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Education1 Tipoffs Newsletter for Thursday March 10, 2011


Education1 Tipoffs Newsletter for Thursday March 10, 2011 ( 347 items )  

$1 Million Funding Available for Parental Training
WASHINGTON, March 10 -- The U.S. Education Department has announced that it expects to award a maximum of 10 discretionary grants for providing training and information to parents of children with disabilities. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $1 million with a ceiling of $100,000 for each award under this program. This funding opportunity is open to local parent organizations. A funding opportunity notice from the Education Department states: "The purpose of t  more

$1 million Stabler Foundation Grant to Endow Scholarships
LEWISBURG, Pa., March 9 -- Bucknell University issued the following news release: Bucknell University has received a $1 million grant from The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation to endow a scholarship program. The grant from the Harrisburg-based foundation will provide annual, renewable rewards to enrolled students with financial need. "Scholarships are Bucknell's top campaign (http://www.bucknell.edu/x50285.xml) priority, and we are extremely grateful to the Stabler Foundation  more

$1.9 Million Funding Available for Environmental Education Regional Grants
WASHINGTON, March 10 -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it expects to award a maximum of 20 discretionary grants for supporting environmental education projects. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $1,943,000, with a ceiling of $100,000 for each award under this program. This funding opportunity is open to local education agency, college or university, state education or environmental agency and non-profits. A funding opportunity notice  more

$12,990 Funding Available for Monitoring of California Least Tern Breeding Colony
WASHINGTON, March 10 -- The U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command has announced that it expects to award a discretionary cooperative agreement grant for increasing the level of monitoring and research on the California Least Tern (Sternula antillarum browni) breeding colony within the Naval Weapons Station, Seal Beach (Station) and Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $12,990. This funding opportunity is open to public, private  more

$218k Grant Awarded to Pioneer 'Greening' of Higher Education IT in New Jersey
MONTCLAIR, N.J., March 9 -- Montclair State University issued the following news release: Montclair State University has been awarded a $218,000 energy technology demonstration grant to rapidly advance the development of energy management software designed to enable IT data centers to realize significant energy efficiency improvements. Led by a transdisciplinary team of scientists in the University's College of Science and Mathematics and the PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies, the co  more

$225,000 Funding Available for Introduction of Natural Resource Careers
WASHINGTON, March 10 -- The U.S. Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management has announced that it expects to award a maximum of 20 discretionary cooperative agreement grants for youth organizations and conservation corps for introducing youth to careers in the natural resource. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $225,000 with a ceiling of $100,000 for each award under this program. This funding opportunity is open to state governments and nonprofits having a 50  more

$40,000 Grant Available for Collecting Genetic Data of San Benito Evening Primrose Populations
WASHINGTON, March 10 -- The U.S. Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management has announced that it expects to award a discretionary cooperative agreement grant for collecting genetic data of San Benito evening primrose populations to guide introductions of the species to restored habitat. The award ceiling for this funding opportunity is $40,000. This funding opportunity is open to any entity, such as state, county, city, township and special district governments; Native American trib  more

$5.38 Million Funding Available for Training and Information for Parents of Children With Disabilities
WASHINGTON, March 10 -- The U.S. Education Department has announced that it expects to award a maximum of 19 discretionary grants for providing training and information to the parents of children with disabilities. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $5,384,325 with a ceiling of $632,439 for each award under this program. This funding opportunity is open to parent organizations only. A funding opportunity notice from the Education Department states: "The purpose o  more

$6.61 Million National Paralysis Resource Center Funding Announcement Modified
WASHINGTON, March 10 -- The U.S. Health and Human Services Department's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has modified its announcement that it expects to award a discretionary cooperative agreement grant for supporting a national Paralysis Resource Center to improve the health and quality of life of individuals living with paralysis. It was modified on March 1 to reflect changes in the award creation date. The award ceiling for this funding opportunity is $6,610,000. This funding  more

$600,000 Funding Available for Secondary Analysis of Head Start Impact Study Data
WASHINGTON, March 10 -- The U.S. Health and Human Services Department's Administration for Children and Families has announced that it expects to award a discretionary cooperative agreement grant for supporting a research center in conducting a secondary analysis of the Head Start Impact Study data. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $600,000. This funding opportunity is open to public, private and state controlled institutions of higher education; nonprofits; for p  more

'Bell Curve' Author Charles Murray to Speak at Hofstra
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., March 9 -- Hofstra University issued the following news release: Charles Murray, political scientist, libertarian and co-author of the controversial New York Times bestseller "The Bell Curve", will deliver this year's Donald J. Sutherland Lecture on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 2:20-3:45 p.m. at the Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus. The address, entitled "Are Too Many People Going to College?", will center on t  more

'Our History Is Our Strength' Is Theme of Women's History Month
HANSCOM AFB, Mass., March 9 -- The U.S. Air Force Electronic Systems Center issued the following news release: The month of March is celebrated as Women's History Month and this year's national theme is "Our History is Our Strength," according to the website, womenshistorymonth.gov, hosted by the Library of Congress. Throughout the month, contributions of women throughout history will be recognized across the country. Locally, Hanscom's Women's History Month committee is gearing up to comm  more

'The Challenge from China' - Focus of Third World Seminar March 16
AMERICUS, Ga., March 9 -- Georgia Southwestern State University issued the following news release: "The Challenge From China" is the subject of Georgia Southwestern State University's (GSW) Third World Seminar Wednesday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m. The forum will be held in rooms 2410, 2413 and 2417 of the Student Success Center. The public is invited and encouraged to attend this free program. The featured speaker will be Philip I. Szmedra, Ph.D., associate professor of economics at GSW. Szm  more

10th Annual Idaho State University Tech Expo Set March 17 in Holt Arena
POCATELLO, Idaho, March 9 -- Idaho State University issued the following news release: Idaho State University's College of Technology and School District #25 Gateway Academies will host the 10th annual Tech Expo on Thursday, March 17, at Holt Arena on the Idaho State University campus. Expo hours will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Over the past 10 years, more than 20,000 high school students, Idaho State University students, and Southeast Idaho community members have attended a Tech Ex  more

2% Increase in CAO First Preference Applications to Trinity College Dublin
DUBLIN, March 9 -- The University of Dublin's Trinity College issued the following news release: Trinity College Dublin has received the highest number of first preference applications in the CAO system for 2011. The CAO figures for 2011 show an increase of 2% in first preference applications to Trinity College Dublin by prospective undergraduate students. This increase comes in a year in which overall CAO applications to third level institutions have decreased. The increase in application  more

2011 Dealing with Difference Institute
MACOMB, Ill., March 9 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: The Western Illinois University 18th Annual Dealing with Difference Institute (DWDI) will be held Tuesday-Wednesday, May 17-18 in the Multicultural Center on the WIU-Macomb campus. The institute, which is designed for higher education faculty, students and staff, along with pre-K-12 educators, will feature presentations and discussions focusing this year's theme, "Fear: Its Uses and Abuses." According t  more

33rd Annual Jazz Fest Offers Three Days of Great Jazz
MORRIS, Minn., March 9 -- University of Minnesota Morris issued the following news release: Forget April in Paris. If it's April in Morris, it must be time for the University of Minnesota, Morris Jazz Fest. The 33rd annual Jazz Fest takes place Thursday through Saturday, April 7-9, 2011, on the Morris campus. An opportunity for young musicians to work with some of the great names in jazz, it is also a special time for jazz fans to enjoy a concert performed by the Morris jazz ensembles and gue  more

500 Expected at CCNY Immigration & Education Conference
NEW YORK, March 10 -- The City University of New York's City College of New York issued the following news release: More than 500 participants are expected to attend a daylong conference at The City College of New York that will explore the myriad diverse issues related to immigration and education in New York City and the United States Saturday, March 19. John Quinones, the Emmy Award-winning co-anchor of ABC's "Primetime," will be the keynote speaker at the "CCNY Immigration & Education"  more

A New Book, 'Improving Teacher Quality,' Offers Strategies and Tips for Recruiting and Keeping Talented Teachers
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- The American Institutes for Research issued the following news release: A new book, Improving Teacher Quality: A Guide for Education Leaders, offers research-based tips and strategies that principals and a broad cross section of education leaders can use to recruit and retain talented teachers. Written by experts from the American Institutes for Research (AIR), the book identifies key influences on effective teaching - like working conditions and salaries - and provides  more

ADL Offers Recommendations for White House Bullying Prevention Conference
NEW YORK, March 9 -- The Anti-Defamation League issued the following news release The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today submitted recommendations on how the U.S. government can more effectively address the issue of bullying and cyberbullying, ahead of a White House Bullying Prevention Conference on March 10. "Bullying and harassment is a continuing problem for school districts, parents and students across the nation," said David Waren, ADL Director of Education, who will represent ADL at   more

AFIT Prof Wins IEEE Outstanding Teacher Award
RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas, March 9 -- The U.S. Air Force Air Education and Training Command issued the following news release: Dr. Barry E. Mullins, Associate Professor of Computer Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology is the recipient of the 2010 C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineering Teacher Award. Sponsored by Eta Kappa Nu, the honorary society of the Institute for Electrical and El  more

Agricultural Literacy Mini-Grants Benefit Local Communities
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- The American Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, along with the AFB Women's Leadership Committee, has awarded 28 mini-grants of $500 to communities across the nation. The grants are awarded through the Foundation's White-Reinhardt Fund for Education program. Distributed through county and state Farm Bureaus, the grants are used to fund new projects or extend existing agricultural literacy effo  more

Alternative Spring Break Program Engages 358 UGA Students in Service Learning Projects Nationwide
ATHENS, Ga., March 9 -- The University of Georgia issued the following news release: On March 12, 358 University of Georgia students will depart Athens to spend a week participating in service learning projects at 19 sites throughout the United States. An average of 17 students will travel to each of the sites with two of 38 trained student site leaders. Alternative Spring Break engages students in an affordable, weeklong substance-free, community service and experiential service learning   more

Angelini Welcomes President Obama's Efforts to Shine National Spotlight on Bullying
TRENTON, N.J., March 9 -- The New Jersey Assembly Republicans issued the following news release: Following President and Mrs. Obama's Public Service Announcement this morning highlighting a White House conference being held today on bullying, Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini, sponsor of New Jersey's "Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights" law, said it's encouraging to see the president shine the national spotlight on such a vital public safety issue that affects 13 million students annually. "I welc  more

Annual Dinner and Fundraiser, the Run for the RITz, Slated for March 26
ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 9 -- Rochester Institute of Technology issued the following news release: The School of International Hospitality and Service Innovation at Rochester Institute of Technology is hosting its 26th Puttin' on the RITz Dinner, The Run for the RITz, on March 26. The annual black-tie dinner and fundraiser for the college takes place at 7 p.m. at Irondequoit Country Club, 4045 East Ave. The event is open to the public and tickets can be obtained through the event website (ht  more

Aquino Leaves for Singapore on Second Leg of State Visit
JAKARTA, Indonesia, March 9 -- The office of the President of the Philippines issued the following news release: Following his successful State Visit here, President Benigno S. Aquino III leaves for Singapore on Wednesday on the second leg of his State Visit to forge closer relationship with this member-country of the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN). Prior to his departure, President Aquino will be meeting with the chief executive officers and key business leaders of various   more

Aquino Thanks Yudhoyono for Assistance to PHL
JAKARTA, Indonesia, March 8 -- The office of the President of the Philippines issued the following news release: President Benigno S. Aquino III on Tuesday thanked Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono for the assistance rendered to the Philippine government particularly "in terms of settling the Mindanao problem. "We have reiterated our continuing thanks for their continued assistance there as well as their support for various fora," the Chief Executive said during his opening sta  more

Aquino Underscores Commonality Between PHL and Indonesia as Tool in Addressing Regional Challenges
JAKARTA, Indonesia, March 9 -- The office of the President of the Philippines issued the following news release: President Benigno S. Aquino III underscored the commonality between the Philippines and the Republic of Indonesia embodied by similarities in dialect and origin as he encourages both nations to maximize it in battling the challenges hounding the region. In his speech during the State Banquet hosted by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in his honor at the banquet Hall  more

Area Students to Talk with NASA Astronauts on International Space Station, Including Local Resident Cady Coleman
AMHERST, Mass., March 9 -- The University of Massachusetts at Amherst issued the following news release: Several area school children will have an opportunity to talk directly with crew of the International Space Station, including astronaut Cady Coleman, who is a Western Massachusetts resident and UMass Amherst alumna, on Tuesday, March 29. School children throughout Massachusetts will be able to view this conversation, which is made possible through NASA to a partnership of the Universit  more

ASVAB Improvement Can Increase Perform to Serve Conversion Options
MILLINGTON, Tenn., March 9 -- The U.S. Navy issued the following news release: Sailors aboard the USS Makin Island (LHD 8) are taking their potential Perform-to-Serve (PTS) rankings into their own hands through Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) improvement courses scheduled to begin March 14. Makin Island leadership said low ASVAB scores minimize Sailors' conversion options in Perform-to-Serve (PTS)/Fleet Rating Identification Engine (RIDE). To maximize Sailors' rating con  more

Baldwin Seeks to Speed Ratification of Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)
WASHINGTON, March 8 -- Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis. (2nd CD), issued the following news release: Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) chose today, International Women's Day, to introduce legislation to speed ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the Constitution. "The ERA is intended to ensure equality for women and men in all areas of society," said Baldwin. "It is an immediate and decisive remedy to end sex discrimination in federal and state laws and provides a clear benchmark  more

Basic Home Repair Offered at SSCC's South Campus
HILLSBORO, Ohio, March 9 -- Southern State Community College issued the following news release: Southern State Community College's continuing education offerings will include Basic Home Repair 101 this spring on the college's South Campus, 12681 U.S. Route 62, near Sardinia. The course will be offered in five two-hour sessions and participants will be able to discuss individual needs and explore methods for repair with instructor Rick Cline, maintenance manager for the college's South Camp  more

Bayh College of Education to host Mobile Technology in Education conference
TERRE HAUTE, Ind., March 9 -- Indiana State University issued the following news release: Indiana State University's first Mobile Technology in Education conference will take place March 25 in University Hall. Jim Johnson, technology manager with the Bayh College of Education, hopes the conference will help participants learn how to use technology for educational purposes. "Students are bringing new technology to class so we have to decide if we shut it out or learn how to use it," John  more

Berry Welcomes Steve Forbes as Shatto Lecturer
MOUNT BERRY, Ga., March 9 -- Berry College issued the following news release: Berry College welcomes Forbes Magazine Editor-in-Chief Steve Forbes as the Gloria Shatto Lecture Series guest speaker March 31. The chairman and CEO of Forbes Media and former Republican presidential candidate will speak about his newest book "How Capitalism Will Save Us" at 8 p.m. in the Steven J. Cage Athletic and Recreation Center. Admission is free, but tickets are required for entry. Cultural events credi  more

Bethany Student Named Student of the Year
TRENTON, Mo., March 9 -- North Central Missouri College issued the following news release: South Harrison R-II High School senior Katelyn Addison was recently recognized as Student of the Year by the North Missouri Tech Prep Consortium, which is based at North Central Missouri College in Trenton. She was selected on the basis of her commitment to career and technical education, academic achievement, involvement in school or community activities, leadership abilities, and her involvement in ca  more

Bingaman Votes Against Spending Bill That Harms Innovation, Border Security
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- The office of Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today voted against a bill that would have slashed spending in a variety of areas, including education, border security and energy innovation. That bill - called H.R. 1 - failed, as did the alternative measure offered by Senate Democrats. "The question is not whether there should be cuts to our federal budget. Clearly there should be. The real issue is whether we s  more

Bonnie's Bus Offers Mammograms March 19 in Masontown
MORGANTOWN, W.Va., March 9 -- The West Virginia University Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center issued the following news release: Bonnie's Bus, a digital mammography center on wheels, will visit Preston County this month, offering digital mammograms and breast care education to women. A service of WVU Healthcare, Bonnie's Bus will be at the Reedsville Fire Hall in Masontown from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 19. The mammograms are billed to insurance, Medicaid or Medicare if ava  more

Boost for Education as Uni Expands into Port Augusta
ADELAIDE, Australia, March 9 -- University of Adelaide issued the following news release: South Australia's Upper Spencer Gulf and Far North region is set to receive a boost in education and training, with the University of Adelaide today announcing that it will expand its presence at Port Augusta. The University plans to offer a range of teaching, training, research and community engagement programs in Port Augusta, which is one of the state's largest regional towns. University of Adel  more

Brass and Flute Ensemble Concert March 23
CANTON, Ohio, March 9 -- Malone University issued the following news release: The Malone University College of Theology, Arts, and Sciences will present a Brass and Flute Ensemble concert Wednesday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Stewart Room of the Randall Campus Center. The program is free and open to the public John Bridges is a member of the adjunct faculty at Malone University, teaching music education courses and directing the Malone University Brass Ensemble. Bridges retired in June 2  more

Brown on Budget Negotiations: Cut Subsidies for Big Oil Before Making Cuts that Could Cost 27,000 Ohio Jobs
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- The office of Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has issued the following news release: As Congress continues negotiations on the Fiscal Year 2011 budget, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) called for an end to tax handouts for "Big Oil: and to corporations that ship jobs overseas instead of a Republican budget proposal that could--as an independent, nonpartisan report has estimated--destroy 27,000 Ohio jobs. The Republican budget passed by the U.S. House of Representatives would   more

Budget 2011-12 Highlights
SHIMLA, India, March 9 -- The Government of Himachal Pradesh issued the following news release: Himachal Pradesh has won various prestigious awards and accolades at the national level. Against the estimated national GDP growth rate of 8.6% during 2010-11, the State's GSDP growth rate is likely to be 9%. Total Budget outlay for 2011-12 is Rs.16708.47 crore. Annual Plan size for 2011-12 proposed at Rs.3300 crore. State's fiscal deficit for next year projected to be 2.7% of GSDP.   more

Burgess Legislation Expands Federal Disaster Resources
WASHINGTON, March 8 -- Rep. Michael C. Burgess, R-Texas (26th CD), issued the following news release: In February, Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX-26) introduced the Dental Emergency Responder Act, H.R. 570 (http://burgess.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=224215). Today, it passed the House by a vote of 401 to 12. "Today Congress fixed a technical oversight that kept dentists and dental schools from being included in emergency response plans," said Dr. Burgess. "Denti  more

Business Management Students Excel at DECA Competition
WAHPETON, N.D., March 8 -- North Dakota State College of Science issued the following news release: Thirty-four business management students from the North Dakota State College of Science competed at the North Dakota Collegiate Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) State Conference in mid-February. NDSCS students competed in fourteen different events and received the following recognitions: three first-place, six third-place, two fourth-place and one fifth-place award. The followi  more

Cairns Institute Contract Awarded
TOWNSVILLE, Australia, March 9 -- James Cook University issued the following news release: Construction company Hansen Yuncken will oversee the first stage of James Cook University's next major building project, the headquarters of The Cairns Institute. Hansen Yuncken successfully tendered for the role of managing contractor of Stage I of the $25m project, which includes overseeing the design and documentation of the building. Stage II, construction, is expected to begin in July, for co  more

Celebrate the Life of Sen. Mike O'Pake
READING, Pa., March 9 -- Alvernia University issued the following news release: Many from Berks County and beyond will join together at Alvernia University at 3:30 p.m., on Friday, April 8 to celebrate the life of the late Sen. Michael A. O'Pake -- one of the state's most celebrated statesmen and public servants. The event is free and open to the general public. It will be held in the University's Physical Education Center. Alvernia President Thomas F. Flynn will host several invited speak  more

Celebrating Women's History Month
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif. (16th CD), issued the following newsletter: Every March we pause to recognize National Women's History Month and this week we also celebrated the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day. This year's theme is "Our History is Our Strength." As a member of Congress, I am grateful to all those women who came before me and made it possible for me to do the work that I do. Ninety-three members of the 112th Congress are women. We are here beca  more

Chancellor Elected to American Council on Education Board
FORT WORTH, Texas, March 9 -- Texas Christian University issued the following news release: Announcement came this week of the election of TCU Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr. to the board of trustees of one of the most prestigious national associations in American higher education, the American Council on Education (ACE). His term will continue through 2014. Building on recent academic, athletic, and national recognition successes, Chancellor Boschini's appointment is a recognition by t  more

Chp Helps to Get new Drivers to 'Start Smart'
SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 8 -- The California Business, Transportation & Housing Agency's Highway Patrol issued the following news release: Nationwide, car crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers. California is not immune to this disturbing trend; in 2008 more than 24,000 drivers between 15 to 19 years of age were involved in fatal and injury collisions in this state. Striving to keep teens safe on the road, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) continues to educate young driver  more

City Council Meeting Summary: March 7, 2011
MORGANTON, N.C., March 9 -- The city of Morganton issued the following news release: The following is a summary of actions taken by the Morganton City Council during the Council's regular meeting Monday March 7, 2011 at Morganton City Hall. A copy of the March meeting minutes will be posted after the minutes are approved during a regular Council meeting (usually the Council's next meeting). 1. The City Council adopted a resolution honoring Lisa R. Caldwell. Caldwell retired from the City o  more

City of Boulder Named IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Grant Recipient
BOULDER, Colo., March 9 -- Boulder County issued the following news release: The grant provides Boulder and 23 other cities worldwide with access to IBM's top experts to analyze and recommend ways Boulder can become an even better place in which to live, work and play. The approximate value of each Smarter Cities Challenge grant is equivalent to as much as $400,000. The IBM Smarter Cities Challenge is a competitive grant program in which IBM is awarding a total of $50 million worth of tech  more

Co-Teaching Presentation Changes Perspective on Student Teaching Experience
ROMEOVILLE, Ill., March 9 -- Lewis University issued the following news release: Lewis University College of Education (http://www.lewisu.edu/academics/coe/) invited elementary and secondary school administrators and teachers from surrounding school districts to a March 3 presentation, "Co-Teaching During Student Teaching." "What we're doing is important for all of the students of Illinois. We are all working together to find out what are best strategies to help our future teachers and tea  more

College Fair for Adult Students April 13
MARINETTE, Wis., March 9 -- The University of Wisconsin-Marinette issued the following news release: Area adults interested in returning to school and continuing their education can find out more about the options available through UW-Marinette at the College Fair on Wednesday, April 13, in the cafeteria at the campus located 750 W. Bay Shore Street, Marinette. Prospective students are invited to stop in at their convenience between 3 and 6 pm to meet with student services staff from UW-Ma  more

College of Engineering to Honor Distinguished Alumni
AKRON, Ohio, March 9 -- University of Akron issued the following news release: The University of Akron College of Engineering will honor its 2011 distinguished alumni at a recognition ceremony, Wednesday, April 13, at 5:30 p.m. at Infocision Stadium-Summa Field on the UA campus. Cost is $30 person and $250 for a corporate-sponsored table. To make a reservation, call 330-972-7270. The honorees are: Larry Allen '70 After earning his chemical engineering degree at UA in 1970, Larry Alle  more

College of Marin Students March in Sacramento to Protest Budget Cuts
KENTFIELD, Calif., March 9 -- College of Marin issued the following news release: A busload of College of Marin students are heading to Sacramento March 14 to join thousands of California community college students on the March in March 2011, an effort to highlight student concerns about proposed budget cuts. "It is about trying to keep the funding that we have," says Brittany Bartges, 24, a first-year College of Marin business student who serves as director of public relations for the Ass  more

Colorado State University One of Nation's Top Bicycle-Friendly Universities
FORT COLLINS, Colo., March 9 -- Colorado State University issued the following news release: Colorado State University is one of the top dozen "bicycle-friendly" universities in the country recognized in a new ranking announced today by the League of American Bicyclists. Colorado State is the only Colorado university listed and one of only 20 universities out of 32 applicants selected this year. The university received a Silver ranking with eight other universities: California State Univer  more

Comment Period Opens for Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) State Application
BALTIMORE, March 9 -- The Maryland Department of Education issued the following news release: The General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) requires Maryland to make the proposed State Application for Federal Funds under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) available for public review for 60 days and to accept comments for at least 30 days. The Maryland State Department of Education federal fiscal year (FFY) 2011 State Application for Federal Funds under Part B of ID  more

Comment Period Opens for Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) State Application
BALTIMORE, March 9 -- The Maryland Department of Education issued the following news release: The General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) requires Maryland to make the proposed State Application for Federal Funds under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) available for public review for 60 days and to accept comments for at least 30 days. The Maryland State Department of Education federal fiscal year (FFY) 2011 State Application for Federal Funds under Part C of ID  more

Commissioner Richie Farmer Urges Kentuckians to Commemorate National Ag Day March 15
FRANKFORT, Ky., March 8 -- The Kentucky Department of Agriculture issued the following news release: Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer invites all Kentuckians to join him in celebrating National Ag Day on March 15. "America's agriculture industry provides us with the safest, most abundant and most affordable food supply in the world," Commissioner Farmer said. "Agriculture also provides many other products that we use in our everyday lives. It's easy to take agriculture for granted, b  more

Communications and Technology Democrats Oppose Dismantling Open Internet Rules
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, D-Calif. (14th CD), issued the following news release: Despite overwhelming Democratic opposition, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology passed a resolution today, stripping the Internet of rules in place to protect its freedom, its openness, and enhance innovation. H.J. Res.37 invalidates the open Internet order adopted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in December, 2010. The resolution passed the S  more

Communications and Technology Democrats Oppose Dismantling Open Internet Rules
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- Rep. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass. (7th CD), issued the following news release: Despite overwhelming Democratic opposition, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology passed a resolution today, stripping the Internet of rules in place to protect its freedom, its openness, and enhance innovation. H.J. Res.37 invalidates the open Internet order adopted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in December, 2010. The resolution passed the   more

Community Shred Days Offered During National Consumer Protection Week
JACKSON, Miss., March 8 -- The Mississippi Attorney General issued the following news release: Mississippi consumers will get a chance to protect themselves from becoming victims of identity theft courtesy of the 5th annual Shred Days hosted by the Attorney General's Office, the Secretary of State's Office, the Better Business Bureau of Mississippi, BancorpSouth and CredAbility, a non-profit consumer credit counseling group. The event is being held in conjunction with National Consumer Pro  more

Construction of Hospital at Dickoya in Sri Lanka
NEW DELHI, March 9 -- India's Ministry of External Affairs issued the following news release: An Agreement was signed today 9th March of 2011 in the Ministry of External Affairs, South Block, New Delhi for awarding the work related to construction of 150 bed hospital at Dickoya near Hatton in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. The Agreement was signed by Shri T.S. Tirumurti, Joint Secretary (BSM) on behalf of Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and Shri. K. R. Tirumurahan, Manag  more

Contemporary Concerns and Technology Examined at Student Research Day
CARSON, Calif., March 9 -- California State University Dominguez Hills issued the following news release: The 6th Annual Student Research Day (SRD) at California State University, Dominguez Hills showcased the work of undergraduate and graduate students. On Feb. 24, more than 100 students shared their oral and poster presentations on a range of topics that represented issues most on college students' minds. "Students' presentations reflected a broad range of contemporary concerns such as H  more

Coomer Named Vice President of Broadcast Association
CLAREMORE, Okla., March 9 -- Rogers State University issued the following news release: Cathy Coomer, assistant professor in the Department of Communications at Rogers State University and general manager of RSU Radio, has been named vice president of the Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association (OBEA) for 2011-2012. Coomer recently was elected at the group's annual meeting at the OBEA Student Awards Ceremony in Oklahoma City. Steve Adams of Cameron University was elected president and   more

County Executive Mike Hein Delivers Grant Awards to Local Charitable Organizations
KINGSTON, N.Y., March 9 -- Ulster County issued the following news release: Ulster County Executive Mike Hein was the sole honoree of the New York Business Development Corporation's (NYBDC) 2010 Chairman's Leadership Award for outstanding advocacy on behalf of small business. As part of the award, the NYBDC recently presented $2,500 for County Executive Hein to allocate to local charitable organizations. According to County Executive Mike Hein, "The recipients of these awards have shown ou  more

County Women's Commission Hosts 10th Annual Women's Conference and Breakfast
CAPE MAY, N.J., March 9 -- Cape May County issued the following news release: The Cape May County Advisory Commission on the Status of Women will host the 10th Annual Women's Conference and Breakfast on Saturday, March 26, 2011. The public is invited to attend the conference which will take place from 9 a.m. until Noon at the Wildwood Golf and Country Club located at 1170 Golf Club Road in Cape May Court House. This year's conference: "Leadership Roles for Women...Looking Back...Looking Fo  more

CQUni to Fill Demand for Oral Health Therapists
QUEENSLAND, Australia, March 9 -- Central Queensland University issued the following news release: CQUniversity's proposed new degree in Oral Health will cater for an expected demand for oral health therapists in rural and regional areas in coming years. That's according to Leonie Short, who is preparing the curriculum for the program so it will be available to students enrolling in 2012. Leonie will soon develop documentation for accreditation with the Australian Dental Council, finali  more

Cyber Bullying Book by COEHS Faculty Offers Action Tool for School Leaders
MACOMB, Ill., March 9 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Three faculty members from Western Illinois University's College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) have published a book that offers school administrators clear guidance when it comes to handling the increasing problem of cyber bullying. "Responding to Cyber Bullying: An Action Tool for School Leaders" -- by Jill Myers, associate professor, School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration; Donna   more

David M. Kennedy Center Hosts 13th Annual Inquiry Conference March 15-18
PROVO, Utah, March 9 -- Brigham Young University issued the following news release: The 13th annual Inquiry Conference featuring students' cross-cultural research will be Tuesday through Friday, March 15-18, at the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. This academic conference is a forum for students to present their findings on topics ranging from healthcare to education and from food to leisure activity. Most students have spent seven to 12 mo  more

DHS Encourages Illinoisans to Lead Healthier Lifestyles During Nutrition Month
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., March 9 -- The Illinois Department of Human Services issued the following news release: Highlighting the health benefits of good nutrition for Illinois families, the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) and the Illinois Interagency Nutrition Council (INC) are joining nutrition professionals across Illinois and throughout the United States to promote food security, good nutrition, physical activity and health during nutrition month. Recipients of the Robin A. Orr Com  more

Dr. Anthony Sims to Deliver Public Health Lecture on Diabetes
RAINSVILLE, Ala., March 9 -- Northeast Alabama Community College issued the following news release: The Northeast Alabama Community College Health Lecture Series will host Dr. Anthony Sims on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at 12:00 noon, in the Health Education Building, Room 106, on the NACC campus. The public is invited. Dr. Sims' lecture topic is Diabetes. This disease often goes undiagnosed because many of its symptoms seem so harmless. Recent studies indicate that the early detection of d  more

Education Degree Programs to be Offered in Kearney
FULTON, Mo., March 9 -- William Woods University issued the following news release: William Woods University is offering Kearney area residents the opportunity to pursue a master of education (M.Ed.) or a specialist of education (Ed.S.) degree without quitting work. The programs will begin with an orientation April 27 at Kearney Junior High Library, 2215 S. Campus Street, Kearney. The M.Ed. orientation is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., with the Ed.S. at 6:30 p.m. Prospective students are enco  more

EIS Broadly Welcomes Donaldson Report Response But Remains Concerned Over Future of Chartered Teacher Programme
EDINBURGH, Scotland, March 9 -- The Educational Institute of Scotland issued the following news release: The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) has welcomed today's Scottish Government response to the Review of Teacher Education in Scotland (the Donaldson Review). The EIS particularly welcomes the emphasis on the importance of quality teacher education - both at university level during initial teacher education and throughout every qualified teacher's career via Continuing Profession  more

EIS Supports Robin Hood Tax to Protect Public Services
EDINBURGH, Scotland, March 7 -- The Educational Institute of Scotland issued the following news release: On the day that Members of the European Parliament vote on the Podimata Report and a proposal to support an EU-wide Financial Transaction Tax (FTT), the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) has added its support for a FTT or "Robin Hood" Tax as a practical and workable solution to protect public services from budget cuts. The EIS believes that a Financial Transaction Tax on large-sc  more

Elementary Education Majors Participated in African American Read-in at Farrell Elementary School
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa., March 9 -- Westminster College issued the following news release: Twenty-one Westminster College elementary education majors participated in the 22nd National African American Read-In Feb. 23 at Farrell Elementary School. The students are enrolled in a literacy methods class taught by Dr. Charlene Klassen Endrizzi, Westminster professor of education. The read-in is sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English to help students value diverse children's aut  more

Escape to California Wine Country for Earth Day this April With Eco-friendly Events and Travel Deals
SAN FRANCISCO, March 9 -- The Wine Institute issued the following news release: With the world's largest sustainable winegrowing program, California wine country is the perfect place to celebrate Earth Day on April 22 this year and throughout the month. Whether you're passionate about protecting the environment, dealing with a bout of spring fever after a long winter or a wine lover eager to experience a new wine region, California's wineries and hotels are making it easy to escape for an   more

Event Aimed at Future Brand Leaders
NORWICH, England, March 9 -- The University of East Anglia issued the following news release: Future brand leaders are being invited to an open evening at the University of East Anglia on March 21. Launched in 2009 the MSc brand leadership is a unique collaboration between senior industry professionals and business experts at the university's Norwich Business School (http://www.uea.ac.uk/nbs). The one-year course is led by Robert Jones, author of The Big Idea and head of new thinking at Wo  more

Extreme Interpreting: from Skiing Down Mountains to Riding Bicycles, Interpreters 'Sign' It All
ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 9 -- National Technical Institute for the Deaf issued the following news release: Whether they are rock climbing in the Red Barn, scuba diving in a pool or playing a friendly game of dodge ball, deaf students on campus are often accompanied by a sign language interpreter. Interpreters don't only work in classrooms. They facilitate communication in student-organization meetings, with visiting speakers, sports and recreation activities, religious services, workshops an  more

Fairfield University Marriage and Family Therapists Open a Dialogue with the Public on Trauma
FAIRFIELD, Conn., March 9 -- Fairfield University has issued the following news release: It can happen anytime, anywhere and it happens with more frequency than we realize. Everyday, trauma impacts the lives of millions, whether it is a grandmother in Libya, a soldier returning from Afghanistan or a child in Bridgeport and the after-effects are life altering for the victims and often for those who love, work or come in contact with them. Dr. Anibal Torres, assistant professor of marriage a  more

FAU Names Monica DeTure as Assistant Provost for eLearning
BOCA RATON, Fla., March 9 -- Florida Atlantic University, a component of the state university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Florida Atlantic University has named Monica DeTure, Ph.D., as the assistant provost for eLearning. DeTure will be responsible for the development and administration of the University's new Center for eLearning, and she will develop, monitor and oversee FAU's eLearning capabilities by leading and facilitating the University's efforts to implement   more

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski Announces Recipients of Innovative Wireless Pilot Projects at Digital Roundtable in New York City
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- The Federal Communications Commission issued the following news release: Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski today announced E-rate funding for 20 schools and libraries at a digital roundtable discussion held at the iSchool in New York City with the NYC Department of Education. The 2011 "Learning On-The-Go" wireless pilot program will help K-12 students' connect to the Internet at home and increase their access to digital textbooks, cutting-edg  more

First Ever UK Cyber Security Champion Selects Open University Course as Prize
MILTON KEYNES, England, March 8 -- Open University issued the following news release: Dan Summers, a postman from Wakefield, is the newly crowned winner of the Cyber Security Challenge UK, a nationwide competition set up to find future security professionals. One of his prizes is a Computer Forensics and Investigations course with The Open University, and Dan is keen to further develop his skills. "I've studied several courses with the OU and any place where you can learn while you earn is  more

First Joint Ministerial Meeting on GCC-Australia Strategic Dialogue
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, March 8 - The Australian Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs issued the following news release: The First Joint Ministerial Meeting on Strategic Dialogue between the Cooperation Council of the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) and Australia was held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on 8 March 2011. The GCC was represented by His Highness Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and President of the current session of the GCC Minist  more

First Lady of Georgia to Visit the Berry Campus
MOUNT BERRY, Ga., March 9 -- Berry College issued the following news release: First Lady of Georgia Sandra Deal will visit the Berry College campus Thursday, March 10. While in Rome, Deal plans to visit Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum, Berry College and the Winshape Retreat Center. The First Lady's life has been centered around her family, education, and serving as a church and community volunteer. She was born in Gainesville, Ga., to parents, who like her future husband's, were teac  more

FishAmerica Awards $1 Million in Sportfish Habitat Restoration Grants
ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 9 -- The American Sportfishing Association issued the following news release: The FishAmerica Foundation, through its partnership with the NOAA Restoration Center, has awarded more than $1 million in grants to 18 projects in coastal communities across the United States. The foundation's grants will leverage $9 million in cash, in-kind services and approximately 11,000 hours of volunteer hours to help restore coastal and marine habitats. Since 1998, FishAmerica's part  more

Five UGA Doctoral Students in Education Administration Receive Scholarships
ATHENS, Ga., March 9 -- The University of Georgia issued the following news release: Five graduate students in the University of Georgia College of Education's educational administration and policy program recently received academic scholarships. Lauren Moret and Muhammad Akram both received Ray E. BruceAcademic Support Awards, a $2,500 annual scholarship for practitioners-scholars studying the theory and application of supervision in schools and school systems. Moret, a third-year Ph.D  more

Florida Issues Solicitation for Adult and Vocational Education Services
WASHINGTON, March 10 -- The state of Florida issued the following request for information notice for the Florida Department of Children and Families: Department of Children and Families Request for Information Adult and Vocational Education Services Broward County, Florida Advertisement Number: SNR-RFI-1112-01 Version Number: 000 Advertisement Begin Date/Time: 03/07/2011 - 10:00 A.M. Advertisement End Date/Time: 03/22/2011 - 10:00 A.M. Last Edit: Monday, March 7, 2011 at 09:42:10   more

Florida Issues Solicitation for Adult and Vocational Education Services in Miami-Dade County
WASHINGTON, March 10 -- The state of Florida issued the following request for information notice for the Florida Department of Children and Families: Department of Children and Families Request for Information Adult and Vocational Education Services Miami-Dade County, Florida Advertisement Number: SNR-RFI-1112-02 Version Number: 000 Advertisement Begin Date/Time: 03/07/2011 - 05:00 P.M. Advertisement End Date/Time: 03/22/2011 - 05:00 P.M. Last Edit: Monday, March 7, 2011 at 09:47:  more

Florida Issues Solicitation for Development of English Language Formative Assessment System
WASHINGTON, March 10 -- The state of Florida issued the following invitation to negotiate notice for the Florida Department of Education: Department of Education Invitation to Negotiate DEVELOPMENT OF A ENGLISH LANGUAGE FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT SYSTEM Advertisement Number: ITN 2011-19 Version Number: 000 Advertisement Begin Date/Time: 03/04/2011 - 02:30 P.M. Advertisement End Date/Time: 04/12/2011 - 02:30 P.M. Last Edit: Friday, March 4, 2011 at 02:20:15 P.M. Commodities: 250-800-  more

Flu Videos Help Educate Physicians and Public
AUGUSTA, Ga., March 9 -- The Georgia's Health Sciences University issued the following news release: A series of six one-hour video lectures featuring Georgia Health Sciences University faculty are helping educate the public, including primary care physicians statewide, about seasonal and pandemic flu. The videos, funded by the Georgia Division of Public Health, cover a wide range of topics - from basics of pandemic flu to triage protocols. Pandemic flu results when a new, rapidly spreadin  more

Four Illustration Students are Finalists in Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition
PHILADELPHIA, March 9 -- The University of the Arts issued the following news release: The work of four Illustration students from the University of the Arts was selected by a jury of their professional peers to be exhibited at the Museum of American Illustration (http://www.societyillustrators.org/At-the-Museum/Overview.aspx) in New York as part of the Society of Illustrators' (http://www.societyillustrators.org/) annual Student Scholarship Competition (http://www.societyillustrators.org/Awa  more

Four Longwood Alumni Honored with New Alumni Association Awards that Recognize Citizen Leadership
FARMVILLE, Va., March 9 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: Four Longwood University alumni were honored recently with new Alumni Association awards that recognize citizen leadership. Brig. Gen. Joe Bass '83 of Clifton, commanding general of the U.S. Army's Expeditionary Contracting Command (ECC), received the William Henry Ruffner Alumni Award, the highest and most prestigious award given by the Alumni Association. Dr. Jim Thornton '85 of Clarksville, superintendent  more

Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic
PHOENIX, March 8 -- Maricopa County issued the following news release: During these tough economic times, MCACC wants to take some of the strain off keeping your pets healthy. MCACC's Uno por Uno program will be holding a FREE Rabies Vaccination Clinic for your dogs and cats March 8. The clinic will be held at Epiphany Lutheran Church at 800 W. Ray Road in Chandler from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Dogs must be on a leash less than 6 feet in length and cats need to be in carriers. It is important to  more

FSC Hosts 'Ditch of Dreams' Author, Steven Noll
LAKELAND, Fla., March 9 -- Florida Southern College issued the following news release: Florida Southern College's Lawton M. Chiles Jr. Center for Florida History welcomes Steven Noll, author and senior lecturer at the University of Florida, to the Florida Lecture Series. Noll will discuss his book, Ditch of Dreams: The Cross-Florida Barge Canal and the Struggle for Florida's Future. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. on March 10 and will be held in the William M. Hollis Seminar Room of the Thad  more

FSU Foundation Gives Pinnacle Award to Gladys Wensel Faherty
FROSTBURG, Md., March 9 -- Frostburg State University issued the following news release: The Frostburg State University Foundation, Inc., has honored Gladys Wensel Faherty, a member of the Frostburg class of 1955, with the Pinnacle Award, its highest honor, in recognition of the time, treasure and hard work she has given to the FSU Foundation in its support of the mission of FSU. Faherty, only the seventh person to receive the Pinnacle Award, served two terms as president of the FSU Founda  more

Funding Available for National Criminal History Improvement Program
WASHINGTON, March 10 -- The U.S. Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Assistance has announced that it expects to award discretionary grants to support activities under the National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP) and the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Act Record Improvement Program (NARIP) in fiscal year 2011. No award ceiling was specified for this grant. This funding opportunity is open to institutions of higher education; non-profits; for-profit  more

Funding Available for Unique and Innovative Space Technology
WASHINGTON, March 10 -- The U.S. NASA Headquarters has announced that it expects to award discretionary grants for research and development on the country's space capability. No award ceiling was specified for this grant. This funding opportunity is open to any entity, such as state, county, city, township and special district governments; Native American tribal governments and organizations; institutions of higher education; Historically Black Colleges and Universities; Tribally-Controlle  more

Gary Packwood Named New MSU Choral Director
STARKVILLE, Miss., March 9 -- Mississippi State University issued the following news release: An Alabama musician with national and international conducting experience is becoming the new director of choral activities at Mississippi State. Gary D. Packwood, who assumes his new duties this fall, will administer the choral area and conduct all its ensembles, said Michael Brown, head of the university's music department. "We're thrilled to have someone with Dr. Packwood's background and ex  more

Georgia Issues Solicitation for Chilled Water Extension
WASHINGTON, March 10 -- The Georgia Department of Administrative Services issued the following bid information notice for University of Georgia: Bid Information Bid Title: Chilled Water Extension, Snelling Hall to GA Cente Bid Number: 20697133 Agency: 51800-UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA Contact Person: Jessica Beri/Christy McLendon Contact Phone Number: 706-542-7077 Contact E-mail Address: christym@uga.edu Bid Process: RFQ Purchase Type: Open Market Category Type: Services/Special Projects Da  more

Georgia Issues Solicitation for Gymnasium Flooring Replacement
WASHINGTON, March 10 -- The Georgia Department of Administrative Services issued the following bid information notice for the Liberty County Board of Education: Bid Information Bid Title: Gymnasium Flooring Replacement, Elementary Schools Bid Number: 011-003-0206 Agency: 68910-LIBERTY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION Contact Person: Rodger Osborne Contact Phone Number: 912-876-4573 Contact E-mail Address: rosborne@liberty.k12.ga.us Date Posted: Mar 9, 2011 Bid Closing Date/Time: Apr 5, 2011@2:  more

Georgia Issues Solicitation for Power-Data Distribution and Cooling
WASHINGTON, March 10 -- The Georgia Department of Administrative Services issued the following bid information notice for the Dekalb County Board of Education: Bid Information Bid Title: Data Ctr Racks, Power-Data Distribution & Cooling Bid Number: RFP11-30 Agency: 64410-DEKALB COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION Contact Person: Uladia Taylor Contact Phone Number: 678/676-0279 Contact E-mail Address: tayloru@fc.dekalb.k12.ga.us Date Posted: Mar 7, 2011 Bid Closing Date/Time: Mar 29, 2011@2:00 PM   more

Georgia Issues Solicitation for Professional Travel Agency Services
WASHINGTON, March 10 -- The Georgia Department of Administrative Services issued the following bid information notice for the Dekalb County Board of Education: Bid Information Bid Title: Professional Travel Agency Services Bid Number: RFP11-191 Agency: 64410-DEKALB COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION Contact Person: Uladia Taylor Contact Phone Number: 678/676-0279 Contact E-mail Address: tayloru@fc.dekalb.k12.ga.us Date Posted: Mar 7, 2011 Bid Closing Date/Time: Apr 12, 2011@2:00 PM Bid Status:   more

Georgia Issues Solicitation for Technical and Agricultural Supplies
WASHINGTON, March 10 -- The Georgia Department of Administrative Services issued the following bid information notice for the Dekalb County Board of Education: Bid Information Bid Title: Technical & Agricultural Supplies & Equipment Bid Number: 11-449 Agency: 64410-DEKALB COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION Contact Person: Phyllis Jones Contact Phone Number: 678/676-0285 Contact E-mail Address: jonesp@fc.kekalb.k12.ga.us Date Posted: Mar 7, 2011 Bid Closing Date/Time: Mar 29, 2011@2:00 PM Bid St  more

Georgia Museum of Art Hosts Artists' Panel Discussion
ATHENS, Ga., March 9 -- The University of Georgia issued the following news release: The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will host a panel discussion featuring 11 artists from the museum's current exhibition of works by African-American artists, "Tradition Redefined: The Larry and Brenda Thompson Collection of African-American Art," on March 24. Artists will arrive in the galleries at 4:30 p.m. to meet visitors and talk about their work, and the panel discussion will begin   more

German Research Project 'V3DIM' Lays the Foundations in 3D Design for the Extremely High Frequency Millimeter-Wave Range
NEUBIBERG, Germany, March 9 -- Infineon issued the following news release: The "V3DIM" research project lays the foundations for working out the design requirements to develop innovative, highly integrated 3D System-in-Package (SiP) solutions for systems in the extremely high frequency range of 40 to 100 GHz, the so-called millimeter-wave range. V3DIM stands for "design for vertical 3D system integration in millimeter-wave applications". Five partners from industry, science and research joine  more

Gift to UT College of Law Benefits Estate Planning at Wills Clinic
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., March 8 -- The University of Tennessee issued the following news release: A $150,000 gift made by a Bristol, Tenn., native will support community members in need of estate planning through the wills clinic at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Law. The clinic, which gives law students real-world experience in trust and estate matters through their work with economically disadvantaged clients in the area, will be renamed the Homer A. Jones Jr. ACTEC Wills C  more

Girls Scouts Enroll in College 101
GENEVA, N.Y., March 9 -- Hobart and William Smith Colleges issued the following news release: On Friday, April 1, the Colleges will host the fourth annual College 101 program for local Girl Scouts. The program is an educational and fun day-long event during which scouts in grades 8 - 12 gain an understanding of what it's like to be a college student. Organizers hope the experience will encourage them to pursue higher education. Upon arriving on campus, Aletha Rollins, the Horseheads Servi  more

Gov. Perry: 10th Amendment a Vital Issue for All Texans and Americans
AUSTIN, Texas, March 9 -- Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Gov. Rick Perry today was joined by Texas Rep. Brandon Creighton and State Sen. Dan Patrick, sponsors of House Concurrent Resolution 50 and Senate Concurrent Resolution 14, which assert states' rights under the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. "Our founding fathers very clearly spelled out exactly which powers were enumerated to the federal government and explicitly left the rest to the states. H  more

Governor Beshear Issues Special Session Call to Address Medicaid Budget & Dropout Bill
FRANKFORT, Ky., March 9 -- Gov. Steve Beshear, D-Ky., issued the following news release: Governor Steve Beshear today issued a call for a special session to begin on Monday, March 14 to address a gap in the Medicaid budget that will cause at least 30 percent rate cuts to Medicaid providers, such as hospitals, nursing homes, doctors, pharmacists and mental health providers. Although 114 of 138 members of the General Assembly supported the approach that Gov. Beshear first announced last Novembe  more

Governor Brown Announces Additional Support for Balanced Budget Plan
SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 9 -- Gov. Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown Jr., D-Calif., issued the following news release: Governor Jerry Brown today announced that he has received supportive letters from the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians and the California Grocers Association for his budget plan and letting California voters decide whether or not to temporarily extend existing taxes. In a letter to the California State Legislature, Mark Macarro, tribal chairman of Pechanga Tribe wrote, "Given the d  more

Governor Chafee to Highlight Proposed Support for Higher Education
PROVIDENCE, R.I., March 9 -- The University of Rhode Island issued the following news release: Governor Lincoln D. Chafee will travel across the state today, Wednesday, March 9, to highlight his proposed budget's support for education - including full funding for the new Funding Formula for aid to education and a $10 million increase in funding for higher education. This afternoon, Governor Chafee will hold a press conference at the University of Rhode Island's Alumni Center to discuss his  more

Governor Lincoln D. Chafee to Deliver First Budget Address, 'Path to Prosperity,' Tomorrow Night
PROVIDENCE, R.I., March 7 -- Gov. Lincoln Chafee, I-R.I., issued the following news release: Governor Lincoln D. Chafee will deliver his first budget address to a joint session of the Rhode Island General Assembly tomorrow night at 7:00 PM. The address, titled Path to Prosperity, will be approximately 25 minutes in length and will be broadcast live on area television stations. The Governor's address, the first major fiscal policy speech of the Chafee Administration, will outline his prop  more

Governor Lincoln D. Chafee Unveils First Budget in Address to General Assembly
PROVIDENCE, R.I., March 8 -- Gov. Lincoln Chafee, I-R.I., issued the following news release: Speaking before a joint session of the General Assembly tonight, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee unveiled his administration's first budget, using as his theme "A Path to Prosperity." The $7.661-billion budget introduced tonight has several main objectives, including: To fully close the $295 million deficit projected for FY 2012, and to reduce the state's chronic structural deficit; To promote econom  more

Governor Patrick Visits Weizmann Institute of Science to Cultivate Life Sciences Partnerships Between Israel and Massachusetts
REHOVOT, Mass., March 8 -- Gov. Deval Patrick, D-Mass., has issued the following news release: As part of the Massachusetts Innovation Economy Partnership Mission 2011, Governor Deval Patrick today visited the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel to discuss plans to cultivate new investment and partnerships between the Massachusetts and Israeli life sciences sectors. During his visit, Governor Patrick hosted a Massachusetts-Israel Innovation Economy Forum on the life sciences and   more

Grant Awarded to Research Startup Company Founded by NDSU Computer Science Professor
FARGO, N.D., March 9 -- North Dakota State University issued the following news release: The National Institutes of Health has awarded a two-year, $1.08 million competitive grant award to Brian Slator, professor of computer science, for his faculty startup venture known as WoWiWe (pronounced Wow' ee) Instruction Co. The group develops internet-based educational software. The Small Business Innovation Research grant through the National Institutes of Health's National Center for Research Resou  more

Haslam on Memphis Schools Vote: 'Come Together to Develop Plan'
NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 9 -- Gov. Bill Haslam, R-Tenn., issued the following news release: Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today released the following statement after Memphis voters Tuesday backed the referendum transferring administration of the Memphis City School System to the Shelby County Board of Education. "The voters in Memphis spoke clearly that the schools in Memphis should be merged with Shelby County," Haslam said. "Now comes the time for city and county leaders - in governm  more

Hernando County to Benefit From $5,000 Community Education Grant
BROOKSVILLE, Fla., March 9 -- The Southwest Florida Water Management District issued the following news release: A Hernando County project expected to reach up to 150 people was recently awarded a Community Education Grant from the Southwest Florida Water Management District. This year the District approved 29 grants Districtwide for a total of $120,471. This is the 14th year Community Education Grants have been available. These grants offer reimbursement up to $5,000 to help fund projects  more

High School Students Wanted for FSU's Upward Bound Program
FROSTBURG, Md., March 9 -- Frostburg State University issued the following news release: The Upward Bound Program of Frostburg State University is currently accepting applications. This pre-college program is designed to assist 77 qualified Allegany County students in developing the skills and motivation necessary for success in high school and college. FSU's program serves rising ninth graders through graduating high school seniors. The program is entirely funded by the U.S. Department of Ed  more

Higher Learning Commission Reaffirms Cameron University's Continued Accreditation Status
LAWTON, Okla., March 9 -- Cameron University issued the following news release: Cameron University has received formal notification of its continued accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The designation comes following years of thorough internal review; the input of Cameron faculty, staff, students and community; and a glowing report by the HLC evaluation team. Following a four-day site visit in November 2010, the six-m  more

Hightower Wins Award of Excellence
SPARTANBURG, S.C., March 8 -- The University of South Carolina Upstate Campus issued the following news release: University of South Carolina Upstate Associate Professor of Art Education, Dr. Mary Lou Hightower, has won the Award of Excellence for her work titled "Patriot's Pride" at the 46th Annual Regional Juried Appalachian Show in Kingsport, Tenn. The exhibit is on display in the Renaissance Center from March 3 - 26. Dr. Hightower has been exploring and researching the traditional quil  more

Hilbert Launching College's First Graduate Programs This Fall
HAMBURG, N.Y., March 9 -- Hilbert College issued the following news release: For the first time in its history, starting this fall Hilbert College will offer graduate degree programs, one a master's in criminal justice administration and the other a master's in public administration, making the MPA currently the only master-level program of its kind in Western New York. Hilbert received New York State Education Department approval this month to offer the 36-credit hour degree tracks, which a  more

Hipp Places First in Ouachita's Shambarger Competition for Third Consecutive Year
ARKADELPHIA, Ark., March 9 -- Ouachita Baptist University issued the following news release: Elisabeth Hipp, a senior vocal performance major from Memphis, Tenn., placed first in Ouachita Baptist University's recent Shambarger Competition for Singers. This is the third consecutive year Hipp has won the competition. "This is the first time in the history of the competition that one student has won three years in a row," said Dr. Glenda Secrest, Hipp's singing teacher and OBU professor of mu  more

Hipp to Perform Senior Recital March 15
ARKADELPHIA, Ark., March 9 -- Ouachita Baptist University issued the following news release: Ouachita Baptist University's Division of Music will present Elisabeth Cross Hipp, a senior vocal performance major from Memphis, Tenn., in her senior vocal performance recital at 7:30 p.m. March 15 in Mabee Fine Arts Center's McBeth Recital Hall on Ouachita's campus. A reception will follow in Hammons Fine Art Gallery. The recital and reception are free and open to the public. The recital is in pa  more

Hofstra Cultural Center Presents a Conference, '1935: The Reality and the Promise'; April 7, 8 and 9, 2011
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., March 9 -- Hofstra University issued the following news release: In honor of Hofstra University's 75th anniversary, the Hofstra Cultural Center, will present a conference titled 1935: The Reality and the Promise, April 7, 8 and 9, 2011. The year 1935 was momentous for Hofstra University because it is the year that Hofstra College opened its doors for classes. But 1935 was historic for reasons far reaching from the Hofstra campus. The United States was still in the throes o  more

Hofstra to Host Transfer Open House
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., March 9 -- Hofstra University issued the following news release: The Hofstra University Office of Undergraduate Admission is hosting a Transfer Open House on Friday, March 11, 2011 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.. Check-in at the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus. Please register online at hofstra.edu/admissionevent or call 1-800-HOFSTRA. At the Transfer Open House students will meet representatives from the Frank G. Zarb School of Business; Hofstra College of Libe  more

IBM Names First Recipients of Smarter Cities Challenge Grants
ARMONK, N.Y., March 9 -- IBM issued the following news release: IBM (NYSE: IBM (http://www.ibm.com/investors/)) today selected 24 cities worldwide to receive IBM Smarter Cities Challenge grants. The grants provide the cities with access to IBM's top experts to analyze and recommend ways they can become even better place in which to live, work and play. The IBM Smarter Cities Challenge is a competitive grant program in which IBM is awarding a total of $50 million worth of technology and se  more

ICBA and WIB Co-Sponsor 2011 Educational Programs
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- The Independent Community Bankers of America issued the following news release: The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and the Western Independent Bankers (WIB) today announced they will co-sponsor a series of institutes that offer community bankers certification programs. "ICBA is pleased to partner with WIB to offer these exceptional education opportunities to community bankers to help answer their questions about how the current market environment and  more

Idaho State University Professor Nicole Hill Elected President of National Association of Counselor Education and Supervision
POCATELLO, Idaho, March 9 -- Idaho State University issued the following news release: Idaho State University counseling Professor Nicole Hill has been elected as president-elect of the national Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, making her the third ISU faculty member to hold the post in the last decade. Her three-year commitment will include one year each as president-elect, president and past president. Other ISU Department of Counseling faculty members who have held t  more

IHRSA Celebrates Clubs, Companies & Communities Working Together for a Healthier World 2011 Award Recipients Honored at IHRSA's 30th Anniversary International Convention & Trade Show
BOSTON, March 9 -- The International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association issued the following news release: The International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) is pleased to announce the award honorees for IHRSA30, its 30th Anniversary Convention & Trade Show (http://www.ihrsa.org/convention), taking place March 16-19 in San Francisco, California: * The President's Award: Waldyr Soares - founder and president, Fitness Brasil, Sao Paulo, Brasil * Julie Main Emergi  more

Inouye Statement on Full-Year CR
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- The Senate Appropriations Committee issued the following news release: Senator Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii) delivered the following statement on the Senate floor today regarding H.R. 1 and the Inouye Substitute Amendment to fund the federal government for the remainder of the current fiscal year. (As prepared for delivery) "Mr. President, the amendment I introduced on Friday cuts $51 billion from the discretionary spending request submitted by the President for fis  more

Institute Focuses on Diversity in Teaching
CHARLESTON, S.C., March 9 -- The College of Charleston issued the following news release: The College of Charleston's School of Education, Health, and Human Performance is hosting renowned Civil Rights advocate Dr. Cleveland L. Sanders, Jr. as the featured speaker for the "Changing the Face of Teaching Institute: To Improve Education in South Carolina." Sellers was the only person arrested in relation to the Orangeburg Massacre. As a result of his experience, he dedicated his life to teachi  more

International Aid Focus of Conference at University
WORCESTER, England, March 8 -- The University of Worcester issued the following news release: International aid has been a contentious issue in recent days as the Government has announced changes to Britain's foreign aid programme. Many members of the public have called for a re-think as the Country grapples with cuts to home budgets, while others believe the UK should continue its commitments to international development. A conference to be held at the University of Worcester later thi  more

International WIRELESS 2011(R) Announces Redesigned and Expanded Executive Forum Topics and Speakers
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- CTIA-The Wireless Association issued the following news release: International CTIA WIRELESS 2011(R) today announced its revamped educational sessions and format. The Executive Forum is redesigned and expanded to create additional value for session attendees. With a focus on more interactive and engaging sessions, the new Executive Forum will deliver actionable intelligence and provide dedicated networking opportunities. International CTIA WIRELESS is March 22 - 24 at t  more

Investing in Women, Girls - Especially Education - Drives Development, Makes Good Economic Sense, Deputy Secretary-General Tells International Women's Day Forum
NEW YORK, March 9 -- United Nations issued the following news release: Following are the closing remarks, as delivered by UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro, to the event organized by the United Nations Office for Partnerships, and the Business Civic Leadership Center, on "Investing in Women And Entrepreneurship: Solutions To Addressing MDG 3", yesterday, 8 March, in New York: I congratulate all the participants in this forum for their contributions to the discussions today on ho  more

IU Kelley School of Business Awarded $1.35 Million USAID Grant to Spur Entrepreneurship in Barbados
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., March 9 -- Indiana University Bloomington issued the following news release: Indiana University's Kelley School of Business has been awarded a $1.35 million, three-year grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Higher Education for Development (HED) to help the Caribbean nation of Barbados stimulate the creation of new companies there. The Kelley School's new Institute for International Business (IIB) will administer the grant. Faculty in the K  more

IU Kelley School of Business Awarded $1.35 Million USAID Grant to Spur Entrepreneurship in Barbados
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., March 9 -- Indiana University issued the following news release: Indiana University's Kelley School of Business has been awarded a $1.35 million, three-year grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Higher Education for Development (HED) to help the Caribbean nation of Barbados stimulate the creation of new companies there. The Kelley School's new Institute for International Business (IIB) will administer the grant. Faculty in the Kelley Schoo  more

IU Northwest Announces Community Engagement Web Page Launch
GARY, Ind., March 9 -- Indiana University Northwest issued the following news release: Indiana University Northwest Chancellor William J. Lowe announced today the launch of the university's Community Engagement Web pages, which give IU Northwest stakeholders and constituents ready access to information about community-outreach programs and resources that are available at the Northwest Indiana regional campus of Indiana University. The site, which went live today, Wednesday, March 9, is on  more

James Ryan to Discuss Lingering Effects of Segregation on Richmond-Area Schools
RICHMOND, Va., March 9 -- The University of Richmond issued the following news release: James Ryan, a scholar and law professor who has examined the lingering effects of segregation by comparing two Richmond-area high schools, will speak about his book, "Five Miles Away, A World Apart: One City, Two Schools and the Story of Educational Opportunity in Modern America," March 24 at University of Richmond. The program will be held in Jepson Hall, Room 118, beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is free  more

Jane Elliott Joins Women's History Month Events Sponsored by HACC-Lancaster Campus
LANCASTER, Pa., March 8 -- Harrisburg Area Community College issued the following news release: Jane Elliott, internationally known for a classroom model to fight prejudice, will discuss her efforts during two free appearances this month sponsored by the Multicultural Affairs Office and Student Government Association at HACC-Lancaster Campus. Both events, which are in celebration of Women's History Month in March, will be held in the Show Room at the Lancaster Host Resort and Conference C  more

Jersey City Hosts Foreclosure Prevention Training in Collaboration with Bank of America and the New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund
JERSEY CITY, N.J., March 9 -- The city of Jersey City issued the following news release: Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy, members of the Municipal Council, the Department of Housing and Economic Development/ Division of Community Development in conjunction with Bank of America and the New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund hosted Foreclosure Prevention Training on Tuesday, March 1, 2011. Foreclosures nationally continue to be a critical issue and Jersey City has been fortunate not to have as ma  more

Johnson: House Republican Spending Plan Costs SD Jobs, Hurts SD Economy
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- The office of Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., issued the following news release: Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) today declared the House Republican's spending plan will directly cost South Dakota jobs and hurt South Dakota's economy. The Senate is poised to vote on the House passed spending plan, H.R. 1 and the Senate Democrats spending plan. "There should be no business as usual but H.R.1 eliminates $16 million in federal funding to reconstruct the state owned Mitchell to Ch  more

Kamenetz Seeks Study of Alternatives to Alleviate School Overcrowding
TOWSON, Md., March 9 -- Baltimore County issued the following news release: Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz requested that Baltimore County School Superintendent Dr. Joe Hairston and School Board President Mr. Earnest Hines consider innovative alternatives to school overcrowding by analyzing the possibility of utilizing middle school capacity to relieve overcrowding in some of Baltimore County's elementary schools. "In these very challenging economic times, it is vitally importan  more

Kevin Spacey to Deliver the 24th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy During Arts Advocacy Day Events in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON, March 10 -- Americans for the Arts issued the following news release: Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey will deliver the 24th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy during this year's Arts Advocacy Day events in Washington, D.C. Arts Advocacy Day is presented by Americans for the Arts, the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts, in partnership with Ovation, the only television network devoted to arts culture. Arts Advocacy Day brings togeth  more

Kline Questions Spending and Priorities at the Department of Education
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- The House Education & Workforce Committee issued the following news release: The U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), today held a full committee hearing to review the administration's Fiscal Year 2012 budget request for the Department of Education. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan served as the hearing witness, offering testimony and answering member questions about the budget proposal. In an unusual maneuver, t  more

KU to Honor 21 High School Seniors from Atchison County on March 23
LAWRENCE, Kan., March 9 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: Students from three Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, March 23, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 21 seniors from high schools in Atchison County will be recognized for their academic achievements and named Kansas Honor Scholars at a 6:30 p.m. dinner and program at the Atchison Heritage Conference Center, 710 S. Ninth St. The Kansas Honors Progra  more

Lasers and Optics Focus of Morrill Hall's March 20 Sunday Scientist
LINCOLN, Neb., March 9 -- University of Nebraska - Lincoln issued the following news release: What do sunglasses, barcodes, and Blu-Ray discs all have in common? Lasers and optics. Lasers and optics are all around us and the University of Nebraska State Museum will host a Sunday with a Scientist program for children and families to learn about light, lasers, and optics from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. March 20 at Morrill Hall. Morrill Hall is south of 14th and Vine Streets on the University of Nebra  more

Leadership Forum to Focus on Networking and Business Skills Development, March 25
BROOKLYN, N.Y., March 9 -- Long Island University - Brooklyn Campus issued the following news release: Business majors from colleges across the metropolitan area can tap into the expertise of top business professionals during a leadership seminar Friday, March 25, at Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus. The 6th Annual Leadership Skills Development Program for Business Students "We're About Success!" will be held at the Brooklyn Campus in the Arnold & Marie Schwartz Gymnasium in Metcal  more

Learning Matters Online, March 9
ST. PAUL, Minn., March 9 -- The Minnesota Department of Education issued the following newsletter: Learning Matters highlights the most important issues coming out of the Minnesota Department of Education including press releases, policy announcements, grant and scholarship opportunities and other items of interest. Please forward this newsletter to others in the education field who may be interested in Learning Matters. Subscribe to Learning Matters (http://education.state.mn.us/WebsiteC  more

Linda Sanchez Kicks Off Annual Congressional Arts Competition for 39th District High School Students
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- Rep. Linda T. Sanchez, D-Calif. (39th CD), issued the following news release: Congresswoman Linda Sanchez is pleased to announce her annual Congressional Arts Competition, also known as "An Artistic Discovery," for high school students. "There are some extremely talented and creative students in our district," said Congresswoman Linda Sanchez. "I look forward to this competition every year so that I can see the artistic gifts of our students. The competition is a gre  more

Lipitz Center Providing Free Assistance to Help Medical Practices Improve Care for Chronically Ill Patients
BALTIMORE, March 9 -- Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health issued the following news release: The Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care (http://www.jhsph.edu/lipitzcenter/index.html) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is offering free technical assistance to help primary care practices and health care organizations, including accountable care organizations (ACOs), improve the quality and outcomes of health care for older adults with chro  more

LMU Celebrates National Athletic Training Month
HARROGATE, Tenn., March 9 -- Lincoln Memorial University issued the following news: Lincoln Memorial University joins the nation in celebrating National Athletic Training Month throughout March with several special events. LMU's Athletic Training Student Association (ATSA) will host competitive games, a free health class and an open house in the athletic department during March. The ATSA Student Olympics will be held at a date to-be-announced after LMU's classes reconvene from spring break  more

Lycoming County Man Charged with Using Internet to Sexually Proposition 13-Year Old 'Girl' and Sending Explicit Webcam Videos
HARRISBURG, Pa., March 9 -- The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office issued the following news release: Agents from the Attorney General's Child Predator Unit have arrested a Lycoming County man accused of using Internet chat rooms to sexually proposition what he believed was a 13-year old girl, along with sending explicit webcam videos of himself to the "girl." Acting Attorney General Bill Ryan identified the defendant as George William McKay, age 61, of 723 High Street, Williamsport.   more

Macfee Named Interim Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology
AUGUSTA, Ga., March 9 -- The Georgia's Health Sciences University issued the following news release: Dr. Michael Macfee, Vice Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University, has been named Interim Department Chairman. Dr. Ana Alvarez Murphy, Chairwoman since June 2006, will remain on faculty as a professor in the Section of Reproductive Endocrinology, Infertility and Genetics. "Dr. Murphy is an excellent ph  more

Mangano Congratulates Nassau County Department of Social Services Commissioner Dr. John E. Imhof
MINEOLA, N.Y., March 9 -- The Nassau County Executive issued the following news release: Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano is pleased to announce that Dr. John Imhof, Commissioner of the Nassau County Department of Social Services, has been re-appointed to a second term as the At Large District X (Long Island) Representative for the New York Public Welfare Association's (NYPWA) Board of Directors. NYPWA represents fifty-eight local departments of social services in New York State.   more

March of Dimes Grant to Help Durham County's Mothers and Babies
DURHAM, N.C., March 9 -- Durham County issued the following news release: Recently, Durham County was awarded a $37,000 grant from the March of Dimes North Carolina Chapter to address unmet maternal and child health needs. "These grants address significant maternal and child health issues such as low birth weight, racial disparities, and overweight and obesity among women, which are of concern in our community," said Marcia Swartz, chair of the March of Dimes Program Services. These gra  more

Marion County to Benefit From $4,800 Community Education Grant
BROOKSVILLE, Fla., March 9 -- The Southwest Florida Water Management District issued the following news release: A Marion County project expected to reach up to 30,000 people was recently awarded a Community Education Grant from the Southwest Florida Water Management District. This year the District approved 29 grants Districtwide for a total of $120,471. This is the 14th year Community Education Grants have been available. These grants offer reimbursement up to $5,000 to help fund project  more

Mark Pierson Receives Engineering Teaching Award at Virginia Tech
BLACKSBURG, Va., March 9 -- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University issued the following news release: Mark Pierson, a former U.S. Navy officer who now spearheads the nuclear engineering program in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, has earned the highest college-wide accolade given to a professor by the engineering students, the Sporn Award for Teaching Excellence in Engineering. "His background as a Navy officer specializing in shipboard nuclear reactors helps stude  more

Markey Praises FCC's E-rate Learning On-the-Go Program
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- Rep. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass. (7th CD), issued the following news release: Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a senior member and former chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee's Communications, Technology and the Internet Subcommittee, today issued the following statement praising the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) selection of 20 schools and libraries to participate in the E-rate "Learning On-the-Go" wireless program. Rep. Markey was the lead  more

Maryland Issues Solicitation for Construction Trade Contractors
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- The state of Maryland issued the following solicitation notice for the Charles County Public Schools Purchasing office: Header Information Solicitation No: ChSSO286645 Due Date/Time: 03/15/2011 02:00 PM Solicitation Title: St. Charles High School Change Order#: 00000 Purchasing Dept: ChPSPurc - Charles County Public Schools Purchasing Buyer: Nelson Solicitation Type: ITB Contact Information Contact: MARGARET KAIGHN Title: E-mail: MKaighn@ccboe.com Address: Cha  more

Maryland Issues Solicitation for Editing of Online Professional Development Courses
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- The state of Maryland issued the following solicitation notice for the Maryland State Department of Education: Header Information Solicitation No: R00SO284725 Due Date/Time: 03/15/2011 02:00 PM Solicitation Title: the Editing of Online Professional Development Change Order#: 00000 Purchasing Dept: R00B520 - R00 MSDE: Procurement Buyer: Alan Delman Solicitation Type: RFQ Contact Information Contact: Alan Delman Title: PROCUREMENT OFFICER E-mail: adelman@msde.sta  more

MASSIVE to Set New Standard in Australian Research
MELBOURNE, Australia, March 9 -- Monash University issued the following news release: Leading research and education services provider, Monash University, and project partners the Australian Synchrotron, CSIRO and the Victorian Partnership of Advanced Computing, today announced their AUS$8 million investment in a state-of-the-art supercomputer facility would have direct impact on the study of diseases such as cancer, diabetes and AIDS, and the development of future treatments for malaria and   more

Master of Education Degree Program Offered in Warrensburg
FULTON, Mo., March 9 -- William Woods University issued the following news release: William Woods University is offering Warrensburg area residents the opportunity to pursue a master of education (M.Ed.) degree without quitting work. The program will begin with an orientation meeting at 5:30 p.m. April 13 at Warrensburg Community Center, Room 3, 445 E. Gay Street, Warrensburg. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the university's Graduate and Professional Studies program prior  more

Matz Launches NCUA's MyCreditUnion.gov
ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 9 -- The National Credit Union Administration issued the following news release: National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Board Chairman Debbie Matz today unveiled a new, free consumer tool -- MyCreditUnion.gov. The NCUA financial education website's launch coincides with National Consumer Protection Week. MyCreditUnion.gov offers a one-stop toolbox of educational information and personal finance tips designed to help individuals in making smart financial decisions a  more

Mayor Challenges Charter Schools to Expand Success to Benefit All Public School Students
LOS ANGELES, March 9 -- The office of the Los Angeles Mayor issued the following news release: In a speech to the California Charter School Association today, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa called on charter schools to expand their work and proven teaching methods beyond their own schools and export their successes to traditional public schools. Despite the success and the growth of most charter schools, charters currently only serve three percent of public school students across the   more

Mayor Lee Announces Local Hire Implementation Plan
SAN FRANCISCO, March 9 -- The office of the San Francisco Mayor issued the following news release: Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced San Francisco's Local Hire implementation plan, a roadmap that will guide City departments, contractors and the broader community to ensure that the City's local hiring ordinance is achievable, flexible and will succeed in boosting San Francisco's economy and provide jobs for San Francisco residents. Mayor Lee, who announced Local Hire implementation as one   more

Mayor Names Kaya Henderson Chancellor of DC Public Schools
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- The mayor of the District of Columbia issued the following news release: Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced today that Kaya Henderson, who since November has served in an interim capacity as chancellor of the D.C. Public Schools (DCPS), would serve in that position permanently. "I have now worked with Kaya Henderson for several years, first in her capacity as Deputy Chancellor for the school system and, since last fall, as the Interim Chancellor. I have seen first-hand  more

Mayor Villaraigosa Issues Statement on School Board Races
LOS ANGELES, March 9 -- The office of the Los Angeles Mayor issued the following statement: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today issued the following statement on Tuesday's LAUSD school board races: "Yesterday, Los Angeles voted to give the families of the Los Angeles Unified School District more and better choices. By supporting progressive, pro-reform candidates, voters chose autonomy with a reform-oriented school board over an inflated bureaucracy in our school system. Los Angeles voters sa  more

MBA Degree Program Offered in Blue Springs
FULTON, Mo., March 9 -- William Woods University issued the following news release: William Woods University is offering Blue Springs area residents the opportunity to pursue a master of business administration (MBA) degree without quitting work. The program will begin with an orientation on April 20 at 6 p.m. at Paul Consiglio Education Center, Room 103, 1501 NW Jefferson St., Blue Springs. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the university's Graduate and Professional Studie  more

MBA Degree Program Offered in Caruthersville
FULTON, Mo., March 9 -- William Woods University issued the following news release: William Woods University is offering Caruthersville area residents the opportunity to pursue a master of business administration (MBA) degree without quitting work. The program will begin with an orientation on April 20 at 6 p.m. at Caruthersville Library, 707 West 13th Street, Caruthersville. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the university's Graduate and Professional Studies program prior   more

Media Coalition Names CSUN Journalism Professor 'Educator of the Year,' Six Student Journalists Honored
NORTHRIDGE, Calif., March 9 -- California State University Northridge issued the following news release: The California College Media Association has recognized six Cal State Northridge student journalists for their work with the campus student newspaper, the Daily Sundial. At the same ceremony, the paper's faculty adviser, Melissa Lalum, was named "Educator of the Year" by the California Journalism Education Coalition. The Daily Sundial staff won three first place, three second place and   more

Michaelena Hix Named 2011 Outstanding Educator of the Year, to be Recognized March 11
POCATELLO, Idaho, March 9 -- Idaho State University issued the following news release: Michaelena Hix, current director of Curriculum and Instruction at Bonneville School District, will be honored on March 11 as the 2011 Outstanding Educator of the Year at the Idaho State University College of Education and Kappa Delta Pi 54th annual Recognition Banquet. Hix received her bachelor's degree in elementary education in 1995 and earned her Masters of Education in education administration in 20  more

Michigan's January Jobless Rate Continues Downward Trend
LANSING, Mich., March 9 -- The Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth issued the following news release: Michigan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in January declined over the month by four-tenths of a percentage point to 10.7 percent (December's rate was revised downward by six-tenths of a percentage point to 11.1 percent ? see page 2 note). Unemployment decreased over the month by 21,000 as total employment increased by 16,000, according to data released today by   more

Mikulski Statement on Why House Budget Proposal is Bad for Maryland
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- The office of Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, D-Md., issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) today urged her colleagues to vote against the House budget proposal, saying H.R. 1 would harm middle-class families and kill thousands of jobs. "If we take a look at what H.R. 1 does, it really whacks Maryland's middle-class families. It cuts job training, education, access to higher education and much-needed childhood and after-school programs," S  more

Miles Community College Awards Scholarships
MILES CITY, Mont., March 9 -- Miles Community College issued the following news release: Miles Community College is pleased to announce the students who are receiving academic scholarships for spring semester 2011. Scholarships and recipients include: Curtis & Irene Strom Memorial Scholarship: this scholarship is a general scholarship that can be used for tuition and fees. Recipients are: Billie Rae Bartholomew (Miles City), Sheridan Pope (Sidney), Ashley Stewart (Columbus), and Eko Thibod  more

Montgomery County Council Approves Resolution Supporting in-State Tuition for All Maryland Residents
ROCKVILLE, Md., March 8 -- Montgomery County issued the following council news release: The Montgomery County Council today approved a resolution urging the Maryland General Assembly to adopt legislation that would grant all Maryland residents in-state tuition to Maryland colleges and universities regardless of their immigration status. The measure passed unanimously by all Councilmembers present (8-0). Councilmember Nancy Navarro was the chief sponsor of the resolution. Council President   more

MSU Billings Co-Sponsors Leadership Workshop By Author, Former QVC Vice President
BILLINGS, Mont., March 8 -- Montana State University - Billings issued the following news release: In the early 21st century, trust is the new currency of the workplace and leaders can use that currency to boost their business and careers. That will be the focus of a workshop next week co-sponsored by Montana State University Billings and presented by noted author, speaker, radio host and former vice president of QVC "The Emerging Era: Uncommon-Practice Leadership and the Workplace Curr  more

MSU Professor Involves Community When Writing Textbook
MURRAY, Ky., March 9 -- Murray State University issued the following news release: Dr. Jacqueline Hansen, an Associate Professor of Elementary Education at MSU; and Dr. Kenneth Moore, a semiretired professor and educational consultant, co-authored the textbook, Effective Strategies for Teaching in K-8 Classrooms that was published in Jan. 2011. Effective Strategies for Teaching in K-8 Classrooms provides knowledge and skills for teachers to utilize when instructing diverse student populations  more

Music Department Adds Seven Petrof Grand Pianos
RICHMOND, Ky., Feb. 4 -- Eastern Kentucky University issued the following news release: Eastern Kentucky University's Department of Music recently added seven Petrof grand pianos to its collection of instruments available for use by students and faculty members. The Petrof piano factory was founded in 1864 in the Czech Republic and is Europe's largest piano builder. "A search of many months culminated in the selection of the Petrof product," Rob James, chair of Eastern's Department of M  more

NAACP Celebrates 75th Anniversary of Youth & College Division
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) issued the following news release: Today, the NAACP is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its Youth & College Division, created in 1936. The division serves as the premier institution for young people to develop the skills they need to meet various challenges that face African Americans and other youth of color. NAACP youth units across the country engage in social justice activism, addressing issue  more

NAFA Introduces Free Mobile Marketplace App
PRINCETON, N.J., March 9 -- The National Association of Fleet Administrators issued the following news release: One of the most important reference tools for a fleet manager has been freed from the desktop and now fits easily in a pocket! NAFA's Online Buyer's Guide, which lets fleet managers locate the products and professional services they need for their job, is now available as a free app for the iPhone, Blackberry, and iPads. The Mobile Marketplace App is a user-friendly tool that let  more

National Parks, Reserved Lands the Focus of Leadership Seminar
MERCED, Calif., March 9 -- The University of California at Merced issued the following news release: From California's Sierra foothills to Sweden's Tyresta forest, the problems facing the world's national parks and reserved lands are immense and require a new way of thinking. Park leaders from across the globe are being brought together in April for an intensive, 12-day leadership program to address central issues like climate change, habitat loss, encroachment, budget constraints and rapi  more

NETC Employee Wins Prestigious Award for Growing Workforce Partnerships
CHERAW, S.C., March 9 -- Northeastern Technical College issued the following news release: Sherrie Chapman is not a teacher, but she has provided thousands of people who have passed through the doors of Northeastern Technical College with an education. Chapman is dean of the College's continuing education division, which has been instrumental in meeting the educational needs of businesses, industries and individuals within its three-county service area. The South Carolina Technical Coll  more

New Endowed Chairs Bolster Servant Leadership, Military History
COLUMBUS, Ga., March 9 -- Columbus State University issued the following news release: The University System of Georgia Board of Regents has approved for Columbus State University a pair of endowed faculty chair positions, separately honoring CSU's previous president and a decorated war hero-turned-philanthropist. A $2.5 million gift from the Richard R. Hallock Foundation and Mrs. Richard Hallock has helped create the Col. Richard R. Hallock Distinguished University Chair in Military Histo  more

New Orleans One of 24 Global Cities Chosen for IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Grant
NEW ORLEANS, March 9 -- The city of New Orleans issued the following news release: Mayor Mitch Landrieu today announced that IBM has selected the City of New Orleans to receive an IBM Smarter Cities Challenge grant. The grant will provide City Hall with access to IBM's top experts to analyze and recommend ways New Orleans can become an even better place in which to live, work and play. The approximate value of each Smarter Cities Challenge grant is equivalent to as much as $400,000. "This   more

New Public Education Campaign Shows Smoking's Devastating Health Consequences; Ads Describe How Smoking Can Lead to 'Suffering Every Minute of Every Day'
NEW YORK, March 9 -- The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene issued the following news release: To encourage New Yorkers to quit smoking, the New York City Health Department kicks off its annual Nicotine Patch and Gum Program today, which will run through March 24. To coincide with the annual patch and gum giveaway, the department is running a bold new public-education campaign that shows the long-term suffering smoking can cause. Instead of focusing on mortality, the campai  more

New Study Demonstrates that Colorado Public Library Use Increased During the Recession
DENVER, March 9 -- The Colorado Department of Education issued the following news release: The Library Research Service, an office of the Colorado State Library, today released "The Impact of the Recession on Public Library Use in Colorado." The study examines use of Colorado public libraries (measured by visits, circulation, program attendance and Internet computer use) both prior to and after the onset of the recent recession. The study found that from 2006 to 2007 (prior to the rece  more

NIC Scholarship Applications Due March 14
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho, March 9 -- North Idaho College issued the following news release: Paying tuition and fees at North Idaho College? There's help available. That's the message that administrators at NIC are trying to emphasize to students as the number of people who are turning to training and education at NIC as well as the cost of education continue to rise. "Many students don't apply for scholarships because they believe that they need to have a high GPA or be low income in order  more

Nicholls 'Tresors du Bayou' to Welcome Hundreds of Youths
THIBODAUX, La., March 9 -- Nicholls State University issued the following news release: Approximately 1,300 youths from area primary, middle and secondary schools will be attending the Bayou French Education Program, or "Tresors du Bayou," scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday, March 18, near John L. Guidry Stadium at Nicholls State University. Intended as a prelude to the three-day, third annual Louisiana Swamp Stomp Festival, the Tresors du Bayou cultural program will feature local artists, histo  more

NSU Center for Materials Research to Host NanoDays Educational Outreach Event at the Children's Museum of Virginia
NORFOLK, Va., March 9 --Norfolk State University issued the following news release: Norfolk State University's Center for Materials Research will host NanoDays, a unique, nanotechnology educational event on Saturday, March 19 at the Children's Museum of Virginia in Portsmouth ("Andalos" Clubhouse, 420 High Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704). NanoDays is a community-based outreach event designed to foster public awareness, engagement and understanding of nanoscale science and technology. The ev  more

NSU Intelligence Symposium to 'Analyze a Rising China'
NORFOLK, Va., March 9 --Norfolk State University issued the following news release: Norfolk State University's Intelligence Community Centers of Academic Excellence (IC-CAE) will host its annual intelligence symposium on Wednesday, March 16 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the New Student Center, Room 149, which is located on the NSU campus. Free and open to the public, this year's symposium is entitled "A Rising China: The Role of Chinese-American Universities in Promoting Dialogue in Science,   more

NYC Gov't Workers Paid Less Than Private Sector Peers, Study Finds
NEW YORK, March 9 -- The New York City Comptroller issued the following news release: Retirement Security NYC, the initiative by New York City Comptroller John C. Liu to provide research on public employee pension issues, today released its first study, entitled "Municipal Employee Compensation in New York City." Authored by the Comptroller's Chief Economist Frank Braconi, Ph.D., the report found that New York City municipal employees are paid 17% less on average than their NYC private sec  more

Oceans of Change Event Coming to the WNC Nature Center on March 12th
ASHEVILLE, N.C., March 9 -- The city of Asheville issued the following news release: The Western North Carolina Nature Center will host a one-day program called "Oceans of Change" on Saturday, March 12, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The program highlights the climatological impacts on marine organisms like shrimp, fish and whales. Explore the various educational stations with hands-on challenges, touch live marine specimens, and visit our immersion theater. Craft activities, mini-lectures a  more

Ohio Issues Solicitation for Economic Education Summit Coordinator
WASHINGTON, March 10 -- The Ohio Department of Education has issued the following request for proposal notice: Title Ohio Economic Education Summit Coordinator (Repost to Open Market) Description This is an annual summit of Career-Technical Education Parnerships. Important to this Summit is Ohio's Perkins IV plan that supports academic and technical integration, secondary and postsecondary linkages, serving disadvantaged youth, business and industry involvement and preparation of all student  more

Ojibwe Author and Language Activist to Visit March 10
EAU CLAIRE, Wis., March 9 -- The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire issued the following news release: The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will host author and Ojibwe language activist Dr. Anton Treuer March 10. Treuer will speak on Ojibwe language from 1-2:30 p.m. in the Old Library Room 1118 and on language revitalization from 4-5:30 p.m. in Hibbard Humanities Hall Room 100. Following a 6 p.m. potluck in the Hibbard Penthouse, Treur will talk about his book, "Assassination of the Hole  more

Open University Business School Voted fifth Educational Business Superbrand
MILTON KEYNES, England, March 8 -- Open University issued the following news release: The Open University Business School has been voted fifth in the Business Superbrand 2011 Executive Education, Training and Development category. The Business Superbrands survey recognises brands that have established an exceptional reputation in their sectors and offer customers significant emotional and/or tangible advantages over their competitors. Anthoula Madden, Director of the Business Developmen  more

Oregon's Credit Rating Upgraded, Which Will Save Taxpayers Millions
SALEM, Ore., March 9 -- The Oregon State Treasurer issued the following news release: Oregonians stand to save millions thanks to an improvement in the state's credit rating, State Treasurer Ted Wheeler announced today. The increase to AA+ from Standard & Poor's comes after a presentation by State finance officials last week to the firm's credit analysts. In a report issued by S&P, the firm says the increase in creditworthiness takes into account the state's "strong financial policies and   more

Orton Longueville School Academy Transition Progressing
PETERBOROUGH, England, March 9 -- The Peterborough City Council issued the following news release: Plans for Orton Longueville School to become an academy in partnership with a top performing Cambridgeshire school have taken a further step forward. Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, has approved the second stage of Orton Longueville School's application to become an academy. Peterborough City Council is working with Cambridge Meridian Education Trust as sponsor/partner to   more

PBS Kids Presents the Cat in the Hat at Knoxville Zoo
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., March 9 -- The city of Knoxville issued the following news release: The Cat in the Hat, star of the PBS Kids "The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!(TM)" program, will be making a special appearance at Knoxville Zoo on Saturday, March 12, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Visitors can meet the most famous Dr. Seuss character of all and pose for photos with The Cat in the Hat himself at the Encounter Village stage. Little visitors can also participate in fun Seussical-in  more

Peace Corps and Corporation for National Community Service Encourage Students to Pursue Service Opportunities
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- The Peace Corps issued the following news release: At a Howard University event in Washington, D.C., Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams and Chief Executive of the Corporation for National and Community Service Patrick Corvington encouraged students to pursue opportunities in public service in the United States and overseas. The leaders of the two federal service agencies challenged Americans to answer President Obama's "call to serve" and improve the lives of other  more

Pell Grants - and the Students Who Need Them - Should Not be Sacrificed in the Name of Balancing the Budget
GRESHAM, Ore., March 9 -- Mt. Hood Community College issued the following news release: Is cutting Pell grants at a time when college students and their parents are struggling to make ends meet, much less afford a pricey college education, the answer to help balance the federal budget? House Republicans recently announced a plan to cut spending on Pell grants, which provide financial aid to students who need assistance the most. The proposal is geared to save the government $100 billion ov  more

Pharmacists Make Significant Contributions to Improving Community's Immunization Rates
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- The American Pharmacists Association issued the following news release: Recognizing the value and extraordinary contributions pharmacists provide to improving the vaccination rates of their communities, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2011 APhA Immunization Champion Awards. The awards will be presented during APhA's Annual Meeting and Exposition in Seattle, Wash., March 25-28, 2011. There are five categories of  more

Philippines and Indonesia Agree to Enhance Cooperation to Fight Transnational Crimes
JAKARTA, Indonesia, March 8 -- The office of the President of the Philippines issued the following news release: The Philippines and Indonesia moved to further strengthen their joint efforts in the fight against transnational crimes with the signing today of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Cooperation on Preventing and Combating Transnational Crimes and Capacity Building. The signing of MOU between Philippine National Police chief Raul Bacalzo and his Indonesian counterpart, Police   more

PHL, Indonesia ink 3 MOUs on Education, Sports, and Crime Prevention
JAKARTA, Indonesia, March 8 -- The office of the President of the Philippines issued the following news release: President Benigno S. Aquino III and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Tuesday witnessed the formal signing of three on Basic Education, Sports Cooperation and Cooperation on Preventing and Combating Transnational Crimes and Capacity Building in ceremonies at the Credentials Hall of the Istana Merdeka (Indonesian Presidential Palace), here. The signing ceremonies s  more

PMA FIT Resolves Issue of Attracting and Retaining Industry Talent
NEWARK, Del., March 9 -- The Produce Marketing Association issued the following news release: One of the greatest challenges facing companies in the produce industry is talent. Produce Marketing Association Foundation for Industry Talent (PMA FIT) is helping address this universal need with its new inaugural Emerging Leaders Program set for June 12-15 in Glendale, Ariz. This prestigious event is developed in partnership with the world's No. 1-ranked school of international business, Thunderbi  more

Prepared Remarks of Chairman Julius Genachowski
NEW YORK, March 9 -- The Federal Communications Commission issued the following speech by Chairman Julius Genachowski: Thank you Principal Alisa Berger and Sharon Greenberger from the New York Department of Education for co-hosting this event with us. Also thank you to the all-star education panel we have assembled, Larry Berger from Wireless Generation, Matthew Small of Blackboard, Bruce Davis of K12, Steve Harris of Dell, and Xavier Williams of AT&T. Yesterday, President Obama hosted   more

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- The White House issued the following news release: Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts: * Dereth Glance, Commissioner, International Joint Commission, Department of State * Rich Moy, Commissioner, International Joint Commission, Department of State * Daniel B. Shapiro, Ambassador to Israel, Department of State * Ben S. Bernanke, U.S. Alternate Governor, International Monetary Fu  more

President Obama Recognizes UMass Boston in Speech at TechBoston
BOSTON, Mass., March 9 -- The University of Massachusetts at Boston issued the following news release: In his speech at TechBoston Academy yesterday, President Barack Obama recognized the University of Massachusetts Boston for preparing many of the teachers working at the school. "... We're also working to give educators the support and the preparation that they need, and I know that some of the teachers here have benefited from our investment in these programs, such as the teacher prepara  more

Prominent Chinese Historian Speaks at OSU on April 7
CORVALLIS, Ore., March 9 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: William Kirby, a prominent modern Chinese historian, will speak at Oregon State University on April 7 as part of an inaugural event for the new Asian Studies Program on campus. His talk, "The Chinese Century? Business and Education in the 21st Century," will begin at 4 p.m. at the Austin Auditorium of the LaSells Stewart Center. The event is free and open to the public. In his talk, Kirby will ask  more

Public Invited to Third Annual Education Expo
WARWICK, R.I., March 9 -- Community College of Rhode Island issued the following news release: The Community College of Rhode Island will host "CCRI Education Expo 2011: Showcasing the Tools to Change Your Life" from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, at the Knight Campus, 400 East Ave., Warwick. The focus of this third annual open house event is helping prospective college students figure out ways to pay for a college education. Attendees are welcome to browse the Great Hall area on   more

Public Notice of March 10, 2011 State Board of Education Legislative Committee Meeting
LANSING, Mich., March 9 -- The Michigan State Board of Education issued the following public notice: The State Board of Education Legislative Committee will meet as follows: When: Thursday, March 10, 2011 Time: 10:00 a.m. Location: Ladislaus B. Dombrowski Board Room, Fourth Floor, John A. Hannah Building, 608 West Allegan Street, Lansing, Michigan State Board of Education meetings are open to the public. Persons with disabilities needing accommodations for effective particip  more

Rangel Holds First-Ever Bloggers' Conference Call
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- Rep. Charles B. Rangel, D-N.Y. (15th CD), issued the following news release: "This is an exciting new experience for me," said Congressman Charles B. Rangel, as he welcomed a core group of bloggers who joined the 21st-term lawmaker in his first-ever bloggers' conference call, on March 8, 2011, Tuesday evening at 8PM ET. "Things are changing every day, and the Congress can't do all that it wants to, especially being in the minority. It's going to take more than Congre  more

Registration Starts March 16 for Spring/Summer 2011 Semester
ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 9 -- Washtenaw Community College issued the following news release: Being prepared when registration starts for WCC's Spring/Summer Semester can help students avoid getting delayed during the process, according to Kathy Currie, director of student records. Registration for Spring/Summer Semester starts Wednesday, March 16, for current and readmitted students. Registration for new students starts one week later on Wednesday, March 23. A schedule of credit classes   more

Rep. Fudge Makes Statement on Collective Bargaining and Worker's Rights
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio (11th CD), issued the following statement: Yesterday, workers from Ohio, Wisconsin, and Indiana came together to speak out against the attack on their rights, and to explain the necessity for middle-class workers to collectively bargain. In all three states, Republican Governors and state Representatives have proposed legislation drastically limiting the ability of public employee unions to negotiate. The House Democratic Steering & Policy C  more

Rep. Paul Introduces Bill to Allow Individuals Credit Against Income Tax for Tuition for Elementary, Secondary Education
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 954) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to "allow individuals a credit against income tax for tuition and related expenses for public and nonpublic elementary and secondary education." The bill was introduced on March 8. The legislation was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee. ***  more

Rep. Paul Introduces Bill to Provide Full Tax Deduction for Higher Education Expenses
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 953) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to "make higher education more affordable by providing a full tax deduction for higher education expenses and interest on student loans." The bill was introduced on March 8. The legislation was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee. ***  more

Representative Barletta Named To Small Business Committee
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa. (11th CD), issued the following news release: Representative Lou Barletta released the following statement regarding his key appointment to the House Committee on Small Business. "I am honored to have this special opportunity to stand up for small businesses in our area and our country," Barletta said. "As a former small business owner, I understand the challenges and difficulties that come with trying to maintain such an enterprise. Small bu  more

Russian Tea Room Open Thursday Evening at ECU
ADA, Okla., March 9 -- East Central University issued the following news release: A Russian Tea Room will be open from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Thursday [MARCH 10] in the Regents Room in Knight Hall at East Central University. Russian tea will be served from samovars and Slavic style-pancakes and Russian and Ukrainian candies and cookies will be offered. Also featured will be Russian and Ukrainian music and dance. A "Welcome to Ukraine" presentation will be made by three exchange students  more

SCC Business Administration Student Wins Two-Year Quick Pitch Competition
LINCOLN, Neb., March 9 -- Southeast Community College issued the following news release: Like a lot of people, Ryan Cairns enjoys a beer now and then. In fact, his interest in the third-most popular beverage on the planet is much deeper than using it to quench his thirst: He wants to open a store that specializes in beer and beer-related products. "By specializing in only beer products, it will be a destination point for beer enthusiasts where they will have the largest selection of beer a  more

SCC Food Service/Hospitality Instructor Earns Award
LINCOLN, Neb., March 9 -- Southeast Community College issued the following news release: Erin Caudill, an instructor in Southeast Community College's Food Service/Hospitality program (http://www.southeast.edu/programs/Food/default.aspx), has been selected as the Area 2 Outstanding Dietetic Educator representing a dietetic technician program. Area 2 is comprised of Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Missouri, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Caudill, a registered dietician an  more

Schakowsky's Statement, Resolution on International Women's Day
WASHINGTON, March 8 -- Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill. (9th CD), issued the following news release: Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) issued the following statement on International Women's Day and the introduction of her Resolution to recognize March 8th, 2011 as the 100th anniversary. Co-signers of the Resolution include, Reps. Markey, Grijalva, Fudge, Susan Davis, Stark, Norton, Eddie Bernice Johnson, McCollum, Baldwin, Carnahan, Christensen, Hirono, Hinchey, Speier, Matsui, Maloney, Wasserman Schult  more

School District Engineer and Three Contractors Charged with Bid Rigging, Inflating School Contracts and Illegal Kickbacks
TRENTON, N.J., March 9 -- The New Jersey Attorney General issued the following news release: Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced that an engineer who oversaw construction projects for three school districts was charged today with taking thousands of dollars in kickbacks on contracts he recommended that allegedly involved rigged bids and fraudulently inflated costs. The business administrator for the Westfield School District and three contra  more

Schumer Announces Nearly $1 Million in Federal Fire Grants Coming to Utica Fire Dept; With Funds, 8 Line Firefighters Will Be Hired
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- 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 Utica Fire Department will receive a grant totaling $956,006 in Round 11 of the FY10 AFG Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program. These federal funds will allow the Utica Fire Department to hire 8 line firefighters. AFG awards are administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and are design  more

Scotland's Construction Sector
EDINBURGH, Scotland, March 9 -- The Scottish government issued the following news release: Enterprise Minister Jim Mather, Housing Minister Alex Neil and Skills Minister Angela Constance have tonight met construction industry representatives to discuss opportunities for the government and the sector to work closely together. The Ministers outlined how the Scottish Government's actions to strengthen the economy is supporting vital jobs and growth in construction. After coming through a   more

Scott Announces Scholarship Opportunities
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- Rep. David Scott, D-Ga. (13th CD), issued the following news release: Congressman David Scott (D-GA) announced today that applications for the 2011 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Scholarships are available online at www.cbcfinc.org/scholarships. "I am pleased to announce the availability of scholarships for deserving 13th District students," said Congressman Scott. "These scholarships present a wonderful opportunity to expand educational resources availabl  more

Scottish Digital Network Proposal
EDINBURGH, Scotland, March 9 -- The Scottish government issued the following news release: Proposals to establish the Scottish Digital Network (SDN) to deliver local television services in Scotland have been put forward by the Scottish Government. A formal expression of interest has been submitted to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in response to its Local Media Action Plan consultation. Culture Minister Fiona Hyslop told the Scottish Parliament's Education, Lifelong  more

Secretary Anderson Appoints Elaine Richmond Administrator of DCF's Division of Early Care and Education
MADISON, Wis., March 9 -- The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families issued the following news release: Department of Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Eloise Anderson today announced the appointment of Elaine Richmond as Administrator of the Division of Early Care and Education. In her new role, Richmond will lead the Department's efforts to keep children safe in daycare, reduce fraud, and improve the quality of child care throughout Wisconsin. "Elaine has more than 20 years ex  more

Secretary Vilsack Releases Report Showing the Recovery Act is Providing Jobs and Benefiting America's Rural Communities
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued the following news release: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today issued a report which shows that Recovery Act investments are renewing our Nation's rural areas and providing benefits to the 50 million people who live there. The report, The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Working for Rural Communities, shows Federal investments under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) are helping rural c  more

Seminar Helps Students Prepare for STEM Careers
MONTGOMERY, Ala., March 9 -- Alabama State University issued the following news release: More than 100 area high school students participated in the ASU HBCU Conference roundtable held to help young people explore career opportunties in science, math, engineering and technology (STEM). The 21st century student will be living and working in a rapidly changing world. What skills will the next generation of students need? What can students do now to ensure that they have the skills needed for  more

Sen. Carper Cosponsors National Safety Plan to Prevent Teen Car Accidents
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- The office of Sen. Thomas Carper, D-Del., issued the following news release: Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) cosponsored a new national plan to make our roads safer and save lives in an effort to address the leading cause of death among teenagers in America - car accidents. The Safe Teen and Novice Driver Uniform Protection (STAND UP) Act, introduced by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Tim Bishop (both D-N.Y.), is legislation to set national standards for states to implement G  more

Sen. Casey Introduces Bill to Enhance Adult Day Programs for Individuals with Neurological Diseases
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- Sen. Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., has introduced legislation (S. 495) to "expend and enhance existing adult day programs for individuals with neurological diseases or conditions, including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, traumatic brain injury, and other similar diseases or conditions, to support and improve access to respite services for family caregivers who are taking care of such individuals." The bill was introduced on March 7. The legislation was referred   more

Sen. Casey Introduces Bill to Prevent Student Bullying, Harassment
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- Sen. Robert Casey, D-Pa., has introduced legislation (S. 506) to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to "address and take action to prevent bullying and harassment of students." The bill was introduced on March 8 and has 18 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Mark Steven Kirk, R-Ill., John F. Kerry, D-Mass., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., Patty Murray, D  more

Sen. DeMint Introduces Bill to Preserve, Protect Free Choice to Form, Join, Assist Labor Organizations
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., has introduced legislation (S. 504) to "preserve and protect the free choice of individual employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, or to refrain from such activities." The bill was introduced on March 8 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, Mike Lee, R-Utah, Rand Paul, R-Ky., Pat Toomey, R-Pa., David Vitter, R-La., and James Risch, R-Idaho. The legislation was refer  more

Sen. Harkin Fights Efforts to Dismantle Health Care Law
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- The office of Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, issued the following news release: Today, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, submitted testimony to the House Energy and Commerce Committee's hearing, titled "Setting Fiscal Priorities in Health Care Funding." As the first anniversary of the Affordable Care Act nears, Harkin emphasized both the budgetary and consumer benefits that the law provides, making the case for   more

Sen. Lieberman Introduces Bill to Establish National Screening Program at Centers for Disease Control, Prevention
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., has introduced legislation (S. 494) to amend the Public Health Service Act to "establish a national screening program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide States the option to increase screening in the United States population for the prevention, early detection, and timely treatment of colorectal cancer." The bill was introduced on March 7 and is co-sponsored by Se  more

Sen. Rockefeller Introduces Bill to Provide for Increased Federal Oversight of Prescription Opioid Treatment
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- Sen. John Rockefeller, D-W.V., has introduced legislation (S. 507) to "provide for increased federal oversight of prescription opioid treatment and assistance to states in reducing opioid abuse, diversion, and deaths." The bill was introduced on March 8. The legislation was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. ***  more

Sen. Rockefeller Votes to Cut Spending and Keep Government Running Through September; Rejects Reckless House Proposal
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- The office of Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV, D-W.Va., issued the following news release: Senator Jay Rockefeller today issued the following statement following Senate votes this afternoon on the 2011 fiscal year funding. "During the last several months I have voted to slash tens of billions of dollars in spending and keep the government running. I don't intend to support eliminating programs that create jobs, invest in education, protect seniors, or make health care af  more

Senate Passes Out More Than 325 Bills On Third Reading
HONOLULU, March 9 -- The Hawaii State Senate Majority Caucus issued the following news release: The Hawaii State Senate passed out more than 325 bills on March 8, 2011 in preparation for First Crossover, the initial major deadline of the 2011 legislative session happening this Thursday, March 10, 2011. All of the bills will now go over to the State House of Representatives which will conduct its own review and determination. During a long session, the Senate approved the majority of bills   more

Seven Teachers Honored for Promoting Agricultural Literacy
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- The American Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Seven teachers have been recognized by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture for their outstanding efforts to promote agricultural literacy. The teachers each received $1,500 scholarships to attend the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in June. The Foundation, through the White-Reinhardt Fund for Education, sponsored the scholarships in cooperati  more

Shelby: We Must Get Serious About Entitlement Reform
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- The office of Sen. Richard C. Shelby, R-Ala., issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Richard Shelby, ranking Republican on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education, today made the following statement at a Committee hearing to examine the fiscal year 2012 Social Security Administration's budget request. Excerpts of Shelby's statement are immediately below in bold, followed by the full text of his prepared remark  more

SJC to Host Expert Lecture on Health Care Reform
BROOKLYN, N.Y., March 9 -- St. Joseph's College issued the following news release: As part of an ongoing lecture series focusing on current health care topics, St. Joseph's College will host an expert panel discussion on health care reform, "Health Care Reform: How It's Going to Affect You," at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23. John Sardelis, Dr.P.H., associate chair of health administration and founder of the St. Joseph's College Healthcare Center for Outreach, Research and Education (C.O.R.  more

SJU Engages Children and Adolescents with ASD in Sports
PHILADELPHIA, March 8 -- St. Joseph's University issued the following news release: At the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support at Saint Joseph's, athletes of all ability levels living with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) will get out on the field to play soccer starting this month. The Kinney Center's new sports program is designed to provide opportunities for individuals with ASD to develop self-confidence, social skills, and a sense of belonging, all while learning how to play a   more

Snowe Statement on Senate Consideration of H.R. 1
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- The office of Sen. Olympia J. Snowe, R-Maine, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine) issued the following statement regarding H.R. 1: "Last year's elections were a resounding repudiation of the status quo with respect to both a lack of fiscal responsibility in government and 'business as usual' in Washington. In that light, and given the wide gap between the substantial $57 billion in cuts put forward by Republicans and the $4.7 b  more

Snyder Selected for Chamber of Commerce Honor
FARGO, N.D., March 9 -- North Dakota State University issued the following news release: Herbert Snyder, associate professor of accounting and information systems, has been selected to receive the Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Faculty Service Award, formerly known as the Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Professor Award. Snyder joined the NDSU faculty in 2003 and is considered one of the leading forensic accounting educators in the country. He has written two books, more than 30 refere  more

Source to Sea Student Outdoor Learning Expedition
BOONE, N.C., March 9 -- Appalachian State University issued the following news release: Ten Appalachian State University undergraduates will begin a journey May 10 to explore the ancient path of waterways from the slopes of Grandfather Mountain to the Atlantic Ocean near Georgetown, S.C. The journey, an academic course titled "Source to Sea: an exploration of one waterway," begins as a hike along the headwaters of Wilson's Creek along Watauga and Caldwell counties before transitioning into  more

Southeastern Professor Daniel Weigel Recipient of Two Awards from Oklahoma Counseling Organizations
DURANT, Okla., March 9 -- Southeastern Oklahoma State University issued the following news release: r. Daniel Weigel, Associate Professor of Counseling in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, was the recipient of two Human Rights awards at the 2011 Oklahoma Counseling Association (OCA) Mid-Winter Conference. The conference was held March 3-4 in Norman. Weigel received the 2010 Oklahoma Human Rights Award from the OCA, which is the premier state a  more

Special and Regularly Scheduled Meetings of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
OKLAHOMA CITY, March 9 -- Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education issued the following news release: Special Meeting of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education 9 a.m., Thursday, March 10, 2011 State Regents' Conference Room 655 Research Parkway, Suite 200 Oklahoma City, Okla. Regularly Scheduled Meeting of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education 1 p.m., Thursday, March 10, 2011 (or immediately following the 9 a.m. meeting) State Regents' Conference Roo  more

Spruce Hill Christian School Becomes as ECFA Member
PHILADELPHIA, March 9 -- The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability issued the following news release: The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) announced today the accreditation of Spruce Hill Christian School of Philadelphia, PA. ECFA accreditation is based on the ECFA Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship (R) (http://www.ecfa.org/Content/7Standards.aspx), including financial accountability, transparency, sound board governance and ethical fundraising.   more

State Board Approves Reform Priorities
LANSING, Mich., March 8 -- The Michigan Department State Board of Education issued the following news release: With bi-partisan support, the State Board of Education approved today several measures to dramatically move Michigan education forward, including a package of school reform priorities in anticipation of Governor Rick Snyder's special message to the state legislature on education, slated for April. The Board also gave approval to improve the passing scores for the MEAP and Michigan  more

State Down 2,700 Jobs in January; Revised Numbers Show 22,600 Jobs Gained Over the Year
WETHERSFIELD, Conn., March 9 -- The Connecticut Department of Labor issued the following news release: Connecticut lost 2,700 jobs in January, bringing the state's nonfarm employment to 1,616,100. On a seasonally adjusted basis, this represents an increase of 22,600 jobs over the year, when nonfarm employment totaled 1,593,500. The state's unemployment rate remained at 9.0 percent, which is the same as the national rate for January. This release represents revised data based on a more com  more

State Education Officials Honor 10 'Tech Prep' Students of the Year
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., March 9 -- The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education issued the following news release: State education officials honored 10 high school students as Tech Prep Students of the Year in a ceremony held March 4 in Jefferson City. The honorees, their career programs and schools are: Heart of Missouri Technical Education Consortium Kori Sproat, Agriculture and Business Warrensburg Area Career Center and Warrensburg High School Mid-Missouri Tech   more

State Highway Administration Teams Up with Police for St. Patrick's Day Enforcement Blitz
COLUMBIA, Md., March 9 -- The Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration issued the following news release: For many Americans, St. Patrick's Day has become a popular night out to celebrate with friends and family. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of impaired drivers, the night out has also become very dangerous. Impaired driving is one of America's deadliest problems. This St. Patrick's Day, Maryland's State Highway Administration (SHA) is teaming up with a  more

State of the University 2011: Partnership in Action
PLYMOUTH, N.H., March 9 -- Plymouth State University issued the following news release: Plymouth State University continues to thrive despite many challenges, said President Sara Jayne Steen in her fourth annual State of the University address (http://go.plymouth.edu/sotu-2011/) March 9. Steen thanked faculty, staff and students for their collaboration and steadfast support of the University's mission, despite the uncertain economic realities that face the entire USNH system. Steen noted the   more

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2011 Model Dropout Prevention Programs
SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 8 -- The California Department of Education issued the following news release: State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today that nine districts have been designated as models of attendance improvement and dropout prevention by the State School Attendance Review Board (State SARB). "In addition to the financial emergency facing schools across California, the state is also confronted by an ongoing dropout crisis. Young people who desperat  more

Statement by Press Secretary Jay Carney on Today's Votes in the Senate
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- The White House issued the following statement by Press Secretary Jay Carney: Today's votes in the Senate demonstrate that Democrats and Republicans must come together to find common ground on a budget that cuts spending and puts us on a path to live within our means, but also ensures we continue to invest in our future. There is no disagreement that we have to cut spending, which is why we have already agreed to meet Republicans halfway and have indicated our willingne  more

Statement from WEAC President Mary Bell on Senate Vote
MADISON, Wis., March 9 -- The Wisconsin Education Association Council issued the following news release: Tonight, Senate and Assembly Republicans pushed forward an extreme power grab with an unconscionable maneuver that split collective bargaining off from the fiscal items in the budget repair bill - rigging an 18-to-1 vote in the Senate. The Assembly will vote tomorrow. The following can be attributed to WEAC President Mary Bell: "This is heart wrenching and unconscionable - and we won  more

Statement of Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA)
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- The office of Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, issued the following statement: At the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Hearing on Fiscal Year 2011 and 2012 Funding for the Social Security Administration "Our topic today is administrative funding for the Social Security Administration. Normally this time of the year we would just be talking about the President's budget request for the upcoming year. However,   more

Statement of Gov. Barbour on Senate Education Vote
JACKSON, Miss., March 9 -- Gov. Haley Barbour, R-Miss., issued the following statement: "I am disappointed the Senate ignored the difficult budget situation we face by voting to spend $81 million more on MAEP than the level funding proposed in my budget. We will see little if any revenue growth in the coming years, and we must consider all state needs as funds are appropriated. Putting more state money into education when we have $85 million in federal funding available means we jeopardize ho  more

Student Art Show March 19 through April 30
GALESBURG, Ill., March 9 -- Carl Sandburg College issued the following news release: Carl Sandburg College will showcase student creations during the spring 2011 Student Art Show from Saturday, March 19, through Saturday, April 30, in the D Building Gallery in the Main Lobby at the Main Campus. There will be a reception for the artists from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, in the gallery. The juror for this exhibit is Ann Conver of Peoria, Ill. Conver is a professional photographer wh  more

Student Innovator at Rensselaer Uses Sound Waves, T-Rays for Safer Detection of Bombs and Other Dangerous Materials
TROY, N.Y., March 9 -- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute issued the following news release: Benjamin Clough is dedicated to making the world a safer place for emergency first responders, police and military personnel, chemical plant employees, and many others. The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute doctoral student has developed a novel method for extending the distance from which powerful terahertz technology can remotely detect hidden explosives, chemicals, and other dangerous materials. A   more

Students Invited to Participate in Education in Zion art Workshop March 12
PROVO, Utah, March 9 -- Brigham Young University issued the following news release: Education in Zion and the Department of Visual Arts will be hosting an artist-led workshop Saturday, March 12, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Education in Zion Gallery in the Joseph F. Smith Building. The workshop will include a gallery discussion focusing on place, memory and identity with emphasis on the collage pieces in After Eve exhibition. Participants of all skill levels are welcome and will be able to   more

Suffolk County Community College Students Credited with Contributing to the Scientific Guide to Global Warming Skepticism
SELDEN, N.Y., March 9 -- Suffolk County Community College issued the following news release: Suffolk County Community College students in Professor Scott Mandia's Meteorology 101, Introduction to Weather, class have been acknowledged for their contributions to the Scientific Guide to Global Warming Skepticism, published by John Cook of Skeptical Science. This document was recently released to the public and features the human fingerprints of global warming along with rebuttals of some of the   more

Summary of Board Actions
KENT, Ohio, March 9 -- Kent State University issued the following news release: At its March 9 meeting, the Kent State University Board of Trustees took action on the following items: Establishment of Ground-breaking School of Digital Sciences If the iconic film "The Graduate" was remade today, its best-known scene would likely have the title character being urged to pursue a career in digital sciences instead of plastics. In response to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projections that   more

Summer Camp for Kids with ADHD
CHICAGO, March 9 -- The University of Illinois at Chicago issued the following news release: Camp STAR, the Chicago area's only summer camp offering evidence-based therapy for children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and other behavioral, emotional and social difficulties, begins its fourth season in June. The camp, whose name stands for Summer Treatment for ADHD and Related Issues, is a partnership of the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Jewish Council for Youth Ser  more

Superintendent Search Progressing; Board Hopes to Announce Next School Leader in Mid-April
CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine, March 9 -- The town of Cape Elizabeth issued the following news release: The School Board hopes to announce its next superintendent in mid-April. Mary Townsend, board chairwoman, gave an update on the board's superintendent search at their meeting March 8, 2011. Members of the ad hoc Superintendent Credentials Review Committee pored over applications all day Saturday, March 5, after applications for the positions closed Feb. 25. The position drew 15 candidates fro  more

Symposium Promises to Reignite Educational Passion
DURHAM, N.C., March 9 -- North Carolina Central University issued the following news release: Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu, education consultant and author, will be the keynote speaker at the North Carolina Central University School of Education Symposium on Saturday, March 26, in the H.M. Michaux Jr. School of Education building. The theme of this year's symposium is "Reigniting the Passion...Redefining Education for Our Children." A reception and live auction, hosted by Rep. and Mrs. H.M. "Mickey  more

Take Back the Night Rally and March
BLACKSBURG, Va., March 9 -- The city of Blacksburg issued the following news release: The twenty-second annual Take Back the Night Rally and March in Blacksburg will be held on Thursday, March 31. The purpose of this rally and candlelight march is to bring our community together to protest violence against women and to promote awareness of attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors that perpetuate this violence. Womanspace, which organizes this event, encourages everyone to take action to change ou  more

Teachers to be Among 'World's Best'
EDINBURGH, Scotland, March 9 -- The Scottish government issued the following news release: The recommendations of the Donaldson review will create a new generation of professional and dedicated teachers, Skills Minister Angela Constance said today. In the formal response to the review in the Scottish Parliament, Ms Constance accepted the recommendations and announced the formation of a partnership group to take the work forward. Ms Constance said: "Change is needed in teacher educat  more

The ACC and ASCO Team Up to Promote Cancer Awareness and Education
GREENSBORO, N.C., March 9 -- The American Society of Clinical Oncology issued the following news release: The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the world's leading professional organization representing doctors who care for people with cancer, have joined forces to highlight cancer awareness at this season's ACC Men's Basketball Tournament in Greensboro, North Carolina. The campaign will focus on providing information on all types of cancer   more

The County of San Bernardino to Hold State of the County 2011 on Wednesday, April 6 at Million Air at the San Bernardino International Airport
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., March 9 -- San Bernardino County issued the following news release: The 2011 State of the County, to be held April 6, 2011 at Million Air, will provide over 1,000 members of the business community, residents, civic and education leaders with an opportunity to gain insight into the information received from the County's proactive Visioning Process. This Process gathered input from hundreds of citizens at community meetings held throughout the county, thousands of onl  more

The Tempe History Museum Hosts a Free Week of Family Fun March 13-19
TEMPE, Ariz., March 9 -- The city of Tempe issued the following news release: The Tempe History Museum, 809 E. Southern Ave., invites families to enjoy plays and storytelling while learning about other cultures, the Arizona desert and more at the free community events happening daily during spring break. Cookie Company - Phoenix Theatre: "Unstoppable Me" Sunday, March 13 at 2 p.m. Join in on the musical fun as two young kids, their parents and a magical bird discover how to hold on t  more

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Hosts 2011 NanoDays Celebration
MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 8 -- The University of Tennessee Health Science Center issued the following news release: On Tuesday, March 29, the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will host a daylong NanoDays celebration. NanoDays is an annual nationwide effort to inform and educate communities about the impact of nanoscience, an emerging discipline with the potential to transform society in future decades. UTHSC NanoDays   more

This Week at Boise State University
BOISE, Idaho, March 9 -- Boise State University issued the following news release: The following are upcoming events at Boise State University for March 13-19. Please note that all events are subject to change. For updated information on all events, visit www.bsuevents.com. EVENTS OF SPECIAL NOTE Graduate Student Research Symposium. See March 18 for details.
International Food, Song and Dance Festival. See March 19 for details. EVENTS Sunday, March 13 Junior Violin Recital,   more

This Week in Orange County by Edward A. Diana
GOSHEN, N.Y., March 9 -- Orange County issued the following column by Edward A. Diana, county executive: Last week I presented the annual State of the County address to the Orange County Legislature. I am happy to share with you, as I did with the legislators, that the state of our County remains strong, healthy, and ready for the challenges ahead. This despite some very serious financial issues that loom around us - our nation continues to be in the midst of a fiscal crisis and is $14 trilli  more

Traffic Enforcement Announcement
MADISON, Wis., March 9 -- The city of Madison issued the following news release: Throughout 2011, the Madison Police Department will be participating in a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sponsored alcohol 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 on selected dates in March. Their objective will be to det  more

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions in Broomfield, Colo., Recognized by OSHA for Excellence in Workplace Safety and Health
BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 8 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the following Region 8 news release: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has recognized the employees and management of Trelleborg Sealing Solutions for excellence in the company's employee safety and health program. Trelleborg's Broomfield facility has been designated as a 'star' site in OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs. "Trelleborg  more

Tri-C Western Campus Student Named Distinguished Academic All-American
PARMA, Ohio, March 9 -- Cuyahoga Community College issued the following news release: The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) recently named Cuyahoga Community College (http://www.tri-c.edu/Pages/default.aspx) (Tri-C(R)) student and Parma resident Evgeny Kasperovich as a 2010-2011 Distinguished Academic All-American. Kasperovich is a fourth-year student in the theater arts and drama program, captain of the College's soccer team, a Phi Theta Kappa member and a Student Ambas  more

TROY Plans to Link Prospects with Employers
FAYETTEVILLE, Ala., March 9 -- Troy University issued the following news release: Troy University will host a Career and Education Fair from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday, March 17 at its Fayetteville site. In Fayetteville, TROY is located in the Eutaw Business Center at 2620 Bragg Blvd., Suite R. The fair will take place in the Center's open area. Workshops on interviewing techniques and resume writing will be offered. "The career fair is a great opportunity for job seekers to build   more

TSU Announces Plans to Introduce Cloud Computing to Tennessee Schools & Colleges
NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 9 -- Tennessee State University issued the following news release: Tennessee State University is taking the lead on bringing cloud computing to the state of Tennessee -- as it is already developing a plan to convert the campus's IT infrastructure to a virtual computing lab-based (VCL) cloud. To support the University's existing VCL cloud computing project, TSU's division of Communication and Information Technologies (CIT) has received a $40,000 IBM Shared University  more

Twelve Receive Graduate School Degrees
SHAWNEE, Okla., March 9 -- Oklahoma Baptist University issued the following news release: Twelve students celebrated the completion of master's degree studies through the OBU Graduate School during a Commencement ceremony Saturday, March 5, in OBU's Raley Chapel. Graduates receiving master of business administration degrees included: Cameron Crane of Shawnee, Okla.; Cameron Dunn of Paris, Texas; and Bo Jim Ross, David Sisco and Juliann Strange, all of Oklahoma City. A luncheon for the b  more

Two 2011 Alumni Honorees Represent Medical Campus
CINCINNATI, March 9 -- University of Cincinnati's Academic Health Center issued the following news release: The University of Cincinnati (UC) has announced its 2011 Top Alumni, with two of the six honorees representing the medical campus. The annual UC Day awards program honors alumni for outstanding professional and community leadership. It is scheduled for Thursday, June 9, at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center. The William Howard Taft Medal for Notable Achievement--the highest   more

U.S. Commerce Department Invites Applicas to Join New Innovation Advisory Board
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce issued the following news release: The U.S. Commerce Department has announced the creation of a new Innovation Advisory Board to guide a study of U.S. economic competitiveness and innovation and has opened the application process to business leaders, economic and innovation policy experts, and state and local government officials active in technology-based economic development. The new study will help inform Obama administration policies   more

UNCP Hosts an E-Summit for Small Businesses
PEMBROKE, N.C., March 9 -- The University of North Carolina-Pembroke issued the following news release: Approximately 100 small business owners and students attended UNC Pembroke's E-Summit on March 3. The full day of networking and small-business education focused on accounting and finance and included sessions on allocating resources, financing start-ups and filing taxes. The annual conference is a joint project of UNCP's School of Business and its Thomas Family Center for Entrepreneurs  more

UNDP Chief Tweets for Women
NEW YORK, March 8 -- United Nations Development Programme issued the following news release: UNDP chief Helen Clark celebrated International Women's Day with a live Twitter chat from UNDP headquarters today in New York City. "I can think of no better way to spark conversations around the globe on ending gender inequality than through the dynamic use of social media," said Helen Clark, multitasking as she responded to a Tweet from LilPeackper. "These networks are an incredibly powerful adv  more

United States and Pakistan Honor Women Entrepreneurs on International Women's Day
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, March 8 -- The U.S. Embassy in Pakistan issued the following news release: In celebration of the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) held a panel discussion on the economic progress of women in Pakistan. This event was one example of how the U.S. government is investing in programs to harness the talent and energy of women throughout Pakistan. Panel participants, including micro-entrepreneurs, represent  more

University Announces Faculty Development Grants
SAN MARCOS, Texas, March 9 -- Texas State University issued the following news release: Five Texas State University-San Marcos faculty members have been awarded $20,000 faculty development leave supplemental grants to assist in upcoming research initiatives. Named to receive the grants for the 2011-2012 academic year were Rachell Booth, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry; Christina Conlee, associate professor of anthropology; Dittmar Hahn, professor of biology; Rodney Rohde,  more

University makes Changes in Spring Commencement Schedule
NATCHITOCHES, La., March 9 -- Northwestern State University issued the following news release: Northwestern State University will change the dates and location for its Spring Commencement Exercises due to a construction project in Prather Coliseum. The College of Nursing and Allied Health will hold its ceremony Tuesday, May 3 at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Bossier City. Graduates from the College of Education and Human Development and those receiving degrees in Journalism and Soci  more

University Offers Free Internship to a Local Charity
READING, England, March 9 -- The University of Reading issued the following news release: The University of Reading is looking for a charity that could really benefit from a student volunteer. Each year, the Careers Advisory Service runs the Summer Enterprise Experience Discovery (SEED) initiative for at least eight weeks where organisations and businesses offer work placements. Sponsoring companies usually pay a weekly training allowance of 250 pounds but for the third year in a row the U  more

UNL Agronomist: Food Security Hinges on AG Research Targeting Key Issues
LINCOLN, Neb., March 9 -- University of Nebraska - Lincoln issued the following news release: Rising food and energy prices, possible water shortages and changing climate have led many scientists to predict a global food crisis by 2050. Despite dire predictions, University of Nebraska-Lincoln agronomist Ken Cassman is optimistic that a resurging interest in agricultural research will help both small farmers in developing countries and larger producers in developed countries grow more food.  more

UNT Students Focus on Community Service for Alternative Spring Break Trips
DENTON, Texas, March 9 -- The University of North Texas issued the following news release: A group of students from the University of North Texas will be hitting the beach for spring break this year, but instead of sunbathing in their swimsuits, they will be wading knee deep in marsh water and cleaning up the shoreline of Galveston Bay. Sarah Amberson, a UNT senior studying psychology, is one of the student leaders that take part in the We Mean Green Clean (http://volunteer.unt.edu/service  more

URI Education Professor to Help Develop English Assessment for Nation as Part of 'Race to Top' Grant
KINGSTON, R.I., March 9 -- The University of Rhode Island issued the following news release: Diane Kern, assistant professor in the School of Education at the University of Rhode Island, has been named the state's higher education representative to help guide the development of the national English language arts assessment system. Kern's work is part of two U.S. Department of Education "Race to the Top" assessment systems. Twenty-four states are participating in the project, including C  more

URI President Says Chafee's Bold Move to Support Higher Education Will Have National Impact
KINGSTON, R.I., March 10 -- The University of Rhode Island issued the following news release: University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley said Wednesday afternoon that Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee's bold move to bolster higher education will resonate across the country. Referring to Chafee's budget address Tuesday night at the Statehouse, during which the governor discussed his plan to restore $10 million to the state's higher education system, the URI president said the governor sent a  more

US Department of Labor Provides Funding to Assist about 400 Dislocated Massachusetts Workers with Training and Employment-Related Services
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $1,570,907 grant to assist about 400 workers affected by the closing of Sonoco Packaging Products in Devens, Mass., and layoffs at Debbie's Staffing in Ayer, Mass. "Many of these workers -- who have lost jobs through no fault of their own -- face significant language and education barriers to new employment," said Sec  more

US Department of Labor's OSHA Cites Evraz Rocky Mountain Steel in Pueblo, Colo., for Safety Violations Following Inspection of Seamless Tube Mill
DENVER, March 9 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Evraz Rocky Mountain Steel in Pueblo alleging one repeat, five serious and two other-than-serious violations following a safety inspection of the company's seamless tube mill. Proposed fines total $49,900. The repeat violation involves employee exposure to amputation hazards   more

USDA Announces Semi-Finalists and Opens Public Voting Period in Recipes for Healthy Kids Competition
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued the following news release: Today, Agriculture Secretary Vilsack announced the recipes chosen to advance in First Lady Michelle Obama's Recipes for Healthy Kids competition and encouraged the public to vote for their favorite recipe (http://www.recipesforkidschallenge.com/) now through May 15, 2011. USDA and the First Lady launched the Recipes for Healthy Kids competition last September, challenging teams of school nutrition pro  more

USDA Announces Semi-Finalists and Opens Public Voting Period in Recipes for Healthy Kids Competition
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service has issued the following news release: Today, Agriculture Secretary Vilsack announced the recipes chosen to advance in First Lady Michelle Obama's Recipes for Healthy Kids competition and encouraged the public to vote for their favorite recipe now through May 15, 2011. USDA and the First Lady launched the Recipes for Healthy Kids competition last September, challenging teams of school nutrition professional  more

UT Martin FFA Chapter Claims 7th Consecutive Top Collegiate Chapter Award
MARTIN, Tenn., March 9 -- The University of Tennessee at Martin issued the following news release: The University of Tennessee at Martin Collegiate FFA chapter was named top collegiate chapter in the state for the seventh consecutive year at the recent Tennessee FFA Alumni State Convention at Montgomery Bell State Park. UT Martin competition winners were: Chris Martin, of Lincoln County, prepared speaking; Neil Bringle, of Munford, extemporaneous speaking; Jeremy Fair, of Dyer County, agri  more

UTPA, PACE Foster Awareness in Health Care Ethics
EDINBURG, Texas, March 9 -- The University of Texas-Pan American issued the following news release: The third annual PACE Ethics Conference, "Bioethics in Health Care: Engaging professionals, researchers, and stakeholders," will be held at The University of Texas-Pan American March 23-25, with a welcome reception March 22. The conference is free and open to the public, thanks to sponsors Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, Pan American Collaboration for Ethics (PACE), Howard Hughes Medical In  more

UW-Green Bay Offers Nursing Courses in 'Northwoods'
GREEN BAY, Wis., March 9 -- The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay issued the following news release: A bachelor's degree in nursing may not be as far away as some people think. The Professional Program in Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay offers students in Marinette and Rhinelander the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree in the comfort of their own home and their own community. The RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Completion Program includes a combination o  more

UW-Platteville Criminal Justice and Criminalistics Students Present Research in Chicago
PLATTEVILLE, Wis., March 9 -- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville issued the following news release: Seven University of Wisconsin-Platteville students pursuing careers in criminal justice, forensic science or chemistry with an emphasis in criminalistics recently attended the 63rd American Academy of Forensic Sciences conference in Chicago, where they presented their research to a panel of forensic experts from all over the world during the Young Forensic Scientists Forum held during the   more

Vartan Gregorian to Speak at Hay Library Centennial Celebration
PROVIDENCE, R.I., March 9 -- Brown University issued the following news release: Vartan Gregorian, the 16th president of Brown University and now president of Carnegie Corporation of New York, will deliver a lecture at the John Hay Library centennial celebration event. His talk, titled "Information and Knowledge in an Age of Technology," begins at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, 2011, in Sayles Hall and will be followed by a reception in the John Hay Library Reading Room. Both events are free a  more

Violinist Robert Gupta to Headline 2011 PCC Guest Artist/Master Class Series March 22-28
PASADENA, Calif., March 9 -- Pasadena City College issued the following news release: Robert Gupta, a violinist from the Los Angeles Philharmonic, will be headlining the Guest Artist/Master Class Series at Pasadena City College from March 22-28. The Guest Artist/Master Class Series, which is made possible by an endowment by Pamela L. Girard and her family, hosts annually a musician of international stature to provide master classes for students and a recital. Gupta joined the Los Angeles P  more

Virginia Tech Receives Third Tree Campus USA Recognition
BLACKSBURG, Va., March 10 -- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University issued the following news release: Virginia Tech has again earned Tree Campus USA recognition from the Arbor Day Foundation for its dedication to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship. This is the third year Virginia Tech has been named a Tree Campus USA. It is the only institution of higher education in Virginia so recognized. Tree Campus USA is a national program that honors colleges an  more

Vitale Testifies Before Congress In Support Of National Health Care Reform
TRENTON, N.J., March 9 -- The New Jersey Senate Democrats issued the following news release: Today, State Senator Joseph F. Vitale, the Vice Chair of the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee, testified before a Congressional subcommittee in support of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P-PACA), the federal law which enacted necessary health care reforms in order to expand access to care for the uninsured. "P-PACA, while imperfect, has created a framework  more

WASC Reaccreditation Team to Visit UH Manoa: March 15-16, 2011
HONOLULU, March 9 -- The University of Hawaii issued the following news release: UH Manoa will be undergoing its Educational Effectiveness Review (EER) with a site visit on March 15-16, 2011. The Educational Effectiveness Review is the last stage of the three-stage WASC reaccreditation process. The EER Visiting Team consists of: Edward Ray (chair), President, Oregon State University; Sharon Salinger (assistant chair), Dean of Undergraduate Education, University of California, Irvine; Scot  more

Wentworth Launches Bachelor of Science in Engineering Degree
BOSTON, March 9 -- Wentworth Institute of Technology issued the following news release: Wentworth Institute of Technology announced today a new Bachelor of Science in Engineering program, set to begin in the fall of 2011. This innovative program is geared toward students who wish to customize their education by studying a core set of engineering courses in combination with their choice of another discipline from outside traditional program offerings. The ability for a student to tailor parts   more

White House Conducts Press Briefing, March 9
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- The White House issued the text of the following news briefing: MR. CARNEY: Good afternoon, everyone. Before I get started two quick things. One, an acknowledgement, not an announcement -- today is my sister's birthday and I wish her a happy birthday. She is my dear -- Q What's her name? MR. CARNEY: Elizabeth Carney. Q Can we have a filing break? (Laughter.) MR. CARNEY: I spoke with her this morning, and we are very close. The second is that some of you  more

Widener Law Expands its Jurist Academy Pipeline Program to the Harrisburg Campus
WILMINGTON, Del., March 9 -- The Widener University School of Law issued the following news release: Widener University School of Law is pleased to announce it is launching a new initiative on its Harrisburg campus that is designed to introduce minority undergraduate students to the idea of law school and a legal career. The program comes at a time when leaders in the Pennsylvania legal community have been vocal about the need to improve minority participation in the legal profession. The Ame  more

Wireline Competition Bureau Announces Selected Applications for the E-Rate Deployed Ubiquitously (EDU) 2011 Wireless Pilot Program
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- The Federal Communications Commission issued the following public notice: Twenty projects to support mobile access to the Internet in order to improve educational opportunities for students or to help library patrons find and apply for jobs have been chosen to participate in the Federal Communications Commission's E-rate Deployed Ubiquitously (EDU) 2011 Pilot Program. The projects will receive a total of approximately $9 million for the 2011-2012 funding year for initia  more

Women's History Tour March 19 Explores Notable Female 'Firsts, at State Capitol
RALEIGH, N.C., March 9 -- The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources issued the following news release: In recognition of Women's History Month, join a member of the State Capitol staff for a special tour on Saturday, March 19, that will explore notable North Carolina women past and present who have made their mark on the Capitol. The free tour is open to the public and will begin on the front steps of the Capitol at noon. Registration is not required. Highlights will include s  more

Women's Rights One Hundred Years On: The Fight Continues
BRUSSELS, March 8 -- The European Union's European Parliament issued the following news release: Parliament marked the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day (Tuesday 8 March) with a debate and vote on two resolutions tabled by the Women's Rights Committee: one on gender equality and the other on female poverty. A third resolution, on reducing health inequalities, was also adopted. In a special ceremony held on Tuesday to commemorate 100 years of campaigning for women's rights, EP  more

Women's Socio-Economic Advancement Shows Steady Increase in 11 of 14 Asia/Pacific Markets According to Latest MasterCard Index
SINGAPORE, March 8 -- MasterCard issued the following news release: MasterCard Worldwide today announced the results of its latest Index of Women's Advancement. Australia tops 14 markets in Asia/Pacific that are covered by the Index, with an overall score of 83.8, followed by the Philippines (Index score: 81.5), New Zealand (81.0) and Singapore (76.8), while India (59.6), Japan (60.1) and Korea (60.9) form the other end of the spectrum. Eleven of the 14 markets have been seeing increases i  more

Woodrow Wilson Fellow Maria Karagianis to Visit SJC
BROOKLYN, N.Y., March 9 -- St. Joseph's College issued the following news release: St. Joseph's College is pleased to announce that Woodrow Wilson Fellow Maria Karagianis will visit both its Brooklyn and Long Island campuses during the week of March 28 - 31, during which time she will deliver the public lecture: "Making Meaning: Seven Steps to Creating a Life Worth Living." The Long Island Campus lecture will take place in the McGann Conference Room in O'Connor Hall on Thursday, March 31 at   more

Works of Flint Area Artist Mary Birkmeier Featured at MCC Fine Arts Gallery, March 14-29
FLINT, Mich., March 9 -- Mott Community College issued the following news release: Mott Community College's Fine Arts Gallery in the Visual Arts and Design Center will present an exhibition of work by Flint area artist Mary Birkmeier titled Efflorescence: Prints, Collage, Clay. Her work will be in the gallery from Monday, March 14 through Tuesday March 29, 2011. In addition, Birkmeier will give a public woodcut print demonstration on Tuesday, March 29, at 3 pm in room 115 of the Visual Arts a  more

World Economic Forum Honors UVM Professor
BURLINGTON, Vt., March 9 -- The University of Vermont issued the following news release: Saleem Ali, professor of environmental studies at the University of Vermont, has been selected by the World Economic Forum in Geneva, Switzerland, as a Young Global Leader for 2011. The Forum identified 190 leaders under the age of 40 from 65 countries for their professional accomplishments, commitment to society, and potential to contribute to shaping a better future for the world. "My goal is to u  more

WPI, MassMEDIC Partner to Offer New Regulatory Training Program for Employees of Medical Device Companies
WORCESTER, Mass., March 9 -- The Worcester Polytechnic Institute issued the following news release: aWorcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and MassMEDIC are launching a new Medical Device Certificate Program to help people working in the industry expand their skills and stay current with evolving best-practices and federal regulations. The new program will be offered in Waltham, Mass., beginning April 12 with a certification course covering "Regulatory Affairs." This first course will intr  more

WSU to Host Shocker Mindstorms Challenge for 11th Year
WICHITA, Kan., March 9 -- Wichita State University issued the following news release: The colleges of engineering and education at Wichita State University will host the 11th annual Shocker Mindstorms Challenge, a robotics competition for fourth- through eighth-grade students, Saturday, March 12, on the WSU campus. Competition will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Heskett Center gymnasium. Beginner Teams Awards Ceremony will be from 3-4 p.m. in 208 Hubbard Hall, followed by Expert and Interm  more

WWU Offers Specialist of Education Degree Program in Joplin
FULTON, Mo., March 9 -- William Woods University issued the following news release: William Woods University is offering Joplin area residents the opportunity to pursue a specialist of education (Ed.S.) degree without quitting work. The program will begin with an orientation April 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the McAuley Catholic High School, 930 Pearl, Joplin. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the university's Graduate and Professional Studies program prior to then, but walk-ins wil  more

YoCCAF Initiative Provides Support, Benefits to Airmen
HANSCOM AFB, Mass., March 9 -- The U.S. Air Force Electronic Systems Center issued the following news release: The Year of the Community College of the Air Force initiative just kicked off in January, and officials say things are already off to a great start. Master Sgt. Colleen Beverly, Master Sgt. Shon Teicheira and Staff Sgt. Carrie Jordan recently volunteered to serve as the local representatives with Chief Master Sgt. Kenneth Williams, Electronic Systems Center command chief, and the   more

Young Entrepreneurs to Inspire Students to Create Their Own Jobs
CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill., March 8 -- Prairie State College issued the following news release: National tour comes to Prairie State College to help youth navigate the shaky job market On March 28, 2011, Prairie State College (PSC) will bring the Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour to Chicago Heights to inspire youth and young adults to create their own path during one of the worst economic downturns in 80 years. The Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour - the first ever collegiate entrepreneur tour - includ  more

Youth Services Hosts Riverton Open House for National Safe Place Week
RIVERTON, Utah, March 8 -- Salt Lake County issued the following news release: In celebration of a new Day Treatment Substance Abuse Program and in honor of National Safe Place Week, Youth Services Riverton office will be hosting an Open House on Tuesday, March 16 from 4 - 6 PM. Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon and Riverton Mayor Bill Applegarth will kick off the open house at 1262 West, 12700 South, to be followed by comments from Youth Services Director Pat Berckman. "We want to g  more

Yudhoyono Cites Competitiveness of Filipino Migrant Workers from Vocational Courses in PHL
JAKARTA, Indonesia, March 9 -- The office of the President of the Philippines issued the following news release: Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono extolled the competitiveness of the Filipino migrant workers, which he said, was the result of the trainings from various vocational courses being offered in the Philippines. Speaking before the members of media during their joint press conference with President Benigno S. Aquino III on Tuesday at the Credentials Hall of Istana Merde  more

Zorn Appointed IU Faculty Athletics Representative
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., March 9 -- Indiana University Bloomington issued the following news release: Kurt Zorn, a professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, has been appointed faculty athletics representative for Indiana University, IU President Michael A. McRobbie announced today. Zorn will represent the IU Bloomington faculty in matters dealing with intercollegiate athletics, including issues related to institutional control, academic integrity and rules compliance. He also   more

Zorn Appointed IU Faculty Athletics Representative
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., March 9 -- Indiana University issued the following news release: Kurt Zorn, a professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, has been appointed faculty athletics representative for Indiana University, IU President Michael A. McRobbie announced today. Zorn will represent the IU Bloomington faculty in matters dealing with intercollegiate athletics, including issues related to institutional control, academic integrity and rules compliance. He also will represe  more

Brown on Budget Negotiations: Cut Subsidies for Big Oil Before Making Cuts that Could Cost 27,000 Ohio Jobs
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- The office of Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has issued the following news release: As Congress continues negotiations on the Fiscal Year 2011 budget, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) called for an end to tax handouts for "Big Oil: and to corporations that ship jobs overseas instead of a Republican budget proposal that could--as an independent, nonpartisan report has estimated--destroy 27,000 Ohio jobs. The Republican budget passed by the U.S. House of Representatives would   more

Communications and Technology Democrats Oppose Dismantling Open Internet Rules
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, D-Calif. (14th CD), issued the following news release: Despite overwhelming Democratic opposition, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology passed a resolution today, stripping the Internet of rules in place to protect its freedom, its openness, and enhance innovation. H.J. Res.37 invalidates the open Internet order adopted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in December, 2010. The resolution passed the S  more

Communications and Technology Democrats Oppose Dismantling Open Internet Rules
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- Rep. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass. (7th CD), issued the following news release: Despite overwhelming Democratic opposition, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology passed a resolution today, stripping the Internet of rules in place to protect its freedom, its openness, and enhance innovation. H.J. Res.37 invalidates the open Internet order adopted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in December, 2010. The resolution passed the   more

EIS Supports Robin Hood Tax to Protect Public Services
EDINBURGH, Scotland, March 7 -- The Educational Institute of Scotland issued the following news release: On the day that Members of the European Parliament vote on the Podimata Report and a proposal to support an EU-wide Financial Transaction Tax (FTT), the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) has added its support for a FTT or "Robin Hood" Tax as a practical and workable solution to protect public services from budget cuts. The EIS believes that a Financial Transaction Tax on large-sc  more

First Joint Ministerial Meeting on GCC-Australia Strategic Dialogue
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, March 8 - The Australian Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs issued the following news release: The First Joint Ministerial Meeting on Strategic Dialogue between the Cooperation Council of the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) and Australia was held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on 8 March 2011. The GCC was represented by His Highness Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and President of the current session of the GCC Minist  more

Governor Lincoln D. Chafee Unveils First Budget in Address to General Assembly
PROVIDENCE, R.I., March 8 -- Gov. Lincoln Chafee, I-R.I., issued the following news release: Speaking before a joint session of the General Assembly tonight, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee unveiled his administration's first budget, using as his theme "A Path to Prosperity." The $7.661-billion budget introduced tonight has several main objectives, including: To fully close the $295 million deficit projected for FY 2012, and to reduce the state's chronic structural deficit; To promote econom  more

Governor Patrick Visits Weizmann Institute of Science to Cultivate Life Sciences Partnerships Between Israel and Massachusetts
REHOVOT, Mass., March 8 -- Gov. Deval Patrick, D-Mass., has issued the following news release: As part of the Massachusetts Innovation Economy Partnership Mission 2011, Governor Deval Patrick today visited the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel to discuss plans to cultivate new investment and partnerships between the Massachusetts and Israeli life sciences sectors. During his visit, Governor Patrick hosted a Massachusetts-Israel Innovation Economy Forum on the life sciences and   more

Inouye Statement on Full-Year CR
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- The Senate Appropriations Committee issued the following news release: Senator Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii) delivered the following statement on the Senate floor today regarding H.R. 1 and the Inouye Substitute Amendment to fund the federal government for the remainder of the current fiscal year. (As prepared for delivery) "Mr. President, the amendment I introduced on Friday cuts $51 billion from the discretionary spending request submitted by the President for fis  more

Investing in Women, Girls - Especially Education - Drives Development, Makes Good Economic Sense, Deputy Secretary-General Tells International Women's Day Forum
NEW YORK, March 9 -- United Nations issued the following news release: Following are the closing remarks, as delivered by UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro, to the event organized by the United Nations Office for Partnerships, and the Business Civic Leadership Center, on "Investing in Women And Entrepreneurship: Solutions To Addressing MDG 3", yesterday, 8 March, in New York: I congratulate all the participants in this forum for their contributions to the discussions today on ho  more

IU Kelley School of Business Awarded $1.35 Million USAID Grant to Spur Entrepreneurship in Barbados
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., March 9 -- Indiana University Bloomington issued the following news release: Indiana University's Kelley School of Business has been awarded a $1.35 million, three-year grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Higher Education for Development (HED) to help the Caribbean nation of Barbados stimulate the creation of new companies there. The Kelley School's new Institute for International Business (IIB) will administer the grant. Faculty in the K  more

IU Northwest Announces Community Engagement Web Page Launch
GARY, Ind., March 9 -- Indiana University Northwest issued the following news release: Indiana University Northwest Chancellor William J. Lowe announced today the launch of the university's Community Engagement Web pages, which give IU Northwest stakeholders and constituents ready access to information about community-outreach programs and resources that are available at the Northwest Indiana regional campus of Indiana University. The site, which went live today, Wednesday, March 9, is on  more

Johnson: House Republican Spending Plan Costs SD Jobs, Hurts SD Economy
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- The office of Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., issued the following news release: Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) today declared the House Republican's spending plan will directly cost South Dakota jobs and hurt South Dakota's economy. The Senate is poised to vote on the House passed spending plan, H.R. 1 and the Senate Democrats spending plan. "There should be no business as usual but H.R.1 eliminates $16 million in federal funding to reconstruct the state owned Mitchell to Ch  more

Kevin Spacey to Deliver the 24th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy During Arts Advocacy Day Events in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON, March 10 -- Americans for the Arts issued the following news release: Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey will deliver the 24th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy during this year's Arts Advocacy Day events in Washington, D.C. Arts Advocacy Day is presented by Americans for the Arts, the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts, in partnership with Ovation, the only television network devoted to arts culture. Arts Advocacy Day brings togeth  more

MASSIVE to Set New Standard in Australian Research
MELBOURNE, Australia, March 9 -- Monash University issued the following news release: Leading research and education services provider, Monash University, and project partners the Australian Synchrotron, CSIRO and the Victorian Partnership of Advanced Computing, today announced their AUS$8 million investment in a state-of-the-art supercomputer facility would have direct impact on the study of diseases such as cancer, diabetes and AIDS, and the development of future treatments for malaria and   more

Montgomery County Council Approves Resolution Supporting in-State Tuition for All Maryland Residents
ROCKVILLE, Md., March 8 -- Montgomery County issued the following council news release: The Montgomery County Council today approved a resolution urging the Maryland General Assembly to adopt legislation that would grant all Maryland residents in-state tuition to Maryland colleges and universities regardless of their immigration status. The measure passed unanimously by all Councilmembers present (8-0). Councilmember Nancy Navarro was the chief sponsor of the resolution. Council President   more

New Orleans One of 24 Global Cities Chosen for IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Grant
NEW ORLEANS, March 9 -- The city of New Orleans issued the following news release: Mayor Mitch Landrieu today announced that IBM has selected the City of New Orleans to receive an IBM Smarter Cities Challenge grant. The grant will provide City Hall with access to IBM's top experts to analyze and recommend ways New Orleans can become an even better place in which to live, work and play. The approximate value of each Smarter Cities Challenge grant is equivalent to as much as $400,000. "This   more

NYC Gov't Workers Paid Less Than Private Sector Peers, Study Finds
NEW YORK, March 9 -- The New York City Comptroller issued the following news release: Retirement Security NYC, the initiative by New York City Comptroller John C. Liu to provide research on public employee pension issues, today released its first study, entitled "Municipal Employee Compensation in New York City." Authored by the Comptroller's Chief Economist Frank Braconi, Ph.D., the report found that New York City municipal employees are paid 17% less on average than their NYC private sec  more

Oregon's Credit Rating Upgraded, Which Will Save Taxpayers Millions
SALEM, Ore., March 9 -- The Oregon State Treasurer issued the following news release: Oregonians stand to save millions thanks to an improvement in the state's credit rating, State Treasurer Ted Wheeler announced today. The increase to AA+ from Standard & Poor's comes after a presentation by State finance officials last week to the firm's credit analysts. In a report issued by S&P, the firm says the increase in creditworthiness takes into account the state's "strong financial policies and   more

President Obama Recognizes UMass Boston in Speech at TechBoston
BOSTON, Mass., March 9 -- The University of Massachusetts at Boston issued the following news release: In his speech at TechBoston Academy yesterday, President Barack Obama recognized the University of Massachusetts Boston for preparing many of the teachers working at the school. "... We're also working to give educators the support and the preparation that they need, and I know that some of the teachers here have benefited from our investment in these programs, such as the teacher prepara  more

Scotland's Construction Sector
EDINBURGH, Scotland, March 9 -- The Scottish government issued the following news release: Enterprise Minister Jim Mather, Housing Minister Alex Neil and Skills Minister Angela Constance have tonight met construction industry representatives to discuss opportunities for the government and the sector to work closely together. The Ministers outlined how the Scottish Government's actions to strengthen the economy is supporting vital jobs and growth in construction. After coming through a   more

Sen. Harkin Fights Efforts to Dismantle Health Care Law
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- The office of Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, issued the following news release: Today, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, submitted testimony to the House Energy and Commerce Committee's hearing, titled "Setting Fiscal Priorities in Health Care Funding." As the first anniversary of the Affordable Care Act nears, Harkin emphasized both the budgetary and consumer benefits that the law provides, making the case for   more

UNL Agronomist: Food Security Hinges on AG Research Targeting Key Issues
LINCOLN, Neb., March 9 -- University of Nebraska - Lincoln issued the following news release: Rising food and energy prices, possible water shortages and changing climate have led many scientists to predict a global food crisis by 2050. Despite dire predictions, University of Nebraska-Lincoln agronomist Ken Cassman is optimistic that a resurging interest in agricultural research will help both small farmers in developing countries and larger producers in developed countries grow more food.  more

URI President Says Chafee's Bold Move to Support Higher Education Will Have National Impact
KINGSTON, R.I., March 10 -- The University of Rhode Island issued the following news release: University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley said Wednesday afternoon that Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee's bold move to bolster higher education will resonate across the country. Referring to Chafee's budget address Tuesday night at the Statehouse, during which the governor discussed his plan to restore $10 million to the state's higher education system, the URI president said the governor sent a  more

US Department of Labor Provides Funding to Assist about 400 Dislocated Massachusetts Workers with Training and Employment-Related Services
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $1,570,907 grant to assist about 400 workers affected by the closing of Sonoco Packaging Products in Devens, Mass., and layoffs at Debbie's Staffing in Ayer, Mass. "Many of these workers -- who have lost jobs through no fault of their own -- face significant language and education barriers to new employment," said Sec  more




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