Shandong University Joins the Ranks of Prestigious Universities in China to Acquire Gale Scholar

Shandong University is one of the highest ranking universities in China, and one of the first members of Project 211 and Project 985, two state projects to support the development of the country’s best universities.

“Since its founding nearly 120 years ago, Shandong University has attached great importance to the research and study of western culture,” said Director Zhao Xingshen of Shandong University Library. “Gale’s primary sources gathered from many world-renowned institutions in Europe and America can support many disciplines with their wealth of content. Introducing these academic resources into our teaching and research activities will continue Shandong University’s academic tradition of disseminating its humanities and social sciences research to the world. Consequently, Gale Scholar is destined to have a positive and far-reaching impact. We are very pleased to join the community

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Crew Dragon Astronaut Noguchi Joins Elite Spacecraft Club

Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi is currently on his way to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft with three other crew members.

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida in the early evening of Sunday, November 15, carrying NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, along with Noguchi from Japan’s JAXA space agency.

Upon reaching space tonight, Noguchi became only the third astronaut in history to experience Earth orbit in three different kinds of spacecraft.

In Noguchi’s case, the spacecraft include a 2005 ride aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery for the STS-114 mission, a trip aboard the Russian Soyuz TMA-17 in 2009, and Sunday’s mission aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon on the capsule’s first-ever operational flight.

Only NASA astronauts Wally Schirra and John Young have experienced Earth orbit in more than two different types of spacecraft — Schirra

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Notre Dame joins the College Football Playoff, giving the ACC two teams

What a difference one week can make.

The ACC race seemed fairly clear-cut with Clemson expected to run the table and leave one College Football Playoff spot open for other conferences to fill. That place was projected to go to Oregon last week with the Ducks and the Pac-12 getting their season started.

The outlook after Notre

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Yaskawa Solectria Solar Joins Tigo Enhanced, Further Streamlining Offering for Commercial Rooftop PV

Four inverter models are certified as PV Rapid Shutdown Systems with Tigo’s rapid shutdown devices

Yaskawa Solectria Solar has joined the Tigo Enhanced initiative, aimed at providing customers with simple and reliable rapid shutdown solutions that meet all safety and code requirements. All Solectria inverters that are Tigo Enhanced are plug and play out of the box with Tigo’s latest generation rapid shutdown devices.

“We are excited to join the Tigo Enhanced program to generate more awareness about our solutions and make fulfilling safety and certification requirements as easy as possible for our customers,” said Mark Goodreau, General Manager of Yaskawa Solectria Solar.

Solectria’s Tigo Enhanced inverters have integrated Tigo’s RSS transmitter – which communicates with Tigo’s rapid shutdown devices – and completed UL PV Rapid Shutdown System (PVRSS) certification. The following inverters are part of the program:

  • Solectria PVI 60TL (3 phase, 60kW, 480Vac)

  • Solectria PVI 50TL (3 phase,

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Literacy Design Collaborative Team Joins Carnegie Learning

LDC’s award-wining instructional design team will join Carnegie Learning to improve student outcomes and increase equity in English Language Arts

Carnegie Learning, a leader in artificial intelligence for education and formative assessment, announced today that the team from Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) will be joining the company to further expand its English Language Arts curriculum solutions and professional learning offerings. In addition to its expertise, the LDC team brings with it a rigorous instructional architecture that will enrich future Carnegie Learning ELA solutions.

LDC began as a community of educators determined to eliminate achievement gaps by providing all students with rigorous and authentic literacy experiences in K-12 classrooms. Today, LDC’s Real Works curriculum invites students to do the real-world reading, writing, speaking, and listening of literary critics, scientists, and historians. In addition, LDC’s professional learning support for teachers and administrators is setting the new standard for blended education by focusing

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University Hospitals joins trial testing multiple treatments to keep COVID-19 patients out of the hospital

CLEVELAND, Ohio — University Hospitals is participating in a trial evaluating antibodies created in a lab as a possible treatment for early-stage COVID-19.

UH is one of 25 sites taking part in ACTIV-2, a program that includes both Phase 2 and Phase 3 randomized and blinded trials of a variety of substances compared to placebo, the hospital system said in a statement Thursday.

The study’s goal is to find a treatment that keeps COVID-19 patients out of the hospital, UH said.

The ACTIV-2 program is evaluating an experimental monoclonal antibody treatment known as LY-CoV555, developed by Eli Lilly and Company, UH said. Monoclonal antibodies are antibodies produced in a lab. The antibodies in the ACTIV-2 trial attack the coronavirus and prevent it from getting into cells, UH said. LY-CoV555 is administered as an infusion — a continuous slow introduction of a solution — into a vein in the arm.

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ZebiAI Joins the EUbOPEN Consortium to Provide Tools to Unlock Disease Biology

Applying ZebiAI’s ML-driven discovery platform will contribute to the discovery of novel biology and further understanding of disease pathways

ZebiAI is pleased to announce its participation in the 66 million-euro EUbOPEN Consortium, which aims to develop high quality chemical tool compounds for 1,000 proteins (one third of the druggable proteins in the human body). “Enabling and Unlocking biology in the OPEN” (EUbOPEN) is a recently launched public-private partnership empowering academia and industry alike to explore disease biology and unlock the discovery of new drug targets and treatments. ZebiAI joins 22 other partner organizations, including universities, research institutes, and large pharmaceutical companies.

ZebiAI’s Chemome Initiative, which utilizes a machine learning (ML)-driven discovery platform to further characterize the function of understudied proteins and validate novel therapeutic targets in partnership with the research community, is an ideal fit for EUbOPEN. ZebiAI’s platform utilizes vast datasets of high-quality protein-small molecule interaction data and proprietary

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College football rankings: Penn State joins The Bottom 25 with tough game vs. Ohio State up next

25. Middle Tennessee 2-5 Are the Blue Raiders getting hot? They’ve won two of three after taking down Rice in overtime thanks to a quadruple doink . Sure, both of MTSU’s wins have come against teams you’ll find in these rankings, but a win is a win. And thanks to that influx of new teams with small sample sizes, the latest one was almost enough to escape The Bottom 25 entirely. (7) 24. Florida State 2-4 Well, so much for any momentum a decent performance against Notre Dame and a win over North Carolina might have brought. The Seminoles were worked over by Louisville 48-16 on Saturday. This week they get a Pitt team that was just smothered by Notre Dame. (18) 23. Duke 1-5 The Blue Devils had the week off but will return to action this weekend, hoping to pick up win No. 2 against Charlotte. (12) 22.
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Govini CEO Tara Murphy Dougherty Joins National Defense University Foundation’s Board of Directors

The National Defense University (NDU) Foundation has announced the appointment of Tara Murphy Dougherty to its board of directors. Ms. Murphy Dougherty’s extensive leadership experience in both the private and public sectors will enhance the Foundation’s ongoing support of NDU, the nation’s preeminent education institution for advanced national security strategy and leadership development. As a member of the NDU Foundation Board, she will serve on the Development Committee with a focus on increasing the Foundation’s overall level of partnership, programmatic, and resource support to the esteemed university.

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Govini CEO Tara Murphy Dougherty (Photo: Business Wire)

“We are proud to welcome Tara Murphy Dougherty to our Board of Directors,” said NDU Foundation Chairman of the Board, Rear Admiral Mike Manazir, USN (Ret.). “Tara’s national security expertise, combined with a keen understanding of the emerging technologies and capabilities that will be

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Syntropy Joins MITRE’s Mission to Unlock the Power of Real-World Data for Cancer Research and Treatment

Partnership on mCODE is aimed at removing barriers to standardized data, improving patient outcomes

Syntropy, a technology company specializing in healthcare data integration and collaboration solutions, today announced it is joining forces with MITRE to provide data integration support for the mCODE™ (minimal Common Oncology Data Elements) data standard. The partnership seeks to improve the overall quality and consistency of cancer data available to clinicians, patients, researchers, and other stakeholders in the fight against cancer.

Today, more than 18 million people are living with cancer globally, with thousands of additional cases diagnosed every day. While there is a vast array of data available to support oncology research and clinical care, the majority of it is contained in electronic health records (EHRs), which are not always uniform in the way they collect, analyze and store data. The lack of standardized workflows, ontologies, and integrations has significantly hindered data’s true impact and

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