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Taylor & Francis Announces Environmental Sciences Call for Papers as a Call to Action to Save the Planet

Editors, News Directors, University Relations,

The following news announcement, issued by Taylor & Francis, is specific to faculty and students in your Environmental Sciences Department or program. It details a call for submissions for academic papers within this and related disciplines. As one of the top five academic publishers in the world, in operation since 1734, we’re prepared to move into an exciting new era with a fresh and diverse roster of scholars and investigators seeking to make a positive impact on their communities, regions, nations, and the planet through rigorous peer-reviewed scholarship. Early career researchers and scholars are strongly encouraged to submit their research. Please publish, forward, or cascade as appropriate to inform your students, deans, faculty, and library staff.

Thank you.

Taylor & Francis Corporate Communications Team


Taylor & Francis (T&F) today announced an ongoing Call for Papers in Environmental Sciences as a call to action for critical scientific research from authors to save the planet.

“Taylor & Francis is distinguished in the scholarly publishing industry by partnering with researchers to accelerate and apply their knowledge to improve humanity and human progress,” said Liz Marchant, Global Portfolio Director, Life, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Taylor & Francis. “We invite authors and experts, including early-career researchers, to publish in the T&F Environmental Sciences Journals Portfolio, propelling their research to a global audience and contributing to scientific breakthroughs.”

Meteorologist Douglas Hilderbrand, with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service, who has published in the Taylor & Francis Environmental Sciences Portfolio, said: “Having my article, Building a Weather-Ready Nation One Ambassador at a Time, published by Taylor & Francis was a top career accomplishment – something I am very proud of. The process of getting ideas into print seemed daunting at first, but the T&F Editors eased my fears with their personalized guidance and collaboration along the way.”

To optimize exposure and reach, researchers are encouraged to publish open access, where articles typically receive 95 percent more citations and more than seven times the downloads compared to articles not published open, according to industry data.

The Environmental Sciences Portfolio at Taylor & Francis was established in the 1990s. The portfolio has more than 2,300 books, over 120 journals, and 144,000 peer-reviewed articles and a worldwide following of faculty, students, researchers, and professionals.

T&F publishes a broad range of topics in this subject area, including environmental policy, bioremediation, environmental communications, environmental technology, environmental management & planning, environmental health, environmental toxicology, soil, ecosystem services, and sustainability & development.

Key journals currently attracting attention include:

• Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology;
• Climate Policy;
• Human and Ecological Risk Assessment;
• International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology;
• Environmental Technology;
• Journal of Environmental Science and Health Part A – Toxic/Hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering;
• Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research; and
• Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association

For further information about the Environmental Sciences Call for Papers, click here. Taylor & Francis is a trusted partner for researchers throughout their career, providing a wide range of step-by-step information, services, and tools to support their publishing ambition, including articles and free webinars about open research, publishing ethics, maximizing impact factor, peer review, and much more. First-time and early -stage researchers are encouraged to respond. Click here for more details about the submission process.

Taylor & Francis is committed to ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion within its journal teams and decision-making processes. All applications will be treated as strictly confidential, and each will be judged on

its merits without bias for seniority of institutional affiliation. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (Including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or protected veteran status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics.

About Taylor & Francis 

Taylor & Francis supports diverse communities of experts, researchers and knowledge makers around the world to accelerate and maximize the impact of their work. We are a leader in our field, publish across all disciplines and have one of the largest Humanities and Social Sciences portfolios. Our expertise, built on an academic publishing heritage of over 200 years, advances trusted knowledge that fosters human progress.

Our 2,650 people, based in a global network of offices in 17 countries, use their skills and the latest technology to curate, validate and share impactful advanced, emergent and applied knowledge. Under the Taylor & Francis, Routledge and F1000 imprints we publish 2,700 journals, 8,000 new books each year and partner with more than 700 scholarly societies.

Taylor & Francis is proud to be a Global Certified Accessible™ publisher and our operations and all our print publications are certified CarbonNeutral®.

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Tanya M. Howard
Director, Communications, NA/U.S.
Taylor & Francis

Chegg Announces Inaugural Student Mental Health Week to Address Growing Student Anxiety in the Age of Covid and Beyond

Five non-profits join Chegg in creating a global movement to destigmatize students’ mental wellness


SANTA CLARA, Calif.– Chegg, Inc. (NYSE: CHGG), today announced that it has partnered with five esteemed non-profits to establish Student Mental Health Week from February 6 to February 12, 2023. The inaugural global initiative, which Chegg plans to run annually, seeks to destigmatize mental health among students, encourage young people to be intentional about looking after themselves, and inspire conversations around what policymakers, education institutions, the wider community, parents, and learners themselves can do to support student mental wellness.

The organizations involved include Born This Way Foundation, launched and led by Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, which supports youth mental health; the Jed Foundation (JED), which protects emotional wellbeing and prevents suicide for teens and young adults; the Inspiring Children Foundation, co-chaired by American singer-songwriter Jewel, which runs programs to nurture young people’s mental, emotional, and physical health; Young Invincibles, which leads advocacy efforts centered on improving the lives of young adults and increasing their access to mental health services; and the Varkey Foundation, which looks to improve the quality of education for every child by building the status of teachers around the world.

“We are proud to launch Student Mental Health Week, and hope to put this issue right at the top of the policy agenda,” said Dan Rosensweig, CEO and President of Chegg. “Students around the world face a perfect storm of different challenges – from learning in the aftermath of the pandemic, rising debt levels,[1] and now global economic uncertainty.[2] Through this campaign, we want to continue our commitment to holistically supporting students, so that they can make the most of their education, their relationships, and their ability to face the future with confidence.”

Activities kicking off during the week of February 6-12, 2023:

• Chegg, for the very first time, will bring together the mental health resources of these five collaboration partners, including simple tips to improve mental wellness, under a centralized online resource, and signpost the support available to its millions of students worldwide, via a new Student Mental Health Week website.

• Student Mental Health Week will encompass a variety of events, including social media live events, to help educate policymakers, educational institutions, and communities on the mental health challenges students now face.

○The Jed foundation will co-host a 30-minute Q&A on Instagram Live to discuss current mental health challenges among students, how they can reach out for help, how they can give help to a friend, and where they can go to get more support.

• Finalists of the $100,000 Global Student Prize will be asked to share how they look after their mental wellness, which resources they turn to for support, facts about student mental health in their country, and projects they are involved with on the ground.

• Finalists of the $1 million Global Teacher Prize will highlight how they have seen mental health impact their students, and offer advice to their fellow teachers on supporting young people’s mental wellness.

• Chegg plans to also work with students around the world to develop Call To Action initiatives to their respective governments and policymakers calling for more robust mental health support.

Stanford University women’s basketball star Cameron Brink, who is Chegg’s newest student athlete brand ambassador, has also stepped forward to join the campaign. She said, “Students today are under a lot of pressure, whether they are juggling their degree with work, family, or, like me, sports. That’s why I am proud to be partnering with Chegg to highlight the importance of student mental wellness.”

In November 2022, Chegg partnered with Calm to give Chegg Study Pack subscribers around the world free access to Calm Premium’s subscription service, which includes guided meditation for anxiety and stress, and music tracks to cultivate focus and relaxation.

Earlier this year, the Global Student Survey, covering 21 countries, showed that nearly one-third of students worldwide (32%) felt that their mental health had worsened since returning to campus after lockdown restrictions. The same survey revealed that 39% of students around the world with study-related debt or loans lose sleep over it, and a quarter (25%) feel so anxious over their study loan that they have sought medical help. A new ‘Student Behavior Study’, commissioned by Chegg’s Center For Digital Learning in partnership with Hanover Research, which polled more than 2,000 higher education students in the US, UK, and Canada, found that nearly three-quarters (74%) of students tend to feel anxious about their classes and schoolwork, and 68% do not get enough sleep. It also revealed that many students suffer from loneliness, with almost half (45%) struggling to meet new people or make friends.[3]

“Born This Way Foundation is thrilled to partner with Chegg for their Student Mental Health Week initiative, which brings light to the need for mental health support among youth everywhere,” said Maya Smith, Executive Director of Born This Way Foundation. “Through this initiative, we are proud to share and distribute the Be There Certificate across many platforms to provide young people with the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to safely and kindly support their peers who may be struggling with their mental health.”

“Now more than ever, it’s critical that students have opportunities and resources to develop mental health and wellness skills,” said Rebecca Benghiat, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Jed Foundation (JED). “We are proud to collaborate with Chegg to reach and support students with information and resources to manage their emotional health, support one another, and cope with challenges. By building and mobilizing communities of care, we can spark real change.”

Jewel, US singer-songwriter and co-Chair of the Inspiring Children Foundation, said, “Since the Covid pandemic, anxiety and depression have reached historical highs, with young people particularly affected. We are proud to join this important campaign, to encourage students to share the simple ways in which they nurture their mental health to become their best selves, and how their communities can help them get there.”

Kristin McGuire, Executive Director of Young Invincibles said, “We are excited to partner with Chegg to advance the conversation surrounding mental health and advocate for further resources and policies to support students. It is reassuring to witness mental health wellness finally receiving the attention it deserves, and we are determined to continue our efforts in shedding light on this issue. The Covid-19 pandemic adversely affected students’ mental health nationwide, and it is critical for young people to get quality, accessible mental health care, and support. We are prioritizing young adults’ demands for expanding mental health resources and will continue raising awareness with this inaugural Student Mental Health Week.”

Sunny Varkey, Founder of the Varkey Foundation, said, “Today’s students face the monumental task of solving some of humanity’s greatest challenges to build a better tomorrow, and it’s essential that we support their mental wellness. We look forward to working with our Global Teacher Prize community to help share their insights from the frontlines of education, and alert policymakers to the tools educators need to support their students’ mental health, as well as their own.” Global Student Prize 2022 winner Igor Klymenko, who recently moved to Canada from Ukraine, said, “Thank you to Chegg and all its partners for this important campaign. I am proud to be taking part in the very first Student Mental Health Week, and I look forward to connecting with other students to support each other and call attention to this issue. Attending university far away from home, sometimes I miss my family and friends and it can get me down. But whenever this happens, I pick up the phone to chat to a loved one, or I listen to music from my native Ukraine. I encourage others to reach out and connect with others if they are struggling with their mental health.”

Notes for Editors:

About Chegg

Millions of people all around the world Learn with Chegg. Our mission is to improve learning and learning outcomes by putting students first. We support life-long learners starting with their academic journey and extending into their careers. The Chegg platform provides products and services to support learners to help them better understand their academic course materials, and also provides personal and professional development skills training, to help them achieve their learning goals. Chegg is a publicly held company based in Santa Clara, California and trades on the NYSE under the symbol CHGG. For more information, visit

About is the impact, advocacy, and research arm of Chegg, Inc: addressing the issues facing the modern student. For more information, visit

About Born This Way Foundation

Born This Way Foundation, co-founded and led by Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, supports the mental health of young people and works with them to build a kinder and braver world. Through high-impact programming, youth-led conversations, and strategic, cross-sectoral partnerships, the Foundation aims to make kindness cool, validate the emotions of young people, and eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health. Learn how the Foundation encourages people to practice kindness towards themselves and their communities at and its storytelling platform Channel Kindness at

About The Jed Foundation (JED)

JED is a non-profit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. We’re partnering with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance misuse, and suicide prevention programs and systems. We’re equipping teens and young adults with the skills and knowledge to help themselves and each other. We’re encouraging community awareness, understanding, and action for young adult mental health.

Connect with JED: | Email | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube | LinkedIn

About Inspiring Children Foundation

For more than 20 years, Jewel’s Inspiring Children Foundation (ICF) has been transforming the lives of at-risk youth in Las Vegas through a whole human approach to physical, emotional and mental health. ICF serves 2,500 youth in-person and millions online. 95% of students in our Leadership Program have earned college scholarships for academics & athletics (tennis) to some of the best colleges in the US. 100% of our last graduating class self-reported a full remission in their depression and suicidal ideation symptoms. Parts of the program are now being duplicated in 22 cities by other non-profits. For more information, please visit

About Young Invincibles

Young Invincibles (YI) is a national advocacy organization with offices across the country, including California, Colorado, Texas, Illinois, and New York. YI champions young adults ages 18 to 34 by uplifting their voices and advocating in support of policies that advance young people at the state and federal level. YI informs their advocacy work with quantitative research on issues of higher education, health care, economic security, and civic engagement. For more information, please visit

About Varkey Foundation

The Varkey Foundation believes every child deserves a vibrant, stimulating learning environment that awakens and supports their full potential. The foundation believes nothing is more important to achieving this than the passion and quality of teachers. They support global teaching capacity and seed excellence and innovation in the next generation of educators. They also founded the Global Teacher Prize to shine a spotlight on the incredible work teachers do all over the world. For further details:




[4] Student Behaviour Study, commissioned by Chegg’s Center For Digital Learning in partnership with Hanover Research, July 2022



[3] Student Behaviour Study, commissioned by Chegg’s Center For Digital Learning in partnership with Hanover Research, July 2022

Sharpen Your Business and Entrepreneurial Skills and Win Prizes Playing a Video Game

Venture Valley 2023 Competitive Events Season Kicks Off

Los Angeles, CA  (Jan. 10, 2023) – The Venture Valley video game team is launching its 2023 competitive game tournament season with open tournaments starting January 16th and a collegiate cup starting in February.  Participants have the chance to win prizes and cash by playing this free (no in-app purchases or ads) fast-paced multiplayer business simulation on PC (via Steam) and mobile (iOS and Android) from Singleton Foundation for Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship.

Through in-person collegiate cup events and monthly online tournaments, Venture Valley competitors put their entrepreneurial skills to the test to create the most profitable companies and conquer business challenges.  The event schedule can be found on the  Venture Valley Events calendar.

Venture Valley is a fun way for you to be your own boss and to learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur,” said Shelley Miles, CEO of the Singleton Foundation for Financial & Entrepreneurship. “With these events, we are preparing players to use the business and entrepreneurial skills they learn while playing Venture Valley to be successful in the real world.”

Open Tournaments (January 16th – June, 2023)

This tournament series will take place in the Venture Valley Discord server in monthly rounds, with the contests finishing on the last Friday of each month at 5 PM PST.  Monthly 1st place prize winners will receive $2000; 2nd place will receive $1000; 3rd place receives 500; 4th – 8th will be awarded $100 each, and random awards of $50 will be gifted to up to 40 people during the event. Players can register in advance here.  Tournaments are accessible to anyone over the age of 16 in the U.S. or Canada. At the end of each quarter, the final four players from each of the previous three monthly tournaments will be invited to participate in a single elimination bracket where the prizing is $5000 for 1st; $2000 for 2nd;  $1000 for 3rd; and $500 for 4th.

Collegiate Cup

In February, the Venture Valley Collegiate Cup will be launched. These in-person events will be taking place at universities and colleges across the U.S., including Penn State, University of Arizona, University of Tampa, among others. These collegiate cups will start in the 1st quarter of 2023 and run throughout the year. Prizes will be the same as the open monthly online tournaments – 1st place prize winners will receive $2000; 2nd place will receive $1000; 3rd place receives 500; 4th – 8th will be awarded $100 each, and random awards of $50 will be gifted to up to 40 people during the event.

Venture Valley features both competitive esports-style multiplayer play and a single-player campaign with 35 unique missions, giving players both a fun outlet to compete with friends in positive ways and practice entrepreneurship and personal financial skills on their own. Budding entrepreneurs get to experience the highs and lows of being their own boss but need to keep in mind that along with success comes rivals.

In Venture Valley, entrepreneurs start small with a dog (or llama!) walking business and then, by expanding and investing in new ventures, grow their Valley influence to include mini-golf, pizza parlors, a hovercraft ride-sharing service, and more. Along the way, business owners learn real-world financial and business skills and terms. They also experience all of the challenges of being their own boss and learn that success breeds competition. Luckily, competitors can be kept in check by strategically creating a custom card deck of boost and adversity cards that can be slammed down during gameplay to bolster a businessperson’s enterprises or leave opponents scrambling.

More information on the Venture Valley game can be found at and through our social media channels:


About Venture Valley

Venture Valley is a free (no in-app purchases or ads) PC and mobile (iOS and Android) game. The game is a project of the Singleton Foundation for Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship, a nonprofit with the mission of making financial competence fun and engaging for everyone by using the power of entertainment to capture attention, create change, promote entrepreneurship, and to inspire individual achievement.


Susan Lusty | Venture Valley Game |

Lori Mezoff | Venture Valley Game |

Denny’s unveils the biggest Black Friday offer: A T-shirt worth $2,186 for only $5.99!

America’s Favorite Diner doubles down on deals with the launch of the Everyday Value Tee a shirt that gives guests a year’s worth of free breakfast

SPARTANBURG, S.C., Nov. 16, 2022 Denny’s, America’s Favorite Diner, is helping to simplify some of the toughest decisions – what to wear and what to eat – by dropping the hottest wearable of the year – the first T-shirt that doubles as a yearlong breakfast subscription for only $5.99.

The one-of-a-kind, value-inspired Everyday Value Tee is more than just a shirt – it’s a fashionable way to get an Everyday Value Slam FREE every single day, for a year! A $2,186 value for only $5.99, each shirt features a unique QR code sewn directly into the T-shirt design for easy in-restaurant redemptions.

Denny’s will only release 150 shirts across the nation, so Denny’s fans and deal seekers are encouraged to head to at midnight (12 a.m. EST/9 p.m. PST) on Nov. 24, or risk missing out.

The Everyday Value Slam is part of Denny’s All-Day Diner Deals value menu and one of the most beloved menu items. The meal includes two eggs and two bacon strips or sausage links, plus a choice of two buttermilk pancakes, one slice of French toast, or a biscuit and gravy.

“This year has been particularly tough on Americans’ wallets,” said Denny’s President John Dillon. “At Denny’s, we’re always looking for new ways to provide value for our diners while delighting them with delicious food, so creating an innovative, first-of-its-kind wearable offer to unveil on Black Friday was a natural decision for us. The wearable represents a fresh expression of our ongoing commitment to value, and we look forward to hearing what our fans think and seeing the shirts in our restaurants.”

Each unique QR code is valid through Dec. 31, 2023. One Everyday Value Tee offer per table, per day can be redeemed in Denny’s locations in 50 states. Dine-in only, offer is not valid with online orders.

For more information about Denny’s and the Everyday Value Tee please visit

About Denny’s Corp 
Denny’s is a Spartanburg, S.C.-based family dining restaurant that was founded nearly 70 years ago for one purpose: We love to feed people. That purpose has led us to become a restaurant brand that guests worldwide rely on for delicious value and craveable contemporary meals across breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night. Every day, we welcome guests to dine whenever and however they prefer, whether it’s at our brick-and-mortar locations, via Denny’s on Demand – the first delivery platform in the family dining segment, or at The Meltdown and The Burger Den, our two virtual restaurants. Our longstanding commitment to supporting our local communities is brought to life with our Mobile Relief Diner that delivers hot meals to our neighbors during times of disaster.

Denny’s is one of the largest franchised full-service restaurant brands in the world, based on number of restaurants. As of September 29, 2022, Denny’s had 1,613 franchised, licensed and company restaurants, which includes 153 restaurants in Canada, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Mexico, New Zealand, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

To learn more about Denny’s, please visit our brand website at or the brand’s social channels via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn or YouTube

Media Contact
Sara Soto
Brand Communications Specialist

Eligibility for CFA® Program Expanded to Juniors

New Way for Undergraduates to Springboard into Careers in Financial Services

Charlottesville, Virginia – 11/16/2022: As university students look to differentiate themselves in the hunt for a financial services internship or job, CFA Institute – the global association for investment professionals – has extended CFA Program candidate eligibility to include students with two years remaining in their undergraduate studies (typically junior year). This provides students who enroll in Level I with a clear signal to employers that they are committed to their career goals as they compete for their first role in financial services.

The CFA charter sets the standard as the most highly respected designation in the investment profession globally. Through the CFA Program, students gain knowledge developed by the world’s leading association of investment professionals. Enrolling in the CFA Program will offer candidates expanded opportunities for career advancement.

The change is effective immediately and applies to the May 2023 exam window for those atypical candidates who could graduate in or shortly before April 2024. Requirements to register for the Level II exam (students must have graduated before the exam date) and to ultimately earn the CFA charter remain unchanged, including the work-experience requirement.

Find out more about the CFA Program here.

For further information please contact


About CFA Institute

CFA Institute is the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials. The organization is a champion of ethical behavior in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. Our aim is to create an environment where investors’ interests come first, markets function at their best, and economics grow. There are more than 190,000 CFA charterholders worldwide in more than 160 markets. CFA Institute has nine offices worldwide and 160 local societies. For more information, visit or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter at @CFAInstitute.

2Market Information Inc. launches StudentVentureTM – the first and only directory and database of student startup competitions

ATLANTA, GA — Entrepreneurship among university students is booming like never before, and nowhere is that more evident than in the number of startup and business plan competitions taking place every single day on campuses across the country.

For entrepreneurship program managers and others involved in student-focused innovation at U.S. universities, keeping up is virtually impossible. Yet it’s critical for university entrepreneurship programs and their students to have this information available – to search for, plan for, and to enter the competitions that are right for their startups and inventions.

2Market Information Inc., which operates the Tech Transfer Central web portal ( and publishes the field’s leading publication Technology Transfer Tactics, has spent the last year developing the StudentVentureTM database and directory of business plan and startup competitions (, bringing hundreds of events together in one convenient, affordable resource.

“Rather than spending hours searching and compiling the available student pitching events yourself, we’ve done all the work for you – and you get not only complete online access to the database, but you also have the option to share the directory with all your student entrepreneurs under our site license subscription option,” says 2Market Information CEO and Publisher David Schwartz.

StudentVentureTM is a big time-saver for entrepreneurship offices, Schwartz adds, and it’s a way to easily and significantly expand support for entrepreneurial students.  “It’s a huge value-add for any entrepreneurship program, allowing your students to quickly and easily compare available competitions and plot their next move,” he says.

An individual subscription to StudentVentureTM costs just $249 for a full year of access, with the option for a site license that’s priced on a sliding scale based on the number of students included, with the lower price tiers allowing smaller schools to pay less.

Subscribers gain instant access to a comprehensive, searchable database of student competitions across the country, with filters that allow you to search and sort by event date, application deadline, state or region, keyword, and even by prize amount offered. Each competition entry includes a brief description, application deadlines, prize amounts, and a link to the competition website. The site is continually updated and refreshed.

Subscribers can also submit updates to their own competitions or add new events as they are scheduled, increasing visibility among potential applicants across the country.

Along with the directory listings, StudentVentureTM includes a valuable collection of how-to distance learning programs and articles that can be shared with student entrepreneurs, along with a resources page containing dozens of links to additional entrepreneurship education.

“The StudentVentureTM directory and database is a much-needed tool for busy entrepreneurship programs, which spend many hours of staff time searching for, compiling, and distributing available competitions to their students. This frees them up to focus on their own programs, while empowering their students to find the right launching pads for their innovative startups,” Schwartz says.

Complete information on StudentVentureTM is available at

About 2Market Information and Tech Transfer Central
StudentVenture is brought to you by Tech Transfer Central ( and its Atlanta-based parent company 2Market Information Inc., publisher of Technology Transfer Tactics and University-Industry Engagement Advisor. For more than 15 years we have been the leading independent company providing practical guidance and critical resources for technology transfer and intellectual property professionals, university entrepreneurship programs, and others deeply involved in research commercialization and university-based innovation activity.

David Schwartz
CEO and Publisher

Denny’s Drops a Hot New Set of Creator Meal Collabs

America’s Diner and three TikTok influencers teamed up on meals that can only be described as Fire

SPARTANBURG, S.C., October 26, 2022 – On the heels of the All Day Diner Deals value menu launch, today Denny’s announces the release of three tasty new eats developed in partnership with popular TikTok creators who have a passion for food, flavor and fresh experiences. The distinct and dynamic new menu items – available at locations nationwide for a limited time – are part of the brand’s newest Social Stars Influenced Menu, bursting with bold flavors and creative twists on sweet and savory pairings to excite the palate.

With a finger on the pulse of influencers who represent today’s diverse America, Denny’s continues to drive awareness and cultural relevance among a younger audience. The craveable new meals represent the fourth drop in Denny’s Social Stars Influenced Menu campaign which first launched in February 2022 and has featured menu items inspired by TikTok stars who each put their own personal spin on iconic menu items. Since its initial launch, 2.4 million meals have been sold from the curated menu.

Guests are encouraged to go bananas with delicious new pancakes that Denny’s developed along with Cy Nguyen (@cylovesfrogs) and Achieng Agutu (@noordinarynoire). The It’s Bananas Salted Caramel Pancakes feature two fluffy buttermilk pancakes with layers of shortbread cookie pieces and is topped with vanilla cream, fresh bananas, more shortbread crumbles and a salted caramel drizzle. Served with eggs, hash browns and a choice of bacon or sausage, it’s a meal of your flippin’ dreams.

Denny’s is bringing something new to the table that’s a cut above the rest when it comes to steak and bourbon. In partnership with Eric Sedeño (@ricotaquito) and Tway Nguyen (@twaydabae), the all-new Straight Up Bourbon Steak includes a tender 8 oz., USDA choice cut sirloin steak topped with velvety Bourbon sauce, caramelized onions, chopped bacon and sauteed mushrooms. This imaginative take on a classic American dish is served with two sides and dinner bread to entice steak lovers of all ages.

For a sweet dream of a dessert, the Yes, We Pecan! Salted Caramel Milkshake by Ahmad Alzahabi (@thegoldenbalance) and Yasmine Sahid (@ladyyasmina1) blends hand-dipped premium ice cream with salted caramel and glazed pecans for a festive bite with everything nice.

“Celebrating food, creativity and the uniqueness of each and every guest is in our DNA,” said John Dillon, Denny’s President. “Collaborating with these creators has been an exciting journey and has given us the opportunity to not only give guests the quality meals that they want, when they want them, but continue to cement ourselves as America’s value destination that consumers count on us for.”

The newest Social Stars Influenced Menu drop can be ordered in-restaurant, online or through the new Denny’s iOS and Android apps. For more information please visit

About Denny’s Corp
Denny’s Corporation is the franchisor and operator of the Denny’s brand, of one of America’s largest franchised full-service restaurant chains, based on the number of restaurants. As of June 29, 2022, Denny’s had 1,631 franchised, licensed, and company restaurants around the world including 154 restaurants in Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, the Philippines, New Zealand, Honduras, the United Arab Emirates, Costa Rica, Guam, Guatemala, El Salvador, Indonesia, and the United Kingdom. For further information on Denny’s, including news releases, please visit the Denny’s website at or the brand’s social channel via FacebookTwitterInstagramTikTokLinkedIn or YouTube.

Media Contact
Sara Soto
Brand Communications Specialist

Study reveals stark disparity in students’ opinions and understanding of sustainability and their scepticism towards government and business promises

• Students are changing the way they live due to concerns about the climate crisis – research reveals top four behavior changes students are making
• 61% of students report climate change is having a significant impact on their lives today
• More than 72% of students believe the promises made at COP won’t be kept

DENVER, October 26, 2022: With COP27 on the horizon, recent research has revealed the need for continuing education on key issues regarding sustainability, and a deep skepticism from students about government and businesses commitment to addressing climate issues.

The study found 61% of students reported climate change is having a significant or very significant impact on their life today. Additionally, two thirds (66%) of US students surveyed recognized the importance of Carbon Literacy, and many are changing the way they live their lives to help address the climate crisis.

But despite students and younger professionals being a driving, vocal force in addressing climate change, the study finds there is still a need for continuing climate change education.  Specifically:

• Better definition of terms – While we use terms like carbon sink and carbon footprint, there is lack of agreement on the definition. For example, 40% of students don’t know what carbon footprint is.
• The debate over nuclear energy as a clean energy source continues, with 25% of students identifying nuclear as a clean energy source. Men are almost twice as likely to identify nuclear power as clean than women.
• Social media is enormous power in climate information and misinformation. The study found the three most popular channels for students to get news on the environment and sustainability are YouTube (53%), TikTok (49%), and Instagram (41%). This reinforces the importance of fighting climate misinformation on these platforms.

The research was commissioned by Yugo – the first global student housing operator created to enhance students’ experiences throughout and beyond university life – as part of a global research project studying over 6,000 students across the UK, Ireland, Germany, Spain, Australia and the US. More than 1,000 students were polled in the US.

The study has shown just how important long term education programs are for creating further awareness of the sustainability challenges we face and how behavior change can tackle them – something that Yugo’s pillar – YugoEco has been developed to support.

Encouragingly, students are playing their part in helping to combat the world’s environmental challenges. The top four behavior changes cited due to concerns about the environment were:

1. Buying fewer disposable products (38%)
2. Actively trying to reduce energy use (35%) although women are 10% more likely to turn off lights than men.
3. Travelling using more environmentally friendly means (30%), with 12% more men than women saying they travel green
4. Deliberately purchasing from sustainable companies (25%)

Students are expressing their concerns in a number of ways, with 10% of students signing petitions and more than 890,000 US students taking part in a demonstration. Women are twice as likely as men to express their concerns via petition.

Students are skeptical and demand action

With COP27 just weeks away, students are very skeptical about government and business driving progress against climate change. More than 72% of students believe the promises made at the recent COP26 won’t be kept. The two most popular reasons why were because politicians lie (34%), and companies put profit over the environment (31%). Interestingly, women are 8% more likely to be skeptical of companies which means they will need to do more to convince them that efforts are not greenwashing.

Students say companies have a duty to address climate crisis. Encouragingly, management students are slightly more likely than their peers to believe this (66% vs 63%).

When it comes to making a difference, Apple wins again, with 22% of students indicating it is most active in fighting the climate crisis. But students maintain their skepticism, with 28% of students believing no company is doing enough.

Helen Strachan, Sustainability Specialist at Yugo, said: “There is often a misunderstood assumption that students have a homogeneous view on the environment and sustainability, but this research presents a far more complex picture. There are huge differences of opinion and knowledge when it comes to some of the biggest challenges the planet is facing, which is understandable given the vast amount of information out there on what is one of the most multifaceted issues of our time.  This study shows the need for further understanding of these critical issues.

“It’s uplifting to know that students are changing their behavior. As companies operating in the field of higher education, we have a duty to support students to live the most sustainable lives they can, which is why sustainability plays a key role in our holistic living program.”

As part of its commitment to sustainability, Yugo has partnered with The Carbon Literacy Project and is officially a Bronze Level Carbon Literate Organization.   The next objective is to reach Silver Level Carbon Literate Organization status to ensure more employees have the knowledge needed to reduce their own and Yugo’s carbon emissions.

Emma Richards, Head of Project Development, The Carbon Literacy Project said: “Carbon Literacy is an essential skill, vital to every workplace, community, and place of study. This research only demonstrates this further. Carbon Literacy is the foundational knowledge – it gives everyone the base level of understanding on climate change needed to drive positive action. However, Carbon Literacy is only the first step. The actions taken and pledged by learners as part of their Carbon Literacy have an immediate impact within their organization, however it is the maintenance of these and further actions, supported by Carbon Literate organizational culture, that reaps the greatest rewards for both participants and their organizations.  By becoming a Bronze accredited Carbon Literate Organization, Yugo has demonstrated its commitment to driving genuine low carbon action in their own organization and among the students they serve.”

Yugo’s unique approach

Yugo also empowers its students to grow personally through collaborative events and projects under the Live Your Best Life program – a holistic living experience developed from the Yugo research of thousands of students worldwide. This program supports students through three pillars based on sustainability – YugoEco, education – YuPro, personal and professional development – YuGrow, to deliver on their needs and expectations.

• YugoEco sees Yugo coming together with students to create better living spaces and a better planet through several initiatives. These include low energy usage programs on the importance of living more sustainable lives for students, and global partnerships with like-minded businesses for events, education and student experiences.
• YuPro is all about empowering young people beyond higher education and to help prepare them for their careers and their professional development. Yugo is also offering training sessions in areas such as career advice, real life experience, coaching and empowerment.
• YuGrow encourages Yugo students to shine by supporting their personal journey through events and activities in Yugo spaces, including student podcasts, diversity events and global student networking opportunities. Yugo has pledged to provide students with the most sustainably sourced chair and mattress – these were key findings from Yugo research as critical to their life to support both their physical environment and their emotional needs.


About Yugo
Yugo is the first global student housing brand and operator created to enhance students’ overall experiences throughout and beyond college life. Yugo offers a truly differentiated living experience that is environmentally and socially conscious, emotionally supportive, and safe. Yugo is the operator of over 110 student living spaces located in nine countries with over 40,000 student beds in over 70 of the top cities in the world for higher education.

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Mark McClennan or McKayla Norris
C+C for Yugo

National Manufacturing Day to Launch Second Consecutive McWane Scholarship Program for Skilled Trades

Program strives to champion those who desire to work with their hands, producing American goods and helping build a stronger nation

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Oct. 5, 2022) In celebration of National Manufacturing Day – and in light of an estimated three million skilled trade jobs sitting open in the U.S. as of June 20221 McWane, Inc. proudly announces the second consecutive year for the McWane Scholarship Program for Skilled Trades, marking the next chapter in the brand’s celebrated 101-year history of manufacturing products that provide the backbone of vital water distribution and wastewater treatment systems across North America.

Initially launched in 2021 in celebration of McWane’s centennial year of operation, the program is aimed at promoting trade and technical education and awards up to 60 two-year, $1,000 scholarships for the following academic year.

“Trade and technical education are foundational for a fruitful career in manufacturing,” stated Kevin McCarthy, VP, Human Resources, McWane, Inc. “McWane has a history of investing in education in the communities where we operate, and this program underscores our commitment to filling the need for skilled trade professions, a critical part of our nation’s workforce.”

To be eligible for this program, applicants must be a current high school senior graduating in 2023 or have a high school diploma or GED equivalent and be enrolled or plan to enroll in a trade-related program in the fall of 2023 at an accredited two-year college, vocational/technical school or other approved technical institute in the United States. The program is open to the public with special consideration given to applicants in the communities where McWane operates.

Administered by International Scholarship and Tuition Services Inc., an independent, third party that specializes in managing sponsored educational assistance programs, applications will be accepted beginning October 7, 2022. The deadline to apply for the McWane Scholarship for Skilled Trades is January 31, 2023.

For more information and to initiate the application process, visit

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About McWane Inc.
McWane, Inc. is a family-owned business based in Birmingham, Alabama, with companies across the U.S. and around the world. The McWane Family of Companies casts ductile iron products, including pipe, valves, hydrants, fittings, and plumbing products; manufactures fire extinguishers, fire suppression systems and steel pressure vessels; and builds network switches and monitoring equipment. McWane is a leader in delivering clean, safe drinking water around the world while focusing on the safe, environmentally friendly manufacturing processes. With more than 6,000 team members, McWane has a longstanding commitment of support to the communities where our team members live and work. For more information, visit

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Carissa (Miller) Willcoxon
Director of Marketing | ISTS
(615) 777-3735

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Accepting Applications for Graduate Research Grants and Dissertation Fellowships

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi – the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society – is currently accepting applications for its Graduate Research Grant and Dissertation Fellowship Award.

Introduced in 2018 as a pilot program, the Graduate Research Grant will provide up to $1,500 to 20 eligible members who are enrolled in a graduate program. These grants provide funding for research in support of career development opportunities. For full eligibility requirements, visit

Fifteen Dissertation Fellowships of $10,000 each will be awarded to eligible members in the dissertation writing stage of their doctoral study. For full eligibility requirements, visit

Since 1932, Phi Kappa Phi’s awards program has recognized members and students on its chapter campuses for outstanding academic achievement. Each year $1.3 million is awarded through programs that recognize nearly 500 individuals annually.

About Phi Kappa Phi
Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Phi Kappa Phi inducts approximately 25,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni annually. The Society has chapters on more than 325 select colleges and universities in the United States, its territories and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify. The Society’s mission is “To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engage the community of scholars in service to others.” For more information, visit

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Alyssa Papa
Director of Communications
(225) 923-7777