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2014-07-30 08:41:13

Mobile-technology prototypes shift focus to bystander students, encouraging intercession PITTSBURGH, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amid increasing reports of sexual assaults among college students, the Integrated Innovation Institute at Carnegie Mellon University is applying its distinctive innovation approach to accelerate marketable solutions to combat acquaintance/date rape. Two novel product prototypes, targeted to the college population and designed by graduate-student teams, employ...

2014-07-29 23:16:00

Scholarships to support STEM education in place for next class of Florida Polytechnic University students. Lakeland, FL (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Florida Polytechnic University students beginning classes next year can once again count on financial support from the institution. The University’s Board of Trustees voted on Monday, July 28 to approve a new scholarship program for the 2015-2016 academic year. Incoming full-time undergraduate students will receive scholarships ranging from...

2014-07-29 23:12:12

StraighterLine and Bethel College Adult & Graduate Studies partner to provide students an affordable and flexible way to academically prepare for a calling, a career – and a life of service. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 StraighterLine, a leading provider of affordable, flexible and transferable online college courses, has partnered with Bethel College, an accredited evangelical Christian college dedicated to building lives of commitment for leadership in the Church and...

2014-07-28 23:09:07

StraighterLine and California Southern University partner to provide students ultra-affordable, 100-percent online college degrees. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 StraighterLine, a leading provider of affordable, flexible and transferable online college courses, has partnered with California Southern University (CalSouthern), a premier accredited online university dedicated to meeting the educational needs of working adults. Together, StraighterLine and CalSouthern provide students...

2014-07-24 12:25:36

University enhances, formalizes degree-completion program with greater financial and academic support for former student-athletes seeking to complete their degrees, at any time CHAPEL HILL, N.C., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today announced the launch of an enhanced degree-completion program that honors former student-athletes' scholarships for life. This program - Complete Carolina - provides financial support for degree completion,...

2014-07-23 23:21:09

A Respected Scholar, Surgeon, Researcher and Administrator appointed unanimously by the Board of Trustees Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 The Howard University Board of Trustees accepted the unanimous recommendation of the Presidential Search Committee and voted to appoint Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., MBA, FACS, as the University’s 17th President during a meeting on Monday evening. The Presidential Search Committee, chaired by Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., was comprised of all of the...

2014-07-17 23:06:03

ASU spinout promises global market impact. Tempe, Ariz. (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 A business startup formed to commercialize technology developed by an Arizona State University engineer and his students has won an Arizona Innovation Challenge award from the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA), the state’s leading economic development agency. Recipients of the award “represent innovative Arizona entrepreneurs who are creating technological solutions with the potential for global impact,”...

2014-07-15 12:34:33

NEW DELHI, India, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - First of its kind landmark agreement between two educational institutions to collaborate for B.Tech and MS degree programs in the area of computer science and computer engineering Established with a vision to bring about innovation in higher education and learning in emerging areas of the knowledge society, the not-for-profit NIIT University (NU) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of...

2014-07-15 12:29:29

LOS ANGELES, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The UCLA Health System's hospitals in Westwood and Santa Monica have been named to U.S. News and World Report's Best Hospitals 2014-15 Honor Roll. UCLA was ranked No. 5 in the country and No. 1 in both California and the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The annual rankings, now in their 25th year, are the magazine's most exclusive rankings, recognizing hospitals that excel at treating patients who need an especially high level of...

2014-07-15 08:29:08

AUSTIN, Texas, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Professional Development Center at The University of Texas at Austin (UT PDC) is pleased to announce the fall launch of their new offering - the Medical Interpreter Certificate Program (MICP). This 40-hour program will be conducted on The University of Texas at Austin campus in a bootcamp-style week of classes. This MICP is taught in a small class format by an industry-experienced instructor and designed to allow students to receive...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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