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Wofford Advances Diversity and Inclusion
SPARTANBURG, South Carolina, Aug. 15 -- Wofford College issued the following news:

Dr. Nicole Redmond's keynote lecture on health disparities to a packed crowd was one of dozens of events, new initiatives and recognitions at Wofford college that resulted from the work of the Presidential Committee on Diversity and Inclusion.

Redmond, a 1996 Wofford graduate, shared her work on racial/ethnic and geographic disparities in psychosocial, behavioral and clinical cardiovascular disease risk factors as a medical officer in the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

According to the committee's report, ... Show Full Article

UW-Madison Experts Can Address Back-to-school Topics
MADISON, Wisconsin, Aug. 15 -- The University of Wisconsin's Madison campus issued the following news:

As parents, students and teachers prepare for the upcoming school year, experts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison are ready to provide expertise on a variety of subjects.


What's the right age for a child to have a smart phone? What rules work best for parents and schools to guide young people to safe and healthy use of social media? When a child goes off to college, should parents still be Facebook friends or Instagram followers? Bradford Brown, chair of the Department ... Show Full Article

PRCC Faculty Member Appointed to PTK Honors Program Council
HATTIESBURG, Mississippi, Aug. 15 -- Pearl River Community College issued the following news release:

Pearl River Community College faculty member, Dr. Terri Smith Ruckel, Dean of the William Lewis Honors Institute, has been appointed as the humanities representative to the Honors Program Council by the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

The Honors Program Council is made up of Phi Theta Kappa faculty, advisors, and consultants. Council members take on the responsibility of planning the Phi Theta Kappa's Honors Institute summer conference, select study topics for focus by chapters and colleges, ... Show Full Article

New York Film Screening and Panel Discussion Focuses on the First Amendment and Freedom of the Press
COLUMBIA, Missouri, Aug. 15 -- The University of Missouri's School of Journalism issued the following news release:

Alumni, current students and guests of the Missouri School of Journalism tackled topics of the future of news and freedom of the press at a panel discussion and screening of the documentary "Fight for the First" on July 26 in New York City.

Sponsored by the Reynolds Journalism Institute and organized through the School's New York Program, the event at the Scandinavia House in Manhattan began with the 2017 documentary by filmmaker Sharon Liese. The film sheds light on the current ... Show Full Article

NOAA-funded Project Recover Discovers Stern of World War II U.S. Destroyer Off Remote Alaskan Island
LA JOLLA, California, Aug. 15 -- The University of California campus issued the following news release:

For almost 75 years, the stern of the destroyer USS Abner Read lay somewhere below the dark surface of the Bering Sea off the Aleutian island of Kiska, where it sank after being torn off by an explosion while conducting an anti-submarine patrol. Seventy-one U.S. Navy sailors were lost in the aftermath of the blast, during a brutal and largely overlooked early campaign of World War II.

Heroic action by the crew saved the ship, but for the families of the doomed sailors, the final resting place ... Show Full Article

LSU Office of Strategic Initiatives Earns INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine's Inspiring Program in STEM Award
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, Aug. 15 -- Louisiana State University issued the following news release:

LSU's Office of Strategic Initiatives, or OSI, received a 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education.

The Inspiring Programs in STEM Award honors colleges and universities that encourage and assist students from underrepresented groups to enter STEM fields. LSU will be featured, along with 77 other recipients, in the September 2018 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

Inspiring Programs ... Show Full Article

DSC's WISE Talks Resume Sept. 18
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, Aug. 15 -- Daytona State College issued the following news release:

The Daytona State College Foundation's Wisdom in Senior Education (WISE) program will feature something to suit everyone's interests when the fall season kicks off in September.

With three exceptions*, WISE will present an array of speakers at DSC's Advanced Technology College (ATC), 1770 Technology Blvd., Daytona Beach (located 1/2-mile north of LPGA Blvd. off Williamson Blvd.) from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The presentations continue throughout the fall as follows. Note: Speakers, dates and times are subject to ... Show Full Article