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Sanofi kicks off new immunology research journey with Stanford pact

Jessica Wong

Drugs often take more than a decade to move through the pipeline, and Sanofi is kicking off the process anew in immunology through a scientific exchange partnership with Stanford Medical.

“The journey of a drug is typically over 10 to 12 years. It’s a very long journey,” Frank Nestle, Sanofi’s global head of research and Chief Scientific Officer, said in an interview.

The pharmaceutical industry knows how to make a molecule, but research such as Sanofi’s new collab with Stanford is crucial to understanding disease pathology before that trek can start. Sanofi will provide funding to Stanford for the discovery

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As the summer travel outlook improves, added fees are making a comeback

Jessica Wong

Ready or not, travel fees are poised to make a comeback this summer.

Some of them were inevitable. For example, last month most major airlines began reinstating penalty charges for some ticket changes. Yeah, I know – what took them so long?

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Other fees may come as a surprise. If you’re visiting the Caribbean island of St. Maarten, for example, you will have to pay a $30 fee for its Visitors Protection Plan. It covers medical expenses and a medical evacuation – whether

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Fort Collins will explore creating 1041 regulations

Jessica Wong

Fort Collins will explore creating 1041 regulations, which could provide an avenue for stronger oversight of some high-profile development proposals.

1041 powers allow local governments to review and impose restrictions on developments that involve “areas and activities of state concern.” The idea is to give local governments a chance to ensure that regional or state-related projects meet local development standards, with each locality selecting specific areas or activities of state concern that it would like to regulate and adopting standards tailored to their community’s interests. Examples of developments that can fall under 1041 purview include:

  • “Key facilities” such as airports,
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Veterans: Explore Creative Arts Career

Jessica Wong

TOPEKA – The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (KCAIC) will present a virtual Artist INC Express workshop for military servicemembers, veterans and their family/caregivers living in Kansas who want to explore career options in creative arts industries.

The Artist INC Express workshop will introduce Kansas military members and veterans to career options in the creative arts sector. These highly interactive sessions will provide resources and an understanding of numerous career pathways in arts professions. Workshop sections include writing about your work, building a personal brand, goal setting and more.

“KCAIC specializes in high-quality professional development programs, and this particular workshop

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Graduate student Billie Feather’s journey in the School of Music comes full circle

Jessica Wong

Her graduate studies in the UNCSA School of Music mark the completion of a journey that Billie Feather (M.M. ’21, B.M. ’06, H.S. ’02) started back in 2001 as a high school senior, then
undergraduate student, in the guitar program. After years of performing, touring and teaching private lessons, she decided she
wanted to learn more about jazz and teaching methods — and eventually found herself
back where some of her earliest music education began.

While earning her M.M., she has continued to balance her teaching work, performing
in multiple bands like Hank, Pattie & the Current, The P-90s, and

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