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Monthly Archives: June 2020

SOCIAL SECURITY IN PLAIN LANGUAGE

By Lizna Odhwani Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Virginia Some of the terms and acronyms people use when they talk about Social Security can be a little confusing.  We’re here to help you understand all you need to know.  We strive to explain your benefits

HELPING GROW, DIVERSIFY STEM EDUCATORS

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced an initiative intended to increase the number of secondary teachers in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)field. Northam made the announcement Monday, Feb. 10, at Norfolk State University. Gov. Northam is proposing to invest $1 million to increase pathways

A REDESIGNED RETIREMENT BENEFITS PORTAL THAT WORKS FOR YOU

By Lizna Odhwani Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Virginia We are excited to tell you about our redesigned retirement benefits portal at www.ssa.gov/benefits/retirement.  Keeping you informed about our products and services, and helping you prepare for making decisions that will affect your benefits is very important

Quicker COVID-19 test: $200K grant could help Jackson State University identify killer virus very fast with optical detection

(JACKSON, Miss.) — The National Science Foundation has awarded JSU’s Department of Chemistry, Physics and Atmospheric Sciences a $200,000 Rapid Response Research (RAPID) grant to develop a fast, sensitive and simple “optical technique” to detect COVID-19. Jackson State University professor Dr. Paresh Chandra Ray said a

At virtual boot camp, Jackson State University spokeswoman presents case study on real active-shooter situation

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Maxine Greenleaf, executive director for JSU’s Department of Communications and Marketing, recently shared at a virtual boot camp with other higher-education professionals her institution’s measured response after an active-shooter event led to a brief shutdown of the HBCU campus late last year.

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