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2010-01-25 12:30:00

HARBIN, China, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The world's elite computer programmers will travel to Harbin, China next week to compete in the oldest, most prestigious computer programming contest in the World. Affectionately known as the "Battle of the Brains," the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), sponsored by IBM (NYSE: IBM) will take place February 1-5, 2010. Harbin Engineering University (HEU) will host the event during...

2010-01-08 15:37:00

WACO, Texas, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most people are interested in the lifestyles of the rich and famous. Not Susan Mullally. She focuses her lens on the poor and unknown. Those who view the life-size color photographs in her exhibition "What I Keep" will look into the eyes of 20 people who have many struggles and few possessions. Mullally, an assistant professor of art at Baylor University, shot individual portraits -- with each person holding a keepsake -- beneath Interstate...

2009-12-16 12:30:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleTracking Technologies (www.teletracking.com) today announced a multi-year agreement with Dallas-based Baylor Health Care System to license its Capacity Management Suite(TM) powered by TeleTracking XT(TM) across the 14-hospital system. The agreement also includes a consulting engagement with TeleTracking's patient flow process redesign division, Avanti Patient Flow Services. After a comprehensive evaluation process, the Baylor system chose...

2009-12-11 16:49:00

DALLAS, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Baylor Health Care System's website - BaylorHealth.com - took home the gold at the thirteenth annual Healthcare Internet Conference and silver at this year's W3 Awards. The Healthcare Internet Conference awards program recognizes the best websites of healthcare organizations, online health companies, pharmaceutical and medical equipment firms, suppliers and business improvement initiatives. More than 1,100 entries were received from a wide range...

2009-12-11 16:51:00

DALLAS, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- They feature real patients, real stories and are now real winners. Baylor Health Care System's advertising campaign titled "Real Patients, Real Stories" won Platinum in the Best Branding Campaign from HealthLeaders Media's annual awards event held in Chicago this fall. Baylor teamed with the Dallas-based advertising agency Revel United, to create the non-traditional spots. The documentary-style ads feature actual patients who candidly - and...

2009-12-08 06:00:00

DALLAS, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the fourteenth consecutive year Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas (Baylor Dallas) has earned the Consumer Choice Award by the National Research Corporation (NRC) for the Dallas region. The Consumer Choice Award is given to the hospitals that consumers have chosen as having the highest quality and image in 250 markets throughout the U.S. This is the fourteenth year NRC has recognized and honored Consumer Choice Award winners and the...

2009-11-24 15:51:00

DALLAS, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center has become a full member of one of the largest cancer clinical trials cooperative groups in the United States. Funded by research grants from the National Cancer Institute, Southwest Oncology Group conducts clinical trials to prevent and treat cancer in adults, and to improve the quality of life for cancer survivors. "Joining this prestigious group will allow us to offer additional, important clinical...

2009-10-23 16:23:00

DALLAS and AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Baylor University's Executive MBA Program climbed 15 spots in the Financial Times' 2009 overall rankings to No. 73 worldwide. The program, which includes both Dallas and Austin campuses, ranked No. 1 in Texas for percent of salary increase, career progress rank and percent of women students. "The rankings exhibit our strength in helping seasoned professionals achieve their goals," said Dr. Gary Carini, associate dean of...

2009-10-12 16:00:00

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Student computer programmers from universities around the world will battle for a spot to attend the World Finals of the 34th annual Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Contest (ICPC), sponsored by IBM (NYSE: IBM). Referred to as the Battle of the Brains, this competition challenges students to solve real-world problems using open technology and advanced computing methods under a grueling five-hour deadline....

2009-10-01 05:00:00

DALLAS, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas has been recognized as one of 25 hospitals in the nation achieving exemplary outcomes for surgical patient care. The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) recognized 25 participating hospitals for achieving exemplary outcomes related to at least two out of five clinical areas: DVT (deep vein thrombosis, thrombophlebitis and pulmonary embolism); cardiac...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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