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2014-10-22 08:28:04

A new web article finds 20 college town music venues that help students escape the demands of academic life SALISBURY, Md., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- College students who want an occasional escape from the demands of academic life should take a look at a newly-launched article about college town music venues. The website for Great Value Colleges recently published an onsite profile of 20 Great College Town Music Venues across the United States. The article provides an adjunct to...

2014-10-15 12:37:51

Online Courses Provide Practical Skills Development for Workplace Application IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of California, Irvine Extension, the continuing education unit of UC Irvine and an innovator in online and open education, today announced that 12 career readiness courses will be introduced on the Coursera learning platform. These courses will be offered as Coursera Specializations, as announced by Coursera earlier today. These courses are designed to...

2014-10-10 23:07:45

Seoul Semiconductor has collaborated for longer than 10 years with Solid State Lighting & Energy Electronics Center (SSLEEC) at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), headed by Professor Shuji Nakamura. Prof. Shuji Nakamura has consulted for Seoul Semiconductor and Seoul Viosys since 2010, lending LED expertise to further LED development. Seoul (PRWEB) October 10, 2014 Seoul Semiconductor (http://www.seoulsemicon.com), a global LED manufacturer, congratulates Shuji...

Mountain Lions In Southern California Face Genetic Decay
2014-10-10 03:48:04

Provided by University of California - Davis Cut off by freeways and human development, mountain lions in southern California are facing a severe loss of genetic diversity, according to a new study led by the University of California, Davis in partnership with The Nature Conservancy. The study, published today in the journal PLOS ONE, represents the largest genetic sampling of mountain lions, or pumas, in southern California. It raises concerns about the current status of mountain...

2014-10-07 16:29:42

"If you want to know where the class of 2015 wants to go to college, this is the list to watch," says Edupath CEO Michael Weiler BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --The Edupath 99 is a new college ranking based on the opinions of actual high school juniors and seniors who use Edupath's College Passport app--the top-ranked college guidance app for Apple (APPL) iPhone and iPad. The list is available at www.edupath.com/99-top-colleges and will be updated monthly. While the...

Rating The Earth’s Oceans
2014-10-02 03:59:24

By Julie Cohen, UC Santa Barbara The most comprehensive assessment conducted by the Ocean Health Index rates the Earth’s oceans at 67 out of 100 in overall health. In addition, for the first time, the report assessed the Antarctic and the 15 ocean regions beyond national jurisdiction (high-seas areas) — all critical regions for maintaining a healthy climate, safeguarding biodiversity and providing sustainable food sources. In the third annual update of the index, a partnership led...

depression questionnaire
2014-10-02 05:30:03

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the University of California Davis Health System reveals that the short questionnaires used to identify patients at risk for depression might lead to unnecessary antidepressant prescriptions. The self-administered questionnaires are known as "brief depression symptom measures" and are, for the most part, used in primary care settings to determine how frequent, and how severe, depression symptoms are for a patient....

2014-10-01 16:22:16

A Hamilton Project and Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment Policy Forum PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On October 20(th), The Hamilton Project at Brookings and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment will host a forum and release new papers highlighting opportunities for improving water policy and management in the United States. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141001/149765 Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg...

2014-09-29 12:25:08

New Board President and Dedicated Slate of Officers and Trustees to Provide Continued Stewardship of the Historical Society Mission, Collections and California's Vibrant History SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Historical Society (CHS) announced the appointment of three new members to its board of trustees. The new trustees, in addition to the election of new board officers, bring a wide range of experience, geographical diversity and expertise that will...

2014-09-24 16:22:13

On Project Completion, One-Third of Total Campus Electricity Demand will be Served with Carbon Neutral Energy DAVIS, Calif., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of California, Davis and SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) plan to build a 16-megawatt, ground-mounted solar power plant that is expected to generate 14 percent of UC Davis' electricity needs. The university anticipates that, when the plant is completed in 2015, more than one-third of total electricity demand on campus...


Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin