Higher Education
Volume 2 / Issue 3
November 6, 2013
In This Issue:
Improving College- and Career-Readiness

Across the country, states and local school districts are implementing new standards to improve the college- and career-readiness of students. In August 2013, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) National Center for Education Research (NCER) gathered a group of education researchers and practitioners from across the U.S. to discuss key questions that need to be addressed and various strategies to support research on college- and career- ready standards. The National Science Foundation and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development co-sponsored the meeting. A detailed summary of the NCER-hosted Technical Working Group (TWG) meeting is now available on the NCER website.


Techniques for Managing Special Events


OJJDP's Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center (UDETC) has released its fourth no-cost distance learning course, Techniques for Managing Special Events. The 2-hour course identifies the complexities associated with special events and provides an overview of effective planning, proper management, policy application, and enforcement at the event to reduce youth access to alcohol. Trainees are encouraged to learn at their own pace in this online environment.

Preventing College Student Suicide


Preventing College Student Suicide: New Directions for Student Services, Number 14 is a new book spotlighting successful strategies implemented by Garrett Lee Smith (GLS) campus grantees. The Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act, signed into law in 2004, makes federal funding available to states, tribes, and colleges across the nation to implement community-based youth and young adult suicide prevention programs. 


Each chapter was written by GLS grantee authors. Chapter topics include gatekeeper training, peer education, diversity, LGBT issues, postvention, college student suicide, and the public health approach to suicide prevention. The volume was also edited by two GLS grantees, Deborah Taub and Jason Robertson. 

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USA Today, November 1, 2013


Hurtado, S., Guillermo-Wann, C. (2013) University of California, Los Angeles:

Higher Education Research Institute

False Identification Use Among College Students Increases the Risk for Alcohol Use Disorder: Results of a Longitudinal Study

Arria, A.M, Caldeira, K.M., Vincent, K.B., Bugbee, B.A., O'Grady, K.E. (October 2013)
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Hall, R.C.W., Friedman, S.H. (November 2013) Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Anthony Isacco, A., Warnecke, A., Ampuero, M., Donofrio, L., Davies, L.A. (Fall 2013) The Journal of Men's Studies


Bridging Cultures to Form a Nation Conference 

November 8-9, 2013, Kingwood, TX


The Bridging Cultures Conference will bring together classroom, administrative, and student support professionals to share how they infuse questions of difference, community, and democratic thinking into their curriculum and college to facilitate common dialogue among those who are different. There is a $25 registration fee for educators, staff, and students who are interested in attending the conference.

Learn more about the Bridging Cultures to Form a Nation Conference

Active Minds National Mental Health on College Campus Conference

November 15-17, 2013, Washington, DC 


The Active Minds National Mental Health on Campus Conference, held annually in November, is the only national conference addressing college student mental health and young adult advocacy. The conference brings together hundreds of experts, change-agents and leaders from across the country and educates, energizes and inspires the next generation of mental health advocates.

Learn more about the Active Minds National Mental Health on College Campus Conference

The Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference

Core Conference:  March 26-28, 2014, Colorado Springs, CO

Intensive Training Seminars:  March 24 & 25, 2014, Colorado Springs, CO


The Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference brings together more than 600 like-minded professionals with a passion for health promotion - individuals who represent the most successful programs in workplace, clinical, educational and community settings. Over the course of the conference, you will participate in sessions presented by the top scientists and practitioners in the field.  Plus, you will have many opportunities to be involved through interactive discussions, networking sessions, fitness activities and social events.

Substance Abuse Librarians & Information Specialists (SALIS)

36th Annual Conference

April 29 - May 2, 2014, New Brunswick, NJ

The theme for this year, Looking Forward, Looking Back: Reflections on the Past and Planning for the Future, aims to review past successes and best practices in documenting and disseminating addiction research, as well as to explore opportunities to translate them into our information age. The SALIS conference will be hosted by the Center of Alcohol Studies at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. 
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