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2013-09-16 23:02:20

Researchers aim to design assistive robots for elderly suffering with age-related disabilities. Worcester, Mass. (PRWEB) September 16, 2013 Through a unique collaboration between the university’s Robotics Engineering Program and Social Sciences and Policy Studies Department, a Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) research team has received a five-year, $125,000 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a project that seeks to provide personal assistant robots to elderly...

Americans Living Longer Healthier Lives
2013-09-13 09:15:06

[ Watch the Video: American Wise Up To Healthy Living ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Thanks to new advancements in medical technology, new prescriptions and improved health care, the average American baby born into this world will spend more time here than their parents. Even these parents have longer and more active lives to look forward to than their parents had. A study which compiled data from over two decades has found American babies born in this world...

2013-09-11 23:18:54

U.S. News has ranked Olin College of Engineering up two ranks from last year. (PRWEB) September 11, 2013 U.S. News & World Report has ranked Olin College of Engineering as number four in the nation—a jump upward of two ranks from last year's position—among engineering institutions where a bachelor's or master's is the highest degree. The ranking was included in the U.S. News 2014 Best Colleges edition, which was published online September 10. Olin is listed among the...

2013-09-11 16:20:22

BOSTON, Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bunker Hill Community College has been named to the list of top Military Friendly Schools by Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The list singles out the colleges, universities and trade schools that do the most to embrace America's military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus. BHCC was cited by Victory Media for its...

2013-09-10 16:24:37

HAMDEN, Conn., Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A vice chairman of Quinnipiac University's Board of Trustees and his wife, both alumni of the university, have donated $1 million to endow a chair in Quinnipiac's new Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine. The university has established the William and Barbara Weldon Chair in Rehabilitation Medicine. Quinnipiac will match the Weldons' gift, creating a $2 million fund in perpetuity. "The William and Barbara Weldon Chair in...

2013-09-10 12:27:38

WELLESLEY, Mass., Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For an unprecedented 17th consecutive time, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Babson College's undergraduate school #1 in Entrepreneurship. Babson continues to set the standard for entrepreneurship education, followed by a strong group of institutions, including University of Southern California, MIT, Indiana University and University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, U.S. News ranks Babson No. 34 among the top undergraduate...

2013-09-05 23:24:29

New fellowship program at UMass Boston will train environmental problem-solvers in Massachusetts Bay and the Horn of Africa. Boston, Mass. (PRWEB) September 05, 2013 The University of Massachusetts Boston is launching a new graduate program to train the next generation of environmental problem-solvers, funded by a five-year, $3.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) grant will fund the creation of the...

2013-09-05 16:26:05

HAMDEN, Conn., Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- OmniMD, of Tarrytown, N.Y., has donated the use of its electronic health record technology valued at $7.6 million to Quinnipiac University, as part of a four-year agreement announced today. Representatives of Quinnipiac's Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, School of Nursing and School of Health Sciences are working with OmniMD to develop an electronic health record system that will be used by faculty and students in each of...

2013-09-04 12:30:42

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company will expand its operation in the Greater Boston area by serving as resident theater company of BabsonPage Content 1 WELLESLEY, Mass., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Babson College and the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) today announced that the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company will expand its operation in the Greater Boston area by serving as resident theater company of Babson, the recognized world leader in entrepreneurship education...

2013-08-31 23:19:39

Georgia Leva, singer, actor and movie producer, looks forward to a new year with a dual-enrollment course in lyric writing. Westlake Village, CA (PRWEB) August 31, 2013 Oaks Christian Online High School (OCO) Junior Georgia Leva is looking forward to starting a new school year online and taking her first dual-enrollment course through Berklee College of Music. OCO offers a partnership with Berklee Music to help its online college-preparatory students meet their year-long visual and...