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Stanford, MIT scientists find new way to harness waste heat

Thermobattery

Researchers have developed a new battery technology that captures waste heat and converts it into electricity. Vast amounts of excess heat are generated by industrial processes and by electric power plants. Researchers around the world have spent decades seeking ways to harness some of this wasted energy. Most such efforts have focused on thermoelectric devices – solid-state materials that can ... Read More »

Texas universities enjoying benefits of national giving splurge

University of Texas at San Antonio

By Carol Christian Nationwide, cash gifts to colleges and universities are up despite a shrinking pool of donors. Charitable contributions to U.S. institutions of higher education increased 9 percent in 2013 to $33.8 billion, according to the latest annual report from the Council for Aid to Education. It’s the highest total in the report’s history dating back to 1957. The ... Read More »

UH offers equal amenities to Ivy League universities

university of houston

By Megan Kallus The higher education system in the U.S. is undergoing a painful transformation. The New York Times reported that nationwide college enrollment numbers have dropped for the first time in decades as the system undergoes a contraction. Some smaller private colleges and universities are being forced to close their doors. However, at the same time, elite universities are ... Read More »

Applications for the Class of 2018 set record at Stanford

Stanford University

Stanford, which has offered admission to 2,138 high school students for the Class of 2018, received a record 42,167 applications from around the world. Stanford sent notification letters to high school students around the world, inviting them to join the Class of 2018. The university has offered admission to 2,138 students, including 748 applicants who were accepted last December through ... Read More »

Stanford, Cal leaders explore perspectives on online learning

Stanford

BY KATHLEEN J. SULLIVAN President John Hennessy joined UC Berkeley’s Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks in Berkeley last Friday for the opening Q&A of a two-day online education summit, “How Technology Impacts the Pedagogy and Economics of Residential Higher Education.” Higher education is in a “period of great experimentation” in the field of online learning, President Hennessy told an audience in ... Read More »

Stanford’s overseas program in Moscow to be reshaped

Stanford University

BY KATHLEEN J. SULLIVAN The Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) announced plans to suspend its program in Moscow while the faculty and staff members who oversee the program consider ways to improve it. Ramón Saldívar, director of BOSP, said he recommended suspending the program after reviewing past evaluations and discussing the Moscow program with student participants. Prior to Wednesday’s decision, ... Read More »

Top university-bound students promise to return

University Students

With recent reports indicating that Jamaica has the largest contingent of Caribbean nationals studying in the United States, and one of the latest Bill Johnson surveys showing that young, educated Jamaicans are more likely to migrate, it takes little effort to understand why four teenagers would jump at the opportunity to attend some of the best universities abroad. For Ana ... Read More »

University of Chicago gets $90 million for cancer research

Cancer Research

The University of Chicago is among six institutions sharing a $540 million grant for cancer research from funds established by late real estate magnate Daniel K. Ludwig. Each center will receive $90 million in new grants from the fund established in 2006, bringing the total bequest to each institution to $150 million, according to Ed McDermott, president and CEO of ... Read More »

Stanford scholars find varying quality of education in BRICs

Indian Students

By Brooke Donald In an effort to create world-class university systems, Brazil, Russia, India and China are funneling resources to higher education institutions. Stanford scholars look at the effects of such an expansion and whether these grads can compete in the global knowledge economy. America may have legitimate competitive reasons to worry about the number of computer science and engineering ... Read More »

ASU, UA ranked among Top 100 universities in the world

Arizona State University

Arizona State University has been ranked among the top 100 universities in the world, according to a new listing by Center for World University Rankings. According to the survey by the CWUR, ASU ranked 73rd overall, up from 79th last year, as one of the elite universities worldwide. In the state of Arizona, ASU was ranked as the top university ... Read More »

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