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2014-06-11 23:00:20

Amanie Riley, who is a senior at Mercy College and is pursuing a degree in psychology and education, won the Lighthouse International Scholarship award for $10,000. The award is given to 7 students each year who are blind or visually impaired. Dobbs Ferry, NY (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 Mercy College Senior Amanie Riley has been awarded the Lighthouse International Scholarship. The Lighthouse International Scholarship recognizes the outstanding students who have overcome the challenges of...

2014-06-09 20:21:21

UNITY, Maine, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The environmental college President whose vision helped ignite a growing national divestment movement sees education reform coupled with sustainability science as central to salvaging a livable planet. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140609/116295 In a Yale Environment 360 interview, Unity College President Stephen Mulkey, the climate scientist whose vision helped ignite the divestment movement for fossil fuels investments...

2014-06-05 23:04:21

For almost 30 years, Chuck Massey has been a liaison between Houghton College and the city of Buffalo, N.Y., at the forefront of the movement to help revitalize both the East and West sides of Buffalo. Houghton, NY (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 On Thursday, May 29, more than 100 people gathered at the Asbury Hall reception room to pay tribute and to honor Charles “Chuck” Massey for his 38 year career as a teacher, administrator, and coordinator for Houghton College’s Office of Urban...

2014-06-05 12:36:29

12 Faculty Research Projects from Seven Universities to Study the Impact and Effectiveness of Online Learning DALLAS, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Academic Partnerships (AP), one of the world's largest representatives of online learning, today announced that it has awarded 12 grants to researchers from seven universities to study the impact and effectiveness of online learning. These grants are part of AP's commitment to supporting the research conducted by partner university faculty members...

2014-06-05 08:33:50

College will offer 12 degrees in computer, information sciences, and health care fields DENVER, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regis University is making a move to meet the growing demands of the expanding computer industry by opening a new College of Computer & Information Sciences in fall 2014. Regis University offers programs that cater to busy professionals, including flexible options for obtaining bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, or academic certificates in these areas of study:...

2014-06-03 08:30:01

KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Kansas City Art Institute has launched a new fifth-year post-baccalaureate program in art education. The program is aimed at students who are interested in teaching art in Pre-K through Grade 12 public school classrooms. "With this launch, KCAI becomes the first and only art college in the state of Missouri to offer such a program," said Jacqueline Chanda, Ph.D., president of KCAI. "All other programs preparing students to...

2014-06-02 08:37:37

Have smart phones made us less smart? BOSTON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The rising use of digital technology and the dangerous behavioral patterns that have emerged - including distracted driving/walking from talking and texting on their phones - was the theme of public relations campaigns presented by students from 13 countries and 6 continents this past weekend at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. Sponsored by AB InBev, the winning group will present their campaign on...

2014-05-29 23:13:18

Three Loyola University New Orleans mass communication graduates—a network TV executive, a nonprofit leader passionate about the common good and a national media director—were inducted into the Mass Communication Den of Distinction Friday, May 9. New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Three Loyola University New Orleans mass communication graduates—a network TV executive, a nonprofit leader passionate about the common good and a national media director—were inducted into the Mass...

2014-05-28 23:00:28

Higher education offers opportunities for people of all ages. Whether you are just starting college for the first time, resuming your studies, or preparing for a new career, a college degree will help you reach your goal. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Sometimes college is not always an option or the answer for many 18-year olds as they finish high school. Many turn to the armed services, continue with a part-time job that has full-time or advancement opportunities, or step into...

2014-05-27 23:04:49

Southern New Hampshire University’s inaugural Nursing Pinning Ceremony was held May 9 (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 Southern New Hampshire University’s Department of Nursing celebrated its first class of baccalaureate nursing graduates at the inaugural Nursing Pinning Ceremony on Friday, May 9. Surrounded by family and friends, each nursing student received an SNHU nurse’s pin, signifying their completion of the program and dedication to the profession. The students graduated during the...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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