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2009-07-31 07:08:00

CHICAGO, July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Don't you wish you knew the inside scoop before choosing a college and not just what you learned on the campus tour? Now you can get the raw, uncensored truth with the College Life Guides on http://www.RealCollegeTour.com. Every college has both great and horrible things about it. The College Life Guides available on RealCollegeTour.com are written by actual students and provide parents and students with all of the information they need to know about a...

2009-07-07 09:20:00

LANSING, Mich., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Michigan is the latest state to adopt the HunterExam.com interactive hunter education course as an option to prepare for hunting certification. The new HunterExam online course allows students to complete coursework online before attending required classroom and hands-on field course training needed to obtain their Michigan hunter education certificate. "We commend Michigan for implementing the HunterExam program to help educate today's hunters," said...

2009-05-13 16:57:53

U.S. researchers say monitoring human behavior such as people buying flu-related medications or Google searches may be a way to warn of pandemic. Barrett Caldwell, a Purdue University associate professor of industrial engineering, said the conventional monitoring approach requires public health officials to know when certain events leading to pandemic begin. The problem with this requirement is that by the time you know an event has happened, it's often too late to do much about it,...

2009-04-20 07:00:00

First System To Allow Global SMS Support And Serve Approx. 200,000 People Including University Students, Faculty, Staff, Public Officials and Surrounding Citizenry. BOISE, Idaho, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- MyStateUSA, innovators in secure, scalable and flexible emergency communication and notification systems, today disclosed its deployment of what is believed to be the industry's first such Global Notification system, and the successful deployment of AlertSense with the University of...

2009-04-16 20:57:00

An Ohio State University course on learning and motivation increases the odds that struggling first-year students will graduate, a researcher says. We are taking the students who are least likely to succeed in college and teaching them the skills they need to stay in school and graduate, Bruce Tuckman, the creator of the course, said the statement. Just taking this one class has made a big difference in how well below-average students do at Ohio State. Tuckman and Gary Kennedy, a graduate...

2009-04-15 12:44:00

URBANA, Ill., April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Programmers with little or no exposure to parallelism have an opportunity to learn about multicore programming at the UPCRC Illinois Summer School to be held June 22-26, 2009 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Coursework will provide a solid foundation in the fundamentals of multicore programming, offer hands-on experience with the use of multicore languages and libraries, and introduce emerging research topics. Upon...

2009-04-02 08:00:00

Three Panels to Explore Economic Potential of Emerging Field at April 21 NanoNowForum in Chicago CHICAGO, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Illinois has become a hotbed for nanotechnology and a forum on April 21st will explore how to expand the state's role in the emerging sector. U.S. Representative Daniel Lipinski (D-Ill.), Chair of the House Science and Technology Committee's Subcommittee on Research and Science Education, is participating in the event, which has been has been organized by the...

2009-03-30 10:06:27

Ohio State University officials Monday announced a rights partnership deal that is worth at least $110 million to the university over the next 10 years. Ohio State Director of Athletics Eugene Smith said the agreement with IMG Worldwide and RadiOhio has a total value of $128 million, with $110 million guaranteed. The school said it is the largest such deal in collegiate sports. Previous rights agreements were worth about $3 million a year to Ohio State, The Columbus Dispatch said. This...

2009-03-25 11:44:00

CHICAGO, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies has launched its second online master's degree, providing students the opportunity to experience distance learning from Northwestern's prestigious faculty while maintaining their professional careers. The Master of Arts in Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) online degree parallels the existing on-campus program's curriculum and course structure. The online format enables students to engage in the...

2009-03-23 14:50:00

DTE Energy and University of Michigan clean energy business competition designed to move new energy technology from the laboratory to the marketplace ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- A plan to use algae to simultaneously treat wastewater and produce the raw materials for biofuels won the inaugural Clean Energy Prize on Friday. The competition was established by DTE Energy and the University of Michigan along with sponsors, Masco Corporation Foundation and The Kresge Foundation,...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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