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$2 Million National Institute on Aging Grant Funds Pain Management for NYC Senior
NEW YORK, Dec. 3 -- Cornell University - Weill Medical College issued the following news release: The National Institute on Aging (NIA) has awarded Weill Cornell Medical College a $2 million grant over the next five years to fund an Edward R. Roybal Center for Research on Applied Gerontology, one of 12 such centers nationally. The grant will create the Cornell-Columbia Translational Research Institute on Pain in Later Life (TRIPLL), a multi-institutional and interdisciplinary collaboration fo  more

$258,000 to Iowa State University from USDA
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- The office of Sen. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, issued the following news release: Senator Chuck Grassley today said that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded a $258,000 competitive grant to Iowa State University through the National Needs Graduate Fellowship Grant Program. "Iowa State University has a tradition of performing high quality research," Grassley said. "These funds will help them continue in that tradi  more

'America's Band in 2010' - Samuel James 'Jim' Dillahey IV
CHARLESTON, S.C., Dec. 3 -- The Citadel issued the following news release: Citadel Capt. "Jim" Dillahey joined the music staff at The Military College of South Carolina in 2003 as the director of piping. A member of The Citadel Pipe Band as a cadet, Dillahey graduated in 2001 with a bachelor's degree in political science with an emphasis in law and legal studies. He earned his master's in education from The Citadel in 2005. Dillahey's piping career began in Dunedin, Fla., at the age of 10   more

'Doc' Heide Stars in 'Guys and Does'
GREEN BAY, Wis., Dec. 3 -- The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay issued the following news release: Doug "Doc" Heide '74 analysis synthesis (above left), is one of the masterminds behind a successful musical comedy that played to 54 consecutive sold-out performances in Door County's American Folklore Theatre (AFT) this summer and is in Green Bay now through Dec. 12. Heide is the musician, actor and co-playwright for "Guys and Does," playing at the Robert Brault Playhouse (home of the Green  more

'Green' Water Infrastructure Bill Will Create Jobs, Reduce Costs
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- Rep. Russ Carnahan, D-Mo. (3rd CD), issued the following news release: Representatives Donna F. Edwards (D-MD), Russ Carnahan (D-MO), and Steve Driehaus (D-OH) today introduced the Green Infrastructure for Clean Water Act of 2009. Green Infrastructure is a stormwater management technique that preserves the natural hydrology of an area to help reduce stormwater runoff from hard surfaces. Green infrastructure techniques rely on natural systems to absorb and filter stor  more

'Thinking about Torture' Topic for David M. Kennedy Center Seminar Dec. 9
PROVO, Utah, Dec. 3 -- Brigham Young University issued the following news release: The David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies at Brigham Young University will host a panel discussion, "Thinking About Torture," during an Interdisciplinary Seminar Wednesday, Dec. 9, from noon to 2 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. Admission is free, and the public is welcome to attend. Each presenter will be given 15 to 20 minutes at the podium, followed by a Q&A with discussion. Cory Leona  more

Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count Announces William Trueheart as CEO
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Dec. 3 -- The Lumina Foundation for Education issued the following news release: Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count, (http://www.achievingthedream.org/default.tp)which focuses on student success nationwide, announced today that Dr. William Trueheart has been named Chief Executive Officer of the five-year-old initiative. Trueheart, a former college president, philanthropic executive, and nonprofit leader, will assume his role as Achieving the Dream (ATD) embark  more

Acting Dean of School of Library and Information Science Named
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- Catholic University of America issued the following news release: Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., the president of The Catholic University of America, announced today that he has appointed Professor Ingrid Hsieh-Yee acting dean of the School of Library and Information Science. Hsieh-Yee joined the library and information science faculty as an assistant professor in 1990. She became an associate professor in 1996 and ordinary professor in 2004. She received a ba  more

Air Force-Funded Research is Shattering Traditional Notions of Laser Limits
ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 2 -- The U.S. Air Force Wright-Patterson Air Force Base issued the following news release: By Maria Callier, Air Force Office of Scientific Research Air Force Office of Scientific Research and National Science Foundation-funded professor, Dr. Xiang Zhang has demonstrated at the University of California, Berkeley the world's smallest semiconductor laser, which may have applications to the Air Force in communications, computing and bio-hazard detection. The semiconduc  more

Air Force-Funded Research is Shattering Traditional Notions of Laser Limits
ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 2 -- The U.S. Air Force Aeronautical Systems Center issued the following news release: Air Force Office of Scientific Research and National Science Foundation-funded professor, Dr. Xiang Zhang has demonstrated at the University of California, Berkeley the world's smallest semiconductor laser, which may have applications to the Air Force in communications, computing and bio-hazard detection. The semiconductor, called a plasmon, can focus light the size of a single prote  more

Another 350 Army Officers Get Pre-Deployment Training
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 -- Institute of World Politics issued the following news release: In preparation for their upcoming deployment to Iraq, Professor J Michael Waller (http://www.iwp.edu/faculty/facultyID.12/profile.asp) gave information operations seminars to nearly 350 officers and non-commissioned officers. Waller is part of the faculty of the Naval Postgraduate School's (http://www.nps.edu/) Leader Development and Education for Sustained Peace (LDESP) (http://www.ldesp.org/public/home.cfm)  more

Barbara Lee Announces 111th Congress Water Resources Development Project Requests for California's Ninth Congressional District
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif. (9th CD), issued the following news release: On behalf of the Ninth Congressional District of California Congresswoman Barbara received and submitted the follow requests for projects as part of the process for developing the 2009 Water Resources Development Act: Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District San Lorenzo Creek Flood Damage Reduction - to make improvements along the creek and the Don Castro Dam. Improvement  more

Bard College Faculty Member Joseph Luzzi Awarded Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Italian Studies by MLA
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y., Dec. 3 -- Bard College issued the following news release: Bard College faculty member Joseph Luzzi will be presented with the fifth biennial Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Italian Studies by the Modern Language Association of America (MLA) for his book Romantic Europe and the Ghost of Italy (Yale University Press). The Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Italian Studies is awarded for an outstanding book by a member of the association in the field of Italian li  more

Barton Presses Obama Adminstration to Unearth Possible Links to ClimateGate
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas (6th CD), issued the following news release: U.S. Reps. Joe Barton, R-Ennis/Arlington, ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Greg Walden, R-Ore., ranking member of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, today asked the Obama administration to open its records on links with the climatologists whose plot-laden emails have recently stirred controversy and threatened to throw their scientific work into disrepute. I  more

Bjarne Stroustrup, Inventor of C++ Computer Language, to Speak at Stevens
HOBOKEN, N.J., Nov. 30 -- Stevens Institute of Technology issued the following news release: One of the most prominent computer scientists of recent times will deliver a talk at Stevens Institute of Technology this coming Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009. The topic will be "The Design of C++0x," and the speaker will be Dr. Bjarne Stroustrup. The talk will be held in Burchard 118 on the Stevens campus in Hoboken, N.J., beginning at 2 p.m. The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, p  more

Black Activist: Promote Job Growth by Killing Cap-and-Trade
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- The National Leadership Network of Black Conservatives issued the following news release: If the White House jobs summit is more than a publicity stunt, says Deneen Borelli of the Project 21 black leadership network, Obama should abandon efforts to implement a cap-and-trade policy, as it would kill jobs. "If Obama is sincere about finding ways to fix our country's employment crisis, he should start by putting the brakes on job-killing cap-and-trade legislation," said  more

Bob Young '55 and Libby Welty to Co-Chair Penrose Society
WALLA WALLA, Wash., Dec. 3 -- Whitman College issued the following news release: Dr. Elizabeth "Libby" Main Welty and Robert "Bob" W. Young have been named co-chairs of Whitman's prestigious Stephen B.L. Penrose Society, established in 2008 to recognize donors who have given to the college cumulative gifts of $1 million or more. As co-chairs they will provide leadership for this significant group of donors, promoting membership and assisting with stewardship of new members. Young is a T  more

Bomb Detector, Game System Win Business Awards
DALLAS, Texas, Dec. 3 -- The University of Texas at Dallas issued the following news release: A scanning device to detect car bombs and a system for hosting online video-game contests took top honors at this year's UT Dallas Business Idea Competition. The third annual competition, sponsored by the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UT Dallas, drew entries from 45 graduate and undergraduate teams, who vied for $30,000 in scholarships and cash prizes. "We were pleased by the  more

Burger King Executive to Speak at WWU Commencement Dec. 11
FULTON, Mo., Dec. 3 -- William Woods University issued the following news release: Ben K. Wells, executive vice president, chief financial officer for BurgerBen Wells King Corporation, will address William Woods University graduates and their families during commencement exercises Dec. 11. Burger King is the second largest fast food hamburger chain in the world, and Wells has been on the company's management team since 2005. He also serves on the WWU Board of Trustees, an appointment he a  more

Burton P. Drayer, M.D., Named RSNA President-Elect
CHICAGO, Dec. 3 -- The Radiological Society of North America issued the following news release: Burton P. Drayer, M.D., was named president-elect of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Board of Directors today at the Society's annual meeting in Chicago. Dr. Drayer is currently executive vice president for Risk at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and the Dr. Charles M. and Marilyn Newman Professor and chairman of the Department of Radiology (1995-present) at The   more

Cal Poly Enrollment Creates a 'Marketplace of Ideas'
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Dec. 1 -- California Polytechnic State University issued the following news release: California and Cal Poly both benefit when students from other states and countries enroll at the campus. Because of its academic excellence, the job-ready reputation of its graduates and its highly desirable location on California's Central Coast, Cal Poly is an attractive university for students from other states and countries. According to James Maraviglia, assistant vice pres  more

Canada-China Joint Statement
BEIJING, China, Dec. 3 - The government of Canada issued the following joint statement: 1. At the invitation of Premier Wen Jiabao, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made an official visit to China from December 2 - 6, 2009, visiting Beijing, Shanghai and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. 2. Prime Minister Harper had a meeting with President Hu Jintao, held talks with Premier Wen Jiabao, and will meet with Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congres  more

Cantwell Expresses Concern Over Recent Border Enforcement Abuses
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 -- The office of Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., issued the following news release: Today at a Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing, Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) expressed concern over continuing abuses such as racial profiling, excessive use of force, and searches far from the actual U.S. border by federal law enforcement officials. Cantwell told Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano of a recently settled Washington state case in which the feder  more

Cantwell Presses Secretary of Homeland Security to Revisit Gamboa, Chehade Immigration Cases
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 -- The office of Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., issued the following news release: Today during a Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) pressed Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano to revisit the immigration case of Ernesto Gamboa, who faces deportation despite years of high-risk work as a source for state and federal drug enforcement investigators. Cantwell also pressed Napolitano to review the case of Alonso   more

Case Western Reserve Faculty Helping to Research Obesity Trends, Solutions in China
CLEVELAND, Dec. 3 -- Case Western Reserve University issued the following news release: By Kimyette Finley Li Li, associate professor of family medicine and associate director for prevention research in the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (http://cancer.case.edu/), and Nathan A. Berger, Hanna-Payne Professor of Experimental Medicine, co-director of the Aging Cancer Research Program (http://cancer.case.edu/research/aging/) and director of the Center for Science, Health and Society (http://  more

Celebrate with a 'Season of Light'
STEPHENVILLE, Texas, Dec. 3 -- Tarleton State University issued the following news release: Tarleton Science Planetarium is pleased to offer the show "Season of Light" in celebration of the Christmas season. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Show times are Dec. 3 and 4 at 7 p.m., Dec. 5, 10 and 11 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Dec. 12 at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. The show will play for the last times on Dec. 17 and 18 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. "This show is a perennial favorite,  more

CES Expands Entertainment and Technology Focus; New Conference Programs and Exhibits Added for Content Executives
ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 3 -- The Consumer Electronics Association issued the following news release: The 2010 International CES today announced an expanded lineup of entertainment technology attractions to address growing demand from Hollywood and the content community for exhibits, conference sessions and show highlights featuring collaboration between the content and technology industries. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2010 International CES, the world's largest tradeshow for consumer technol  more

CfA Shows Schoolchildren the Stars
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 3 -- Harvard University issued the following news release: By Alvin Powell Middle schoolers in three Massachusetts communities are peering deep into the night skies this year, controlling robotic telescopes on their own to observe the moon, the planets, and the stars. The children are part of a unique after-school partnership between Harvard University and the communities of Cambridge, Lynn, and Fall River, Mass. Called ITEAMS, for Innovative Technology-Enabled As  more

Chairman Rockefeller Continues Fight to Protect American Consumers and Combat Aggressive Sales Tactics on the Internet
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- The Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee issued the following news release: Today, John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, sent a letter to three credit card companies--Visa, Inc., American Express, Inc., and MasterCard, Inc.--asking them what they know about the aggressive online sales tactics many online companies use to charge consumers' credit cards for unwanted club memberships.   more

Chevron and Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership Receive 2009 U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center Partnership Award
NEW YORK, Dec. 2 -- Discovery Communications issued the following corporate news: Chevron and Discovery Channel Global Education announced today that their collaboration to help educate students around the world has been awarded the 2009 Partnership Award by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center. The honor was presented during the 2009 Corporate Citizenship Awards at the U.S. Chamber's headquarters in Washington, D.C. on December 1. Since 2002, Chevron and Discovery  more

Children to Make 'Smart Move' at LEGO Tournament Saturday at Tennessee Tech
COOKEVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 3 -- Tennessee Technological University issued the following news release: Displaying creativity and some old-fashioned hard work, hundreds of children will descend on Tennessee Tech University's Memorial Gym Saturday, Dec. 5, for the annual FIRST LEGO League. This year's challenge is to solve real-world community transportation problems using LEGO products and robotics. Teams of 9- to 14-year-olds from throughout Tennessee will use their ingenuity to identify a pro  more

Clearwater Main Library to Host Wizard of Oz Exhibit
CLEARWATER, Fla., Dec. 3 -- The city of Clearwater issued the following news release: Great Explorations Children's Museum presents The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Traveling Exhibition, Dec. 12 through 18 at the Clearwater Main Library. The traveling exhibition is a larger than life pop-up book. Each exhibit section is an oversized three-dimensional book opened to a page of the story. Visitors will experience science, art and history through the magic of this timeless story. There is no char  more

Coastal Carolina University announces 2010-2012 Jackson Scholars
CONWAY, S.C., Dec. 3 -- Coastal Carolina University issued the following news release: Six Coastal Carolina University students have been selected as the 2010-2012 Jackson Scholars, a student leadership program sponsored by the University's Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values. The new class of Scholars include Michael Black, a sophomore philosophy major from North Myrtle Beach; Christine Brown, a freshman psychology major from Walterboro; Tiffani Cosson, a sophomore resort tourism   more

Colorado State University Part of New Consortium Selected for First North American UN Water Resource Center
FORT COLLINS, Colo., Dec. 3 -- Colorado State University issued the following news release: Colorado State University is a founding member of the first North American UNESCO water center approved by the United Nations. The agreement means that the roughly 120 professors conducting water-related research at Colorado State will help provide guidance on issues largely facing the world including: -hydrologic and hydraulic engineering; -water planning and systems management; -water pol  more

Commission Announces Nominees to Fill Lowenstein Vacancy on Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Dec. 3 -- The Missouri Supreme Court issued the following news release: William Ray Price Jr., chief justice of the Supreme Court of Missouri and chair of the Appellate Judicial Commission, announced today that the commission has submitted to Gov. Jay Nixon its panel of nominees to fill vacancy on the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, that exists due to the resignation of Judge Harold "Hal" Lowenstein, who retired Aug. 17, 2009, after nearly 30 years on the app  more

COMPTEL PLUS Spring 2010 to Feature Sales Seminar Series Led by John Costigan
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- The Competitive Telecommunications Association issued the following news release: COMPTEL, the leading trade association for the competitive telecommunications industry, today announced that John Costigan, an internationally recognized sales trainer who has worked with companies such as HP, IBM and Oracle, will lead a sales seminar at the COMPTEL PLUS Spring 2010 Convention & EXPO in Nashville, March 14-17, 2010. Costigan will show COMPTEL PLUS attendees how to succeed w  more

Conference to Honor Law and Economics Giant Ronald Coase
CHICAGO, Nov. 30 -- The University of Chicago issued the following news release: In 1937, at age 26, Ronald Coase published "The Nature of the Firm," a paper that offered groundbreaking insights about why firms exist, which eventually contributed to his selection for the 1991 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. Now, more than seven decades later, an impressive group of scholars, colleagues and friends are gathering at the Law School for "Markets, Firms and Property Rights: A Celebration of t  more

Congresswoman Matsui Praises Obama Administration's Commitment to Stem-Cell Research
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- Rep. Doris O. Matsui, D-Calif. (5th CD), issued the following news release: Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA - 05) made the following statement today after Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announced that the NIH has approved thirteen embryonic stem-cell lines for use by U.S.-funded researchers: "In March, I supported President Obama's decision to lift the ban on the kinds of stem-cell research that can lead to groundbreaking disc  more

Corey, Hardin and Smith Honored as Centre Distinguished Alumni
DANVILLE, Ky., Dec. 3 -- Centre College issued the following news release: By Abby Malik Centre College alumni are known for going on to extraordinary careers, opportunities and adventures. During recent Homecoming festivities (http://www.centre.edu/web/news/2009/homecoming_2009.html), three such alumni were recognized for their success by being named 2009 Distinguished Alumni. Since 1997, Tracey S. Corey '83 has served as the chief medical examiner for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.   more

Creighton EMS Team Finishes First in EMS Competition
OMAHA, Neb., Dec. 3 -- Creighton University issued the following news release: Teams from Omaha and Boca Raton, Fla., placed first in Creighton University's Third Annual EMS Competition, held Nov. 21 on the Creighton campus. Finishing first in the advanced life support competition were Shea Miller, Jeff Lazzeri and Robert Parks with the Boca Raton Fire-Rescue. A Creighton student EMS team, comprised of Dan Pojar, Dayna Waterbury and Jessie Ashley, won the basic life support competition.   more

CSU, Chico Research Foundation Partners With Private Industry Council to Oversee $1 Million in Federal Funding
CHICO, Calif., Dec. 3 -- California State University Chico issued the following news release: California State University, Chico's Research Foundation has received more than $1 million in federal funding via the Butte County Private Industry Council. Programs receiving funding range from training programs for nurses and geospatial mapping technicians to research into high-altitude wind power and home energy-saving devices. Four of the funded programs are based at the newly formed Cleantec  more

CU's Fall Commencement Friday, Dec. 11
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky., Dec. 3 -- Campbellsville University issued the following news release: By Hillary C. Wright, student news writer Campbellsville University will confer 159 graduate and undergraduate degrees in her third December commencement on Friday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. in Ransdell Chapel, located at 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville. The speaker for the commencement will be Dr. Alton Lacey, president of Missouri Baptist University. The graduates receiving degrees are as follow  more

Deep Origins of the 'Hawaiian Hotspot'
BERKELEY, Calif., Dec. 3 -- The University of California issued the following news release: A new study by an international research team has opened up a window into the earth to reveal Hawaii's deep roots and the best picture yet of a plume originating from the lower mantle. The findings suggest that the Hawaiian hot spot is the result of an upwelling high-temperature plume from the lower mantle. The project, called the Plume-Lithosphere Undersea Melt Experiment (PLUME), deployed a large   more

Defence Housing Well Ahead in Delivering Nation Building Houses
CANBERRA, Australia, Dec. 3 - The Australian Federal Minister for Defence issued the following news release: Greg Combet, Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science, today announced that Defence Housing Australia (DHA) has completed the 200th construction of the expected 802 Defence houses funded by the Nation Building-Economic Stimulus Plan. "The 200th Defence house has been completed this week in Adelaide. It was one of six houses constructed in the northern suburb of Andrews   more

DePaul Documentary Project Provides Students with Hands-On Experience in Journalism, Civics
CHICAGO, Dec. 3 -- The DePaul University issued the following news release: For award-winning journalist Carol Marin and producer Don Moseley, co-founders of the DePaul Documentary Project (DDP), proof of their impact on students was delivered to their doorstep. Ben Welsh, who interned with DDP before graduating from the College of Communication in 2004, mailed to Marin and Moseley his Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Award for excellence in Web reporting along with his thanks  more

Discovery Communications Names Mark Hollinger President and CEO, Discovery Networks International
SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 3 -- Discovery Communications issued the following corporate news: Discovery Communications today announced that Chief Operating Officer and long-time Discovery executive Mark Hollinger has been named President and CEO of Discovery Networks International. Greg Ricca, current President and CEO of Discovery Networks International, will leave the company following a period of transition. "Mark has been my most trusted partner at Discovery. He has been critical to buil  more

DOJ's Silence an Admission of Guilt in New Black Panther Party Dismissal
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 -- Rep. Frank R. Wolf, R-Va. (10th CD), issued the following news release: After five months of repeated questions, the Justice Department again refused to respond to concerns that the Department wrongfully dismissed voter intimidation charges against the New Black Panther Party earlier this year. In a letter to Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Appropriations Commerce-Justice-Science Subcommittee Ranking Member Frank Wolf (R-Va.), the Departm  more

Doyle Requests Inclusion of Important Local Projects in Upcoming Water Resources Bill
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- Rep. Michael F. Doyle Jr., D-Pa. (14th CD), issued the following news release: Every two years, Congress must reauthorize all federal water resources development programs - the programs that pay for the construction and modernization of locks, dams, and flood control projects across the country. Congressman Doyle has requested that the following important local projects be included in the Water Resources Development Act of 2010: * $30 million to increase Section 2  more

Dr. Elva J. Jones selected to 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology List
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Dec. 3 -- Winston-Salem State University issued the following news release: Dr. Elva J. Jones, chair of the Department of Computer Science at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) has been named to the 10th Annual 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology for her work in education, research and outreach. The selection was made by eAccess Corp., a San Francisco-based publisher. The purpose of the list is to raise the profile of African-Americans in technology a  more

Emerging Technologies Ready to Reshape Community Colleges
SEATTLE, Dec. 3 -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation issued the following news release: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced today $12.9 million in technology-related grants that promise to fundamentally change how community college students are educated and, ultimately, improve their graduation rates. Last February, President Obama set a goal to again make America first in the world in the percentage of citizens holding a postsecondary credential. The most recent Organisation fo  more

EPA Delays Pivotal Blend Wall Decision
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 -- The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture issued the following newsletter: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced they will be delaying their decision on the controversial ethanol "blend wall" issue until mid-2010, thus vacating the initial deadline of Dec. 1, 2009. In response to a request from Growth Energy, the EPA has been analyzing the potential effects an increased blend of ethanol in gasoline may have on the transportation sector, p  more

Era of Hope Scholar Award Funds Unique Breast Cancer Research
HOUSTON, Dec. 2 -- The University of Texas System of MD Anderson Cancer Center issued the following news release: A novel approach to detecting and targeting flaws in first line of defense against cancer has earned an Era of Hope Scholar Award from the U.S. Department of Defense for a scientist at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. The award, one of only three given nationally, provides $3.5 million over five years to Shiaw-Yih Lin, Ph.D., associate professor in M. D. An  more

Executive Session: Committee Nominations Summary
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- The Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee issued the following news release: Today the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held an Executive Session and favorably reported out the following nominees: Dr. Mark Rosekind, to be a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board Mr. Scott Quehl, to be Assistant Secretary and Chief Financial Officer at the U.S. Department of Commerce Mr. Philip Coyle, to be the Associate   more

FAU Unveils Updated Experts Database
BOCA RATON, Fla., Dec. 3 -- Florida Atlantic University, a component of the state university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Florida Atlantic University's faculty and staff experts who are available for research purposes, as media sources and are part of a university speaker's bureau can now be searched in the updated version of the university's online experts database. This database currently houses profiles of more than 350 faculty and staff members, and contains appro  more

Fenty Announces New Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 -- The office of the Washington, D.C., Mayor issued the following news release: Mayor Adrian M. Fenty today appointed Jesus Aguirre to the position of District of Columbia interim director of the Department of Parks and Recreation. Aguirre brings 17 years of management experience in organizations serving youth and their families, including two and a half years as District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) Director of School Operations. "Throughout his career, Aguirre ha  more

Findings Suggest Hotspot is the Result of a Lower-Mantle Plume
LA JOLLA, Calif., Dec. 3 -- The University of California at San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography issued the following news release: A new study by an international research team has opened up a window into the earth to reveal Hawaii's deep roots and the best picture yet of a plume originating from the lower mantle. The findings suggest that the Hawaiian hot spot is the result of an upwelling high-temperature plume from the lower mantle. The project, called the Plume-Lithosphere Un  more

Forbes: Approval of Use of New Embryonic Stem Cell Lines Promotes Outdated Science
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 -- Rep. J. Randy Forbes, R-Va. (4th CD), issued the following news release: In light of the Administration's approval today of new human embryonic stem cell lines for federally funded experiments, Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) called on Congress to consider his Patients First Act, H.R. 877 (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:h.r.877:). Forbes' bipartisan bill would intensify research and human clinical trials using stem cells that are ethically obtained and   more

Forsyth Tech, WSSU Introduce New Dual Admissions Program
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Dec. 3 -- Winston-Salem State University issued the following news release: Forsyth Technical Community College and Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) have entered into an agreement that will allow students to be simultaneously granted admission to both institutions. The Dual Admissions Program (DAP) partnership, which will begin in fall 2010, is designed to provide support and resources to students who may not be ready to succeed in a bachelor's degree program.   more

Founding Induction Ceremony For Phi Beta Delta at WIU
MACOMB, Ill., Dec. 3 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Western Illinois University's chapter of the Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society inducted its charter members during Western's International Education Week in November. The purpose of the Eta Epsilon chapter is to recognize and encourage superior professional, intellectual, academic and personal achievement in the field of international education, said Barbara Ribbens, associate professor in mana  more

Founding Induction Ceremony for Phi Beta Delta at WIU
MACOMB, Ill., Dec. 3 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Western Illinois University's chapter of the Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society inducted its charter members during Western's International Education Week in November. The purpose of the Eta Epsilon chapter is to recognize and encourage superior professional, intellectual, academic and personal achievement in the field of international education, said Barbara Ribbens, associate professor in manag  more

Genomic Research Leads to Animal Health Discoveries
EAST LANSING, Mich., Dec. 3 -- Michigan State University issued the following news release: Every day researchers in the Michigan State University's Department of Animal Science take another step toward controlling some of the most economically damaging animal diseases, thanks in large part to the MSU Center for Animal Functional Genomics. The CAFG, established in 2002, provides animal science researchers the technology to observe animal physiological changes, down to the cellular level.   more

Global Exchange
TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 30 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: From a serene Japanese tea ceremony to a vibrant demonstration of traditional Thai fan dancing, International Education Week at USF was an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. International Education Week is joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global e  more

Gov. Heineman Names Wayne Bena as Sarpy County Election Commissioner
LINCOLN, Neb., Nov. 30 -- Gov. Dave Heineman, R-Neb., issued the following news release: Gov. Dave Heineman today appointed Sarpy County resident Wayne Bena to fill the post of the Sarpy County Election Commissioner. Bena will replace Kay Forslund who plans to retire on Dec. 31. "I am honored for the opportunity to serve the citizens of Sarpy County as their Election Commissioner," said Bena. "I want to thanks Kay Forslund and Ed Gilbert for their service to the county. I look forward to t  more

Gov. Riley Issues Proclamation for Civil Air Patrol Week
MONTGOMERY, Ala., Nov. 29 -- Gov. Bob Riley, R-Ala., issued the following proclamation: WHEREAS, Civil Air Patrol (CAP) was established on Dec. 1, 1941, to supplement the U.S. military during World War II; and WHEREAS, in 1948 CAP was designated as the U.S. Air Force's official auxiliary with three missions - emergency services, cadet programs and aerospace education; and WHEREAS, CAP set itself apart during World War II by locating and sinking enemy submarines, flying courier and targe  more

Governor Announces Grants to Concord University and West Liberty University
CHARLESTON, W.Va., Nov. 30 -- Gov. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., issued the following news release: Gov. Joe Manchin today announced the first two awards supported by interest earned on the state's Research Trust Fund, also known as the "Bucks for Brains" program, which aims to bolster activity in science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) at colleges and universities across West Virginia. "The Bucks for Brains initiative was a deeply important leap forward for West Virginia," Gov. Man  more

Grooving Down the Helix
UPTON, N.Y., Dec. 3 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory issued the following news release: Researchers show how proteins slide along DNA to carry out vital biological processes Written by Steven Deitz A team of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, Harvard University, and the Indian Institute of Science has made a major step in understanding how molecules locate the genetic information in DNA that is necessary  more

How Higher Education Can Advance Sustainability Efforts In Kansas Will Be Focus Of K-State's 2010 Sustainability Conference
MANHATTAN, Kan., Dec. 3 -- Kansas State University issued the following news release: The 2010 edition of Kansas State University's award-winning Sustainability Conference will focus on ways higher education can share ideas on sustainability and build new sustainability networks across the state. The conference will be Jan. 29-30, 2010, at K-State. Presentations Friday, Jan. 29, will be at the K-State Alumni Center, and events Saturday, Jan. 30, will be at the K-State Student Union. The  more

HPU Student Goes to Infinity and Beyond with Exciting NASA Internship
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 3 -- High Point University issued the following news release: High Point University student Laura Lee will soon be reaching for the stars thanks to a unique fellowship she scored with NASA. Lee, a sophomore majoring in biochemistry with a minor in physics, found out about the NASA MUST (Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology) program while searching online. "I have always loved astronomy - I even have two telescopes at home," Lee says. "I have always   more

Humanities Forum to Discuss Abrahamic Traditions in the Secular Academy
CLINTON, N.Y., Dec. 3 -- Hamilton College issued the following news release: Hamilton's Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Arts & Humanities Aaron Spevack, Associate Professor of Art History Steve Goldberg, and College Chaplain Jeff McArn will participate in a panel discussion, "Encountering the Cult of Progress: Abrahamic Traditions in the Secular Academy," on Thursday, Dec. 3, at 4:10 p.m. in the Science Center's classroom 3024. The panel, the fourth event in the Hamilton College Humanities Foru  more

Inglis: Science Activism Cries Out for Hearing
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- Rep. Bob Inglis, R-S.C. (4th CD), issued the following news release: Leaked climate change e-mails, destruction of data indicate unethical behavior that threatens scientific integrity. "Science and its processes must be open and transparent to be self-correcting," Inglis says. (December 3, 2009) Letter to Ranking Member Ralph Hall (R-TX) U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis (R-SC), the ranking member on the House Science Energy and Environment Subcommittee, called today for a f  more

International Studies Major Studying In Ecuador, Living with Native Family
OXFORD, Miss., Dec. 3 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: An entire academic year may seem like a long time for a college junior to spend out of the country, but University of Mississippi student Scarlett Andrews of Carthage, Tenn., is doing just that. On a study abroad in Ecuador - her fourth learning experience in another country - Andrews is living with a host family in Quito and taking classes at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Cumbaya, a secti  more

iPhones are Musical Instruments in New Course and Ensemble
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 1 -- The University of Michigan issued the following news release: iPhones are being used as musical instruments in a new course at the University of Michigan. The students--who design, build and play instruments on their smartphones--will perform at a public concert on Dec. 9. The concert is free and open to the public. Building a Mobile Phone Ensemble, believed to be the first such course in the world, is taught by Georg Essl, a computer scientist and musician w  more

IWP Research Professor Billauer to Speak at a Policy Study Commons Event
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- Institute of World Politics issued the following news release: IWP Research Professor of Scientific Statecraft Barbara P. Billauer will be presenting a paper at a panel on "Global Health Challenges" at a Policy Study Commons event held at the Carnegie Institution for Science on Friday December 4, 2009. Her presentation will run from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM. For more information about the event, please visit the Policy Study Commons website.  more

JCC Appoints Vice President for Administration & Finance
JEFFERSON, N.Y., Dec. 4 -- The State University of New York's Jefferson Community College issued the following news release: Jefferson Community College is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathleen D. Sinel, Ph.D., of Schenectady, New York, to the position of Vice President for Administration and Finance. Dr. Sinel comes to Jefferson with nearly 30 years in higher education, most recently at Genesee Community College in Batavia and the College of Saint Rose in Albany. As Vice Preside  more

K-State Biotechnology Students Uncover Scientific Errors In Television Show 'CSI: Miami'
MANHATTAN, Kan., Dec. 3 -- Kansas State University issued the following news release: A highly rated television show that uses science to help solve crimes may be committing some scientific errors of its own, according to students at Kansas State University. As a class assignment, the students in a biotechnology class taught by K-State's Harold Trick, professor of plant pathology, checked out a recent episode of "CSI: Miami" and discovered several errors and misconceptions about agricultur  more

K-State Herbarium Filled With Rich Natural History, Knowledge
MANHATTAN, Kan., Dec. 3 -- Kansas State University issued the following news release: Through the old wooden door on the top floor of Bushnell Hall at Kansas State University is a museum rich with natural history and for many researchers around the world, an important key to unlocking the mysteries of plant life. The K-State Herbarium, established in 1877, is among the oldest, largest and most diverse collections of preserved plants in the Great Plains region, according to Carolyn Ferguson  more

Kerry, Moran Respond to Phenomenon of Intersex Fish
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va. (8th CD), issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Jim Moran of Northern Virginia and Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts introduced legislation to explore linkages between hormone disrupting chemicals in the environment and everyday goods and the dramatic increase of autism, hyperactivity, diabetes, obesity, breast cancer, prostate cancer and other hormone related disorders. For years, scientists have noted strange anomalies in fish  more

Lance Calls for an Investigation Into 'Climategate'
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- Rep. Leonard Lance, R-N.J. (7th CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today called for a thorough and transparent investigation into the questions raised by the disclosure of emails from the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia (CRU) dubbed "ClimateGate." "The disclosure of emails from the CRU is very troubling and merits a thorough and transparent investigation," Lance said. "Clearly there is a strong appearance   more

Lanney Wins Marshall Scholarship
PRINCETON, N.J., Dec. 1 -- Princeton University issued the following news release: Princeton senior Jessica Lanney, who is majoring in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (http://wws.princeton.edu/) and pursuing a certificate in urban studies (http://soa.princeton.edu/04prog/urbanstudies/home.html), is one of 35 American college students awarded 2010 Marshall Scholarships. The Marshall Scholarship covers the cost of living and studying at a British university of t  more

LETU Awarded Welch Foundation Grant
LONGVIEW, Texas, Dec. 3 -- LeTourneau University issued the following news release: LeTourneau University received $25,000 in research grants from the Welch Foundation to fund three science projects for the 2010-2011 school year. Welch grants enable LETU to fund research projects led by science departmental faculty members who can give stipends to students to work on the projects. These grants allows students to take a hands-on approach to what they are learning, giving them opportunities to   more

Luetkemeyer Calls For Congressional Investigation Into 'Climategate' Emails
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo. (9th CD), issued the following news release: Four months after first raising concerns about the dubious science being used by a United Nations climate panel, U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-9) today formally called for an investigation into recently revealed emails showing that scientists for the same UN group suppressed scientific evidence and manipulated data in order to silence opposing views. The findings of this panel, the United Nati  more

Markey: Climate Deniers, Saudi Arabia Both on Wrong Side of Global Warming Science
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- The House Select Committee on Energy Independence & Global Warming issued the following news release: Following news reports that show the chief climate negotiator for the kingdom of Saudi Arabia is siding with climate deniers in the wake of hackers stealing emails from British climate scientists, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), co-author of the House-passed Waxman-Markey legislation and Chair of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, released t  more

Mary M. Poling to Speak at Winter Commencement on Dec. 18
FAIRMONT, W.Va., Dec. 3 -- Fairmont State University issued the following news release: About 100 students will be recognized as part of Winter Commencement for Pierpont Community & Technical College. The ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at the Feaster Center. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony. The speaker will be Mary M. Poling, Chair of the West Virginia House of Delegates Committee on Education. Poling has represented Barbour and Upshur counties in the Hou  more

Members, Witnesses Discuss Harnessing Energy from Waves, Currents, and Stored Heat in Oceans
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- The House Science and Technology Committee issued the following news release: Today, House Committee on Science and Technology's Energy and Environment Subcommittee held a hearing to explore the role of the federal government and industry in developing technologies related to marine and hydrokinetic energy generation. These technologies include wave, current (tidal, ocean and river), ocean thermal energy generation devices and related environmental monitoring technologi  more

Mexican-American Youth's Risk of Experimenting with Cigarettes Depends on Susceptibility
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 3 -- The American Association for Cancer Research issued the following news release: Mexican-American teens who were considered more susceptible to smoking were 2.6 times more likely to experiment with cigarettes than their peers who expressed commitment to never smoke, according to a report published in the tobacco focus issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Susceptibility is a specific term in   more

Millikin University Announces Winter Commencement Ceremony
DECATUR, Ill., Dec. 3 -- Millikin University issued the following news release: Millikin University will honor approximately 150 graduates at the 2009 Winter Commencement Ceremony on December 13, 2009 at 2 p.m. in the Kirkland Fine Arts Center. Graduates from Millikin's traditional undergraduate program, adult degree completion program (PACE), and the Master of Science in Nursing program will be honored during the ceremony. Dr. Richard A. Pacholski, emeritus professor of English, will del  more

More Than One Third of Child Sex Abusers Are Other Juveniles, New UNH Study Finds
DURHAM, N.H., Dec. 2 -- The University of New Hampshire issued the following news release: In response to industry demands, the University of New Hampshire department of computer science is launching a new software systems engineering certificate program. The program begins Feb. 1, 2010; registration is open now. This certificate program is for talented engineers who would like to transition into higher-value software systems engineering positions such as software system engineer, software  more

NASA Announces Information Technology Contract Extension
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- NASA issued the following news release: NASA has extended the Unified NASA Information Technology Services, or UNITeS, contract with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) of San Diego. The action is intended to allow for the completion of recompetition activities for NASA's Information Technology Infrastructure Integration Program, which encompasses agency-wide management, integration and delivery of information technology infrastructure services. The   more

NASA Program Offers Community College Scholars Chance to Design Space Rovers, Visit Houston's Johnson Space Center
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- NASA issued the following news release: NASA is offering community and junior college students from across the country an opportunity to participate in a semester-long scholars program, culminating in a three-day visit to NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. Students who apply and are chosen for the National Community College Aerospace Scholars program will interact with NASA engineers and each other as they learn more about careers in science and engineering. Prog  more

NASA's WISE Infrared satellite to Reveal New Galaxies, Stars, Asteroids
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3 -- The University of California at Los Angeles issued the following news release: An unmanned NASA satellite will soon survey the entire sky to discover millions of uncharted stars and galaxies, asteroids, and planetary "construction zones," providing valuable new information on our solar system, the Milky Way and the universe. NASA'S Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), scheduled to launch from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base on Dec. 9 or shortly after,   more

National Inventor of the Year, Physics Alumnus to Speak on Campus
BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 2 -- Buffalo State College issued the following news release: Buffalo State alumnus Keith Kowalsky, '86, will speak as part of the Chemistry/Physics Fall Lecture Series, Thursday, December 3, at 12:30 p.m. in Science Building C205. Kowalsky, who majored in physics at Buffalo State, is president of Flame-Spray Industries, Inc. In July, he received the Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation's National Inventor of the Year Award at a ceremony held at the Smit  more

Nationwide China Town Hall Meeting Includes Session at Wright State on Dec. 8
KENT, Ohio, Dec. 3 -- Wright State University issued the following news release: Wright State University will be one of 40 sites nationwide to present "China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections." The free public program Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 7:45 p.m. in the university's Student Union, Room E163, will provide Miami Valley residents with an opportunity to learn more about U.S.-Chinese relations and issues. The keynote speaker, featured via a webcast, will be Assistant Secretar  more

Nature's Fine Designs
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 3 -- Harvard University issued the following news release: By Corydon Ireland Starting with bacteria and blue-green algae, nature has been busy making things for at least 3.5 billion years. The success and longevity of its processes make biology worth studying as a source of robust designs for new materials, nanotechnologies, and even new approaches to architecture. "We look at what nature does so nicely, and try to mimic it in the lab," said Joanna Aizenberg in a  more

New Project-Based Course Teaches Science- and Risk-Based Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Validation
HOBOKEN, N.J., Nov. 30 -- Stevens Institute of Technology issued the following news release: The Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Engineering (PME) Program at Stevens Institute of Technology has initiated a new course to help educate Pharmaceutical Graduate Students in some of the new concepts in Pharmaceutical Validation. In recent years, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other regulatory agencies began pushing the pharmaceutical industry to adopt Science and Risk-based approache  more

New Study Finds 70% Reduction in Material Deaths and Nearly 50% Decline in Newborn Deaths are Within Reach
NEW YORK, Dec. 3 -- The Guttmacher Institute has issued the following news release: Maternal deaths in developing countries could be slashed by 70% and newborn deaths cut nearly in half if the world doubled investment in family planning and pregnancy-related care, shows a new report by the Guttmacher Institute and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. Currently, more than half a million maternal deaths and 3.5 million newborn deaths, many of them easily preventable, occur each year, in d  more

New Study Finds that Dramatic Reductions in Maternal, Newborn Deaths are Within Reach
NEW YORK, Dec. 3 -- The United Nations population Fund issued the following news release: Maternal deaths in developing countries could be slashed by 70 per cent and newborn deaths cut nearly in half if the world doubled investment in family planning and pregnancy-related care, shows a new report by the Guttmacher Institute(http://www.guttmacher.org/) and UNFPA(http://www.unfpa.org/), the United Nations Population Fund. Currently, more than half a million maternal deaths and 3.5 million newbo  more

NewYork-Presbyterian, Weill Cornell and Columbia University Establish Integrated Eating Disorders Center
NEW YORK, Dec. 1 -- Cornell University - Weill Medical College issued the following news release: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, in affiliation with the New York State Psychiatric Institute, announced the creation of an integrated eating disorders center. Opening today is a key clinical component of this new center -- The Outlook at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division in White Plains. The   more

NFL Super Bowl Grant Supports NatureScape Broward Initiative
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 3 -- Broward County has issued the following news release: A dedication ceremony will be held beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 9, for the newly installed environmental garden at the New Renaissance Middle School in Miramar. The garden was funded by a grant secured by Broward County's NatureScape program through the National Football League's Environmental Program in preparation for the upcoming Super Bowl XLIV activities in February 2010. Attending the c  more

NIRI Elects Four New Board Members
VIENNA, Va., Dec. 2 -- The National Investor Relations Institute issued the following news release: The National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) (http://www.niri.org/) today announced that at its recent annual meeting, NIRI members elected the following four new directors: Hulus Alpay, director, investor relations for Medidata Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDSO); Mary Beth Kissane, principal at Walek & Associates; Andrew Kramer, director of investor relations for Interactive Data Corporation (  more

NMC 13 is Now NMC 96
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., Dec. 1 -- Northwestern Michigan College issued the following news release: NMC's public access programming has moved from channel 13 to channel 96, due to changes implemented today by northern Michigan cable provider Charter Communications. Cable subscribers who experience picture or sound quality issues with Channel 96 should call Charter Communications at 1-877-976-1625 to report any issues. Charter has promised to fix the problem within 48 hours. NMC has broadca  more

Novel Carbon-Trading Scheme Could Stop Large-Scale Extinctions
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- The Smithsonian Institution issued the following news release: A new strategy for saving tropical forest species was published in the leading journal Science on the eve of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen, Denmark, by a team of researchers, including William Laurance, senior staff scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and distinguished professor at James Cook University. The authors state that wealthy countries sh  more

Ocean Conservancy: Health Assessment of Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Show Positive Signs
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- The Ocean Conservancy issued the following news release: Today, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council's Science & Statistical Committee (Science Committee) completed their review of Gulf of Mexico red snapper population data. This assessment is an important step forward in the management of the fishery as it shows that measures taken by the Council are helping to end overfishing of red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico but that we must remain committed to rebuilding   more

OLLI At CSUEB Participating In Senior Education Research
HAYWARD, Calif., Dec. 3 -- California State University East Bay issued the following news release: The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at California State University, East Bay's Concord Campus is one of four Osher programs in the nation that will share in the funding of a $75,000 planning grant from the National Science Foundation. In a separate transaction, OLLI at Cal State East Bay announced that it received a gift of $25,000 from Bernard and Barbro Osher of the Bernard Osher F  more

On-Farm Processing, Marketing Topics of KBS Workshop
EAST LANSING, Mich., Dec. 3 -- Michigan State University issued the following news release: Dairy producers who want to build from the growing consumer trend toward purchasing value-added and locally produced food products are invited to register for the "Value-added Dairy Marketing Workshop" from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 15 at the Michigan State University W.K. Kellogg Biological Station in Hickory Corners. Participants who attend the one-day workshop will receive instruction on how to di  more

ORNL Again Tops $1 Million In United Way Giving
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 2 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory issued the following news release: Oak Ridge National Laboratory is charting big numbers again, but this time it's not megawatts or petaflops. The Department of Energy laboratory for the second time has topped the $1 million mark in its 2009 United Way campaign. This year's campaign exceeded its $925,000 goal with a total of $1,025,000, which includes employee contribution and a UT-Battelle corporate   more

Our Lady of Mercy to Participate in Planting for LSU's Coastal Roots Program
BATON ROUGE, La., Dec. 3 -- Louisiana State University issued the following news release: On Friday, Dec. 4, at 10 a.m., weather permitting, students from Our Lady of Mercy School will travel to Fontainebleau State Park in Mandeville, to participate in a coastal restoration planting with the LSU Coastal Roots Program. Having grown southern bald cypress in their school's can yard under the guidance of LSU College of Education faculty, the students will transplant the seedlings to the new   more

Pearl Harbor Day Program at King Veterans Home
KING, Wis., Nov. 30 -- The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Services issued the following news release: The Wisconsin Veterans Home at King will host a ceremony to commemorate the observance of Pearl Harbor Day, at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, December 7, 2009 in the Marden Memorial Center. The early morning program will include musical selections from the Waupaca High School Band under the direction of Mark Kryshak; the posting of colors by the Wisconsin Veterans Home King Honor Guard and the Wiscon  more

Peterson Youth Get Increased Opportunity at Space Academy
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo., Dec. 2 -- The U.S. Air Force Communications Agency issued the following news release: The 21st Space Wing's top leaders visited the new Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy Middle School in Colorado Springs Nov. 10 to see its space and engineering programs. Col. Stephen Whiting, 21st Space Wing commander, Lt. Col. Tracy Witcher, 21st Mission Support Group deputy commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Tim Omdal, 21st SW command chief, toured the new public school, which   more

Pitt Learning Policy Center to Present a Lecture Dec. 9 on Breaking Down Barriers That Isolate the Learning Experience
PITTSBURG, Pa., Dec. 3 -- University of Pittsburgh issued the following news release: The University of Pittsburgh's Learning Policy Center (LPC) will present a lecture by William F. Tate from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Dec. 9 in 5604 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. The lecture, "Beyond the Business of Parallel Play: Engineering Change in METS," is part of LPC's 2009-10 colloquium series, Preparing Students for Life Beyond K-12. The lecture will focus on developing quality academic and socia  more

Politics, Politics, Politics at the PFS
GENEVA, N.Y., Dec. 3 -- Hobart and William Smith Colleges issued the following news release: "I want to talk about politics," said Paul Begala, political consultant and commentator for CNN and former adviser to President Bill Clinton. "I love politicians, and I love politics." Sharing his "experience born out of many years in the political trenches," as Hobart and William Smith Colleges President Mark D. Gearan said, Begala took the stage Wednesday night as the last President's Forum Seri  more

President's Job Summit Seeks to Mask Job-Killing Policies Including Stimulus, Cap-and-Tax
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo. (9th CD), issued the following news release: After the large-scale failure of the taxpayer-financed so-called stimulus package, a disastrous proposal to force a national energy tax and an attempt to cut Medicare, U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer questioned the credibility of today's job summit held by the same administration that pledged just a few months ago that their proposal would keep unemployment below 8 percent. At a time when the a  more

Probing Question: Is Forensic Science on TV Accurate?
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Dec. 3 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news release: Turn on the television any evening and you're apt to see a scene such as this: Five crime scene investigators, or CSIs, return to the crime scene at night to follow up on some leads. CSI Kathryn Willows looks classy in a gray blazer, satin blouse, and high heels. The reality? CSIs don't wear high heels to crime scenes. "Making a fashion statement is not what crime scene investigators want or ne  more

PTK Selling Books for a Buck Dec. 7
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., Dec. 3 -- Northwestern Michigan College issued the following news release: Alpha Rho Pi, Northwestern Michigan College's chapter of the international honor society Phi Theta Kappa, will hold a book sale from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, December 7 in the Welcome Center in the Health and Science Building on NMC's main campus. All books will be sold for just $1.00 each. Textbooks, novels, fiction and non-fiction are all available. All books that are not sold will be donated to  more

Reps. Edwards, Carnahan, Driehaus Introduce 'Green' Water Infrastructure Bill That Will Create Jobs, Reduce Costs
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., (4th CD) issued the following news release: Representatives Donna F. Edwards (D-MD), Russ Carnahan (D-MO), and Steve Driehaus (D-OH) today introduced the Green Infrastructure for Clean Water Act of 2009. Green Infrastructure is a stormwater management technique that preserves the natural hydrology of an area to help reduce stormwater runoff from hard surfaces. Green infrastructure techniques rely on natural systems to absorb and filter stor  more

Reps. Edwards, Carnahan, Driehaus Introduce 'Green' Water Infrastructure Bill That Will Create Jobs, Reduce Costs
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- Rep. Steve Driehaus, D-Ohio (1st CD), issued the following news release: Representatives Donna F. Edwards (D-MD), Russ Carnahan (D-MO), and Steve Driehaus (D-OH) today introduced the Green Infrastructure for Clean Water Act of 2009. Green Infrastructure is a stormwater management technique that preserves the natural hydrology of an area to help reduce stormwater runoff from hard surfaces. Green infrastructure techniques rely on natural systems to absorb and filter sto  more

Roberto Novas of Maywood Completes Fall DC Internship
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif. (34th CD), issued the following news release: Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) thanks 21-year-old Roberto Novas, a graduate of Bell High School in the 34th Congressional District in Los Angeles, for his helpful assistance as an intern in her Washington, D.C. office this Fall. "Internships in congressional offices provide a unique opportunity for young people to learn first-hand about public service and how our governmen  more

Rockefeller Encouraged by National Maritime Announcement of Improved Mariner Applicant Processing
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- The Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee issued the following news release: John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, issued the following statement today regarding the U.S. Coast Guard's recent revamping of its licensing process to certify mariners through its overseeing agency, the National Maritime Center, by launching an automated status notification program for mariner applicants. Pr  more

Rockefeller Statement on Comcast-NBC Joint Venture
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- The Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee issued the following news release: John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, issued the following statement today regarding Comcast and General Electric's (GE) agreement that will combine NBC Universal businesses with Comcast cable programming, sports networks, and certain online content businesses. The new joint venture will be 51 percent owned an  more

Rogers Wants Probe of Reports Climate Data Altered
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich. (8th CD), issued the following news release: U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, MI-08, released the following statement today regarding his request that the Energy and Commerce Committee launch a thorough investigation, including open hearings, on the recent disclosure that prominent and influential climate-science researchers may have altered climate temperature data and research to support specific research hypotheses: "Michigan's high unemployment rat  more

Rooney Heads Florida Delegation Request to EPA
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- Rep. Thomas J. Rooney, R-Fla. (16th CD), issued the following news release: Earlier this year, the EPA announced it would enter into a consent decree with Earthjustice and establish Numeric Nutrient Levels for waters in the state of Florida. This followed several years of research and public input by the state in preparing to set its own rules. Congressman Rooney lead the delegation in sending a letter to the EPA asking the agency to work with the state and utilize its  more

S&T Students Win Black Box Competition
ROLLA, Mo., Dec. 3 -- The University of Missouri at Rolla issued the following news release: A pair of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology won first place in a recent "black box" competition in which they had to figure out the electronic circuitry hidden within the box. Two other Missouri S&T students finished third in the competition. Lawrence Crosie of Kansas City, Mo., a graduate student in electrical engineering, and, Mark Langle of Ash Flat, Ark., a senior in com  more

School Supplies Drive
BERRIEN SPRINGS, Mich., Dec. 3 -- Andrews University issued the following news release: Christmas is a time for giving so why not consider helping a whole classroom of kids with a single gift? That's exactly what the School Supplies Drive, sponsored by the Socrates AfterSchool Project, Benton Spirit Community Newspaper and Building Excellence in Science & Technology (BEST), hopes you'll consider this holiday season. The drive's goal is to provide local schools, organizations, parents and stud  more

Science Alumni Profile: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Expert Paul Cheney '69
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Nov. 29 -- Eckerd College issued the following news release: Paul Cheney, M.D., an international authority on chronic fatigue syndrome, began his circuitous route to a medical career by majoring in physics at Eckerd. Although he had planned to go to Georgia Tech to become an engineer, his dad recommended starting with a foundation at a liberal arts college. Cheney took some tests to help identify colleges that would be a good match for him, and the results revealed th  more

Science: Opportunities to Preserve Forest Biodiversity While Cutting Carbon Emissions
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- The American Association for the Advancement of Science issued the following news release: By Brandon Bryn The United Nations program to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) is intended to protect tropical forests and reduce carbon emissions, but researchers say that it could be doing much more to protect Earth's biodiversity if it were tweaked a bit. Currently, the REDD program pays countries for not cutting down their forests--an action that  more

Scientists Locate Deep Origins of 'Hawaiian Hotspot'
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- The National Science Foundation issued the following news release: The Hawaiian Islands are one of the outstanding volcanic features on Earth, but their origins have been shrouded in mystery. Still in debate has been a theory proposed 40 years ago, which states that mid-tectonic plate hotspots such as Hawaii are generated by upwelling plumes of lava from the base of Earth's lower mantle. Cecily Wolfe, a geologist at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa School of Oce  more

Scientists Map Deep Origins of the 'Hawaiian Hotspot'
HONOLULU, Dec. 3 -- The University of Hawaii issued the following news release: The Hawaiian Islands are one of the outstanding volcanic features on Earth, but their origins have been shrouded in mystery. Still in debate is a theory that was proposed forty years ago, which states that mid-plate hotspots such as Hawaiʻi are generated by upwelling mantle plumes from the base of the lower mantle. Cecily Wolfe, a professor from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Sc  more

Senator Rockefeller Chairs Hearing With Witness Janet Napolitano - U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 -- The office of Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV, D-W.Va., issued the following news release: Today Jay Rockefeller, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, held a hearing on Transportation Security Challenges Post-9/11. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)Secretary, Janet Napolitano, testified before the Committee. Senator Rockefeller engaged in a dialogue with Secretary Napolitano on securing our commerce, including the securi  more

Showing of 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' Set for Dec. 10
WEST PLAINS, Mo., Dec. 3 -- Missouri State University at West Plains issued the following news release: Area residents will enter a "time warp" of their own on Thursday, Dec. 10, when the Missouri State University-West Plains Student Government Association (SGA) and University/Community Programs (U/CP) Department team up to sponsor a free showing of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" at 6 p.m. in the West Plains Civic Center theater. Organizers said the showing will be a participatory screeni  more

Sigma Delta Pi Welcomes New Members
MOUNT BERRY, Ga., Dec. 3 -- Berry College issued the following news release: By Lizzie Petrey The Berry chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, an honor society for students studying Spanish, inducted 14 new members during a recent ceremony in Barnwell Chapel. Inductees for fall 2009 include: * Natalie Bundschu, a senior early childhood education major, is the daughter of Randy and Susan Bundschu of Decatur, Ga. * Megan Gilker, a senior communication major, is the daughter of James and Kathleen G  more

Special Olympics Medal Winners to Get Cash Prizes
SHIMLA, India, Dec. 3 - The Government of Himachal Pradesh issued the following news release: Three percent sports budgetary provisions had been earmarked for Special Olympics and Special Olympics Medal Winners would be awarded a cash prize of Rs. 20,000 for Gold, Rs. 15,000 for Silver and Rs. 10,000 for Bronze medals respectively while National Medal Winners would get cash prize of Rs. 5,000 for all the three First, Second and Third positions. This was stated by Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chi  more

St. Charles Green City Initiative
WALDORF, Md., Nov. 30 -- Gov. Martin O'Malley, D-Md., has issued the text of the following speech: Thank you, President Commissioner Cooper and Congressman Hoyer. And thank you to those of you here from ACPT, CEO Steve Griessel and Vice President Craig Renner. Thank you for joining us. Today is a great day here in St. Charles. This city represents the future of our state, and our nation. It embodies the vital connection between our twin goals of a greener, healthier planet and a stronger,   more

Stetson U Holds Computer Science Programming Contest
DELAND, Fla., Nov. 30 -- Stetson University issued the following news release: More than 80 of Florida's top high school computer science students tested their skills and competed against their peers at the Computer Science Programming Contest at Stetson University on Nov. 21. Twenty-seven teams of three students each participated, representing 12 high schools from around the state. This was Stetson's 13th year offering the competition. The 2009 winners were: Ocoee High School, first pl  more

Stopping MRSA Before It Becomes Dangerous Is Possible, Sandia/UNM Researchers Find
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Dec. 3 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories issued the following news release: Drug-resistant hospital bacteria could be inactivated at their outset Most scientists believe that staph infections are caused by many bacterial cells that signal each other to emit toxins. The signaling process is called quorum sensing because many bacteria must be present to start the process. But the Jeff Brinker research group has determined that the very firs  more

Students Awarded Research Scholarships from the WV Space Grant Consortium
WHEELING, W.Va., Dec. 3 -- Wheeling Jesuit University issued the following news release: Twelve students have been awarded each from the WV Space Grant Consortium (WVSGC) for research projects they are conducting during the fall and spring semesters at Wheeling Jesuit University. To compete for the awards, students must be a full-time Wheeling Jesuit undergraduate, earning a 3.0 GPA or more and conduct research on a specific topic with one of their professors. These professors then serve a  more

Students Participate in Semester-Long Campaign Simulation: Elections in West Europa
CLINTON, N.Y., Dec. 3 -- Hamilton College issued the following news release: By Richard Maass Questions flew and tensions flared Wednesday evening in the Science Center's Kennedy Auditorium as the students of Government 112 participated in the culmination of a semester of arduous effort. Under the guidance of Associate Professor of Government Sharon Rivera, students enrolled in the Comparative Politics courses realized the fruits of their labors as the "Simulated Election Campaign in the C  more

Students Win Top Honors--and Have Fun Doing It--at Kentucky Academy of Science Meeting
DANVILLE, Ky., Dec. 3 -- Centre College issued the following news release: By Leigh Ivey Not many of the Centre College students who competed in the recent annual Kentucky Academy of Science meeting expected it to be much fun. Fun, however, is just what it was, and while having it, four Centre students were awarded top honors. Taking first place out of 24 students in the physiology and biochemistry section was Emily Green '10 of Frankfort, Ky. Jordan Feigerle '10 of Knoxville, Tenn.,  more

Study: Believers' Inferences About God's Beliefs are Uniquely Egocentric
CHICAGO, Nov. 30 -- The University of Chicago issued the following news release: Religious people tend to use their own beliefs as a guide in thinking about what God believes, but are less constrained when reasoning about other people's beliefs, according to new study published in the Nov. 30 early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Nicholas Epley, professor of behavioral science at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, led the research, which i  more

SU Holds 84th Year Winter Commencement Saturday, December 19
SALISBURY, Md., Dec. 3 -- Salisbury University issued the following news release: When Gabriela Roncal emigrated from her native Peru to the United States, she knew leaving friends and much of her family behind would be hard, but the rewards--especially in education--would be great. She reaps those rewards during Salisbury University's 84th year Winter Commencement, where she delivers the commencement address. She receives her B.A. in international business, joining some 535 fellow graduat  more

Survey: UMass Lowell is Top Public in New England in Graduates' Salaries
LOWELL, Mass., Dec. 2 -- The University of Massachusetts at Lowell issued the following news release: When it comes to translating a bachelor's degree from a public university into a salary, UMass Lowell delivers the top mid-career pay in New England, according to a Payscale.com survey. Payscale.com ranked institutions in order of graduates with the highest mid-career salaries. The goal of the study, which surveyed graduates who earned bachelor's degrees from colleges and universities acro  more

SWOSU Hosting First Robotics Competition This Saturday
WEATHERFORD, Okla., Nov. 30 -- Southwestern Oklahoma State University issued the following news release: The FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Regional Robotics Competition will be held this Saturday, December 5, on the Weatherford campus of Southwestern Oklahoma State University. This Saturday's event in the SWOSU Wellness Center is the first FTC-sanctioned event to be held in Oklahoma. Twenty-four high school teams from Oklahoma and Kansas have registered for the robotics competition. Brad F  more

Tennessee Receives Verizon Foundation Grant for Online Resources
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 3 -- The Tennessee Department of Education issued the following news release: The Tennessee Department of Education has been awarded a $30,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation to provide training to teachers statewide on the thousands of free, standards-based education resources available through Verizon Thinkfinity (www.thinkfinity.org). This is the second year the foundation has provided this grant to the department. Verizon Thinkfinity contains thousands of free   more

Texas Speaker of the House to Deliver Dec. 12 Sul Ross Commencement Address
ALPINE, Texas, Dec. 1 -- Sul Ross State University issued the following news release: Representative Joe Straus, San Antonio, Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, will deliver the fall commencement address at Sul Ross State University Saturday, Dec. 12. Commencement exercises will be held at 10 a.m. in the Pete P. Gallego Center on the Alpine Campus, and at 7:30 p.m. in the Uvalde High School Auditorium for Rio Grande College graduates. Dr. Don Smith, Professor Emeritus of Edu  more

Tom Lackey Named Mayor Pro Tem of Palmdale
PALMDALE, Calif., Dec. 3 -- The city of Palmdale issued the following news release: The Palmdale City Council selected Councilmember Tom Lackey to serve as Mayor Pro Tem for the City at the Council meeting held on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Lackey's term will run until Dec. 1, 2010 when the Council will select a new Mayor Pro Tem. The duties of the Mayor Pro Tem are essential to assume the responsibilities of the Mayor in his or her absence. Lackey was elected to his first term as councilmember  more

Transylvania Student Learns from Barbershop Greats, Brings Knowledge Back to Campus Organization
LEXINGTON, Ky., Nov. 30 -- Transylvania University issued the following news release: Kristofer Olson wants to make one thing clear--this isn't your grandfather's barbershop quartet. "The popular misconception is that barbershop harmony is sung only by old guys in straw hats and striped jackets," Olson says. "The fact of the matter is, there is such an exciting and growing youth population in barbershop." Take Olson, for instance, a senior music major at Transylvania, who proudly claims to be  more

Two SU Students Named Gilman Scholars
SALISBURY, Md., Dec. 3 -- Salisbury University issued the following news release: Two Salisbury University students have been awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for study abroad. Justin Zheng and Mitchell Downes, international studies majors in SU's Fulton School of Liberal Arts, are two of only 800 undergraduate recipients from more than 320 colleges and universities nationwide. A first generation Chinese immigrant who resides in Princess Anne, MD, Zheng  more

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Commends University of Alabama-Birmingham for Convening First Statewide Summit on Distracted Driving
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation issued the following news release: U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood delivered the keynote speech today at the Alabama Distracted Driving Summit in Birmingham, addressing the dangerous and growing trend of distracted driving. Secretary LaHood also commended the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Transportation Centers in Birmingham and Tuscaloosa for their leadership convening the first-ever statewide summit on the is  more

UK's TASC Offers Special Free Programs on Fridays
LEXINGTON, Ky., Dec. 3 -- The University of Kentucky issued the following news release: The University of Kentucky's Teaching & Academic Support Center (TASC) has begun an instructor-led speaker series that features examples of technology to enhance teaching and learning used by UK faculty. Launched as the Pandemic Panic! Series (pdf), the first topics were chosen to address potential communication needs in the event of widespread illness on campus. Positive response has prompted TASC to cont  more

UMF Undergraduate Research Council Announces Fall 2009 Michael D. Wilson Research Scholars and Fellows
FARMINGTON, Maine, Dec. 3 -- University of Maine at Farmington issued the following news release: The University of Maine at Farmington Undergraduate Research Council has recently named 14 students as fall 2009 Michael D. Wilson Scholars and Fellows. This unique program recognizes some of the highest academic scholarship at UMF. It awards funds that underwrite research project expenses and helps promote purposeful scholarship, leadership and student/faculty collaboration. The Wilson awards  more

UNC Prof to Oversee $1.1M in NASA Grants
GREELEY, Colo., Dec. 3 -- The University of Northern Colorado issued the following news release: A University of Northern Colorado faculty member will lead two NASA grant-funded projects totaling more than $1.1 million. Steven Anderson, Ph.D., was awarded a three-year, $410,000 NASA grant to establish a research program for teachers interested in climate change. The Earth Sciences professor and director of UNC's Math and Science Teaching Institute (MAST) will also partner on another $730,0  more

UNC's Fall 2009 Graduation Ceremonies to be Held Dec. 11-12
GREELEY, Colo., Dec. 3 -- The University of Northern Colorado issued the following news release: The University of Northern Colorado will host fall graduation ceremonies Friday, Dec. 11, and Saturday, Dec. 12, at Butler-Hancock Hall, south of the intersection of 14th Avenue and 20th Street. The Graduate School ceremony will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11. About 180 candidates are scheduled to receive their master's, doctoral and specialist degrees. The featured speaker will be George Sparks,  more

Unique Nativity Now on Display at BYU's Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum
PROVO, Utah, Dec. 3 -- Brigham Young University issued the following news release: The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum at Brigham Young University is now displaying its annual Nativity, which will be exhibited through the end of the year. "This nativity is a 300-square-foot presentation that features about 30 different animal species," said Patty Jones, administrative assistant at the museum. "We started this tradition 25 years ago to simply remind our patrons that all things testify of   more

USS Chicago Crew Mentors Sailors at Boot Camp
GREAT LAKES, Ill., Dec. 2 -- The U.S. Navy issued the following news release: Members of the USS Chicago (SSN 721) visited Sailors training in the USS Chicago Recruit Barracks at Recruit Training Command (RTC) Dec. 1, and presented a brow banner from the ship to be placed on the quarterdeck of the recruit barracks. In addition to visiting boot camp, the crew also visited the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center and area Reserve Officer Trainin  more

UT Knoxville, ORNL Announce Distinguished Fellowship Program
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 3 -- The University of Tennessee issued the following news release: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have established a new Distinguished Fellowship designed to attract top graduate students in science and engineering. The first-of-its-kind program, funded jointly by UT Knoxville and ORNL, will provide students with an unparalleled opportunity to take part in cutting-edge research at both institutions and build on similar progr  more

Vanderbilt Linguist Walburga von Raffler-Engel dies
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 3 -- Vanderbilt University issued the following news release: Walburga von Raffler-Engel, a widely published linguistics expert who taught at Vanderbilt University for two decades, died on Nov. 28 in San Antonio. She was 89. The funeral was held Dec. 3 in Baltimore, where von Raffler-Engel was buried. Von Raffler-Engel spoke eight languages. Her specialties included nonverbal communication and she coined the term "Developmental Kinesics" for her study of how child  more

Vitter, Inhofe Ask NASA Ig About Agency's Possible Obstruction of FOIA Request
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- The ranking member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee issued the following news release: Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Science and Space, and Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, sent a letter today to the Inspector General of NASA requesting an investigation into NASA's apparent obstruction of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. The FOIA requests se  more

Wesley Woods Foundation Names New Board Members and Foundation Chair
ATLANTA, Dec. 2 -- Emory University issued the following news release: The Foundation of Wesley Woods recently announced four new board members, including its new chairman, John C. Ethridge, Jr. Founded in 1954 by leaders of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church and Emory University, the Foundation of Wesley Woods partners with Wesley Woods Center and Emory Healthcare to help people age in healthy, affordable and ethical ways through a program of service, education an  more

West Point's Bryn Geffert Named Amherst College's New Librarian
AMHERST, Mass., Dec. 3 -- Amherst University issued the following press release: Bryn Geffert, library director and associate professor of history at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, has been named Amherst College's new librarian of the college. He will start work at Amherst on Jan. 21, 2010. Particularly interested in research instruction, in libraries' efforts to guide the changes afoot in academic publishing and in facilitating the digitization of special collections, Geffert wa  more

Wheeling Reservists, Families Set for Holiday Mission at WJU
WHEELING, W.Va., Dec. 3 -- Wheeling Jesuit University issued the following news release: Members of the 305th Military Police Company of the U.S. Army Reserve in Wheeling and their families will celebrate the holidays by heading into space. Well, sort of. The Reserve members and their families will fly a simulated space mission at the Challenger Learning Center at Wheeling Jesuit University Saturday from 12:30 to 4 p.m. About 40 members of the company and their families are expected to tak  more

William Paterson University Offers New Master's Degree Program in Professional Communication
WAYNE, N.J., Dec. 2 -- William Paterson University of New Jersey issued the following news release: William Paterson University in Wayne has expanded its graduate degree programs to include a master of arts degree in professional communication, with specialized tracks for corporate and strategic communication and new media and professional writing. The new degree, which emphasizes applied communication and managerial skills, offers a practical program of studies for individuals seeking th  more

Wyckoff Presents at University of Ireland
CLINTON, N.Y., Dec. 3 -- Hamilton College issued the following news release: Associate Professor of Government P. Gary Wyckoff spoke at the Irish Social Science Platform Annual Conference hosted by the national University of Ireland at Galway on Dec. 2 about his recently published book, Policy and Evidence in a Partisan Age: The Great Disconnect. The conference was titled "Social Science Research and Policy Making: Bridging the Divide."  more

Zoology Doctoral Student Earns International Accolades
OXFORD, Ohio, Nov. 30 -- Miami University issued the following news release: Molly Steinwald, a doctoral student in zoology at Miami University, was an invited participant (all expenses paid) to the Ninth World Wilderness Congress' (Wild9) WiLDSPEAK Conservation Communication Symposium held Nov. 9-13 in Merida, Mexico. She also was one of three invited speakers to make closing comments for the Science and Stewardship symposium at Wild9. In addition, her 12-image photo essay "Children as Ci  more




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