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35 Institutions Recognised for Excellence in Education and Innovation in the 2024 Anthology Catalyst Awards

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BOCA RATON, Fla., July 1, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Anthology, the leading provider of education solutions that support the entire learner lifecycle, today announced the winners of the 2024 Catalyst Awards. The awards honour those driving innovation and excellence within higher education. Winners are recognised across 8 categories and selected by a cross-functional team of Anthology experts and represent the very best in their field.

This year, 35 winners were selected from among 108 nominees from institutions across 19 countries. Honourees will be recognised at the upcoming Anthology Together conference, one of the world’s largest EdTech conferences, taking place July 15-17 in Orlando, Florida.
“The Catalyst Awards celebrate what’s at the heart of higher education and technology – working together to drive student success. It’s inspiring to see the creative programmes and remarkable outcomes,” said Bruce Dahlgren, Chief Executive Officer at Anthology. “I am personally honoured to work with such an incredible community of innovators and educators as we partner together to deliver bold solutions to meet the needs of students and those who support them.”
The 2024 Anthology Catalyst Award winners by category:
Assessment & Institutional Effectiveness: This award recognises institutions that have successfully grown in their assessment practices and influenced positive behavioural changes using Anthology solutions.
Keiser University – Online Division, United States of America: The Online Academic Team – Sherry Olsen, Neha Prakash, and Marcel LarondeOdessa College, United States of America: Institutional Effectiveness Division – Connie MayUniversity of Cincinnati, United States of America: Traci SteehlerUniversity of the District of Columbia, United States of America: The Center for the Advancement of Learning & The Office of Planning and Institutional EffectivenessDiversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging: This award honours those institutions leveraging technology to foster diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging practices using Anthology solutions to ensure that their services are fully inclusive and supportive of all learners.
Grupo Ser Educacional, Brazil: EaD Management – Janyo Diniz, Joaldo Diniz, Enzo Moreira, Francislene Hasmann, and Sergio MuriloUniversity of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain: Dr. Mazen AliUniversity of Derby, United Kingdom: PLT: Digital Learning and Online Content TeamUniversity of Illinois Chicago, United States of America: Landen DixonInstitutional Advancement: This award recognises institutions that have made significant changes to enhance the alumni and donor experience using Anthology solutions.
Morehead State University, United States of America: Alumni Relations & Development: Jessi Ferguson, Allie Rayburn, and Sherry SurmontUniversity of Louisville, United States of America: Communications & Marketing – Jessica Watts and Natalie TracyUniversity of Washington, United States of America: University AdvancementLeading Change: This award recognises institutions at the forefront of educational innovation that have used Anthology solutions to implement transformational initiatives that generate change on campus and in their academic ecosystems, with measurable results.
Central Michigan University, United States of America: The Office of Curriculum and Instructional Support – Marnie RoestelGrand Valley State University, United States of America: GVSU eLearning TechnologiesNorthumbria University, University of Southampton, College of DuPage, and WSU Tech, United Kingdom and United States of America. International Ally User Group: Kristen McCartney-Bulmer, Northumbria University; Matthew Deeprose, University of Southampton; Krystal Iseminger, WSU Tech; and Lara Tompkins, College of Du PageImam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Deanship of eLearning and Distance Learning – Dr. Muneerah B. AlmahasheerMapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna, Philippines: Mapúa Laguna 4Cers – Dr. Dodjie S. Maestrecampo, Anthony Hilmer S. Medrano, Maribel G. Songsong, Dr. Ramachandra C. Torres, Christian Dominic V. Kare, and John Mark L. AlmarezStudent Experience: This award recognises institutions leveraging technology to develop educational and administrative innovations that positively influence the total learner experience – outside and inside the classroom – and improve operational efficiency.
California Polytechnic State University, United States of America: Division of Student AffairsEdge Hill University, United Kingdom: Learning Design and Student Life TeamsMarshall University, United States of America: Enrollment Management – Dr. Jerry Ross, Dr. Beverly Boggs, and Nathan MillerSam Houston State University, United States of America: Student Involvement – Dr. Meredith Conrey and Emily FigueroaThe University of Memphis, United States of America: Dr. MK TylerStudent Success: This award recognises institutions whose innovative use of Anthology solutions has led to increased retention, increased completion, or improved outcomes through the implementation of new academic and administrative resources, data analytics solutions, scalable advising and intervention strategies and student support programmes.
Bellevue University, United States of America: College of Engineering, Technology and Management – Dr. Matthew Davis, Rebecca Barnes, and Nathan KraftJenison Innovation Academy (JIA), United States of America: JIA Leadership Team – Cameron Kuiper, Dr. Rebekah Redmer, and Krista OsterbergNorthern Border University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Deanship of E-Learning and Knowledge Resources – Dr. Saud Abdul Mohsen Al-Muqahim, Dr. Sultan Munadi Al-Anazi, and Dr. Ghanim Tawash AlAnaziUniversity of Florida, George Mason University, and University of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States of America:  Shared Metacognition Team: Dr: Larisa Olesova, University of Florida; David Miller, George Mason University; and Dr. Ayesha Sadaf, University of North Carolina CharlotteTeaching & Learning: This award recognises institutions that have used Anthology solutions in innovative ways to advance learning.
Beacon Red, United Arab Emirates: Knowledge Systems Team – Phil Burgess, Sean McGuinness, Anurag Patel, and Jimmy JosephTechnical and Vocational Training Corporation, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: E-Learning Center – Abdullah Farhan Aljably and Abdullah AldukhayyelThe University of Texas at El Paso, United States of America: The Center for Instructional DesignUniversidad Abierta Interamericana, Argentina: Faculty of Information Technology – Dr. Marcelo Edgardo De Vincenzi Zemborain, Nicolás Battaglia, and Dr. Carlos NeilWestern Kentucky University, United States of America: IDST 100 Course Development Team – Catie Weaver, Alicia Pennington, Ara Sprouse, and Brittney SholarTraining & Professional Development: This award recognises institutions that display an organisation-wide dedication to innovative training and development programmes for their educators and staff.
William Paterson University, United States of America: The Center for Teaching with Technology – Dr. Jae KimUniversidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, Peru: Diseño de entornos de aprendizaje DEA – DADO Team – Jessica Vlasica, Milagros Suyo, and Nancy OlmosUniversity of Central Oklahoma, United States of America: Center for eLearning and Connected Environments – Darren DenhamUniversity of Pretoria, South Africa: E-Education GroupWichita State University, United States of America: Office of Instructional ResourcesFor more information on the 2024 Catalyst Award winners, the full list of nominees, and complete category descriptions, please visit www.anthology.com/catalystawards.   
About Anthology
Anthology offers the largest EdTech ecosystem on a global scale for education, supporting more than 150 million users in 80 countries. With a mission to provide dynamic, data-informed experiences to the global education community through Anthology Intelligent Experiences™, we help learners, leaders and educators achieve their goals by offering over 60 SaaS products and services designed to advance learning. Discover more about how we are fulfilling our mission for education, business and government institutions at www.anthology.com.
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Twelve Students from KIIT-DU Qualify for Paris Olympics

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KIIT-KISS Founder announces Rs 7 lakh to each of the athletes 
BHUBANESWAR, India, July 19, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — In a big achievement for KIIT Deemed to be University (KIIT-DU), Bhubaneswar, 12 students have successfully qualified for the Paris Olympics 2024 beginning July 26, bringing pride and joy to the institution.

KIIT is the first university in the country to be sending the largest contingent of athletes among all universities in India.
The Founder of KIIT and KISS Dr Achyuta Samanta has announced Rs 7 lakh to each of the athletes, encouraging them to give their best in the field and bring glory to the country. 
The athletes who have earned their spots are — Amit Rohidas in Men’s Hockey, Kishore Kumar Jena in Javelin Throw; Parul Chaudhary in 3000m Steeplechase & 5000m; Priyanka in 20 km Race Walk & Marathon Race Walk Mixed Relay; Annu Rani in Javelin Throw; Jyothi Yarraji in 100m Hurdles; Tajinderpal Singh Toor in Shot Put; Abha Khatua in Shot Put; Prachi in the 4x400m Relay Team; Ankita in 5000m; Paramjeet Singh Bisht in 20km Race Walk and Suraj Panwar in the Marathon Race Walk Mixed Relay Team. 
Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS, congratulated the proud contingent at a special programme in Bhubaneswar, saying, “Your hard work and dedication have brought you to this prestigious stage.” He declared Rs. 7 lakh cash support to each player. All 12 players, who are currently in various camps in different countries of Europe, joined the programme virtually. 
Informing the media, Dr. Samanta said that KIIT & KISS is the first organization in India to send the highest number of players to the Olympics. He also mentioned that KIIT & KISS has produced 20 Olympians and 2 Paralympians who represented India at the 2016 Rio Olympics, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and will be representing the country at the 2024 Paris Olympics. KIIT & KISS is proud to have 7 Arjuna Awardees, he added.
“We are happy that 12 students from KIIT are participating in the Paris Olympics 2024, making us and the country proud. Give your best and shine with your achievements. The entire KIIT & KISS family stands behind you, cheering you on”, he said.
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eQ Technologic Elevates Industry Standards with Inaugural Customer Conference, exeQute

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COSTA MESA, Calif., July 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — In an era brimming with industry conferences, eQ Technologic, Inc., the developers of the eQube®-DaaS Platform, is making a bold entrance with its inaugural customer conference, exeQuteSM, Oct. 7-10, 2024. Unlike other customer conferences in the data as a service (DaaS) industry, exeQute is set to stand out with a focus on actionable tactics tailored to meet the unique needs of its customers, reflecting the company’s deep commitment to customer-centricity and innovation.

As Gartner predicts that by 2027, 25% of CIOs will have compensation linked to their sustainable technology impact, exeQute’s conference is shaping the future of digital transformation with sustainability and responsibility top of mind. This conference goes beyond theoretical discussions, offering a hands-on experience where top brands share real-world solutions that attendees can immediately apply. This focus on actionable content ensures that every participant leaves with a toolkit of strategies to drive improvements in their business.
eQ Technologic’s dedication to understanding customer needs is evident in every aspect of exeQute. The conference sessions delve into the specific challenges faced by customers, offering personalized solutions and insights. This tailored approach showcases the company’s commitment to not just listening to its customers but collaborating with them to develop solutions that drive their success.
“Execution is one of our key operating principles at eQ. An organization’s ability to execute materially separates winners from the pack,” said Dinesh Khaladkar, President & CEO of eQ Technologic. “We strongly believe that the gap between the future and now is bridged by execution. The future doesn’t just happen, it must be defined, and actions must be taken to achieve it. It’s time to envision what lies ahead and act upon the future vision with exeQute.”
exeQute provides a unique platform for attendees to network with industry leaders, peers, analysts, and media, fostering a collaborative environment where new ideas and partnerships will enable the future growth of companies. The conference’s comprehensive approach to addressing both current challenges and future opportunities highlights eQ Technologic’s role as a catalyst for positive change in the industry by catalyzing cross-industry innovation and offering insight into how organizations leverage eQ’s industry agnostic solutions to gain and maintain a competitive advantage.
exeQute is not merely another event in the crowded conference landscape. It is setting a new standard for customer engagement, providing value through actionable insights, innovative solutions, and a steadfast commitment to sustainable practices. For those seeking to navigate the complexities of digital transformation responsibly, exeQute is an indispensable resource, reinforcing eQ Technologic’s position as a leader in the industry. With executives and decision-makers from some of the world’s leading organizations, the conference will unravel future trends, disruptive technologies, and emerging opportunities. Power-packed with keynotes, success stories, product roadmaps, demos, fireside chats, and more, the conference furthers eQ Technologic’s position as a leader in the industry.
Conference details:
VEA, A Marriott Resort & Spa, Newport Beach, California Oct. 7-11, 2024 Agenda, speakers, sponsorship opportunities, and registration information can be found at exequteconference.com.
About eQ Technologic
Over the past two decades, eQ has been instrumental in accelerating digital transformation across industries such as Aerospace & Defense, Department of Defense, Automotive, Energy, Heavy-Machinery, Electronics, High-Tech, Electronics, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), and more.
The Low/No-Code eQube®-DaaS (Data as a Service) Platform establishes a Data Fabric with a connected network of integrated data, applications and devices that puts the power of analytics in the hands of end users, leading to Actionable Insight. eQ’s 100+ OOTB plug and play Connectors connect disparate heterogeneous systems in an instant, empowering organizations to work with any data, any format, any API, any speed, with any system, any application, and any device without writing any code. It enables secure, scalable, and robust information collaboration while honoring security rules. This enables eQ to offer solutions like Digital Thread, CLM (Closed Loop Manufacturing), Multi-PLM Solutions, For-purpose Apps, API Factory with Common Data Model, and many others.
Some of eQ’s marquee customers include Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, US Navy, Rolls-Royce, Collins Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, Adient, ULA, Moog, Micron Technologies, Boeing, General Electric, Siemens Energy, Panasonic, EDF, and General Dynamics to name a few.
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Research Solutions Announces Partnership with Jisc to Enhance UK Higher & Further Education Research

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This highlights Research Solutions’ commitment to improving the quality and accessibility of scientific research for academic institutions.
HENDERSON, Nev., July 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Research Solutions (NASDAQ: RSSS), a trusted partner providing cloud-based workflow solutions to accelerate research for R&D-driven organizations, is proud to announce a significant partnership with Jisc, the UK digital, data, and technology agency focused on tertiary education, research, and innovation.

This collaboration will make Scite’s award-winning AI platform more affordable and accessible for more than 280 higher education and research institutions in the UK. It aims to advance research quality by leveraging ethical AI technology.
Scite, now part of the Research Solutions family, is transforming the discovery and evaluation of scientific articles through its innovative Smart Citations and AI Assistant. This advanced technology allows researchers to gain deeper insights into the impact and relevance of scientific work.
Beyond its powerful discovery search capabilities across over 187 million publications, 2 billion references, and 1.3 billion citation statements, Scite offers unique workflows for identifying editorial concerns and providing instant reference analysis through its Reference Check feature. The platform also enables the creation of integrated dashboards with reference library tools and validates large language models, assisting in the creation of structured literature reviews via Scite Assistant.
Scite is utilized by researchers and institutions worldwide, underscoring its global impact and commitment to advancing scientific research and innovation.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Jisc to make Scite more readily available to the Higher Education institutions in the UK,” states Josh Nicholson, co-founder of Scite and Chief Strategy Officer at Research Solutions. “By bringing context to citations, we can provide a better way to discover, understand, and evaluate research, something that is critically needed in the world today.”
Jisc’s endorsement of Scite highlights the platform’s value in delivering accurate, insight-rich research tools to prestigious institutions such as the University of Manchester and the University of Exeter. Research Solutions is delighted to extend services to additional UK educational institutions and looks forward to making significant contributions to the academic landscape.
For more information on how Jisc is enhancing lives through the digital transformation of education and research, visit their website here. To learn more about how Scite and Research Solutions are providing universities and libraries with tools to elevate their academic work, click here.
About Jisc
Jisc’s vision is for the UK to be a world leader in technology for education and research. It owns and operates the super-fast national research and education network, Janet, with built-in cyber security protection. Jisc also provides technology solutions for members (colleges, universities, and research centres) and customers (public sector bodies), helps members save time and money by negotiating sector-wide deals and provides advice and practical assistance on digital technology. Jisc is funded by the UK higher and further education and research funding bodies and member institutions. For more information, contact [email protected] or 07443 983571.
About Research Solutions
Research Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: RSSS) provides cloud-based technologies to streamline the process of accessing, managing, and creating intellectual property. Since its founding, the company has been a pioneer in developing solutions to serve researchers. Today, more than 70 percent of the top pharmaceutical companies, prestigious universities, and emerging businesses rely on our family of products, powered by AI and NLP technologies, to support the innovation process from end to end with the most comprehensive information and knowledge tools on the market. For more information and details, please visit www.researchsolutions.com.
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