University of Wisconsin pauses football activities due to COVID-19

The University of Wisconsin paused its football activities on Wednesday because of an increased number of COVID-19 cases within the program.

Officials announced the program will stop activities for at least seven days, including canceling the Saturday game against Nebraska, which will not be rescheduled.

As of Wednesday morning, 12 people in the program tested positive, including six student athletes and six staff, while additional tests are pending. Head coach Paul Chryst was one of the staff members who tested positive.

The university’s director of athletics, Barry Alvarez, and Chancellor Rebecca Blank decided to pause activities and cancel the game after consulting the Big Ten Conference.

“This morning I received the news that I had tested positive via a PCR test I took yesterday,” Chryst said. “I informed my staff and the team this morning and am currently isolating at home. I had not been experiencing any symptoms and feel

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College football schedule 2020: The 37 games already postponed or canceled due to COVID-19

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With COVID-19 still raging across the country, it was long expected that many college football games would be postponed if not outright canceled over the course of the season. With many unknowns about the virus and its long-term effects, schools are taking every precaution necessary to make sure the student-athletes and staff are protected. As we enter Week 9 of the 2020 season, there have now been 37 games affected by COVID-19 with most postponements coming as a result of contact tracing protocols that require players to quarantine for 14 days if they are deemed to have been in high-risk contact with someone who has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The most recent and notable game affected is Wisconsin and Nebraska after the Badgers had 12 positive results, including quarterback Graham Mertz and coach Paul Chryst.

Some teams, such as Florida, Missouri, Houston, Memphis, Baylor, FAU, Virginia Tech,

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Researchers revamp famous alien-hunting equation to predict spread of COVID-19

A famous equation used in the search for alien life has inspired a new model that estimates the odds of COVID-19 transmission.

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The new model — which is essentially a single equation with several terms multiplied together — estimates the risk of COVID-19 transmission through the air. The researchers were motivated in their work by another simple, yet historically significant mathematical formula known as the Drake equation, which estimates the chances of finding intelligent extraterrestrial life in our galaxy. Developed in 1961 by astronomer Frank Drake, the equation is based on just seven variables and provides an “easy-to-understand framework” for looking at something as seemingly unknowable as the number of alien civilizations, the authors said.

 Related: The four most promising worlds for alien life in the solar system 

They wanted to provide a similar framework for understanding COVID-19 transmission risk. 

“There’s still

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Fee support for 14,000 higher education places for workers affected by Covid-19

More than 14,000 higher education places will be made available with no fees or subsidised fees to help workers affected by Covid-19.

igher Education Minister Simon Harris announced 30 million euro of funding for part-time and post-graduate places.

He said the courses would form a further response to the impacts of the global pandemic and will allow people to take new pathways in their employment.

The funding has been approved under the Government’s Jobs Stimulus package.

Almost 12,000 places will be available on short modular courses, and there will be 2,555 postgraduate places.

We must ensure a jobs-led recovery by putting upskilling and SME supports centre stageSimon Harris

Mr Harris said the courses would provide upskilling and reskilling for people who have been most affected by the pandemic and would ensure they have the skills most needed by employers today.

“Many courses focus on future-proofing the skills of those

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Many college students hoped to vote in swing states. Then the COVID-19 pandemic sent them home

Bryce Neels grew up in San Diego, but when it came time for college, he chose the University of Wisconsin for its strong sense of community, its well-regarded professors and its fanaticism for sports.

a young boy standing on top of a grass covered field: Bryce Neels, a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, stands in Presidio Park in his hometown of San Diego. Neels is taking virtual classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Nelvin C. Cepeda/For The Times)

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Bryce Neels, a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, stands in Presidio Park in his hometown of San Diego. Neels is taking virtual classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Nelvin C. Cepeda/For The Times)

As he grew interested in politics and increasingly disillusioned with President Trump, he soon discovered another plus: Wisconsin is a swing state.

“It was ideal,” said the 21-year-old junior, “because I knew my vote would count more in Wisconsin than in California.”

But then the coronavirus arrived.

When his sprawling campus here shuttered in March, Neels moved back in with his parents in San Diego. He’s still living there now, working part-time at Target and

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Clarkson University Defends Against COVID-19 Through Technology

Potsdam, NY, Oct. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — When Clarkson University commenced its fall semester planning back in the spring, it looked to be a daunting task to safely bring more than 3,000 students back to its main campus in Potsdam for both in-person and online classes — especially for a university known for its personal, rigorous hands-on learning.

Questions like “Can classrooms be safely used?” and “Do we have enough classroom technology for online and hybrid classes?” were on the minds of faculty and administrators.

Engineers from Clarkson’s CAARES (Center for Air and Aquatic Resources, Engineering Science) and experts from the University’s Office of Information Technology quickly went to work to make fall semester classes a reality, while still maintaining rigor in both learning and safety.

Suresh Dhaniyala, the Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor and co-director of CARES, took the lead on analyzing the performance of classroom ventilation systems.

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South America Education and Learning Analytics Market Forecast to 2027 – COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis by Component, Application, and End-user – Press Release

New York, Oct. 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — announces the release of the report “South America Education and Learning Analytics Market Forecast to 2027 – COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis by Component, Application, and End-user” –
Increasing deployment of advanced technologies in educational institutes in countries is bolstering the growth of market.Big Data analytics enables educators to effectively reach out to their students.

It provides deeper understanding of students’ experience while learning, and it also helps evaluate the state of the education system in an institute such as performances, improvement, upgradations etc.. Big Data also plays an important role in providing customized programs, improving student results, and reducing dropout cases. Similarly, learning analytics enables to improve the course delivery process, performance management, operations management, finance management, and so on. All these advantages are encouraging educational institutes in SAM to adopt smart technology solutions, thereby driving the SAM education

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College basketball tournaments and events in Orlando ‘NBA-like bubble’ canceled in COVID-19 protocol spat

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Several early-season college basketball tournaments and multi-team events that were going to be held in Orlando, Florida, next month have been canceled, according to ESPN, which was staging the games. The scuttling of the plans to play the tournaments and events  in a “NBA-like bubble” comes after what The Athletic reports were “ongoing differences” between the network and the participating schools over COVID-19 health and safety protocols required for participation, costing dozens of programs games just a month before the season is scheduled to start.

“ESPN Events set out to create a protected environment for teams to participate in early-season events in Orlando,” ESPN said in a statement Monday afternoon. “Based on certain challenges surrounding testing protocols, we opted to resume these tournaments during the 2021-22 season.”

Calling off plans for the games in the Orlando bubble impacts 10 total events owned by ESPN and more than two

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18-year-old freshman at University of Dayton apparently dies from Covid-19

An 18-year-old freshman at the University of Dayton in Ohio died Thursday “apparently due to complications from” coronavirus, school officials said.

Michael Lang, a first-year student in the College of Arts and Sciences, died in LaGrange, Illinois, after a long hospitalization, the university said. It was not clear how long Lang had been hospitalized or whether he contracted the virus on or off campus.

“We extend our deepest sympathy and prayers to his family, friends, professors and our campus community,” the university said in a message to the school on Friday. “The loss of Michael calls our campus community to honor his memory and support those who are affected by his passing.”

Lang was living on-campus before returning to his hometown and switching to remote learning on Sep. 13, the university said.

Campus community members were invited to light a candle of remembrance and pray at the school’s chapel on

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How to navigate job hunting amid COVID-19: 4 tips from a career expert at LinkedIn

For many recent graduates, the job hunt was put on hold when the pandemic hit.

This year, millions of people around the world have missed out on big milestones or have had to postpone important events like weddings due to COVID-19.

The same has happened to college seniors who missed out on their graduation ceremonies and were unable to kickstart their careers by finding their first jobs.

For Caitlyn Martyn, a recent graduate of Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, job prospects seemed attainable before the pandemic hit.

“I was having a lot of interviews, I was pursuing some really exciting opportunities that were, in my opinion, like dream job type situations,” said Martyn. “I was really like moving along in the interview process.”

But then, when the pandemic began, the job hunt was

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