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September 3, 2018

The 2018 Election and Nonpartisan Engagement with Students

Help students explore not only the grand challenges in Earth science during this election year with an exercise that explores where the candidates stand, but help contribute to campus efforts and conversations for the mid-term election

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August 27, 2018

Strategic ed tech planning with the 2018 NMC Horizon Report by EDUCAUSE

What is on the five-year horizon for higher education institutions? Which trends and technology developments will drive educational change? What are the critical challenges and how can we strategize solutions? These questions regarding technology adoption and educational change are in the NMC Horizon Report: 2018 Higher Education Edition brought to you by EDUCAUSE.

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August 19, 2018

Pope Francis and the encyclical on the environment and human ecology

“The urgent challenge to protect our common home includes a concern to bring the whole human family together to seek a sustainable and integral development, for we know that things can change” — Pope Francis, Laudato Si’

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July 30, 2018

Climate change gets personal – addressing beliefs, trusted sources, and values

Public perception of climate change remains deeply divided, despite a near-unanimous consensus among scientists that human-caused climate change is a reality. How can we strengthen public understanding of and belief in climate change? — The Franklin Institute

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July 17, 2018

Stitching Hope for the Coast – communicating coastal optimism for Louisiana

We’re asking anyone to knit, crochet, quilt… create anything with yarn or fabric that represents hope for the Louisiana coast. We’re creating a group on Ravelry, have a website (http://tinyurl.com/stitchingcoast) and hashtag (#stitchingcoast) ready to go, and now, we just need needleworkers! It doesn’t matter the age or level of ability or where you live.

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July 5, 2018

Preparing Students for a New Learning Economy – from Jose Antonio Bowen

“The person [student] that does the work does the learning. And the new economy is the learning economy – rewards come to those that can learn new things.” — Dr. Jose Antonio Bowen

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July 2, 2018

Assessment of Undergraduate Research – from David Lopatto

“…the high-impact practice of undergraduate research still provokes interesting questions for research on student learning” (Lopatto, 2010)

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July 1, 2018

Undergraduate Research: A Right, Not a Privilege – from Freeman Hrabowski

CUR Biennial Conference opening plenary speaker Freeman Hrabowski (President, UMBC) shares his thoughts on undergraduate research for all students

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June 7, 2018

AGU Policy Action Center facilitates advocacy for NOAA funding [World Oceans Month]

I can’t emphasize how quick and easy this was to do. AGU has done the legwork in setting up the interface for taking action on important policy issues. If you have never visited or used this interface, please explore the link and connect with your Senators while we still have time to support NOAA during World & National Oceans Month.

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June 5, 2018

Celebrate the ocean and NOAA in June [World Oceans Month]

I challenge every scientist and educator to take some time in June to share their own ocean knowledge and experiences, and to share beyond the month of June. A one-month media blitz will not generate the change we need to see to protect, conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources.

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