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Summer Jobs May Be Better For Teenagers Than Going To Camp
2014-07-08 07:49:53

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe online Unsure of whether to ship junior off to one themed camp or another or put a job application in front of them? New research out of the University of British Columbia (UBC) claims earning pay from a summer job will go a lot farther than any extra dribbling practice at the soccer camp or even from reaching level 130 of Halo 4 while on the living room sofa. The UBC Sauder School of Business study claims teenagers working summer or...

2014-07-07 12:25:02

Industry Expert in Media Audiences Leads Initiative to Develop Innovative Tools for Media Measurement LOS ANGELES, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dana Chinn, a media analytics strategist and longtime faculty member at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California, has been named Director of the Norman Lear Center's Media Impact Project (MIP). Chinn has more than two decades of experience researching and teaching analytics for content-...

2014-07-01 08:27:47

COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland marks its historic move to the Big Ten Conference today with an on-campus celebration. UMD students, faculty, staff and community members will join together to commemorate the transition at an event with performances by The Mighty Sound of Maryland Marching Band and UMD Spirit Squad. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130808/DC61542LOGO The event, taking place from 12 - 1:30 p.m. on Mitchell Field, will...

2014-06-30 23:09:51

Georgia State University alumnus Kenneth D. Lewis (B.A.,’69), a longtime donor to his alma mater, has made his biggest gift yet, a $5 million pledge to the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions. (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Georgia State University alumnus Kenneth D. Lewis (B.A.,’69), a longtime donor to his alma mater, has made his biggest gift yet, a $5 million pledge to the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions. The nursing school was named for...

2014-06-30 23:06:54

The University of the Virgin Islands has named Dr. Benjamin Sachs interim dean for the medical school it is developing in the Virgin Islands. Virgin Islands (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 The University of the Virgin Islands has named Dr. Benjamin Sachs interim dean for the medical school it is developing in the Virgin Islands. In this position, Dr. Sachs is engaged in the early stages of preparing documentation for the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the medical school...

2014-06-30 16:26:35

"Fitwits" Engages Kids in Meaningful Health Improvement Practices PITTSBURGH, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fitwits, a new startup company out of the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University, is helping families fight childhood obesity and develop lifelong healthy eating habits. Five years in the making and backed by nearly $1 million of investments thus far, Fitwits is part of the CMU's Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation....

2014-06-29 23:00:47

Award will support Adult and Child Center’s Foster Care and Family Preservation Programs. Indianapolis (PRWEB) June 29, 2014 First Lady Karen Pence hosted the first-ever reception for grant recipients of the Indiana First Lady’s Charitable Foundation at the Governor’s residence on Wednesday, where she awarded $22,000 to 28 organizations and charities that serve Hoosier families and children across the state. Adult and Child Center was represented by Heather Todd and Dan Arens, who...

2014-06-28 23:03:06

Cyndy Locke, Director of College Counseling for Oaks Christian Online high school, attends conference held jointly by Harvard University and the College Board. Westlake Village, CA (PRWEB) June 28, 2014 Cyndy Locke, Director of College Counseling for Oaks Christian Online (OCO) High School, represents the online high school's college-preparatory program at the Harvard Summer Institute on College Admission, held June 22-27 this year. The institute is an annual program organized jointly...

2014-06-25 16:25:55

Fund's first grant expected to focus on detection and treatment of Alzheimer's disease MADISON, Wis., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and the Wisconsin Technology Innovation Initiative (Wi2) have established a $1 million seed fund to support commercialization of medical technology developed by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140624/121225 While the fund will...

2014-06-24 23:15:19

The 2014 New York State Athletic Trainers’ Association (NYSATA) Conference, including the annual philanthropic Golf Tournament, was held from Friday, May 30th through Sunday, June 1st at Jamestown Community College in the picturesque Chautauqua Lake region of southwestern New York. Aside from the lengthy list of educational presentations, features of the conference included clinical workshops, professional poster presentations, and the second annual athletic training student program....


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