Latest Hollins University Stories

2011-06-25 00:00:30

A connection between a stuttering research institute and the National Air and Space Museum may seem unusual. Yet, Hollins Communications Research Institute (HCRI "“ http://www.stuttering.org) has two history-making links to the world of flight that are part of the Smithsonian collections in Washington, D.C. Roanoke, VA (PRWEB) June 24, 2011 A connection between a stuttering research institute and the National Air and Space Museum seems unusual, even implausible. Yet, it's not...

2008-07-24 03:00:35

By Pete Dybdahl pete.dybdahl@roanoke.com 981-3376 The environment remains a newsmaker from here to Beijing. Demand for the Toyota Prius is up. China is trying to reduce its air pollution (for next month's Olympics, at least). And in Salem, to coordinate campus efforts to protect the environment, Roanoke College has formed a Green Advisory Committee. On its list of duties? To be a clearinghouse for ecology issues and to advise President Michael Maxey and his Cabinet. Green...

2007-04-19 12:00:23

By Pam Firmin, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Apr. 19--Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Gulfport native Natasha Trethewey has a standing date every Sunday with her grandmother, Leretta Turnbough, 90, who lived in Gulfport all her life until Hurricane Katrina and now lives in a nursing home near Trethewey in Atlanta. When Katrina was coming, "she and my brother got in his car and met me in Mobile and I got them out of there," Trethewey said. "That's when we realized she was not capable of...

2005-02-06 10:10:00

Daily light therapy best for seasonal affective disorder, study finds HealthDayNews -- Come the dark days of winter, everyone can feel a bit down from time to time. But for an estimated 15 million Americans, these shorter, colder days bring on seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a condition characterized by depression, social withdrawal, overeating and weight gain. "It's a fairly large problem," said Randall Flory, a SAD researcher at Hollins University in Roanoke, Va. "It's estimated that in...

2005-01-10 08:30:00

They ease depressive symptoms caused by seasonal affective disorder, research finds HealthDayNews -- Few people relish the cold, short days of winter. For many, there's good reason: Experts believe that about one in five Americans suffers from either mild or severe forms of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which can lead to depression, overeating, weight gain and fatigue. Fortunately, this is one condition where drugs aren't the best answer. A new study confirms that simply sitting next to...

Word of the Day
  • 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.