Important Press Releases

MSU technology and app could help endangered primates, slow illegal trafficking

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New facial recognition software and app invented at Michigan State University can help protect endangered primates – more than 60 percent of which face extinction.

#HopeActLiveWI: DHS Awards $2.4 Million for Opioid Treatment

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Seventeen counties and four tribes have been awarded one-year grants totaling nearly $2.4 million from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) to provide treatment to people addicted to opioids.

CBP Commissioner McAleenan hosts U.S. Interagency Committee to Discuss World Customs Organization Engagement

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The Interagency Committee meeting brought together representatives from U.S. government agencies and departments with a stake in customs matters. The committee discussed the activities of the WCO and coordinated related U.S. policies and activities.

U-M-China partnership deepens ties with new collaborations

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SHANGHAI—The University of Michigan and Shanghai Jiao Tong University—U-M’s biggest global partnership—have dedicated a new building and signed another 10-year agreement to continue support of its joint institute in China.


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A new state-of-the-art emergency department will open at Grace Hospital on Tuesday and is expected to treat 35,000 patients this year, Premier Brian Pallister announced today.

Call for change to restrictive rules on refugee family reunion

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Commenting on the Home Office quarterly immigration statistics today, Amnesty International UK, British Red Cross, Oxfam and the Refugee Council said in a statement: “That 1,950 refugees living in the UK have been able to be reunited with the family members they desperately miss and need is great news. First-hand experience tells us that reuniting refugee families gives them the best chance of living settled and fulfilling lives.

Discovering Europe: Free EU rail pass for 18 year olds

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A pilot project enabling 15,000 young people to travel around Europe by train this summer is to be rolled out by the EU Commission, acting on Parliament’s proposals.

Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop from the U.S. in 2019

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Delta Air Lines will begin nonstop flights between the United States and Mumbai, India, next year, linking the U.S. with one of its strongest trading partners.

Salutatorian Katherine Lim translates computer code and Catullus

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At Princeton’s Commencement on Tuesday, June 5, Lim will receive a B.S.E. in computer science. She also will follow the University tradition of delivering a speech in Latin as salutatorian of the Class of 2018.

Campus Starbucks locations to close early May 29 for racial-bias education

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Starbucks locations on Michigan State University’s campus will close at 3 p.m.

Longtime entomology professor, administrator chosen to lead Purdue Graduate School

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A longtime Purdue Graduate School administrator and professor in the College of Agriculture will become dean of the Graduate School, effective immediately.

Valedictorian Berlin entwines compassion, creativity through 'deep listening' at Princeton

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On Oct. 28, 2014, during Kyle Berlin's first semester at Princeton, the Dalai Lama came to speak at the University.

US: Reject Planned Arms Sales to Bahrain

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Washington, DC) – The United States Senate should not approve two proposed arms sales totaling nearly US$1 billion to Bahrain given its government’s dismal record on human rights and relentless persecution of dissidents.

Multifamily Builders and Developers Remain Positive about the Apartment and Condo Market as Demand Continues

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Confidence in the multifamily housing market remained positive in the first quarter of 2018, according to the Multifamily Production Index (MPI) and the Multifamily Vacancy Index (MVI) released today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The MPI remained unchanged from last quarter, coming in at a reading of 53, while the MVI remained essentially unchanged at 42.

Atlanta CBP Officers Apprehend Cruise Ship Deserter

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Atlanta CBP officers escort cruise shipdeserter to his flight home.

FACT SHEET: Process to Analyze the Possible Commission of Crimes Against Humanity in Venezuela

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In his third report on the situation in Venezuela, published on July 19, 2017, the Secretary General of the Organization of American States, stated that there was “evidence that points to the systematic, tactical and strategic use of murder, imprisonment, torture, rape and other forms of sexual violence, as tools to terrorize the Venezuelan people…” which could constitute crimes against humanity and should be brought to the attention of the International Criminal Court for further consideration.

Obituary: Peter Pellet, Professor Emeritus of Nutrition

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Peter L. Pellett, 90, of Amherst, professor emeritus of nutrition whose work focused on relieving child malnutrition worldwide, died May 10.

Gut bacteria play critical role in anti-seizure effects of ketogenic diet, UCLA scientists report

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Elaine Hsiao, senior author of the study, said the high-fat, low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet has such health benefits as fewer seizures for children with epilepsy who do not respond to anti-epileptic medications.

Milestone judgement in Guatemala UN Human Rights Chief

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This is a milestone judgement for Guatemala and beyond with regards to the investigation, prosecution and punishment of serious human rights violations committed by senior military officers during an internal armed conflict,” High Commissioner Zeid said.

SFMO Announces Completion of Inspections of Tennessees Public Marinas and Docks

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NASHVILLE – With the arrival of summer and boating season, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) announces the successful completion of all inspections of Tennessee’s public marinas and docks.

Moliterno Named Interim Dean of Isenberg School of Management

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Thomas P. Moliterno, vice dean and Earl W. Stafford Professor in Entrepreneurial Studies at the Isenberg School of Management, has been named to a one-year term as interim dean by Provost John McCarthy. Moliterno will assume leadership of the school after the current dean, Mark A. Fuller, begins his new role as vice chancellor for development and alumni relations on July 1.

Board of Agriculture to meet May 31 in Raleigh

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RALEIGH – The N.C. Board of Agriculture will meet Thursday, May 31, at 1:30 p.m.

Scientists in China and UK work to help tackle global health epidemics

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University of Birmingham scientists are working with partners in Guangzhou to develop new drugs that could help to tackle global health epidemics that also have an impact on China’s rural communities.

Panel of Independent International Experts to Present Report on Possible Crimes against Humanity in Venezuela

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The experts - Manuel Ventura Robles (Costa Rica), Santiago Cantón (Argentina) and Irwin Cotler (Canada)- will present their conclusions and recommendations in a press conference. Prior to the press conference they will present the report to Secretary General Almagro in a private meeting.

University of Birmingham signs partner MOU with Nanjing government

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The University of Birmingham today signed an MOU with Nanjing Municipal Government to work with Birmingham’s sister city on a range of research, innovation and cultural projects.

No ban on live exports, says UFU

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Mr Brown says, "The Ulster Farmers’ Union has outlined the importance of animal transport to the Northern Ireland livestock industry in recent months. The live export of cattle and sheep forms an integral part of the Northern Ireland livestock sector, injecting in excess of £70 million into local farm businesses per year.

EIB supports upgrade of energy and road infrastructure in Ukraine

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The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending EUR 136m to Ukraine’s National Power Company Ukrenergo in support of an extensive modernisation programme of its transmission infrastructure, helping to ensure that Ukrainian citizens and companies have a reliable source of electricity. The Ukrainian Government strongly supports this project as evidenced by the agreement that they signed with EIB today that will provide guarantees to back the EIB loan.

Honing childrens language and literacy skills

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If parents want to help their children develop language and literacy at a young age, reading bedtime stories together isn’t the only key to success.

WIPO Translate: Republic of Korea is First to Adopt WIPOs Artificial Intelligence - Powered Patent Translation Tool

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The Republic of Korea is adopting WIPO’s ground-breaking “artificial intelligence”-based translation tool for patent documents, making it the first member state to use WIPO Translate in an important advancement for the use of machine learning in the technology-heavy patent sector.

Lawsuits Seek to Restore Federal Protections for Migratory Birds

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WASHINGTON— A coalition of national environmental groups today filed litigation in the Southern District of New York challenging the Trump administration’s move to eliminate longstanding protections for waterfowl, raptors and songbirds under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA).

Kirk hears of Korean churches' determination for peace

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Though US President Donald Trump has cancelled a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, churches in the region say that they will continue to work for peace with urgency and determination.

Groups Challenge Trump Administration's Rubber-stamping of Keystone XL Permit

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GREAT FALLS, Mont.— Environmental and landowner groups today argued in federal court that the Trump administration’s rubber-stamp approval of a cross-border permit for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline violated environmental laws and should be vacated.

California children are drinking less soda but are getting more calories from sugary sports and energy products

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Children and teenagers in California are filling up on sports and energy drinks that contain similar amounts of sweeteners and pose the same health risks as soda, according to a new study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

Engineers of the future to benefit from a new state-of-the-art building

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The University of Birmingham has received the go-ahead for a new state-of-the-art School of Engineering.

Drug Maker Pfizer Agrees to Pay $23.85 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Liability for Paying Kickbacks

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With respect to Tikosyn, Pfizer raised the wholesale acquisition cost of a package of forty .125 mg capsules of the drug by over 40 percent in the last three months of 2015.  Pfizer allegedly knew that the price increase would also increase Medicare beneficiaries’ copay obligations for Tikosyn, and potentially prevent some patients from being able to afford the drug.  Pfizer allegedly worked with the foundation to create and finance a fund for Medicare patients suffering from the condition treated by Tikosyn, coordinated the opening of the fund with the implementation of its price increase for the drug, and referred patients to the fund.  For the next nine months, Tikosyn patients accounted for virtually all of the beneficiaries whose copayments were paid by the fund.

Why We Won't Get to Mars Without Teamwork

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WASHINGTON — If humanity hopes to make it to Mars anytime soon, we need to understand not just technology, but the psychological dynamic of a small group of astronauts trapped in a confined space for months with no escape, according to a paper published in American Psychologist, the flagship journal of the American Psychological Association.

The Mezzanine Gallery to Exhibit Trace by Carlos Alejandro

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Wilmington, Del. (May 24, 2018) – Carlos Alejandro’s Trace, an exhibition of black and white fine art photography, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from June 1-29, 2018. A free opening reception to meet the artist will be held on Friday, June 1 from 5-7 p.m.

Hours at Elkhart and South Bend Disaster Recovery Centers to Change over Memorial Day Weekend

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Indianapolis, IN – Hours of operation at the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Elkhart and South Bend will change over the Memorial Day weekend.

Two former pet monkeys find freedom at Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch

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MURCHISON, Texas) – Two former pet monkeys, Phoenix and Phoebe, have a new forever home at The Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch.