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2014-06-11 08:37:52

CHESAPEAKE, Va., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-eight outstanding area students have been named 2014 Virginia's Future Leaders Scholarship winners by the Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association (VCTA), the Donald A. Perry Foundation and Cox Communications Virginia. Hampton Roads -- Kelly Baumgarten, Old Dominion University -- Alan Booth, undecided -- Jessica Carolino, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University -- Emily Craven, Christopher Newport...

2014-05-28 08:32:56

ROCKVILLE, Md. and SAN DIEGO, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Policy researchers from the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), the University of Virginia, and EMBO today released a report detailing the challenges faced by regulators with the increased use of more sophisticated synthetic biology technologies to engineer plants and microbes and some options for dealing with these challenges. The authors conclude that while the United States governmental agencies tasked with oversight of products...

2014-05-09 12:15:40

University of Virginia A new cultural psychology study has found that psychological differences between the people of northern and southern China mirror the differences between community-oriented East Asia and the more individualistic Western world – and the differences seem to have come about because southern China has grown rice for thousands of years, whereas the north has grown wheat. "It's easy to think of China as a single culture, but we found that China has very distinct...

2014-03-01 16:20:23

ATLANTA, March 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship approaches, the University of Virginia has already earned one national title this season. The Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) and the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced today that Virginia has won the third annual Naismith Student Section of the Year Award. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120314/CL70167LOGO A total of 255 schools representing 32 conferences submitted entries for the...

Manufacturing Technologies Brought To Middle-school Classrooms
2013-10-30 10:27:35

National Science Foundation Virginia engineering design academy is outgrowth of National Science Foundation-funded project A partnership among the University of Virginia's (UVa) Schools of Education and Engineering and the Charlottesville Public Schools has led to the launch of Buford Engineering Design Academy, a laboratory school for advanced manufacturing. In conjunction with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 30, National Science Foundation (NSF) leaders, UVa faculty and UVa and...

2013-08-15 20:51:03

The first institution-level model to estimate the amount of reactive nitrogen released into the environment—a contributor to smog, acid rain, and climate change—is enabling the University of Virginia to quantify its nitrogen footprint and take steps to reduce it. A detailed description of this cutting-edge tool and how it can help improve institutional sustainability is presented in Sustainability: The Journal of Record a publication of Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The Open Access...

2013-07-02 23:25:38

Health Canada Approves Over-the-counter Sales for SpermCheck® Fertility Product Herndon, VA (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced today that one of its clients, SpermCheck, received approval from Health Canada for over-the-counter sale of the home sperm test SpermCheck® Fertility. The University of Virginia received a $194,700 Commonwealth Technology Research Fund (now called the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund) award in 2008 to...

2013-06-27 23:30:21

The Society of Architectural Historians announces this week that it has been awarded a Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to significantly expand Rotunda’s SAH Archipedia. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 Newly launched, SAH Archipedia (http://sah-archipedia.org) is an online resource developed in collaboration with UVA Press and edited by Gabrielle Esperdy, Associate Professor of Architecture at NJIT, and Karen Kingsley,...

2013-06-21 23:04:58

Leading higher education marketing firm mStoner announces the launch of the new Advancement Live channel on the Higher Ed Live network. The first Advancement Live episode airs on Tuesday, July 16, at 1:00 p.m. EDT at http://higheredlive.com/live, and advancement experts Andrew Gossen of Cornell University and Ryan Catherwood of the University of Virginia will host the new channel. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 Leading higher education marketing firm mStoner announces the launch of the...

Word of the Day
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'