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2011-04-19 10:35:00

Delivering Ken Feinberg Distinguished History Lecture on Sports and Society, Weiner Will Assert Bonds and Ramirez Just tip of Iceberg and Will Recommend Corrections AMHERST, Mass.

2011-04-15 15:40:00

Delivering Ken Feinberg Distinguished History Lecture On Sports And Society, Weiner Will Assert Barry Bonds Just Tip Of Iceberg And Will Recommend Corrections Open to Public AMHERST, Mass., April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former White House Drug Spokesman Robert Weiner will deliver the Ken Feinberg Distinguished History Lecture Wednesday on "Sports and Drugs--A Sordid History." Weiner said he will assert that the Barry Bonds verdict is "just the tip of the iceberg" and will...

2011-03-09 18:09:00

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, March 7, Professor Lyle Craker, Director of the Medicinal Plant Program at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, filed the final brief in his ten-year fight to persuade the Drug Enforcement Administration to allow him to grow marijuana for medical research.

2011-01-24 14:22:00

NEW BEDFORD, Mass., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New Bedford Mayor Scott Lang is bringing his Oceans and Fisheries Council to this week's meeting of the New England Fisheries Management Council. New Bedford is the Nation's top fishing port.

2010-10-15 10:44:00

BOSTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bunker Hill Community College has received National Science Foundation funding to provide international experience for computer information technology students.

2010-10-11 09:00:00

To Protest Poor Staffing Conditions, the Proposed Closure of Needed Beds along with Wage and Benefit Cuts, While UMass Memorial is Posting Profits of More Than $90 Million Hundreds of Nurses from Across the State Plan to Join the Demonstration As the MNA Convention is Being Held at DCU Center That Day Protest Underscores Growing Unrest Between the State's Nurses and Hospital Administrators As the Industry Exploits the Current Economic Climate to Cut Costs at the Patients' Expense WORCESTER,...

2010-09-09 06:57:00

WORCESTER, Mass., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, September 26, 2010, thousands of walkers will step forward for the 12th Annual Walk to Cure Cancer.

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2010-07-16 08:45:59

Physicists find clues to the origin and evolution of wrinkles in thin sheets.

2010-05-03 14:56:38

New study shows kids who smoke few cigarettes a month also at risk.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.