Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Blog U.: Naming Assumptions - University of Venus - Inside Higher Ed

Blog U.: Naming Assumptions - University of Venus - Inside Higher Ed
  • Naming Assumptions

    By Rosalie Arcala Hall September 8, 2010 10:00 pm

    For women in the academy, one’s name is akin to a passport which under no circumstance must you tamper with. Your reputation as a scholar is attached to your name, which when subjected to a Google search, may yield only a few or a substantial number of hits depending on if it is correctly remembered or spelled. Unlike men, marriage pressures women to decide whether or not to make this changed civil status a separate “name reality” from their professional one. It is a tough choice to make.

    Within my age and professional cohorts, I am a statistical outlier. First, I wanted a name that reflects a connection to my husband, a fact that some of my more liberal colleagues find counterintuitive. I also wanted my maiden surname spelled out to honor my local roots. Upon

$24M gift will allow MIT to admit more students - Boston.com

$24M gift will allow MIT to admit more students - Boston.com

$24M gift will allow MIT to admit more students


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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Massachusetts Institute of Technology will be admitting more students in the future, thanks to a $24 million gift from an alumnus.

China Education Alliance to Present at the Rodman & Renshaw Annual Global Investment Conference on September 13 at 3:15 pm ET - MarketWatch

China Education Alliance to Present at the Rodman & Renshaw Annual Global Investment Conference on September 13 at 3:15 pm ET - MarketWatch

About China Education Alliance

China Education Alliance, Inc. (http://www.chinaeducationalliance.com ) is a fast-growing, leading, China-based company offering high-quality education resources and services to students ages 6 to 18 and adults (university students and professionals) ages 18 and over. For students ages 6 to 18, China Education Alliance offers supplemental, online exam-oriented training materials and onsite, exam-oriented training and tutoring services. The company provides online, downloadable famous-teacher resources and onsite, personalized instruction. All resources and tutoring services are provided by famous teachers within mainland China. The purpose of online exam-orientated resources and onsite tutoring is to help Chinese students (ages 6 to 18) pass the two most important and highly competitive exams in their educational career: the senior high school entrance and college entrance exams. For graduates and professionals age 18 and over, China Education Alliance provides vocational training including IT and several professional training programs.

EU lags Russia, Korea on higher education: report | Reuters

EU lags Russia, Korea on higher education: report | Reuters

EU lags Russia, Korea on higher education: report


BRUSSELS | Wed Sep 8, 2010 10:10am EDT

(Reuters Life!) - Young people in the European Union are less likely to finish higher education than those in Canada, Japan or Russia, according to a new study that underscores the need for the EU to invest wisely in education.

The study by the OECD, a club of the world's largest economies, looked at participation in education among 25-34 year olds and found that in 21 European countries only 34 percent of people, on average, had completed tertiary education.

Korea, Japan, Canada and Russia all had participation rates of more than 50 percent, according to the report, called Education at a Glance 2010 and released this week.

The highest participation rate in the EU was in Ireland, with 45 percent

Facebook (71) | Massage for the Cure

Facebook (71) | Massage for the Cure
Massage for the Cure
Comes to Sacramento Valley!


September 14, 2010

Each year, Massage Envy hosts Massage for the Cure events in cities across the United States, including the Sacramento Valley on September 14, 2010. When you participate in this special program, you'll receive a one-hour massage for only $49, and Massage Envy will donate $15 per massage to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Massage Envy is donating a minimum of $250,000 in connection with the program. Donations received will be distributed to the local Komen Affiliate. Massage for the Cure has raised more than $1.4 million for breast cancer research and community health programs. For more information visit www.massageenvy.com.

Call your nearest location to book your appointment for the September 14 Massage for the Cure event TODAY!

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Phone: 916.683.3689
Fair Oaks 5319 Sunrise Boulevard
Phone: 916.965.3689
Folsom Folsom-Broadstone Marketplace: 2750 E. Bidwell Street, Suite 200
Phone: 916.357.5000

Folsom: 25055 Blue Ravine Road
Phone: 916.985.6100
Lincoln 100 Gateway Drive, Suite 120
Phone: 916.434.8080
Roseville East Roseville: 1470 Eureka Road, Suite 120
Phone: 916.783.1787

Roseville: 10441 Fairway Drive, Suite 120
Phone: 916.784.3800
Sacramento Loehmann's Plaza: 2511-A Fair Oaks Boulevard
Phone: 916.481.3681

Arden: 4383 Arden Way
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Phone: 916.568.6252

Midtown: 1901 S Street, Suite 101
Phone: 916.447.3689
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Phone: 707.446.4600
Tracy Tracy Pavillion: 2463 Naglee Road
Phone: 209.839.1919

Please join us for this fun event benefitting your Sacramento Valley Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Help us get word out by sharing this message with your network of friends and family. Thank you for your ongoing support of our efforts – together, we can MAKE AN IMPACT!



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2443 Fair Oaks Blvd
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CCHE: Stop the higher ed bleeding | EdNewsColorado

CCHE: Stop the higher ed bleeding | EdNewsColorado

CCHE: Stop the higher ed bleeding

The Colorado Commission on Higher Education drew a symbolic line in the sand Wednesday, saying the state’s higher education system can stand no further cuts in state support and approving an allocation plan that assumes $555 million in state tax support for 2011-12.

Commissioners approved the plan, which proposes specific

At a Bronx school, new metal detectors attract a new neighbor | GothamSchools

At a Bronx school, new metal detectors attract a new neighbor | GothamSchools

At a Bronx school, new metal detectors attract a new neighbor

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Lehman High School has metal detectors this year and a new neighborhood business: a phone storage truck. (via Twitter)

Someone must have tipped off this phone storage business to Lehman High School’s new metal detectors.

As of today, any of the Bronx high school’s several thousand students hoping to sneak their cell phones into

Whooping Cough Epidemic - Year 2010 (CA Dept of Education)

Whooping Cough Epidemic - Year 2010 (CA Dept of Education)

State Schools Chief Jack O'Connell Urges Families to
Vaccinate Their Children to Avoid Spread of Whooping Cough

SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell today urged parents to keep their children's vaccinations up to date as an epidemic outbreak of pertussis (whooping cough) in California has reached its worst level in 50 years.

"The deaths of eight babies and the confirmed or suspected cases of 3,600 whooping cough bacterial infections in the state may have been prevented with childhood vaccinations against this and other diseases," said O'Connell. "Good student health is important to learning success. At the start of the new school year parents should make sure they and their kids are vaccinated to prevent the spread of infection."

Whooping cough is a highly contagious bacterial illness spread by coughs and sneezes. People sick with pertussis have severe coughing attacks that can last for months. The infection gets its name from the sound of rapid coughing fits that sometimes ends with a whooping sound.

Even if a child or caregiver received a pertussis vaccine in the past, the immunity wears off with time leaving people susceptible to the infection. The California Department of Public Health advises infants, all other family members, caregivers, the elderly, and women who are pregnant to get vaccinated or get a booster vaccine.

California law requires children to be immunized. For information on immunization and health check-up requirements for children entering school, please see the California Department of Education's Fact Book 2009 (PDF; 1MB; 155pp.), keyword "immunization." For information on pertussis, please visit the California Department of Public Health Web site at CDPH Broadens Recommendations for Vaccinating Against Pertussis: Immunization Key to Controlling Whooping Cough (Outside Source).

Race To Nowhere and the Whole Child � Whole Child Blog - Whole Child Education

Race To Nowhere and the Whole Child � Whole Child Blog - Whole Child Education
  • Race To Nowhere and the Whole Child

    We are about to enter the season of the educational documentary. Much has been written about the four films coming out for theatrical run and community screenings this fall—Waiting For Superman, The Lottery, The Cartel, and Race to Nowhere—with their takes of the current state of U.S. education. But less has been mentioned about what [...]

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  • ASCD Whole Child Bloggers

    A Whole Child Approach to Addressing Bullying

    Bullying affects each critical dimension of a whole child approach to education because it compromises students’ physical and emotional health and safety; affects relationships with peers and adults in the school; creates barriers to students engaging in learning and connecting to the school and broader community; and impacts students academic performance. How can we address bullying locally and nationally so that each student learns in a positive school climate that ensures they are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged?

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  • ASCD Whole Child Bloggers

    My Wellness Hypocrisy

    Bridgette Wagoner, director of Educational Services for Waverly-Shell Rock Schools and former interim director of the Whole Child Award winning Price Laboratory School, reflects on the process of creating a shared culture of wellness in her district while taking an honest look at her own wellness in "My Wellness Hypocrisy."

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Blog U.: A View From MiddleMgmt of the U of P - Technology and Learning - Inside Higher Ed

Blog U.: A View From MiddleMgmt of the U of P - Technology and Learning - Inside Higher Ed
  • A View From MiddleMgmt of the U of P

    By Joshua Kim September 8, 2010 2:30 pm

    Great dialogue this week in our discussion of the relationship between the for-profit and non-profit educational sectors. Thank you to everyone who has contributed.

    In this post I'd like to quote extensively from MiddleMgmt, an employee on the "business side" of the University of Phoenix. The following quotes are taken from two e-mails that MiddleMgmt sent me. MiddleMgmt has asked that I protect their identity. The question of unnamed sources is one I don't really have my head around. In this case, I'm convinced that MiddleMgmt is both who they say they are, and that MiddleMgmt is approaching this discussion with genuine balance and a desire to honestly move the debate forward.

    I'd very much like to hear the ideas from someone in the leadership of a for-profit, with the hope they will take MiddleMgmt balanced approach.

    I've edited some for brevity:

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