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2014-04-17 20:21:13

UNITY, Maine, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A movement that began on November 13, 2012, at a 350.org event featuring environmental activist Bill McKibben and Unity College President Stephen Mulkey, has reached its most significant milestone to date. Pitzer College of Claremont, California, has announced its intention to divest from investments in fossil fuels. With an endowment valued at $125 million, Pitzer silenced critics who said that the divestment movement in...

2010-03-30 08:00:00

NEW YORK, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Global public relations leader Porter Novelli announced today that Randolph Pitzer has joined the agency as managing director of its Chicago office. With more than 25 years of experience, Pitzer boasts a strong background in public relations, communications and marketing for both clients and agencies. He joins Porter Novelli from Edelman, where he spent the past eight-and-a-half years as EVP and general manager in the Chicago office's corporate...

2009-09-30 07:00:00

CLAREMONT, Calif., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) has established a Post Baccalaureate Premedical Program (PBPM), scheduled to begin in January 2010, for those with an undergraduate degree in science or engineering who are interested in enhancing their skills before applying to medical school. "We're excited to offer students another option in pursuing a career as a medical professional," says Sheldon M. Schuster, PhD, KGI's president. "Whether or not the PBPM...

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2009-07-16 15:03:40

Fewer births in states such as California may be delaying the annual onset of a common intestinal virus in the southwest, according to epidemiologists. The timing of infectious outbreaks in other locations such as the northeast remains more or less unchanged. Rotavirus is a leading cause of diarrhea among children, both in the developed and developing world. In the United States, the virus causes about 60,000 hospitalizations each year and kills about 40 children below the age of five. "It is...

2009-04-29 16:47:00

POMONA, Calif., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090429/LA08137) Who: House of Ruth Hoopsters celebrity "rag tag" team: Andrew Behnke, Doubletree Claremont CEO; Greg Hafif, Hafif Family Foundation; Connor Henry, Retired Celtic and Perth Coach (Australian National Team); Don Kendrick, La Verne Mayor; Lori Kerns, Chaparral Elementary Principal; Michael Kerns, Fire Captain, Ontario; John Lawrence, Claremont High School...

2008-12-11 22:51:34

Men tend to perform better than women at tasks that require rotating an object mentally and U.S. researcher say this begins as early as 5 months. Developmental psychologists at Pitzer College and University of California, Los Angeles, discovered infants as young as 5 months can perform the skill -- but only boys, at least in their study. We've known for approximately 30 years that men and women can see an object from one perspective and then recognize that object after it has been rotated in...

2008-08-28 00:00:33

By Shelby Young syoung@cnpapers.com 348-4806 For all the last-minute tweaking of the new air-conditioning units, cool is the word that accurately describes the inside of the new Teays Valley Elementary School. The interior is filled with subtle colors - purple, yellow, orange, blue and green - a recurring theme that is visible down the wide hallways of the two wings that spread off the wide central commons of the $11 million school. It's a color scheme that research has shown to be...

2008-08-27 00:00:38

By Veronica Nett The new Teays Valley elementary school will open its doors to students today, but those doors won't have a name over them. "We want to allow the students to have an input on that," said Putnam County Schools spokeswoman Karen Nowviskie. With all the preparations of getting the building ready and open, Nowviskie said administrators put selecting a name on the back burner. "Honestly we haven't had this question come up in 30 years, we're kind of breaking new ground," she...

2006-10-29 09:00:23

By Dave Marcus, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Oct. 29--PITTSBURGH -- Freshmen deep in conversation stroll along a tree-lined plaza and past a bubbling fountain. The classes are small here, and students say they get to know their professors. Gwyeth Smith Jr. feels confident he can recommend Duquesne University to seniors at Oyster Bay High School. But he has one nagging doubt. "What about that shooting?" Smith asks a couple of students on a path overlooking the Monongahela River. The...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.