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Urban Environment

Staples challenge: Northridge Middle School was selected as one of five regional winners in the Staples Urban Environment Challenge, which recognizes youths who address environmental issues related to urban climate change. Students created the Go Green group, designed to help the school become eco-friendly. Northridge Middle School will receive a $1,000 Classroom of the Future kit that includes video cameras, LCD projectors and computer software.

Research Park

Move-in: Mallard Creek Polymers has bought the former Rohm and Haas building at University Research Park for its corporate headquarters and a research center. The company makes chemicals for adhesives, coatings, packaging and other items. It paid about $1.2 million for the 25,000-square-foot building at 8901 Research Drive erected in 1981.

On Campus

Honors and applause: Mary Nies, nursing school professor and chairwoman, will be inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame this month. Nies was selected by Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing based on long-term impact as a nurse researcher. Nies has focused on health promotion for vulnerable populations through funding from the National Institute of Health and other foundations.

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