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Coaches vs. Cancer® Honors NCAA Coach Roy Williams with National Circle of Honor Award
Coaches vs. Cancer® Honors NCAA Coach Roy Williams with National Circle of Honor Award
6/14/2019 4:39:14 PM
University of North Carolina Men’s Basketball head coach Roy Williams has been awarded the 2019 Circle of Honor Award, a prestigious national honor within the Coaches vs.
The “Iron Man” Suit Made by College Students and Showcased on the Discovery Channel Reveals Important College Secrets to Success
6/14/2019 8:00:00 AM
Thanks to the flying “Iron Man” suit that was built by students at the Colorado School of Mines, students all over the United States are being awakened to the secret opportunities that are available to them in college.
Government of Canada announces historic investments in research collaborations between colleges and entrepreneurs
Government of Canada announces historic investments in research collaborations between colleges and entrepreneurs
6/13/2019 12:23:03 PM
Collaborations between college researchers and businesses help our local and national economies thrive and get young Canadians prepared for the jobs of the future.
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.
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.
Telefónica successful conducts pilot with drones based on IoT solutions for early fire detection
Telefónica successful conducts pilot with drones based on IoT solutions for early fire detection
6/6/2019 6:35:47 AM
• This sustainable innovation initiative takes advantage of Telefónica’s telecommunications towers, which are equipped with thermal sensors. • The aim of this technological solution is to facilitate the work of the administrations to fight forest fires.
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.
How early-life challenges affect how children focus, face the day
How early-life challenges affect how children focus, face the day
6/5/2019 6:05:43 PM
Adversity early in life tends to affect a child’s executive function skills — their ability to focus, for example, or organize tasks. Experiences such as poverty, residential instability, or parental divorce or substance abuse, also can lead to changes in a child’s brain chemistry, muting the effects of stress hormones.
Transgender Woman Sets to Claim Identity in Novel
Transgender Woman Sets to Claim Identity in Novel
6/5/2019 5:40:21 PM
Human Rights Campaign (HRC) national press secretary Sarah McBride defines transgender people as a group of people whose biological sex assigned at birth differs from their sense of gender.
It’s a Woman’s World Too
It’s a Woman’s World Too
6/5/2019 5:37:57 PM
Over the years, women have stepped up and proven that they can thrive in male-dominated sectors of society. The book, “The Most Unlikely Champion,” is national and world action pistol shooting titleholder Vera Koo’s success story in and outside the firing range.
Thomson Reuters Publishes 11th Edition of Black’s Law Dictionary
Thomson Reuters Publishes 11th Edition of Black’s Law Dictionary
6/5/2019 5:01:01 AM
Thomson Reuters has just released Black’s Law Dictionary, 11th Edition. As the most widely cited resource in legal arguments and judicial opinions, Black’s Law Dictionary has been the gold standard for ensuring a common understanding of the growing language of the law for nearly 130 years.
Penn Receives $12 Million Grant to Study Connection Between Radiation and Immunotherapies
Penn Receives $12 Million Grant to Study Connection Between Radiation and Immunotherapies
6/4/2019 1:11:02 PM
From understanding the genetics of cancer cells to improving cellular therapies and incorporating new methods of radiation therapy, a $12 million grant will help researchers at the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania pursue the next generation of cancer treatments.
Walmart Adds 14 Tech Degrees, Certificates to Live Better U College Offering, Expands Debt-Free College to High Schoolers and Creates Graduation Bonuses
Walmart Adds 14 Tech Degrees, Certificates to Live Better U College Offering, Expands Debt-Free College to High Schoolers and Creates Graduation Bonuses
6/4/2019 9:40:47 AM
Walmart is committed to winning the future of retail and knows investing in its people is essential to serving customers today and in the future. To help prepare its workforce for tomorrow, the retailer is expanding its Live Better U education benefit to include new technology degrees and certificates for $1 a day and offering high school students a bridge into the …
Accenture Teams with St. Louis Promise Zone to Launch New Program to Provide Technology Skilling and Job Placement for Mid-Career Workers
Accenture Teams with St. Louis Promise Zone to Launch New Program to Provide Technology Skilling and Job Placement for Mid-Career Workers
6/3/2019 5:22:48 PM
Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the St. Louis Promise Zone — a federal program that advances economic activity and career mobility in high-poverty areas — have launched a new program to help Promise Zone residents develop the skills they need to pursue the rapidly growing number of information technology (IT) jobs in the St.
KLM and TU Delft join forces to make aviation more sustainable
KLM and TU Delft join forces to make aviation more sustainable
6/3/2019 3:56:39 PM
KLM President & CEO Pieter Elbers and Dean of the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) Professor Henri Werij today signed a new cooperative agreement to work together on making aviation more sustainable at the IATA Annual General Meeting in Seoul.
UCLA Health adopts Microsoft Azure to accelerate medical research and improve patient care
UCLA Health adopts Microsoft Azure to accelerate medical research and improve patient care
6/3/2019 3:51:27 PM
UCLA Health is deploying Microsoft cloud computing services to enable UCLA Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine to synthesize vast amounts of clinical and research data to speed medical discoveries and improve patient care.
3 Top Universities Reach ‘Atos IT Challenge 2019’ Finals Dedicated to Machine Learning for Sustainability
3 Top Universities Reach ‘Atos IT Challenge 2019’ Finals Dedicated to Machine Learning for Sustainability
6/3/2019 10:08:35 AM
Atos reveals the 3 finalists of the Atos IT Challenge, an international student technology competition now running for the eighth year. This year’s theme focuses on how Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technologies can support sustainable development.
A California University Is Temporarily Closed Due to Asbestos Discovery
A California University Is Temporarily Closed Due to Asbestos Discovery
5/31/2019 9:32:05 AM
In late March, it was announced that the student commons facility at a California university was temporarily closed. This step was taken as a precautionary measure following a construction-related incident involving asbestos.
High LDL Linked to Early-Onset Alzheimer’s
High LDL Linked to Early-Onset Alzheimer’s
5/28/2019 9:11:43 PM
Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine and the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center have found a link between high LDL cholesterol levels and early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.