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What Is the Difference Between Research and Evaluation?

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What images come to mind when you hear the word evaluation? A teacher grading an exam? A dashboard or scorecard with outcomes highlighted in green, yellow, or red to show progress? A logic model mapping a program intervention to its intended outcomes? When asked about evaluation, fewer people tend to conjure images of a room full of people reflecting on and discussing data together. Or think of evaluation spurring an energizing collaborative conversation to visualize what a program hopes to achieve, and the assumptions and external factors that can help or hinder success.

National Geographic Celebrates World Lion Day with Spotlight on Leading Big Cats Researchers

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National Geographic joined with the rest of the global community in commemorating World Lion Day on August 10, taking the opportunity to highlight some of its many efforts to protect big cat populations around the world.

Attending the 2016 U.S. Amgen Scholar Symposium

Guest post written by UCLA Amgen Scholar Rachel Sabol
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As a self-proclaimed realist, I doubted that I would ever experience the fabled “love at first sight.” This changed the moment that I saw the crowd of UC Berkeley Amgen scholars lined up to register for the symposium, proudly sporting the trendiest summer internship shirts imaginable. In a creative expression of their institution, they were blazoned with the periodic table entry, Berkelium. I must say, there is something quite profound about a group of people that can make radioactive chemical elements fashionable.

Biomimicry is a Promising Approach for Driving Innovation, Study Finds

Study findings are significant as the objectives of businesses have shifted to innovation driven by environmental sustainability
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Newest Class of Fulbright-National Geographic Fellows to Tackle Global Issues Through Digital Storytelling

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Beginning this fall, the 2016-2017 class of the Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship will embark on global journeys to study significant social and environmental issues--from the need for community-based food systems in India to the effects of climate change on rural communities in Northern Africa--and share their findings with the world through National Geographic's media assets.

Carnival Cruise Line Brings Its Signature Brand of Fun to the FedEx St. Jude Classic Golf Tournament

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July 4, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Carnival Cruise Line’s partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® extended to the links with the line’s sponsorship of the FedEx St. Jude Classic, an annual PGA-sanctioned golf tournament held in at the TPC Southwind course in Memphis, Tenn., the hospital’s hometown.

Meet the World's Leading Scientists and Adventurers During National Geographic's "Explorers Week"

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The National Geographic Society will bring together its most innovative and interesting explorers from around the world during its "Explorers Week" celebration from June 13 to 17. Through livestreams, video chats and more, the campaign will give global viewers the chance to interact with Society's leading researchers, conservationists and educators. Explorers Week coincides with the Society's annual Explorers Symposium, where top scientists deliver captivating stories of how exploration, storytelling and scientific discovery are making a difference across the globe.

National Geographic Recognizes Young Scientists, Engineers and Educators as 2016 Emerging Explorers

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The National Geographic Society has announced this year's class of Emerging Explorers, a group of scientists, conservationists and educators still early in their careers whose work is already pushing the boundaries of their chosen fields. The class consists of 13 young scientists, each of whom will receive a grant of $10,000 to support continued research and exploration.

Researchers Set to Start Work Onboard Costa's Ships

The CNR and Costa Cruises announce a framework agreement to further the cause of research in the fields of oceanography and marine science. Costa will make available its ships for use as facilities to support the scientific research network run by the It
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Rome / Genoa, May 23, 2016 /3BL Media/ – A high degree of synergy between the partners – both actively engaged in the field of environmental sustainability, albeit in different ways and areas – lies behind the announcement of a framework agreement between the CNR (Italian National Research Council) and Costa Cruises.  The goal of the partnership is to provide major opportunities for discussion, development and in-depth study of particularly important oceanography and marine science topics.

British Columbia Salmon Farmers Make Significant Research Investment

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CAMPBELL RIVER, British Columbia, May 10, 2016 /3BL Media/ – The BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) is helping to bridge knowledge gaps on B.C.’s wild stocks and coastal environment by developing collaborations on seven research projects, with over 30 researchers from 10 organizations, providing almost $420,000 in funding.

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