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UNE's Debra Kramlich Presents Research at National Conference
BIDDEFORD, Maine, Jan. 20 -- The University of New England issued the following news release:

On January 14, 2017, Professor Debra Kramlich, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNE, assistant professor and coordinator of the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the University of New England, presented at the Qualitative Report 8th Annual Conference sponsored by Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Professor Kramlich's paper, titled, "Challenges and facilitators of recruitment: Lessons learned from conducting a focused ethnography in a vulnerable rural population," chronicles ... Show Full Article

Russian-American Journalist Masha Gessen to Speak at Amherst on Jan. 26
AMHERST, Mass., Jan. 20 -- Amherst College issued the following news release:

A fearless journalist and outspoken activist, Gessen often undergoes great risk to write about human rights violations, gender issues, and the current cultural and political climate in Russia.

On Thursday, Jan. 26, at 8 p.m., Amherst will welcome acclaimed Russian-American journalist, author and activist Masha Gessen for a talk in the Cole Assembly Room of Converse Hall. The talk is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a Q&A.

Noted for her opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Gessen ... Show Full Article

Mistake Led to Adopting LNT Model in Toxicology, Says Calabrese
AMHERST, Mass., Jan. 20 -- The University of Massachusetts's Amherst campus issued the following news release:

Edward Calabrese, the University of Massachusetts Amherst environmental toxicologist who has long been a critic of the current linear no-threshold (LNT) approach to risk assessment for radiation and toxic chemicals, argues in a new publication that the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) made an error in adopting the LNT because the research findings on which they relied contained a fundamental error, unknown to them and only discovered decades later.

Calabrese says, "My research ... Show Full Article

Hawthorne Street Project at UTEP to Start Phase III
EL PASO, Texas, Jan. 20 -- The University of Texas's El Paso campus issued the following news release:

Contractors will start the last phase of the planned Hawthorne Street Pedestrian-Bike Enhancement Project during the weekend of Jan. 21, 2017. The southern portion of the street between Rim Road and Schuster Avenue will be closed to all traffic, while the northern portion of the street closer to Rim will reopen.

The work, which should be finished around the end of February 2017 (weather permitting), will necessitate the temporary move of the Miner Metro Shuttle stop to the southwest corner ... Show Full Article

Foley Appoints Jonathan Curtright Interim CEO of MU Health Care
COLUMBIA, Mo., Jan. 20 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release:

University of Missouri Interim Chancellor Hank Foley has appointed Jonathan Curtright as interim Chief Executive Officer of University of Missouri Health Care, effective Feb. 25. Curtright also will continue in his duties as Chief Operating Officer.

"As an academic medical center, MU Health Care's mission is to advance the health of all Missourians, and I am confident that Jonathan is committed to that mission," Foley said. "I am deeply impressed by Jonathan's experience at other outstanding academic health ... Show Full Article

Farm at SOU to Have 'Farm Mentor' for Five-Month Appointment
ASHLAND, Ore., Jan. 20 -- Southern Oregon University issued the following news:

The Farm at SOU will have a new staff member from March through August - a "farm mentor" who will be employed by AmeriCorps and will help inspire a generation of ecologically committed leaders to live and work sustainably.

The farm mentor will work full-time for five months, and will receive a monthly stipend, health insurance coverage and a $2,865 educational award upon completion of the appointment. He or she may also be eligible for childcare assistance.

The mentor will design a master action plan for The ... Show Full Article

Board of School Estimate Increases Funding to College Budget
NEWARK, N.J., Jan. 20 -- Essex County College issued the following news release:

Essex County College's 2016-2017 operating budget has received a $1 million infusion from the College's Board of School Estimate. The Board unanimously boosted Essex County's portion of the College budget to $12,950,000 at the January 11 meeting.

"This increase is a real help to the institution," said Acting President A. Zachary Yamba. "Our expenses have skyrocketed and this addition will go a long way in addressing the issue."

College Board of Trustees Chairperson Bibi Taylor, who also serves on the five-member ... Show Full Article