Global data challenge winners investigating county-level COVID-19 impact of in-person college classes; social determinants of health

( NewMediaWire ) – December 03, 2020 – DALLAS – Researchers from University of Michigan and University of Alabama studying the impact of in-person college classes on community COVID-19 cases and the affect social determinants of health play in virus outbreaks and deaths won the top awards in the American Heart Association’s first ever COVID-19 data challenge. The challenge focused on understanding the relationships between COVID-19 and other risk factors, health conditions, health disparities and social determinants of health that may bring a higher burden of illness or mortality.

After rigorous peer review by a panel of 26 U.S.-based data science and public health experts, these teams have been selected as winners:

  • Grand Prize ($15,000): Brahmajee Nallamothu, M.D., and Ji Zhu, Ph.D., University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, led the project “Population-based Features and Their Association with Coronavirus Disease 2019 Infection in the United States.” The team analyzed national data
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Loyola University New Orleans honors Orleans Parish judge, and more metro college news | Crescent City community news

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS: Judge Robin Pittman ‘91, J.D. ‘96,  is recipient of the 2020 Adjutor Hominum Award from the Alumni Association of Loyola University New Orleans. This award recognizes a Loyola graduate whose life exemplifies the values and philosophy of Jesuit education: moral character, service to humanity and unquestionable integrity. Pittman is a criminal court judge and former assistant district attorney in Orleans Parish. She spends much of her time out of chambers in the community, engaged in service to Loyola and visiting local schools to mentor young students. In lieu of a party to celebrate her accomplishment, Pittman has established a sociology scholarship to benefit high-achieving sociology majors with financial need. To contribute, visit giving.loyno.edu/adjutorhominum.

DELGADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE CYBERSECURITY TRAINING: A 4.5-month cybersecurity career training course begins Dec. 7 at Delgado Community College with support from the Capital One Foundation. Those who complete the program will receive credentials

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The Latest: Boise State says its resuming football practice | College Sports

Georgia wound up opening the season Sunday with an 85-75 win over Florida A&M, another game that was arranged on short notice after a contest against Gardner-Webb was canceled because of coronavirus concerns.

Northern Arizona’s two-game basketball series with Eastern Washington this weekend has been pushed back due to COVID-19 concerns.

The Lumberjacks and Eagles were slated to play Thursday and Saturday in Flagstaff. Those games will now be played Dec. 18-19.

Northern Arizona’s opening game against Arizona last Wednesday was canceled due to a positive test with the Lumberjacks’ program.

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh says team meetings that were scheduled to be done in person will be conducted virtually on Monday after an increased number of presumptive positive COVID-19 tests.

Harbaugh says the decision was made “out of an abundance of caution,” by medical professionals, athletic department staff, athletic trainers and doctors.

The Wolverines (2-4) are scheduled to play

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College of Community Innovation and Education Student Wins UCF 3MT Research Competition

Presentations on interrupting the achievement gap of students, technology for cooling devices, and understanding near-earth asteroids received the top prizes this year at UCF’s annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition.

The international event challenges doctoral students to present their research in three minutes using only one slide as a prompt. Judging of the students is based on research, their presentation skills and how they communicate their work to a general audience. The judges are non-scientists. This year was even more challenging because of the pandemic; students had to present via Zoom.

Hosted by the College of Graduate Studies and the Office of Research, ten finalists came from a wide range of disciplines, including criminal justice, engineering, sciences, nursing, sociology, and education.

Lauren Thomas from curriculum and instruction took first place with her presentation on Interrupting the Achievement Gap Ideology ; Khan Mohammad Rabbi from mechanical engineering took second with his

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The Latest: No. 17 Texas Tech against St. John’s canceled | College Sports

Northern Arizona’s two-game basketball series with Eastern Washington this weekend has been pushed back due to COVID-19 concerns.

The Lumberjacks and Eagles were slated to play Thursday and Saturday in Flagstaff. Those games will now be played Dec. 18-19.

Northern Arizona’s opening game against Arizona last Wednesday was canceled due to a positive test with the Lumberjacks’ program.

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh says team meetings that were scheduled to be done in person will be conducted virtually on Monday after an increased number of presumptive positive COVID-19 tests.

Harbaugh says the decision was made “out of an abundance of caution,” by medical professionals, athletic department staff, athletic trainers and doctors.

The Wolverines (2-4) are scheduled to play Maryland (2-2) on Saturday at Michigan Stadium, where they are 0-3 this season.

The Terrapins, who had two games canceled due to a coronavirus outbreak within the program, played for the first time

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Inside American Express’s virtual mentorship program that’s helping low-income teens get into and pay for college



a close up of a person wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: Alexander-Joseph Silva, 18, said the program has helped him navigate not only the college process, but the process of coming out as transgender. Alexander-Joseph Silva


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Alexander-Joseph Silva, 18, said the program has helped him navigate not only the college process, but the process of coming out as transgender. Alexander-Joseph Silva

  • American Express and a nonprofit called Strive for College have helped more than 4,000 students navigate the complicated college admissions and financial aid process through their program UStrive. 
  • The program pairs students from marginalized backgrounds with American Express employees and cardholders who volunteer as mentors. 
  • With the help of his mentor, Alexander-Joseph Silva, 18, was able to apply to college, secure financial aid, and navigate the process of coming out as transgender. 
  • American Express global president Doug Buckminster says mentorship programs are a key part of addressing inequality. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Alexander-Joseph Silva, 18, is a freshman studying computer science at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. His freshman year has been great so far. He’s

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College football: Alabama routs Auburn without Nick Saban

TUSCLAOOSA, Ala. — Mac Jones passed for 302 yards and five touchdowns, highlighted by two long ones to DeVonta Smith, and Alabama rolled over rival Auburn 42-13 on Saturday without coach Nick Saban.

The Crimson Tide (8-0), who are No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings, continued a dominating march through a schedule of all-Southeastern Conference games even minus their six-time national champion coach on the sideline. The No. 22 Tigers fell to 5-3.

Saban tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday and watched the game feed from home, witnessing the usual array of big plays with offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, a former USC head coach, running the show.

The result was much of the same against Auburn, which suffered the second-most lopsided loss of Gus Malzahn’s coaching tenure. The only bigger margin was Alabama’s 52-21 win in the 2018 Iron Bowl.

The Crimson Tide started a string of three

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Watch Ncaaf College Football Stream Week 13 Online Free

Hi Wellcome Ncaaf Fans! College football games are finally back, Texas Tech vs Oklahoma State Live Ncaaf College Football Stream Week 13 Online and fans are doing all they can to see every single game. While other sports may be the national pastime, college football is a truly American passion. You Can Watch  Texas Tech vs Oklahoma State Live Online Access Now Free. Millions of fans gather in campus stadiums on Saturdays each fall to root on their school and their team.

It may seem a bit strange, but rivalry weekend is upon us despite the fact that there’s a good chunk of the season left. The weekend is headlined by the SEC on CBS Game of the Week between No. 1 Alabama and No. 22 Auburn in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Even though the Tigers have disappointed the pundits this year, they have the chance to top the Tide for the … Read More

Oklahoma State vs. Texas Tech odds, line: 2020 college football picks, Week 13 predictions from proven model

The Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Oklahoma State Cowboys are set to square off in a Big 12 matchup at noon ET on Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium. Oklahoma State is 5-2 overall and 3-1 at home, while the Red Raiders are 3-5 overall and 0-3 on the road. The Red Raiders hold a 23-21-2 edge in the all-time series thanks to back-to-back victories in the last two seasons to stop a nine-year Cowboys winning streak from 2009-2017.

Texas Tech has also covered the spread in each of those victories and has two outright wins this season as underdogs. The Cowboys are favored by 11-points in the latest Oklahoma State vs. Texas Tech odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 54. Before entering any Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma State picks, you’ll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.

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Miles College Gets $2 Million In Technology Resources From IBM

FAIRFIELD, AL — Miles College has announced a multi-million dollar collaboration with IBM on a comprehensive program designed to develop diverse and high demand skill sets that align with industry needs and trends for both students and faculty.

IBM and Miles College are building on the need to advance digital skills in education and are dedicated to providing future focused curriculum and educational tools to help train the diverse workforce of tomorrow in fast-growing technologies such as AI, blockchain, data science, cybersecurity, cloud and quantum.

“Miles College celebrates IBM’s leadership in recognizing the value of investing in HBCU students as current and future leaders and innovators in the technology workforce,” said Bobbie Knight, Miles College President. “While the digital divide has historically placed many students at a technological disadvantage, this initiative will absolutely help narrow that gap.”

The collaboration extends IBM’s recent investment in technology, assets, resources and skills development

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