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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday September 29, 2019 ( 27 items )  

2019 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Football: Conference Preview
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Sept. 27 -- The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association issued the following news: The 2019 football season has produced some exciting moments for teams across the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) thus far, which featured a schedule made up almost exclusively of non-conference contests during the first three weeks.Though things technically kicked off last week with the double overtime thriller between Shaw and Chowan, the conference slate begin  more

3 Center for Creative Leadership Leadership Programs Win Prestigious Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Sept. 27 -- The Center for Creative Leadership issued the following news release: Among hundreds of international applicants, 3 innovative CCL leadership programs received gold and silver awards from the research and analyst firm Brandon Hall Group's annual Human Capital Management (HCM) Excellence Awards. The award recipients were based on strategic fit, program design, and measurable impact in the "best unique or innovative leadership development" category. Merck,  more

ACLU of North Carolina Demands Trump Administration End Investigation Into Duke-UNC Middle East Studies Program
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina issued the following news release: The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of North Carolina today sent a letter to U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos demanding she end her Department's politicized investigation into Duke University and the University of North Carolina's joint Middle East Studies program. The Department of Education is threatening to cut the program's federal funding if the universities do no  more

American Society of Echocardiography: There Is Still Time to Register for Echo Florida
DURHAM, North Carolina, Sept. 26 -- The American Society of Echocardiography issued the following news release: ASE's 8th Annual Echo Florida course is a comprehensive review of cardiovascular ultrasound in clinical practice. The course takes place October 13-15, 2019 with a preconference Learning Lab available on October 12, at Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resorts at Walt Disney World(R) in Orlando, FL. Course Director, Gerard P. Aurigemma, MD, FASE, Co-Director, ASE Past President Linda D. Gi  more

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists: Hurricane Brings No Surprises to Outer Banks Hospital
BETHESDA, Maryland, Sept. 27 -- The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists issued the following news: The arrival of Hurricane Dorian presented no unusual challenges to the pharmacy staff at Outer Banks Hospital, says Vance Collins, Director of Pharmacy for the 21-bed critical access facility in Nags Head, North Carolina. "We've been through this so many times now, I think we pretty much know what's going to happen," he said. "Our focus during the whole time is on patient care." The ho  more

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials: Panel of State Public Health Officials Testify on Lung Disease Outbreak
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 -- The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials issued the following news release: Today, four state health officials are testifying on a panel before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations about the public health impacts of youth e-cigarette use and the current lung disease outbreak. The panel includes: * Joneigh Khaldun, chief deputy director for health and chief medical executive, Michigan Department of Health and Human S  more

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association: SAU Names Interim Head Football Coaches
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 24 -- The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association issued the following news: Okesa Smith and Reginald Cooper were named Interim Head Football Coaches at Saint Augustine's University (SAU) on Tuesday, Sept. 24. Both coaches take over for Tim Chavous, who was released as SAU Head Football Coach. "Within the Department of Athletics, goals and expectations are set for each team," said George Williams, SAU Director of Athletics. "Athletes must meet the requireme  more

CIAA Kicks Off 75th Anniversary of Championship Basketball Tournament
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Sept. 25 -- The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association issued the following news: * * * - Special Anniversary Logo Unveiled; Virtual Media Day Tuesday, October 1 * * * The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA(R)), the nation's first African American athletic conference, today unveils its 2020 tournament logo in honor of the 75th anniversary of its storied CIAA Basketball Tournament. The new logo incorporates the shape of a diamond, the traditio  more

CIAA Partners With PremiumSpades for 2020 CIAA Spades Tournament Challenge
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Sept. 27 -- The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association issued the following news: The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, (CIAA(R)), the nation's first African American athletic conference and PremiumSpades today announced a partnership that will bring an officially sanctioned competitive spades tournament to the CIAA 2020 championship series - just in time for the conference's 75th Anniversary basketball tournament . The impetus for the addition of a  more

Common Cause Files Objection Against New NC House Districts Adopted by Legislature, Asks Court to Redraw Districts in Question
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 27 -- Common Cause issued the following news release: On Friday, attorneys for plaintiffs in the anti-gerrymandering case of Common Cause v. Lewis filed a brief objecting to 19 new NC House districts drawn by the legislature. Plaintiffs are asking the court to redraw the districts in question. In the brief to the three-judge panel of the Wake County Superior Court, attorneys for Common Cause and other plaintiffs voice objection to the legislature's remedial NC Ho  more

Duke Health: Watts College of Nursing Inaugurates Its First President
DURHAM, North Carolina, Sept. 27 -- Duke Health issued the following news release: * * * - Now known as the Watts College of Nursing, it is recruiting students for its new Bachelor of Science in Nursing program * * * Watts School of Nursing, the oldest nursing program in North Carolina, officially became a college Monday as it inaugurated its first president. Watts, which is affiliated with Duke University Health System, is now known as the Watts College of Nursing. The college is currentl  more

Duke Mathematical Journal Issues 3 Research Articles in Oct. 1, 2019 Edition
DURHAM, North Carolina, Sept. 27 -- Duke Mathematical Journal published three research articles, including the following topics, in its Oct. 1, 2019 edition: * On the Hasse principle for quartic hypersurfaces * Simple closed curves, finite covers of surfaces, and power subgroups of Out(Fn) The October 2019 edition of the Duke Mathematical Journal can be viewed at https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.dmj/1569484962. [Category: Education]  more

Duke Teams Earn NIH Funding as Part of National Effort to Combat Opioid Crisis
DURHAM, North Carolina, Sept. 26 -- Duke Health issued the following news release: * * * - More than $24 million in funding is part of the Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative * * * Research teams from Duke received more than $24 million in federal grants to address challenges related to pain and the opioid crisis, with more than $19 million awarded to investigators from the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), the world's largest academic research organization. The grants are   more

Hope for India Becomes an ECFA Accredited Organziation
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Sept. 26 -- The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability issued the following news release: The ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) announced today the accreditation of Hope for India of Charlotte, NC. ECFA accreditTMation is based on the ECFA Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship (), including financial accountability, transparency, sound board governance and ethical fundraising. Hope for India joins a growing number of Christ-cente  more

Human Rights Campaign Foundation Announces Historic LGBTQ Leadership Summits on HBCU Campuses
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 -- The Human Rights Campaign Foundation issued the following news release: Today, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) announced that it is hosting two ground-breaking summits on LGBTQ equality on the campuses of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The first HRC 2019 Regional HBCU Leadership Summit took place at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, from September 20-22 and the second summit will take place at Dillard University   more

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Shaping an Intelligent Approach to Disaster Response and Relief
LAUREL, Maryland, Sept. 26 -- The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory issued the following news release: In most cases, the preparation for and response to a natural disaster doesn't match the damage caused and devastation left behind. But a team of engineers and researchers in the Asymmetric Operations Sector (AOS) at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory is using its expertise in artificial intelligence (AI) to change that. Last year, during Hurricane Florence, APL ans  more

Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association Hosts New Webcast on Vehicle Data and the Right to Repair
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Sept. 24 -- The Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: MEMA will livestream a new webcast on Thursday Sept. 26 to raise awareness about vehicle data and how restrictions could limit consumer choice. Many drivers across the nation are unaware that their vehicles are collecting data that they do not own. In addition, they generally aren't aware that the technology in their vehicle can be used to restrict how and wh  more

National Association of State Foresters Recognizes Excellence in State and Private Forestry
ASHEVILLE, North Carolina, Sept. 26 -- The National Association of State Foresters issued the following news release: The National Association of State Foresters honored several individuals at its annual meeting for their extraordinary contributions to state and private forestry. The NASF Awards Committee annually reviews worthy nominations for the association's lifetime and current achievement awards. This year's award winners are: * Jim Hubbard Lifetime Achievement Award - Jane Severt, Wisc  more

National Association of State Foresters: State Foresters Elect New Executive Committee Members
ASHEVILLE, North Carolina, Sept. 24 -- The National Association of State Foresters issued the following news release: At their annual meeting today, the nation's state and territorial foresters elected a new slate of officers to the National Association of State Foresters' governing executive committee. Greg Josten, state forester of South Dakota, will lead NASF as president in 2020. As the director of the South Dakota Department of Agriculture Resource Conservation and Forestry Division, Jost  more

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards: National Board Recognizes 81 School Districts for Commitment to Accomplished Teaching
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Sept. 26 -- The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards issued the following news: The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards unveiled today a program that recognizes school districts across the country that work hard to promote student learning through accomplished teaching. The National Board Accomplished Districts program will initially honor 81 districts in which at least 20% of its teachers have achieved National Board certification,/* encouragin  more

National Pest Management Association Emphasizes Mosquito Protection Amid Growing Concerns Over Eastern Equine Encephalitis
FAIRFAX, Virginia, Sept. 24 -- The National Pest Management Association issued the following news release: With 20 cases of mosquito-borne Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) reported in the United States so far this year, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is urging the public to take necessary safety precautions against these potentially dangerous insects. As vectors of disease, mosquitoes can spread viruses such as EEE by feeding on infected animals and humans. In 2019, human case  more

NC Child: More Than 1 in 10 Kids in North Carolina Live in Poor Neighborhoods
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 24 -- NC Child, voice for North Carolina's children, issued the following news release: * * * - New KIDS COUNT Data Show Racial Disparities Persist; States in the South and West Tend to Have High Rates of Children in Poverty * * * A long period of national economic expansion has yielded few results in reducing areas of concentrated poverty, according to "Children Living in High Poverty, Low-Opportunity Neighborhoods," a new KIDS COUNT(R) data snapshot released   more

Novant Health Board Nationally Recognized for Exemplary Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Sept. 26 -- Novant Health issued the following news release: Novant Health's board of trustees was one of five boards honored at the second annual NACD NXT(TM) Recognition Awards and named best in the nation for nonprofits. The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) is the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 20,000 corporate board members. The NACD NXT recognition, part of NACD's NXT initiative, applauds exemplary board-leadership p  more

Novant Health's Cindy Averitt Named Practitioner of the Year
BOLIVIA, North Carolina, Sept. 25 -- Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center issued the following news release: Cindy Averitt, a registered respiratory therapist at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center, was named Practitioner of the Year by the North Carolina Society for Respiratory Care (NCSRC). The Practitioner of the Year is awarded to a respiratory care practitioner who possesses special skills, exhibits extra commitment to patients, and who motivates, inspires and leads other practitione  more

RTI International Named to Triangle Business Journal's 2019 Class of 'Leaders in Diversity'
CARY, North Carolina, Sept. 26 -- RTI International issued the following news release: RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, is a 2019 recipient of the Triangle Business Journal's Leaders in Diversity award. The Leaders in Diversity Awards program, now in its seventh year, recognizes the accomplishments of Triangle businesses, individuals, and nonprofits who have woven a diverse foundational fabric into the heart of the local community. RTI was recognized at a Sept. 23 ceremony at  more

Sierra Club: Chapel Hill Commits to 100% Clean, Renewable Energy
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Sept. 27 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release: * * * - The North Carolina town becomes 138th in the United States to commit to moving past fossil fuels * * * This week, Chapel Hill's Town Council unanimously passed a resolution establishing a goal of 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050. The resolution also sets an interim goal of 80% clean, renewable energy by 2030. Two petitions were submitted to the town earlier this year by N.C. Sierra Club's  more

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center: Area's First Cancer Survivorship Clinic Opens
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Sept. 27 -- The Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center issued the following news release: Area's First Cancer Survivorship Clinic OpensAccording to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the number of cancer survivors in the United States is expected to grow to more than 21 million in the next 10 years. As death rates for all combined cancers continue to decline, a recent NCI report credits survivorship care with helping improve health outcomes and quality of life for   more