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2014-09-30 23:07:45

A new American Institutes for Research (AIR) research brief on STEM Ph.D.s identifies the most gender imbalanced academic fields in which Ph.D.'s are awarded and finds a considerable loss of female candidates between the bachelor’s and doctoral degrees. A second brief explores how debt is tied to graduate school funding patterns and is the latest in a series that explores issues related to broadening participation in STEM graduate education. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 30,...

2014-09-30 23:00:45

T.E.N., a technology and information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm, announced today the nominees vying for the 2014 Information Security Executive® and Project of the Year Awards for North America. Executives include top-ranking decision makers representing organizations in financial services, commercial, health care, government and academics; projects include large-scale technology endeavors that address key issues in the information security...

2014-09-24 12:25:48

Endorses Congressional, Senatorial & Gubernatorial Candidates in 2014 Midterm Elections WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, business leader and former U.S. Small Business Administrator, Hector Barreto announced the official launch of the Hispanic Business Roundtable Institute, a non-partisan, non-profit grassroots organization seeking to promote and advocate economic advancement and U.S. job growth in America. "I am excited to announce the launch of the Hispanic...

2014-09-24 12:22:01

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) has named Jim Knotts as Chief Executive Officer effective October 6(th). Knotts previously held the position of president and CEO of Operation Homefront. "It is the right time to turn over the day-to-day management and leadership of VVMF. Jim is a veteran of Desert Storm and an experienced, talented executive," said Jan C. Scruggs, VVMF's Founder and President. "Jim's leadership and...

2014-09-23 23:07:48

Improving health care delivery requires that all stakeholders within the delivery system actively partner with patients and families – central to the concept of patient and family engagement – to create change in how care is received. Today, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, in collaboration with the American Institutes for Research (AIR), released the first unifying “Roadmap for Patient and Family Engagement in Healthcare Practice and Research,” The Roadmap, found at...

2014-09-20 00:20:50

"Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations" Opens Sept. 21 WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian will open "Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations" Sunday, Sept. 21--the 10th anniversary of the opening of the museum on the Mall in Washington, D.C. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140920/147406 "Nation to Nation" is the...

2014-09-18 20:20:39

BEND, Ore., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patrol Services International (PSI) announced today that it has signed a franchise agreement with Scott Stewart, Lieutenant Colonel USAF, to provide security services in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. In addition to providing traditional services in Washington, D.C., this new division of PSI will operate under a unique classification of "Special Police" for the D.C. area, a designation issued only to select qualifying candidates by...

2014-09-18 20:20:20

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington, D.C. issued the following fact sheet today: Fact Sheet: Condemning Extremism and Combating Terrorism Public Statements by Senior Saudi Officials and Religious Scholars As the birthplace of Islam and the home of the Two Holy Mosques, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia rejects extremists and terrorists who aim to subvert the Islamic faith. Saudi officials and religious scholars have long been vocal...

2014-09-18 12:25:49

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Hospitals for 25 years, will convene the country's top health care leaders for the second annual Hospital of Tomorrow Leadership Forum, taking place October 6-8, 2014 in Washington, D.C. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100603/PH13717LOGO The forum will spotlight leaders who are improving the quality and delivery of health care. More than 80 speakers, including 19 hospital presidents and CEOs,...

2014-09-18 08:33:06

New U.S. Wealth Report reveals wealth in technology and energy-centric cities is on the rise NEW YORK, MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - A continued economic recovery, strong equity market performance, rising real estate values, and an "energy renaissance" that pushed U.S. oil production to its highest levels in over 20 years, boosted the population and wealth of High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs)(1) in the U.S. to record levels in 2013, according to the U.S. Wealth...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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