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2013-09-20 23:01:16

A former member of Congress and a Rhodes Scholar, Heather Wilson is the first female president in the 128-year history of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. RAPID CITY, S.D. (PRWEB) September 20, 2013 Heather Wilson, D.Phil., will be inaugurated as the 18th president of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology during a 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, ceremony on the university quad. Former U.S. Ambassador to Finland Barbara Barrett will deliver the inaugural address....

2009-08-10 11:30:00

PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomson Reuters today announced that the South Dakota Board of Regents has chosen to provide ISI Web of Knowledge, the world's largest citation environment of the highest quality scholarly literature, to its six-campus university system for the next five years. The new contract calls for expanding access to arts and humanities databases in addition to continuing use of science and social science databases. Web of Science -- which provides...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'