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2013-08-09 23:00:46

America’s first woman in space hailed as a “role model to generations of young women” and passionate advocate of science education. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 09, 2013 The White House Office of the Press Secretary announced yesterday that President Obama has awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Sally Ride (posthumous), America’s first woman in space, and founder of Sally Ride Science, an organization dedicated to igniting student interest in science, technology,...

2013-07-31 23:34:48

Individuals work to increase participation of girls and women in technology and computing Boulder, Colorado (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is pleased to announce that its Director of Strategic Initiatives, Ruthe Farmer, will be among 11 individuals honored at the White House as “Champions of Change for Tech Inclusion” on Wednesday, July 31st. The event will recognize these individuals for their extraordinary work around...

2013-07-31 23:28:37

Sproglit unveils a back-to-school app that boosts math scores by 8-11% in just one hour of play. Kyle Counts is based on the Math Arrow, a reinvention of the number line that has been featured by the Mathematical Association of America and was invented by Todd Buchholz, winner of Harvard's annual teaching prize and a former White House economic adviser. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Back-to-School App Boosts Math Scores by 11% in an Hour Winner of Harvard's Teaching...

2013-07-12 23:37:24

In an exclusive one-hour sit-down with the host of The Costa Report, Rebecca Costa, Linda Tripp ended her self-imposed ban on speaking to the press. San Jose, California (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 Linda Tripp – a career civil servant who was hounded by the media during the 1998 Clinton-Lewinsky scandal - is in the news again. In an exclusive one-hour sit-down with the host of The Costa Report, Rebecca Costa, Tripp ended her self-imposed ban on speaking to the press. When asked why she...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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