Thursday - March 23, 2017
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University of Texas at Tyler Announces Patriot Business Plan Competition
TYLER, Texas, March 21 -- The University of Texas's Tyler campus issued the following news release:

The University of Texas at Tyler will hold the inaugural Patriot Business Plan Competition, Dr. James Lumpkin, College of Business and Technology dean, announced.

The competition is open to all The University of Texas at Tyler students and Tyler residents, competing in separate tracks. It is sponsored by the college's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute and City of Tyler Innovation Pipeline.

Successful teams can win monetary support for business development, incubator space and mentorship ... Show Full Article

UTEP Partners with Mexican Research Institutions to Promote Gender Equality
EL PASO, Texas, March 21 -- The University of Texas's El Paso campus issued the following news release:

What: The University of Texas at El Paso will sign a collaboration agreement with the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico Centro de Investigaciones Interdiscplinarias en Ciencias y Humanidades and the Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropologia Social

When: 2 p.m. Thursday, March 23

Where: President's Conference Room, UTEP Administration Building, 5th floor

UTEP President Diana Natalicio and representatives from the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) Centro de Investigaciones ... Show Full Article

UNH Research Finds Eroding Trust in Scientists Could Hinder Efforts to Stop Zika
DURHAM, N.H., March 21 -- The University of New Hampshire issued the following news release:

Nearly half of New Hampshire residents surveyed believe scientists adjust their findings to get the answers they want, and these people are significantly less likely to trust the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as a source of information on the Zika virus, according to new research released by the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire.

Individuals who question the integrity of scientists also are less likely to believe the Zika virus is a threat to public health and less ... Show Full Article

Penn Neuroscientist Receives Scientific Innovations Award from Brain Research Foundation
PHILADELPHIA, March 21 -- The University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine issued the following news release:

James Eberwine, PhD, the Elmer Holmes Bobst Professor of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has received the 2017 Scientific Innovations Award from the Chicago-based Brain Research Foundation, which supports research for preventing and treating neurological diseases.

Eberwine is one of three recipients nationally of this two-year, $150,000 award, which recognizes established investigators.

The ... Show Full Article

Genomics Reveal How Bacteria Evolve in Cystic Fibrosis Patients
PHILADELPHIA, March 21 -- Drexel University issued the following news release:

Scientists have made new headway in understanding how a deadly pathogen evolves during chronic lung infections in cystic fibrosis patients.

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common fatal genetic disorder in the world. It is caused by a gene mutation that leads to a buildup of mucus in the lungs, creating an optimal environment for bacteria to thrive.

Among these pathogens is Burkholderia cenocepacia -- one of the most common and life-threating species found in CF patients that is also easily transmitted and often ... Show Full Article

Florida College System Named Best in Nation for Higher Education
SANFORD, Fla., March 21 -- Seminole State College issued the following news document:

Low tuition, high graduation rates and low debt at graduation have earned the Florida College System (FCS) the ranking as best in the nation for higher education in the latest U.S. News and World Report higher education rankings.

Seminole State College of Florida is the ninth largest college in the 28 member Florida College System and the 15th largest producer of Associate in Arts (A.A.) degrees among 1,200 community colleges in the U.S.

"As Chancellor of Florida's 28 colleges, I am proud of the recognition ... Show Full Article

Cesar Chavez Service Fair to Offer Students Volunteer Opportunities
NORTHRIDGE, Calif., March 21 -- California State University's Northridge campus issued the following news release:

For the past eight years, California State University, Northridge's volunteer program, Unified We Serve, has hosted the Annual Cesar Chavez Service Fair to honor the late civil rights and labor leader by encouraging community service and volunteer work among students, faculty and the community.

The Cesar Chavez Service Fair this year will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, at the Matador Bookstore, located on the southeast side of the campus at 18111 Nordhoff ... Show Full Article