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2010-01-14 11:00:00

NEWARK, N.J., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Verizon Foundation has awarded Rutgers University's Graduate School of Education a $150,000 grant to help equip teachers with the tools and skills needed to prepare students for success in today's digital society. The grant, announced Thursday (Jan. 14), will support a certificate program called Educational Leaders of the 21st Century. It will consist of three online courses that will enable educators establish a foundation for using technology in...

2009-12-18 13:24:23

A team of researchers from the University of Vigo, Rutgers University in the United States and Imperial College London, in the United Kingdom, has developed "laser spinning", a novel method of producing glass nanofibers with materials. They have been able to manufacture bioglass nanofibers, the bioactive glass used in regenerating bone, for the first time. "Laser spinning makes it possible to produce glass nanofibers of compositions that would be impossible to obtain using other methods",...

2009-12-16 10:00:46

NSF initiative brings together different scientific disciplines and diverse communities of faculty and students--often on the same campus Seven institutions received funding in fiscal year 2009 through Innovation through Institutional Integration, or I3--an effort intended to link institutions' existing National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded projects in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and to leverage their collective strengths. Awards were for up to $1.25 million...

2009-12-02 08:09:41

A series of newly discovered pits in the bottom of the Hudson Canyon, 100 miles southeast of New York Harbor, may be a key ingredient for the abundant and diverse marine ecosystem in and around the canyon, according to research by scientists from Rutgers University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Peter Rona, professor of marine science at Rutgers' Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, and Vincent Guida, a research fisheries biologist at the NOAA Northeast...

2009-11-09 09:19:14

A chemical culprit responsible for the rapid, mysterious death of phytoplankton in the North Atlantic Ocean has been found by collaborating scientists at Rutgers University and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI).  This same chemical may hold unexpected promise in cancer research. The team discovered a previously unknown lipid, or fatty compound, in a virus that has been attacking and killing Emiliania huxleyi, a phytoplankton that plays a major role in the global carbon...

2009-11-05 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6: FIRST COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAME Profile America -- Friday, November 6th. The first intercollegiate football game was played on this date in 1869, between Rutgers and Princeton in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The game, which resembled soccer more closely than today's college football,...

2009-10-29 08:00:00

NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rutgers-Newark and Verizon Wireless officials came together on the University Heights campus in Newark today to mark the close of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and announce the expansion of UHopeLine, an extension of the company's exclusive HopeLine® wireless phone recycling program that places permanent collection points on college campuses. Recognizing the silent epidemic of dating abuse, UHopeLine is designed to...

2009-06-30 15:20:00

 A new neuropsychological memory test is helping to uncover how Parkinson's disease can alter people's ability to learn about the consequences of the choices they make. The test was developed by Dr. Mark Gluck, professor of neuroscience at the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers University, Newark, working with co-researchers at Rutgers, New York University, and in Hungary.As reported in a forthcoming article in the journal Brain (advanced access published May 4,...

2009-06-03 07:51:53

Researchers find widely held theory on "Saccadic Suppression" is incorrect with discovery that the brain is blocking information from awarenessResearchers at the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience (CMBN) at Rutgers University in Newark have identified the need to develop a new framework for understanding "perceptual stability" and how we see the world with their discovery that visual input obtained during eye movements is being processed by the brain but blocked from...

2009-05-11 08:34:18

Missed satiety cues from infants linked to obesity As the childhood obesity epidemic in the United States continues, researchers are examining whether early parent and child behaviors contribute to the problem. A study from the Department of Nutritional Sciences, Rutgers University, published in the May/June 2009 issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior reports that mothers who miss signs of satiety in their infants tend to overfeed them, leading to excess weight gains during...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'