Tuesday - August 22, 2017
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13th Annual Scholars' Day Takes Place April 17 in Old Main
CORTLAND, N.Y., April 9 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: The 13th annual Scholars' Day, a series of presentations highlighting faculty, staff and student scholarship and research at SUNY Cortland, will take place in Old Main on Friday, April 17. This year, the all-day event encompasses 120 different presentations and poster sessions offered by hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students and more than 80 faculty and staff members. The subject matter covers a wide arra  more

A Number Not to Repeat From G-20 Communique: $150 Billion in Gains From WTO Doha Round
WASHINGTON, April 8 -- Public Citizen issued the following news release: Last week's G-20 communique claim that the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Doha Round "could boost the global economy by at least $150 billion per annum" is not only preposterous but also damaging given the fabricated figure was employed to promote Doha Round negotiations that include further financial service deregulation, Public Citizen said Wednesday. The World Bank in 2005 projected that the Doha Round could acco  more

Araoz Receives Historic Preservation Award
GAINESVILLE, Fla., April 9 -- The University of Florida issued the following announcement: Gustavo F. Araoz, the first American president of the International Council on Monuments and Sites, or ICOMOS, was awarded the University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning's 2009 Beinecke-Reeves Distinguished Achievement Award, the college announced today. ICOMOS is the pre-eminent global historic preservation organization for professionals and supporters of heritage conservation.   more

Art Professor Installed as Inaugural Marion Chair
BRONX, N.Y., April 7 -- Fordham University issued the following news release: Jo Anna Isaak, Ph.D., a specialist in modernism and contemporary art, was installed on April 6 as the first John L. Marion Chair in Art History, Painting and Sculpture at Fordham University. "On behalf of Jo Anna's colleagues in her department and throughout the faculty, and all of the arts and sciences deans, how deeply appreciative we are that Jo Anna has joined us," said Robert Himmelberg, Ph.D., professor of   more

Aspen Summit at Sundance Postponed
WASHINGTON, April 9 --The Progress and Freedom Foundation issued the following news release: The Progress & Freedom Foundation will be postponing its 15th Annual Aspen Summit, which was to be held this August in Sundance, Utah. PFF President Ken Ferree had the following to say about the postponement: "In light of the current economic environment, we do not think it prudent to spend our supporters' money, or ask others to spend scarce dollars, on a lavish conference at a remote faci  more

Be Cool Before Summer 2009
NEW YORK, April 9 -- Consolidated Edison issued the following news release: For New Yorkers looking for a new way to stay cool and save energy this summer, Con Edison is giving away free, high-tech thermostats for use with central air-conditioning systems. Residential and small-business customers with central air-conditioning are eligible to join more than 20,000 New Yorkers who are taking control of their summer electricity use by installing "smart" programmable thermostats. Customers sta  more

BOMA Joins DOE and Commercial Real Estate Executives to Launch an Alliance to Reduce Energy Consumption
WASHINGTON, April 9 -- The Building Owners and Managers Association International issued the following news release: The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International's Chair and Chief Elected Officer Richard Purtell and President and Chief Operating Officer Henry Chamberlain met with Department of Energy (DOE) officials and top executives from 18 other commercial real estate companies at 7 World Trade Center in New York City today to discuss how to dramatically reduce the sec  more

Byrd, Rockefeller, Rahall Announce $14M for Childcare Development & Immunizations
WASHINGTON, April 9 -- Rep. Nick Joe Rahall, D-W.Va. (3rd CD), issued the following news release: United States Senators Robert C. Byrd and Jay Rockefeller, both D-WV, and Congressman Nick Rahall, WV-3, announced today that $14,129,029 will be made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) in West Virginia. These funds include: � $1,081,814 for the Immunization Grant Program and � $13,047,215 for the   more

Cardin, Mikulski Praise EPA for Adding Fort Detrick Site to National Superfund List
WASHINGTON, April 9 -- The office of Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., has issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (Both D-MD) praised the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today for finalizing the addition of the Fort Detrick Area B Groundwater Site in Frederick, MD, to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL). Of the 42 contaminated sites at Fort Detrick, the Area B Groundwater site was the only site without a scheduled or completed rem  more

College Hosts Second Annual Ignatian Scholarship Day
BUFFALO, N.Y., April 9 -- The Canisius College issued the following news release: Canisius College will hold its second annual Ignatian Scholarship Day on Friday, April 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the second floor of the Richard E. Winter '42 Student Center. Demonstrations will be given in the Palisano Pavilion and artwork will be on display in the both the Richard E. Winter '42 Student Center and in the "Alumni Hallway" of the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library. All musical performances will be   more

Conference on Political, Economic and Social Conditions of Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Iran Hosted by Bentley University, April 13
WALTHAM, Mass., April 8 -- Bentley University issued the following news release: Panel of International Scholars to Assess the Past, Present and Future of this Volatile Region The Cronin International Center (CIC) at Bentley University hosts a half day conference featuring expert international scholars who will explore the political, economic, and social conditions of Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Iran on April 13, 2009 from 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in the Adamian Academic Center Commons  more

Conservationists Applaud EPA Decision to Not Seek Reversal of Victory Protecting Fisheries and Wildlife
EUGENE, Ore., April 9 -- The Western Environmental Law Center issued the following news release: Rebuffing the Department of Agriculture, the Justice Department today announced that it will not seek rehearing of a recent significant environmental decision. In a letter dated March 6, 2009, Agriculture Secretary Vilsack had asked EPA Administrator Jackson to request reversal of the 6th Circuit's decision in January that invalidated a Bush EPA rule exempting pesticide spraying around waterways f  more

Dynamic Marketing Systems/ICBA Survey Finds Marketing Budgets to Remain in Tact for Community Banks
NORCROSS, Ga., April 8 -- The Independent Community Bankers of America issued the following news release: Dynamic Marketing Systems and the Independent Community Bankers Association (ICBA) released results of a new survey about community marketing practices and their plans for 2009. The survey showed more than half of the community banks expect to spend the same amount on their marketing efforts in 2009 as in 2008. Of the 19 percent of respondents who expect their marketing budget to incre  more

Eight Fire Officials Selected For Harvard Senior Executives In State & Local Government Program
EMMITSBURG, Md., April 9 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Fire Administration issued the following press release: The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) announced today the selection of eight (8) senior fire officials for fellowships to attend the Harvard University's Senior Executives in State & Local Government Program this summer at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. The 19-day program brings together state and local government leaders from across the nation to focus   more

Fairfield University's Annual Earth Day Lecture to be Delivered by Renowned Ecologist and Economist Robert Costanza, Ph. D., of the University of Vermont
FAIRFIELD, Conn., April 9 -- Fairfield University has issued the following news release: Fairfield University's annual Earth Day lecture will be delivered by renowned ecologist and economist Robert Costanza, Ph. D., a world leader in helping humanity understand the many environmental and economic benefits that healthy ecosystems provide. Dr. Costanza, the Gund Professor of Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont and director of the University's Gund Institute for Ecological Economic  more

February Pork, Beef Exports Maintain Strong Momentum
DENVER, April 9 -- The U.S. Meat Export Federation issued the following news release: A 45 percent jump in pork variety meat exports in February helped overcome a slight decline in pork muscle cuts to power total pork exports to a 4.7 percent increase in value over February 2008, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Total beef exports were up slightly for the month on a year-over-year basis: 4 percent in volume and just under 1 percent in value. The trend, however, was the  more

Five Empire State College Students Receive SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., April 7 -- The State University of New York's Empire State College issued the following news release: Five students at Empire State College of the State University of New York were honored with the 2009 Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence. The prestigious award, which was given to 238 students across SUNY campuses, recognizes a student's demonstrated ability to integrate academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas of leadership, athletics, community ser  more

FSU's Earth Week Offers Array of Educational Activities for University Community
FROSTBURG, Md., April 8 -- Frostburg State University issued the following news release: Frostburg State University is offering the community a variety of great opportunities to celebrate environmental awareness and learn more about "learning and living green" during a special Earth Week 2009 celebration Monday, April 20, through Friday, April 24, on the FSU campus. The festivities are divided into five categories for each day of Earth Week: "A Day of Celebration," "A Day of Learning," "A   more

Furman Golf Club Goes 'Green' with Efforts to Promote Environmental Sustainability
GREENVILLE, S.C., April 8 -- Furman University issued the following news release: The Furman University Golf Club just got a little "greener" thanks to a number of initiatives to promote environmental sustainability throughout its operations. The semi-private, 18-hole golf course, which underwent a major renovation last year, is part of Furman's efforts to reduce its ecological footprint. Under the club's "The Sanctuary Initiative," everything from the type of grass on the greens to the ir  more

Governor Timothy Kaine to Speak at RU Commencement May 9
RADFORD, Va., April 9 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Virginia Governor Timothy M. Kaine will deliver the keynote address at the Spring Commencement of the 96th session of Radford University on Saturday, May 9. The public is invited to attend the Commencement ceremony, which begins at 10:30 a.m. on Moffett Lawn. The university will confer 1,476 undergraduate degrees and 310 graduate degrees. Kaine became Virginia's 70th governor on Jan. 14, 2006. During his tenu  more

Grow Energy Savings Potential With a New Twist to Landscaping
CHICAGO, April 9 -- Exelon Corp. issued the following news release: As the spring gardening season approaches, ComEd is offering customers a new twist to landscaping projects with several energy efficiency tips to conserve energy, save money and help the environment. The U.S. Department of Energy predicts that the proper placement of only three trees will save an average household between $100 and $250 in energy costs annually. Carefully positioned trees can save up to 25 percent of a hou  more

Grow Energy Savings Potential With A New Twist To Landscaping -- ComEd Offers Green Tips For The Green Thumb
CHICAGO, April 9 -- Commonwealth Edison issued the following news release: As the spring gardening season approaches, ComEd is offering customers a new twist to landscaping projects with several energy efficiency tips to conserve energy, save money and help the environment. The U.S. Department of Energy predicts that the proper placement of only three trees will save an average household between $100 and $250 in energy costs annually. Carefully positioned trees can save up to 25 percent o  more

Hydro One Grants $10,000 To The Township Of Southgate; PowerPlay Program Supports Recreational Facilities
TORONTO, April 8 -- Hydro One issued the following news release: Hydro One has provided a $10,000 grant to the Southgate Playgrounds Project. The funds will aid with upgrades and improvements to playgrounds in the Southgate community. In the past year, Hydro One has helped fund a variety of projects involving youth and recreation activities in the communities served by Hydro One. Through the PowerPlay Program, the Company has provided grants of $5,000 to $25,000 to help support 156 communi  more

Mechanical Engineering Professor Awarded Fourth Patent
RAPID CITY, S.D., April 9 -- The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology issued the following news release: Dr. Vojislav Kalanovic, professor, mechanical engineering, has been officially awarded Patent No. 7,501,603 B2 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The issued patent enables an ease of physical configuration of the Flexible Robotic Environment (FRE) systems. FRE is a robotic solution that combines mechanical and motor/drive components with proprietary hardware, software, and co  more

MIT: How You Feel the World Impacts How You See It
BOSTON, April 9 -- Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued the following news release: In the classic waterfall illusion, if you stare at the downward motion of a waterfall for some period of time, stationary objects -- such as rocks -- appear to drift upward. MIT neuroscientists have found that this phenomenon, called motion aftereffect, occurs not only in our visual perception but also in our tactile perception, and that these senses actually influence one another. Put another way, how  more

Nationally Recognized Institutions Partner for Land Use Training
ALBANY, N.Y., April 9 -- Albany Law School issued the following news release: The Land Use Law Center of Pace University (Land Use Law Center), the Cornell University Community and Rural Development Institute (CaRDI), and Albany Law School's Government Law Center (Government Law Center) have entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) pledging cooperation to increase the capacity of local governments and citizens to address critical land use, environmental, climate change, economic developme  more

NCPA Launches Second Annual Protect Your Pharmacy Now! Initiative
ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 9 -- The National Community Pharmacists Association issued the following news release: This month, the National Community Pharmacists Association begins its second annual Protect Your Pharmacy Now! Program to promote pharmacy safety and security. The initiative has expanded this year to include protecting the environment as well, with a new Prescription Disposal Program that offers information and resources for pharmacies to create prescription drug disposal programs fo  more

Obey Announces Over $34 Million from Recovery Act for Wisconsin Vaccinations & Child Care
WASHINGTON, April 9 -- Rep. David R. Obey, D-Wis. (7th CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Dave Obey (D-WI) announced today that Wisconsin will receive over $34 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to increase the number of vaccines and childcare available to Wisconsin families. "One of the great successes in public health is how vaccines have reduced infectious diseases," said Obey, who as Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee was a lead   more

OSU's Jessica Lay Named Udall Scholar
STILLWATER, Okla., April 8 -- Oklahoma State University issued the following news release: Oklahoma State University student Jessica J. Lay of Broken Arrow has been awarded a Morris K. Udall Foundation Scholarship for her senior year. Only 80 students nationwide are selected for this honor. Lay, a biosystems and agricultural engineering major, is the seventh OSU student to receive the scholarship. OSU students have received an unprecedented four Udall Scholarships in the last three years.   more

PG&E and SMUD Launch First-Of-Its-Kind Energy Efficiency Program for Business and Consumer Electronics
SAN FRANCISCO, April 9 -- Pacific Gas and Electric issued the following news release: As leaders in the field of energy efficiency, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) today announced a ground breaking program to encourage businesses and consumers to save energy and lower their costs for electricity. For the first time in the United States, utilities, retailers and manufacturers are joining together to help businesses and consumers beco  more

PGE Joins With State Of Oregon And Mitsubishi To Promote Zero-Emission Vehicles
PORTLAND, Ore., April 9 -- Portland General Electric issued the following news release: Portland General Electric (PGE) (NYSE:POR) today joined in a new partnership with the state of Oregon and Mitsubishi toward the development of an electric vehicle charging network to promote the use of zero-emission vehicles. "Oregon welcomes the partnership with Mitsubishi as we transition to the next generation of vehicles. Together, we can build a consistent and reliable infrastructure so Oregonians   more

Print Audit Releases Print Audit 6
KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 9 -- The Business Technology Association issued the following news release: Print Audit (www.printaudit.com) has released the next version of its flagship product, Print Audit 6, which will give companies even greater control over every document produced in their environments. Armed with hundreds of new features, enhancements and improvements, this new print management solution was developed based on customer feedback. "Our customer's needs change and evolve over  more

Public To Weigh In On REC Plant Expansion
OLYMPIA, Wash., April 9 -- The Washington state Department of Ecology issued the following news release: The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) will hold a public hearing on Thursday, April 16, to let the public weigh in on changes at the REC Solar Grade Silicon plant near Moses Lake. The hearing will start at 7:30 p.m. on April 16, preceded by a workshop hosted by REC at 5:30 p.m and a presentation by the Department of Ecology at 6:30 pm. It will be held at the Best Western Lake   more

Rahall Announces $1.73M for State Clean Diesel Campaign
WASHINGTON, April 8 -- Rep. Nick Joe Rahall, D-W.Va. (3rd CD), issued the following news release: U.S. Representative Nick Rahall (D-WV), today announced the availability of $1,730,000 in federal funding as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for the Department of Environmental Protection's (EPA) State Clean Diesel Campaign. "The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is hard at work creating employment opportunities and channeling funds into initiatives right here in  more

Reid Brings Environmental Cleanup Money to Nevada
WASHINGTON, April 9 -- The office of Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., issued the following news release: Nevada Senator Harry Reid today announced $3 million in economic recovery funding from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for green efforts in the state. Nevada will receive $1.73 million for clean diesel programs. The funding can be used to support clean diesel projects and loan programs to address the nation's existing fleet of over 11 million diesel engines. Another $1.26 million is a  more

RI Receives Nearly $3 Million to Reduce Diesel Emissions, Clean Up Underground Oil Tanks
PROVIDENCE, R.I., April 9 -- The office of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., has issued the following news release: Rhode Island will receive nearly $3 million in federal environmental funding to promote programs to reduce diesel emissions and clean up petroleum leaks from underground storage tanks, the state's Congressional delegation announced today. "This federal funding will help put people to work, protect public health, and restore critical environmental cleanup efforts. We need to en  more

School of Mines Breaks Ground on Paleontology Research Center
RAPID CITY, S.D., April 8 -- The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology issued the following news release: The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology broke ground Tuesday, April 7, on the Paleontology Research Center, a project that will usher in the future for one the world's finest fossil collections. Paleontology at the School of Mines has been an integral part of the university for more than 100 years. Currently, the Museum of Geology houses about 300,000 fossil specimens, one   more

SEMI India Unveils India's First Industry-Guided White Paper on Solar PV
BANGALORE, India, April 9 -- The Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International issued the following news release: SEMI India today announced an outline and vision for the Indian solar market, including growth opportunities and potential socio-economic development benefits, the current market situation and public policy needs. The SEMI India white paper entitled, "The Solar PV Landscape in India - An Industry Perspective," suggests that India can play a leading role in the global photovo  more

Spring Fling Goes Green
MARS HILL, N.C., April 9 -- Mars Hill College issued the following press release: Spring Fling at Mars Hill College is usually all fun and games - with outdoor races, contests, concerts and events galore. This year, fun will continue to be the main ingredient, but Spring Fling will take on a more serious purpose, as the college combines its annual celebration of spring with a host of events designed to commemorate Earth Week. "Spring Fling goes Green," will be the theme for a week of activ  more

Study of Rodent Mothers Sheds Light on Nature-Nurture Debate
NEW YORK, April 7 -- Columbia University issued the following news release: It's no surprise that mothers exert a powerful influence over their children's personalities. Nurturing parents are likely to rear offspring who grow up to be affectionate, attentive caretakers in their own right. Abusive mothers are likely to raise abusive children. Until recently, scientists assumed that genes transferred such behavioral traits across generations. To their surprise, they're now finding that child  more

Surbeck Renovations Underway
RAPID CITY, S.D., April 9 -- The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology issued the following news release: There is a tremendous amount of jackhammering, nail pounding, and dust, not to mention less parking at the Surbeck Center on the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology campus these days. Why? Renovation! Students voted more than a year ago to raise student fees to update the dining center, infrastructure, office/service space efficiencies, and other needs. Renovation is slated to  more

Take Back the Night Events Run April 13-15
SYRACUSE, N.Y., April 9 -- Syracuse University issued the following news release: The Syracuse University R.A.P.E. Center will host a series of events-including workshops, speakers and gatherings-for Take Back the Night 2009 beginning Monday, April 13. The events will conclude with the Take Back the Night rally, march and speak-out on Wednesday, April 15, starting at 7 p.m. at Hendricks Chapel. Sexual violence is a pervasive problem in our society, particularly on college campuses, affecti  more

Top Obama Advisers, Energy Experts to Join Rep. Ed Markey at MIT Forum
WASHINGTON, April 9 -- The House Select Committee on Energy Independence & Global Warming issued the following news release: Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Malden) will host President Obama's top climate, energy and science advisers along with other energy experts at a forum at MIT on Monday, April 13 to discuss the future of clean energy in national policy and in the Massachusetts economy. As leaders in Washington strive to stabilize and grow our economy, clean energy solutions are showing the mos  more

Touring Moccasin Bend National Archaeological District
WASHINGTON, April 9 -- Rep. Zach Wamp, R-Tenn. (3rd CD), issued the following news release: U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, Congressman Zach Wamp, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Superintendent Shawn Benge and Friends of Moccasin Bend National Park toured the Moccasin Bend National Archaeological District aboard the Tennessee Aquarium River Gorge Explorer on Thursday. As part of the tour, Senator Alexander and Congressman Wamp heard updated plans for riverbank stabilization and   more

Treasury Calls on All Federal Beneficiaries to Sign Up for Direct Deposit by April 20th
WASHINGTON, April 9 -- The U.S. Department of the Treasury issued the following news release: As America confronts the most severe financial crisis in generations, the Obama Administration remains committed to ensuring government action is administered as quickly and efficiently as possible. That is why the Treasury Department is calling on all Americans who are federal benefit recipients and still get checks in the mail to sign up for direct deposit, a small step that will help the governmen  more

Treasury Calls on All Federal Beneficiaries to Sign Up for Direct Deposit by April 20th
WASHINGTON, April 9 -- The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Financial Management Service issued the following news release: As America confronts the most severe financial crisis in generations, the Obama Administration remains committed to ensuring government action is administered as quickly and efficiently as possible. That is why the Treasury Department is calling on all Americans who are federal benefit recipients and still get checks in the mail to sign up for direct deposit, a small st  more

Treasury Urges Direct Deposit for Benefit Payments
ARLINGTON, Va., April 10 -- The National Association of Federal Credit Unions issued the following news release: Treasury is urging recipients of Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Railroad Retirement and Veterans Affairs benefits to sign up for direct deposit by April 20 so they can receive this year's stimulus payments electronically rather than through the mail. A little-mentioned provision of this year's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides for some 64 million pa  more

Two Alumni Earn Awards in Graduate School
CLINTON, S.C., April 9 -- Presbyterian College issued the following news release: Matthew Manley '01 and Andrew Strickland '08 recently received awards in Clemson University's Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture program. Manley received the Citation in City and Regional Planning - First Year Award, given annually to recognize outstanding achievement in City and Regional Planning. The award is in recognition of creative ability, performance, and contribution to the enrichment   more

UF Experts Available to Discuss Possible Changes in U.S.-Cuban Relations
GAINESVILLE, Fla., April 9 -- The University of Florida issued the following news release: University of Florida experts on Cuba are available to discuss the major changes in U.S.-Cuba relations President Obama is expected to propose when he speaks at the Summit of the Americas in Trinidad April 17-18. "The expectations are high among Latin American and Caribbean leaders that if Obama wants to improve relations with Latin America, then normalization of relations with Cuba is the starting p  more

USI Students Distinguish Themselves in Information Technology Competition
EVANSVILLE, Ind., April 9 -- University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release: Seven University of Southern Indiana students studying computer information systems or computer science passed the Associate Computing Professional (ACP) examination administered recently at the Association of Information Technology (AITP) 14th annual National Collegiate Conference in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Almost 80 colleges and universities from throughout the country were represented at the   more

Victory Celebration for Rocky Mountain National Park Wilderness
ESTES PARK, Colo., April 8 -- The Wilderness Society issued the following news release: Local elected officials and businesses, members of Colorado's congressional delegation, diverse interests, conservationists, and Coloradans who appreciate the rugged beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park are gathering on Thursday to celebrate the designation of 250,000 acres of the park as wilderness. "Wilderness in Rocky Mountain National Park isn't just good for wildlife, it's good for the economy,"   more