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Changing Of The Guard At Concordia Research Base
2013-11-27 16:47:02

ESA The journey to the Concordia research base in Antarctica is never predictable. Delays due to weather can keep travelers at the stopover points for days. During the Antarctic winter all travel to Concordia is out of the question as temperatures plunge to –80°C during the four months of darkness. With only a few days’ delay, ESA-sponsored medical doctor Adrianos Golemis has reached Concordia and has been briefed by Evangelos Kaimakamis, who has already spent a year running...

First Morning At Concordia Research Station In Antarctica
2013-08-09 13:01:48

ESA After three months of continuous night, morning will break on Saturday at the Concordia research station in Antarctica. The Sun last set there in May and since then, the crew have watched for the faintest glow on the horizon that hinted at the position of the Sun and that separates nighttime from day. This glow dwindled into complete darkness at the deepest point of winter in mid-June, and it has been gradually reappearing, slowly but steadily building up to the first real sunrise....

2013-04-14 23:00:42

Language, multicultural, and health & human performance program offerings expanded Seward, NE (PRWEB) April 14, 2013 A new department, Intercultural Studies and Modern Languages, has been added to the academic lineup at Concordia University, Nebraska. Teaching English to speakers of other languages, or TESOL, will be a new major associated with the department. The TESOL major will prepare students to teach English as a second language in settings other than grade schools and high...

Long Winter Ahead For Crew At The Concordia Research Base
2013-03-22 12:14:16

ESA Secluded from civilization and living in a white desert, the crew at the Concordia research base in Antarctica have settled in to their home and are ready for the cold, long winter ahead. After a period of adaptation to the sub-zero temperatures and high altitude on the Antarctic plateau, the base was prepared for three-quarters of a year of self-sufficient running. Food, fuel and equipment were ferried in over land and by air while personnel worked on maintaining the base and its...

2013-03-11 23:02:28

Dr. Jen Janousek doesn´t just teach public health–she lives it. The director of the Master of Public Health program at Concordia University, Nebraska, will participate in a mission trip to Guatemala this March. Seward, NE (PRWEB) March 11, 2013 Dr. Jen Janousek doesn´t just teach public health–she lives it. The Director of the Master of Public Health program at Concordia University, Nebraska, will participate in a mission trip to Guatemala this March. Dr. Janousek...

Summer Has Arrived For Antarctic Research Base Concordia
2012-11-09 13:30:03

ESA The first plane to reach Antarctic research base Concordia in nine months landed yesterday, bringing fresh food and replacements for the crew that spent winter in one of the most isolated places on Earth. Summer has definitely arrived. Concordia research station in Antarctica is a place of extremes. In winter, no sunlight is seen for almost four months and the typical crew of 12-15 live in complete isolation. In summer, the Sun stays above the horizon and over 50 scientists flock to...


Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin