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2011-04-27 07:15:00

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Like many people successful at what they do, David Bittner followed his passion to help people live healthier lives through diet and exercise and turned it into a rewarding career. As a 2002 graduate of Cortiva Institute School of Massage Therapy in Wall Township, NJ, Bittner incorporates his professional massage therapy expertise into everything he does - from working with the Rutgers University football team, to co-founding Yoga...

2011-04-19 14:22:56

Some celebrate a political candidate's victory with a party.  Others, according to a Rutgers"“Camden researcher, choose porn. Camden psychologist Charlotte Markey and husband Patrick Markey of Villanova University published findings in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior that suggest vicarious winning in elections yields a higher usage of internet porn. Depending on the party wins in 2004, 2006, and 2008, some members "celebrated" with visits to sultry internet sites. This...

2011-01-24 10:20:00

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon FiOS TV customers in parts of New Jersey and the Washington metropolitan area can watch Rutgers University's women's basketball team take on No. 2-ranked University of Connecticut on Wednesday (Jan. 26). The Rutgers team is undefeated in the Big East Conference play. The game will air live from Rutgers' Louis Brown Athletic Center in Piscataway, N.J., exclusively on FiOS1, Channel 1 on Verizon FiOS TV. Coverage begins at 7:30...

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2011-01-21 09:29:25

Material could be evidence of a new phase of matter debated by physicists; properties could be harnessed for future superconductors, computer electronics In 2008, an international team of scientists studying an exotic new superconductor based on the element ytterbium reported that it displays unusual properties that could change how scientists understand and create materials for superconductors and the electronics used in computing and data storage. But a key characteristic that explains the...

2010-12-21 00:01:47

It has long been suspected that a student's learning is enhanced by movement. In fact Aristotle was termed "peripatetic" for his teaching style, meaning "Ëœwalking around'. Rutgers has put 150 students in motion to test the scientific validity of this concept. Phoenix, AZ (Vocus) December 20, 2010 Great discoveries have come from American basements and garages over the past century and the basement of the Loree gym at Rutgers University hopes to add its name to the list with a...

2010-12-06 00:00:39

Perfect Resources SAP HR online training benefits the MHRM students of Rutgers University South Plainfield, NJ (PRWEB) December 5, 2010 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (usually referred to as Rutgers University or just Rutgers), is the largest institution for higher education in New Jersey. Rutgers University is the first university to provide their MHRM program graduates (HRIS class of 2010) access to state of the art online SAP HR education. Access is available from the...

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2010-12-03 08:10:00

A team of physicists from the University of Toronto and Rutgers University have mimicked the explosion of a supernova in miniature. A supernova is an exploding star. In a certain type of supernova, the detonation starts with a flame ball buried deep inside a white dwarf. The flame ball is much lighter than its surroundings, so it rises rapidly making a plume topped with an accelerating smoke ring. "We created a smaller version of this process by triggering a special chemical reaction in a...

2010-11-05 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6: FIRST COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAME Profile America -- Saturday, November 6th. The first intercollegiate football game was played on this date in 1869 between Rutgers and Princeton in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The...

2010-10-15 09:30:00

WARREN, N.J., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Four students of Rutgers University School of Social Work have been named 2010 Verizon Wireless HopeLine® Scholars, including Jennifer Alles, Tamara Davis, Alberto Olarte and Janina Tauro. 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 graduate students enrolled in the school's MSW...

2010-09-20 10:00:00

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- "B HERE" campaign comes to Rutgers campus - featuring art WHAT: exhibit, live performances Up-and-coming Asian American dance, music and comedy stars join forces with Rutgers students for B HERE, a national campaign to raise awareness of hepatitis B. The B HERE campaign features two campus events: - Multi-media art exhibit showcasing perspectives...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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