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2014-05-06 23:07:46

Series of Workshops to Help Educators Ignite Student Interest in STEM; Kick-Off Set for May 10 in Bellevue, Nebraska San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Sally Ride Science, with support from the Northrop Grumman Foundation, will deliver in-person professional development for educators at five different locations across the United States throughout 2014. Each of these training events will cover the topic “Igniting Student Interest in STEM,” and is specifically designed to train teachers...

2014-05-04 20:21:15

OMAHA, Neb., May 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- If you think your weekend was busy, here's a 60 second tour of this past weekend's hectic schedule of Kathy Ireland, the former cover girl who heads a $2 billion a year empire (as attested to in a Forbes cover story on her) which Licensing Global Magazine lists as the 28th most powerful brand in the world. Her "fairly-normal" weekend included a heated paper-tossing contest with two other former paper carriers who also did pretty well,...

2014-05-01 23:11:38

The Honorable Bob Kerrey, former U.S. senator and governor of Nebraska, will be the speaker at Keck Graduate Institute’s 13th Commencement on Saturday, May 17, at 11 a.m. on the east lawn. Claremont, CA (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 The Honorable Bob Kerrey, former U.S. senator and governor of Nebraska, will be the speaker at Keck Graduate Institute’s 13th Commencement on Saturday, May 17, at 11 a.m. on the east lawn. A decorated Vietnam veteran, member of the 9/11 Commission and education...

Tornado Activity More Likely Over Multiple Days, As Evidenced By This Week's Storms
2014-05-01 08:44:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Earlier this week, tornadoes ravaged the Midwest and southern states from Nebraska to Mississippi and a new report from a Purdue University tornado expert has found that substantial tornado episodes and particularly strong tornadoes are more inclined to take place within sustained bouts of storm activity lasting three or more days. In a report published by the journal Monthly Weather Review – Jeff Trapp, a planetary sciences...

2014-04-29 12:29:58

Travefy wins first place prize of $8,500 in cash and services among 30+ entries OMAHA, Neb., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Travefy, a free online and mobile group travel planner won the "Get Started Omaha" pitch competition hosted by Cox Business and Inc. Magazine. The event featured five finalists that were selected from over 30 businesses that applied to pitch. The event took place live at the Holland Performing Arts Center last Thursday night, April 24....

2014-04-28 08:39:03

Standout Restaurants Cover 28 States, Plus Washington, D.C.; California, New York, District of Columbia, Florida, and Texas Come Out on Top SAN FRANCISCO, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As restaurants around the nation prepare for a delicious weekend of Mother's Day dining, OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN), the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, is pleased to honor the 2014 Diners' Choice Awards winners for the Top 100 Best Restaurants for Brunch in America. These...

2014-04-24 23:17:32

Ticket Down announces that Paul McCartney will headline at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska on Monday, July 14th; this popular secondary ticket exchange is offering the customer appreciation promo/coupon code PAUL-MCCARTNEY-2014 for added savings. Presale tickets for the McCartney concert at the Pinnacle Bank Arena are currently available with sales to the general public beginning on Monday, April 28th. Lincoln, NE (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Ticket Down is a reliable source for...

2014-04-24 16:21:27

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Data from a new government report show that if all the structurally deficient bridges in the United States were placed end-to-end, it would take you 25 hours driving 60 miles per hour to cross them. That's like driving the 1,500 miles between Boston and Miami. And it's a problem that's close to home. An analysis of the 2013 National Bridge Inventory database released this month by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) shows...

2014-04-23 08:32:18

Dermatologist and His Son Develop Revolutionary Healing Balm, FixMySkin, to Combat Chapped Lips, Cracked Skin and Psoriasis Caused by Harsh Nebraska Winters OMAHA, Neb., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- So what does a brutal Nebraska winter have to do with the development of healing balm for winter's nasty effects such as dry and cracked lips and fingers? Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140422/77271 Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140422/77270 Middle-school...

2014-04-16 23:16:38

Former University of Nebraska Cornerback May Be One of the Most Overlooked Stars for the 2014 NFL Draft Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Mohammad Seisay, former University of Nebraska cornerback, stunned NFL scouts with his performance during Nebraska’s annual Pro Day. Held on March 6, 2014, the annual Pro Day brought 28 NFL scouts from 23 different teams to Hawks Championship Center. Seisay drew quite a bit of attention both with his 40-yard dash (one of the fastest in his group)...


Latest Nebraska Reference Libraries

Sandhills (Nebraska)
2013-04-18 23:21:59

The Sandhills, frequently written as Sand Hills, is a region of mixed-grass prairie on grass-stabilized sand dunes within north-central Nebraska, covering just over a quarter of the state. The dunes were established as a National Natural Landmark in the year 1984. The boundaries of the Sandhills are defined by various standards by different organizations. Depending on the definition, the region's area can be as small as 19,600 square miles or as large as 23,600 square miles. The dunes...

High Plains (United States)
2013-04-18 22:49:08

The High Plains are a sub region of the Great Plains mainly in the Western United States, but also partially in the Midwest states of Kansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota, generally ecompassing the western portion of the Great Plains before the region reaches the Rocky Mountains. The High Plains are located in southeastern Wyoming, southwestern South Dakota, eastern Colorado, western Nebraska, eastern New Mexico, western Kansas, northwestern Texas and western Oklahoma. They rise in elevation...

2012-06-15 04:37:53

Symbol: MACAN Group: Dicot Family: Asteraceae Duration: Annual Biennial Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:NE, SD Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'