American School & University http://asumag.com/rss.xml en Two Penn Projects Garner LEED Gold http://asumag.com/green/two-penn-projects-garner-leed-gold <div class="node-body article-body">They join Penn’s other LEED-certified projects, including the Horticulture Center at the Morris Arboretum, which achieved a LEED Platinum rating, as well as the School of Arts & Sciences’ Music Building,</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/green/two-penn-projects-garner-leed-gold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/green/two-penn-projects-garner-leed-gold#comments Green Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:08:00 +0000 44411 at http://asumag.com Photo courtesy University of Pennsylvania. Photo Courtesy of University of Pennsylvania. Campus Technology Conference 2014 http://asumag.com/campus-technology-conference-2014 <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Hynes Convention Center</span> <span class="locality">Boston</span>, <span class="region">MA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Boston%2C+MA%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://asumag.com/campus-technology-conference-2014#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 03:24:00 +0000 44401 at http://asumag.com Museum recognizes Alabama, new high school for safe rooms http://asumag.com/crisis-disaster-planningmanagement/museum-recognizes-alabama-new-high-school-safe-rooms <div class="node-body article-body">An exhibit at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. is highlighting the only state in the union – Alabama – that requires tornado safe rooms in new schools. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/crisis-disaster-planningmanagement/museum-recognizes-alabama-new-high-school-safe-rooms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/crisis-disaster-planningmanagement/museum-recognizes-alabama-new-high-school-safe-rooms#comments Crisis & Disaster Planning/Management Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:36:00 +0000 44381 at http://asumag.com National Building Museum National Building Museum Pictures of Alabama school featured in National Building Museum exhibit http://asumag.com/new-construction/pictures-alabama-school-featured-national-building-museum-exhibit <div class="node-body gallery-body">View pictures of Park Crossing High School (Montgomery, Ala.), which was featured in the National Building Museum’s Designing for Disaster Exhibit for its storm-safe design.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/new-construction/pictures-alabama-school-featured-national-building-museum-exhibit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/new-construction/pictures-alabama-school-featured-national-building-museum-exhibit#comments New Construction Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:15:00 +0000 44371 at http://asumag.com EPA challenges students to manage stormwater http://asumag.com/sustainability-initiatives/epa-challenges-students-manage-stormwater <div class="node-body article-body">Through Campus RainWorks, teams of undergraduate and graduate students, working with a faculty advisor, develop a proposed green infrastructure project for the campus,</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/sustainability-initiatives/epa-challenges-students-manage-stormwater" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/sustainability-initiatives/epa-challenges-students-manage-stormwater#comments Sustainability Initiatives Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:49:00 +0000 44361 at http://asumag.com New York state firm tapped for mountaintop project http://asumag.com/blog/new-york-state-firm-tapped-mountaintop-project <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Lehigh University of Bethlehem, Pa., has selected EYP Architecture &amp; Engineering of Albany, N.Y., to lead a multi-phase project at its Mountaintop campus. The project will repurpose two former Bethlehem Steel research facilities, which have about 160,000 square feet of space, into collaboration spaces, studios, workshops and laboratories, as well housing and dining facilities. The buildings were originally constructed in the 1950s and 1960s for the company&rsquo;s research activities.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/schoolhouse-beat">Schoolhouse Beat</a></li> </ul></div> http://asumag.com/blog/new-york-state-firm-tapped-mountaintop-project#comments Renovation Schoolhouse Beat Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:07:00 +0000 44351 at http://asumag.com Louisiana college close to meeting its fundraising goals http://asumag.com/building-structure/louisiana-college-close-meeting-its-fundraising-goals-0 <div class="node-body article-body">The school has to raise an additional $23,000 to meet its $2 million goal.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/building-structure/louisiana-college-close-meeting-its-fundraising-goals-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/building-structure/louisiana-college-close-meeting-its-fundraising-goals-0#comments Building Structure Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:05:00 +0000 44341 at http://asumag.com Rendering provided by SLCC. Rendering provided by SLCC. Casey Foundation releases state education rankings http://asumag.com/blog/casey-foundation-releases-state-education-rankings <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The Annie E. Casey Foundation released a report ranking overall child wellbeing in the United States. Included in the report were national rankings on education.</p> <p>According to the report, Massachusetts was the top-ranked state when it comes to education, while Nevada was dead last.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/schoolhouse-beat">Schoolhouse Beat</a></li> </ul></div> http://asumag.com/blog/casey-foundation-releases-state-education-rankings#comments Schoolhouse Beat Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:47:00 +0000 44321 at http://asumag.com Man dies on Bellevue College construction site http://asumag.com/blog/man-dies-bellevue-college-construction-site <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>A 31-year-old man fell at a Bellevue College construction site on Monday morning and subsequently died.</p> <p>The man was reportedly working on a ladder on the fourth floor of the building and fell about 50 feet, according to Seattlepi.com.</p> <p>The Washington Labor Department and local police are investigating the incident.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/schoolhouse-beat">Schoolhouse Beat</a></li> </ul></div> http://asumag.com/blog/man-dies-bellevue-college-construction-site#comments Schoolhouse Beat Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:45:00 +0000 44311 at http://asumag.com Exemptions may allow sweet treats in Georgia schools http://asumag.com/news/exemptions-may-allow-sweet-treats-georgia-schools <div class="node-body article-body">The law, which opponents consider an over-reach, is part of first lady Michelle Obama's anti-childhood obesity effort. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/news/exemptions-may-allow-sweet-treats-georgia-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/news/exemptions-may-allow-sweet-treats-georgia-schools#comments news Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:52:00 +0000 44301 at http://asumag.com Arizona to appeal $1.6 billion school funding ruling (with video) http://asumag.com/news/arizona-appeal-16-billion-school-funding-ruling-video <div class="node-body article-body">The state of Arizona will appeal a court ruling requiring it to increase funding for Arizona's K-12 system.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/news/arizona-appeal-16-billion-school-funding-ruling-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/news/arizona-appeal-16-billion-school-funding-ruling-video#comments news Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:48:00 +0000 44291 at http://asumag.com <p>Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer speaks to the media in Washington, DC, in this file photo.</p> Mark Wilson/Getty Images PDC Project Manager 2, Southern Methodist University (Dallas, Texas) http://asumag.com/careers/pdc-project-manager-2-southern-methodist-university-dallas-texas <div class="node-body article-body">The Project Manager is responsible for facilitating and coordinating all design and construction phases of multiple Southern Methodist University construction projects.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/careers/pdc-project-manager-2-southern-methodist-university-dallas-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/careers/pdc-project-manager-2-southern-methodist-university-dallas-texas#comments Careers Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:09:00 +0000 44281 at http://asumag.com Construction Specifications Institute, CONSTRUCT2014 http://asumag.com/construction-specifications-institute-construct2014 <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Baltimore Convention Center</span> <span class="locality">Baltimore</span>, <span class="region">MD</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Baltimore%2C+MD%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://asumag.com/construction-specifications-institute-construct2014#comments Sun, 20 Jul 2014 02:50:00 +0000 44241 at http://asumag.com The Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (APPA), Annual Meeting http://asumag.com/association-higher-education-facilities-officers-appa-annual-meeting <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Sheraton San Diego Hotel &amp; Marina</span> <span class="locality">San Diego</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+San+Diego%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://asumag.com/association-higher-education-facilities-officers-appa-annual-meeting#comments Sun, 20 Jul 2014 02:30:00 +0000 44231 at http://asumag.com National Association of College and University Business Officers, Annual Meeting http://asumag.com/national-association-college-and-university-business-officers-annual-meeting <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Washington State Convention Center</span> <div class="street-address"> 800 Convention Center Place </div> <span class="locality">Seattle</span>, <span class="region">WA</span> <span class="postal-code">98101</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=800+Convention+Center+Place%2C+Seattle%2C+WA%2C+98101%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://asumag.com/national-association-college-and-university-business-officers-annual-meeting#comments Sun, 20 Jul 2014 02:26:00 +0000 44221 at http://asumag.com Iowa colleges go green http://asumag.com/sustainability-initiatives/iowa-colleges-go-green <div class="node-body article-body">Coe College and Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids have both implemented sustainability initiatives to conserve energy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/sustainability-initiatives/iowa-colleges-go-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/sustainability-initiatives/iowa-colleges-go-green#comments Sustainability Initiatives Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:22:00 +0000 44211 at http://asumag.com University chefs grow herbs, veggies with organic rooftop garden http://asumag.com/blog/university-chefs-grow-herbs-veggies-organic-rooftop-garden <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><span style="font-size: 13px;">The top chefs at an on-campus North Carolina State University eatery now grow all of the herbs and many of the vegetables served to students and staff &ndash; and they do it with a rooftop garden they started in the spring, </span><a href="http://www.technicianonline.com/news/article_bd6dab08-07de-11e4-9575-001a4bcf6878.html" style="font-size: 13px;">the Technician reported</a><span style="font-size: 13px;">.</span></p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/green-schools">Green Schools</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/blog/university-chefs-grow-herbs-veggies-organic-rooftop-garden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/blog/university-chefs-grow-herbs-veggies-organic-rooftop-garden#comments Sustainability Initiatives Green Schools Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:50:00 +0000 44191 at http://asumag.com University of New Orleans to go tobacco free http://asumag.com/news/university-new-orleans-go-tobacco-free <div class="node-body article-body">The law, which was passed last year, requires that public colleges and universities develop smoke-free policies for their campuses by August 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/news/university-new-orleans-go-tobacco-free" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/news/university-new-orleans-go-tobacco-free#comments news Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:45:00 +0000 44181 at http://asumag.com Making room for Maker’s Space http://asumag.com/classroom-technology/making-room-maker-s-space <div class="node-body article-body">Two experts on Maker's Spaces say to be wary of relegating the concept to one space in the building. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/classroom-technology/making-room-maker-s-space" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/classroom-technology/making-room-maker-s-space#comments Classroom Technology Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:13:00 +0000 44171 at http://asumag.com <p><span>Sylvia Martinez and Dr. Gary Stager, co-authors of&nbsp;</span><em>Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom,</em> are seen here in this contributed photo.&nbsp;</p> <p><span>Sylvia Martinez and Dr. Gary Stager, co-authors of&nbsp;</span><em>Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom,</em><span>&nbsp;are seen here in this contributed photo.&nbsp;</span></p> New building at George Washington University certified LEED platinum http://asumag.com/green-design-buildings/new-building-george-washington-university-certified-leed-platinum <div class="node-body article-body">The Milken Institute School of Public Health is the only building on George Washington University's campus to earn that distinction, which is the highest possible LEED rating.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/green-design-buildings/new-building-george-washington-university-certified-leed-platinum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/green-design-buildings/new-building-george-washington-university-certified-leed-platinum#comments Green Design & Buildings Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:47:00 +0000 44161 at http://asumag.com David Scavone David Scavone Historic school infirmary in Minnesota given “new life” http://asumag.com/renovation/historic-school-infirmary-minnesota-given-new-life <div class="node-body article-body">The Episcopal boarding and day school plans to remodel the 147-year-old Phelps Infirmary building into an on-campus inn called The Inn at Shattuck-St. Mary’s</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/renovation/historic-school-infirmary-minnesota-given-new-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/renovation/historic-school-infirmary-minnesota-given-new-life#comments Renovation Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:15:00 +0000 44131 at http://asumag.com Loyola University's Institute of Environmental Sustainability http://asumag.com/sustainability-initiatives/loyola-universitys-institute-environmental-sustainability <div class="node-body gallery-body">More views of Loyola's innovative Institute of Environmental Sustainability.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/sustainability-initiatives/loyola-universitys-institute-environmental-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/sustainability-initiatives/loyola-universitys-institute-environmental-sustainability#comments Sustainability Initiatives Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:58:00 +0000 43981 at http://asumag.com Court rules that Arizona shortchanged its schools $317 million http://asumag.com/blog/court-rules-arizona-shortchanged-its-schools-317-million <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that the financially strapped state owes its public schools $317 million in funding that it failed to provide during the recession, <a href="http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/2014/07/11/arizona-school-wins-funding-court-fight/12520993/">the Arizona Republic reported</a>. And it may become worse for the state. The total debt to the schools could be $2.9 billion over the next five years. Even so, the change will not restore the schools to pre-recession funding levels.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/schoolhouse-beat">Schoolhouse Beat</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/blog/court-rules-arizona-shortchanged-its-schools-317-million" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/blog/court-rules-arizona-shortchanged-its-schools-317-million#comments dailynews Schoolhouse Beat Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:35:00 +0000 44021 at http://asumag.com FCC approves E-Rate modernization plan http://asumag.com/news/fcc-approves-e-rate-modernization-plan <div class="node-body article-body">The FCC's goal is to allocate a total of $5 billion to Wi-Fi access over the next five years, while also supporting broadband connectivity in schools and libraries.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/news/fcc-approves-e-rate-modernization-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/news/fcc-approves-e-rate-modernization-plan#comments news Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:45:00 +0000 43991 at http://asumag.com <p><span>Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler (L) speaks as commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel (R) listens during an open meeting on May 15, 2014 at the FCC headquarters in Washington, DC.&nbsp;</span></p> Alex Wong/Getty Images <p><span>Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler (L) speaks as commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel (R) listens during an open meeting on May 15, 2014 at the FCC headquarters in Washington, DC.&nbsp;</span></p> Alex Wong/Getty Images San Jose to start $126 million construction project http://asumag.com/building-structure/san-jose-start-126-million-construction-project <div class="node-body article-body">San Jose University is starting a $126 million dollar construction project that will add an additional 850 beds to the already growing campus and help further the school’s transition from a commuter school to an urban university.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/building-structure/san-jose-start-126-million-construction-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/building-structure/san-jose-start-126-million-construction-project#comments Building Structure Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:00:00 +0000 43971 at http://asumag.com Loyola opens new Institute of Environmental Sustainability http://asumag.com/sustainability-initiatives/loyola-opens-new-institute-environmental-sustainability <div class="node-body article-body">The goal of IES is to become a closed-loop urban agricultural community, a net-zero sustainable environment where people live, work and grow their own food, according to a press release.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/sustainability-initiatives/loyola-opens-new-institute-environmental-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/sustainability-initiatives/loyola-opens-new-institute-environmental-sustainability#comments Sustainability Initiatives Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:30:00 +0000 43961 at http://asumag.com Photo courtesy of Loyola University Mercer University embraces creative solution to drainage problem http://asumag.com/construction/mercer-university-embraces-creative-solution-drainage-problem <div class="node-body article-body">The school, located in Macon, Ga., is building a new fountain and rain garden as a way to drain excess water from part of its campus.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/construction/mercer-university-embraces-creative-solution-drainage-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/construction/mercer-university-embraces-creative-solution-drainage-problem#comments Construction Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:42:00 +0000 43951 at http://asumag.com Photo courtesy the Macon Telegraph. Photo courtesy the Macon Telegraph. Collapsed riverbank stalls construction of $12 million W.Va. school http://asumag.com/building-structure/collapsed-riverbank-stalls-construction-12-million-wva-school <div class="node-body article-body">The new school is part of a flood-proofing project between the West Virginia Department of Education, the state School Building Authority and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/building-structure/collapsed-riverbank-stalls-construction-12-million-wva-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/building-structure/collapsed-riverbank-stalls-construction-12-million-wva-school#comments Building Structure Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:37:00 +0000 43941 at http://asumag.com Texas comptroller wants more transparency on school construction spending http://asumag.com/news/texas-comptroller-wants-more-transparency-school-construction-spending <div class="node-body article-body">According to a report released June 30, the comptroller’s office had to file public information requests to get details on school construction spending. The research showed that campus construction varied as much as $200 per square foot.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/news/texas-comptroller-wants-more-transparency-school-construction-spending" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/news/texas-comptroller-wants-more-transparency-school-construction-spending#comments news Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:31:00 +0000 43931 at http://asumag.com New $500 million plan announced for adding shelters in all Oklahoma public schools (with video) http://asumag.com/dailynews/new-500-million-plan-announced-adding-shelters-all-oklahoma-public-schools-video <div class="node-body article-body">Oklahoma storm shelter advocates have launched a new petition drive that calls on the state to issue $500 million in state bonds that would cover the cost to put in places of refuge in all of Oklahoma’s public schools. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/dailynews/new-500-million-plan-announced-adding-shelters-all-oklahoma-public-schools-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/dailynews/new-500-million-plan-announced-adding-shelters-all-oklahoma-public-schools-video#comments dailynews Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:55:00 +0000 43911 at http://asumag.com <p><span>MOORE, OK - Debris litters what remains of a classroom at Plaza Towers Elementary School after it was destroyed by a tornado that ripped through the area on May 22, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. Seven children died in the school during the tornado.&nbsp;</span></p> Scott Olson/Getty Images <p><span>MOORE, OK - Debris litters what remains of a classroom at Plaza Towers Elementary School after it was destroyed by a tornado that ripped through the area on May 22, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. Seven children died in the school during the tornado.&nbsp;</span></p> Scott Olson/Getty Images