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By Lisa Intrabartola
Going premed is a lofty goal for any undergraduate.
But blazing a path to medical school without role models or a road map can leave many underrepresented students feeling overwhelmed and unsure whether their final destination is even attainable.
This year, a Rutgers program dedicated to leveling the playing field for those students is sending off 52 seniors and alumni to continue their education in the medical and allied health fields.
The data is clear: When we as a nation focus on something, we make progress. This is evident in our students’ achievement after more than a decade of attention to improving elementary education. In 1996, nearly three of every four African-American fourth-graders could not perform at a basic level in mathematics. By 2007, that was down to 30 percent. This is a real testimony to the hard work of educators and students across the country.
By: Jason Llorenz
Technology advances faster than policy. More typically than not, policymakers play catch up with the innovators in an attempt at advancing innovation, or at least staying out of its way, while creating smart, consumer-friendly, beneficial policy. But the pace of innovation in the Internet era makes that process a difficult one, as highlighted by Larry Downs’ theory of Big Bang Innovation.
Remember when computers took up a whole office building floor of air-conditioned space? Reel-to reels turning, making “computing” happen. Those who interacted and worked with computers in the late 1970s and early 1980s had a huge operation on their hands – by today’s standards, inordinate requirements of space were needed just to handle basic calculations.
Language barriers can present an obstacle for nurses caring for patients who speak little or no English.
To deliver the proper healthcare, communication is the key.
Andrea Fernandes takes pride in her ability to help Spanish-speaking patients understand questions and issues that may arise in relation to their health. It’s one of the many reasons she was inspired to pursue a career in nursing.
Three topflight corporations came courting when Nancy Andia received her bachelor of science degree from the Rutgers School of Engineering last December: Lockheed Martin, Verizon Wireless and Johnson & Johnson.
“What I was looking for was a company that would expose me to a technical area as well as the business area, because I wanted to learn more about the business side and how to apply my technical skills to it,” recalled the computer and electrical engineering major.
International migration is projected to surpass natural increase (births minus deaths) as the principal driver of U.S. population growth by the middle of this century, according to three new series of population projections released on Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. This scenario would mark the first time that natural increase was not the leading cause of population increase since at least 1850, when the census began collecting information about residents' country of birth. The shift in what drives U.S. population growth is projected to occur between 2027 and 2038, depending on the future level of international migration.
The Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro) honored seven cultural organizations and one community leader who have joined the ranks of Centro’s 100 Puerto Ricans at a reception at the Silberman School of Social Work in East Harlem.
“These members of our community have worked tirelessly to preserve Puerto Rican culture, history and art in New York City,” said Mayra Torres, Centro’s assistant director of development, media and external relations. “We honor them not only as Puerto Ricans who have made a difference, but for another special reason: agreeing to contribute their papers, oral histories and other memorabilia to the Centro Archives’ 100 Puerto Ricans Campaign.”
Univision Communications Inc., announced on Tuesday a strategic investment in El Rey Network, the new general entertainment, English-language cable network geared towards young-adult audiences and created by renowned American filmmaker Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures.
The network will launch in December 2013 and have nation-wide distribution with initial carriage via Comcast. Chairman Robert Rodriguez unveiled the plans for the new network and showcased one of its slated programs Univision’s 2013 Upfront presentation in New York.
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro has been re-elected to a third term.
The San Antonio Express-News reports that the Democratic rising star received 66.5 percent of the vote in his race against six challengers.
“It feels great to win again,” Castro told the crowd at his victory party Saturday night.