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2014-09-12 08:27:06

Largest Gift in University History Set to Transform Computer Science Education COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland announced today a gift of $31 million from Oculus co-founder and CEO and UMD alumnus Brendan Iribe - the largest gift in the university's history. The majority of the gift, $30 million, will help fund construction of the Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Innovation, a new computer science building designed...

2014-09-10 12:28:33

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carnegie Mellon University professor Keith Cook has received a four-year, $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support research and development of artificial lungs that patients may use long term in the comfort of their own homes while waiting for a lung transplant. Cook, an associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, will lead the project and collaborate with researchers from the...

2014-09-08 23:03:01

Event GUARD Services (EGS), the Event Security and Crowd Management Specialists, solidifies its importance in the California and Colorado markets with the extension of three contracts, and an exciting new addition to the Oklahoma market. Duarte, CA (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 Event GUARD Services (EGS), the Event Security and Crowd Management Specialists is excited to announce its two- year contract renewal with the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), a client since 2010. EGS...

2014-09-08 12:26:12

'American Cities' Program to Expand to Baltimore and Los Angeles in 2015; DeVos Institute and UMD Faculty to Partner on Study of Diversity and Technology in the Arts COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world-renowned DeVos Institute of Arts Management, a premier organization for training and supporting arts leadership, officially opened at the University of Maryland. Michael M. Kaiser, a foremost expert in arts management and former president of the...

2014-09-08 12:22:22

Best Value Schools has published a new feature article about 30 great public-friendly lecture series on environmental issues that are available at universities across North America PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to make it easier for students to find which universities are providing lecture series on their topics of interest in environmental issues, Best Value Schools has released a helpful guide to ì30 Great Public-Friendly Lecture Series on Environmental...

2014-09-04 23:01:31

Tweets sent during last year’s massive flooding on Colorado’s Front Range were able to detail the scope of damage to the area’s infrastructure, according to a recent study by the University of Colorado Boulder. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 Tweets sent during last year’s massive flooding on Colorado’s Front Range were able to detail the scope of damage to the area’s infrastructure, according to a study by the University of Colorado Boulder. The findings can help...

2014-08-31 23:04:11

Sports Conflict Institute’s Joshua Gordon and Dr. Ken Pendleton explore the world of NCAA college football with Yale University’s Associate Athletics Director Steve Conn. Discussed in the interview are the types of issues that are unique to college football, and unique features of Yale’s program, as compared to other college football programs. Eugene, OR (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 With the NCAA set to undergo significant change, the Sports Conflict Institute hosted an interview with...

2014-08-26 23:13:56

The Jonathan Merage Foundation committed to a $130,000 investment to the University of Colorado Boulder’s College of Engineering and Applied Science for the procurement of a tracker vehicle and a new lightning detection instrument to be integrated into a small, unmanned aircraft. This system is being designed to measure electric field changes associated with lightning strikes. Englewood, CO (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 This investment is a continuation of support from the Jonathan Merage...

2014-08-26 12:33:16

New NSF I-Corps Node will support the translation of scientific and engineering research into technology for the marketplace LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced today that it will provide a multi-million dollar grant to create a hub of innovation that unites public and private institutions throughout Southern California, headquartered at and administered by the University of Southern California, the California...

2014-08-26 12:28:15

CMU BrainHub(SM) Will Take New Approach To Create Tools To Better Understand the Link Between Brain and Behavior PITTSBURGH, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Coalescing its strengths in computer science, neuroscience, psychology and engineering, Carnegie Mellon University today announced the launch of CMU BrainHub(SM), a new initiative focusing on understanding how the structure and activity of the brain give rise to complex behaviors....


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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