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2014-10-31 08:25:51

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tavistock Development Co. (TDC), a diversified real estate firm owned by Tavistock Group, celebrated the groundbreaking of the GuideWell Innovation Center at Lake Nona Medical City. The 92,000-square-foot, three-story facility is the first multi-tenant building in Central Florida designed specifically for life sciences, health innovation, and technology companies. Located in the heart of the 650-acre Lake Nona Medical City, near the...

2014-10-29 23:02:17

The University of the Virgin Islands has achieved an alumni giving rate of 52.49 percent for fiscal year 2013-2014 – which is the highest alumni contribution rate of any Historically Black College and University in the nation. (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 The University of the Virgin Islands has achieved an alumni giving rate of 52.49 percent for fiscal year 2013-2014 – which is the highest alumni contribution rate of any Historically Black College and University in the nation, UVI...

2014-10-20 12:35:41

Trojan(TM) Brand Condoms' recent study finds only 41 percent of college aged adults report always using a condom EWING, N.J., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oregon State University tops the Trojan(TM) Sexual Health Report Card for the first time in the history of the rankings, making an unprecedented jump from No. 26 to the No. 1 spot in the 2014 rankings. The 9(th) annual study sponsored by the makers of Trojan(TM) Brand Condoms and conducted by Sperling's BestPlaces, calls attention to the...

2014-10-14 16:26:33

People oppose paying college athletes by 3:1 SAINT LEO, Fla., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Miami Dolphins and the University of Florida Gators are the two most popular football teams in Florida, according to a new poll released by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute. Five hundred Florida residents were asked to identify their favorite pro and college football teams. The Dolphins edged the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 36-29. The Jacksonville Jaguars were selected by 9 percent as...

2014-09-30 12:34:43

Millennial-Run Educational Organization Focuses on Jobs, Careers and Policy NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- GenFKD, or "Generational Financial Knowledge Development" expanded its mission of bringing financial literacy to college students on 15 new college and university campuses for the 2014-15 academic year. The additions raise to 25 the number of active campuses hosting GenFKD Fellowship programs. GenFKD, the inaugural campaign of the 501(c)(3) organization Young...

2014-09-23 23:09:16

Service Academies Earn the Best Overall Grades while CUNY Baruch and University of Florida Make Top Ten List Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 CostofLearning.com, the website providing transparency into the true cost of college, today released its first College Ratings Report Card to help families identify the best value schools. The proprietary Cost of Learning report card provides a letter grade for more than 1,600 public and private colleges that the company analyzed on four...

2014-09-19 08:27:49

LoudCloud to Build Learning platform for Early Florida, based on their FASTRAK CBLMS DALLAS, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- LoudCloud today announced that the University of Florida Lastinger Center, has selected LoudCloud's FASTRAK as the Competency Based Learning Management Systems for Early Learning Florida. After an extensive search, University of Florida chose LoudCloud because of its powerful technologies and customization capabilities. Housed at the University of...

2014-09-16 23:14:38

Award Presented by GrowFL, in Association with the Edward Lowe Foundation, Honors QuantumFlo as an Upcoming Second-Stage Business in Florida Orlando, FL (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Pump technology industry leader QuantumFlo is proud to be selected as one of fifty leading second-stage companies as a 2014 Florida Companies to Watch(SM) winner. They were chosen from more than 500 nominations statewide. QuantumFlo joins this year’s winners and an esteemed group of 150 Florida alumni honored...

2014-09-16 16:24:45

HISTORY Honors an Iconic American Tradition and Celebrates Football Fans with the All-American Tailgate Tour, Visiting Six College Campuses Nationwide Beginning September 20 NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HISTORY today announced a partnership with six college campuses nationwide to bring the All-American Tailgate Tour, the ultimate tailgate experience on wheels to each of these campuses. HISTORY, working with IMG, has developed a partnership with the six universities' athletic...

2014-09-09 08:27:18

New ranking shows which Christian institutions of higher education do the most to enhance student achievement DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading Christian higher education resource, Christian Universities Online (http://www.christianuniversitiesonline.org/), has published a ranking of the Top 50 Christian Colleges & Universities Exceeding Expectations. An institution exceeds expectations when its actual graduation rate is greater than its predicted graduation...


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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