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2010-12-03 20:07:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University of Portland's school of engineering will now be known as the Donald P. Shiley School of Engineering in recognition of the late Donald Shiley, a 1951 graduate who was an engineer, inventor, entrepreneur, businessman, philanthropist and loving husband and father. Among his many groundbreaking inventions was the Bjork-Shiley heart valve, an innovative medical device that has been credited with saving more than a half million...

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2009-02-16 11:23:22

As most of the nation's hospitals deal with a shortage of nurses, some are taking steps to make sure new nurses don't become overwhelmed. According to one national study, about 1 in 5 new nurses quit their jobs during the first year. And the national nursing shortage is expected to continue its steady growth for many years. Peter Buerhaus of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and an author of a book about the future of the nursing work force, said the national nursing shortage is...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'