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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...

2009-10-30 10:51:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business today named John T. "Jock" Menzies -- chairman of the Terminal Corporation, a warehouse, trucking and distribution company -- as the 2009 "Person of the Year." Each year the Smith School's logistics, transportation and supply chain management program and student-run Supply Chain Management Society and Supply Chain Club present the award to an influential industry leader....

2009-10-15 08:15:00

Pioneering Cybersecurity Expert Lawrence A. Gordon Awards First $1,000 Prize COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business today announced the recipients of the first Gordon Prize in Managing Cybersecurity Resources, an essay contest that had competitors offering innovative solutions for how to allocate resources to protect personal and sensitive data on computers and online. Rainer Bohme of the Institute of Systems...

2009-10-06 05:00:00

PROVO, Utah, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Ancestry.com today announced an expansion to their relationship with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) that enables the company to digitize NARA record collections at a new Ancestry.com facility in the Washington, D.C., area. The new facility will help bring millions of new NARA documents online for the first time. Ancestry.com currently has the largest online collection of digitized and indexed NARA content, including the...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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