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2012-11-12 12:25:11

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Sarah Cornell, known for her Broadway portrayal of "Ulla" in the Mel Brooks musical comedy "The Producers," will play an amplified version of herself as a scatter-brained tour guide with a cable access travel show, on her new original comedy web series "GET LOST! With Sarah Cornell." "The character is based on my own flawed sense of direction," said Cornell, winner of the 2010 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Best Supporting Actress in a...

2012-11-09 16:25:38

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mary Jo Maydew, an experienced university administrator and financial professional, has accepted a position on the Board of Trustees for Ashford University. Her term on the Board began on November 2. Maydew's career encompasses more than 30 years of experience in higher education. From 2000 to 2011, she served as the vice president for finance and administration at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass. She also spent 13...

2012-11-08 16:24:57

Dr. Philip Stieg, Chairman of the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center, a Board Certified New York, NY physician specializing in Neurological Surgery, has been selected by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. for inclusion in its authoritative guide to the top primary care and specialty care doctors in the tri-state metropolitan New York area. NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., America's trusted source for identifying Top Doctors, has published the...

2012-11-02 14:38:29

Weill Cornell Medical College announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Researchers at Weill Cornell have been awarded three research grants totaling more than $1.5 million. Weill Cornell's Dr. Juan R. Cubillos-Ruiz, a postdoctoral research associate in medicine in the laboratory of Dean Dr. Laurie H. Glimcher, will pursue an innovative global health and development research project titled, "Tailored...

2012-10-23 15:26:07

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cornell University and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the winners of the second Watson Academic Case Competition. The contest helps students build skills in analytics, big data and cognitive computing by identifying new ideas for applying IBM Watson to solve societal and business challenges. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121023/NY97681-a )(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121023/NY97681-b )(Logo:...

2012-10-10 04:01:17

Industry Veteran to Lead Technical Efforts as Company Begins Expansion Phase Ithaca, NY (PRWEB) October 09, 2012 Dr. Kathleen Vaeth (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/kathleen-vaeth/1/235/8a) has joined MicroGen Systems, Inc. as Vice President of Engineering. Dr. Vaeth has more than a decade of experience building and leading multi-disciplinary teams, most recently with Eastman Kodak. She has developed technologies in MEMS microfluidics, organic electronics and displays, and piezoelectric...

2012-09-19 23:02:25

Cornell Integrates New Business Plan Platform, LaunchPlan, into Business School Curriculum - Discovers Many Advantages For Students and Professors Boston, Massachusetts (PRWEB) September 19, 2012 In this economy with its continued soft job market, college students need every advantage they can get. Cornell University is boosting its students´ future value by helping them create more effective business plans. Utilizing the LaunchPlan.com platform, Cornell's students can focus their...

2012-09-17 14:22:18

CHICAGO, Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Becker's Hospital Review is proud to announce the publication of its list, "100 Hospitals With Great Women's Health Programs," which recognizes some of the most outstanding hospitals for women's health programs in the United States. The 100 leaders of the great hospitals included in this list are presidents, CEOs and directors who have emphasized organizational excellence, patient safety, quality service, financial savvy and an appropriate...

2012-08-23 23:03:18

Students across the world are turning to new online fundraising technologies to pay for their educational expenses. Whether it be school supplies, tuition, or robotics, parents and students are using Rally.org, an online fundraising platform for causes that matter, to pay for their school related expenses. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 22, 2012 As students across the nation head back to school this week, children and their parents are turning to the Internet to prepare for the year...

2012-07-12 02:27:51

LONDON, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AstraZeneca and Dr. Steven Paul of Weill Cornell Medical College today announced a first of its kind research alliance that brings four leading academic research laboratories together with AstraZeneca to study a major risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, the apolipoprotein E4 genotype (ApoE). Members of the newly established collaboration with AstraZeneca, called the A5 alliance, include Dr. Paul of the Helen and Robert Appel Alzheimer's Disease Research...