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ATLANTIC CAPE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (N.J.) has received a $480,000 grant from the New Jersey Department of Labor to upgrade the skills of area casino workers. The grant will provide training programs in culinary arts, computer skills, office supervision andmanagement and customer service.

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY has received a $3 MILLION biofuels grant from the National Science Foundation to train the next generation of scientists, who will be essential to the growth of the biofuels industry. The funds will provide interdisciplinary training for doctoral students in the field.

FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY has received a $14 MILLION grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to enhance its infrastructure and conduct research in its College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters has received a $10,000 gift from the Florida Society for Middle East Studies to support a research program for faculty members focused on Middle East studies and national security.

GANNON UNIVERSITY (Pa.) has received a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support 20 students per year in their educational pursuits in the sciences. The grant, titled “Scholars of Excellence in Engineering and Computer Science,”will offer scholarship aid to undergraduate students in six majors in its School of Engineering and Computer Science. It is the first time Gannon has received funding fromthe NSF.

GUILFORD TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (N.C.) has received a $240,000 grant from Duke Energy to bolster programs that support the fast-growing aviation industry in the area. Specifically, the grant will help establish a training program for avionics technicians.

LANGSTON UNIVERSITY (Okla.) has received more than $85,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for disadvantaged students. The grant will be used for scholarships this fall for disadvantaged students in the School of Physical Therapy and the School of Nursing.

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY has received a $490,000 National Science Foundation grant to promote women in the sciences. The funds will support the university’s campuswide initiative to promote the participation of women andminorities in the sciences.

The UNIVERSITY OF IOWA has received a $458,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services for medical research. With these funds researchers at UI will study vascular function and aging.



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