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UTHealth Receives $4.4 Million From NIH for TB Vaccine Research
HOUSTON, Aug. 21 -- The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston issued the following news release:

To reduce the alarming number of tuberculosis deaths reported worldwide - despite a vaccine - the National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year, $4.4 million RO1 grant to The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) to find a way to boost its effectiveness. The grant is in collaboration with Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio.

The vaccine, which has been used for nearly a century, provides only partial protection in children and is ineffective ... Show Full Article

Thoracic Surgeon Jason Muesse, M.D., Joins UAMS
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Aug. 21 -- The University of Arkansas's School of Medical Sciences issued the following news release:

Fellowship-trained thoracic surgeon Jason Muesse, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). He sees patients in the Surgical Oncology Clinic at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and is an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery in the UAMS College of Medicine.

Muesse specializes in the surgical treatment of diseases involving the chest, including the lungs, esophagus and chest wall. Muesse's clinical interests include ... Show Full Article

President Jack Thomas: 2017 State of the University Address
MACOMB, Ill., Aug. 21 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release:

Henry Ford once said, "Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success."

"Today, we come together for this State of the University address to reflect on our past, describe where we are, and outline how we will move forward...." - Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas, 2017 State of the University Address.

"Now is the time to move WIU forward. We are positioning our University for a strong, sustainable and viable future," Thomas added. "Thank you to everyone ... Show Full Article

Harper, DePaul Partner to Offer Bachelor's Degrees at University Center
PALATINE, Ill., Aug. 21 -- Harper College issued the following news release:

A new partnership provides Harper College students with an opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree from DePaul University on the community college's campus in Palatine.

Beginning this fall semester, DePaul will begin admitting students in three degree programs: a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Media; a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Studies, Business Administration major; and a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology.

The programs will be offered at Harper College's University Center starting January ... Show Full Article

Dr. Craver Presents Paper at Oxford Symposium
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Aug. 21 -- Wayland Baptist University issued the following news release:

Wayland Baptist University Assistant Executive Director of the San Antonio Campus and Professor of Religion and Philosophy Dr. Ben Craver, presented a paper at the prestigious Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom on Aug. 3.

"I was invited to submit a proposal and thought, 'Why not?' I'll admit that I was totally blown away when they accepted it and invited me to present it at the Symposium," Craver said.

The title of Craver's paper is, "Who are you? ... Show Full Article

Bennett College, A&T to Host Summit for Aspiring Lawyers in September
GREENSBORO, N.C., Aug. 21 -- Bennett College issued the following news release:

Are you interested in becoming a lawyer? If so, you should make plans to attend the 4th Annual National HBCU Pre-Law Summit & Law Expo 2017, being hosted by Bennett College and North Carolina A&T State University.

The Summit will be held on Friday, September 15, at Bennett's campus inside the Global Learning Center, 521 Gorrell Street, and on Saturday, September 16, at A&T's campus inside the Alumni-Foundation Event Center, 200 Benbow Road.

Additionally, on Thursday, September 14, participants have the option to ... Show Full Article

ASU AFROTC Cadet Participates in Ops Program
MONTGOMERY, Ala., Aug. 21 -- Alabama State University issued the following news release:

ROTC cadet gets first-hand look at life on an Air Force base.

Alabama State University Air Force ROTC detachment 019 student Laken Watson was one of 35 AFROTC cadets from across the country selected to participate in an Air Force program titled, Operations Air Force.

The two-week program is designed to give cadets the opportunity to experience first-hand everything an operational Air Force base has to offer. Cadets experience a base through the use of tours, receiving hands-on experience, and by shadowing ... Show Full Article