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Association of American Universities This is the official page of the Association of American Universities (AAU). The Association of American Universities (AAU), a nonprofit organization of 65 leading public and private universities in the U.S.

and Canada. Founded in 1900 to advance the international standing of U.S. research universities, AAU today focuses on issues that are important to research-intensive universities, such as funding for research, research policy issues, and graduate and undergraduate education. AAU member universities are on the leading edge of innovation, scholarship, and solutions that contribute to the nation's economy, security, and well-being. AAU programs and projects address institutional issues facing its member universities, as well as government actions that affect these and other universities. Membership in the association is by invitation.

Mission: AAU works to maintain the productive partnership between the nation’s research universities and the federal government, as well as to help its member universities address institutional issues they face. The major activities of the association include federal government relations, policy studies, public affairs, and special projects.

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A University of Washington engineer who analyzed the aftermath of landslides began to investigate the circumstances that...
11/03/2020
Simple actions can help people survive landslides, UW analysis shows

A University of Washington engineer who analyzed the aftermath of landslides began to investigate the circumstances that can make landslides so deadly. The resulting study shows that certain human actions increase the chance of surviving a devastating event, and suggests simple behavioral changes could save more lives than expensive engineering solutions https://www.washington.edu/news/2020/10/22/simple-actions-can-help-people-survive-landslides-uw-analysis-shows/

Simple actions can dramatically improve a person's chances of surviving a landslide, show records from 38 landslides in the U.S. and around the world. People who survived landslides tended to have...

New research from The Ohio State University shows that when vampire bats feel sick, they socially distance themselves fr...
11/01/2020
For vampire bats, social distancing while sick comes naturally

New research from The Ohio State University shows that when vampire bats feel sick, they socially distance themselves from groupmates in their roost – no public health guidance required https://news.osu.edu/for-vampire-bats-social-distancing-while-sick-comes-naturally/

New research shows that when vampire bats feel sick, they socially distance themselves from groupmates in their roost – no public health guidance required. The researchers gave wild vampire bats a substance that activated their immune system and made them feel sick for several hours, and then retu...

The COVID-19 pandemic and associated disruptions have had a major impact on the US academic research enterprise. Read th...
10/30/2020
The Impacts of COVID-19 on the Research Enterprise | Ithaka S+R

The COVID-19 pandemic and associated disruptions have had a major impact on the US academic research enterprise. Read this report for an overview of its effects: https://sr.ithaka.org/publications/the-impacts-of-covid-19-on-the-research-enterprise/

The COVID-19 pandemic and associated disruptions have had a major impact on the US academic research enterprise. This report provides a landscape review of what is known about these impacts, from March through mid-October 2020, with an aim of identifying gaps that should be addressed. Our focus is o...

Researchers at Penn State have now developed biosensors that could be safely printed onto the skin. These sensors can tr...
10/28/2020
Another breakthrough in wearable sensors opens interesting possibilities

Researchers at Penn State have now developed biosensors that could be safely printed onto the skin. These sensors can track health markers like body temperature and blood oxygen levels, before being washed off https://medium.com/technicity/another-breakthrough-in-wearable-sensors-opens-interesting-possibilities-b46ebc3467b8

Printed directly onto the skin, one of the applications of the technology could be to monitor the symptoms of COVID-19

The Association of American Universities members today elected Brown University President Christina H. Paxson as board c...
10/27/2020
AAU Elects Brown University President Christina H. Paxson as Chair | Association of American Universities (AAU)

The Association of American Universities members today elected Brown University President Christina H. Paxson as board chair, and University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Patrick D. Gallagher was elected to serve as vice chair
https://www.aau.edu/newsroom/press-releases/aau-elects-brown-university-president-christina-h-paxson-chair

Association of American Universities issued a statement announcing that Brown University President Christina H. Paxson will serve as chair of the AAU Board of Directors.

Increasing federal investment in research is critical to winning the fight against COVID-19 and bolstering international...
10/26/2020
Biden Would Increase Science Funding

Increasing federal investment in research is critical to winning the fight against COVID-19 and bolstering international competitiveness https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2020/10/26/biden-would-increase-science-funding

Increasing federal spending on research and science, including at universities, will be a top priority of his administration, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden told a left-of-center podcast. Biden told Pod Save America, run by former Obama administration aides, that if he is elected, comba...

Researchers at Princeton University argue obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular illnesses and more may be the result of a “m...
10/25/2020
Princeton and Mpala scholars link obesity and disease to dramatic dietary changes

Researchers at Princeton University argue obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular illnesses and more may be the result of a “mismatch” between the meals we eat and the foods our bodies are prepared for https://www.princeton.edu/news/2020/10/21/princeton-and-mpala-scholars-link-obesity-and-disease-dramatic-dietary-changes

A new study supporting the “mismatch” hypothesis found that obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular illnesses increased among Turkana people whose diet changed from animal-based to carbohydrate-based.

A National Institutes of Health (NIH) effort at The University of Kansas seeks to improve COVID-19 testing for underserv...
10/19/2020
NIH-funded effort seeks to improve COVID-19 testing in underserved communities across 10 Kansas counties

A National Institutes of Health (NIH) effort at The University of Kansas seeks to improve COVID-19 testing for underserved communities in 10 counties across the state http://www.kumc.edu/news-listing-page/covid-radxup.html

The University of Kansas Medical Center has been chosen to receive a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through the RADx-UP program to support projects designed to rapidly implement COVID-19 testing strategies in populations disproportionately affected by the pandemic.

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities has opened a new and innovative clinical trial for the treatment of metastatic g...
10/18/2020
University of Minnesota opens first of its kind clinical trial to treat metastatic GI cancers using CRISPR genetic engineering

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities has opened a new and innovative clinical trial for the treatment of metastatic gastrointestinal solid tumor cancer https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/university-minnesota-opens-first-its-kind-clinical-trial-treat-metastatic-gi-cancers

The clinical trial is led by Emil Lou with the University of Minnesota Medical School and Masonic Cancer Center.

"The United States’ lagging rate of R&D investment is exacerbated by current strains on the research system and public a...
10/16/2020
A New Report about America, China, and the Future of Innovation - The Perils of Complacency

"The United States’ lagging rate of R&D investment is exacerbated by current strains on the research system and public and private higher education, COVID-19, restrictions on foreign researchers, and proposed cuts to federal investment in basic and applied research." Read the American Academy of Arts & Sciences report: https://www.amacad.org/news/report-america-china-perils-of-complacency

A new report sets forth concerns about America's inadequate investment in R & D for science and engineering as China advances. The report makes recommendations that could help ensure the United States secures its strong position of global leadership in discovery and innovation.

The campuses of America’s leading research universities are places where students, faculty, staff, and outside speakers ...
10/15/2020
Fostering and Protecting Free Speech on Campus | Association of American Universities (AAU)

The campuses of America’s leading research universities are places where students, faculty, staff, and outside speakers practice the free exchange of ideas every day https://www.aau.edu/key-issues/campus-climate-and-safety/fostering-and-protecting-free-speech-campus

America’s leading research universities are places where students, faculty, staff, & outside speakers practice free speech every day.

Government investment in the infrastructure that facilitates scientific research and advancement helped make America saf...
10/13/2020
Renew Investments in Vital Scientific Infrastructure | Association of American Universities (AAU)

Government investment in the infrastructure that facilitates scientific research and advancement helped make America safer, stronger, and more successful in the 20th century https://www.aau.edu/key-issues/research-administration-regulation/renew-investments-vital-scientific-infrastructure

The challenges of the 21st century make it more important than ever to renew our commitment to forward-thinking scientific infrastructure investment.

Nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas,” is the most important greenhouse gas after methane and carbon dioxide and t...
10/10/2020
Why laughing gas is a growing climate problem | Stanford News

Nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas,” is the most important greenhouse gas after methane and carbon dioxide and the biggest human-related threat to the ozone layer, per Stanford University researchers https://news.stanford.edu/2020/10/07/laughing-gas-growing-climate-problem/

Stanford scientist Rob Jackson explains why emissions of nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas,” are rising faster than expected and what it will take to reverse the trend.

The partnership between America's leading research universities and the federal government has resulted in astounding le...
10/08/2020
The Government-University Partnership | AAU

The partnership between America's leading research universities and the federal government has resulted in astounding leaps in innovation and improved public health, supported a dynamic American economy, and built unmatched military superiority https://www.aau.edu/research/government-university-partnership

The government-university partnership has fueled leaps in innovation and public health, unmatched military strength and a dynamic US economy.

A consortium of researchers at UC Davis aims to explore the long-term sustainability of cultivated meat (with the suppor...
10/07/2020
UC Davis Establishes Research, Training in Cultivated Meat | Association of American Universities (AAU)

A consortium of researchers at UC Davis aims to explore the long-term sustainability of cultivated meat (with the support of the National Science Foundation (NSF)) https://www.aau.edu/research-scholarship/featured-research-topics/uc-davis-establishes-research-training-cultivated

A consortium of researchers at UC Davis aims to explore the long-term sustainability of cultivated meat, with support from NSF

Andrea Ghez, a professor at UCLA wins a Nobel Prize in physics for her role in discovering a supermassive black hole at ...
10/06/2020
Professor Andrea Ghez Wins Nobel Prize - Office of the Chancellor

Andrea Ghez, a professor at UCLA wins a Nobel Prize in physics for her role in discovering a supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy - she's the 4th woman to do so following Marie Curie (1903) Maria Goeppert Mayer (1963) & Donna Strickland (2018) https://chancellor.ucla.edu/messages/professor-andrea-ghez-wins-nobel-prize/

Dear Bruin Community: I am delighted to share that Andrea Ghez, UCLA’s Lauren B. Leichtman and Arthur E. Levine Professor of Astrophysics, has been ...

Congratulations to Dr. Charles Rice, who conducted his Nobel Prize winning work fighting the Hepatitis C virus at Washin...
10/05/2020
Trio wins Nobel Prize in medicine for discovery of hepatitis C virus - STAT

Congratulations to Dr. Charles Rice, who conducted his Nobel Prize winning work fighting the Hepatitis C virus at Washington University in St. Louis one of America's leading research universities
https://www.statnews.com/2020/10/05/trio-wins-nobel-prize-in-medicine-for-discovery-of-hepatitis-c-virus

Harvey Alter of the NIH, Michael Houghton of the University of Alberta, and Charles Rice of the Rockefeller University share the prize.

A team of scientists at Yale University has developed a new “robotic fabric” that can change its shape and stiffness on ...
10/03/2020
Shape-changing "robotic fabric" switches between soft and strong

A team of scientists at Yale University has developed a new “robotic fabric” that can change its shape and stiffness on demand or by sensing its environment https://newatlas.com/materials/robotic-fabric-shape-change-soft-hard-heated-cooled/

A team of scientists at Yale University has developed a new “robotic fabric” that can change its shape and stiffness on demand or by sensing its environment. The material could one day be used in high-tech clothing, tents that set themselves up, or robotic parachutes.

At Michigan State University two successful projects focused on early detection of #COVID19 involve collecting saliva an...
10/02/2020
From saliva to sewers: MSU researchers use innovative method to fight COVID-19

At Michigan State University two successful projects focused on early detection of #COVID19 involve collecting saliva and wastewater samples https://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2020/from-saliva-to-sewers-msu-fight-covid19

Since the identification of the novel coronavirus, researchers from around the world have been looking for ways to predict the next COVID-19 outbreak. At Michigan State University, two successful projects focused on early detection involve collecting saliva and wastewater samples, which are excellen...

An organization founded by a University at Buffalo surgical resident who used to work in national security and counterte...
10/01/2020
With COVID-19 Cases Surging in the South and West, UB Surgical Resident’s Medical Mission Group Shifts Focus | Association of American Universities (AAU)

An organization founded by a University at Buffalo surgical resident who used to work in national security and counterterrorism, is also operating stateside, erecting mobile clinics to aid in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic https://www.aau.edu/research-scholarship/featured-research-topics/covid-19-cases-surging-south-and-west-ub-surgical

An organization founded by a UBuffalo surgical resident who used to work in counterterrorism is now erecting mobile clinics to aid in fighting COVID-19

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The Association of American Universities (AAU), a nonprofit organization of 65 leading public and private universities in the U.S. and Canada. Founded in 1900 to advance the international standing of U.S. research universities, AAU today focuses on issues that are important to research-intensive universities, such as funding for research, research policy issues, and graduate and undergraduate education. AAU member universities are on the leading edge of innovation, scholarship, and solutions that contribute to the nation's economy, security, and well-being. AAU programs and projects address institutional issues facing its member universities, as well as government actions that affect these and other universities. Membership in the association is by invitation.

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Help Request for a Research Project Hello, We invite you to participate in a brief online survey regarding workplace loneliness. Faculty, staff, and administrators working full-time at a higher education institution in the United States can participate in this study. Participants who complete the survey will be added to a drawing for three $50 Amazon gift cards. To learn more about this research project and to complete the survey by October 16, please visit https://nku.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6KcUfbGXtP72c05 Thank you in advance for your support. Dr. Ada Cenkci Political Science Criminal Justice and Organizational Leadership Department Northern Kentucky University (NKU)
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https://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/4720 Call for Chapters Proposals Submission Deadline: September 14, 2020 Full Chapters Due: November 1, 2020 Introduction The distribution of altered or false information is certainly not a new concept in advertisement, news reporting, and politics. One does not have to venture too far in the immediate past to find examples of how advertising executives, news anchors, field reporters, and politicians have intentionally manipulated data, facts, and events to promote one agenda or viewpoint over another. With the continued rise in the use of social media, online media, and mass communication outlets to distribute information and news, a new type of disinformation has emerged known as the "deep fake". Deep fakes can assume many forms, but the basic definition is that of manipulating audio, images, or video using some form of Artificial Intelligence. For educators and researchers, particularly those in higher education, deep fakes are problematic in terms of ensuring students are receiving accurate information in terms of completing key assignments, tasks, and research. Choosing the right technologies to match student learning outcomes in today's technology-integrated classrooms presents educators and instructional designers with multiple curricula and instructional design challenges including selecting appropriate technologies to match desired student learning outcomes. As students continue to have broad access to information from a variety of web-based platforms, educators and educational professionals are increasingly tasked with ensuring the information used to complete key assignments or tasks is authentic and from a verifiable resource. As such, the era of deep fakes in images, audios, videos, and digital texts is more prevalent than ever as numerous programs using Artificial Intelligence (AI) can significantly alter original content to fundamentally change the intent of original content. Because many of these AI-based programs are more user-friendly and easily accessible on the internet or mobile devices in a free or relatively inexpensive app, an increase in deep fake content is particularly noticeable within the last decade. Accordingly, educators and educational professionals are now tasked with employing best practices to not only teach basic digital literacy and citizenship skills but also recognize how technology immersed learning environments interact with deep fakes while equipping students with the tools necessary to recognize authentic and altered content. Objective One of the hallmarks of public education is access to relevant materials and resources that accurately reflect instructional content and anticipated student learning outcomes. For teaching faculty, it is of critical importance that the information students have access to and use to complete content-related tasks is sourced from legitimate, vetted resources accurately reflecting the desired information the student means to convey. However, a growing trend across the Internet is the deliberate misrepresentation of otherwise factual information to sway an end-user to adopt a position or line of thinking that may support their position or act in counter thereof. Manipulating images and text to deliberately misinform or mislead the intended audience, or the rising phenomenon known as deep fakes, has definitely impacted areas such as advertisement, politics, and social media. As research about the effects of deep fakes in these areas has risen significantly over the past few years, especially noted during their intense saturation during the 2016 election cycle, understanding how deep fakes have the potential of negatively affecting the fields of teaching and learning presents as an investigative area in need of significant exploration. Accordingly, the purpose of the query here is to understand the history of deep fakes, their proliferation across mainstream and social media outlets, and the extent of their permeation in classrooms and curricula across educational settings. Target Audience P-12 Teaching Faculty Higher Education Faculty Higher Education Administrators Information Specialists Media Specialists Librarians Educational Researchers Undergraduate Students Graduate Students Political Scientists Historians/Historical Researchers Curriculum Designers Instructional Designers AI Designers Cybersecurity Specialists Social Media Managers P-12 Classroom Teachers P-12 School Administrators P-12 School Counselors Recommended Topics Defining Deep Fakes Early Precursors to Deep Fakes Types of Deep Fakes Deep Fakes in Specific Subject Areas Subject Areas most Affected by Deep Fakes Best Practices for P-12 Teaching Faculty Best Practices for Higher Education Faculty Teaching Effective Digital Literacy Skills to Recognize Deep Fakes Teaching Effective Digital Citizenship Cyberactivism Digital Fact-Checking Deep Fakes and TPACK Deep fakes and Politics Impact of Deep Fakes on Socioemotional Learning Impact of Deep Fakes on Cyberbullying Impact of Deep Fakes on Marginalized Populations Impact of Deep Fakes on LGBT Community Impact of Deep Fakes on Educational Politics Impact of Deep Fakes on COVID-19 Education/Information Submission Procedure Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before August 3, 2020, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by September 2, 2020 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by November 1, 2020, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Handbook of Research on the Impact of Deep Fakes in Teaching and Learning Technologies. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process. All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager. Publisher This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2021. Important Dates September 14, 2020: Proposal Submission Deadline September 16, 2020: Notice of Acceptance November 1, 2020: Full Chapter Submission Due December 30, 2020: Review Results Returned January 27, 2021: Revisions Due from Authors Inquiries For more information regarding this project, please contact Rebecca J. Blankenship at: [email protected] Classifications Computer Science and Information Technology; Education; Library and Information Science; Media and Communications; Security and Forensics; Government and Law; Social Sciences and Humanities
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"Thousands years misconception about calculating TIME is leading our generations in to wrong direction".- Sahriar Ahamed:: FROM BANGLADESH; KHULNA;BASUPARA: Years/Months/days/hours/minutes/second are not the unit of measuring time. They are the unit of measuring the rotation of the earth on its own axis and around the sun. Thus we need to change our readings accordingly. Read “Theory of calculating the TIME-the 4th dimension”. URL: https://www.arcjournals.org/international-journal-of-advanced-research-in-physical-science/volume-6-issue-6/3 “The great Stephen Hawkins also became one of the victims of thousands year’s misconception of calculating TIME. Thus he made mistake in his BLACK HOLE theory”- Sahriar Ahamed:: “Open Access Journal of Physics” published “Theory of Time Activity in Black Hole” will clear everyone where STEPHEN HAWKINS had made mistake during explaining the theory related Black Hole. https://www.sryahwapublications.com/open-access-journal-of-physics/volume-2-issue-4/5.php “Even the greatest Albert Einstein could not avoid thousands year’s misconception of calculating TIME. Hence he made mistake in his TIME DILATION theory”- Sahriar Ahamed:: International Journal of Advanced Research in Physical Science published my research paper on Albert Einstein's mistake “Theory of Time Dilation/ Twin Paradox and its Limitation"@speed of light time doesn’t stop. https://www.arcjournals.org/international-journal-of-advanced-research-in-physical-science/volume-5-issue-6/5
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Securing a better future for these small island states in the Indian Ocean By Srimal Fernando and Megha Gupta (Foreign Policy News US) May 04, 2018 The small island states of the Indian Ocean such as Seychelles, Mauritius, Maldives and Sri Lanka which are located on the South and the East of the Indian subcontinent are economically and politically important for the stability and the security of the region. In the recent years, a new line of thinking towards stability and sovereignty of the small island nations through diplomacy has emerged. To balance the power in the Indian Ocean external powers like India and China try to influence these small island states http://foreignpolicynews.org/2018/05/04/securing-a-better-future-for-these-small-island-states-in-the-indian-ocean/