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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,...

2009-10-28 07:30:00

NORTHRIDGE, Calif., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Contemporary Services Corporation (CSC), the world leader in crowd management, proudly announces its 3-year contract renewal with Yale Athletics, a valued client since 1994. Founded by Damon Zumwalt in 1967, CSC has more than 40 years of experience providing security and crowd management services for the world's largest events, including the U.S. Open, 29 Super Bowls, 7 Olympic Games, and 2 World Cups. Along with Zumwalt, CSC's management team...

2009-10-16 13:59:42

Pioneering teacher-training program at Columbia University Medical Center yields marked improvement by students on critical New York state exam The notion that training teachers in the rigors of hands-on science will directly improve their students' academic performance now has real data behind it: Research assembled over the last decade "“ now published in the Oct. 16 issue of Science "“ shows that high school students' pass rate on New York State standardized tests, called...

2009-08-30 18:51:25

A Harvard professor said he will bring a cow to Harvard Yard in accordance with an almost 300-year-old university tradition, school officials said Sunday. The Boston Globe reported Harvard religion don Harvey Cox, who holds the Hollis Research professor of divinity chair, endowed in 1721, also holds grazing rights at Harvard Yard for any cows he might possess. He intends to exercise those rights in a formal ceremony at Memorial Church across from Widener Library on Sept. 10, the newspaper...

2009-08-20 19:30:00

Dartmouth College Commended for its Commitment to Teaching Students HANOVER, N.H., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges 2010" rankings released today included a new feature, a category called "Best Undergraduate Teaching" -- with Dartmouth College #1 in that category among national universities. (http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/hanover-nh/dartmouth-college-2573) Introducing this new ranking category, the magazine...

2009-06-12 17:56:00

HANOVER, N.H., June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dartmouth College has received the largest commitment in its history, $50 million, from an anonymous family. Their extraordinary gift will enable the College to move forward with plans for a visual arts center. The center will break ground in 2010 and serve as an intellectual and cultural hub for the Dartmouth community, revitalizing the arts precinct on the south edge of campus. "This is a spectacular gift from a family that has given long...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin