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2014-05-13 12:34:55

Star of PBS program "Marina at West Point: Unity Through Diversity" was Honored with Prestigious Award NEW YORK, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Marina Arsenijevic, internationally renowned, award-winning pianist and composer received the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor Award presented by The National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) to Americans who have made it their mission to share with those less fortunate their wealth of knowledge, indomitable courage,...

2014-01-01 00:20:09

WASHINGTON, Jan. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) ELLIS ISLAND OPENS Profile America -- Wednesday, January 1st. The place where many of our ancestors first stepped ashore when they came to America seeking a new life opened on this date in 1892--Ellis Island in New York Harbor. The very first immigrant processed at the new facility was a...

2013-08-01 23:01:14

EarthCam delivers five unique webcam views from the balcony of Lady Liberty. New York (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 EarthCam’s popular Statue of Liberty Cams will be back online tomorrow and people around the world are invited to experience an exclusive look at New York City from Lady Liberty’s perspective once again. Tomorrow is a particularly special day as it marks the 179th birthday of Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, the French sculptor responsible for bringing the Statue of Liberty to...

2011-07-01 10:00:00

NEW YORK, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On the eve of Independence Day weekend, The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation announced today a contribution from AT&T* for $50,000 that will be directed toward a significant expansion of the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, to be called the "Peopling of America® Center." Due to be completed in early 2013, the Peopling of America Center will enlarge the story currently told of the Ellis Island Era (1892-1954) to...

2011-03-10 10:24:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The world premiere of Theater Latte Da's original musical Steerage Song, which celebrates the journey of immigrants to America during the height of immigration, will debut at St. Paul's historic Fitzgerald Theater and will run June 2-5, 2011. Created by Artistic Director Peter Rothstein along with musician and writer Dan Chouinard, the new musical docudrama is premiering in partnership with Minnesota Public Radio. Steerage Song will tell a...

2010-09-01 16:03:00

PROVO, Utah, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Ancestry.com announced today it has launched a collection of more than 1,700 recorded oral histories from immigrants who arrived in the United States through Ellis Island. This is the first time this collection of poignant recordings has been available online. To celebrate the new addition, Ancestry.com is making its entire U.S. Immigration Collection free through Labor Day. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2010-04-01 14:17:00

JERSEY CITY, N.J., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- To highlight the importance of chemistry in everyday life, as well as to the overall health of our regional economy, Liberty Science Center is once again a sponsoring partner of the essential2life 5K race. "The chemical industry is a vital contributor to our modern lifestyle and regional economy," said Dr. Emlyn Koster, president and CEO of Liberty Science Center. "From conducting important research to developing and producing products that...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.