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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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Metro Exodus Comes To PS5, Xbox Series X As A Free Upgrade Next Year

Developer 4A Games has announced that its latest post-apocalyptic first-person shooter, Metro Exodus, will make its way to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S / Series X next year. An exact release date was not confirmed, but the studio clarified that it will be a free upgrade.

4A Games didn’t share specific enhancements Metro Exodus will receive once it launches on next-gen hardware, but players can expect the usual slate of improvements: smoother frame rates, faster load times, increased resolution and performance, and ray tracing capabilities. While the studio didn’t clarify how players can upgrade their copy of Metro Exodus, 4A Games did note that the upgrade process will be free for both digital and physical owners.

This year marks 10 years since the launch of Metro 2033, 4A Games’ first title and the beginning of the Metro franchise. In celebrating the 10-year anniversary, the studio outlined its upcoming plans

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New Seattle Metro Chamber CEO; Salesforce’s data chief joins Microsoft; and more

— The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce announced Rachel Smith as the business association’s new CEO. She starts in January.

a woman wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: Rachel Smith. (Seattle Metro Chamber Photo)

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Rachel Smith. (Seattle Metro Chamber Photo)

“The jobs, prosperity, and community solutions that our region’s employers bring are more important than ever as we focus on post-pandemic economic recovery,” said Smith.


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Smith is currently King County’s deputy executive and chief of staff for King County Executive Dow Constantine. Following Smith’s appointment, Constantine named April Putney as his new chief of staff.

Prior to joining the King County administration, Smith was the government and community relations officer for Sound Transit and Climate Action Now coordinator for City of Seattle.

Smith succeeds Marilyn Strickland, former mayor of Tacoma, who stepped down in January to run for Congress. Strickland won Washington’s 10th Congressional District seat in November.

— Microsoft hired Hernán Asorey as corporate vice president and

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These Metro Nashville schools will receive grants from Dell for science, math, arts programs

One of Nashville’s largest technology companies will award more than $10,000 in grants to three Metro Nashville public schools, the company said Tuesday.

Clouds are reflected in the glass front entrance at Dell Technologies' One Dell Parkway campus in Nashville on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

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Clouds are reflected in the glass front entrance at Dell Technologies’ One Dell Parkway campus in Nashville on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

The grants will go to classes at Antioch Middle School, H.G. Hill Middle School and Jere Baxter Middle School to support creative ways to teach science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM). 


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“We thank Dell for this generous grant that supports our teachers and students at such a critical time,”Adrienne Battle, MNPS director of schools, said in a statement. “I’m proud of the innovative ways in which our teachers are working to engage and inspire our students, and I congratulate this year’s winners … MNPS’ STEAM education is enhanced by the support of strong partners like

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New evidence for geologically recent earthquakes near Portland, Oregon metro area — ScienceDaily

A paleoseismic trench dug across the Gales Creek fault, located about 35 kilometers (roughly 22 miles) west of Portland, Oregon, documents evidence for three surface-rupturing earthquakes that took place about 8,800, 4,200 and 1,000 years ago.

The findings, published in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, suggest that earthquakes occur about every 4,000 years on the fault. If the full 73-kilometer (45 miles) fault were to rupture, the result could be a magnitude 7.1 to 7.4 earthquake that would pose significant seismic hazard to the Portland metro area, according to Alison Horst and her colleagues.

By comparison, the 1993 Scotts Mills earthquake about 50 kilometers (31 miles) south of Portland was a magnitude 5.7 earthquake, and caused damages totaling about $30 million, the researchers noted.

The region is part of the seismically active Cascadia subduction zone, where the Juan de Fuca tectonic plate bends beneath the North

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Center For Advanced Manufacturing And Emerging Technologies Groundbreaking Ceremony Held At North Metro Campus

Community leaders gathered with Chattahoochee Technical College staff and faculty for a groundbreaking ceremony held Thursday, Oct. 15, at the North Metro Campus for the college’s $8,905,000 Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Emerging Technologies.

Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Commissioner Greg Dozier and Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce Chair Josh Brock served as two of the featured speakers at this event. Also delivering remarks were Chattahoochee Tech Board of Directors Former Chair Jim Hawk and Chattahoochee Tech Foundation Board of Trustees Chair Mark Goddard, along with Scott Gordon, of Clark Patterson Lee, and Tom Gay, of Gay Construction. Representing the college in the groundbreaking ceremony was Chattahoochee Tech President Dr. Ron Newcomb.

“Local industries have an increasing need for a trained workforce in advanced manufacturing technologies,” said Dr. Ron Newcomb. “This facility will be dedicated to advanced manufacturing training, and will allow us to answer employer needs within our community.”

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