Tag: africa

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As corn pest ravages crops in Africa, Virginia Tech program leads the charge

An invader destroying maize in Africa is hitting countries where drought and political instability have already caused hunger.


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Licensed ham radio operators will be traveling to remote areas of Africa

Africa is one of the biggest continents in the world and there are various countries in this beautiful continent.


Grant to send two Virginia Tech undergraduate students to study disease ecology in Africa

Two Virginia Tech undergraduates will conduct research on the ecology and evolution of infectious disease in northern Botswana.


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Mellon Seminar on Human Rights in Africa presents lecture by James J. Hentz

James J. Hentz will lecture at Washington and Lee University as part of the Mellon Seminar on Human Rights in Africa.


EMU students plan fundraising event to fund fight against Ebola with Nobel laureate Leymah Gbowee

After spending the summer watching nervously from afar as Ebola swept through her native Liberia, sophomore Winifred Gray-Johnson wanted to take action when she returned to EMU.


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NAACP chairman keynotes Washington and Lee Martin Luther King Jr. celebration

Her speech and all other events in the multi-day program, “Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” are open to the public at no charge.


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Overview of the Ebola epidemic at the Science Museum of Virginia

Dr. Brigette Gleason will present Overview of the Ebola Epidemic: Insights from the Field in Sierra Leone and Key Features of the Ebola Response in the US.


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The deadly politicization of Ebola

The Ebola story gets stranger every day as administration officials, the CDC, and Mr. Obama himself stretch logic and reason to the breaking point and beyond.


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State Corporation Commission warns against Ebola scams

Following the outbreak of Ebola in western Africa and its appearance in North America, the State Corporation Commission cautions investors to beware of investment schemes related to the disease.


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Bob Goodlatte: A common sense approach to Ebola

If you had never heard of Ebola before, chances are that you have now. Ebola, a serious and often fatal virus, has made its way to the United States; but that’s not a reason to panic.


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Warner, Kaine request information on Ebola readiness in Virginia hospitals

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are requesting information on what is being done to ensure Virginia hospitals and health professionals have the supplies, training and information they need to effectively identify and treat any patients who present symptoms of Ebola.


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Augusta Health prepares for Ebola

Augusta Health—working with the local Department of Health, government and emergency agencies; the Virginia Department of Health; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association—is preparing for the possibility of an individual in our community being identified as having the Ebola virus.


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Ebola: What we’re doing right

Based on the media reports on Ebola as it relates to the two people who have contracted the deadly virus inside the United States, you’d think that the government is bungling us into a pandemic, or worse.


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Forbes: Implement travel restrictions in response to Ebola

Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) issued the following statement in response to the death of the Ebola patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, and the subsequent infection of two healthcare workers within the United States.


Undergrad gets hands-on STEM teaching experience through NASA camp

Abby Pennington, a biology and education major at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, was exposed to a highly privileged educational experience and a highly deprived one – all in the summer before her senior year.


Pergola to speak at W&L on healing wisdom of Maasai people of Africa

Dr. Tanya Pergola, an author, inspirational speaker, community development orchestrator, healing safari guide, and yoga and meditation instructor, will speak at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater in Elrod Commons.


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Remarks of President Obama on military action with ISIL

My fellow Americans – tonight, I want to speak to you about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL.


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Tropical depression may develop in Atlantic this week

AccuWeather reports a robust tropical feature has emerged in the eastern Atlantic and could develop as the week progresses.


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Tropical wave may strengthen, become next named Atlantic storm

AccuWeather reports a new tropical wave has emerged off the African coast and could develop into an organized system by the end of the week and into the weekend.


UVA creates better way to detect causes of deadly childhood diarrhea

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have developed an important new diagnostic approach to determining the cause of diarrhea in the developing world, revealing a problem even more complex than previously appreciated.


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VCU leads research effort to improve access to AIDS drugs

A $4.4 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is giving Virginia Commonwealth University School of Engineering and collaborating research universities an opportunity to supply developing countries with affordable access to AIDS drugs.


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President Obama comments on economy, jobs

For the last 51 months, we have created jobs here in the United States — 9.4 million jobs in all. But we’re going to have to create more. And one of the best ways to do it is to boost American manufacturing and American exports.


NeuroRestorative Virginia gets new flag from solar company

A Shenandoah Valley-based zero-emission portable generator manufacturer recently donated a brand new flag to NeuroRestorative Virginia at Breezy Hill “just in time for Flag Day,” according to Scott French, one of SUNRNR’s principals.


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New mosquito-borne illness concerns pest management pros

A painful, mosquito-borne viral illness has surfaced across the United States, carried by recent travelers to the Caribbean where the virus is raging.


Gaye Adegbalola and Roddy Barnes: Neo-classic blues at WTA’s Gateway

Gaye Adegbalola embraces and redefines the classic style of the great blues divas of the 1920s and 30s – those often fiercely independent “wild women” who were unashamed to lay their souls bare and unafraid to give advice. Adegbalola invokes the spirit and addresses the lyrics & improvisational techniques of these classic blues women and brings history to life.