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News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from public, private and community colleges in the U.S.

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Saint Mary's University: Student Entrepreneurs to Receive More Help Starting Their Businesses Thanks to New Program
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, May 30 -- Saint Mary's University issued the following news:

Saint Mary's University is hosting a new program through the Spark Zone that supports student entrepreneurs to bring their business ideas into reality.

The program, Sandbox Ignition, is providing over $50,000 in start-up funding to post-secondary students to support the launch of new businesses or community projects. The program also provides student entrepreneurs with the training, resources, and entrepreneurship ecosystem connections needed to move their ideas forward.

"Providing student entrepreneurs with ... Show Full Article

Regis Moving to Two, Eight-Week Terms for Fall 2020 Semester With Earlier Start Date
WESTON, Massachusetts, May 30 -- Regis College issued the following news release:

Amidst the pain and sorrow of this spring, Regis proudly will confer degrees ranging from associate to doctorate to more than 1,000 graduates of the Class of 2020. Nearly half of those graduates are in our Young School of Nursing, and they are prepared with the knowledge and compassion to respond to the challenges of this global pandemic. Many of our public health graduates will continue their work on contact tracing, an effort they began as volunteers prior to completing their degrees. All of our graduates' commitment ... Show Full Article

RUDN Helps Rosatom to Develop Cooperation With Africa
MOSCOW, Russia, May 30 -- RUDN University issued the following news release:

In Rwanda, Uganda and Ethiopia representatives of RUDN University and ROSATOM held open lectures on the features of Russian higher education in the field of nuclear energy.

The joint educational project of RUDN and Rosatom in Africa featured lectures of University and state corporation experts on the possibilities of Russian nuclear education for schoolchildren and students of Rwanda, Uganda and Ethiopia. The project covered almost 600 people.

The lecture "The Role and Place of Russia in Nuclear Engineering Training" ... Show Full Article

Loughborough University: Experts in Sport - How Can Dietary Nitrates Improve Elite Level Athlete Performance?
LOUGHBOROUGH, England, May 30 -- Loughborough University issued the following news release:

This week's 'Experts in Sport' podcast focuses on how dietary nitrates - found mainly in vegetables, such as beetroot, lettuce, spinach, and radishes - can maximise performance in elite-level athletes.

Guest host Dr Martin Lindley, Senior Lecturer and Director of Biosciences, is joined by Dr Stephen Bailey, Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Nutrition and Martin Foster (Applied Sport Management Lead), as a number of topics, including the potential benefits of supplementation, are discussed.

"The most ... Show Full Article

Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare: Office for National Statistics Releases Quarterly Figures on Under-18 Conception Rates
LONDON, England, May 30 -- The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists issued the following news release:

Office for National Statistics (ONS) quarterly figures on under-18 conception rates for women in England and Wales, published today, show that pregnancy rates in women aged 15-17 in England fell by 1.2% in January-March 2019, compared to the same period in 2018.

The rate of teenage pregnancies for January-March 2019 in England stands now at 16.8 per 1,000 women aged 15 to 17, whilst in 2018 it was 17 per 1,000.

However, there ... Show Full Article

Butler County Community College, Community Partnership Unveil Entrepreneurship Opportunity
BUTLER, Pennsylvania, May 30 -- Butler County Community College issued the following news:

Butler County Community College and Community Partnership Inc. in June will launch a nine-week online program offering participants the opportunity to explore entrepreneurship, earn four grant-funded BC3 business credits and a chance to receive a scholarship to complete a resume-building BC3 workplace certificate.

The CO.STARTERS Entrepreneurship Certificate program, funded through a federal Community Services Block Grant received by Community Partnership Inc., Butler, will be held June 15 to Aug. 17. The ... Show Full Article

American University: Pluses, Minuses of COVID-19 Numbers
WASHINGTON, May 30 -- The American University Investigative Reporting Workshop issued the following news:

By Jennifer LaFleur, Data Editor

This week marked a sobering, significant number: 100,000, the official count of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. That number is higher than the population of Flint, Michigan; Lawrence, Kansas; or Albany, New York. It is one of many numbers that now define our world: the number of cases, the number of deaths, the number of tests.

Making sense of the constant drum of data can be a struggle.

I spoke with Temple University mathematics professor John Allen Paulos, ... Show Full Article