Wednesday - April 24, 2019
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Samford Nursing Professor Named a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice in Nursing
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, April 24 -- Samford University issued the following news release, dated April 22:

Samford University Professor Ellen Buckner has been selected as a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice in Nursing. This lifetime achievement award recognizes individuals whose careers have demonstrated a commitment to interprofessional practice and accessible, affordable health care for all. Nominees are evaluated by their peers and must have made significant and enduring contributions in their profession.

According to Nena F. Sanders, vice provost of Samford's College ... Show Full Article

Roche Center for Catholic Education Head Patricia Weitzel-O'Neill to Retire
CHESTNUT HILL, Massachusetts, April 24 -- Boston College issued the following news:

Patricia Weitzel-O'Neill, executive director of Boston College's Barbara and Patrick Roche Center for Catholic Education and a nationally recognized leader in Catholic education, announced she will retire from her post effective July 31.

The former superintendent of schools for the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., and one-time vice president for academic affairs at Trinity Washington University, Weitzel-O'Neill has led the Roche Center, an affiliated center within the Lynch School of Education and Human Development, ... Show Full Article

Researchers Outline How Humans Reduce Uncertainty in Social Situations
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island, April 24 -- Brown University issued the following news release, dated April 22:

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- A team of Brown University scientists proposed a psychological model of three interrelated ways people reduce uncertainty in social situations.

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Do my friends find me funny? Am I making a good impression during this job interview? For most, such questions and concerns are a routine part of life.

A new perspective paper from Brown University scientists establishes a framework to apply rigorous mathematical models of uncertainty originally developed for non-social situations, ... Show Full Article

Repelling Charges Prevent Cooper Pairs From 'island Hopping' in Insulating State
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island, April 24 -- Brown University issued the following news release, dated April 22:

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- New research shows how Cooper pairs -- quasiparticles that make superconductivity possible -- can also play an opposite role in an exotic type of insulating materials known as Cooper pair insulators.

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Superconductors are able to conduct electricity with zero resistance thanks to Cooper pairs, electron duos that team up and skate through a material unimpeded. In 2007, Brown University researchers made the surprising discovery that Cooper pairs can also exist in insulating materials, ... Show Full Article

Montana Tech's Rayelynn Brandl Receives Award From National Science Teachers Association
BUTTE, Montana, April 24 -- Montana Tech issued the following news release, dated April 22:

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) announced the winners of the 2019 NSTA Teacher Awards program, which honors K-12 teachers, principals, professors and other science education professionals for their outstanding work and achievement in science education.

"Through their hard work and dedication, these outstanding educators are making a difference," said NSTA President Christine Royce. "They make science come alive for their students and help them realize the importance of science in their ... Show Full Article

LU Grad Selected to Texas Rising Stars 2019
BEAUMONT, Texas, April 24 -- Lamar University issued the following news, dated April 22:

For the fifth year, Lamar University graduate and trial lawyer Ronnie Turner Jr. has been named to the 2019 Texas Rising Stars list of top young attorneys.

Turner, who graduated from LU in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a minor in Political Science, represents plaintiffs in personal injury cases for Provost Umphrey Law Firm.

"I'm truly grateful to be recognized among so many talented lawyers," said Turner. "Since selection involves nominations from our peers, it's a great honor to ... Show Full Article

Alumna Appointed Leader in Higher Education
WHITTIER, California, April 24 -- Whittier College issued the following news release, dated April 22:

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- Marty J. Alvarado '99 was recently appointed executive vice chancellor for educational services at California Community Colleges Chancellor's office.

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In her new role as vice chancellor for educational services, Alvarado will be responsible for agency-wide policies and programs that are linked to student support, instructional delivery, and curriculum with the ultimate goal of increasing student completion rates and decreasing achievement gaps.

Alvarado was previously senior director ... Show Full Article