Academic Specialization

AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

Animations illustrate urban growth in Los Angeles, Sao Paulo, Paris

4/9/2014

  • Atlantic Cities, The

Researchers with the NYU Stern Urbanization Project have developed three animations illustrating the history of urban growth in Paris, Sao Paulo and Los Angeles over more than a century. The team behi… Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Pa. university launches student-led communications agency

4/16/2014

  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Students in the School of Communication at Point Park University in Pennsylvania soon will be getting real-world job experiences in Web design, marketing, social media and other areas. The department … Read More

ACTFL SmartBrief

News about language education

ACTFL SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

How technology is being used to save endangered languages

4/15/2014

  • National Geographic News (free registration)

UNESCO predicts that without intervention approximately half of the more than 6,000 languages spoken today could be extinct by the end of the century. Data show 60 of Mexico's native languages are end… Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

Fla. school's blended learning teaches students to work independently

4/15/2014

  • Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

A Florida middle school is piloting a blended-learning history course that has students complete online lessons at their own pace. With the aid of two teachers, students work on online learning module… Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

States show increased interest in digital learning, report finds

4/16/2014

  • District Administration magazine online

Some states nationwide are showing improvement in digital learning, according to a recent report card released by Digital Learning Now!, a national initiative of the Foundation for Excellence in Educa… Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

Casino-based math event offers life lessons

4/17/2014

  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

About 90 middle-school students from schools in the Pittsburgh area recently learned the math of gambling while playing casino games during a math fair. The event included a variety of luck- and skill… Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

Ebola outbreak in Africa caused by new strain, study finds

4/17/2014

  • NewsDaily

According to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Ebola virus that killed more than 120 people in West Africa is a new strain. Researchers analyzed blood samples from 20 patients in the… Read More