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2014-08-28 08:30:04

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The David A. Tepper Quadrangle, an expansion initiative at Carnegie Mellon University aimed at creating a new model of integration across the campus' top-ranked academic disciplines, has reached another milestone in its development. The university has selected the Santa Monica, Calif., firm of Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners to design the first major building in the Tepper Quad, which will serve as a new home for the...

2014-08-27 23:08:27

October 3 is dedicated to helping Men of Color succeed in school and career through mentorship with a focus on education, eliminating unconscious bias in school, the workplace, and leadership roles. Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Rice University will host a day-long Men of Color Leadership Symposium (“Men of Color”) on October 3, 2014 dedicated to helping male students of color succeed in school and career through mentorship. Seventeen men of color, or 3.4 percent, are chief...

2014-08-26 23:17:17

ASU launches mobile app to increase safety-related communication across its campuses. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Arizona State University (ASU) joins schools in 16 other states to launch the LiveSafe mobile application. First in the state of Arizona, ASU is the latest university to choose the system as its primary method to foster safety-related, two-way communication between students, faculty, and campus safety officials. LiveSafe is built with the latest in smartphone...

2014-08-26 12:33:16

New NSF I-Corps Node will support the translation of scientific and engineering research into technology for the marketplace LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced today that it will provide a multi-million dollar grant to create a hub of innovation that unites public and private institutions throughout Southern California, headquartered at and administered by the University of Southern California, the California...

2014-08-26 08:26:50

Ranks more than 1,000 schools on academics, student life and affordability PITTSBURGH, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Niche (https://niche.com) today released the 2015 college rankings, which rank more than 1,000 schools nationwide based on more than 50 statistical factors and nearly 12 million opinions from 300,000 students. The company is releasing a comprehensive Best Overall college ranking for the first time in its 12-year history. "We believe choosing a college is about striking the...

2014-08-25 08:24:58

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Independent college rankings and review website College Choice (http://www.collegechoice.net) has published a ranking of the fifty U.S. colleges and universities with the happiest first-year students. Based primarily on the percentage of freshmen who return for their sophomore year, the ranking puts Yale University at the top of the list, followed by the University of Chicago and Soka University of America in Aliso Viejo, California....

2014-08-20 23:07:11

This is a quarterly look at news, events, and highlights at Trident’s academic colleges. Read more about a Dean’s appointment to the National APHA Board, a professor selection by the Fulbright Program, key presentations across the global, and the latest published research. Cypress, CA (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION MARKETING & ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROFESSOR SEES KEY RESEARCH STUDIES PUBLISHED During her three-year tenure at Trident University, Dr. Qin Sun...

2014-08-18 08:29:28

BOSTON, August 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gum for oral care and diabetes detecting bees are two of six innovations seeking to disrupt healthcare opportunities for urban slum dwellers After completing a month-long start-up accelerator hosted by Hult International Business School's [http://www.hult.edu ] Boston campus, the six finalist teams vying for the US1M Hult Prize [http://www.hultprizesix.com ] now have one month remaining to refine their pitches before presenting to...

2014-08-14 23:05:52

College classes are back in session, but as a growing number of parents — many of whom were university students in the ‘80s — prepare to send their kids to college, they’ll notice several changes to the campus experience. Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 Neon colors. Stirrup pants. Hi-top fades. All are 1980s-era icons that are back in style. But as a growing number of parents — many of whom were university students in the ‘80s — prepare to send their kids to college,...

2014-08-14 16:31:12

More than 100 UC San Diego researchers will be involved in a two-year pilot program SAN DIEGO, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Benefunder, a San Diego-based philanthropic research funding platform for higher education institutions, and the University of California, San Diego, recognized as one of the top 15 research universities worldwide, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to embark on a two-year pilot program. The long-term goal of the partnership between UC...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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