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2011-06-24 10:54:00

PHILADELPHIA, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A University of Pennsylvania study will determine if public transit can convey more than people going from point A to point B. Video displays on public buses in Los Angeles will be used to help determine the efficacy of an innovative soap opera-like video program designed to increase HIV testing among low-income African Americans 14 to 24 years of age. The program - "Reality Check" - will be shown on video monitors on public buses over...

2011-06-22 00:00:35

Average Starting Salary for Olin College Graduates is Highest Ever; Microsoft Hires Seven Members of the Class of 2011 Needham, MA (PRWEB) June 21, 2011 Olin College of Engineering today announced the post graduate plans of the 88 students in its Class of 2011: 55 percent have accepted offers of employment with an average starting salary of $68,825; 30 percent will attend graduate school beginning in the fall; and two graduates are starting their own businesses. Twenty-four percent are...

2011-05-04 02:00:00

LAUSANNE, Switzerland and NEW HAVEN, Connecticut, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Debiopharm Group(TM) (Debiopharm), a global biopharmaceutical development specialist that focuses on serious medical conditions and particularly oncology, and Yale University (Yale), a premier university with a long tradition of both basic and clinically directed biomedical research, announce an exclusive worldwide license agreement concerning the development and commercialization of Debio 1036, a first-in-class...

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2011-03-15 10:46:23

A new Yale University study looks at why there is such a big difference in the mortality rates among patients treated for heart attacks in hospitals across the country. The study appears in the March issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. Until now, little has been known about the factors that may influence this variation in death rates. The Yale team reviewed 11 hospitals through interviews and site visits. Those selected were among the best and worst performers, as rated by the federal...

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...


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