Northwestern University students, senior citizens hold monthly science talks

Olga Ricketts-Peart is not what she calls a “science person.” But she loves science anyway.

The 77-year-old has been attending “Science with Seniors,” a program offered at the Levy Senior Center in Evanston that’s gone online in the past few months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The third Thursday of each month, graduate students from Northwestern University meet virtually with seniors from the Levy Center for lectures on science and technology, topics that range from sleep to solar cells.

“It’s a good, brief overview on how these topics affect their lives as adults and seniors,” says Tim Carter, program coordinator of the Levy Center. “And it’s a good way for the Northwestern students to reach out and share what they have learned about their studies.”

The idea for the program came from Suyog Padgaonkar, a chemistry student working on a doctorate at Northwestern. When Padgaonkar started at the university in

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Baltimore-based Laureate Education to sell off South American universities, Walden University

Baltimore-based Laureate Education Inc. is selling off much of its higher education network in Latin America with the planned sale of universities in Brazil, and also is exiting the U.S. market with a sale of Walden University.



a man wearing glasses and a suit and tie: Baltimore, MD-11/14/17 - Eilif Serck-Hanssen is president and CEO of Laureate Education Inc.


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Baltimore, MD-11/14/17 – Eilif Serck-Hanssen is president and CEO of Laureate Education Inc.

The international higher education company said Sunday it has agreed to sell its Brazilian operations to Ser Educacional S.A., a Brazil-based network of educational institutions, in a deal valued at $724 million at the current exchange rate and share value.

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In addition, the company announced Friday it plans to sell Walden University, an online college considered a pioneer in distance learning that offers doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s and graduate certificate programs. Laureate plans to sell Walden, its only U.S. business, to Adtalem Global Education Inc. for $1.5 billion in cash.

It

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Minneapolis City Council Members Complain of Rising Crime Months after Trying to Defund Police Department

Minneapolis City Council members complained of rising crime rates in the city and asked the city’s police chief what he is doing about it during a Tuesday meeting on police reform, months after the council proposed dismantling the police department.Council members told police chief Medaria Arradondo that their constituents have reported seeing and hearing street racing which sometimes results in crashes, daylight carjackings, robberies, assaults and shootings, according to an MPR News report.”Residents are asking, ‘Where are the police’?” said newly elected council member Jamal Osman who has been swamped by resident complaints that calls for police are going unanswered.“That is the only public safety option they have at the moment. MPD. They rely on MPD. And they are saying they are nowhere to be seen,” Osman said.In the aftermath of the police

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Zscaler and New York University Teach Cloud Security Expertise to Cybersecurity Master’s Students

Partnership with Tandon School of Engineering Giving Students Hands-on Experience in SASE and Zero Trust through Zscaler Certifications

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Zscaler, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZS), the leader in cloud security, today announced a new partnership with New York University Tandon School of Engineering and their prestigious Master of Science in Cybersecurity Risk and Strategy. The partnership will allow Master’s candidates to gain practical, first-hand knowledge of secure access service edge (SASE) and zero trust best practices using the Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange through courses that teach Zscaler Internet Access (ZIA) and Zscaler Private Access (ZPA).

Gartner predicted there would be a global shortage of two million cybersecurity professionals by the end of 2019 and that the COVID-19 pandemic has further escalated the problem. NYU is leading the way to equip students for the real world of cybersecurity by offering progressive curriculum

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Laureate Education to Sell Walden University to Adtalem Global Education

BALTIMORE, Sept. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Laureate Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: LAUR) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which it will sell Walden University to Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE: ATGE).  

Walden University is a regionally accredited higher education institution in the United States offering online doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s, and graduate certificate programs.

Adtalem Global Education is a leading workforce solutions provider and the parent organization of Chamberlain University, Ross University School of Medicine, and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, Becker Professional Education, EduPristine, and OnCourse Learning.

President and Chief Executive Officer of Laureate, Eilif Serck-Hanssen, said, “Walden University was a pioneer in distance education, and today – 50 years later – it remains a leader in digital learning in higher education. We are incredibly proud of Walden’s

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Georgia State, Georgia Tech Join Technology and Social Science Researchers to Address Injustices – Georgia State University News

ATLANTA—Twenty Georgia State University and Georgia Institute of Technology faculty and graduate students, recently named Public Interest Technology – University Network (PIT-UN) Fellows, are now collaborating on interdisciplinary research projects designed to address historic social and racial inequality in the Southeast.

This PIT-UN program pairs faculty from commuting and the social sciences together to advance justice and improve public well-being via technology. The projects will address problems or challenges related to public health, criminal justice, housing displacement or disinvestment, and nonprofit organizations.

Susan M. Snyder and Scott Jacques, both of Georgia State’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, co-lead the fellowship program with Ellen Zegura of Georgia Tech, which administers the PIT-UN “Network Challenge” grant that funds it. The grant is the first of its kind awarded by PIT-UN, which is supported by the Ford Foundation, New America and the Hewlett Foundation.

“We are grateful to New America and the

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Abia: Gov. Ikpeazu reveals plans for Proposed University of Science and Technology

Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has received the report of the Exploratory Committee on the Establishment of Abia State International University of Science and Technology, Aba.

The Governor while, speaking after he was officially presented the document by the chairman of the committee, Prof Anya.O.Anya, at a virtual session, said, “Time has come for the people of Abia to embrace science and technology in order to remain relevant in the ever-evolving world.”

He also said that the project will fill a very important void of redefining the state and equally make a way for the present and future generation.

The governor, who made it clear that, he is mindful of the huge financial burden that comes with such a gigantic project, noted that by the grace of God, the idea will be achieved and will not be abandoned.

He, however, promised to thoroughly study the report and set up

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University of Science and Technology of China | World University Rankings

Cradle of Excellent Minds

The University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) traces its origins to 1958 when the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) established it in Beijing. It was founded under the goal to cultivate the country’s most promising scientific and technological talent. In 1970, USTC was moved to Hefei, the capital city of Anhui Province. Ever since then, this prestigious research university keeps open arms for talents across the globe. Now the university is home to 16,600 gifted students, aspiring scholars and researchers as well as 2,250 faculty members.

A Historic City with High-tech Innovation

USTC has five campuses in Hefei, the capital and largest city of Anhui Province as well as one of the important national scientific research and education bases.

The city is located in the center part of East China, and its transportation system is well-developed. With the whole city’s transportation system linked by

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China plans new science and technology university in Hunan amid increased rivalry with US



a group of people posing for the camera: Graduates throw their hats in the air at Peking University in Beijing, capital of China, July 2, 2020. Photo: Xinhua


Graduates throw their hats in the air at Peking University in Beijing, capital of China, July 2, 2020. Photo: Xinhua

China is pushing forward with a plan to build a new science and technology university amid escalating tensions with the US and as Beijing pushes domestic excellence in core science and research.

The university, to be built in Liuyang city in the central province of Hunan, will “support development of higher education in the region,” according to a three-year plan published on the official website of the local provincial government.

The preliminary plan is to name it after Qian Xuesen, also known as Tsien Hsue-shen, who was a prominent missile scientist in the US before returning to China in 1955 to lead the nation’s space and missile programmes. Hunan is also the birthplace of Mao Zedong, founding father of the People’s Republic of China.

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