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2011-06-16 10:00:00

DURHAM, N.C., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Victor J. Dzau, M.D., Duke University chancellor for health affairs and chief executive officer of Duke University Health System, has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Presentation of the honorary degree came June 15 on the university's Commemoration Day celebrating its founding in 1451. The honorary degree recognizes Dzau's distinction in and major contribution to the field...

2010-03-23 09:36:00

BOSTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Director of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, will be the keynote speaker at Bunker Hill Community College's 36th commencement exercises, on Saturday, June 5th at 11 a.m. In 2008, Dr. Carson received the nation's highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Dr. Carson, one of the world's leading neurosurgeons, is also an eminent scholar, author and philanthropist. For years he...

2009-05-01 11:00:00

Steven Spielberg & Larry Bird among Honorary Degree Recipients BOSTON, May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Rep. Michael E. Capuano, who has emerged as a major voice in Congress concerning the ongoing atrocities and genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan, will deliver the commencement address at Boston University's 136th graduation ceremonies at BU's Nickerson Field at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 17. Congressman Capuano, a Democrat who represents the Eighth District of Massachusetts, will...

2006-05-18 18:23:59

Please read in 10th paragraph ... 223 of 1,000 faculty ... instead of ... 223 of 600 faculty. A corrected story follows. By Monica M. Clark BOSTON (Reuters) - Plans by a prominent Boston Jesuit school to award U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice an honorary degree are stirring protests by some students and faculty who say her support for the Iraq war contradicts Catholic teaching. Boston College theology professor David Hollenbach and Kenneth Himes, the department's chair,...

2006-05-18 15:07:14

By Monica M. Clark BOSTON (Reuters) - Plans by a prominent Boston Jesuit school to award U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice an honorary degree are stirring protests by some students and faculty who say her support for the Iraq war contradicts Catholic teaching. Boston College theology professor David Hollenbach and Kenneth Himes, the department's chair, issued a petition to the school's president objecting to a planned commencement address by Rice on Monday when she will...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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