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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday November 17, 2019 ( 25 items )  

ACLU of North Carolina: Groups File Federal Lawsuit Challenging Unjust Cash Bail System in Alamance County, NC
GRAHAM, North Carolina, Nov. 12 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina issued the following news release: Civil rights groups today filed a federal class-action lawsuit against court officials in Alamance County, North Carolina, for violating the constitutional rights of people who are presumed innocent but are confined to jail because they cannot afford to pay bail following their arrest. The lawsuit seeks an overhaul of Alamance County's unconstitutional cash bail system that  more

American Association of Independent Professional Baseball: Ex-Railcats Outfielder Jon Jones Latest Alum to Excel in Olympic Qualifier
DURHAM, North Carolina, Nov. 14 -- The American Association of Independent Professional Baseball issued the following news release: While it still is early to know all of the teams headed to the resumption of baseball in the Olympics next year, some of those who have made the Premier 12 trials in Japan outstanding already can be identified. Onetime Gary SouthShore right-hander Adam Quintana has continued to help Mexico although another American Association graduate is stealing some of the atte  more

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Announces Election of Three New Board Members
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Nov. 14 -- The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages issued the following news release, dated Nov. 11: The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is pleased to announce three newly elected members of its Board of Directors. Jessica Haxhi of New Haven Public Schools, Ying Jin of Fremont Union High School District, and L.J. Randolph Jr. of the University of North Carolina Wilmington will each begin their terms on January 1, 2020. PRESI  more

APLU Names University of North Carolina at Charlotte 2019 Degree Completion Award Winner
SAN DIEGO, California, Nov. 10 -- The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities issued the following news: The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named the University of North Carolina at Charlotte the winner of its 2019 Degree Completion Award during a ceremony at its annual meeting, now underway in San Diego, California. The annual award works to identify, recognize, and reward institutions that employ innovative and evidence-based approaches to improve deg  more

Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities: USDA Announces National Teaching Awards for Food and Agricultural Sciences
SAN DIEGO, California, Nov. 10 -- The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities issued the following news: The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today honored four public university faculty with national teaching awards recognizing excellence in agricultural sciences teaching and student engagement. Dennis Decoteau of Pennsylvania State University and Michelle Schroeder-Moreno of North Carolina State University were named recipients of the U.S. Department of Agric  more

BIF Selects New Board, Officers
VERONA, Mississippi, Nov. 14 -- The Beef Improvement Federation issued the following news release: The Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) elected new directors and announced new officers June 20 during the group's annual meeting and symposium in Brookings, South Dakota. Tommy Clark, Culpeper, Virginia, was introduced as the 2019-2020 BIF president during the Thursday luncheon. Joe Mushrush, Strong City, Kansas, is the new vice president. New directors elected to serve on the BIF board were pro  more

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Announces 2019 Football All-Conference and Superlatives
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Nov. 11 -- The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association issued the following news: The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) announces its 2019 Football All-Conference Teams and superlatives as voted on by the CIAA Football Coaches Association and Sports Information Directors Association. This year's teams are led by Offensive Player of the Year Ja'rome Johnson and Defensive Player of the Year Demetri Morsell, both from Bowie State, and Special Teams  more

Clothing and Textiles Research Journal Issues 6 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
CARY, North Carolina, Nov. 12 -- Clothing and Textiles Research, a journal that says it features textiles, fiber, polymer science, social and psychological aspects of dress from the International Textile and Apparel Association, published six research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * Bra Underwire Customization With 3-D Printing * Can Virtually Trying on Apparel Help in Selecting the Correct Size? * Chemical-Free Scouring and Bleaching of Cotton Knit Fabric for   more

Duke Mathematical Journal Issues 3 Research Articles in Nov. 15, 2019 Edition
DURHAM, North Carolina, Nov. 14 -- Duke Mathematical Journal published three research articles on the following topics in its Nov. 15, 2019 edition: * Covering systems with restricted divisibility * Noncommutative boundaries and the ideal structure of reduced crossed products * On higher-dimensional singularities for the fractional Yamabe problem: A nonlocal Mazzeo-Pacard program The November 2019 edition of the Duke Mathematical Journal can be viewed at https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.dmj/  more

Duke Researchers Find Simpler, More Effective Cancer Vaccine Approach
DURHAM, North Carolina, Nov. 13 -- Duke Health issued the following news release: * * * - Monocytes trigger a better immune response in mice than current dendritic cell vaccines * * * Using a precursor to dendritic cells appears to be an efficient and effective way to stimulate the immune system to fight cancer tumors, according to a study in animal and cell models by researchers at the Duke Cancer Institute. The finding, described online in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, provides   more

EMILY's List Issues Statement on Endorsement of Six Women Leaders for Re-Election to N.C. General Assembly
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- EMILY's List issued the following statement: Today EMILY's List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics, endorsed six women leaders for re-election to the North Carolina General Assembly. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List, released the following statement: "Pro-choice Democratic women have been on the front line demanding change and championing progressive policies that put women and families first. "From the North Carolina GOP's use of shameful  more

Environmental Research and Education Foundation Moves in New Strategic Direction, Expanding Into the Sustainable Materials Management Space
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 14 -- The Environmental Research and Education Foundation issued the following news release: The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) has held a long history of funding innovative research that the industry needs to move forward and adapt to changes in policy and management. The Foundation will be taking this to the next level in the coming months, stepping further into the sustainable materials management space. While the Foundation has funded res  more

EVENT Dec. 3-4, 2019: 44th Annual Air and Waste Management Association Information Exchange
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 -- The Air and Waste Management Association has announced the following event: 44th Annual A&WMA Information Exchange, Dec. 3-4, Marriott at Research Triangle Park, Durham, North Carolina. * * * Keynote Address: Why I Still Have Hope, Janet McCabe, Professor of Practice, Indiana University McKinney School of Law * * * Agenda: - 2017 National Emission Inventory, Madeline Strum, Environmental Engineer, EPA/OAQPS - Air Sensors - An EPA Perspective, Kristen Benedict, Scien  more

New Study: North Carolina is Facing Serious Recycling Challenges
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 14 -- Environment North Carolina issued the following news release: * * * - Report addresses recycling programs' problems and potential solutions statewide * * * North Carolina is failing to make progress in its recycling efforts, according to a new study from Environment North Carolina Research & Policy Center. State of Recycling in North Carolina highlights structural challenges, the rise of plastic, the effects of failing to recycle, and recent trends in the  more

Newly Developed Nanoparticles Help Fight Lung Cancer in Animal Model
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Nov. 14 -- The Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center issued the following news release: Scientists have reported a new approach to treating lung cancer with inhaled nanoparticles developed at Wake Forest School of Medicine, part of Wake Forest Baptist Health. In this proof of concept study, Dawen Zhao, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of biomedical engineering at Wake Forest School of Medicine, used a mouse model to determine if metastatic lung tumors responded to a  more

North Carolina Justice Center: State EITC Could Improve Health for 900,000 North Carolinians
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 13 -- The North Carolina Justice Center issued the following news: Implementing a state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) in North Carolina could improve physical and mental health, maternal and infant health, enhanced nutrition, and community well-being for 900,000 people working for low wages, according to a new report from the Budget & Tax Center, a project of the NC Justice Center. The report demonstrates the link between poverty and poor health, as well as how   more

North Carolina League of Conservation Voters: Virginia Cutting Our Solar Lead
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 12 -- The North Carolina League of Conservation Voters issued the following news release: North Carolinians are rightly proud of our position as the number-two solar power-generating state after California. But look out -- Virginia may be gaining on us. Even before last week's state elections, a newly solar-friendly regulatory environment was producing a solar surge in Virginia. Since the 2017 passage of state legislation which made solar and wind facility standar  more

Novant Health Surgical Associates Brings New Physician Assistant to Brunswick County
BOLIVIA, North Carolina, Nov. 11 -- Novant Health issued the following news release: Novant Health is pleased to welcome Daniel Burk, physician assistant, to Novant Health Surgical Associates. Burk joined the clinic in November and is accepting new patients. Burk received a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology with a minor in nutrition, dietetics and hospitality from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, and his Master of Physician Assistant Practice from Campbell University in Buies  more

Novant Health Takes Multipronged Approach to Make Health Care More Affordable, Accessible
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Nov. 12 -- Novant Health issued the following news release: For more than a decade, Novant Health has delivered innovative, value-based care, building on its commitment to meet the needs of patients and their families wherever they are in their health care journey at a price they can afford. "We have taken a multipronged approach to make health care more affordable and accessible while getting people well and keeping them healthy," said Bob Seehausen, Novant Health s  more

Novant Health-GoHealth Urgent Care Opens New Center in Hanes Square
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Nov. 13 -- Novant Health issued the following news release: * * * - Relocated and renovated center is the fifth center in Winston-Salem * * * Novant Health-GoHealth Urgent Care has opened its newest urgent care center at 105 Hanes Square Circle, replacing the Highland Oaks center that it operated since December of last year. The company moved to Hanes Square in order to provide Winston-Salem residents easier access to a better urgent care experience. "We're ex  more

People for the American Way Digital Ad Targets Senators on Menashi
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- People for the American Way issued the following news release: Following today's Senate confirmation of Steven Menashi to a lifetime seat on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, People For the American Way launched a fresh video ad highlighting Menashi's role in helping Education Secretary Betsy DeVos devise a scheme to deny loan reimbursement to students defrauded by for-profit colleges -- targeting Republican Senators who voted to confirm him. The ad targets Republican  more

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine: Health Authorities Call for Retraction of Racially Biased Nutrition Guidelines for Children
DURHAM, North Carolina, Nov. 13 -- Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine issued the following news release: The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine--a nonprofit with 12,000 doctor members--is calling for Healthy Eating Research, based in Durham, to retract its recently released Healthy Beverage Consumption in Early Childhood report. In a letter to Mary Story, program director of Healthy Eating Research, the health authorities say, "The primary goal of this Report, evidently, i  more

PIRG Education Fund: New Study Outlines Issues, Case Studies and Remedies for U.S. Recycling Across the Country
DENVER, Colorado, Nov. 14 -- The U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund issued the following news release: * * * - Survey of eight states nationwide shows the pitfalls and opportunities in recycling programs * * * Recycling challenges vary across the country, but, overall, states are failing to both reduce unnecessary waste and adjust to a changing recycling landscape, according to a new study from U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Environment America Research & Policy Center. The Sta  more

Rocky Mountain Journal of Mathematics Issues 19 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
DURHAM, North Carolina, Nov. 16 -- The Rocky Mountain Journal of Mathematics, a journal from the Rocky Mountain Mathematics Consortium, published 19 research articles, including the following topics, in its November 2019 edition: * Bases in the spaces of homogeneous polynomials and multilinear operators on Banach spaces * Canonical kernels versus constructible kernels * Cohomological dimension and top local cohomology modules * Continuous wavelet transform of schwartz distributions * Genera  more

Sigma Xi: New Gifts Will Support Student Research Grants
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Nov. 12 -- Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, issued the following news: More students from underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) will have the opportunity to receive research grants from Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society than in recent years thanks to two new financial gifts. With gratitude, Sigma Xi has accepted $10,000 from a member, the late Joseph E. Kist, to support women in computationa  more