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Say cheers to USFSP startups; Eckerd gets grant for cancer study

say cheers to good causes of USFSP startups

A fundraiser will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. April 26 to raise startup money for four "social enterprises" developed by MBA students at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. The businesses are Harvest 361, which will plant urban farms and educate people about healthy diets; Last Call Cab, which will offer low-cost rides to people who have had too much to drink; Para Adelante, which will provide education funding to Latin American women; and SolArt Technologies, which will provide portable, solar-powered medical sterilization devices to clinics in developing countries. The event will be held at Green Bench Brewing, 1133 Baum Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Tickets are $25. Information: weignite.org.

Eckerd gets grant for cancer study

The National Institutes of Health has awarded $747,000 to Eckerd College to develop methods to study boron-based drugs that fight resistant cancers, such as pancreatic and ovarian cancers. Assistant professor of chemistry Joseph Larkin, Ph.D., will lead the project, working with Eckerd undergraduate and graduate students and faculty from USF.

Elementary lunches

Monday: Calzonettes, cheesesteak sub, chef salad, seasoned waffle fries, salad.

Tuesday: Turkey Parmesan burger, grilled cheese, chicken Caesar salad, tomato soup, veggie dippers.

Wednesday: Beefy macaroni and cheese or ravioli and roll, chicken nuggets, fruit and yogurt plate, corn, salad.

Thursday: Pepperoni stromboli, cheeseburger sliders, farmer's salad, baked beans, veggie dippers.

Friday: Pizza, fish hoagie sub, chicken dipper salad, mixed vegetables, salad.

Say cheers to USFSP startups; Eckerd gets grant for cancer study 04/17/14 [Last modified: Thursday, April 17, 2014 7:47pm]
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