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Rider University receives $4 million gift to fund expansion of Science and Technology Center

The one-story addition will expand the size of the building to more than 79,000 sq. ft. and provide modern labs and classroom space for cybersecurity, anatomy and physiology, as well as an evolving program in software engineering. The $7.5 to $8 million project will support a new greenhouse, along with distinct areas meant to encourage collaboration and study.

“We’re particularly excited about this leadership gift for our Science and Technology Center expansion project,” says Rider President Gregory G. Dell‘Omo, Ph.D. “We’ve seen tremendous growth in our science majors and this construction project will provide us with an opportunity to introduce new, high demand majors.”

Hennessy met his wife, Patrice “Patti” Shelmet Hennessy ’82, at Rider when they were both students. Patti, who passed away in January after a long illness, graduated with a bachelor’s in office administration. Hennessy, who earned a bachelor’s in political science, is the founder and

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UCF Helps Launch 1st Nationwide Technology Support Center for Higher Education Faculty

The University of Central Florida and its partners this month will launch the Center for Innovation, Design and Digital Learning, a national hub that will be open 24/7 to help professors get a leg up on using technology.

Before the global pandemic rocked the country, the U.S. Department of Education was already talking about a way to help provide technical support to higher education faculty as classes and learning trends were moving to online platforms. The pandemic that drove universities to online instruction earlier this year accelerated the federal agency’s desire to help universities and colleges better use digital tools to reach students. The agency awarded UCF and its partners a five-year, $2.5 million grant to launch the center quickly. UCF’s portion is $335,000.

After 20 years of providing online degrees, UCF has become a leader in online learning. Ranked as a top 20 online program by U.S. News &

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Technology helps ‘democratise’ education system

Ayanda Mtanyana, head of advisory services at New Leaders Foundation.

Ayanda Mtanyana, head of advisory services at New Leaders Foundation.

Technology has been a critical enabler in democratising decision-making within the education sector, says Ayanda Mtanyana, head of advisory services at New Leaders Foundation (NLF).

Mtanyana spoke to ITWeb about the growth of technology-enabled monitoring, evaluation, research and learning in the local education space in recent years.

“What you find in public sector systems – where there are people at national and provincial office that are running or managing departments – is that the system is big and complex, in that every school is an organisation of its own.

“You need to be able empower each and every head of those institutions to be able to use insights, to drive the agenda of the institution and technology helps us do that at scale. You can democratise that decision-making and empower each of those individuals with insights that they can

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Ascentage Pharma Enters into an Agreement with University of Michigan to obtain an exclusive license for a MDM2 Degrader using PROTAC Technology

SUZHOU, China and ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Ascentage Pharma (6855.HK), a globally focused, clinical-stage biotechnology company engaged in developing novel therapies for cancers, chronic hepatitis B (CHB), and age-related diseases, today announced it has entered into an agreement with the University of Michigan, through which the company may obtain the exclusive global rights to a MDM2 protein degrader developed using the Proteolysis-Targeting Chimeras (PROTACs) technology. The drug candidate is currently entering IND-enabling studies.

MDM2 is a key regulator of the tumor suppressor p53 and one of the most potent inhibitors of apoptosis discovered thus far. It has high expression in tumors and plays a key role in the occurrence and development of tumors. Binding to the MDM2 protein with high affinity, MDM2 inhibitor blocks the MDM2-p53 interactions and restore the tumor-suppressing activity of p53.1 Meanwhile, these MDM2 inhibitors present some challenges, including dose-limiting hematological

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The Importance of Technology Education for Seniors | Healthiest Communities Health News

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a surge in the use of digital health care, including among older adults.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has expanded the list of telehealth services reimbursable by Medicare, and seniors are using them. According to a survey from Deloitte, more Medicare Advantage members said they used telehealth or virtual health through the first four months of 2020 than during all of 2019.

This increase in technology use among older Americans is not entirely unexpected. While this generation is adopting technology at slower rates than the rest of the population, research shows they’re still more digitally connected than ever. Moreover, seniors are yearning to use more technology in all aspects of their lives, especially in health care. A recent study from CVS Health found that nearly half (45%) of all respondents 65 and older reported that they’d be more likely to

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TEXEL signs an agreement with Arizona State University to move new battery technology towards commercialization in the US

STOCKHOLM, Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The battery technology development company, TEXEL Energy Storage (TEXEL), and Arizona State University (ASU) have signed a cooperation agreement with the purpose to bring a new battery technology towards commercialization in the United States. The new battery technology that is originally developed by Savannah River National laboratory (SRNL), is potentially much more cost effective than Lithium-Ion batteries in large scale and is 100% circular.

Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL), one of US Department of Energy’s (DOE) seventeen national laboratories, and the laboratory behind the development of the Hydrogen Bomb, also considered as one of the world’s leading research labs on hydrogen related technologies, has developed a new battery technology, based on thermochemical Metal Hydrides. In 2018, SRNL and TEXEL signed an exclusive agreement with the aim to move the technology towards commercialization.

“The new battery technology is a huge step forward

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17 Education & Technology Group Begins U.S. IPO Process

17 Education & Technology Group (YQ) intends to raise $100 million in an IPO of its ADSs representing underlying Class A shares, according to an F-1 registration statement.

Beijing, China-based 17 Education was founded to develop an innovative hybrid offline-online model for K-12 students in China.

Management is headed by founder, Chairman and CEO Mr. Andy Chang Liu, who was previously principal of Shenyang New Oriental School, along with many years of education experience in offline schools.

The firm provides offline learning materials for free to more than 70,000 schools in China and those offline material service to onboard students into its online tutoring products, which now account for more than 90% of its revenues.

17 Education has received at least $1.37 billion from investors including Shunwei Capital, Fluency Holding, H Capital, CL Lion Investment, Esta Investments, Walden Investments Group and Long Great Holdings.

The firm provides education materials free

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WIMI Holographic Academy expects Quantum technology to be integrated into Hologram technology

HONG KONG, Nov. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tailor Insight, the fintech market research organization, recently released a research report “WIMI Holographic Academy expects Quantum technology to be integrated into Hologram technology”. At present, the research and application prospects of quantum technology are becoming the focus of the development of frontier technology in China. The development of quantum technology has great scientific significance and strategic value. It is a major disruptive technological innovation that has an impact on the traditional technological system and makes breakthroughs. It will lead to a new round of technological revolution and industrial transformation.

Quantum computing is another key scientific and technological field that is prioritized by all countries. Compared with traditional computers, quantum computers have unique advantages. In a traditional computer, a bit can only be one of the states of 0 or 1 at a certain time. However, in a quantum computer, due to

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Chinese education technology group 17 Education & Technology files for a $100 million US IPO

17 Education & Technology Group, which provides K-12 education services in China, filed on Friday with the SEC to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering.

17 Education & Technology’s smart in-school classroom solution delivers data-driven teaching, learning, and assessment products to teachers, students, and parents across 70,000+ K-12 schools. The company covered approximately 56% of the primary schools, 60% of the middle schools, and 7% of the high schools using smart in-school classroom solutions in China in the 1H20.

The Beijing, China-based company was founded in 2012 and booked $151 million in revenue for the 12 months ended September 30, 2020. It plans to list on the Nasdaq under the symbol YQ. 17 Education & Technology Group filed confidentially on September 16, 2020. Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and BofA Securities are the joint bookrunners on the deal. No pricing terms were disclosed.

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Vance Technology Launches Vance AI Background Remover for Image Editing

Vance Technology, an AI-powered web solution provider, recently launched its Vance AI Background Remover, a new AI web tool to remove background automatically online.

What Can Vance AI Background Remover Do?

Creating a large number of professional product photos is absolutely a challenging task. A totally white background is often needed to make your products stand out. However, supposedly white backgrounds are never totally white. Here, Vance AI Background Remover comes in. This Remover excels in using deep learning to remove backgrounds from all kinds of images, especially high-quality images. After the background is removed, you can edit the image and add new backgrounds in different colors with Vance AI Background Remover. Even sky replacement comes true.

How to Remove Background with Vance AI?

With the deep learning technology and image segmentation method, Vance AI Background Remover has trained its model with millions of sample images to improve its efficiency

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