U. Texas Twin Astronomer Probes ‘DNA’ of Twin Stars to Reveal Family History of the Milky Way

UT News Astronomer Keith Hawkins (left), an assistant professor at UT Austin, is pictured with twin brother Kevin Hawkins. Credit: Rob Hardin AUSTIN, Texas — Twin stars appear to share chemical “DNA” that could help scientists map the history of the Milky Way galaxy, according to new research by astronomer Keith Hawkins of The University of Texas at Austin accepted for publication in The Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Hawkins knows something about twin similarities and differences, being himself a fraternal twin. His own study of stellar twins…

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UMD to Lead $175M Institute on Planet-People Interaction

University of Maryland/TERP News by Chris Carroll | Illustration by Margaret Hall The University of Maryland will host a new cooperative research institute to expand our understanding of how the atmosphere, ocean, land and biosphere components of Earth interact with each other and with human activities in a single, coupled system. Called the Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies (CISESS), the nationwide consortium of academic and nonprofit institutions will be led by UMD and NC State University and is funded by a five-year, $175 million award from the National…

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University of Ghana to Host Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) Games

University of Ghana News The University of Ghana will host the 2020 edition of Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) games, from 3rd January to 19th January 2020 About 2000 athletes from 11 different Universities will be participating during the 26th GUSA GAMES at the University of Ghana.

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ACSPN Releases 12th Edition of Newsletter

ACSPN Nigeria <info@acspn.com.ng> Dear All Greetings. We are delighted to announce the release of the 12th edition of the Association of Communication Scholars & Professionals of Nigeria (ACSPN) Newsletter – the last for 2019. This edition features three among other firsts achieved by ACSPN, including the commencement of the ACSPN Diaspora Visiting Fellowship – a volunteer programme, and arrival in Nigeria of the first Fellow, Prof Adebayo Fayoyin, who is currently the Regional Adviser, Media, Advocacy and Health Communications, UNFPA East and Southern Africa region, Johannesburg, South Africa, this November.…

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‘DNA time capsule’ reveals birthplace of modern humans–The University of Sydney, Australia Study

The University of Sydney News Findings pinpoint the homeland of modern humans: Southern Africa A landmark study led by Sydney researchers pinpoints the birthplace of modern humans in southern Africa and suggests how climate change may have driven the first migrations. A Sydney-led study has found that the earliest ancestors of anatomically modern humans (Homo sapiens sapiens) emerged in a southern African ‘homeland’ and thrived there for 70 thousand years. The breakthrough findings published today in the journal Nature today. The authors propose that changes in Africa’s climate triggered the…

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BLACK HEALTH MATTERS: Emory alumni create social justice organization to reduce racialized health disparities

Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health | Rollins Magazine | Fall 2019 It started with T-shirts. Saddened by the recurring reports of police violence against black people and inspired by the #BlackLivesMatter movement, Paulah Wheeler 16MPH designed shirts emblazoned with the words “Black Health Matters.” She had them printed for herself and the other board members of the Association of Black Public Health Students (ABPHS) with the intent of sparking a conversation on campus about racism-fueled health disparities. They did. “People would come up to us and ask where they…

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Awosika – Chairman, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Bags OAU Doctor of Business Management Degree

OAU News/UTI 14 December 2019 | Written by OAU. At its 44th Convocation ceremony on December 14, 2019, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria conferred honorary Doctor of Business Management Degree (DBM Honoris Causa) on Mrs Ibukunoluwa Abiodun Awosika, Chairman, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Founder/CEO, The Chair Centre Group. Ibukun Awosika is the Chairman, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and most valuable banking brand. She is also the founder and CEO of The Chair Centre Group. The companies in the group include: The Chair Centre Limited, Sokoa Chair Centre…

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Caleb U Students Posses Sterling Qualities – The Ayangburen of Ikorodu, HRM Oba Kabiru Adewale Shotobi.

Caleb News/UTI Caleb University has brought social and economic development to Imota – HRM Oba Mudasiru Ayibade Bakare Agoro Olusoworesete II, Ranodu of Imota. The Visitor of Caleb University, Dr Oladega Adebogun has constituted the 2nd visitation panel to the University. The panel which is made up of distinguished academics and administrators from various background is led by Prof A. O. Soladoye, FPSN as Chairman. The panel visited the Ayangburen of Ikorodu, HRM Oba Kabiru Adewale Shotobi in his palace as part of activities outlined for the panel. Prof Nosa…

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Winter Universiade 2019 spirit stays strong in Siberia with torches and commemorative medals

11 December 2019 | in Winter Universiade KRASNOYARSK, RUSSIAN FEDERATION – In order to firmly preserve the memory of the Winter Universiade 2019 for future times, torches, images, symbols and memorabilia are now finding a final resting place with the organizations and places that actively participated in the preparation of this mega sports event. Museums, foundations, universities, sports federations, clubs, sponsors and partners received the Winter Universiade 2019 torches and medals. The Director of the ice hockey club “Sokol”, Sergey Rabtsun, said that the Universiade Flame torch will always remind…

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