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2013-07-12 23:30:43

Strong student-faculty connections, high retention and career success are hallmarks of MBA@UNC. Chapel Hill, N.C. (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 The University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School will graduate its first class of the innovative online MBA program, MBA@UNC, July 13, 2013, in Chapel Hill. UNC Kenan-Flagler created MBA@UNC to provide the flexibility and access working professionals need to earn their MBA from wherever they are in the world. Among the first graduating...

2013-07-11 12:06:05

A recent U.S. Geological Survey report confirmed that the nation's amphibians, including frogs, toads and salamanders, are disappearing "at an alarming and rapid rate." A biologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found that North Carolina's Southern Cricket Frog populations mirror this disturbing national trend. "It's a steady flow of bad news for amphibians," said Jonathan Perry Micancin [mih-CAN-sin], a visiting lecturer and recent Ph.D. graduate in UNC's Biology...

2013-06-10 23:15:35

The new courses are open to students with a Bachelor's degree in any area of music. Admission to the University's graduate program is not required. Greensboro, N.C. (PRWEB) June 10, 2013 Today UNCG announced the launch of four new online graduate courses in music taught by nationally known leaders in the field — including former deans, researchers, musical directors and authors. The subjects range from music administration and choral practice to the relationship between music,...

Wires That Stretch Eight Times Their Original Length Created Using Liquid Metal
2012-12-18 13:56:39

North Carolina State University [ Watch The Video ] Researchers from North Carolina State University have created conductive wires that can be stretched up to eight times their original length while still functioning. The wires can be used for everything from headphones to phone chargers, and hold potential for use in electronic textiles. To make the wires, researchers start with a thin tube made of an extremely elastic polymer and then fill the tube with a liquid metal alloy of...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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