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2008-06-25 15:02:55

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Rutgers University's School of Social Work and its Center on Violence Against Women & Children received a $200,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation Wednesday (June 25) to begin a first-of-its kind certification program for social workers and other professionals assisting domestic violence survivors. The grant will establish the Violence Against Women Continuing Education Program, which will create an interactive, Web-based curriculum to...

2008-06-20 09:00:36

MORRISTOWN, N.J., June 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Pompton Plains resident Kristin Dunne recently completed studies at Rutgers University School of Social Work where she was named one of three 2008 Verizon Wireless HopeLine(R) Scholars. Funded by a $100,000 Verizon Wireless grant, the Verizon Wireless HopeLine Scholarship Fund was created in conjunction with the Center on Violence Against Women & Children, to recognize outstanding Rutgers University graduate students enrolled in the Master of...

2008-06-17 15:00:49

By ALFRED KOEPPE TO SOME, the phrases "higher education" and "ivory tower" invoke images of institutions separated by structural barriers and cultural boundaries. Isolation, however, has its disadvantages for those sheltered and for the larger community. I am proud to say that my alma mater, Rutgers-Newark, has never been an ivory tower. In fact, it may be an example of an "anti-ivory tower," an institution that eschews barriers and boundaries, preferring instead to connect with its...

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2008-05-03 19:00:00

Scientists warned on Friday that they expect climate change to begin affecting the Antarctic, as the pace of thinning ice in the Arctic continues."The long-term prognosis is not very optimistic," Jennifer Francis, an atmospheric scientist with Rutgers University said during a briefing.In a shift many attribute to climate change, sea ice in the North shrank to a record low last summer. Although levels of solar radiation and greenhouse gases are similar at each of the planet's poles, the...

2008-05-01 18:00:43

NEWARK, N.J., May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PSEG has announced a $2-million leadership gift to support Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick's new, state-of-the-art facilities in downtown Newark. The gift was announced on April 23, at an event celebrating the beginning of construction on Rutgers Business School's future home at 1 Washington Park and the launch of the capital campaign to support the school's new Newark headquarters. The contribution from PSEG follows a $5...

2008-03-20 09:10:00

Rutgers Presents the Only Publicly-Accessible Summary of U.S. Food Import SystemImported foods now make up an estimated 10 to 13 percent of the American diet. The total value of food imported into the United States in 2007 was $70.5 billion, with estimates for 2008 rising to $75 billion. This translates into over nine million entries into the United States of imported food and food-related products annually, passing through one of more than 300 entry points which include ports, border...

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2008-03-17 13:25:00

Effect most pronounced for those who do not usually like to touch things while shoppingDoes coffee in a flimsy cup taste worse than coffee in a more substantial cup? Firms such as McDonalds and Starbucks spend millions of dollars every year on disposable packaging, but a new study from the April issue of the Journal of Consumer Research suggests that trying to skimp in this area might not be worth it "“ and may negatively impact consumers' perceptions of taste and quality. In a series...

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2008-03-10 14:40:00

Since the reporting of the so-called "hobbit" fossil from the island of Flores in Indonesia, debate has raged as to whether these remains are of modern humans (Homo sapiens), reduced, for some reason, in stature, or whether they represent a new species, Homo floresiensis. Reporting in this week's PLoS ONE in a study funded by the National Geographic Society Mission Programs, Lee Berger and colleagues from the University of the Witwatersrand, Rutgers University and Duke University, describe...

2008-03-06 18:00:37

SS&C Technologies, Inc. (www.ssctech.com), a global provider of financial services software and software-enabled services, today announced that Rutgers Business School has partnered with SS&C's Zoologic Learning Solutions to offer its MBA Essentials program to all full-time MBA students. Rutgers Business School has implemented its new full-time MBA curriculum and now offers the MBA Essentials program to all students enrolled in the Rutgers Business School program. "We are very...

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2008-03-06 13:20:00

New insights into how plant toxin ricin kills cells could help scientists develop drugs to counteract poisoningsA powerful plant toxin widely feared for its bioterrorism potential may one day be tamed using findings about how the toxin attacks cells. The findings may also help scientists combat food poisoning episodes such as those recently caused by bacteria-tainted produce and ground meat.Biotechnology researchers at Rutgers University have discovered that ricin, extracted from abundant...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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