021 12:00 AM
NTU's Nanyang MBA jumps 35 places to break into top 40 in The Economist's global rankings
(Nanyang Technological University) Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) now ranks 38th in The Economist's latest ranking of Master of Business Administration (MBA) programmes worldwide. Climbing 35 spots from the year before, the Nanyang MBA offered by NTU's Nanyang Business School (NBS) is now the top MBA programme in Asia.

01/21/2021 12:00 AM
Students win kudos for sports medicine research
(University of Massachusetts Lowell) UMass Lowell students testing a new device that could transform the way heart-rate data is collected have won praise for their work from the American College of Sports Medicine.

01/21/2021 12:00 AM
The feeling economy: how AI is creating the era of empathy
(University of Maryland) As machines are trained to "think," many tasks that previously required human intelligence are becoming automated through artificial intelligence. However, human workers have a competitive advantage: It is more difficult to automate emotional intelligence.

01/21/2021 12:00 AM
ETS among the first Canadian universities to sign the DORA
(École de technologie supérieure) The École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) is among the first Canadian universities to sign the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which promotes parameters other than the journal impact factor to assess the results of scholarly research.

01/21/2021 12:00 AM
Embedded counseling services can improve accessibility for students, MU study finds
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Kerry Karaffa is the first MU Counseling Center psychologist to be embedded specifically within the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, where he provides tailored counseling services for professional students training to become veterinarians.

01/21/2021 12:00 AM
Randomized trials could help to return children safely to schools - study
(University of Birmingham) Schools are closing again in response to surging levels of COVID-19 infection, but staging randomized trials when students eventually return could help to clarify uncertainties around when we should send children back to the classroom, according to a new study.

01/21/2021 12:00 AM
CABI announces strategic partnership for author services and education
(CABI) CABI is pleased to announce the launch of a new Author Services and Education portal created to support researchers in successfully publishing impactful studies across all agriculture and biosciences. The new portal has been developed in partnership with Editage and Impact Science, part of Cactus Communications (CACTUS), a technology company accelerating scientific advancement.

01/21/2021 12:00 AM
Conference on international higher education that is sustainable and inclusive
(York University) Scholars, educators and policymakers from around the world will join a global conference hosted by York University, to reimagine international learning opportunities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of York's Sustainable on the Go initiative to support study-abroad opportunities that promote sustainability, the three-day conference on Sustainable and Inclusive Internationalization is organized from January 20 to 22, 2021.

01/21/2021 12:00 AM
School-made lunch 'better' for children
(Flinders University) Packing a lunchbox with fruit, sandwiches, and snacks is common practice for most Australian families. But what if there was another way?Flinders University researchers investigating the pros and cons of school-provided lunches say uniform delivery of lunchtime food at school could be a solution to better childhood nutrition and learning in Australia.

01/20/2021 12:00 AM
CAREER awardee investigates quantum's 'sweet spot'
(University of Arizona College of Engineering) For all the talk about how powerful quantum resources are, there's a lot of scenarios where they cause more complications than help. A University of Arizona researcher is using NSF funding to investigate one area in which quantum is especially beneficial: covert sensing methods, which are not only undecipherable, but completely undetectable to adversaries.

01/20/2021 12:00 AM
How fellow students improve your own grades
(University of Zurich) Better grades thanks to your fellow students? A study conducted by the University of Zurich's Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics has revealed that not only the grade point average, gender and nationality peers can influence your own academic achievement, but so can their personalities. Intensive contact and interaction with persistent fellow students improve your own performance, and this effect even endures in subsequent semesters.

01/19/2021 12:00 AM
Appearance, social norms keep students off Zoom cameras
(Cornell University) University researchers surveyed the 312 students found that while some students had concerns about the lack of privacy or their home environment, 41% of the 276 respondents cited their appearance, as their reason not to switch on their cameras on zoom.

01/19/2021 12:00 AM
Astronomers dissect the anatomy of planetary nebulae using Hubble Space Telescope images
(Rochester Institute of Technology) Images of two iconic planetary nebulae taken by the Hubble Space Telescope are revealing new information about how they develop their dramatic features. Researchers from Rochester Institute of Technology and Green Bank Observatory presented new findings about the Butterfly Nebula (NGC 6302) and the Jewel Bug Nebula (NGC 7027) at the 237th meeting of the American Astronomical Society on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021.

01/19/2021 12:00 AM
Emmanuel Boss selected as Fellow of The Oceanography Society
(The Oceanography Society) The Oceanography Society (TOS) congratulates Dr. Emmanuel Boss for being selected as a Fellow of The Oceanography Society. The citation on Dr. Boss's certificate recognizes him for his contributions to and his leadership in ocean optics and its use in mapping biogeochemical processes in the ocean, for his inspirational teaching, and for his unwavering commitment to service and mentoring of young scientists.

01/19/2021 12:00 AM
Claudia Benitez-Nelson selected for TOS Mentoring Award
(The Oceanography Society) The Oceanography Society (TOS) congratulates Dr. Claudia Benitez-Nelson for being selected as the inaugural recipient of The Oceanography Society's Mentoring Award. The citation on Dr. Benitez-Nelson's certificate recognizes her for her tireless and remarkably successful efforts to engage, mentor, and imbue underrepresented students with her passion for science while also making outstanding contributions to research.

01/19/2021 12:00 AM
April Abbott selected as a recipient of The Oceanography Society's Early Career Award
(The Oceanography Society) The Oceanography Society (TOS) congratulates Dr. April N. Abbott for being selected as a recipient of the Early Career Award. The citation on Dr. Abbott's certificate recognizes her for contributions to chemical oceanography, providing a new view of the marine REE cycle, and training the next generation of ocean scientists.

01/19/2021 12:00 AM
Teaching youth science skills using wild birds nets UT extension agent a national award
(University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture) Andrew Lantz, a 4-H youth development agent with University of Tennessee-Tennessee State University Extension Davidson County, uses wild birds to teach youth STEM concepts. The lesson plans he developed to engage youth in STEM studies involving birds have won him a first-place award from the National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals, as announced during the organization's virtual conference late last fall.

01/19/2021 12:00 AM
Decoding breast milk to make better baby formula (video)
(American Chemical Society) What makes breast milk so good for babies? In this episode of Reactions, our host, Sam, chats with chemist Steven Townsend, Ph.D., who's trying to figure out which sugar molecules in breast milk make it so unique and difficult to mimic.

01/19/2021 12:00 AM
Online courses reinforce inequalities
(Université de Genève) With the global student community taking online courses, a study (UNIGE) reveals that online courses deepen inequalities between gifted and less gifted students by 5%. The results of the study, which was based on data collected in 2016-2017 prior to the anti-Covid lockdown initiatives. They indicate that this learning gap between different student profiles is mainly due to their behaviour and motivation.

01/19/2021 12:00 AM
Teachers having to work harder than any other professionals, says study
(Taylor & Francis Group) Teachers are working harder than ever before and more than any other occupation, according to a study published in the peer-reviewed journal Oxford Review of Education authored by researchers from UCL.

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