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Research Models How Deadly Virus Moves Among Pacific Salmon, Trout
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama, April 19 -- The University of Alabama issued the following news:

For the first time researchers studying a deadly virus modeled how it spreads to young trout and salmon in the waters of the Columbia River Basin, showing that migrating adult fish are the main source of exposure.

The ecological modeling of the infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus, or IHNV, shows how it moves across the landscape over time, providing a crucial understanding for managers of hatchery programs attempting to protect juvenile salmon and trout.

"Knowing the relative role of these transmission ... Show Full Article

Ramapo College Dedicates Topken World Language Lab
MAHWAH, New Jersey, April 19 -- Ramapo College issued the following news release:

Ramapo College of New Jersey recently celebrated the opening of the Topken World Language Lab in the Salameno School of Humanities and Global Studies. The state-of-the-art language lab was made possible by a generous gift from William and Marina Topken '87 to the Ramapo College Foundation. Dozens of students, faculty, staff and friends of the College attended the ceremony, which included a demonstration of the lab's resources.

"Language conveys thought and is indispensable in what we do as a liberal arts college," ... Show Full Article

Ohio State Posts Employee Salary Data Online
COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 19 -- Ohio State University issued the following news release:

The Ohio State University is breaking new ground for transparency among public universities in Ohio by making all non-student employee salaries available to the public in an online, searchable web-based application. The Office of Human Resources is hosting the salary information at

"Ohio State should be the trusted source of salary information for internal users, job applicants, the media and researchers who are interested in payroll data," said Susan Basso, senior ... Show Full Article

Fresno State President Castro Issues Statement on Academic Freedom
FRESNO, California, April 19 -- California State University issued the following statement by President Joseph I. Castro regarding tweets on Tuesday, April 17, by a Fresno State faculty member:

"Academic freedom is at the core of our University, something we promote and practice every day in our teaching, research and public service. I am a fervent supporter of academic freedom and its underlying principles, as defined by the First Amendment. This is the essence of our democracy.

"I recognize that in the exercise of free speech rights, individuals may present personal opinions in a provocative ... Show Full Article

Explore Interactive, a Purdue-Affiliated Startup, Wins Edupitch Competition for Innovative Education Solutions
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana, April 19 -- Purdue University issued the following news release:

A Purdue University-affiliated startup that created a platform that allows children to have fun while learning by using augmented reality via mobile devices won first prize in a competition looking for innovative education solutions.

Explore Interactive won the edupitch competition sponsored by SDI Innovations, the Purdue Foundry and Discovery Park at Purdue, beating out nine other finalists in a competition held at the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship. A total of 57 teams submitted one-page ... Show Full Article

CYstarters Accelerator Supports Students' Big Ideas
AMES, Iowa, April 19 -- Iowa State University issued the following news release:

With as much as $13,000 at stake, expectations were high. Judges were looking for viable, well-conceived concepts worthy of the investment. Those vying for the funding had 10 minutes to make their case.

"The pitch is everything. I want to know how invested they are in the idea," said Dave Sly, senior lecturer in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering and one of six judges who helped select the 2018 CYstarters cohort.

CYstarters, a 10-week accelerator coordinated through Iowa State University's Pappajohn ... Show Full Article

Arch of Healing and Reconciliation Installation Ceremony April 21 Will Honor Immigrants in the Pacific Northwest and Unity Among Whatcom County Residents
BELLINGHAM, Washington, April 19 -- Western Washington University issued the following news release:

The installation ceremony for the Arch of Healing and Reconciliation, a granite monument honoring Whatcom County's immigrant communities, will be Saturday, April 21, 2018, 10:30 a.m. to noon at Bellingham's City Hall, 210 Lottie St.

Sabah Randhawa, president of Western Washington University, will be the keynote speaker at the ceremony, which will mark the installation of the arch monument honoring immigrants to the Pacific Northwest from China, India, and Japan. It is a public event and everyone ... Show Full Article