University of Manitoba Faculty Association’s bargaining unit to hold strike vote – Winnipeg

Letitia Denham

The union representing faculty at the University of Manitoba is moving one step closer to a strike at the province’s largest post-secondary institution.

The University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) says members of its bargaining unit will start voting this week on whether or not to take a job action after it says negotiations with the school over a wage re-opener clause in their latest contract have stalled.

Michael Shaw,

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Air University assistant professors win ILA award for research on positive student feedback > Maxwell Air Force Base > Display

Letitia Denham

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. —

Two Air University assistant professors received high honors for their research paper examining why students continually give remarkably positive feedback for one of the university’s courses.

Dr. John Hinck and Dr. Steven Davis won the International Leadership Association’s 2020 SAGE Most Publishable Leadership Education Paper award for their study on the impact the Leader Development Course for Squadron Command is having on students.

Hinck

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How the University of Maine set the stage for campuses during COVID-19

Letitia Denham

The BDN Opinion section operates independently and does not set newsroom policies or contribute to reporting or editing articles elsewhere in the newspaper or on bangordailynews.com.

Quinn Galletta is a fourth-year political science and journalism student at the University of Maine in Orono. She currently serves as the editor in chief of the Her Campus chapter at the university.

In the small town of Orono, it is rare that something

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University of Pittsburgh Hosts Its 50th Jazz Seminar and Concert

Letitia Denham

Over the past five decades, the University of Pittsburgh’s annual Jazz Seminar and Concert has become a staple of the Pittsburgh music scene. It began under the leadership of the late Nathan Davis, founding director of Pitt’s jazz studies program, and continued under the late Geri Allen, the program’s second director. Now the contributions of both directors are being honored this week as part of the 50th Pitt Jazz Seminar

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22 shot dead at Kabul University

Letitia Denham

KABUL, Afghanistan — Islamic State militants in Afghanistan stormed Kabul University on Monday as it hosted a book fair attended by the Iranian ambassador, sparking an hours-long gunbattle and leaving at least 22 dead and 22 wounded at the war-torn country’s largest school.

Most of the casualties were students and there were fears the death toll could climb further with some of the wounded said to be in critical condition.

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Clemson University finds 600 unmarked graves on campus. Who were they?

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A time lapse showing 604 newly discovered unmarked graves at Woodland Cemetery. More info: https://www.clemson.edu/about/history/woodland-cemetery/index.html

Greenville News

This story was updated Oct. 29,2020, to clarify historical references and research methodologies.

They were buried more than 100 years ago, their bodies laid to rest on a steep hillside without tombstones. But these eternal resting spots were mostly forgotten to time. 

Until now. 

Clemson University is working to find exactly who

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Howard University honors alumna Kamala Harris’s historic campaign

Letitia Denham

“May God Bless!!,” wrote Wayne A.I. Frederick, president of the university.

Harris has been outspoken about Howard and the ways the school has shaped her life and career. She arrived on the Washington campus in the 1980s, eager to build a community of students like herself.

Now, Howard is honoring Harris. Frederick called her selection as Democrat Joe Biden’s vice-presidential candidate in August “a milestone opportunity for our democracy.” Her

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Howard university celebrates Kamala Harris

Letitia Denham

Hundreds of people gathered on the campus of Howard University to celebrate their sister Kamala Harris after her announcement as Vice President-Elect.

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of people gathered on the campus of Howard University to celebrate their sister Kamala Harris after her announcement as Vice President-Elect.

“When you come to Howard University that is a very distinct choice,” said Niambi Carter, Associate Professor of Political Science at Howard University. “You

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Edinboro University to cut the equivalent of dozens of faculty jobs in spring

Letitia Denham

EDINBORO — Edinboro University plans to eliminate the equivalent of 56 full-time faculty jobs next spring.



a path in a park: The Edinboro University campus is shown in this Sept. 9 photo.


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The Edinboro University campus is shown in this Sept. 9 photo.

Affected faculty members were notified by the university Friday.

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The cuts include 21 tenured or tenure-track faculty and the full-time equivalent of 26 temporary and adjunct faculty.

Nine faculty jobs that currently are vacant will

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Walmart and North Carolina A&T State University Team up to Launch ‘Equity in Education Initiative’

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Walmart and North Carolina A&T State University Team up to Launch ‘Equity in Education Initiative’

Today, Walmart and America’s largest and top-ranked historically black university, North Carolina A&T State University, are announcing plans to launch the Equity in Education Initiative, a new program aimed at increasing the number of African American college graduates securing careers in fields critical to the nation’s workforce. The program will support undergraduate students with tailored

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Advent Technologies Announces Appointment of Katherine E. Fleming, Provost of New York University, to Board of Directors

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  Advent Technologies Announces Appointment of Katherine E. Fleming, Provost
  of New York University, to Board of Directors

Business Wire

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- November 12, 2020

Advent Technologies, an innovation-driven company in the fuel cell and
hydrogen technology space, today announced the appointment of Katherine E.
Fleming as a new Member of its Board of Directors, in the context of its
planned merger with AMCI Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ: AMCI) and the 
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New JDRF Center of Excellence at the University of Michigan

Letitia Denham

NEW YORK, and ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Michigan Medicine, through its Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute (EWCDI), and JDRF are collaborating to establish the JDRF Center of Excellence at the University of Michigan. The goal of the Center of Excellence (COE) is to yield safer day-to-day diabetes management and improved health for persons with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) by developing a comprehensive understanding

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Brown University students create “Burn Brown Book,” outlining racism and activism on campus

Letitia Denham

A group of students at Brown University recently released the “Burn Brown Book,” a guide outlining the history of racism, capitalism and activism on campus. After two years of research and writing for a class project, the group released the 175-page guide this summer as protests against racial injustice spread throughout the country. 

The goal of the guide is to provide an alternative vision for the college: become an elite

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76ers Gaming Club and Saint Joseph’s University Announce Interactive Esports Partnership

Letitia Denham

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — 76ers Gaming Club (GC), the NBA 2K League team of the Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment portfolio, today announced an interactive esports partnership with Saint Joseph’s University. Committed to furthering the reach and accessibility of esports within the Philadelphia region and beyond, 76ers GC and Saint Joseph’s have launched a unique partnership that allows the two organizations to build upon their already

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How the National University of Singapore has adapted for the pandemic

Letitia Denham

Tan Eng Chye, president of the National University of Singapore, told CNBC that he does not foresee any return to pre-coronavirus learning. 

“No I do not see things going to (a) pre-Covid-19 period,” Tan told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia” Monday, as he explained the university’s three-pronged approach to prevent outbreaks of the coronavirus on its campuses. 

“Containment” was the first of these strategies, dividing the university’s three campuses into five

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Solis Health Plans Adds The University of Miami Health System

Letitia Denham

MIAMI, Nov. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Solis Health Plans is pleased to announce the Florida Medicare Advantage plan now offers in-network coverage with the prestigious University of Miami Health System. Effective November 1, 2020, in-network coverage also includes cancer care with specialists at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and vision care with the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

“We are excited to bring our members in-network access to

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HKBU Global University Film Awards 2020 present Gold Award to entry from Korea National University of Arts

Letitia Denham

HONG KONG, Nov. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Organised by the Academy of Film (AF) at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), the Global University Film Awards (GUFA) 2020 concluded on 6 November with the award presentation ceremony. The Gold Award went to the entry from the Korea National University of Arts in South Korea, while the Best Documentary prize went to the film entry from INSAS in Belgium

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Jerry Falwell Jr. sues Liberty University, says school damaged his reputation

Letitia Denham

Jerry Falwell Jr. has sued Liberty University, the evangelical school co-founded by his father that he led for more than a decade before resigning in August after a series of personal scandals.



Jerry Falwell, Jr. wearing a suit and tie: Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. addresses students in 2015 during a convocation on the campus in Lynchburg, Va.


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Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. addresses students in 2015 during a convocation on the campus in Lynchburg, Va.

Falwell claims Liberty damaged his reputation, alleging the university accepted without verifying what he

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Georgetown University to power campus with electricity from solar plants

Letitia Denham

Georgetown University will meet more than two-thirds of its energy needs with electricity from solar plants starting in November, as part of an agreement that will lessen the school’s dependence on traditional grid-based power, officials said Thursday.

The university has been buying renewable-energy certificates, or RECs, for its electricity needs since 2013. The financial instruments prove energy has been generated from a renewable source, even if the owner isn’t

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Islamic State gunmen kill 22 at Kabul University in Afghanistan

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