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St. John’s, NL, March 25, 2015 – Clockwork Fox Studios of Newfoundland & Labrador has signed a five-year agreement with Scholastic Canada to distribute its educational technology resource, Zorbit’s Math Adventure, to schools across the country.
A review of 28 published studies examining U.S. gun policy found that laws and regulations designed to keep firearms from people at risk of committing violence, such as felons and those under restraining orders, are effective and, in some instances, reduce lethal violence.
With the unemployment rate inching lower and lower, policymakers predict recovery from the recession is imminent. But the Federal Reserve could help create even more jobs by keeping interest rates near zero and tolerating a little inflation, a Johns Hopkins University economist argues.
DURHAM, N.C. – Faculty and students at the Duke University Marine Laboratory in Beaufort, N.C., will play a key role in a round-the-world expedition beginning this week to document the increasing amount of plastic debris littering the world’s oceans and beaches.
DURHAM, N.C. -- Population growth could cause global demand for water to outpace supply by mid-century if current levels of consumption continue. But it wouldn't be the first time this has happened, a Duke University study finds.
WINSTON-SALEM, NC – For the sixth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked the Wake Forest University School of Business Part-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs No. 1 in North Carolina
WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Wake Forest University School of Business held its sixth annual Healthcare Strategy Conference and Case Competition March 13-14, 2015. The event features a student-run competition and conference, hosted by the School and Wake Forest Innovations.
WASHINGTON – The U.S Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced today that according to new data, people over 50 years old accounted for nearly half of all U.S. drivers in 2013 – more than ever before.
WASHINGTON – The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today released its analysis of four crash tests recently conducted on the Trinity ET-Plus guardrail end terminal at a height of 31 inches. These four tests marked the end of eight planned tests required of Trinity Industries by the Federal Highway Administration.
This year's theme, "Expect the Unexpected," emphasizes the need for drivers to constantly be prepared for changes such as reduced speed limits; narrowed, shifted or closed lanes; and people who may be working on or near the road.
WASHINGTON –The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) released new estimates today showing that Americans drove 237.3 billion miles this January, a significant increase over the previous January
Businesses must consider the true financial costs of climate change in order to better prepare for the future, according to the authors of a new climate change adaptation report prepared for one of the country’s largest social housing providers.
The Northern Health Science Alliance of leading northern universities, including The University of Manchester; teaching hospitals and Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) will set up the world’s first partnership using large-scale data to drive public sector reform in health and social care across a 15 million strong population
A national group of researchers, medical bodies and charities, led by The University of Manchester is looking for help in setting the top priorities for fighting womb cancer, with a survey launched today (23 March 2015).
BOTHELL, Wash. – Ana Mari Cauce, interim president of the University of Washington, will deliver the keynote address at UW Bothell’s 24th Commencement on Sunday June 14, 2015. The ceremony will take place at the Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion on the UW Seattle campus.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the University of Washington Bothell will host NSF Day on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at the UW Bothell campus. This is a rare behind-the-scenes look at how NSF works and how to submit fundable proposals.
On the evening of March 17, 2011 (EDT), the MESSENGER spacecraft — built and operated by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland — made history when it became the first to orbit the innermost planet.
College students from 10 mid-Atlantic schools will defend a virtual mass transportation computer system against full-scale cyberattacks at the 10th Annual National CyberWatch Center Mid-Atlantic Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland.
LA JOLLA–For infants with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), something as simple as a common cold or ear infection can be fatal. Born with an incomplete immune system, kids who have SCID–also known as “bubble boy” or “bubble baby” disease–can’t fight off even the mildest of germs.
BMW of North America LLC has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its MINI Division violated the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act by telling consumers that BMW would void their warranty unless they used MINI parts and MINI dealers to perform maintenance and repair work.
Texas-based energy company Par Petroleum Corporation will terminate its storage and throughput rights at a key gasoline terminal in Hawaii, to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that Par’s proposed $107 million acquisition of Koko’oha Investments, Inc.’s wholly-owned subsidiary Mid Pac Petroleum, LLC would likely be anticompetitive.
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 10,620 refund checks totaling more than $416,000 starting today to consumers who lost money buying two skin creams marketed by L’Occitane, Inc., which falsely claimed the creams had “body slimming” capabilities.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.’s $4 billion acquisition of Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. would likely be anticompetitive.
Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection Director Jessica Rich announced in a blog post published today the formation of the Office of Technology Research and Investigation (OTRI), a successor to the Bureau’s Mobile Technology Unit (MTU) that will expand the agency’s technology expertise in an age of rapid technological innovation.
RALEIGH – Governor Pat McCrory opened the initial meeting of the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Task Force Wednesday with special recognition for five North Carolinians who have helped raise awareness about the issue of underage drinking.
RALEIGH – A cleaner state is a safer state, according to officials with the N.C. Department of Public Safety which has teamed up with Waste Industries to install Litter Free NC billboards along major thoroughfares in the state.
FAYETTEVILLE – Trafficking cocaine and other drugs along with suspected prostitution led to more than a dozen arrests and suspension of alcohol sales permits at two Fayetteville nightclubs. Tonight’s arrests are a result of a seven month investigation led by Alcohol Law Enforcement and Fayetteville Police.
RALEIGH – Law enforcement and public safety officers arrested 153 individuals during a multi-agency enforcement operation named “Operation Patriot” which covered four counties during the period March 17-19.
Chapman University’s full-time MBA program—in the Argyros School of Business and Economics— is ranked in the top 100 in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 ranking of full-time MBA programs.
TORONTO, ON (March 20, 2015) – A first of its kind, a study funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, involving indigenous populations in Canada, Australia and New Zealand is attempting to tackle a growing problem in Indigenous populations: early childhood caries.
TORONTO, ON – Students from the leading design and business schools in North America gathered at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management on March 7 and 8 for the annual Rotman Business Design Challenge, one of the preeminent competitions for students tackling problems in business innovation.
TORONTO, ON – University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering has joined more than 120 U.S. engineering schools leading a transformative movement in engineering education announced at the White House today.
TORONTO, ON – A transformative institute aimed at creating thriving health in Indigenous communities will receive the name, Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health, on March 23 at the University of Toronto.
TORONTO, ON – A unique conference that explores graduate student mental health issues through the lens of the arts is being held by Grad Minds on March 31, 2015 at Hart House and the Isabel Bader Theatre.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – Box Score - The No. 19-ranked Raven Women's Basketball team got 21 points off their bench on Friday against No. 1-ranked Freed-Hardeman University and a career-high 16 points from Jordan Kramer
Benedictine College’s Discovery Day, an annual event when the school cancels its classes and meetings to allow for student presentations and a special keynote presentation, is set for Wednesday, April 15.
The annual Social Justice Week at Benedictine College drew attention to important social issues, offering a platform for student groups like the Benedictine College Hunger Coalition, the Sociology Club, Ravens Respect Life and the Knights of Columbus.
The Ohio State University has entered negotiations with Zagster to bring a bicycle-sharing system to the Columbus campus. The announcement comes on the heels of a Request for Proposals which delivered five vendor submissions in response to the student-led initiative.
Students at The Ohio State University will be asked to take an anonymous online climate survey on sexual assault and sexual misconduct next month. The results will be used to guide policies to encourage a healthy, safe and nondiscriminatory environment at Ohio State.
Thousands of engineers have worked on the seventh and eighth navigation satellites of Europe’s Galileo constellation in recent years, but last Friday marked the very last time the spacecraft were glimpsed by human eyes.
A new technique invented at Caltech to produce graphene—a material made up of an atom-thick layer of carbon—at room temperature could help pave the way for commercially feasible graphene-based solar cells and light-emitting diodes, large-panel displays, and flexible electronics.
The challenge of sifting vast amounts of information to find patterns and make meaningful connections that solve problems is the issue UO students will tackle at the 21st annual Holistic Options for Planet Earth Sustainability conference.
Oregon’s diverse landscapes have always drawn photographers from around the globe, eager to capture the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Six environmental studies students, led by professor Peg Boulay, spent a term photographing that beauty as part of Boulay’s “Restoregon” photography project.
The Library of Congress Veterans History Project (VHP) today launches "Please Write Often: Wartime Correspondence," the latest installment of the Experiencing War website series. The presentation examines 18 digitized, correspondence-based collections found in the VHP archive.
Almost 100 of the nation’s best writers, poets and illustrators have already committed to appear at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival, which will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, Sept. 5, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The mission of Operation IceBridge is to collect data on changing polar land and sea ice and maintain continuity of measurements between NASA's Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) missions. The original ICESat mission ended in 2009, and its successor, ICESat-2, is scheduled for launch in 2017.
NASA has awarded a delivery order under the Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition III (Rapid III) contract to Orbital ATK (formerly Orbital Sciences Corporation) of Dulles, Virginia, for the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS)-2 spacecraft.
Each wavelength of light from the sun inherently carries information about the kind of process that emitted the light, so looking at soft X-rays provides a new way to figure out what is happening on our closest star.
Engineer Emeritus Barbara Scott’s career has been one of boldly going where few women have gone before. Scott, who worked her entire career at Goddard from 1977 to 2012, most recently with the Hubble Space Telescope, was a pioneer in programming Basic Assembly Language for controlling satellites and their instruments.
19 March 2015 — Robert McGinty, a Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Penn State Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Song Tan, has been presented with the Damon Runyon Dale F. Frey Award for Breakthrough Scientists. McGinty is the first Penn State scientist to win this prestigious national career award.
20 March 2015 — A two-year grant from the PML Consortium awarded to scientists in the Eberly College of Science aims to unravel sequence variations within the JC virus genome that could case the development of a rare fatal brain disease.
23 March 2015 — The Journal of Biological Chemistry has featured as its "Paper of the Week" research led by Stephen J. Benkovic, Evan Pugh Professor of Chemistry and Holder of the Eberly Family Chair in Chemistry at Penn State University.
Indigenous peoples throughout the world are using new digital technologies to fight for environmental and cultural rights. Prime examples are native Kayapó filmmakers from Brazil, three of whom will headline a public conference at Vanderbilt University
The Tsimane are an indigenous population of forager-farmers and hunters who live in the lowlands of Bolivia’s Amazon basin, and the human hormone system should be particularly well adapted to their lifestyle — small, tight-knit communities that produce their own food.
Many strange creatures live in the deep sea, but few are odder than archaea, primitive single-celled bacteria-like microorganisms. Archaea go to great lengths — eating methane or breathing sulfur or metal instead of oxygen — to thrive in the most extreme environments on the planet.
When it comes to determining which patients will have long-lasting pain after orthopedic shoulder surgery, cognitive coping style and genetic predisposition to pain sensitivity may actually be bigger factors than the size or intensity of the operation, a new University of Florida Health study finds.
Forest managers would prefer to use prescribed burns every few years to help prevent costly wildfires and rebuild unhealthy ecosystems, but hurdles like staffing, budget, liability and new development hinder them, a new University of Florida study shows.
Scientists at UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have combined their nanotechnology expertise to create a new treatment that may solve some of the problems of using chemotherapy to treat pancreatic cancer.
Acne, a scourge of adolescence, may be about to meet its ultra high-tech match. By using a combination of ultrasound, gold-covered particles and lasers, researchers from UC Santa Barbara and the private medical device company Sebacia
Baltimore, Md. — Today Under Armour Founder and CEO Kevin Plank and the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business announced the panel of judges who will choose the winners of the 2015 Cupid’s Cup Business Competition.
College Park, MD – This March 28th marks the 5th Annual Good Neighbor Day in the City of College Park, Maryland -- a collaboration between the University of Maryland, City of College Park and Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission (MNCPP-C).
A team led by mechanical engineer David Lentink has identified the design qualities that make bird wings famously efficient over a wide range of flight styles. The research could lead to improved aircraft design.
DENVER — The Colorado State University System has secured more than $239 million in financing from investors for construction of a new stadium on CSU’s main campus in Fort Collins. The university will break ground on the project this summer.
FORT COLLINS - Once again, renowned CSU Professor of Animal Sciences and autism advocate Temple Grandin is taking to social media to engage with people interested in her work – and on the same day that she will deliver the next President’s Community Lecture Series talk.
FORT COLLINS - Dan Beachy-Quick, the first Colorado State University faculty member in the humanities to receive a Monfort Professorship, is fascinated with silence. So much so that he is writing a book-length essay on the topic.
In a world-designated city of literature, the University of Cincinnati will be represented in a forum that examines how contemporary literature is fueling imaginations and inspiring readers and writers for a better world.
Lee Kuan Yew, the first and longest-serving prime minister of Singapore, is critically ill in hospital. The 91-year-old Lee ruled for three decades, presiding over the Southeast Asian city-state's transformation from a sleepy port city to a modern, multicultural commercial hub.
With recent headlines focused on a resurgence of measles and other illnesses once eradicated in most parts of the world, leaders of an annual preparedness exercise have decided to move beyond the "zombie invasion" of the last two years to a somewhat more realistic but still fictional threat: Phoenicious Pox.
(Chapel Hill, N.C.—March 19, 2015) – PlayMakers Repertory Company invites audiences to share a holiday treat for the whole family as the multiple Tony Award-winning play with music “Peter and the Starcatcher” joins its 2015-2016 season.
(Chapel Hill, N.C.—March 23, 2015) –The World Health Organization and UNICEF have commissioned the first comprehensive, multi-country analysis on water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) services in health care facilities, calling for global action to push toward 100 percent coverage of these services through new policies, collaboration, monitoring
SAN DIEGO – Results of a clinical trial announced today at the American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Session show a new type of therapy is safe and effective for symptomatic advanced heart failure patients who are already receiving optimum drug and device therapy.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Cardiovascular researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have shown that a protein known as MG53 is not only present in kidney cells, but necessary for the organ to repair itself after acute injury. Results from this animal model study are published in the journal Science Translational Medicine.
The Smithsonian is bringing the cultural vibrancy, history and biodiversity of Peru and the Andean region of South America to the nation’s capital. Through a series of programs, exhibits and events across the Smithsonian, visitors will learn about the rich history and achievements of indigenous communities, the importance of cultural continuity
The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum has installed a Dynamic Sun Video Wall at the museum in Washington, D.C. The 7-by-6-foot wall shows full sun observations captured the previous day, space-weather forecasts and scientific explanations of solar features.
Argonne, Ill. ― A clearer understanding of the origin recognition complex (ORC) – a protein complex that directs DNA replication – through its crystal structure offers new insight into fundamental mechanisms of DNA replication initiation.
BERKELEY — The whirling, winged seeds of today’s conifers are an engineering wonder and, as UC Berkeley, scientists show, a result of about 270 million years of evolution by trees experimenting with the best way to disperse their seeds.