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MIRAMAR, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ross University School of Medicine (Ross) has appointed William Owen, MD, as dean and chancellor. Dr. Owen replaces retiring dean Joseph A. Flaherty, M.D., who joined Ross six years ago from the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine where he served as dean. We are pleased to bring a leader of Dr. Owen’s caliber to Ross,” said Lisa Wardell, chief executive officer of DeVry Education Group.
Mizzou Researchers To Study Bullying.  With a $4.1 million grant to research bullying, researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia (Mizzou) may be better equipped to help principals battle the age-old scourge of schools. The grant is controversial because some scholars believe that some anti-bullying programs actually can go too far. “Bullying was undeniably a problem that needed to be brought out of obscurity, but the issue has arguably now gotten too much attention,” Christopher Ferguson, an associate professor of psychology at Stetson University in Florida, wrote.
Jan. 20 is the deadline for entries to be submitted for “2017 Black History Month” art and essay contests open to students in kindergarten through grade 12 in Florida. Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott recently extended the invitation to participate. Three students will each earn a four-year Florida College Plan scholarship based on the results of the contests. 
Prince’s Trust International (PTI) is a youth charity established in Barbados. It aims to help disadvantaged young people on the Caribbean island gain skills to advance education, training or employment. The trust, formally launched in Nov. 2015 in Malta by its president, Charles, the prince of Wales, has partnered with the Royal Barbados Police to deliver a “Team” international development program and, with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, for the first pilots of the “Get Into” employability program on the island.
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