College Briefs for June 20

As we approach the midpoint of the year, colleges and universities across the country are buzzing with activity. From new program launches to faculty achievements, here are the latest college briefs for June 20:

University of Michigan Launches New Sustainability Program

The University of Michigan has announced the launch of a new undergraduate program in sustainability. The program, which will begin in the fall semester, aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to address the world’s most pressing environmental challenges. The program is a collaboration between the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and the School for Environment and Sustainability.

Harvard Professor Wins Prestigious Award

Dr. Maria Rodriguez, a professor of biology at Harvard University, has been awarded the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Alan T. Waterman Award. The award, which is considered one of the highest honors in the scientific community, recognizes Rodriguez’s groundbreaking research on the genetics of plant development.

UC Berkeley Receives $10 Million Gift

The University of California, Berkeley has received a $10 million gift from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to support the university’s efforts to increase diversity and inclusion in the field of computer science. The gift will be used to establish a new center for diversity and inclusion in computer science, which will provide resources and support for underrepresented students.

Yale University Names New Dean of Engineering

Yale University has announced the appointment of Dr. Jeffrey Brock as the new dean of the School of Engineering & Applied Science. Brock, who is currently a professor of mathematics at Yale, will assume his new role on July 1. He succeeds Dr. Mitchell Smooke, who has served as dean since 2014.

University of Texas at Austin Launches New Online Course Platform

The University of Texas at Austin has launched a new online course platform, which will provide students with access to a range of online courses and degree programs. The platform, which is powered by the online learning platform edX, will offer courses in subjects such as computer science, data science, and engineering.

These are just a few of the latest college briefs for June 20. As the academic year comes to a close, colleges and universities are continuing to innovate and push the boundaries of what is possible in higher education.

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