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2010-09-02 11:49:39

Sociologist Ms Lucía Merino presented her PhD thesis entitled, Digital natives: a study of the technological socialisation of young people, at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Considering that young people nowadays are natives of the so-called digital culture, Ms Merino explored their relationship with the new technologies and how they learn and socialise through them. With this research, the author wished to set out guidelines as a basis to continue studying...

2009-12-11 10:52:16

Berkeley stands to save a half-million pages of paper a year with move to electronic publishing A ritual as old as Berkeley itself ends on Friday, Dec. 18, at 4 p.m. For the last time, sleep-deprived graduate students will be lined up outside the Degrees Office on the third floor of Sproul Hall, clutching painstakingly printed copies of their doctoral dissertations, the very last step on the arduous path to a Ph.D. Starting spring semester, Berkeley dissertations are going all-electronic....

2009-01-12 19:26:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) today issued the following statement in response to inquiries and press reports on the academic credentials of Dennis Workman. Workman serves as Trimble's Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and has been with the company since 1995. Trimble has received inquiries relating to Workman's academic credentials and these credentials have also been the subject of several press reports. In these press reports, Trimble...

2007-03-30 06:00:22

By Rachel Hoag COLUMBUS -- Ohio University revoked the master's degree of a former mechanical engineering student accused of using others' work in a thesis, the most severe action yet in the school's review of dozens of research papers in a plagiarism probe. The university, which announced Wednesday it stripped the degree, started reviewing papers required for advanced engineering degrees last year after a graduate student reported to administrators that he found copied passages in...

2007-03-28 21:00:22

By RACHEL HOAG COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio University revoked the master's degree of a mechanical engineering student accused of using others' work in a thesis, the most severe action yet in a review of dozens of research papers, the school said Wednesday. The university would not identify the student or give details about the questioned portions of the thesis, citing academic privacy laws. The student appealed after being notified of the university's plan in February, but Provost Kathy...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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