Academic Specialization

AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

How Canada's job market is affecting millennial women

7/9/2014

  • Calgary Herald (Alberta)

In response to the troubled job market, Nancy Worth, a social geographer at McMaster University, is studying the impact of increased career expectations and long-term underemployment on millennial wom… Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Initiative aims to bring more women, minorities into STEM fields

7/11/2014

  • U.S. News & World Report

A new initiative is teaching faculty at 20 colleges and universities how to attract more women and other underrepresented minorities such as Hispanics and African-Americans to science, technology, eng… Read More

ACTFL SmartBrief

News about language education

ACTFL SmartBrief

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

Intensive summer program focuses on "critical" need languages

7/7/2014

  • Daily Progress (Charlottesville, Va.), The

Some students in Virginia gathered this summer to attend STARTALK, a federal program focused on teaching students about 10 critical need languages. Students in the program were required speak in Manda… Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

How to use a maker mindset to approach project-based learning

7/10/2014

  • Edutopia.org

Educator Patrick Waters suggests in this blog post that teachers combine two hot trends in education -- project-based learning and making. Waters offers a step-by-step guide to integrating making in a… Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

Va. 7th-graders learn how to respond in emergencies, natural disasters

7/10/2014

  • Roanoke Times (Va.), The

Seventh-graders in Roanoke, Va., recently learned about how to respond to emergencies and natural disasters. About a dozen local agencies met with the students to discuss what to do in emergencies suc… Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

New curriculum standards adopted by N.J. education board

7/10/2014

  • Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.), The

New curriculum standards for subjects such as social studies, science and physical education were approved on Wednesday by the New Jersey State Board of Education. The board also reaffirmed its suppor… Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

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

Ky. university gets $3.75M grant for colorectal cancer prevention program

7/11/2014

  • Lexington Herald-Leader (Ky.)

A $3.75 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will help the University of Kentucky promote colorectal cancer screenings in Appalachia. Kentucky has among the highest rates … Read More