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Discover Sponsors $25,000 Award to Support Next Wave of Fintech Leaders

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 9:39pm

The financial prize will be awarded to one fintech startup that is a finalist of the NVC, a year-long, intensive business launch competition.

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  • The financial prize will be awarded to one fintech startup that is a finalist of the NVC, a year-long, intensive business launch competition.
  • The NVC is a top university accelerator program in the country that provides early-stage ventures access to funding, mentorship, networking and education.
  • Over the next several months, Discover employees also will mentor University of Chicago students and alumni who create fintech startups that compete in the NVC.
  • Its great to have the opportunity to partner with industry leaders like Discover in supporting the next stage of fintech growth within UChicagos leading entrepreneurial ecosystem, said E.J.

Madrona Awards 2019 Madrona Prize to UW Project That Applies Artificial Intelligence to Build Accurate and Easy-to-Use Models for Physicians to Employ in Time-Sensitive and Potentially Life-Saving Situations

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 6:27pm

CoAI: Cost Aware Artificial Intelligence for Health Care applies ML to help healthcare professionals use accurate predictive models in time-sensitive and potentially life-saving situations.

Key Points: 
  • CoAI: Cost Aware Artificial Intelligence for Health Care applies ML to help healthcare professionals use accurate predictive models in time-sensitive and potentially life-saving situations.
  • The field of cost-sensitive ML builds algorithms that automate the feature selection step, automatically choosing the best subset of input variables to make a high-accuracy prediction.
  • The Madrona Prize is awarded at the end of the Allen Schools annual Industry Affiliates Research Day.
  • Since Madronas inception more than two decades ago, Madrona has funded 18 companies out of the Allen School.

American Campus Communities Named in the Inaugural Texan by Nature 20

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 6:22pm

Texan by Nature (TxN), a Texas-led conservation non-profit founded by former First Lady Laura Bush, today announced that American Campus Communities (ACC) has been named as an honoree of the first-ever Texan by Nature 20 (TxN20) - an official ranking of 20 companies with Texas operations that have made a demonstrative commitment to conservation.

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  • Texan by Nature (TxN), a Texas-led conservation non-profit founded by former First Lady Laura Bush, today announced that American Campus Communities (ACC) has been named as an honoree of the first-ever Texan by Nature 20 (TxN20) - an official ranking of 20 companies with Texas operations that have made a demonstrative commitment to conservation.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191121005852/en/
    At the Texan by Nature 20 Summit in Dallas, hosted by the non-profits founder First Lady Laura Bush, American Campus Communities was honored as a TxN 20 company for making a demonstrative commitment to conservation and sustainability.
  • As part of the TxN 20, Texan by Nature will honor 20 companies across 10 industries in the Lone Star State whose ingenuity are forging new, beneficial paths in conservation.
  • An esteemed, cross-industry selection committee made the final selection of 20 honorees for the Texan by Nature 20.

Sixth Annual Social Mobility Index (SMI) Highlights Performance and Pitfalls as Attention to Social Mobility Grows Among US Colleges and Universities

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 7:00pm

Administrators have a better chance to help strengthen US economic mobility and the promise of the American Dream if they can identify and learn from colleges that are skilled at doing this.

Key Points: 
  • Administrators have a better chance to help strengthen US economic mobility and the promise of the American Dream if they can identify and learn from colleges that are skilled at doing this.
  • This is the prestige that the Social Mobility Index seeks to promote.
  • Higher Education is the most important asset in the Learning Age, adds Wolfston, who recently delivered a keynote address at Old Dominion Universitys Social Mobility Symposium.
  • CollegeNET presents the annual Social Mobility Innovator Awards to student success leaders from US colleges and universities at the Social Mobility Summit an annual forum on economic inclusion and best practices for student success held in Portland, Oregon, each summer.

Global Online Language Learning Market 2019-2023 | Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Language Learning to Boost Growth | Technavio

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 5:00pm

View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191121005508/en/

Key Points: 
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191121005508/en/
    Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled global online language learning market 2019-2023 (Graphic: Business Wire)
    Cost benefits of online language learning programs are the key criteria fostering their popularity over conventional offline language learning programs.
  • Global Online Language Learning Market: Artificial Intelligence (AI) in language learning
    The adoption of AI in language learning comparatively reduces the time taken in learning a language when compared with traditional methods of language learning.
  • Emphasis on language learning by the corporate sector, increasing enrolment of foreign students, gamification in language learning, mobile learning, and integration of analytics features in language learning are some other factors that will boost market growth during the forecast period, says a senior analyst at Technavio.
  • Global Online Language Learning Market: Segmentation Analysis
    This market report segments the global online language learning market by product (courses, solutions, and apps), by language (English, Mandarin, Spanish, and others), and by region (Americas, EMEA, and APAC).

New ResearchGate Study of 10,000 Global Scientists Reveals U.S. Still Top Choice for Academic Researchers

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 2:00pm

A new study of more than 10,000 international academic researchers by ResearchGate , the worlds leading professional network for scientists, has found that the US is the most attractive destination when relocating for an academic job.

Key Points: 
  • A new study of more than 10,000 international academic researchers by ResearchGate , the worlds leading professional network for scientists, has found that the US is the most attractive destination when relocating for an academic job.
  • Globally, over 70% of respondents were open to moving abroad for the right academic research opportunity.
  • This suggests that despite the uncertain political climate around immigration, international researchers still consider the US a scientific powerhouse.
  • The US remains at the forefront of scientific discovery, and international scientists still rightfully regard the US as a leader in academic research.

The Princeton Review Names Jack Welch Management Institute in 2020 List of Top 25 Online MBA Programs

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 2:00pm

For the fourth consecutive year, the Jack Welch Management Institute (JWMI) is recognized on the The Princeton Reviews list of top 25 online MBA programs , advancing two spots to #16 for 2020.

Key Points: 
  • For the fourth consecutive year, the Jack Welch Management Institute (JWMI) is recognized on the The Princeton Reviews list of top 25 online MBA programs , advancing two spots to #16 for 2020.
  • The list is based on both surveys of administrators at the schools and of students enrolled in the schools online MBA programs.
  • The Princeton Review ranks the top 25 online MBA programs based on data from the company's 20182019 surveys of administrators at more than 110 business schools offering online MBAs.
  • The Princeton Reviews feature, Best Business Schools 2020, offers in-depth profiles of the top 25 online MBA programs.

Travelers Institute Teams Up With Carnegie Mellon University and RAND Corporation to Host Automated Vehicle Symposium

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 1:05pm

The Travelers Institute , the public policy division of The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV ), will host a symposium today at Carnegie Mellon University.

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  • The Travelers Institute , the public policy division of The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV ), will host a symposium today at Carnegie Mellon University.
  • In addition, more than two-thirds of those surveyed feel that semiautonomous technology would reduce their ability to react quickly behind the wheel.
  • Todays symposium, held in partnership with the RAND Institute for Civil Justice and Carnegie Mellon Universitys Traffic21 Institute, will begin at 11:30 a.m.
  • ET and feature a panel discussion moderated by Woodward, which will include:
    James Anderson, Director, Justice Policy Program; Director, RAND Institute for Civil Justice; Senior Behavioral Scientist; RAND Corporation.

Pepperdine Graziadio Online MBA Ranked No. 12 by Princeton Review

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 1:00pm

Of the top 25 online MBA programs that The Princeton Review ranked Graziadio is the No.1 faith-based university.

Key Points: 
  • Of the top 25 online MBA programs that The Princeton Review ranked Graziadio is the No.1 faith-based university.
  • As part of The Princeton Reviews 2020 Best Business Schools on-campus MBA list, Pepperdine Graziadio ranked No.
  • It is an honor that our online MBA program continues to be recognized as one of the countrys leading programs by The Princeton Review.
  • Designed specifically for working professionals, the online MBA program incorporates the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of the Graziadio School.

Mainline Esports Tournament Company Powers Texas A&M, University of Texas - Austin, Louisiana State University and the University of St. Thomas Esports Initiatives

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 1:00pm

Mainline , an esports tournament software and management company, today announced Texas A&M , University of Texas - Austin , Louisiana State University and the University of St. Thomas are utilizing Mainline software platform to host and grow their on-campus esports communities.

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  • Mainline , an esports tournament software and management company, today announced Texas A&M , University of Texas - Austin , Louisiana State University and the University of St. Thomas are utilizing Mainline software platform to host and grow their on-campus esports communities.
  • Mainline provides colleges, universities, brands and organizations the ability to manage, monetize and market esports through white-labeled, hosted tournament sites.
  • The University of Texas - Austin is currently running two tournaments on Mainline: Rocket League and League of Legends .
  • Mainline is an esports tournament software and management company focused on providing customers with their own esports offerings.