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2012-03-23 13:19:33

A contingent of science and engineering graduate students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will deliver a petition in support of research funding to members of Congress on Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Stand With Science is an effort to bring together America's science and engineering graduate community and add their voice to the ongoing discussion about the federal deficit. (www.standwithscience.com) "Stand With Science has drafted a letter to the members of congress, urging them...

2011-04-08 00:00:28

American University's School of Communication is offering a new, innovative PhD program in communication in which students will earn their doctoral degrees in three years. Washington, D.C. (Vocus/PRWEB) April 07, 2011 According to a report by the Commission on the Future of Graduate Education in the United States"”about 2.5 million jobs will require a master's, doctoral, or advanced degree between 2008 and 2018. But the same report contends that finding candidates with the right...

2010-12-03 13:00:44

Summary report, "Doctorate Recipients from United States Universities: 2009" is available online A new report recently released by the National Science Foundation, titled "Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities: 2009," presents a statistical overview of the U.S. doctoral education system in snapshots and long-term trends. It notes the American system of doctoral education is widely considered the world's best, as evidenced by the large number of international students who choose to...

2010-08-23 06:00:00

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Scranton, in partnership with Bisk Education and University Alliance Online, is pleased to announce that applications are currently being accepted for new Bisk Foundation Teacher Education Scholarships to be awarded this fall. Teachers enrolling for the first time in one of The University of Scranton's two online master of science in education degree programs are eligible to apply for these prestigious awards, which are designed to...

2010-05-05 08:00:00

CINCINNATI, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Hobsons and the Educational Testing Service (ETS) announced today the global expansion of the GRE® Search Service. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081111/CLTU018LOGO ) The GRE Search Service is an Internet-based student recruitment tool that allows graduate institutions to identify potential graduate school candidates. "The market spoke and we responded," said Craig Heldman, CEO, Hobsons. "With expanded accessibility and...

2009-11-20 10:38:21

U.S. academic institutions awarded 48,802 research doctorate degrees in 2008, the sixth consecutive annual increase in U.S. doctoral awards and the highest number ever reported by the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Survey of Earned Doctorates. The total number of doctorates increased 1.4 percent over 2007's total of 48,112, which was the smallest annual increase during the last six years. NSF's Science Resources Statistics division compiled the survey results. The Survey of Earned...

2008-11-06 09:00:32

Classes for some 50,000 students at Toronto's York University were canceled Thursday as faculty workers went on strike over wage issues. The contract faculty, teaching assistants and graduate students are members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, and voted Wednesday night to walk out, the Globe and Mail reported. Christina Rousseau, chairwoman of CUPE local 3903, told the newspaper the latest offer of a 9.25 percent increase over three years would make York's contract and...

2008-10-09 12:00:33

Tuition increases for Canadian undergraduate university students in 2008 were 3.6 percent higher than last year, Statistics Canada reported Thursday. Full-time undergraduate students paid an average of $4,724 in tuition and fees this year, up from $4,558 a year ago. On a 10-year basis, that represents an overall 4.4 percent increase, while during the same period, the Consumer Price Index rose at an annual average rate of 2.3 percent, StatsCan said. Undergraduate dentistry students paid...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.