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John Harbaugh, a former senior executive for the National Security Agency , has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of root9B, a subsidiary of Premier Alliance , effective immediately. Mr. Harbaugh has more than 25 years of diverse experience within the cryptologic and intelligence community as both a member of the U.S. Military, and as a senior executive for NSA.
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.
When it comes to controversies about curriculum, textbook content and academic standards, Texas is the state that keeps on giving. Back in 2010, we had an uproar over proposed changes to social studies standards by religious conservatives on the State Board of Education, which included a bid to calling the United States' hideous slave trade history as the "Atlantic triangular trade."
The State Board of Education got an earful today about proposed changes to Texas students' social studies textbooks. The Board is considering the adoption of new textbooks, despite claims from some that they contain misleading or biased statements and even misrepresentations of history.
We have all seen a peacock show its extravagant, colorful tail feathers in courtship of a peahen. Now, a group of researchers have used a special camera to discover that female northern swordtail fish choose their mates based on a similar display.
But a group of universities, including Arizona State, is banding together for a common goal: improving graduation rates for lower-income students. Universities join forces to help lower-income students But a group of universities, including Arizona State, is banding together for a common goal: improving graduation rates for lower-income students.
In the latest example that 3D printing is fast becoming a mainstream phenomenon, one of the largest universities in the U.S. recently introduced an on-campus 3D printer where users can design and order 3D printed products on-site. The unveiling of the "Innovation Station" at the University of Texas at Austin is a favorable development for Changing Technologies, Inc. and subsidiary 6th Dimension Technologies as they continue developing the latest innovative concepts to customize the technology for the fast-growing multi-billion dollar industry.
In 2013, plans to expand the University of Texas at Austin's Center for Mexican American Studies into a full-fledged department were slowed - temporarily, it turns out - when Gov. Rick Perry vetoed $1.5 million in state funding that lawmakers had approved for the new offering. In a statement issued at the time, Perry said that if the Department of Mexican American Studies was a priority, the university could fund it using other sources.
Researchers have determined that African Americans and Caribbean blacks who experience discrimination of multiple types are at substantially greater risk for a variety of mental disorders including anxiety, depression and substance abuse. Researchers have determined that African Americans and Caribbean blacks who experience discrimination of multiple types are at substantially greater risk for a variety of mental disorders including anxiety, depression and substance abuse.
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Loudoun, a wealthy county near Washington D.C., has four times the median income of Buchanan, a struggling county in the southwestern portion of the state. Home to Washington Dulles International Airport, Loudoun is one of the fastest growing counties in Virginia.
A committee to advise The University of Texas System Board of Regents on the selection of a president for UT Austin was announced today by Regents' Chairman Paul Foster. The UT Austin presidential search advisory committee will make recommendations on possible successors to President Bill Powers, who announced he will step down on June 5 as the institution's president.
William C. Powers Jr., president of The University of Texas at Austin, will resign from his post next June. The UT Board of Regents has selected the advisory committee that will pick the candidates to fill Powers' post.
Adolescent girls living in economically disadvantaged families are more likely than their male counterparts to become overweight or obese, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin. The study, published online this month in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior , shows long-lasting consequences of economic hardship in childhood for the risk of obesity in adulthood.
Having a parent or teacher read over any rushed or last-minute application materials is a good way to reduce procrastination errors. Students applying to college experience immense pressure when trying to avoid making large, critical mistakes on their applications.
State Rep. Dan Flynn , R-Van, talks to state Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, D-San Antonio, on Oct. 23, 2013. Van is co-chair of the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations, whose members include Fischer.
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