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Article ID: 683979

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Offers Tuition Assistance to Students From Puerto Rico

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Students affected by Hurricane Maria and other natural disasters can apply to UWM via an alternative, indvidualized admissions process and potentially get in-state tuition for their first semester.

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27-Oct-2017 10:45 AM EDT
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Article ID: 683930

St. Mary’s College Board of Trustees Authorizes In-State Tuition for Students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Displaced by Hurricanes Maria and Irma

St. Mary's College of Maryland

St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Board of Trustees authorizes in-state tuition to students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands who have been displaced by recent hurricanes.

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26-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 683902

Pharmacists Offer Recommendations for Managing Shortages of Small-Volume Parenteral Solutions

ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists)

ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) and the University of Utah Drug Information Service have developed a fact sheet that provides an outline of potential actions for healthcare organizations to consider in managing shortages of small-volume parenteral solutions (SVPs).

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26-Oct-2017 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 683842

Politics Expert Available to Comment on U.S.-Puerto Rico Policy and Presidential Leadership

Ithaca College

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25-Oct-2017 2:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 683670

Queen’s University Belfast Researcher Creates Communications System That Can Battle a Natural Disaster

Queen's University Belfast

A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been shortlisted for the 2017 Newton Prize after he created a robust wireless communications system which can battle through an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

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24-Oct-2017 7:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 683647

Evacuating Older Adults and Their Furry Friends: FSU Study Finds Florida Needs More Pet-Friendly Shelters

Florida State University

Florida needs more pet-friendly shelters, especially for older adults who represent 50 to 75 percent of deaths following disasters like hurricanes, according to a recent study from Florida State University.

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23-Oct-2017 3:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 683493

Hurricane Harvey Forces LBJ Hospital Surgeon to Perform First-Ever Brain Surgery

Harris Health System

As Hurricane Harvey battered Houston, dumping more than 51 inches of rain, the medical team at Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital performed its first life-saving brain surgery on patient. The team, led by a colorectal surgeon, cobbled together tools and equipment for a successful procedure.

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19-Oct-2017 4:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 683202

Making a Difference: UVA Community Is Giving Back in Wake of Natural Disasters

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

This story features UVA Darden alumna Elizabeth Moody Ross (MBA '04) who worked in the Home Depot command center to ensure plywood was available to help rebuild areas hit by natural disasters.

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17-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 682811

Warming Seas Could Lead to 70 Percent Increase in Hurricane-Related Financial Loss

University of Vermont

Financial losses could increase by more than 70 percent by 2100 if oceans warm at the worst-case-scenario rate predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, according to a new study. The study used hurricane modeling and information in FEMA's HAZUS database to reach its conclusions.

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12-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 682715

Engineering Staff Hold Back Hurricane Harvey to Save Ben Taub Hospital

Harris Health System

With over 26 inches of rain and high winds in a 24-hour-span, engineering and facility management staff faced the biggest challenge of their career--keeping Hurricane Harvey at bay to protect the operations of Harris Health System's Ben Taub Hospital. They did in remarkable fashion.

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11-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT
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