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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...

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...

2007-10-15 03:00:23

By Birritteri, Anthony Obtaining a bachelor's and master's degree is becoming a "closer- to-home" experience for the residents of New Jersey's 21 counties, as more four-year institutions of higher education are building facilities and sending faculty to teach at community colleges. The arrangements are win-win situations for everyone involved: the two- and four-year colleges and students - especially nontraditional, working students who juggle full-time jobs and families. The closer-...

2007-09-26 15:00:00

By KAREN DeMASTERS, SPECIAL TO THE RECORD The agonizing process of waiting to see if a letter of acceptance has arrived from a high school graduate's first-pick college is a thing of the past at some schools. An increasing number of colleges and universities are interviewing candidates, reviewing their applications and then giving them a decision on the spot. The quick turnaround has a number of advantages for both the student and the school. Ramapo College of New Jersey in Mahwah was...

2007-04-13 15:00:00

By ANICK JESDANUN NEW YORK - Although it has already taken nearly four decades to get this far in building the Internet, some university researchers with the federal government's blessing want to scrap all that and start over. The idea may seem unthinkable, even absurd, but many believe a "clean slate" approach is the only way to truly address security, mobility and other challenges that have cropped up since UCLA professor Leonard Kleinrock helped supervise the first exchange of...

2005-11-21 15:25:02

By Jon Hurdle PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Camden, New Jersey, was the most dangerous city in the United States for the second consecutive year, according to an annual survey released on Monday. The survey ranked the rates of serious crimes including murders, rapes and robberies in 369 U.S. cities, based on 2004 statistics reported by the FBI last month. Camden, a city of 80,000 people near Philadelphia, was listed as the most dangerous, followed by Detroit, Michigan; St. Louis,...

2005-08-10 13:10:00

NEW BRUNSWICK/PISCATAWAY, N.J. "“ The journal Nature in a featured article today proclaimed the completion of the rice genome by the Plant Genome Initiative at Rutgers (PGIR) and other members of an international consortium. "This is a breakthrough of inestimable significance not only for science and agriculture, but also for all those people who depend on rice as their primary dietary staple "“ more than half the world's population," said Joachim Messing, director of Rutgers'...

Word of the Day
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.