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The Association of American Universities (AAU), a nonprofit organization of 65 leading public and private universities in the U.S. and Canada. Founded in 1900 to advance the international standing of U.S. research universities, AAU today focuses on issues that are important to research-intensive universities, such as funding for research, research policy issues, and graduate and undergraduate education. AAU member universities are on the leading edge of innovation, scholarship, and solutions that contribute to the nation's economy, security, and well-being. AAU programs and projects address institutional issues facing its member universities, as well as government actions that affect these and other universities. Membership in the association is by invitation.

Mission: AAU works to maintain the productive partnership between the nation’s research universities and the federal government, as well as to help its member universities address institutional issues they face. The major activities of the association include federal government relations, policy studies, public affairs, and special projects.

Researchers at the University of Washington have created AuraRing, a ring and wristband combination that can detect the ...
02/26/2020
The one ring — to track your finger’s location

Researchers at the University of Washington have created AuraRing, a ring and wristband combination that can detect the precise location of someone’s index finger and continuously track hand movements https://www.washington.edu/news/2020/02/03/auraring-tracks-fingers-location/

UW researchers have created AuraRing, a ring and wristband combination that can detect the precise location of someone's index finger and continuously track hand movements.

A protein that breast, lung and other cancers use to promote their spread – or metastasis – to the brain, has been ident...
02/25/2020
Scientists identify protein that promotes brain metastasis | Cornell Chronicle

A protein that breast, lung and other cancers use to promote their spread – or metastasis – to the brain, has been identified by a team led by Cornell University researchers https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2019/11/scientists-identify-protein-promotes-brain-metastasis

A protein that breast, lung and other cancers use to promote their spread – or metastasis – to the brain, has been identified by a team led by Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian investigators.

An artificial intelligence (AI) tool—trained at New York University on roughly a million screening mammography images—ha...
02/23/2020
Combination of Artificial Intelligence & Radiologists More Accurately Identified Breast Cancer

An artificial intelligence (AI) tool—trained at New York University on roughly a million screening mammography images—has identified breast cancer with approximately 90 percent accuracy when combined with analysis by radiologists https://www.nyu.edu/about/news-publications/news/2019/october/combination-of-artificial-intelligence---radiologists-more-accur.html

An artificial intelligence (AI) tool—trained on roughly a million screening mammography images—has identified breast cancer with approximately 90 percent accuracy when combined with analysis by radiologists.

Undergraduate students at the University of Pittsburgh have designed wearables to help people improve their posture http...
02/22/2020
Undergrad Innovators Design Wearable Device to Aid People in Posture

Undergraduate students at the University of Pittsburgh have designed wearables to help people improve their posture https://www.pittwire.pitt.edu/news/undergrad-innovators-designing-wearable-device-aid-people-posture

Posture Perfect doesn’t just help users sit up straight—it could help people with Parkinson’s disease avoid falls. The student innovation effort that started in Joseph Semosky’s bioengineering course is nearing a pilot program in clinics.

AAU’s comments on the U.S. Department of Education rule on campus free speech reiterates our commitment to free and open...
02/20/2020
AAU, Associations Submit Comments on “Free Inquiry” NPRM | Association of American Universities (AAU)

AAU’s comments on the U.S. Department of Education rule on campus free speech reiterates our commitment to free and open expression while detailing harmful consequences of linking outcomes of 1st amendment and campus speech policy court cases to research funding. Full comments here: https://www.aau.edu/key-issues/aau-associations-submit-comments-free-inquiry-nprm

AAU, ACE, and 24 other higher education organizations submitted comments to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos about the Education Department’s notice of proposed rulemaking on “free inquiry,” regulatory changes that would implement Executive Order 13864.

A new study by University of Washington’s Social Development Research Group shows how a parent’s use of marijuana, past ...
02/17/2020
Teen marijuana use may have next-generation effects | Association of American Universities (AAU)

A new study by University of Washington’s Social Development Research Group shows how a parent’s use of marijuana, past or present, can influence their child’s substance use and well-being https://www.aau.edu/research-scholarship/featured-research-topics/teen-marijuana-use-may-have-next-generation-effects

A study by the University of Washington shows how a parent’s use of marijuana, past or present, can influence their child’s substance use and well-being.

A University of Southern California-led study finds that, although the total number of high schoolers who were dabbing w...
02/16/2020
‘Dabbing’ teens more likely to keep using cannabis and increase its use | Association of American Universities (AAU)

A University of Southern California-led study finds that, although the total number of high schoolers who were dabbing was low, those adolescents had nearly six times the likelihood of continuing to use concentrates https://www.aau.edu/research-scholarship/featured-research-topics/dabbing-teens-more-likely-keep-using-cannabis-and

USC-led study finds that adolescents who dabbed had nearly 6x the likelihood of continuing to use concentrates.

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have developed the CyteSolutions Lens, a contact lens coated with natural bi...
02/15/2020
Researchers See Future of Dry Eye Treatment in Innovative Contact Lens | Association of American Universities (AAU)

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have developed the CyteSolutions Lens, a contact lens coated with natural biopolymers — organic molecular structures — containing a drug that targets inflammatory dry eye pathways not targeted by any other current treatments https://www.aau.edu/research-scholarship/featured-research-topics/researchers-see-future-dry-eye-treatment-innovative

University of Pittsburgh researchers have developed a silicone-hydrogel-based contact lens coated with natural biopolymers

New research from University of Oregon psychologists reveals more information about when people act in unpredictable way...
02/14/2020
New study looks at how athletes 'psych out' opponents | Association of American Universities (AAU)

New research from University of Oregon psychologists reveals more information about when people act in unpredictable ways, behavior that can offer a strategic advantage during competitive events https://www.aau.edu/research-scholarship/featured-research-topics/new-study-looks-how-athletes-psych-out-opponents

Oregon psychologists reveal more information about when people act in unpredictable ways

A protein that breast, lung and other cancers use to promote their spread – or metastasis – to the brain, has been ident...
02/11/2020
Scientists identify protein that promotes brain metastasis | Association of American Universities (AAU)

A protein that breast, lung and other cancers use to promote their spread – or metastasis – to the brain, has been identified by a team led by Cornell University investigators https://www.aau.edu/research-scholarship/featured-research-topics/scientists-identify-protein-promotes-brain-metastasis

A protein that cancers use to promote their spread – or metastasis – to the brain, has been identified by a team led by Cornell University investigators.

The White House FY21 budget proposal contains deep funding cuts and policy proposals that could harm America’s position ...
02/10/2020
AAU President Troubled by Cuts to U.S. Innovation and Research Funding in White House FY21 Budget Proposal | Association of American Universities (AAU)

The White House FY21 budget proposal contains deep funding cuts and policy proposals that could harm America’s position as the world’s leader in research, science, and higher education https://www.aau.edu/newsroom/press-releases/aau-president-troubled-cuts-us-innovation-and-research-funding-white-house

The White House FY21 budget proposal contains deep funding cuts and policy proposals that could harm America’s position as the world’s leader in research, science, and higher education.

A new energy model, developed by Northwestern University and Cornell University engineers, along with federal economists...
02/10/2020
To Rid Electric Grid of Carbon, Shore Up Green Energy Support | Association of American Universities (AAU)

A new energy model, developed by Northwestern University and Cornell University engineers, along with federal economists, helps remove carbon-generated power from the US electric grid – replacing it with a greener, financially feasible wind, solar and hydro energy system https://www.aau.edu/research-scholarship/featured-research-topics/rid-electric-grid-carbon-shore-green-energy-support

A new energy model, developed by Northwestern and Cornell engineers, helps remove carbon-generated power from the US electric grid

Despite their reputation as blood-suckers, mosquitoes actually spend most of their time drinking nectar from flowers acc...
02/07/2020
Mosquitoes are drawn to flowers as much as people — and now scientists know why

Despite their reputation as blood-suckers, mosquitoes actually spend most of their time drinking nectar from flowers according to University of Washington researchers https://www.washington.edu/news/2020/01/21/mosquitoes-flowers/

Despite their reputation as blood-suckers, mosquitoes actually spend most of their time drinking nectar from flowers. Scientists have identified the chemical cues in flowers that stimulate...

An artificial intelligence (AI) tool developed at New York University, and trained on roughly a million screening mammog...
02/04/2020
Combination of Artificial Intelligence & Radiologists More Accurately Identified Breast Cancer

An artificial intelligence (AI) tool developed at New York University, and trained on roughly a million screening mammography images—has identified breast cancer with approximately 90 percent accuracy when combined with analysis by radiologist #WorldCancerDay2020 https://www.nyu.edu/about/news-publications/news/2019/october/combination-of-artificial-intelligence---radiologists-more-accur.html

An artificial intelligence (AI) tool—trained on roughly a million screening mammography images—has identified breast cancer with approximately 90 percent accuracy when combined with analysis by radiologists.

President Mary Sue Coleman announces the appointment of Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder as n...
02/03/2020
AAU Names Barbara R. Snyder as New President | Association of American Universities (AAU)

President Mary Sue Coleman announces the appointment of Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder as new President of AAU, beginning Fall 2020 https://www.aau.edu/newsroom/press-releases/aau-names-barbara-r-snyder-new-president

President Mary Sue Coleman announces the appointment of Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder as new President of AAU, beginning Fall 2020.

A team of researchers led by Michigan State University faculty is the first to identify universal strategies for large c...
02/02/2020
When managing a big company, less is more. | Association of American Universities (AAU)

A team of researchers led by Michigan State University faculty is the first to identify universal strategies for large companies to follow to maximize their sales and market share https://www.aau.edu/research-scholarship/featured-research-topics/when-managing-big-company-less-more

Researchers led by Michigan State identify universal strategies for large companies to follow to maximize their sales and market share.

This week's wrap-up features a write-up about a House Science Committee hearing on global tech competitiveness, the Secu...
02/01/2020
AAU Weekly Wrap-up, January 31, 2020 | Association of American Universities (AAU)

This week's wrap-up features a write-up about a House Science Committee hearing on global tech competitiveness, the Securing American Leadership in Science and Technology Act, the Bipartisan Policy Center's Study of Endowments, and more https://www.aau.edu/newsroom/newsletters/aau-weekly-wrap-january-31-2020

This week's wrap-up features a write-up about a House Science Committee hearing on global tech competitiveness, the Securing American Leadership in Science and Technology Act, the Bipartisan Policy Center's Study of Endowments, and more.

01/31/2020
The University of Texas at Austin

An amazing commitment to affordability on the part of
The University of Texas at Austin

With a commitment of $100 million over 10 years, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation is helping us launch a historic new partnership to close the gap in college graduation rates across income levels: https://utex.as/2RKrYBV

Diverse AAU institutions are combining a commitment to high-quality education with innovative approaches to making that ...
01/27/2020
Commentary: While candidates posture on student loan debt, Midwestern universities are taking action to relieve it

Diverse AAU institutions are combining a commitment to high-quality education with innovative approaches to making that education affordable to all https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-student-loan-debt-mcrobbie-20200124-rm55imbtwbgf5i6dfb25of7olq-story.html

Many public Midwestern institutions are hard at work implementing a variety of aggressive but sensible policy measures that are proving successful in reducing student loan debt.

A team at the University of Pittsburgh has engineered a scaffold-based heart valve replacement that relies on internal t...
01/27/2020
Pitt Team’s Replacement Heart Valve Could Decrease Need for Pediatric Surgeries | Association of American Universities (AAU)

A team at the University of Pittsburgh has engineered a scaffold-based heart valve replacement that relies on internal tissue growth https://www.aau.edu/research-scholarship/featured-research-topics/pitt-teams-replacement-heart-valve-could-decrease

A team at the University of Pittsburgh has creates an engineered, scaffold-based heart valve replacement that relies on internal tissue growth.

A Michigan State University study has found that new drug combinations may prevent melanoma, an often deadly form of ski...
01/26/2020
New drug combos may prevent resistance to melanoma treatments | Association of American Universities (AAU)

A Michigan State University study has found that new drug combinations may prevent melanoma, an often deadly form of skin cancer, from becoming resistant to treatment https://www.aau.edu/research-scholarship/featured-research-topics/new-drug-combos-may-prevent-resistance-melanoma

A Michigan State study has found that new drug combinations may prevent melanoma, an often deadly form of skin cancer, from becoming resistant to treatment.

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The Association of American Universities (AAU), a nonprofit organization of 65 leading public and private universities in the U.S. and Canada. Founded in 1900 to advance the international standing of U.S. research universities, AAU today focuses on issues that are important to research-intensive universities, such as funding for research, research policy issues, and graduate and undergraduate education. AAU member universities are on the leading edge of innovation, scholarship, and solutions that contribute to the nation's economy, security, and well-being. AAU programs and projects address institutional issues facing its member universities, as well as government actions that affect these and other universities. Membership in the association is by invitation.

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"Thousands years misconception about calculating TIME is leading our generations in to wrong direction".- Sahriar Ahamed:: FROM BANGLADESH; KHULNA;BASUPARA: Years/Months/days/hours/minutes/second are not the unit of measuring time. They are the unit of measuring the rotation of the earth on its own axis and around the sun. Thus we need to change our readings accordingly. Read “Theory of calculating the TIME-the 4th dimension”. URL: https://www.arcjournals.org/international-journal-of-advanced-research-in-physical-science/volume-6-issue-6/3 “The great Stephen Hawkins also became one of the victims of thousands year’s misconception of calculating TIME. Thus he made mistake in his BLACK HOLE theory”- Sahriar Ahamed:: “Open Access Journal of Physics” published “Theory of Time Activity in Black Hole” will clear everyone where STEPHEN HAWKINS had made mistake during explaining the theory related Black Hole. https://www.sryahwapublications.com/open-access-journal-of-physics/volume-2-issue-4/5.php “Even the greatest Albert Einstein could not avoid thousands year’s misconception of calculating TIME. Hence he made mistake in his TIME DILATION theory”- Sahriar Ahamed:: International Journal of Advanced Research in Physical Science published my research paper on Albert Einstein's mistake “Theory of Time Dilation/ Twin Paradox and its Limitation"@speed of light time doesn’t stop. https://www.arcjournals.org/international-journal-of-advanced-research-in-physical-science/volume-5-issue-6/5
Securing a better future for these small island states in the Indian Ocean By Srimal Fernando and Megha Gupta (Foreign Policy News US) May 04, 2018 The small island states of the Indian Ocean such as Seychelles, Mauritius, Maldives and Sri Lanka which are located on the South and the East of the Indian subcontinent are economically and politically important for the stability and the security of the region. In the recent years, a new line of thinking towards stability and sovereignty of the small island nations through diplomacy has emerged. To balance the power in the Indian Ocean external powers like India and China try to influence these small island states http://foreignpolicynews.org/2018/05/04/securing-a-better-future-for-these-small-island-states-in-the-indian-ocean/
THE INFINITE UNIVERSE How do we define East, West, North and South on the planet earth? The sun rises and sets in a particular direction. Therefore, these directions have been defined as East, West followed by North and South. These directions are taken as parameters for many probe journeys. In fact East, West, North, South are in relation to the earth positioning in the vast universe. The universe consists of billions of galaxies, known and unknown. Thus, the sun may not be a guideline to indicate East, West. Therefore, the directions have to be set in totality concerning the universe. This alone will lead for more discoveries. The questions arising instantly in mind are whether any living exists on other planets, what would be climatic conditions, what resources may be available and so on. The earth alone definitely cannot be taken as having living beings in the sprawling universe. Perhaps the living on other planets may be dependent on other elements than oxygen and may have suitable systems operating to adjust the environment. For knowing this and many other unknown factors, we have to define universal directions, taking into account its parameters. Some say the universe is finite but it is not bound. Since it is not bound, it cannot be finite. One thing is certain that various vibrations, contractions and expansions of existing planets and considering springing up of other new galaxies, the space required to accommodate them will be huge, beyond imagination. Since time factor is unknown for these developments, the universe has to be limitless i.e. infinite. Further, due to perfect calculated understanding of attraction and repulsion depending upon the distance, size and weight of various planets, the galaxies move on without collusion to be noticed at least on the earth planet and make us worry. In fact, the universe must be moving on set calculations, as the system just cannot afford any dislocation. There is no room for uncertainty or probability in operation to cause calamity for day to day life. Our present mathematics has limitations, but we cannot do away with it, until a better system is innovated. To give an example, a square of any figure is certainly more than addition by the same figure. Then how come 1 square = 1, 1+1=2 and 2 square=4, 2+2=4. In the first, the square is less than addition and in case of second, addition is equals square. Therefore there is something at the root to examine. Once new system is in sight, we might be able to come a bit closer towards the nature and in turn the universe. It appears that the universe- direction is circular as it is evident that anything thrown or moves is operational in circular direction. The prominent example is when even a drop of water falls in any accumulated water i.e. lake, pond, river, sea or on ground, it has circular movement. A ball thrown also sets itself in circular spinning. There is one more thought. On a pilot plant scale, we may try to check the earth movement in relation to universe and locate the most convenient point for friendly climatic conditions. This is dependent on the study of defy- Page 2 gravitation elements. As of now, there are some geographical regions, which are not fortunate and have to face extreme conditions i.e. hot, cold and thus they are deprived of natural comfort living. If a positive discovery of changed earth location based on the pilot plant scale is achieved, we will render good service to humanity on the earth planet. Another thing, if we achieve to defy gravitation, we might save on energy sources. How to defy the gravitation? The solution lies in extracting gravitation defiance elements from environment. We need not worry about our landing as the universe is in infinite suspended frame without any resting platform. Dr.Albert Einstein stated the universe is four dimensional instead of three of Newton's world. If we want to draw the universe on a bigger canvas, one more dimension will have to be thought of and that is quantum energy i.e. everything in one capsule. Unless an assessment formula for quantum energy is evolved, it would be difficult to understand the universe with its contents in order to explore discoveries. Dr.Einstein’s energy equation E=mc2 is famous which is after defying gravitation impact on earth and thus lesser the gravitation, the more energy elsewhere in the universe. Hence E=mc2 cannot be taken as a standard for other objects where gravitation range may be in variance. The present Theory of Relativity is based on the earth planet condition which requires to be extended to have reference in totality of universal functions so as to lay permanent foundation blocks in scientific field. H V NAVANGUL Age 82