Academic Specialization

AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

Geographer's book explores how humanity copes with challenges

9/10/2014

  • Salon
  • WBUR-FM (Boston)

Environmental geographer Ruth DeFries examines how humanity has been able to reinvent itself and persevere through periods of hardship in her book, "The Big Ratchet: How Humanity Thrives in the Face o… Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Report calls for investment in research, STEM education

9/17/2014

  • U.S. News & World Report

Investment in scientific research is key to America's global competitiveness, according to a report by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. "If we hope to continue to reap the benefits of research… Read More

ACTFL SmartBrief

News about language education

ACTFL SmartBrief

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

Scientists examine gene's role in language acquisition

9/16/2014

  • Science World Report

A gene believed to have mutated more than a half million years ago, called Foxp2, may enable humans to consciously associate words with objects while learning a language, according to a recent study. … Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

Pa. students develop literacy, online skills through blogging

9/15/2014

  • Evening Sun (Hanover, Pa.), The

A Pennsylvania teacher and a district technology-integration specialist are collaborating on lessons that blend technology and literacy by replacing in-class journals with blogs. Seventh-grade student… Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

Ill. students to connect online with peers in Ireland

9/17/2014

  • Journal Star (Peoria, Ill.)

Community officials and leaders of a parochial elementary school in Peoria, Ill., are developing a cultural exchange with a school in Clonmel, Ireland. School officials envision that the students will… Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

Staged crime scene teaches science, math

9/17/2014

  • Kane County Chronicle (St. Charles, Ill.)

High-school students at a career center in Illinois are studying a staged crime scene to learn how investigators use math and science to solve crimes. The biomedical sciences class encourages students… Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

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

Remains of 4 shipwrecks found off Calif. coast

9/17/2014

  • San Francisco Chronicle (free content)

The remains of four shipwrecks have been found off the coast of California near San Francisco during the start of a two-year archaeological survey of the Gulf of the Farallones. The expedition turned … Read More