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October 22 2017, 11:57AM PDT

Pennsylvania State Colleges Launch Online B.A. in Arabic

Osama bin Laden may be dead, but as President Obama made clear, U.S. involvement in the Middle East and other areas with radical Muslim factions is far from over. This means that Arabic, already the fastest-growing foreign language for U.S. university study, according to the Modern Language Association, will likely continue to be in high demand. Recently, Pennsylvania launched an innovative effort to develop an online bachelor’s degree program in Arabic for its 14 state colleges and universities, [Read More]

Controversy Rages Around Nurse Anesthetists

In one corner: certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs). In the other corner: anesthesiologists.

This seems an unlikely fight, since nurse anesthetists and anesthesiologists are more natural allies than enemies. After all, both groups give anesthesia to patients in the same ways in order to enable surgery and other medical procedures to be performed successfully. But an ongoing debate between these two professional groups recently became a full-blown legal battle. The issue? The decision by certain states to opt-out of a Medicare provision [Read More]

Tablet Learning Opens New Horizons in Education

A few decades ago, the thought of students using anything other than paper, pencil and a thick textbook to learn in a traditional classroom was the stuff of dreams. By the late 1990s, computer laptops in the classroom had become the norm. Today, the iPad is showing up everywhere from elementary school to college campuses.

How has the iPad changed the way we learn?

Tablet learning has been touted as the ultimate synthesis of computing with mobile communication, including a keyboard, mouse, graphics [Read More]

Words and Phrases to Avoid on a Resume

From our friends at MyResumeShop --

With over a million words, the English language can be hard to navigate. If you tried to use all of them, your resume would be 2,000 pages long. So rather than focus on all of the words you could use, let’s take a look at which ones you shouldn’t.

1) “Responsible For” - Unless you are referring to your dog-sitting skills, stay away from this phrase. If you think about it carefully, you’ll realize that it [Read More]

Do You Know the Difference Between College Tuition and Fees?

The University of California system made a lot of news in 2010 for rising tuition and fees, among other budgetary troubles. According to a November 2010 University of California (UC) press release, the system approved an 8 percent increase in tuition and fees for the 2011-2012 school year. While UC lumps these costs together, budget-savvy students should separate them out. Because students pay different levels of tuition and fees depending on whether they are in-state residents or out-of-state students, undergraduate or [Read More]

How to Become a Military Nurse

Military nurses have served the nation since the beginning of the 20th Century. Before that time, as early as the Civil War, the armed forces were treated by civilian nurses. The U.S. Army and Navy each had a corps comprised of nurses recruited from the ranks of civilians by 1908, while the Air Force created its nursing corps upon that branch's separation from the Army in 1947. Today, nurses in the military hold ranks and ratings and serve in hospitals and [Read More]

Careers in Mobile Technology

In 2002, there were 1 billion mobile subscriptions worldwide, by the end of 2008, there were 4.1B subscribers, and 5B by the end of 2010. The mobile technology "craze" has quickly become the way we do business.

Mobile technology: the tsunami of the future

Mobile technology has gone way beyond "wave of the future" to a veritable tsunami poised to overtake every aspect of our lives--business, personal, education, medical, entertainment. And, those who aren't already planning and implementing their mobile strategies could be [Read More]

10 Books to Read Before Your Finance Interview

From our friends at MyResumeShop --

If you are preparing for a career in finance or just want to learn more about the stock market you may have noticed the enormous amount of material on the internet and at bookstores. Most of this information is not worth the paper it’s printed on.

Save yourself some time and focus on the best books. The following are ten excellent books on finance, economics, and investing. The list contains a mixture of textbooks, humorous accounts [Read More]


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