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2014-06-17 20:21:12

ALBANY, N.Y., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Through a new National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, University at Albany atmospheric scientist Aiguo Dai is studying more than a century of climate simulations in order to differentiate natural from man-induced forces affecting global drought and precipitation. The study's results will help interpret recent extreme climate events, such as recent years' droughts and heat waves in the Southwest U.S., and could reveal critical...

Starbucks Offers Online College Classes To Its Employees For Free
2014-06-16 11:34:29

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With many of its employees expressing a desire to earn a college degree, Starbucks has announced a groundbreaking new partnership with Arizona State University; full-time or part-time employees can earn an online degree through the school and Starbucks will pick up the tab. The arrangement would mean that the coffee chain’s 135,000 employees could graduate from a major US public education institution debt-free. Starbucks employees...

2014-06-14 23:03:05

His primary role is to increase awareness among a wide range of community and university partners of the vital role of UC San Diego Extension's programs and services La Jolla, CA (PRWEB) June 14, 2014 UC San Diego Extension, the continuing education and public programs arm of the university, has named John B.B. Freeman as Director of Communications. Freeman’s primary role is to increase awareness among a wide range of community and university partners of the vital role of...

2014-06-12 08:35:28

Educators use Tableau to support exploration and reasoning while business and IT see significant cost savings with platform SEATTLE, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) today announced that the University of Washington (UW) has chosen Tableau to analyze data from multiple departments across the institution and is also using the data analytics platform in the classroom. While students are discovering the importance of data in enriching their learning experience,...

2014-06-11 12:25:29

SAINT LEO, Fla., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- By a three-to-one margin, most Americans oppose paying college athletes, according to a new national survey conducted by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute. The survey comes as a U.S. Federal Court in California hears arguments in a class action suit brought by former UCLA star Ed O'Bannon, and after Northwestern University football players conducted a vote to be recognized by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) as a union...

2014-06-11 08:37:52

CHESAPEAKE, Va., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-eight outstanding area students have been named 2014 Virginia's Future Leaders Scholarship winners by the Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association (VCTA), the Donald A. Perry Foundation and Cox Communications Virginia. Hampton Roads -- Kelly Baumgarten, Old Dominion University -- Alan Booth, undecided -- Jessica Carolino, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University -- Emily Craven, Christopher Newport...

New Teaching Approach Praised For Engineering Education
2014-06-10 03:56:18

Emil Venere, Purdue University Purdue University researchers who developed a new approach to more effectively teach large numbers of engineering students are recommending that the approach be considered for adoption by universities globally. The system, called the Purdue Mechanics Freeform Classroom, allows students to interact with each other and faculty online while accessing hundreds of instructional videos and animations. It was pioneered by Charles Krousgrill, a professor of...

2014-06-10 08:22:53

Paper Chemistry Foundation Gift Supports Future of Forest Bioproducts Research and Education ATLANTA, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Georgia Institute of Technology has received a $43.6 million gift from the Institute of Paper Chemistry Foundation (IPCF). This major grant, one of the single largest gifts in Georgia Tech's history, affirms the Institute's position as a leading driver of the future of the forest bioproducts industry. "We are extremely grateful to the...

2014-06-07 23:01:38

ABIA interactive Synergy Seminar features international expert working with local leaders on violence prevention and response strategies. Akron, Ohio (PRWEB) June 07, 2014 • ABIA Synergy Seminar features international expert working with local leaders on violence prevention and response strategies Interactive 90-minute session encourages participation by those in attendance on actionable paths to solutions The Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron (ABIA) will gather public safety...

2014-06-05 23:16:00

An NJIT professor is the leader of a design team that won $125 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to protect Nassau County’s South Shore from storm surges and rising sea levels. Newark, N.J. (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 An NJIT professor is the leader of a design team that won $125 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to protect Nassau County’s South Shore from storm surges and rising sea levels. Georgeen Theodore, an...


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Martin J. Fettman
2012-10-27 13:48:02

Martin Joseph Fettman was selected as a Payload Specialist candidate by NASA in December of 1991 because of his life’s dedication to pathology. He continues today with his dedication by bringing awareness to science in space to many public forums. Fettman was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 31, 1965. He attended Midwood High School in Brooklyn, New York and graduated in 1973. He went on to further his academics at Cornell University. His focus was animal nutrition and in 1976, he...

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