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2011-06-09 00:00:30

Flexible learning alternatives are allowing nonprofit administrators to learn when and where they choose, without having to travel to campus. Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) June 07, 2011 Today UNCG announced plans to offer students in its post-baccalaureate Nonprofit Management Certificate Program a new option for completing their coursework. Beginning with the 2011 summer session, each of the eight courses in the program will be offered online. "Adding a new online option allows us to extend our...

2011-06-07 08:15:00

PHOENIX, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To help address educational achievement and healthy development of children in our most distressed communities, nFocus Software is a sponsor of the 2011 Revitalization Neighborhood Conference, July 21-22 in Washington, D.C. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100510/LA02155LOGO) Presented by the United Neighborhood Centers of America (UNCA), the conference will focus on the White House Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI), including...

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2011-05-26 11:50:00

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have recently claimed that nearly 1 in 5 young adults in the US may suffer from high blood pressure, suggesting that it could be more widespread than previously believed, Reuters is reporting. Although quite easy to prevent and inexpensive to treat, it is the second-leading cause of death in the United States. Last year, hypertension was declared a "neglected disease" that costs the US health system $73 billion a year. The...

2011-05-24 00:00:29

University Controls Costs, Eliminates Waste and Realizes $140,000 Savings with bizhub MFPs and Integrated Software Solutions Ramsey, N.J. (PRWEB) May 23, 2011 Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today announced that the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) has overhauled print operations across the university with Konica Minolta bizhub®...

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2011-05-13 05:50:00

An HIV-positive person who takes anti-retroviral drugs immediately after diagnosis, rather than waiting until their health begins to decline, can reduce the risk of spreading the virus to uninfected partners by 96%, according to a major international study. Although antiretroviral therapy was long known to improve the health of people infected with HIV, this is the first study to show a definitive impact on preventing transmission to an HIV-negative partner. "This is excellent news," said...

2011-04-14 11:44:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students interested in nursing careers can apply for a scholarship/loan through the N.C. Nurse Scholars Program (NSP) for the 2011-12 academic year at CFNC.org. Approximately 400 new awards are expected to be made for the coming year, according to the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA), a partner in CFNC. Nurse Scholars Program awards are available for undergraduate and graduate nursing...

2011-04-14 11:41:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Master's and doctoral degree students planning to become nursing instructors at North Carolina public and private colleges and universities may apply for the Nurse Educators of Tomorrow (NET) scholarship-loan for the 2011-12 academic year at the college information site, CFNC.org/NET. Up to 80 new awards are available for the coming year, according to the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA), a...

2011-04-13 10:30:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The N.C. Hall of Fame, based in the UNC-CH School of Journalism and Mass Communication, has awarded David Oakley with the 2011 Next Generation Leadership Award. Oakley, co-founder of BooneOakley agency in Charlotte, is only the fifth recipient of the awarded since its inception in 2008. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110413/CL80757 ) "David's portfolio of creative work is smart and relevant and his client roster is deep and...

2011-04-12 11:24:21

'Quantum coaxial cable' nanostructure efficiently harvests visible wavelength light using stable, high bandgap semiconductors A report, published in the March 14 edition of the Journal of Materials Chemistry, announced the successful fabrication and testing of a new type solar cell using an inorganic core/shell nanowire structure. Arrays of core/shell nanowires (described has "quantum coaxial cables") had previously been theorized as a potential structure that, while composed of chemically...

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2011-04-08 06:30:00

According to new research, our own DNA is the single biggest factor in determining whether we go for that cup of coffee every morning. Researchers, reporting their findings in the journal PLoS Genetics, believe they have found two genes that affect how quickly a person "metabolizes" the stimulant that makes him or her crave more or less coffee. The new study found that people who carry a specific version of the two genes were much more likely to consume caffeine. Those genes identified were...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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