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Education News Archive - April 03, 2006

By Don Dodson, The News-Gazette, Champaign-Urbana, Ill. Apr. 2--CHAMPAIGN -- Francis Ihejirika struggled through medical school. Two decades later, he's directing a program in Champaign that helps hundreds of students prepare for medical licensure exams.

Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.