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2014-03-11 23:29:00

Reading books that have been challenged because of 'edgy' content may have some positive outcomes, according to one recent study. DeLand, FL (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Reading for pleasure can positively affect a student’s GPA. Required reading for school? Not so much, according to a recent study by Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Psychology Department at Stetson University. Ferguson, who is probably best known for his ongoing research on the effects of...

Image 1 - Tribute Plaque Still Holds Meaning For Workers
2012-01-24 04:12:01

[ Watch the Video ] A simple, plastic plaque left inside space shuttle Atlantis following the last mission of NASA´s shuttle program is a priceless tribute to the work force, said one of the managers who worked with the spacecraft for more than 20 years. "I was just overwhelmed with joy first that they left it and humbled that they thought of us," said Walter "Buddy" Mckenzie, who manages the forward and midbody sections of Atlantis for United Space Alliance, or USA. The plaque...

Veteran Space Shuttle Commander Chris Ferguson To Leave NASA
2011-12-06 08:53:48

Astronaut Chris Ferguson, the last commander of a space shuttle mission, has announced his plans to retire from NASA on Dec. 9. He will leave for a new job in the private sector. "Chris has been a true leader at NASA," NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said, "not just as a commander of the space shuttle, but also as an exemplary civil servant, a distinguished Navy officer and a good friend. I am confident he will succeed in his next career as he brings his skill and talents to new...

2011-11-01 04:49:40

NASA astronaut Chris Ferguson will return to his hometown on Nov. 7 to serve as the Philadelphia Eagles' Honorary Captain during the NFL's "Monday Night Football" game. The Eagles are hosting the Chicago Bears at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, beginning at 8:30 p.m. EDT. Ferguson will be recognized on the field for his dedication to America's space program and his leadership commanding the final flight of space shuttle Atlantis. The 13-day mission marked the end of the shuttle...

2011-07-26 11:29:00

Team Has Met Shuttle Crew Last Friday Including Philadelphia Native & Shuttle Commander Chris Ferguson PHILADELPHIA, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Franklin Institute has sent an engineering teacher from its partnership public high school, the Science Leadership Academy, as well as a Franklin Institute staff scientist to be part of a Philadelphia team of educators that are currently at NASA Johnson Space Center's Ellington Field in Houston. Fourteen teams will be...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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