The U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representative are working toward a final version of the financial reform bill, which is expected be on the desk of President Barack Obama by July 4. According to Hillary A. Sale, JD, securities law expert and professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis, the bill is coming at a good time for the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC).
A newly created and first-of-its-kind graduate-level track of study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Engineering will educate engineers and safety, health and environmental professionals across industries in the best practices to prevent expansive disasters like the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and Upper Big Branch Mine explosion in West Virginia.
Nearly 30 high school students with complementary backgrounds in arts, computer science and business have come together this summer as part of Florida Atlantic University’s Engineering Scholar Program in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Students are working in teams of three to develop gaming and social networking applications on Google’s Android mobile phones. Android is the latest new mobile phone that is built on open source principles, enabling students to leverage the work of others to build their own sophisticated applications.
It was a wake-up call. In 2002, a national newspaper listing of “All-American Cities” ranked Laredo, Texas, dead last in literacy.Not only was this revelation stunning, but to Laredo’s community leaders, the low literacy rate was unacceptable.
Regardless of race, fewer people see a kidney specialist before starting dialysis if they live in predominantly black communities, reports a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The results highlight the importance of understanding why patients in predominantly black areas are less likely to receive kidney-related care while their kidney function is clearly declining.
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