CSUN awarded nearly $2.3 million grant from National Institutes of Health

Cal State Northridge announced Wednesday, Jan. 20, that it has been awarded a nearly $2.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to help graduate students transfer from a master’s degree program into a doctoral program, with the hopes that they will work in biomedical research. The five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute for General Medical Sciences to the Bridges to the Doctorate Training Program includes money to cover about 60% of the students...
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LAUSD students discuss political climate as Biden becomes president

Seeing a new administration take over the White House brings with it a feeling of excitement for Emely Cortez. At the same time, she struggles to remain hopeful that President Joe Biden will be able to get as much accomplished as she would like, given how fractured the country is. “In the last four years, when I’ve actually gotten into politics and I started paying attention, I’ve only seen a lot of bad stuff,” said Cortez, an 11th grader at Cesar E. Chavez Social Justice Humanitas Academy in Sa...
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African edtech startup uLesson lands a $7.5 million Series A

ULesson, an edtech startup based in Nigeria that sells digital curriculum to students through SD cards, has raised $7.5 million in Series A funding. The round is led by Owl Ventures, which closed over half a billion in new fund money just months ago. Other participants include LocalGlobe and existing investors, including TLcom Capital and Founder Collective. The financing comes a little over a year since uLesson closed its $3.1 million seed round in November 2019. The startup’s biggest differenc...
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Let’s Make Room To Play

We’ve heard a lot about bringing more play into the workspace, how about bringing more work into the play space? That’s one of the ideas behind Room To Play’s Play+ Collection: how best to structure an environment that inherently helps to integrate learning and play Play+ is child-friendly and kid-safe. Comprised of a range of seating, tables, modular elements, mats, interactive landscapes, and storage, the collection invites carefree play while also facilitating learning. ...
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3 steps a millennial couple took to pay off $118,000 of student-loan debt in just one year

Karen Akpan owed over $69,000 in student-loan debt, while her husband owed $40,000. Karen Akpan Millennial couple Karen and Sylvester Akpan paid off $118,000 of student-loan debt in one year. Akpan told Insider she was inspired by Dave Ramsey's "gazelle intensity" method. They took 3 steps: selling their house to buy an RV, creating a budget, and increasing their income. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For Karen Akpan, 2020 ended on a high note. She and her husband, Syl...
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Prince’s First Television Interview (1985) By 1985, Prince had made appearances on American Bandstand and Saturday Night Live, toured the world several times, and released seven studio albums, including the groundbreaking Purple Rain and less-than-groundbreaking accompanying film, for which he won an Oscar. He had inadvertently helped launch Tipper Gore’s Parents Music Resource Council after she caught her daughter listening to “Darling Nikki.” He was a bona fide global superstar and on...
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Department of basic education edges closer to releasing matric results

The basic education department has said that it is almost done with the marking process and that the capturing of marks is in progress. The post Department of basic education edges closer to releasing matric results appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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21 Cute Backpacks for School 2021: Our Picks for Going to Class with Style

Sling some style over your shoulder this semester.
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Rarely-Seen Illustrations of Dante’s Divine Comedy Are Now Free Online, Courtesy of the Uffizi Gallery

We know Dante’s Divine Comedy—especially its famous first third, Inferno—as an extended theological treatise, epic love poem, and vicious satire of church hypocrisy and the Florentine political faction that exiled Dante from the city of his birth in 1302. Most of us don’t know it the way its first readers did (and as Dante scholars do): a compendium in which “a number of medieval literary genres are digested and combined,” as Robert M. Durling writes in his translation of the Inferno. These lit...
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Brâncuși Captures His Sculpture & Life on Film: Watch Rare Footage Shot Between 1923-1939

Here in the early 21st century, even the non-artists among us carry digital video cameras in our pockets. Back in the early 20th century, the ability to film your own life and work, or that of your coterie, wasn’t so close at hand — unless, of course, you ran with the avant-garde. Constantin Brâncu?i did, having been brought into the artistic and intellectual scene of the Paris of the 1910s, to which he’d made his way from his native Romania. He eventually counted among his friends the like...
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Government leaders, houses of worship pause to honor victims of pandemic

Beth Gramling rings a bell during a vigil in remembrance of all who have died from COVID and all families who have suffered from loss at Altadena Community Church in Altadena on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. (Photo by Libby Cline-Birmingham, Contributing Photographer) Church members join in the vigil in from a safe distance in their car during a vigil in remembrance of all who have died from COVID and all families who have suffered from loss at Altadena Community Church in Altadena on Tuesday, J...
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