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2010-05-27 10:04:00

Special program to highlight stereoscopic images of the War. 3-D glasses included! WASHINGTON, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, June 10, at 7 PM, the National Archives presents "The Civil War in 3-D," a special program inspired by the new major exhibit Discovering the Civil War. This program is free and open to the public and will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building. Use the Special Events entrance on the corner of 7th Street and...

2010-05-14 12:30:00

WASHINGTON, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Archives presents a special series of programming including author lectures, panel discussions, a musical performance, and a film screening throughout May inspired by its new major exhibition marking the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, Discovering the Civil War. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080925/DC35252LOGO) The programs are free and open to the public and will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the...

2010-05-14 11:27:00

WASHINGTON, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, June 30, at 7 p.m., The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, in partnership with The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film and the Foundation for the National Archives, will present the winners of the 2010 Student Academy Awards®. These awards honor outstanding student filmmakers from across the country. This event is free and open to the public, and will be held in the William G. McGowan...

2010-05-06 07:45:00

$560K Gift from Citrin Also Supports Staff Member to Help Students Launch Companies Around Technologies COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland today announces the new Warren Citrin Graduate Fellowship program, which supports graduate students in the A. James Clark School of Engineering conducting research in the broad area of sustainability. Made possible by a $560,000 gift from Warren Citrin, co-founder of Solipsys Corp. (now Raytheon Solipsys),...

2010-04-27 09:08:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have named the winners of the first Global Challenge, a first-of-its-kind competition that challenged teams of MBA and other graduate students to develop a public-private venture to support development and the tourism industry in Asia. Placing first and receiving the grand prize of $5,000 was a Smith School team...

2010-04-08 13:26:00

Marks 40th anniversary of Charles Guggenheim documentary H.R. 6161: An Act of Congress WASHINGTON, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, April 15, at 7 p.m., in commemoration of Earth Day, the Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film at the National Archives presents a screening of Charles Guggenheim's 1979 documentary, H.R. 6161: An Act of Congress. This event is free and open to the public, and will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives...

2010-04-06 15:09:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) today announces nine finalists for the 2010 University of Maryland $75K Business Plan Competition. The finalists, who competed among 18 semifinalists, were selected (three each) in the categories of high technology, biotechnology, and undergraduate students. Finalist entries, submitted as business plans, were reviewed by 14 independent judges based upon their value proposition,...

2010-03-26 09:57:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Martha Connolly, director of the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) Maryland Industrial Partnerships program (www.mips.umd.edu) at the University of Maryland, was given the President's Award at the Greater Baltimore Committee's fifth annual Bioscience Awards ceremony, university officials announce today. Connolly accepted the award at a ceremony held in Baltimore on March 25. "The bioscience industry has made tremendous...

2009-12-10 13:00:00

Clark School's Galloway Among Engineers and Scientists Recommending River Reconnection to Prevent Flooding Disasters COLLEGE PARK, Md., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following news advisory was released by the A. James Clark School of Engineering: WHAT: In the next issue of Science, five scientists and engineers recommend converting certain areas, now protected from low-level flooding, into natural flood dissipation areas in order to prevent flooding disasters that are normally...

2009-11-25 11:17:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Remedium Technologies Inc., a company developing a shaving cream-like foam that stops severe bleeding, won first prize and $10,000 in the Most Promising Security Idea category of the Global Security Challenge 2009, company officials announce today. Selected from more than 100 entries from around the world, Remedium's team pitched their invention at the GSC Security Summit conference held at the London School of Business. Remedium...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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