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2013-07-30 23:04:25

Global pioneer of biotechnology education, research and workforce development programs to lead the BETC. Worcester, MA (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 Worcester Polytechnic Institute today named Kamal A. Rashid, PhD, as director of the university’s Biomanufacturing Education and Training Center (BETC). An internationally recognized leader in biotechnology education, research and workforce development programs, he will also hold research professorships in the departments of Chemical Engineering,...

2013-06-27 23:32:18

Join a creative yoga adventure in Elm Park every Saturday, starting July 6th, 2013. Register for the full 9-weeks and receive a complimentary health consultation for your child. Worcester, MA (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 When 5-year-old Olivia Frimpong learned how the ‘Calming Hands’ technique could make her “feel happy when she’s sad”, her mother, Patience Frimpong, couldn’t be more proud about this remarkable improvement. Olivia, along with other children, practiced yoga through...

2013-06-11 23:04:24

Will study food security, sustainability, and social justice in the Netherlands; Business Professor Steven Taylor will spend a month in New Zealand as a Fulbright Specialist Worcester, MA (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 Michael Elmes, a professor in WPI's School of Business, has been awarded a grant through the Fulbright Scholars Program to lecture and conduct pioneering research on food security, sustainability, and social justice in the Netherlands during the 2013-14 academic year. This is the...

2013-06-06 23:30:28

Second Annual Event to Feature Dozens of Hands-On Space and Technological Exhibits Worcester, MA (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is once again bringing the future to life this weekend, and New England´s families can join in the fun. TouchTomorrow, now in its second year, is a free event held on the WPI campus composed of hands-on exhibits and activities focused on our scientific and technological future. The activities and exhibits are designed to be enjoyed...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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