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2011-09-02 11:53:01

With Web 2.0, secondary school immigrant students improve their oral skills in second languages, simultaneously using their mother tongue It is not easy for those school pupils who, besides being adolescents, are immigrants. The fact is that, in Compulsory Secondary Education (ESO-DBH in their Spanish and Basque initials), it is more necessary than ever to be fluent in the local language in order to comprehend concepts and procedures. Moreover, the attitude of an adolescent who is going...

2011-06-08 21:56:20

They say that history is written by the victors. But the combatants, fundamental to the outcome of war, rarely appear in this history "“ whether victors or vanquished. University of the Basque Country anthropologists Pío P©rez and Ignazio Aiestaran have rebelled against this injustice, "uncovering" the memory of those who fought in the trenches in the 1936 war in Spain. They studied ten autobiographical accounts to produce Oroimen iheskorrak: gerra zibileko...

2011-04-27 14:02:28

Today there is an extensive heritage of reinforced concrete buildings in the Basque Country, which hardly existed a century ago. Ms Maialen Sagarna, lecturer in Architecture at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), studied the evolution and development of the "most revolutionary material of the 20th century" in Gipuzkoa. She focused on the features of buildings constructed with reinforced concrete decade by decade, and explained how and why this material was used at any given time....

2010-12-28 14:57:17

The BIOMICs Group, based at the Lucio Lascaray building in the Álava/Araba campus of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), is specially known for overseeing the SGIker DNA Bank, not only undertaking this task, but also feeding data into the gene research bank and making good use of it for their own lines of research. Led by Doctor Marian Martínez de Pancorbo, BIOMICs has numerous research specialists in diverse areas of genetics...

2010-10-01 14:33:01

PM or particulate matter is a type of contaminant in the atmosphere, considered very harmful for health, ecosystems, climate change, conservation of materials and visibility. Chemist Ms Ainhoa Inza studied the presence of this particulate matter in the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country (CAV-EAE); concretely, the type known as PM10, made up of particles of less than ten micras in diameter. Amongst other things, the researcher compared the concentration of this kind of atmospheric...

2010-01-26 10:30:00

BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Idaho's Basque Museum and Cultural Center has created an insider's look into the compelling historical journey of the of Basque men, women and children who immigrated in the early 20th Century from the Basque regions of France and Spain to the United States. "Hidden in Plain Sight: The Basques" is a new exhibit that will be displayed at Ellis Island National Monument in New York City. "Hidden in Plain Sight" explores the language, customs, traditions...

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2008-03-10 10:45:00

A research team drawn from the Department of Systems and Automation Engineering of the Polytechnic University School and from the Faculty of Informatics at the Donostia-San Sebastián campus of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and led by lecturer Miren Karmele Lopez de Ipiña, is developing systems that process and understand spoken language and automatically obtain information particularly from Basque radio and television.Carrying out a search on the net...


Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.