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2014-07-24 12:25:36

University enhances, formalizes degree-completion program with greater financial and academic support for former student-athletes seeking to complete their degrees, at any time CHAPEL HILL, N.C., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today announced the launch of an enhanced degree-completion program that honors former student-athletes' scholarships for life. This program - Complete Carolina - provides financial support for degree completion,...

2014-06-30 23:11:59

SEAL Innovation, Inc., a wearable technology start-up commercializing an innovative swim safety monitor, announces that seasoned business and aquatics leaders Jan Davis and David Fox have joined its board of directors. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 SEAL Innovation, Inc., a wearable technology start-up commercializing an innovative swim safety monitor, announces that seasoned business and aquatics leaders Jan Davis and David Fox have joined its board of directors. “We are ecstatic to...

2014-06-05 23:16:26

Clancy & Theys Construction Company has been chosen as general contractor for a new 50,000-square-foot data center that DataChambers will open on the North Carolina Research Campus. Kannapolis, NC (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 DataChambers, a North Carolina information technology company, and Castle & Cooke, Inc., the developer of the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, today announced that Clancy & Theys Construction Company has been selected as General Contractor...

2014-05-20 23:06:25

Mooresville Graded School District Superintendent Dr. Mark A. Edwards today was named the recipient of the 2014 Public School Forum of North Carolina Jay Robinson Education Leadership Award. The award was established by the Public School Forum Board of Directors in 2000 to recognize exemplary leaders who have made outstanding contributions to public education. (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 Mooresville Graded School District Superintendent Dr. Mark A. Edwards today was named the recipient of the...

2014-03-11 23:25:02

Business North Carolina, SHRM list to recognize best places of employment in North Carolina. Southern Pines, NC (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Hirease Inc. was recently named as one of the 2014 Best Employers in North Carolina. The list of the Best Employers in North Carolina was created by Business North Carolina, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – NC State Council and Best Companies Group. This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor...

2014-02-07 20:20:59

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Barack Obama today signed the long-awaited Farm Bill at the Mary Anne McPhail Equine Performance Center at Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. The Farm Bill is only the second time that President Obama has signed legislation in a location other than the White House. This vital legislation has a far-reaching impact on the work veterinarians do every day to protect the health and welfare of both people...

2014-02-07 13:01:17

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a link between a mutation in a gene called RAB 24 and an inherited neurodegenerative disease in Old English sheepdogs and Gordon setters. The findings may help further understanding of neurodegenerative diseases and identify new treatments for both canine and human sufferers. Hereditary ataxias are an important group of inherited neurodegenerative diseases in people. This group of diseases is the third most common...

2014-02-05 12:29:12

Board members and senior executives' concerns about strategic risks show largest year-over-year increase, according to study MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Changes in the regulatory environment and heightened scrutiny by regulators rank at or near the top of risk concerns among corporate leaders regardless of industry, according to Executive Perspectives on Top Risks for 2014 www.protiviti.com/TopRisks, a just-released survey report by global consulting firm Protiviti...

Predictions For Climate Change Effects On Savanna Vegetation Best Done By Continent
2014-01-31 08:05:48

North Carolina State University A "one-size-fits-all" model to predict the effects of climate change on savanna vegetation isn't as effective as examining individual savannas by continent, according to research published in Science this week. Savannas – grasslands dotted with trees – cover about 20 percent of the earth's land and play a critical role in storing atmospheric carbon, says Dr. William Hoffmann, associate professor of plant and microbial biology at North Carolina State...

Atomic-Scale Catalysts Could Create Cheap Hydrogen
2014-01-23 14:51:42

North Carolina State University Researchers at North Carolina State University have shown that a one-atom thick film of molybdenum sulfide (MoS2) may work as an effective catalyst for creating hydrogen. The work opens a new door for the production of cheap hydrogen. Hydrogen holds great promise as an energy source, but the production of hydrogen from water electrolysis – freeing hydrogen from water with electricity – currently relies in large part on the use of expensive platinum...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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