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2013-04-24 23:19:58

Honorary Degrees Will Be Awarded to Lander; Carol Tecla Christ, President of Smith College; and Robert Beckett ´57, Retired Chairman and CEO of Robec, Inc. WORCESTER, Mass. (PRWEB) April 24, 2013 Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) announced today that Eric Lander, PhD, a principal leader of the Human Genome Project and president and founding director of The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, will deliver the address at the university´s 145th commencement exercises on Saturday,...

2013-04-23 23:04:22

Pittsburgh Steelers are the most cost-effective team, based on its draft picks since 2000; Robert Griffin III and Alfred Morris of Washington Redskins cited as best picks in ´12 draft. Worcester, MA (PRWEB) April 23, 2013 A new study by a student team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) shows that NFL teams typically get greater value from their second-round picks, contrary to the popular view that coveted first-round picks are the best. Craig Wills, the head of WPI´s...

2013-04-22 23:02:30

WPI´s entry is the only solar house to be built in the U.S. for this competition Worcester, MA (PRWEB) April 22, 2013 The Solatrium, Worcester Polytechnic Institute´s (WPI) entry in the Solar Decathlon China 2013 competition, was unveiled before an audience of more than 170, including city officials and area legislators, as well as representatives of several corporate sponsors. WPI is part of an international, multi-university team with members from Ghent University in Belgium and...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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