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Worcester Chamber: MassDiGI Is a Game Changer
WORCESTER, Mass., Oct. 17 -- Becker College issued the following news:

The Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDiGI) at Becker College will be recognized for its influential role in advancing the region's game industry when it receives a 2017 Game Changer Award at the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce Game Changers Business Conference and Expo on Friday, October 20th.

The award acknowledges MassDiGI's many contributions to growing and supporting Worcester's innovation economy and its position as a national leader in the games community.

"The Game Changer Award is a testament to the ... Show Full Article

Wayne State University to Launch Innovation Hub to Maximize Student Success, Strengthen Community Connections and Streamline Business Partnerships
DETROIT, Oct. 17 -- Wayne State University issued the following news release:

November 15th event will engage students, faculty, staff and community with the numerous opportunities at Wayne State University brought about by rapidly advancing technology.

As one of the nation's preeminent urban research universities, Wayne State consistently generates important innovations and ground-breaking research. At 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the Student Center Ballroom, the university will launch the Wayne Innovation Hub to coordinate and enhance its programs for entrepreneurship education, technology ... Show Full Article

WGU Recognized by World's Largest Cybersecurity Certification Body as 'Academia Partner of the Year'
SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 17 -- Western Governors University-Utah issued the following news release:

Western Governors University (WGU) has been recognized by the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) as the 2017 Academia Partner of the Year, the highest designation presented by EC-Council to one of its 1,000+ academic partners annually.

"WGU represents EC-Council Academia's mission of preparing the next generation of cybersecurity experts," said Wesley Alvarez, Director of Academics for the U.S. division at EC-Council. "Their outstanding efforts toward educating students in ... Show Full Article

Save the Date: the Glass Castle Author Jeannette Walls to Take Center Stage at Annual NWF READS
NICEVILLE, Fla., Oct. 17 -- Northwest Florida State College issued the following news release:

Author of a celebrated memoir and one of the most anticipated films of 2017 Jeannette Walls will take center stage at the main event for Northwest Florida State College's NWF READS, the college's annual week-long literacy event, on April 16, 2018, at 7 p.m. in the Sprint Theatre. The event is free and open to the public, and a book signing will follow.

Walls is best known for her best-selling memoir, The Glass Castle, which details her life growing up in extreme poverty and the tale of her emergence ... Show Full Article

Ohio State Hosts Inaugural National Summit to Improve Quality and Safety of Health Care Through Evidence-Based Practice
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 17 -- Ohio State University issued the following news release:

Leaders, academicians, researchers and expert clinicians will convene in Columbus Oct. 18-20 to share the latest research and recommendations for improving health care quality, safety and costs through evidence-based practice (EBP) and to launch the recently funded Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare.

Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a problem-solving approach that integrates the conscientious use of best evidence in combination with a clinician's expertise ... Show Full Article

Forest Ecologist to Speak at Linfield College
MCMINNVILLE, Ore., Oct. 17 -- Linfield College issued the following news release:

A visiting forest ecologist will discuss the language of trees in an upcoming lecture at Linfield College, in honor of the legacy of the late Dr. Jane Clair Dirks-Edmunds.

Dr. Suzanne Simard will discuss her research on northwest forest ecology on Monday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield College. The lecture is sponsored by the Jane Claire Dirks Edmunds Lectureship and PLACE (Program for Liberal Arts and Civic Engagement).

Simard discovered that individual ... Show Full Article

Digital Scholarship Lets Author Place Bard in 'Marketplace of Words'
LAWRENCE, Kan., Oct. 17 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news:

Jonathan Lamb could not have written his new book, "Shakespeare in the Marketplace of Words" (Cambridge University Press), in a pre-digital age.

"I wouldn't have been able to write this book 30 years ago," he said recently, "because 30 years ago there wasn't a 2 billion-word corpus that I could search for reflexive pronouns or conjunctions or whatever. The digital revolution has made available a new kind of perspective."

Lamb's book sets out not to diminish Shakespeare's monumental genius, but, rather, to show how ... Show Full Article