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M.I.T. plans college for AI, backed by $1B

Every major university is wrestling with how to adapt to the technology wave of artificial intelligence — how to prepare students not only to harness the powerful tools of A.I., but also to thoughtfully weigh its ethical and social implications.

Beetle mania: The nasty insect that is killing the trees of Johannesburg

South Africa’s largest city proudly notes that it has one of the world’s largest urban forests. But an invasive insect has been killing Johannesburg’s trees by the tens of thousands, and baffled experts are scrambling to find ways to stop it.

Big companies seek more holistic energy management

This week at VERGE 18, GreenBiz and Siemens are unveiling a new research project on how large companies and government agencies are adapting to a rapidly transforming energy landscape that is decentralized, digitized and distributed.

Chinese Companies Seek to Buy U.S. Campuses

When a Chinese company seeks to buy an American music college, opponents of the sale raise academic freedom concerns. Over the last several years, Chinese buyers have purchased a number of campuses in the U.S.

LMU receives $1M federal grant for international business education program

Loyola Marymount University’s College of Business Administration has received a grant of more than $1 million from the U.S. Department of Education to expand international business education initiatives over the next four years

International students compete in clinical skills in China

"We must train international medical students to become qualified doctors, which is not only crucial for their countries' medical profession, but also can help promote the Belt and Road Initiative," a medical education expert said.

UNC prof nominates Christine Blasey Ford for award

A professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill nominated Dr. Christine Blasey Ford for one of the school's “Distinguished Alumni Awards,” citing how Ford “told the truth” about an encounter she allegedly had with Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Students less likely to drop out if taught via lectures, study finds

Thinking about dropping out is associated with perceptions of low one-to-one contact with staff and non-traditional delivery methods, research on one university suggests