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Insects Top Latest Inventory Of Newly Discovered Species
2012-01-19 04:44:57

Annual ℠State of Observed Species´ report released by International Institute for Species Exploration More than half of the 19,232 species newly known to science in 2009, the most recent calendar year of compilation, were insects — 9,738 or 50.6 percent — according to the 2011 State of Observed Species (SOS) report released Jan. 18 by the International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University. The second largest group in the 2009 numbers was...

2010-09-10 20:49:00

TEMPE, Ariz., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Arizona State University (ASU) has launched a new minor in sustainability that can complement a student's major in another academic discipline. This unique 18 credit hour program enables undergraduate students to explore the challenges of sustainability and learn what determines the sustainability of human institutions, organizations, cultures, and technologies in different environments at the local, national, and international levels. The minor...

2010-05-21 14:20:00

PHOENIX and TEMPE, Ariz., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Guided by the principle that today's cities are laboratories and their leaders are researchers in the new science of urban sustainability, Arizona State University's (ASU) Jonathan Fink, along with two British colleagues, will lead Comparative Urban Genetics: Towards a Common Methodology for Pragmatic Analysis of Cities. The workshop event takes place this weekend, May 21-23, at University College London (UCL) in London, England. Fink, who...

2010-03-11 14:45:00

TEMPE, Ariz., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- As graduate students in the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University, Maren Mahoney and Zach Hughes had seen plenty of academic journals related to sustainability. But nowhere could they find a publication that made the complex concept of sustainability accessible to the everyday reader. So they started one. "We wanted to help shape the discussion about sustainability in the public arena - it is a concept that is hard to understand for...

2008-12-19 15:25:00

TEMPE, Ariz., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Arizona State University (ASU) awarded the first-ever Master of Arts degree in Sustainability at its fall 2008 commencement ceremonies (December 18, 2008). The new graduate, Brigitte Bavousett, received her diploma from the university's pioneering School of Sustainability, the first degree-granting institution of its kind in the nation. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081219/LAF051) "This is a special moment for our School and...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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