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Learning Physics Through Peer Instruction - NSF Spotlight On Harvard's Eric Mazur

National Science Foundation (NSF) Sustained investment in 'peer instruction' leads to wide-scale use of innovative teaching practice in undergraduate physics education and a Minerva Prize for NSF-funded physicist Eric Mazur In May, the...

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2014-07-22 12:36:06

AGENCY INTRODUCES WE INFINITY DATA MINING & ANALYTICS PLATFORM SEATTLE, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Waggener Edstrom Communications (WE) today launched WE Infinity, a patent pending data mining and analytics platform that evaluates the business impact of a communications program. WE Infinity provides performance data and insight into industry dynamics and competitive intelligence that reveal specific areas in which to take action, so brands can drive maximum business results. "Waggener...

2014-07-22 12:35:25

ARLINGTON, Va., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation employees, Peter David, Alison Smith, Timothy Hawes and Meredith Myers presented on a variety of technical topics at this year's Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2014) and the FrameNet Workshop that immediately followed. They gave a presentation and also presented a poster during the workshop sessions of the ACL Conference and a separate presentation during the FrameNet...

2014-07-22 12:26:59

IPM Advancement Enlisted to Help Nonprofit's Fundraising Efforts to Support Scholarship, Service, Leadership and Fellowship Programs PHOENIX, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Nonprofit fundraising company, IPM Advancement (www.ipmadvancement.com), announced it has entered into a relationship with the Pi Beta Phi Foundation (the Foundation), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. IPM Advancement will help the Foundation develop its unique value proposition. More specifically, the...

2014-07-22 08:37:08

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Early-bird registration is now open for Rock Stars of Big Data Analytics, the must-attend big data analytics event of the year featuring high-level speakers from top companies. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140718/128686 For a limited time, attendees can take advantage of early registration and save more than 30 percent off full price. The cost to attend an entire day's worth of presentations from leaders in the field...

2014-07-22 08:31:06

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. and SAO PAULO, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Envy Medical and Libbs Farmaceutica today announced a strategic agreement to manufacture, market and sell Envy's proprietary Lumixyl(® )Brightening Creme throughout the country of Brazil. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140721/128964 This is a significant milestone for Envy Medical's professional skincare products, as it not only represents a significant agreement with Libbs, a leader in the sales and...

2014-07-22 08:27:34

SMG Subsidiary Welcomes New Leadership BOSTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Locately has appointed Kassandra Duane as senior vice president, client services. A subsidiary of Kansas City-based Service Management Group (SMG), Locately is the nation's leading location analytics and shopper insights firm--using consumer-facing mobile research app, SurveyMini®, to uncover behavioral and reported data. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140721/128931 Duane's hire...

2014-07-21 23:08:15

ALL4 is an environmental consulting company that specializes in air quality consulting services; primarily assisting clients with complex air permitting and compliance, air quality dispersion modeling, continuous, ambient and meteorological monitoring, climate change, environmental program management, and environmental regulatory analysis. (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 All4 Inc. (ALL4), a nationally recognized environmental consulting company, welcomes Renee Cheng and Jennifer Flannery to its...

2014-07-21 23:06:59

A partnership between VIF and the Kentucky Department of Education aims to enhance K-8 learning to prepare students to compete in today’s global society. Chapel Hill, N.C. (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 VIF International Education, the leading provider of global education programs for K-12 schools, announced Monday a partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education to further the state’s strategic priorities for creating next generation learners. During the June 2014 Kentucky Board of...

2014-07-21 23:01:25

Since the creation of GovKinex, US Federal Contractor Registration has determined this month that 1,442 government-formatted websites in total have been made since the division's creation in 2012. (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 US Federal Contractor Registration is the first government registration and marketing firm who coined the term and started created government-formatted websites for businesses involved in government contracting. Since the inception of the idea, GovKinex, a division of...

2014-07-21 16:27:34

Consumers cite health/nutrition and taste as top reasons for uptick GREENSBORO, Ga., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More chickens are crossing the road and on to consumers' plates, according to new research presented today at the National Chicken Council's Chicken Marketing Seminar in Greensboro, Georgia. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130122/DC46247LOGO-b Overall, the average number of meals or snacks that contained chicken eaten by survey respondents in the two weeks prior...


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The Lucia widow (Palpopleura lucia) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in a large range that includes Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Madagascar, Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia, among many other areas of sub-Saharan Africa. It prefers a habitat in tropical and subtropical habitats near rivers, swamps, wetlands, lakes, and marshes. The total population number of this species is not known and it is threatened by habitat loss due to drainage modifications and...

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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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