What’s happening at Augusta University next week? Story ideas for Oct. 26-30

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Next week at Augusta University, get advice on how to keep your family safe and healthy while participating in Halloween activities, and the National Nuclear Security Administration of the Department of Energy awards a grant to promote nuclear science education at Augusta University. Below are a few of the news stories to consider next week at Augusta University.

Trick-or-treating in a pandemic? Expert available to share advice to keep kids safe

The COVID-19 pandemic has spooked Halloween, leaving many parents and kids wondering if the holiday will be one of the many events altered by the coronavirus. Schedule an interview with Dr. Rodger MacArthur, an infectious disease physician at the Medical College of Georgia and Augusta University Health, for tips to help your little goblins have fun and stay healthy.

Department of Energy funding will support nuclear science students

Augusta University has received an additional grant from the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) of the Department of Energy to support scholarships for students interested in nuclear science. The grant is designed to support regional workforce development related to long-term missions at the Savannah River Site. Augusta University plans to use this funding, which will carry a yearly budget of $146,219, to engage students early in their college experience to pursue degree tracks that are supportive of NNSA long-term workforce needs. Speak with Dr. Joseph Newton, principal investigator for the grant and director of nuclear science in the Department of Chemistry and Physics at Augusta University, to learn more about the grant’s educational impact at the university.

AU Police Department joins the Pink Patch Project for breast cancer awareness

The Augusta University Police Department is supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month by joining the #PinkPatchProject, a fundraiser to sell police patch stickers in pink. Each sticker is $5 and all profits will benefit the Georgia Cancer Center. Speak with AU Police Department’s Capt. Courtland Hooper to see how the university’s police officers are using the fundraiser to shed light on one of America’s most common cancers among women.

Photo, video and interview opportunities are available for these story ideas. Call 706-522-3023 to schedule an interview on any of these topics. Also, check out the Augusta University Expert Center to view a complete list of our experts ready to provide timely, informative interviews on topics ranging from cybersecurity to business.

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Danielle Harris is Senior Media Relations Coordinator at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-7511 or deharris1@augusta.edu.

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