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2014-04-04 23:27:08

Olivia Roney Spahn was honored last Saturday, March 29, as an Outstanding Alumni of Communications Studies. Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 As a young entrepreneur from the Indianapolis area, Olivia Roney Spahn, was honored with the Outstanding Alumni from her alma mater, IUPUI. The Communications Studies Department chose 2014 as the year to honor to outstanding alumni, one alum who had been out of the department for over 10 years and another who had graduated within the past 10...

Casimir Force Reduced To Lowest Recorded Level
2013-10-02 07:06:13

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis A research team that includes a physics professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) has recorded a drastically reduced measurement of the Casimir effect, a fundamental quantum phenomenon experienced between two neutral bodies that exist in a vacuum. For more than 60 years, scientists have studied the peculiar electromagnetic interaction between two neutral objects. The Casimir effect, a long-standing point of...

2013-09-09 23:01:50

On-the-record National Press Club event will feature local families and leaders from United Nations Foundation and the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy (PRWEB) September 09, 2013 On Thursday, at 12:00 pm ET at the National Press Club, the United Nations Foundation and the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy will launch a new report on the charitable habits of children. The new...

2011-09-15 12:48:33

A study by researchers from the schools of science and medicine at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis examines the effects of carbon nanoparticles (CNPs) on living cells. This work is among the first to study concentrations of these tiny particles that are low enough to mimic the actual exposure of an ordinary individual. The effects on the human body of exposure to CNPs -- minute chemicals with rapidly growing applications in electronics, medicine, and many other fields --...

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2011-07-20 11:55:27

Indianapolis, St. Louis, Detroit, Buffalo, Richmond and Providence "“ cities scattered across the eastern half of the United States "“ have something in common, all have coal-fired power plants. A new study from the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is among the first to investigate mercury deposits in industrialized city soil near this type of facility. The study, which appears in the July 2011 issue of the journal Water, Air & Soil...

2010-12-08 12:00:00

TED Women conference presentation reveals biggest gender differences are in support for international, community, religious, health, youth and family causes INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Women are significantly more likely than men to give to almost every type of charitable cause and are equally likely to support the rest, after controlling for education, income, and other factors that influence giving, new research from the Women's Philanthropy Institute (WPI) at...

2010-12-08 02:18:37

A grant from the D. J. Angus-Scientech Educational Foundation has made it possible for a student from a suburban Indianapolis high school to co-author, along with his mentor and two other scientists, a theoretical physics study in a top tier peer-reviewed scientific journal, a paper which has been selected for rapid communication due to its importance to the field. "It is extremely rare for a high school student to be a co-author on a physics paper. Statistics on this aren't available, but it...

2010-11-29 16:07:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Finish Line Youth Foundation (FLYF) has appointed Marty Posch Executive Director. FLYF is a not-for-profit organization that provides financial support for community-based youth athletic programs and camps for disadvantaged and special needs children across the United States. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101129/DE08710 ) Posch comes to Finish Line from IUPUI, where he served as Assistant Community Relations Director. In that...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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