Tufts University Unveils Plans for New Medical Research Laboratory to Focus on Tuberculosis

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Tufts University on May 16 announced that it will seek approval from the Boston Public Health Commission to build a 1,700 square foot biosafety level 3 research laboratory within its School of Medicine’s existing Biomedical Research and Public Health Building at 136 Harrison Avenue. The Arnold 8 Biosafety Laboratory will enable Tufts researchers to find new ways to detect, prevent and treat serious infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, for which treatments exist but for which new therapeutics are needed. Continue reading

Boston Vocational High School Students Receive Hands-On Electric Vehicle Experience

On Thursday, April 26, 2012, fifty 11th and 12th grade students enrolled inMadisonParkTechnicalVocationalHigh School’s Electric and Automotive program participated in an event focused on the subject of Electric Vehicles. The students learned more about the science behind these increasingly popular cars, as well as about the role that renewable energy will play in vehicle technology of the future and what that means for the City of Boston. Continue reading

Josiah Quincy Elementary Principal Wins Pirandello Lyceum Award

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Josiah Quincy Elementary School Principal Simon Siu-Wah Ho has been awarded the President’s Award from the Pirandello Lyceum, an educational institute aimed at encouraging a greater understanding and appreciation of Italian culture among all people. Principal Ho is one of eight I Migliori in Mens et Gesta (The Best in Mind and Deeds) Award winners in 2012 and the first Chinese American to receive the award. Principal Ho is a native of Hong Kong, China, where he completed his secondary education. Simon moved to Italy where he would live and study for four years. There, he learned the language and … Continue reading