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University of Wisconsin-Madison: Four Faculty Receive 2021 Hilldale Awards
MADISON, Wisconsin, April 13 (TNSAwa) -- The University of Wisconsin Madison campus issued the following news on April 12, 2021:

Each year, the Secretary of the Faculty recognizes four professors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison for distinguished contributions to research, teaching and service.

The Hilldale Awards go to one faculty member each from the arts and humanities, social sciences, physical sciences and biological sciences, selected from nominations by department chairs. The winners were recognized at the April 5 Faculty Senate meeting and are awarded $7,500.

This year's Hilldale ... Show Full Article

University of Pennsylvania: Living in a Majority-Black Neighborhood Linked to Severe Maternal Morbidity
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, April 13 (TNSJou) -- The University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine issued the following news release:

Residents in majority-Black neighborhoods experience higher rates of severe pregnancy-related health problems than those living in predominantly-white areas, according to a new study of pregnancies at a Philadelphia-based health system, which was led by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The findings, published today in Obstetrics and Gynecology, suggest that neighborhood-level public health interventions ... Show Full Article

University of Montana Journalism School Welcomes Fall Pollner Professor
MISSOULA, Montana, April 13 (TNSPer) -- The University of Montana issued the following news release:

Award-winning journalist and editor Jan Winburn has been named the fall 2021 T. Anthony Pollner Distinguished Professor at the University of Montana's School of Journalism.

Winburn has edited stories that won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing, the Edward R. Murrow Award and the Livingston Award, among many other national honors.

While in residence at the School of Journalism this fall, she will lead a hands-on curriculum for young journalists about how to interact with victims of violence, ... Show Full Article

University of Guelph Prof Receives National Teaching Award
GUELPH, Ontario, April 13 (TNSAwa) -- The University of Guelph issued the following news release:

University of Guelph biochemistry professor Dr. John Dawson is one of 10 educators across Canada to receive this year's 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award.

The award, sponsored by 3M Canada and the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE), celebrates extraordinary educational leadership and contributions to post-secondary teaching and learning.

"The University of Guelph is proud of our reputation for excellence and innovation in teaching and learning, and our history of having ... Show Full Article

Hinger Selected as Glenville State College Pioneer Mascot
GLENVILLE, West Virginia, April 13 (TNSAwa) -- Glenville State College issued the following news release:

Daniel Hinger, a junior from Nettie, West Virginia, has been named the Glenville State College (GSC) Pioneer Mascot for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Hinger is an active member of campus as president of Sigma Omega Beta fraternity, parliamentarian for GSC's chapter of the National Association for Music Education, Student Government Association senator, and a member of GSC's eSports program. He also participates in several musical ensembles on campus, including Concert Band, Pep Band, Marching ... Show Full Article

FDIC and Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering Announce Strategic Partnership to Promote Innovation
DURHAM, North Carolina, April 13 (TNSPar) -- Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering issued the following news on April 12, 2021:

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering today announced a strategic partnership to support technological innovation in the banking and financial services sectors.

"This exciting collaboration will amplify our efforts to drive innovation in the banking ecosystem and within the FDIC," said Sultan Meghji, FDIC's Chief Innovation Officer. "We share a common interest to better understand the opportunities ... Show Full Article

Augusta University: NIH Training Grant Enhances Opportunities for Biomedical Graduate Students
AUGUSTA, Georgia, April 13 (TNSGra) -- Augusta University issued the following news release:

Augusta University has received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to help support the graduate education of future scientists whose focus is cardiometabolic diseases -- like hypertension and diabetes -- which disproportionally affect minorities.

The training grant (1HL155011-01A1) will support four graduate students in its first year, and scale up to six students per year by year four of the five-year grant. It will offer aspiring PhDs and MD/PhDs the opportunity to learn from ... Show Full Article