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2014-03-14 08:24:12

-- VCFA Alumna Vivian Dorsel Funds New Scholarship to Support Emerging Writers Pursuing Dreams of Writing Career -- MONTPELIER, Vt., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA), a national center for graduate education in the fine arts, and Vivian Dorsel '06, founder and publisher of upstreet literary magazine, announce the creation of the upstreet Scholarship Fund, a need-based grant for writers attending the MFA in Writing program. The $5,000...

2014-03-14 04:20:49

LONDON, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hult Prize today announced the six finalists for its annual start-up challenge. Thousands of PhD, MD, MBA, Master's, and undergraduate students pitched startup enterprises aimed at tackling non-communicable-diseases (NCD) in urban slums. This year's Hult Prize challenge topic, selected by President Clinton, asked participants to build sustainable and scalable social enterprises to address NCDs in slums, where nearly a billion...

2014-03-13 23:02:17

The University of New England announces the largest fundraising campaign in its history. Biddeford, Maine (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 The University of New England's $60 million “Moving Forward” campaign builds on the tremendous positive momentum the university has attained since launching its ambitious Vision 2017 strategic plan five years ago, under the leadership of President Danielle Ripich. Vision 2017 has a simple but bold mission: “The University of New England will be...

2014-03-13 16:24:07

Keynotes focus on how business can advance green technology and reduce carbon emissions WELLESLEY, Mass., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Babson's Energy and Environmental Club (BEEC) will hold the Babson Energy & Environmental Conference: Fifteen Shades of Green, on Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 9 am to 7 pm at the Wellesley, MA campus. The conference will explore how energy efficiency and sustainability have evolved in every industry into an integral part of helping grow the...

2014-03-06 23:04:08

Part of the award will fund research aimed at developing new magnesium alloys that do not require expensive and scarce rare earth elements. Worcester, Mass. (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is the lead institution on a $7.4 million, multi-university award from the U.S. Army that will support the development of new metallurgical methods and new lightweight alloys that will help the military build more effective and durable vehicles and systems. The technologies...

2014-03-03 16:22:30

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) today announced a $1 million contribution to support student scholarships for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) majors at Johnson C. Smith University. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO The scholarship funds will be added to an existing Duke Energy scholarship endowment fund. The new investment will allow the university to award up to 25 scholarships each year to...

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2014-02-28 08:51:09

University of Massachusetts at Amherst Scoffing at or cutting funds for basic biological research on unusual animal adaptations from Gila monster venom to snail sex, though politically appealing to some, is short-sighted and only makes it more likely that important economic and social benefits will be missed in the long run, say a group of evolutionary biologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Writing in a recent issue of BioScience, researchers Patricia Brennan, Duncan...

2014-02-26 23:02:18

The award by the American Academy for Pain Medicine recognizes UNE Professor Edward Bilsky's work on the neuroscience of pain, and his advocacy for individuals suffering from acute and chronic pain. Biddeford, ME (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 Edward Bilsky, Ph.D., University of New England vice president for research and scholarship, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Patient Advocacy Award by the American Academy for Pain Medicine (AAPM). The award will be presented March 8th...

2014-02-25 23:03:15

To be announced by the White House today, the $148 million American Lightweight and Modern Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute will play a key role in helping revitalize the nation's manufacturing capabilities and competitiveness. (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 The Metal Processing Institute (MPI) at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is one of four core academic facilities for the American Lightweight and Modern Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (LM3I), a new $148...

2014-02-24 12:23:12

Theme for film series presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology BOSTON and NEWTON, Mass., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Fourth Annual Hollywood Scriptures Film Series, a collaboration of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), and the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP), will take place March 5-9, 2014 at the MFA in Alfond Auditorium. The series was created to demonstrate how cinema can enhance...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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