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2011-10-15 01:15:00

With an audience of nearly 1,000 well-wishers looking on, Dr. Nariman Farvardin was inaugurated today as the seventh president of Stevens Institute of Technology. Numerous dignitaries joined the faculty, staff, students, and alumni assembled for Dr. Farvardinâs installation, including Dr. Steven Chu, the U.S. energy secretary, Dr. Jeong Kim, the executive vice president of Alcatel-Lucent and president of Bell Labs, Kim Guadagno, the lieutenant governor of New Jersey, and Dawn...

2011-04-25 08:00:00

NEW YORK, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) President Jerry M. Hultin and the Board of Trustees today announced that Steven Chu, United States Secretary of Energy and Nobel Laureate, will deliver the class of 2011 commencement speech May 23 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. During the 156th commencement ceremony, Secretary Chu will receive a Doctor of Engineering degree, honoris causa. (Logo:...

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2011-03-25 10:20:00

By the end of the decade, clean energy sources will not be more expensive than fossil fuels says Steven Chu, U.S. Energy Secretary. Chu wants to create a national energy policy that has the U.S. investing in advanced battery technologies, biofuels and efficient high-voltage transmission systems, reports Bloomberg. Policies for cleaner energy are being promoted by China and other nations. Chu feels that this is a race to capture the market. "So the country and the companies who develop those...

2011-02-07 15:17:00

NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gamesa Technology Corp., a global wind energy leader, today praised steps announced here by Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to speed responsible development of wind energy off the U.S. East Coast by streamlining and coordinating the federal approval process for projects and funding research into breakthrough technologies. "Secretary Chu and Secretary Salazar have taken significant and important...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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