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2014-10-21 12:28:39

BURBANK, Calif., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ASIFA-Hollywood, the nonprofit professional organization dedicated to promoting the art of animation, recently announced plans to provide more scholarships to animation students and to allocate more funds for artists and film preservation. "While you may know ASIFA-Hollywood for its annual Annie Award ceremony, honoring the best in the animation industry, we want to spread the word about the other areas of our industry that we support,"...

2014-10-08 12:22:09

~ KT Press reports on the President's speech at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics TRIESTE, Italy, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rwanda's President Paul Kagame has told a major science conference that the world needs renewable energy for sustainable economic growth. He said efforts in research on green energy will bridge the gap between environment and economic growth. "Scientific discoveries are already closing the gap between renewable energy and fossil...

2014-09-19 16:22:01

DAYTON, Ohio, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The George and Amanda Hanley Foundation has made a $12.5 million gift to the University of Dayton to establish an institute focused on sustainability education, the University announced Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. "At many universities, sustainability education is focused solely on the environmental sciences," said University President Daniel J. Curran. "This gift will extend sustainability education across multiple disciplines,...

2014-09-03 12:26:28

BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announces the "Call for Entries" today for the 42(nd) Annual Annie Awards. There are 36 categories this year, which include Production, Achievement and Special Juried awards. Please use this link for the online submissions portal: https://submissions.annieawards.org/. Step-by-step instructions are located at:...

2014-08-27 12:24:27

Award ceremony will bring scientists together to address issues affecting Africa and the current Ebola epidemic MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2014 International UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea Prize for Research in Life Sciences has been awarded to two scientists and one research institution in recognition of their efforts to improve the quality of human life. The Prize recipients are Professor Hossein Baharvand, from Iran, a Specialist in Stem...

2014-07-08 08:21:00

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. and GENEVA, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) today announced a collaboration on technology applications that will aim to develop and deploy a next-generation high-resolution, multi-band hyperspectral imaging system onboard the International Space Station (ISS). The system will be used to support a variety of applications,...

2014-06-20 23:05:23

MazikGlobal partners with UNESCO to establish an online platform for Entrepreneurial Education. Chicago, Il (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 Today, Sid Siddiqui, President of MazikGlobal, Inc. announced that MazikGlobal and UNESCO Bangkok have delivered a new Entrepreneurship Education platform to promote collaboration and communication. Young adult unemployment and long term employment prospects are major issues in the Asia Pacific region where young adults are three to five times more likely to be...

2014-06-17 16:21:47

POULTNEY, Vt., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Green Mountain College announced today that it will offer the nation's first online Master of Science degree in Resilient and Sustainable Communities (MRSC). This two-year program, accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, will begin in February 2015 with a residency featuring Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature and climate-change activist. "If we have one need on this planet, it's for resilient...

2014-06-16 08:20:28

Award-Winning Cruise Line to Host Experts, Create Excursions, Support Efforts SEATTLE, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ultra-luxury, small-ship cruise operator Seabourn has signed an agreement with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in a unique alliance to help protect World Heritage. The partnership is being created to foster wider support and understanding in the travel industry and among travelers for UNESCO's mission of identifying, safeguarding...

2014-04-30 12:26:17

EVENTS HELD IN 196 NATIONS AROUND THE WORLD OSAKA, Japan, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an unprecedented series of events worldwide, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz joined together to celebrate jazz as a universal language of freedom on April 30th. With events taking place in every country on the planet, International Jazz Day 2014 culminated in an evening concert in Osaka, Japan,...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.