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2013-10-21 23:21:57

The School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) in Switzerland have recently entered into an agreement on launching a student exchange programme dedicated to the development of students, particularly in the areas of global outlook and cultural appreciation. (PRWEB) October 21, 2013 The School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and Ecole...

2013-10-04 23:04:40

SNHU offers a new bachelor’s degree for those with a passion for health and wellness. Manchester, NH (PRWEB) October 04, 2013 Building on its popular degree options in the growing healthcare field, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) announces a new online bachelor’s degree program, the Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion. Designed for students who want to make a difference in people’s health and well-being, the program combines aspects of psychology, sociology,...

2013-10-02 23:02:38

Sponsored by the American Society for Engineering Education, practical industry workshops on Oct. 20 are open to the public. Worcester, MA (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) will host the 68th Annual Midyear Conference of the American Society of Engineering Education's (ASEE) Engineering Design Graphics Division Oct. 20-23, 2013. The conference, which focuses on new developments and new technologies for teaching computer-aided design and the application of...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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