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2010-10-06 10:05:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Construction Company, the nation's largest builder of sports and education facilities, has been selected to provide construction management services for the University of Pennsylvania to develop a 24-acre parcel of land to serve as a recreation space for students and residents and to connect the City of Philadelphia together with Penn's campus. The project will be complete in time for the fall semester of 2011. The $30 million Penn Park will include...

2010-08-05 06:50:00

DENVER, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Ivy League Labs, the makers of Score-Booster(TM), a memory improvement supplement proven to enhance cognitive performance, announced that two winners have been chosen for the Greek Scholarship program ending July 31, 2010 -- and that more scholarships will be awarded in the future. In a unique move, Ivy League Labs announced that for every bottle of Score-Booster(TM) sold they will donate $5 to a Greek Scholarship program of the purchaser's choice. When the...

2010-06-02 07:27:00

NEW YORK, June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- USSE Corp., (Union Square) (Pink Sheets: UCRP) was contracted by the Ivy League to produce its women's lacrosse tournament championship game on Sunday May 2, 2010. The game took place at 12 noon EDT, at Franklin Field on the University of Pennsylvania campus and was broadcast in SD on CBS College Sports Network. The game featured the Penn Quakers (13-3, 7-0 Ivy) hosting the Dartmouth Big Green (12-3, 5-2). While Penn took advantage of early...

2010-05-27 08:00:00

SALT LAKE CITY, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Study.Net Corporation (www.study.net) today confirmed plans to extend the company's services to the Apple iPad for use during the fall academic term. These actions reinforce the company's commitment to enhance education and collaborative learning through the use of technology. Jay McGoodwin, President and CEO, noted, "Obviously, the iPad is a potential game changer when it comes to convenience and ease-of-use. More importantly, the iPad has prompted...

2010-04-29 10:08:00

LOS ANGELES, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- DREAM 2010 concert benefiting the Fulfillment Fund will take place on Monday, May 3, 2010 at the famed Roxy Theatre on Sunset Boulevard. The concert features a special acoustic performance by legendary rock musician Chris Cornell, singer, songwriter and lyricist for Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog and Audioslave. Dream 2010 pays tribute to Fulfillment Fund students who have beaten all odds to become college graduates and raises critical dollars to...

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2010-04-26 11:25:00

University investment decisions can deepen job losses and other financial cuts when market collapses carve into budget-supporting endowment funds, a new study by the National Bureau of Economic Research found. Researchers say the findings show that universities need to re-evaluate investment portfolios and policies to cushion the blow when market downturns wither endowments, a growing economic engine for colleges over the last two decades. "A secretary at Harvard probably had no idea her...

2010-04-12 06:00:00

BEIJING, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Zinch.com, the social network connecting high school and college students with educational and scholarship opportunities, announced the launch of a comprehensive Chinese-language website, and associated services, to help Chinese students choose American undergraduate and graduate programs - and to help American Admissions Officers find the best-fit Chinese candidates. The new site can be found at www.zinch.cn. Almost 100,000 Chinese students are now...

2010-04-09 07:00:00

BEIJING, April 9 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- ChinaEdu Corporation (Nasdaq: CEDU) ("ChinaEdu" or "the Company"), an educational services provider in China, today announced that it has recently signed an agreement with WIDE World, developed at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. WIDE World is an innovative professional development program through both online courses and on-site workshops designed for the wide-scale improvement in classrooms and schools. Under the agreement,...

2010-03-25 15:06:00

BEIJING, March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (Nasdaq GM: CADC) ("China ACM" or the "Company"), a leading provider of eco-friendly ready-mix concrete in China, announced today that the management of China ACM will present at Harvard's 19th Annual Asia Business Conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Jeremy Goodwin, President and CFO, is scheduled to be speaking on the Real Estate Panel at 5:00 p.m. local time on Saturday, March 27, 2010 at the...

2010-03-11 10:05:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Women comprise more than half the population of the nation's cities, are three times as likely as their male counterparts to live alone after the age of 65, and are primary caregivers for their families at all ages and stages of life. The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, with the International Congress of Women's Health Issues, will host "Cities and Women's Health: Global Perspectives," Wednesday, April 7, through Saturday,...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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