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2011-09-22 13:00:00

Executive vice president of the University of Pennsylvania for the Health System and dean of Pennâs Perelman School of Medicine joins University City Science Center Board Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 22, 2011 J. Larry Jameson, M.D., Ph.D. has been elected to the Board of Directors of the University City Science Center. Jameson is the executive vice president of the University of Pennsylvania for the Health System and dean of Pennâs Perelman School of...

2011-08-01 06:45:00

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing efforts to provide exceptional academic services, Villanova University is pleased to announce its revamped Master Certificate in Business Analysis program, offered 100% online. This program is designed to help professionals gain the essential skills that can advance their business analyst career possibilities, prepare for industry-recognized certification, and position themselves for higher earning potential. With exciting...

2011-06-28 06:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Barnes Foundation today announced that its capital campaign has passed $200 million. In addition to exceeding its original fundraising target the Barnes reports extraordinary growth in its membership from 400 in July 2009 to more than 10,000 today. This 2500 percent increase, which continues to grow, places the Barnes membership program among the largest of similar institutions. "We are deeply grateful to the many donors whose...

2011-05-26 09:28:00

Linney brings an impressive academic and administrative track record from major national universities, including University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Notre Dame and University of South Carolina VILLANOVA, Pa., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Villanova University President, the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, O.S.A., Ph.D., today announced the appointment of Jean Ann Linney, Ph.D., as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, effective August 15, 2011. An accomplished...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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