Alzheimer’s Center at Temple awarded $3.8 Million from Pennsylvania Department of Health

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IMAGE: Domenico Praticò, MD, Scott Richards North Star Foundation Chair for Alzheimer’s Research, Professor in the Departments of Pharmacology and Microbiology, and Director of ACT at the Lewis Katz School of…
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Credit: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

(Philadelphia, PA) – Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia in the elderly. Memory loss and difficulty thinking worsen progressively, with some patients eventually becoming delusional, disoriented, and vulnerable to mood swings and depression. Finding ways to slow or reverse this progression, or even prevent symptoms from developing in the first place, are major goals in Alzheimer’s research.

Now, thanks to a new $3.8 million grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, researchers at the Alzheimer’s Center at Temple (ACT) will have an unprecedented opportunity to explore cardiovascular risk factors in Alzheimer’s disease. The grant is the first major collaborative award for the Alzheimer’s Center at

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Environmental Education Center Schedules Virtual Birding Workshop

The Naturalists at the Somerset County Park Commission (SCPC) Environmental Education Center (EEC) have scheduled a series of Virtual Birding Workshops for adult birders. Each workshop will be offered on various dates during the month.

Virtual Birding Identification Workshop: Raptors and Sparrows – October is a perfect time to focus on the sky in search of migrating raptors in flight and sparrows that will begin to frequent our meadows on their way south. Learn field markings, behavior, and other identification tips for each species. The program runs Fridays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Fee is $25 per household for each session.

Virtual Birding Identification Workshop: Owls will explore the fascinating owl including long or short ears, barred or great horned. With the shared personal insights of a Natualist who has observed all of North America’s owl species, learn field markings, behavior, and

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Tyton Partners Launches Center for Higher Education Transformation

BOSTON, Sept. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Colleges and universities are experiencing never-before-seen levels of change, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Higher education institutions of all types and sizes face a barrage of pressures to improve outcomes and sustainability despite a declining and evolving student population. Tyton Partners has launched its Center for Higher Education Transformation and added two seasoned executives with deep experience in the field to support institutional leadership teams as they face strategic choices of lasting impact.

Michael Goldstein, Managing Director, will be working in both the investment banking and strategy consulting practices as a co-creator of the Center. He has a distinguished career spanning more than forty years in the postsecondary education sector. A former university administrator and recipient of multiple awards for innovation in higher education, Goldstein was the founder and senior counsel of the Higher Education Practice at Cooley LLP before joining Tyton Partners.

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Minot looking ahead to Center for Technical Education

MINOT, N.D. – Minot is one of the top 10 biggest cities in North Dakota, but it’s one of the only ones on that list that lacks a technical education center. Minot city leaders are working to change that.



a sign on the side of a brick building: Minot looking ahead to Center for Technical Education


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Minot looking ahead to Center for Technical Education

They say they’re looking at 120 Burdick Expressway E as the location for the new facility.

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The organizations involved said they’ve already raised more than $4 million for the project.

“We have a lot of youth that leave the community, get trained elsewhere, get a certificate, get a one year degree, a two year degree, and stay where they got the degree, or move on from there. We see this as a chance to grow our own workforce,” said John MacMartin, Minot Area Development Corporation president.

Minot State University (MSU), the Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB)

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Jacksonville special-education school opens equestrian center

At 8, Presley Harvey is an experienced equestrienne.

Born with Down syndrome, she began therapeutic horse riding at 18 months old to build her core strength. At first, she was so weak she had to be held upright atop the horse. 

“She was so tiny up on that big horse,” said her mother, Pam Harvey.

Eventually, the riding helped build her strength and confidence. She held herself up and even progressed to trotting.

“She loves it,” her mother said.

So Presley was thrilled when the North Florida School of Special Education in Jacksonville, which she has attended for three years, opened a therapeutic equestrian center this summer. Part of an $11 million campus expansion, the center features a riding area, viewing deck and horse barn with four stables, tack room and office.

Riding lessons are available to the public.

The North Florida School of Special Education's new equestrian center — named for major donor Delores Barr Weaver — is now providing riding lessons for its own students as well as community members.

“It was awesome. She was so excited,” Harvey said. Now Presley 

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New research center focuses on inclusive STEM education

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“ASU’s new center focuses on being inclusive among race/gender students within STEM.” Illustration published on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020.

A new ASU research center was created this year to help forge a more inclusive STEM education for students.

The Research For Inclusive STEM Education Center aims to achieve that goal through the undergraduate experience within science, technology, engineering and math. 

The center examines inequities within classrooms, research labs and learning environments to create interventions. RISE looks at identities beyond race and gender within STEM education.

Sara Brownell, associate professor in the School of Life Sciences and director of RISE, said people have different experiences in the classroom based on their identity, but the difference should not be attributed to the identity.

“The identity isn’t causing the difference, the difference exists and it shouldn’t be there,” Brownell

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Quincy city council to discuss voting access, special education center – News – Wicked Local

Councilors will meet for a regular meeting and a finance committee meeting Monday.

QUINCY — City councilors will meet for the second time since summer recess on Monday and are set to discuss the city’s new special education center, a $3.6 million appropriation for a new emergency radio system and the upcoming presidential election.

The finance committee will meet first at 5:30 p.m., and the regular city council meeting will start at 6. The meeting will be broadcast on Zoom and councilors will not meet in person at city hall. The meeting ID is 863 1445 1110.

The finance committee will discuss spending $14 million to turn a three-story building near Central Middle School into a special education center. The council already approved $8.5 million for the project — $6.8 million to buy the building and $1.7 million to start the renovation. The center will focus on the district’s autistic

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How low-income families are getting help with online learning from this community center

ANN ARBOR, MI – With six children, including five young children living at home, Antwanette Marshall had to make the difficult decision to temporarily leave her job at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor when the coronavirus pandemic caused schools to close in March.

With no one willing to provide daycare for that many children during a pandemic, Marshall became her children’s daycare provider and learning facilitator as Ann Arbor Public Schools began the year with remote learning last week.

The one glimmer of hope for Marshall during this time has been the support services she’s received from Peace Neighborhood Center, which is providing critical in-person support for children whose parents might have other obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The two days a week they are able to take the students out of the home and bring them to the center for in-person learning support, she said, has been a godsend.

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