Free “LabXchange” Science Education Accelerator Launched By Amgen Foundation and Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Harvard U Press Release/January 22 LabXchange by Amgen Foundation and Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences Reimagines the Science Experience for Students around the Globe Purpose-built to Address Educational Barriers with Personalized Instruction Virtual Lab Simulations Help Students Develop the Science Skills Needed to Solve Tomorrow’s Challenges THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Amgen Foundation and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University (Harvard FAS) today announced the global launch of LabXchange™, a free online science education platform that provides users with access to personalized instruction,…

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U of T department of astronomy and astrophysics celebrates new name in honour of long-time supporters, the Dunlap family

U of Toronto News It is a historic time for the University of Toronto’s department of astronomy and astrophysics – not only as it approaches its centenary next year, but also as it embraces a new name: the David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics. The new name was announced officially Dec. 19 at a reception to honour the Dunlap family, hosted by U of T President Meric Gertler and Professor Melanie Woodin, dean of the Faculty of Arts & Science. “This very fitting development recognizes the historic benefaction made in…

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U of Toronto launches Iranian Student Memorial Scholarship Fund to honor plane crash victims

U of T News The University of Toronto has launched a new endowed fund, the Iranian Student Memorial Scholarship Fund, to honour the memory of those who died in the tragic crash of Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 in Tehran, Iran. All 176 passengers and crew, including 57 Canadians, were killed. Eight members of the U of T community, including six students, were among those whose names were on the plane’s passenger manifest. The loss of lives, and a determination to memorialize the U of T community members’ contributions, drove…

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Substances that created hole in ozone may account for half of Arctic warming, U of Toronto researchers find

U of Toronto News The substances responsible for creating a massive hole in the Earth’s ozone layer may account for nearly half of Arctic warming over a 50-year period, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Toronto. The research, published in Nature Climate Change, highlights how ozone-depleting substances (ODS) are a significant and unrecognized source of 20th-century Arctic climate change. “Ozone depleting substances in many respects have been an under-appreciated contributor to climate change,” says Karen Smith, an assistant professor, teaching stream, in the department of physical and…

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Exceptional display of debate talents and wits during Caleb University’s Founder’s Week 2020.

Caleb University Founder’s Week Interdepartmental Debate. Topic: “Today’s University Students Are Not as Sensitive To National Issues s Youths in the 70’s and 80’s. There was an exceptional display of talents and wits by students from various departments and colleges in Caleb University at the 2020 Founder’s Week. In a statement  released by Elvis Otobo, The University’s Head of Media and Public Relations Officer, students from ten departments were in attendance with a representative from each of the departments which include: International Relations – represented by Oladimeji Omolabake; Criminology and…

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Dr. Aurora D. Pryor of Stony Brook Named President of SAGES

Stony Brook University News Aurora D. Pryor, MD, was elected president of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), a leading surgical society, representing and educating a global community of over 6,500 surgeons that can bring minimal access surgery, endoscopy and emerging techniques to patients worldwide. She will serve a term for one year. At Stony Brook Medicine, Dr. Pryor currently serves as the Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Surgery, as well as the Division Chief of Bariatric, Foregut and Advanced Gastrointestinal (GI) Surgery,…

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UTI Campus Reporters’ Club Inaugurated at The University of Lagos, Nigeria.

Kabir Alabi Garba, The University of Lagos The inaugural meeting of the University Times International Campus Reporters’ Club was held recently at The Mass Communication Department of the University of Lagos. The core members of the club comprise four Ph.D. students and five undergraduate students, who are mainly workers of the UNILAG SUN, The department’s student newspaper. Prof. Akinfeleye serves as ‘General Overseer’ of the club, while Kabir Alabi Garba, a doctoral candidate, serves as coordinator. Other members are Shaibu Husseini, Akodu Kehinde Peter and Foustino—all doctoral students. The undergraduate…

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University of London Conducts Annual Symposium On Open and Distance Learning In Nigeria

University of London News Release Hosted in Abuja, the latest in a series of annual symposia drew 65 Directors of ODL plus the Nigerian National Universities Commission’s senior leadership team. Nigeria, in common with many countries, faces a major challenge in the provision of higher education to its burgeoning university-age population. In the last applications cycle, 1.5m young Nigerians applied for just 570,000 available university places. It is against this background that the University of London, through its Centre for Distance Education (CDE) and Global Engagement team, has been collaborating…

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University of Delaware Blue Hens Fall to Northeastern, 72-62

University of Delaware Blue Hens NEWARK, Del. – Third quarter woes hindered the Blue Hens Sunday afternoon as Delaware fell to Northeastern, 72-62, at the Bob Carpenter Center. The two teams finished the first and second quarters with the same amount of points before the Huskies outscored the Hens, 21-12, in the third. NU added a one-point advantage in the fourth quarter en route to victory. Sophomore Jasmine Dickey posted double doubles in back-to-back games for Delaware and finished the contest with a team-best 17 points and 10 rebounds to…

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