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WIU BOT Meeting Action
MACOMB, Illinois, March 25 (TNSper) -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release:

The Western Illinois University Board of Trustees welcomed the newest member, retired Illinois State Police Southern Patrol Region Commander Derek Wise, of Venice, IL, to the Board at the March 24 meeting. The Board also recognized outgoing member Erik Dolieslager, of Quincy, IL, who will be formally recognized at the June Board meeting.

At the meeting, the Board voted to increase tuition by 3% for new undergraduate and graduate students, as well as the University Housing and Dining rate by 4%, ... Show Full Article

University of Warwick Partners With UNESCO to Take Coventry Schoolkids to Parliament
COVENTRY, England, March 25 (TNSfpar) -- The University of Warwick issued the following news release:

Schoolchildren from Coventry have visited Parliament this week in a visit organised by the University of Warwick and UNESCO.

The visit was part of Warwick's programmes to widen access to higher education, aiming to open up opportunities and experiences for schoolchildren from disadvantaged backgrounds in Coventry.

The children, from ten schools across the region, visited parliament on Thursday 23rd March and were hosted by local MP Taiwo Owatemi.

The Department of Political and International ... Show Full Article

University of Texas Dallas: Amazon Robotics' Gift Powers New Systems Engineering Coursework
RICHARDSON, Texas, March 25 (TNSfund) -- The University of Texas Dallas campus issued the following news on March 24, 2023:

A $100,000 gift from Amazon Robotics will support the development of new coursework in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Texas at Dallas.

The gift, designed to build a talent pipeline for engineers trained in functional safety, will benefit the Department of Systems Engineering, led by Dr. Stephen Yurkovich, holder of the Louis Beecherl Jr. Distinguished Chair.

"This gift means that our students will be on the cutting edge ... Show Full Article

UW Medicine Becomes Title Sponsor of Seattle Marathon
SEATTLE, Washington, March 25 (TNSpar) -- The University of Washington's School of Medicine issued the following news release on March 24, 2023:

UW Medicine and the Seattle Marathon Association announced today that UW Medicine will become the title sponsor of the Seattle Marathon under a five-year agreement through 2027.

"We are excited to see our relationship with the Seattle Marathon expanding," said Dr. Tim Dellit, interim CEO of UW Medicine. "We're both committed to improving the health of the public and I'm pleased we can continue that mission together."

The Marathon and UW Medicine have ... Show Full Article

Leroy M. Morishita Appointed Interim President of CalState-Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES, California, March 25 (TNSper) -- California State University issued the following news release:

California State University (CSU) Interim Chancellor Jolene Koester has appointed Leroy M. Morishita to serve as interim president of California State University, Los Angeles. Morishita will begin in his position on July 31, 2023, and will serve in that capacity until a new president is appointed by the CSU Board of Trustees.

"Dr. Morishita is an extraordinary leader who, over a long and distinguished career, demonstrated an unwavering commitment to inclusive excellence, innovative student-success ... Show Full Article

Imperial Collaborates With Composer To Explore Moons Through Music
LONDON, England, March 25 (TNSfpar) -- Imperial College London issued the following news:

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Imperial College London has partnered with a composer on a new educational programme that brings together space science and orchestral music.

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Imperial has partnered with composer Amanda Lee Falkenberg to launch an ambitious and experimental educational programme which aims to bring science and orchestral music to a new generation of space explorers, scientists and engineers.

The Moons Symphony enables listeners to explore some of the most amazing moons in our solar system through sound. Produced ... Show Full Article

Curtin University: New Agreement to Build Innovation Bridge From India to WA
PERTH, Australia, March 25 (TNSfpar) -- Curtin University issued the following news release:

A new agreement is seeking to lay the foundations for a start-up bridge between India's most industrialised state and Western Australia's thriving innovation ecosystem.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed by iTNT Hub - India's first emerging and deeptech innovation network - and the Curtin-based WA Data Science Innovation Hub, the WA cluster for data science, artificial intelligence, and information technology innovation.

It was signed on the first day of the Umagine conference, held ... Show Full Article