The University of Sheffield is launching two new Ukrainian language courses, one of which is a first in the UK. Sheffield is launching a beginners course to give people a chance to try learning Ukrainian for the first time. Both courses will be taught by Ukrainian academics who are being hosted by Sheffield as part of its University of Sanctuary initiative. This initiative is not just about language; it is also about creating a space where participants can share their experience and learn more about Ukrainian culture.”The Ukrainian language conversion course is unlike any other language programme taught by a UK university. Due to their similarities, it can be easier for someone who is already familiar with a Slavonic language to learn another from the same family.
Debut Issue of UW-Published Journal Now AvailableThe debut issue of an open peer-reviewed journal, published by University of Wyoming Libraries, launched today (Wednesday). The release of the journal’s debut issue coincides with Open Access Week, which takes place annually during the last full week of October. The weeklong, global celebration promotes meaningful dialogue about the benefits of open access to advance changes that will make open access to knowledge the standard in scholarship and research communities. This innovative process allows the journal to embrace open access in a manner not typical of peer-reviewed journals. One article, “OER State Policy Discourse: Adding equity to the cost savings conversation,” includes an in-depth policy discourse analysis on enacted legislation concerning OER in public postsecondary institutions.5 months ago University of Wyoming
Rochester researchers see applications in LiDAR, atomic physics, AR/VR. It will pave the way for new applications of integrated semiconductor lasers in LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) remote sensing that is used, for example, in self-driving cars. A ‘fully on-chip laser solution’Integrated semiconductor lasers have been at the core of integrated photonics, enabling many advances over the last few decades in information technologies and basic science. The researchers say they’ve overcome these challenges by creating a new type of integrated semiconductor laser, based on the Pockels effect. Frequency conversion capabilities that overcome spectral bandwidth limitations of traditional integrated semiconductor lasers.5 months ago University of Rochester
UW Undergraduate’s Research Leads to Invention of Technology for TelerehabilitationQin “Arthur” Zhu, a professor in the UW Division of Kinesiology and Health, helps a student participant, Yunda Huang, navigate a virtual-reality device to be used in telerehabilitation. The opportunity of telerehabilitation emerged with the technology created by Todd and his research team. A year later, Derek Smith, an associate professor and director of the Division of Kinesiology and Health, also joined MoVE as CEO. UW student Russell Todd, of Baggs, and Qin “Arthur” Zhu, a professor in the Division of Kinesiology and Health, showcase their virtual-reality project. -- 2020: A project titled “Accelerated Telerehabilitation Infrastructure and Clinical Viability” was funded by the U.S. Department of the Treasury through the Wyoming Health and Bioscience Innovation Hub.5 months ago University of Wyoming
The recent start of the Covid-19 Inquiry is a reminder that we have a lot to learn from our experience of the pandemic. Working with eight international partners within the European University for Well-being (EUniWell) consortium, in July we co-led a EUniWell summer school on the impact of Covid-19 on European health and well-being. This was a very stimulating experience, bringing together the brightest and the best students from our European universities with cutting-edge researchers and practitioners. She says the EUniWell summer school was one of the highlights of her time as a student. Gabriella comments: “The summer school was not only intellectually stimulating, it was also a fantastic opportunity to meet like-minded students from across Europe.4 months ago University of Birmingham
ArtSci Roundup: Miha Sarani exhibition opening, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman conversation, and moreThrough public events and exhibitions, connect with the UW community every week! That jiu-jitsu move of transforming anxiety into something productive and helpful is the topic of Dr. Suzuki’s talk. UW Faculty, UW Staff, UW Retirees and UW Alumni Association (UWAA): 10% off regular-priced single tickets, subject to availability. Free | More informationOctober 27, 10:30 AM |A Conversation with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman: Technology and the Future of Foreign Policy, onlineFeatured guest speakers:Wendy R. Sherman, U.S. Deputy Secretary of StateNathaniel C. Fick, U.S. Join the conversation: Register for the keynote with the author on November 14 at 1:30pm (in person or Zoom).5 months ago University of Washington
Thomas says a perfect storm of climatic conditions this season have produced especially vibrant leaf tones. He recently spoke to Danny Sinopoli about the science behind this year’s eye-catching autumnal foliage. Why do leaves change colour in the fall? However, red colours in fall foliage are due to newly produced anthocyanin pigments, which raises an intriguing functional biology question: What is the adaptive value in leaves producing new pigments just before the leaves are to be shed? But what happens when the entire landscape is red, or the colour is rendered on such a large scale?5 months ago University of Toronto
Maine has a new outdoor math learning lab with unveiling of interactive sculpture at Orono’s Webster ParkAn interactive sculpture that harnesses the rays of the sun to help users explore multiplication and division was unveiled Friday in Orono’s Webster Park, the product of a unique partnership between the University of Maine and the Town of Orono. The prototype sculpture was designed and built by UMaine associate professor of art Greg Ondo and sculpture studio technician Sam Hoey. Through UMaine’s MIRTA accelerator program, our idea broadened, and we pivoted to develop an interactive sculpture that can be installed in parks, schools and museums. “Locating the first SunRule in Webster Park means that students of all ages will have the opportunity to explore math outdoors and to help the SunRule team test their concept. The SunRule is located in the west end of Webster Park, a short walk from the parking area.5 months ago The University of Maine