Ruth Benson, pioneering leader of state’s Education Department, dies at 91

A lifelong educator with an insatiable sense of curiosity, Ruth Evelyn (Larsen Randall) Benson delighted in connecting with students.

Benson reached the pinnacle of her profession when she broke new ground as Minnesota’s first female commissioner of education from 1983 to 1990.

But along the way, it was the special connection between teacher and student that perhaps resonated the most, said her daughter, Diane Randall of Washington, D.C.

“She believed teaching is a noble profession, that teaching could make the world a better place,” her daughter said.

Benson, of Apple Valley, died Sept. 10 after a brief hospitalization. She was 91.

Born March 4, 1929, on a farm in Underwood, Iowa, she became an elementary school teacher in Iowa and Nebraska, rising to principal and administrator of Omaha Public Schools beginning in 1967.

Her daughter said she was drawn to teaching, “because she relished learning, the human interaction between teachers

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Orthopaedic Research UK and Embryo Ventures Launch Novara Therapeutics to Accelerate Commercialisation of Pioneering Medical Technology

Joint Venture Company Novara Therapeutics is set to advance diagnosis and treatment of bone fractures through a patented bone-targeting contrast agent.

Orthopaedic Research UK (ORUK) and Embryo Ventures (Embryo) announce the formation of Novara Therapeutics, a joint venture company, to commercialise a patented bone-targeting contrast agent. Novara Therapeutics will focus on pre-clinical development of the proprietary imaging and therapeutic technology to advance diagnosis and treatment of bone disease in patients.

Osteoporosis is the most common bone disease, affecting over 200 million people worldwide1. The condition is characterised by a progressive reduction in bone mass and strength that results in more than 8.9 million osteoporotic fracture annually1. With one in three women and one in five men aged over 50 years experiencing an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime, the condition poses a major public health challenge that is expected to increase markedly as the world’s ageing population

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University of New Haven Opens Pioneering Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation

During the virtual unveiling of the University’s Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation, the University community celebrated the creation of the cutting-edge facility in the heart of campus and the myriad learning experiences it will cultivate for students of all disciplines.

August 27, 2020

By Renee Chmiel, Office of Marketing and Communications

The Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation
The Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation.

Tiara Starks ’22 is looking forward to the many opportunities she will have in the University’s new Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation. A communication major minoring in business management, she is especially excited to work with the cutting-edge equipment in the high-tech communication studio and to collaborating with her business classmates in the building’s new “huddle rooms.”

“We’re really eager to work in this beautifully designed center with state-of-the-art equipment,” she said. “We’re also excited because it truly is a multidisciplinary space. The Center belongs to all

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Universal Display Corporation Announces Recipients of the 2020 UDC Innovative Research and Pioneering Technology Awards at IMID Korea

EWING, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Universal Display Corporation (Nasdaq: OLED), enabling energy-efficient displays and lighting with its UniversalPHOLED® technology and materials, announced today the recipients of the UDC Innovative Research Award in Organic Electronics & Display and the UDC Pioneering Technology Award in Organic Electronics & Display. These awards were announced at the 20th International Meeting of Information Display (IMID) conference, which is being streamed virtually August 25 to August 28, 2020 from Korea.

The 2020 UDC Award recipients are:

UDC Innovative Research Award in Organic Electronics & Display: Won Jae Chung, Kyung Hyung Lee, Mina Jung (Sungkyunkwan University, Korea), Kang Mun Lee (Kangwon National University, Korea), Ho Cheol Park, Min-Sik Eum (Doosan Solus, Korea), and Jun Yeob Lee (Sungkyunkwan University, Korea) for their paper “High External Quantum Efficiency (50%) and Long Lifetime (30,000 h) Deep Blue Organic Light-Emitting Diodes”.

UDC Pioneering Technology Award in Organic

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