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Grants to help UTSA Libraries, museum reinforce technology, digital access in pandemic

SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 — The U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission have awarded the UTSA Libraries and the Institute of Texan Cultures nearly $150,000 in grant funding in support of virtual learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The grants will increase technology access for students, will help in the development of a digital literacy toolkit and will create a virtual, interactive museum exhibit.

More specifically:

  • TSLAC CARES grant provided $49,991 in COVID-19 relief funds to purchase 31 additional laptops for student borrowers for semester-long checkouts.
  • TSLAC Special Projects grant provided $72,777 to develop an open access digital literacy toolkit to teach essential digital skills to freshmen students and the general public.
  • TSLAC TexTreasures grant program provided $24,146 to create a digital exhibit of the sharecropper cabin currently on display in the African American exhibit area at the UTSA Institute of
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Solex Energy Science to tackle energy challenges of tomorrow, today

New heat transfer technology company leverages bulk solids expertise to support development in the renewable energy sector

CALGARY, AB, Sept. 24, 2020 /CNW/ – Evolving needs from renewable energy solutions are sparking a new Canadian-based company to provide a unique spin on a well-proven industrial technology solution.

Officially unveiled today, Solex Energy Science Inc. is focused on applying the science of bulk solids heat transfer to emerging challenges associated with sustainable initiatives such as solar power, waste heat recovery and carbon capture.

“We are tackling new challenges around renewable energy head-on by applying our deep expertise in advanced thermal modelling of bulk solids heat transfer with an extensive knowledge of bulk solids’ properties and flow characteristics,” says Neville Jordison, Chief Executive Officer of Solex Energy Science, which is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

The core technology behind Solex Energy Science involves indirect heat transfer with a bulk

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Pac-12 CEOs plan to vote today on 2020 football season

Later today, the Pac-12 presidents and chancellors will cast the most significant vote since conference expansion.

We learned long ago not to assume anything when the CEOs convene for a decision on athletics, much less two decisions.

Really, this is a two-for-one gathering.

Will they play football in 2020?

And if so, when will they start?

Do the teams move together on Nov. 7, or will a few open on Halloween?

Because of lingering issues with health restrictions in California and Oregon — despite what those governors said last week — the situation isn’t as clean as the presidents would prefer. Contingencies might be required.

But that matter is secondary to the fundamental decision of whether the Pac-12 should play.

In our view, the answer is clear.

The conference should restart the season as soon as possible even though many of the schools have told students the classrooms aren’t safe.

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You Can Buy A 5G Smartphone For Under $500, Today

Amazon has the Samsung Galaxy A71 5G unlocked, for only $499. Perhaps making this the cheapest 5G smartphone that you aren’t buying from a carrier. That’s pretty impressive, and it’s only $100 off.

The Galaxy A71 is a really great smartphone to pick up. It’s a premium mid-range smartphone from Samsung with 5G support for both mmWave and Sub-6. Meaning that it is going to support all the 5G networks in the US. Including Verizon.

With 5G, your phone now delivers mind-boggling speeds, superior connections and nearly undetectable lag times.

Shoot professional-grade photos and videos with A71 5G’s quad lens camera. Shoot epic landscapes, dramatic portraits, and super clear and steady videos. With the 64MP main lens, you’ll capture all the beautiful details just as you see them.

See your entertainment in exquisite clarity and dramatic contrast on this massive 6.7″ Super AMOLED+ Infinity Display.

It’ll last all day long

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