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Davenport University names dean of business, technology colleges

Amy Mansfield Courtesy Davenport University

Davenport University announced Dr. Amy Mansfield as the dean of the Donald W. Maine College of Business and the College of Technology.

She will be responsible for leading the university’s business and technology programs, including degrees such as accounting, marketing, computer science and cyber defense.

“Dr. Mansfield is a proven leader in higher education,” said Dr. Richard J. Pappas, president of Davenport University. “She’ll be instrumental in helping Davenport University grow and develop our business and technology programs to meet the needs of our future economy while also helping our students earn successful careers.”


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Fiber optics capture seismic signatures of the rose parade

Fiber optics capture seismic signatures of the rose parade
Seismic records showing vibrations caused by motorcycles driving back and forth during 2020 Rose Parade in Pasadena, California. Credit: Seismological Research Letters

Yes, there’s a prize for the most beautiful flower-filled float in the Rose Parade each year, but how about a prize for the most ground-shaking marching band? According to a new study, the 2020 honors go to the Southern University and A&M College, followed closely by the hometown Pasadena City College Honor band.

These bragging rights and other interesting signatures of the Rose Parade were captured by fiber optic telecommunications cables lying below the parade route. In Seismological

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Report estimates that more than 450,000 undocumented immigrants are enrolled in higher ed

Undocumented immigrant students make up about 2 percent of all students enrolled in U.S. higher education, according to a new report released Thursday. All told, researchers estimate 454,000 undocumented immigrant students are enrolled in higher education.

“Before now, there has never been a full analysis of how many undocumented students are pursuing higher education in the U.S.,” states the report, which was released by New American Economy (NEA), a research and advocacy organization focused on the impact of immigration on the economy, and the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, an association of college leaders that advocates for welcoming

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2020 Distinguished Alum | News | Mathematics Science and Technology

Benjamin Dickman, who graduated with a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education in 2014, has received a Teachers College Distinguished Alumni Early Career Award. The Early Career Award is reserved for those who have graduated from TC ten years ago or less, has earned distinction in their field, and demonstrates outstanding future potential. Benjamin’s work as a K-12 New York City mathematics teacher and continuously published teacher education research made him a clear contender for the award this year.

Benjamin’s research approaches mathematics education in new and innovative ways, investigating topics such as mathematical pathologies as pathways into creativity and mathematical code

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Education Technology News — Campus Technology

Top Hat Adds Communication and Community Tools

Active learning courseware platform Top Hat has introduced Slate, an integrated communication tool that enables course announcements, real-time discussions, project collaborations, peer connections, community building and more, all in one centralized hub.

Zoom Intros Home Videoconferencing Appliance

Zoom Video Communications has announced a new device specifically designed for home videoconferencing. But at least one analyst suspects the price may keep buyers at by. In mid-July Zoom announced it would be taking pre-orders for Zoom for Home, a dedicated appliance for allowing employees to meet and collaborate online. Currently, the device

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