Around the industry: Johns Hopkins University medical students to stop training on live animals

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  • California: The Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded the University of California, Irvine (UCI) a grant worth more than $700,000 to help libraries across the country bolster their youth programs. UCI's Connected Learning Research Network will join forces with the Los Angeles Public Library, the Young Adult Library Services Association, and the YOUmedia Learning Labs Network to conduct research (Botelho, University Business, 5/19).
  • Massachusetts: Harvard University received a bomb threat Wednesday afternoon during final exams. The threat was cleared the same day. The investigation is ongoing, but no information on a suspect or motive has been released (Li/Bacon, USA Today College, 5/18).
  • Maryland: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine announced Wednesday that it will no longer have medical students train using live pigs. With the decision, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is now the last medical school in the United States and Canada to train on live pigs (Cohn, Baltimore Sun, 5/18).

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