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Students Prepping For International Rocket Launch
2013-01-08 16:09:13

University of Alberta Extraordinary opportunities are available at the University of Alberta, if you just try. It´s a lesson not lost on a trio of mechanical engineering students who will be launching a rocket in Norway as part of an international exchange program. “When I first heard about this exchange I thought it was this amazing program for the extraordinarily gifted, that it was something I could never get into,” said fourth-year engineering student Brandon Kwong....


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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