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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday October 06, 2019 ( 32 items )  

American Association of University Professors Issues Joint Statement on Education Department's Intrusion at University of North Carolina-Duke
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- The American Association of University Professors issued the following joint statement with six organizations, including Association of American Colleges and Universities, Association of University Presses, Defending Rights and Dissent, National Coalition Against Censorship, PEN America, Woodhull Freedom Foundation, on the Education Department's intrusion at University of North Carolina-Duke: Multiple organizations have joined the AAUP's statement urging the US Departme  more

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee: ADC Stands With Duke and UNC, Condemns the Department of Education
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 -- The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee issued the following news: The Department of Education ordered Duke and University of North Carolina Chapel Hill's joint Middle East studies program to restructure their curriculum due to its bias, claiming the program considerably placed emphasis on "the understanding the positive aspects of Islam, while there is an absolute absence of any similar focus on the positive aspects of Christianity, Judaism or any other religion o  more

Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health: UNC - Health Warning Labels Reduce Purchases of Sugary Beverages
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 -- The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health issued the following member research: A randomized controlled trial from the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health finds that even brief exposure to health warnings on sugar-sweetened beverages reduced purchases of those beverages, providing evidence that such warnings promote healthier drink choices. Dr. Anna Grummon, a recent doctoral graduate of the School's health behavior departme  more

Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry: RISE Conference Delivers Insights on Sustainable Technologies to Transform Engineered Fabrics
CARY, North Carolina, Sept. 30 -- INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry issued the following news release: Over 170 professionals in materials science, product development, and new technologies participated in the ninth conference edition of RISE(R)--Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics, Sept. 24-25th--at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. The event was co-organized by INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, The Nonwovens In  more

Aviation Institute of Maintenance Charlotte Now Enrolling for Aviation Maintenance Technician Program
VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia, Oct. 1 -- Aviation Institute of Maintenance issued the following news release: * * * - The AIM Charlotte campus offers Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) program to support the industry need. * * * Aviation Institute of Maintenance's (AIM) Charlotte, North Carolina campus is now enrolling for their Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) program. This program was designed to address the global demand for aviation technicians. According to the 2019 Boeing Pilot & Te  more

Ceres: Major Companies Celebrate Release of North Carolina's First Clean Energy Plan
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 3 -- Ceres, a non-profit organization that is mobilizing many of the world's largest companies and investors to take stronger action on climate change, water scarcity and other global sustainability challenges, issued the following news release: Major companies in North Carolina today praised the Cooper Administration for setting a strong vision for a thriving, low-carbon economy in the Tar Heel State with a newly-released Clean Energy Plan. The plan, which calls   more

CIAA Announces 2019 Preseason Men's and Women's Basketball All-Conference Teams, Predicted Order of Finish
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Oct. 1 -- The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association issued the following news: The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) announces the 2019 All-CIAA Preseason Men's and Women's Basketball Teams, as voted on by the CIAA Basketball Coaches Associations and the Sports Information Directors Association, and the predicted order of finish as selected by the men's and women's head coaches. The preseason teams and predicted order were both announced durin  more

Civitas Institute: Democratic Legislators Mum
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 30 -- Civitas Institute, which is self-described as a "501(c)(3) nonprofit policy organization committed to creating a North Carolina whose citizens enjoy liberty and prosperity," issued the following news release: Over two weeks ago, on September 13, Civitas Institute sent calendar requests to the 38 Democratic legislators that didn't register a vote on the House budget veto override. During the 8:30 AM session on September 11, House Speaker Tim Moore called for  more

Consumer Energy Alliance: Consumer Report - North Carolinians Saved Almost $12 Billion Thanks to Low-Priced Fuel
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 1 -- Consumer Energy Alliance issued the following news release: North Carolina families and businesses saved more than $11.9 billion thanks to low-priced natural gas and another $7.2 billion at the gas pump, thanks to a combination of increased energy production and strong, safe infrastructure to deliver it, according to a report from Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA). The report, "North Carolinians Benefit from Affordable Energy and Pipeline Infrastructure," found   more

Diesel Engine Manufacturing Powers State Economies and American Jobs
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 -- The Diesel Technology Forum issued the following news release: In 2018, more than 1 million heavy-duty diesel engines were manufactured in facilities across the United States - a growth of 13 percent over the previous year, or nearly 120,000 engines, according to new data from the Diesel Technology Forum. Thirteen states are home to heavy-duty diesel engine manufacturing, with North Carolina producing more than one-in-three U.S.-made heavy-duty diesel engines. Other key st  more

Duke Law Journal Issues 2 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
DURHAM, North Carolina, Oct. 5 -- Duke Law Journal, a journal from the Duke University School of Law, published two research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * Jurisdiction Stripping Circa 2020: What The Dialogue (Still) Has to Teach Us * Unqualified Ambassadors The October 2019 edition of the Duke Law Journal can be viewed at https://dlj.law.duke.edu/archive/volume-69-number-1-october-2019/. The journal is published by Taylor & Francis Group. [Category: Law/Lega  more

Duke Vaccine Institute Plays Integral Role in National Effort to Improve Flu Shots
DURHAM, North Carolina, Sept. 30 -- Duke Health issued the following news release: * * * - DHVI's contracts potentially totaling $400 million are the largest in a federal drive to modernize flu vaccines * * * As part of a massive national effort to improve and modernize flu shots, the Duke Human Vaccine Institute has received three research contracts from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), with an initial award of approximately $29.6 million in first-year fund  more

Great 100 Honors 4 Novant Health Nurses
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Sept. 30 -- Novant Health issued the following news release: Four Novant Health nurses have been named to the prestigious Great 100 list for their excellence in nursing. These nurses were nominated by their peers on the basis of their outstanding professionalism, their demonstration of excellence and their commitment to making a difference in their communities through nursing. The following honorees exemplify Novant Health values of teamwork, diversity, compassio  more

Independent Insurance Agents Issues Statement on Introduction of International Insurance Standards Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- The Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America issued the following statement by Charles Symington, senior vice president of external, industry and government affairs, on the introduction of the International Insurance Standards Act: "This important legislation would protect the erosion of our state-based insurance regulatory system by creating important safeguards for federal officials taking part in international insurance negotiations. "With such an interconn  more

International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators Southeast Regional Director Retired
WEST HARTFORD, Connecticut, Oct. 1 -- The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators issued the following news: IACLEA Southeast Regional Director Jack Moorman, EdD, North Carolina State University chief of police, announced his retirement effective September 30, 2019. For this reason, he has also resigned from the Board of Directors effective the same date. [IACLEA Board members must serve at an institution of higher education to be eligible to serve on the Board of Dir  more

National Civil Rights Organization Applauds Court's Decision Reaffirming Lawfulness of Race-Conscious Programs
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Oct. 2 -- The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law issued the following news release: * * * - Judge dismisses parties' cross-motions for summary judgment in Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Prepares for Upcoming Trial * * * The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law applauds Judge Loretta Copeland Biggs' dismissal of the motion for summary judgment challenging th  more

New Duke Center Takes Aim at the Dark Genome
DURHAM, North Carolina, Oct. 1 -- Duke Health issued the following news release: * * * - The Center for Advanced Genomic Technologies will seek potential therapies for diseases from cancer to schizophrenia * * * In an attempt to fulfill the lofty ambitions of the original Human Genome Project, Duke University engineers, scientists and physicians are joining forces in a new initiative to develop the missing technologies needed to understand the tangled genetic webs underpinning many of humani  more

New Sigma Xi Chapter Installed at Nova Southeastern University
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Oct. 2 -- Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, issued the following news: * * * - The new Sigma Xi chapter at Nova Southeastern University will connect faculty and students with research opportunities. * * * A new Sigma Xi chapter was installed on September 19 at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The ceremony recognized the new chapter's five officers, sixteen additional members, and support from leaders at the univ  more

North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching Hosts Third Fall Curriculum Conference
CULLOWHEE, North Carolina, Oct. 1 -- The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching issued the following news: The North Carolina Center for the Development of Teaching held the third NCCAT Fall Conference for Curriculum Leaders on September 11-13. Curriculum leaders from across the state joined NCCAT, a recognized national leader in professional development programming. The agenda, based on conversations with curriculum leaders regrading essential professional development, allowed   more

Novant Health Adds 2 Orthopedic Physician Assistants in Brunswick County
BOLIVIA, North Carolina, Oct. 2 -- Novant Health issued the following news release: Novant Health welcomed two new orthopedic providers at Novant Health Orthopedics & Spine in Supply, North Carolina. Physician assistants Devyn Lockley and Amanda Swiss joined the clinic in September and will support orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jordan Glaser. Lockley received a Bachelor of Science in biology with minors in physical sciences and psychology from Queens University of Charlotte in Charlotte, North Caroli  more

Novant Health-GoHealth Urgent Care Kernersville Relocates to Newly Redesigned Location on Main Street
KERNERSVILLE, North Carolina, Oct. 3 -- Novant Health issued the following news release: Novant Health-GoHealth Urgent Care invites the Kernersville community to visit its new location at 794 S. Main St. The state-of-the-art Main Street location replaces the previous clinic location on Gateway Center Drive. The newly renovated clinic offers the complete Novant Health-GoHealth Urgent Care experience, ensuring affordable, interactive visits that allow patients to participate in their care. Novan  more

NPR Science Correspondent Joe Palca Is Coming to Madison, Wisconsin
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Oct. 1 -- Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, issued the following news: A science correspondent for NPR will be a keynote speaker during Sigma Xi's Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference November 14-17 at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin. The meeting brings together scientists, engineers, and students to discuss and share research. This year's theme is Our Changing Global Environment: Scientists and Engineers Desi  more

Pet Sitters International Announces Finalists for 2020 Pet Sitter of the Year(TM) Award
KING, North Carolina, Oct. 1 -- Pet Sitters International issued the following news release: Five professional pet sitters have been named the top-five finalists for Pet Sitters International's 2020 Pet Sitter of the Year(TM) Award, the industry's highest honor. Pet Sitters International (PSI), the world's largest educational association for professional pet sitters, congratulates the following top-five finalists who will move forward to the next round of judging for the 2020 award: * Caralin  more

Pfizer's Twisted Tests on Mice Put on Blast in New PETA TV Spot
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 1 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - New Pixar-Style Ad Challenges Pharmaceutical Giant's Antiquated Experiments on Animals * * * Because Pfizer has tortured more than 1,000 terrified mice in the forced swim test--an experiment in which the gentle animals are dumped into inescapable beakers of water and forced to swim to keep from drowning--PETA is running a new ad near the company's headquarters in New York  more

RTI International: Actionable Insight From Unprecedented Study on Families Affected by Incarceration Available in New Book
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Oct. 3 -- RTI International issued the following news: A new book by RTI International researchers based on a 10-year study sheds rich new light on the parenting and intimate relationships of justice-involved men, challenging long-standing boundaries between research on incarceration and on the well-being of low-income families. The book, titled Holding On: Family and Fatherhood during Incarceration and Reentry (https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520305250  more

RTI Researchers Address Study Concluding Police Officers With Military History More Likely to Shoot in the Line of Duty
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Oct. 4 -- RTI International issued the following news: A recent study published in the Journal of Public Health concluded that police officers with a military history are more likely to be involved in discharging weapons on the job. This conclusion perpetuates a homogeneity among veterans that does not exist and prompted two researchers from RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, to publish a response to this study. The response, also publish  more

RTI Researchers to Study Impacts of Opioids on Infants, Bolster Efforts to Prevent Opioid Misuse With New NIH Awards
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Oct. 4 -- RTI International issued the following news: RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, received National Institutes of Health (NIH) cooperative agreement awards in September under The Helping to End Addiction Long-term, or the NIH HEAL Initiative. These awards are aimed at gaining a better understanding of impact of the opioids on infants, and will bolster efforts to prevent opioid misuse among at-risk populations. RTI will support the  more

Sigma Xi: Astro/Neuro/Art Exhibit Opens October 13 in San Francisco
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Sept. 30 -- Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, issued the following news: Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society, The San Francisco Bay Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, Manresa Gallery and Keen on Art, announce the exhibit As Above As Below: cosmic and brain webs, a cross-fertilization of the arts and the sciences. As Above As Below is an Astro/Neuro/Art exhibit that aims to cultivate, optimize, and sustain dialogue between artis  more

Southern Coalition for Social Justice Represents Democracy North Carolina in Amicus Brief Urging State Court to Reject State's Proposed Remedy Maps
DURHAM, North Carolina, Sept. 30 -- The Southern Coalition for Social Justice issued the following news release: Late Friday, the Southern Coalition for Social Justice submitted an amicus brief on behalf of Democracy North Carolina urging a three-judge state court panel in Common Cause v. Lewis to reject the "remedial" State Senate and House redistricting plans enacted by the General Assembly a little over a week ago. SCSJ and Democracy NC argued that those plans fail to eliminate the partisan   more

The Southern Coalition Announces Meredith Horton as Deputy Executive Director
DURHAM, North Carolina, Oct. 1 -- The Southern Coalition for Social Justice issued the following news release: The Southern Coalition for Social Justice (SCSJ) is proud to announce that Meredith Horton, a seasoned attorney and accomplished leader in the social justice community, will join the organization as its Deputy Executive Director. Meredith brings to this position more than 15 years of organizing, legal advocacy, program management and grant-making experience on a range of social justice  more

United Negro College Fund's 17th Annual Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon Raises Record-Breaking $2.3 Million
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Sept. 30 -- The United Negro College Fund issued the following news release: * * * - Keynote Speaker Oprah Winfrey Announced $1,149,000 Matching Donation for Deserving Students and Historically Black Colleges and Universities * * * Celebrating 75 years of service to the nation, more than 1,000 guests adorned with fascinators and hats attended UNCF's (United Negro College Fund) sold-out 17th annual Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon Sept. 28 in Charlotte, raising   more

Walgreens, Novant Health Announce Retail Health Care Collaboration in North Carolina
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Oct. 1 -- Novant Health issued the following news release: DEERFIELD, ILL., & WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Today, Walgreens and Novant Health, a leading health care provider with 15 medical centers and more than 640 locations offering advanced medical treatments in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, announced a retail health clinical collaboration and services agreement, as well as a retail pharmacy-focused transaction. Walgreens will acquire nine of Novant Hea  more