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Holocaust survivor, scholar awarded $815,000 Balzan Prize

Sep. 13, 2021 09:31 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — An Israeli-French-American Holocaust survivor and historian and a U.S. scientist specializing in gut bacteria were among the recipients this year’s Balzan Prizes, recognizing scholarly and scientific achievements, announced on Monday. Saul Friedlander,...

2 Tennessee State pre-med majors receive full scholarships

Aug. 13, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A couple of Tennessee State University pre-med majors have been awarded full scholarships that will also cover their medical school costs, the university said. Camille Haskins of King George, Virginia, and George Pickens IV of Miami learned this...

National Science Foundation awards $982K for WVU projects

Aug. 03, 2021 04:02 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The National Science Foundation has awarded more than $982,000 for two research projects at West Virginia State University, the state's two U.S. senators announced. “The National Science Foundation continues to be a strong partner for West...

New Hampshire Film Festival returns in person in October

Aug. 01, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Film Festival is returning in person for its 20th annual event. The festival will be held Oct. 14-17 in Portsmouth. This year, it has been named an Academy Award qualifying festival for the Short Film...

Alabama high school student wins acclaim for cancer research

Aug. 01, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — When you think “dual enrollment,” it usually that means a high schooler can get some core college courses out of the way early so they can dive more deeply into their major when they enroll at the university. Kailyn Grant, a rising senior at...

Rhode Island medical marijuana lottery delayed for appeal

Jul. 28, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State regulators say the lottery to award licenses to operate six new medical marijuana facilities has been delayed due to an ongoing appeal of a rejected lottery applicant. The administrative appeal first delayed the lottery in the spring and...

West Virginia University receiving funds to study rainforest

Jul. 26, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The National Science Foundation has awarded more than $150,000 for ecology research at West Virginia University to study the interaction of trees and soil water in the Amazon rainforest. The $152,649 in funding was announced last week by...

University of Kentucky honors medical education supporter

Jul. 14, 2021 04:12 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A University of Kentucky graduate has been honored for his $22 million gift in support of medical education at the state's flagship university. Dr. Michael D. Rankin's gift is the second-largest single gift in the university's history. It will...

West Virginia University awarded $452K for research project

Jul. 13, 2021 04:02 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The National Science Foundation has awarded more than $452,000 for a research project at West Virginia University. The funding will go to study new catalysts to convert carboxylic acids to value-added compounds and provide research experience to...

'A new chapter:' Merkel aims for UK-Germany relations reset

Jul. 02, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel made her final visit to Britain on Friday before she steps down later this year, laying out her hope that relations between two of Europe's major powers can be reset following years of Brexit-related tensions. In her 22nd...