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2010-07-27 12:53:00

BALTIMORE, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Calvert Education Services (CES) and Texas Tech University Independent School District (TTUISD) in Lubbock, Texas, announce an innovative partnership for the State of Texas. Through this unique collaboration, TTUISD and CES will offer a customized version of the world-renowned Calvert School curriculum for Kindergarten through 5th grade students. The curriculum is aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). (Logo:...

2010-07-26 14:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Governor Rick Perry announced Texas Tech University and the National Institute for Renewable Energy (NIRE), a non-profit, public/private collaboration, will receive $8.4 million from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF). The grant allows both entities to help resolve key scientific and technology issues facing the wind power industry. NIRE, which was formed in 2009 with organizational support from Innovate Texas Foundation and in...

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2010-07-19 06:50:00

The massive BP oil spill has scientists and experts fearing a decades-long "cascading" effect on marine life that could lead to alterations in the entire biological network in the Gulf of Mexico. With more than 400 species at risk in the Gulf -- from bacteria to shrimp and crabs, sea turtles, marine birds and sperm whales -- experts warn that the impact of oil and chemical dispersants on the food chain has already set in, and could grow exponentially. Ron Kendall, director of the Institute...

2010-05-25 16:02:00

DALLAS, May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Alstom, a global leader in power generation, today announced that Alstom Wind has entered into a long-term collaborative R&D agreement with the National Institute for Renewable Energy (NIRE). Alstom Wind and NIRE's collaborative efforts will initially focus on grid integration research & development. The program is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2010 and will also include the North American certification of Alstom's ECO 86, 1.67 MW wind turbine...

2010-05-24 09:35:00

AUSTIN, Texas, May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovate Texas Foundation joined the Texas Tech University System and The Wind Alliance to announce today the formation of the National Institute for Renewable Energy (NIRE), an independent public-private collaboration that will work to solve key scientific and technology challenges facing the wind power industry. The announcement was made during the Windpower 2010 Conference in Dallas, sponsored by the American Wind Energy Association. NIRE will...

2010-05-13 17:28:00

DALLAS, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- ClubCorp, The World Leader in Private Clubs, announces it plans to open the Texas Tech Club, a new private member club to be located in Jones AT&T Stadium on the Texas Tech Campus. Slated to open its doors for the first Red Raider game of the 2010 season, the Texas Tech Club will serve as a gathering spot for alumni, faculty, and staff along with the Lubbock professional, civic, and social community. The Texas Tech Board of Regents recently approved...

2010-04-28 07:35:00

LUBBOCK, Texas, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Texas Tech University student "jeaniuses" recently were named winners of the first Denim Runway competition for designing the best new women's and men's jeans. The competition was sponsored by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association (PCCA) and Cotton Council International (CCI) in collaboration with the university's College of Human Sciences Department of Design's Apparel Design and Manufacturing program. Junior Stephanie Hartwig was named for...

2010-02-03 05:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP), the largest U.S. health benefits company by commercial membership, today announced that Larry C. Glasscock is retiring as chairman of the board of directors and as a member of the board of directors effective March 1, 2010. WellPoint's board of directors has named Angela F. Braly, WellPoint's president and chief executive officer, as chair of the board, also effective March 1, 2010. Speaking on behalf of WellPoint's board,...

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2009-12-30 21:20:00

DALLAS, Dec. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The following release contains a link to a video taken by Adam James, Texas Tech football player. To view the video please visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZqvajnhZDU This video was taken by Adam James, a player on the Texas Tech Red Raider football team on Saturday, December 19th, after being confined by Coach Mike Leach in an electrical closet off the Press Room at Jones AT&T Stadium. James was suffering from a concussion received during an...

2009-12-30 11:00:00

DETROIT, Dec. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- John T. Montford named senior advisor for Government Relations and Global Public Policy Robert E. Ferguson joins GM as vice president, Government Relations Ken W. Cole to remain with GM until later in 2010 General Motors has realigned its government relations and public policy team with the appointment of John T. Montford as a senior advisor to GM Chairman and CEO Edward E. Whitacre, Jr., and Robert E. Ferguson, vice president of Government Relations....


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'