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Two NUHS Florida Students Honored With Community Service Award
LOMBARD, Illinois, Jan. 18 -- National University of Health Sciences issued the following news:

Alicia Irvin and Michael Abenoja were honored this week with the Fall 2018 NUHS (Florida) Community Service Award. The award, presented each trimester, was established in 2016 by the Florida site to recognize students who have demonstrated significant commitment and dedication to serving the community through their time, actions, activities and dedication above and beyond what is expected of them as students. Honorees also must serve as a role model for other students by demonstrating compassion for ... Show Full Article

Nurse Susan Thomas Spends Her Own Money to Volunteer at Medical Clinic in Guatemala
SYRACUSE, New York, Jan. 18 -- The State University of New York's Upstate Medical University issued the following news release:

Several times a year, Upstate University Hospital nurse Susan Thomas packs two big suitcases--one new and one tattered--and heads to the airport. One suitcase is full of her own belongings; the other is from a thrift store so she won't mind leaving it behind--and filled with medical supplies, toothbrushes, underwear, socks and shoes.

Thomas, a labor and delivery nurse at Upstate's Community Campus, journeys to Guatemala on her own dime several times each year to volunteer ... Show Full Article

Milligan Names Ridley Head of Multimedia Services and Esports
MILLIGAN, Tennessee, Jan. 18 -- Milligan College issued the following news release:

College alumnus Micah Ridley has been named director of multimedia services. Ridley also will serve as head coach of the college's new esports program launching in fall 2019.

As director of multimedia services, Ridley will manage streaming for campus events, as well as oversee MC Productions, an associated business entity that provides streaming services for various clients in the community, including Science Hill Athletics and the City of Johnson City.

"Micah's unique skillset and experience not only help meet ... Show Full Article

HLS Faculty Maintain Top Position in SSRN Citation Rankings
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, Jan. 18 -- Harvard Law School issued the following news:

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- Bebchuk, Shavell top list of most-cited law professors

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Statistics released by the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) indicate that, as of the end of 2018, Harvard Law School faculty members have continued to feature prominently on SSRN's list of the 100 most-cited law professors. HLS faculty captured 12 slots -- including the number one and two slots -- among the top 100 law school professors in all legal areas in terms of citations to their work.

As in previous years, Professor Lucian Bebchuk ... Show Full Article

Dining Services Ends Use Of Plastic Bags
STORRS, Connecticut, Jan. 18 -- The University of Connecticut issued the following news:

The use of plastic bags will become a thing of the past for UConn's Department of Dining Services at its retail and Grab & Go locations when the 2019 spring semester begins on Monday, Jan. 21.

The change, being made in support of the University's ongoing sustainable efforts, is the result of a joint effort between Dining Services and the Zero Waste Campaign of UConnPIRG, a student-run activism and advocacy group on campus.

Brown paper bags that are 100 percent recyclable and reusable will now be available ... Show Full Article

Creighton University Approved for a $247,020 Engagement Award for Building Rural Stakeholder Engagement in Patient-Centered Type 1 Diabetes Research
OMAHA, Nebraska, Jan. 18 -- Creighton University issued the following news release:

A collaborative and interprofessional team at Creighton University and community stakeholders have been approved for a $247,020 funding award through the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards (Engagement Awards) program, an initiative of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).The funds will support building rural stakeholder engagement in patient-centered type 1 diabetes research.

Vanessa Jewell, PhD, OTR/L, assistant professor in the department of Occupational Therapy and program director ... Show Full Article

Coker's Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery Presents the Work of Michael Benevenia
HARTSVILLE, South Carolina, Jan. 18 -- Coker College issued the following news:

The Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery presents the work of artist Michael Benevenia. Benevenia's exhibit of drawings, paintings, and sculptures, titled "Gravity and other fistfights," opens Monday, March 11, with a reception in the Cecelia Coker Bell gallery from 7-8pm. Light refreshments will be served, and the reception is free and open to the public. The show runs through April 5, 2019.

Benevenia's process of making sculpture frequently becomes a balanced scuffle with gravity. Playing with material frailties and strengths ... Show Full Article