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2014-09-30 08:40:55

Great Value Colleges launches a new feature that names and ranks 50 of the most technologically advanced colleges around the globe SALISBURY, Md., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new web article launched by Great Value Colleges picks 50 of the "techiest" high-tech schools in the world and ranks them in order of achievements and reputation. "The 50 Most Technologically Advanced Universities" names dozens of colleges and universities in the United States along with several...

2014-09-30 08:33:22

White House To Recognize CMU for Brain Research Efforts as Part of Federal BRAIN Initiative PITTSBURGH, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just weeks after the launch of a global initiative to leverage its unique strengths to impact brain research, Carnegie Mellon University has received a major boost from renowned Pittsburgh philanthropist Henry L. Hillman in the form of a new $5 million gift to support CMU's BrainHub(SM)....

2014-09-30 08:32:36

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new national study finds that health professions schools report an overall positive impact from the use of holistic review - a university admissions process that assesses an applicant's unique experiences alongside traditional measures of academic achievement such as grades and test scores. The report, Holistic Admissions in the Health Professions, released today is the first large-scale study to examine the prevalence and...

2014-09-29 08:39:16

Largest Grant in College's History to Enhance Its Innovative and Collaborative Program to Support Student Success NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The College of New Rochelle (CNR) today announced a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to fund a comprehensive program to enhance student success through innovative, collaborative learning strategies. It is the largest grant in the College's history. "This grant will enable The College of New...

2014-09-29 08:38:55

His graduate school research launched the new science of networks LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duncan Watts, principal researcher at Microsoft Research and path-breaking investigator of our connected age, is the recipient of the 2014 Everett M. Rogers Award. Watts' first paper, "Collective Dynamics of 'Small-World' Networks," co-authored with his doctoral advisor Steven Strogatz and published in the journal Nature in 1998, just a year after he got his Cornell Ph.D. in...

2014-09-22 12:36:07

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, MIT Technology Review announced the promotion of Kathleen Kennedy to president. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131106/DC11309LOGO In this new role she will oversee expansion of the brand's global partnerships, events and custom publishing businesses, as well as continuing to direct advertising sales. Jason Pontin, editor in chief and publisher, states, "As our international, events, and custom publishing...

2014-09-22 12:35:18

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering to Host Symposium for Students and Mid-Career Professionals Considering a Switch to Cyber Security NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Some of the most powerful women in cyber security--including IBM's chief information security officer and McAfee's senior vice president in charge of endpoint protection--will share their insights with other women on how to enter the high-demand field during a two-day conference at the New York University...

2014-09-22 08:25:37

Global list is the most comprehensive of its kind RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Best Masters Programs (http://www.bestmastersprograms.org/), an independent online guide to master's degree programs, has published a list of the fifty most stunning university arboretums and gardens. The list can be viewed at http://www.bestmastersprograms.org/most-stunning-university-arboretums-and-gardens/. The list is the most comprehensive of its kind and includes universities from...

2014-09-17 12:24:58

-First-of-its-kind degree focuses on creating new ventures in the arts sector- PURCHASE, N.Y., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Purchase College-SUNY today announced it will launch an MA in Entrepreneurship in the Arts--the first degree in the country that focuses exclusively on creating new entities in the arts sector. The program, which will commence fall 2015, will provide graduates with the skills to create arts ventures and act as entrepreneurs--along with an in-depth foundation...

2014-09-17 08:30:43

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering Professor Jonathan Viventi is 3rd Faculty Member Named to Popular Science Magazine's "Brilliant 10" List NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Popular Science magazine today announced its annual "Brilliant 10" --a list of scientists under age 38 who are poised to revolutionize their fields. Jonathan Viventi, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering, is among the...


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.'