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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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2009-06-11 12:30:00

Starting next month, the Chinese government will be requiring that the Green Dam Youth Escort filtering software be installed on all computers. Many citizens have been outspoken in their criticism of the government mandate. China says the software is being implemented in order to filter out violent and pornographic material from the Web. Chinese state media has launched a series of reports aimed at bolstering the new screening software. According to the Associated Press, state...

2009-05-05 11:17:00

NEW YORK, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Sandeep C. Ramesh is recognized by Continental Who's Who, as an ambitious Yale Law School graduate, who is beginning to make his mark on the legal world. Mr. Ramesh recently graduated from Yale Law, and apart from excelling in academics, he actively contributed to academic publications and involved himself in challenging and respected positions with the Yale Law Journal and Nonprofit Organizations Law Clinic. Prior to attending Yale Law, Mr. Ramesh earned his...

2009-04-28 11:35:00

Student-run venture fund expands its portfolio into sentiment analysis ITHACA, N.Y., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- BR Ventures (BRV), an MBA student-run, early stage venture fund of the Johnson School at Cornell University, today announced that it has invested in Jodange, an emerging, visionary technology leader in sentiment and opinion analysis. The completion of the Series A round will aid Jodange as it continues to capture market share with its best-in-class technology. (Logo:...

2009-03-24 23:01:00

- 66% Report Stress Levels High - 67% Say Economy Affected Their Decisions - 85% Say Financial Aid 'Very Necessary' - Stanford #1 Dream School Among Students / Harvard #1 Among Parents NEW YORK, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Some call it "the other March madness." It's nail-biting season now through April as college acceptance / rejection and financial aid letters land in family mailboxes. According to a Princeton Review survey of 12,715 college applicants and 3,007 parents of applicants,...

2009-03-13 14:43:58

Women tend to choose non-math-intensive fields for their careers -- not because they lack mathematical ability, but because they want flexibility to raise children or prefer less math-intensive fields of science, reports a new Cornell study."A major reason explaining why women are underrepresented not only in math-intensive fields but also in senior leadership positions in most fields is that many women choose to have children, and the timing of child rearing coincides with the most demanding...