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    How a Riot, a Rock Band and Rutgers Led to the Rise of Richard Florida

    Top Hat is the active learning platform that makes it easy for professors to engage students and build comprehension before, during and…

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    Change—and Persistence—Helps This Award-Winning Mathematician Thrive

    In our recurring series “Academic Admissions” we ask interesting people to tell us about the transformative role education has played in…

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    This Entrepreneur Is Making Kids Fall in Love With Science

    In our recurring series “Academic Admissions” we ask interesting people to tell us about the transformative role education has played in…

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    How a ‘Slacker’ Ended up Leading a World-Class Theoretical Physics Institute

    In our recurring series “Academic Admissions” we ask interesting people to tell us about the transformative role education has played in…

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    How Blockbuster Helped Neil Garg Become a Better Prof

    Your first job, whatever it might be, is often a useful foundation, as Neil Garg, Professor of Chemistry at University of California, Los…

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    Grit and a Gift for Engineering Pave a Way for Women in STEM

    Gina Cody, the first woman to have an engineering school named after her in Canada, worked relentlessly to distinguish herself in a…

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    This Prof Turned a Thirst For Knowledge Into His Dream Job

    Dr. Steven Sloman studies how people think, make decisions and learn. It’s a natural choice for somebody who was brought up to question…

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    Want to Make Education Better? Leave Academia

    Lisa Petrides—founder and CEO of ISKME, an independent education nonprofit—knew she could improve education. But she had to quit her…

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    Sir Ken Robinson: From Special Ed To Academic Royalty

    Knighted in 2003 for his service to the arts, Sir Ken Robinson, the bestselling author of The Element and Creative Schools, charted an…

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    How an Unlikely Academic Ended up Running a Groundbreaking Harvard Lab

    Todd Rose—bestselling author of The End of Average—dropped out of high school because he couldn’t fit the mold. Then he realized that…