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Education1 Tipoffs Newsletter for Friday May 21, 2010


Education1 Tipoffs Newsletter for Friday May 21, 2010 ( 419 items )  

$150,000 Funding Available for Graduate Student Head Start Research
WASHINGTON, May 21 -- The U.S. Health and Human Services Department's Administration for Children and Families has announced that it expects to award a maximum of six discretionary grants to support Head Start-related dissertation research by graduate students. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $150,000 with a ceiling of $30,000 for each award under this program. This funding opportunity is open to public, private and state controlled institutions of higher educati  more

$2 Million Grants Available for Group Mentoring Research and Evaluation
WASHINGTON, May 21 -- The U.S. Justice Department's Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention has announced that it expects to award discretionary grants for the evaluation of the effectiveness of select group mentoring programs in the reduction of juvenile delinquency. The award ceiling for this funding opportunity is $2 million. This funding opportunity is open to state, county, city or township governments; Native American tribal governments; public and state controlled instit  more

$3 Million Funding Available for Development of Biological Research Instrument
WASHINGTON, May 21 -- The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced that it expects to award a maximum of 12 discretionary grants for supporting the development of instrumentation that addresses demonstrated needs in biological research, in areas supported by NSF Biology programs. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $3 million. This funding opportunity is open to non-profits; academic and non-academic organizations; independent museums; observatories; rese  more

$300,000 Funding Available for Environmental Quality Projects
WASHINGTON, May 21 -- The U.S. Agriculture Department's Natural Resources Conservation Service's Missouri State Office has announced that it expects to award a maximum of ten discretionary grants for market-based approaches to conservation, including the advancement of emerging markets for ecosystem services and the development of market-based tools. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $300,000 with a ceiling of $50,000 for each award under this program. This funding  more

$400,000 Grant Available for Lake Tahoe Regional Development Program
WASHINGTON, May 21 -- The U.S. Interior Department's Bureau of Reclamation, Pacific Northwest Region has announced that it expects to award a maximum of four discretionary grants for providing financial assistance to activities that assist in addressing the degradation of Lake Tahoe and its watershed. The award ceiling for this funding opportunity is $400,000. This funding opportunity is open to any entity, such as state, county, city, township and special district governments; Native Amer  more

$500,000 Grants Available for Establishment of National Girls Institute
WASHINGTON, May 21 -- The U.S. Justice Department's Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention has announced that it expects to award discretionary grants for the establishment of a National Girls Institute for delinquent and at-risk girls. The award ceiling for this funding opportunity is $500,000. This funding opportunity is open to state, county, city or township governments; Native American tribal governments; public and state controlled institutions of higher education; Histor  more

'He Just Speaks and He is So Clear'
HALIFAX, Canada, May 19 -- Dalhousie University issued the following news by Marilyn Smulders and Sean Payne: It takes just a few minutes for Jean Burnell to stroll from his office in the chemistry building to the Scotiabank Auditorium, one of the big lecture halls in the Marion McCain building. And in that short time, he plans what he's going to talk about in CHEM 2402, a rather big introductory class on organic chemistry with 200 or more students. He brings a whiteboard marker with him a  more

'Memories in the Making' Exhibition and Auction Will Feature Nationally Acclaimed Artists and Local Artists with Alzheimer's Disease
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., May 19 -- Springfield College issued the following news release: Nationally acclaimed artists based in Western Mass. will team up with local watercolor artists with Alzheimer's disease for "Memories in the Making," an exhibition and auction of their donated works and a reception, at the Springfield College William Blizard Gallery. The free, public "Meet the Artists" reception will be June 13, 2 to 4 p.m.; and the exhibition June 14 to 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The auction, whi  more

'TGIF' Yields 7 Rhode Island Teens with President's Environmental Youth Award
BOSTON, May 20 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: Seven Westerly middle school students have been awarded the 2010 President's Environmental Youth Award (PEYA). They are the only winner selected in EPA's New England region. At a series of events and a ceremony in Washington, D.C., the youths are being recognized for their "TGIF" project: "Turn Grease into Fuel." The students, Cassandra Lin, John Perino, Marissa Chiaradio, Taylor Fiore-Chettiar, Vaness  more

2010 DePaul Grads Finding Jobs Despite Slow Economic Rebound
CHICAGO, May 19 -- The DePaul University issued the following news release: The job outlook for 2010 college graduates is showing signs of improvement, according to officials at DePaul University's Career Center. "We're optimistic. We've seen a recent increase in job postings on DePaul's recruiting site," said Carol Montgomery, associate vice president for Career and Money Management who oversees the Career Center. "The National Association of Colleges and Employers predicts a 5.3 percent   more

2010 National STEM League Finals, at Daytona International Speedway
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., May 20 -- Daytona State College issued the following news release: On Saturday, May 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Daytona International Speedway will be the host track for the 2010 FastTrack RC (FTRC) National Finals. The FTRC program challenges students in grades six through 12 to race their 1:10 scale race cars, just like professional race teams. Students learn the importance of teamwork while integrating lessons in science, technology, engineering and math. The top teams  more

2010 Senior Class Giving Campaign Exceeds 140 Donors and $11,000
SYRACUSE, N.Y., May 18 -- Syracuse University issued the following news release: Syracuse University seniors had more than their hard-earned diploma to be proud of over Commencement Weekend 2010. Following in the footsteps of the Class of 2009, this year's class added leaving a legacy to their list of must-dos before ending their time on campus. As of May 18, 2010, 144 donors have supported the "Be a Class Act" campaign, raising $11,586. With their gifts, seniors have supported any number   more

2010 Small Business Winners Announced
MOREHEAD, Ky., May 20 -- Morehead State University issued the following news release: The 13th Annual Northeast Kentucky Small Business Awards were presented during a ceremony on Thursday, May 20, at Advance Memorial United Methodist Church in Flatwoods. The event recognizes small business owners and advocates in Boyd, Carter, and Greenup counties. Tim Irr, of WSAZ News Channel 3, served as master of ceremonies. The yearly event is coordinated by the Morehead State University/Ashland  more

3rd Annual Eco Fest Saturday, June 5
INDEPENDENCE, Mo., May 19 -- The city of Independence issued the following news release: The third annual Independence EcoFest - "It's All About Water!" - to teach children and families about protecting the environment will be from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, June 5, at the City's 80-acre Waterfall Park south of the Bass Pro Shops. Last year about 800 attended the EcoFest. The City of Independence sponsors the event in partnership with the Missouri Departments of Conservation (MDC) and Natu  more

A&M-Commerce Announces Case as New Head Volleyball Coach
COMMERCE, Texas, May 20 -- Texas A&M University at Commerce issued the following news by Brent Lyday: Texas A&M University-Commerce president Dr. Dan Jones and athletic director Carlton Cooper announced the hiring of Craig Case as the new A&M-Commerce head volleyball coach on May 20. "I'm very excited to be here and to continue getting this program where it should be," Case said. "There is a great environment here that you don't see at a lot of schools, and I'm excited to be a part of thi  more

Abbott to Present New Clinical Data on Current and Future Innovations in Interventional Cardiology at EuroPCR 2010
ABBOTT PARK, Ill., May 20 -- Abbott Laboratories issued the following news release: Abbott today announced the company's schedule of key news announcements and events during the EuroPCR 2010 conference in Paris, May 25 - 28. Highlights include four late-breaking clinical trial presentations on Abbott's broad portfolio of vascular devices. The late-breaking presentations will include new data on the company's market-leading XIENCE V (R) Everolimus Eluting Coronary Stent System, the revolutiona  more

Additional Officers on Duty Today
MADISON, Wis., May 19 -- The city of Madison issued the following news release: Throughout 2010, the Madison Police Department will be participating in a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sponsored speed enforcement overtime grant. This grant is coordinated through the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Safety. As part of this grant initiative, additional Madison police officers will be on patrol May 19th with the objective of detecting and apprehending mot  more

Against the Odds: Daughter of Vietnamese Immigrants and U of U School of Medicine Graduate Earns Her M.D
SALT LAKE CITY, May 20 -- The University of Utah issued the following news release: WHAT: University of Utah School of Medicine Commencement Ceremony WHEN: Saturday, May 22, at 10 a.m. Graduates will line up for procession at 9 a.m. WHERE: Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. President's Circle, U of U Campus WHO: Class of 2010 U of U School of Medicine Graduates, Friends, Family, Faculty, and Administration. Ever since she can remember, Judy Vu has dreamed of becoming a doctor. Her parents  more

AHA Voices Support for CMS Nominee Berwick
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- The Health Forum issued the following news release: The AHA today voiced support for President Obama's nomination of Donald Berwick, M.D., as administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. In letters to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) and Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA), AHA President and CEO Rich Umbdenstock said Berwick's work as president and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement  more

Ahmann Receives Award from Alma Mater
SUGAR GROVE, Ill., May 20 -- Waubonsee Community College issued the following news release: Waubonsee Community College Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education Carla Ahmann, of Aurora, recently received an award from the University of Wisconsin-Stout for her contributions to the field. The award was presented at the university's 32nd annual Early Childhood Conference, where Ahmann also served as a speaker. An alumna of the institution, Ahmann earned both her bachelor's and master's d  more

Air Force Chief of Staff Visits 711th Human Performance Wing's School of Medicine
BROOKS CITY-BASE, Texas, May 19 -- The U.S. Air Force Materiel Command issued the following news by E'Lisa Wilcox, 711th Human Performance Wing: The Air Force's top uniformed officer toured the 711th Human Performance Wing's U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine at Brooks City-Base, Texas, May 13. The visit to the school by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz was the first by any chief of staff. During his visit, the general reflected on the 92-year history of the school  more

Amanda Britton (Cazenovia, NY) Earns SUNY Chancellor Scholar Athlete Honors
MORRISVILLE, N.Y., May 20 -- Morrisville State College issued the following news release: The State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher recently announced the winners of the 2009-10 Chancellor's Scholar Athlete Award, honoring 75 students from across the SUNY System, including Morrisville State College's Amanda Britton (Cazenovia, NY) in the sport of volleyball. The award was created to recognize academic excellence along with outstanding athletic achievement. In the clas  more

Andreadis is New Honors College Dean
KALAMAZOO, Mich., May 19 -- Western Michigan University issued the following news release: Dr. Nicholas Andreadis has been chosen to become the new dean of Western Michigan University's celebrated Lee Honors College. Andreadis, who has served as acting dean since January, was selected following an internal search in which he was one of two final candidates. His appointment, which is pending approval by the WMU Board of Trustees, is effective July 1 and also includes a tenured position as a  more

Anti Terrorism Day to be Observed Tomorrow
NEW DELHI, India, May 20 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Home Affairs: Anti Terrorism Day will be observed throughout the country tomorrow. It was on this day in 1991 that former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi fell to the designs of terrorists. The Day is observed to generate awareness in the country among all sections of people, about the danger of terrorism, violence and its dangerous effect on the people, the society and the country as a whole.  more

Arcadia Announces Major Expansion of Headquarters and DailyMed Pharmacy Operations
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., May 20 -- The Indiana Economic Development Corporation issued the following news release: Governor Mitch Daniels joined executives from Arcadia HealthCare (NYSE Amex:KAD) and Mayor Greg Ballard today to announce the company's plans to expand its national headquarters and pharmacy operations here, creating up to 930 new jobs by 2013. In addition to new jobs, the provider of home health care and pharmacy services will invest $3.9 million to expand corporate operations and  more

Arlene Nicholas Article Published in Book, 'Training the Next Generation'
NEWPORT, R.I., May 21 -- Salve Regina University issued issued the following news release: A journal article published by Arlene Nicholas, Ph.D., assistant professor of business studies and economics, has been included in a compilation book edited by John H. Westover titled "Training the Next Generation of Knowledge Workers: Reading for Effective Secondary Education & Workplace Learning Practices." Nicholas's article, "Preferred Learning Methods of the Millennial Generation" was originally  more

Articulation Agreement Ensures Accessible, Affordable Education for Early Education Teachers
HARRISBURG, Pa., May 20 -- The Pennsylvania Department of Education issued the following news release: Eleven Pennsylvania colleges and universities have signed program-to-program articulation agreements, allowing students interested in becoming certified teachers of young children to effortlessly transfer their academic credits from a community college to a university. Students no longer have to re-take classes and repeat coursework in order to meet program requirements for a bachelor's   more

Arts Education Study Draws National Attention
KALAMAZOO, Mich., May 19 -- Western Michigan University issued the following news release: A study by a Western Michigan University dean assessing undergraduate arts education 10 years into the future has found its way to the White House and beyond. Dr. Margaret Merrion, dean of the WMU College of Fine Arts, conducted the study for the academic magazine Change. Her findings were presented early this year to Kalpen Modi, associate director of public engagement for the Obama administration,   more

As Debate Heats Up on Low-Performing Schools, NEA Urges Congress to Remain Flexible on the Methods, Not on Accountability
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- The National Education Association issued the following news release: "Improving student achievement at low-performing schools means putting to rest the one-size- fits-all mentality. Give educators the freedom to design something that works for the kids we're serving," Lily Eskelsen, vice president of the National Education Association, said at a press conference today with Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.). Eskelsen, an elementary school teacher from Utah, discussed three way  more

ASSE Supports Congressional Efforts to Protect OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program for Businesses from Being Cut
DES PLAINES, Ill., May 20 -- The American Society of Safety Engineers issued the following news release: American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) support Congressional efforts to restore funding to the budget for the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), a program the Administration proposed to cut. ASSE supports restoring VPP's funding and, while urging amendments to assure appropriately competent persons are involved and third par  more

Automotive Challenge Draws Fans of Energy-Efficient Cars
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., May 20 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news release: Penn State will hold its 21st Century Automotive Challenge beginning Friday, May 21, through Sunday, May 23. The event will open to the public on Saturday, May 22, with a public display of the vehicles from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Larson Institute's parking lot, located off of Hastings Road between the Materials Research Laboratory and Research Centers A, B and C on the U. Team members will be  more

BC3 Receives 1.23 Million Quarterly Payment from Butler County Today
BUTLER, Pa., May 20 -- Butler County Community College issued the following news release: Butler County Community College received its first quarter payment of $1.23 million from the County of Butler (the College's local sponsor) this morning. The payment was due to BC3 on March 31, but was being withheld by the Butler County Controller. The release of the check was the result of a BC3 Board of Trustees action taken yesterday. The Board's motion authorized the College to evaluate the cost   more

BCTC Dental Hygiene Program to Provide Free Pre-K Dental Screening
LEXINGTON, Ky., May 20 -- Bluegrass Community and Technical College issued the following news release: A free dental screening offered by the Bluegrass Community and Technical College dental hygiene program will help parents comply with a new Kentucky statute that requires a dental screening for all children entering public school for the first time. Give Kids a Smile, a free pre-K dental screening, will be held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 12 at the BCTC Dental Hygiene Clinic, 470 Coo  more

BCTC Names Winchester Resident as 2010 Alumnus of the Year
LEXINGTON, Ky., May 20 -- Bluegrass Community and Technical College issued the following news release: Bluegrass Community and Technical College's 2010 Alumnus of the Year is a Winchester resident who has made outstanding contributions to the facilities management field, community and the college. Greg Wood was recognized during the 2010 BCTC commencement ceremony held on May 8 in Frankfort. Wood serves as Director of Operations for CB Richard Ellis, which is responsible for the facilities  more

Berggren Named Vice President For Enrollment & Marketing
NAMPA, Idaho, May 20 -- Northwest Nazarene University issued the following news release: President David Alexander announced the hiring of Stacey Berggren as NNU's vice president for enrollment and marketing. Berggren is a seasoned administrator and strategist having served eight years in enrollment management at Northwest Nazarene University. President Alexander stated, "Stacey is an excellent communicator, clear strategist and collaborative leader. She has proven her leadership abilities  more

Blood Clot-Related Strokes Decrease among Whites, But Not Blacks, in Long-Term Study
DALLAS, May 20 -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: The incidence of blood clot-related strokes fell among whites in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area for the first time, according to long-term surveillance study representative of strokes in blacks and whites nationwide reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. However, there was no decrease in stroke rates among blacks. "It's encouraging that, for the first time ever in o  more

Boswell Votes to Recognize the Command and General Staff College through Five-Star Generals Commemorative Coin Act
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- Rep. Leonard L. Boswell, D-Iowa (3rd CD), issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Leonard Boswell supported and the House passed H.R. 1177, the Five-Star Generals Commemorative Coin Act, to honor the country's five Five-Star Generals and support the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. "I had the opportunity to be both a student and instructor at the Command and General Staff College during my 20-year military career," said Bosw  more

Brasington to Teach June ELS Class at Amarillo Center
CANYON, Texas, May 19 -- West Texas A&M University issued the following news release: The Office of Continuing Education at West Texas A&M University is offering another exciting learning opportunity through its Eternal Learning Series (ELS) with a four-session class on "Before the Tea Party: Pioneers of Freedom in Pre-modern Europe." Dr. Bruce Brasington, WTAMU professor of history, will teach the class from 10-11:15 a.m. each Wednesday June 9-30 at the Amarillo Center in downtown Amarill  more

Brevard Community College Announces Two New Provosts and Names a New Melbourne Campus Provost
COCOA, Fla., May 20 -- Brevard Community College issued the following news release: Brevard Community College President Dr. Jim Drake announces two new provost positions and names a new Melbourne Campus provost. Dr. Katherine Cobb, Melbourne Campus Provost for nearly two years, has been named the college's first eBrevard Campus Provost, overseeing the college's online learning programs. Ms. Mildred Coyne, Executive Dean of Workforce Development, has been named the college's first Workforce  more

BTA Southeast to Host Dealer Strategies Summit 2010
KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 20 -- The Business Technology Association issued the following news release: Under the leadership of Business Technology Association (BTA; www.bta.org) dealer members, BTA Southeast will host Dealer Strategies Summit 2010 on June 16-17, 2010, at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Fla. The event will feature 12 education sessions presented by eight speakers, each sharing industry-specific insight, strategies and practical advice that collectively will help attendees move   more

Buckle Up Arizona. No Excuses
YUMA, Ariz., May 20 -- The city of Yuma issued the following news release: The Yuma Police Department joins hundreds of law enforcement officials, highway safety representatives and safety advocates nationwide who have vowed support and participation in the national "Click It or Ticket" seatbelt enforcement & education campaign from May 24th through June 6th. This campaign is funded through a grant from the Arizona Governors Office of Highway Safety. During the campaign, additional officer  more

Buckle Up Day and Night
MORENO VALLEY, Calif., May 20 -- The city of Moreno Valley issued the following news release: If you're planning to hit the road for a late spring or early summer getaway, be sure that everyone in the car wears their seat belt on every trip, day and night. Law enforcement throughout the state, including Moreno Valley, will be looking for unbelted drivers and passengers as part of the 2010 Click It or Ticket mobilization, May 24 - June 6. This year, fines and fees have increased from $132 to $  more

Buckle Up Day and Night
ROSEVILLE, Calif., May 20 -- The city of Roseville issued the following news release: If you're planning to hit the road for a late spring or early summer getaway, be sure that everyone in the car wears their seat belt. Law enforcement throughout the state, including the Roseville Police Department, will be looking for unbelted drivers and passengers as part of the 2010 Click it or Ticket mobilization, May 24-June 6. This year, fines and fees have increased from $132 to $142 for first time ad  more

Buckle Up Day and Night Seat Belt Ticket Increases to $142
SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 19 -- The Sacramento County Sheriff issued the following news release: If you're planning to hit the road for a late spring or early summer getaway, be sure that everyone in the car wears their seat belt on every trip, day and night. Law enforcement throughout the state, including the Rancho Cordova Police Department will be looking for unbelted drivers and passengers as part of the 2010 Click It or Ticket mobilization, May 24-June 6. This year, fines and fees have inc  more

Budget Approvals Show New Yorkers Want to Protect Education
LATHAM, N.Y., May 19 -- The New York State United Teachers issued the following news release: Even in hard times, New Yorkers know the path forward is paved with good public schools. Voters passed school budgets yesterday in approximately 92 percent of districts across the state. According to a preliminary count by the state School Boards Association, voters in 621 school districts approved budgets, with 52 going down to defeat. Results from two districts were too close to call. NYSU  more

Business Finance Workshop
ST. CLOUD, Minn., May 19 -- St. Cloud State University issued the following news release: Renae Shields, founder and CEO of Core Value Consulting, LLC, a company that specializes in planning and operations, finance, marketing and training for small businesses, nonprofits and government agencies, will present "Common Sense Finance" at the St. Cloud Country Club located on 301 Montrose Road, St. Cloud. The three, half-day sessions is from 8 a.m. - noon June 17, 24 and July 1, and is presented i  more

California Man, Woman Sentenced for Alabama Securities Act Violations
MONTGOMERY, Ala., May 20 -- The Alabama Securities Commission issued the following news release: Steven T. Marshall, District Attorney for the 27th Judicial Circuit, Marshall County, Alabama; and, Joseph Borg, Director of the Alabama Securities Commission (ASC), announced today that Randy Morton and Candice Lynn Lewis, both residents of Orange County, California were sentenced May 18, 2010 in Marshall County Circuit Court. Morton, who pled guilty in 2009 to a single count of securities fr  more

Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary Accredited by National Financial Accountability Organization
KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 20 -- The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability issued the following news release: The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) announced today the accreditation of Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary of Kansas City, MO. ECFA accreditation is based on the ECFA Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship, including financial accountability, transparency, sound board governance and ethical fund-raising. Calvary Bible College and Th  more

Campbellsport's Man Wins Wetlands Award
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- Rep. Thomas Petri, R-Wis. (6th CD), issued the following news release: William Volkert Serves at Horicon Marsh At an awards ceremony in the U.S. Capitol Building May 19, Campbellsport resident William Volkert received a 2010 National Wetlands Award for Education and Outreach from the Environmental Law Institute. "This award recognizes Mr. Volkert's exceptional and innovative contributions to wetlands conservation at the Horicon Marsh and beyond," said Rep. Tom Pet  more

Capitol Centennial Schedule of Events Announced
PIERRE, S.D., May 20 -- Gov. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., issued the following news release: The Capitol complex in Pierre will buzz with activity on Saturday, June 19, 2010, with events on the ground, in the air, and by the water to celebrate the South Dakota Capitol's 100th anniversary. The Capitol Centennial Committee today released the official schedule for the one-day celebration. Committee Chairman Mike Mueller with the state Bureau of Administration said the event features a mix of entertai  more

CCC Public Relations Wins Top Honors in Competition
TUNICA, Miss., May 20 -- Coahoma Community College issued the following news release: Coahoma Community College's Public Relations Department was honored with top state competition awards at this week's annual conference of the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi (CPRAM). Awards were presented to representatives from Mississippi's senior colleges and universities and 15 community and junior colleges here at Tuesday's finale awards luncheon. Winning first place honors for  more

Central Illinois Cancer Screening Program Launched
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., May 19 -- The Illinois Department of Public Health issued the following news release: To help detect colorectal cancer, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is teaming up with the Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Medicine and its Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI) for a pilot project to provide outreach, public awareness and education on colorectal cancer to residents in 17 central Illinois counties. SIU will work to coordinate colorectal cancer screen  more

Chairman Rockefeller Remarks on Today's Nomination Hearing
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- The Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee issued the following remarks from Chairman Rockefeller: I want to congratulate Dr. Wieman on his nomination to become Associate Director for Science in the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). The President's confidence in Dr. Wieman is well-deserved. His groundbreaking research in physics earned him a Nobel Prize, and his exemplary work as an educator has inspired thousands and been recognized by the  more

City Approves Community Enhancement Grants
RALEIGH, N.C., May 20 -- The city of Raleigh issued the following news by Chris Riley, specialist, public affairs department: The Raleigh City Council on May 18 approved six community enhancement programs to be funded by Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to serve persons with low or moderate income or aid in the prevention of neighborhood blight. The City of Raleigh Community Development Department issued a request for proposals (RFP) for non-profit and faith-based organizatio  more

City of Alexandria Announces Finalists for Charles Hamilton Houston Memorial
ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 20 -- The city of Alexandria issued the following news release: News Highlights * Four artists have been selected to develop proposals for the Charles Hamilton Houston Memorial * Public will be invited to comment on proposals to be displayed in the summer * Committee seeks donations to fund the project. More Information * www.alexandriava.gov/arts The Alexandria Commission for the Arts and the Office of the Arts announce the four artists who have been se  more

City of Fort Collins Celebrates Endangered Species Day on May 21
FORT COLLINS, Colo., May 19 -- The city of Fort Collins issued the following news release: On Friday, May 21 citizens across the United States will observe Endangered Species Day. This day honors our national commitment to recovering endangered species and their habitats and provides an opportunity to learn about what efforts are being made to conserve the more than 1,300 plants and animals currently listed as endangered. In celebration of Endangered Species Day, the City of Fort Collins N  more

Clatsop Community College Board of Directors Announces Finalists for College's Presidential Search
ASTORIA, Ore., May 20 -- Clatsop Community College issued the following news release: The Clatsop Community College Board of Directors assembled yesterday evening, May 19th, to select the two finalists for College President. The decision comes after site visits to the campuses and workplaces of the four semi-finalists. Of the four candidates, the CCC Board has selected the following two as finalists for the position: SARA BURNS Ms. Burns lives in Steilacoom, Washington and has a Ph.D  more

Click it or Ticket - Seriously
BLAINE, Minn., May 19 -- The city of Blaine issued the following news release: Drivers, passengers and kids better be buckled up or in the correct child restraint as Anoka County Sheriff's deputies and officers from Anoka, Blaine, Centennial Lakes, Columbia Heights, Coon Rapids, Fridley, Lino Lakes, Ramsey, St. Francis and Spring Lake Park Police Department's ramp up enhanced Click It or Ticket seat belt patrols May 24 - June 6. The campaign marks one year since the state's primary seat belt   more

Clifford C. Dias Named to University of Hawaii Board of Regents
HONOLULU, May 20 -- The University of Hawaii issued the following news release: Retired bank executive Clifford C. Dias has been named to the University of Hawai'i Board of Regents, filling the East Hawai'i seat left vacant by the resignation earlier this year of former Regent Harvey Tajiri. His appointment is an interim appointment subject to confirmation by the state Senate Committee on Higher Education during the next legislative session. Born and raised on the Big Island of Hawai'i, Di  more

COD's PSA Cadets to be Honored on May 27
PALM DESERT, Calif., May 20 -- College of the Desert issued the following news release: Cadets enrolled in the Public Safety Academy at College of the Desert will receive certificates in an awards ceremony on Thursday, May 27. They'll be surrounded by a crowd of family and friends that traditionally numbers more than 600 persons in the semi-annual event. This is the 19th Awards Ceremony since the program was initiated in 2001. It will be held at the McCallum Theatre. A reception will follo  more

College for Kids is July 26-30
SCOTTVILLE, Mich., May 19 -- West Shore Community College issued the following news release: West Shore Community College will be hosting College for Kids 2010, July 26 - 30. The five-day College for Kids, a hands-on opportunity to explore higher education through arts, sciences, and recreation in a day-camp atmosphere on the college campus, features over 20 action-packed learning adventures designed for motivated learners ages 9-13. Courses and activities include geocaching, mask-  more

College of Education, Human Development Announces Outstanding Student, Faculty Awards
ORONO, Maine, May 20 -- University of Maine issued the following news release: The University of Maine College of Education and Human Development has recognized the work of the following students and faculty members with 2010 excellence awards. * Jenna Ouellette, a scholar-athlete from Winnipeg, Manitoba, graduated with a degree in kinesiology and physical education, was named Outstanding International Student. * Kathryn Blynn, a graduating senior from Stow, Maine, and an elementary  more

College to Offer Reading Endorsement Program in Blue Ash
WILMINGTON, Ohio, May 19 -- Wilmington College issued the following news release: Wilmington College's education department will begin offering graduate level courses this fall at its Blue Ash campus. Successful completion of the series of four courses, which will be offered over the span of three semesters, will enable students to sit for the Praxis II exam, The Teaching of Reading, in order to add the reading endorsement to an existing teaching license. Classes start in September at W  more

Commissioner Donelon Encourages Insurance Policy Spring Cleaning for Financial Savings and Understanding your Insurance Options
BATON ROUGE, La., May 19 -- The Louisiana Department of Insurance issued the following news release: In today's challenging economic environment and with mounting questions about the implications of the newly passed health care bill, it has never been more important for consumers to understand their insurance options. However, a new survey by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) tells a different story. In a ten question IQ quiz to test the nation's insurance knowledg  more

Commitment of Bredesen and Tennessee General Assembly to Pre-K Lauded in New Pew Report
NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 20 -- Gov. Phil Bredesen, D-Tenn., issued the following news release: Governor Phil Bredesen and the state of Tennessee earned national commendation in a report released today for the state's consistent and firm commitment to high-quality pre-kindergarten. The state-by-state analysis entitled Leadership Matters: Governors' Pre-K Budget Proposals Fiscal Year 2011 was released by Pre-K Now, a project of the Pew Center on the States. "Our dedication to Pre-K in this stat  more

Committee Considers Klobuchar, Johanns, & Murray Bill to Develop Premier Web Site for Veterans
WASHINGTON, May 19 -- The office of Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., has issued the following news release: A bill authored by U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar, Mike Johanns (R-NE), and Patty Murray (D-WA) calling on Veterans Affairs (VA) to develop a modern, one-stop, user-friendly Web site for veterans is being considered today in the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. The Veterans One Source Act of 2010, S. 3355, urges the VA to develop a site that provides comprehensive information and advice for   more

Community Honors Local Starr County College Graduates
MCALLEN, Texas, May 19 -- South Texas College issued the following news release: Family and community members gathered recently at South Texas College's Starr County Campus Amphitheatre to celebrate the hard work of their loved ones. The 11th Annual Starr County Campus Recognition Celebration started at 7:30 p.m., right when the sun was going down, to give the estimated 500 member audience a comfortable setting to congratulate their loved ones for earning a college education. "The amphithe  more

Concordia Honors Students and Community Members at 2010 Commencement
ST. PAUL, Minn., May 19 -- Concordia University-St. Paul issued the following news release: Concordia University, St. Paul hosted commencement ceremonies for the class of 2010 on May 14-15, on the Concordia Campus. Speakers and honorees participated in the ceremonies as follows: Friday, May 14 - Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Education, and Vocation & Ministry Commencement Speaker: Dr. Shirley Miske is president of Miske Witt and Associates Inc. (MWAI), a St, Paul based consulting firm  more

Concussions Suffered in High School Sports Create Serious Health and Academic Problems for Students, Witnesses Tell House Panel
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- The House Education & Labor Committee issued the following news release: Student athletes' academic performance in school suffers as a result of concussions, witnesses told the House Education and Labor Committee today. A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, conducted at the behest of U.S. Rep. George Miller, chair of the Committee, and other bipartisan lawmakers, found that concussions in high school athletes are widely unreported and underappreciated.   more

Congressman Murphy Urges Speaker Pelosi to Put Forth Fiscally Responsible Budget
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- Rep. Scott Murphy, D-N.Y. (20th CD), issued the following news release: This week, Congressman Scott Murphy (NY-20) sent a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi urging her to put forth a fiscally responsible budget. "Like so many families and small businesses in Upstate New York, our nation is facing serious fiscal issues. Over the last ten years, Washington has lost sight of its obligation to be good stewards of our tax dollars, and we've witnessed unpreceden  more

Continuing Education to Offer Fall Personal Enrichment Courses
EAU CLAIRE, Wis., May 20 -- The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire issued the following news release: Registration is now open for University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education/UW-Extension non-credit personal enrichment courses. Designed for adults interested in learning a new skill, exploring a topic in depth or developing creative abilities, the programs are taught by UW-Eau Claire faculty and community experts who are committed to sharing their knowledge and expertise. The cours  more

Copeland to Lead Samford Choral Music
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 20 -- Samford University issued the following news release: Samford University's School of the Arts announced today that Dr. Philip Copeland has been appointed to its faculty as director of choral activities and associate professor. Copeland's focus will be the A Cappella Choir, conducting, and music education curriculum. "Philip Copeland is the right person to continue the legacy of Samford A Cappella and build new traditions for the future," said School of the Arts   more

CSB and SJU Students Place at SIFE National Competition
COLLEGEVILLE, Minn., May 19 -- The College of St. Benedict/St. John's University issued the following news release: The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team was named the second runner-up in its league at the national SIFE competition May 11-13 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The CSB and SJU SIFE team is now among the top 50 SIFE teams in the U.S. Four hundred SIFE teams competed in Minneapolis. The only other school in Minneso  more

CTA Applauds Lawsuit Calling on the State to Adequately Fund California Public Schools
BURLINGAME, Calif., May 20 -- The California Teachers Association issued the following statement by President David A. Sanchez: "California educators know firsthand how the chronic underfunding of public schools is destroying the progress our students and schools are making and is denying a generation of children a real opportunity to succeed. CTA believes every child has the right to a quality public education and that California has a constitutional obligation to provide adequate funding to  more

Dartmouth Junior Wins Beinecke Scholarship
HANOVER, N.H., May 18 -- Dartmouth College issued the following news release: Anise Vance, a member of the Dartmouth Class of 2011, has been named a Beinecke Scholar, one of 20 college juniors nationally. The award, which supports the "graduate education of young men and women of exceptional promise," provides $4,000 prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. He joins Gabrielle Ramaiah '10 and Jodi Guinn '09 as the third Dartmouth student tapp  more

DC Department of Health Announces $2 Million in Grant Funds
WASHINGTON, May 18 -- The District of Columbia Department of Health issued the following news release: The DC Department of Health (DOH) announced $2 million dollars in recommended funding for three different non-profit organizations that will establish and operate school-based health center facilities in Ballou Senior High School, Coolidge Senior High School and Anacostia Senior High School. The grants are part of the DOH initiative Live Well DC, an interagency effort to create a holistic ap  more

DCCCD Announces Textbook Rental Program for Students
DALLAS, Texas, May 20 -- Brookhaven College issued the following news release: What are the two hottest topics on college campuses? Science, mathematics or English 101? Actually, parking and textbook prices fuel the most heated complaints. Although a shortage of parking spaces can create on-campus traffic jams and moments of frustration for students, the cost of textbooks is always a touchy subject - and Dallas County Community College District students are no exception. From editorials  more

Defiance College Only Ohio College to Receive $50,000 Grant from Walmart Foundation and CIC
DEFIANCE, Ohio, May 19 -- Defiance College issued the following news release: Defiance College is the only college in Ohio among 30 colleges and universities across the country selected to receive grants under the second round of Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and the Walmart Foundation's Walmart College Success Awards. The announcement was made this week by the CIC and the Walmart Foundation. Through the awards program, CIC member colleges and universities selected through a competiti  more

Delta College Joins Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count
UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich., May 19 -- Delta College issued the following news release: Signifying a commitment to student success and institutional improvement, Delta College has joined Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count. Delta College joins 26 other community colleges from around the country in becoming the newest members of Achieving the Dream and identifying new strategies to improve student success, close achievement gaps and increase retention, persistence, and completion rates.  more

Department Announces 2010 Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Recipients
BATON ROUGE, La., May 20 -- The Louisiana Department of Education issued the following news release: Today, the Louisiana Department of Education announced the 2010 Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship recipients. One hundred and thirty-seven Louisiana graduates will benefit from the national scholarship program. "We are extremely proud of our Byrd scholarship recipients," State Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek said. "The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) members joi  more

DePaul University Launches $250 Million Many Dreams, One Mission Campaign
CHICAGO, May 20 -- The DePaul University issued the following news release: DePaul University will announce the public launch of its $250 million Many Dreams, One Mission Campaign - the university's first comprehensive fundraising campaign in almost 40 years and its largest ever - at an outdoor celebration and picnic attended by faculty, staff and students on DePaul's Lincoln Park Campus in Chicago May 20. The cornerstone of the campaign is a goal to raise $100 million for scholarships by   more

Dept. of Health and City of Roswell to Launch Summer Obesity Prevention Program
SANTA FE, N.M., May 20 -- The New Mexico Department of Health issued the following news release: The New Mexico Department of Health and the City of Roswell will kick off the Fast Track to Health program with a public event at 9:30 a.m. on May 26 at the Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest, 1307 B East College Street. Roswell Mayor Del Jurney will attend the event to present a proclamation for Healthy Kids Chaves County/Fast Track to Health Week. The Fast Track to Health program will help k  more

Des Plaines Police Support 'Parents Who Host Lose the Most' Campaign
DES PLAINES, Ill., May 19 -- The City of Des Plaines issued the following news release: Des Plaines 6th Ward Alderman Mark Walsten, who serves as the Chairman of the City's Public Safety Committee, recently expressed his support for the Police Department's "Parent Who Host Lose The Most" Campaign by joining members of the Des Plaines Police Department in publicizing underage drinking laws. The Police Department has posted signage throughout the City reminding parents about the ramifications o  more

DFG Honored for Achievements in Government Communications
SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 20 -- The California Department of Fish and Game issued the following news release: The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) earned seven awards in the annual State Information Officers Council's (SiOC) competition for excellence in state government communications yesterday. SiOC's judges again honored DFG's bi-monthly magazine Outdoor California and editor Troy Swauger with a gold award (first place) for the special issue, "Salmon in Crisis." This 63-page issue focuse  more

District Coaches Honored at Awards Banquet
LARGO, Fla., May 20 -- The Pinellas County Public Schools issued the following news release: At Pinellas County Schools' May 19 Annual Awards Banquet , an outstanding high school coach from each sport was recognized and honored. Nominated by their peers, the award recipients received a "Coach of the Year" plaque and shirt. The following coaches were honored: * Baseball, Greg Olsen, Seminole * Boys Basketball, Chris Blackwell, St. Petersburg * Girls Basketball, William White, Boca Ci  more

Donald Straney Appointed UH Hilo Chancellor
HONOLULU, May 20 -- The University of Hawaii issued the following news release: Donald Straney, dean of the College of Science and professor of biology at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, has been appointed as the next chancellor of the University of Hawai'i at Hilo. Straney's appointment is for three years beginning July 1, 2010. "Dr. Straney will be an excellent addition to the UH Hilo campus. His credentials are well-suited to guide the campus into its next phase," UH Bo  more

Dr. J. Laurel Jones Named President, Mission College, Santa Clara
SARATOGA, Calif., May 19 -- West Valley-Mission Community College issued the following news release: The Board of Trustees of the West Valley-Mission Community College District (WVMCCD) is pleased to announce that Dr. J. Laurel Jones has been appointed President of Mission College in Santa Clara. She will start August 2, replacing President Harriett Robles, who is retiring. Currently Dr. Jones is Vice President of Academic Services at Las Positas College in Livermore, CA where she oversees  more

Dr. Marshall A. Lichtman Joins SUNY Board of Trustees
ALBANY, N.Y., May 20 -- The State University of New York issued the following news release: The New York State Senate yesterday confirmed Governor David A. Paterson's nominee, Marshall A. Lichtman, as the newest member of the State University of New York Board of Trustees. Trustee Lichtman, Professor of Medicine (Hematology) and of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of Rochester Medical Center, is appointed to a term that will expire June 30, 2011. He replaces former Trustee Ran  more

Dr. Michele Nealon-Woods Named Next President of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology
CHICAGO, May 18 -- The Chicago School of Psychology issued the following news release: The Board of Trustees of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) voted unanimously on Friday to appoint Dr. Michele Nealon-Woods as the next president of the 31-year-old institution. Dr. Nealon-Woods succeeds Dr. Michael Horowitz, who served TCSPP as president for 10 years and recently moved to a new role as president and CEO of the nonprofit TCS Education System, which includes The Chicago Sc  more

Drake Pharmacy Graduate Wins Karbeling Award for Leadership
DES MOINES, Iowa, May 20 -- Drake University issued the following news release: Recent Drake University graduate Carter Birkel has received Drake's fourth Karbeling Memorial Leadership Award for his leadership and outstanding contributions to the University and the pharmacy profession. The award was presented at Drake's May 15 College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Hooding Ceremony, recognizing students graduating with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. The annual award is given to recognize  more

Drake's Renae Chesnut to Become President of Iowa Pharmacy Association
DES MOINES, Iowa, May 20 -- Drake University issued the following news release: Renae Chesnut, associate professor of pharmacy practice and associate dean for student affairs in Drake University's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, will be inducted as the 131st president of the Iowa Pharmacy Association (IPA) next month. Chesnut, a resident of Johnston, Iowa, served as IPA's president-elect for 2009-10. She will be honored at a reception held during the association's annual meeting f  more

Drexel University Announces 2010 Honorary Degree Recipients
PHILADELPHIA, May 20 -- Drexel University issued the following news release: Drexel University will confer honorary degrees to the following individuals during the University's 2010 commencement ceremonies: Drexel University College of Medicine May 21, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 9 a.m. * Elizabeth Nabel, M.D., (speaker) the first female president of Brigham and Women's Hospital, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and former director of the National Heart, Lu  more

Drury University Hosts Recognition Ceremony for Promising Young Missouri Scholars
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., May 18 -- Drury University issued the following news release: The Drury Center for Gifted Education and Pre-College Programs, in conjunction with the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP), will honor some of Missouri's most promising young scholars at a recognition ceremony on Friday, May 21, at 11 a.m. in Weiser Gymnasium. The event will involve about 400 seventh graders from throughout Missouri. To qualify for recognition, seventh-grade honorees must take   more

Drury's Social Media Certification Course Offers a Webinar Option
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., May 20 -- Drury University issued the following news release: Drury University has added an online class to its Social Media Certificate program for graduate credit. Deltina Hay, author of "A Survival Guide to Social Media and Web 2.0 Optimization," will facilitate the webinar program, teaching students how to use social media and Web 2.0 technologies. Drury University offers both on-campus classes and the online webinar class as a means of providing education in the best  more

DSU Celebrates Graduates in Bismarck and Dickinson
DICKINSON, N.D., May 20 -- Dickinson State University issued the following news release: "This celebration is not by accident," said Marty Odermann-Gardner to those assembled at the Kelly Inn in Bismarck on Tuesday, May 18. "Our celebration today is what education is all about...graduation." Odermann-Gardner, director of the Office of Extended Learning at Dickinson State University, used these words to open the Graduation Reception, clearly reflecting DSU's solid commitment to serving the   more

Dunham Academy Honors Second Graduating Class
SUGAR GROVE, Ill., May 20 -- Waubonsee Community College issued the following news release: Twenty-five students from East and West Aurora High Schools are heading to college in the fall with a head start on their classmates. These students, the second class of graduates produced by the Dunham Early College Academy at Waubonsee Community College, were honored at a ceremony on May 18. The Dunham Early College Academy, which was established in 2007 with a $1.1 million grant from the Dunham F  more

ECC Holds 62nd Annual Commencement May 19
BUFFALO, N.Y., May 20 -- The State University of New York's Erie Community College issued the following news release: Erie Community College held its 62nd annual commencement Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY. ECC graduated a total of approximately 1,900 students for the 2009-2010 academic year, including students who received associate degrees in September 2009 and January 2010. SUNY Board of Trustees member Eunice Ashman Lewin was the keyn  more

Economics Prof is New Dean of Undergrad Education
DALLAS, May 20 -- The University of Texas at Dallas issued the following news release: Dr. Sheila Amin Gutierrez de Pineres, a professor in the School of Economics, Political and Policy Sciences (EPPS) and interim dean of the McDermott Library, has accepted an appointment as the dean of undergraduate education at UT Dallas. Pineres will succeed Dr. J. Michael Coleman beginning this fall. Coleman has served as associate provost and dean of undergraduate education since 1997. "It's an ho  more

EESC to Debate Economic Recovery with Herman Van Rompuy
BRUSSELS, Belgium, May 19 -- The European Union's European Economic and Social Committee issued the following news release: The EESC is to host the President of the European Council Mr. Herman Van Rompuy at its upcoming plenary session on May 26 - 27. He will address the ongoing financial crisis and the EESC's proposed measures to recover the ailing European economies without neglecting their societies. On his first-ever visit to the EESC plenary at 10:00 am on May 27, Mr. Van Rompuy will   more

Emergency Preparedness Seminar for Health Professionals, Social Workers and Other Responders
CHICAGO, May 20 -- The Chicago Department of Public Health issued the following news release: The Chicago Health System Coalition for Preparedness and Response, in collaboration with the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) Emergency Preparedness Division, the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC) and the City of Chicago hospitals Planning and Response Partners, is presenting "Address Unknown: Trauma and Resilience in Minority Communities"-a seminar that will examine the impact  more

EMS Memorial Ceremony Honors 3 Who Died in Service to Others
ALBANY, N.Y., May 19 -- The New York State Department of Health issued the following news release: Three Emergency Medical Services (EMS) professionals who lost their lives while in service to others were honored at the annual New York EMS Memorial Dedication Ceremony today in Albany. The dedication ceremony, attended by EMS providers, State and local officials, and family members and friends of fallen EMS professionals, is held each year during National EMS Week, during which the State re  more

Endowment Honoring Dennisons Nears $1 Million
MISSOULA, Mont., May 20 -- The University of Montana issued the following news release: Alumni and friends are ensuring future generations will remember the way President George Dennison and his wife, Jane, shaped The University of Montana. Trustees of The University of Montana Foundation, University alumni and community members have contributed more than $850,000 toward an endowment to honor the Dennisons. President Dennison plans to retire Aug. 15 after 20 years of leading his alma mate  more

Enhancing Science Education with Funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
HANOVER, N.H., May 20 -- Dartmouth College issued the following news release: Dartmouth has been awarded $800,000 from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (http://www.hhmi.org/) (HHMI) for a program aimed at retaining undergraduates in the sciences. It's one of many new HHMI grants totaling $79 million that will help universities nationwide strengthen undergraduate and precollege science education. At Dartmouth, the funding will help establish a new introductory biology and chemistry cours  more

EPA Recognizes Bigfork, Montana Students for Contributions Toward Natural Resource Conservation
DENEVR, May 20 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson recognized students from northwest Montana's Bigfork High School at the 2009 President's Environmental Youth Awards (PEYA) ceremony today. The students were recognized for their commitment to cave conservation and awareness on nearby federal lands, including Glacier National Park. "The President's Environmental Youth Award recognizes yo  more

EPA Recognizes Students From Across the Country for Contributions Toward a Healthier Environment
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson recognized young people from across the country at the 2009 President's Environmental Youth Awards (PEYA) ceremony today. These students have made outstanding contributions to environmental protection through projects that help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality and protect America's waters. Some of the projects in  more

EPA Selects Illinois Students for the President's Environmental Youth Award
CHICAGO, May 20 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has selected middle school students Dana Gattone, Angel Loizzo and Maggie O'Brien from St. Philip the Apostle School in Addision, Ill., as regional winners of the 2010 President's Environmental Youth Award. Winners from each of EPA's 10 regions were recognized today at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. "The work of these motivated students shows that you can   more

ESC Seeks Triad Public-Private Input During May 27 Meeting on Forsyth Tech's West Campus
RALEIGH, N.C., May 20 -- The Employment Security Commission issued the following news release: North Carolina's Employment Security Commission will meet next Thursday in Winston-Salem on the West Campus of Forsyth Technical Community College with an emphasis on the Piedmont Triad. The panel is continuing with its goal of meeting around the state to hear from various interests about their ideas and concerns impacting employment and the state's workforce. The Commission will hear an update   more

EvCC's Paul Marshall Wins State Teaching Award
EVERETT, Wash., May 20 -- Everett Community College issued the following news release: The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges has selected Everett Community College's Paul Marshall as the winner of the 2010 Anna Sue McNeill Assessment, Teaching, and Learning Award. Marshall, who has worked at EvCC since 1980, is the college's Teaching and Learning Cooperative coordinator, working with faculty and staff to strengthen experiences inside and outside of the classroom.   more

Faculty and Staff Celebrate Publication of in Transit Vol. 4
LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y., May 20 -- The City University of New York's LaGuardia Community College issued the following news release: Reflection, as presented in this quote from Carol Rodgers, was the theme for the Fall 2009 volume of In Transit: The LaGuardia Journal of Teaching and Learning. Faculty and staff gathered on May 3 for a strawberry and prosecco reception to honor the authors, peer readers, editors and production staff of the Journal's fourth volume and to celebrate it's publication  more

Fair Work Australia Commissioner Appointed
CANBERRA, Australia, May 20 - The Australian Federal Minister for Workforce Participation issued the following news release: The Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Julia Gillard, today announced the appointment of Chris Simpson as a Fair Work Australia Commissioner. Mr Simpson will be based in Brisbane and brings great expertise and life experience to the role. He is eminently qualified for the position and is very highly regarded in workplace relations circles in Queensl  more

Fallin Votes to Protect and Defend America, Improve the Quality of Life for Armed Services
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- Rep. Mary Fallin, R-Okla. (5th CD), has issued the following news release: The House Armed Services Committee tonight accepted four amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2011 offered by Congresswoman Mary Fallin (OK-05) to improve the quality of care and services for the military, their families and veterans. "Nothing is more important than protecting our service men and women when they are in harm's way," Fallin said. "To defend and protect America,  more

FAU Foundation Board Re-Elects Michael Kaufman as Chair
BOCA RATON, Fla., May 20 -- Florida Atlantic University, a component of the state university system in Florida, issued the following news release: The Florida Atlantic University Foundation Board recently held its annual meeting and election of officers. Michael Kaufman was re-elected to the position of chair. Continuing their service as members of the Foundation's executive committee are Randy Justice '73, vice chair; Bruce Allen '71, treasurer; and Cecelia James, secretary. The board welcom  more

Federal Contracts Awarded by Federal Agencies in District of Columbia (May 20)
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- The following federal contracts were announced by federal agencies based in District of Columbia. *** MILITARY $15 Million Federal Contract Awarded to Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Sensors WASHINGTON, May 20 -- Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Sensors, Moorestown, N.J., was awarded a $15 million federal contract modification by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command for engineering services for DDG 51 class and CG 47 class Aegis Combat System installation, integration  more

Federal Contracts Awarded by Federal Agencies in Massachusetts (May 20)
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- The following federal contracts were announced by federal agencies based in Massachusetts. *** MILITARY $7.64 Million Federal Contract Awarded to ICF Inc. WASHINGTON, May 20 -- ICF Inc. LLC, Fairfax, Va., won a $7,640,190.96 federal contract from the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Natick, Mass., to provide technical services to support the Product Manager for Force Sustainment Systems Force Provider Modules. Contact: Huy D. Le, 508/233-5940. MIL5FCA5. ClassR; NAICS541  more

Federal Contracts Awarded to Companies in Kentucky (May 20)
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- The following federal contracts were announced by federal agencies as having been awarded to companies operating in Kentucky. *** $12.92 Million Federal Contract Awarded to PDBC3-EDT J.V. Group WASHINGTON, May 20 -- PDBC3-EDT J.V. Group, Campbellsville, Ky., won a $12.92 million federal contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville, Ky., for the design and construction of the Veterans Administration Boiler Plant under the American Recovery and Reinvestment  more

Federal Contracts Awarded to Companies in Texas (May 20)
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- The following federal contracts were announced by federal agencies as having been awarded to companies operating in Texas. *** MILITARY $91.26 Million Federal Contract Awarded to Lockheed Martin WASHINGTON, May 20 -- Lockheed Martin, Grand Prairie, Texas, won a $91,258,623 federal contract from the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., for guided missiles. Contact: James Minnon, 256/313-4852. MIL5FCA5. NAIC336; *** MILITARY $37.4 Million Feder  more

Fenty Administration Breaks Ground on Newark Dog Park & Announces Administration's Selection for DPR Director
WASHINGTON, May 18 -- The mayor of the District of Columbia issued the following news release: Today, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, Office of Public Education Facilities Modernization (OPEFM) Executive Director Allen Y. Lew, and Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) Interim Director Jesus Aguirre joined Ward 3 residents to break ground on Newark Dog Park and announce Jesus Aguirre as the Fenty Administration's selection for Director for the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR). The 11,000   more

First Graduates of Computer Information Systems University Partnership Program Pave Way for Future Students
ELYRIA, Ohio, May 20 -- Lorain County Community College issued the following news release: Nine students who will be the first graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems through Lorain County Community College's University Partnership with The University of Akron are excited about their career prospects. That's because most of the graduates have already landed jobs. "We have a great group of students who have already been successful in finding careers," said progr  more

First IS Curriculum to Separate Core and Elective Courses for Flexibility and Adaptability
NEW YORK, May 20 -- The Association for Computing Machinery issued the following news release: In the face of rapid and frequent changes confronting the global computing field, ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery) and AIS (the Association for Information Systems) have jointly developed new curriculum guidelines for undergraduate degree programs in Information Systems (IS) that for the first time include both core and elective courses suited to specific career tracks. The report, IS   more

First UCCS Kane Scholars to Graduate
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 20 -- The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs issued the following news release: The first class of southern Colorado students from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to earn Kane Family scholarships will graduate May 21 as part of the university's thirty-sixth and largest commencement exercises. Eight members of the initial Kane Family Scholars group will participate in commencement ceremonies scheduled for 11 a.m. May 21 at the World Arena.  more

Fordham Law Reaches Historic $100 Million Campaign Goal
BRONX, N.Y., May 19 -- Fordham University issued the following news release: "The remarkable generosity of Fordham Law's alumni and friends is matched only by their unstinting loyalty," said William Michael Treanor, (http://us.worldproxy.tracking202.com/index.php?q=http%3A%2F%2Flaw.fordham.edu%2Ffaculty%2F1148.htm) dean of Fordham Law. "Even during these challenging economic times, our community has come together to make a bold investment in the future of Fordham Law." Funds raised in the   more

Former St. Paul School Teacher Indicted for Producing, Distributing, and Possessing Child Pornography
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota issued the following news release: A former special education teacher for the St. Paul Public School District has been indicted in federal court for allegedly producing, distributing, and possessing child pornography. The indictment, filed under seal yesterday in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, charges Gregg Alan Larsen, age 49, of Minneapolis, with two counts of production of child pornography, one count of distributio  more

Forty-Five Early College High School Students to Graduate This May With High School and College Degrees from LCCC
ELYRIA, Ohio, May 20 -- Lorain County Community College issued the following news release: Forty-five students will make up the third graduating class for the Early College High School. These students will graduate Saturday, May 22 from Lorain County Community College, earning both their high school diplomas and their associate of arts degrees. Twenty of these students have been accepted at four-year universities like Case Western Reserve University, Kent State University, the University of  more

Freitas Named VP for Student Affairs and University and Community Relations
HONOLULU, May 20 -- The University of Hawaii issued the following news release: Rockne Freitas, who is currently chancellor of Hawai'i Community College, has been named to the newly created position of vice president for student affairs and university and community relations for the University of Hawai'i System. The position merges two vacant vice president positions at the system level - vice president for student affairs and vice president for external affairs and university relations. I  more

FSU Foundation Presents 2010 Awards for Faculty Achievement
FROSTBURG, Md., May 19 -- Frostburg State University issued the following news release: The 2010 Frostburg State University Foundation Awards for Faculty Achievement will be presented to three area residents at the Honors Convocation Friday, May 21, at 7:30 p.m., in the Pealer Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center. Members of the community are invited to attend the convocation and the reception that follows. In addition to the FSU Foundation faculty awards, Dr. Megan Bradley, an assoc  more

FTC Budget Testimony Highlights Efforts to Protect Consumers, Promote Competition During the Economic Downturn
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- The Federal Trade Commission issued the following news release: In testimony before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government of the Committee on Appropriations, the Federal Trade Commission today described the agency's continuing work to promote competition and protect American consumers, including initiatives to stop fraud targeting financially distressed consumers, protect privacy, and prevent anticompetitive practices such as "pay-for-  more

Fuchs to Lead Honors College
PITTSBURG, May 20 -- Pittsburg State University issued the following news release: Dr. Craig Fuchs, chairman of the Department of Music and interim chairman of the Department of Art, has been named the new director of the Honors College at Pittsburg State University. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Lynette Olson announced Fuchs' appointment on May 20. He will step down from his position as chairman and assume his new responsibilities in June. "I am absolutely thrilled. I  more

Fulbright-Hays Grant Sends Professors and Students to China
ARCATA, Calif., May 20 -- Humboldt State University issued the following news by Brandi Fleeks: Humboldt State history professor Robert Cliver will accompany a group of local students and teachers on a four-week academic excursion to China this summer. The trip was made possible by a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects grant of nearly $73,000, funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The participants will experience first-hand the everyday life of modern China, as well as study its history and l  more

Gift from TD Bank Financial Group supports Road to Ryerson and Creates New Workplace Diversity Initiative
ONTARIO, Canada, May 19 -- Ryerson University issued the following news release: A gift of $750,000 from TD Bank Financial Group will help open the door to university for marginalized high school students and encourage the inclusion of women and visible minorities in the financial sector workplace. President Sheldon Levy accepted the gift Monday from TD President and CEO Ed Clark, at a ceremony that also honoured a well-known figure in the Canadian financial world. The event paid tribut  more

Girls Got Game: Professor Helps Close Computer Science Gender Gap
TEMPE, Ariz., May 20 -- Arizona State University issued the following news release: Why do so few women pursue careers in computer science? In 2007, only 18.6 percent of computer science bachelor's degrees went to women, according to the National Science Foundation. In the workforce, women make up only 26 percent of computer scientists, compared to 41 percent of life scientists. Betty Hayes studies the gender gap in science and technology fields. She believes she knows one important reason  more

Global Research Study Finds That Public Relations Is Consistently Taught as a Strategic Management Function
NEW YORK, May 20 -- The Public Relations Society of America issued the following news release: A first study of how public relations students are being educated around the world has found "striking commonalities, with public relations being taught across borders as a strategic management function designed to build relationships between organizations and publics," according to Elizabeth L. Toth, Ph.D., APR, professor and chair of the Department of Communication at the University of Maryland an  more

Gov. Ritter Signs Bills to Help Senior Citizens, Military Veterans and Consumers
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 19 -- Gov. Bill Ritter, D-Colo., has issued the following news release: Gov. Bill Ritter today visited Cheyenne Mountain State Park in Colorado Springs to sign into law legislation that will help senior citizens, military veterans and consumers. He was joined by Sen. John Morse and Rep. Dennis Apuan of Colorado Springs at the newest state park. "I want to thank Sen. Morse and Rep. Apuan for being strong partners and fierce advocates for their constituents durin  more

Government Doctoral Candidate Roy Germano Wins $10,000 Granof Outstanding Graduate Student Award
AUSTIN, Texas, May 20 -- The University of Texas issued the following news release: Roy Germano, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Government, has won the $10,000 Michael H. Granof Outstanding Graduate Student Award at the Graduate School/University Co-op Awards for Excellence in Graduate Education. The Excellence in Graduate Education awards recognize and reward outstanding graduate students for distinguished scholarship, research, writing and teaching. The theme of this year's aw  more

Government of Canada Helping People with Disabilities in Quebec
QUEBEC, May 20 - The government of Canada issued the following news release: The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, provided an overview of recent measures to promote the participation of Canadians with disabilities in the workforce, during a speech at the opening of Creer ensemble : un gage d'avenir, a symposium organized by SPHERE-Quebec. These measures include funding of $8.6 million over three years to SPHERE Quebec for the coordination of pro  more

Government of Canada Investing in Health of Local National Park
ALBERTA, Canada, May 20 - The government of Canada issued the following news release: The Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, today announced a Parks Canada project to restore terrestrial ecosystems in Waterton Lakes National Park. "This project is an excellent example of the integration of conservation, visitor experience and educational programs," said Minister Prentice. "This unified approach will go a long way toward ensuring  more

Government of Canada Invests in Tusket's Acadian and Francophone Community
TUSKET, Canada, May 20 - The government of Canada issued the following news release: On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Greg Kerr, Member of Parliament (West Nova), today announced additional funding for the theatre of the Ecole secondaire de Par-en-Bas in Tusket. This new contribution supplements the federal funding the school has already received-under the Canada-Nova Scotia Agreement on Official Languages in Education-to build  more

Government of Canada Supports the College of the Rockies' International Efforts
CRANBROOK, Canada, May 20 - The government of Canada issued the following news release: Member of Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Cooperation, the Honourable Jim Abbott, today announced that the Government of Canada will make a contribution to the College of the Rockies for youth internships in Africa and the Americas and vocational training in Africa. Mr. Abbott made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of Internation  more

Governments of Canada and Alberta Invest to Move Medical Discoveries to Market
ONTARIO, Canada, May 20 - The government of Canada issued the following news release: Canadians suffering from injuries and chronic diseases affecting the brain and nerves will benefit from new medical technologies thanks to a joint investment from the Governments of Canada and Alberta. Funding for the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) nerve repair and regeneration facility at the University of Calgary's Faculty of Medicine will make it easier for promising treatments developed in its labs to   more

Governor Beshear Participates in Ribbon Cutting for LabDx in Lexington
LEXINGTON, Ky., May 20 -- Gov. Steve Beshear, D-Ky., issued the following news release: Gov. Steve Beshear today joined company and community officials in Lexington for a ribbon cutting at Laboratory and BioDiagnostics LLC (LabDx), a start-up high-tech firm specializing in testing and delivery of laboratory results to electronic medical record systems. LabDx recently began operations in Lexington and expects to create 65 new full-time, high-tech and technical support jobs with an average annu  more

Governor Lingle to Promote Hawai`i Tourism, Exports, Clean Energy Partnerships, Investments, Economic Development Opportunities in China and Japan
HONOLULU, May 20 -- Gov. Linda Lingle, R-Hawaii, issued the following news release: Governor Linda Lingle announced today she will lead an official Hawai`i delegation to China from June 4 to 15 to build and expand tourism, investment, trade, energy and education opportunities for Hawai`i. A key portion of the trip will focus on "Hawai`i Week" at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. The Governor's mission, her fourth to China to promote Hawai`i, will cover Shanghai, Guangzhou, Kunming and Beijing.  more

Governor Rell Signs Bill Creating Doctoral Program in Nursing Education
HARTFORD, Conn., May 20 -- Gov. M. Jodi Rell, R-Conn., issued the following news release: Governor M. Jodi Rell today signed into law a bill that allows the Connecticut State University System to award doctoral degrees in nursing education - legislation Governor Rell described as an important job-creation measure as well as a critical safeguard for the future health of Connecticut's population. "This is one of several important passed during the legislative session that just ended that dea  more

Governor Schwarzenegger's Secretary of Education Bonnie Reiss Issues Statement on Education Lawsuit
SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 20 -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif., issued the following news release: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's Secretary of Education Bonnie Reiss today issued the following statement after the California School Boards Association, the Association of California School Administrations, districts and students filed a lawsuit against the Governor and the State of California for inadequate education funding: "The Governor will oppose this lawsuit and believes the state  more

Governor Signs Executive Order Promoting Healthy Lifestyles
WILMINGTON, Del., May 20 -- Gov. Jack Markell, D-Del., issued the following news release: Among 300 students at Richardson Park Elementary School and dozens of health education advocates, Governor Jack Markell signed Executive Order (http://governor.delaware.gov/orders/exec_order_19.shtml) Nineteen promoting healthy lifestyles and creating a Council on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. The Governor cited a need for young people to develop healthy eating and exercise habits and for a  more

Governor, Legislative Leaders Announce Budget Agreement
OKLAHOMA CITY, May 20 -- Gov. Brad Henry, D-Okla., issued the following news release: Gov. Brad Henry, House Speaker Chris Benge and Senate President Pro Tempore Glenn Coffee today announced they have reached agreement on a final budget framework for next fiscal year, a move that should clear the way for an orderly adjournment of the 2010 legislative session. The Fiscal Year 2011 budget plan will be submitted to lawmakers for their review and approval in the days to come. To fill a $1.2 bi  more

Graduation Day Draws Largest Crowd in University History
MONTGOMERY, Ala., May 19 -- Faulkner University issued the following news release: The largest group of students to march at graduation received their diplomas at the April 30th ceremonies at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Montgomery. In response, Faulkner also hosted the largest crowd for graduation in school history. The large number of graduates was the result of the University's new policy for adopting a single graduation day for all students including those whose degrees were conferre  more

Grant Supports 'Science Across Many Scales'
DURHAM, N.C., May 20 -- Duke University issued the following news release: To many scientists, there is no wilder place than the human brain. Understanding it fully takes cross-disciplinary, collaborative work spanning fields such as genetics, evolutionary biology, and psychology. With support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Duke is giving undergraduates a taste of that collaborative world with the new theme of its undergraduate research program, "Inquiry Across Scale: From Genes  more

GSE Dinner Honors Outstanding Catholic Educators
BRONX, N.Y., May 19 -- Fordham University issued the following news release: Catholic education exists to open the eyes of students to the sacredness of the physical world, according to Joseph O'Keefe, S.J. "It does so in theology and catechesis and worship--in those explicitly religious dimensions of the schools with which we are involved," he said on May 18 at the 16th annual Catholic School Executive Leadership Dinner at Fordham. The event, staged each spring by the Graduate School of   more

Gujarat Annual Plan 2010-11 Finalized
NEW DELHI, India, May 20 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Planning Commission: The Annual Plan for Gujarat for the year 2010-11 was finalized at a meeting, here today, between the Deputy Chairman Planning Commission, Shri Montek Singh Ahluwalia and the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Narendra Modi. Plan size for the current year was agreed at Rs.30000 crores. In his remarks on the plan performance of the State, Mr. Ahluwalia said that performance in the   more

Harkin, Dodd Applaud House Passage of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Act
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- The office of Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, issued the following news release: Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, was joined by Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) in congratulating the House of Representatives on yesterday's passage of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Act, legislation that continues the legacy of Mrs. Shriver by reauthorizing the Special Olympics Sport and Empowerment Act, whose programs support persons with disabilit  more

HCC Art Instructor Brings a Lifetime of Experience to Classes
CLYDE, N.C., May 20 -- Haywood Community College issued the following news release: Lilian Parks is a common name in the art community in Haywood County. Many people might even say she is a staple to our art community. "Lil" as she is known to her students and fellow artists, considers herself a local having lived in Haywood County for over 20 years. She was originally from San Francisco, CA and came to the mountains by way of New York, Atlanta, Miami, and Hawaii all the while painting and cu  more

HCC's English as a Second Language Classes Help Students Gain Confidence and Citizenship
CLYDE, N.C., May 20 -- Haywood Community College issued the following news release: When Darnelly Forester met her husband in Ecuador, she never dreamed she would eventually be living in the United States with two children, two college degrees and a successful small business and career. Her husband was vacationing in Ecuador when they met. She came to the United States in 2001 and has since earned an Associate in Arts degree from Haywood Community College and a Bachelor's degree in Spanish fr  more

Hepler to Receive 2010 Harvey A.K. Whitney Lecture Award
BETHESDA, Md., May 20 -- The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists issued the following news release: Charles D Hepler, Ph.D., noted professor, author, and researcher and a driving force in defining and evolving the concept of pharmaceutical care, has been named the recipient of ASHP's 2010 Harvey A.K. Whitney Lecture Award. Dr. Hepler is widely regarded as one of pharmacy's most influential thinkers. His work, notably the keynote address at the 1985 ASHP conference Directions for   more

HHMI Renews Grant for Rice's Global Health Program
HOUSTON, May 20 -- Rice University issued the following news release: The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) today awarded a $1.2 million, four-year grant to continue Rice University's successful undergraduate global health program Beyond Traditional Borders (BTB). BTB, which began with a $2.2 million HHMI grant in 2006, challenges students to come up with practical solutions to real-world problems in the developing world. The program has captured the imagination of Rice's students; mo  more

High-risk Teenage Drivers the Focus of $2.8 Million NIH Grant Awarded to UB Researcher
BUFFALO, N.Y., May 20 -- The University at Buffalo issued the following news release: University at Buffalo researcher Gregory A. Fabiano has received the green light to continue using a parent-teen therapeutic program and state-of-the-art driving simulator to teach safe driving habits to a group of drivers at the very top of the risk pool: teens with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). At the same time, Fabiano will help improve these teen's relationships with their parents -  more

Higher Education Chancellor Comments on State Budget Agreement
OKLAHOMA CITY, May 20 -- Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education issued the following statement by Oklahoma State System of Higher Education Chancellor Glen D. Johnson: Oklahoma State System of Higher Education Chancellor Glen D. Johnson released the following statement in response to the FY 2011 budget agreement: "We appreciate the outstanding efforts made by Gov. Brad Henry, Speaker Chris Benge and President Pro Tem Glenn Coffee to address the needs of our college and university stud  more

Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board Meeting
NAPLES, Fla., May 19 -- Collier County issued the following notice: Notice is hereby given that the Collier County Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board will hold a public meeting on Thursday, May 27th at 6 p.m. in the Board of County Commissioners chambers, located on the third floor of the W. Harmon Turner Building (Building F), Collier County Government Center, 3301 E. Tamiami Trail, Naples. The Agenda includes, but is not limited to: Education report by Valaree Maxwell; Law Enforcement repor  more

Holt: Blocked 'America COMPETES Act' Would Create Jobs, Promote Innovation
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- Rep. Rush Holt, D-N.J. (12th CD), issued the following news release: Rep. Rush Holt (NJ-12), a scientist and educator, today urged Congressional Republicans to drop their opposition to the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act, which would strengthen U.S. scientific and economic leadership through investments in research and development, innovation, and education. In 2005, Holt served on an Innovation Taskforce, convened by Nancy Pelosi, which helped write the original Am  more

House Armed Services Committee Approves Fiscal Year 2011 Defense Authorization Bill
WASHINGTON, May 19 -- The House Armed Services Committee issued the following news release: House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) announced that H.R. 5136, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011, was reported favorably by the committee on a vote of 59 to 0. A detailed summary of the bill as reported is available here.http://armedservices.house.gov/pdfs/HASCFY11NDAA051910.pdf H.R. 5136 authorizes $567 billion in budget authority for the Department  more

House Grants Education and Labor Committee Deposition Authority Relating to Mine Health and Safety
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- The House Education & Labor Committee issued the following news release: The U.S. House of Representatives today granted the Education and Labor Committee the authority to compel witnesses to give depositions as part of the committee's oversight into mine health and safety. "Last month, we watched as the tragic events unfolded at the Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia. The memory of the 29 miners who lost their lives in that disaster must stand as a reminder of t  more

House Labor Committee to Hold Hearing on Upper Big Branch Mine Tragedy Monday in Beckley
BECKLEY, W.Va., May 20 -- Rep. Nick Joe Rahall, D-W.Va. (3rd CD), issued the following news release: Acting on a request by U.S. Rep. Nick J. Rahall (D-WV) to investigate the explosion at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch Mine that killed 29 miners and injured others, the House Education and Labor Committee will hold a hearing on the tragedy on Monday in Beckley to hear directly from the family members of the victims. Subject: House Education and Labor Committee Oversight Hearing, entitled  more

House Passes Price, Butterfield Resolution Commemorating NCCU Centennial
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- Rep. David Price, D-N.C. (4th CD), issued the following news release: Today, the House of Representatives passed H.Res. 1361, Recognizing North Carolina Central University (NCCU) on its 100th Anniversary by a vote of 408-1. NCCU is one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The resolution was sponsored by Representatives David Price (NC-04) and G.K. Butterfield (NC-01). Rep. Price's district includes NCCU and Rep. Butte  more

How to Fit a Campus into a Suitcase
DURHAM, N.C., May 20 -- Duke University issued the following news release by Cara Bonnett: With one of the most ambitious global agendas in American higher education, Duke is racing to confront a challenge that extends from earthquake-ravaged Haiti to a new campus in China: How can it keep its faculty, students and staff connected as they travel and work abroad? Campus officials and technology experts have been developing solutions that already range from suitcase-sized computer networks f  more

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Awards $1.2 Million to UF for Undergrad Education
GAINESVILLE, Fla., May 20 -- The University of Florida issued the following news release: Imagine a chemistry professor and a neuroscientist working together to test a new drug to fight Alzheimer's disease, or a biomedical engineer working with an orthopedic surgeon to help patients walk again. At the University of Florida, teamwork is often considered the shortest route toward solving human health problems. But more than that, novel collaborations can inspire students who are beginning th  more

Hudson Valley Community College Announces 2009-2010 Athletic Awards
TROY, N.Y., May 20 -- Hudson Valley Community College issued the following news release: Hudson Valley Community College has named sophomores Ramel Alexander (Berkshire, Albany), and Devan Hodlik (Watervliet, Watervliet) as outstanding male and female athletes for the 2009-2010 academic year. Alexander, who this week officially signed his national letter of intent to continue his college basketball career at Division II Bloomfield College on a full-athletic scholarship and is Hudson Valle  more

Illinois Students Help Spread Internet Safety Message
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., May 20 -- The Illinois Board of Education issued the following news release: The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Thursday recognized the student winners of the first statewide Internet safety contest to raise awareness about potential dangers associated with Internet usage and prevent the misuse of technology. Students in grades first through 12th were encouraged to submit either a poster or electronic project addressing Internet safety and specifically, cyberbully  more

Immigrant Rights Protest, Police Activity Snarl Traffic in Westwood
LOS ANGELES, May 20 -- The University of California at Los Angeles issued the following news release: Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood reopened before 2:30 p.m. Thursday following shutdowns for an immigrant rights protest in front of the Federal Building and a suspicious package reported near Wilshire and Westwood boulevards. At least nine people were arrested during the morning protest. The protest involved some UCLA students supporting the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors  more

Inspired by DePaul Students: The $1 Million Steans Challenge for Scholarships
CHICAGO, May 20 -- The DePaul University issued the following news release: DePaul University has received a $1 million challenge grant for scholarships from Harrison Steans, a life trustee and longtime DePaul supporter. The Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., DePaul University's president, will announce the challenge grant at a May 20 kick-off celebration and picnic that marks the start of the university's Many Dreams, One Mission (http://alumni.depaul.edu/campaign/Default.aspx) Campaign on   more

Invasive Plant Symposium Draws 80 Participants
RYE, N.H., May 20 -- The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services issued the following news release: "Breaking Through Barriers: A Roadmap to Invasive Plant Control" symposium was held today at the Seacoast Science Center, where approximately 80 participants from nonprofit groups, state and local government organizations, consultant groups and concerned individuals learned about strategies to combat the growing threat of invasive plants in New Hampshire's coastal watershed. Invasive  more

Johnson Works to End Veteran Homelessness
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- The office of Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD), Chairman of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee, today co-chaired a hearing with Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, to discuss efforts being made to meet the Obama Administration's goal of ending homelessness of veterans across the country within  more

Johnston Estate Provides Substantial Scholarship Assistance to Wesleyan
KEYSER, W.Va., May 19 -- West Virginia Wesleyan College issued the following news release: For over forty years, the late Alaire Geraldine "Geri" Ice Johnston '37 and her late husband, Colonel Henry "Hank" R. Johnston from Arlington, VA, supported West Virginia Wesleyan through financial contributions and special relationships with members of the campus community. Their devotion culminated recently, when the College received a bequest gift approaching $1.2 million from Mrs. Johnston's esta  more

June 7 Panel at Rutgers School of Law-Newark on Continuing Perceptions of Race and Gender Bias in the New Jersey Courts
NEWARK, N.J., May 19 -- Rutgers University issued the following news release: On Monday, June 7, 2010 from 5 - 8 pm, a panel of experts will discuss future efforts to help ensure that all New Jersey court users perceive they have been treated fairly. The panel discussion will be held at Rutgers School of Law-Newark in the Baker Trial Courtroom. It is sponsored by the law school and the Supreme Court Committee on Women in the Courts. The New Jersey Bar and specialty bars are participating orga  more

June is National Homeownership Month
COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 19 -- The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission issued the following news release: The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) provides the opportunity for those still seeking to purchase a home to do so. June is National Homeownership Month and MORPC is offering free classes for anyone seeking to purchase a home. Home buyers will learn about budgets, mortgages, credit and home inspections at three sessions held on June 2, 9, and 16. Each session starts at 5:30 p.m.   more

KCKCC Jazz Sensation Gabe Harris Just Gets Better With Age
KANSAS CITY, Kan., May 20 -- Kansas City Kansas Community College issued the following news release: While age-wise he's no rookie, if there was a Kansas City Jazz Rookie of the Year, Gabe Harris would clearly be the forerunner. He's already won the Best Vocalist Award as a member of the Jazz Choir at Kansas City Kansas Community College at the annual University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Jazz Festival this spring and been the featured vocalist in the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra's spring conce  more

KCTCS Colleges Announces 13,153 Spring Degrees and Awards
VERSAILLES, Ky., May 20 -- The Kentucky Community and Technical College System issued the following news release: The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) will confer approximately 13,153 degrees and awards for the spring 2010 term. This unofficial estimate includes 1,169 diplomas, 7,533 certificates and 4,451 associate degrees. These students are being honored this month at KCTCS college commencements throughout the state. In addition to the spring graduates, many KCTCS  more

Ken Stafford to Join K-State as Chief Information Officer and Vice Provost for Information Technology Services
MANHATTAN, Kan., May 20 -- Kansas State University issued the following news release: An administrator with extensive experience in guiding higher education information technology services is joining Kansas State University as chief information officer and vice provost for information technology services. Ken Stafford, currently vice chancellor for technology at the University of Denver, will join K-State in his new post Aug. 9. "As K-State's senior technology executive, Ken will work c  more

Kids in College
NEW KENSINGTON, Pa., May 19 -- Pennsylvania State University at New Kensington issued the following news release: Young students' imaginations will soar to great heights this summer as Penn State New Kensington's blends its traditional Kids in College program with the new Pennsylvania STEM Initiative. STEM initiatives are efforts designed to increase the number of grade-school students, especially females, minorities and the underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathemat  more

Kline Provision to Help Veterans Compete for Jobs Included in Defense Bill
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- Rep. John Kline, R-Minn. (2nd CD), issued the following news release: Minnesota Congressman John Kline's legislation to help veterans returning from deployment compete for well-paying jobs was included in the annual defense bill. "During these tough economic times, it is more important than ever to ensure all our troops receive the support and assistance they need when they return home to their families, communities, and jobs," said Kline, a 25-year veteran of the Mar  more

KU Graduate Wins Three Awards to Help with Medical School Expenses
LAWRENCE, Kan., May 20 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: A spring 2010 University of Kansas graduate with degrees in dance and human biology has received three awards to help finance her first year of medical school at KU next fall. Alessandra "Ali" Jenri Ainsworth of Chesterfield, Mo., has won two fellowships through Phi Kappa Phi, a national honor society, and a national scholarship through her sorority, Chi Omega. As a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Ainsworth   more

L'Islet's Parc Des Cabrioles to Get New Facilities
QUEBEC, May 20 - The government of Canada issued the following news release: A new service building and children's water play area will soon be built in the Municipality of L'Islet's Parc des Cabrioles, today jointly announced Bernard Genereux, Member of Parliament for Montmagny-L'Islet-Kamouraska-Riviere-du-Loup, acting on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of State for Canada Economic Development, and Norbert Morin, Member of the Quebec National Assembly for Montmagny-L'Islet an  more

Law School Alumni Give $6.5 Million to Support Scholarships, Legal Clinics at DePaul
CHICAGO, May 20 -- The DePaul University issued the following news release: At the request of noted pharmaceutical executive, philanthropist and DePaul University College of Law alumnus Michael Jaharis, the Jaharis Family Foundation, Inc. has made a $5 million gift to endow scholarships in the university's College of Law. The gift - the largest single gift to scholarships in the university's 112-year history - comes on the heels of a $1 million gift from alumnus and life trustee John W. Ma  more

LCCC Graduates 1,257 Students; Most in College's History
ELYRIA, Ohio, May 20 -- Lorain County Community College issued the following news release: Lorain County Community College will honor 1,257 graduates - the largest class in its history - during its 46th annual commencement ceremony, at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, May 22 in the LCCC Ewing Activities Center. Eric Fingerhut, Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents, will give the commencement address. This year's theme is "Developing Community, Fostering Pride." This year 81 students will receive two  more

Leader in Human Subject Protection to Address Pharmacy Graduates
PITTSBURGH, May 20 -- Duquesne University issued the following news release: Dr. Felix A. Khin-Maung-Gyi, a recognized leader in human subject protection both in the U.S. and abroad, will deliver the keynote address to approximately 160 graduates at the commencement exercises for Duquesne University's Mylan School of Pharmacy. Khin-Maung-Gyi, a 1986 graduate of the School of Pharmacy, is the founder and chief executive officer of Chesapeake Research Review, a research and ethics review bus  more

Leading Educational Organizations Release Guiding Principles for Teacher Compensation Programs
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- The American Association of School Administrators issued the following news release: The American Association of School Administrators (AASA), the National Education Association (NEA), and the National School Boards Association (NSBA) jointly have developed 11 Guiding Principles that could be used for the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grants to foster strong collaboration at the local level and appropriately implement the U.S. Department of Education federal grant program  more

Leading Educational Organizations Release Guiding Principles for Teacher Compensation Programs
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- The National Education Association issued the following news release: The American Association of School Administrators (AASA), the National Education Association (NEA), and the National School Boards Association (NSBA) jointly have developed 11 Guiding Principles that could be used for the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grants to foster strong collaboration at the local level and appropriately implement the U.S. Department of Education federal grant program. The Guiding P  more

Leading Educational Organizations Release Guiding Principles for Teacher Compensation Programs
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- The National School Boards Association issued the following news release: The American Association of School Administrators (AASA), the National Education Association (NEA), and the National School Boards Association (NSBA) jointly have developed 11 Guiding Principles that could be used for the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grants to foster strong collaboration at the local level and appropriately implement the U.S. Department of Education federal grant program. The Guidi  more

Leahy Joins Franken, Others To Introduce Student Non-Discrimination Act
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- The office of Sen. Patrick S. Leahy, D-Vt., issued the following news release: Senator Patrick Leahy on Thursday joined Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) and 21 other senators to introduce the Student Non-Discrimination Act to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) students from harassment, bullying, and violence at school. "The Student Non-Discrimination Act will ensure that under federal law, all public school children are protected equally from discrimina  more

Levin, Baucus To Release Joint Legislation to Create Jobs, Extend Tax Cuts for Families and Businesses, Support Americans Looking for Work
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich. (12th CD), issued the following news release: Ways and Means Committee Chairman Sander Levin (D-MI) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D]MT) will today release legislative text of the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act, legislation to provide critical tax cuts and support for American workers through the end of this year. Provisions included in the legislation would: * Provide tax relief to businesses and State and lo  more

Library of Michigan's Special Collections Manager Wins Prestigious Filby Award
LANSING, Mich., May 19 -- The Michigan Department of Education issued the following news release: A tireless advocate for genealogists with Michigan ties, the Library of Michigan's Randy Riley has overseen the digitization and indexing of the 1870 Michigan Census; helped build the Library of Michigan's family history collection into one of the premier resources of its kind in the United States; and presented hundreds of workshops and programs for librarians, genealogists, and local historian  more

Library of Michigan's Special Collections Manager Wins Prestigious Filby Award
LANSING, Mich., May 19 -- The superintendent of the Michigan Department of Education issued the following news release: A tireless advocate for genealogists with Michigan ties, the Library of Michigan's Randy Riley has overseen the digitization and indexing of the 1870 Michigan Census; helped build the Library of Michigan's family history collection into one of the premier resources of its kind in the United States; and presented hundreds of workshops and programs for librarians, genealogists  more

Like None Other
OKLAHOMA CITY, May 20 -- The Oklahoma Department of Education issued the following weekly message from the state superintendent: Each May, thousands of athletes, coaches, volunteers and family members from across our state gather on the Oklahoma State University campus in Stillwater. It's not for football, basketball, or baseball but for a grand event like none other held anywhere. Last week, the 41st annual Special Olympics Summer Games allowed 4,400 Oklahomans to compete in: aquatics, tr  more

Loebsack: More Must be Done to Address Health Risks Student Athletes Face Due to Concussions
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa (2nd CD), has issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Dave Loebsack advocated for measures that would prevent students from sustaining long-term and potentially harmful injuries due to concussions. In an Education and Labor Committee hearing examining the prevalence of concussions among high school athletes, Loebsack questioned witnesses as to what could be done to help diagnose and treat concussions. Several witnesses advocated f  more

Lorain County's Nates Marathon and Marathon Quick Mart Gas Stations to Pay Penalties for Air Pollution Control Violations
COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 20 -- The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: Two Lorain County gas station owners have agreed to pay Ohio EPA a combined $13,000 in civil penalties to settle air pollution control violations at their gas stations located in Amherst and Vermilion. Ali Mohammad of Nates Marathon (960 North Leavitt Road, Amherst) and Raman Patel of Marathon Quick Mart (3594 Liberty Street, Vermilion) failed to properly operate and maintain stage II vapo  more

Loudin Receives Thesis of the Year Award
KEYSER, W.Va., May 19 -- West Virginia Wesleyan College issued the following news release: Sabrina Loudin of Buckhannon is the recipient of West Virginia Wesleyan's Master's in Education 2010 Thesis of the Year award. Loudin recently graduated from Wesleyan with a master's degree in reading. The completion of an action research based thesis is required as part of the MEd program. Loudin's research project, The effect of the "Words to Write, Tools to Teach, Something to Say" curriculum on firs  more

Louisiana Safe Boating Week Set for May 22-28
BATON ROUGE, La., May 20 -- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries issued the following news release: The week of May 22-28, 2010, has been proclaimed Safe Boating Week in Louisiana by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission. The week kicks off the summer boating season and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) reminds all boaters to be safe, responsible and knowledgeable while on the water. Safe Boating Week is a time for all boaters to inspect thei  more

LSU AgCenter Recognizes First School of Character
BATON ROUGE, La., May 20 -- The Louisiana State University Ag Center issued the following news release: The LSU AgCenter recently recognized the Lake Forest Elementary Charter School in New Orleans as the state's first School of Character. Traig Varnado (http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/communications/authors/TVarnado.htm), LSU AgCenter 4-H agent in Orleans Parish, said the Schools of Character program is open to every school in the state. The judging criteria are based on the Eleven Principl  more

Lt. Gov. Lawton to Keynote Benefit for Oneida Family Resource Center Sponsored by Northwoods Wisconsin Women = Prosperity Network
MADISON, Wis., May 20 -- The Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton issued the following news release: Lieutenant Governor Barbara Lawton will keynote a luncheon sponsored by the Northwoods Regional Solutions Network of Wisconsin Women = Prosperity (WW=P) at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 21, 2010 at the Holiday Acres Resort in Rhinelander. The luncheon will benefit the Family Resource Connection (FRC), which provides family support, education, advocacy for families and children and access to family-ce  more

Lt. Governor Cherry: Michigan's Maritime Heritage Closely Linked to Economic Vitality
LANSING, Mich., May 20 -- Lt. Gov. John D. Cherry, D-Mich., issued the following news release: Lieutenant Governor John D. Cherry, Jr. today spoke at the Michigan Port Collaborative Spring 2010 Summit about the importance of Michigan's port cities for the state's economic growth and how port cities can thrive in the 21st century. "Our port cities, like Port Huron, Muskegon, and Sault Ste. Marie, are Michigan's 'front door' to the world," said Cherry. "The more attractive our port cities,   more

Lugar Names Carmel Green Lights Club as Lugar Energy Patriot
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- The office of Sen. Richard G. Lugar, R-Ind., issued the following news release: U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar has named the Carmel Green Lights Club a Lugar Energy Patriot award recipient. Ben Webb, a junior at Carmel High School, along with several of his peers, wanted to make a difference in the community that would inspire others to take action as well. Webb, coming from a family of energy-minded individuals, founded the Green Lights Club at his high school. With membe  more

M3C Program Provides Community Service Opportunities, Assistance for College
ALLIANCE, Ohio, May 20 -- Mount Union College issued the following news release: Students who are selected for the Midwest Campus Compact Citizen-Scholar (M3C) Fellows Program complete 300 hours of community service throughout the course of a year and receive a $1,000 AmeriCorps education award. Mount Union became a host campus for the M3C Program five years ago, and since then it has grown from nine students participating annually to 24, making it one of the two largest programs in the st  more

Macon State Administrators Complete Leadership Institute
MACON, Ga., May 20 -- Macon State College issued the following news release: Nancy Stroud, interim vice president for fiscal affairs, and Dr. Jeff Stewart, associate professor of education and director of the Educational Technology Center, recently graduated with the inaugural class of the University System of Georgia's Executive Leadership Institute, a comprehensive 100-hour development program conducted by leadership experts. Participants are nominated for ELI by the presidents of the in  more

Madelyn Levitt Teacher and Mentor of the Year Nominees
DES MOINES, Iowa, May 18 -- Drake University issued the following news release: For the first time this year, Drake announced the nominees for the University's highest honors for teachers and mentors -- the Madelyn Levitt Teacher and Mentor of the Year awards. Nominees were honored during the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony last Sunday. They are listed below: Madelyn Levitt Teacher of the Year Award Nominees * Aimee Beckmann-Collier, professor of conducting * Rachel Paine Caufiel  more

Main One Cable Completes Fibre Cable Lay from Portugal Through to Ghana and Nigeria
ACCRA, Ghana, May 19 -- The African Development Bank issued the following news release: The celebration of the final splice of the Main One submarine cable, a project financed in part by the African Development Bank (AfDB) through its private sector window, was held on Wednesday, 19 May 2010 at the Tema Port in Ghana. This landing marks the successful completion of phase one of this project. The Main One project, whose total cost amounts to about USD 240 million, involves the laying of 7,  more

Math, Science Institute Held at FLI
GENEVA, N.Y., May 20 -- Hobart and William Smith Colleges issued the following news release: This August, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, the Harris Corporation and The Rochester Area Colleges' Center for Excellence in Math and Science (RAC-CEMS) will offer a hands-on science institute for teachers. Held at the Finger Lakes Institute (FLI) at HWS, the science institute is one of nine no-cost intensive learning opportunities offered this summer for K-12 teachers of math, science and related  more

Mayor + Council = Zero Mill Rate Increase in Hartford
HARTFORD, Conn., May 19 -- The Office of the Mayor of Hartford issued the following news release: Mayor Eddie A. Perez and members of the Court of Common Council today announced several resolutions that amend the proposed balanced budget through additional revenue and cuts that amount to a zero mill rate increase for Hartford residents. Some property owners, however, will see an increase in their tax bill due to the phase in of revaluation and the phase out of the business surcharge. "For   more

Mayor Booker Announces Administrative Changes
NEWARK, N.J., May 19 -- The city of Newark issued the following news release: Mayor Cory A. Booker announced today that Michelle L. Thomas, the Business Administrator for the City, will be leaving her post for a new position with The Ferguson Group LLC, a Washington, D.C.-based government affairs and consulting firm. Her last day with the City of Newark is Friday, May 21, 2010. As an interim replacement, Michael Greene has been named to serve as Acting Business Administrator and Adam Cruz wil  more

Mayor Daley Says 'Elev8 Chicago,' A Public-Private Partnership in Five Chicago Public Schools, has Shown Early Success
CHICAGO, May 19 -- The Office of the Mayor of Chicago issued the following news release: Mayor Richard M. Daley today said "Elev8 Chicago," a broad-based public-private partnership that represents an innovative approach to education, adolescent health and community development, has shown early success in meeting its goals. "Nothing is more important to the future of our City than having a public school system that gives every student a chance to reach their full potential and that graduate  more

Mayor Newberry and Governor Beshear Take Part in Ribbon Cutting for LabDx
LEXINGTON, Ky., May 20 -- The city of Lexington issued the following news release: Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry and Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear on Thursday joined company and community officials in Lexington for a ribbon cutting at Laboratory and BioDiagnostics LLC (LabDx), a start-up high-tech firm specializing in testing and delivery of laboratory results to electronic medical record systems. LabDx recently began operations in Lexington and expects to create 65 new full-time, high-tech and   more

Mayor Proclaims May 16-22 National Public Works Week
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., May 19 -- The city of Springfield issued the following news release: Mayor Jim O'Neal proclaimed May 16-22 to be National Public Works Week in Springfield at a signing ceremony in his office at l0:45 a.m., Tuesday, May 18, 2010. The signing ceremony included the Mayor and representatives of the various divisions of Springfield Public Works. In addition, other local activities will feature Public Works exhibits and displays in the lobby of the Busch Building showcasing Spring  more

McIntyre Supports Youth Sports
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C. (7th CD), issued the following news release: Last week, Congressman McIntyre spoke at the National Press Club in support of youth participation in sports and physical education. As a Co-Chairman and Co-Founder of the Congressional Caucus on Youth Sports, the Congressman understands the importance of youth sports as a way for children to build character and healthy lifestyles. Congressman McIntyre stated, "When we work together to make sure t  more

McMorris Rodgers Secures Eastern Washington Interests in Defense Authorization
WASHINGTON, May 19 -- Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash. (5th CD), issued the following news release: Eastern Washington troops, military spouses, and military families with special needs will benefit from legislation the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) passed today. The 2011 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) authorizes funding for the Department of Defense (DOD) for Fiscal Year 2011. Committee member Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers successfully pushed key provisions in the bill  more

Measures to Protect Federal Facilities Should Enhance, Rather Than Impair Economic Development and Community Livability, ULI Tells Congress
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- The Urban Land Institute issued the following news release: Attempts by the U.S. Congress to protect federal facilities against acts of terrorism should avoid over-reactive measures that could affect the quality of life in the greater community, and instead focus on an approach that enhances economic development opportunities and community livability, according to Urban Land Institute (ULI) Executive Vice President Maureen McAvey. McAvey discussed the need to balance   more

MEPs Call for Closer Ties between Universities and Industry
BRUSSELS, Belgium, May 20 -- The European Union's European Parliament issued the following news release: Links between business and the academic world need to be strengthened but higher education institutions must retain their autonomy and public support, says a resolution adopted on Thursday by the European Parliament. Parliament calls on companies to step up their support for young talented people by providing scholarships. It also suggests establishing a European Industrial PhD Scheme c  more

Michaud Announces New VA Benefit Guide for Veterans, Dependants and Survivors
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- Rep. Michael H. Michaud, D-Maine (2nd CD), issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Mike Michaud, Chairman of the House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health, announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has released a new resource guide titled "Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependants & Survivors." The guide is an up-to-date summary of all benefits, and it covers a wide array of topics from VA health care to education. The new guide can be a  more

Military Leaders, Area Colleges and Universities Present Educational Conference
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 20 -- The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs issued the following news release: Active duty and retired members of the military, National Guard and reserve units and their families are eligible to attend a May 21 Colorado Advisory Council on Military Education program free of charge. The program, which begins at 8:30 a.m. and continues until 6 p.m., at the University Center on the campus of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, will feature pr  more

Military Voting Improvements Championed by Robin Carnahan Pass with Bipartisan Support
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., May 19 -- The Missouri Secretary of State issued the following news release: Secretary of State Robin Carnahan today announced that major improvements to the voting process for military and overseas voters will be in place by November 2010. Carnahan's proposed improvements received broad, bipartisan support and were approved unanimously by the Missouri General Assembly as part of House Bill 1524 and 2206. "Missourians serving in the military make great sacrifices to ke  more

Moran Honors America's Five-Star Generals
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Kan. (1st CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Jerry Moran (R-KS) joined members of the Kansas delegation in sponsoring legislation, H.R. 1177, to honor America's five-star generals and to enhance education programs at the US Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. This legislation, introduced by Congressman Dennis Moore (D-KS), passed the U.S. House of Representatives today unanimously. H.R. 1177 d  more

Moving Forward, Together: NFDA Leadership Conference Builds Better Associations for a Brighter Future
BROOKFIELD, Wis., May 20 -- The National Funeral Directors Association issued the following news release: The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) is now accepting registrations for its 2010 Leadership Conference, July 11-14. Hosted at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort in Cambridge, Md., this annual conference is the only event of its kind to offer current and aspiring members of state and national association leadership teams the opportunity to gather with colleagues from arou  more

MSU Awarded $1.2 Million to Strengthen Undergraduate and Precollege Science Education
BOZEMAN, Mont., May 20 -- Montana State University issued the following news release: Undergraduate and precollege education at Montana State University will be strengthened thanks to a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) grant announced Thursday. MSU will use the $1.2 million, four-year award to better integrate biomedical curriculum, fund summer and academic-year undergraduate research experiences for MSU students and continue the Montana Apprenticeship Program (MAP), which brings Nat  more

MSU Distance MBA Program Expands Military-Friendly Rate Offer
STARKVILLE, Miss., May 20 -- Mississippi State University issued the following news release: The distance-learning master's degree program in business administration at Mississippi State is extending its appeal for military personnel serving or residing in the region. Through the Southeastern Military Rate Program, seats in the university's Distance MBA course of study now are available at a reduced rate for designated personnel serving or residing beyond the Magnolia State's borders. The   more

MSU Earns 'Recycler of the Year' Award from Michigan Recycling Coalition
EAST LANSING, Mich., May 20 -- Michigan State University issued the following news release: Michigan State University has been honored for its recycling efforts. The MSU Surplus Store and Recycling Center has earned the Recycler of the Year award from the Michigan Recycling Coalition, one of the state's top nonprofit groups working to advance resource-conservation issues. "We are very excited to receive this award on behalf of the MSU administration, faculty, staff and students," said f  more

Municipality of Anchorage, Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. Launch 'Festival of Flowers'
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, May 19 -- The office of the Anchorage Mayor issued the following news release: Mayor Dan Sullivan announced today a new summer festival aimed at increasing private sector participation in city beautification. The kick-off event, called the "Festival of Flowers," will be held in Town Square Park on Sat., June 5, 12 - 6 p.m., and will serve as a fundraiser for the newly created City of Flowers Endowment Fund that is designed to help pay for future city beautification efforts.  more

Murray Questions Formerly Homeless Walla Walla Veteran, King County Housing Expert on Challenges in Getting Homeless Veterans Into Housing
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- The office of Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) questioned Mike Brown a formerly homeless veteran from Walla Walla and Stephen Norman the Executive Director of the King County Housing Authority on ending veterans homelessness in Washington state. The discussion came in a unique joint Appropriations Committee hearing on addressing veterans homelessness for chronically homeless veterans and improving pre  more

Music Professor to Receive International Award
EAU CLAIRE, Wis., May 20 -- The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire issued the following news release: Dr. Jerry Young, professor of music at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, has been chosen to receive the first Clifford Bevan Award for Meritorious Work in Low Brass Scholarship from the International Tuba-Euphonium Association. He will be honored at the ITEA conference May 24 at the University of Arizona in Tucson. "This award was quite unexpected. I'm pleased that the association ha  more

MVCC Commencement Speaker to Appear at Johnson Park Center
ROME, N.Y., May 20 -- Mohawk Valley Community College issued the following news release: On Friday, May 21, internationally known speaker Liz Murray will appear at the Johnson Park Center, 1414-1416 West Street, to discuss solutions to homelessness in the Mohawk Valley and recognize participants in a joint JPC/Mohawk Valley Community College education initiative. Murray, best known as the inspiration for "Homeless to Harvard," is MVCC's Spring 2010 Commencement Speaker. The event at JPC wi  more

NALF Names New Activities Director
CENTENNIAL, Colo., May 19 -- The North American Limousin Foundation issued the following news release: The North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) has hired Kasey Woolam, formerly of South Windsor, Conn., as its director of activities. She joined the staff May 17. In her new role, she will oversee the Medal of Excellence (MOE) Limousin show program; help advise the North American Limousin Junior Association (NALJA); provide a point of contact for state and regional Limousin associations; an  more

NASA Kicks Off Virtual Education Program for College Students
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 20 -- NASA issued the following news release: NASA will provide college students from across the country with the opportunity to participate in virtual interactive educational sessions focusing on NASA technical challenges and competitions. The agency's new Minority Innovation Challenges Institute, or MICI, will kick-off a series of year-round sessions with a virtual conference at 3 p.m. EDT, Monday, May 24. The sessions will teach students how to apply and partic  more

NASA Selects Wyoming for 2010 Summer of Innovation
LARAMIE, Wyo., May 20 -- The University of Wyoming issued the following news release: NASA is partnering with the Wyoming Space Grant Consortium and the Wyoming Department of Education in the Summer of Innovation initiative to address America's critical science, technology, engineering and math education needs. Summer of Innovation will use the agency's out-of-this-world missions and technology programs to boost summer learning, particularly for students who are underrepresented and underp  more

National Committee on Commemoration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda Meets in New Delhi
NEW DELHI, India, May 20 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Culture: Government of India has decided to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda and a National Committee has been constituted under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. The first meeting of the National Committee was held today in New Delhi, and presided over by the Prime Minister. In his opening remarks Dr. Manmohan Singh said, Swami Vivekana  more

National Committee to Commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore Meets in New Delhi
NEW DELHI, India, May 20 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Culture: Government of India has decided to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore and a National Committee has been constituted under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. The first meeting of the National Committee was held today in New Delhi, and presided over by the Prime Minister. In his opening remarks Dr. Manmohan Singh said, there are ma  more

National Institutes of Health-Sponsored Workshop Provides Guidelines for Soy Research
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' National Institutes of Health issued the following news release: Participants in a workshop sponsored by the National Institutes of Health have developed guidelines on designing and evaluating clinical research studies investigating soy, representing the first guidelines of their kind in the field of soy research. The guidelines are published in the June 2010 issue of The Journal of Nutrition. These innovative guidelines  more

National Report: Oklahoma Ranks 49th in Funding Per Student
OKLAHOMA CITY, May 20 -- The Oklahoma Department of Education issued the following news release: According to an annual report posted yesterday on the National Center for Education Statistics' (NCES) Web site, Oklahoma ranks 49th in per pupil expenditures and 27th in preK-12th grade student membership. The report is posted online at www.nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2010326 and reflects enrollment and school revenues and expenditures for every state and the District of Columbia   more

NATYCAA Announces 2010 Scholar-Athlete Award Winners
GILROY, Calif., May 20 -- Gavilan College issued the following news release: The National Alliance of Two Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) is proud to announce the winners of the 2010 Scholar-Athlete Award, sponsored by Summit America Insurance.Anne Beinetti of Monroe Community College was selected as the Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year, while Kyle Richardson of Mohawk Valley Community College was chosen as the Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Anne Beinetti has a 3.96 gra  more

New Broadband-Enabled Learning Opportunities Envisioned in Proposed E-Rate Updates
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- The Federal Communications Commission issued the following news release: The Federal Communications Commission today took further steps toward ensuring universal access to affordable, high-quality broadband by proposing updates to the highly successful "Erate" universal service program. The proposals further the FCC's National Broadband Plan goal of connecting schools and libraries to world-leading broadband by modernizing and improving the Universal Service Fund. E-r  more

New Dean of School of Education, Human Services
BUFFALO, N.Y., May 19 -- The Canisius College issued the following news release: Scott A. Chadwick, PhD, vice president for academic affairs at Canisius College, announces the appointment of Michael J. Pardales, PhD, as dean of the School of Education and Human Services, following a national search. Pardales replaces Margaret C. McCarthy, PhD, who stepped down from the position to return to the faculty of the college's Department of Graduate Education and Leadership. Pardales will assume the   more

New Financial Aid Makes Summer School Affordable
PITTSBURG, May 20 -- Pittsburg State University issued the following news release: If coming up with money to pay for summer school has caused students to hesitate before enrolling, a new stream of funding from the Office of Student Financial Assistance may be the solution. Tammy Higgins, financial assistance director at Pittsburg State University, has announced that new funding from the Higher Educational Opportunity Act (HEOA) through the Department of Education is offering assistance to  more

New Mexico Clean & Beautiful Awards Nearly $600,000 to Help Local Beautification Efforts
SANTA FE, N.M., May 20 -- The New Mexico Department of Tourism issued the following news release: New Mexico Clean & Beautiful, a program of the New Mexico Tourism Department, has awarded $599,000 to 54 municipal, county and tribal governments in New Mexico to help keep "their corners of the Land of Enchantment" a showcase for their citizens and their visitors. The local entities will use the funds - awarded based on an application process - to help in litter control, elimination and aware  more

New Superintendent Named at Rutherford Correctional Center
SPINDALE , N.C., May 20 -- The North Carolina Department of Corrections issued the following news release: Allen Reed is the new superintendent at Rutherford Correctional Center, a minimum custody prison that houses 240 inmates and employs 60 officers and administrative staff members. Reed, who succeeds the retired Michael Callahan, had been assistant superintendent at Alexander Correctional Institution since 2006. His career began as a correctional officer at Western Youth Institution in   more

Newsday, News 12 and Hofstra Release Wide-Ranging Poll of New York State Voters
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., May 20 -- Hofstra University issued the following news release: Fueled by anti-incumbent sentiment and fed-up with government, New York state voters overwhelmingly support term limits, campaign finance reform, and the power to put citizen initiatives on the ballot, according to a new statewide poll released today. See (http://www.hofstra.edu/Home/News/PressReleases/052010_renewnewyork.html##photos) Photos of the Event Three-quarters of New York voters and more than 80 p  more

NJ Transit Announces Bon Jovi Ticket Sweepstakes to Promote Summer Services
MAPLEWOOD, N.J., May 20 -- New Jersey Transit issued the following news release: NJ TRANSIT is giving customers a great incentive to check out its Summer Services: a chance to win tickets to see Bon Jovi live in concert at the New Meadowlands Stadium next Saturday night. Customers visiting njtransit.com/summer now through Tuesday will have the opportunity to enter the sweepstakes. NJ TRANSIT will hold a random drawing before the first Bon Jovi show-Wednesday, May 26-in the rotunda of the F  more

NMSU Biology Outreach Program Continues Work with NM High School Students
LAS CRUCES, N.M., May 20 -- New Mexico State University issued the following news release: In the past four years, more than 3,500 high school students across New Mexico have conducted basic genetics experiments with the help of New Mexico State University scientists and a mobile lab that travels to a different high school each week. The Mobile Molecular Biology Lab is an outreach program in the Department of Biology. The program takes contemporary biology research techniques to high schoo  more

Nomination Hearing Summary
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- The Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee issued the following news release: The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a full committee hearing today on the nomination of Dr. Carl Wieman, to be Associate Director for Science of the Office of Science and Technology Policy. Witness List: Dr. Carl Wieman, to be Associate Director for Science of the Office of Science and Technology Policy Key Quotations from Today's Heari  more

NOVA's 44th Commencement
ANNANDALE, Va., May 19 -- Northern Virginia Community College College issued the following news release: NOVA's 44th Commencement was held on May 16 at 2:00 p.m. in the Patriot Center at George Mason University. Virginia Secretary of Education Gerard Robinson, a community college graduate, gave the keynote speech. Prior to joining Governor Bob McDonnell's cabinet, Robinson was the president of the Black Alliance for Educational Options. His background includes extensive experience in urban  more

Nursing Major Receives Grant for Trip to Costa Rica
EAU CLAIRE, Wis., May 20 -- The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire issued the following news release: A member of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi will travel internationally this summer. Sophomore nursing major T. Benjamin Fischer, Wausau, will spend the summer in Miramar, Costa Rica, taking a global health care class and "Spanish for Health Care," a course specific to his interest in one day working with the Latino population. Fischer a  more

Oldfield Publishes Chapter on Azerbaijani Language and Culture
CLINTON, N.Y., May 20 -- Hamilton College issued the following news release: Anna Oldfield, Asian Studies Postdoctoral Fellow and visiting assistant professor of comparative literature, is publishing "Bridging Turkish with Azerbaijani: Music and Musicians - Azeri Folklore in the 20th Century" as part of a Department of Education funded grant project at the University of Wisconsin Center for Education and Research. Titled "A Deep Approach to Turkish Teaching and Learning," this project was  more

Online Medical Field Training
ST. CLOUD, Minn., May 19 -- St. Cloud State University issued the following news release: Corporate Education and Outreach (CEO) in the St. Cloud State University's Center for Continuing Studies will offer two-new online training programs to individuals interested in pursuing careers in medical transcription and medical coding and billing. The new programs stem from an expansion of collaborative efforts with Career Step (http://www.careerstep.com/brand/), a leading healthcare education compan  more

OSU College of Education Dean will Step Down, Return to Faculty
CORVALLIS, Ore., May 20 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: Sam Stern, dean of the College of Education (http://oregonstate.edu/education/) at Oregon State University since 2002, has announced plans to resign as dean and return to the faculty, effective in June of 2011. "From the beginning, my plan was to eventually return to the classroom and to also re-engage with my research and writing," Stern (http://oregonstate.edu/education/people/administration/stern.html)  more

OSU-Tulsa Announces Scholarship for New Education Graduate Students
TULSA, Okla., May 20 -- Oklahoma State University-Tulsa issued the following news release: Oklahoma State University-Tulsa is launching a new scholarship program for Tulsa-area professionals interested in an advanced degree in education. Howard Barnett, president of OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences, said the new scholarship is a tuition waiver designed to help teachers and education personnel enhance their teaching techniques or advance their careers to administrative or lead  more

Overton-Adkins Named Chair of Union Institute & University's Board of Trustees
SPRING ARBOR, Mich., May 19 -- Spring Arbor University issued the following news release: Union Institute & University (UI&U), a private, nonprofit university headquartered in Cincinnati recently announced that Betty Overton-Adkins, vice president for academic affairs at Spring Arbor University has been named chair of Union Institute & University's Board of Trustees. "Dr. Betty J. Overton-Adkins is one of the most creative minds in higher education today," said UI&U President Roger H. Subl  more

Owens Community College Announces Plans for New Findlay-area Campus Wind Turbine
FINDLAY, Ohio, May 20 -- Owens Community College issued the following news release: Owens Community College is once again expanding its educational opportunities within the area of renewable energy by announcing plans for the academic institution's first wind turbine on the Findlay-area Campus. The College's new state-of-the-art technology, which will be located adjacent to the College's Community Education and Wellness Center, will be used for experiential learning purposes within Workfor  more

Owens Community College Offers New Heroes Youth Camp Program, June 14-23
PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio, May 20 -- Owens Community College issued the following news release: Area youth ages 8 through 17 will have the opportunity to place themselves in shoes of first responders and explore the areas of emergency medical service, law enforcement and fire service as Owens Community College's Center for Emergency Preparedness offers a new Heroes Youth Camp Program, June 14-16 and 21-23. The new Heroes Youth Camp Program will be offered through Owens' Workforce and Commu  more

Oyster Creek Web Site Has Latest, Helpful Information on Tritium
CHICAGO, May 19 -- Exelon Corp. issued the following news release: Exelon Nuclear's Oyster Creek Generating Station announced today an updated Web site for quicker access and current information regarding tritium, nuclear energy and the power plant. The site, http://www.oystercreektritium.com, is designed to inform and update the public about tritium, in addition to providing other useful information. "We want people to have access to useful information about our plant," said David Benson,  more

Participants in Pacific Regional Seminar Discuss Challenges, Role of United Nations in Decolonization Process
NOUMEA, New Caledonia, May 19 -- United Nations issued the following news release: The United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization continued its deliberations today at its Pacific Seminar on the Implementation of the Second International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism, discussing challenges in the Pacific, Caribbean and elsewhere, as well as the broader role of the United Nations in the decolonization process. Pacific Non-Self-Governing Territories TOGIOLA TULAFANO, Go  more

Patients in Stroke Belt Satisfied with Care, but Many Doctors Lack Cultural Awareness
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Most patients in the southeastern United States are satisfied with the care they get from their primary care doctor -- though many doctors lack training for dealing with patients of different ethnic backgrounds and often fail to ask important questions that indicate multicultural awareness, according to results of two surveys presented at the American Heart Association's 11th Scientific Forum on Quality of  more

Petters Organizes Belize's First Panel of Science Advisers
DURHAM, N.C., May 20 -- Duke University issued the following news release: Having established a research council in his native Belize to develop human capital through math and science education, Duke mathematician Arlie Petters felt it was time the Caribbean nation's government had access to the best scientific advice. He has pulled together a panel of experts to form Belize's first Council of Science Advisers, which will offer guidance to the Prime Minister on science policy and attractin  more

Plan Ahead for Summer/Fall
FOLSOM, Calif., May 20 -- Folsom Lake College issued the following news release: The Summer & Fall 2010 class schedules are now available online here. For a PDF version of the class schedule, click here (current as of 5/20/10). In order to save trees and preserve our natural resources, Folsom Lake College will NOT be printing class schedules for sale. Click the links above for the most up-to-date information on Summer and Fall 2010 classes. If you'd like to review a printed version of the   more

Planetarium Shows, Solar Viewings Set for Three Fridays this Summer at UNK
KEARNEY, Neb., May 19 -- The University of Nebraska-Kearney issued the following news release: Nebraska's newest planetarium will present three Friday evening shows and solar viewings this summer at the University of Nebraska at Kearney Bruner Hall of Science. The show, titled "The Stars Shine Over Kearney," will be held at 7 p.m. on June 11, July 16 and Aug. 20. The shows are free and open to the public, and donations to the local food pantry are accepted. Tickets are available on a first  more

PM's Opening Remarks at the Meeting of the National Committee for Commemoration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath
NEW DELHI, India, May 20 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Prime Minister's Office: The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh chaired the first meeting of the National Committee for commemoration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore today in New Delhi. Following is the text of the Prime Minister's speech on the occasion: "I welcome you all to the first meeting of the National Committee for the commemoration of the 150th birth anniversar  more

PM's Opening Remarks at the Meeting of the National Committee for the Commemoration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda
NEW DELHI, India, May 20 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Prime Minister's Office: The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh chaired the first meeting of the National Committee for commemoration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda today in New Delhi. Following is the text of the Prime Minister's speech on the occasion: "I am grateful to the distinguished members for joining us today for the first meeting of the National Committee for the Commemo  more

President George W. Bush to Headline International Dairy Show
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- The International Dairy Foods Association issued the following news release: The International Dairy Foods Association today announced that George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States, will lead off the International Dairy Show on September 13, 2010, in Dallas, Texas. "President Bush served during eight of the most consequential years in American history," said IDFA President and CEO Connie Tipton. "We are excited that he has accepted our invitation to sha  more

Print and Digital Media Earns International Recognition
PATCHOGUE, N.Y., May 19 -- St. Joseph's College issued the following news release from the Long Island campus: Hermes Creative Awards, an international competition that recognizes achievement by marketing and communication professionals, has honored St. Joseph's College with one platinum award for publication design and four gold awards for writing and design. Each year, the Hermes Creative Awards are organized and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, con  more

Probing Question: Are Boys Really Better at Math than Girls?
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., May 20 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news by Chris Tachibana: In 1992, Mattel sparked a nationwide debate about math and gender when the company released "Teen Talk Barbie (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbie)." Among the doll's 270 phrases were "Math class is tough!" (often misquoted as "Math is hard"), along with "Will we ever have enough clothes?" and "I love shopping!" In response to criticism, Mattel changed the doll's offending phrases a few  more

Program Advances Native American Fiscal Systems, Management
TEMPE, Ariz., May 19 -- Arizona State University issued the following news release: ASU's American Indian Policy Institute (AIPI) in conjunction with the Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA) conducted the second class of the Tribal Financial Manager Certificate program. The course took place May 18-20, at ASU's Tempe campus. The sold-out program gathered 25 participants from 15 American Indian tribal nations from throughout the United States. AIPI and NAFOA have been workin  more

Program That Engages First-Year Students in Research Awarded $1.6 Million by Howard Hughes Medical Institute
AUSTIN, Texas, May 20 -- The University of Texas issued the following news release: The University of Texas at Austin has received $1.6 million from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to expand the Freshman Research Initiative (FRI) in the College of Natural Sciences and get more first-year science students engaged in authentic research. The funding is part of a new round of grants from HHMI totaling $79 million that will help universities nationwide strengthen undergraduate and pr  more

Program to Help Local Residents Improve Money Skills
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, May 20 -- The city of College Station issued the following news release: Many families face the constant challenge of managing limited resources to meet everyday expenses. To help residents cope with these challenges, the City of College Station's Economic and Community Development Department, along with the Lincoln Recreation Center and the Texas AgriLife Extension Service are hosting Money Smart, a free 10-week financial education program. Money Smart will begin J  more

Promising Green Jobs for Rural Illinois Covered in New IIRA Report
MACOMB, Ill., May 20 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news by Timothy Collins, IIRA Assistant Director: Illinois is poised to take advantage of some sectors of the new green economy, according to a recent Rural Research Report from the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs. The report, "Which Green Jobs Look Promising for Rural Illinois? (http://www.iira.org/pubs/publications/IIRA_RRR_711.pdf)" defines green jobs and suggests opportunities that are easily within the grasp of  more

Reading Project Brings Milwaukee, Adams-Friendship Together
MADISON, Wis., May 19 -- The Wisconsin Education Association Council issued the following news release: The Adams-Friendship and Milwaukee districts are less than three hours apart. But for some teenagers in either community, the other might as well be a world away. Some of the students in Erica Ringelspaugh's Adams-Friendship High School class have never been farther away than Wisconsin Dells. Some of Tony Wacker's students at Milwaukee Vincent High School class haven't been out of Milwau  more

Record Turnout of Alums Expected for Multi-City 'Community Day of Service'
CORVALLIS, Ore., May 20 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: Oregon State University alumni have signed up by the hundreds to participate in an ambitious "Community Day of Service" this Saturday, May 22, for projects spread across 13 cities in five states and one location halfway around the world, organizers say. In only its second-annual incarnation, the Community Day of Service has drawn such a warm response from OSU graduates that it has expanded substantially b  more

Records Management and Preservation Board Announces Grant Recipients
CHARLESTON, W.Va., May 19 -- The West Virginia Division of Culture and History issued the following news release: The Records Management and Preservation Board (RMPB) has awarded $252,779 in grant funds to 28 West Virginia county commissions for county records management and preservation projects through its County Records Management and Preservation Grants program. The board reviewed submissions and made its recommendations in January for projects to improve management, storage conditions, a  more

Regional Asset Building Conference Set
BEAUMONT, Texas, May 19 -- Entergy issued the following news release: Asset building and family economic security will be the topic Tuesday, May 25, when RAISE Texas, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and Texas Rural Innovators present a free regional asset building conference entitled, "Leading Families and Communities Toward Economic Success. Entergy Texas, Inc. is hosting the event, having facilitated its taking place in Southeast Texas. The conference will take place from 10 a.m. unti  more

Register for May's Brown Bag Lunch: Home Ownership 101
BOSTON, May 20 -- The Massachusetts State Treasurer issued the following news release: * Have you always wanted to buy a home, but just never learned the proper steps? * Are you afraid to own a home after watching the subprime mortgage crisis unfold? If you answered yes to either of the above questions, then JOIN US at our next session to: * Understand how to truly prepare for homeownership * Determine what you can afford & potential financing options * Learn about certification p  more

Registration Open for University of the Aftermarket's Next Set of Convenient Online 'Distance Learning' Courses
MIDLAND, Mich., May 20 -- Northwood University issued the following news release: Registration is open for five Summer 2010 courses available through the University of the Aftermarket's convenient online "Distance Learning" program. Each course begins June 1, and registration deadline is Friday, May 28. Tuition for the courses is $600.00 per course. Offered in a convenient, Web-based environment, University of the Aftermarket Distance Learning courses provide industry professionals the fle  more

Reid: The Recovery Act is Bringing Broadband Access to Every Corner of Nevada
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- The office of Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., issued the following news release: Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today after Governor Gibbons highlighted the benefits of the Recovery Act for Nevadans in expanding broadband access throughout the state: "I'm glad the governor recognizes how the Recovery Act is benefiting the people of Nevada," Reid said. "Creating jobs for Nevadans has been my priority since I led passage of the Recovery Act over a   more

Remarks by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, and Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, on the Hazards of Distracted Driving, at a United Nations Stakeout
NEW YORK, May 19 -- The U.S. Mission to the United Nations issued the following remarks: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: Good morning, ladies and gentlemen of the media. It's a great pleasure. I am very pleased to be joined by Ambassador Rice, Ambassador Churkin, Secretary LaHood, and Ms. Jennifer Smith. And welcome to the United Nations. Every year, more than 1.2 million people die on the roads around the world, and as many as 50 million people are injured. Over 90 percent of these deat  more

Remarks of Rashad Hussain, U.S. Special Envoy at the OIC 37th Session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, May 20 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following remarks: Assalamu alaykum. Secretary General Ihsanoglu, Honorable Ministers, and Distinguished Delegates of the 37th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, I extend my deepest gratitude for you invitation to participate in this historic event. This year the OIC will make great strides toward achieving the goals set forward in its 10-year plan. You will inaugurate a new Sec  more

Rendell Administration Recognizes 9 Employers, Training Providers for Job-Training, Hiring Achievements
HERSHEY, Pa., May 20 -- The Pennsylvania Department of Aging issued the following news release: Nine employers and training providers received the Governor's Achievement Award for outstanding hiring and workforce development success. Rendell administration officials and representatives of state workforce development agencies personally recognized them for their accomplishments. The awards were presented today at the 26th annual Pennsylvania Partners Employment, Training & Education Confer  more

Rep. Garrett Introduces LEARN Act to Empower States
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- Rep. E. Scott Garrett, R-N.J. (5th CD), issued the following news release: Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ) is announcing the introduction of the Local Education Authority Returns Now (LEARN) Act to emphasize the power of the states in education. "The LEARN Act is a solution to underfunded school systems and allows states and towns to cut the ties of federal mandates that go along with federal money," said Garrett upon introducing the legislation. "Most importantly it allows  more

Residence Life, Public Safety Staff Added
MACON, Ga., May 20 -- Macon State College issued the following news release: Macon State announces the addition of administrators and staff that are key to the development of the college's residence life program: Dr. Chris Summerlin has been named director of residence life. Summerlin manages all aspects of the residence life program, including staff selection, training, room assignments, and the student housing application process. He also supervises daily operations for the residence lif  more

RPCC Education Grad Completes 4-Year Degree
SORRENTO, La., May 19 -- River Parishes Community College issued the following news release: The Associate of Science in Teaching program at River Parishes Community College has reached another milestone. On May 21, KaLee Schols will become the first AST graduate from RPCC to finish her 4-year degree. Schols is set to graduate from Louisiana State University that morning. The AST program at RPCC is an innovative, 60-hour degree program, which prepares education students to teach grades 1-5  more

SAFE Act Particulars Detailed in Webcast
ARLINGTON, Va., May 20 -- The National Association of Federal Credit Unions issued the following news release: A national database system necessary for compliance with provisions of the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act is slated to go online early next year, credit unions learned in a NAFCU webcast yesterday. Until the system becomes operational, credit unions have no obligation in regard to the SAFE Act except to ready themselves for when the system becomes available  more

Sage's Professor Leibo Addresses NYS Senate's Climate Roundtable
TROY, N.Y., May 19 -- The Sage Colleges issued the following news release: Steven A. Leibo, Ph.D., professor of International History and Politics at The Sage Colleges and District Manager of Upstate New York and Vermont The Climate Project was invited to speak at the NYS Senate's roundtable discussion at the New York State Capitol in Albany on Monday, May 17, 2010. Dr. Leibo was one of dozens who joined the roundtable to speak about a proposed bill, "The Climate Change Pollution Act," a p  more

Salve Regina Hosts 34th Annual Meeting of New England Admission Counselors
NEWPORT, R.I., May 20 -- Salve Regina University issued issued the following news release: More than 650 secondary school counselors and college admission representatives from throughout New England will attend the 34th Annual Meeting and Conference of the New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC) May 25-28 at Salve Regina University. Returning to Rhode Island for the first time in more than a decade, the annual meeting brings together professionals who form the bri  more

SCC Graduation Held May 15
PINEHURST, N.C., May 19 -- Sandhills Community College issued the following news release: One of the largest crowds to ever gather on the Boyd Library Green on the campus of Sandhills Community College was present for graduation on Saturday, May 15. Some students came to Sandhills straight out of high school to earn a technical degree, diploma, or certificate. Others planned to begin at Sandhills and transfer to a four-year university and continue their education. Parents and grandparents   more

SCC Holds Adult High School and GED Graduation
PINEHURST, N.C., May 19 -- Sandhills Community College issued the following news release: Sandhills Community College held a graduation ceremony for the Adult High School and General Education Development (GED) graduates on Friday, May 7. "This is always a very special and emotional time as we recognize students who have overcome many obstacles to walk across the stage," said Martha Bergman, senior director of Basic Skills. "Graduation gives my staff and me the opportunity to congratulate   more

Schauer Calls on Pelosi to Pass A Budget That Cuts Spending
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- Rep. Mark Schauer, D-Mich. (7th CD), issued the following news release: Today Congressman Mark Schauer (D-MI) joined a group of freshman Members of Congress in calling on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to pass a budget resolution for FY2011 that cuts government spending for the next three years, to be followed by a freeze thereafter. "Small business owners like my wife and I have to balance our books to make ends meet, and it's time for the federal government to do the sa  more

Schedule for Commencement Week 2010
ELON, N.C., May 19 -- Elon University issued the following news by Eric Townsend: Events leading up to Commencement 2010 take place this week as Elon prepares to graduate its 120th undergraduate class, its MBA and Elon Law class, and its inaugural class in the iMedia graduate program. Activities for seniors start May 18, with a class picnic, an evening gala, receptions and dinners on the agenda. The Rev. Sam Wells, dean of Duke University Chapel, will deliver the 2010 Baccalaureate sermon   more

School Board, Superintendent and Teachers Union Sign Race to the Top Phase 2 Memorandum of Understanding
ORLANDO, Fla., May 20 -- The Orange County Public Schools issued the following news release: School Board Chairman Joie Cadle, Superintendent Ronald Blocker and Classroom Teachers Association President Michael Cahill signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Florida's application for the second phase of the federal Race to the Top (RTTT) grant competition. Florida should be a strong candidate for the federal funding due to its demonstrated reform history, nationally acclaimed progress   more

School Buses in 16 NC Counties Go Green
RALEIGH, N.C., May 20 -- The North Carolina State Board of Education issued the following news release: North Carolina is where the "blubber" hits the road as chicken fat and used cooking oil are now some of the ingredients in the fuel powering a number of the state's public school buses. During April and May, 16 North Carolina counties including Bladen, Brunswick, Burke, Catawba, Chatham, Dare, Durham, Edgecombe, Gaston, Martin, Onslow, Orange, Pender, Tyrrell, Union and Wake are participati  more

School Buses in 16 NC Counties Go Green
RALEIGH, N.C., May 20 -- Public Schools of North Carolina issued the following news release: North Carolina is where the "blubber" hits the road as chicken fat and used cooking oil are now some of the ingredients in the fuel powering a number of the state's public school buses. During April and May, 16 North Carolina counties including Bladen, Brunswick, Burke, Catawba, Chatham, Dare, Durham, Edgecombe, Gaston, Martin, Onslow, Orange, Pender, Tyrrell, Union and Wake are participating in a bli  more

School Nutrition Association Awards Orange County Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services the Distinction of District of Excellence
ORLANDO, Fla., May 19 -- The Orange County Public Schools issued the following news release: Orange County Public Schools is the only district in Florida to achieve this national title in 2010. A District of Excellence is determined after providing comprehensive assessments and evaluations in four key areas to the national School Nutrition Association. The key areas are: Administration Communications & Marketing Nutrition and Nutrition Education Operations Since 2003 under the direction of  more

School of Technology to Offer Computer Aided Drafting Academy for Adults
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 19 -- The Shelby County School District issued the following news release: The Shelby County School of Technology will be offering a week long Computer Aided Drafting Academy for adults this summer who are interested in learning a new job skill. The "CADapult CAD Academy" will be offered June 1 through June 4 to adults who are unemployed, underemployed or interested in a possible career change. This Academy will be provided by Steve Brooks, the School of Technology Compu  more

Schumer Announces Mecklenburg Volunteer Fire Company Will Receive over $30,000 in a Federal Fire Grant for Operations and Safety Improvements
WASHINGTON, May 19 -- The office of Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Mecklenburg Volunteer Fire Company has received a federal grant totaling $30,436 as part of Round 16 of the FY09 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The funding will be used improve departmental operations and safety. "This essential grant ensures that the Meckle  more

Schwartz to Host Veterans Resource Expo to Provide Information about Benefits and Services Available to Vets
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz, D-Pa. (13th CD), issued the following news release: On Tuesday, June 8th, U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz will host her second Veteran's Resource Expo in Horsham to ensure that veterans, soldiers, and their families are informed about and have access to the wide range of benefits and services available to them. The Congresswoman has worked hard in Congress to ensure that our veterans receive the benefits they have earned for their service to our co  more

Secretary-General's Remarks on Human Security
NEW YORK, May 20 -- The United Nations Office of the Secretary General issued the text of the following text of a speech: Mr. President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I want to express my appreciation to the President of the General Assembly for convening this important thematic debate and panel discussion on human security. Five years ago, Heads of State and Government committed to discuss and define the notion of human security. I want to thank Member States for their hard   more

Seminar on Medical Management of Radiation Emergencies
CHICAGO, May 20 -- The Chicago Department of Public Health issued the following news release: The Chicago Health System Coalition for Preparedness and Response, in collaboration with the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC), is presenting a training program: Medical Management of Radiation Emergencies (REAC/TS). There are two separate sessions. The first will be a comprehensive two-day training on Thursday, June 3 and Friday, Jun  more

Sen. Gillibrand Joins Senate Colleagues to Introduce Bill to Protect LGBT Students from Bullying at School
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- The office of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined Senator Al Franken and 21 of their Senate colleagues to introduce the Student Non-Discrimination Act to protect students who are (or are perceived to be) lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) from harassment, bullying, and violence at school. "All children should always feel safe and secure in our schools," said Sen. Gillibrand. "Whi  more

Sen. Voinovich Announces Research Grant to Forward Ohio's Nuclear Renaissance
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- The office of Sen. George V. Voinovich, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator George V. Voinovich (R-OH), a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), today announced a Generation IV Reactor Research and Development grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to The Ohio State University (OSU) for $1,366,627. This funding will help OSU research and develop the next generation of nuclear reactors that will produce more energ  more

Senate Introduces Bill To Protect LGBT Students Against Discrimination
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- The American Civil Liberties Union issued the following news release: Senator Al Franken (D-MN) introduced an important bill today that would offer remedies for discrimination "based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity" in public elementary and secondary schools. The Student Non-Discrimination Act (SNDA) would help to end entrenched biases towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students in our education system. A similar bill was i  more

Senators Collins, Carper Bill to Safeguard Investments in Federal Green Buildings Wins Key Committee Approval
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- The ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee issued the following news release: Today the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) unanimously approved legislation by Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and Susan Collins (R-ME) designed to ensure that federal employees who operate and maintain federal facilities have the training and resources needed to safeguard the nation's significant investment in energy efficient buildings  more

Service Members Volunteer at Ridgetop Junior High's Track Meet
SILVERDALE, Wash., May 19 -- The U.S. Navy issued the following news by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (AW) Maebel Tinoko, Navy Public Affairs Element Support Element West, det. Northwest: Sailors and Marines from commands around Kitsap County volunteered their time to help the Ridgetop Junior High School with the school's annual track and field competition May 18. Ridgetop Junior High school students competed with Central Kitsap Junior High school students in various sports rangi  more

Sessions Receives Easter Seals Advocacy Award
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas (32nd CD), issued the following news release: U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX) has earned the Easter Seals Advocacy Award for his exemplary commitment to increasing opportunities for children and adults with disabilities. Sessions received the award at the Easter Seals Advocacy Awards Benefit held in Washington, DC on Thursday, May 19. "Individuals with special needs are an important part of our communities, contributing and bringing j  more

Seton Hill U. Hosts 22nd Annual Women in Science Day 5/19
GREENSBURG, Pa., May 19 -- Seton Hill University issued the following news release by Kary L. Coleman: Seton Hill University hosts its 22nd annual Women in Science Day on Wednesday, May 19. Women in Science Day recognizes young women who are juniors from regional high schools who have been nominated by their teachers as students who excel in mathematics, biology, and/or chemistry. The event features a keynote address by Kimberly Schaaf. Schaaf earned her Bachelor of Science degree in chemi  more

Seven Honored as Outstanding University Students
CONWAY, Ark., May 20 -- The University of Central Arkansas issued the following news release: Seven University of Central Arkansas graduates have been recognized as an Outstanding University Student. The award is given at the end of the academic year to seniors who have demonstrated exceptional leadership ability; contributed to the campus community and excelled academically. This year's recipients are: *Desiree Paulhamus, of Conway, received her degree in print journalism and a minor  more

SGA Board for 2010-11
NEW KENSINGTON, Pa., May 19 -- Pennsylvania State University at New Kensington issued the following news release: The Student Government Association at Penn State New Kensington reorganized May 1, when new officers of the board began one-year terms. The SGA officers represent the student body on various campus committees and support students clubs and organizations on campus. The 2010-2011 officers president Ross Sheffler, a junior information sciences and technology major from Greensburg;  more

Shelby County Seventh Grade Students Recognized Through Duke Talent Identification Program
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 19 -- The Shelby County School District issued the following news release: Seventh grade students from across Shelby County have been recognized for participating in the Duke University Talent Identification Program. Founded in 1980, the Duke TIP Program is dedicated to the cultivation and education of talented youth. Now in its 30th year, Duke TIP's 7th Grade Talent Search identifies academically promising 7th graders based on standardized test scores achieved while att  more

Shelby County Students Win Robert C. Byrd Scholarships
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 19 -- The Shelby County School District issued the following news release: Four students from local Shelby County High Schools have been awarded Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarships. This federally funded scholarship program recognizes high school seniors who show promise of continued excellence in postsecondary education. For the 2010-2011 school year, 113 Alabama students won Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarships for college expenses. Students may renew the $1,500 Byrd Scho  more

Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad Holds Bilaterals with Health Ministers of Canada, Egypt and Maldives on the Sidelines of the World Health Assembly
NEW DELHI, India, May 20 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare: Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare met with the Ms. Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, Canada at Geneva, Switzerland on the sidelines of the World Health Assembly. Both the Ministers had a detailed discussion on Medical Systems and Medical Education of India and Canada. Shri Azad thanked the Health Minister of Canada for prov  more

Shri Kapil Sibal Lays Foundation Stone for New AICTE Building
NEW DELHI, India, May 20 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Human Resource Development: Shri Kapil Sibal, Union Minister for Human Resource Development laid the foundation stone of the head office building of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), here, today. The building is to be constructed by the Defense Research Development Organisation. (DRDO). Speaking on the occasion, Shri Sibal stated that the future of the country depends  more

Sierra College Wins National Science Foundation Grant
ROCKLIN, Calif., May 19 -- Sierra College issued the following news release: Sierra College has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF - nsf.gov) to expand its Tech-Explorer program, which enhances learning through hands-on project-based laboratory experiences. The grant funds will be used to develop and test the impact of integrating mathematics curriculum into the building of a catapult. The Sierra Tech-Explorer program began in 2007 and was developed by   more

Small Business Development Program Offers New Session on Tuesday, May 25
LAS VEGAS, May 20 -- Clark County issued the following news release: Local firms seeking to do business with Clark County may increase their competitive edge by enrolling in the upcoming session of the Clark County Business Development/Education Program (CCBDEP). The next session will be held on Tuesday, May 25, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Commission Chambers of the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. CCBDEP is funded by the County, administered by business cons  more

Smith Announces Construction Start of Liberty Center
RANDALLSTOWN, Md., May 19 -- Baltimore County issued the following news release: At the Randallstown Plaza on Offutt Road, Baltimore County Executive Jim Smith announced the official start of construction on the new Liberty Center, a 39,000 sq. ft. complex that will add educational and workforce development opportunities in the Randallstown area. Thriving Community Resource The site of the former Giant Food, vacant for nearly three years, will become a thriving community resource center  more

Social Media Class Offered at NETC
CHERAW, S.C., May 20 -- Northeastern Technical College issued the following news release: Northeastern Technical College's division of continuing education will offer two separate introduction classes to social media on June 7 and June 21. Each class is two days and cost $30. The June 7 class will be offered to senior citizens and will meet on June 7 and 14 from 2 - 4pm on the college's campus in Cheraw. The registration deadline is June 1. The June 21 class will be offered to the genera  more

Spaces Remain for S&T Aerospace Camps
ROLLA, Mo., May 20 -- Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Students can still sign up for two three-day Aerospace Camps at Missouri University of Science and Technology. The camps will be held July 20-22 and July 27-29. Students should be age 10 to 13 on or before July 20, 2010. Aerospace Camp is designed to stimulate an interest in science among students in the middle school and junior high grades. Campers will experience aeronautics and space f  more

Spectrum K12, NASDSE, CASE, and AASA Announce 2010 Response to Intervention Adoption Survey Report
TOWSON, Md., May 20 -- The American Association of School Administrators issued the following news release: Spectrum K12 School Solutions, Inc., and leading education organizations including the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE), Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) and the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) today announced the results of their 2010 survey of K-12 district administrators which gauges the extent to which Re  more

Staff Member to Receive Friend of Education Award
EAU CLAIRE, Wis., May 20 -- The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire issued the following news release: Diane Willer, an information specialist in the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire human resources department, will receive the annual Friend of Education Award from the Eau Claire Association of Educators at its Celebration of Service banquet May 27. According to Ron "Duff" Martin, ECAE president, Willer has demonstrated advocacy for students and public education, supported the work of tea  more

Staff Members Recognized for Contributions to OSU-Tulsa
TULSA, Okla., May 20 -- Oklahoma State University-Tulsa issued the following news release: Two OSU-Tulsa staff members were recently recognized for their outstanding service and contributions to students, faculty and staff during the 2009-10 academic year. Howard Barnett, president of OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences, presented the Max Minor Service Award to Christina Barnaby. The annual award is named in memory of long-time OSU employee Max Minor and is awarded to staff memb  more

Stanford Law Clinic Fights to Fix California School Funding
STANFORD, Calif., May 20 -- Stanford University issued the following news release by Adam Gorlick: California schools have long suffered under what many say is an outdated and broken funding system. Teachers are laid off, afterschool and summer programs evaporate, and courses designed to help both the most talented and at-risk students are scrapped. But mandated standards remain. In order to graduate from high school, students must pass state-designed tests that demand certain levels of kn  more

State Board Uses Federal Stimulus Funds to Mitigate Tuition Increase
RICHMOND, Va., May 20 -- New River Community College issued the following news release: The State Board for Community Colleges, in a unanimous vote, set the 2010-2011 in-state tuition and mandatory fee rate at $109.50 per credit hour. Further, the board voted to use federal stimulus money to offset that fee by $2.00 per credit hour. As a result of those actions, in-state students will pay an additional $7.50 per credit hour beginning in the fall for a total of $107.50 per credit hour. A full-  more

State Board Uses Federal Stimulus Funds to Mitigate Tuition Increase
RICHMOND, Va., May 20 -- The Virginia Community College System issued the following news release: The State Board for Community Colleges, in a unanimous vote, set the 2010-2011 in-state tuition and mandatory fee rate at $109.50 per credit hour. Further, the board voted to use federal stimulus money to offset that fee by $2.00 per credit hour. As a result of those actions, in-state students will pay an additional $7.50 per credit hour beginning in the fall for a total of $107.50 per credit h  more

State Department Conducts Daily Press Briefing
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- The U.S. Department of State issued the following transcript of the daily press briefing: INDEX: DEPARTMENT Counselor Cheryl Mills delivers remarks at Global Agriculture and Food Security Symposium/ Remarks followed USAID Administrator Shah's speech on the U.S. Government's new architecture for food security U.S. appalled at the sentencing of same sex couple to 14 years of hard labor in Malawi U/S Otero met with members of the Interreligious Council in Jakart  more

State Planning Secretary Presents Governor's 2010 Smart, Green & Growing Awards to Three Western Maryland Projects
BALTIMORE, May 19 -- The Maryland Department of Planning issued the following news release: Maryland Secretary of Planning Richard E. Hall presented Governor's 2010 Smart, Green & Growing awards to the Frostburg Lyric Theatre redevelopment project, the Allegany Arts Council and Garrett County Municipalities, Inc. The Smart, Green & Growing Award Program is designed to recognize groups and individuals that have gone above and beyond to make Maryland a better place in several areas, including D  more

State Schools Chief Jack O'Connell Responds to Proposal for West Coast Ban on Oil Drilling
SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 20 -- The California Department of Education issued the following news release: State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell today issued the following statement in response to a proposal by U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer and additional members of the Senate to ban oil drilling off the West Coast of the United States: "I applaud Senator Barbara Boxer and other West Coast senators for introducing legislation to protect the beauty and marine life of our Pacif  more

Statement by Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett on Council's Tentative Approval of the FY11 Operating Budget
ROCKVILLE, Md., May 20 -- Montgomery County issued the following statement by Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett: "I applaud the Council's work on the FY11 Operating Budget. "My Recommended Operating Budget for the coming fiscal year included many difficult choices and continues the work that I began three years ago of putting the County's fiscal house in order. I'm pleased that the Council approved 99 percent of what was originally recommended. "While my budget closed 83 percent o  more

Statement By: Education Commissioner Dr. Eric J. Smith Regarding Miami-Dade's 2009 National Reading Results
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 20 -- The Florida Department of Education issued the following statement by Education Commissioner Dr. Eric J. Smith: "I want to congratulate the teachers, students and leadership in the Miami-Dade School District for their spectacular reading performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) project. The results indicate that the district's fourth and eighth-graders are performing above average when compared to  more

Statement By: Education Commissioner Dr. Eric J. Smith Regarding Visit to Holmes Elementary School and Dr. Henry Mack/West Little River Elementary School in Dade County
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 19 -- The Florida Department of Education issued the following statement by Education Commissioner Dr. Eric J. Smith: "Today, I was able to join State Board of Education Chairman T. Willard Fair for a visit to two wonderful elementary schools in Miami. My stops at Holmes Elementary School and Dr. Henry Mack/West Little River Elementary School were very uplifting as I watched great instruction taking place and observed a strong commitment by staff to improving the academ  more

Statement By: Education Commissioner Dr. Eric J. Smith Regarding Visits to Key West Schools
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 20 -- The Florida Department of Education issued the following statement by Education Commissioner Dr. Eric J. Smith: "I was honored to join State Board of Education member John R. Padget and Monroe County School District Superintendent Dr. Joseph Burke for visits to five outstanding schools in Key West today. Our stops took us to Gerald Adams Elementary School, Poinciana Elementary School, Horace O'Bryant Middle School, Glynn Archer Elementary School and Key West High   more

Sterling County Brush and Ecology Program Slated for June 24
STERLING CITY, Texas, May 20 -- Texas A&M University, a component of the public university system in Texas, issued the following news by Steve Byrns: The Texas AgriLife Extension Service office in Sterling County will conduct the Sterling County Brush and Ecology Program beginning 6 p.m. on June 24 in the Sterling County Community Center in Sterling City. The host for the free event is the Sterling County Range and Livestock Committee. One Texas Department of Agriculture continuing educ  more

Strong Local Smoke-Free Laws . . .Good for Health and Communities
GOLDEN, Colo., May 20 -- Jefferson County issued the following news release: Many cities and counties in Colorado are working to protect their residents from secondhand smoke exposure by passing ordinances that restrict smoking in outdoor public places, including recreation areas, playgrounds, youth athletic fields and bus shelters. The City of Wheat Ridge is currently considering such an ordinance based on the urging of concerned residents, business owners, healthcare providers and Jefferson  more

Student Receives Award for Course Work Abroad
EAU CLAIRE, Wis., May 20 -- The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire issued the following news release: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire junior Kelsey Swanson, Chaska, Minn., has received recognition for a paper she wrote during a semester abroad at Harlaxton College in Lincolnshire, U.K. Swanson is a member of UW-Eau Claire's Honors Program. The paper, written for the course "Literature 330: Romancing Arthur," was selected for the Best Scholarly Paper Award at Harlaxton College during the  more

Subject: CEO of Royal Oak Enterprises (Raised in Bradleyville, Mo) Receives Honorary Doctor of Laws From C of O
POINT LOOKOUT, Mo., May 18 -- College of Ozarks issued the following news release: Mr. James P. Keeter, whose family took a leadership role in the development of The Keeter Center for Character Education and The Keeter Center facility, received an honorary Doctor of Laws at the College's Commencement Ceremony on May 9. He also serves on the College's Board of Trustees. Dr. Keeter, the son of Vester and Ruby Keeter, was raised in the small town of Bradleyville, Missouri. He began his entrep  more

Sue Macri Appointed as Associate Commissioner to Productivity Commission Aged Care Inquiry
CANBERRA, Australia, May 20 - The Australian Federal Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer issued the following news release: Assistant Treasurer, Senator Nick Sherry, and Minister for Ageing, Justine Elliot MP today announced the appointment of Sue Macri AM as Associate Commissioner to the Productivity Commission inquiry into aged care in Australia. Ms Macri will assist the Commission in its inquiry to develop options for further structural reform of the aged care system, so it ca  more

Summer Reading from the Dordt College Press
SIOUX CENTER, Iowa, May 20 -- Dordt College issued the following news release: Looking for some summertime reading? These titles from the Dordt College Press are available at the Dordt College Bookstore or from major online book sellers. Creation, Revelation, and Philosophy, by Johan P. A. Mekkes and translated from the Dutch by Chris van Haeften Standing in the tradition of Herman Dooyeweerd's philosophy of the cosmosnomic idea, Mekkes, guided by the method of transcendental critique a  more

SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher Nominates C. Peter Magrath as Interim President at Binghamton University
BINGHAMTON, N.Y., May 20 -- The State University of New York's Binghamton University issued the following news release: State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher today nominated C. Peter Magrath (ma-graw) to be interim president of Binghamton University. Magrath, a past president of Binghamton University from 1972 to 1974, will take office on July 1. "We are so pleased with the return of Peter Magrath to the SUNY family," said Chancellor Zimpher. "With vast presidential expe  more

SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher Nominates C. Peter Magrath as Interim President at Binghamton University
ALBANY, N.Y., May 20 -- The State University of New York issued the following news release: State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher today nominated C. Peter Magrath (ma-graw) to be interim president of Binghamton University. Magrath, a past president of Binghamton University from 1972 to 1974, will take office on July 1. "We are so pleased with the return of Peter Magrath to the SUNY family," said Chancellor Zimpher. "With vast presidential experience across the nation and  more

Sutherland and Goetsch Named Top W&L Athletes
LEXINGTON, Va., May 19 -- Washington & Lee University issued the following news release: Washington and Lee University held its annual Athletic Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 18 at Lee Chapel. Headlining the award winners were senior soccer/track & field athlete Maggie Sutherland (Pittsburgh, Pa./Sewickley Academy) and senior basketball/track & field athlete Ben Goetsch (Timonium, Md./Gilman), who were selected as the "Pres" Brown Outstanding Senior Female and Male Athletes of the Year as vo  more

Synod Approves New Trustees for Lyon Board
BATESVILLE, Ark., May 20 -- Lyon College issued the following news release: The Synod of the Sun, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), recently approved four trustees to serve on the Lyon College Board of Trustees. The four will begin their four-year terms on July 1. The new Synod trustees are John Cooke '80 of Batesville; Dr. David Churchill '81 of Fayetteville; Ricky P. Davis '80, a former alumni trustee from Heber Springs; and Bobby Osborne '65 of North Little Rock. Cook is co-owner of Whit  more

Syracuse City Parents to Attend Family Leadership Conference at SU
SYRACUSE, N.Y., May 19 -- Syracuse University issued the following news release: More than 200 Syracuse City School District parents will be attending the Syracuse Family Leadership Conference on Saturday, May 22, in the Life Sciences Complex on the Syracuse University campus. The conference, sponsored by the Syracuse City School District Parent Partnership Network, Say Yes to Education (http://sayyessyracuse.org/) and Prevention Network, will offer parents more than 30 workshops in the areas  more

Teachers College Dean Wins ASU Achievement Award
TEMPE, Ariz., May 20 -- Arizona State University issued the following news release: Mari Koerner, dean of Arizona State University's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College (http://teach.asu.edu/), has received a 2010 Outstanding Achievement and Contribution award from the university's Commission on the Status of Women (http://www.asu.edu/csw/). Koerner was one of four recipients honored at a recent breakfast on the Tempe campus. Created at ASU in 1991, the commission annually honors individuals,  more

Texas Education Agency Issues Correspondence Regarding New Instructional Facility Allotment (NIFA); Online Application for Funding
AUSTIN, Texas, May 20 -- The Texas Education Agency issued the following correspondence: TO THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED: Subject: New Instructional Facility Allotment (NIFA); Online Application for Funding This letter is to inform you about the New Instructional Facility Allotment (NIFA), available to public school districts. It describes the allotment, explains the eligibility criteria and application process, and spells out the NIFA payments process. The Texas Education Code (TEC  more

Texas Reach to Help Foster Youth Achieve Dream of College Education
SAN MARCOS, Texas, May 20 -- Texas State University issued the following news by Jayme Blaschke: The Texas Reach Convening, a conference bringing together community agencies, social workers and institutes of higher education to explore ways of better serving the college needs of foster care youth, will be held May 26-27 at Texas State University-San Marcos. The Texas Reach Convening will bring together decision makers and program developers from across the state to share information and be  more

Texas Teenager Wins President's Environmental Youth Award
DALLAS, May 20 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: Sarah Jo Lambert of Lubbock is the 2010 winner of the President's Environmental Youth Award (PEYA) for the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6. At a ceremony in Washington, D.C., Ms. Lambert was recognized for her project, "Vision Is Green." "Each year, I am impressed with the commitment of the students to improve the environment," said EPA Regional Administrator Al Armendariz. "But wh  more

Thank You for the Music
BEVERLY, United Kingdom, May 20 -- The East Riding of Yorkshire Council issued the following news release: Sewerby Hall and Gardens is proud to announce the launch of an exhibition of works by a unique talent on Saturday, 22nd May in the West Wing Gallery. Sue Spivey has been a practicing artist for over 30 years but her day job is curriculum development officer in the adult education service at East Riding of Yorkshire Council. Sewerby Hall and Gardens is proud to announce the launch of   more

The ASSE Foundation Recognizes Travis M. Kruse as this Year's Doctoral Fellowship Recipient
DES PLAINES, Ill., May 20 -- The American Society of Safety Engineers issued the following news release: The American Society of Safety Engineers' Foundation (ASSEF), in conjunction with Oregon State University, recently announced Travis M. Kruse, Master of Science (MS) and Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) , as the 2010 recipient of the PhD Fellowship for Future Safety Educators. Kruse has a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Safety and Health and a Master of Science degree in Envir  more

The Kresge Fellowship Program 2009-2010
SCOTT, Iowa, May 20 -- The Eastern Iowa Community College District issued the following news release: Eastern Iowa Community College District (EICCD) was awarded a 2010 Kresge Foundation Fellowship Award. Second Nature, with funding from The Kresge Foundation, has presented these fellowship awards to 25 higher education institutions out of 60 applicant institutions. Selection was based on a diverse selection committee's assessment of these institutions' level of need, statement of interest, a  more

There's Still Time to Register for S&T's Robotics Camps
ROLLA, Mo., May 20 -- Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Openings remain in two three-day Robotics Camps at Missouri University of Science and Technology. The camps will be held June 10-12 and June 14-16. Students must be age 11 to 15 by the first day of the camp session they are attending. Robotics Camp is designed to teach students the basic principles of robotics, including electronics, sensors and motor controls. Using the LEGO Mindstorm  more

Third Annual Business and Industry Forum Set for May 26 and 27 in Salina
TOPEKA, Kan., May 20 -- The Kansas Adjutant General issued the following news release: Business leaders from across the state will meet in Salina May 26-27 for the third annual Business and Industry Forum for Disaster Response and Recovery, hosted by the Kansas Adjutant General's Department. The forum will be conducted at the Great Plains Joint Training Center at the Kansas Regional Training Institute, 2850 Scanlan Ave., Bldg. 365, in Salina. The forum is designed to facilitate public and   more

Three Rivers Accepts 40-Acre Land Donation in Sikeston
SIKESTON, Mo., May 20 -- Three Rivers Community College issued the following news release: Three Rivers Community College will soon become even more accessible to more people, thanks to a sizable land donation from the Matthews family. And accessibility, said Three Rivers president Dr. Devin Stephenson, is what community colleges are all about. The college formally accepted the gift of almost 40 acres of land south of Highway 60 at an unveiling event at the Sikeston City Council Chamber We  more

To Ensure Today's Gains Are Not Lost to Tomorrow's Crises, Actions Must be People-Centred, Says Secretary-General, in Human Security Debate
NEW YORK, May 20 -- United Nations issued the following news release: Following is the text of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon's remarks to the General Assembly during its thematic debate on human security, today, 20 May, in New York: I want to express my appreciation to the President of the General Assembly for convening this important thematic debate and panel discussion on human security. Five years ago, Heads of State and Government committed to discuss and define the notion of hum  more

Topping Out Ceremony Celebrates Major Construction Milestone
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, May 19 -- The University of Alaska at Anchorage issued the following news release: With the construction of the Health Sciences Building (HSB) well under way, the University of Alaska Anchorage and Cornerstone Construction Company will pause to celebrate its progress for a "Topping Out" Ceremony on Wednesday, May 26 at 11:30 a.m. The ceremony will take place at the HSB construction site along Providence Drive. "Topping out" is the term used by ironworkers to indicate tha  more

Travel Warning: Thailand
BUFFALO, N.Y., May 20 -- The University at Buffalo issued the following statement from Stephen C. Dunnett, Professor and Vice Provost for International Education: As a result of the escalating civil unrest and street violence in various parts of Thailand, and particularly Bangkok, in recent weeks, the U.S. Department of State has issued a Travel Warning for U.S. citizens considering travel to Thailand: http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_4888.html. According to this Travel Warn  more

Treasurer Giannoulias' Office Launches 'Bank On' Program in Aurora
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., May 20 -- The Illinois State Treasurer issued the following news release: The State Treasurer's campaign to bring low-income families into the financial mainstream came to Aurora today for the launch of "Bank on Aurora." Bank on Aurora, part of the statewide "Bank on Illinois" program, will connect qualified "unbanked" households with free and low-cost bank accounts. Partner financial institutions and local service agencies aim to start checking accounts for 1,200 Aurora  more

Tunxis Commencement is June 2
FARMINGTON, Conn., May 19 -- Tunxis Community College issued the following news release: Tunxis Community College will hold its 39th Commencement on Wednesday, June 2 at 6:30 p.m. Tunxis President Cathryn L. Addy, Ph.D., will give the keynote address to the graduating class. "Commencement celebrates the culmination of years of hard work and dedication," said Addy. "The academic achievements we are celebrating have prepared our graduates well for new opportunities that lie ahead, whether th  more

Two Maryland Educators Receive Technology Honors
BALTIMORE, May 20 -- The Maryland Department of Education issued the following news release: Two Maryland educators received top honors last month at MSET 2010 conference aimed at educators using technology. Julie Olson, a music teacher at Nantucket Elementary School in Anne Arundel County, was honored for her work in the classroom, and Jackie Jacobs, Supervisor of Secondary Mathematics for Calvert County Public Schools, was cited for her leadership in the field. Julie Olson received th  more

U.B.Kinsey/Palmview Elementary School of the Arts Designated an Arts Achieve! Model School
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., May 20 -- The Palm Beach County School District has issued the following news release: The Florida Alliance for Arts Education (FAAE) recently renewed U. B. Kinsey/Palmview Elementary School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, as an Arts Achieve! Model School. The recognition will be presented at FAAE's annual Leadership Summit on June 17 in Lakeland, FL. The Arts Achieve! Model Schools program recognizes exemplary schools in Florida that have done an outstanding job mak  more

U.S. Ambassador to Singapore to Speak at UGA Summer Commencement
ATHENS, Ga., May 20 -- The University of Georgia issued the following news by Wendy Jones: David Adelman, U.S. ambassador to Singapore, will be the speaker for the University of Georgia's combined undergraduate and graduate summer Commencement ceremony on July 31 at 9:30 a.m. in Stegeman Coliseum. "We are honored to welcome distinguished alumnus Ambassador Adelman as the summer Commencement speaker,"said UGA President Michael F. Adams. "An understanding of the world's cultural differences   more

U.S. Chamber's Harbert: Tax Incentives Not the Only Way to Foster Clean Energy Technology
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following news release: Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the Institute for 21st Century Energy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, today told lawmakers that while there are concrete actions government can take to foster the growth of clean energy technologies, their focus should be on developing a comprehensive energy policy that includes all of America's resources. At a Senate Finance subcommittee hearing on the role of tax i  more

UA Awarded $1.5 Million from Howard Hughes Medical Institute to Develop New Ways of Teaching Science
TUSCALOOSA, Ala., May 20 -- The University of Alabama issued the following news by Dr. Martha Powell: The Howard Hughes Medical Institute will award $1.5 million to The University of Alabama to launch four distinct initiatives designed to teach and inspire the nation's next-generation of scientists. Students from UA, Stillman College and Shelton State Community College along with both area high school students and graduate students interested in becoming college professors stand to benefit  more

UAMS Celebrates Opening of Center for Rural Health
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 20 -- The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences issued the following news release: The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) today celebrated the opening of its new Center for Rural Health, a clearinghouse for rural health care improvement efforts across the state. During a ceremony at the three-story building renovated to accommodate the Center for Rural Health, UAMS leaders said the center will become a primary outreach arm, working closely with  more

UC San Diego Holds 23rd Annual Undergraduate Research Conference
LA JOLLA, Calif., May 19 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following news by Kristin Luciani: Nanotechnology, immigration and migration, surgery and medicine, electrical engineering and the visual arts is just a sampling of the diverse topics that students are researching at the University of California, San Diego. UC San Diego is a leader in providing undergraduate students with valuable, hands-on research opportunities outside the classroom in virtually every academic  more

UCA Graduate Receives Fulbright Award
CONWAY, Ark., May 20 -- The University of Central Arkansas issued the following news release: Cassandra "Casey" Gambill of the University of Central Arkansas has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Spain, the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board recently announced. Gambill will be a teaching assistant in a secondary school in metropolitan Madrid, Spain. She is one of over 1,500 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the  more

UCSB to Receive $1 Million for Undergraduate Biology Research from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May 20 -- The University of California at Santa Barbara issued the following news release: At UC Santa Barbara, hundreds of sophomores take the introductory biology course each year. Soon, each one will have the opportunity to perform original research on the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans, a widely used genetic model for biomedical research, thanks to a $1 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). The grant is part of HHMI's commitment to help  more

UCSC Showcases Most Promising Artists in 2010 Irwin Scholar Exhibition
SANTA CRUZ, Calif., May 20 -- The University of California at Santa Cruz issued the following news release: "Angry turkeys, space boats, floating pigs, and stoic football players are examples of objects that are violently mixed together in a splattered haze of bright colors and layered patterns." So notes UC Santa Cruz art student and 2010 Irwin scholar Cahill Wessel in his artist statement describing "Football lovin"--his 2 x 2 foot creation of pen, ink and paint on wood panel. "I cre  more

UM Educators Receive Awards for Teaching Excellence
MISSOULA, Mont., May 20 -- The University of Montana issued the following news release: The University of Montana College of Arts and Sciences has recognized two faculty members for their teaching excellence and exceptional work with UM students. Geography Assistant Professor Anna Klene and biology Assistant Professor Winsor Lowe each received a Helen and Winston Cox Educational Excellence Award at 2010 graduation ceremonies for their individual departments. The awards, given annually   more

Unemployed Workers Gain Skills, Confidence with Training Programs
ELYRIA, Ohio, May 20 -- Lorain County Community College issued the following news release: They came to Lorain County Community College from all walks of life. Some were steelworkers, maintenance supervisors or electricians. Others were drivers, builders or salesmen. But they all had something in common: they were laid off and needed to be quickly trained so they could get back to the workforce. With federally funded programs, such as Make Your Layoff Payoff, displaced workers are finding   more

University of California Employees Affiliate With the Teamsters
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- The International Brotherhood of Teamsters issued the following news release: The International Brotherhood of Teamsters announced today that it has formally affiliated with the 14,000-strong Coalition of University Employees (CUE), making the University of California Union a chartered Teamster Local. The agreement comes after the overwhelming majority - 81 percent - of voting members voted in favor of the affiliation. CUE represents 14,000 administrative and library   more

US Labor Department's OSHA Finds CSX Transportation Inc. Retaliated Against Veteran New York Dispatcher Who Reported Safety Concerns
NEW YORK, May 20 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the following Region 2 news release: A whistleblower investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has found that CSX Transportation Inc. retaliated against a veteran employee in its Selkirk, N.Y., dispatch office who repeatedly reported safety concerns to his managers, the Federal Railroad Administration and OSHA. "Retaliating against an e  more

USA Biomedical Library Promotes Disaster Preparation and Awareness
MOBILE, Ala., May 20 -- University of South Alabama issued the following news release: The University of South Alabama Biomedical Library will partner with two local public library systems to host two community events in an effort to help coastal citizens prepare for disasters - particularly those involving severe tropical weather. On June 5, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., USA will co-host a Hurricane Preparedness: Community Day Event at the West Regional Branch of the Mobile Public Librar  more

USDA Grants Protection to 15 New Plant Varieties
WASHINGTON, May 19 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued certificates of protection to developers of 15 new varieties of seed-reproduced and tuber-propagated plants. They include cotton and potato. The certificates are being issued under the Plant Variety Protection Act. The certificates require that the varieties be new, distinct, uniform and stable. The owners will have the e  more

USDA Visits California to Highlight Efforts to Improve School Meals and Health of Nation's Children
LOS ANGELES, May 20 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued the following news release: USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Janey Thornton today discussed the Obama Administration's priorities for improving school meals and the health of children across the nation with school officials at Garfield High School in Los Angeles. Thornton met with California school food service directors, community leaders, and others involved in school nutrition and discusse  more

UTPA Awarded USDA Funds for Agricultural Biotechnology Program
EDINBURG, Texas, May 20 -- The University of Texas-Pan American issued the following news release: The University of Texas-Pan American was one of 20 institutions across the country awarded a grant by USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) program to continue to attract students to pursue careers in agricultural and food-science related fields. The USDA announced in April it renewed UTPA's three-year $315,331 USDA Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) grant for a third time.  more

Vanderbilt Professor Honored for Outstanding Literacy Research
NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 19 -- Vanderbilt University issued the following news release: Deborah Wells Rowe, (http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/x1084.xml) associate professor of early childhood education at Vanderbilt University's Peabody College, (http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/) was presented the Dina Feitelson Research Award from the International Reading Association (http://www.reading.org/General/Default.aspx) (IRA). The $500 award recognizes an outstanding empirical study on literacy acquisit  more

Vermont Fifth-Grader Wins Sun Safety Poster Contest
BOSTN, May 19 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: A fifth-grade student from Springfield, Vt. has won a national sun safety poster contest for creating a poster to raise peoples' awareness to protect themselves from harmful ultraviolet rays. The student, Kayla Thibideau of Springfield, won the 2010 "SunWise with SHADE" poster contest because her poster received the most votes out of more than 20,000 votes cast on-line between April 16 and May 6. Her ar  more

VITA Grows Again, Reaches Milestone
MONMOUTH, Ill., May 20 -- Monmouth College issued the following news release: There appear to be three certainties in life - death, taxes and a year-to-year increase in the number of returns prepared by Monmouth College's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. What began with a humble total of 188 returns prepared in its first year of existence in 2000 has grown to more than 1,000 - a milestone the VITA program reached for the first time this year. The 1,008 returns prepared (497   more

VPA to Present M.F.A. Exhibition 'White Elephant' in New York City June 2-6
SYRACUSE, N.Y., May 19 -- Syracuse University issued the following news release: Syracuse University's College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA (http://vpa.syr.edu/)) will present "white elephant," its second annual New York City show by master of fine arts degree candidates, June 2-6 at Dumbo Arts Center, 30 Washington St., Brooklyn. A reception will be held Thursday, June 3, from 6-8:30 p.m. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday-Sunday, noon-6 p.m. The show will feature a range of artwor  more

Wabash Lands Grant to Aid First-Generation Students
CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind., May 19 -- Wabash College issued the following news by Jim Amidon: Wabash College has been selected as a recipient of a Council of Independent Colleges and Walmart Foundation "College Success Award" that will providefunding for pilot programs that will enhance the opportunities for success by the College's first generation students. Wabash is among 30 CIC member institutions to receive one of the competitive grants to strengthen programming for first generation student  more

Wake Tech Foundation Welcomes New Board Members
RALEIGH, N.C., May 20 -- Wake Technical Community College issued the following news release: The Board of Directors of the Wake Tech Foundation is pleased to welcome local executives Donna Preiss and Barry Long to its ranks. The Foundation manages private investments to serve Wake Tech students, faculty, and staff and connects private citizens, alumni, and corporate donors who are critical to the success of the college. Donna Preiss was selected for Board membership because of her business  more

WCC Offering Free Training for High School Automotive Teachers
GOLDSBORO, N.C., May 19 -- Wayne Community College issued the following news release: Wayne Community College is providing high school automotive teachers free courses that will keep their programs nationally certified. The four courses are Network Communication Diagnosis, Electrical Power Management, Braking Systems, and Tentative Snap-On Training. They fulfill the annual training requirements for maintaining National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)/National Institute   more

WEA Trust Presents $1,000 to Tomahawk Music Program
MADISON, Wis., May 20 -- The Wisconsin Education Association Council issued the following news release: Hats off to Tanya Lewison, WEA Insurance Representative, who helped organize the entertainment at Winter Conference North, which was held in Wausau back in March. Tanya was in charge of arranging the entertainment for the WEA Trust sponsored "Java Lounge." She secured one of the choirs, "The Kaleidoscopics," from the Tomahawk High School with assistance from the Choir Director, Angela Denck  more

Wight Hired as Library Director
GREAT FALLS, Mont., May 20 -- Montana State University-Great Falls College of Technology issued the following news release: Great Falls announces the hiring of Laura Wight as Director of Library Services for the Weaver Library. She most recently worked as a tenured Associate Professor of Libraries and the Information Literacy Coordinator at South Dakota State University. Laura earned a Master of Library Science degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, her Master's degree in Adult and  more

Wisconsin Educators Join Parents and Community Leaders to Improve Family Engagement
MADISON, Wis., May 20 -- The Wisconsin Education Association Council issued the following news release: While everyone agrees there are challenges to involving parents and family members in schools, no one disputes its importance. To facilitate the process, the Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) in partnership with the National Education Association (NEA) and 23 other Wisconsin organizations are bringing together parents and representatives from school, faith-based, and business c  more

With Unemployed Young Adults at an All Time High: Schumer Announces Funding for Youth Summer Jobs to be Included in Jobs Bill on Senate and House Floor Next Week
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- The office of Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that $1 billion to begin to address the incredible rate of unemployment among youth in New York and across the country has been included in both the House and Senate Jobs bill to be debated on the floor of both chambers next week. The current youth unemployment rate of 21.5% is a threat to our nation's broader economic recovery as an entire g  more

Wittenberg University Names Rick Fairbanks as New Provost
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, May 19 -- Wittenberg University issued the following news release: Rick Fairbanks, provost, vice president of academic affairs and dean of the college at Northland College in Ashland, Wis., has been named the new provost at Wittenberg University. Fairbanks will begin his new duties Aug. 1. As Wittenberg's second highest-ranking official and its new chief academic officer, Fairbanks will provide intellectual vision and leadership for the academic program and budget, educa  more

WNCC Sidney Practical Nursing Program Graduates Nine
SIDNEY, Neb., May 20 -- Western Nebraska Community College issued the following news release: Nine Sidney-area practical nursing students were among the Western Nebraska Community College graduates who received their practical nursing diplomas this past weekend at Cougar Palace in Scottsbluff. Sidney residents Christine Dunton, Scott Greene, Joyce Hammond, Krista Meyer, Ashley Snyder, and Kristina Spriggs all received nursing diplomas Saturday. Also included in this practical nursing gradu  more

WTAMU Staff Recognized for Years of Service
CANYON, Texas, May 19 -- West Texas A&M University issued the following news release: Ten staff members at West Texas A&M University were applauded for more than 285 years of combined service to the University during an end-of-year awards ceremony May 13 on campus. Dr. J. Patrick O'Brien, University president, presented plaques to two staff members for 35 years of service, three for 30 years of service and to five others for 25 years of service. Kay Hagar, senior director of student develo  more

WTC Area Commission Board to Interview Three Presidential Finalists
KINGSTREE, S.C., May 20 -- Williamsburg Technical College issued the following news release: The Williamsburg Technical College Area Commission will interview the three finalists for the position of president of the College on Monday, May 17, according to Commission chair Greg Askins and South Carolina Technical College System chief human resources administrator Kandy Peacock. Candidates for the position include: Dr. Neil Aspinwall, Vice President of Enrollment & Student Services at Waycross   more

WVSU Summer Terms Begin May 24 and June 14
INSTITUTE, W.Va., May 19 -- West Virginia State University issued the following news release: West Virginia State University will offer two sessions of classes for summer 2010. The first is a three-week session which begins on May 24 and ends June 11. The typical class time is three hours per day, five days-a-week, to earn three hours of course credits. Subjects offered during the three-week session range from education to digital photography, beginning Spanish, psychology, film appreciation   more

Xavier Art Professor Contributes a Commemorative Painting Honoring First Responders
CINCINNATI, May 19 -- Xavier University issued the following news release: In a painting created by Assistant Professor of Art Bruce Erickson, emergency workers, firefighters and police officers assist people injured in a car crash. The Cincinnati skyline serves as a backdrop for the 30-inch by 38-inch mixed media painting, which is rich in color and action. The painting was unveiled earlier this month at an event at Drake Center rehabilitation hospital honoring the nation's first responde  more

Young Heroes: Three Heartfelt Stories
LARGO, Fla., May 20 -- The Pinellas County Public Schools issued the following news release: Pinellas County Schools' is proud to announce the second semester 2010 Young Heroes award winners - Hannah McMann of Bauder Elementary, Joshua Jacobs of Osceola Middle, and Mary Burkett of Boca Ciega High. These three heroes will be introduced to the school board on May 25 at 5 p.m. The following are their inspirational stories: She was just a baby when she first had to undergo treatment at All Ch  more

Zoeller: Full Transparency, Accountability Needed in East Chicago Cases
INDIANAPOLIS, May 19 -- The Indiana Attorney General issued the following news release: The Indiana Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of the Indiana Attorney General's Office in another case involving East Chicago and gambling revenue. At issue was a state law the Legislature passed in 2007 allowing the East Chicago City Council to cancel a deal originally brokered by former Mayor Robert Pastrick who was later ordered to pay a $108 million judgment for racketeering. The Supreme Court ru  more

Arcadia Announces Major Expansion of Headquarters and DailyMed Pharmacy Operations
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., May 20 -- The Indiana Economic Development Corporation issued the following news release: Governor Mitch Daniels joined executives from Arcadia HealthCare (NYSE Amex:KAD) and Mayor Greg Ballard today to announce the company's plans to expand its national headquarters and pharmacy operations here, creating up to 930 new jobs by 2013. In addition to new jobs, the provider of home health care and pharmacy services will invest $3.9 million to expand corporate operations and  more

ASSE Supports Congressional Efforts to Protect OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program for Businesses from Being Cut
DES PLAINES, Ill., May 20 -- The American Society of Safety Engineers issued the following news release: American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) support Congressional efforts to restore funding to the budget for the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), a program the Administration proposed to cut. ASSE supports restoring VPP's funding and, while urging amendments to assure appropriately competent persons are involved and third par  more

California Man, Woman Sentenced for Alabama Securities Act Violations
MONTGOMERY, Ala., May 20 -- The Alabama Securities Commission issued the following news release: Steven T. Marshall, District Attorney for the 27th Judicial Circuit, Marshall County, Alabama; and, Joseph Borg, Director of the Alabama Securities Commission (ASC), announced today that Randy Morton and Candice Lynn Lewis, both residents of Orange County, California were sentenced May 18, 2010 in Marshall County Circuit Court. Morton, who pled guilty in 2009 to a single count of securities fr  more

DePaul University Launches $250 Million Many Dreams, One Mission Campaign
CHICAGO, May 20 -- The DePaul University issued the following news release: DePaul University will announce the public launch of its $250 million Many Dreams, One Mission Campaign - the university's first comprehensive fundraising campaign in almost 40 years and its largest ever - at an outdoor celebration and picnic attended by faculty, staff and students on DePaul's Lincoln Park Campus in Chicago May 20. The cornerstone of the campaign is a goal to raise $100 million for scholarships by   more

DSU Celebrates Graduates in Bismarck and Dickinson
DICKINSON, N.D., May 20 -- Dickinson State University issued the following news release: "This celebration is not by accident," said Marty Odermann-Gardner to those assembled at the Kelly Inn in Bismarck on Tuesday, May 18. "Our celebration today is what education is all about...graduation." Odermann-Gardner, director of the Office of Extended Learning at Dickinson State University, used these words to open the Graduation Reception, clearly reflecting DSU's solid commitment to serving the   more

Fordham Law Reaches Historic $100 Million Campaign Goal
BRONX, N.Y., May 19 -- Fordham University issued the following news release: "The remarkable generosity of Fordham Law's alumni and friends is matched only by their unstinting loyalty," said William Michael Treanor, (http://us.worldproxy.tracking202.com/index.php?q=http%3A%2F%2Flaw.fordham.edu%2Ffaculty%2F1148.htm) dean of Fordham Law. "Even during these challenging economic times, our community has come together to make a bold investment in the future of Fordham Law." Funds raised in the   more

Government of Canada Helping People with Disabilities in Quebec
QUEBEC, May 20 - The government of Canada issued the following news release: The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, provided an overview of recent measures to promote the participation of Canadians with disabilities in the workforce, during a speech at the opening of Creer ensemble : un gage d'avenir, a symposium organized by SPHERE-Quebec. These measures include funding of $8.6 million over three years to SPHERE Quebec for the coordination of pro  more

Government of Canada Investing in Health of Local National Park
ALBERTA, Canada, May 20 - The government of Canada issued the following news release: The Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, today announced a Parks Canada project to restore terrestrial ecosystems in Waterton Lakes National Park. "This project is an excellent example of the integration of conservation, visitor experience and educational programs," said Minister Prentice. "This unified approach will go a long way toward ensuring  more

Government of Canada Invests in Tusket's Acadian and Francophone Community
TUSKET, Canada, May 20 - The government of Canada issued the following news release: On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Greg Kerr, Member of Parliament (West Nova), today announced additional funding for the theatre of the Ecole secondaire de Par-en-Bas in Tusket. This new contribution supplements the federal funding the school has already received-under the Canada-Nova Scotia Agreement on Official Languages in Education-to build  more

Governments of Canada and Alberta Invest to Move Medical Discoveries to Market
ONTARIO, Canada, May 20 - The government of Canada issued the following news release: Canadians suffering from injuries and chronic diseases affecting the brain and nerves will benefit from new medical technologies thanks to a joint investment from the Governments of Canada and Alberta. Funding for the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) nerve repair and regeneration facility at the University of Calgary's Faculty of Medicine will make it easier for promising treatments developed in its labs to   more

Governor Beshear Participates in Ribbon Cutting for LabDx in Lexington
LEXINGTON, Ky., May 20 -- Gov. Steve Beshear, D-Ky., issued the following news release: Gov. Steve Beshear today joined company and community officials in Lexington for a ribbon cutting at Laboratory and BioDiagnostics LLC (LabDx), a start-up high-tech firm specializing in testing and delivery of laboratory results to electronic medical record systems. LabDx recently began operations in Lexington and expects to create 65 new full-time, high-tech and technical support jobs with an average annu  more

Governor Lingle to Promote Hawai`i Tourism, Exports, Clean Energy Partnerships, Investments, Economic Development Opportunities in China and Japan
HONOLULU, May 20 -- Gov. Linda Lingle, R-Hawaii, issued the following news release: Governor Linda Lingle announced today she will lead an official Hawai`i delegation to China from June 4 to 15 to build and expand tourism, investment, trade, energy and education opportunities for Hawai`i. A key portion of the trip will focus on "Hawai`i Week" at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. The Governor's mission, her fourth to China to promote Hawai`i, will cover Shanghai, Guangzhou, Kunming and Beijing.  more

Gujarat Annual Plan 2010-11 Finalized
NEW DELHI, India, May 20 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Planning Commission: The Annual Plan for Gujarat for the year 2010-11 was finalized at a meeting, here today, between the Deputy Chairman Planning Commission, Shri Montek Singh Ahluwalia and the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Narendra Modi. Plan size for the current year was agreed at Rs.30000 crores. In his remarks on the plan performance of the State, Mr. Ahluwalia said that performance in the   more

Law School Alumni Give $6.5 Million to Support Scholarships, Legal Clinics at DePaul
CHICAGO, May 20 -- The DePaul University issued the following news release: At the request of noted pharmaceutical executive, philanthropist and DePaul University College of Law alumnus Michael Jaharis, the Jaharis Family Foundation, Inc. has made a $5 million gift to endow scholarships in the university's College of Law. The gift - the largest single gift to scholarships in the university's 112-year history - comes on the heels of a $1 million gift from alumnus and life trustee John W. Ma  more

Levin, Baucus To Release Joint Legislation to Create Jobs, Extend Tax Cuts for Families and Businesses, Support Americans Looking for Work
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich. (12th CD), issued the following news release: Ways and Means Committee Chairman Sander Levin (D-MI) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D]MT) will today release legislative text of the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act, legislation to provide critical tax cuts and support for American workers through the end of this year. Provisions included in the legislation would: * Provide tax relief to businesses and State and lo  more

Lt. Governor Cherry: Michigan's Maritime Heritage Closely Linked to Economic Vitality
LANSING, Mich., May 20 -- Lt. Gov. John D. Cherry, D-Mich., issued the following news release: Lieutenant Governor John D. Cherry, Jr. today spoke at the Michigan Port Collaborative Spring 2010 Summit about the importance of Michigan's port cities for the state's economic growth and how port cities can thrive in the 21st century. "Our port cities, like Port Huron, Muskegon, and Sault Ste. Marie, are Michigan's 'front door' to the world," said Cherry. "The more attractive our port cities,   more

Main One Cable Completes Fibre Cable Lay from Portugal Through to Ghana and Nigeria
ACCRA, Ghana, May 19 -- The African Development Bank issued the following news release: The celebration of the final splice of the Main One submarine cable, a project financed in part by the African Development Bank (AfDB) through its private sector window, was held on Wednesday, 19 May 2010 at the Tema Port in Ghana. This landing marks the successful completion of phase one of this project. The Main One project, whose total cost amounts to about USD 240 million, involves the laying of 7,  more

Mayor Booker Announces Administrative Changes
NEWARK, N.J., May 19 -- The city of Newark issued the following news release: Mayor Cory A. Booker announced today that Michelle L. Thomas, the Business Administrator for the City, will be leaving her post for a new position with The Ferguson Group LLC, a Washington, D.C.-based government affairs and consulting firm. Her last day with the City of Newark is Friday, May 21, 2010. As an interim replacement, Michael Greene has been named to serve as Acting Business Administrator and Adam Cruz wil  more

Mayor Daley Says 'Elev8 Chicago,' A Public-Private Partnership in Five Chicago Public Schools, has Shown Early Success
CHICAGO, May 19 -- The Office of the Mayor of Chicago issued the following news release: Mayor Richard M. Daley today said "Elev8 Chicago," a broad-based public-private partnership that represents an innovative approach to education, adolescent health and community development, has shown early success in meeting its goals. "Nothing is more important to the future of our City than having a public school system that gives every student a chance to reach their full potential and that graduate  more

Mayor Newberry and Governor Beshear Take Part in Ribbon Cutting for LabDx
LEXINGTON, Ky., May 20 -- The city of Lexington issued the following news release: Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry and Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear on Thursday joined company and community officials in Lexington for a ribbon cutting at Laboratory and BioDiagnostics LLC (LabDx), a start-up high-tech firm specializing in testing and delivery of laboratory results to electronic medical record systems. LabDx recently began operations in Lexington and expects to create 65 new full-time, high-tech and   more

Measures to Protect Federal Facilities Should Enhance, Rather Than Impair Economic Development and Community Livability, ULI Tells Congress
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- The Urban Land Institute issued the following news release: Attempts by the U.S. Congress to protect federal facilities against acts of terrorism should avoid over-reactive measures that could affect the quality of life in the greater community, and instead focus on an approach that enhances economic development opportunities and community livability, according to Urban Land Institute (ULI) Executive Vice President Maureen McAvey. McAvey discussed the need to balance   more

MVCC Commencement Speaker to Appear at Johnson Park Center
ROME, N.Y., May 20 -- Mohawk Valley Community College issued the following news release: On Friday, May 21, internationally known speaker Liz Murray will appear at the Johnson Park Center, 1414-1416 West Street, to discuss solutions to homelessness in the Mohawk Valley and recognize participants in a joint JPC/Mohawk Valley Community College education initiative. Murray, best known as the inspiration for "Homeless to Harvard," is MVCC's Spring 2010 Commencement Speaker. The event at JPC wi  more

Petters Organizes Belize's First Panel of Science Advisers
DURHAM, N.C., May 20 -- Duke University issued the following news release: Having established a research council in his native Belize to develop human capital through math and science education, Duke mathematician Arlie Petters felt it was time the Caribbean nation's government had access to the best scientific advice. He has pulled together a panel of experts to form Belize's first Council of Science Advisers, which will offer guidance to the Prime Minister on science policy and attractin  more

Remarks of Rashad Hussain, U.S. Special Envoy at the OIC 37th Session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, May 20 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following remarks: Assalamu alaykum. Secretary General Ihsanoglu, Honorable Ministers, and Distinguished Delegates of the 37th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, I extend my deepest gratitude for you invitation to participate in this historic event. This year the OIC will make great strides toward achieving the goals set forward in its 10-year plan. You will inaugurate a new Sec  more

Rendell Administration Recognizes 9 Employers, Training Providers for Job-Training, Hiring Achievements
HERSHEY, Pa., May 20 -- The Pennsylvania Department of Aging issued the following news release: Nine employers and training providers received the Governor's Achievement Award for outstanding hiring and workforce development success. Rendell administration officials and representatives of state workforce development agencies personally recognized them for their accomplishments. The awards were presented today at the 26th annual Pennsylvania Partners Employment, Training & Education Confer  more

Schumer Announces Mecklenburg Volunteer Fire Company Will Receive over $30,000 in a Federal Fire Grant for Operations and Safety Improvements
WASHINGTON, May 19 -- The office of Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Mecklenburg Volunteer Fire Company has received a federal grant totaling $30,436 as part of Round 16 of the FY09 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The funding will be used improve departmental operations and safety. "This essential grant ensures that the Meckle  more

Senators Collins, Carper Bill to Safeguard Investments in Federal Green Buildings Wins Key Committee Approval
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- The ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee issued the following news release: Today the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) unanimously approved legislation by Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and Susan Collins (R-ME) designed to ensure that federal employees who operate and maintain federal facilities have the training and resources needed to safeguard the nation's significant investment in energy efficient buildings  more

Teachers College Dean Wins ASU Achievement Award
TEMPE, Ariz., May 20 -- Arizona State University issued the following news release: Mari Koerner, dean of Arizona State University's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College (http://teach.asu.edu/), has received a 2010 Outstanding Achievement and Contribution award from the university's Commission on the Status of Women (http://www.asu.edu/csw/). Koerner was one of four recipients honored at a recent breakfast on the Tempe campus. Created at ASU in 1991, the commission annually honors individuals,  more

Treasurer Giannoulias' Office Launches 'Bank On' Program in Aurora
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., May 20 -- The Illinois State Treasurer issued the following news release: The State Treasurer's campaign to bring low-income families into the financial mainstream came to Aurora today for the launch of "Bank on Aurora." Bank on Aurora, part of the statewide "Bank on Illinois" program, will connect qualified "unbanked" households with free and low-cost bank accounts. Partner financial institutions and local service agencies aim to start checking accounts for 1,200 Aurora  more

With Unemployed Young Adults at an All Time High: Schumer Announces Funding for Youth Summer Jobs to be Included in Jobs Bill on Senate and House Floor Next Week
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- The office of Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that $1 billion to begin to address the incredible rate of unemployment among youth in New York and across the country has been included in both the House and Senate Jobs bill to be debated on the floor of both chambers next week. The current youth unemployment rate of 21.5% is a threat to our nation's broader economic recovery as an entire g  more

WTC Area Commission Board to Interview Three Presidential Finalists
KINGSTREE, S.C., May 20 -- Williamsburg Technical College issued the following news release: The Williamsburg Technical College Area Commission will interview the three finalists for the position of president of the College on Monday, May 17, according to Commission chair Greg Askins and South Carolina Technical College System chief human resources administrator Kandy Peacock. Candidates for the position include: Dr. Neil Aspinwall, Vice President of Enrollment & Student Services at Waycross   more




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