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2011-05-07 00:00:03

Over 3,500 Students Chat Live with Admissions Officers from Top Science Universities (PRWEB) May 06, 2011 CollegeWeekLive, provider of the world's largest college fairs and admissions events, hosted their first science college fair -- Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Day -- on April 26, 2011. CollegeWeekLive STEM Day brought together over 3,500 students from all 50 states and over 100 countries with the top science universities in the U.S. Students chatted live with admissions...

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2010-10-28 13:40:00

Scientists have discovered in China the first complete skeleton of a pivotal ancestor of Earth's largest land animals "“ the sauropod dinosaurs. The new species, tentatively dubbed Yizhousaurus sunae, lived on the flood plains around Lufeng in the Yunnan Province of South China about 200 million years ago. The species helps explain how the iconic four-footed, long-necked sauropod dinosaurs evolved. Unlike the 120-foot-long, 100-ton sauropod giants that came later, Yizhousaurus was about...

2010-10-22 00:00:35

Texas, along with the rest of the nation, is facing a nursing shortage. A multi-million dollar gift from the Hunt Family Foundation will help alleviate this shortage along the border and throughout Texas. El Paso, TX (PRWEB) October 21, 2010 Texas Tech University System Chancellor Kent Hance has announced a generous gift of $10 million from the Hunt Family Foundation to the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC). The donation will be used to develop an autonomous,...

2010-09-01 08:00:00

LUBBOCK, Texas, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Tech Club, a new private member club to be located in Jones AT&T Stadium, announces it is on track for a mid-September opening and will be hosting its first pre-game Tailgate Tent party for the Red Raiders' season opener against SMU on Sept. 5. With its floor-to-ceiling windows, the private club offers panoramic views of the stadium facing west and downtown Lubbock to the east, and will serve as host throughout the season to home game...

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...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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