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2011-10-15 01:15:00

With an audience of nearly 1,000 well-wishers looking on, Dr. Nariman Farvardin was inaugurated today as the seventh president of Stevens Institute of Technology. Numerous dignitaries joined the faculty, staff, students, and alumni assembled for Dr. Farvardinâs installation, including Dr. Steven Chu, the U.S. energy secretary, Dr. Jeong Kim, the executive vice president of Alcatel-Lucent and president of Bell Labs, Kim Guadagno, the lieutenant governor of New Jersey, and Dawn...

2011-10-10 13:00:00

Advance deepens its presence in Montgomery County as the Terpsâ official document solutions provider. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) October 10, 2011 Advance and the Maryland Terrapins have formed a new partnership that makes the Baltimore firm the Terpsâ official document solutions provider for the next three years. âœWe are excited to welcome Advance to the University of Maryland Athletics family. For nearly 50 years, Advance has been a pillar in...

2011-08-10 10:01:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program (MIPS), a historically effective innovation development program in the State of Maryland, has approved 15 new high-technology and biotechnology product development grants worth $4.2 million. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101005/MTECHLOGO ) Among the projects are new drugs, treatments or tests for breast cancer, staph infections and malaria, "green" heated chicken house...

2011-07-02 00:00:32

July 1, 2011 Marks Dr. Farvardin's First Official Day on Campus Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) July 01, 2011 Dr. Nariman Farvardin officially takes office as the seventh president of Stevens Institute of Technology today, July 1, 2011. When first announced in January, Larry Babbio, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Stevens said of the appointment: "Following an extensive and thorough search for a new president, we are very pleased to introduce Dr. Farvardin to the community. He has the vision and...

2011-05-24 00:00:29

Governor unveils policy proposals to advance knowledge economy, create jobs and build businesses. Greenbelt, MD (PRWEB) May 23, 2011 Governor Martin O'Malley today unveiled a bold new initiative to increase the business development and commercialization opportunities of the state's space industry at the Maryland Space Business Roundtable in Greenbelt. Speaking before over 500 members of the Roundtable, the Governor reinforced the O'Malley-Brown Administration's commitment to this vibrant...

2011-05-12 18:05:00

University of Maryland's "Gamera" Takes Flight, Achieves World Record with Female Pilot Aboard COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of more than 50 students at the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering has succeeded in flying their human-powered helicopter, Gamera. Pilot Judy Wexler, a 24-year-old biology graduate student at UM, pedaled furiously, taking the craft several inches into the air for about 4 seconds, setting a world record...

Word of the Day
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'