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[Press Release] Seventh African Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Triennial Conference

[Press Release] Seventh African Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Triennial Conference August 19, 2021 / Leave a Comment by RUFORUM Communication  Kampala 17 August 2021: The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to announce the Seventh African Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Triennial Conference that will be hosted by the Government of the Republic of Benin in partnership with the University of Abomey Calavi, University of Parakou and the National University of Agriculture, from the 06th – 10th December, 2021 at Palais des Congres de Cotonou, Benin. The Seventh African…

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AD Scientific Index Ranking: LASUCOM Is Nigeria’s Best College Of Medicine; LASU Second Best State University

From Gazellenews.com The Lagos State University (LASU) continues to receive rave reviews and positive ranking among its counterparts in Nigeria, reports The Gazelle News.com. In the latest AD Scientific Index Ranking, the University excelled on two fronts making it one of the very best in the country.In the ranking of top 50 universities in Nigeria in terms of quality of scientists, the Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM) emerged the best College of Medicine in Nigeria ranking 15th best in Nigeria. In actual fact, LASUCOM was the only College…

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14th Matriculation Ceremony of Caleb University, Imota, Lagos State.

Press Release Double Perfection It was a bright day, the weather was warm and friendly, students and parents were in a joyful mode to be part of this special occasion where all students are made to undertake the university matriculation oath which signaled their official welcome as bonafide students at Caleb university. All deans of colleges were invited to present their students for the exercise, thereafter, the Registrar administered the matriculation oath on all students. The University Registrar, Mrs Folake Okor invited the Vice Chancellor, Prof Nosa Owens-Ibie, who was…

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Famous Cornel West Resigns from Harvard

Culled from Daily Mail The famous public intellectual Cornel West has dramatically quit his job at Harvard University following a tenure dispute, accusing the esteemed school of ‘spiritual rot’ and ‘superficial diversity.’ In a resignation letter he shared publicly on Monday night, 68-year-old West slammed Harvard’s administration and revealed a litany of personal and professional complaints. ‘How sad it is to see our beloved Harvard Divinity School in such decline and decay,’ he wrote in the letter. ‘The disarray of a scattered curriculum, the disenchantment of talented yet deferential faculty,…

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First African Super Computer Launches in Morrocco

Jasper Herman/University of Morocco Mohammed VI Polytechnic University has launched the African Supercomputing Center that aims to boost Africa’s research capacities. Rabat – Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) has officially launched its new datacenter that hosts Africa’s most powerful supercomputer. The new entity at UM6P will provide high performance computing (HPC) to boost research on the African continent.https://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/ads?gdpr=0&client=ca-pub- UM6P on Friday launched its new African Supercomputing Center (ASCC) in partnership with the University of Cambridge and technology firms Dell and Intel. The ASCC aims to provide resources for vital research…

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New strategy to strengthen the humanities at University of Oslo (UiO)

University of Oslo Website News/January 21/21. The humanities hold a strong position at UiO. A new strategy for the next ten years will secure and strengthen this position both at the university and in society in general. UiO has an important strength in its academic breadth and the high quality of the humanities. This strength will be managed so that the advantage it represents, amongst other for interdisciplinary research, can be realised, says Svein Stølen, Rector at the University of Oslo. Interdisciplinarity is important for solving major societal challenges. The…

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DRONES DELIVERING DURING PANDEMIC

UDNEWS/Article by Adam S. Kamras Illustration by Cindy Dolan February 25, 2021 Award-winning UD PCS program prepares pilots for growing industry Considered to be ahead of their time by playing country rock music in the late 1960s, the Flying Burrito Brothers borrowed their band name from a group of Los Angeles musicians who had been gathering for jam sessions. More than 50 years later, it might be the perfect time to borrow – but more appropriately apply – the Flying Burrito Brothers moniker once again. While the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has led to a…

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Six KSOM departments make top 10 in NIH funding nationally

Ophthalmology is No. 1 among med schools for the fourth year in a row, while Preventive Medicine is No. 2 By Landon Hall/Keck School News/February 17, 2021 Data on grants awarded from the National Institutes of Health have been released, and the Keck School of Medicine of USC has six departments in the top 10 in their respective fields. KSOM’s Ophthalmology Department is again ranked No. 1 among medical schools in the country. Preventive Medicine, which has covered a wide variety of research topics in recent years and has opened a new COVID-19…

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“Heaviest Black Hole Collision” Might be a Boson Star Merger

Chinese University of Hong Kong Release/ 25 Feb 2021 An International Team of Scientists, Including a CUHK Student, Discovers the “Heaviest Black Hole Collision” Might be a Boson Star Merger An international team of scientists led by the Galician Institute of High Energy Physics and the University of Aveiro, including an undergraduate from the Department of Physics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), has proposed the collision of two exotic compact objects known as boson stars as an alternative explanation for the origin of the gravitational wave signal…

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Tiwa Akinfeleye Joins University Times International

I am happy and honored to join University Times International as an Intern and a staff today, February 22nd, 2021 under the supervision of Delaware State University’s Dr. Renee Marine, the Program Director, Television Lead, Mass Communications, Visual and Performing Arts and Professor Daniel Awodiya, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of UTI, who is also a Professor at Delaware State University’s Department of Mass Communication, Visual and Performing Arts Department. Professor Awodiya is the CEO of Springboard Communications, the parent company of University Times International. I hope to enjoy my time here…

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Scientists appeal for calm over new Covid variant in South Africa

 Sarah Boseley/The Guardian  Ravi Gupta, professor of clinical microbiology from Cambridge University, and an honorary professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, has been working on how mutations to the virus are increasing infectivity. There is a need to strike a balance, he said, “between warning people about something that might be important and creating panic, which I think is what is happening”. Scientists are appealing for calm following suggestions that Covid vaccines might not protect people against a new variant of the coronavirus that has emerged in…

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Ibidapo Obe, ex-UNILAG VC dies of COVID-19

Prof. Oye Ibidapo-Obe: dies at 71 Professor Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe, former vice-chancellor, University of Lagos, is dead. He was 71 years old. He died today from COVID-19 complications. Ibidapo-Obe, a former President of the Nigeria Academy of Science, attended both Ilesa Grammar School and Igbobi College from 1962 – 1968 and the University of Lagos from 1968 – 1971. He was awarded a Bachelor of Science [B.Sc.(Hons)] degree in Mathematics in the First Class Division by the University of Lagos, Nigeria in 1971. He also obtained a Master of Mathematics [M.…

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Prof. Ekanola emerges UI’s acting VC

PMNews/UTI The Senate of the University of Ibadan, UI, voted on Monday and appointed Prof. Adebola Ekanola as the acting Vice Chancellor of the institution for six months. Ekanola, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic, polled 275 votes to defeat four other contestants to emerge acting VC. Others are: Prof. Olanike Adeyemo (13 votes), Prof. A. Oluleye (80 votes), Prof. Adigun Agbaje (15 votes) and Prof. Gbemisola Oke (14 votes). The election followed the directive of the Ministry of Education through the National Universities Commission to the Senate of the University…

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Harvard Wins Appeals Fight Over Race in College Admissions

Culled from Bloomberg.com/Microsoft News Patricia Hurtado   (Bloomberg) — Harvard University can continue to consider race in its admissions decisions after a federal appeals court ruled that it isn’t discriminating against Asian-Americans.© Bloomberg Demonstrators protest Harvard University’s admission process at Copley Square in Boston in 2018. The U.S. Court of Appeals in Boston on Thursday agreed with a lower court that the nation’s oldest college complies with the law in weighing race as one factor among many to select a diverse class.https://www.dianomi.com/smartads.epl?id=3533 “Race is one piece of Harvard’s interest in diversity,” the court…

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Nigeria: UNILAG VC Ogundipe restored, Babalakin council sacked

PMNEWS/VTI President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has restored the suspended Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, back to office. He however dissolved the Governing Council of the University, formerly led by Dr. Wale Babalakin. Spokesman of the Federal Ministry of Education, Ben-Bem Goong, announced the decisions in a statement on Wednesday. Goong said Buhari’s action followed his adoption of the recommendation of the report of the Special Visitation Panel to the university. Babalakin had before now stepped down as the Chairman of the Governing Council. And…

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More than 540 UConn students under quarantine due to coronavirus cases

More than 540 students at the University of Connecticut are under quarantine amid increased coronavirus cases on and off campus, the school said. © Provided by NBC News The quarantine began Wednesday morning and affects five residence halls, according to a letter Tuesday from the university’s dean of students. “This morning, I was made aware of 11 on-campus and 23 off-campus positive test results,” Eleanor JB Daugherty wrote. “Unfortunately, our good health and this good weather may have invited some of us to be more relaxed in our behaviors. This is our…

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ASUU orders members to boycott UI convocation

PM NEWS/Ibukun Emiola /UTI The University of Ibadan (UI) branch of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has ordered its members to boycott the 72nd convocation and Foundation day ceremonies of the institution. ASUU-UI Chairman, Ayo Akinwole, said in a statement on Tuesday that the action was in the spirit of the ongoing strike. Akinwole said a copy of the letter to boycott the ceremonies had been sent to Prof Idowu Olayinka, the Vice Chancellor of the university. He said the action was in line with a bulletin of the union…

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Professor Ogundipe: I remain the Vice-Chancellor of Unilag.

Unilag Release/VTI Re: Notice to the General Public on the Removal of the Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos by Oladejo Azeez, Esq. The attention of the University of Lagos (Unilag) Management has been drawn to the “Notice to the General Public on the Removal of the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos’ dated August 12, 2020 and signed by Oladejo Azeez, Esq., Registrar and Secretary to Council, stating that the Vice Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, FAS has been removed from office with immediate effect. The purported removal is an illegality and…

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UNILAG: Governing council followed due process to remove Ogundipe – Babalakin

PMNewsNigeria/VTI Pro-chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and chairman of governing council Wale Babalakin has said that due process was followed in the removal of Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as vice-chancellor of the institution. Since Ogundipe’s removal was announced on Wednesday, several bodies have condemned the method used in removing the vice-chancellor. Mr Babalakin however told journalists at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja on Friday that the “focal minority” opposed to Ogundipe’s removal benefitted from the alleged corruption under him. “The confusion is that most people don’t how governing council…

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Unilag Alumni Association and Senate Council Take Stand on Unilag VC Crisis

Press Releases At its emergency meeting held on Friday, 14th August, 2020, the Alumni Association of the University of Lagos deliberated on the ongoing imbroglio at the University leading to the decision of the University Governing Council to remove the Vice Chancellor on Wednesday, 12th August, 2020; and resolved as follows: 1. Without prejudice to the general powers of the University Governing Council to appoint and remove a Vice Chancellor under the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Act 2003 (No. 1 2007), and without apportioning any blame to either the Governing…

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Nigerian Dr. Tunde Sotunde is new President and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield, North Carolina, USA.

“A man who humbles himself by his own words and actions is destined for greater things.” By Abraham Ariyo, M.D.July 15th, 2020 I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Babatunde Sotayo Sotunde as Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.Prior to this, he was the President and CEO of Anthem’s Medicaid division, overseeing a revenue of $33 billion, a figure higher than our country’s (Nigeria) 2020 revised national budget. Anthem’s total revenue was $104 billion in 2019.Dr. Sotunde is a friend,…

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Caleb University First In Nigeria To Resume 2nd Semester Online and On Schedule

Caleb U. News/UTI Caleb University, Africa’s Best Private University in Research and Entrepreneurship Development scored a double when it emerged on last Monday, April 13, as the first Nigerian university to resume on scheduled date and also used the e-learning platform to engage the students amidst the lockdown due to Corona virus pandemic. Caleb University, Imota, Lagos, on April 14, recorded the milestone, when it resumed its 2nd Semester academic activities virtually on schedule. The school scored another first in its history with the record breaking commencement of its e-learning…

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UC temporarily adjusts admissions requirements in wake of COVID-19

UC Newsroom UC Office of the President | April 1, 2020 The University of California acted March 31 to implement temporary measures which relax undergraduate admissions requirements for students looking to enroll at UC for fall 2020 and future years as applicable. These measures will help mitigate some of the extraordinary challenges students and their families face in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We want to help alleviate the tremendous disruption and anxiety that is already overwhelming prospective students due to COVID-19,” said John Pérez, chair of the board of…

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Peking University to share COVID-19 expertise with Arab countries

Peking University News/APR . 07 2020 Peking University, April 6, 2020: “We will share China’s experience in fighting against COVID-19 with 400 million people from 22 Arab countries,” Professor Ning Qi, dean of PKU School of Foreign Languages (SFL) and executive vice director of PKU Institute of Area Studies (IAS), announced in a symposium on the publication of A Compilation of Literature on Combating COVID-19 (Arabic Version). At the symposium COVID-19 is rampant in the Arab world, with over 9,000 people being infected and 17 Arab nations reporting mortality. Faculty…

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Coronavirus: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) Invents Disinfection Machine

PMNews/UTI The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi has invented a disinfection machine to help prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country. Prof. Muhammad Abdulazeez, Vice-Chancellor of the University disclosed this while speaking at the unveiling of the machine in Bauchi on Tuesday. He explained that the invention of the machine was in line with the mandate of the university as a centre of research and invention. Abdulazeez said the university was making efforts to make ventilators needed for the treatment of patients with stage II of coronavirus infection.…

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Harvard University Moving Classes Online Amid Coronavirus (HCOVID-19) Concerns

Harvard University Website President Larry Bacow Addresses Harvard University Community March 10, 2020 Dear Members of the Harvard Community, Like all of you, I have been intently following reports of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and considering the many ways in which its future course might alter my life and the lives of those closest to me. These past few weeks have been a powerful reminder of just how connected we are to one another—and how our choices today determine our options tomorrow. Fortunately, a group of extremely dedicated people has…

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UNILAG employs 100 first class graduates

Unilag Web News The University of Lagos, Akoka has offered employment to no fewer than 100 graduates of the university, who made first class in various fields of studies in the university. The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, made the disclosure at a pre convocation news conference on Monday in Lagos. He said the employment gesture was aimed at retaining some of the best brains to take the university to its desired goal. “We have, however, suspended this initiative for a while, in order to carry out a…

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Beyond Pavlov: Artificial intelligence researchers and neurobiologists share data on how we sort our options and make decisions

Harvard University Gazette Science & Technology Zeb Kurth-Nelson (from left), Matthew Botvinick, Naoshige Uchida, and Will Dubney at Google in London./Courtesy of Naoshige Uchida By Clea Simon Harvard Correspondent Researchers have been able to prove that the brain learns from experience since Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov conditioned dogs to drool in anticipation of food. In the 100-plus years since, however, scientists studying the brain and the emerging field of artificial intelligence (AI) have been homing in how that happens. A new paper in Nature, “A distributional code for value in…

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University of Lagos Wins 2019/2020 CFA Institute Research Challenge National Final

Unilag News Join us in celebrating some students of the University of Lagos who have once again held the University’s name in good light. They are: • Folasade Akinbowale (Department of Finance) • Timileyin Idowu (Department of Economics) • Ataranshe Oluwaseyi (Department of Accounting) • John Oyadougha (Department of Finance) • Nkechi Okochi (Department of Accounting) On Friday, January 31, 2020, the above students, led by Dr. Peter Amah, a Lecturer at the Department of Finance, UNILAG, participated in the 2019/2020 edition of the CFA Institute Annual Research Challenge with…

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Freek Vonk appointed endowed professor at VU Amsterdam

UV Amsterdam News The Executive Board of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has appointed the biologist Freek Vonk as its endowed professor of Evolutionary Biochemistry as of 1 February 2020. This chair has been endowed by the Naturalis Biodiversity Center, and is focused on the opportunities offered by natural toxins in the development of new medicines and a new generation of snakebite antidotes. The endowed chair is embedded within the Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences department of the Faculty of Science. The 0.2 FTE appointment is for a period of five years. Besides…

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VU Amsterdam professors’ new protocol for chemists makes more sustainable research possible

VU Amsterdam News A team of theoretical chemists led by Trevor A. Hamlin and Matthias Bickelhaupt from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, has published a step-by-step guide on how to perform the activation strain analysis, which will serve as a “recipe for researchers” who want to analyze and understand the factors controlling the reactivity of literally any chemical reaction. This makes, among other things, environmentally sustainable research possible.     Chemists now have the tools to first rationally design chemical reactions using this protocol prior to carrying out the reaction in…

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Sports Enthusiast and Publisher, Mumini Alao, Bags Doctorate Degree at Unilag Mass Comm.

UTI Unilag Reporters’ Club Sports enthusiast and magazine publisher, Mumini Alo, has completed his doctoral degree program at the premier Department of Mass Communication, University of Lagos, Nigeria. This achievement was announced after the candidate successfully defended his dissertation at the School of Postgraduate Studies, University of Lagos. Prof. Abigail Ogwezzy-Ndisika, Head of the Department of Mass Communication and her colleagues, who attended the January 31st, 2020 event, lauded  Dr. Alao’s achievement. Shaibu Husseini, Alao’s colleague, had successfully defended his doctoral dissertation earlier in the week on January 28, 2020.…

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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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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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DSU’s Dr. Raymond Tutu coauthors book on Ghana/Uganda migration

Delaware State University News Dr. Tutu, chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Delaware State University, has co-authored a book on “Migration, Social Capital, and Health: Insights from Ghana and Uganda.” According to Dr. Tutu, the book is the first scientific publication focusing on the African countries of Ghana and Uganda. The study uses a mixed-method approach on the internal migration dynamics regarding disease ecologies of informality and the interactions between social capital, lifestyles, health literacy, and health outcomes in the context of informal settlements in the two…

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U. Texas Twin Astronomer Probes ‘DNA’ of Twin Stars to Reveal Family History of the Milky Way

UT News Astronomer Keith Hawkins (left), an assistant professor at UT Austin, is pictured with twin brother Kevin Hawkins. Credit: Rob Hardin AUSTIN, Texas — Twin stars appear to share chemical “DNA” that could help scientists map the history of the Milky Way galaxy, according to new research by astronomer Keith Hawkins of The University of Texas at Austin accepted for publication in The Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Hawkins knows something about twin similarities and differences, being himself a fraternal twin. His own study of stellar twins…

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UMD to Lead $175M Institute on Planet-People Interaction

University of Maryland/TERP News by Chris Carroll | Illustration by Margaret Hall The University of Maryland will host a new cooperative research institute to expand our understanding of how the atmosphere, ocean, land and biosphere components of Earth interact with each other and with human activities in a single, coupled system. Called the Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies (CISESS), the nationwide consortium of academic and nonprofit institutions will be led by UMD and NC State University and is funded by a five-year, $175 million award from the National…

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University of Ghana to Host Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) Games

University of Ghana News The University of Ghana will host the 2020 edition of Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) games, from 3rd January to 19th January 2020 About 2000 athletes from 11 different Universities will be participating during the 26th GUSA GAMES at the University of Ghana.

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‘DNA time capsule’ reveals birthplace of modern humans–The University of Sydney, Australia Study

The University of Sydney News Findings pinpoint the homeland of modern humans: Southern Africa A landmark study led by Sydney researchers pinpoints the birthplace of modern humans in southern Africa and suggests how climate change may have driven the first migrations. A Sydney-led study has found that the earliest ancestors of anatomically modern humans (Homo sapiens sapiens) emerged in a southern African ‘homeland’ and thrived there for 70 thousand years. The breakthrough findings published today in the journal Nature today. The authors propose that changes in Africa’s climate triggered the…

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BLACK HEALTH MATTERS: Emory alumni create social justice organization to reduce racialized health disparities

Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health | Rollins Magazine | Fall 2019 It started with T-shirts. Saddened by the recurring reports of police violence against black people and inspired by the #BlackLivesMatter movement, Paulah Wheeler 16MPH designed shirts emblazoned with the words “Black Health Matters.” She had them printed for herself and the other board members of the Association of Black Public Health Students (ABPHS) with the intent of sparking a conversation on campus about racism-fueled health disparities. They did. “People would come up to us and ask where they…

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Awosika – Chairman, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Bags OAU Doctor of Business Management Degree

OAU News/UTI 14 December 2019 | Written by OAU. At its 44th Convocation ceremony on December 14, 2019, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria conferred honorary Doctor of Business Management Degree (DBM Honoris Causa) on Mrs Ibukunoluwa Abiodun Awosika, Chairman, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Founder/CEO, The Chair Centre Group. Ibukun Awosika is the Chairman, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and most valuable banking brand. She is also the founder and CEO of The Chair Centre Group. The companies in the group include: The Chair Centre Limited, Sokoa Chair Centre…

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Winter Universiade 2019 spirit stays strong in Siberia with torches and commemorative medals

11 December 2019 | in Winter Universiade KRASNOYARSK, RUSSIAN FEDERATION – In order to firmly preserve the memory of the Winter Universiade 2019 for future times, torches, images, symbols and memorabilia are now finding a final resting place with the organizations and places that actively participated in the preparation of this mega sports event. Museums, foundations, universities, sports federations, clubs, sponsors and partners received the Winter Universiade 2019 torches and medals. The Director of the ice hockey club “Sokol”, Sergey Rabtsun, said that the Universiade Flame torch will always remind…

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Get ready for the 2020 World University Championships season

07 December 2019 | in FISU World University Championships LAUSANNE – In exactly three months, the 2020 World University Championships seasonwill kick off with the Cross-Country Championship in Marrakech on 7 March 2020. It promises to be a long, action-packed season with 29 events dotted through the year, concluding with the Badminton Championship in Thailand in late November. On the 2020 calendar, FISU welcomes three new National University Sports Federations (NUSFs) to the hosting family – namely Argentina (Rugby Sevens), Morocco (Cross Country) and Ukraine (Waterski & Wakeboard). The geographical spread of…

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COMMITTEE OF NIGERIA PRO-CHANCELLORS GETS NEW CHAIRMAN

The Committee of Pro-Chancellors CPC of Nigerian Federal Universities has appointed Emeritus Professor Nimi Dimkpa Briggs the Pro- Chancellor of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike, as the Chairman Committee of Pro-chancellors of Federal Universities. The Secretary General of the CPC, Prof. Yakubu Ochefu, said in a statement that the appointment was made in a meeting held at the CPC secretariat on September 20, 2021. Ochefu also said that Prof Nimi Briggs takes over from Professor Munzali Jubril, the serving Pro-Chancellor of Federal University, Lafia who had been the Chairman of…

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Posted 18 October, 2021

Project Officer: AFRIQAN Association of African UniversitiesAccra, Ghana Full Time Administrative STAFF VACANCY Title of Position: Project Officer: AFRIQAN Term: Two-year renewable Deadline for applications: November 15 2021 Key Objects of the Position: To help promote and develop the culture of quality assurance in African higher education by providing managerial and secretarial support to AfriQAN Responsibilities Provide administrative, logistical and managerial support for the AfriQAN network, notably in: Helping to organize activities which foster collaboration and linkages among quality assurance bodies in Africa and promote good practices in the enhancement and…

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FISU talks Healthy Campus at European Commission initiative

As the European Commission recently celebrated the European Week for Regions & Cities from 11-14 October, FISU joined speakers from UEFA, European Parliament and officials from Finland and the Netherlands discussing the topic of “Healthy recovery through active development in our regions,” with an emphasis on creating a global, post-pandemic recovery strategy. Representing FISU at the event as a panel speaker was Director of Healthy Campus and Universities Relations, Fernando Parente, who spoke from the perspective of university sport with an emphasis on how students and campus communities stayed resilient during the COVID-19…

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Championship events key to building strong university sport foundation in Libya

Culled from FISU Website/University Sports News The Libyan Students Sports Federation, in its mandate to develop university sports in the country, has turned its attention to creating and maintaining championships of individual sports to increase student participation and general involvement in sporting activities across its university campuses. The latest in a trend of university championship in the country is the 3X3 basketball tournament organised in commemoration of the International Day of University Sports and a qualification tournament to the African 3×3 basketball championship scheduled in November 2021, hosted in Nairobi,…

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University Sport News: Africa’s fastest man Ferdinand Omanyala on his memorable 2021 athletics season

 From International University Sports Federation /FISU Athletes Kenyan sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala’s life and athletics career will never be the same as the 25 year-old soared into another level of sprinting, running personal best times and breaking his own national records and continental records while making a name for himself in the nation’s athletics circuit. The athlete from the University of Nairobi has been impressive in his rise, earning himself a reputation of discipline, strength and self confidence. In a year that has seen the Bungoma born athlete become one of…

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Robot farm: Pioneering facilities are a game-changer for UK atomic research

University of Bristol Press release issued: 20 October 2021 The University of Bristol is leading an initiative to make cutting-edge robotics, drones and testing spaces available for nuclear research with the launch of four ‘Hot Robotics’ facilities in the UK. The aim of the game-changing National Nuclear User Facility for Hot Robotics (NNUF-HR) is to make robotics and facilities readily available to researchers from both academia and industry, to facilitate ground-breaking, impactful nuclear research. Funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the four NNUF-HR sites are managed by the individual…

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Five universities in the eastern Seoul area gather to share innovation ideas

– A colloquium was held to discuss how to improve the educational environment through digital innovation Source: Communications Team /University of South Korea News  On Friday February 19, 2021, five universities located in the eastern Seoul area—Kyunghee University, Korea University, Sungkyunkwan University, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, and Hanyang University—signed an innovation sharing and exchange agreement, whose purpose is to improve the quality of contact-free education in the ‘new normal’ we are living through by sharing their innovative digital education content and technologies with one another. The event was held in…

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IonQ Joins University of Maryland Quantum Startup Foundry, Receives National Innovation Award

University of Maryland, College Park News Release CONTACTS: Sara Gavin , 301-405-0603 sgavin@umd.edu COLLEGE PARK, Md.—IonQ, Inc. (IonQ) (NYSE: IONQ), the leading developer of quantum computing devices born out of research at the University of Maryland (UMD) and Duke University, becomes the newest member of the Quantum Startup Foundry at UMD. This collaboration builds upon a strong partnership and a shared commitment between IonQ and UMD to accelerate cutting-edge quantum technologies and develop a thriving quantum ecosystem in the region. The announcement coincides with the news that IonQ has received the 2021 Innovation Award from the Association…

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U of Pittsburgh Alum Fodun Ologunde — From summa cum laude to Apple Inc. software engineer

University of Pittsburg News Though her journey began in Nigeria, it has taken her across the United States and eventually landed her at the University’s Pittsburgh campus to study computer engineering in the Swanson School of Engineering. While here, she discovered her purpose, followed her passion and cemented her place as a scholar and leader. Ologunde’s next stop is Austin, Texas, where she’s begun work as a software engineer for Apple Inc. “ I’m incredibly excited to embark on this journey and can’t wait to explore more of my strengths in…

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Historic Coronation of Mr. & Miss DSU 2021

Delaware State University Campus News In a historic Coronation Ceremony, Delaware State University crowned Jason Smith and Jewel Phillips as its 2021-2022 Mr. and Miss DSU. The Oct 16 ceremony was a historic Del State Coronation as Ms. Phillips became the first-ever Campus Queen to be the daughter of a former Miss DSU. Her mother Kimberly D. Deal, Esq., was the 1986-1987 Miss Delaware State College – a distinction that also made the 2021 Coronation the first time a mother placed the Del State queen’s crown on her daughter’s head. https://www.flickr.com/photos/48216028@N03/albums/72157720031259044/show The…

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