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2010-11-10 08:00:00

UNCF Building Green Initiative Awards $240,000 in Grants To Improve Sustainability for Historically Black, Hispanic-serving and Tribal Colleges FAIRFAX, Va., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UNCF (the United Negro College Fund), the nation's largest and most effective minority education organization, today announced that its Institute for Capacity Building (ICB) has awarded 23 green planning grants totaling $240,000 to assist with institutional sustainability planning for minority...

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2010-11-07 07:22:33

With support from NSF, George Mason University program uses video game design as a way to increase student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics "Your game is annoying," one student at the Be the Game summer camp tells another. The boy just laughs. "That's because you can't beat it," he says. This is an exchange between a sophomore at Suitland High School in Forestville, Md., and a seventh grader at Stephen Decatur Middle School in Clinton, Md. Both students...

2010-09-21 05:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine announced today the results of their eighth annual survey that ranks the top 25 undergraduate and top 25 graduate entrepreneurship programs in the nation. From the more than 2,000 programs reviewed, the number one school in the undergraduate category is the University of Houston, while Babson College retained its number one ranking in the graduate category. Ranking second and third in the undergraduate...

2010-08-18 09:34:00

University of Maryland Engineering School Enters the Ranks of the Nation's Best COLLEGE PARK, Md., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the U.S. News & World Report 2011 edition of "America's Best Colleges" released yesterday, the undergraduate program of the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, was ranked 19th in the nation among all engineering programs. This marks the school's first Top 20 position for undergraduate engineering...

2010-08-18 09:13:00

Undergraduate Program also ranks in the Top 25 of public institutions. WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Undergraduate Program at the Mason School of Business at the College of William and Mary is ranked among the Top 50 in the Country, according to U.S. News and World Report's ranking of the best Undergraduate Business Programs for 2011. It is ranked in the Top 25 among public institutions. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20051111/DCF019LOGO-b)...

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2010-07-29 06:30:49

Researchers from Northeastern University and Harvard Medical School have constructed a "ËœTwitter Mood Map' that measures the mood of America. The scientists used millions of "Ëœtweets' from the online social networking site to create the map, which revealed that Americans are cheeriest in the morning and in the evening, with happiness peaking on Sunday morning and bottoming out on Thursday night. In general, West coast tweeters were considerably happier than their East...

2010-05-18 12:04:00

DETROIT, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Detroit-based global retail consulting firm Urban Science has been named to the 2010 Inner City 100, a list of the fastest growing inner-city companies in America as determined by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and BusinessWeek SmallBiz magazine. The program recognizes successful companies and their CEOs as role models for entrepreneurship, innovative business practices and job creation in America's urban communities. "Having our...

2010-05-07 10:50:00

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- As the devastating BP oil spill increasingly threatens Florida's fishing, maritime and tourism industries, a team of nationally known attorneys led by Tallahassee lawyer and Northeastern University Professor P. Tim Howard last night filed an amended complaint in one of the first Florida class action lawsuits over the sinking of the oil rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. First filed last Friday in the U.S. District Court in Tallahassee on...

2010-04-20 09:40:00

BOSTON, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Focusing on the cutting-edge green scene, Northeastern University unveiled their newest dining concept within their campus dining arena at International Village. At the forefront of the green building revolution taking place on campuses nationwide, the university has reinvented college foodservice showcasing a green dining adventure through modern ecological architecture and exceptional food from sustainable sources. Northeastern University's Vision...

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2010-04-19 15:29:18

New delivery platform may become a therapy for patients with vascular disease Scientists and engineers have used uniform magnetic fields to drive iron-bearing nanoparticles to metal stents in injured blood vessels, where the particles deliver a drug payload that successfully prevents blockages in those vessels. In this animal study, the novel technique achieved better results at a lower dose than conventional non-magnetic stent therapy. Conducted in cell cultures and rats, the research is the...


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