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Walter Alvarez: A Geologist Ponders the Improbability of Life
BERKELEY, Calif., April 25 -- The University of California's Berkeley campus issued the following news release:

One-celled life - the earliest bacteria - arose on Earth some billion years after our planet formed. But it took another 3 billion years for these cells to learn to work together and start down the evolutionary road to multicellular life and, eventually, us.

Three billion years is a long time, even for a geologist like Walter Alvarez, who deals with Earth processes that take place over hundreds of millions of years. To him, today's mountains, including his favorite, Italy's Apennines, ... Show Full Article

Unique Antique Book Collection on Mesoamerica Featured at University Library
LOS ANGELES, April 25 -- California State University's Los Angeles campus issued the following news release:

Thousands of antique books about colonial Mexico and Mesoamerica are now part of a unique collection at the University's John F. Kennedy Memorial Library.

The collection, "Transcultural Dialogues: The Books of Mesoamerica and Colonial Mexico," opened on April 22 at the conclusion of a two-day symposium sponsored by the Art History Society of Cal State LA and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

The 2017 Mesoamerican Symposium called The Foundation of Heaven: The Great Temple ... Show Full Article

UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine Students Present Hospice Immersion Project at National Conference
BIDDEFORD, Maine, April 25 -- The University of New England issued the following news release:

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNE COM) students Tiffany Cheung and Sophia Chan, D.P.T., both of the Class of 2018, recently gave an oral presentation at the American College of Physicians (ACP) National Meeting in San Diego, California.

Cheung, Chan, and Marilyn Gugliucci, M.A., Ph.D., director of UNE geriatrics research and education, authored an abstract titled, "Understanding Death and Dying In An In-Patient Hospice Home." The oral presentation, based on this abstract, ... Show Full Article

Three Engineering Faculty Receive 2017 NSF CAREER Awards
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., April 25 -- Purdue University issued the following news release:Three Purdue University faculty members in the College of Engineering won 2017 Faculty Early Career Development awards from the National Science Foundation, one of the most prestigious NSF honors for outstanding young researchers.

The NSF issued awards to 156 Early Career researchers as part of the NSF Engineering Directorate. Purdue's recipients were: Joyce Main, Shreyas Sundaram and Michael Sangid.

Modeling the Longitudinal Career Pathways of Engineering Doctorates by Gender, Race/Ethnicity, and Discipline

Main, ... Show Full Article

Longtime Waubonsee Trustee Karen L. Cotter Retires from Post
SUGAR GROVE, Ill., April 25 -- Waubonsee Community College issued the following news:

Longtime Waubonsee Community College Board of Trustee member Karen L. Cotter, of Plano, has retired after 18 years of service. Cotter did not seek re-election this year and so will conclude her term later this month. To honor her years of service, the board has adopted a resolution in Cotter's name.

Cotter was first elected to the board in April 1999. During her tenure, she has served as a member of the Board of Trustees Policy Committee, and for the last eight years, served as the board's secretary. Prior ... Show Full Article

LSU's Luis Escobar Co-Authors 'Statistical Intervals: A Guide for Practitioners and Researchers'
BATON ROUGE, La., April 25 -- Louisiana State University issued the following news release:

Experimental Statistics Professor Luis A. Escobar is co-author of the book "Statistical Intervals: A Guide for Practitioners and Researchers," which was just published by the prestigious editorial John Wiley & Sons earlier in April.

The target population for this book are scientists, researchers, statisticians, engineers, managers and others that often need to draw conclusions from limited data. For example, based upon the results of a limited sample, one might need to decide whether a product is ready ... Show Full Article

Adam Kapner Named to New England College Board of Trustees
HENNIKER, N.H., April 25 -- New England College issued the following news release:

New England College is pleased to announce the appointment of a new member to the Board of Trustees, Mr. Adam B. Kapner '02. Kapner joins a diverse group of accomplished professionals and alumni committed to the long-term success of New England College's students - past, present, and future.

Kapner is the founder and owner of NYC Apartment Management, Inc., which he established in 2013. The company has grown quickly and now manages 20 co-operative, brownstone, condominium, and rental buildings. A talented real ... Show Full Article