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Iowa State student finds purpose in giving back to Latinx community

Iowa State University

Vanessa Espinoza, a graduate student in Iowa State University’s School of Education, has dedicated her life to giving back to the Latinx community – from launching a literacy project as a high school student, to elevating the voices of underserved students on campus, to creating a nonprofit to help Latinx people in small-town Iowa. Now, she’s being recognized as a statewide leader.

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How a Molecular Signal Helps Plant Cells Decide When to Make Oil

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Scientists identify new details of how a sugar-signaling molecule helps regulate oil production in plant cells. The work could point to new ways to engineer plants to produce substantial amounts of oil for use as biofuels or in the production of other oil-based products.

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For ‘Meet the Press’ Producer, Darden Executive MBA in DC Area Was a No-Brainer

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Natalie Cucchiara (Class of 2020) is a senior coordinating producer on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” When Darden opened its new facilities in Rosslyn, Virginia — across the Potomac River from D.C.— it opened a whole slate of new possibilities for aspiring MBA students like Cucchiara.

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Article ID: 701000

Center for 21st Century Studies Names Six Humanities Fellows for 2018-19

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

UW-Milwaukee-based fellows cover a wide range of arts, history and contemporary society: Soap opera history to Yiddish drama; scientific theory to themes of occupancy; (video) gaming in American society to revolution and translation in Japan

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Burst of morning gene activity tells plants when to flower

University of Washington

In a paper published Sept. 24 in the journal Nature Plants, researchers announced that the gene FT — the primary driver of the transition to flowering in plants each spring — does something unexpected in Arabidopsis thaliana plants grown in natural environments, with implications for the artificial growing conditions scientists commonly used in the lab.

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UF/IFAS, Communities to Team Up Again for Annual Peanut Butter Challenge

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Start spreading the news – and the peanut butter! From Oct. 1 to Nov. 21, you can donate unopened jars of peanut butter to hungry Panhandle families through the Peanut Butter Challenge, a project coordinated by UF/IFAS Extension faculty and volunteers.

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Magee-Womens Research Institute Hosts Summit Convening Global Leaders to Chart Path for Accelerated Medical Discoveries

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

The international summit will convene leaders in reproductive biology, precision medicine, public health and global health advocacy. The experts will share groundbreaking research and will culminate with crowdsourcing ideas on how to move women’s health to the forefront of medical research.

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