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The Green Apple BlogThe Green Apple is your Science Connexion news resource. Learn about new equipment just received, sustainable living and energy efficiency ideas for schools.
Tuesday, July 17 2012

A professor and head of chemistry at the university has received a $390,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to test methods of coating solar panel films using nanoparticles from a chemical group called metal chalcogenides. The inexpensive films could be wrapped over everything from vehicles to buildings to gain maximum sunshine exposure and produce electricity...

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Tuesday, July 10 2012

Sixteen-year-old Evergreen Park native K’Maja Bell offered an exclusive glimpse into a new e-book about the cosmos at the nation’s yearly gathering of the American Astronomical Society...

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Monday, July 09 2012

As college graduates explore the workforce, they must not only contend with rising debt from student loans but high jobless rates as well. Yet the still-growing field of renewable energy is an engine of job growth, creating new positions in every corner of the world – including Oregon and Washington, where a partnership between Columbia Gorge Community College and Focus the Nation highlights the renewable energy workforce as a driving factor in rural economic development...

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Tuesday, July 03 2012

Starting in fall 2012, the university will offer a new Master of Public Affairs with a concentration in urban sustainability and a Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs in sustainable management and policy. At the undergraduate level, students will learn the principles of sustainability, sustainable management, environmental justice and green technologies. At the graduate level, students will take courses in areas including urban sustainability, environmental conflict resolution, cost-benefit analysis, and natural resource management...

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State officials step in after report spells out dysfunction and mismanagement in the school system.
11th grader at George Washington Carver High was shot in the hip; injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
A soda bottle wrapped in duct tape and containing explosives had already gone off on the playground of Rossiter Elementary in Helena when it was discovered; no one was injured.
California allocated more than $15.4 billion to colleges and universities, according to the Grapevine study.
A homeowners association in Surprise, Ariz., wants to build a wall that could force students to take a longer and potentially more dangerous route to their school.
Student, 19, was found wounded Sunday in a residence hall on the Nashville campus.
By 2022-23, high schools won't be able to start classes before 8:30 a.m.
The Anne Arundel County board votes to rebuild outdated facilities in Annapolis, Glenn Burnie and Severn.
Asbestos concerns and other construction problems forced district officials to relocate nearly 1,000 students who attend the 2 schools.
The Sacramento area school system says it needs to make cuts because of enrollment drops and too many campuses.
Gov. Gavin Newsom signs bill that allows parents to administer medical cannabis to their children at their schools.
The donation from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation will enable the university to remodel existing veterinary school facilities and construct an additional building.
The Russell-Tyler-Ruthton district is replacing 3 schools with a single districtwide campus.
An assortment of photos depicting school and university facilities through the years.
An $80 million Memorial Union will replace an outdated facility on the Grand Forks campus.
The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County district had students stopped using their Chromebooks after one began smoking in a third-grade classroom in Lewisville, N.C..
A federal magistrate says U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has violated a court order to stop collecting loan debts from students who attended the now bankrupt Corinthian Colleges
North Hall is the school's first newly constructed student housing in 34 years.
Rankings from the WalletHub website say that Arizona is least friendly state for teachers to work in 2019
Scape North America had proposed spending $1 billion on student housing in Boston, but now wants to build apartments for the general population.
A private donor is paying for the water attraction as an added amenity to the school's Orlando campus.
Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to spend $600 million to boost starting teachers' salaries in Florida to $47,500 a year.
The school system wants to recover the millions of dollars it has spent battling the over-prescription and addiction caused by the drugs.
The 149-room hotel is expected to open in September 2021.
Benjamin Franklin High School and Science Leadership Academy, which share a building, are closed indefinitely while tests are conducted.
The $56 million Integrated Science and Engineering facility is set to open on the Spokane, Wash., campus in 2021
District says a man with a knife in his pocket made it into a classroom at a Port Orange, Fla., high school without being stopped.
Running out of reserve funds, the Wood County board will close 2 elementary schools may close a third.
An anti-affirmative action group had alleged that the school's admissions policies wrongfully held Asian American applicants to higher standards.
Robert Morris University Illinois would become part of Roosevelt University.