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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...

2008-08-04 03:00:13

By Olson, Scott At a time when central Indiana is adding high-tech jobs faster than any other area in the Midwest, the overall health of the industry could he threatened by a lack of interest from college students. The Washington, D.C.-based Computing Research Association's annual survey of universities with doctorate-granting programs found an 18-percent drop this year in students completing bachelor's degrees in professional information technology fields. The latest statistics are...

2008-06-26 06:02:57

By Rick Rouan, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jun. 26--Ohio University's provost will recommend to the trustees today that the university switch to semesters, completing the change by 2012 or 2013. The presentation will include information about how other universities have changed to semesters, along with the research that an OU calendar committee conducted last year, said Kathy Krendl, executive vice president and provost. The trustees are expected to vote on the proposal sometime...

2008-06-25 00:02:50

By GERRY DICK Indiana University and Purdue University plan to ask the 2009 General Assembly to create a research alliance to grow the state's bio- and life sciences industries. The alliance would also improve public health and increase the number of physicians being trained in Indiana. Purdue and IU would lead the Indiana Innovation Alliance which would have businesses, government and universities share research facilities and other resources. The focus would be on research with business...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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