1,350 corps members deployed to Gombe

Olufunmilola Olukomaiya/PMNEWS No fewer than 1,350 National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members have been deployed to Gombe State for the 2021 Batch ‘B’ steam II orientation exercise. This was contained in a statement signed by Dakama Magret, the state NYSC Head of Press and Public Relations and made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Gombe. She said that the corps members would report for orientation at the NYSC temporary orientation camp at Amada in Akko Local Government Area, on Wednesday, Sept. 1. Magret advised the prospective corps members to come…

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AAUA students relish exciting experience at NAMACOS press week

Promise Adagba/Guardian newspaper Students of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), Ondo State, who participated in the just-concluded press-week organised by the National Association of Mass Communication Students (NAMACOS) of the school have described their experiences as unique and exciting. The yearly programme themed “Good news, bad news: Journalism ethics and the public interest,” featured activities ranging from old school day, historical photo exhibition, praise concert, traditional day, indoor and outdoor games, cooking competition, public lecture, Jumat and thanksgiving service, dinner and award night, among others. The lecture was delivered by…

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Professor urges rethink of women’s role in scientific enterprise

Sunday Aikulola/Guardian newspaper  A professor of Science Education at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Uchenna Udeani has stressed the need for a fresh rethink on the role of women in the scientific enterprise, insisting that great potential is being lost by failure to encourage more women to enter the world of scientific exploration. In her inaugural lecture at the institution’s campus in Lagos recently, she emphasised the need to secure for women an entirely new value and significance arguing that this would not be achieved unless women themselves are allowed…

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50TH ANNIVERSARY: Day UNILAG Alumni Association Celebrated Distinguished Members

Unilag Website/General News On Saturday 26th October 2019, the Lagos Continental Suites situated along Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island played host to a gathering of University of Lagos alumni. The University of Lagos Alumni Association Distinguished Awards, which was put together in commemoration of its 50th anniversary, honoured alumni who have distinguished themselves professionally and made significant contributions to nation building. The honourees included the Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, GCON, All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Osun State Governor Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola. In his opening address, the…

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Ancient Molecules from the Sea Burst Into the Air From Ocean Waves

Stony Brook University Website/News The discovery helps explain how organic matter produced by life thousands of years ago is ultimately removed from the sea. STONY BROOK, NY, October 23, 2019 – When waves crash in the ocean, they inject tiny particles into the air (called aerosols) that carry organic molecules more than 5,000 years old. This discovery, published in Science Advances by Steven Beaupré of Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) and a national team of scientists, helps to solve a long-standing mystery as to what finally happens to these ancient…

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Stony Brook Celebrates Completion of New Children’s Hospital

Children’s HospitalFeatured Press StoryMedicineNewsroomPress Release At the Stony Brook Children’s Hospital ribbon-cutting ceremony are, left to right front row: New York State Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick; Kevin Law, President of the Long Island Association and Chair of the Stony Brook Council; Kenneth Kaushansky MD, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, and Dean, Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University; New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle; SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson; Michael Bernstein, PhD, Interim President, Stony Brook University; David and Michele Knapp from the Knapp Swezey and Island Outreach Foundations;…

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Stony Brook University Hospital Named America’s 100 Best for Cardiac Care, Coronary Intervention, and Stroke Care

From Stony Brook University Website/Medicine/ Press Release Nationally, one of the top 2 percent of hospitals for clinical outcomes STONY BROOK, NY, October 22, 2019 – Stony Brook University Hospital is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™ for the sixth consecutive year, one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention™ for five consecutive years, and one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care™ for five consecutive years according to a national study by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. Every…

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Oxford Celebrates 100 years of The DPhil

Oxford University Website/News Inspired by the research degrees introduced by universities in the German-speaking world, the DPhil was intended to open up the University to a changing world of global mobility and scientific possibility, with much broader ideas about who should study and what should be studied. It offered students an unprecedented opportunity to shape their fields by contributing their own work and insights. Here, Dr David Mills, Associate Professor, Department of Education, examines the origins of the new research degree at Oxford. During the nineteenth century, ambitious American and…

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University of London celebrates 30 years in Malaysia

University of London Website/News The University of London staged a special event at the British High Commissioner’s Residence in Kuala Lumpur last month to mark 30 years of University of London engagement with Malaysia. The thirtieth anniversary celebrations in Kuala Lumpur also saw the launch of the University of London’s Business Placement scheme in Malaysia. Mr Raja Singham, Founder and Managing Director of BAC Education Group, gave a talk on the Future of Work to an audience of Teaching Centre colleagues, alumni and wider stakeholders. Simon Askey, Dean of Undergraduate Laws,…

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Juuling Dangers Exposed

Carrington Jones From video games to 4Lokos to social media, the American youth has a new addiction: Juuling. Look around any teenage party and I bet you’ll find yourself a couple of patrons with a cup full of their mother’s vodka in one hand and a black USB-shaped device in the other. This wonderful device is the center of America’s new health epidemic. Released by Pax labs in 2015, the Juul’s original purpose was to provide a safer alternative for cigarette smokers in the form of an E-cigarette. The American…

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