Academic Specialization

AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

Mountain researchers gather in Reno, Nev.

7/23/2014

  • Reno Gazette-Journal (Nev.) (tiered subscription model)

Reno, Nev., recently played host to a four-day conference on mountain environments that drew participants from around the globe. "This is not the first time scientists (got together) to talk about mou… Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Report: Iowa STEM education initiative pays off

7/29/2014

  • Globe Gazette (Mason City, Iowa), The

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and other political leaders recently joined educators to laud a state initiative that seeks to promote science, technology, engineering and math education. The three-year-old … Read More

ACTFL SmartBrief

News about language education

ACTFL SmartBrief

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

Report: U.K. foreign language enrollment increases after standards change

7/29/2014

  • Evening Standard (London)

Recent data from the Joint Council for Qualifications indicate an increase in the number of U.K. students taking AS-level foreign language courses in French, German and particularly Spanish. Experts n… Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

Ohio high school to focus on interdisciplinary digital arts

7/28/2014

  • Plain Dealer (Cleveland), The

A school district in Ohio is opening a digital-arts focused high school that will teach English, math and other core subjects through interdisciplinary, project-focused arts courses. Created in partne… Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

Historians study U.S. Civil War soldiers' use of graffiti

7/27/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Wartime graffiti was used in the Civil War by both Union and Confederate soldiers, writes Kim A. O'Connell in this opinion, and it can still be seen at historic sites throughout the south, including R… Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

Schools use geospatial lessons for real-world learning

7/29/2014

  • Edutopia.org

Students across several states are boosting their geospatial literacy by using geographical information system software to create maps with real-world applications, such as mapping local fire hydrants… Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

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

Imbed Biosciences receives $1.5M grant for wound dressing

7/28/2014

  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (tiered subscription model)

The National Institute for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases has awarded Imbed Biosciences a $1.5 million grant to further its development of a biologic dressing for wounds. The company … Read More