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15 hrs ago | Chronicle.com

New 11-University Alliance Plans Efforts to Help Graduate More Needy Students

Eleven public research universities around the country that enroll some of the most economically and racially diverse student bodies in the nation have formed a collaboration aimed at increasing the numbers of low-income students who start and graduate from college. The institutions in the new University Innovation Alliance, to be formally announced on Tuesday at an event here, say that they have all committed to work together to test promising approaches, to document what works and what doesn't, and then to develop techniques to spread the ideas at a big-enough scale to make a difference.

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Related Topix: Riverside (Riverside, CA), Arizona State University, University of Texas at Austin, UC Riverside

19 hrs ago | Journal and Courier

Purdue in alliance to ensure all students earn a degreePurdue in...

Purdue University is one of 11 major public research institutions to form an alliance aimed at ensuring more low-income and first-generation students Purdue in alliance to ensure all students earn a degree Purdue University is one of 11 major public research institutions to form an alliance aimed at ensuring more low-income and first-generation students Check out this story on jconline.com: http://on.jconline.com/1tZV4bz Purdue University is one of 11 major public research institutions to form an alliance aimed at ensuring more low-income and first-generation students can earn a college degree.

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Related Topix: Purdue University, Arizona State University, Michigan State University, Iowa State University, Ohio State University

Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

UCF joins with other universities to help low-income students graduate

The University of Central Florida and major universities from 10 other states have joined to help students from low-income families earn college degrees, hoping that by sharing ideas all the institutions will see graduation rates rise. UCF President John Hitt said at the core of the group's effort is this statistic: Students from upper-income families are seven times more likely to earn college degrees by age 24 than those from low-income families, who typically are the first in their family to attend college.

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Related Topix: University of Central Florida, Oregon State University, Ohio State University, University of Texas at Austin, Texas

EurekAlert!

Study: Web-based training can reduce campus rape

Web-based training targeted at college-aged men is an effective tool for reducing the number of sexual assaults on U.S. campuses, according to a researcher in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. The RealConsent program reduced sexually violent behavior and increased the likelihood a male student would intervene to prevent a sexual assault, said Dr. Laura Salazar, associate professor of health promotion and behavior, who published the findings in the paper, "A Web-Based Sexual Violence Bystander Intervention for Male College Students: Randomized Controlled Trial," in the Journal of Medical Internet Research .

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

KIII

Big solar storm hitting Earth

These storms are coming from the sun. It's raining down a huge amount of solar radiation.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Science, Astronomy

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Newswise

Georgia State University Economist To Examine The State Of Employer-Employee Relations

Georgia State University labor economist Bruce Kaufman is leading a team of researchers from Australia and Canada in a $500,000, three-year project to gauge the state of employer-employee work relationships in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom. Their research, funded by the Industrial Relations Counselors, Inc. and the Australian Research Council, will produce a comprehensive picture of the quality or "health" of employment relations from the 1980s to today.

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Newswise

Obama's Limited Strategy On ISIS/ISIL Dependent On Countries In...

President Obama's plans outlined Wednesday night is an aggressive plan to destroy the Islamic State , but much is dependent on other countries in the region for Obama's strategy to work, according to a Georgia State University political scientist. John S. Duffield, professor of political science at Georgia State University, is available to discuss Obama's plans in addition to energy security and price ramifications.

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Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq, World News

Newswise

New Legal Clinic to Help Military Veterans at Georgia State University

Georgia State University's Reserve Officers' Training Corps department, representatives of the State Bar of Georgia's Military and Veterans Law Section and the College of Law will start a new legal clinic this month for more than 800 veterans enrolled at the university. Professor of Law Roy Sobelson, associate dean for academic affairs, will provide faculty leadership and oversight for the new clinic, the Georgia State University Law Volunteer Clinic for Veterans.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Scoop

Focus on fracking in law talk

A visiting law expert will use the controversial fracking process to demonstrate how the use of sustainable development law is evolving to deal with technological change. Professor Emeritus Charles Marvin from Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta will deliver his lecture on 16 September at the University of Waikato.

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Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA

Athens Banner-Herald

HIV/AIDS still increasing in Georgia

The number of people in Georgia with HIV/AIDS is on the rise, and is likely to keep increasing, researchers and public health administrators said at a conference on the University of Georgia campus Wednesday. The increase could be dramatically slowed if more people who contract the virus are diagnosed, and if more diagnosed people get regular medical treatment to suppress HIV, according to Tanjina Shabu, a biostatistician working with the Georgia Department of Public Health.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Georgia, Georgia Government, University of Georgia, African-American

KRMG-AM Tulsa

Nuts & Your Health: What to Know

Sept. 10, 2014 -- Once viewed by some as a food too high in calories to enjoy on a regular basis, nuts are getting new respect. Two recent studies have touted the benefits of nuts for blood sugar control.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Life, Food, Nutrition, Magnesium, Supplement, Vitamin E

Tue Sep 09, 2014

EurekAlert!

Researcher gets $1.2 million to develop system to predict solar cycles

Dr. Petrus Martens, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Georgia State University, has received a three-year, $1.2 million NASA Grand Challenge grant to develop a system to predict solar cycles and determine the long-term frequency of events such as solar flares, potentially more than a decade in advance. Martens is collaborating with an international team of researchers from India, England, Scotland and France, as well as NASA's Ames Research Center in California's Silicon Valley and the National Solar Observatory in Tucson, Ariz.

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Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, Physics, Science / Technology, NASA, Natural Disasters, Solar Flare

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Creative Loafing Atlanta

Gsu students get internships, late-night GPB TV programming in exchange for Wras airtime

Sometime next summer, Georgia Public Broadcasting will begin airing 12 hours of television programming created by Georgia State University students. The original content, however, won't air on GPB's main TV channel, but on GPB Knowledge, one of the state media network's smaller channels, during the evening and early morning hours each day.

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Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA

Sat Sep 06, 2014

The Times

Area colleges intervene to keep new students in school beyond first year

Balancing schoolwork with life, keeping up with difficult academic demands and just trying to pay the bills can create a heavy burden, and more than 35 percent of first-time, full-time freshmen don't enroll for a second year at the same school. Some of those transfer to other schools, but many decide it's not the right time for college, or just give up altogether.

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Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, University of Georgia Georgia College, Southern University, Milledgeville, GA, Georgia Southern University, Baldwin County, GA

Fri Sep 05, 2014

Journal of Medical Internet Research

A Web-Based Sexual Violence Bystander Intervention for Male College...

Most interventions are in-person small-group formats, which limit their reach and reduce their overall public health impact. Objective: This study evaluated the efficacy of RealConsent, a Web-based bystander approach to sexual violence prevention, in enhancing prosocial intervening behaviors and preventing sexual violence perpetration.

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Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA

Thu Sep 04, 2014

PR-inside.com

AmMetLife Appoints Ramzi Toubassy as New Chief Executive Officer

AmMetLife Insurance Berhad announced today that it has received regulatory approval from Bank Negara Malaysia to appoint Ramzi Toubassy as its new Chief Executive Officer . Upon completion of the necessary work permits, Toubassy will be based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Related Topix: World News, Malaysia,

Wed Sep 03, 2014

Bryan County News

Economist: Georgia's job engine humming

A Georgia State University economist is predicting that Georgia's economic growth will be solid in the coming years.

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Related Topix: Nathan Deal, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Tue Sep 02, 2014

EurekAlert!

Researchers awarded $1.5 million to develop software to process solar astronomy data on larger scale

Researchers in Georgia State University's new Astroinformatics program have been awarded $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation to develop software tools that can process large sets of solar astronomy data and allow scientists to perform analyses on scales and detail levels that have not been possible.

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Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, Computer Science, Science / Technology, NASA, Space

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Coastal Courier

Economist: Georgia's job engine humming

A Georgia State University economist is predicting that Georgia's economic growth will be solid in the coming years.

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Related Topix: Nathan Deal, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Sat Aug 30, 2014

MainStreetNews.com

Mentor helps student reach goal through difficult path

MCHS 2014 graduate Amy Nguyen and her mentor, Laura Standard, used to sit together just talking about what Nguyen might do after high school - where she might go to college, what she might study, where she might live.

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Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Medicine, Nursing

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