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York University and UNECE to Mark Global Homelessness Partnership
TORONTO, Ontario, June 15 (TNSPar) -- York University issued the following news:

York University will sign a memorandum of understanding with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) on Wednesday, June 16, marking a global partnership to support cities and national governments in fighting homelessness.

Media are invited to join York University President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton for a virtual memorandum signing event, along with, in order of speaking:

* Paola Deda, Director, Forests, Land and Housing Division, UNECE

* Hon. Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children ... Show Full Article

Yale Medicine School: Ko Is Appointed Nooyi Professor of Public Health
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut, June 15 (TNSPer) -- Yale School of Medicine issued the following news:

Albert I. Ko, MD, an infectious disease physician and epidemiologist whose research has yielded critical insights into the health consequences of rapid urbanization and social inequity, has been appointed the Raj and Indra Nooyi Professor of Public Health, effective July 1.

Ko is a professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Microbial Diseases at the School of Public Health, and professor of medicine (infectious diseases) at Yale School of Medicine. He also is an attending physician at ... Show Full Article

University of Washington: Communication Technology, Study of Collective Behavior Must Be 'Crisis Discipline,' Researchers Argue
SEATTLE, Washington, June 15 (TNSJou) -- The University of Washington issued the following news release:

Our ability to confront global crises, from pandemics to climate change, depends on how we interact and share information.

Social media and other forms of communication technology restructure these interactions in ways that have consequences. Unfortunately, we have little insight into whether these changes will bring about a healthy, sustainable and equitable world. As a result, researchers now say that the study of collective behavior must rise to a "crisis discipline," just like medicine, ... Show Full Article

University of Tennessee Health Science: Mansour A. Parsi, MD, Named Chief of Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
MEMPHIS, Tennessee, June 15 (TNSPer) -- The University of Tennessee Health Science Center issued the following news:

One of the most accomplished and talented pancreato-biliary investigators and interventional endoscopists in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology, Mansour A. Parsi, MD, MPH, MBA, has been named as the Hyman Professor of Medicine and the chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Dr. Parsi, who was recruited from Tulane University after a national search, will begin his position ... Show Full Article

Sheridan's EDGE Entrepreneurship Hub Receives Prestigious Rising Star Award
BRAMPTON, Ontario, June 15 (TNSAwa) -- Sheridan College issued the following news release:

Sheridan's EDGE Entrepreneurship Hub is the recipient of the prestigious Rising Star Award for Excellence in Student Engagement in Entrepreneurship at the Deshpande Symposium on Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Higher Education. Sheridan is the first Canadian institution to receive this honour.

With this award, the Deshpande Symposium Awards Committee have recognized EDGE for best exemplifying the spirit of commitment to develop innovative extra- and co-curricular activities and programs that encourage ... Show Full Article

Multi-Year John Deere Grant to Support Award-Winning University of Northern Iowa Community Partnership
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa, June 15 (TNSGra) -- The University of Northern Iowa issued the following news release:

A thriving community partnership is even stronger thanks to a renewed investment from one of the Cedar Valley's corporate leaders.

UNI Classic Upward Bound, a college preparatory program serving low-income and future first-generation college students in Waterloo, was recently awarded a $437,000 grant, to be awarded over the next three years, from the John Deere Foundation.

It's the largest private grant in the UNI Center for Urban Education program's 53-year history, and an extension of ... Show Full Article

Bringing New Life, Dining Concepts to Purdue's Historic Memorial Union Building
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana, June 15 (TNSEco) -- Purdue University issued the following news release:

The grand Purdue Memorial Union on Purdue University's West Lafayette campus is undergoing a transformative renovation to the 67,000-square-foot ground floor, which will be complete later this year. The space is on schedule to open in January.

The investment in the adjoining Union Club Hotel and its subsequent renovation served as catalysts for the $47 million ground floor renovation, which began last August. Demolition work is complete, and construction activities are underway, including framing ... Show Full Article