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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday December 08, 2019 ( 23 items )  

Association for Learning Environments Schedules Events
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona, Nov. 27 -- The Association for Learning Environments has announced the following events: * * * 2020 Early Childhood Education Conference, February 25-26, 2020, Austin, TX 2020 Alberta Chapter Conference, Achieving Balance: Inspiring Design, Educational Functionality and Operational Efficiency, March 4-6, 2020, Jasper, Alberta LE Europe Meeting - Denmark, March 11-13, 2020, Copenhagen 2020 South Carolina Chapter Conference, March 24-27, 2020, Spartanburg, SC 2020 Midwes  more

Center for Biological Diversity: Lawsuit Aims to Protect Students, Chapel Hill-Carrboro From UNC's Coal Pollution
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Dec. 3 -- The Center for Biological Diversity issued the following news release: The Center for Biological Diversity and Sierra Club today sued the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for violations of the Clean Air Act. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina in Greensboro, notes that the violations are largely fueled by the university's ongoing use of two outdated coal-burning boilers. UNC has violated the C  more

Copyright Alliance Issues Statement Applauding Congressional Letter to American Law Institute
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- The Copyright Alliance issued the following statement by CEO Keith Kupferschmid in response to the letter sent to American Law Institute Director Richard Revesz by Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, and Reps. Ben Cline, R-Virginia; Ted Deutch, D-Florida; Martha Roby, R-Alabama, and Harley Rouda, D-California: "On December 3, a letter was sent to the American Law Institute's Director Revesz by Senator Tillis and Representatives Cline, Deutch, Roby and Rouda, stating signif  more

Doctors at Duke University Hospital Perform First DCD Heart Transplant
DURHAM, North Carolina, Dec. 2 -- Duke University Hospital issued the following news release: A heart transplant team at Duke University Hospital became the first in the U.S. to transplant an adult heart into a recipient through a process known as Donation after Circulatory Death, or DCD. Duke is one of five centers in the United States that has been approved to perform DCD heart transplants as part of a recently launched clinical trial of a device to circulate warm, oxygenated blood through o  more

Duke Cancer Institute: New, Non-Hormonal Target Identified for Advanced Prostate Cancer
DURHAM, North Carolina, Dec. 4 -- Duke Cancer Institute issued the following news release: * * * - Drug tested in lab studies halts cancer cells that are impervious to hormone therapy * * * Hormone therapies for prostate cancer have greatly prolonged the lives of patients, but the drugs eventually become ineffective and the disease grows lethal. Resistance occurs because a small percentage of prostate cancer cells are completely impervious to the therapies, and actually thrive when the dru  more

Duke Health: Immune System Can Be Coaxed Into Selecting Key Antibodies to Fight HIV
DURHAM, North Carolina, Dec. 5 -- Duke Health issued the following news release: * * * - Animal study shows ability to overcome a long-standing hurdle in HIV vaccine development * * * Researchers have cleared a major obstacle in the development of an HIV vaccine, proving in animal models that effective, yet short-lasting antibodies can be coaxed into multiplying as a fighting force against the virus. The finding, led by a team of researchers at the Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI) and Bo  more

Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law Issues 4 Research Articles in Fall 2019 Edition
DURHAM, North Carolina, Dec. 4 -- The Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law, a journal from the Duke University School of Law, published four research articles on the following topics in its Fall 2019 edition: * Call It What It Is: Genocide Through Male Rape and Sexual Violence in the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda * It's Not the Robot's Fault! Russian and American Perspectives on Responsibility for Robot Harms * Oligarchs, Foreign Powers, and the Oppressed Minority: Regulating Corp  more

Duke Law Journal Issues Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
DURHAM, North Carolina, Dec. 5 -- Duke Law Journal, a journal from the Duke University School of Law, published research articles on the following topics in its December 2019 edition: * The Internet of Torts: Expanding Civil Liability Standards to Address Corporate Remote Interference * Understanding the (Ir)relevance of Shareholder Votes on M&A Deals The December 2019 edition of the Duke Law Journal can be viewed at https://dlj.law.duke.edu/archive/volume-69-number-3-december-2019/. The jour  more

INDA Announces FiltXPO Technical Conference Speaker Lineup Engineers and Scientists Delve Into Critical Filtration and Separation Topics
CARY, North Carolina, Dec. 4 -- INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry issued the following news release: Engineers, scientists and industry professionals will dive deep into critical filtration and separation issues at the FiltXPO technical conference, Feb. 26-28, 2020, at Navy Pier, Chicago, Ill. The stellar speaker lineup with conference details are available on the event website. Paired with the exhibition featuring up to 200 exhibitors, technical presentations by more than 30   more

Journal - American Water Works Association Issues 4 Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
DENVER, Colorado, Dec. 4 -- Journal - American Water Works Association, which serves as a forum for thought leaders in the water and wastewater industry, published four research articles on the following topics in its December 2019 edition: * 1,2,3-Trichloropropane: California's Response to a Persistent Pollutant * Assessment of Bromide in Three North Carolina Watersheds * Digital Twins: The Next Generation of Water Treatment Technology * Working to Achieve Regional Water Security in Southwe  more

NARAL Pro-Choice America Unveils Largest Electoral Program in Its History
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 -- NARAL Pro-Choice America issued the following news release: * * * - Nation's Leading Pro-Choice Advocacy Group Will Invest $34.7 Million in Multi-faceted Electoral Program Targeting 3.6 Million Voters in Key States to Win Races Up and Down the Ballot in 2020 Election * * * NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its 2020 political program, a multi-faceted electoral program aiming to reach 3.6 million voters in eight key states: Arizona, Colorado, Maine, Michigan, Minne  more

National Civil Rights Organization Wins in Court Decision to Uphold Removal of Confederate Monument in North Carolina
CHATHAM, North Carolina, Dec. 3 -- The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law issued the following news release: * * * - Monument was Removed from Courthouse Circle in Chatham County * * * The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is celebrating a North Carolina court's decision to dismiss the United Daughters of the Confederacy's (UDC) lawsuit to stop Chatham County from removing the Confederate monument from the courthouse circle in Pittsboro. The monument was removed last m  more

NCAA Division I Women's All-America Teams Announced
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Dec. 5 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: United Soccer Coaches announced the 2019 NCAA Division I Women's All-America Team on Thursday on the eve of the College Cup semifinals in San Jose, Calif. A total of 51 players receive All-America recognition this year, including six players who are earning the third All-America awards of their career. South Carolina senior defender Grace Fisk, UCLA senior midfielder Jessie Fleming, Stanford junior midfielder Cat  more

New Environmental Research and Education Foundation Named Scholarship Honors Tom J. Fatjo Jr.
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Dec. 5 -- The Environmental Research and Education Foundation issued the following news release: The Environmental Research & Education Foundation's (EREF) Scholarship Program has provided financial support to over 80 students since its inception in 1998. A number of the scholarships offered were established in memory of those who have played a vital role in the waste industry. This year, donations from companies and individuals from the waste industry have funded a nam  more

North Carolina League of Conservation Voters: 2020 Candidate Filing Starts Now
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Dec. 3 -- The North Carolina League of Conservation Voters issued the following news release: Candidate filing for state offices in North Carolina is now open, including the offices of state legislature, governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, and judges. Candidates began officially declaring their candidacies at noon today (Monday, December 2), and will be able to do so through noon on December 20. With filing now underway, the contest for the next decade of   more

Pet Sitters International Names 2020 Pet Sitter of the Year
KING, North Carolina, Dec. 4 -- Pet Sitters International issued the following news release: Pet Sitters International (PSI) has named Jeanne Crockett, owner of Crockett's Critter Care in New Bern, North Carolina, the 2020 Pet Sitter of the Year(TM). PSI, the world's largest educational association for professional pet sitters, presents this award annually to a pet-sitting business owner who embodies the passion and professionalism of the pet-sitting industry. "PSI's membership is comprised of  more

Plaintiffs in North Carolina Voter ID Lawsuit Seek Documents on Legislative Motivations Behind Challenged Law
DURHAM, North Carolina, Dec. 5 -- The Southern Coalition for Social Justice issued the following news release: Plaintiffs in Holmes v. Moore, a lawsuit challenging North Carolina's voter ID requirements (S.B. 824), filed a motion in Wake County Superior Court earlier today asking a judge to compel the General Assembly to release communications between legislators and General Assembly staff relating to the design of and motivations behind S.B. 824. The motion also requests access to any other ma  more

Planned Parenthood Announces Seven-Figure Multimedia Ad Campaign Urging GOP Senators to 'Protect Title X'
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 -- The Planned Parenthood Federation of America issued the following news release: * * * - Seven-figure investment will fund TV, digital, radio, and mail campaign in Arizona, Colorado, and North Carolina as government funding deadline looms * * * With less than three weeks before the government funding deadline and as Congress is deep in appropriations negotiations, Planned Parenthood Action Fund and Planned Parenthood Federation of America announced today a seven-figure i  more

Public Citizen: House Vote to Restore Voting Rights Will Send Strong Message to U.S. Senators
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 -- Public Citizen issued the following news release: Note: The U.S. House of Representatives today passed H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act, to address some of the more blatant ballot access attacks voters have seen recently in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Arizona and Texas. Voters in these states and others have faced increased nationwide voting discrimination since 2013's abysmal Shelby v. Holder U.S. Supreme Court decision which released states with a hi  more

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center: Wayfinder App Helps Patients and Visitors Find Their Way, and Their Cars!
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Dec. 6 -- The Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center issued the following news release: Wake Forest Baptist Health has introduced a new app for smartphones to make navigating some of the health system's facilities easier for patients and visitors. WakeHealth - Wayfinder provides maps, parking spot reminders and customizable turn-by-turn directions inside Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Medical Plaza - Miller, both of which are in Winston-Salem. The Wayfinder   more

Wake Forest School of Medicine Licenses Two Inventions to Foenestra Corporation
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Dec. 3 -- The Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center issued the following news release: Two patent families and related technology for DNA detection and labeling developed by researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine have been licensed to Foenestra Corporation, a private company that aims to enable more efficient identification and analysis of epigenetic modifications to accelerate research and diagnoses of diseases and conditions that are linked to the modificati  more

Wake Forest University Partners With Pearson to Launch Online Graduate Programs Through Wake Forest School of Medicine
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Dec. 5 -- The Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center issued the following news release: Wake Forest University and Pearson today announced the launch of two new master's graduate degree programs to be offered through Wake Forest School of Medicine: Healthcare Leadership and Clinical Research Management. Both programs will be offered online and are uniquely designed based on input from key industry employers. The degree programs will incorporate a focus on leadership  more

Women's MAC Hermann Trophy Finalists Announced
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Dec. 5 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: United Soccer Coaches and the Missouri Athletic Club (MAC) announced on Thursday the women's finalists for the 2019 MAC Hermann Trophy, presented by World Wide Technology, based on voting by NCAA Division I women's soccer coaches. The three women's finalists are UCLA senior midfielder Jessie Fleming (London, Ontario, Canada), North Carolina junior defender Emily Fox (Ashburn, Va.) and Stanford junior midfielder C  more