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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,...

2009-02-09 10:46:00

Focus of this year's conference is 'Changing Perspectives' ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Does a crisis have to occur in order for colleges and universities to allocate funding for detecting and treating students' depression? That's one of the fundamental questions that will be addressed during the seventh annual national Depression on College Campuses Conference, which will be held at the University of Michigan on March 18 and 19. "We pay a lot of attention to...

2009-01-29 10:11:00

EAST LANSING, Mich., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Julie L. Novak has been named Executive Director of the East Lansing-based Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) effective immediately, the MSMS Board of Directors announced today. Novak, 46, who served the past year as MSMS Acting Executive Director, succeeds Kevin A. Kelly who passed away in December after a year-long illness. Kelly served 29 years at MSMS, including the past three years as executive director. "Julie Novak was...

2009-01-13 12:46:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Zipcar, the world's largest provider of cars on demand by the hour or day, has partnered with the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (CUMTD), the cities of Champaign and Urbana, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to bring car sharing to the community as an environmentally-friendly transportation alternative. The partnership continues the cities' and university's commitment to invest in sustainable solutions and marks Zipcar's...

2009-01-06 12:49:11

How science teachers are taught and how post-secondary educators are retained on staff are affecting science education in grades K-12, a U.S. study indicates. A study of the California State University system indicates nearly 40 percent of its science faculty with education specialty positions was seriously considering leaving the job, highlighting potential national trends, Nancy Pelaez, a Purdue University associate professor of biological sciences, said in a news release. A CSU and Purdue...

2009-01-05 15:41:00

PEORIA, Ill., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- For those looking to go beyond a bachelor's degree in nursing studies, the University of Illinois (UIC) College of Nursing (CON) offers a variety of advanced practice nursing degrees to fit any schedule. Students and nurses hoping to apply for the next semester should be aware that the deadline is February 1, 2009. "Whether you're interested in a nursing career in public health, acute care, primary healthcare, management or teaching, our college of...

2008-12-08 10:25:04

Just in time for the holidays, researchers at Indiana's Purdue University say they are auctioning off the naming rights for nine animal species. Purdue University forestry and natural resources professor John Bickham said the auction offerings starting Monday would give true wildlife supporters the chance to become a part of the world of science, The Chicago Tribune said. There's not very much money to support the kind of work it takes to discover these new species, Bickham said. Money...

2008-10-20 09:00:19

LANSING, Mich., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Michigan Forest Products Council (MFPC) announced that Mr. James Okraszewski, who recently retired from NewPage Corporation in Escanaba, Michigan became the fifth person to receive THE TUEBOR AWARD from the Council's Board of Directors. "Mr. Okraszewski has been a vocal supporter of Michigan's forests, environment, and natural resources," said Michigan Forest Products Council Chairperson Margaret Minerick. "He has dedicated his...

2008-10-06 06:00:36

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Ohio's academic health care industry contributed $37.2 billion to the state's economy in 2007, an increase of approximately $16.5 billion since 2002, and served as a major job generator, employing one in 12 Ohioans, according to a recent study commissioned by the Ohio Council of Medical Deans. Quantifying academic medicine's economic impact in areas ranging from tax revenue to job creation, the report underscores the significant role Ohio's seven...

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2008-09-25 11:25:00

An online "Ëœvirtual' campus established by the University of Illinois nine months ago has fallen short of its goals for enrollment and course offerings.   When classes began in January, University of Illinois President Joseph White hoped his professors would quickly create online programs in engineering, business and other lucrative fields. However, "that has not happened," said White during in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday. "I'm not mad at anybody...


Word of the Day
reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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