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2011-01-24 11:54:00

Thomas Lowry Confesses to Altering Lincoln Pardon to April 14, 1865 WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero announced today that Thomas Lowry, a long-time Lincoln researcher from Woodbridge, VA, confessed on January 12, 2011, to altering an Abraham Lincoln Presidential pardon that is part of the permanent records of the U.S. National Archives. The pardon was for Patrick Murphy, a Civil War soldier in the Union Army who was...

2011-01-20 00:00:48

Stevens Institute of Technology announced today that its seventh president will be Dr. Nariman Farvardin, the Provost at the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Farvardin will take office July 1, 2011. Hoboken, NJ (Vocus/PRWEB) January 18, 2011 University of Maryland Provost Selected to Lead University Stevens Institute of Technology announced today that its seventh president will be Dr. Nariman Farvardin, the Provost at the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Farvardin will...

2011-01-06 00:01:43

University of Maryland Department of Public Safety Selects Ocean Systems' dTective® Forensic Video Analysis, Clarification and Case Management Solution to Expand the Capabilities of its High-Tech Arsenal. Burtonsville, MD (PRWEB) January 5, 2011 University of Maryland Department of Public Safety (UMDPS) serves the University of Maryland, College Park and University College. These facilities are located on 1,250 acres which contain over 300 buildings and over 52,000 people consisting of...

2010-11-16 00:00:43

UMD Student Jeremy Schneider Wins $500 Prize & On-Field Appearance Crofton, MD (PRWEB) November 15, 2010 Force 3, delivering the best in federal security, unified communications and data center solutions, today announced that Maryland student Jeremy Schneider is the winner of the company's slogan contest for the Nov. 20th Maryland-Florida State football game. Schneider, a Junior Journalism major, came up with "Roll the "ËœNoles" and on Saturday night, the first 4,000 students...

2010-10-14 08:00:00

Alumnus Briskman Returns to Campus for October 21 Celebration COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fresh from his latest satellite launch in Kazakhstan, Robert Briskman, co-founder of Sirius Satellite Radio, will return to the A. James Clark School of Engineering on the University of Maryland, College Park, campus on October 21, 2010, at 4:30 p.m., to be inducted into his alma mater's Innovation Hall of Fame. "Like many Innovation Hall of Famers, Rob Briskman has not only...

2010-08-26 11:06:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Squarespace Inc. and Lurn Inc., two companies founded by former Hinman CEOs students while in the program, have been named to the Inc. 500 list of the country's fastest growing companies for the second straight year. Squarespace, an industry-leading Web publishing platform founded by alumnus Anthony Casalena (2005), is ranked 416th overall and 30th in the software category. The company reported $5.4 million in revenue for 2009, with a...

2010-08-25 11:23:00

Growth Supported by $200K Grant from the Maryland Biotechnology Center COLLEGE PARK, Md., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) Bioprocess Scale-Up Facility (BSF) will double its facilities and staff, expand into Shady Grove, acquire new equipment, and create a pilot plant for biofuels in College Park through the support of a $200,000 Shared Resource Grant from the Maryland Biotechnology Center. "The purpose of providing this funding to the...

2010-08-24 14:34:00

Applications for FY 2011 awards due September 15(th )at MarylandBioCenter.org BALTIMORE, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Martin O'Malley announced today that State grants are available in Fiscal Year 2011 through the Maryland Biotechnology Center to assist in commercializing promising research, encouraging bio companies to collaborate with academic institutions and expanding biotechnology resources. The Governor also announced that seven Maryland bio companies and...

2010-08-18 09:34:00

University of Maryland Engineering School Enters the Ranks of the Nation's Best COLLEGE PARK, Md., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the U.S. News & World Report 2011 edition of "America's Best Colleges" released yesterday, the undergraduate program of the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, was ranked 19th in the nation among all engineering programs. This marks the school's first Top 20 position for undergraduate engineering...

2010-08-12 12:49:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program (MIPS), an initiative of the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) at the University of Maryland, has awarded $3.3 million to 16 teams of Maryland companies and faculty developing commercially promising technology products, program officials announce today. All funding goes to the faculty members conducting the research and development on company products. "Programs such as MIPS...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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