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2011-10-19 07:00:00

Rutgers' Entrepreneurship Day is open to the general public (pre-registration is required), with particular appeal to business leaders, investors, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, researchers, faculty members, university students and Rutgers alumni. New Brunswick, N.J. (PRWEB) October 19, 2011 Apple co-founder Steven Wozniak will deliver the keynote address at Rutgersâ third annual Entrepreneurship Day, an event designed to educate, motivate and inspire those interested in...

2011-10-10 20:40:00

Rutgers has established a âœDisruptive Innovation Fundâ through an agreement signed this week with IP Navigation Group of Dallas, which has committed up to $1 million to support commercialization of technologies developed at the university. The agreement calls for an executive committee to review proposals from faculty and students to award at least two grants a year of up to $500,000 each. New Brunswick, N.J. (PRWEB) October 10, 2011 Rutgers has...

2011-09-29 07:00:00

Lockheed Martin-hosted Festival lines up engineering and science stars to inspire next generation of innovators Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 29, 2011 The Nationâs largest celebration of science and engineering, the USA Science & Engineering Festival, is returning to Washington, D.C., April 28-29, 2012. Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, hosts of the Discovery Channel's hit TV series MythBusters, and Bill Nye the Science Guy are among the science superstars signed up to...

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2011-08-17 14:30:00

Researchers say that applying caffeine to skin in sunny weather may help to protect against skin cancer. Researchers from Rutgers University used experiments on mice in the study and found that those who had caffeine applied to their skin took longer to develop tumors and have fewer of them if they did develop. However, experts warn there could be adverse affect on other cancers by using caffeine this way. Caffeine is known to interfere with a protein involved in detecting DNA damage known...

2011-06-21 10:50:00

PRINCETON, N.J., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 28, Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, Tracye McDaniel, president and CEO of Choose New Jersey (the state's independently funded and operated nonprofit economic development organization) and Dr. Jay Tischfield, CEO, Rutgers University Cell & DNA Repository (RUCDR) are traveling to Washington, DC, to meet with investors and tout New Jersey's life-sciences industries at the world's largest biotechnology event, the 2011 BIO...

2011-05-31 15:41:00

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Current and former NFL players will join the NFL Players Association and the Verizon Foundation on Saturday (June 4) to launch "Training Camps for Life." At the event, the athletes and other leaders will address topics such as healthy teen relationships and overcoming adversity. More than 600 New Jersey teens are expected to attend the event at Rutgers University. The players will challenge attendees to take the LIVERESPECT pledge, a...

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2011-05-09 06:45:00

Better infrastructure and targeted programs needed to encourage active travel, finds Rutgers professor and study leader John Pucher A new study led by a Rutgers researcher and published in the American Journal of Public Health reports a significant increase in walking between 2001 and 2009 in the United States, but only slight growth in cycling. John Pucher, a professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, headed the team from Rutgers, Virginia Tech and the...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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