News Briefs for April 26, 2019
News reports from Loma Linda University, Southern Adventist University, Andrews University and Washington, D.C.
On the 25th of April, Loma Linda University Transplant Institute staff posed with former patients for a picture to celebrate April’s #DonateLifeMonth. According to a Loma Linda University Health Facebook post, the Transplant Institute transplanted 233 organs in 2018. The institute transplants everything from lungs to livers.
For more on how to become a living donor, visit news.llu.edu/transplant.
Southern Adventist University students in associate professor Giselle Hasel’s drawing courses are creating paintings for children at Bangla Hope, an Adventist orphanage in Bangladesh.
Each student gets a picture of one of the children at Bangla Hope and creates a picture of the child which is framed and personally delivered. The paintings are seen as a way to both improve artistic skills and do international ministry.
The Andrews University Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry hosted a lecture by Nobel Prize winner Sir J. Fraser Stoddart on April 18. Stoddart spoke on Engines Through the Ages, a topic which an Andrews news story said was “designed to take a general public audience on a journey from steam engines to molecular machines.”
Stoddart is professor of chemistry at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016. He won the prize “for the design and synthesis of molecular machines” with fellow molecular machinists, Jean-Pierre Sauvage, of the University of Strasbourg in France, and Bernard L. Feringa, of the University of Groningen, in the Netherlands.
Buzzfeed News reported that US Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is supporting a Trump administration policy proposal to evict undocumented family members of American citizens and documented immigrants from public housing.
“Thanks to @realDonaldTrump‘s leadership, we are putting America’s most vulnerable first. Our nation faces affordable housing challenges and hundreds of thousands of citizens are waiting for many years on waitlists to get housing assistance,” said Carson, an Adventist former neurosurgeon in a tweet last week.