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2012-04-16 21:48:21

The NSF-funded research will be presented at the Society for American Archaeology annual meeting in Memphis, Tenn. University of Cincinnati research is revealing early farming in a former wetlands region that was largely cut off from Western researchers until recently. The UC collaboration with the Southern Albania Neolithic Archaeological Project (SANAP) will be presented April 20 at the annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA). Susan Allen, a professor in the UC...

2008-03-04 12:00:29

BOSTON, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Divorce Albanian Style by Adela Media (Bulgaria, 2007, 66 min, in Albanian-Russian-Polish with English subtitles, narrated by award-winning British actor, Ben Cross) is a heart-rending film that reveals the experience of several thousands of Albanian families who were forcibly separated for marrying foreigners by the totalitarian regime of Albania's Enver Hoxha, the longest-serving European dictator of the 20th century. It tells a story of love and forced...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'