Lailat ul-Quadr is today July 24th

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Pioneer Day (Utah) is today July 24th

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GE camp encourages students to ‘learn like a girl’

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Did you know that just 24 percent of the scientists and engineers working today are women, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Cassandra, who is entering seventh grade, sees no reason she can’t join them.

“A lot of people underestimate girls,” she said. “But the way I see it, if you put your mind to it, you can do anything.”

read more http://news.psu.edu/story/320788/2014/07/16/impact/ge-camp-encourages-students-learn-girl

July 22, 2014 at 4:36 pm Leave a comment

Freedom of Religion or Free to Discriminate?

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When are religious institutions allowed to ignore federal laws that may conflict with their faith?

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/07/14/two-legal-cases-illustrate-growing-tensions-over-rights-transgender-students#ixzz37dC5egnd
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July 19, 2014 at 8:46 am Leave a comment

Merit, Diversity and Grad Admissions

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Litigation and political battles about affirmative action tend to focus on undergraduate or professional school admissions, which are supervised by admissions professionals. In Ph.D. admissions, faculty members are the key players. And although they too must weigh the relative value of various measures of merit, and how much diversity should be considered a form of merit, a separate qualification or not considered at all. A new study aims to lift the veil on this type of admissions — at least at a group of top programs.

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/07/14/scholar-explores-how-graduate-admissions-committees-view-measures-merit-and#ixzz37dBOgCOW
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July 18, 2014 at 11:42 am Leave a comment

UCLA Pays $500,000 to Settle Claim of Racial Profiling

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The University of California at Los Angeles has agreed to pay $500,000 to settled complaints of use of excessive force and racial profiling against a black judge during a traffic stop

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2014/07/14/ucla-pays-500000-settle-claim-racial-profiling#ixzz37d9yKtwA
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July 17, 2014 at 5:37 pm Leave a comment

Gingrich named top physician educator in the U.S.

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The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has chosen Dr. Dennis Gingrich as its 2014 Exemplary Teacher Award recipient. Gingrich, a past president of the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians, is a professor of family and community medicine at Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
click here to read more…http://news.psu.edu/story/320766/2014/07/16/gingrich-named-top-physician-educator-us?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=320941_

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