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2014-05-06 14:46:40

Most comprehensive study to date also reveals increased disease cases have modest impact on spending growth It's a well-known fact that spending on health care has consistently grown faster than the rest of the U.S. economy. What's behind this trend is less certain. Economists point to two causes: the prevalence of diseases and conditions afflicting the U.S. population, or the rising costs of treating diseases. New research from American University Associate Professor Martha Starr and...

2014-04-29 23:12:47

American University now accepting applications for social impact game design degree program. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 American University has launched a new Master of Arts in Game Design degree, a unique, multi-disciplinary program that will prepare the next generation of computer and games enthusiasts for game design and development, play theory, and engagement strategies. The degree program, offered through a partnership between the AU School of Communication and the...

2014-04-29 16:36:45

New Media Innovation Lab and Theater Gives Students Hands-on Experience with Sony HD and 4K Professional Technologies WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Communication students at American University gain hands-on experience with the tools of their future professions through a unique collaboration with Sony Electronics. The University's new Media Innovation Lab (MIL) is outfitted with Sony high-definition broadcast and production equipment, from 4K and business projectors to studio...

2014-04-24 12:26:01

Hosted by Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair, the Premier Student Awards Program Honored Excellence in Video, Digital and Film Production LOS ANGELES, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Television Academy Foundation announced last night the winners at the 35(th )College Television Awards, which were held on Wednesday, April 23 at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre. Presented by a number of celebrities and entertainment influencers, awards were conferred to students who demonstrated...

2014-04-04 23:37:15

Leaders in journalism and politics, a healthcare services CEO, a seasoned American diplomat, a White House executive, and a nationally known crisis communications expert will address American University’s graduates at the 128th commencement ceremonies. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Leaders in journalism and politics, a healthcare services CEO, a seasoned American diplomat, a White House executive, and a nationally known crisis communications expert will address American...

2014-03-04 16:23:47

Accomplished Arts Administrator and Producer with More Than 20 Years' Experience Takes the Helm of One of the Nation's Leading Centers for African American History and Culture BROOKLYN, N.Y., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Weeksville Heritage Center has appointed Tia Powell Harris as the third Executive Director of Brooklyn's largest African American cultural institution. Ms. Harris, who brings more than 20 years of experience creating, directing...

2014-01-29 16:25:52

Also in This Edition: Jobs for Writers and Media Industry Blog Posts NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area. If you are interested in interviewing any of the experts, please contact them via the contact information at the end of the listing. To receive these updates by email, send a note to profnet@profnet.com with the industries you cover, and we'll add you to the appropriate...

2014-01-17 23:02:09

International Game Design and Development Conference Fosters Innovation, Creativity Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 They are students, entrepreneurs or computer developers, all who love playing, creating and designing games. Together, they will descend on American University for a game-making binge, taking an idea from concept to complete game in one intense weekend as participants in the 2014 Global Game Jam™. “If you have ever wanted to make a game, be a part of a team, or...

2013-11-11 23:04:57

Despite a 1 percent increase in women serving on local boards, only 11 percent of the total 1,877 board seats are held by women. Fairfax, Va. (PRWEB) November 11, 2013 Women in Technology (WIT), the premier organization contributing to the success of professional women in the Washington, D.C.- area technology community, today released the third research report conducted by American University’s Kogod School of Business titled “2013 Women Board Directors in Maryland, Virginia and...

2013-09-24 13:22:59

Research suggests communities may want to look beyond fast food outlets to the greater retail environment When it comes to addressing the obesity epidemic, fast food restaurants are a favorite target, with some communities, such as the city of Los Angeles, going so far as to ban the construction of new, standalone fast food restaurants in neighborhoods with a high density of fast food restaurants that are also plagued by a high obesity rate. But according to a new study coauthored by...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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