March Madness Explained

By Mark Trainer If you come to study in the U.S., you’ll find that this is the time of year when many college students — and Americans from all walks of life —
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Poll: Americans’ Knowledge of Government, History in ‘Crisis’

VOA News Many people who live in the United States are “alarmingly ignorant of America’s history and heritage,” according to a new poll. The poll found, for example, that 10 percent of American college graduates incorrectly think celebrity television judge Judith Sheindlin, known as “Judge Judy,” is a member of the U.S. (more...)

U.S. Undergraduate Education — Finding the Best Fit

Diversity of choices, flexibility and quality are the cornerstones of undergraduate study in the United States. The undergraduate degree, also known as a bachelor’s degree, is awarded after completing a specified number of credits in a major field of study. Every course confers a certain number of credits, and each institution (more...)

Developing Self-Confidence and Cross-Cultural Skills

Sonya Hakobyan Armenia Utah State University, Logan, Utah, a large research university on a suburban campus Undergraduate study in the United States is a rewarding experience for any international student. The USA offers the world’s finest colleges and universities, with outstanding programs in all possible fields, including my own major, (more...)

Mayor Nutter and Education Office Celebrate the Class of 2014

‘Toss Your Caps!’ event salutes graduates for their accomplishments Mayor Michael A. Nutter capped off the school year by celebrating the accomplishments of about 300 new graduates from colleges and universities in Philadelphia and the surrounding area on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Mayor Nutter was joined by Chief (more...)

What Is a MOOC?

Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, take education out of the classroom and make classes from top-rated universities available for free to anyone who can connect to the Internet. MOOCs are in their infancy, but their potential is huge. To some, MOOCs offer a glimpse of education’s future. (more...)

Sen. Stack Joins Call for Corbett to Restore University Funding

Sen. Mike Stack joined the Association of Pennsylvania State College & University Faculties today to demand that Gov. Tom Corbett fully restore the funding slashed from the 14 state-owned universities. Stack (D-Philadelphia) said Pennsylvania’s budgets should no longer be balanced on the backs of students and their families. “Ever since this governor (more...)

Immigration Reform Is Economic Imperative for U.S.

By Merle David Kellerhals Jr. Staff Writer President Obama is calling for an immigration system that is smart, efficient and fair because it is central to his goal of promoting economic innovation and business development, says chief White House economic adviser Alan Krueger. No country does a better job integrating (more...)

Little Telescope Spies Gigantic Galaxy Clusters

The all-sky infrared maps created by NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) have revealed one distant galaxy cluster and are expected to uncover thousands more.

These massive structures are collections of up to thousands of galaxies bound together by gravity. They were born out of seeds of matter
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U.S. Government Expands Program for International Students

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced May 11 an expanded list of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) designated-degree programs that qualify eligible graduates on student visas for an optional practical training (OPT) extension. The department said the action builds on a series of administrative reforms (more...)

Study in U.S.: Tips and Recommendations

U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Byerly gives some tips for those who wants to travel to the U.S. to study or do research: " I love to talk with students and faculty of universities in different cities of Russia. I really enjoy talking with students and professors at universities all around (more...)

Is Georgia Better Off Now Than Before Rose Revolution?

The former Soviet State of Georgia threw off its corrupt and undemocratic government in the Rose Revolution of November 2003, which opened a new chapter in the history of modern Georgia. The post revolution government achieved a number of successes in areas such as fighting corruption,  actively pursuing foreign investments, (more...)

Penn State One of Most LGBT-Friendly Universities

Penn State is now acknowledged with a 5-star rating as one of the most LGBT-friendly universities in the country. Only 33 universities out of 300 participating received the top honors. The index of LGBT-friendliness was based on a 50-point self-assessment questionnaire covering 8 primary factors: policy inclusion, support and institutional commitment, (more...)

Philadelphia Science Festival

Philadelphia Science Festival

ONE BIG CITY. TWO GREAT WEEKS. 120 FREE EVENTS. April 15-28, 2011 The Philadelphia Science Festival is a citywide collaboration showcasing science and technology. Part of a national movement to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers, it builds on Philadelphias rich history of innovation with dozens of (more...)

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