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Memphis quarterback Brady White (3) celebrates with teammates after defeating Florida Atlantic in the Montgomery Bowl NCAA college football game, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, in Montgomery, Ala. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

Memphis QB White wins Campbell Trophy as top scholar-athlete

Jan. 6, 2021 12:01 PM EST

Memphis quarterback Brady White has won the William V. Campbell Trophy given to the top scholar-athlete in college football. White was one of 12 finalists for the Campbell Trophy selected by the National Football Foundation. As the winner, White receives a $25,000 postgraduate scholarship. The sixth-year senior...

Self-described 'lizard lady' wants to change face of science

Dec. 28, 2020 10:21 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — If there is such a thing as a celebrity herpetologist, University of Arizona doctoral student Earyn McGee is well on her way. At age 26, the self-described “lizard lady” already has her own Wikipedia page, a temporary statue in her honor at the Central Park Zoo in New...

Life of a North Dakota contact tracer can be overwhelming

Dec. 25, 2020 2:27 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — For one contact tracer in North Dakota, which for months was among the worst states in the country for the coronavirus, it has been a baptism by fire. Sarah Swartz was hired as a contact tracer for the state before she even completed her masters degree in public health. Now, she’s...

FILE In this file photo taken on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, Oleg Sokolov, a history professor at St. Petersburg State University sits in a cage waiting for a court session in St. Petersburg, Russia. A court in St. Petersburg has ruled to delay the trial of a prominent history professor charged with murdering and dismembering a female student. The St. Petersburg City Court put off the trial's opening until Monday, June 15, 2020 on request of the defendant's lawyers, who argued that they hadn't had enough time to study the evidence. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File)

Russian professor sent to prison for killing student

Dec. 25, 2020 9:53 AM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — A court in St. Petersburg on Friday convicted a prominent history professor on charges of murdering and dismembering a female student and sentenced him to 12 1/2 years in prison. The court found 64-year-old Oleg Sokolov, who taught at St. Petersburg State University, guilty of...

Appeals court judge is appointed to New Mexico Supreme Court

Dec. 20, 2020 11:38 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Julie J. Vargas, a judge on the New Mexico Court of Appeals, has been appointed to serve on the state Supreme Court. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s office announced the appointment Saturday. Vargas, a Democrat, will succeed retired Justice Judith K. Nakamura, a Republican who...

Pharmacist Darrell Childress and Registered Nurse Brooke Bailey prepare to receive COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic setup at the East Alabama Medical Center Education Center in Montgomery, Ala., on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. (Jake Crandall/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

Nursing students, teachers to fill gaps at UAB Hospital

Dec. 16, 2020 5:31 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Short of staff as COVID-19 cases increase rapidly, UAB Hospital is bringing in more than 120 students and faulty members from the University of Alabama at Birmingham nursing school to help care for patients sickened by the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Wednesday. The...

Tulane seeks more diversity in earth science grad programs

Dec. 12, 2020 9:27 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Tulane University department has been accepted in a national program to increase diversity among graduate students in the earth sciences. Tulane's Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is joining the AGU Bridge Program. The university said in a news release Thursday that the...

Temple settles federal claims of falsified data submissions

Dec. 4, 2020 5:24 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Temple University will pay the U.S. Department of Education $700,000 to settle claims regarding years of falsified data submitted to U.S. News & World Report. The department announced the settlement Friday, noting that Temple did not admit any wrongdoing or liability. The matter...

1st female president of Kentucky State University dies

Nov. 30, 2020 4:57 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Mary L. Smith, the first female president of Kentucky State University, has died at the age of 84, the university said. Smith died at her home Saturday, the historically Black university said. Smith served as Kentucky State's president from 1991 to 1998. Before that she was special...

Purdue to give staff $750 bonuses for `heroic' pandemic work

Nov. 25, 2020 1:09 PM EST

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University plans to reward its faculty and staff with a $750 bonus for their “heroic work" keeping the West Lafayette campus open during the coronavirus pandemic, school officials announced Wednesday. The university said more than 15,000 faculty, staff and graduate...