Loyola University New Orleans honors Orleans Parish judge, and more metro college news | Crescent City community news

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS: Judge Robin Pittman ‘91, J.D. ‘96,  is recipient of the 2020 Adjutor Hominum Award from the Alumni Association of Loyola University New Orleans. This award recognizes a Loyola graduate whose life exemplifies the values and philosophy of Jesuit education: moral character, service to humanity and unquestionable integrity. Pittman is a criminal court judge and former assistant district attorney in Orleans Parish. She spends much of her time out of chambers in the community, engaged in service to Loyola and visiting local schools to mentor young students. In lieu of a party to celebrate her accomplishment, Pittman has established a sociology scholarship to benefit high-achieving sociology majors with financial need. To contribute, visit giving.loyno.edu/adjutorhominum.

DELGADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE CYBERSECURITY TRAINING: A 4.5-month cybersecurity career training course begins Dec. 7 at Delgado Community College with support from the Capital One Foundation. Those who complete the program will receive credentials

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Ryder Honors Carriers for Service and Excellence; Announces New Award Category for Innovation and Technology

Ryder Honors Carriers for Service and Excellence; Announces New Award Category for Innovation and Technology


Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in supply chain, dedicated transportation, and commercial fleet management solutions, announces its top carrier selections for the 23rd Annual Ryder Carrier Quality Awards. The award recognizes U.S. and Canadian carriers for service quality and operational excellence based on a variety of metrics, including on-time performance, economic value, claims handling, customer service, technology applications, and innovation.

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At Ryder’s Transportation Management Center near Dallas, the logistics and transportation company manages thousands of top-quality carriers on behalf of its customers. (Photo: Business Wire)

Additionally, Ryder will add a new category to the awards program next year to recognize the most innovative carrier of the year.

“For many years, we’ve scored our carrier award winners based on overall service quality

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MCC Adds Computer Science Track to Honors Program

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Middlesex Community College strives to help students find their paths and reach their goals. In an effort to continue supporting student success, Middlesex is adding a Computer Science track to the college’s Commonwealth Honors Program (CHP). Participating in CHP nurtures students’ integrity, honesty, perseverance, academic achievement, intellectual curiosity and a collaborative spirit, while honing leadership, research and networking skills.

Binnur Ercem, MCC’s Director of the CHP and Professor of Sociology and Cultural Anthropology, worked with faculty from the Computer Science program to offer five seminars that are eligible for honors credit for students who qualify.

“This new and one-of-a-kind track is the first honors track in a STEM field,” Ercem said. “The track provides an opportunity for computer science majors to take honors courses and to graduate as honors scholars.”

Qualifying MCC students

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Houston Companies Awarded Top Honors at Premier Life Science Venture Capital Conference

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Life science investors, leaders and innovators from around the world gathered virtually to discuss the pandemic, medical technology and the future of the industry at the Texas Life Science Forum.

The forum, co-hosted by BioHouston and the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, is one of the premier life science venture capital conferences in the U.S. It featured pitches by 40 companies developing innovative solutions in medical devices, digital health, diagnostics, pharmaceuticals and therapeutics. The presenting companies — about half of which are Houston-based — have already raised more than $275 million in funding.

Starling Medical won the Michael E. DeBakey Memorial Life Science Award, established by BioHouston in honor of the groundbreaking Houston cardiovascular surgeon. The Houston digital health device company is revolutionizing severe bladder dysfunction management with artificial intelligence.

Ten other entries were chosen by investors as the Rice Alliance Most Promising Life Science Companies,

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Trump honors America’s veterans at first event since election called

This is a rush transcript from “Special Report” November 11, 2020. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

BRET BAIER, FOX NEWS ANCHOR: Good evening. Welcome to Washington. I’m Bret Baier.

Breaking tonight, as his legal challenges continue in several states contesting election results, President Trump attended a Veterans Day ceremony today. The president didn’t talk to reporters but continued his Twitter offensive against the media and politicians who are not supporting his challenge to the election results. 

That effort includes a new voter fraud lawsuit in Michigan tonight. Chief White House correspondent John Robert starts us off live from the North Lawn. Good evening, John.

JOHN ROBERTS, FOX NEWS CHANNEL CHIEF WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: Bret, good evening. More than a week after the election, President Trump still has not found a path to turnaround the vote count, but sources tell Fox News he

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Nuclear Science Week Honors Nuclear Science, Technology, Engineering

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In recognition of Nuclear Science Week (NSW) on Oct. 19-23, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) reflects on more than half a century of advancing nuclear science for the nation’s energy, environment, and security frontiers.

“Our scientists and engineers create new frontiers of nuclear science, continuing our nuclear heritage, to tackle bold challenges across a diverse portfolio,” said Chris Deeney, chief science and technology officer for the PNNL National Security Directorate and fellow in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Nuclear and Plasma Society.

NSW is a week-long celebration held the third week of October to recognize nuclear science technology, research collaborations, and careers around the world. PNNL is joining in the festivities by sharing its nuclear science, technology, and engineering on its social media channels and participating in the Nuclear Tech Connect event, Oct. 21-22.

“This is an exciting opportunity to share the impactful

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