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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Texas Newsletter for Sunday May 05, 2024 ( 48 items )  

2024 Responsible Care(r) & Sustainability Future Leaders
ARLINGTON, Virginia, May 3 [Category: Chemicals] -- The American Chemistry Council issued the following news release: The American Chemistry Council is excited to announce the 2024 Responsible Care(r) & Sustainability Future Leaders. These exemplary professionals are helping to shape the future of the chemical industry with their dedication to environmental responsibility and sustainable practices. Brian Nichols Brian Nichols graduated from West Virginia University in 2018 with a B.S in Che  more

3 ways to protect your heart and brain this American Stroke Month
DALLAS, Texas, May 1 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. has a stroke[1] and 1 in 4 stroke survivors will have another one[2]. During May, American Stroke Month, the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, is raising awareness nationwide that stroke is largely preventable, treatable and beatable. Here are 3 ways you can act now to beat stroke: Learn how to spot a st  more

6 defensores de ataques o derrames cerebrales seleccionados a nivel nacional para recibir los premios Stroke Hero Awards 2024
DALLAS, Texas, May 1 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Cada ano, aproximadamente 800,000 personas en los Estados Unidos sufren un derrame cerebral.[1] La American Stroke Association, una division de la American Heart Association (la Asociacion Americana del Corazon), reconoce a seis heroes locales de derrames cerebrales de todo el pais por su resiliencia y dedicacion en la lucha contra esta enfermedad. Los premios anuales Stroke Hero A  more

AAJA Joins 40+ Organizations in Demanding End to Pursuit of Criminal Charges Against Journalist Carlos Sanchez
SAN FRANCISCO, California, May 3 (TNScapv) -- The Asian American Journalists Association issued the following joint statement on May 2, 2024 with more than 40 organizations: * * * As advocates for journalists and the First Amendment rights of a free press, we demand that Texas law enforcement authorities end their misguided pursuit of criminal charges against photojournalist Carlos Sanchez, who was arrested while covering protests at the University of Texas at Austin. In leveling an unwarrant  more

Allied Pilots Association Urges 'Timely Approval of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2024'
FORT WORTH, Texas, May 3 -- The Allied Pilots Association issued the following news release: The Allied Pilots Association (APA), representing the 16,000 pilots of American Airlines, lauded Congress for its work on the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2024 and urged the legislation's prompt passage. "Timely approval of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2024 is in the best interests of the traveling public," said APA President Capt. Ed Sicher. "The United States leads the world in commercial aviation. T  more

America First Legal Partners With State of Texas and Attorney General Ken Paxton, Sues Biden Administration Over Radical New Title IX Rules That Mandate Radical Transgender Ideology in Schools & Threaten Women & Girls
WASHINGTON, April 30 -- America First Legal, a civil rights organization, issued the following news release on April 29, 2024: Today, America First Legal joined Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in filing a critical lawsuit against President Biden's Secretary of Education and others to stop the Biden Administration's newly promulgated Title IX rules from wreaking havoc on women, children, and schools across the country. Title IX is a federal statute that prohibits discrimination on the basis   more

Autism Speaks: New $2 Million Research Initiative Will Study Heart and Brain Health in People With Autism
DALLAS, Texas, May 1 (TNSres) -- Autism Speaks issued the following news release: According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 36 children and 1 in 45 adults in the U.S. have autism, a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. To learn more about the unique cardiovascular and cerebrovascular health needs of people with autism, a new $2 million research initiative is being funded b  more

Brief anger may impair blood vessel function
DALLAS, Texas, May 1 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Research Highlights: When adults became angry after remembering past experiences, the function of cells lining the blood vessels was negatively impaired, which may restrict blood flow. Previous research has found that this may increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. In this study, episodes of anxiety and sadness did not trigger the same change in functioning of the blood ve  more

Bush Institute Announces 2024 Stand-to Veteran Leadership Program Class
DALLAS, Texas, May 2 -- The George W. Bush Institute issued the following news release on May 1, 2024: Today, the George W. Bush Institute announced the newest class selected to participate in the Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program, a first-of-its-kind initiative aimed at bold leaders from diverse sectors across the country - including civilians, veterans, and active-duty military - who are supporting our nation's veterans and their families. The 34 Scholars will gather at the George W. Bush   more

CAIR-Austin Condemns Violation of Female Detainees' Constitutional Rights by Travis County Sheriff's Office
WASHINGTON, May 3 -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations issued the following news release on May 2, 2024: The Austin, Texas, chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-Austin) today condemned the reported violation of the constitutional rights of several female students arrested during anti-genocide protests at the University of Texas campus on April 24, 2024, by the Travis County Sheriff's Office. The female students reported denial of menstrual supplies, sanitary produ  more

CAIR-DFW Condemns U. Texas Dallas for Having 21 Peaceful Student Protesters Arrested, Questions Denial of Bond
WASHINGTON, May 4 -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations issued the following news release on May 3, 2024: The Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-DFW), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today denounced University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) for calling on the police in riot gear on May 1 to arrest 21 students, including three UTD professors, for staging a peaceful protest condemning the ongoing genocide in Palestine.  more

CEA Applauds Legislation Reversing Cancelation of Alaska Oil Leases
HOUSTON, Texas, April 30 -- Consumer Energy Alliance issued the following news release: Consumer Energy Alliance, the leading advocate for affordable and reliable energy for families and small businesses, voices its support for H.R. 6285, which reverses the Biden Administration's ill-advised cancellation of valuable oil leases in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge - over the objections of a majority of Alaska's consumers. These leases are crucial to contributing to America's oil supply, n  more

Cruelty and Crime at Unregulated Horse Tracks
AUSTIN, Texas, May 1 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release on April 29, 2024: * * * PETA Urges Gov. Abbott to Act * * * A PETA probe has uncovered evidence that horses are electroshocked, injected with street drugs, and subjected to other acts of cruelty at the nearly 50 unregulated horse racing tracks--or "bush tracks," at which illegal gambling and other crimes run rampant--across Texas, prompting the group to dispatch an urgent letter this mornin  more

First Liberty Institute: Statement Regarding Kristen Clarke, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights
PLANO, Texas, May 2 -- The First Liberty Institute issued the following statement on May 1, 2024: * * * The following statement regarding Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke may be attributed to Hiram Sasser, executive general counsel for First Liberty Institute: The job of fairly enforcing our nation's civil rights laws is extraordinarily important and must be done with integrity and fairness, something Kristen Clarke has completely failed to do. She has weaponized the civil rights div  more

HACU and UTSA present OIT Laptop Award
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, May 2 [Category: Education] -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities issued the following news release: * * * The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and the University of Texas at San Antonio awarded Eric Lopez with the Office of Information Technology Laptop Award. The awardee is selected from graduates of UTSA's Tomas Rivera Center for Academic Success Access College & Excel Scholar Program who have obtained a GPA of at least 2.50 and exempl  more

HACU announces speakers of 13th Annual Deansa Forum on Hispanic Higher Education
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, May 2 [Category: Education] -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities issued the following news release: * * * HACU announces speakers of 13th Annual Deans' Forum on Hispanic Higher Education The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities has announced the agenda and speakers of its 13th Annual Deans' Forum on Hispanic Higher Education, a pre-conference event taking place on Oct. 31, 2024, at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, in conjunct  more

HACU announces speakers of 23rd Annual Latino Higher Education Leadership Institute
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, May 2 [Category: Education] -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities issued the following news release: * * * The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities has announced the agenda and speakers of its 23rd Annual Latino Higher Education Leadership Institute, a pre-conference event taking place Nov. 1, 2024, at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, in conjunction with HACU's 38th Annual Conference. The one-day Institute will focus on vital s  more

HACU urges Congress to increase funding for Hispanic-Serving Institutions
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, May 3 [Category: Education] -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities issued the following news release: * * * May 3, 2024SAN ANTONIO - The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities has released a statement following a written testimony submitted on May 3, 2024, to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies. In the testimony, HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores urged Congress to incr  more

HFTP and Hospitality Net Partner on Investment Sentiment Survey, Ahead of the Inaugural HITEC Technology IC
AUSTIN, Texas, May 3 (TNSres) -- Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals issued the following news release: Hospitality Net and Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP(R)) are collaborating on a brand-new survey which aims to gather and analyze data on current investment trends, funding needs, future investment priorities, technology adoption rates, and the overall market dynamics within the hotel technology ecosystem. The objective is to identify areas of growth, po  more

Independent Women's Forum's Meaghan Mobbs Visits U.S. Southern Border To Examine The Epicenter Of The Migrant Crisis
EAGLE PASS, Texas, May 1 -- The Independent Women's Forum issued the following news release on April 30, 2024: This week, Meaghan Mobbs, Director of the Center for American Safety and Security at Independent Women's Forum (IWF), joined the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) for a tour of the U.S. southern border spanning from Del Rio to Eagle Pass--a region known as the epicenter of the migrant crisis. The tour also extended into the Mexican side of the border. Throughout the tour, Mobbs spo  more

Introducing Obesity Management Foundations for the Primary Care Clinician
AUSTIN, Texas, May 4 -- The American Association of Nurse Practitioners issued the following news: The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) are pleased to offer select continuing education (CE) activities and resources for nurse practitioners (NPs) and other advanced practice providers working in obesity management. Members of OMA and the AANP Obesity Community collaborated to create exciting, informative and necessary educational resourc  more

Maritime Community Shares Insights at ABS Middle East Technical Committee Meeting in Dubai
HOUSTON, Texas, May 1 -- The American Bureau of Shipping issued the following news release: ABS recently convened its first Middle East Technical Committee meeting in Dubai, where industry professionals and clients converged for a day of insightful discussions and collaboration. The meeting covered a diverse range of topics aimed at advancing safety, sustainability, and innovation in the maritime industry. Here's a snapshot of the discussions that took place: * Middle East Overview: Insightful  more

NATCA APPLAUDS INCLUSION OF MAXIMUM AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER HIRING, IMMEDIATE ADOPTION OF COLLABORATIVE STAFFING MODEL IN FINAL FAA REAUTHORIZATION BILL
WASHINGTON, April 30 -- The National Air Traffic Controllers Association issued the following news release on April 29, 2024: NATCA is very pleased that maximum air traffic controller trainee hiring for five years and immediate adoption of the NATCA-Air Traffic Organization collaborative staffing model as the basis for the FAA's Controller Workforce Plan were included in the bi-partisan, bi-cameral agreement on FAA Reauthorization reached by Senate Commerce Committee Chair Maria Cantwell (D-Was  more

National Center for State Courts: California, Texas Students Earn Top Prize in National Civics Education Essay Contest
WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia, May 1 -- The National Center for State Courts issued the following news release: California and Texas students have won top honors in the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) 2024 Civics Education Essay Contest. Over the past decade, NCSC has challenged youth to reflect on civics education and the U.S. Constitution. This year, students from across the country reflected on the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's influence on civics education for Ame  more

National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame: Campbell Trophy Winner Bo Nix Leads Record Setting Number of Scholar-Athletes in NFL Draft
IRVING, Texas, May 1 -- The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame issued the following news release: The 2024 NFL Draft took place in Detroit from April 25-27 with 50 percent of the 2023 Campbell Trophy(R) Finalists tapped to pursue the dream of playing football at the highest level. "We were thrilled to see such a high percentage of the NFF Campbell Trophy(R) Finalists receive a call to play in the NFL," said NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell. "They're amazing examples that o  more

National Football Foundation, Fidelity Investments and Duke Honor Dr. Linda Franzoni
IRVING, Texas, May 4 -- The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame issued the following news release: The National Football Foundation and Duke Athletics jointly honored Dr. Linda Franzoni, the Blue Devils Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR), with a celebratory NFF Faculty Salute, presented by Fidelity Investments, April 25 during a special luncheon. Dr. Franzoni is an associate dean of undergraduate education and a professor in the Thomas Lord department of mechanical engine  more

Nationwide, 6 stroke advocates selected to receive 2024 Stroke Hero Awards
DALLAS, Texas, May 1 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Each year, approximately 800,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke.[1] Six local stroke heroes from across the country are being recognized by the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, for their resiliency and dedication in the fight against stroke. The American Stroke Association's annual Stroke Hero Awards honors stroke survivors, health care p  more

New $2 million research initiative will study heart and brain health in people with autism
DALLAS, Texas, April 30 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 36 children and 1 in 45 adults in the U.S. have autism, a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. To learn more about the unique cardiovascular and cerebrovascular health needs of people with autism, a new $2 million re  more

New research funding awarded to assess the role of race in predicting heart disease
DALLAS, Texas, April 29 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Highlights: The American Heart Association awarded four new scientific research grants to evaluate the role of race in measuring heart disease risk. The funded studies are focused on multi-ethnic groups and studying how race, considered a social rather than biological construct, affects health risk prediction when it is incorporated as a variable in algorithms. This research i  more

NSSGA Finishes Successful 2024 Young Leaders Meeting
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, May 3 -- The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association issued the following news release: The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) convened its 2024 Annual Young Leaders Meeting in San Antonio, TX. The meeting, held April 28 - May 1, attracted 338 participants from across the country. This is the aggregates industry's premier opportunity for professionals under the age of 40 to learn more about the industry, build leadership skills and grow a strong network.   more

Original YouTube TM docuseries focuses on health inequities and challenges in rural America
DALLAS, Texas, May 1 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: According to an American Heart Association 2020 presidential advisory, there is currently a three-year life expectancy gap between rural and urban American populations. Additionally, mortality data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows that the death rate for heart disease in rural areas is now 21% higher than in urban ones[1]. A new original video docuseries from the Ame  more

Right on Crime: Gov. Reeves Signs S.B.2448 Into Law - A Continued Commitment to Parole Eligibility Creates A Safer Mississippi
JACKSON, Mississippi, May 3 -- Right on Crime, a national campaign of the Texas Public Policy Foundation that supports conservative solutions for reducing crime, restoring victims, reforming offenders and lowering taxpayer costs, issued the following news release on May 2, 2024: Right On Crime commends Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves and state legislators for their continued commitment to parole eligibility and public safety as S.B. 2448 was signed into law today. Right On Crime commends the data-  more

SAN ANTONIO-BASED SwRI TO CONSTRUCT FIRST FACILITY OUTSIDE OF TEXAS
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, May 3 -- Southwest Research Institute issued the following news release: For the first time in its 76-year history, Southwest Research Institute has purchased land and will construct a facility outside of its home city, San Antonio, Texas. The Institute acquired more than 8 acres in Warner Robins, Georgia, and began construction on an $18.5 million, 33,000-square-foot facility in support of defense and intelligence research and development. A groundbreaking ceremony at the   more

SC&RA ANNOUNCES 2024 HAULING AND RIGGING JOB OF THE YEAR WINNERS
CENTREVILLE, Virginia, April 30 -- The Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association issued the following news release: The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) announced the winners of both its 2024 Hauling and Rigging Job of the Year Awards (JOYs) on April 19 at its Annual Conference at the Omni Barton Creek, in Austin, Texas. Four SC&RA members, demonstrating exceptional ingenuity, skill and commitment to safety, were recognized with Hauling JOYs in their respective categories:   more

Society of Professional Journalists: Region 8 Mark of Excellence Awards 2023 Winners Announced
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, April 30 -- The Society of Professional Journalists issued the following news: The Society of Professional Journalists recognizes the best collegiate journalism in Region 8 with 2023 Mark of Excellence Awards winners. SPJ's Region 8 comprises Oklahoma and Texas. First-place winners will compete at the national level among other MOE winners from the 12 SPJ regions. National winners will be notified in the late spring. MOE Awards entries are judged by professionals with   more

SPJ Demands Texas Department of Public Safety Drop Charges and Arrest Warrant Against Fox 7 News Photojournalist
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, April 30 -- The Society of Professional Journalists issued the following news on April 29, 2024: The Society of Professional Journalists demands the felony assault charge against Carlos Sanchez, a Fox 7 Austin photographer arrested while covering protests at the University of Texas Austin, be dropped immediately. Sanchez was originally charged with criminal trespass but the charges were dropped last Thursday upon his release from jail. "It's crystal clear from every angl  more

SPJ-Led Coalition Demands Texas Authorities Drop Charges Against Photojournalist Carlos Sanchez
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, May 2 -- The Society of Professional Journalists issued the following news: The Society of Professional Journalists has assembled a coalition of 43 signatories, including journalism organizations, First Amendment advocacy groups and media unions, all calling on the Texas Department of Public Safety to abandon its misguided pursuit of criminal charges against photojournalist Carlos Sanchez, who was arrested while covering protests at the University of Texas at Austin. "We  more

Students Build Low-Cost Cold Spray Metal 3D Printer Prototype
MATERIALS PARK, Ohio, May 4 -- ASM International posted the following news from Rice University: Rice University students in Houston, Texas, have developed a cold spray metal 3D printing device that relies on pressure and velocity rather than temperature to create a metal part. Their work could help expand the repertoire of metal additive manufacturing techniques, bringing down cost and enhancing the quality of making or repairing one-off complex metal parts. Team AeroForge members used the de  more

Susan G. Komen Urges Personalized Approach in Response to Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations
DALLAS, Texas, May 1 -- Susan G. Komen, an organization that says it addresses breast cancer on fronts such as research, community health, global outreach and public policy initiatives, issued the following news on April 30, 2024: Susan G. Komen, the world's leading breast cancer organization, today commented on the final recommendations made by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), advocating biennial screening mammography for average-risk women beginning at age 40. In a rapidly e  more

TAB Signs MoU With Special Olympics Texas to Enhance Workforce Opportunities for Texans With Disabilities
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 30 -- The Texas Association of Business issued the following news release on April 29, 2024: Today, the Texas Association of Business (TAB) signed a Memorandum of Understating (MoU) with Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) to enhance workforce development and create opportunities for Texans with disabilities. The agreement, signed by TAB President and CEO Glenn Hamer and SOTX CEO Tim Martin, commits both organizations to working together to promote existing and create new su  more

Texans Speak Out Against Paxton's Lawsuit & Abbott's Order Attacking Federal Civil Rights Protections for LGBTQIA+ Students
AUSTIN, Texas, April 30 -- The Texas Freedom Network posted the following news release on April 29, 2024: This morning Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton, announced that he is suing the Department of Education over updates to the Title IX regulations. Title IX is a federal civil rights law designed to protect students in public schools from discrimination. Updates from the Department of Education follow Supreme Court precedent about how to interpret language in civil rights legislation. The upd  more

Texas A&M University Wins 75th USPOULTRY Foundation Ted Cameron National Poultry Judging Contest
TUCKER, Georgia, May 2 -- The USPOULTRY Foundation issued the following news release: Nine universities recently participated in the 75th USPOULTRY Foundation Ted Cameron National Poultry Judging Contest, held at Louisiana State University (LSU). Texas A&M University won the high team overall category, and The Ohio State University took second place. Additionally, Cade Davis with Mississippi State University won the high individual overall category, with Marissa Askew from Auburn University fin  more

Texas Corn Producers, Texas Sorghum Producers & National Sorghum Producers Challenge EPA's Fuel Economy Test Procedures
LUBBOCK, Texas, May 3 -- Texas Corn Producers issued the following news release: The Texas Corn Producers, Texas Sorghum Producers and National Sorghum Producers have petitioned the Fifth Circuit for review of the fuel economy test procedures in the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new Multi-Pollutant Emissions Standards for Model Years 2027 and Later Light-Duty and Medium-Duty Vehicles. The rule lays out EPA's audacious electric vehicle mandate to which the agency expects automakers to  more

Texas Corn Producers, Texas Sorghum Producers And National Sorghum Producers Challenge EPA's Fuel Economy Test Procedures
LUBBOCK, Texas, May 3 -- The National Sorghum Producers issued the following news release: The Texas Corn Producers, Texas Sorghum Producers and National Sorghum Producers have petitioned the Fifth Circuit for review of the fuel economy test procedures in the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new Multi-Pollutant Emissions Standards for Model Years 2027 and Later Light-Duty and Medium-Duty Vehicles. The rule lays out EPA's audacious electric vehicle mandate to which the agency expects aut  more

Texas Farm Bureau Increases Investment in Scholarships
WACO, Texas, May 3 -- Texas Farm Bureau issued the following news release: Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) increased its investment this year in scholarships by $297,000, enabling the state's largest general farm organization to help more graduating high school seniors and enrolled college students. TFB is awarding $532,000 in scholarships this year to students who are pursuing degrees at a university, trade school, in agricultural education and in rural veterinary medicine. "The future of Texas and   more

TPPF Applauds Abbott, Paxton on Efforts to Protect Women
AUSTIN, Texas, April 30 -- The Texas Public Policy Foundation issued the following news release on April 29, 2024: Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation applauded Governor Greg Abbott and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for stepping forward to protect female-only spaces and organizations in Texas. The Department of Education recently announced a new federal rule that would force schools receiving federal funding to allow men claiming to be women into areas such as female restrooms and loc  more

Tres formas de proteger el corazon y el cerebro en el Mes del Derrame Cerebral en Estados Unidos
DALLAS, Texas, May 1 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Cada 40 segundos alguien en los EE. UU. sufre un ataque o derrame cerebral[[1], y 1 de cada 4 supervivientes tendra otro a lo largo de su vida[2].Durante mayo, el Mes del Derrame Cerebral en Estados Unidos, la American Stroke Association, una division de la American Heart Association (la Asociacion Americana del Corazon), generara conciencia en todo el pais de que el derrame cerebra  more

Universities Space Research Association: Universities Space Research Association Elects Three Universities to the Association
COLUMBIA, Maryland, May 3 (TNSres) -- The Universities Space Research Association issued the following news release: Three distinguished institutions--the University of Notre Dame, the University of Texas at San Antonio, and the University of Padua, Italy--recently joined the ranks of the prestigious Universities Space Research Association (USRA). Following their election by USRA's existing university members, these institutions were formally inducted into the Association on March 22, 2024, bol  more