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2010-08-09 15:27:00

Screening and discussion of "From King to Congress" with Ambassador Andrew Young WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, September 30, at 7 p.m., the Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film at the National Archives presents a special program and screening of From King to Congress. Ambassador Andrew Young, the subject of this historic film, will participate. This event is free and open to the public, and will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the...

2010-07-28 09:41:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Greg Waldstreicher, a senior in the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) Hinman CEOs Program, is one of five finalists for Entrepreneur Magazine's Entrepreneur of 2010 Awards in the College Entrepreneur category. The overall 2010 winner will be selected by voters on the Entrepreneur Magazine website. Voting ends September 10. Waldstreicher co-founded DoseSpot in 2009, a company developing an electronic system for medical...

2010-07-27 07:05:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Not every engineering dean wants a live bee colony outside of his office, but such is the case at the Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. Researchers in a lab down the hall from the dean's office have situated the colony there so they have easy access to the bees. They are studying how the bees fly in order to enable micro air vehicles (MAV) to deal with unexpected wind changes. The MAVs someday...

2010-07-20 09:49:00

Aerospace Engineering Students Win Helicopter, NASA Design Competitions COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students from the Clark School's Department of Aerospace Engineering have captured top honors in two different competitions: 1. FIRST PLACE: 27th Annual American Helicopter Society (AHS) Student Design Competition (Graduate category) The AHS competition challenges students to design a vertical lift aircraft that meets specified requirements, and promotes student...

2010-06-17 09:29:00

Three Additional Mtech Companies Named Finalists COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FlexEl LLC, a company in the Mtech Technology Advancement Program incubator developing rechargeable, flexible, thin-film batteries, was named company of the year in the technology transfer category at the 2010 Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Awards. FlexEl was recognized at a ceremony held June 15 in Baltimore, Md. The company was selected among 22 finalists. "The State of...

2010-06-15 11:29:00

WASHINGTON, June 15 /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 five Gold Medal-winning films of the 2010 Student Academy Awards®. Established in 1972, the Student Academy Awards support and encourage excellence in filmmaking at the collegiate level. Past Student...

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),...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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