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2014-06-19 23:03:38

Dr. Beth Freeburg joins SLU from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Saint Louis University has named Beth Winfrey Freeburg, Ph.D., as the new dean of the School for Professional Studies. Freeburg comes to Saint Louis University from Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIU), where she most recently served as the director of its Center for Workforce Development. Freeburg worked at SIU for the past 19 years where she held the rank of professor...

2014-06-18 23:11:35

ASU awarded a $20 million grant by NGA to launch the Foresight Initiative to provide interconnected tools, techniques and environments for decision making for increased global sustainability and resilience. Tempe, Arizona (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Arizona State University (ASU) was selected for a competitive five-year award of $20 million by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to launch a research partnership, effective June 1, 2014, to explore approaches for anticipating and...

2014-06-18 11:42:10

Cornell University Whether you were a quarterback or point guard, past participation in competitive team sports marks you as a winner in the competition for better jobs, according to a new Cornell University study. “Participation in competitive youth sports ‘spills over’ to occupationally advantageous traits that persist across a person’s life,” says Kevin M. Kniffin, postdoctoral research associate at Cornell’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and lead...

2014-06-16 23:11:03

Pilot program kicks off in fall 2014. Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 Fisher College and Life Button 24 are proud to announce today a new partnership aimed at better protecting students both on and off campus. In the wake of the recent tragedies on school campuses nationwide, Fisher College is taking the lead in pro-actively enhancing the safety of its students through a new pilot program with Life Button 24, creators of a revolutionary new phone app that instantly connects students with...

2014-06-16 08:29:41

'Fidget Widgets' Project Looks for New Ways that Seemingly Mindless Interactions Can Increase Productivity, Enhance Creativity, and Lessen Stress NEW YORK, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering's Game Innovation Lab know that doodling, fiddling, and fidgeting are anything but trivial. The fascinating and powerful interrelation of bodily movement, cognition, and emotional state has been amply demonstrated, and...

2014-06-12 16:26:35

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- JPS Health Network and UNT Health Science Center (UNTHSC) received approval from their respective boards to explore the creation of a unified health care physician practice group that would strengthen the relationship between Tarrant County's largest teaching hospital and the county's only medical school and academic medical center. The new medical group would bring enhanced levels of efficiency, accountability and value to...

2014-06-12 08:22:49

GREENSBORO, N.C., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T) and NORESCO, a national leader in energy efficiency and energy infrastructure solutions, have entered into a $3.8 million guaranteed energy savings agreement for work on the Greensboro, North Carolina, campus. NORESCO specializes in the development, design, construction, financing and operation of energy- and environmental-efficiency projects and is a part of UTC...

2014-06-12 04:23:19

PORTLAND. Ore., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eighteen student teams from around the nation will convene in Portland, Oregon June 20-22(nd) for the 16(th) Annual MESA USA National Engineering Design Competition. Approximately 72 students, finalists from a national field of 39,000 participants, will compete to invent a prosthetic arm aimed at helping low-income children from developing countries. This competition is part of MESA's (Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement)...

2014-06-11 23:00:44

Joint RAPS/National University of Singapore program to cultivate an industry-ready regulatory workforce in Singapore. Singapore and Rockville, MD, USA (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) have announced the official launch of their joint Graduate Certificate in Medical Devices Regulatory Affairs (MDRA) program. The program is intended for Singapore-based regulatory professionals, and was developed in...

2014-06-11 16:27:01

Dr. Anthony N. LaBruna MD, a Board Certified New York, NY physician specializing in Plastic Surgery, has been selected by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. for inclusion in its authoritative guide to the top primary care and specialty care doctors in the tri-state metropolitan New York area. NEW YORK, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., America's trusted source for identifying Top Doctors, has published the 17th edition of Top Doctors: New York Metro...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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