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Stevens Institute Names Vice President For University Relations

Press release from Stevens Institute of Technology:

Nov. 21, 2020

Stevens Institute of Technology President Nariman Farvardin announced the creation of the Division of University Relations, a new organizational structure at the university that will encompass central communications and marketing, campus communications, government relations, community relations and a university hub for corporate relations. The new division will be led by Beth McGrath, an accomplished 33-year veteran of the Stevens community who has served as a key member of the president’s office and president’s cabinet since 2012.

“It would be difficult to imagine anyone better suited by knowledge, temperament and direct experience to serve in the role of vice president for university relations,” said Farvardin. “Beth’s knowledge of local, state and federal government affairs, of strategic communications, and of issues of concern to higher education and to the Stevens community, will enable her to build and lead the newly-created Division of

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The American Legion Presents 2020 Patriot Award to Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans & Military Families

The American Legion Presents 2020 Patriot Award to Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans & Military Families

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INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 17, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The nation’s largest veterans organization recognized the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) with its prestigious Patriot Award during a presentation at Syracuse University today. The ceremony took place at the new National Veterans Resource Center at the Daniel & Gayle D’Aniello Building on campus.

The American Legion Logo (PRNewsfoto/The American Legion)
The American Legion Logo (PRNewsfoto/The American Legion)

The American Legion presents the national honor to organizations or people who “have demonstrated a profound and exceptional commitment to military personnel and their families.”

The presentation of the award was originally scheduled to occur during The American Legion’s national convention last summer in Louisville, Ky., but was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“I wanted to personally present this award to express my appreciation for the

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Kendra Scott Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute Hosts First Annual Women’s Summit at The University of Texas at Austin

Empowering Women to Lead. Encouraging the World to Follow.

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the Kendra Scott Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (WEL Institute) and The University of Texas at Austin hosted their first annual Women’s Summit.  This powerful virtual event follows last year’s announcement of the Kendra Scott Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute, which established a new female leadership program at the University. The Women’s Summit, hosted by the WEL Institute and attended by hundreds of students, was sponsored by Kendra Scott and Dell Technologies.

University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Austin

“Our first Women’s Summit put the national spotlight on Austin and some of the country’s greatest female trailblazers,” said Kendra Scott. “Our mission at the Women’s Entrepreneur Leadership Institute is to empower even more women to change the world.”

As UT Austin President Jay Hartzell said in the WEL Institute’s Summer 2020 Impact Report, “Entrepreneurship —

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Aprende Institute Brings Next Generation Online Education Platform to U.S. Latinos

Aprende Institute’s edtech platform offers high-quality, online courses from industry experts empowering students to turn their interests into viable income

Aprende Institute, a leading online education platform helping accelerate growth and opportunity for Latino entrepreneurs and professionals, is launching in the United States. Aprende Institute’s expert-led online courses are designed for Spanish-speaking students looking to take their passions and career ambitions to new heights. The edtech platform, with over 30,000 students in Latin America, includes 30 programs across five schools: Culinary Arts, Business & Entrepreneurship, Trade Skills, Beauty & Fashion, and Wellness.

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Aprende Institute Platform (Photo: Aprende Institute)

The number of Latino business owners has grown by 34 percent over the past decade, well above any other ethnic group, according to a recent study from Stanford University.

“For 60.6 million* Latinos, the American Dream entails the opportunity to achieve

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Massachusetts is the Best State for Technology and Science, says Milken Institute

New index uses 105 metrics to determine state knowledge economies

Massachusetts ranks No. 1 in the 2020 Milken Institute State Technology and Science Index. The biennial assessment uses 105 metrics to determine each state’s science and technology capabilities relative to opportunities for job growth and wealth creation.

Colorado follows at No. 2, and California comes in at No. 3, moving up one spot compared to the Institute’s last ranking. The 2020 edition groups states into five tiers, with Maryland, Washington, and Utah rounding out the first tier, respectively.

For nearly two decades, the Milken Institute State Technology and Science Index has offered state governments and business leaders a vital template for evaluating their economic growth efforts over the long-term. This year, the index provides additional insight into challenges states are facing and which states are best equipped for an economic recovery post-pandemic.

“The pandemic has demonstrated both the strengths and

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Long Island University’s Global Service Institute Chair, Famed Broadcaster Rita Cosby to Host Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Nov. 12

BROOKVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Headliners of Service virtual speaker series at Long Island University’s Global Service Institute will continue on Thursday, Nov. 12 at Noon EST, with a live conversation with former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. Moderated by Global Service Institute Chair and acclaimed journalist Rita Cosby, the complimentary virtual lecture will be held through Zoom, open to the public, and will follow with a live Q&A period for viewers.

Ms. Cosby and former Prime Minister Olmert will discuss the global significance of this month’s U.S. presidential election, the importance of the U.S.-Israeli alliance, the historic peace accords between Israel, the UAE, Bahrain and Sudan, his time in the Israeli Defense Forces and in public office, as well as Israel’s mandatory national military service for its citizens.

To register for the lecture, please visit https://liu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-QFGgnntT-yvPNKNVMiIvw

The Headliners of Service monthly

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Microsoft and the Open Data Institute announce an Education Open Data Challenge to help close the digital divide

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LONDON and REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ —
LONDON and REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Microsoft and the Open Data Institute (ODI) announced today the launch of an Education Open Data Challenge to shine light on the relationship between broadband access and K-12 (ages 5 to 18 years old) education outcomes. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Education Open Data Challenge will help educators and research organizations better understand the potential long-term impact the ongoing disruption to traditional learning will have on the world’s most vulnerable learners.

Microsoft and the ODI are encouraging teams that wish to participate in the challenge to help generate innovative solutions to close the digital divide in K-12 education to go here to learn more. The winning team will be invited to elect a non-profit

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Harrington Discovery Institute At University Hospitals And Case Western Reserve School Of Medicine Open Call For 2021 Harrington-MSTP Scholar Award

CLEVELAND, Nov. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have issued a call for proposals for the 2021 Harrington-MSTP (Medical Scientist Training Program) Scholar Award to help the next generation of physician-scientists advance their discoveries into breakthrough medicines. This program is a two-year scholarship for MSTP students at the School of Medicine whose work has been identified as innovative, creative and having potential to progress towards clinical application.

Since its founding in 2012, Harrington Discovery Institute–part of The Harrington Project for Discovery & Development–has supported 137 drugs-in-the-making in the US, Canada and the United Kingdom. Core to its mission, Harrington Discovery Institute recognizes and supports inventive physician-scientists through dedicated programs, including the global Harrington Prize (partnered with The American Society for Clinical Investigation), North American Scholar-Innovator Award, and the Cleveland, Ohio-based Harrington Investigator programs. With this

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Students headed to Genesee Career Institute transferred to different bus after engine fire

GENESEE COUNTY, MI — Seven high school students were transferred to a different bus after a fire under the hood of a Genesee Intermediate School district bus in Flint.



a bus driving down a dirt road: A school bus sits broken down on the side of westbound I-69 west of exit 136 into downtown Flint on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020.


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A school bus sits broken down on the side of westbound I-69 west of exit 136 into downtown Flint on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020.

The incident took place around 11:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 9 along westbound Interstate 69 at Exit 136 near downtown Flint.

GISD Associate Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff told MLive-The Flint Journal the bus experienced a mechanical issue that caused the engine to smoke.



a close up of a school bus: A school bus sits broken down on the side of westbound I-69 west of exit 136 into downtown Flint on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020.


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A school bus sits broken down on the side of westbound I-69 west of exit 136 into downtown Flint on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020.

The students aboard were moved to a different bus and taken to the Genesee Career Institute

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Biocom Institute to Host Veterans Life Science Symposium for Veterans of the Military

Biocom Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that supports life science innovation by strengthening the workforce and leaders of tomorrow, today announced the organization is hosting the annual Veteran’s Life Science Symposium, a virtual event catered towards active military and veterans exploring career opportunities in the life sciences. The interactive career symposium will occur Tuesday, November 17 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm PT.

“Through programs like the Veterans Life Science Symposium, the Biocom Institute provides transitioning active duty military service members and veterans the information, support and mentorship needed to successfully pursue careers in the life science industry,” said Karmin Noar, executive director of Biocom Institute. “By creating opportunities to connect with former military professionals who have successfully navigated this transition, we hope to encourage those looking to apply the unique skillset they’ve gained through their service to a career in the life sciences.”

The event will feature presentations from top

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