Full Sail University and AdventHealth University Named a Winner at I/ITSEC’s Annual Iron Dev Competition

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Full Sail University and AdventHealth University are proud to announce today that their team for the Iron Dev competition has been named the winner in the following category, Most Innovative Solution. Iron Dev is an annual competition held by the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC). Winners in each category were selected based on the merit of their technology-based solution according to the scores of the judging committee and votes of the viewing public.

The virtual reality (VR) solution, which is currently a prototype, created by the Full Sail University and AdventHealth University team serves as a proof of concept for a virtual command center to help healthcare facilities and systems, like AdventHealth, visualize hospital resources and COVID-19 data points. The technology would allow healthcare providers to quickly make real-time decisions by streamlining the distribution and allocation of resources.

“With the

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Lehigh University professor Vassie Ware named AAAS fellow


IMAGE: Professor Vassie Ware (right) works with students as they hunt for viruses in soil samples and progress to complex genome annotation and analyses.
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Vassie Ware, professor of molecular biology in the department of biological sciences at Lehigh University, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and the publisher of the journal Science.

Ware was recognized for her contributions to understanding ribosomes and for outstanding initiatives in undergraduate science education. She is among 489 members to be awarded this honor by AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

“I was excited to learn that Vassie was selected as an AAAS Fellow,” said Robert Flowers, the Herbert J. and Ann L. Siegel Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, who himself

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Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly has stadium at Assumption University in Worcester named after him

Assumption University announced Monday that its multi-sport stadium has been named after alumnus Brian Kelly, who currently serves as the head coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team.

The stadium will now be known as the “Brian Kelly ‘83 Stadium” in recognition of Kelly’s contributions to build the school’s football program and his overall support of the university, which recently includes a challenge grant extended to alumni and friends of the institution.

Funds raised through that challenge grant will be used to enhance the university’s baseball and softball fields, most notably replacing the current grass fields with turf, a news release states.

While at Assumption, Kelly was a four-year letter winner as a linebacker on the school’s football team and set a record for most tackles (314 with 214 assists.) He graduated in 1983 with a degree in political science. After graduating, Kelly stayed at Assumption and served

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Duquesne University Department Chair Linkov Named 2020 AAAS Fellow

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Duquesne University Department Chair Dr. Faina Linkov has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for her contributions to biobehavioral cancer research, global health work and improving publishing opportunities for scientists in the developing world.

The AAAS, the world’s largest scientific society, elects fellows each year to recognize their efforts to advance science or its applications. A lifetime honor, fellows are selected by their AAAS peers. Linkov is believed to be the first female faculty member from Duquesne to receive this recognition, furthering the University’s reputation for expanding student horizons by creating opportunities for women in STEM fields. Linkov serves as a volunteer mentor for women in STEM programs.

“I’m honored to be selected as an AAAS Fellow at a time when the world needs science more than ever,” said Linkov, chair for the Department of

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Times Higher Education Awards: University of Glasgow named University of the Year.

The University of Glasgow has been named Times Higher Education University of the Year, it has been announced.

Glasgow’s work to redress its historic links to slavery through a significant programme of reparative justice helped it to secure the prestigious at the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2020.

The awards shine a spotlight on the exceptional achievements of individuals, teams and institutions working in Higher Education.

The judges hailed Glasgow as a “hugely deserving” University of the Year.

“At a time when universities are too often on the back foot in public debates about value and relevance, Glasgow stood out as a shining example of what a university should be: institutions of courage and action, uniquely placed to tackle the biggest issues facing the world,” they said.

“By taking a moral position and leading the way in facing up to the legacy of slavery and making amends, it has set

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Named a Rhodes Scholar, Wesleyan University senior wants to give other Jamaican youth ‘opportunity to achieve’

MIDDLETOWN — Fitzroy ‘Pablo’ Wickham said he laughed when when his pre-college adviser asked him to seriously consider applying for a Rhodes scholarship.

Now a senior at Wesleyan University Wickham was named the 2021 Rhodes Scholar for Jamaica. The prestigious award grants him a full scholarship to the University of Oxford for

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Aston University named Guardian’s university of the year | Universities

Aston University has been crowned university of the year in the Guardian’s annual awards for its work eradicating the gap in grades between black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) students and their white peers, as well as its emphasis on sustainability.

In a year during which UK universities have faced unprecedented challenges moving their curriculums online and following government advice to bring students on to campus, excellent work has continued. This award celebrates universities that focus on giving opportunities to all of their students, regardless of their background.

Now in its second year, the award is calculated on the basis of several measures, including performance and improvement in the Guardian league tables; how well universities retain students who come from areas of low participation in higher education; and whether black, Asian and minority ethnic students do as well as their white peers.

“As a university with the highest percentage of

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University of Michigan student named 2021 Rhodes Scholar

ANN ARBOR, MI – Amytess Girgis was overpowered with intense, competing emotions when she received word she had been named a Rhodes Scholar.

Girgis, a senior at the University of Michigan, was one of 32 Americans to be awarded as a prestigious Rhodes Scholar, becoming part of a diverse class that includes 22 students of color – the most ever elected in one year in the United States.

That fact wasn’t lost on Girgis, who is Iranian and Egyptian, causing her to consider the weight of the implications of the scholarship.

“I am both celebrating and mourning the fact that Cecil Rhodes would be turning over in his grave if he knew that an Iranian-Egyptian American woman had won this scholarship,” Girgis told MLive. “The Rhodes Trust recognizes this. It’s both a sad and beautiful thing that we can work toward the reconciliation that needs to happen to undo these

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One of these four candidates may be named president of Miami Dade College on Tuesday

Four finalists toured campuses, sipped café and pitched the community this week in hopes of being named the next president of Miami Dade College next week.

Spread out over four days, the candidates — Morgan Phillips of Pima Community College, Lenore Rodicio of Miami Dade College, Gregory Fowler of Southern New Hampshire University and Madeline Pumariega of Tallahassee Community College — each had day-long itineraries to acquaint themselves. Their days centered on giving 90-minute presentations and taking questions from the audience of faculty and Board of Trustee members.

The Board will meet at 8 a.m. Tuesday to interview the final candidates, deliberate and select a winner. That’s 19 months after the original search first launched and 16 months after the retirement of Eduardo Padrón, Miami Dade College’s president for nearly a quarter century.

Former provost for operations Rolando Montoya came out of retirement to serve as interim president.


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JAGGAER, Lyons Magnus, UPenn and Rutgers University Named Finalists in Ardent Partners’ CPO Honors 2020 Awards

Leading spend management provider and three customers recognized for innovative procurement strategies, transformative technology partnerships, and extraordinary leadership

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Nov. 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — JAGGAER has been selected as a CPO Honors 2020 Awards finalist by Ardent Partners for its successful procurement technology partnership with Lyons Magnus, a leader in the foodservice industry. Two other JAGGAER client companies have also been shortlisted, including University of Pennsylvania and Rutgers University, for making strides in the procurement field through innovation and leadership.

The CPO Honors Awards celebrates high achievers in the procurement profession and recognizes excellence in the field. JAGGAER and three of its customers made the shortlist upon evaluation of more than 250 nominations:

  • Lyons Magnus and JAGGAER for Best Technology Partnership Award: Jonathan Spiess, Vice President of Global Strategic Sourcing at Lyons Magnus, and JAGGAER transformed Lyons Magnus’ purchasing department into a world-class global strategic

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