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2010-11-19 11:10:00

WEST HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Consortium for Continuous Improvement in Higher Education (NCCI) announced today that it is accepting applications for the 2011 Leveraging Excellence Awards.

2010-11-16 11:05:00

The impact a specific schoolteacher has on students’ math and reading scores – whether bad or good – fades quite fast.

2010-10-19 17:06:35

Conventional wisdom holds that people try to mimic the behavior of the next social class above their own.

2010-10-06 10:58:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- As midterm elections approach, new research from the makers of Trojan® brand condoms, Sperling's BestPlaces and Rock the Vote shed light on the state of sexual health at American colleges and universities.

2010-08-24 15:03:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Deseret News, Utah's oldest continually published daily newspaper, today introduced a new Editorial Advisory Board, the first of its kind in a media organization.

2010-08-24 08:43:28

If you had a dinner invitation in Utah’s Escalante Valley almost 10,000 years ago, you would have come just in time to try a new menu item: mush cooked from the flour of milled sage brush seeds.

2010-08-19 06:30:00

NORTH HILLS, Calif., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- 120,021 Imperial Toy Water Splashers water balloons flew over the BYU campus on July 23rd 2010! 3,927 students competed in a 6 minute battle to win the official title of largest water balloon fight from 2009 record holder University of Kentucky.

2010-08-03 08:45:00

New research also shows loving siblings promote good deeds more than loving parents.

2010-07-06 08:00:00

OAK BROOK, Ill., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- It's a familiar feeling for many educators: one of the course materials they've chosen isn't quite right for the class. The focus is a little off, the examples don't resonate with their particular students, or recent developments in the field aren't included.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.