LASU Gets Substantive Vice Chancellor

By Opeyemi Babalola Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has appointed Professor Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello as the 9th substantive Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU). This was confirmed in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso and made available to University Times International (UTI) Thursday. The professor of Physiology and former acting vice-chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, “was appointed following recommendation by the Joint Committee of Council and Senate of LASU in accordance with the LASU Law, Cap 169 Vol 7, Laws of Lagos State.”…

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William R. Berkley Gives NYU Stern $50 Million for Undergraduate Scholarships

The Largest Scholarship Gift in NYU Stern’s History Will Eliminate Tuition Burden for Recipients From NYU News New York University’s Stern School of Business unveiled a landmark gift of $50 million, the largest scholarship gift in the School’s history, from the Berkley Family Foundation, established by alumnus William R. Berkley and his wife Marjorie. The gift will provide scholarships to students in Stern’s top-ranked Undergraduate College through a brand-new program to be called the Berkley Achievement Scholars Program. William R. Berkley is the current Chairman of NYU’s Board of Trustees,…

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How misinformation, medical mistrust fuel vaccine hesitancy

More than two dozen experts discussed how to combat misinformation about COVID-19 and the vaccines at a virtual conference held Aug. 26.SEP 2 2021 From Stanford University/Medicine News Center Speakers at a conference on the COVID-19 infodemic stressed that the medical community needs to partner with people such as religious leaders and community activists to combat misinformation about the disease and vaccines.Prictrider/Shutterstock.com Public trust in government agencies and health professionals; access to vaccines and treatments; and accurate, clear, nonjudgmental information about COVID-19 are key to counteracting misinformation about the disease. Those…

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DSU dedicates a Tuskegee Airmen memorial section on campus

From DSU News On Campus The pedestrian circle area between the William C. Jason Library and the Mishoe Science Center is slated to be converted into a place of education and celebration in honor of the legendary Tuskegee Airman. A Sept. 12 dedication ceremony to mark the plans to memorialize the Tuskegee Airman on that portion of the Delaware State University campus attracted about 70 people to that outdoor section of the campus. That including members of the John H. Porter First State Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen Inc. and many…

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Delaware State University rises to Top Ten Historically Black Colleges and Universities nationwide

Delaware State University rises to Top Ten Historically Black Colleges and Universities nationwide University retains standing as #3 public HBCUAmong Top 1% in Social Mobility Dover, DE – /September 14, 2021/ — US News & World Report announced today that Delaware State University has risen to #10 nationally among all other Historically Black Colleges and Universities while retaining its ranking as the #3 public HBCU in America. The University returns to the Top Ten for the first time since 2014. The University achieved its most significant gains in social mobility, a…

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THE World University Rankings 2022 Released

Times Higher Education (THE) announced the results of the THE World University Rankings 2022. TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKINGS 2022 REVEALS PLANET’S BEST UNIVERSITIES AS UK’S UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD TOPS TABLE FOR 6TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR AND OTHERS SEE BOOST FROM COVID-19 RESEARCH UK’s University of Oxford (1st) retains top spot for the sixth consecutive year A record 1,662 universities from 99 countries and regions rank, 136 more than last year Several universities climb table following success of Covid-19 related research Mainland China claims highest ever position in table as…

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Twenty Two (22) winners of RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition 2021 announced

Press Release,13th September, 2021 The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased toannounce the 22 winners of the 2021 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition.The competition attracted 340 applications from 26 countries in Africa namely Benin,Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, Cote d’Ivoire, DRCongo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Namibia,Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Somali, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda and Zambia.The following three-stage process was undertaken to identify the top 22 winners: All 340 applications were reviewed for compliance to the call guidelines A total…

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Penn scientists win $3 million Breakthrough Prize for RNA research that enabled COVID-19 vaccines

From The Philadelphia Inquirer Sixteen years after their research at the University of Pennsylvania paved the way for billions to be vaccinated against COVID-19, two scientists have been honored with a $3 million Breakthrough Prize. The award for Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman, one of five such honors announced Thursday morning for achievements in science and math, recognizes their success in modifying the genetic molecule called messenger RNA (mRNA) so it can instruct human cells to make customized proteins. That concept could prove useful in treating all sorts of maladies…

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University of Amsterdam in 65th place in Times Higher Education World University Rankings

University of Amsterdam News The University of Amsterdam has risen one place from last year in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings and now occupies 65th place worldwide. This makes the UvA the second highest ranked Dutch university in the rankings. THE published the 2021-2022 rankings on Thursday, 2 September. As is the case every year, Dutch universities are strongly represented, with seven in the top 100. Just like last year, the UvA is the second highest ranked Dutch university in the ranking. Wageningen University & Research has the…

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Yale Class of 2025 sets new marks for achievement and diversity

Yale News A record-setting 1,789 new first-year students this week arrived in New Haven as members of the Yale College Class of 2025. The especially large class includes 335 students who accepted Yale’s offer of admission in the summer of 2020 but opted to postpone matriculation until this fall. The new students will be welcomed into the 14 residential college communities, which are operating at full capacity for in-person learning this fall. Also joining the new first-year class are 26 students admitted through the transfer program and Eli Whitney program…

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