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Georgia Tipoffs: Public Policy Newsletter for Thursday December 14, 2017 ( 5 items )  

ASHRAE Launches New Building Energy Quotient Portal
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 13 -- The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers issued the following news release: ASHRAE announced the recent launch of the Building Energy Quotient (Building EQ) Portal, which provides a faster, more automated approach to receive a Building EQ Performance Score. "The primary goal of the Building EQ program is to promote more energy efficient buildings and give owners actionable recommendations to improve a building's energy use," say  more

Georgia State Scores High in Brookings Institution Research on Social Mobility
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 13 -- Georgia State University issued the following news release: Georgia State University ranks among the top 25 universities in the U.S. in promoting social mobility, according to new research by the Brookings Institution. Brookings researchers looked at 342 selective public universities in the U.S. and studied how the universities contributed to the public good through either social mobility, significant contributions to research or both. Georgia State ranked 25th ov  more

Lactic Acid Bacteria Can Protect Against Influenza A Virus, Study Finds
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 13 -- Georgia State University issued the following news release: Lactic acid bacteria, commonly used as probiotics to improve digestive health, can offer protection against different subtypes of influenza A virus, resulting in reduced weight loss after virus infection and lower amounts of virus replication in the lungs, according to a study led by Georgia State University. Influenza virus can cause severe respiratory disease in humans. Although vaccines for seasonal inf  more

Leadership Changes at the National Institute on Out-of-School Time
WELLESLEY, Massachusetts, Dec. 14 -- The Wellesley Centers for Women issued the following news release: The National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST), a leader in research, training, system-building, and advocacy for the out-of-school-time field (OST) located at the Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) at Wellesley College, this week announced leadership changes, effective at the end of the year. Ellen Gannett, M.Ed., director since 2006, will transition to a new role as senior strategist;   more

UGA Faculty Member Named National Academy of Inventors Fellow
ATHENS, Georgia, Dec. 13 -- The University of Georgia issued the following news release: The National Academy of Inventors has named a University of Georgia faculty member who is a leading researcher in regenerative medicine to the 2017 class of NAI Fellows. Steven Stice, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and director of the UGA Regenerative Bioscience Center, joins an elite group of 912 innovators representing more than 250 prestigious research universities and governmental and nonpro  more