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Punjab approves development of Amity University Campus in Mohali : The Tribune India

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, December 2

Punjab Cabinet has approved the establishment of a world-class university campus by the Amity Education Group in Mohali’s IT-city, thus paving it as a major educational hub.

This decision was made during a Cabinet chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, here, through video conferencing.

The Cabinet also gave a nod to the draft of “The Amity University Ordinance 2020”, and authorized the Chief Minister to approve the final draft prepared by the Legal Remembrancer, without placing it again before the Cabinet.

An official spokesperson said after the meeting, that the self-financed private “Amity University Punjab”, being established as a high research and innovation-driven university on a 40-acre state-of-the-art campus, which would be developed at a prime location in Mohali, SAS Nagar, with an investment of Rs 664.32 crore over 5 years.

The university would become functional from the next academic year with

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University of Wyoming Foundation Strengthens Fundraising and Development Efforts with Ellucian

RESTON, Va. & LARAMIE, Wyo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov 19, 2020–

Ellucian, the leading provider of software and services built to power higher education, today announced that the University of Wyoming Foundation has upgraded to CRM Advance, a cloud-based solution that helps institutions cultivate, manage, and grow donor relationships.

Ellucian CRM Advance provides integrated, data-backed insights that will enable the UW Foundation to enhance fundraising efforts, more effectively engage constituents, and streamline workflows for advancement personnel.

The University of Wyoming Foundation previously leveraged the Ellucian advancement solution, Ellucian Advance. With this upgrade to CRM Advance, a software as a service (SaaS) solution, the foundation is seamlessly transferring data to the cloud, with nightly backups to better support security, business continuity, and real-time data access. The UW Foundation will also use the Ellucian Ethos platform to connect data across the organization to make better informed decisions across the donor lifecycle.

The new CRM

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University of Northern Iowa suspends professional development assignments given budget woes

By allowing professors to take paid annual leaves of absence for research, scholarship or other professional activities, Iowa’s public universities net massive returns — like the $16.3 million in grants they amassed in the 2020 budget year, with tens of millions more pending.

That return amounts to about 35 times the estimated $461,999 it cost the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa to let a combined 120 faculty members take time away from their typical campus duties for academic sabbaticals or special projects

But — with COVID-19 raging — the institutions are seeking Board of Regents approval for far fewer development assignments for fiscal 2022, which begins in July.

UNI, in fact, is proposing none for the year — marking the first time that’s happened on any of Iowa’s public university campuses going back at least three decades.

Although UNI’s stated faculty priorities include

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Beam Therapeutics Names First CAR-T Base Editing Development Candidate for the Treatment of T-ALL and Presents New Data at SITC 2020

BEAM-201, an Off the Shelf Allogeneic CD7-Targeting CAR-T, Named as Development Candidate for Treatment of T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

First Cell Therapy Featuring Simultaneous Edits to Four Genes; Demonstrates 96-99% On-target Editing at Clinical Scale and In Vivo Proof of Concept of Tumor Clearance

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Beam Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: BEAM), a biotechnology company developing precision genetic medicines through base editing, today announced that the company will advance BEAM-201, a potent and specific anti-CD7, multiplex edited, allogeneic CAR-T therapy, as a development candidate for the treatment of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL). Preclinical data on BEAM-201 are being presented in a poster session during the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer’s 35th Anniversary Annual Meeting & Pre-Conference Programs (SITC 2020), and demonstrate potent, dose-dependent tumor control in vitro and in an in vivo xenograft model.

“BEAM-201 is the third development candidate

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Intertek Supports the Development of Products for The Ocean Cleanup Ensuring Quality, Testing and Compliance of Recycled Materials

Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, is a proud supporter of the development of materials and products for The Ocean Cleanup, a non-profit organisation developing advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic debris, microplastics and lost fishing gear and netting.

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, located in the North Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and California, is considered the ocean’s largest collection of trash. By deploying a fleet of floater systems with a screen underneath, The Ocean Cleanup has estimated that 50 percent of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch can be removed every 5 years.

With the first ocean mission complete, the management of the collection of the plastic has begun. In order to ensure the collected plastics are used again in other products, the goal is to convert the collected ocean plastic into products that can be sold to the public and have 100%

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Norwich University presents free online symposium “Redefining Workforce Development in a Challenging Business Reality”

Sessions from Norwich Pro® will spur discussion on key topics in today’s workforce development in the age of a pandemic, a changing economy and more.

Northfield, Vt., Oct. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Norwich University Innovation Center of Denver presents “Redefining Workforce Development in a Challenging Business Reality,” a free one-day online symposium, on Oct. 28.

Workshop sessions, running from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. MDT, will teach new workforce initiatives and employee training concepts to help human resource professionals, executive management and trainers remain successful in the rapidly changing marketplace.

Sessions from Norwich Pro® will spur discussion on key topics in today’s workforce development in the age of a pandemic, a changing economy and more:

  • Wall Street versus Main Street – Daniel Daoust – Norwich Pro director.

  • Advanced Technologies and Artificial Intelligence – Daniel Daoust – Norwich Pro director.

  • Innovation and Design Thinking – Steve Palmer – Norwich Pro

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Education Thought Leaders Introduce a New Model of Teacher Development and Evaluation

Bloomington, Ind., Oct. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In Improving Teacher Development and Evaluation—published by Marzano Resources—authors Robert J. Marzano, Cameron L. Rains and Philip Warrick with Julia L. Simms introduce a paradigm-shifting approach to supporting teacher growth and evaluating performance. 

Written for teachers, coaches and educational leaders, the book is separated into two parts: improving teacher development and improving teacher evaluation. 

  • In part II, readers will find a discussion of the inherent problems with classroom observations, along with a concrete way to solve such problems. This section also includes specific steps about how to generate reliable and valid teacher evaluation scores and how to use them in a manner that improves the teaching workforce.

When speaking to the need for a new model of teacher improvement and evaluation, the authors explained, “Teachers and other professionals can only develop expertise over a substantial period of time, but time alone

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Georgia Tech Professional Education Expands and Updates Military Programs for Active Duty Service Member Professional Development

SAVANNAH AND ATLANTA, GA, Oct. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Georgia Tech Professional Education is updating its impressive selection of Military Programs, which now includes the addition of U.S. Army Credentialing Assistance opportunities to assist active duty service members.

Credentialing Assistance allows soldiers from around the nation to pursue credentials and off-duty training programs that support their professional development and prepare them for meaningful employment upon transition from service.

Georgia Tech Professional Education’s military programs offer skill development in sought-after subjects, such as lean six sigma and project management. Upon completion, participants receive a professional certificate from a world-renowned academic institution and are better positioned for career advancement.

U.S. Army Credentialing Assistance funds training for soldiers that leads to credentials, licensure, certification and even recertification through ACCESS, ArmyU plus books, fees, materials and exams. Georgia Tech Professional Education programs are CA-eligible and available online, making it easy for service members

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Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) (nsf17537)

This document has been archived and replaced by NSF 20-525.



Replaces Document(s):

NSF 15-555


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National Science Foundation

Directorate for Biological Sciences

Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering

Directorate for Education & Human Resources

Directorate for Engineering

Directorate for Geosciences

Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences

Office of Integrative Activities

Office of International Science and Engineering

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter’s local time):


     July 19, 2017

     Third Wednesday in July, Annually Thereafter

for BIO, CISE, EHR


     July 20, 2017

     Third Thursday in July, Annually Thereafter

for ENG


     July 21, 2017

     Third Friday in July, Annually Thereafter

for GEO, MPS, SBE



IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND REVISION NOTES


Eligibility requirements have been revised to clarify the

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