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WMU announces alliance with Florida Southwestern State College

Officials from Western Michigan University and Florida Southwestern State College on Oct. 18 announced an alliance that will allow WMU to offer several high-profile academic programs at FSSC’s Charlotte County, Florida, campus. The alliance will provide integrated programs based on the community’s need and impact on Charlotte County’s economic development.

Wayne State awarded $2.28M for buprenorphine study

A team led by Wayne State University School of Medicine researcher Mark Greenwald will use a four-year, $2,279,723 competitively renewed grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health to explore whether the opioid addiction treatment medication buprenorphine can decrease the magnitude or duration of responses to stressors faced by recovering addicts. The results of the study could reveal a new therapeutic feature of the drug, possibly helping drug-abstinent individuals avoid relapse.

Tenneco supports enhanced work space for MSU CoRe Engineering

Students in the Michigan State University College of Engineering’s CoRe Experience program now have a new place to gather to study, collaborate and, in general, enhance their college experience. Ribbon-cutting ceremonies recently took place for the fifth-floor, Wilson Hall space, whose renovations were sponsored with a gift of $300,000 by Tenneco, a global supplier of clean air and ride-performance technologies.


Penn State University updates political campaign policy on campus

With the 2016 election cycle well underway, Penn State has updated the administrative policy that covers procedures for hosting or using university resources for political events and activities. The policy, AD 92, ensures the university is in keeping with rules regarding its tax-exempt status, while remaining committed to the exchange of viewpoints and ideas, and encouraging students and employees to participate in political pursuits as private citizens.

University of Minnesota receives U.S. Department of Energy grant

The University of Minnesota has announced it will receive $2.6 million over the next three years from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Basic Energy Sciences. The grant will be used to study materials at the most fundamental level that could improve important technologies including data storage, superconductors, fuel cells and electrical power plants.

— Compiled by Meg Bauer, The University Record


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