what we're reading - July 10th, 2015

How to Save 145,243 Lives with High School Diplomas - Deseret News (7/9/15)

Your high school or college diploma might be doing more than helping you get a job and taking up space in your attic. It could be saving your life. A new study has put a number on how many premature deaths could be avoided when people earn a high school diploma: 145,243. To find this number, researchers at the University of Colorado, New York University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill compared the relative risks of death for people with varying levels of education to the educational attainments all Americans have received, Alia Wong reported for The Atlantic. Read the full article


60 high school students build apps at Samsung Mobile App Academy at University of Miami - Miami Herald (7/9/15)

Sixty South Florida high school students were selected from more than 1,100 national submissions to attend the Samsung Mobile App Academy at the University of Miami this week to learn the skills to prepare for technology careers. Local 11th and 12th grade students took their future in their own hands, and during the weeklong program that ends Friday they learned how to develop mobile applications that will help solve critical issues relevant to their communities. They received hands-on experience with industry experts, Samsung engineers, University of Miami representatives and leading technology professionals from the Miami area. Read the full article


Class gifts a new way of giving for business alumni - FIU News (7/10/15)

At FIU’s 2015 commencement ceremonies, for the first time, many College of Business students are wearing a special cord or stole with their graduation gown to show their support of a new way of giving back: the class gift. “This year marks the 50th anniversary of the university and the College of Business has initiated an effort for each class to make a gift,” said Danielle van der Eijk, chair of the newly formed Business Student Philanthropy Council. “Business students have stepped up, becoming part of a culture of giving.” Read full article