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Article ID: 696389

Hendren Awarded Arts Culture Grant

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Sara Hendren, an artist, designer and researcher-in-residence at Olin College has been awarded an Artist Fellowship in non-fiction writing from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Article ID: 696387

Double Jeopardy: The High Costs of Living in Nairobi's Slums

University at Buffalo

Tenants in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya, receive drastically inferior household services and pay more rent compared to those in its formal settlements, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.

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Article ID: 696382

MIT Study Names Olin College World Leader in Engineering Education

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

A new MIT study has named Olin College of Engineering, along with MIT, as the top leaders in engineering education globally.

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Olin Names Mimi Onuoha First "Creative-in-Reference" as Part of Initiative to Better Integrate Arts and Humanities with STEM Education

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Brooklyn-based artist and researcher Mimi Onuoha has been named the first “Creative-in-Reference” at Olin College, a position established as part of a multi-step $900,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation designed to better integrate the arts and humanities within a STEM education.

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Article ID: 696381

Howard Hughes Medical Institute awards $1 million grant to Kennesaw State

Kennesaw State University

Led by the College of Science and Mathematics (CSM), Kennesaw State University was awarded a $1 million grant by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to improve STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) diversity and inclusion, with a focus on increasing science degree success for African-American and Hispanic students.

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Article ID: 696308

Paws for the Handwashing Cause: Washington State Students Honored for Teaching Hygiene Education

American Cleaning Institute

A group of Kittitas (WA) students who used their school mascot Paws to help teach their classmates about good hand hygiene behaviors are the recipients of the 2018 “Healthy Schools, Healthy People, It’s a SNAP” National Award. The honor is handed out annually as part of a joint initiative from the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) to promote handwashing among students.

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Article ID: 696380

Sara Hendren Named 2018 Carey Institute Fellow

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

The Carey Institute for Global Good has named Sara Hendren a Logan Nonfiction Program Fellow. Hendren is a designer and researcher in residence at Olin College and is writing a book about the unexpected places where disability is at the heart of design, to be published by Riverhead Books

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33 Schools to Support Diversity and Inclusion on Campus Through 2018 HHMI Inclusive Excellence Initiative

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

With grants to 33 colleges and universities, HHMI is catalyzing efforts to improve the inclusion of students from diverse backgrounds in science education.

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Article ID: 696317

Forgetting May Help Improve Memory and Learning

American Physiological Society (APS)

Forgetting names, skills or information learned in class is often thought of as purely negative. However unintuitive it may seem, research suggests that forgetting plays a positive role in learning: It can actually increase long-term retention, information retrieval and performance. The findings will be presented today at the American Physiological Society’s (APS’s) Institute on Teaching and Learning in Madison, Wis.

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Article ID: 696356

GW Expert Available to Discuss Health Impacts, Psychological Trauma of Separating Families, Children at U.S. Border

George Washington University

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