Day: April 9, 2021

Do You Really Need to Hire a Career Coach?

A doctoral student recently asked whether I would be willing to meet with a couple of her friends — unconnected to our university — to discuss their new business venture: career coaching for Ph.D.s leaving academe. As an administrator who advises graduate students, I get a lot of meeting requests and I almost never decline, but I declined that one.

Referring graduate students to academic and professional resources is part of my job as director of interdisciplinary advising and engagement at Duke University. But I can’t endorse anything that will cost the students I advise more money than they are

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Teddy Roosevelt’s Advice for Those Who Get College Rejections

High-school seniors across America are hearing back from the colleges and universities to which they applied. Many weren’t accepted by their first choice. To them I commend Theodore Roosevelt’s “man in the arena” speech.

Roosevelt’s address, given at the Sorbonne in 1910 and in fact titled “Citizenship in a Republic,” is a paean to high achievement. When I was growing up, it hung by my father’s shaving mirror. I saw it whenever I borrowed his aftershave, which was often.

Invariably, my adolescent eye was drawn to the line explaining why the doer of deeds should always aim high: “If he

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A growing number of US colleges and universities are requiring students to get Covid-19 vaccinations.

So far, at least 14 colleges have said vaccinations will be required, according to a CNN tally — and that number is expected to grow.

Universities have been implementing vaccination policies since late March, when Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, became one of the first to say that having all students vaccinated will allow for an “expedited return to pre-pandemic normal,” making more in-person classes possible, as well as more on-campus events that will be allowed.

“This health policy update means that, with limited exceptions, all students planning to attend in the Fall 2021 semester must be fully … Read More

Europe’s oldest known humans mated with Neandertals surprisingly often

When some of the earliest human migrants to Europe encountered Neandertals already living there around 45,000 years ago, hookups flourished.

Analyses of DNA found in human fossils from around that time — the oldest known human remains in Europe — suggest that interbreeding between Homo sapiens and Neandertals, who were on the fast track to extinction, occurred more commonly than has often been assumed, two new studies suggest. Both reports appear April 7 in Nature Ecology & Evolution.

Genetic evidence in the new reports indicates for the first time that distinct human populations reached Europe shortly after 50,000 years

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Empowering the Future of Education with Cutting-Edge Technology

Celebrating the leaders and experts that are powering education into the future, host JW Marshall sets out to ask the “right questions” in EdTech to understand the changes in policy and technology that will power our universities, tradeschools, and companies – and drive growth in upskilling certifications.

 

Technology should be a supportive player in the world of education, with the teacher at the center. When deployed effectively and properly, it can enable educators to engage and connect. Discussing this concept and more, Voices of eLearning host JW Marshall spoke with Wei Oania, Global Education General Manager with the Intel Internet

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UNLV medical education building named for Kirk Kerkorian

UNLV School of Medicine and its first permanent facility will be named after the late Kirk Kerkorian, a Las Vegas gaming pioneer known as the father of the Las Vegas megaresort.

The naming of The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV was announced Thursday by the Nevada Health & Bioscience Corp. — which is overseeing and raising money for the medical education building project — at a news conference at the construction site.

The medical education building is under construction on Shadow Lane in central Las Vegas and is expected to open next year. Groundbreaking for the approximately 135,000

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