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2014-07-24 12:25:36

University enhances, formalizes degree-completion program with greater financial and academic support for former student-athletes seeking to complete their degrees, at any time CHAPEL HILL, N.C., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today announced the launch of an enhanced degree-completion program that honors former student-athletes' scholarships for life. This program - Complete Carolina - provides financial support for degree completion,...

2014-07-23 23:15:29

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is launching an accelerated nursing program for veterans with medical training. Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Obtaining a bachelor’s degree in nursing just became easier and faster for military veterans who have hands-on medical experience. The School of Nursing at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro today announced the launch of an accelerated nursing degree program that provides course credit for military experience. The...

2014-07-08 23:06:28

Timothy N. Taft, MD will be inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Hall of Fame at its’ Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA on Friday, July 11th. AOSSM Hall of Famers are individuals in the sports medicine community who have contributed immensely and set themselves apart from others in the field. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Timothy N. Taft, MD will be inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Hall of Fame at...

2014-05-20 16:21:36

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following are excerpts from Duke Energy President and CEO Lynn Good's speech at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School MBA graduation May 18. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO "I'm a firm believer that courage is a learnable skill, and everyone has the capacity for it. "It's a muscle that we develop over many years and through many difficult situations. "And, as we hone our courage...

2014-05-12 08:27:10

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The world of sports has been a long time bastion for standards of American integrity, ethics and fair play. So much so that sport scandals, more than any other, have the jarring propensity to rock society to its core. Athletes, coaches, managers and agents are held to a higher bar and when that code is violated, it seems like the collective momentarily halts and takes note. From the Penn State college football nightmare to the recent...

2014-04-18 16:22:01

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- M. Lindsay Bierman, editor in chief of Southern Living magazine, has been elected chancellor of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina. UNC President Tom Ross placed Bierman's name in nomination April 11 during the board's regular April meeting. Bierman, 48, will assume his new duties August 1, succeeding James Moeser, who has served as interim...

2014-03-28 16:21:52

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At Thursday's Board of Trustees meeting at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, athletics took center stage. Six student-athletes stepped forward to share their day-in-the-life experiences, and Chancellor Carol L. Folt outlined six areas in which the University plans to better serve student-athletes moving forward. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140328/CG93409 "Shaping what it means to be a truly great research...

2014-02-28 14:07:10

Low-molecular-weight heparin is commonly used in surgeries to prevent dangerous blood clots. But when patients experience the other extreme – uncontrolled bleeding – in response to low-molecular-weight heparin, there is no antidote. Now researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have created a synthetic form of low-molecular-weight heparin that can be reversed if things go wrong and would be safer for patients with poor kidney...

2014-02-21 12:20:11

Teams of innovative STEM entrepreneurs from around the world compete for $45,000 in prizes HOUSTON, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Officials with the Conrad Foundation today announced the names of 20 high school and middle school teams from the U.S., China, India, Israel and Sri Lanka to compete in the final round of the 2013-2014 Spirit of Innovation Challenge. Selected from 133 innovative semifinalist teams from around the world, these young entrepreneurs will attend the 2014...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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