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Western Washington University's Kaiser Borsari Hall Project Wins Bronze Holcim Award
BELLINGHAM, Washington, Dec. 1 -- Western Washington University issued the following news release:

At a ceremony in Venice, Italy on November 18, the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction recently awarded Western Washington University's Kaiser Borsari Hall project and the design team at Perkins&Will a "Bronze Award" for the North American region, one of only two projects in the United States and the only university building globally to win a Holcim Award this year. The Holcim Awards recognize "diverse and innovative real-world approaches to creating a more sustainable built environment."

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University of California-Davis: A Mixed Origin Made Maize Successful
DAVIS, California, Dec. 1 (TNSres) -- The University of California Davis issued the following news:

By Andy Fell

Maize is one of the world's most widely grown crops. It is used for both human and animal foods and holds great cultural significance, especially for Indigenous peoples in the Americas. Yet despite its importance, the origins of the grain have been hotly debated for more than a century. Now new research, published Dec. 1 in Science, shows that all modern maize descends from a hybrid created just over 5,000 years ago in central Mexico, thousands of years after the plant was first domesticated.

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SUNY's University at Albany: Study - Climate Change Has Increased Atmospheric Instability Over Past 40 Years
ALBANY, New York, Dec. 1 (TNSres) -- The State University of New York's University at Albany issued the following news:

By Mike Nolan

While the impacts of climate change vary across the globe, most scientists agree that, overall, a warming environment is increasing both the frequency and intensity of severe weather events such as tornados and intense thunderstorms.

The formation of these severe storms requires instability or unstable conditions in the atmosphere, which climate models project will increase under greenhouse gas-induced global warming. However, how atmospheric instability has changed ... Show Full Article

Penn State York to Celebrate Fall Commencement on Dec. 15
YORK, Pennsylvania, Dec. 1 -- Pennsylvania State University York campus issued the following news:

Penn State York is celebrating its annual fall commencement on Friday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. in the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center at the campus. Jeffrey L. Rehmeyer II is the commencement speaker.

Rehmeyer is the past president of the CGA Law Firm based in York, Pennsylvania, and served in that role for 10 years. Additionally, he is a member of the firm's executive committee and has been for 20 years. The CGA Law Firm serves clients throughout South Central Pennsylvania. Rehmeyer provides counsel ... Show Full Article

New Director Named at the SOAS South Asia Institute
LONDON, England, Dec. 1 -- SOAS, University of London issued the following news:

SOAS is pleased to announce that Dr Subir Sinha, a specialist in South Asian politics, has been appointed as the new Director of the SOAS South Asia Institute (SSAI).

The SSAI represents the most extensive and diverse community of scholars focusing on South Asia of any university in Europe. Its members' research and teaching activities relate to the region, particularly India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan.

Dr Sinha's expertise in South Asian politics includes populism, political ecology, agrarian ... Show Full Article

Nanyang Technological University: Partnerships to Enhance Learning for Maritime Students
SINGAPORE, Dec. 1 -- Nanyang Technological University issued the following news release on Nov. 30, 2023:

NTU Singapore and Shanghai Maritime University (SMU) have established new partnerships aimed at enhancing the learning experience for maritime students in both universities.

Two new five-year collaborations will allow SMU students to study full-time at NTU Singapore's School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) in the final year of their four-year undergraduate degree programme.

The students also have the option to enrol in selected one-year full-time Master of Sciences postgraduate ... Show Full Article

Illawarra Cancer Carers Gift Over $1.2m to UOW
WOLLONGONG, Australia, Dec. 1 (TNSres) -- The University of Wollongong issued the following news release on Nov. 30, 2023:

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Presentation celebrates ongoing support of groundbreaking cancer research

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The generous support of the Illawarra's Cancer Carers (ICC) to the University of Wollongong (UOW) was celebrated during a presentation on Wednesday 29 November.

Throughout the 18-year partnership, ICC have gifted more than $1.2 million to UOW to support cancer researchers to continue their groundbreaking cancer research.

The ICC has supported cancer research projects, PhD programs, help ... Show Full Article