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RICE UNIVERSITY: 5 staff members honored with RICE MILE Award

Rice staff members Jenny Brydon, Agnes Vajtai, Andy Meretoja, Jackie Blyden and Jeff Falk have been honored with the RICE MILE Award. Brydon, senior manager of international advising and programs in the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS), was honored for her “significant impact on the international student population through creating coursework, leadership development programs and high-level intercampus exposure,” said a letter nominating her for the award. “Our students come to Rice expecting excellence,” the letter said.

MIAMI UNIVERSITY-OXFORD: Miami's interior designer wins national awards

Miami University interior designer Janet Massie always knew she would end up in a creative field of work.

3 NY universities rank among schools with lowest drop in acceptance rates

Three New York universities – the most of any state – made a list of 20 schools that defied recent trends and posted the smallest decreases in student acceptance rates over the past 12 years, according to a new study by BusinessStudent.com.

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA, HUNTSVILLE: UAH welcomes Tobias Buckell noted science fiction author, visiting Eminent Scholar

Internationally-acclaimed science fiction writer Tobias S. Buckell, will visit UAH as a Humanities Center Visiting Eminent Scholar for the spring 2019 semester.

ST. NORBERT COLLEGE: Results of Recent Business Intelligence Survey by St. Norbert College to be Revealed at New North Summit

Additional program elements, including the results of a recent regional Business Intelligence Survey by St. Norbert College, have been announced for the 15th annual New North Summit, set for next Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Fox Cities Exhibition Center in downtown Appleton.

College acceptance rates in top-rated schools plummet between 2006 and 2018

An increased demand for a high-quality college education is pegged as the cause of the nationally declining acceptance rates.

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA: UA to Offer State’s First MFA in Dance Program

The University of Alabama’s department of theatre and dance will offer the state’s first Master of Fine Arts in dance program starting in fall 2020.

BERRY COLLEGE: Berry Student Finalist for National Eppy Award

A Berry College student has been named a finalist for a national media award. The EPPY Awards recognize the best media-affiliated websites in 30 categories.

COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES: Mindful Monday to be Held November 19

Mindful Mondays is a weekly drop-in meditation group open to ALL.

BUTLER UNIVERSITY: Lacy School of Business Named Outstanding On-Campus MBA Program by Princeton Review

Butler University's Lacy School of Business has been named one of the 252 outstanding on-campus MBA programs in the Princeton Review's “Best Business Schools for 2019.” The school profiles and rankings can be found at https://www.princetonreview.com/best-business-schools.

BERRY COLLEGE: Berry Professor to Showcase Film at the Rome International Film Festival

A Berry College professor and a Berry alum will showcase films at the Rome International Film Festival this weekend.

RICE UNIVERSITY: Vardi named fellow of the American Mathematical Society

Rice’s Moshe Vardi, a leading expert on artificial intelligence and automation, has been named a fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for 2019.