Akebia Therapeutics Launches AkebiaShares, a Peer-to-Peer Educational Program Series for the Renal Community

Akebia Therapeutics | June 22, 2020

Akebia Therapeutics®, Inc. (Nasdaq: AKBA), a biopharmaceutical company with the purpose to better the lives of people impacted by kidney disease, today announced the launch of AkebiaShares, a peer-to-peer educational program series for the kidney community to virtually connect and to support one another and patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through virtual discussions and events, AkebiaShares aims to bring together kidney professionals who can share information and best practices on topics related to providing continuous care to patients. The first AkebiaShares educational session is a virtual panel discussion for kidney professionals about CKD patient care in the COVID-19 environment. The virtual panel discussion will take place on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. ET. The discussion will be moderated by Richard J. Lund, M.D., a nephrologist at Omaha Nephrology, P.C. and Jessianna Saville, MS, RDN, CSR, LD, CLT, a renal dietitian and founder of The Kidney RD. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a significant public health challenge. The panel participants will share their experiences and discuss the evolving ways kidney patient care teams engage with and support patients since COVID-19 has emerged. Specifically, the participants plan to cover mitigation strategies for reducing transmission of COVID-19 between patients and providers, telehealth best practices and interest among patients in home therapies modalities.

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Dunwoody College of Technology Introduces New High-Performance Cloud Lab

Dunwoody College of Technology | May 13, 2022

Dunwoody College of Technology, a private, non-profit institution and pioneer in technical education, today announces the addition of a new high-performance cloud lab that will give students the ability to learn in a cloud environment that matches what they will find in the real-world. As more and more businesses move to "The Cloud," the skilled professionals who can build, maintain, secure, and optimize that technology are becoming an essential part of keeping data safe and the industry moving forward. Training people to respond to those challenges is the purpose behind this next-generation Cloud Lab coming online at the College. "The lab was originally based on existing workloads in other Computer Technology department classes, The system was designed to replace existing, slow, individually managed servers while being future growth-oriented. We realized that this could easily support other classes and departments, so it was developed with scalability in mind. The lab reflects what industry uses for software and hardware: a centrally managed server environment using vSphere with solid-state storage, Epyc Gen3 processors, and fiber-connected redundant datacenter-grade switches that are available on the Internet so students can use them anytime and anywhere." -Curt Gabrielson, Associate Professor, Dunwoody College of Technology. Dunwoody's unique Cloud Lab isn't confined to a simulation but is a working, state-of-the-moment, closet-sized, cloud server environment. The new Cloud Lab will be used in several of the Computer Technology and School of Engineering programs, including Computer Networking Systems, Cloud Engineering Technology, and Software Engineering. It also allows students to work on-site or remotely in the same virtual space. The students can use the lab to create virtual environments, just as they would in the real world while giving them an opportunity to test and defend those environments against cyber-attacks. Building the Lab Building a fully-functioning cloud server environment on the Dunwoody campus was a project developed, designed, and managed by Gabrielson. Computer Networking Systems students were tasked with the creation of the server; students Oliver Lee, Ryan Koschak, and Esteban Lopez proved to be instrumental in building out the new lab. Building the actual physical rack of servers, hooking up the cables, and installing the drives utilizes many of the skills and training the students have learned in their Computer Technology courses. Computer Technology Done Differently Dunwoody's Computer Technology programs are for students who are interested in how IT works: the learners who like to tinker with hardware or live to code and who are looking for training on the software, systems, equipment, and programming languages being used in the industry. The Computer Networking Systems, Cloud Engineering Technology, and Software Engineering programs provide training in three main areas: computer networking, web development, and cloud technology. All three degree tracks directly transfer into a bachelor's completion option in Computer Science. The Computer Networking Systems degree also transfers directly into a bachelor's completion option in Cybersecurity. About Dunwoody College of Technology Founded in 1914, Dunwoody College of Technology is the only private, not-for-profit technical college in the Upper Midwest. Having provided hands-on, applied technical education to more than 250,000 individuals, Dunwoody is the college for experimenters and makers, a place where the curious and the confident learn by doing. Located in Minneapolis, Dunwoody offers a unique campus experience in dedicated labs, studios, and shops that treats students like future professionals from day one. With certificates, associate's, and bachelor's degrees in more than 46 majors – including engineering, robotics, design and other STEM-related fields – Dunwoody challenges students to come determined and graduate destined.

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Edmonton Public Library expands program helping homeless

Gale | June 13, 2018

The Edmonton Public Library’s outreach program, which focuses on supporting the city’s homeless population, is expanding to five more libraries. The program, which partners with Boyle Street Community Services, was launched in 2011 in response to the growing number of people seeking refuge at the downtown Stanley Milner branch. Jared Tkachuk, an outreach worker, explains that the library offers a save and comfortable environment where homeless people can get connected with resources such as housing, addiction treatment, medical care, and jobs. The province funded the program for the first three years of operations. Then the library stepped in to cover costs when funding ran out.

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IBEForuM Hosts QATAR DIGITAL LEARNING SUMMIT (Virtual) to Focus on the Key challenges of the Education Sector

IBEForuM | April 29, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has just accelerated the growth of e-learning. This virtual conference is designed to bring together the digital learning solution providers from all over the globe that will cater to Qatar’s National Vision 2030 of modernizing and digitalizing the education sector and solve the challenges of digital learning. Our extensive research with authoritative input from the key industry figures will provide an up-to-the-minute overview of the crucial issues faced by the various educational institutions and organizations on how to maximize e-learning for a sustainable future. This virtual Summit will bring together the key stakeholders and innovators of the digital learning industry for the betterment of the education sector. You can network with other e-learning professionals and gain the latest insights from the industry leaders featuring high-profile case studies and have an interactive discussions. The decision-makers in this strategic virtual Summit are the Deputy Minister, Ministers, Chairmans, CEO, Director General, Deputy Director General Professor, Teacher, Lecturer, Principal/Dean, Education Technology Heads, etc. from Schools, Colleges, Universities, Higher Education Academies, Government and Semi-Government Entities. We also have on board speakers from – Qatar Foundation Ministry of Education, Qatar Qatar Academy Qatar University Qatar Medical Students Association edX to name a few. Some of our Key Sponsors are - Microsoft (Gold Sponsor) Ensof (Gold Sponsor) KaiT (Gold Sponsor) Lexima (Gold Sponsor) Intelliboard (Silver Sponsor) Kestone – (Virtual Event Sponsor) For more details, please visit https://www.qatarsummits.com/ Contact: Arif Ulla Director | Product Development IBEForuM +91 80 5006 0064, +91 984 511 3293, +1 347 474 1886 Event Host – IBEForuM (International Business and Economic Forum) https://www.ibeforum.com/

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Atlanta Public Schools Select Discovery Education to Support Learning Online, in the Classroom or Wherever It is Taking Place

Discovery Education | August 21, 2020

Silver Spring, Md. (Friday, August 21, 2020) Georgia’s Atlanta Public Schools has selected Discovery Education to support the creation of more equitable learning experiences online, in the classroom, or wherever instruction is taking place in the coming school year. Through this new partnership, educators across the district will have access to Discovery Education Experience, a suite of new K-12 digital resources that they may leverage as they create high-quality learning opportunities for their students. Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms worldwide.

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