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2014-06-05 16:25:11

DALLAS, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pursuant, a full-service fundraising agency dedicated to helping the world's leading nonprofit organizations, is partnering with the University of Oregon to launch an innovative development program to raise awareness and financial support with a goal of achieving and maintaining broad-based excellence across all women's athletic programs. With women controlling more than half of the private wealth in the United States, and making 80 percent of all...

2014-04-24 23:16:53

Michael Phillips of the Wall Street Journal; editor Abbey Crain, magazine editor Matt Ford and editor-in-chief Mazie Bryant of the University of Alabama’s Crimson White; and the Reuters news organization were named recipients of the 2014 Ancil Payne Awards for Ethics in Journalism for outstanding ethical decisions or work published in 2013. The University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication gives the hallmark award to journalists and news organizations that act with...

2014-04-02 12:26:29

ATHENS, Georgia, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A record 46 recipients of the University of Georgia's 73rd Annual Peabody Awards were announced today on CBS This Morning and www.peabodyawards.com. The winners, chosen by the Peabody board from almost 1,100 entries, comprise the best in electronic media for the year 2013. The latest Peabody recipients include a pair of high-profile political melodramas, Netflix's corrosive House of Cards and ABC's juicy Scandal; A Chef's...

San Francisco's 'Big One' In 1906 Was Third In A Series Of Quakes
2014-02-13 06:31:07

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Geologic evidence that supports historical narratives for two earthquakes in the 68 years prior to the 1906 quake that devastated San Francisco has been discovered by a research team led by the University of Oregon. The evidence, discovered by doctoral student Ashley R. Streig, places the two earthquakes—in 1838 and 1890—on the San Andreas Fault. Previously, many researchers had theorized this placement based on written accounts...

2014-02-04 11:55:03

Study is part of effort to monitor the success of an approach pioneered at the University of Oregon A new study finds that a dedicated team that makes decisions based on data is crucial for launching and sustaining a framework designed at the University of Oregon in the early 1990s to prevent and reduce behavioral problems in the nation's schools. The study, published in the January issue of the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, involved a comprehensive survey of 257 school...

2014-01-16 23:01:58

LumiCord is pleased to announce its participation in a UO Miracle dance fundraiser on January 25 benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Walla Walla, WA (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 On January 25, LumiCord will participate in "Electr0," a dance fundraiser benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Presented by UO Miracle, Electr0 is a dance-till-you-drop event running from 2am to 2pm with 12 solid hours of DJs and dancing. With less than two weeks to go,...

Researchers Shed New Light On Solar Water-splitting Process
2013-12-02 17:11:15

University of Oregon With the help of a new method called "dual-electrode photoelectrochemistry," University of Oregon scientists have provided new insight into how solar water-splitting cells work. An important and overlooked parameter, they report, is the ion-permeability of electrocatalysts used in water-splitting devices. Their discovery could help replace a trial-and-error approach to paring electrocatalysts with semiconductors with an efficient method for using sunlight to...

Scientists Look At Supervolcano Life Cycle In Whole New Way
2013-10-11 14:49:13

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists say they've discovered a new way to look at the life cycle of a supervolcano at a Yellowstone hotspot. University of Oregon researchers said that crystals of zircon from the Snake River Plain helped to solidify evidence of "recycled" super-volcanic magma chambers. This Yellowstone hotspot creates a conveyor belt style of volcanism because of the southwest migration of the North American plate at about 0.8 to 1.6 inches...

Land Life Earlier Than Thought
2013-07-22 14:37:42

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Conventional theories have placed life on land for the last 500 million years, but a new study from a team of American and Australian researchers might push that back to 2.2 billion years. To support their claim, the scientists presented evidence in the form of tiny newly discovered fossils the size of a match head called Diskagma buttonii that were discovered in ancient soil samples. "They certainly were...

2013-06-20 23:31:36

University of Oregon team finds stem cell patterns in flies offer potential applications for human biologists A new study examining the brains of fruit flies reveals a novel stem cell mechanism that may help explain how neurons form in humans. A paper on the study by researchers at the University of Oregon appeared in the online version of the journal Nature in advance of the June 27 publication date. "The question we confronted was 'How does a single kind of stem cell, like a neural...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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