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Western Illinois University's School of Law Enforcement & Justice to Host Crime, Counterterrorism Seminars Oct. 21, Oct. 30
MACOMB, Illinois, Oct. 18 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release:

Professors from the Western Illinois University School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration (LEJA) will host several seminars on traditional crime and counterterrorism Monday, Oct. 21 and Wednesday, Oct. 30.

"Violent Crimes Against Women," from noon-1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21 in Stipes Hall, room 121, will include presentations from Jonathan Butts (Domestic Homicide), Christopher Bitner (Violence Against Women) and Dean Alexander, who is also the director of the WIU Homeland Security Research Program ... Show Full Article

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire: Rare Opportunity to Study Genetic Disorders - Mayo Clinic Graduate Research
EAU CLAIRE, Wisconsin, Oct. 18 -- The University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Campus issued the following news release:

Allie Welter, a 2018 Blugold alumna, has had a solid idea of what she wants to do with her life since she was 12 years old, and she hasn't strayed from it. That's pretty rare.

But not many people have had the lifetime of inspiration growing up alongside them that Welter has had -- her younger brother, Andy. Andy Welter, a high school senior in Farmington, Minnesota, has a rare genetic disorder called myotubular myopathy (MTM), which impacts muscle development and leaves him dependent ... Show Full Article

University of Oklahoma-College of Medicine Nursing Professionals Honored For Excellence
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, Oct. 18 -- The University of Oklahoma's College of Medicine issued the following news:

The Children's Hospital at OU Medicine and several nurses were honored recently by the Oklahoma Nurses Association.

The hospital received the Excellence in the Workplace Award for developing positive work environments and demonstrating innovative and effective programs and approaches that support nurses and promote excellent nursing care.

Amber Bradford, MSN, R.N., received the Oklahoma Nurses Association award for Excellence in Nursing-Administration, and Sheila K. St. Cyr, M.S., ... Show Full Article

University of North Carolina-Wilmington: CHHS Dean Charles Hardy Wins 'Health Care Heroes' Lifetime Achievement Award
WILMINGTON, North Carolina, Oct. 18 -- The University of North Carolina Wilmington campus issued the following news release:

Charles "Charlie" Hardy, founding dean of the UNCW College of Health and Human Services, will be the recipient of the 2019 Greater Wilmington Business Journal's "Health Care Heroes" Lifetime Achievement Award. An awards ceremony is scheduled for Nov. 15.

Each year, the Greater Wilmington Business Journal recognizes individuals and organizations making a significant impact on the quality of health care in southeastern North Carolina. The Lifetime Achievement Award honors ... Show Full Article

University of Mississippi: Alumnus Chosen for Knowles Teaching Fellowship
OXFORD, Mississippi, Oct. 18 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release:

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- Justin Ragland to receive benefits valued at $150,000 for STEM teaching award

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University of Mississippi alumnus Justin Ragland has been chosen as one of 37 high school mathematics and science teachers nationwide to receive a Knowles Teaching Fellowship valued at $150,000.

The Knowles Teaching Fellowship is a five-year program that supports early-career high school mathematics and science teachers in their efforts to develop teaching expertise and lead from the classroom. Through ... Show Full Article

Norton Healthcare, University of Louisville Physicians - Pediatrics, UofL School of Medicine Combine Forces to Strengthen Care for Children
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, Oct. 18 -- The University of Louisville issued the following news release:

Norton Healthcare, UofL Physicians - Pediatrics and the University of Louisville School of Medicine today announced they have officially signed a definitive agreement for an affiliation that will combine resources to strengthen and enhance medical care for children, including:

* Improved access to care. A primary goal is to provide excellent care close to home without the worry of waiting for an appointment. Access will be improved through scheduling enhancements and recruitment of additional providers.

* ... Show Full Article

Northeastern University: To Build Better Drone, Look to Bat
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Oct. 18 -- Northeastern University issued the following news:

Their world is flipped upside down.

Bats eat, sleep, poop--even make babies--while hanging upside down. It's how they spend most of their lives.

To get to that hanging point, bats pull some of the most incredible aerial stunts of the animal world. After a swift turn midair, a bat can perch for hours. That natural ability to just hang inverted makes them experts at saving energy, and when it is time to fly away, they only need to let go and flap their wings.

Now, Alireza Ramezani, an assistant professor of electrical ... Show Full Article