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2014-09-08 23:00:21

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s (UMBC) Health Information Technology Graduate Programs’ Virtual Information Session provides an opportunity for individuals to learn about UMBC’s Health IT Master in Professional Studies. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 UMBC’s Health IT Graduate Programs’ Virtual Information Session will be held on Thursday, October 16, 2014, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. EDT. The session will provide an overview of the program’s innovative...

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...

2014-09-04 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...

2014-09-03 08:28:56

LA JOLLA, Calif., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Frank Bruni, whose distinguished writing career at The New York Times has taken him from White House correspondent to chief restaurant critic to his current role as Op-Ed political and cultural observer, has long been known for his carefully crafted opinions and observations on the current scene. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140903/142353 Bruni will be the first featured speaker at UC San Diego Extension's 2014-15 Helen Edison...

2014-09-02 20:25:48

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The UWM Foundation and the Milwaukee Institute today announced their partnership for high-speed computing (HSC) resources at UWM's new Innovation Campus in Wauwatosa. Innovation Campus tenants Brooks Stevens and Concordia University will be the first organizations to use the services provided by the Milwaukee Institute. The Milwaukee Institute's recently upgraded HPC cluster is the largest publicly accessible supercomputing resource...

2014-09-02 20:25:17

Commitment invests in U colleges, Gopher Athletics and their students MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Land O'Lakes, Inc. announced today that it will invest $25 million in University of Minnesota academics and Gopher Athletics -- one of the largest single corporate commitments in University history and the largest commitment ever made collectively by Land O'Lakes, Inc. and the Land O'Lakes Foundation. "Today's announcement underscores our commitment to...

2014-08-28 23:14:14

The next episode of “Extreme Weight Loss” Season Four introduces Rod, a fun-loving drama coach from Tallahassee, Fla. who longs to audition for roles on Broadway, but his 448-pound frame has made achieving that dream impossible. This episode documents his year-long physical and emotional journey. Aurora, Colo. (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 The next episode of “Extreme Weight Loss” Season Four introduces a fun-loving man from Tallahassee, Fla. He’s a drama coach who longs to audition...

2014-08-28 23:01:38

For the fourth consecutive year, an ASU student is a finalist in Entrepreneur magazine’s annual competition. Tempe, Ariz. (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Arizona State University graduate student Anthony Gonzales, co-founder of Force Impact Technologies, has been named one of five finalists in Entrepreneur magazine’s 2014 College Entrepreneur of the Year competition. This is the fourth consecutive year that an ASU student has been a finalist in the competition. Jared Schoepf, co-founder of...

2014-08-26 23:17:17

ASU launches mobile app to increase safety-related communication across its campuses. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Arizona State University (ASU) joins schools in 16 other states to launch the LiveSafe mobile application. First in the state of Arizona, ASU is the latest university to choose the system as its primary method to foster safety-related, two-way communication between students, faculty, and campus safety officials. LiveSafe is built with the latest in smartphone...

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...


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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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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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