Tuesday - October 27, 2020
Public Policy Tipoffs Involving New York Newsletter for Sunday September 09, 2018 ( 232 items )  

'Diverse, Talented' Class of 2022 Enrolls at SUNY Oswego
OSWEGO, New York, Sept. 5 -- The State University of New York's Oswego campus issued the following news release: As the school year opens, SUNY Oswego is on track to enroll perhaps its largest, most diverse class ever of new first-year students. About 1,500 freshmen -- the Class of 2022 -- enrolled at Oswego, with more than 96 percent living on campus for the fall semester. More than 530 of these students self-identify from a historically underrepresented group, racially and culturally. "We'r  more

'River of Words' Finds New Home at Beacon Institute, Clarkson University
POTSDAM, New York, Sept. 5 -- Clarkson University issued the following news: The Hudson Highlands Land Trust (HHLT) and Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, Clarkson University (BIRE) today announced a new initiative to transfer and expand the Hudson Highlands River of Words (ROW) environmental education program. Given its extensive academic and public education programming, BIRE will conduct the program as of July 1. HHLT will continue to support ROW as a sponsor and to provide guidance   more

'Seize the Awkward' Partners With Leading Digital and Social Media Companies, Social Influencers, and Tony Award Winning Musical to Empower Young Adults During Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
NEW YORK, Sept. 6 -- The Advertising Council (Ad Council) issued the following news release: To coincide with Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, the Ad Council, in partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and The Jed Foundation (JED), are launching new digital and social activations aimed at empowering teens and young adults to reach out to friends with mental health issues who may be at risk for suicide. Throughout September, the Seize the Awkward campaign will a  more

'Seize the Awkward' Partners With Leading Digital and Social Media Companies, Social Influencers, and Tony Award Winning Musical to Empower Young Adults During Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
NEW YORK, Sept. 6 -- The Advertising Council issued the following news release: To coincide with Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, the Ad Council, in partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and The Jed Foundation (JED), are launching new digital and social activations aimed at empowering teens and young adults to reach out to friends with mental health issues who may be at risk for suicide. Throughout September, the Seize the Awkward campaign will activate on pl  more

'The Rationale is Not All That Clear' for Anonymous NY Times Column: Prof. Jeff McCall '76
GREENCASTLE, Indiana, Sept. 7 -- DePauw University issued the following news: The decision by the New York Times to publish an anonymous op-ed column by a person only identified as "a senior official in the Trump administration" is being discussed in other media outlets. "DePauw University professor and media analyst Jeffrey McCall told Fox News that it's extremely unusual for any newspaper to let an anonymous source post an Op-Ed or even letter to the editor," a Fox story notes. "That's becau  more

'Wear Something Vegan' Ad Blitz Hits New York Ahead of Fashion Week
NEW YORK, Sept. 4 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: Just in time for New York Fashion Week, PETA has placed ads on 20 taxi tops in New York showing different animals alongside the message "Wear Something Vegan" to urge people to steer clear of items made from fur, leather, wool, and down. Descriptions of the ads, which will remain in place throughout the fall shopping season, are below: * A group of cows alongside the words "We're Individuals. We  more

'Why Read Adam Smith?' Famed Economist Subject of 12th Annual O'Keefe Lecture
NEW PALTZ, New York, Sept. 4 --The State University of New York-New Paltz issued the following news release: The Friends of the Sojourner Truth Library at SUNY New Paltz invite members of the community to a discussion of the modern relevance of economist and philosopher Adam Smith, presented on Sept. 20 as the 12th installment of the Dennis O'Keefe Lecture Series. In "Why Read Adam Smith?" Professor of Philosophy Eugene Heath will consider Smith, widely recognized as one of the first economist  more

350.org Issues Statement on Divestment of Federal Pension Funds
NEW YORK, Sept. 7 -- The 350.org issued the following statement by Executive Director May Boeve: * * * Senator Jeff Merkley introduced the Retirement Investments for a Sustainable Economy (RISE) Act, which would empower the Government Accountability Office to research and propose a mechanism for fossil fuel divestment and create a fossil-free index fund for federal workers' pensions. * * * Boeve said: "This bill is a big step forward in our efforts to break the fossil fuel industry's strang  more

Access Now to EU Commission: US Failure on Privacy Means 'Privacy Shield' Must Be Suspended
NEW YORK, Sept. 3 -- Access Now issued the following news release: Access Now is calling upon the European Union to suspend the EU-US "Privacy Shield" arrangement in light of the repeated failure by the United States government to take necessary steps to protect European privacy rights. The call comes in tandem with our extensive comments to the European Commission on the second annual review of the Privacy Shield arrangement which allows data transfer between Europe and the United States. In   more

ACLU Issues Statement on Detention of Immigrant Children
NEW YORK, Sept. 6 -- The American Civil Liberties Union, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S., issued the following statement by Director Omar Jadwat: * * * The Trump administration is reportedly planning to withdraw from the Flores Settlement Agreement, a decades-long agreement that limits the length of time and conditions under which the government can detain immigrant children. * * *   more

ACLU Issues Statement on NFL Player Protests
NEW YORK, Sept. 6 -- The American Civil Liberties Union, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S., issued the following statement by Deputy Legal Director Jeff Robinson: * * * The NFL season begins tonight with no clarity on the policy surrounding player protests against racial injustice during the national anthem. * * * Robinson said: "As NFL players prepare to take the field for the regul  more

ACLU Launches State-by-State Blueprints With Roadmaps for Cutting Incarceration by 50 Percent
NEW YORK, Sept. 5 -- The American Civil Liberties Union, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S., issued the following news release: The American Civil Liberties Union's Campaign for Smart Justice today unveiled the Smart Justice 50-State Blueprints, a comprehensive, state-by-state analysis of how states can transform their criminal justice system and cut incarceration in half. The Smart Just  more

ADL Urges Jewish Institutions to 'Think Security' During Jewish High Holidays
NEW YORK, Sept. 4 -- The Anti-Defamation League issued the following news release: In advance of the Jewish High Holidays, ADL is reaching out to synagogues and Jewish community institutions across the country to provide information on security preparedness and to remind them to make security an everyday priority. Working through its 25 regional offices, ADL has shared a list of security best practices and encouraged institutions to reach out to local law enforcement to discuss security and ad  more

Adolescent Contraceptive Needs in Developing Regions: Cost and Impact of Future Growth
NEW YORK, Sept. 5 -- The Guttmacher Institute issued the following news release: A new report published today by the Guttmacher Institute, accompanied by fact sheets in English, Spanish and French, provides estimates of the cost of adolescent contraceptive use in developing regions through 2030, and of its impact on unintended pregnancy. Future Scenarios of Adolescent Contraceptive Use, Cost and Impact in Developing Regions offers the most comprehensive estimates on this topic to date, based on  more

Adolescent Users of Juul, Other E-Cigarette Pods Exposed to Nearly as Much Nicotine as Smokers, Study Shows
BUFFALO, New York, Sept. 7 -- The Roswell Park Cancer Institute issued the following news release: A new study on use of electronic cigarettes among adolescents reports striking findings: that young users of newer "pod" e-cigarette devices are absorbing nicotine at levels approaching nicotine exposure from traditional combustible cigarettes. The research, a collaboration between scientists at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and pediatricians from Stony Brook Children's Hospital, also r  more

AICPA, NASBA and Prometric Announce U.S. CPA Exam to Be Administered in Europe
NEW YORK, Sept. 5 -- The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy issued the following news release: The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, and Prometric are pleased to announce the administration of the Uniform CPA Examination(R) (Exam) will be expanded to test sites in England, Germany, Ireland and Scotland starting on October 1. The U.S. Exam is administered internationally in response to demand for U.S. CPA licensure from  more

Aid Agencies Call on World Powers to Avoid a Humanitarian Catastrophe in Idlib
PORTLAND, Oregon, Sept. 7 -- The Mercy Corps issued the following news release: Millions of civilians trapped in Idlib face the prospect of the greatest humanitarian catastrophe in Syria's seven-year war, should there be a major military escalation in the country's North West. Eight leading aid agencies are calling on world leaders meeting Friday to urgently work together to avoid this horrific scenario. The presidents of Iran, Russia, and Turkey will meet in Tehran to discuss the situation in  more

Aid Agencies Call on World Powers to Avoid a Humanitarian Catastrophe in Idlib
GENEVA, Switzerland, Sept. 7 -- CARE International issued the following news release: Millions of civilians trapped in Idlib face the prospect of the greatest humanitarian catastrophe in Syria's seven-year war, should there be a major military escalation in the country's North West. Eight leading aid agencies are calling on world leaders meeting Friday to urgently work together to avoid this horrific scenario. The presidents of Iran, Russia, and Turkey will meet in Tehran to discuss the situat  more

Alexandra Dunn, Former Dean of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law's Environmental Law Programs, Nominated to Lead the Environmental Protection Agency's Chemical Safety Office
NEW YORK, Sept. 5 -- Pace University issued the following news release: Former dean of Pace Law's environmental law programs Alexandra Dunn, was nominated by President Donald J. Trump on Friday to be Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency for Toxic Substances (EPA). Ms. Dunn currently serves as the regional administrator for Region 1 of the EPA. At Pace Law, she served as dean of environmental law programs from 2007-2010 and taught Environmental Justice and Human Rights   more

Alfred Ceramic Art Museum Exhibition Gives Rare Look at Porcelain Banquet Ware Created for China's First Lady
ALFRED, New York, Sept. 5 -- Alfred University issued the following news release: The Alfred Ceramic Art Museum will host an exhibition beginning this month which features the work of Alfred University alumnus Chunmao Huang, renowned as China's premier ceramic tableware designer. The exhibition will feature banquet ware Huang created for China's First Lady, marking the first time ever that collection has been shown in the United States. "Reclaiming Splendor: Ceramic Design by Chunmao Huang," w  more

Alfred University Alumnus Littell Has New Book Published
ALFRED, New York, Sept. 5 -- Alfred University issued the following news release: A new book by Alfred University alumnus Alan Littell '53 is now available at the university's campus bookstore and online from Amazon and Barnes & Noble, following publication Sept. 1 by a regional New York imprint, Six Mile Creek Press of Ithaca. "Winter Passage: Essays, Memoirs, Journeys" is a collection of Littell's journalism dating back six decades. It's the author's first work of non-fiction. "Corruption,"   more

Alfred University College of Business Recognized by Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
ALFRED, New York, Sept. 6 -- Alfred University issued the following news release: Beta Gamma Sigma, the exclusive international honor society for AACSB accredited business programs, has awarded Alfred University's College of Business chapter with High Honor status for the 2017-18 academic year. The High Honors distinction means Alfred University's chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma will be recognized at Beta Gamma Sigma events, in the organization's social media, and in publications, one of which, th  more

Alfred University to Host Residency by Innovative String Group PUBLIQuartet
ALFRED, New York, Sept. 6 -- Alfred University issued the following news release: PUBLIQuartet, a group dedicated to presenting new works for string quartet, will be at Alfred University for a three-day residency Sept. 12-14. Lauded by the Washington Post "a perfect encapsulation of today's trends in chamber music," and by The New Yorker as "independent-minded," PUBLIQuartet's creative programming lends a fresh perspective to the Classical music scene. During its residency, PUBLIQuartet will   more

Alfred University's Fosdick-Nelson Gallery to Host Artists as Innovators Exhibition
ALFRED, New York, Sept. 7 -- Alfred University issued the following news release: Alfred University's Fosdick-Nelson Gallery is hosting an upcoming exhibition sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts commemorating three decades of New York State Council on the Arts/New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship program. The landmark traveling exhibition, Artists as Innovators: Celebrating Three Decades of New York State Council on the Arts/New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships, wi  more

Alma College: Constitutional Attorney Addresses Gerrymandering
ALMA, Michigan, Sept. 6 -- Alma College issued the following news: Yurij Rudensky of the Brennan Center for Justice speaks at Alma College as part of Constitution Day. Constitutional attorney Yurij Rudensky, a national authority on voting rights and redistricting issues, will speak at Alma College as part of the annual Constitution Day observance. Rudensky, Counsel with the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice in New York City, will discuss "The Constitution and the Right to Re  more

Alumna to Compete for Miss America Crown on Sunday
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Sept. 4 -- The University of North Carolina School of the Arts issued the following news release: University of North Carolina School of the Arts alumna Nia Imani Franklin, a native of Winston-Salem, will compete in the 2019 Miss America Contest on Sunday, Sept. 9, as Miss New York. Franklin received a master's degree in composition from the School of Music in 2017, and was awarded a Kenan Fellowship at Lincoln Center Education. She competed in the Miss New York   more

Alumnus Spotlight: James H. Norman, CLA '70
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 5 -- Mercer University issued the following news: Mercer University alumnus James Norman, MSW, retired this year after 25 years as president and CEO of Action for a Better Community (ABC). ABC is a Rochester, New York-based community action agency committed to reducing poverty by providing opportunities for low-income individuals and families. Norman was a trailblazer at Mercer in a number of ways. He was one of a few African-American students at the University when he   more

American Kennel Club Announces 'AKC FIT DOG' Program
NEW YORK, Sept. 5 -- The American Kennel Club issued the following news release: The American Kennel Club (AKC(R)), the world's largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, is proud to announce the AKC FIT DOG program. AKC FIT DOG is an introductory level incentive program that will offer dog owners who reach a specified fitness goal a free car magnet featuring the AKC FIT DOG logo. Participation in AKC FIT DOG will bring health benefits to both dogs and their owners. "The mos  more

American Kidney Fund Issues Statement on New York Living Donor Bill
ROCKVILLE, Maryland, Sept. 6 -- The American Kidney Fund issued the following statement by President and CEO LaVarne A. Burton: * * * "The American Kidney Fund (AKF) is urging New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign the Living Donor Protection Act of 2018, sponsored by Sen. Kemp Hannon (6th Senate District) and Aileen Gunther (Assembly District 100). "If passed this bill would not only protect organ donors but would also encourage living organ donation in New York. The bill ensures that living  more

ANA's DMA Announces 2018 International ECHO Awards Finalists
NEW YORK, Sept. 4 -- The Data and Marketing Association issued the following news release: The ANA (Association of National Advertisers) today announced the finalists for the 2018 International ECHO Awards, to be presented by the ANA's DMA division. The awards recognize every type of media used in direct and interactive marketing campaigns and are submitted by agencies and advertisers worldwide. This year's ECHO competition attracted almost 700 entries in 31 categories, of which 155 were named  more

ANSI Seeks Comments on Proposed New ISO Field of Activity on the Sharing Economy
NEW YORK, Sept. 4 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: As the U.S. member body to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) encourages its members and relevant stakeholders to submit comments by October 19 for a new ISO work item focused on the sharing economy. JISC, the national standards body for Japan, submitted the proposal for the new committee, which will focus on standardization i  more

Anti-Defamation League Issues Statement on Definition of Anti-Semitism
NEW YORK, Sept. 4 -- The Anti-Defamation League issued the following statement by Sharon Nazarian, senior vice president for international affairs, on the decision by the U.K. Labour Party's National Executive Committee to adopt in full the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of anti-Semitism: "We welcome Labour's decision to adopt the IHRA definition in full. The prior decision to exclude several examples of anti-Semitic speech had contributed to deep suspicions and resentm  more

APDA Awards $1.7 Million in Cutting-Edge Research Grants
NEW YORK, Sept. 6 -- The American Parkinson Disease Association issued the following news release: The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) has awarded more than $1.7 million to support cutting-edge Parkinson's disease (PD) research in the form of: a prestigious George C. Cotzias Fellowship, two Post-Doctoral Fellowships, 11 Research Grants, and eight APDA Centers for Advanced Research, as part of its 2018-2019 funding cycle. With someone diagnosed with PD every nine minutes, this rese  more

Art Conservation Research Appears in 'New Yorker' Article
BUFFALO, New York, Sept. 6 -- Buffalo State College issued the following news release: Research on a now-defunct pigment conducted within Buffalo State's Patricia H. and Richard E. Garman Art Conservation Department was included in an article in the September 3 issue of the New Yorker magazine. In the article, "Blue as Can Be," writer Simon Schama examined the long-lasting power of color, focusing on the Forbes Collection in the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies at Harvard   more

Art Exhibit at Alfred University Continues to Increase Awareness on the Issue of Sexual Violence
ALFRED, New York, Sept. 6 -- Alfred University issued the following news release: While most college campuses welcome new students with enthusiastic marketing campaigns, Alfred University's lamppost banners display a much more powerful message. Art activist and Alfred University alumna Traci Molloy has installed an outdoor exhibit to raise awareness about the realities of sexual assault, harassment, and violence on college campuses. Molloy, who earned a BFA degree from Alfred University in 199  more

ASPCA Commends L.A. City Council for Passing Legislation to Create More Pet-Friendly Housing in Los Angeles
NEW YORK, Sept. 5 -- The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals issued the following news release: The ASPCA(R) (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals(R))commended the Los Angeles City Council for approving an ordinance that requires all housing financed by the city's Housing and Community Investment Department to be pet-friendly. Sponsored by Councilmember Paul Koretz, this motion will help keep pets and families together as well as reduce shelter intake   more

ASPCA Offering $75,000 to Support Effective Law Enforcement Response to Equine Cruelty in Florida and Wisconsin
NEW YORK, Sept. 7 -- The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals issued the following news release: The ASPCA(R) (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals(R)) today announced that it is offering up to $75,000 in grant funds to support effective law enforcement response to equine cruelty cases in the states of Florida and Wisconsin. Equine cruelty cases often require significant resources, training, and expertise, which can create a barrier for local organi  more

Atlantic Council to Honor President Macri, Prime Minster Solberg, and Hamdi Ulukaya With 2018 Global Citizen Award
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 -- The Atlantic Council issued the following news release: The ninth Atlantic Council Global Citizen Awards will honor President of the Argentine Republic Mauricio Macri; Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Norway Erna Solberg; and Hamdi Ulukaya, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Chobani and founder of the Tent Partnership for Refugees, on the evening of September 24 in New York, NY. All three distinguished honorees will attend and speak at the event. "At this   more

ATS Supports Bipartisan Senate Effort Urging USG Leadership Ahead of Historic UN TB Meeting
NEW YORK, Sept. 7 -- The American Thoracic Society issued the following news release: Today, the American Thoracic Society joined U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Todd Young (R-IN) and other senators in calling on the Trump administration to show leadership in global TB elimination efforts. Senators Brown and Young sent a bipartisan letter to President Trump urging the Administration to provide robust commitments, including for TB control and research and development programs, during the   more

Attending 31 Games At 31 Parks In 30 Days
TOWSON, Maryland, Sept. 5 -- AAA Club Alliance issued the following news release: Mark Dixon of AAA World Magazine is winding down his trip of 31 baseball games at 31 different parks in 30 days. His journey started on August 15 at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati and will conclude on Thursday, September 13 when he watches the Baltimore Orioles take on the Oakland A's at 7:05 p.m. at Camden Yards. Not only did Mark's plan cover all 30 Major League Baseball (MLB) stadiums, but it also   more

BAB Executive Director Emanuel Adam Speaks at TASIS England on the Future of Work
NEW YORK, Sept. 3 -- British American Business issued the following news release: On Friday 31 August, BAB London Executive Director Emanuel Adam visited The American School in England (TASIS England) to deliver keynote remarks on the Future of Work to students and members of the faculty. Emanuel's presentation looked at how and why our workplaces and workforces are seeing such rapid, and sometimes radical change as the nature and indeed definition of 'work' and 'workspaces' evolve with the ch  more

Back to School, Back to Broadway!
NEW YORK, Sept. 4 -- The Broadway League issued the following news release: The Broadway League, with the support of the New York City Department of Education (DOE) and the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), has announced 17 participating shows for the fall 2018 season of Broadway Bridges. PARTICIPATING SHOWS INCLUDE: Aladdin Anastasia Beautiful Chicago Come From Away Frozen King Kong Kinky Boots Mean Girls School of Rock Summer The Band's Visit The Lion King The Phantom of the  more

Bang on a Can All-Stars Present 'Field Recordings' on Sept. 15 at DePauw
GREENCASTLE, Indiana, Sept. 4 -- DePauw University issued the following news: New York's electric chamber ensemble, the Bang on a Can All-Stars will perform selections from their ongoing multimedia project Field Recordings for opening night of DePauw University's Green Guest Artists Series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 15 in Kresge Auditorium. BOAC co-founder and composer David Lang describes the program planned for DePauw as a kind of "ghost" story. "We asked composers from different part  more

Bard College Appoints Ambassador Frederic C. Hof as Inaugural Diplomat-in-Residence
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, New York, Sept. 4 -- Bard College issued the following news release: Bard College announces the appointment of esteemed Ambassador Frederic C. Hof as Bard's first Diplomat-in-Residence in the Political Studies Program. Hof, who also teaches at the Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program in New York City, will teach courses on U.S. foreign policy, the Middle East, and diplomacy in the Global and International Studies Program at Bard. Additionally, Hof will work   more

Bard College Now Accepting Applications for Free College Course in the Humanities in Kingston, New York
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, New York, Sept. 7 -- Bard College issued the following news release: The Bard College Clemente Course in the Humanities is offering a college-level introduction to the humanities--philosophy, literature, U.S. history, art history, critical thinking, and writing--again this fall in Kingston, New York, to adults living on low incomes. Students attend at no cost. Tuition, books, and childcare will be provided. Students who successfully complete the course earn 6 college credit  more

Bell Ringing to Kick-Off Founders Celebration
AMHERST, New York, Sept. 4 -- Daemen College issued the following news: Daemen College's Founders Celebration, a tradition to commemorate its rich history of academic excellence and the college's founding, will officially begin with the ceremonial ringing of Founders Bell at 11 a.m. Sept. 6. For the ceremony, Daemen's Founders Bell will include a symbolic ring for each decade since the college was founded in 1947 by the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity. Official bell ri  more

Bemidji State Alumnus Lou Ferreri Opens 2018-19 Talley Gallery Exhibition Schedule
BEMIDJI, Minnesota, Sept. 7 -- Bemidji State University issued the following news: Bemidji State University's Talley Gallery opens its 2018-19 exhibition calendar with "The Internal Affairs of Mr. Invincible," a collection of prints from Bemidji State alumnus Lou Ferreri. The exhibition, open now through Oct. 17, features a selection of 25 prints from a series of hundreds of drawings -- done on editorial pages of the New York Times -- produced by Ferreri as part of the "Mr. Invincible" collect  more

Bend the Arc Jewish Action Issues Statement on Detaining Immigrant Children
NEW YORK, Sept. 7 -- Bend the Arc Jewish Action issued the following statement by CEO Stosh Cotler on the Trump administration's announcement of a rulemaking attempting to circumvent the Flores legal settlement, which prevents the indefinite detention of immigrant children and families: "The Trump Administration is at it again with its latest effort to cruelly, needlessly inflict suffering on immigrants. "Today's announcement that the Administration will seek to detain immigrant families for e  more

Broadway Theatres to Dim Lights in Memory of Tony Award Winner Carole Shelley
NEW YORK, Sept. 4 -- The Broadway League issued the following news release: The Broadway community mourns the loss Tony Award(R) winner Carole Shelley, who passed away on Friday, August 31 at age 79. The Committee of Theatre Owners has decided to dim the lights of The Gershwin Theatre, The Walter Kerr Theatre, The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, and The Imperial Theatre in her memory on Wednesday, September 5 at exactly 6:45pm for one minute. Each of the theatres dimming lights in her memory was si  more

Brown Shoots a Final Round 71 to Capture 36th Annual Otesaga Hotel Seniors Open
COOPERSTOWN, New York, Sept. 7 -- The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum issued the following news release: After his first week at the Leatherstocking Golf Course, Mark Brown is going to want to return to Cooperstown as often as possible. In his debut appearance at the Otesaga Hotel Seniors Open, Brown captured the tournament title on Friday after shooting an even par 71 in the final round, finishing six strokes ahead of Craig Thomas with a nine-under par 204. Brown, who entered Frida  more

Brown Surges to Lead After Two Rounds at Otesaga Hotel Seniors Open
COOPERSTOWN, New York, Sept. 6 -- The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum issued the following news release: Mark Brown of Oyster Bay, N.Y., shot a 65 on Thursday to take a seven-stroke lead after the second day of play at the Otesaga Hotel Seniors Open in Cooperstown. Brown, who was in second place after Wednesday's first round with a 65, sits at 9-under par 133 heading into Friday's final round. Mark Tucker of Cazenovia, N.Y., carded a 68 on Thursday, leaving him seven shots behind Br  more

Buffalo State Included In Governor's Clean Energy Workforce Development Initiative
BUFFALO, New York, Sept. 5 -- Buffalo State College issued the following news release: As part of New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's $15 million clean energy workforce development initiative, Buffalo State College is receiving a $753,000 grant to develop clean energy certificate programs. To be completed in a partnership with the New York Power Authority, the certificates will earn students credits toward a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering technology, electrical engineering technolo  more

Business and Community Leaders Appointed to MCC Foundation Board
ROCHESTER, New York, Sept. 4 -- Monroe Community College issued the following news: Chris Cimini (Pittsford), Pietro "Pete" Giovenco '86 (Macedon), Lisa Paulis, M.D. (Pittsford), Deborah Stamps, Ed.D., MBA, MS, RN, GNP, NE-BC '97 (Henrietta), Michael Weed (Rochester) and Laurie Zaucha (Pittsford) were appointed to the Monroe Community College Foundation Board of Directors for a three-year term. As directors, they will help lead the Foundation's efforts to advance academic achievement, innovatio  more

Cannon Blast Alumni Weekend to Be Held September 21-23
JEFFERSON, New York, Sept. 4 -- The State University of New York's Jefferson Community College issued the following news release: This year marks the 50th reunion of the Jefferson Community College Class of 1968 and the 25th reunion of the Class of 1993. Along with the Class of 1968 and Class of 1993, alumni of the College's Criminal Justice Program will be honored during Cannon Blast Weekend to be held September 21-23, 2018. Jefferson has over 22,000 alumni! Cannon Blast Weekend will kick-off  more

Carlton Fisk Tees Up Seniors Open Pro-Am
COOPERSTOWN, New York, Sept. 4 -- The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum issued the following news release: Carlton Fisk returned to Cooperstown this summer for the annual celebration of Hall of Fame Weekend. But this week's return to Cooperstown for Fisk may have meant even more to the legendary Red Sox and White Sox catcher. Fisk, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000, visited Pathfinder Village on Monday, reprising his role from 2005 as the Hall of Fame guest at the annual   more

CCNY Inventor Patricia Broderick Addresses Global Nanotech Congress
NEW YORK, Sept. 6 -- The City University of New York's City College of New York issued the following news: In recognition of her pre-eminent status in the field, City College of New York inventor, researcher and medical professor Patricia A. Broderick is the keynote speaker at the 30th Annual Congress on Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials in Stockholm, Sweden, Sept. 10-11. Her talk is entitled "A Live Imaging Nanotechnology: Sensing the Brain from Spectral Analysis to Neuromolecular Imaging to Vo  more

Celebration Honoring Bob Simon is Sept. 8
CLINTON, New York, Sept. 4 -- Hamilton College issued the following news: A celebration to honor the life of Professor Robert Simon, who died on May 31, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 4 p.m. in the Chapel. The event is open to the public and will include remembrances by family, friends, and Hamilton alumni and colleagues. A reception in the Wellin Atrium of the Taylor Science Center will follow. Simon came to Hamilton in 1968 where he taught philosophy and, for many years, served as Ham  more

Church World Service Names New Vice President, Development and Humanitarian Assistance
NEW YORK, Sept. 4 -- The Church World Service issued the following news release: Church World Service is proud to announce that Josephine D. A. Oguta will assume the role of Vice President, Development and Humanitarian Assistance on September 4. She will be based in Nairobi, Kenya. Over the past 15 years, Oguta has been involved in developing institutional governance programs and structures to promote diversity and inclusion in an environment that fosters transparency, mutual accountability, s  more

Clarkson Photographer Recalls Being In New York City After 9/11 Attacks
POTSDAM, New York, Sept. 5 -- Clarkson University issued the following news: Seventeen years later, the details are still fresh in Clarkson Photographer Steve Jacobs' mind. "I was in Albany, on the thru-way heading to work at the local newspaper, listening to the radio when I heard about the attacks in New York City on September 11, 2001. Reports said it was likely a terrorist attack. I nearly turned the car around to head to the city right then," Jacobs said. His employer would eventually agr  more

Clarkson University 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Sept. 11
POTSDAM, New York, Sept. 4 -- Clarkson University issued the following news: On Tuesday, September 11, the Clarkson University campus community and members of the local community will gather at Clarkson's World Trade Center Memorial Sculpture at 8:25 a.m. for Clarkson's annual 9/11 remembrance ceremony. The memorial is located across the road from the Rowley Laboratories building (#14 on the map at http://internal.clarkson.edu/about/clarkson_map.pdf). The event is open to the public and member  more

Clemente Course in the Humanities Presents a Dramatic Reading of Euripides's Play Herakles on September 14 at Bard College
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, New York, Sept. 5 -- Bard College issued the following news release: On Friday, September 14, the Bard College and the Clemente Course in the Humanities present a dramatic reading of Euripides's play Herakles, translated by Robert Meagher, professor of humanities, Hampshire College, and author of Herakles Gone Mad: Rethinking Heroism in an Age of Endless War and Killing from the Inside Out: Moral Injury and Just War. The part of Herakles will be read by Emily Donahoe O'Keef  more

Clinton Foundation Issues Statement on Death of Carol Willis
NEW YORK, Sept. 4 -- The William J. Clinton Foundation issued the following statement by President Bill Clinton on the death of Carol Willis: "I loved Carol Willis. We met more than 40 years ago when he was a student at the University of Arkansas Law School and I was teaching there. At a time when African-Americans were just beginning to attend the school in substantial numbers, he was a voice for inclusion and was an important part of my efforts to help more African-American students earn law   more

Collection Phase Begins for Images From Science 3 Exhibition Planned for RIT in 2019
ROCHESTER, New York, Sept. 7 -- Rochester Institute of Technology issued the following news release: Scientists and photographers from around the world will have the opportunity to share their scientific research, discoveries and observations of natural wonders with the launch of the collection phase of an international images exhibition scheduled for Rochester Institute of Technology in 2019. The exhibition is being led by Michael Peres and Ted Kinsman of RIT's School of Photographic Arts and  more

Columbia Lawyers Win Historic LGBT Rights Victory in India
NEW YORK, Sept. 6 -- The Columbia Law School issued the following news release: The Indian Supreme Court's landmark decision on Sept. 6, overturning an 1860 law that criminalized "carnal intercourse against the order of nature," has been hailed as a giant step for LGBT rights in the world's largest democracy. It was also a professional triumph for two Indian public-interest litigators at Columbia Law School. Menaka Guruswamy and Arundhati Katju '17 LL.M. were the prime architects of a creative  more

Commercial Trucking Career Fair at SUNY Canton, Sept. 12
CANTON, New York, Sept. 5 -- The State University of New York's Canton campus issued the following news release: SUNY Canton is seeking community members who are interested in earning a commercial driver's license and are looking to start a driving career. The Career Ready Education and Success Training (CREST) Center will be holding a career fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in Halford Hall. The event will allow participants to register for upcoming training and learn about ava  more

Congressional Freethought Caucus Tells Senate Judiciary Committee to Reject Kavanaugh Nomination
AMHERST, New York, Sept. 7 -- The Center for Inquiry issued the following news release: On Thursday, the Congressional Freethought Caucus urged the Senate Committee on the Judiciary to reject the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Jason Lemieux, CFI's Director of Government Affairs, played a key role in informing the Caucus about the danger to church-state separation posed by Kavanaugh's nomination. Lemieux has met with offices in both chambers of Congress to make clear t  more

Coppard Co-Authors Paper in Marine Genomics
CLINTON, New York, Sept. 6 -- Hamilton College issued the following news: Simon Coppard, scholar-in-residence in biology, recently published a research paper titled "Gene expression across tissues, sex, and life stages in the sea urchin Tripneustes gratilla" in the journal Marine Genomics. The article was written with Aki JarlLarusona and Floyd Reeda of the University of Hawaii at Manoa and Melissa Pespenic of the University of Vermont. Coppard and his co-authors conducted research that genera  more

Counter Extremism Project Issues Statement on Facebook, Twitter Hearings
NEW YORK, Sept. 5 -- The Counter Extremism Project issued the following statement by Executive Director David Ibsen ahead of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's appearances before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Energy and Commerce Committee: "In advance of today's hearing, Facebook and other companies conveniently uncovered Iran's 'influence operations' on their sites. The investigation and so-called success received broad media coverage - a t  more

Crane School of Music Hosts Single Reed Summit on Sept. 15 & 16
POTSDAM, New York, Sept. 7 -- The State University of New York's Potsdam campus issued the following news: SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music will host guest artists, alumni, educators and students for the 2018 Single Reed Summit on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15 and 16. The Single Reed Summit at The Crane School of Music features recitals, lectures, clinics, discussion panels and masterclasses for students in middle school and older, performing on the clarinet or saxophone. The Single Reed   more

Daemen Awarded Grant for CAUSE Initiative
AMHERST, New York, Sept. 4 -- Daemen College issued the following news: Daemen College's Center for Allied and Unified Sport and Exercise (CAUSE), which offers recreational and competitive athletic opportunities for persons with disabilities, has been awarded a $25,000 grant from The Children's Guild Foundation. The grant will support a range of CAUSE programs that provide to persons with disabilities opportunities that promote exercise, sportsmanship, and skills development. The center's acti  more

Defending Champion John Elliott Shoots 67 to Capture First-Round Lead at Otesaga Hotel Seniors Open
COOPERSTOWN, New York, Sept. 5 -- The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum issued the following news release: Defending champion John Elliott of Bristol, Conn., shot a 4-under-par 67 on Wednesday to take the first-round lead at the Otesaga Hotel Seniors Open in Cooperstown. Elliott, who shot a 68 in the opening round in 2017 en route to an 8-under par 205 victory, was one shot ahead of Mark Brown of Oyster Bay, N.Y., who shot a 68 on Wednesday. Four golfers were two shots off the lead at  more

Department of Defense Grant Awarded to NYU's Dr. Brian Schmidt and Columbia's Dr. Nigel Bunnett to Investigate Drugs That Inhibit Receptors in Pain-Sensing Nerves
NEW YORK, Sept. 4 -- New York University issued the following news release: The Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded Brian Schmidt, DDS, MD, PhD, director of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research at New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) and Nigel Bunnett, PhD, professor in the Departments of Surgery and Pharmacology at Columbia University, a joint $2.4 million, three-year grant to study how receptors inside nerve cells generate chronic (long-lasting) pain. Three painf  more

Director of Pastoral Care at Roswell Park Elected to Board of National Association of Catholic Chaplains
BUFFALO, New York, Sept. 6 -- The Roswell Park Cancer Institute issued the following news release: The Director of Pastoral Care at Roswell Park, Beth Lenegan, PhD, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC). During her two-year-term, Dr. Lenegan will help advance the future of chaplaincy by shaping the professional standards, training and certification of chaplains. She will also serve as a liaison to the Association of Clinical Pastoral  more

Discover Boating Gets National Media on the Water in New York City
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 5 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: Discover Boating hosted national media on the water in New York City last week to help them experience life on the water and spur boating story ideas. National media that attended included Today.com, Women's Health, CNN Money, Shape Magazine and Time Out New York. The media outings were part of Discover Boating's summer-long efforts to get media on the water to experience the fun of b  more

DNA From Shark Tooth in Boy's Leg Used to ID Species in New York Bite Incident
GAINESVILLE, Florida, Sept. 5 -- The University of Florida issued the following news release: A small tooth fragment plucked from a 13-year-old boy's leg after he was bitten by a shark off the coast of New York gave scientists the chance to test a new tactic: using DNA evidence to identify the species involved. University of Florida researchers extracted a DNA sample from the tooth and compared it against a genetic dataset of common shark species to determine that a sand tiger shark was respon  more

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Awards Grant to Critical Path Institute to Advance Therapies for Sickle Cell Disease
NEW YORK, Sept. 6 -- Doris Duke Charitable Foundation issued the following news release: In a continuing effort to spur advancements in treating and curing sickle cell anemia, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation today announced a grant to the Critical Path Institute (C-Path) to lay the groundwork for forming a collaboration of multiple stakeholder organizations to accelerate the development of therapies for the disease. With the funding, C-Path will conduct the planning necessary to bring toge  more

Dr. Lisa Newman Appointed Chief of the Section of Breast Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine
NEW YORK, Sept. 7 -- Weill Cornell Medical College issued the following news release: Dr. Lisa Newman, an internationally renowned breast surgeon and researcher, has been appointed chief of the Section of Breast Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine, effective Aug. 20. At the NewYork-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center, Dr. Newman will lead multidisciplinary breast oncology programs and provide the finest, most compassionate care to women and men   more

Drug Policy Alliance Issues Statement on Marijuana Convictions
NEW YORK, Sept. 7 -- The Drug Policy Alliance issued the following statement by New York State Director Kassandra Frederique: * * * Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez will announce at a Brooklyn press conference today an initiative to help up to 20,000 New Yorkers wipe away pass records for marijuana convictions. "It's a little unfair to say we're no longer prosecuting these cases, but to have these folks carry these convictions for the rest of their lives," Gonzalez told The Associated   more

EPA Awards NYU With Grant to Support Urban Environmental Science With Bees Alive! Program
NEW YORK, Sept. 4 -- New York University issued the following news release: "Bees Alive! will engage hundreds of urban school children, teachers, and community members in citizen science and stewardship activities in their own backyard." - Mary Leou, Director of NYU's Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Education at New York University. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that New York University has been selected to receive funding to support an urban environmental scienc  more

Episcopal Relief & Development Unveils New Logo and Tagline
NEW YORK, Sept. 5 -- The Episcopal Relief and Development issued the following news release: Episcopal Relief & Development unveiled a new logo and tagline today, to inspire and deepen engagement with supporters and program partners, and to better represent its work around the world. The logo features colors that reinforce a connection to the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. The tagline, "Working Together for Lasting Change," highlights the importance of collaboration, and achievin  more

Erika Augustine Appointed Robert J. Joynt Professor
ROCHESTER, New York, Sept. 4 -- The University of Rochester issued the following news release: Erika Augustine, an associate professor of neurology, has been jointly appointed as the Robert J. Joynt Professor in Neurology. Augustine retains her joint appointments as an associate professor of pediatrics and as an associate professor in the Center for Health and Technology. After undergraduate studies at Harvard College, Augustine received her medical degree from Rochester's School of Medicine a  more

Escalation of Violence in Idlib Could Be Deadly for Children, UNICEF Warns
NEW YORK, Sept. 7 -- The U.S. Fund for UNICEF issued the following news release: A further escalation of fighting in Idlib, northwestern Syria, will put the lives of more than 1 million children at imminent risk, UNICEF said today. "Thousands of children in Idlib have been forced to leave their homes multiple times and are now living in overcrowded makeshift shelters, with food, water and medicine in dangerously short supply," said Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director. "A fresh wave of vi  more

Everytown, Moms Demand Action Applaud Levi Strauss & Co. for Stepping Up in Support of Gun Violence Prevention
NEW YORK, Sept. 4 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news release: Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown, today applauded Levi Strauss & Co. for its announcement that the company will be stepping up its support for gun violence prevention efforts. STATEMENT FROM JOHN FEINBLATT, PRESIDENT OF EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY: "Gun violence is a uniquely American problem, and  more

Exhibitions Feature Design Solutions for Disaster Preparedness
NEW YORK, Sept. 7 -- The New School issued the following news release: Parsons School of Design at The New School and The Japan Foundation Asia Center announce the opening of "Earth Manual Project - This Could Save Your Life," featuring design solutions for disaster preparedness. The exhibition is on view September 27 through December 12 at Parsons' Sheila C. Johnson Design Center. "Earth Manual Project - This Could Save Your Life" showcases some of the best practices for dealing with disaster  more

Expert on K-pop to Keynote Year of Korea Opening Ceremony
OSWEGO, New York, Sept. 4 -- The State University of New York's Oswego campus issued the following news release: A UCLA professor will help formally kick off the Year of Korea at SUNY Oswego on Sept. 14 with a keynote presentation titled "The Many Faces of K-pop Music Videos." Dr. Suk-Young Kim, professor of critical studies and director of the Center for Performance Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, will speak at 3 p.m. that Friday in the college's Marano Campus Center aud  more

Faith Groups Express Concern on Kavanaugh Nomination
NEW YORK, Sept. 7 -- The National Council of Jewish Women issued the following letter: Re: Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Dear Chairman Grassley and Ranking Member Feinstein, The undersigned religious, religiously affiliated and faith-centered organizations and communities collectively represent millions of people of faith committed to ensuring that all women have equitable and affordable access to healthcare and that their individual reproducti  more

Fall Lineup of Harrington STEM Lectures Examines Global Climate, Gravitational Waves and Excitable Systems
NEW PALTZ, New York, Sept. 6 --The State University of New York-New Paltz issued the following news release: SUNY New Paltz's Harrington STEM Lecture Series resumes this fall with three lectures delivered by three of the nation's most respected scientists and researchers. Harrington STEM Lectures are designed with general audiences in mind, presented by speakers whose goal is to describe recent advances and share scientific insights in a style that is accessible to experts and non-experts alik  more

FDIC Chair to Address Bank CEOs at ABA's Annual Convention
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 -- The American Bankers Association issued the following news release: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chairman Jelena McWilliams headlines the list of keynote speakers that will address bank CEOs at the American Bankers Association's Annual Convention, Oct. 21-23 in New York. This year's event, held at the New York Hilton Midtown, will feature presentations on key issues affecting banks of all sizes including the latest regulatory reform changes, Fintech innovations a  more

Folklife Center Celebrates Authors Willis and Campbell
FAIRMONT, West Virginia, Sept. 7 -- Fairmont State University issued the following news story: Author, teacher, and West Virginia native, Meredith Sue Willis, will read from her new book, Their Houses, on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7:00 p.m. at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on the campus of Fairmont State University. Born and raised in West Virginia, Willis teaches novel writing at New York University's School of Professional Studies. She is the author of twenty-two books,  more

Former CIAA Football Player of the Year Makes NFL Roster
NEW YORK, Sept. 7 -- The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association issued the following news release: The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association's (CIAA) 2017 Offensive Football Player of the Year, Trent Cannon, has been selected to the New York Jets' 53-man regular season roster. Upon the National Football League's (NFL) September 1 roster deadline, Trent Cannon has been listed on Jets first official depth chart as second string at both kick returner and punt returner. Cannon, a for  more

Four Easy Steps to Take for National Preparedness Month
ROCHESTER, New York, Sept. 5 -- The University of Rochester issued the following news release: September is National Preparedness Month when everyone is encouraged to take some simple steps to prepare themselves for an emergency or crisis. Below are four actions that University students, faculty and staff can take to prepare for the upcoming academic year. 1. Update your AlertUR settings AlertUR is the University's emergency notification system. In the event of an emergency, alerts are sent   more

GMHC Mourns the Passing of Janet Weinberg
NEW YORK, Sept. 4 -- Gay Men's Health Crisis issued the following news release: We are sad to report the news of the unexpected passing of Janet Weinberg on September 1. For nearly a decade, Janet helped reinvigorate GMHC's role as a leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS, ultimately serving as COO and interim CEO. "Janet's legacy of compassionate stewardship and strategic planning helped make GMHC what it is today: an agency on the forefront of our collective work to end the AIDS epidemic," sai  more

Governor Cuomo Announces $15 Million Investment in SUNY Clean Energy Workforce Development & Training Programs
ALBANY, New York, Sept. 4 -- The State University of New York issued the following news release: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $15 million is available to fund two initiatives that will promote clean energy workforce development and training programs on SUNY campuses. Nearly $6 million was awarded to SUNY campuses to train more workers in the clean energy sector. In addition, a request for proposals was made available to all SUNY campuses for grants totaling $9 million to provide app  more

Governor Cuomo Announces $5 Million Investment to Help Victims of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
ALBANY, New York, Sept. 5 -- The State University of New York issued the following news release: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $5 million in funding through the state Office of Victim Services that will allow the State University of New York to supply and distribute 225,000 comfort bags to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence seeking help at hospitals, shelters and rape crisis centers across the state. The funding will continue and expand the "SUNY'S Got Your Back" program  more

Governor Cuomo Announces Ratification of Six-Year Labor Contract With United University Professions
ALBANY, New York, Sept. 5 -- The State University of New York issued the following news release: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the ratification of a six-year labor agreement between the state and United University Professions, the nation's largest higher education union, representing more than 35,000 SUNY employees. The agreement won the approval of nearly 98 percent of UUP members who cast ballots. "This contract agreement fairly and appropriately compensates the hardworking men an  more

Graduate Student Appointed to State Military Education Council
KENT, Ohio, Sept. 7 -- Wright State University issued the following news: As a child, Erin Lunday moved from Germany to Florida. Her own children have moved from Virginia to New York to Ohio. Moving caused some difficulty in school. A school in New York might not accept records from Ohio or test scores from Virginia. But Lunday is looking forward to helping children and their families experience a better transition. Lunday is a doctoral student in Wright State University's Organizational Stud  more

Gregory Bauer Appointed Rajesh Wadhawan Professor
ROCHESTER, New York, Sept. 4 -- The University of Rochester issued the following news release: Gregory Bauer, a clinical professor of finance, was appointed as the Rajesh Wadhawan Professor effective April 1, 2018. Bauer is the associate dean of Simon Business School's full-time MBA and MS programs. His research has contributed to important public policy debates concerning topics such as the likelihood of house price corrections; the interaction of monetary and financial stability policies; an  more

Gross Named Chief of Staff to Daemen's President
AMHERST, New York, Sept. 5 -- Daemen College issued the following news: Amanda Gross, assistant athletic director for administration/chief of staff at the University at Buffalo, has been appointed chief of staff to the president of Daemen College. The appointment, effective Sept. 24, was announced by Daemen President Gary Olson. In this position, Gross will serve as advisor to the president and as liaison between the president and key internal and external groups and the Daemen Board of Trust  more

Grove School Leads National Translational Medicine Program
NEW YORK, Sept. 4 -- The City University of New York's City College of New York issued the following news: As the home of New York City's only Master's in Translational Medicine (MTM) program, City College's Grove School of Engineering is a leader in teaching a diverse student population new medical technology. At the 2018 BMES Coulter College - a highly selective summer training program focusing on translation of biomedical innovations -- the school incorporated its rigorous standards into the  more

Grow Boating Marketing Summit Speaker Spotlight: Google's Tannis McKenna & Digital Measurement in the Age of Assistance
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 4 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: Don't miss this year's Grow Boating Marketing Summit, Digital Marketing: Join the Evolution, on Oct. 1 at IBEX. On tap is a line-up of leading marketing experts who will outline ways to leverage digital marketing channels to benefit your business. One of the featured presenters will be Google's Tannis McKenna. McKenna is an Agency Development Manager based out of Google New York with   more

Guatemala Must Continue Its Commitment to Combat Corruption, Impunity
NEW YORK, Sept. 4 -- Open Society Foundations (formerly the Open Society Institute and Soros Foundations Network) issued the following news release: Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales has violated his country's agreement with the United Nations by preventing the head of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), Ivan Velasquez, from reentering Guatemala. The Open Society Justice Initiative is urging the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, to act urgently  more

Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College Hosts 11th Annual International Conference on 'Citzenship and Civil Disobedience,' October 11-12
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, New York, Sept. 5 -- Bard College issued the following news release: Across the United States the tradition of American civil disobedience is being reinvigorated as a form of mass citizenship. At the same time, this turn toward civil disobedience reveals a fraying consensus on issues such as economic and racial equality, social discrimination, immigration, and the uses of American power abroad. Hannah Arendt argued that civil disobedience succeeds when it expresses new idea  more

Heather Anichini (Corps '02) Is 2018 Recipient of Teach for America's Peter Jennings Award for Civic Leadership
NEW YORK, Sept. 5 -- Teach For America issued the following news release: Teach For America announced Heather Anichini (Chicago-Northwest Indiana Corps '02) is the recipient of the prestigious Peter Jennings Award for Civic Leadership in recognition of the impact her leadership has had on the education landscape in the city of Chicago. Anichini is president and CEO of the nonprofit The Chicago Public Education Fund (The Fund). Established in 2007, the award--named in honor of the late ABC News  more

Hemophilia Center of Western New York Awards $890,000 Grant to UB to Address Shortage of Specialists in Non-malignant Blood Disorders
BUFFALO, New York, Sept. 5 -- The State University of New York's Buffalo campus issued the following news release: The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo has received an $890,000 grant from the Hemophilia Center of Western New York to support a career development award aimed at addressing a shortage of physicians in the region who specialize in treating non-malignant blood disorders. The grant, which establishes The Robert Long Career Development Awa  more

Historian to Lecture on the 'Triumph of Abolitionism'
OXFORD, Mississippi, Sept. 6 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: A leading historian of 19th century America speaks Sept. 12 at the University of Mississippi on "The Triumph of Abolitionism" as part of the Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Southern Cultural History. James Oakes, distinguished professor and chair of humanities at the City University of New York, has an international reputation for path-breaking scholarship. In a series of influential books and essays, he   more

Homecoming 2018: Brave New World Ishan Mainali '21 Returns to Nepal for Social Innovation Fellowship
CLINTON, New York, Sept. 7 -- Hamilton College issued the following news: As Ishan Mainali '21 grew up in what he calls a "Kathmandu bubble" he only heard vague explanations for his homeland's social and economic problems. Then he came to Hamilton and became involved in the Levitt Center's Social Innovation Lab where his work finally gave him "the knowledge and vocabulary to think about social problems and . . . potential innovative solutions." Funded by the Levitt Center Social Innovation Fun  more

Hope College Great Performance Series to Feature Bryn Cohn + Artists on Sept. 21
HOLLAND, Michigan, Sept. 5 -- Hope College issued the following news release: The Hope College Great Performance Series will feature the contemporary dance company Bryn Cohn + Artists on Friday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre. Founded in 2011, Bryn Cohn + Artists is a New York-based contemporary dance company consisting of unique, collaborative artists from diverse backgrounds. The company has found critical acclaim amongst artists, press and audiences throughout New York,  more

How Drug Companies Use the Stock Market to Inform Their Advertising Budgets
BUFFALO, New York, Sept. 5 -- The State University of New York's Buffalo campus issued the following news release: When stock market returns are higher than expected, drug companies increase their advertising budgets - and the advertising is more effective - according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management. Forthcoming in print in the Journal of Marketing Research, the study found that the initial valuation of a new drug provides a unique perspective on corporate m  more

IDEAcademy to Feature Body Language Expert Dr. Amy Cuddy
JOHNSON CITY, Tennessee, Sept. 6 -- East Tennessee State University issued the following news: The College of Business and Technology at East Tennessee State University and Eastman will present the IDEAcademy leadership development series Sept. 18-19 featuring keynote speaker Dr. Amy Cuddy, a social psychologist and New York Times best-selling author known for her TED Talk on the power of body language. The IDEAcademy events will take place at the Millennium Centre in Johnson City, on Tuesday,  more

IEEE Historical Milestone Honors First MRI Image, Lauterbur Legacy at Stony Brook
STONY BROOK, New York, Sept. 5 -- IEEE-USA, a unit of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, issued the following news release: A historic achievement in medical technology happened here 45 years ago. Researchers at Stony Brook University, led by chemistry professor Dr. Paul Lauterbur, produced the first two-dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance image (MRI) in 1973. This ignited a multi-billion-dollar medical industry and paved the way for the usage of MRI as a noninvasive meth  more

International Rescue Committee Issues Statement on Ceasefire, Humanitarian Access
NEW YORK, Sept. 6 -- The International Rescue Committee issued the following statement by President and CEO David Miliband: * * * For the first time in two years, UN-led peace negotiations between the government of Yemen and Houthi rebels are taking place in Geneva. These negotiations come at a critical time as the war in Yemen continues to take the lives of innocent Yemeni children, women, and men. * * * Miliband said: "While diplomacy has been at a standstill, humanitarians have been left  more

Internationally Renowned Interventional Cardiologist Named to Key Cardiac Posts at NYU Langone Health
NEW YORK, Sept. 4 -- NYU Langone Health issued the following news release: Craig A. Thompson, MD, MMSc, whose seminal, pioneering achievements are now a standard of care for revascularization of totally blocked coronary arteries, has been named director of cardiac catheterization laboratories at NYU Langone. Dr. Thompson, also named professor of medicine at NYU School of Medicine, has dedicated his entire career to the advancement of interventional cardiology education, research, and treatment  more

ISO, IEC, and ITU August Listings of Work Items Published
NEW YORK, Sept. 5 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: In an effort to increase stakeholder engagement and collaboration and reduce duplicative work, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and International Telecommunications Union (ITU) have coordinated publication of a monthly document that lists all new work items from the three organizations, including updates on projects and timel  more

Jazz Legend Lee Ritenour to Perform at Buffalo State
BUFFALO, New York, Sept. 4 -- Buffalo State College issued the following news release: Buffalo State's Performing Arts Center is proud to present renowned jazz guitar legend Lee Ritenour on Friday, October 26, at 8:00 p.m. Since his early recordings in the 1970s, Ritenour has earned a Grammy Award, 19 Grammy nominations, and numerous other awards. He has recorded more than 40 albums that have yielded 35 chart songs. He also was a founding member of Fourplay, which many consider the most succes  more

JCC Names Alexa R. Runyon Athlete of the Week
JEFFERSON, New York, Sept. 5 -- The State University of New York's Jefferson Community College issued the following news release: Sophomore Middle Blocker, Alexa R. Runyon, of the Jefferson Community College (JCC) volleyball team was named JCC athlete of the week for the week ending September 2, 2018. JCC's athlete of the week program is sponsored by Victory Promotions and Under Armour. Alexa, a 2013 graduate of Poquoson High School, Poquoson, Virginia, is majoring in Mathematics and Science a  more

Johnson Publishes Article on 'Race, Crime, and Emotions'
CLINTON, New York, Sept. 6 -- Hamilton College issued the following news: An article co-authored by Assistant Professor of Government Gbemende Johnson was recently published in Research and Politics. In "Race, Crime, and Emotions," Johnson and her co-author, Camille D. Burge of Villanova University, explore the emotional and policy responses of African-Americans after exposure to interracial and intra-racial crime. Using an original survey experiment of 900 African-American respondents, Burge  more

Juilliard President Damian Woetzel Announces Key Initiatives in First Convocation Speech to the Community
NEW YORK, Sept. 6 -- Juilliard School issued the following news release: Juilliard President Damian Woetzel announced several key initiatives and new projects aimed to advance Juilliard's excellence and impact in his first address to the Juilliard community, on September 4. During the convocation ceremony, which also featured performances by Juilliard students, faculty, alumni, and some of the newly announced Creative Associates, Woetzel outlined his plans to build on Juilliard's tradition of e  more

KU Council of Trustees Held First Meeting of New Academic Year
KUTZTOWN, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6 -- Kutztown University of Pennsylvania issued the following news release: The Kutztown University Council of Trustees held first meeting of new academic year Thursday, Sept. 6 In other business, the KU Council of Trustees: *Approved new internship agreements for KU students with Aloft New York, Brooklyn, NY; Berks Coalition to End Homelessness, Reading, Pa.; BLaST IU 17, Williamsport, Pa.; Bucks County Youth Center, Doylestown, Pa.; Carelink Community Support S  more

LDF Mourns Loss of Longtime Board Member Jay Topkis
NEW YORK, Sept. 4 -- The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund issued the following news release: The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) mourns the passing of Jay Topkis, a former member of LDF's Board of Directors who advised LDF on more than 21 cases between 1967 and 1988. A generous LDF donor, Topkis was a longtime partner at the firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. He was 94. "For more than four decades, Jay Topkis generously shared his time, his brill  more

Leadership and Social Consultant to Speak at Pay It Forward Luncheon
FRESNO, California, Sept. 5 -- California State University issued the following news release: The Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Fresno State kicks off the first of three Pay It Forward luncheons this fall with Gia Kazarian, leadership and social consultant at First Impressions Consulting. Kazarian earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and a master's degree in industrial and organizational psychology from New York Univers  more

Mansfield University Mourns the Passing of Winifred 'Winnie' Neff
MANSFIELD, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6 -- Mansfield University issued the following news: The Mansfield University community is mourning the loss of Professor Emeritus Winfred "Winnie" G. Neff, who passed away Monday, September 3, 2018 at Carleton Nursing Home. Winnie was a faculty member in the Department of English until 1987. She also served as an advisor of the Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority at MU. Winnie was granted emeritus status on August 6, 1987. In honoring Winnie's wishes there will be no se  more

Marine Life Flies Outside UN as World Meets to Discuss Global Ocean Treaty
NEW YORK, Sept. 4 -- Greenpeace issued the following news release: Greenpeace activists flew a giant turtle outside the United Nations headquarters in New York this morning, as countries gathered to begin negotiations, for the first time in history, towards a treaty covering all oceans outside of national borders. The large and colorful kite, representing iconic marine life, was flown from a boat on the East River, alongside an aerial banner reading "Global Oceans - Global Treaty!" The negotia  more

Marine Life Flies Outside UN as World Meets to Discuss Global Ocean Treaty
NEW YORK, Sept. 4 -- Greenpeace UK issued the following news release: Greenpeace activists flew a giant turtle outside the United Nations HQ in New York this morning, as countries gathered to begin negotiations, for the first time in history, towards a treaty covering all oceans outside of national borders. The large and colourful kite, representing iconic marine life, was flown from a boat on the East River, alongside an aerial banner reading "Global Oceans - Global Treaty!" The negotiations   more

Mark Lewis Appointed Dean of Alfred University's College of Business
ALFRED, New York, Sept. 5 -- Alfred University issued the following news release: Alfred University announces that Mark Lewis has been appointed dean of the College of Business. Lewis had served for the last two years as interim dean. "It is my pleasure to announce that Mark Lewis has agreed to serve as dean of the Alfred University College of Business," said Rick Stephens, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs. "We look forward to full leadership and administrative participation with  more

Mayim Bialik Headlines RIT's Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend
ROCHESTER, New York, Sept. 5 -- Rochester Institute of Technology issued the following news release: Actress Mayim Bialik, best known for her roles on the television shows Blossom and The Big Bang Theory, will be the Student Government Distinguished Speaker at Rochester Institute of Technology's Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend, Oct. 19-21. The weekend typically draws 17,000 participants to RIT's campus and the Rochester area. It features more than 100 events during three days, including  more

Meet the Newest Members of the NYU Tandon Faculty
BROOKLYN, New York, Sept. 4 -- New York University's Tandon School of Engineering issued the following news release: Tandon's latest group of faculty members arrive in Brooklyn with myriad papers, patents, and honors to their credit -- and with a wide range of research interests, from computer vision and drone technology to nano-electronics. Whatever the field, the work being done by our new professors is changing the world. New NYU Tandon Faculty: * Caitlin Augustin * Eray Aydil * Jeffrey   more

Mercy Professor Published for Article on Ebola Outbreak in Major Medical News Outlet
DOBBS FERRY, New York, Sept. 4 -- Mercy College issued the following news release: Mercy College Professor Dr. Rossi Hassad was published on a major medical news site, MedPage Today, for his article on the ongoing outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The piece, "Another Ebola Outbreak in the DRC -- Cause for concern and why we should go back to basics," was featured in response to 10th reported outbreak in the DRC, which has merited concern from the World Health Organiza  more

Midterm Elections Make for Interesting Political Internship
CLINTON, New York, Sept. 6 -- Hamilton College issued the following news: During this midterm election year, many Hamilton students spent the summer volunteering for candidates on a national and local level. AlMahdi Mahil '20 was one of them - working as an intern for Democratic PAC Secure Progress and for a congressional campaign in Virginia. Here's what he had to say about his experience. Tell me more about your internship. I worked as a political intern for Secure Progress, a democratic PA  more

Mike Yadon Receives Trucking Federation's Prestigious Halladay Award
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Sept. 5 -- The American Trucking Associations issued the following news release: American Trucking Associations announced the Trucking Associations Executive Council recognized Mike Yadon of FedEx Corporation with the J.R. "Bob" Halladay Award. "Mike has worked incredibly hard during his tenure at FedEx to support state trucking associations from coast to coast," said TAEC Immediate Past Chairman Kendra Hems, president of the Trucking Association of New York. "TAEC is thri  more

Moravian College Welcomes Alec Ross, Tech Policy Expert, Innovator, and Author to Campus on September 12
BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania, Sept. 4 -- Moravian College issued the following news release: Today, Moravian College announced that author and technology policy expert Alec Ross will address students, faculty, alumni, and members of the Lehigh Valley community at Johnston Hall on Wednesday, September 12 @ 7:00 p.m. on the college's Main Street campus. Presented by the Cohen Arts & Lecture Series, Ross is considered one of America's leading experts on innovation, cybersecurity, and internet freedom a  more

Mount Sinai Launches Television Series on CUNY TV
NEW YORK, Sept. 4 -- Mount Sinai Hospital issued the following news release: The Mount Sinai Health System has launched a new television series called Mount Sinai Future You, featuring clinicians, researchers, and patients discussing how innovations in science, medicine, and new models of care are changing the course of health care. The broadcast takes viewers behind the scenes at the Mount Sinai Health System, which is on the forefront of research and discoveries that are advancing the diagnos  more

MSU Trustee Candidates Kelly Tebay and Brianna Scott Call on Bill Schuette to Oppose New DeVos Proposal That Undermines On-Campus Sexual Assault Investigations
LANSING, Michigan, Sept. 4 -- The Michigan Democratic Party issued the following news release: Today, Democratic Nominees for Michigan State University Trustee Kelly Tebay and Brianna Scott are calling on Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette to publicly oppose the new proposals from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos that would drastically undermine how universities handle sexual assault investigations. As reported by the New York Times, "Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is preparing ne  more

Mulitcultural ALANA Conference, 'a Huge Production,' Set Sept. 21 to 29
OSWEGO, New York, Sept. 7 -- The State University of New York's Oswego campus issued the following news release: SUNY Oswego alumnus and CNYCentral photojournalist Quindell Williams recently presided over the first ever ALANA press conference, crediting the multicultural series of events, his mentors and his work with student-run radio and TV stations with helping launch him on his life's path. "ALANA was very special to me from when I was first on campus," said Williams, Class of 2011, who ea  more

Natural 'Breakdown' of Chemicals Predicts Lung Damage in 9/11 Firefighters
NEW YORK, Sept. 4 -- NYU Langone Health issued the following news release: Abnormal levels of more than two dozen metabolites--chemicals produced in the body as it breaks down fats, proteins, and carbohydrates--reliably predicted which 9/11 firefighters developed lung disease and which did not, a new analysis shows. NYU School of Medicine researchers say the results, published online on September 4 in the journal BMJ Open Respiratory Research, could lead to metabolic tests for early detection   more

NEW Documents: Kavanaugh Questions If Roe Is 'Settled Law of the Land'
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 -- The Democratic National Committee issued the following news release: What are Republicans hiding? Here's a clue... "As a White House lawyer in the Bush administration, Judge Brett Kavanaugh challenged the accuracy of deeming the Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision to be 'settled law of the land,' according to a secret email obtained by The New York Times." New York Times: Leaked Documents From Kavanaugh's Time in White House Discuss Abortion an  more

New Exhibition to Open in Chesapeake Gallery
BEL AIR, Maryland, Sept. 6 -- Harford Community College issued the following news release: A new exhibition entitled Out of Brooklyn, featuring works by Carol Radsprecher, will be on display in the Chesapeake Gallery in Harford Community College's Student Center from September 27 to November 16. The public is invited to a reception on Wednesday, October 3, from 11:30 to 1 PM in the Gallery. Carol Radsprecher earned a BFA and an MFA in painting from Hunter College in New York, NY. She used trad  more

New Flexible Robotic Scope Enables Physicians to Remove Large Colorectal Lesions Without Surgery
NEW YORK, Sept. 7 -- NYU Langone Health issued the following news release: Each year, an estimated 140,000 individuals in the United States are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, a malignancy that often develops from a benign polyp into cancer over time. Screening by colonoscopy allows for the detection and removal of polyps, and therefore aids both the prevention and early detection of colorectal cancers. However, when colorectal polyps or other lesions are too large or difficult to remove by c  more

New Museum Exhibit Tells Story of Player-Turned-Spy Moe Berg
COOPERSTOWN, New York, Sept. 6 -- The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum issued the following news release: Morris Berg spent 15 seasons in the big leagues, mostly as a backup catcher with teams struggling to stay out of the American League basement. But Berg's story remains one of baseball's most unusual and mysterious tales - and lives on today through books, movies and a new exhibit at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Moe Berg: Big League Spy recently debuted as part o  more

New St. Bonaventure Martine Performing Arts Series Kicks Off With Popular 'Jazz 'n Wings' Performance
ST. BONAVENTURE, New York, Sept. 5 -- St. Bonaventure University issued the following news release: Another year of musical and stage performances is on tap as the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at St. Bonaventure University announces the 2018-2019 edition of the Martine Performing Arts Series. The annual series opens with a Jazz 'n' Wings performance by Dr. Les Sabina and the Septet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the university Rathskeller, located under Hickey Memorial Dining Hal  more

New York City Bar Association Rates Primary Election Candidates for Civil and Surrogate Court in New York City
NEW YORK, Sept. 4 -- The New York City Bar Association issued the following news release: The New York City Bar Association has completed evaluations of the following candidates running in the September 13 Democratic Party primary elections for Civil Court and Surrogate Court in New York City. The review was conducted by the Association's Committee on the Judiciary. The Committee uses two ratings: Approved and Not Approved. Candidates rated Approved have affirmatively demonstrated qualificatio  more

New York Leads Eight States in Filing Federal Lawsuit to Restore Bird Protection Law
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 -- The National Audubon Society issued the following news: Attorneys General from New York, California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico and Oregon today filed litigation challenging the Trump Administration's move to eliminate longstanding protections for waterfowl, raptors, and songbirds under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). Today's suit, led by New York's Attorney General, was filed in the Southern District of New York and will be considered  more

Nicholls Student to Participate in Umami Cookoff
THIBODAUX, Louisiana, Sept. 6 -- Nicholls State University issued the following news release: A Nicholls State University culinary student will compete in a cookoff at the World Umami Conference in New York City from Sept. 19-21. The Chef John Folse Culinary Institute was one of six schools invited to participate in the conference and chose sophomore Scott Ward to represent the school in the competition. "It is just an incredible honor to be chosen to represent the school in the first place -  more

NIST to Hold Public Workshop on Voluntary Privacy Framework to Help Organizations Manage Risk
NEW YORK, Sept. 7 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: As part of an effort to help organizations manage risk, the U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has launched a collaborative project to develop a voluntary privacy framework. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) encourages its members and relevant stakeholders to attend NIST's public workshop on October 16 in Austin, Texas, to contribute to c  more

NJBIA Opposes Port Authority's Minimum Wage Proposal
TRENTON, New Jersey, Sept. 5 -- The New Jersey Business and Industry Association issued the following news release: The Port Authority's minimum wage proposal to pay workers at its New Jersey and New York airports the highest rate in the nation would make an already expensive service worse as businesses are forced to pass along the increased costs to customers, NJBIA said today. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is considering a proposal to require workers at its airports to be pai  more

Noted Biologist, Aging Expert to Speak In Bullen Lecture Series Event, September 20
NEW ROCHELLE, New York, Sept. 4 -- Iona College issued the following news release: Iona College is proud to announce its first speaker for the 2018-19 Thomas G. Bullen, Ph.D., CFC, Memorial Lecture Series in Science and Technology. Iona welcomes noted biology professor historian Leonard Guarente, Ph.D., to the Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium on Thursday, September 20, at noon. The lecture is free and open to the public. Dr. Guarente's lecture will discuss progress in aging research over the p  more

NRDC to Congress: You Probably Have PFAS in Your Body, But EPA's in No Rush to Act
NEW YORK, Sept. 5 -- The Natural Resources Defense Council issued the following news release: The country needs urgent protection against a dangerous class of toxic chemicals found in everything from our drinking water, food packaging and clothing to carpets, cookware and cosmetics, a leading public health expert will testify tomorrow morning. "You, your family, and probably every one of your constituents has PFAS in your body," Erik D. Olson, Senior Director for Health and Food at the Natural  more

Nuclear Testing Effect on Post Cold War Southwest Landscape Subject of Exhibit at University Art Gallery at NMSU
LAS CRUCES, New Mexico, Sept. 6 -- New Mexico State University issued the following news: New York City-based artist Eric LoPresti will have a solo exhibition at New Mexico State University Art Gallery, with an opening reception from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4. This exhibition examines the complicated effects the Cold War and nuclear testing have had on the Southwest American landscape and the global psyche. Comprised of oil paintings, large-format watercolors, digital works and a multi-cha  more

NYS Sepsis Reporting Mandate Appears to Improve Care, Reduce Deaths
BEVERLY, Massachusetts, Sept. 7 -- The American Thoracic Society issued the following news release: A New York State requirement that all hospitals report compliance with protocols to treat severe sepsis and septic shock appears to improve care and reduce mortality from one of the most common causes of death in those who are critically ill, according to a new study published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. In "Mortality Chan  more

NYU Steinhardt Researchers Identify Tool to Help Transgender Women Have a More Authentic Voice
NEW YORK, Sept. 4 -- New York University issued the following news release: New York University researchers have identified visual-acoustic biofeedback as a new tool to assist in voice modification therapy for transgender women. The research, which appears in the latest issue of the Journal of Voice, identifies a new avenue for this technology as a tool to help trans women find a voice that matches their gender identity. "Our voices are so much a part of who we are," said Deanna Kawitzky, the  more

On Michigan Legislature's Passage of $12 Minimum Wage for All Workers, Paid Sick Leave
NEW YORK, Sept. 7 -- The National Employment Law Project issued the following news release: On Wednesday, the Michigan Legislature approved raising the state's minimum wage to $12 by 2022 and eliminating the tipped minimum wage by 2024. Lawmakers also passed important paid sick leave legislation allowing workers to take up to nine days of sick time without risk of losing their jobs. The law fully adopts two ballot initiatives that 400,000 Michiganders supported with their signatures. The initi  more

On-Water Powerboat Handling Courses on Deck Sept. 29 at Fleet Boat Club, Rochester
ROCHESTER, New York, Sept. 4 -- The Boat Owners Association of the United States issued the following news release: Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your skills? A partnership between the nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water, Fleet Boat Club and West Marine will bring an affordable on-water boat training course, "Intro to Powerboating," to the club's location at 1384 Empire Blvd., Rochester, on Saturday, Sept. 29. The course is three hours long,   more

One Dollar Shows #Bonas Freshmen the Power of Community
ST. BONAVENTURE, New York, Sept. 5 -- St. Bonaventure University issued the following news release: Before the start of classes each year, St. Bonaventure University gives its incoming freshmen a simple lesson with a powerful message. During the university's Welcome Days, every new student is given a dollar bill inside a packet. Also included is an invitation to return the dollar as a symbolic donation to The Bonaventure Fund. With the money collected, scholarships are awarded in a random dra  more

Online Collaborative Robot Safety Course Available to Public
BUFFALO, New York, Sept. 4 -- The State University of New York's Buffalo campus issued the following news release: Over the past decade, large and dangerous caged robots have given way to smarter counterparts. Called collaborative robots -- aka cobots -- they don't require physical barriers and operate alongside human workers. Though cobots feature built-in safety measures, they remain machines with the potential to cause harm if not properly deployed. A new online course from the University a  more

Outdoor Action Creates Lasting Friendships, Eases Transition to College Life
PRINCETON, New Jersey, Sept. 6 -- Princeton University issued the following news release: Kayaking and canoeing in Breakneck Pond, laughing and living in the moment, nine first-year students are beginning their Princeton journey together at Harriman State Park in New York. The group is participating in one of the 75 Outdoor Action trips taking place this week before Opening Exercises on Sunday. Outdoor Action is a five-day orientation program for incoming undergraduates. Through activities suc  more

Patrick Needham '20 Reflects on Summer Experience at Ladakh Neurology Camp
HAMILTON, New York, Sept. 7 -- Colgate University issued the following news: During the summer, Colgate students applied their liberal arts know-how in a variety of real-world settings, and they continue to update the university community on their experiences. Here, Patrick Needham '20, a biochemistry major from Vermilion, Ohio, writes about his work with neurology patients in Leh, Ladakh, India. A version of this essay originally appeared at ladakhneurology.org. Flying into the airport in Leh  more

Pellman Pitch Design Debuts at 9/11 Dedication Sunday
CLINTON, New York, Sept. 6 -- Hamilton College issued the following news: The Flight 93 National Memorial, located near Shanksville, Pa., will dedicate its final element, the Tower of Voices (TOV), on Sunday, Sept. 9. This monumental, 93-feet musical instrument, holding 40 wind chimes representing United Flight 93's 40 passengers and crew members, serves as both a visual and audible reminder of the heroism of the passengers and crew. The chimes' pitch design was created by Professor of Music S  more

PEN/Edward Bunker Prize in Fiction to Celebrate Literary Excellence by Writers in Prison
NEW YORK, Sept. 6 -- PEN America issued the following news release: PEN America announced the launch of the PEN/Edward Bunker Prize in Fiction today. Honoring the legacy of the famed crime fiction author and screenwriter, the PEN/Bunker Prize will celebrate short works in fiction by writers who are currently incarcerated and will be presented for the first time as part of the PEN America's 2019 Prison Writing Awards. Edward Bunker, who became a prolific writer while incarcerated, leveraged the  more

People Rise for Climate in Creative Global Mobilization
NEW YORK, Sept. 7 -- The 350.org issued the following news release: This weekend people are joining over 820 actions in 91 countries under the banner of Rise for Climate to demonstrate the urgency of the climate crisis. Communities around the world will shine a spotlight on the increasing impacts they are experiencing and demand local action to keep fossil fuels in the ground. There will be hundreds of creative events and actions that challenge fossil fuels and call for a swift and just transit  more

Pharmacy Benefit Manager Bills Advance in Congress
NEW YORK, Sept. 6 -- The National Multiple Sclerosis Society issued the following news: This week, both the US House and Senate advanced separate bills banning pharmacy benefit managers' (PBMs)non-disclosure or "gag clauses" on pharmacists. Once enacted, pharmacists will be able to tell people if their medication would be cheaper without insurance. The U.S. Senate has two bills under consideration - S. 2553 which would end PBM gag clauses in Medicare and S. 2554 in group health plans and excha  more

PILOT Announces Finalists of New Pitch Prize Competition
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 -- The National Association of Broadcasters issued the following news release: PILOT, an innovation initiative of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), has selected the five finalists of the first-ever PILOT Pitch Prize Competition (https://www.nabshowny.com/happenings/networking-and-special-events/pilot-pitch-prize). Finalists will compete in a live business-plan pitch event at NAB Show New York on October 17 at 3 p.m. at the Javits Convention Center. The new PIL  more

Planning a Graceful Exit for Coal: RMI Launches First Global Playbook to Minimize Stranded Assets
NEW YORK, Sept. 6 -- Rocky Mountain Institute issued the following news release: Coal-fired power generation is in structural decline, driven both by regulatory pressure to curb pollution and by stiff market competition from cheap renewables and natural gas. More than half of European coal plants are cashflow-negative; in liberalized U.S. markets, utilities that own coal assets have lost approximately half of their market capitalization. In India, two-thirds of coal plants are more expensive th  more

Princeton University Library Builds Collection of Newspapers Published for African American Audiences
PRINCETON, New Jersey, Sept. 5 -- Princeton University issued the following news release: Princeton University Library (PUL) has begun a nearly comprehensive collection of current newspapers published for African American audiences throughout the United States. The collection features 72 newspapers from cities and towns in 32 states, ranging from New York City to Eutaw, Alabama. Included in the collection, for example, are Hudson Valley Press from Newburgh, New York; Tuskegee News from Tuskege  more

Public Knowledge Welcomes New Policy Counsel Charlotte Slaiman to Bolster Advocacy Efforts
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 -- Public Knowledge issued the following news release: Public Knowledge welcomes Charlotte Slaiman, Policy Counsel, to our team to focus on competition issues and digital platforms. She holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.A. in Government from the University of Virginia. Prior to joining Public Knowledge, Ms. Slaiman worked in the Anticompetitive Practices Division of the Federal Trade Commission, investigating and litigating antitrust conduct violat  more

PUBLIQuartet, in Residency at Alfred University, to Present at Upcoming Bergren Forum
ALFRED, New York, Sept. 6 -- Alfred University issued the following news release: PUBLIQuartet, a string quartet known for their innovative approach to contemporary classical, jazz, and world chamber music, will present the next Bergren Forum, on Thursday, Sept. 13. The group's Bergren Forum is part of its three-day residency at Alfred University, which begins Wednesday, Sept. 12, and concludes on Friday, Sept. 14. The Bergren Forum, sponsored by the Division of Human Studies, is held at 12:10  more

Pulitzer Prize Winning Author James Forman Jr. to Speak at C|M|Law
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 7 -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: Yale Law School professor and Pulitzer Prize winning author James Forman Jr. will deliver a Criminal Justice Forum lecture at Cleveland State University's Cleveland-Marshall College of Law on Thursday, September 20, at 5:00 p.m. Forman is a leading critic of mass incarceration and its disproportionate impact on people of color. He is the author of the book Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black  more

Ramapo College Recognizes Its Largest Leaders in Service (LIS) Class
MAHWAH, New Jersey, Sept. 5 -- Ramapo College issued the following news release: Ramapo College recently recognized its largest Leaders In Service (LIS) class of incoming first-year students. Comprised of 52 students hailing from 13 of New Jersey's 21 counties, two New York counties and four students from Nepal, the Select group participated in service projects, political engagement and leadership opportunities at Ramapo prior to the start of their first college semester. "We are pleased to ki  more

RCC Alum Attends MIT Innovation & Entrepreneurship Bootcamp
ROCKLAND, New York, Sept. 6 -- The State University of New York-Rockland Community College issued the following news release: Rockland Community College alumnus Daiki Yoshioka yearns to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds receive the same educational opportunities as their peers. After participating in the MIT Innovation and Entrepreneurship Bootcamp from July 28 to August 3 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he believes he is better equipped to embark upon that noble cause. Yoshioka, a 2017   more

RCC Awarded $24,250 SUNY Grant for Veterans Financial Literacy Course and Lounge
RAMAPO, New York, Sept. 6 -- The State University of New York-Rockland Community College issued the following news release: Rockland Community College Veterans Affairs has been awarded a $24,250 state grant for renewal of a veterans financial literacy course and for enhancements to RCC's veterans lounge. The grant was provided by the State University of New York (SUNY) Impact Foundation and the U.S. Ambassador Trustee Carl Spielvogel Fund for Veterans. Spielvogel is a SUNY Trustee and former U.  more

Recognizing and Intervening With 'Microaggressions' at the UB Alberti Center's Annual Conference
BUFFALO, New York, Sept. 4 -- The State University of New York's Buffalo campus issued the following news release: The University at Buffalo's Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention takes on the increasingly prevalent and timely issue of "microaggressions" at its annual conference being held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 2 at Classics V Banquet Center, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Defined as "everyday verbal, nonverbal and environmental slights that may or may not be intentional, micr  more

Renowned Designer Selects Four Works From Alfred University for Exhibit in Italy
ALFRED, New York, Sept. 6 -- Alfred University issued the following news release: Internationally renowned graphic designer Armando Milani recently announced four poster designs, originating from Alfred University, will be included in his forthcoming "Ubuntu Project" exhibition in Milan, Italy, in October. One poster, in the professional category, was designed by Judy Livingston, associate professor of design at Alfred University's School of Art and Design. The other three, designed for the st  more

Renowned Lung Cancer Expert Joins NYU Langone
NEW YORK, Sept. 6 -- NYU Langone Health issued the following news release: Nationally renowned clinician and researcher Vamsidhar "Vamsi" Velcheti, MD, recently joined Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Health as director of thoracic medical oncology, enhancing the center's efforts to improve clinical care, increase translational and clinical research, and promote interdisciplinary collaborations in lung cancer. Dr. Velcheti broadens the depth and breadth of cutting-edge clinical trials   more

RIT's College of Art and Design to Open New Gallery Space in Historic Sibley Square
ROCHESTER, New York, Sept. 4 -- Rochester Institute of Technology issued the following news release: Rochester Institute of Technology's College of Art and Design is moving its gallery space to the historic Sibley Tower Building in the heart of downtown Rochester, where the newly named exhibition venue will invite the public to engage with RIT through creativity. The new RIT City Art Space, opening in the fall, will be located at 250 E. Main St. on the first floor of the Sibley Building. It wi  more

Roswell Park Team Identifies Possible Cause of Resistance to Prostate Cancer Treatment
BUFFALO, New York, Sept. 6 -- The Roswell Park Cancer Institute issued the following news release: A collaborative research team has linked the development of castration-resistant prostate cancer and resistance to treatment to a lack of androgen receptor (AR) expression in prostate cancer cells, identifying a new therapeutic target for one of the deadliest forms of cancer among men. Results of this research, which was led by scientists at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, were published  more

RxHealth Raises $1.8 Million Seed Round, Launches Bulk Prescription to Population Health Programs
NEW YORK, Sept. 5 -- The Mount Sinai Health System issued the following news release: Digital medicine platform Rx.Health, a Mount Sinai Health System spinoff and provider of RxUniverse, recently announced that it has raised $1.8 million in seed funding. The funding will be used to diversify Rx.Health's client base and support its first-to-market Bulk Prescription(TM) digital therapeutics and patient engagement tool. Rx.Health's Bulk Prescription allows health care teams to prescribe digital t  more

SBU Psychology Professor Dr. Robin Valeri Edits New Books on Hate Crimes, Terrorism
ST. BONAVENTURE, New York, Sept. 4 -- St. Bonaventure University issued the following news release: St. Bonaventure University psychology professor Dr. Robin Maria Valeri is the editor of two new books offering fresh perspectives on the study of hate crimes and terrorism. "Hate Crimes: Typology, Motivations, and Victims" was co-edited with Dr. Kevin Borgeson, associate professor of criminal justice at Salem State University, and published by Carolina Academic Press.Valeri and Borgeson are also  more

Scholarship Gala to Benefit Daemen Students
AMHERST, New York, Sept. 6 -- Daemen College issued the following news: Daemen College will hold its annual Scholarship Gala, one of the college's premier events to raise scholarship support for students, on Sept. 7 at The Buffalo Club. The evening, which is being held as part of Daemen's Founder Celebration, is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. and will feature a cocktail reception, dinner, and live music. "Scholarship support is instrumental to ensuring our students in need receive financial assi  more

Scientists Find a Neurological Synergy in Explaining the Processing of a Common Optical Illusion
NEW YORK, Sept. 4 -- New York University issued the following news release: A team of scientists has uncovered a neurological synergy that occurs in visual adaptation, a phenomenon in which perception is altered by prolonged exposure to a stimulus. A team of scientists has uncovered a neurological synergy that occurs in visual adaptation, a phenomenon in which perception is altered by prolonged exposure to a stimulus. Well-known examples include the "motion aftereffect" and "facial expression  more

Secret Trial of Anti-Censorship Advocate in China Unjustified, Abusive
NEW YORK, Sept. 7 -- PEN America issued the following news release: The secret trial of anti-censorship advocate and journalist Zhen Jinghua is an unjustified and abusive effort to punish a human rights advocate for his work, PEN America said today. Zhen Jianghua was detained on September 1, 2017, on suspicion of "incitement to subvert state power." He was not formally arrested until March 2018, although he has remained in detention since last September. Subversion charges in China can result   more

Shining Light on Dark Fiber, Other Broadband Networks
LAWRENCE, Kansas, Sept. 5 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news: Only a couple of months after they were installed in 2016, New York City decided to cut off internet access to a series of "smart city" kiosks it built to replace old telephone booths after homeless people monopolized them with such socially unpleasant activities as watching pornography and listening to loud music. According to a new paper co-authored by Associate Professor of Film & Media Studies Germaine Halegou  more

Smart Grid is Topic of Distinguished Lecture by Princeton Professor, Oct. 12, at Clarkson University
POTSDAM, New York, Sept. 7 -- Clarkson University issued the following news: The New Horizons in Engineering Distinguished Lectureship Series at Clarkson University is proud to announce that Princeton University Professor H. Vincent Poor will speak on "Smart Grid: Energy Meets Information," on Friday, October 12, at 2:30 p.m. in Clarkson's Bertrand H. Snell Hall Room 213 (#20 on the map at http://www.clarkson.edu/about/clarkson_map.pdf). A reception will precede the lecture at 2:00 p.m. The ev  more

SMPTE 2018 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition to Highlight Technologies Fueling the Future of Motion Imaging
WHITE PLAINS, New York, Sept. 6 -- The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers issued the following news release: SMPTE(R), the organization whose standards work has supported more than a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced the full conference program for the SMPTE 2018 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2018). SMPTE 2018 will be held Oct. 23-25 at an all-new location: the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites  more

Sophomore Ashley Pavia Wins Trip to International Ocean Sciences Conference
NEW YORK, Sept. 4 -- Marymount Manhattan College issued the following news: Ashley Pavia '21, a double major in Biology and Environmental Studies, earned the opportunity to present her summer research at the major international conference in aquatic sciences in Puerto Rico this coming winter. Ashley Pavia '21, a double major in Biology and Environmental Studies, spent her summer doing marine chemistry research as part of the prestigious Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) summer progr  more

St. Bonaventure to Host Film, Panel Discussion on Topic of Legalizing Marijuana in New York
ST. BONAVENTURE, New York, Sept. 6 -- St. Bonaventure University issued the following news release: St. Bonaventure University will host a film and panel discussion Tuesday exploring the topic of legalizing recreational marijuana in New York. Co-sponsored by SBU's College Democrats and the Citizens Action Network of Southwestern New York, the program is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sept. 11 in the Dresser Auditorium of the Murphy Professional Building. It's free and open to the public. The program be  more

Standards Support Good Health During Cholesterol Education Month
NEW YORK, Sept. 6 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: September is national Cholesterol Education Month, an initiative sponsored by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that brings awareness to the importance of getting your blood cholesterol checked and taking action if it is too high. More than 102 million American adults have high cholesterol, but fortunately standards support the steps that can be taken to lower cholesterol an  more

Stony Brook Jumps 12 Spots in Wall Street Journal/Times Higher US Education Ranking 2019
STONY BROOK, New York, Sept. 6 -- The State University of New York's Stony Brook campus issued the following news release: The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education College Rankings 2019 rated Stony Brook University #135 nationally moving up from #147 last year and #30 among public institutions in this ranking. The rankings, which put student success and learning at the heart of its methodology, rates colleges and universities based on the input of about 200,000 current students. Of   more

Strong Publishes Article on Sea Level Rise
CLINTON, New York, Sept. 5 -- Hamilton College issued the following news: An article co-authored by Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Aaron Strong was recently published in System Dynamics Review. "Fighting the inevitable: Infrastructure investment and coastal community adaptation to sea level rise" was written with Todd BenDor of the University of North Carolina and Sierra Woodruff of Texas A&M. The article examines the dynamics of policy responses to sea level rise and impact of s  more

Student Designs Take Top Honors in Argentina
TROY, New York, Sept. 4 -- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute issued the following news: The winning design proposal for an environmental interpretation center for the San Martin Natural Urban Preserve. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students taking part in a study abroad semester in Latin America were recently named winners in a juried design competition in Argentina, earning first prize and three honorable mentions. In addition to taking first prize, the winning design team--which includes R  more

Study: Walk More to Reduce Heart Failure Risk
BUFFALO, New York, Sept. 5 -- The State University of New York's Buffalo campus issued the following news release: A new University at Buffalo study has shown for the first time that walking more can significantly lower the risk of heart failure in older women. The U.S. study of more than 137,000 postmenopausal women aged 50 to 79 is the largest and most comprehensive to date that has evaluated physical activity within the context of heart failure prevention. The findings were published online  more

Sudarshan Jayaraman Appointed Wesray Professor of Business Administration
ROCHESTER, New York, Sept. 4 -- The University of Rochester issued the following news release: Sudarshan Jayaraman, a professor of business administration, has been appointed as the Wesray Professor of Business Administration, effective July 1. Jayaraman's research interests are in corporate governance and the effects of accounting information in financial markets. His work on corporate governance examines how large shareholders discipline managers via the threat of exit, and the role that sto  more

Summer STEM: Research Institute Supports 161 Students
NEW YORK, Sept. 7 -- Barnard College issued the following news: For five years, Barnard has supported an increasing number of STEM students through the Summer Research Institute (SRI). This summer, SRI saw 161 students--its largest group to date--as they conducted scientific research by working closely with faculty mentors in labs at Barnard and around the New York City area for 10 weeks. The fully subsidized program provides an immersive opportunity for students in biology, chemistry, environm  more

SUNY Orange Enjoys Record-Setting Enrollment at Newburgh Campus
MIDDLETOWN, New York, Sept. 4 -- The State University of New York's Orange County campus issued the following news release: On the heels of an academic year in which SUNY Orange awarded more degrees than ever before, and enjoyed unprecedented participation in its annual Commencement ceremony in May, the College is able to report record-setting enrollment at its Newburgh campus following the first week of Fall semester classes. Classes begin on Aug. 27 and by week's end, an all-time high of 1,5  more

SUNY Potsdam Celebrates Grand Opening of New Child Care Center
POTSDAM, New York, Sept. 7 -- The State University of New York's Potsdam campus issued the following news: Families, children, faculty, staff and community members gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the brand-new SUNY Potsdam Child Care Center building today. The ceremony opened with a ribboncutting, featuring a chain of colorful construction paper links held aloft by children who attend the center. "From the smiles we have seen, we know that this facility will impact generations to co  more

SUNY Potsdam Welcomes Visiting NEH Distinguished Professor Boris Lanin
POTSDAM, New York, Sept. 7 -- The State University of New York's Potsdam campus issued the following news: SUNY Potsdam will welcome National Endowment for the Humanities Distinguished Visiting Professor Dr. Boris Lanin this semester. Lanin is a professor and the head of literature at the Russian Academy of Education in Moscow, and will teach in the College's Department of Modern Languages during his visit. Lanin is set to deliver three public lectures on the theme, "A Russian Rainbow: Various  more

SUNY Potsdam's Dining Services Rated No.1 in SUNY System for Third Consecutive Time
POTSDAM, New York, Sept. 6 -- The State University of New York's Potsdam campus issued the following news: Potsdam Auxiliary and College Educational Services is proud to announce that SUNY Potsdam has once again been ranked No. 1 in the State University of New York system for dining services. This is the third consecutive time PACES Dining Services has received this ranking. The 2018 SUNY Student Opinion Survey rates the 27 state-operated colleges and university centers in SUNY system. The SOS  more

SUNY Potsdam's Wiser Greenhouse Hosts Honey Harvest Hoedown & Pollinator Jamboree
POTSDAM, New York, Sept. 6 -- The State University of New York's Potsdam campus issued the following news: The second annual Honey Harvest Hoedown and Pollinator Jamboree, a public celebration of bees and other pollinators, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 2 to 5 p.m., at Stowell Hall on the SUNY Potsdam campus. The free family-friendly event will include demonstrations, honey-based food, music and films. This event is free and open to the public, with coordination and sponsorship by the  more

Supriya Mohile Appointed Philip and Marilyn Wehrheim Professor
ROCHESTER, New York, Sept. 4 -- The University of Rochester issued the following news release: Supriya Mohile, a professor of medicine, has been jointly appointed as the Philip and Marilyn Wehrheim Professor for the period July 1, 2018, through December 31, 2022. Mohile retains her joint appointments as a professor of oncology and as a professor of surgery. Mohile is a board-certified geriatrician and oncologist with clinical expertise in treating patients with genitourinary and gastrointestin  more

Syrian Military Intelligence Arrests Syrian Kurdish Journalist at Checkpoint
BEIRUT, Lebanon, Sept. 5 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following news: The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Syrian authorities to immediately release Omar Kalo, a news anchor for the Iraqi Kurdish satellite news broadcaster Rudaw. Syrian military intelligence forces stopped and arrested Kalo at a checkpoint between the northern Syrian cities of Mambij and Aleppo on August 25 while he was on his way to Aleppo from his hometown Kobane to renew his passpor  more

Telehealth Proves Valuable for Promoting Safe Antibiotic Prescribing Practices in Remote Healthcare Settings
NEW YORK, Sept. 6 -- The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America issued the following news release: A pilot project at two rural VA medical centers demonstrated that telehealth videoconferencing promoted antibiotic stewardship efforts by linking remote facilities to infectious diseases-trained professionals, according to a study published today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. Antibiotic stewardship helps pro  more

Tens of Thousands of People Preparing for Global Climate Mobilization
NEW YORK, Sept. 3 -- The 350.org issued the following news release: On the weekend of September 8 people in more than 80 countries will take part in over 630 actions under the banner of Rise for Climate to demonstrate the urgency of the climate crisis by emphasising the increasing impacts being experienced by frontline communities while simultaneously showcasing innovative community-led solutions to keep fossil fuels in the ground. There will be hundreds of events showcasing 100 percent renewab  more

Texas Court Strikes Down Unconstitutional Texas Reproductive Health Restriction in Challenge Brought by Whole Woman's Health and Texas Abortion Providers
NEW YORK, Sept. 5 -- The Center for Reproductive Rights issued the following news release: Today, a federal district court judge struck down a Texas measure requiring health care providers to bury or cremate all embryonic and fetal tissue from abortions, miscarriages, and ectopic pregnancy surgeries--regardless of their patients' personal wishes or beliefs. United States Senior District Court Judge David Ezra issued a permanent injunction halting enforcement of the law, writing: "At best, ensh  more

Thailand: Drop Cases for Online Reporting on Alleged Rape
NEW YORK, Sept. 7 -- Human Rights Watch issued the following news release: Thai authorities are wrongfully prosecuting online news outlets and social media users for reporting an alleged rape case at a popular tourist island in Thailand, Human Rights Watch said today. On September 4 and 5, 2018, police arrested 12 Facebook users from across Thailand under the draconian Computer-Related Crime Act for sharing information about an alleged rape of a 19-year-old British tourist in June 2018 on Koh   more

The Buckeye Institute Named Finalist for Atlas Network's Prestigious Templeton Freedom Award
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 4 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release: The Buckeye Institute has been named a finalist for the prestigious Templeton Freedom Award, which is presented each year by the Atlas Network at its annual Freedom Dinner in New York City. The Buckeye Institute was recognized for its success in "fix[ing] a broken criminal justice system, law by law" in Ohio. "We are grateful and honored to be recognized by Atlas Network for our tireless work on criminal justic  more

The Genius of Play and the National Afterschool Association Partner to Launch the Play Ambassadors Program
NEW YORK, Sept. 5 -- The Toy Industry Association issued the following news release: The Genius of Play(TM), a nonprofit initiative dedicated to promoting the importance of play in children's learning and development, today announced its partnership with The National Afterschool Association (NAA) to unveil the Play Ambassadors Program. This unique leadership opportunity is designed for select NAA members to share the message about the value of play with other afterschool professionals, families  more

The New School's Mannes School of Music Announces New Faculty Hires and Appointments
NEW YORK, Sept. 4 -- The New School issued the following news release: Richard Kessler, Dean of Mannes School of Music and Executive Dean of the College of Performing Arts at The New School, has announced several new appointments to the Mannes faculty for the 2018/2019 academic year. Among the distinguished artists and educators new to Mannes are the composer-pianist Timo Andres, pianist Xiayin Wang, trombonist-composer and founder of TILT Brass, Chris McIntyre, violinist and former member of   more

The New School's School of Jazz and Contemporary Music Appoints Anat Cohen to Faculty
NEW YORK, Sept. 5 -- The New School issued the following news release: The New School announced today that Grammy-nominated clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen will join the university's School of Jazz and Contemporary Music. Her appointment is effective immediately. "We are thrilled to welcome Anat to the faculty at The New School," said Keller Coker, Dean of School of Jazz and Contemporary Music, Associate Dean of the College of Performing Arts. "As an internationally acclaimed performer and   more

The Open Space Institute Opens River-to-Ridge Trail in New Paltz
NEW PALTZ, New York, Sept. 8 -- The Open Space Institute issued the following news release: The Open Space Institute (OSI) today announced the official opening of the River-to-Ridge Trail in New Paltz, New York. The completed section of trail runs along the Wallkill River from the Carmine Liberta Bridge to Butterville Road. The trail, built in partnership with Mohonk Preserve, will provide a connection from the Village of New Paltz to the pathways and carriage roads of the Shawangunk Ridge, on  more

The Rockefeller Foundation Names Roy Steiner Managing Director for Food
NEW YORK, Sept. 5 -- The Rockefeller Foundation issued the following news release: The Rockefeller Foundation today announced that Roy Steiner, PhD, has been named managing director for the Foundation's Food Initiative. Under Dr. Steiner's direction, The Rockefeller Foundation will create access to nourishing food for millions of people in the U.S. and around the world, support scientific advances in human nutrition and sustainable food production, and carry forward the Foundation's enduring co  more

The Skin Cancer Foundation's Mobile Education and Screening Program, Destination: Healthy Skin, Ends a Successful Season on the Road
NEW YORK, Sept. 6 -- The Skin Cancer Foundation issued the following news release: Destination: Healthy Skin, The Skin Cancer Foundation's mobile skin cancer education and screening program, concluded its second annual journey around the U.S. Local volunteer dermatologists conducted 1,243 free skin cancer screenings aboard the Foundation's 38-foot Destination: Healthy Skin RV. Program participants also received The Skin Cancer Foundation's educational materials and Walgreens brand sun care item  more

Three New Exhibitions Open at Quick Center for the Arts
ST. BONAVENTURE, New York, Sept. 4 -- St. Bonaventure University issued the following news release: The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University is pleased to unveil three new exhibitions this fall, beginning with award-winning artist Janet McKenzie in an exhibition titled "Holiness and the Feminine Spirit - the Art of Janet McKenzie." This exhibition brings to the Quick Center a new and diverse view of women and religion. McKenzie explores diversity, children and symb  more

Tim Youd: The Hudson Valley Retyped Exhibition on View at Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
POUGHKEEPSIE, New York, Sept. 5 -- Vassar College issued the following news release: At Vassar College in April and May 2018, performance artist Tim Youd retyped The Group by distinguished novelist, essayist, and critic Mary McCarthy (Vassar College, class of 1933). This performance was the 56th novel to be typed in his 100 Novels Project and is one of several that Youd is undertaking in the Hudson Valley during spring and summer 2018. The culmination of these performances is an exhibition in t  more

Top 25 STEM Colleges for 2018
TROY, New York, Sept. 7 -- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute issued the following news: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ranks 14th among top STEM colleges and universities, according to a new ranking by Forbes. To put together the list of Top 25 STEM Colleges 2018, Forbes drew from College Scorecard's database of schools where 50 percent or more students major in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Rensselaer is the nation's first technological research university, and ha  more

Top Latin Songwriters To Collaborate At ASCAP Song Camp With Del Records In Los Angeles Sept. 10-13, 2018
NEW YORK, Sept. 7 -- The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers issued the following news release: The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will host a song camp in Los Angeles, September 10 - 13. The camp takes place at Los Del Studios with seven talented ASCAP member songwriters who will join forces for three consecutive days to write songs for regional Mexican recording artists Cheli Madrid, Ulices Chaidez, T3r Elemento, Regulo Caro and Gerardo Ortiz.   more

Trocaire Announces New Scholarship Opportunity
BUFFALO, New York, Sept. 4 -- Trocaire College issued the following news release: Trocaire College is proud to announce a new scholarship for students graduating from local Catholic high schools, recognizing a shared heritage and commitment to a values-based education. Students enrolling in Trocaire directly after graduation from any Western New York Catholic high school will receive a 20% tuition scholarship for the duration of their continuous enrollment at the college. "Our Catholic and Me  more

U.S. Fund for UNICEF Issues Statement on Yemen Peace Talks
NEW YORK, Sept. 5 -- The U.S. Fund for UNICEF issued the following statement by Executive Director Henrietta Fore on the Yemen peace talks: "Twenty-one children were killed in the Yemen conflict in July, according to United Nations teams on the ground. Another 55 were reportedly killed in two weeks in August. After more than three years of fighting, the situation of children in Yemen is getting worse, not better. "Social services are barely functioning and the whole country is on the verge of  more

UB Expert's Election Forecasting Model Predicts Big House Gains for Dems
BUFFALO, New York, Sept. 4 -- The State University of New York's Buffalo campus issued the following news release: Democrats could gain as many as 44 seats and emerge from November's mid-term elections with control in the House of Representatives, according to an innovative forecasting tool developed by a University at Buffalo political scientist. Republicans, meantime, are likely to pick up an additional two Senate seats and preserve their majority in the upper house of Congress. "The midter  more

UB Physicists Awarded $1.45 Million to Study Inner Workings of the Universe
BUFFALO, New York, Sept. 4 -- The State University of New York's Buffalo campus issued the following news release: University at Buffalo scientists have received $1.45 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for research in high-energy physics, a field that uses particle accelerators to smash beams of protons into one another at near-light speeds, generating data that illuminates the fundamental laws of nature. The grant was awarded to Salvatore Rappoccio, PhD, associate professor o  more

UB to Offer Unique Graduate Pharmacy Degree
BUFFALO, New York, Sept. 5 -- The State University of New York's Buffalo campus issued the following news release: The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has launched a new Masters in Pharmacometrics and Personalized Pharmacotherapy program. The 30-credit degree, beginning this fall, is one of the only "seated" -- classroom-based -- programs in the country offering this unique course content. Internationally renowned pharmaceutical scientist and SUNY Distingui  more

UC Unveils Accelerated Nursing Program Site in Miramar
UTICA, New York, Sept. 7 -- Utica College issued the following news release: With a growing nursing shortage in Florida -- one predicted to top 50,000 by 2025, according to the Florida Center for Nursing -- Utica College is stepping up to prepare more nurses by expanding its accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (ABSN) program to a third location. Regional healthcare professionals and community leaders will gather from 6 to 8 p.m. September 13 for the grand opening of the new accelerated   more

Ukraine Court Grants Prosecutors Access to Investigative Reporter's Phone Records
NEW YORK, Sept. 4 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following news: The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned a Ukrainian court's decision to grant the country's prosecutor general's office permission to access the phone records of Natalie Sedletska, a reporter, editor, and television presenter for Schemes, an investigative journalism project of the U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Ukrainian Service. On August 27, the Pechersk District Court of Kiev, at  more

United Nations Secretary-General Praises Pace University as a Leader in Disarmament Education
NEW YORK, Sept. 6 -- Pace University issued the following news release: Pace University received high praise from the United Nations for their role in disarmament education according to an bi-annual report issued by the UN body this summer. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, "Pace University plays a globally recognized leading role in disarmament education. Its Peace and Justice Studies major is among the largest undergraduate programmes in the United States of America. Faculty member  more

University of North Alabama Welcomes Author Amy Purdy for Distinguished Event Series
FLORENCE, Alabama, Sept. 5 -- The University of North Alabama issued the following news release: New York Times Best Selling author and Paralympian Amy Purdy will be the featured speaker for the University of North Alabama 2018 Distinguished Event Series. The event will take place Oct. 16, at 7 p.m., in Norton Auditorium on UNA's campus. Purdy, who is also an actress, model and motivational speaker, is probably best known for her book, On My Own Two Feet, which is listed as a New York Times   more

University of Rochester Implements Restorative Practices
ROCHESTER, New York, Sept. 7 -- The University of Rochester issued the following news release: Last spring, the leadership in Arts, Sciences & Engineering (AS&E) introduced a restorative practices initiative to help members of the University community move forward after allegations of sexual misconduct challenged one of its most respected departments and affected the institution as a whole. Led by AS&E dean for diversity Beth Olivares, the initiative includes restorative practices workshops and  more

US-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of Music Presents First Annual China Now Music Festival October 19-22 in New York City and at Bard College
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, New York, Sept. 7 -- Bard College issued the following news release: The US-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of Music announces the inaugural season of the China Now Music Festival, October 19-22. The festival's concerts take place at The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, and at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York City. The festival is dedicated to promoting an understanding and   more

Uzbekistan Arrests at Least Four Bloggers Over Posts on Religious Issues
NEW YORK, Sept. 6 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following news: The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Uzbek authorities to end their harassment of bloggers covering religious issues, and to release at least four individuals arrested for their writing. Police in several Uzbek cities made arrests between August 28 and September 4, according to media reports. The detained bloggers write commentary on social and religious issues, often advocating for a greater r  more

Vassar Ecological Preserve is Partnering With the Student Conservation Association to Help Plant Trees and Remove Invasive Species as Part of the September 11th National Day of Service
POUGHKEEPSIE, New York, Sept. 6 -- Vassar College issued the following news release: On Tuesday, September 11th, the Vassar Ecological Preserve and the Student Conservation Association will be undertaking a land management project to restore forested habitats and improve the condition of trails for visitors. Over 40 SCA members from throughout New York state will come to Vassar and work with volunteers to remove invasive species and plant native trees and shrubs on the Vassar Ecological Preserv  more

Venezuela: Refugee Crisis Requires Concerted Regional Response
NEW YORK, Sept. 3 -- Human Rights Watch issued the following news release: Governments in the Americas should develop a collective and uniform response to the exodus of people fleeing Venezuela, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. They should consider adopting a uniform temporary protection regime to afford security and legal status to Venezuelans seeking protection. Venezuela's deepening crisis has triggered the largest migration flow of its kind in recent Latin American histor  more

Venezuelan Freelance Photographer Detained, Sent to Military Prison
NEW YORK, Sept. 7 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following news: Venezuelan authorities should immediately release and drop all charges against freelance photographer Jesus Medina Ezaine, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. A court in the capital Caracas on August 31 ordered Medina to military prison; he was detained August 29 after working on a reporting project at a hospital and charged with crimes including inciting hate, according to reports. On August 29,   more

WEA Secretary General Meets United Nations' Head Antonio Guterres in New York
NEW YORK, Sept. 6 -- The World Evangelical Alliance issued the following news release: World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) Secretary General Bp Efraim Tendero met with United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres at the UN Headquarters in New York to talk about their shared concern for human rights, religious liberty and social issues. Serving some 600 million evangelicals in more than 120 countries and holding Special Consultative Status in the Economic and Social Council of the UN (ECO  more

Web Development Boot Camps This Fall
STONE RIDGE, New York, Sept. 7 -- SUNY Ulster Community College issued the following news release: Starting September 20th<, SUNY Ulster will be offering several noncredit courses to students and community members looking to start or further their careers in the Web Application Development field. The classes employ a project-based approach, providing hands-on experience for students that engage both their abilities to master topics and their creativity as they prepare for an innovative technolo  more

Wellin Museum's Jeffrey Gibson: This is the Day Opens Saturday
CLINTON, New York, Sept. 5 -- Hamilton College issued the following news: Elaborately adorned helmets, large-scale sculptural garments draped on tipi poles, beaded panels, tapestries, weavings, abstract geometric paintings and a new film greet visitors in an outpouring of color to the Wellin Museum's fall exhibition, Jeffrey Gibson: This is the Day. More than 50 works of sculpture, painting, installation, and video made between 2014 and 2018 are on view. The Wellin will host a reception for th  more

WJC Calls Labour's Decision to Adopt IHRA Definition of Antisemitism Step in Right Direction: 'We Hope Action Will Be Forthcoming'
NEW YORK, Sept. 4 -- The World Jewish Congress issued the following news release: The World Jewish Congress views the UK Labour Party's decision to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's definition of antisemitism in full as "a step in the right direction," and echoes the British Jewish community's calls to follow up with appropriate action to root out incidences of racism from top to bottom, WJC CEO and Executive Vice President Robert Singer said Tuesday. "The adoption of th  more

World Jewish Congress Issues Statement on Paraguay Embassy Relocation
NEW YORK, Sept. 5 -- The World Jewish Congress issued the following statement by President Ronald S. Lauder on Paraguay's decision to relocate its embassy from Jerusalem back to Tel Aviv: "Paraguay's decision to relocate its embassy back to Tel Aviv less than four months after underscoring its recognition of Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel is deeply regrettable and disappointing. "Paraguay has always been a steadfast supporter of the State of Israel, and it is extremely concerning   more