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2009-08-10 08:00:00

New Tool to be the Center of the One-of-a-Kind Program Focused on Healthy Eating Exclusive to the BU Community BOSTON, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College has introduced a new phase of the unique and innovative nutrition program for the students, faculty and staff of Boston University (BU) to enhance the Sargent Choice Healthy Dining Program. Since partnering with BU Dining Services in 2004 to offer a wide...

2009-07-16 08:30:00

When people learn they are predisposed to Alzheimer's disease, any depression or anxiety is not long lasting, a new study indicates.These findings help address a longstanding debate about whether learning such information might cause lasting psychological harm, at least among those with a family history of Alzheimer's disease, says Scott Roberts, a University of Michigan researcher at the School of Public Health and co-author of the study findings, which appear today in the New England...

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2009-06-05 14:10:00

Experts warned Congress on Thursday that a mysterious fungus attacking America's bats represents the most serious threat to wildlife in a century and could spread nationwide within years. The condition, known as white-nose syndrome, gets its name from the white fungus speckled amongst the bats, reports the Associated Press. Experts told two House subcommittees on Thursday about discovering caves where bats had been decimated by the disease. "One cave there was turned into a morgue, with bats...

2009-05-07 09:17:00

New England's Academic and Industry Leaders Discuss Future of Life Sciences, Energy and IT Sectors, Showcase Start-Ups Cambridge, Mass., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Xconomy, the authoritative voice on business and technology in the exponential economy, has partnered with Boston University's Office of Technology Development to announce XSITE 2009 -- the first annual Xconomy Summit on Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship showcasing innovation in New England. With the theme, "The Recovery...

2009-05-01 11:00:00

Steven Spielberg & Larry Bird among Honorary Degree Recipients BOSTON, May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Rep. Michael E. Capuano, who has emerged as a major voice in Congress concerning the ongoing atrocities and genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan, will deliver the commencement address at Boston University's 136th graduation ceremonies at BU's Nickerson Field at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 17. Congressman Capuano, a Democrat who represents the Eighth District of Massachusetts, will...

2009-04-10 20:39:39

Boston University senior defenseman Matt Gilroy was named Friday as the winner of the Hobey Baker Award -- college hockey's most prestigious honor. The award is named for a Princeton hockey player who died in World War I. Gilroy becomes the 29th winner. Gilroy scored eight goals and recorded 36 points in 43 games for the Terriers this season. He is the second player from Boston University to win the award, joining current New York Rangers captain Chris Drury. This year's honoree is the first...

2009-04-09 15:48:00

NEW YORK, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Stream57, the leading provider of fully customizable webcasting and streaming media communications, is pleased to have teamed up with WGBH, the largest producer of PBS prime-time programming and a pioneer in education multimedia, to stream the live television and radio program Project Dropout to a large online audience. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090325/NY88768LOGO ) On Tuesday, April 7 at 6pm EDT, Stream57 webcasted WGBH and WBUR...

2009-04-06 20:18:28

Boston University has hired Patrick Chambers as its new men's head basketball coach, the school said Monday. Chambers, 37, was Jay Wright's associate head coach with Villanova this season, helping lead the Wildcats to the Final Four. He joined Villanova in 2004 as the school's director of basketball operations. Chambers succeeds Dennis Wolff, who was fired March 11 after guiding the Terriers to a 17-13 mark this season. Wolff had a 247-197 record in 15 seasons with Boston University.

2009-03-13 17:00:00

BOSTON, March 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release is being issued by Boston University: WBUR, 90.9 FM, Boston's NPR news station, interviewed Bernard Madoff whistleblower Harry Markopolos today, the first media outlet to discuss the multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme with the financial analyst since Madoff pleaded guilty and was sent to jail pending sentencing. Markopolos spent almost a decade attempting to bring attention to the scheme, but was repeatedly rebuffed by the...

2009-03-11 04:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, England, BOSTON and STOCKHOLM, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- - Cambridge University Press Founded by Henry VIII in High-Tech Internet Publishing Deal With Boston University and Swedish TransLegal Cambridge University Press, the Boston University School of Law and the Swedish language company, TransLegal, have launched the world's first online language training for the global legal community. The training is targeted to a market of over 2 million lawyers around the world...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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