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UC San Diego's Energy Conservation Efforts Win Top Prize in National Freezer Contest
LA JOLLA, Calif., Oct. 20 -- The University of California's San Diego campus issued the following news release:

The University of California San Diego's commitment to reducing energy use recently garnered the campus a first place award in the North American Laboratory Freezer Challenge. The nationwide best practice competition encourages laboratories to reduce the environmental and financial costs of ultra-low temperature freezers.

The North American Laboratory Freezer Challenge is a joint program run by the nonprofits My Green Lab and the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories. ... Show Full Article

SIU Pediatrics' Clinic Earns National Recognition
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Oct. 20 -- The Southern Illinois University School of Medicine issued the following news release:

The Department of Pediatrics' Primary Care Clinic at Southern Illinois University Medicine has earned a new status: Patient-Centered Medical Home. The recognition, awarded by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, signifies that the Springfield practice has met quality standards and taken steps to reduce costs and improve patient and staff satisfaction. The clinic received the highest level of recognition, Level 3.

"This designation means our patients are consistently receiving ... Show Full Article

Professor Discovers Masters of Pen, Brush in Colonial Quito
WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Oct. 20 -- The College of William and Mary issued the following news story:

Combing through volume after volume of archival records, the lives of artists in colonial Quito, Ecuador, started to take shape.

That's how Susan Verdi Webster, Jane W. Mahoney Professor of Art and Art History and American Studies at William & Mary, did the groundbreaking research for her new book. Her painstaking inventory of archival documents in the city resulted in Lettered Artists and the Languages of Empire: Painters and the Profession in Early Colonial Quito, which was published in September ... Show Full Article

Michigan Tech Board Approves H-STEM Building Project Request
HOUGHTON, Mich., Oct. 20 -- Michigan Technological University issued the following news release:

At its regular meeting on Friday, October 20, 2017, Michigan Technological University's Board of Trustees approved a five-year state capital outlay plan and capital project request including three projects: phase one and two of a H-STEM engineering and health technologies complex and integrated student maker spaces.

Phase 1 of the H-STEM Engineering and Health Technologies Complex is the top-ranked project. It is expected to cost $44.7 million, of which state funds would cover $29.7 million and Michigan ... Show Full Article

MVCC to Host Exhibit by Artist William Ruller
UTICA, N.Y., Oct. 20 -- Mohawk Valley Community College issued the following news release:

"After the Fall," an exhibit by artist William Ruller, will open with a lecture and reception at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, in Information Technology Building room 225 at Mohawk Valley Community College's Utica Campus. Admission is free.

The exhibit will be on display in the Juergensen Gallery across the hall through Dec. 8. Gallery hours are 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Ruller, born in Gloversville, now lives in Charleston, S.C., where he is a professor at the College of Charleston. "The abandoned ... Show Full Article

Lee Business School Receives $4 Million to Expand Center for Entrepreneurship
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 20 -- The University of Nevada's Las Vegas campus issued the following news release:

Las Vegas has always embodied an entrepreneurial spirit and now with $4 million in pledged gifts UNLV's Lee Business School will further demonstrate that spirit through expansion of its Center for Entrepreneurship (Center).

A lead pledge of $3 million from Dennis Troesh and $1 million donation from the Charles Koch Foundation allows the school to further its efforts to conduct, teach, and share research on entrepreneurship and innovation.

"The mission of Lee Business School is to cultivate leaders ... Show Full Article

HCC Hosts Fall Job Fair October 27
COLUMBIA, Md., Oct. 20 -- Howard Community College issued the following news release:

Howard Community College (HCC), in cooperation with Howard County Chamber of Commerce, will host the annual Fall Job Fair on Friday, October 27, 2017, in the Burrill Galleria on the HCC campus from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Representatives from a wide range of government agencies, businesses, and organizations will be on hand to discuss employment opportunities, accept applications, and schedule interviews. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, including a list of participating employers that ... Show Full Article