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2014-09-25 08:33:25

100-Gigabit Network to Provide Ultra-High Performance and Throughput Required by Research and Higher Education Communities COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX), a multi-state optical transport network operated by the University of Maryland, and BYTEGRID Holdings LLC, a provider of multi-tenant data centers, today announced a strategic partnership that will leverage the resources of both organizations to provide an advanced...

2014-09-24 23:01:54

In a feat of long-distance detection, astronomers led by experts at the University of Maryland have found water vapor in the atmosphere of a Neptune-sized planet nearly 729 trillion miles from Earth. This is the smallest planet for which scientists have been able to identify chemical components of its atmosphere. (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 Astronomers have found water vapor in the atmosphere of a planet about four times bigger than Earth, in the constellation Cygnus about 124 light years...

2014-09-16 12:35:50

Graduate Degree Opportunities Available for UC Irvine Extension Students IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- University of California, Irvine Extension recently announced an articulation agreement with University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) to help security systems professionals attain a master's degree from the Cybersecurity program at the UMBC Graduate School and College of Engineering and Information Technology. This agreement will allow graduates of UC Irvine...

2014-09-12 08:27:06

Largest Gift in University History Set to Transform Computer Science Education COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland announced today a gift of $31 million from Oculus co-founder and CEO and UMD alumnus Brendan Iribe - the largest gift in the university's history. The majority of the gift, $30 million, will help fund construction of the Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Innovation, a new computer science building designed...

stream restoration project in Baltimore
2014-09-10 23:04:46

Urban waters record the salt in our food, cement in our sidewalks, University of Maryland scientist says. (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Most people think of city landscapes as simpler, diminished versions of the wild forests and free-flowing streams found in remote places. But in a series of studies published Sept. 10, 2014 in a special issue of the journal Biogeochemistry, scientists specializing in urban ecosystems say just the opposite is true. Urban landscapes are more complex than they...

2014-09-09 12:25:17

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering will host its second annual Mpact Week, a five-day event showcasing research, education, and innovations, October 16-22, 2014, on its College Park campus. This year's theme is Disaster Resilience and the role engineers play in developing innovative solutions to help prevent, mitigate, and respond to disasters. In the last decade, an increasing number of...

2014-09-08 23:02:05

Awards given to Latino students attending 11 colleges and universities in the state of Maryland. Funds will be used to help each student reach their academic goals and achieve a higher level of education. Largo, MD (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 It was announced this week that 35 Latino students attending 11 colleges and universities in Maryland will receive academic scholarships. Isiah Leggett, Montgomery County Executive, and the MCEHG Steering Committee, announced the initial list of the...

2014-09-08 12:26:12

'American Cities' Program to Expand to Baltimore and Los Angeles in 2015; DeVos Institute and UMD Faculty to Partner on Study of Diversity and Technology in the Arts COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world-renowned DeVos Institute of Arts Management, a premier organization for training and supporting arts leadership, officially opened at the University of Maryland. Michael M. Kaiser, a foremost expert in arts management and former president of the...

2014-09-05 08:23:05

State of the Art Dental and Healthcare Services for 1,000 Patients COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland (UMD) Terrapins' basketball court at the XFINITY Center (formerly the Comcast Center), will transform into a mobile dental clinic with 100 dental chairs, to provide $1 million of free dental care to more than 1,000 underserved, uninsured, and underinsured adults. The dental clinic is part of the two-day Mid-Maryland Mission of Mercy and...

2014-09-04 23:01:48

As the spacecraft Rosetta approaches an oddly-shaped “rubber ducky” for the closest comet observations ever made, University of Maryland astronomer Lori Feaga and colleagues are using an instrument named Alice that uses far-ultraviolet radiation to see details of the comet's surface that may explain how it formed and evolved. (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 As the spacecraft Rosetta approaches an oddly-shaped “rubber ducky” for the closest comet observations ever made, the...


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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