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2010-10-12 07:30:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Princeton Review -- known for its college rankings based on how students rate their schools -- today released the 2011 editions of its annual law and business school guidebooks, which also feature rankings uniquely based on student surveys. "The Best 172 Law Schools" and "The Best 300 Business Schools" (Random House / Princeton Review, $22.99 each, on sale October 12) each have 11 ranking lists of top 10 schools in various categories. The...

2010-10-06 10:58:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- As midterm elections approach, new research from the makers of Trojan® brand condoms, Sperling's BestPlaces and Rock the Vote shed light on the state of sexual health at American colleges and universities. The findings, in the form of two studies, point to a changing sexual health landscape on campuses, with sexual health coming out as a key political and social issue for college-aged Americans. The first study, the Trojan Sexual...

2010-09-20 22:38:44

The world's largest applied mathematics society, the International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM), has awarded two of its five quadrennial prizes to two University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) mathematicians. Alexandre J. Chorin, University Professor of Mathematics and a senior scientist in LBNL's Mathematics Group, will be honored with the 2011 Lagrange Prize, established "to provide international recognition to individual...

2010-09-17 08:10:00

by Kitta MacPherson, Princeton University For scientists, supernovae are true superstars -- massive explosions of huge, dying stars that shine light on the shape and fate of the universe. For a brief burst of time, supernovae can radiate more energy than the sun will emit in its lifetime. With the potential energy of 25 hundred trillion trillion nuclear weapons, they can outshine entire galaxies, producing some of the biggest explosions ever seen, and helping track distances across the...

2010-09-08 07:50:00

Have you ever been told money can't buy happiness? Well according to two researchers, money can buy happiness. At least to a point! People's emotional well-being -- happiness -- increases as their income increases up to about $75,000, the researchers report in Tuesday's edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Angus Deaton, an economist at the Center for Health and Wellbeing at Princeton University, told the Associated Press (AP) that for people who make less than that...

2010-08-30 07:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- People evaluate brands in the same way that they instinctively perceive and judge one another - in terms of warmth and competence - and these judgments are highly predictive of brand purchase intent and loyalty, according to a study released today. The study was conducted by The Relational Capital Group and a team of researchers at Princeton University led by Drs. Susan T. Fiske and Nicolas O. Kervyn. The study evaluated the impact of warmth and...

2010-08-18 06:15:00

Scientists have found fossils which suggest that animal life appeared on Earth millions of years earlier than previously thought, according to Princeton University and National Science Foundation (NSF) press releases published Tuesday. The fossils, which were described as "shelly" and are believed to have bellowed to primitive sponge-like creatures that dwelled in ocean reefs, were unearthed below 635 million year old South Australian glacial deposits. According to the NSF, those sponge-like...

2010-08-02 11:31:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Princeton Review - known for its education services helping students choose and get in to colleges - has created several resources to help applicants and parents find the financial aid many of them will need to pay for college this year. Among the unique resources are Financial Aid Ratings (scores on a scale of 60 to 99) that The Princeton Review has tallied for 606 colleges based on its surveys of administrators at hundreds of schools in...

2010-08-02 11:30:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a survey by The Princeton Review that asked 122,000 students at 373 top colleges to rate their schools on dozens of topics and report on their campus experiences at them, the best professors are at Reed College (OR). However, the college at which students are most satisfied with their financial aid - the issue many parents care most about - is Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering (MA). Sewanee-The University of the South (TN) takes top...

2010-08-02 11:33:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Princeton Review - known for its education services helping students choose and get in to colleges - today reported its third annual Green Ratings of colleges: a measure of how environmentally friendly the institutions are on a scale of 60 to 99. The Company tallied the rating for 703 institutions based on its institutional surveys of colleges in 2009-10 concerning their environmentally related practices, policies and academic offerings....

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  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
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