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Rio Hondo College Provides Free Tutoring Program for Area Public Schools
WHITTIER, California, Dec. 18 -- Rio Hondo College issued the following news release:

Rio Hondo College has launched a free tutoring program for area public schools in its Adopt-A-School program, providing college students who are studying child development and related fields to assist K-12 students during and after school.

The program was piloted in spring at Scott Avenue Elementary in East Whittier City School District and is now offered there and at Dean Shively Middle School in Valle Lindo Elementary School District. It is expanding to encompass others among the Adopt-A-School partners.

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Registration Now Open for 15th Annual SATURN Conference
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Dec. 18 -- Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute issued the following news release:

Registration is now open for SATURN 2019, a premier software architecture conference in its 15th year, designed for practitioners who are responsible for producing robust software architectures as well as for those who view software architecture as a critical element in the achievement of their business or organizational missions. SATURN 2019 will take place at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square from May 6 to 9.

The SATURN 2019 program includes a full ... Show Full Article

PVCC Announces $1.35 Million Match Gift to Create Support for Network2Work Program
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia, Dec. 18 -- Piedmont Virginia Community College issued the following news release:

PVCC President Frank Friedman announced on Tuesday a transformative gift from Dorothy Batten in support of the Network2Work program at PVCC. Ms. Batten has made a financial commitment that will result in the Network2Work program receiving $1.35 million over the next three years. Her commitment includes an outright gift of $150,000 per year for the next three years, and a dollar-for-dollar challenge gift of $150,000 per year for the next three years matching additional contributions from ... Show Full Article

Medical Assisting Program Holds Class of 2018 Pinning Ceremony
SOMERSET, Kentucky, Dec. 18 -- Somerset Community College issued the following news release:

The Medical Assisting program at Somerset Community College, Laurel North Campus, recently graduated 11 students and celebrated the conclusion of their studies with a pinning ceremony and reception. The event was held in the Health Sciences Building on the SCC Laurel North Campus with more than 75 family and friends attending.

Nancy Powell, Dean of Health Sciences, began the event with introductions and greetings. Debra Elam, the Program Coordinator, welcomed guests and explained how the pinning ceremony ... Show Full Article

Making a Difference in Medicine
MOUNT PLEASANT, Michigan, Dec. 18 -- Central Michigan University issued the following news:

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- CMU researchers in 2018 tackled tough challenges in cancer, Alzheimer's, TB and more

Alongside undergrad and graduate students, Central Michigan University faculty in chemistry, biology, psychology and neuroscience spearhead medical research with broad implications.

Gretchen Holtgrefe is one of those students, researching cancer with biochemistry faculty member Ajit Sharma. The research looks to find which antioxidants may be more effective in preventing cancer.

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Gut Microbiome Regulates the Intestinal Immune System, Researchers Find
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island, Dec. 18 -- Brown University issued the following news release:

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- A new study in mice unveils the role of vitamin A in immune system regulation, a finding that could assist in developing treatments for autoimmune and inflammatory diseases as well as vitamin A deficiency.

Scientists have long known that bacteria in the intestines, also known as the microbiome, perform a variety of useful functions for their hosts, such as breaking down dietary fiber in the digestive process and making vitamins K and B7.

Yet a new study unveils another useful role the microbiome ... Show Full Article

Gifts of $1 Million to UW-Stevens Point Create First Waterfowl Graduate Position
STEVENS POINT, Wisconsin, Dec. 18 -- The University of Wisconsin Stevens Point campus issued the following news release:

Generous gifts to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will establish an endowed graduate assistantship in waterfowl research, enhancing one of the nation's largest wildlife management programs.

Gifts totaling more than $1 million to the UWSP Foundation will create the Douglas and Carol Federighi Waterfowl Graduate Assistantship in the College of Natural Resources, representing the first fully endowed graduate assistantship in the university's history. Earnings from the ... Show Full Article