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2013-09-24 23:28:20

Franklin University is pleased to announce Dr. Karen Miner-Romanoff has been named Dean of the College of Health & Public Administration. Dr. Miner-Romanoff previously served as the Program Chair of the Criminal Justice Administration program. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 Franklin University, one of the leading educators of working adults in central Ohio, is pleased to announce Dr. Karen Miner-Romanoff has been named Dean of the College of Health & Public...

2013-09-10 11:15:36

Study suggests focus on mental health key to improving physical health Adding a mental health component to school-based lifestyle programs for teens could be key to lowering obesity, improving grades, alleviating severe depression and reducing substance use, a new study suggests. As a group, high-school students who participated in an intervention that emphasized cognitive behavioral skills building in addition to nutrition and physical activity had a lower average body mass index,...

2013-08-26 13:25:47

Discovery could one day lead to electronic materials that provide both computation and data storage They're not exactly the peanut butter and jelly of semiconductors, but when you put them together, something magical happens. Alone, neither lanthanum aluminate nor strontium titanate exhibit any particularly notable properties. But when they are layered together, they become not only conductive, but also magnetic. In the current online edition of Nature Physics, researchers at The...

Story Of Ancient Invasive Species North America
2013-08-22 11:59:50

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from researchers at Ohio State University tells the story of an invasion and domination that took place around 450 million years ago in North America. During the Ordovician period, a dramatic ecological shift occurred near what are now the Appalachian Mountains, as represented in the fossil record. In the study, which was published recently in the journal PLOS ONE, Ohio State paleontologists provide evidence of significant...

2013-07-04 23:00:10

Liberty University was listed among the top schools for “Best Dining Halls,” “Best College Campus Security,” and “Best Intramurals” by BestColleges.com, a website that helps people choose a place of higher education. Lynchburg, VA (PRWEB) July 05, 2013 BestColleges.com, a website that helps people choose a place of higher education, recently announced its list of the 2013-14 top colleges for different categories. Liberty University was listed among the top schools for “Best...

KELT Discovers Metal-poor Cousin Of Famous Planet
2013-06-05 13:43:05

University of Louisville A scientific team led by University of Louisville doctoral student Karen Collins has discovered a hot Saturn-like planet in another solar system 700 light-years away. Collins announced the discovery of exoplanet KELT-6b Tuesday, June 4, during the American Astronomical Society's national meeting in Indianapolis. Astronomers caught sight of the planet when it passed in front of, or "transited," its host star–and they've since discovered that the planet...

2013-05-29 23:01:54

Each year A. D. Farrow Co. Harley-Davidson of Columbus, Ohio sponsors an athlete at The Ohio State University as a recipient of its permanently endowed scholarship program. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 A.D. Farrow Co. Sponsored OSU Athlete finishes last season Each year A.D. Farrow Co. Harley-Davidson of Columbus, Ohio sponsors an athlete at The Ohio State University as a recipient of its permanently endowed scholarship program. This year the company sponsored champion tennis player,...

Images In Textbooks May Hinder Learning In Children
2013-05-08 15:13:17

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Bar graphs can be an easy way to communicate a data set to a wide array of people. Yet when educators are teaching children how to use these graphs, they may be doing more harm than good if they include any visuals inside of the graph itself. For instance, a graph about butterflies with the corresponding amount of butterflies in the bars could train kids to read the graphs by the numbers of pictures and not the height of the...


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Nancy Currie
2012-08-17 14:31:26

Nancy Currie is an engineer, United States Army officer, and a NASA astronaut. She was born Nancy Jane Sherlock on December 29, 1958 in Wilmington, Delaware. She moved to Troy, Ohio as a child and graduated from Troy High School in 1977. She then went on to attend Ohio State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Science in 1980. From there she continued her education by earning a Master of Science degree in Safety Engineering from the University of Southern...

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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'