Gifted Summer Programs Skew White & Wealthy. Not Baltimore’s — And It’s Free — The 74

Sign up here for The 74’s daily newsletter. Donate here to support The 74’s independent journalism. Baltimore, Maryland The course is “Cloudy With a Chance of Science,” and James Ramirez places his hand-fashioned tin foil boat into a bin of water, squealing with excitement as he discovers it floats. The first grader and his classmates … Read more

Higher education: Israeli academia jumps in Shanghai rankings: Hebrew University in 7th place

Israeli universities continue to climb in the Shanghai International rankings, which is considered to be the most prestigious ranking of academic institutions. Three Israeli institutions, the Hebrew University, the Technion and the Weizmann Institute, recorded a jump of about 10 spots in the ranking and reached places 77-83. The Hebrew University held on to its … Read more

Kluger appointed Cushing Professor of Internal Medicine and Dermatology

Harriet Kluger dr Harriet Kluger, an internationally renowned expert in the study and treatment of melanoma and renal cell carcinoma (RCC), was recently appointed the Harvey and Kate Cushing Professor of Internal Medicine (Oncology) and Professor of Dermatology, effective immediately. Kluger earned her medical degree from Tel Aviv University School of Medicine in 1993, after … Read more

Shepherd University’s Best Appointed to Statewide Council | journal news

SHEPHERDSTOWN—Dr. Jason Best, Shepherd University professor of astronomy and astrophysics and assistant provost for institutional effectiveness and academic strategic partnerships, has been appointed by Gov. Jim Justice to a four-year term on the West Virginia Science and Research Council. The council provides expertise and policy guidance to the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission’s Division … Read more

City of Irvine hosts inaugural Juneteenth celebration

Last month, the City of Irvine hosted its first annual Juneteenth celebration since the holiday’s federal recognition in June 2021. The event, called the Juneteenth Freedom Celebration, took place at the OC Great Park. Although this was the first official event hosted by the city, the history of Juneteenth goes all the way back to … Read more

Five Faculty Receive Professional Achievement Honors

Five Chico State faculty members are being celebrated as recipients of the University’s Professional Achievement Honors, which recognize exemplary teacher-scholar achievement on our campus. This year’s Professional Achievement Honors recipients, as selected by the University’s Faculty Recognition and Support Committee, are: David Alexander—Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering Blagrave has cultivated … Read more

‘This is not the right time for the raffle’

A gun raffle scheduled as part of the Lake Villa Township Republican Club’s annual fundraiser next month has been postponed indefinitely. Club officials informally agreed via phone to hold off on the raffle for now, according to Dick Barr, vice chair of the Republican organization and a Lake County Board member. The action comes in … Read more

Uvalde shooting opens discussion on gun control laws and mental illness – Houston Public Media

Flowers are placed on a makeshift memorial in front of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 25, 2022. – The tight-knit Latino community of Uvalde was wracked with grief Wednesday after a teen in body armor marched into the school and killed 19 children and two teachers, in the latest spasm of deadly … Read more

Teacher of the Week: Vanessa Davis, second grade, Arthur Grade School | Education

As she went through school as a child, Arthur Grade School second-grade teacher Vanessa Davis admits she didn’t have all of the necessary strategies and organizational tools she needed to succeed at a high level. She finally learned those skills before returning to school to receive her teaching certificate and master’s degree after running a … Read more