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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...

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...

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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'...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.