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REC Solar saves California school district millions through innovative solar energy solutions
REC Solar saves California school district millions through innovative solar energy solutions
6/19/2019 2:04:55 AM
• Pleasanton Unified School District is the latest education system to work with REC Solar to deploy on-site solar plus storage solutions • Installations illustrate the education market’s need to control peak demand and lower costs REC Solar, a subsidiary of Duke Energy Renewables, is working with the Pleasanton Unified School District in Pleasanton, Calif., …
GSK joins forces with the University of California to advance genomic research and improve drug discovery
GSK joins forces with the University of California to advance genomic research and improve drug discovery
6/18/2019 10:45:56 AM
GlaxoSmithKline plc today announced a five-year collaboration with the University of California to establish a state-of-the-art laboratory for CRISPR technologies, the Laboratory for Genomics Research (LGR).
Unicel Adds New Sales Representation in the Southwestern US
Unicel Adds New Sales Representation in the Southwestern US
6/18/2019
MONTREAL, Canada – June 18, 2019 – Unicel Architectural, manufacturer of vision and daylight control solutions, announces the appointment of Matthew McKendry as Architectural Sales Representative.
New Report Calls for a National System to Measure Equity in Education, Identify Disparities in Outcomes and Opportunity
New Report Calls for a National System to Measure Equity in Education, Identify Disparities in Outcomes and Opportunity
6/17/2019 4:57:39 PM
A centralized, consistently reported system of indicators of educational equity is needed to bring attention to disparities in the U.S. education system, says a new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
World Economic Forum and UN Sign Strategic Partnership Framework
World Economic Forum and UN Sign Strategic Partnership Framework
6/14/2019 12:42:00 PM
• The UN-Forum Partnership was signed in a meeting held at United Nations headquarters between UN Secretary-General António Guterres and World Economic Founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab to accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development • The partnership identifies six areas of focus – financing the 2030 Agenda, climate …
Children’s Word of the Year is……Brexit
Children’s Word of the Year is……Brexit
6/14/2019 11:56:26 AM
Following analysis of short story entries in this year’s BBC Radio 2 500 Words competition, we have announced ‘Brexit’ as Children’s Word of the Year.
Queen’s Birthday Honours for NERC research community
Queen’s Birthday Honours for NERC research community
6/13/2019 2:04:35 AM
Recipients within NERC’s community include: Professor Sir Ian Boyd FRSE, who has received a knighthood for his services to science and economics on food and the environment.
FDT Group Invites Industrial Automation Community to FITS™ Developer Workshop
FDT Group Invites Industrial Automation Community to FITS™ Developer Workshop
6/12/2019 12:06:15 PM
FDT Group™, an independent, international, not-for-profit industry association supporting the evolution of FDT technology, invites the industrial automation community to the scheduled FDT IIoT Server (FITS) Developer Workshop, to be led by FDT technology experts on the 8-9 October, 2019, in Stuttgart, Germany.
When words aren’t enough, teachers find a common language with iPad
When words aren’t enough, teachers find a common language with iPad
6/12/2019 11:32:02 AM
A single voice calls out “Sabah-ul-khair” and an eager chorus returns the greeting. At the beginning of each language class at Wilhelm Ferdinand Schussler Day School in Dusseldorf, Germany, teacher Nick Kyriakidis asks a different student to say “good morning” in his or her native language.
Digital Programs from Scholastic to Support 23,000 Students in Grades 1–9 in Latin America
Digital Programs from Scholastic to Support 23,000 Students in Grades 1–9 in Latin America
6/12/2019 10:43:53 AM
Starting in the 2019–2020 school year, 23,000 students in grades 1–9 in Latin America will have access to digital programs from  Scholastic  (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children’s publishing, education, and media company, that are being incorporated into  Knotion®, an integrated learning platform and curriculum based on design thinking and problem solving, and aligned to the …
Teens sleep longer, are more alert for homework when school starts later
Teens sleep longer, are more alert for homework when school starts later
6/7/2019 11:40:35 AM
Preliminary findings from a new study of middle school and high school students suggest that they got more sleep and were less likely to feel too sleepy to do homework after their district changed to later school start times.
Seattle Children’s Hospital Operating Rooms Shut Down Because of Fungus
6/6/2019 10:39:42 PM
Operating rooms at Seattle Children’s Hospital were shut down after the discovery of Aspergillus, a fungus that can cause infections.  Air tests detected Aspergillus in several operating rooms and equipment storage rooms.
MIT Corporation elects 11 term members, three life members
MIT Corporation elects 11 term members, three life members
6/6/2019 5:17:07 PM
The MIT Corporation — the Institute’s board of trustees — elected nine full-term members, who will each serve for five years, two partial-term members, who will each serve for one year, and three life members, during its quarterly meeting held today.
Scientists Confirm Facultative Parthenogenesis in Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s Asian Water Dragon
Scientists Confirm Facultative Parthenogenesis in Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s Asian Water Dragon
6/6/2019 5:15:24 PM
Life found a way at Smithsonian’s National Zoo, where a female Asian water dragon at the Reptile Discovery Center underwent facultative parthenogenesis—that is, she reproduced and contributed a healthy, thriving offspring to her species despite never breeding with a male or receiving genetic material.
Nearpod Selected as a Google for Education Premier Partner
6/6/2019 3:53:13 PM
Nearpod, the comprehensive Student Engagement Platform for K-12 teachers, today announces its selection as a Google for Education Premier Partner for its achievements as a high-performance complement to Google Classroom.
Philips and University of Vermont Health Network sign 10-year agreement to improve patient care
Philips and University of Vermont Health Network sign 10-year agreement to improve patient care
6/6/2019 12:04:24 PM
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and the University of Vermont (UVM) Health Network, a leading provider of quality care, announced a long-term, strategic partnership of 10 years.
Planned Parenthood Applauds Introduction of Jeanette Acosta Invest in Women’s Health Care Act of 2019
Planned Parenthood Applauds Introduction of Jeanette Acosta Invest in Women’s Health Care Act of 2019
6/6/2019 10:23:22 AM
Planned Parenthood Federation of America applauded today’s introduction of the “Jeanette Acosta Invest in Women’s Health Care Act of 2019,” which would increase access to life-saving cancer screenings.
Preschool Permanently Closed Following the Discovery of Water Damage and Mold Contamination
Preschool Permanently Closed Following the Discovery of Water Damage and Mold Contamination
6/6/2019 10:01:18 AM
In early March, a private preschool in California that served almost 100 students announced it was closing its doors for mold removal after recent heavy rains and the discovery of mold from indoor air quality (IAQ) samples according to  The Press Democrat.
Empowerment of Avalokiteshvara, Lord of the World
Empowerment of Avalokiteshvara, Lord of the World
6/6/2019 12:32:24 AM
The Tsuglagkhang, the Main Tibetan Temple, was decorated with garlands of marigolds and 11,000 people were gathered in and around it when His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived this morning.
Urgent action on climate change will prevent heat-related deaths in major U.S. cities
Urgent action on climate change will prevent heat-related deaths in major U.S. cities
6/5/2019 7:52:56 PM
The planet will warm by about 3 degrees Celsius (5.4 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels by the end of the century if the U.S. and other nations meet only their current commitments under the Paris climate agreement to reduce emissions of heat-trapping gases.