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Patience Peabody Joins Book Trust as President and Chief Executive Officer

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Friday, February 16, 2024

DENVER, Feb. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Book Trust announces the appointment of Patience Peabody as the nonprofit organization's new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Peabody brings 20 years of experience to the national organization that ensures book access and ownership for more than 60,000 students annually.

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  • National nonprofit powering book access and ownership for students is poised to expand with new leadership; welcomes school partners for the 2024-25 school year
    DENVER, Feb. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Book Trust announces the appointment of Patience Peabody as the nonprofit organization's new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
  • Peabody brings 20 years of experience to the national organization that ensures book access and ownership for more than 60,000 students annually.
  • - Patience Peabody, President and CEO, Book Trust
    Peabody brings extensive management and strategy experience in the nonprofit, philanthropic, and government sectors to her leadership role with Book Trust.
  • Teachers, librarians, principals, and superintendents are encouraged to learn more about Book Trust and apply for the 2024-25 program at BookTrust.org/Apply .

High School Scholars from Underserved Communities Nationwide Recognized for High Achievement in College Courses Offered by Nation's Top Universities

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Educational Equity Lab (Ed Equity Lab), an education justice nonprofit that works to bridge the gap between high school and college for students from historically marginalized, low-income communities, today announced over 750 inductees selected for its 2023-24 Honor Society nationwide - from Albuquerque, Baton Rouge, and Flint to Los Angeles, New York, and Miami.

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  • "We're grateful for the passionate commitment of our high school and university partners, who are expanding opportunities for these scholars to advance and demonstrate their vast talent. "
  • Scholars in this year's Honor Society will be recognized in a ceremony tonight, February 15, featuring university professors, high school teachers, district leaders, family, and members of the National Education Equity Lab board.
  • "Scholars from 16 of our high schools are among the top performing scholars in the nation in these college courses — propelling their skills, confidence, and college and career opportunities.
  • The following schools participating in the Ed Equity Lab all have students inducted into this semester's Honor Society:
    Glenview College Prep High School, Principal Ecton
    Aspire Vanguard College Preparatory Academy, Principal Saldana
    Birmingham Community Charter High School, Principal Bennett
    Diego Rivera Learning Complex Green Design STEAM Academy, Principal Chavez
    Huntington Park Senior High School, Principal Garibaldi
    Marquez High School of Social Justice, Principal Guzman
    San Pedro Senior High School, Principal Aubele
    Thirty-Second Street USC Performing Arts, Principal Kehrley
    Valley Academy of Arts & Sciences, Principal Hanock
    Woodrow Wilson Senior High School, Principal Verbera
    Hialeah Miami Lakes Senior High School, Principal Ramirez
    Miami Central Senior High School, Principal Sands
    Miami Coral Park Senior High School, Principal Weiner
    Miami Norland Senior High School, Principal Gaines-Miller
    North Miami Beach Senior High School, Principal Milliken
    South Dade Senior High School, Principal De Armas
    South Miami Senior High School, Principal Penton
    Southwest Miami Senior High School, Principal Bulnes
    William H. Turner Technical Arts Senior High School, Principal Feazier
    The SEED School of Miami, Principal Thomas
    Thornton Fractional North High School, Principal Rucinski
    Thornton Fractional South High School, Principal Gourley
    George Washington Carver High School, Principal Byrant
    KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate High School, Principal Clarke
    Duplin Early College High School, Principal Smith

Project Liberty Founder Frank McCourt to Donate Proceeds from His Forthcoming Book OUR BIGGEST FIGHT to Project Liberty Foundation

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Frank McCourt, executive chairman of McCourt Global and founder of Project Liberty, today announced that net proceeds from his forthcoming book "OUR BIGGEST FIGHT: Reclaiming Liberty, Humanity, and Dignity in the Digital Age," will be donated to the Project Liberty Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization working to advance the responsible development of technology and ensure that tomorrow's internet is designed and governed for the common good. OUR BIGGEST FIGHT, co-authored with journalist Michael Casey, will be published by Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, on March 12, 2024, and is currently available for pre-sale. 

Key Points: 
  • Sales of OUR BIGGEST FIGHT will support the nonprofit Project Liberty Foundation and strengthen its global partner network.
  • OUR BIGGEST FIGHT has been selected by the Next Big Idea Club as its "must-read" book for March.
  • Project Liberty Foundation's international network of collaborators includes academic partners Georgetown University, Stanford University, and Sciences Po, as well as more than 60 civic organizations.
  • "The book offers concrete solutions to upgrade the internet and is a powerful call to advance Project Liberty Foundation's critical work."

Deepwatch Bolsters Investment in GenAI with Top Talent from Amazon Web Services

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

“Chris’ deep experience in AI and machine learning, coupled with his vision for the future of cyber resilience, aligns perfectly with where we are taking our platform and services.

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  • “Chris’ deep experience in AI and machine learning, coupled with his vision for the future of cyber resilience, aligns perfectly with where we are taking our platform and services.
  • He also currently serves as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, where he teaches about AI and machine learning for business.
  • In his most recent role at AWS, he led teams serving customers in the Digital Native business segment throughout the East.
  • Prior to joining AWS, he held individual contributor and sales leadership roles at Brocade, VMware and Cisco.

Four Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Recognized as Lawdragon Green 500: 2024 Leaders in Environmental Law

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Monday, February 12, 2024

BOSTON , Feb. 12, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Goulston & Storrs, an Am Law 200 firm, is pleased to announce that directors Kate Heller , Jonathan Pearlson , William Seuch , and of counsel Ned Abelson have been named to the Lawdragon Green 500: 2024 Leaders in Environmental Law, which recognizes the top attorneys in the practice who "help businesses navigate environmental regulations to successfully develop projects."

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  • BOSTON , Feb. 12, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Goulston & Storrs, an Am Law 200 firm, is pleased to announce that directors Kate Heller , Jonathan Pearlson , William Seuch , and of counsel Ned Abelson have been named to the Lawdragon Green 500: 2024 Leaders in Environmental Law, which recognizes the top attorneys in the practice who "help businesses navigate environmental regulations to successfully develop projects."
  • This is the second consecutive year that all four attorneys have been selected as leaders in environmental law.
  • Her unique legal and engineering expertise makes her among the top environmental attorneys in the country.
  • Ned Abelson is a nationally recognized environmental attorney who is known for his expertise in Brownfields redevelopment, transactional work, and environmental insurance.

SSP International Announces Doubled Capacity in its Summer Science Program, Expanded Partnerships with U.S. Colleges and Increased Financial Aid

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Monday, February 12, 2024

NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- SSP International (SSP), a nonprofit offering advanced science immersion experiences to high school students through its Summer Science Program, today announced that this summer it will double the number of placements available to nearly 400 through new partnerships with Georgia College & State University, Georgetown University and Southeastern Oklahoma State University. These new partnerships will bring the total number of programs to 12 this summer, including five astrophysics programs, three biochemistry programs, three genomics programs and a first-of-its-kind synthetic chemistry program. To reach more deserving participants and increase access to high-quality science education for students historically underrepresented in STEM, the nonprofit will also offer $3,000 stipends to qualified participants who would otherwise have to work in the summer and, in turn, miss out on critical enrichment opportunities.  

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  • "Now operating as SSP International, we are excited to welcome the next generation of students interested in STEM to our Summer Science Program," said Frank Steslow, CEO.
  • "This year, we're especially focused on reaching and engaging individuals who would otherwise not have access to the Summer Science Program experience.
  • Summer Science Program provides programs in astrophysics, biochemistry and genomics taught through rigorous, collaborative research projects on college campuses.
  • If you are interested in applying for its 2024 Summer Science Program, you can visit this link for steps on how to apply: summerscience.org/admissions/how-to-apply .

Five Burns & Levinson Partners Named to 2024 Lawdragon Green 500: Leaders in Environmental Law

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Thursday, February 8, 2024

BOSTON and PROVIDENCE, R.I., Feb. 8, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Burns & Levinson partners Sean Coffey , Peter Durning , Thomas Mackie , David Rosenblatt , and John Shea have been selected for inclusion in the 2024 Lawdragon Green 500: Leaders in Environmental Law for their remarkable achievements in environmental law.

Key Points: 
  • BOSTON and PROVIDENCE, R.I., Feb. 8, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Burns & Levinson partners Sean Coffey , Peter Durning , Thomas Mackie , David Rosenblatt , and John Shea have been selected for inclusion in the 2024 Lawdragon Green 500: Leaders in Environmental Law for their remarkable achievements in environmental law.
  • He represents public companies, real estate developers, investors, small businesses, and municipalities in environmental litigation, enforcement defense, land use, and permitting.
  • He is the author of "Hazardous Waste Cleanup Law" in the Massachusetts Environmental Law treatise published by MCLE.
  • from the University of Maine Law School, his master's degree in environmental law, cum laude, from Vermont Law School, and his B.S., cum laude, from Holy Cross College.

U.S. Polo Assn. Supports Collegiate Partnership Program for Sixth Consecutive Season

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Thursday, February 8, 2024

Another contribution this year includes a 4ocean bracelet that will be given to all student-athletes, highlighting U.S. Polo Assn.

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  • Another contribution this year includes a 4ocean bracelet that will be given to all student-athletes, highlighting U.S. Polo Assn.
  • Sanctioned by the USPA, collegiate polo teams compete in the Fall and Spring with the official season beginning Fall 2023 and running through April 2024.
  • This season will conclude with the National Intercollegiate Championship (NIC) hosted at the Virginia Polo Center in Charlottesville, VA, from April 8-14, 2024.
  • Back for the second year, the College Polo Tour, an exchange program for collegiate polo players, continued throughout 2023 with tours to Morocco, Spain, and Argentina.

Acumen Pharmaceuticals Appoints Dr. James Doherty as President and Chief Development Officer

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Thursday, February 1, 2024

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Feb. 01, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Acumen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABOS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a novel therapeutic that targets toxic soluble amyloid beta oligomers for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, announced today the appointment of James Doherty, Ph.D., as President and Chief Development Officer, effective February 1, 2024, reporting to Daniel O’Connell, Chief Executive Officer.

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  • CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Feb. 01, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Acumen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABOS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a novel therapeutic that targets toxic soluble amyloid beta oligomers for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, announced today the appointment of James Doherty, Ph.D., as President and Chief Development Officer, effective February 1, 2024, reporting to Daniel O’Connell, Chief Executive Officer.
  • Dr. Doherty’s responsibilities will include oversight of clinical and non-clinical development, chemistry, manufacturing & controls and regulatory functions.
  • “We are extremely excited to welcome Jim, who brings extensive experience and demonstrated leadership abilities in CNS drug development to Acumen,” Mr. O’Connell said.
  • Prior to joining Acumen, Dr. Doherty served as Chief Development Officer at Sage Therapeutics, where the team achieved U.S. Food and Drug Administration approvals of two treatments for postpartum depression.

ORISE report shows overall number of health physics degrees decreases to lowest level in decades

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Wednesday, January 31, 2024

According to the report, 21 students received bachelor’s degrees with majors in health physics in 2022 and 19 in 2021—the lowest numbers of bachelor’s degrees reported since 1973, the inception of the ORISE health physics survey.

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  • According to the report, 21 students received bachelor’s degrees with majors in health physics in 2022 and 19 in 2021—the lowest numbers of bachelor’s degrees reported since 1973, the inception of the ORISE health physics survey.
  • The number of health physics master’s degrees awarded in 2022 decreased by 27 percent and 25 percent from 2021 and 2019 levels, respectively.
  • The number of doctorate degrees awarded in health physics in 2022 is the second lowest number reported since 1966.
  • Oregon State University had the largest number of health physics degrees awarded in 2021 and 2022 with 6 bachelor’s degrees and 59 master’s degrees, followed by Purdue University and the Illinois Institute of Technology.