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Nikon Announces The Second Year Of The Nikon Storytellers Scholarship, Reaffirming Its Commitment To Education For The Next Generation of Creators

MELVILLE, NY (January 29, 2019) – Nikon Inc. has announced that applications are now open for the second “Nikon Storytellers Scholarship.” The program, launched in December 2017, is designed to celebrate the power of visual storytelling by supporting the education of aspiring content creators. Beginning today, eligible students in the United States and Canada can apply for the chance to be selected as one of ten winners to receive a $10,000 USD academic scholarship to further their development as visual storytellers and help them in their passionate pursuit of compelling stories.

“We are so excited to be able to continue to offer scholarship support to talented students across the US and Canada who are exploring their creative passions,” said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President, Nikon Inc. “In launching this program for a second year, Nikon is reaffirming its dedication to supporting and encouraging the next generation of creators in their pursuits to become the confident, fearless voices of tomorrow.”

The Nikon Storytellers Scholarship, which received over 1,000 submissions in its first year, is once again open to undergraduate and graduate students in the United States and Canada who are pursuing degrees in visual arts, fine arts, journalism, film, photography and multimedia/content creation, and have completed their freshman year of college or the academic equivalent.

The scholarship includes two stages of submissions. The first round consists of academic and professional references. If selected, students will advance to a semi-finalist round in which they submit an original piece of creative work to be evaluated by a committee of industry professionals. This year, building on its legacy of developing innovative optical technologies that help creators bring their creative vision to life in new and compelling ways, Nikon is challenging students to showcase what “Capture Tomorrow” means to them and how they are pushing the creative boundaries of their craft.

The ten emerging visual creators will be awarded an academic scholarship for use in the 2019-2020 school year. Qualified students are invited to visit www.NikonStorytellersScholarship.com for more information about submitting an entry, including eligibility details.

The Nikon Storytellers Scholarship Key Dates (2019-2020)

Application Open: January 29, 2019
Application Deadline: March 1, 2019
Recommendation Deadline: March 1, 2019
Semi-finalist Open: March 18, 2019
Semi-finalist Deadline: April 15, 2019
Notification of Selection Results: June 2019
Funds Disbursed: August 2019

For those interested in learning more about the Nikon Storytellers Scholarship, please visit www.NikonStorytellersScholarschip.com. For more information on the latest Nikon products, please visit www.nikonusa.com.

About Nikon
Nikon Inc. is a world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo and video capture technologies; globally recognized for setting new standards in product design and performance for an award-winning array of equipment that enable visual storytelling and content creation. Nikon Inc. distributes consumer and professional digital SLR cameras, NIKKOR optics, Speedlights and system accessories, Nikon COOLPIX® compact digital cameras and Nikon software products, as well as the revolutionary Nikon Z series of mirrorless cameras and NIKKOR Z lenses, which achieve a new dimension in optical performance. In November 2018, Nikon Corporation, the parent company of Nikon Inc., announced the production of 110 million NIKKOR lenses, creating a new milestone in Nikon’s heritage of superior optics. For more information, dial (800) NIKON-US or visit www.nikonusa.com, which links all levels of photographers and visual storytellers to the Web’s most comprehensive learning and sharing communities. Connect with Nikon on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Vimeo, Flickr and Snapchat (@NikonUSASnap).

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New Survey: Demand for “Uniquely Human Skills” Increases Even as Technology and Automation Replace Some Jobs

Survey shows 73 percent of employers say it’s very or somewhat difficult finding qualified candidates

BOSTON—January 16, 2019 — As automation increases, “uniquely human” or soft skills are among the most important skills wanted by employers, although they have difficulty finding the right candidates, according to a new survey. The survey of more than 650 employers and more than 1,500 current and former college students was conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of Cengage, the largest U.S.-based education and technology company serving the higher education market.

The survey revealed soft skills are most in demand by employers (by at least 65 percent), while quantitative skills and computer and technical skills were less so (47 percent and 50 percent, respectively).

The top skills today’s employers are looking for in candidates include:

● Listening skills (74 percent)
● Attention to detail and attentiveness (70 percent)
● Effective Communication (69 percent)
● Critical thinking (67 percent)
● Interpersonal skills (65 percent)
● Active learning/Learning new skills (65 percent)

However, the majority of employers (73 percent) said it was very or somewhat difficult finding qualified candidates, and about one-third (34 percent) say schools have not properly prepared students for jobs.

“These results show that we must not underestimate the power of the people factor in the workforce.  Technology and automation will continue to change and replace jobs, but there are skills that cannot be automated, such as the ability to think critically or problem solve,” said Michael Hansen, CEO of Cengage.

“There is a need for more soft skills training, both in college and on the job, and today’s learners and graduates must continue to hone their skills to stay ahead,” Hansen continued. “The onus is on everyone – students, colleges, employers and industry partners like Cengage – to make learning more accessible, relevant and affordable.”

Students are not having an easy time either: 65 percent say finding a job is more difficult compared to their parents’ generation.  A quarter of students (25 percent) are worried that jobs will be replaced by technology; however, what worries them even more is having the skills needed for a job (77 percent). One in three students believe their education has not adequately prepared them for the workplace.

“For candidates willing to hone their ‘uniquely human skills,’ there is opportunity,” said Hansen.   “While employers anticipate that computer and tech skills will be among the most coveted in the next five years, many human skills, such as critical thinking, communication, and the ability to learn new skills will remain important.”

For more information about the survey, please visit https://www.cengage.com/todays-learner/career-readiness#skillssurvey.

About Cengage
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. As the largest US-based provider of teaching and learning materials for higher education, we offer valuable options at affordable price points. Our industry-leading initiatives include Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service.  We embrace innovation to create learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. Headquartered in Boston, Cengage also serves K-12, library and workforce training markets around the world. Visit us at www.cengage.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

About the Survey Methodology
Employer Survey: Conducted online from September 11-16, 2018, among 502 managers who have hired in the past 6 months and 150 HR decision-makers directly involved in hiring. The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points. Student Survey: Conducted online from September 11-24, 2018, among a national sample of 1564 Students, with 1050 Current Students and 514 Former Students from community colleges, two-year and four-year colleges, vocational or technical schools, and graduate schools. Results from the full survey have a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.

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Cengage
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Cengage
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The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Accepting Applications for 2019 Award Programs

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society—is currently accepting applications for its 2019 award programs including Fellowships, Study Abroad Grants, Literacy Grants and Love of Learning Awards. The award programs provide funding for graduate study, continuing education, professional development, studies abroad and local, national and international literacy initiatives.

Since 1932, Phi Kappa Phi’s award programs have recognized members and students on its chapter campuses for outstanding academic achievement. Nearly $1 million is awarded each year through programs that last year recognized more than 350 individuals.

“Phi Kappa Phi encourages the ‘love of learning’ and supports scholarly, interdisciplinary efforts through direct support and recognition of academic excellence,” said Scott Willard, a 2018 award recipient. “This recognition and support opens doors for members of the Society and encourages continued scholarship.”

Programs currently accepting applications include:

● Fellowships: The Society recently announced an expansion of its Fellowship Program from a total distribution of $345,000 each year to $615,000. Beginning in 2019, 50 Fellowships of $8,500 each, six at $20,000 each, and two at $35,000 will be available to members entering their first year of graduate or professional study. The deadline to apply varies by each Phi Kappa Phi chapter. Contact your local chapter for deadline information.

● Study Abroad Grants: 75 grants of $1,000 each will be awarded to both members and non-members studying abroad. The deadline to apply is March 15.

● Literacy Grants: Grants of up to $2,500 are available to Phi Kappa Phi chapters and individual members seeking funding for literacy initiatives. The deadline to apply is April 1.

● Love of Learning Awards: 200 awards, at $500 each, are available to help fund post-baccalaureate studies and professional development for active members. The deadline to apply is June 30.

For more information including eligibility requirements and application instructions for each program, please visit www.phikappaphi.org/awards.

About Phi Kappa Phi
Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Phi Kappa Phi inducts approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni annually. The Society has chapters on more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify. The Society’s mission is “To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.” For more information, visit www.phikappaphi.org.

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225.923.7777

GABRIELLE UNION’S NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING MEMOIR NOW IN PAPERBACK!

New York Times Bestseller
WE’RE GOING TO NEED MORE WINE
Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True
by Gabrielle Union

On Sale in Trade Paperback:
*January 15, 2019*

Praise for We’re Going to Need More Wine:

“Union’s collection of wide-ranging, insightful, and funny essays is full of the candid stuff that readers love to find in celebrity memoirs, along with genuine storytelling and bare emotion, which are rarer… Throughout, Union is warm, outspoken, laugh-out-loud funny, and unafraid to reveal painful moments or the versions of herself that had a thing or two to learn. This is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, and deservedly so.”
Booklist, starred review

“With honesty and humor, Union bares her soul and shares her levels of insecurity, the difficulties of being a black woman in Hollywood, and the way fame has changed her life. She embraces many multilayered issues in these intimate essays, giving readers glimpses of insight into her soul.”
Kirkus Reviews

“This sparkling book collects amusing and heartbreaking stories from the life of actress Union (Being Mary Jane)… Union’s no-holds-barred essays and intimate voice will appeal to her fans as well as those less familiar with her work.”
Publishers Weekly

“I have gotten the pleasure to know Gabrielle over the years and besides the fact that she loves to drink, I’ve always taken comfort in how much we have in common. The predilection to go from talking about the latest humiliating sexual position to a debate on politics or racism, that’s exactly what this book felt like to me, an honest conversation with Gabrielle about her life. I appreciate her integrity, love her humor and openness about her life. I also love the fact that she’s older than me . . . Go, girl.”
Chelsea Handler, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Uganda Be Kidding Me

“I love this woman and her book.”
Mindy Kaling, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Why Not Me?

If you ever thought, ‘I could be friends with Gabrielle Union,’ then We’re Going to Need More Wine is the book for you. It’s honest, raw, and funny. Union’s vulnerability about her flaws, mistakes, and also pride in her triumphs will not only make you feel as though you’re seeing yourself reflected, but will also inspire to be your most authentic self. It makes me excited to see where she is going next as a person and as an author.

Give me book #2 already, please!”
—Phoebe Robinson, New York Times bestselling author of You Can’t Touch My Hair

“A hilarious and moving memoir from a natural storyteller. Gabrielle Union explores love, family, trauma and racial identity in a book that somehow manages to be both heartbreakingly honest and laugh-out-loud funny.”
—Brit Bennett, author of The Mothers

Actress and women’s rights activist Gabrielle Union’s 2017 New York Times bestselling memoir WE’RE GOING TO NEED MORE WINE: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True is now available in trade paperback (On Sale: January 15, 2019; Trade Paperback: $16.99; ISBN 9780062693990)!

Gabrielle Union is a lot like you and me. While you likely know her from her many film and television roles; her work as an activist on behalf of victims of sexual assault; her smart statements about the place of women, especially black women in the world and in Hollywood; or her status as one of half of the Wade-Union power couple—she’s also navigating today’s world in ways that are all too familiar. She has had to get over her family baggage, go through the wrong men to get to the right one, and push her way past head shakers and naysayers who thought she was less than.

In this engaging, provocative, and funny collection of essays about her life and our modern world. Union gives details of her life that go beyond the headlines and social media to show the smart, tough woman she really is. From her younger years as one of the very few African Americans in her California high school, to the harrowing story of her rape and the aftermath, to her navigation of Hollywood, to the role she plays as stepmother to her husband Dwyane Wade’s sons, to the devastating loss she felt over the friend she loved and couldn’t save, reading WE’RE GOING TO NEED MORE WINE leaves you with that feeling of time with a dear friend. This surprising and special book will nourish your soul and expand your mind.

Union says, “Throughout my life, I’ve often wondered aloud ‘How the hell did I end up HERE?! Why me?’ Not sure I’ve ever found all the answers to those questions, but in this book I share my journey…the good, the bad, and the WTF. You will definitely need more wine for this one.”

With a voice that is loud, personal, brave, and bold, Union demonstrates what it means to wrestle with self-doubt and revel in self-discovery, balancing a glass of wine and a whip-smart sense of humor at the same time.

MORE ABOUT GABRIELLE UNION:
Gabrielle Union is an actress and activist. Currently she stars as the titular character in the critically acclaimed drama Being Mary Jane on BET. She is an outspoken activist for women’s reproductive health and victims of sexual assault. She lives in Miami, Florida.

WE’RE GOING TO NEED MORE WINE:
Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True
by Gabrielle Union
Dey Street Books | Trade Paperback | On Sale: January 15, 2019
$16.99, ISBN: 9780062693990 | E-Book ISBN: 9780062694003

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Cengage Unlimited Subscriptions to be Available at Amazon Beginning January 1

Subscription service offers unlimited access to more than 22,000 eBooks, online homework access codes and study guides at an affordable price

BOSTON—December 10, 2018—Cengage today announced that its new subscription service, Cengage Unlimited, will be available for purchase through Amazon beginning January 1, 2019.  The agreement expands the company’s existing collaboration with Amazon for course materials.

Cengage, the largest U.S.-based education and technology company serving the higher education market, provides course materials to almost half of the 20 million students pursuing higher education.

Cengage Unlimited offers complete access to more than 22,000 digital course materials, including eBooks, online homework access codes and study guides.  A subscription also includes free access to offerings from Kaplan, Quizlet and Chegg, with more to come soon. Students pay one price—no matter how many materials they use.  Subscriptions cost $119.99 a semester (or $179.99 a year).  Amazon expands the availability of Cengage Unlimited, which is already offered at campus and online bookstores as well as directly from Cengage. Subscriptions include print rentals for $7.99 with free shipping.

Considering that students spend, on average, about $500 annually on course materials (with some spending significantly more), a Cengage Unlimited subscription can save students half or more of what they were paying previously. Students may use their financial aid to purchase a subscription.

More than 500,000 students have already subscribed to Cengage Unlimited in just one semester of availability. Cengage estimates that college students will save $60 million during the 2018-2019 academic year by using the subscription service to access the company’s quality learning materials.

“Paying for the course materials they need to be successful often causes students significant stress during a time when their focus should be on ensuring a smooth start to the semester.  By making subscriptions available at Amazon, even more students will be able to access our quality learning materials and realize the significant savings and additional value that Cengage Unlimited delivers,” said Kevin Carlsten, Vice President of Channel Strategy and Operations, Cengage.

According to a recent survey, college students say buying textbooks is their leading source of financial stress after tuition.  In fact, 85% of students surveyed said paying for textbooks and course materials is more stressful than buying food, housing or health care.

Cengage is a leader in affordability and access to high quality learning materials. In addition to the first all-access subscription service, Cengage was the first to launch a comprehensive print rental program, with nearly all the company’s titles. Cengage was also the first major education and technology company to offer an Open Educational Resource (OER) product called Cengage OpenNOW. The company also actively delivers digital course materials through Cengage Inclusive Access, a business model that offers students savings by integrating the cost of course materials into registration fees. Finally, the company has instituted price caps on its new print editions and substantial price reductions on its eBooks.

For more information, visit https://www.cengage.com/unlimited/.

About Cengage
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. As the largest US-based provider of teaching and learning materials for higher education, we offer valuable options at affordable price points. Our industry-leading initiatives include Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service.  We embrace innovation to create learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. Headquartered in Boston, Cengage also serves K-12, library and workforce training markets around the world. Visit us at www.cengage.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

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Media Contacts
Susan Aspey
Cengage
202-695-6012
susan.aspey@cengage.com

Kristina Massari
Cengage
203-965-8694
Kristina.massari@cengage.com

Quizlet Debuts Premium Content to Help Students Achieve Learning Goals

Most popular U.S. consumer learning platform launches study materials from recognized education experts and brands

SAN FRANCISCO—December 4, 2018— Quizlet, the largest user-generated consumer learning platform, now used by two in three U.S. high school students and one in two U.S. college students, today launched Quizlet Premium Content. The new offering extends Quizlet’s content to include study guides created by world-class publishers, educators and organizations. Premium Content is available for purchase and covers a variety of subjects, many of which directly align with textbooks, online courses, standardized tests and certifications.

Announced on the heels of Quizlet reaching 50 million monthly active users, Premium Content provides time savings and a boost of confidence for students who want expertly-curated study materials and benefit from ready-to-go study guides. Quizlet will also continue to provide its popular platform where users create and access study sets across a variety of study modes — for free.

Launched in a limited beta this summer, Quizlet Premium Content already covers a variety of sciences, languages, and standardized test and professional certification prep. Students can purchase complete study guides or individual study sets, each good for one-year full access to the content. Practice questions that simulate tests from instructors and test prep materials will also be available in early 2019.

Specific subjects that can already be found on Quizlet Premium Content include:

● Science (Anatomy, Physiology, Chemistry)
● Languages (English, Japanese, French, Spanish, Chinese)
● Test Prep and Certifications (MCAT, USMLE COMLEX, GMAT, GRE, TOEFL, SAT, LSAT, PSAT, Finance – Series 7, EMT and MLT/MLS)

The offering leverages Quizlet’s Verified Creators program, which encompasses a network of content partners including:

● World-renowned publishers such as Kaplan, Pearson, Living Language and Oxford University Press
● Top digital learning companies including Babbel, Chineasy and Kenhub
● Individual experts including professor Rob Swatski’s “A-Plus Anatomy” study guides and Spanish teacher Miriam Gutierrez’s language sets

“Quizlet has a rapidly growing user base of more than 50 million people a month, and those people are coming to our platform looking for a centralized experience for all their study needs,” said Matthew Glotzbach, Quizlet’s CEO. “Our goal is to ultimately serve all 1.4 billion students around the world, so it’s an incredible benefit for our users to get access to the best education content creators out there. Quizlet Premium Content allows publishers and creators, especially those looking to meet the demands of the changing publishing industry, a new way of reaching students to help them achieve their learning goals.”

“Pearson is excited to participate in the launch of the Quizlet Marketplace,” stated Pedro Rodrigues De Vasconcellos, VP – Product Marketing English & Schools, Pearson.

“Babbel’s mission is to enable language-learning for everyone,” said Julie Hansen, CEO US of Babbel. “Millions of subscribers worldwide already use Babbel to learn a new language, but high school students have not comprised a large part of them to date. This partnership brings Babbel to a new, younger audience with a combination of Quizlet’s popular platform and our language learning expertise. Our goal with the partnership is to help students ace their AP language exams and encourage them to continue their language journey.”

“As a professor, author, and illustrator based in York, Pennsylvania, offering my study materials on Quizlet allows me to reach biology students around the world,” said Rob Swatski, professor and developer of the A-Plus Anatomy series. “I’ve recommended Quizlet to my classes for years, and it’s fantastic to now have a direct way for my students to study my own diagrams and images with built-in capabilities like flashcards and quizzes.”

Quizlet partners with creators who have exceptional reputations in academia and with learners. Quizlet verifies the creator and helps guide them on the type of content that would be most useful to Quizlet’s user base. With the official launch, Quizlet is welcoming education experts and content creators worldwide to apply to be a Verified Creator and offer their content for students to purchase and study.

For more information about Quizlet Premium Content, visit:
https://quizlet.com/features/premium-content

To apply to become a Quizlet Verified Creator, visit:
https://quizlet.com/features/quizlet-partnerships-verified-creator

About Quizlet
Utilized by two in three high school students and one in two college students – and a total of over 50 million people each month – Quizlet is the largest user-generated consumer learning platform in the U.S., using activities and games to help students practice and master what they’re learning. Quizlet’s learning activities help people effectively study over time so that they can master foundational information and retain it long-term. With more than 300 million user-created study sets currently available, students and teachers can find content from others or create their own. Quizlet supplements existing modes of learning, enabling students to engage with any material in the ways they learn best and providing a knowledge base for teachers to share content with one another. The company offers a combination of free and paid subscriptions for both students and teachers that enable further customization.

Quizlet was founded in 2005 by then-high-school-student Andrew Sutherland to study for a French exam. It is headquartered in San Francisco, California and is backed by Icon Ventures, Union Square Ventures and Costanoa Ventures. For more information, please visit www.quizlet.com.

Contact:
Loretta Stevens
Quizlet – Communications
loretta.stevens@quizlet.com

College Students Expected to Save $60 Million this Academic Year Using New Subscription Service for Textbooks and Course Materials

Cengage Unlimited subscription offers unlimited access to more than 22,000 eBooks, online homework access codes and study guides at affordable price

BOSTON—November 27, 2018—After tuition, college students say buying textbooks is their leading source of financial stress, according to a recent survey. In fact, 85% of students surveyed said paying for textbooks and course materials is more stressful than buying food, housing or health care.

For the 2018-19 school year, college students finally have some relief – an estimated $60 million of it – by using a new, comprehensive subscription service from Cengage. Cengage, the largest U.S.-based education and technology company serving the higher education market, provides course materials to almost half of the 20 million students pursuing higher education.

Commercially available to students in August 2018, Cengage Unlimited offers complete access to more than 22,000 digital course materials, including eBooks, online homework access codes and study guides.  A subscription also includes free access to offerings from Kaplan, Quizlet and Chegg, with more to come soon. Students pay one price—no matter how many materials they use.  Subscriptions cost $119.99 a semester ($179.99 a year) and are available directly from Cengage, online or at campus and off-campus bookstores. Print rentals are available for $7.99 with free shipping.

Considering students spend, on average, about $500 annually (with some spending significantly more), the subscription can save students half or more of what they were paying previously. Students may use their financial aid to purchase a subscription.

A new, interactive Savings Map allows faculty, administrators and students to see which courses use Cengage at their institution.  The map highlights more than 500 schools to date.

“In launching Cengage Unlimited, we made a bold move to offer a subscription service in an industry that has historically been loath to change,” said Michael Hansen, CEO, Cengage. “It is exceedingly rare that an incumbent rather than a start-up transforms an industry.  And yet, the overwhelmingly enthusiastic response to Cengage Unlimited—from students, parents and faculty—underscores that our approach to lower students’ costs so they can afford to access quality learning was the right one.  It also works for our business as we are signing an unprecedented number of new student customers.  We are very pleased to have more than 500,000 subscribers already and look forward to reaching more students in the upcoming January semester and beyond.”

“To give students more resources at a lower price point is a testament to the company’s focus on student experience, and I’m eager to see how it transforms the higher education system as a whole,” said Bilal Shalash, a senior at the University of Kentucky and a Cengage Student Ambassador.

Cengage is a leader in affordability and access to high quality learning materials. In addition to the first all-access subscription service, Cengage was the first to launch a comprehensive print rental program, with nearly all the company’s titles.  Cengage was also the first major education and technology company to offer an Open Educational Resource (OER) product called Cengage OpenNOW.  The company also actively delivers digital course materials through Cengage Inclusive Access, a business model that offers students savings by integrating the cost of course materials into registration fees.  Finally, the company has instituted price caps on its new print editions and substantial price reductions on its eBooks.

For more information about the new, all-access subscription service for course materials, or to purchase now, visit https://www.cengage.com/unlimited/. To access the interactive Savings Map, visit: https://www.cengage.com/unlimited/map/.

About Cengage
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. As the largest US-based provider of teaching and learning materials for higher education, we offer valuable options at affordable price points. Our industry-leading initiatives include Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service.  We embrace innovation to create learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. Headquartered in Boston, Cengage also serves K-12, library and workforce training markets around the world. Visit us at www.cengage.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

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Media Contacts
Susan Aspey
Cengage
202-695-6012
susan.aspey@cengage.com

Kristina Massari
Cengage
203-965-8694
Kristina.massari@cengage.com

Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR and GQ: MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM

BY LIZZY GOODMAN

*Now available in paperback*

On Sale: November 13, 2018

As the twentieth century drew to a close, New York City felt played out as a cultural capital. A flood of new money had turned downtown into a museum of what used to be cool, a playground for bankers and the dot-com crowd. If you wanted the rock-and-roll life, New York City was the last place you’d move. And yet, in the decade that followed, it would serve as the stage for a radical pop-cultural renaissance. How exactly did this happen?

In MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011 (now available in paperback, on-sale November 13, 2018), journalist Lizzy Goodman chronicles the rebirth of New York rock through the voices of those who were actually there, playing the music, pouring the drinks, signing the checks, and writing the cover stories. In the early 2000s, the Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Interpol, the Moldy Peaches, LCD Soundsystem, and others, who had been honing their craft in obscu­rity, suddenly became reflections of a newly flush, newly booming town determined to recover from the devasta­tion of September 11. As kids around the world began to dress like they’d been thrifting on Avenue A, it became clear that New York had not only reclaimed its signature rock-and-roll swagger, but had also exported this new incarnation of American cool globally. A second genera­tion was eagerly waiting in the wings: Franz Ferdinand, the Killers, and Kings of Leon, who’d all but given up on breaking out of their provincial corners of the world, got the message that rock was back, and used grotty New York clubs as launching pads on their way to selling out arenas around the world.

MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM explores how during this era the music industry was dismantled and then reborn via technology—first by Napster and later iTunes—and how traditional publications like Rolling Stone and Spin were pushed to compete with evangelist bloggers typ­ing feverishly in their underwear, as well as with edgier journalistic upstarts like Vice and Pitchfork. Meanwhile, as the reshaping of the city—technological, aesthetic, cultural, and physical—spread from downtown Manhat­tan to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, bands like MGMT, Vam­pire Weekend, TV on the Radio, Grizzly Bear, and Dirty Projectors became the new stars, remaking the idea of New York in their own nerdy image, and helping ensure “I heart Brooklyn” would become the mantra of a new generation.

Crafted from nearly two hundred original interviews and curated by a writer who remembers the hangovers herself, MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM follows in the great tradition of the beloved classic Please Kill Me by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain. Charting the first decade of the 2000s in all its epic and reckless glory, here is a bril­liant portrait of a city, an industry, and a generation on the verge of seismic change.

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Praise for Meet Me in the Bathroom

“An evocative and gossipy oral history…Not only was Ms. Goodman there…but as our revelatory tour guide, she shrewdly jogged the memories of her protagonists…The result is an affectionate, idiosyncratic narrative of the rock scene’s erratic evolution.” — New York Times

“Beautifully paced, vivid, informative and compelling… a book primarily built on passion, love and homage – a drawled rock’n’roll sonnet to the music, the bands, the city, the scene, the triumphs, the screw-ups, and, of course, ‘the moment’.” — The Guardian

“Lizzy Goodman has produced an instant classic…All the Strokes, LCD Soundsystem, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Ryan Adams gossip you’ve ever wanted to know is right here in this epic, loving look at a very different New York City.” — Rolling Stone

Meet Me in the Bathroom is the juiciest book on rock’n’roll in years…a thrilling, hilarious, gossip-fueled account” — Pitchfork

“The first great history of new york’s 21st century rock scene…thoroughly entertaining…engrossing…Meet Me in the Bathroom is a wonderful reminder that the next big thing can be right around the corner.” — Spin

“[A] gossip-fueled, engaging oral history” — Publishers Weekly

“As far as I’m concerned this book is one of the truly great New York stories.” — Rob Sheffield, The Village Voice

“Spectacular.” — Playboy

“In her terrific new book, Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City, 2001-2011, author Lizzy Goodman has meticulously traced the story of that revival” — Paste Magazine

“A vivid, kaleidoscopic, extremely fun ode to a moment in time that only just became the past.” — The Cut

“Sharp, funny and dishy oral history…Goodman does a wonderful job of sketching out and filling in this singular time and place…It is a blast…” — Austin American-Statesman

“In the page-turning tradition of Please Kill Me and I Want My MTV, Lizzy Goodman’s new oral history, Meet Me in the Bathroom is a post-mortem of rock’s last gasp…You don’t read a book like this. You demolish it whole, like a bag of Funyuns.” — Las Vegas Weekly

Meet Me in the Bathroom is an impressive document of the time . . . she’s managed to extract admissions and reflections that are genuinely poignant . . . distilled into a tome that captures the messy, glorious chaos of New York.” — Noisey

“It’s the book that anyone who ever listened to the Strokes is talking about: Lizzy Goodman’s extremely comprehensive oral history of the 00s NYC rock scene is hilarious, sordid, fascinating, and infuriating—all at once. The best music history books serve the dual purpose of creating new myths while slaying the ones that were previously lying around, and by that measure Meet Me in the Bathroom is more than a success. It’ll inspire plenty of discussion and debating, and if you’re a certain age, it might just provide a nostalgia trip, too.” — VICE

“There’s warmth and kindness…and great stories about people taking too many drugs…A wonderful book.” — Seth Meyers, Late Night with Seth Meyers

“[Meet Me in the Bathroom] will make any rock ‘n’ roll fan who came of age or lived in New York in the aughts…feel all sorts of warm and cozy nostalgic feelings.” — BuzzFeed

“Full of fantastic gossip and dreamy anecdotes about the city’s last mythological guitar boys” — The Verge

“A compelling non-stop wealth of information that will be inspiring to those familiar with New York and not…this read is a can’t-miss.” — Uproxx

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Elizabeth “Lizzy” Goodman is a journalist whose writing on rock and roll, fashion and popular culture has appeared in the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Spin, Nylon, Elle, Interview, Out and NME. She is a regular contributor to New York magazine, and is frequently called upon to be an expert guest on VH1 and NPR. She lives in New York City.

Photo credit: Katia Temkin.

MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM Lizzy Goodman Dey Street Books Paperback

On Sale: 11/13/2018 ISBN: 9780062233103 E-book ISBN: 9780062233127

 

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Sage Corps Study Abroad Captures the Essence of Entrepreneurship

November 6, 2018 — In today’s global economy, employers seek and prefer a globally-trained workforce, however approximately 99 percent of college grads have no global work experience, according to Matt Meltzer, founder and CEO of Sage Corps. So how do businesses looking to attract and retain global-minded employees find them right off the platform of a graduation podium? Meltzer created an initiative called Sage Corps in 2013 – a global entrepreneurship program for college students – that embeds students into seed stage startup teams for their mutual benefit as they live, work and study abroad (students earn academic credit) while offering an innovative source of talent in the workforce.

Sage Corps sets itself apart from traditional study abroad programs by offering highly competitive program focused on quality not quantity, an internship with global startups in countries around the world in younger startup communities offering incredible opportunities to make impactful contributions to the host companies.

Sage Corps, which has now grown to 500+ alumni since 2013, works with technology startups in thirteen cities across the world (including Santiago, Chile; Hong Kong; Mexico City and Dublin), which use tech in some form, whether it be an e-commerce site, an AI/Robotics company or a travel excursion company. Meltzer wanted to fill the gap by giving students opportunities to gain meaningful international experience, bring talent to foreign startups and start building professional connections that can make a difference after graduation.

Students interested in interning abroad through Sage Corps come from all majors (technical and non-technical liberal arts students are all encouraged to apply) and diverse backgrounds and undergo a very selective application process so that the best candidates for this unique global entrepreneurship program will have the chance to, as Meltzer describes, “parachute into a foreign country, experience a rigorous professional and cultural experience building a company, and return with a robust professional network.” Past students in the program attend a diverse range of universities across the country, including large public universities such as UT Austin, University of Michigan, and UC Berkeley, private universities such as Vanderbilt, Cornell, and Emory, and smaller liberal arts colleges such as Amherst, Williams, and Pomona.

Sage Corps offers impactful work and more robust services: housing, medical insurance, weekly professional networking and social events, an online curriculum (builds hard skills), academic credit, and a powerful alumni program to help students get full time jobs – alums currently work at top organizations such as Google, Nike, McKinsey, Facebook, and of course startups.

For more information on Sage Corp visit: www.SageCorps.com

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Cindy Tanenbaum PR Inc.
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ECFMG Launches Resource to Help Students Select a Medical School

Philadelphia, Pa., November 5, 2018—The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) has launched a new resource for students who plan to apply to medical school. Designed to assist in identifying schools offering quality medical education, this new resource is a valuable tool for those who are beginning their medical education, as well as for current medical school students who plan to transfer to a different medical school. The new resource is available on the ECFMG website at www.ecfmg.org/medschoolselection.

In recent years, there has been rapid growth in the number of medical schools around the world, and there are a small number of schools that engage in spurious business practices. It also has become more common for students to migrate for medical education—attending medical school outside their home country. This situation creates challenges for students who are evaluating schools and deciding where to apply, according to William W. Pinsky, M.D., President and CEO of ECFMG and Board Chair of ECFMG’s Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER®).

“With more than 3,000 medical schools worldwide, selecting the right school can be an intimidating task and a significant financial investment,” Dr. Pinsky said. “Our new guide provides prospective medical students around the world with information on the characteristics to consider and questions to ask when evaluating medical schools before applying so they can make a well-informed decision.”

The guide covers such important considerations as accreditation status, curriculum, faculty, educational resources, and the structure of clinical rotations. It also prompts students to ask questions about the student experience, consider how schools market themselves, and talk to alumni about their success in and beyond medical school.

As leading experts on the world’s medical education systems and their graduates, ECFMG and its foundation are uniquely positioned to provide this important guidance to the next generation of physicians. The new resource is an important addition to the collection of services offered by ECFMG and FAIMER to physicians and the medical education community around the world.

About ECFMG
ECFMG, a private, nonprofit organization based in Philadelphia, is a world leader in promoting quality health care—serving physicians, members of the medical education and regulatory communities, health care consumers, and those researching issues in medical education and health workforce planning. ECFMG’s program of certification evaluates whether international medical graduates are ready to enter U.S. programs of graduate medical education, where they provide supervised patient care. ECFMG offers a variety of other programs for the world’s physicians and the entities worldwide that educate, train, register/license, and employ them.

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Dan Hanson
(215)764-6628
dhanson@ecfmg.org