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University of Greenwich: Solar Panels to Grow Food Thanks to University of Greenwich Project
LONDON, England, Dec. 1 (TNSRes) -- The University of Greenwich issued the following news:

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A new ground-breaking partnership will explore how a fruit farm can power itself and produce crops by using electricity generated on site through agrivoltaic materials.

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The Farming Innovation Programme study will learn more about the application of solar panel technology on the farm, with Hugh Lowe Farms Ltd, a Kent commercial soft fruit grower, in partnership with Polysolar Ltd.

Agrivoltaic materials enable a solar panel to generate electricity as well as protecting crops. The same panel ... Show Full Article

Funding Awarded to Cranfield to Support New Technology in Zero Emissions Challenge
CRANFIELD, England, Dec. 1 -- Cranfield University issued the following news release:

Cranfield University has been awarded funding from UKCCSRC (UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre) to investigate a new technology that could minimise the impact of amine scrubbing technology - a widespread form of carbon dioxide (CO2) capture.

The Cranfield team, led by Dr Peter Clough, will be working with a team of experienced engineers at Petrofac, a leading services provider to the energy sector. Petrofac designs, builds, manages, and maintains infrastructure for the energy industries and is already ... Show Full Article

CalState-Channel Islands: Basic Needs Program Secures CalFresh Outreach Grant
CAMARILLO, California, Dec. 1 (TNSOps) -- California State University Channel Islands campus issued the following news release on Nov. 30, 2021:

The CSUCI Basic Needs Program, located in Aliso Hall Plaza, recently secured a grant continuation award of $230,116 from Chico State's Center for Healthy Communities (CHC).

This is a three-year grant that will be utilized to help support and expand the Basic Needs Program's CalFresh Outreach efforts. CalFresh is California's version of the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

The purpose of CalFresh is to supplement the food budget ... Show Full Article

= Miller School of Medicine: Dr. Ranjith Ramasamy Earns Young Investigator Award of Excellence for Work in Sexual Medicine
MIAMI, Florida, Dec. 1 (TNSAwa) -- The University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine issued the following news:

Ranjith Ramasamy, M.D., associate professor and director of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Reproductive Urology Program, became the second recipient of the Young Investigator Award of Excellence from the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA) Inc. during its annual fall scientific meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.

SMSNA recently created the award for individuals who have shown great promise and made exceptional contributions to the field of sexual medicine, ... Show Full Article

- University of Minnesota Announces Quinn Gaalswyk as Its New Chief Auditor
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, Dec. 1 (TNSPer) -- The University of Minnesota issued the following news release on Nov. 30, 2021:

Following public interviews with three finalists earlier today, the University of Minnesota Board of Regents selected Quinn Gaalswyk to be the University's next chief auditor. This hire comes following a national search by the Board after the University's long-time chief auditor, Gail Klatt, retired in Fall 2021.

"As a Board, we have a duty to ensure the University effectively and responsibly uses every dollar it receives and that University policies are followed," said Board ... Show Full Article

- UC-San Diego: Frank Wurthwein Named Director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center
LA JOLLA, California, Dec. 1 (TNSPer) -- The University of California San Diego campus issued the following news release:

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) has a new director. Frank Wurthwein, lead of SDSC's Distributed High-Throughput Computing Group, executive director of the Open Science Grid (OSG), a physics professor and a founding faculty member of the Halicioglu Data Science Institute at UC San Diego assumes the role Dec. 1.

"We are confident that Professor Wurthwein will guide the SDSC, one of the original National Science Foundation supercomputer centers, boldly into the future ... Show Full Article

- Former Oklahoma State University First Lady Ann Hargis Takes on New Role With OSU Center for Pet Therapy
STILLWATER, Oklahoma, Dec. 1 (TNSPer) -- Oklahoma State University issued the following news:

Pete's Pet Posse co-founders Ann Hargis and Kendria Cost are taking new roles to promote healthy minds across the Oklahoma State University system through the newly created OSU Center for Pet Therapy.

The center, which opened this fall in the Student Union in Stillwater, traces its roots back to 2013, when Hargis and Cost first launched Pete's Pet Posse with the goal of helping students cope with the challenges and stress of college. The program continued to grow in popularity and impact, becoming the ... Show Full Article