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2014-05-21 08:29:24

Opening heralds Broad's second decade and commitment to Kendall Square CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard today celebrates the opening of a 375,000-square-foot research building at 75 Ames Street in Cambridge's Kendall Square. Mayor of Cambridge David Maher, as well as city and state representatives, will attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony with Broad Institute officials and board members....

2014-05-20 23:16:25

One hundred forty four students and over thirty educators met in collaboration with leaders from the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP), Jobs for the Future and Bard Early College in an effort to gain Congressional support for Early College and Dual Enrollment programs nationwide. Students, ages 15-18, from seventeen MCNC affiliated schools encompassing nine states met with their congressional representatives and their legislative staffs to lobby for funding of...

2014-05-20 23:08:47

An innovative open access online library of research articles has announced that it now plays host to over 3.4 million free articles, and adding new articles each day as they are released (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 An innovative open access online library of research articles has announced that it now links to over 3.4 million free articles. JournalClick was able to reach the milestone just a month after its launch thanks to a proprietary intelligence system which actively seeks out new...

2014-05-20 12:38:52

Flat-rate tuition at online university has not increased since 2010 inception INDIANAPOLIS, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As college costs continue to increase at several times the rate of inflation, WGU Indiana is committing to holding the line on tuition and fees for another 12 months. WGU Indiana's tuition has remained flat since the state of Indiana launched the non-profit, online university in June of 2010. WGU Indiana's tuition is charged at a flat rate of $2,890 per...

2014-05-20 12:31:18

The new Online Bachelor's Programs Revealed on the heels of Three Newly-Cast On-campus Bachelor of Science Degrees Including Game Production & Design, Animation & Visual Effects, and Entertainment Business HOLLYWOOD, Calif., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Los Angeles Film School, a creative arts college that offers students an immersive experience, world-class facilities and a supportive culture in preparation for a career in the entertainment industry, introduces two new...

2014-05-20 08:39:28

PHILADELPHIA, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The online guide to Best Value Schools has just launched a new article that showcases 25 affordable liberal arts colleges. "Top 25 Liberal Arts Colleges With the Best Return on Investment" puts the spotlight on highly-rated liberal arts degree programs in the U.S. with great 30-year ROI. The purpose of the article is to help users compare top liberal arts undergraduate programs and save on tuition costs. Best Value Schools began its...

2014-05-17 16:20:16

State-endorsed online university awards record number of degrees during its third commencement ceremony SEATTLE, May 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WGU Washington awarded more than 1,000 bachelor's and master's degrees - a record number for the three-year old university - to students from across the state today at its commencement ceremony. Students, family members, mentors and community supporters packed McCaw Hall to celebrate the online university's largest class of...

2014-05-16 23:04:55

Medical Librarian Will Retire from EBSCO on Her 25th Anniversary Date Ipswich, MA (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 Lynn Fortney, Vice President of Medical E-journals and E-Packages at EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO), will retire on July 5, 2014. That date is her 25th anniversary at EBSCO. Fortney says, “I have had an amazing career, but my successes have been because of the impressive colleagues I have been privileged to work with - librarians and other information industry leaders alike. EBSCO...

2014-05-16 23:03:59

Tampa’s Museum of Science & Industry, along with presenting sponsor Bright House Networks, has chosen their 2014 honoree for the National Hispanic Scientist of the Year and has expanded the event with the addition of a new Early Career award. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 Tampa’s Museum of Science & Industry, along with presenting sponsor Bright House Networks, has chosen their 2014 honoree for the National Hispanic Scientist of the Year, Dr. Rafael Bras, Civil Engineer and...

2014-05-16 23:03:58

Launch Agency awards graphic design and art direction scholarships to two deserving students at 2014 Communication Design show. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 The 2014 UNT Communication Design Show was held Friday, May 9, in the gallery at the College of Visual Art and Design. Launch awarded $1,000 scholarships to the top junior design and art direction portfolios. This year’s winners were Amber Schmitzer for graphic design and Chase Kahn for art direction. This is the eighth year that...

Latest Academia Reference Libraries

International Journal of Robotics Research
2012-07-13 19:37:17

The International Journal of Robotics Research is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 1982 and published by SAGE Publications. It was the first scholarly published journal on robotic research. As of July 2012, the editor-in-chief is John M Hollerbach (University of Utah). The journal covers research in the field of robotics on topics from sensors and sensory interpretations to kinematics in motion planning. It is abstracted and indexed in Scopus and Sciences Citation...

International Journal of Quantum Chemistry
2012-07-13 15:02:28

The International Journal of Quantum Chemistry is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 1967 by Per-Olov Lowdin. The journal moved to an in-house editorial office model in 2011, enlisting a permanent team of professional editors. It publishes original, primary research and review articles on all aspects of quantum chemistry, including an expanded scope focusing on aspects of materials science, biochemistry, biophysics, quantum physics, and quantum information theory. Image...

European Journal of Medical Chemistry
2012-05-12 22:03:06

The European Journal of Medical Chemistry is a peer-reviewed scientific journal for medical chemistry. It is published by Elsevier. It was established in 1966 under the title Chimica Therapeutica. That name was maintained until 1973. Even after changing to its current name in 1974, the journal was still subtitled Chimica Therapeutica until 1981; from 1982 to 1986 it was subtitled Chimie Therapeutique, indicating its French origin. The Journal publishes studies on all aspects of medicinal...

Computer Physics Communications
2012-05-12 20:23:51

Computer Physics Communications is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Elsevier under the North-Holland imprint. Special issues of this journal are published on an occasional basis. As of May 2012, the current principal coordinating editor in N. Stanley Scott (Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland). The journal focuses on computational methodology, numerical analysis and hardware and software development in support of physics and physical chemistry. Articles covered...

Annals of Human Genetics
2012-05-07 06:56:58

The Annals of Human Genetics is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 1925 as the Annals of Eugenics by Karl Pearson, who was also the founder of Biometrika in 1901. Annals of Eugenics was changed to its current moniker in 1954 to reflect the changing views on the role of eugenics in society. It is published by Wiley-Blackwell in association with the University College, London. As of May 2012, its editor-in-chief is Andres Ruiz-Linares. The Institute for Scientific Information...

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