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2014-09-19 12:23:49

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Adah Kennon recently retired after working for five years as a counselor at the college level and for thirty years as a licensed K-12 school psychologist. She is a performing arts professional who dedicates her time to helping those in the entertainment industry and has appeared in several local theatrical productions, as well as radio and television broadcasts. Her areas of expertise are in acting, voice-over acting, theater, radio, film,...

2014-08-14 23:09:12

The University of Nevada, Reno Takes Home First Place with Hycrete Carlstadt, NJ (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 Hycrete, Inc., a leader in waterproofing and corrosion protection technologies for concrete, is proud to announce the use of its hydrophobic concrete admixtures in the winning design at the annual Concrete Canoe Competition organized by the ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers). The team from the University of Nevada, Reno took home first place, utilizing an optimized concrete...

Earthquake Engineering Lab
2014-07-18 03:00:07

Mike Wolterbeek, University of Nevada, Reno A 70-foot-long, 52-ton concrete bridge survived a series of earthquakes in the first multiple-shake-table experiment in the University of Nevada, Reno's new Earthquake Engineering Lab, the newest addition to the world-renowned earthquake/seismic engineering facility. [ Watch the Video: 52-Ton Bridge Shakes Violently At University Of Nevada, Reno Earthquake Engineering Lab ] "It was a complete success. The bridge withstood the design...

2014-02-13 16:28:10

Experimental Protein Replacement Therapy for Congenital Muscular Dystrophy Type 1A (MDC1A) MILFORD, Mass. and RENO, Nev., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prothelia Incorporated (Prothelia) and University of Nevada, Reno announce that they have entered into strategic agreements with Alexion for the development of Laminin-111, a patented experimental protein replacement therapy for merosin-deficient congenital muscular dystrophy (MDC1A), a life-threatening, ultra-rare disease caused by a genetic...

2014-01-13 12:30:43

Former Congresswoman Shelley Berkley will be introduced to students and faculty in her new role as CEO and Senior Provost of Touro University's Western Division VALLEJO, Calif., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kicking off her first day on the job at Touro University California, CEO and Senior Provost Shelley Berkley will address students and faculty in Lander Hall A of the campus. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140113/SF44710) The former Nevada Congresswoman was...

2013-09-27 10:49:36

Article in Science magazine by University of Nevada, Reno and University of Iowa shows research result New regulatory approaches may be needed to assess environmental risks of agricultural growth promoters, and similar human pharmaceuticals, following research that shows a newly found reversion mechanism allows unexpected persistence of the steroidal substances in aquatic environments. Results of the research will be published in an article in the renowned journal Science – the weekly...

Lifetime Relationship Good For Goose And Gander Shown By Black Brant Geese
2012-06-20 10:51:22

University of Nevada, Reno scientists lead decades-long Alaska studies Not all birds mate for life, but for those species that do, wildlife biologists have found a clear benefit to the birds from such long-term relationships: greater longevity and breeding success, according to a study led by University of Nevada, Reno scientists that was recently published in Behavioral Ecology. The study's authors found that when female black brant (a small arctic goose) lose their mate, their chances...

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2012-05-21 20:08:25

Helen Keller, perhaps the most famous activist for the visually impaired once said, “It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal.” Empowerment of the visually impaired took another step forward this month with the presentation of Navatar, an indoor navigation system. Navatar, which was developed by a University of...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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