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New York State Newsletter Newsletter for Sunday August 17, 2008


New York State Newsletter Newsletter for Sunday August 17, 2008 ( 871 items )  

"Loins of Punjab Presents..." the Bollywood Idol contest in US
Washington, Aug. 16 -- Emerging Pictures, the producers of Indian-American comedy "Loins of Punjab Presents," have launched a Bollywood Idol contest ahead of the Sep 12 release of the film in New York and a few other US cities. Contestants don't have to be Indian to be the next Bollywood Idol!, says the announcement asking them to "Just show us your singing talent by submitting a video of your wildest, nutsadelic, most ridonkulously fabulous performance to the Bollywood Idol contest page on Y  more

$5 MILLION GIFT TO UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA HONORS PROGRAM YIELDS EXPANSION, CREATION OF FIVE PROFESSORSHIPS
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Sept. 26 -- The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill issued the following press release: A $5 million gift will increase the number of first-year students in the honors program by 30 percent at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and recognize the contributions of two alumni by creating five new professorships in their names. The gift, from an anonymous donor, qualifies for a $2.5 million grant from the North Carolina Distinguished Professors Endowment Tr  more

'EVITA,' TRUE STORY OF ARGENTINA'S INFAMOUS EVA PERON, COMES TO FORD CENTER
OXFORD, Miss., Feb. 6 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: Based on the true story of Argentina's infamous first lady Eva Peron, the musical production "Evita" is to be performed Feb. 18 at the University of Mississippi. Told through song and dance, the story comes to life at 8 p.m. at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $35, $32 and $29 for various seating and available by visiting the UM Box Office in the Student Union, Ford   more

'FAST FOOD NATION' AUTHOR TO GIVE LECTURE
TEMPE, Ariz., March 26 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Put down that cheeseburger. Back away from the fries. If you want to be able to sit through one of Eric Schlosser's talks about fast food, you'll want to give up those greasy bites now. Best-selling author Schlosser will give a free public lecture on "Fast Food Nation: What the All-American Meal Means to Your Health and Well-Being,' at 8 p.m., April 3, in ASU's Gammage Auditorium. His work investigates h  more

'FOREVER FREE' LINCOLN EXHIBIT AT MILNER LIBRARY, AUG. 25-OCT. 5
NORMAL, Ill., July 31 -- Illinois State University issued the following news release: Illinois State University's Milner Library is one a select group of academic and public libraries across the nation chosen to host the traveling exhibit "Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation." The exhibit will be on display on the Main Floor of Milner Library from Thursday, Aug. 23 to Friday, Oct. 5, in conjunction with the University's yearlong 150th Celebration. A public reception to   more

'IN DEFENSE OF FOOD' AUTHOR POLLAN TO GIVE AIKEN LECTURE
BURLINGTON, Vt., June 2 -- The University of Vermont issued the following news release: Best-selling author Michael Pollan, a vocal advocate for change in America's food systems, will speak on June 10 as part of the George D. Aiken lecture series. The talk, "In Defense of Food: Connecting the Dots Between Sustainability and Health," will take place at 5 p.m. in Ira Allen Chapel with overflow seating in Billings Lecture Hall. The event is free and open to the public with seating on a first com  more

'JEWELS OF THE NIGHT' CELEBRATION TO HONOR UKLEJAS WITH INAUGURAL PRESENTATION OF DIAMOND AWARD ON MAY 17
LONG BEACH, Calif., May 12 -- California State University Long Beach issued the following press release: Mick and Louise Ukleja will be honored with the inaugural "Diamond Award" at the 49er Athletic Association's "Jewels of the Night" fundraiser on Saturday, May 17. "This Long Beach couple are strong supporters of CSULB, its athletic association and the local community," said event co-chair Mari Hooper. Mick Ukleja is the founder and president of LeadershipTraQ, a leadership consulting fi  more

'LEND ME A TENOR' STAGED AT UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STEVENS POINT
STEVENS POINT, Wis., Sept. 27 -- The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point issued the following news release: Full of mistaken identities, physical humor and miscommunication, the comedic farce "Lend Me a Tenor" will keep audiences laughing during performances at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point October 12-14 and 18-21. Staged by students and faculty of the Department of Theatre and Dance, "Lend Me a Tenor" is "an incredibly joyful play that is smartly put together and travels at   more

'March into Reading!' Book Festival Promotes Literacy With an Earth-Friendly Theme
NEWPORT, R.I., Feb. 13 -- Salve Regina University issued issued the following order: A two-day book festival that brings Aquidneck Island elementary school students and their families together with local children's authors will inspire not only literacy, but environmental awareness. "Literacy and Science" is the theme of the fifth annual "March Into Reading!" festival, to be held Feb. 29-March 1 at Aquidneck Island elementary schools and at Salve Regina University. Sponsored by the Aquidne  more

'POETS ON PAINTERS' PAIRS ARTISTS AND WRITERS IN GALLERIES EXHIBITION
NORMAL, Ill., Oct. 24 -- Illinois State University issued the following news release: The intrinsic and fascinating connections that exist between artists and writers is examined in "Poets on Painters," a collaborative exhibition that opens Nov. 6 in the University Galleries at Illinois State University. The show, organized by Wichita State University's Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, was co-curated by Katie Geha, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Texas at Austin, and Seattle-based poe  more

'RACE, SEX, POWER' CONFERENCE TO EXAMINE BLACK AND LATINO SEXUALITY
CHICAGO, April 2 -- The University of Chicago issued the following news release: The University's Center for Gender Studies and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture are co-sponsoring what is considered the largest organized conference to examine Black and Latina and Latino sexuality. "It's a bold effort to rethink what sexuality means for the two largest racial minorities in the United States," said Cathy Cohen, the David and Mary Winton Green Professor in Political Scien  more

'SRU Dance' Performances on April Benefit Andrea Rizzo Foundation
NEWPORT, R.I., April 9 -- Salve Regina University issued issued the following order: Salve Regina University's dance company, SRU Dance, has pledged its support for the Andrea Rizzo Foundation by donating proceeds from its upcoming performances to the foundation's nationwide fundraising effort, "Dance Across America." SRU Dance will hold two performances, both open to the public, at Rodgers Recreation Center on Friday, April 18 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 19 at 3 p.m. Admission to Friday  more

'THE GREAT QUILT' TO BE DONATED TO QUILT STUDY CENTER, MUSEUM
LINCOLN, Neb., March 5 -- The University of Nebraska issued the following news release: A historic bicentennial quilt, "The Great Quilt," is being donated to the International Quilt Study Center and Museum at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the world's largest quilt museum with more than 2,300 quilts from 24 countries. The donation is being made for the March 30 opening of the International Quilt Study Center and Museum from the quilt originator and owners, Marilynn Gelfman Karp and Iv  more

'THE ROAD TO GLORY' THE PURPLE HEART
CARLISLE BARRACKS, Pa., Aug. 5 -- The U.S. Army Installation Management Command's Carlisle Barracks Garrison issued the following news article: On August 7, 1782, General George Washington ordered "that whenever any singularly meritorious action is performed, the author of it shall be permitted to wear on his facings, over his left breast, the figure of a heart in purple cloth, or silk, edged with narrow lace or binding." Washington made it clear that the badge could be bestowed upon soldiers  more

'WAR OF THE WORLDS' TO BE PRESENTED AT PLANETARIUM
TOLEDO, Ohio, Nov. 15 -- University of Toledo issued the following news release: The Ritter Planetarium will host a presentation of the original recording of the radio play "War of the Worlds" by H.G. Wells Saturday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. The play was originally recorded and performed on the air Oct. 30, 1938, by director Orson Welles and the CBS Mercury Theatre. After the broadcast, hysteria erupted in parts of New Jersey and New York, where people took to the streets to try to avoid the   more

100 YEARS OF PASSENGER FLIGHT TO BE CELEBRATED ON MAY 14
MANTEO, N.C., May 9 -- The National Park Service's Wright Brothers National Memorial issued the following press release: On Wednesday, May 14, with a program and aircraft fly-by, Wright Brothers National Memorial will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the world's first of the passenger flight, yet another milestone achievement by the Wright brothers in May 14, 1908. The program will begin at 10 a.m. at the First Flight Centennial Pavilion Auditorium with a welcome from National Park Servi  more

15 CSULB STUDENTS NAMED SEMIFINALISTS IN 2008 ADOBE DESIGN ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
LONG BEACH, Calif., June 23 -- California State University Long Beach issued the following press release: A group of 15 students at California State University, Long Beach have been selected as semifinalists in the 2008 Adobe Design Achievement Awards, which will announce the winners in August at an awards event in New York City. The Adobe Design Achievement Awards celebrate student achievement reflecting the powerful convergence of technology and the creative arts. The competition, which   more

2008 JOHNSON & JOHNSON HEALTHCARE LECTURE TO FOCUS ON AIDS EPIDEMIC
COLUMBIA, S.C., Feb. 15 -- The University of South Carolina issued the following news release: Dr. David D. Ho, Time magazine's 1996 Man of the Year for his groundbreaking research on AIDS will deliver the 2008 Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Lecture at the University of South Carolina's School of Law Wednesday, March 19. The 5 p.m. lecture, planned for the law school's auditorium, will focus on the AIDS epidemic and the ethical dilemma of providing treatment locally and globally. It is free   more

2008 SOCIETY FOR CONSERVATION BIOLOGY OPENS SESSIONS TO PUBLIC
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., June 27 -- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga issued the following news release: International green movement leaders representing more than 50 countries chose Chattanooga for the summer 2008 Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) annual meeting. More than 1,500 biologists, scientists, economists, policy makers, and conservationists will examine the earth "From the mountains to the sea," the theme created by Dr. David Aborn, associate professor in The University of  more

2008-2009 UNIVERSITY SPEAKERS SERIES ANNOUNCED
TERRE HAUTE, Ind., May 27 -- Indiana State University issued the following news release: An author, a veteran broadcaster, a noted political expert and an Oscar historian will appear at Indiana State University as part of its University Speakers Series during the 2008-2009 academic year. Kathleen Hall Jamieson Author and professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson will speak at 7 p.m. Sept. 15, in Indiana State University's Tilson Auditorium to kickoff the University Speakers Series. A book signin  more

21st Books for Young Readers Symposium at BYU
PROVO, Utah, June 17 -- Brigham Young University issued the following press release: Six nationally known authors and illustrators will share their unique perspectives on children's literature during the 21st Brigham Young University Symposium on Books for Young Readers Thursday and Friday, July 17 and 18. The two-day symposium is for librarians, teachers, parents and anyone who enjoys children literature. Non-credit registration is $89 for Friday, $119 for Thursday or $159 for both days.   more

52 ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES IN BUFFALO, N.Y.
BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 21 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Drug Enforcement Administration's New York field office issued the following press release: John P. Gilbride, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Office of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration ("DEA") announced the culmination of Operation Shamrock which netted the arrests of 10 defendants on a number of drug charges. DEA coordinated these arrests with 42 other arrests by the Buffalo Police Department in the same   more

6TH ANNUAL NEVADA ENTERTAINER HALL OF FAME AT TO HONOR ENTERTAINERS GOULET, HOLMES, ARCHITECT MARNELL SEPT. 18
LAS VEGAS, Nev., Aug. 1 -- The University of Nevada at Las Vegas issued the following news release: UNLV will induct legendary entertainer Robert Goulet (posthumously), entertainer Clint Holmes, architect Tony Marnell, Nevada Dance Theatre (later named Nevada Ballet Theatre) co-founder Vassili Sulich, and award-winning, multi-platinum recording group The Killers, into the 6th Annual Nevada Entertainer/Artist Hall of Fame at UNLV during an award ceremony at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 18   more

A LETTER TO UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO COMMUNITY: UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO HONORS ALLIANCE STUDENTS DIDN'T PLAGIARIZE
SAN ANTONIO, April 2 -- The University of Texas at San Antonio issued the following news release: The Sunday, March 30 front-page story in the San Antonio Express-News, "UTSA students commit sin they're trying to halt," intended to uncover plagiarism at UTSA. It did not. Instead, the story demonstrated both tabloid journalism and a reporter's desire to make news where there is no news. The San Antonio Express-News garnered lots of national attention for its story, and even ABC Radio's Paul  more

ACCLAIMED AUTHOR TIM O'BRIEN TO GIVE READING, SIGNING
SAN MARCOS, Texas, Oct. 9 -- Texas State University issued the following news release: National Book Award-winner Tim O'Brien will present a reading and book signing at Texas State University-San Marcos' Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center on Friday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. The center is located at 508 W Center Street in Kyle. Directions are available at www.english.txstate.edu/kap/. Events are free and open to the public. O'Brien is the author of numerous critically acclaimed and commer  more

ACCLAIMED EDITORIAL CARTOONIST TO PRESENT AT UNIVERSITY FORUM NOV. 13
HATTIESBURG, Miss., Nov. 9 -- The University of Southern Mississippi issued the following news release: Marshall Ramsey, an editorial cartoonist for the Clarion-Ledger newspaper, will speak as part of the fall 2007 University of Southern Mississippi University Forum on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Bennett Auditorium. Admission is free. Ramsey is a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His work has also appeared in USA Today and The New York Times, among other major newspapers. F  more

ACKLAND'S MEMORIAL ART CENTER HISTORY CELEBRATED IN 50TH ANNIVERSARY
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Aug. 7 -- The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill issued the following press release: On Sept. 20, 1958, visitors were welcomed into the new William Hayes Ackland Memorial Art Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Among those present were a slew of faculty, including soon-to-be Ackland director Joseph Curtis Sloane; Gov. Luther H. Hodges; UNC President William C. Friday and Chancellor William B. Aycock. The Chapel Hill Weekly called the center "  more

ADVISER SORENSEN ESTABLISHES PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP FOR UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN STUDENTS
LINCOLN, Neb., May 5 -- The University of Nebraska issued the following news release: Former adviser to President John F. Kennedy and University of Nebraska graduate Theodore "Ted" Sorensen has established a scholarship for outstanding students interested in public service. The Theodore C. Sorensen Public Service Scholarship is a permanently endowed fund created with a gift of $55,000 to the University of Nebraska Foundation with an additional commitment of $150,000. The scholarship will b  more

AES Reports Second Quarter and Year-to-Date 2008 Results; Increases Full Year Adjusted EPS Guidance to $1.16
ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 8 -- AES Corporation issued the following news release: The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) today reported solid results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2008. For details click here: (http://newsroom.aes.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=202639&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1185373&highlight=) "Our year-to-date results are ahead of expectations and we are increasing our full year earnings guidance accordingly. Guidance for free cash flow will come in at the lower end of our range due to  more

Afghan Youth Sports Exchange Founder Presents 'Courage to Speak' Lecture at Salve Regina
NEWPORT, R.I., Feb. 25 -- Salve Regina University issued issued the following order: A woman who brought eight Afghan girls to the United States in 2004 to learn soccer and represent their country in the International Children's Games will kick off the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy's "Courage to Speak" lecture series on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Awista Ayub will discuss "Sport as a Tool for Social Change and Female Empowerment in Afghanistan" at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the B  more

AFRICAN-AMERICAN WAR HISTORIAN WESTHEIDER PUBLISHES TWO BOOKS
CINCINNATI, Dec. 20 -- University of Cincinnati issued the following news release: James Westheider is an associate professor of history and interim chair for the Humanities Division. His books - The Vietnam War, American Soldiers Lives Series, (Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2007) and The African-American Experience in Vietnam: Brothers in Arms, (New York: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2007) hit the shelves this fall. Westheider is known as a leading historian on the   more

ALFRED STATE COLLEGE ATHLETES BACK ON CAMPUS
ALFRED, N.Y., Jan. 15 -- Alfred State College issued the following news release: Alfred State College athletes are back on campus preparing to begin play in 2008. The men's and women's basketball teams, the wrestling team, and the swimming team began practicing on Sunday while the Indoor Track & Field team returns to campus on Thursday. The Pioneers wrestling team gets the 2008 athletic year started when Coach George Porter and his troops travel to the University of Buffalo to compete in t  more

ALFRED STATE COLLEGE BASEBALL TEAM EARNS THIRD SEED
ALFRED, N.Y., Oct. 1 -- Alfred State College issued the following news release: The Alfred State College baseball team will be the #3 seed in this week's Western New York Athletic Conference tournament. The Pioneers finished the fall WNYAC regular season with a 8-4 record and an overall record of 9-5. The Blue and Gold will open up tournament play on Tuesday when they host #6 Mercyhurst North East. First pitch of the nine-inning contest is scheduled for 4 p.m. The Pioneers swept a doubl  more

ALFRED STATE COLLEGE BASEBALL TEAM SWEEPS NIAGARA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
ALFRED, N.Y., Sept. 15 -- Alfred State College issued the following news release: The Alfred State College baseball team remained undefeated in Western New York Athletic Conference play with a doubleheader sweep of Niagara CCC, 8-0 & 6-2, on Saturday afternoon. The Pioneers are now 4-0 in WNYAC play and 5-1 overall during the fall season. In the opener, Andrew Foster (Clarkson, Ont.) and Jeff Benchich (Millbrook) combined to toss a one-hitter. Foster allowed one hit while striking out five  more

ALFRED STATE COLLEGE BASEBALL TEAM TO TAKE ON GENESEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
ALFRED, N.Y., Oct. 4 -- Alfred State College issued the following news release: The Alfred State College baseball team will take on #2 Genesee CC in the semifinals of the Western New York Athletic Conference Championships. First pitch of the contest will be at 11 a.m. at Genesee CC. ASC downed #6 Mercyhurst North East 4-3 while GCC downed #7 Jamestown CC 11-4. The Pioneers and the Cougars split a doubleheader on September 30. GCC won the opener 9-1 and ASC won the nightcap 3-1. The w  more

ALFRED STATE COLLEGE BASEBALL TEAM WINS THREE OF FOUR
ALFRED, N.Y., Sept. 30 -- Alfred State College issued the following news release: The Alfred State College baseball team wrapped up the fall regular season by winning three of four contests over the weekend. The Pioneers downed Jamestown CC 8-1 & 6-1 on Saturday and then split with Genesee CC, L 9-1 & W 3-1. The Blue and Gold will enter next week's Western New York Athletic Conference Tournament with a 9-5 overall record and a 8-4 WNYAC mark. Kenny O'Brien (Norwalk, CT) and Derek Speake  more

ALFRED STATE COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM WINS SIXTH STRAIGHT
ALFRED, N.Y., Jan. 26 -- Alfred State College issued the following news release: The Alfred State College men's basketball team remained perfect in Western New York Athletic Conference play and won its sixth straight game Saturday, 58-48 over Jamestown CC. With the win the Pioneers improve to 14-4 overall (3-0 WNYAC) while the Jayhawks fall to 10-11 (3-3 WNYAC). The Pioneers used a 11-0 run in the closing minutes of the 1st half to take a 31-25 lead at the break but the Jayhawks went on a   more

ALFRED STATE COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM WON
ALFRED, N.Y., Dec. 15 -- Alfred State College issued the following news release: The Alfred State College men's basketball team won a hard fought physical contest with SUNY Orange, 64-53, on Saturday afternoon. With the win the Pioneers end the 2007 portion of the season winners of three straight and 11-4 overall. The Colts fall to 3-7 on the year. Dusty Marshall (Newfield) and Fran Lantigua (Jamestown) each finished with 13 points to lead A-State. Jerome Hall (Cicero North Syracuse) chipp  more

ALFRED STATE COLLEGE MEN'S SOCCER TEAM DROPS TWO AT STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK DELHI TOURNAMENT
ALFRED, N.Y., Sept. 3 -- Alfred State College issued the following news release: The Alfred State College men's soccer team couldn't get the offense going as they fell in both games at the SUNY Delhi Tournament over the weekend. The Blue and Gold, 0-2-1 on the year, fell 6-0 to SUNY Cobleskill on Saturday and 2-1 on Sunday versus SUNY Delhi. Cobleskill scored three goals in each half as they displayed a high powered offense. The Tigers out-shot the Pioneers 21 to 11 on the game. After a  more

ALFRED STATE COLLEGE MEN'S SOCCER TEAM HANGS TOUGH WITH MONROE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
ALFRED, N.Y., Sept. 26 -- Alfred State College issued the following news release: The Alfred State College men's soccer team hung tough with #10 Monroe CC in a Western New York Athletic Conference contest. MCC, 7-1 overall, downed the Pioneers 3-0. Roberto Zevallos scored early on to give MCC a 1-0. Faton Amerllahu scored in the 37th minute after getting a pass from Dom Colaprete to make it 2-0 heading into the half. Amerllahu scored his 2nd goal of the game just over twenty minutes int  more

ALFRED STATE COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL TEAM SWEEPS ERIE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
ALFRED, N.Y., Sept. 11 -- Alfred State College issued the following news release: The Alfred State College volleyball team remained perfect with a three game sweep of Erie CC in their Western New York Athletic Conference opener. The Pioneers won 30-10, 30-20, and 30-26 to improve to 6-0 on the season. Jeni Jerome (Westhill) and Brianne McMahon (Buffalo/Sweet Home) each finished with eight kills. Shannon Jablonski (Cheektowaga) added six kills and four service aces while Natalie Gregory (Ir  more

ALFRED STATE COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM FALLS TO STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK DELHI
ALFRED, N.Y., Oct. 20 -- Alfred State College issued the following news release: The Alfred State College women's soccer team fell 5-1 to SUNY Delhi in a 1st round Region III Division III contest on Saturday afternoon. The Lady Pioneers end their season 7-8-1 while the Lady Broncos advance to the quarterfinals on Tuesday afternoon. Delhi took a 2-0 in the 1st half after out-shooting Alfred 10 to 9. The Broncos added another goal before Brittany Hannah (Eastridge) scored after getting a   more

ALFRED STATE COLLEGE WRESTLING TEAM FINISHES 4TH, LONGENECKER NAMED MOST OUTSTANDING WRESTLER
ALFRED, N.Y., Dec. 8 -- Alfred State College issued the following news release: The Alfred State College wrestling team finished 4th in the team standings at the annual ASC Open. Sophomore Gallaway Longenecker (Manheim, PA) was the Pioneers lone weight class winner bringing home the championship at 133 lbs. Longenecker improved to 13-2 on the season with his two victories. He downed Mike Capaboanco (Mercyhurst Unattached) 8-4 in the semifinals and then downed James Henderson (Mercyhurst No  more

ALFRED STATE COLLEGE'S OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS HOSTS HIGH SCHOOL VISITATION PROGRAM
ALFRED, N.Y., Sept. 12 -- Alfred State College issued the following news release: Alfred State College's Office of Admissions is hosting its annual High School Visitation Program this fall. The program has been scheduled for each Thursday starting Oct. 4 and running through Nov. 8, 2007. This year Alfred State College will host over 50 high schools from the Western New York and Northern Pennsylvania areas to provide an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to explore various care  more

ALICE TYM, SHANNON WOMMACK HONORED BY SOUTHERN CONFERENCE
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., March 31 -- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga issued the following news release: Alice Luthy Tym and Shannon Wommack were among 25 women of distinction recognized recently by the Southern Conference. The Southern Conference defined the honorees as women who have significantly promoted and elevated women's athletics at each participating SoCon institution. "Alice was chosen for her coaching career at UTC while Shannon was chosen for her excellent athletic career  more

ALLISON, FEMINIST ACTIVIST, TO SPEAK ON CAMPUS OCT. 16
MANKATO, Minn., Sept. 24 -- Minnesota State University, Mankato issued the following news release: The Minnesota State University lecture series that brought Kathy Najimy and Gloria Steinem to campus is set to bring in another influential feminist. Dorothy Allison, author of the award-winning books "Bastard Out of Carolina," and "Cavedweller," will talk about her career and life as a feminist activist Oct. 16 in MSU's Centennial Student Union Ballroom. The event is free and open to the pub  more

ALTERNATIVE FOOD MOVEMENT GAINS POLITICAL CLOUT, SAYS COEDITOR OF GASTRONOMICA
SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Sept. 10 -- The University of California at Santa Cruz issued the following press release: This year's unprecedented public interest in the federal Farm Bill signals a major political shift in the alternative food movement, says food scholar Melanie DuPuis, coeditor of the current special "politics of food" issue of Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture. DuPuis welcomes the change in focus from individual eating habits to broad-based policy reform. "This leve  more

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION HONORS OUTSTANDING GRADUATES, FACULTY
BURLINGTON, Vt., June 2 -- The University of Vermont issued the following news release: The University of Vermont Alumni Association honored outstanding graduates at its annual reunion weekend celebration on Saturday, May 31, 2008. UVM President Daniel Mark Fogel presented award citations to the following honorees: Distinguished Service Award - Sarah Dopp '68 South Burlington, Vermont Sarah Dopp has long served as a dedicated volunteer on behalf of her alma mater, despite the competi  more

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION TO HONOR SEVEN HOMECOMING WEEKEND FOR ACHIEVEMENT, SERVICE
OXFORD, Miss., Sept. 27 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: Seven people are to receive the University of Mississippi Alumni Association's highest annual honors Friday, Oct. 5. Being inducted into UM's Alumni Hall of Fame are Brig. Gen. Augustus L. Collins of Atlanta, Wallace Conerly of Terry, William F. Galtney Jr. of Houston, Texas, James McClure Jr. of Sardis and Nancy Van de Vate of Vienna, Austria. Harold C. Kelly of Yazoo City is to receive the Alum  more

ALUMNI COUPLE PROVIDES $5.3 MILLION GIFT TO CREATE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM
OXFORD, Miss., Oct. 19 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: Thanks to the generosity of alumni Ed and Becky Meek, the University of Mississippi plans to ask the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning to approve the creation of a new School of Journalism, Marketing-Communications and Technology. The new school will focus on the future of journalism and communications with an emphasis on technology and its impact on society, a unique approac  more

ALUMNI COUPLE SEEDS BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP WITH $100,000
OXFORD, Miss., Nov. 30 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: Ever since his father took him to visit a branch of the New York Stock Exchange, Michael Strojny knew he would grow up to be a businessman. "I remember all the clack, clack, clacking," Strojny said. "It was very exciting, and I knew from then on that I wanted to work in business. My father was an engineer, but he was also a passionate investor, and I dreamed of the day I would be, too." The Univer  more

ALUMNUS BEN WILLIAMS CAST IN INNOVATIVE OFF-BROADWAY PRODUCTION
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., June 20 -- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga issued the following news release: Theatre and Speech faculty member Karen Henderson recently saw an innovative off-Broadway production of The Sound and the Fury, which she described as "a challenging, creatively original, artistically masterful production featuring ensemble acting of extremely high caliber." This intriguing adaptation of William Faulkner's Nobel prize-winning novel features UTC alumnus Ben Williams (UT  more

AMANTE, YARD TO RECEIVE 2007 COLLEGE-COMMUNITY APPRECIATION AWARDS
CORTLAND, N.Y., Oct. 12 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: The SUNY Cortland College Council will present its 2007 College-Community Appreciation Award to two Cortland School District elementary school principals, Fred Amante and Kevin Yard, during a special invitation-only banquet on Thursday evening, Oct. 18, in the Corey Union Function Room. Amante and Yard become the 25th and 26th recipients of the annual award established in 1985 to formally recognize and thank local   more

AMBASSADOR FOLEY SPEAKS AT 'A DIALOGUE ON PHILANTHROPY'
DUBLIN, Ireland, Feb. 21 -- The U.S. Embassy in issued the text of the following speech: Ambassador Thomas C. Foley Good morning and welcome to 'A Dialogue on Philanthropy' - a day of discussion I have been looking forward to for sometime. We are here to explore what we can take from the American experience with philanthropy as Ireland builds its own philanthropic model. A good place for me to start is to take a stab at defining philanthropy. I am often asked what the difference is b  more

ANYTHING GOES WHEN S.S. AMERICAN DOCKS AT UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PLATTEVILLE
PLATTEVILLE, Wis., April 3 -- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville issued the following news release: The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Department of Performing and Visual Arts, Pioneer Players and Musical Theater present Cole Porter's 1930s musical "Anything Goes" at the Center for the Arts in the Richard and Helen Brodbeck Concert Hall on the UWP campus. The production opened with a matinee on April 2 at 1 p.m. and continues through the week with evening performances April 3 throug  more

ARCHIE MANNING NAMED NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION CHAIRMAN
NEW YORK, Miss., Dec. 12 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) has announced that Archie Manning will become the organization's sixth chairman since its founding in 1947, succeeding Ron Johnson, who has fulfilled a two-year term. The National Football Foundation stands in the forefront of promoting our great game, said Manning. Having served on the NFF Board for 14 years, I am humbled that my fellow  more

ARCHITECT CHOSEN FOR CREATIVE ARTS CENTER
SAN FRANCISCO, June 11 -- San Francisco State University issued the following press release: A new center for the College of Creative Arts will ensure SF State's place as a hub of creativity for the future. Now it's Michael Maltzan Architecture's job to decide how that future will look. Maltzan's firm has been selected to design the new building that will house SF State's acclaimed College of Creative Arts - the first new construction project in the University's Master Plan, which will tra  more

ARGENTINE THEATRE GROUP JÍCARA TO PERFORM AT UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA WILMINGTON FEB. 1
WILMINGTON, N.C., Jan. 22 -- The University of North Carolina-Wilmington issued the following press release: Internationally-known Argentine theatre group Jícara will perform the world premiere of their new play, La rosa en el desierto (The Rose in the Desert) at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 in the SRO Theatre of the Cultural Arts Building at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The creators describe La rosa as theatre of movement and objects. The play centers on two images: the rose as a  more

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY HOSTS FLORIDA IN NATIONAL INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINALS ON MARCH 25
TEMPE, Ariz., March 23 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: The Arizona State men's basketball team will host its quarterfinal game of the National Invitational Tournament Tuesday, March 25, at Wells Fargo Arena. ASU, 21-12 and 9-9 in the Pac-10 under second-year coach Herb Sendek, continues its season with a chance to become the nation's most improved team from one year ago as it hosts the two-time defending national champion Florida Gators at 6 p.m. The game wi  more

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY MEN'S, WOMEN'S BASKETBALL MARCH ON
TEMPE, Ariz., March 24 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: ASU's men's and women's basketball teams are preparing for the next step in postseason play with a big night planned for Tuesday evening. The No. 1 seeded men will play at home against two-time defending national champion Florida in the NIT quarterfinals at 6 p.m. in Wells Fargo Arena. The women will play Duke in the second round of the NCAA tournament in College Park Maryland. ASU's men, 21-12 and 9  more

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY RAISES BAR FOR MOOT COURT COMPETITION
TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 22 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Law students from 20 universities around the country were at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law last week for the annual National Native American Law Students Association (NNALSA) Moot Court Competition. The event, sponsored by the NNALSA chapters at the College of Law and at the University of Arizona's James E. Rogers College of Law, is giving Native American and other students the chance to improve   more

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCHERS RISE TO OCCASION FOR YEAST STUDY
TEMPE, Ariz., April 8 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: The common baker's yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae not only is a daily dietary staple essential for making bread, beer and wine, but for scientists it's also provided a bounty of answers to pivotal questions in biology. Now, a scientific team from the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), Stony Brook University, and ASU's Biodesign Institute has found a vital missing link for the regulation of genes essent  more

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY TAKES ON ALABAMA STATE IN NATIONAL INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT OPENER
TEMPE, Ariz., March 17 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Arizona State University's Men's basketball team will host Alabama State University March 18 for the first round of National Invitational Tournament. The Sun Devil Ticket Office will be offering tickets to season ticket holders beginning at 9 a.m. Monday for Tuesday night's first-round game against Alabama State (20-10), which tips at 8 p.m. Season ticket holders will be allowed to purchase seats in the   more

ARIZONA STATEUNIVERSITY BASEBALL ANNOUNCES SIGNING CLASS FOR 2009
TEMPE, Ariz., Nov. 30 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: After winning the 2007 Pac-10 championship and advancing to the College World Series for the 20th time in school history, Arizona StateUniversity baseball is preparing for another run to Omaha in 2008. With the 2008 roster stocked with graduating seniors and draft eligible players expected to be taken in the 2008 MLB Draft, 14th year head coach Pat Murphy has announced his recruiting class for the 2009 seaso  more

Army's So-Called Inquiry Into Cameraman's Killing in Gaza a Scandal
NEW YORK, Aug. 15 -- Amnesty International issued the following news release: Amnesty International has described as scandalous the Israeli army's account of firing a tank shell that killed Reuters cameraman Fadel Shana as a "sound" decision. The army reached the conclusion as part of a so-called investigation into the killing of the journalist and three other unarmed civilians, including 2 children, on 16 April 2008. The army's so-called investigation lacked any semblance of impartiality   more

ART FACULTY, STUDENTS EXPERIENCE CULTURE OF NEW YORK
PLATTEVILLE, Wis., April 10 -- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville issued the following news release: Faculty and students from the art department at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville recently traveled to New York to tour museums and galleries and to experience the culture of the city. "This was a great chance to see firsthand some of the world's greatest art treasures, and New York is also one of the most exciting and dynamic urban environments in the world. To see artwork first  more

ARTIFACTS CIRCA 1800S DONATED TO LIBRARY
OXFORD, Miss., Dec. 31 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: Preserving the past is often a relay effort from one generation to the next. Such was the case for former Memphian Nancy Martin, who has donated a collection of artifacts circa 1800s to the University of Mississippi. The Smith Collection, including original land deeds signed by two former presidents and Civil War love letters, belonged to Martin's uncle James Warders Smith Jr. They were found at his   more

ARTIST HEBERT FEATURED AT HANS WEISS NEW SPACE GALLERY
WILLIMANTIC, Conn., Feb. 4 -- Eastern Connecticut State University issued the following news release: Artist Tom Hebert's work, Box of Balls, will be featured at the Hans Weiss New Space Gallery located in the Arts, Sciences and Technology Center of Manchester Community College in Manchester, CT. Box of Balls will be included in the exhibition "The Toy Show," which will take place from Feb. 7-March 12, 2008. Hébert is also an adjunct instructor at Eastern Connecticut State University. "Th  more

As American Airlines Tacks On Added Fees, Loews Hotels Helps Travelers Tackle The Hidden Costs Of Air Travel
NEW YORK, May 22 -- Loews Hotels issued the following news release: On the heels of American Airlines' announcement today that it will begin charging a $15 fee for travelers' first checked bag and the likelihood that other airlines will follow suit, Loews Hotels introduces a new "Baggage Buy Back" incentive that will reimburse guests for their $15 checked baggage fee. Arriving guests need only present any airline bag fee receipt at the front desk to receive the rebate, which will be issued in  more

AS TRUCKERS CONVERGE ON CAPITAL, LAWMAKER RENEWS CALL TO PASS GAS-TAX HOLIDAY THIS SUMMER
ALBANY, N.Y., June 19 -- Assemblyman David R. Townsend Jr., R-Kirkland (115th District), issued the following press release: Assemblyman David Townsend (R,C,I,WF-Sylvan Beach) called today's massive trucker rally in Albany "an air-horn-volume wake-up call to Albany's asleep-at-the-wheel politicians." The rally is estimated to have drawn over 110 tractor-trailers, flatbeds, and dump trucks to the streets around the Capitol building before the protestors congregated at a nearby park. The trucke  more

ASSEMBLY MINORITY ANNOUNCES FORMATION OF REMAINY FORUMS
ALBANY, N.Y., July 16 -- Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, R-Schenectady (110th District), issued the following press release: Assembly Minority Leader James Tedisco (R,C-I-Schenectady-Saratoga) and his colleagues today announced the formation of RemaiNY, a series of regional forums charged with studying the reasons for the exodus of young people from the state and ways to make New York a more attractive place for them to find jobs, buy homes and raise their families. Tedisco has appointed three yo  more

ASSEMBLY MINORITY LEADER TEDISCO RENEWS CALL FOR STRENGTHENING BUSTER'S LAW
ALBANY, N.Y., July 18 -- Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, R-Schenectady (110th District), issued the following press release: In the wake of recent incidents of shocking animal cruelty in the Capital District and Buffalo, Assembly Minority Leader Jim Tedisco (R,C,I-Schenectady-Saratoga) today renewed his call to strengthen "Buster's Law," the animal abuse and cruelty prevention initiative that he introduced and championed. Tedisco called for enactment of Assembly Bill A.4828, a measure that would str  more

ASSEMBLYMAN BENJAMIN URGES NEW YORKERS TO BECOME BLOOD DONORS
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 5 -- Assemblyman Michael A. Benjamin, D-Bronx (79th District), issued the following press release: Assemblyman Michael Benjamin (D-Morrisania) today urged New Yorkers to give the "Gift of Life" by becoming blood donors. "Summer marks a time of potential blood shortage as regular blood donors go away on vacation," said Assemblyman Benjamin. The American Red Cross reports that a single blood donation can save as many as three lives. A single unit of blood can be split into  more

ASSEMBLYMAN LAVINE: ASSISTANCE TO ARRIVE FOR HOMEOWNERS AT RISK OF FORECLOSURE
GLEN COVE, N.Y., July 31 -- Assemblyman Charles Lavine, D-Glen Cove (13th District), issued the following press release: Assemblyman Charles D. Lavine announced the Assembly passed a bill agreed to by the Senate and governor he supported designed to address New York's subprime lending crisis and offer assistance to homeowners who are struggling to pay their mortgages (A.10817-A). "The subprime lending crisis is crippling communities across the state and devastating families," Assemblyman L  more

ASSEMBLYMAN ORTIZ FOCUSES ON CLEAN ENVIRONMENT
ALBANY, N.Y., July 31 -- Assemblyman Felix W. Ortiz, D-Sunset Park (51st District), issued the following press release: Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, (Brooklyn-51 AD), has introduced a landmark piece of legislation that protects the environment and safeguards the health of New York citizens. Bill A.11606 will prohibit the use of carcinogenic substances during the extraction of oil and gas deposits. In order to extract oil and gas deposits, companies must inject toxic substances such as benzene,  more

ASSEMBLYMAN REILICH ANNOUNCES CORRECTION OFFICER RECRUITMENT
ALBANY, N.Y., July 31 -- Assemblyman Bill Reilich, R-Greece (134th District), issued the following press release: Assemblyman Bill Reilich (R,C,I-Greece) today announced that the recruitment effort for the Department of Correctional Services has begun. A civil service examination will be held for the position of correction officer on October 18, 2008. The deadline for filing an application is September 2, 2008. "There is always a need for individuals who want a fulfilling career in law enf  more

ASSEMBLYMAN TOWNSEND ISSUES STATEMENT STATEMENT ON GOV. PATERSON'S REMARKS
ALBANY, N.Y., July 29 -- Assemblyman David R. Townsend Jr., R-Kirkland (115th District), issued the following statement: "I am happy to see Gov. Paterson propose action for New York State's current financial mess," said Assemblyman David Townsend (R,C,I,WF-Sylvan Beach). "He and his advisors have finally taken some age-old advice to heart: When you're in a hole, stop digging. However, an 'emergency' session ought to be exactly that; Governor Paterson's call for a meeting of the Legislature  more

ASSEMBLYMAN TOWNSEND: NY-CARES WILL FIGHT MEDICAID FRAUD, PROTECT DEPENDENT
ALBANY, N.Y., June 13 -- Assemblyman David R. Townsend Jr., R-Kirkland (115th District), issued the following press release: Assemblyman David Townsend (R,C,I,WF-Sylvan Beach), member of the Assembly Codes Committee, commended his colleagues for taking proactive steps to help some of New York's most vulnerable: the long-term-care patients attended to by personal and home care aides. New legislation, the New York Certified Aide Registry and Employment Search Act (NY-CARES), has been referre  more

ASSEMBLYMAN WALKER SPONSORED TAX EXEMPTION FOR NASSAU COUNTY COLD WAR VETERANS PASSES ASSEMBLY
ALBANY, N.Y., June 20 -- Assemblyman Robert Walker, R-Hicksville (15th District), issued the following press release: Assemblyman Rob Walker (R,C,I,WF-Hicksville) today announced the unanimous passage of A11050, a bill which will allow Nassau County to provide property tax breaks to Cold War Veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces from September 2, 1945 until December 26, 1991. Assemblyman Walker had cosponsored this bill in the Assembly. "I am proud to have supported this bi  more

ASSEMBLYWOMAN GALEF PROPOSES NEW WAY TO CUT LOCAL SCHOOL TAXES AND SAVE HEALTH CARE COSTS
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 5 -- Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, D-Ossining (90th District), issued the following press release: Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, in response to New York's current economic crisis and in consideration of the recommendations of the Suozzi Commission, has proposed a fundamentally new way to pay for certain education expenses in New York State. Galef recommended in a letter sent to Governor Paterson on July 31st that the New York State government should take over health care costs of  more

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR FRIGARD'S SHOW BLUE BIRD'S WISH - INSPIRED BY TRAVELS TO NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
CINCINNATI, Jan. 16 -- University of Cincinnati issued the following news release: Kelly Frigard, assistant professor of art and area coordinator of the art program at UC Clermont College is exhibiting her work, Blue Bird's Wish, in the UC Clermont College Art Gallery from January 18 - February 6. Blue Bird's Wish is an entire body of work made up of woven, felted, hand and machine embroidered mixed-media fiber sculpture. "In my sculptures and mixed-media installations, I often use traditi  more

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR TOWRY EARNS AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS BEST EARLY CAREER RESEARCHER AWARD
NEW YORK, Aug. 4 -- Emory University Goizueta Business School issued the following news release: Kristy Towry, Ph.D., assistant professor of managerial accounting and finance at the Goizueta Business School, Emory University was awarded the Best Early Career Researcher Award from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in the United Kingdom and the Society of Management Accountants (CMA Canada) co-sponsored the award. It   more

ASSOCIATE DEAN GOLDBERG RETIRES FROM COLLEGE
CORTLAND, N.Y., Jan. 3 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: Raymond Goldberg, who has served SUNY Cortland since 1977 and most recently as associate dean for the School of Professional Studies, will retire on Jan. 10. He has earned the designation of professor emeritus of health. Goldberg, of Homer, N.Y., recently accepted an appointment as the dean of health sciences for Vance-Granville Community College in Henderson, N.C. Goldberg capped his 30 years of service to the C  more

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR BREINING'S SECOND BOOK FOCUSES ON COLONIAL MEXICAN THEATER, DRAMA
STEVENS POINT, Wis., Oct. 2 -- The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point issued the following news release: Daniel Breining, associate professor of Spanish at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP), recently published his second book, "Mexican Theater and Drama from the Conquest Through the Seventeenth Century." Breining completed his book in 2006 while on sabbatical in Mexico and it is now available through Edwin Mellen Press of New York. Beginning early in the 16th century,   more

ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN MEDICAL COLLEGES HONORS KLEBANOFF WITH AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED RESEARCH IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
SEATTLE, Nov. 5 -- The University of Washington Health Sciences campus issued the following news release: Certain white blood cells, called phagocytes, engulf and destroy harmful bacteria. UW's Dr. Seymour Klebanoff discovered in 1967 that these cells produce their own antibacterial, an enzyme called myeloperoxidase. This revolutionary discovery changed science's understanding of the body's natural defense mechanisms in fighting infections, advanced knowledge about inflammation, and pointed t  more

ASTRONAUT HOPEFUL, CSI EXPERT AMONG MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY 'DISTANT' LEARNERS
STARKVILLE, Miss., Oct. 29 -- Mississippi State University issued the following news release: Michael Parkhill admits his knowledge of Mississippi is defined by occasional drives from the Lone Star State to Pensacola, Fla. Yet, even without setting foot on the Mississippi State campus, the Lindsay, Texas, resident has no doubt he's getting a specialized education to further his career goals. Enrolled in a graduate-level program through one of the university's growing distance education   more

Atwal moves up to 17th at Xerox Classic Golf
Rochester (New York), Aug. 16 -- Arjun Atwal made a significant move up from overnight 35th to tied 17th after the second round at the Xerox Classic on the Nationwide Tour. Atwal brought home a second round of two-under 68 that put his total at three-under 137 in the $600,000 event Friday. Atwal, lying 28th on the Money List and needing to come inside top-25 to play the full PGA Tour next year, had three birdies on the front nine and just one bogey on the backstretch. He birdied the third,  more

ATWAL RISES TO TIED 17TH AT XEROX; JEEV MISSES CUT AT WYNDHAM
New Delhi, Aug 16 (UNI) After firing two under 68 in the second round, ace golfer Arjun Atwal climbed from overnight tied 35th to tied 17th in the Xerox Classic in Rochester, New York. His total now stands at three under 137. He trails the leader Brendon De Jonge of Zimbabwe by six strokes. Atwal birdied the third, sixth, eighth and bogeyed the 14th. Meanwhile at the PGA Tour's Wyndham Championship being played in Greensboro, North Carolina, Jeev Milkha Singh (73, 69) missed the cut  more

AUTHOR LOUV KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR MIDWEST ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE
STEVENS POINT, Wis., Oct. 11 -- The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point issued the following news release: Richard Louv, author of seven books about family, nature and community, will be the keynote speaker at the Midwest Environmental Education Conference (MEEC), "No Child Left Inside," on Thursday, October 18. The conference, hosted by the Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education (WAEE) located at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP), will be held at the Country Sp  more

AUTHOR WAHL TO SHARE 'SECOND LIFE 'EXPERIENCES, DISCUSS ONLINE SOCIAL NETWORKING TOOLS
CORTLAND, N.Y., Nov. 30 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: Jill Hurst-Wahl, an information consultant, speaker, author and avid Internet "blogger," will discuss the newest online social networking tools on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at SUNY Cortland's Memorial Library. Hurst-Wahl, the owner of Hurst Associates, Ltd., a New York State-certified Minority and Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) located in Syracuse, N.Y., will begin her presentation "Social Networking Tools and Secon  more

AUTHOR, SCHOLAR ON HIGH-STAKES TESTING TO SPEAK ON MARCH 20
CORTLAND, N.Y., March 17 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: David Hursh, author of the recently published book, High-Stakes Testing and the Decline of Teaching and Learning: The Real Crisis in Education, will discuss the implications of the rise of high-stakes testing in the United States on Thursday, March 20, at SUNY Cortland. Hursh, an associate professor of teaching and curriculum at the University of Rochester's Warner Graduate School of Education, will begin his lect  more

AUTHORS TABOR, REICHS TO SHARE MYSTERIES OF ARCHAEOLOGY, FORENSIC SCIENCE
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 28 -- The University of North Carolina-Charlotte issued the following press release: Archaeologist, author and internationally known Jesus scholar, James Tabor will join forensic anthropologist and New York Times best-selling author, Kathy Reichs for an evening sharing the mysteries of forensic science and archaeology at UNC Charlotte, Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. in Robinson Hall. Moderated by WFAE 90.7 FM's Mike Collins, the authors will share some of their most interesting c  more

AVALANCHE OF SNOWMOBILE SUPPORT REVERSES GOV. PATERSON'S DRIFT
ALBANY, N.Y., July 11 -- Assemblyman David R. Townsend Jr., R-Kirkland (115th District), issued the following press release: Assemblyman David Townsend (R,C,I,WF-Sylvan Beach) today celebrated the recent decision by Governor Paterson to listen to the demands of snowmobile owners and outdoor enthusiasts in his district, noting that the signatures he collected to protest the state Legislature's seizure of $1 million in guaranteed trail maintenance funds played a role in forcing state officials   more

AVANT-GARDE VIDEO-GAME BLOG EARNS ART EXHIBITION AT UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE'S BEALL CENTER
SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Oct. 15 -- The University of California at Santa Cruz issued the following press release: Visitors to a recent art opening had a chance to avert a romantic breakup and warp history to their own designs, all while an alien presence looked on, displaying its reactions on a wall-sized monitor. The artificially intelligent pieces of art are the work of Michael Mateas, assistant professor of computer science at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Mateas and five other   more

AVIAN EXPERT ALLEN TO DISCUSS BALD EAGLES ON MARCH 27
CORTLAND, N.Y., March 17 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: Mike Allen, a New York State environmental official who has been nicknamed "The Eagleman," will discuss his 30-plus year effort at Bald eagle restoration in the state on Thursday, March 27, at SUNY Cortland. Allen's talk, "Return of the Bald Eagle - A 30 Year Flight," will take place at 7 p.m. in Sperry Center, Room 204. The event, which is free and open to the public, is the annual Wilkins Bird Lecture of the L  more

AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKER AND ALUM TO SHOW FILM ON RACIAL INJUSTICE
COLUMBIA, S.C., Feb. 22 -- The University of South Carolina issued the following news release: The public will have a chance to see an abridged version of "Black Magic," Dan Klores' film about racial injustice as told through the lives of black basketball players and coaches before desegregation, March 4 at the University of South Carolina. The two-hour screening, narrated by Wynton Marsalis and Samuel L. Jackson, is free and is set for 7 p.m. in Belk Auditorium in the Moore School of Busi  more

AWARD-WINNING LATINO POET TO MAKE SPECIAL APPEARANCE AT CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH APRIL 24
LONG BEACH, Calif., April 21 -- California State University Long Beach issued the following press release: Award-winning Latino poet Martín Espada will make a special appearance at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) on Thursday, April 24, for a presentation titled "Martín Espada: The Aesthetics of Advocacy," beginning at 7 p.m. in the campus' Studio Theater. Admission to the program is free. "Our goal is to showcase Latino contributions to U.S. culture," said event organizer V  more

AWARD-WINNING POET AND MCMICKEN ALUMNA RETURNS FOR READING
CINCINNATI, Oct. 31 -- University of Cincinnati issued the following news release: Award winner Cate Marvin's work in her latest book of poems, titled "Fragment of the Head of a Queen," has been referred to as suggesting "a postmodern Plath." Now, add "winner of one of the 2007 Whiting Writers' Awards for emerging authors" to the list of accolades for Marvin, who earned her PhD from the Department of English and Comparative Literature. The Whiting awards, presented this week in New York  more

AWARD-WINNING POLITICAL COMEDIAN BLAKEMAN TO PERFORM AT UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN
LINCOLN, Neb., March 17 -- The University of Nebraska issued the following news release: Scott Blakeman, an award-winning political comedian, will speak at 7 p.m. March 27 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He will perform in Room 25 of the College of Business Administration Building, 12th and R streets. The event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by UNL's Norman and Bernice Harris Center for Judaic Studies. Blakeman has made more than 30 national television appearances,  more

AWARD-WINNING WRITER SIDHWA TO SPEAK AT MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY
STARKVILLE, Miss., Oct. 2 -- Mississippi State University issued the following news release: A Pakistani-born novelist recognized internationally for her prowess in detailing, among others, issues of abuse against women and immigration, will speak Oct. 15 and 16 at Mississippi State. Bapsi Sidhwa, now of Houston, Texas, is scheduled to lead two public programs about her life and works: the first, beginning at 6 p.m. on the 15th in Lee Hall auditorium and the other at 12:30 p.m. on the 16th  more

AWARD-WINNING WRITER, COMPOSER TO VISIT UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 9 -- The University of North Carolina-Charlotte issued the following press release: An award-winning writer, composer, and saxophonist, James McBride is a true Renaissance man. His landmark memoir, "The Color of Water," is an American classic. McBride will visit UNC Charlotte, Oct. 16. He will meet with several groups of students who participated in the Common Reading Experience. A public lecture is scheduled for 7 p.m. in McKnight Auditorium. A reception will follow  more

BARNES & NOBLE COLLEGE BOOKSTORES TO RUN HEALTH SCIENCE CAMPUS BOOKSTORE
TOLEDO, Ohio, Nov. 26 -- University of Toledo issued the following news release: In about a week, University of Toledo students will be able to sip Starbucks coffee and browse through a Barnes & Noble bookstore on the Health Science Campus. The bookseller, the largest dealer of textbooks nationwide, has been awarded a contract to operate UT's Health Science Campus bookstore, which is now located in the Health Education Building. However, it will move to the Mulford Library Building startin  more

BARZUN '05 TO JOIN VIRGINIA FACULTY
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., May 23 -- The University of Virginia School of Law issued the following news release: Charles Barzun '05 will join the faculty this fall after completing a two-year teaching and research fellowship at Harvard Law School. Barzun is currently a Climenko Fellow and lecturer at Harvard. Prior to his position there, he was a clerk for federal Judge Robert D. Sack of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City. "Charles Barzun brings with him three qualities  more

BATTEN INSTITUTE WELCOMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., July 29 -- The University of Virginia issued the following news release: The University of Virginia's Darden School of Business has appointed Michael Lenox as executive director of its Batten Institute. With two degrees in system engineering from the University of Virginia and a doctoral degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lenox brings more than a decade of experience in entrepreneurship, environmental sustainability and technology strategy, which h  more

BERMAN APPOINTED AS COLLEGE OF LAW DEAN
TEMPE, Ariz., May 20 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: A scholar with a vision for the future of legal education and an administrator who can move with speed and agility, Paul Schiff Berman has been appointed dean of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Currently the Jesse Root Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut School of Law, Berman will assume his new duties prior to the start of the academic year. "In Paul Berma  more

BESTSELLING AUTHOR PIERCY TO BE KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT WOMEN & SPIRITUALITY CONFERENCE, OCT. 13-14
MANKATO, Minn., Sept. 18 -- Minnesota State University, Mankato issued the following news release: New York Times bestselling author Marge Piercy will be the keynote speaker at the annual Women & Spirituality Conference Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13-14. The 26th annual conference also will feature dozens of workshops, discussions, exhibits, and celebrations about self-image, spiritual autobiography, forgiveness, meditation, therapeutic wellness, psychic development, emotional physiology, in  more

BETHLEHEM CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF JULY 15 MEETING
BETHLEHEM, Pa., July 15 -- The Bethlehem City Council issued the following meeting minutes: 1. INVOCATION 2. PLEDGE TO THE FLAG 3. ROLL CALL President Donchez called the meeting to order. Pastor Jason Stewart of Christ Community Church offered the invocation which was followed by the pledge to the flag. Present were Jean Belinski, Karen Dolan, Joseph F. Leeson, Jr., Gordon B. Mowrer, J. William Reynolds, and Robert J. Donchez, 6. J. Michael Schweder was absent, 1. 4. APPROVAL OF M  more

BIG CITY DREAMS AND ROMANTIC DALLIANCES: CCM PRESENTS 'WONDERFUL TOWN'
CINCINNATI, Nov. 8 -- University of Cincinnati issued the following news release: The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) Mainstage Series continues with Leonard Bernstein's classic musical, the Tony Award-winning Wonderful Town. Performances take place for one weekend only, Nov. 15-18 in CCM's Corbett Auditorium. Presented at CCM for the first time since 1973, this sunny song-and-dance romp composed by Bernstein in 1953 chronicles the adventures of two Ohio siste  more

BLAKELOCK PAINTINGS ON VIEW IN SHELDON COLLECTION GALLERIES
LINCOLN, Neb., May 13 -- The University of Nebraska issued the following news release: Paintings by Ralph Albert Blakelock will be on view this summer with artworks from the Sheldon Museum of Art's permanent collection in two galleries at the museum, 12th and R streets on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln City Campus. In September the Blakelock works will travel to the National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts in New York City for "The Unknown Blakelock," an exhibition of 40-plus pa  more

BLOWING GLASS OUT OF PROPORTION
ROLLA, Mo., Dec. 4 -- The University of Missouri at Rolla issued the following news release: Many Missourians have long associated glass blowing with artisans who populate Silver Dollar City. Now, students at the University of Missouri-Rolla can watch glass blowing - and practice it themselves - on campus. Dr. Richard Brow, Curators' Professor of ceramic engineering at UMR, wants the new Hot Glass Shop to be a place where students can discover connections between art and science. "We plan   more

BOGOSIAN'S CLASSIC 'SUBURBIA' OFFERS HUMOR, ANGST
SAN MARCOS, Texas, Oct. 23 -- Texas State University issued the following news release: The Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas State University-San Marcos presents Eric Bogosian's acclaimed play Suburbia Oct. 25-28. Directed by Mandi Tapia, performances will be Oct. 25-27 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. at the PSH Foundation Studio Theatre in the Theatre Center on campus. Set outside a suburban convenience store, Bogosian's contemporary classic seethes with the energy of youthf  more

BOILERMAKERS TO RECRUIT APPRENTICES, FEB. 5- DEC. 2
OSWEGO, N.Y., Jan. 25 -- The Department of Labor has issued the following apprenticeship news release: The Boilermakers Northeastern Joint Apprenticeship Committee, Local 175, will conduct recruitment from February 5 through December 2, 2008 for eight boilermaker (construction) apprentices, State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith announced today. Applications will be available at the local, 28 West Bridge St., Oswego, from 9 a.m. to noon, the first Tuesday of each month during the recruitm  more

BORDER JUSTICE SERIES FOCUSES ON EDUCATION
TEMPE, Ariz., March 26 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: "Education, Justice, and the Border," the latest in Arizona State University's popular annual Border Justice Series, will be presented over two days at the West campus, April 7-8. Among the topics that will be explored through public art, theatre, film, music, and town hall-style discussions are affirmative action, Proposition 300, the DREAM Act, English-language Learning, and education about border just  more

BRACKENRIDGE TRACT INFORMATION SESSION SCHEDULED FOR AUG. 12
AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 7 -- The University of Texas System issued the following news release: The master planning firm selected by The University of Texas System Board of Regents will hold an information session on Tuesday, Aug. 12 to share preliminary information and analyses concerning the Brackenridge Tract. The session will begin at 6:30 p.m. and take place at the Lower Colorado River Authority's Hancock Building, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd. The master planning firm held a listening session  more

BRASS CELEBRATES FOURTH OF JULY WITH MILLIONS
BOLLING AFB, D.C., July 8 -- The U.S. Air Force District of Washington issued the following news release: By Senior Airman R. Michael Longoria 11th Wing Public Affairs The United States Air Force Band Ceremonial Brass played its 10th performance in New York on NBC's "Today" show as part of this year's a Fourth of July celebration. "The U.S. Air Force Band is honored to represent the excellence found in every Air Force career field," said Col. Dennis M. Layendecker, commander and music   more

BRICKLAYERS AND ALLIED CRAFTWORKERS TO RECRUIT APPRENTICES, MARCH 6, 2008 - FEB. 5, 2009
ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 4 -- The Department of Labor has issued the following apprenticeship news release: The Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, Local 3 (Rochester Chapter), will conduct apprentice recruitment from March 6, 2008 through February 5, 2009 for 1 bricklayer/mason apprentice, 1 Tile, Marble and Terrazzo Finisher apprentice and 10 tile-setter apprentices, State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith announced today. Applications will be   more

BROCK CLARKE CONTINUES TO SET THE LITERARY WORLD ON FIRE
CINCINNATI, Dec. 10 -- University of Cincinnati issued the following news release: Critics rave about An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England. Now the National Endowment for the Arts has honored the author. Brock Clarke, associate professor of English and creative writing at the University of Cincinnati, has just received a 2008 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in prose. Clarke, who is also UC's Creative Writing Program Coordinator and a fiction editor of  more

BUFFALO STATE COLLEGE TECHNOLOGY CENTER MOVES FORWARD
BUFFALO, N.Y., Sept. 25 -- Buffalo State College issued the following news release: A new $43 million Technology Center for Buffalo State College moves forward as the college and the State University of New York Construction Fund begin a national search for an architecture/engineering firm to complete technical specifications for the proposed building now that funding has been approved. The much-needed facility will accommodate seven technology-based programs of study, including fashion an  more

BUFFETT FELLOWSHIPS HELP LAW STUDENTS AID CHILDREN
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., July 8 -- The University of Virginia issued the following news release: Rising third-year law student Amy Saltzman is troubled by what she described as the "over-criminalization of typical adolescent behavior." Salzman, who is working this summer for the Juvenile Trial Division of the Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C., said school fights that might have been settled with suspensions are now handled by on-campus city police; antagonists are charged with assa  more

CAL STATE LONG BEACH STUDENT WINS SCHOLARSHIP, PRESTIGIOUS NEW YORK DISPLAY FOR ULTRA-MODERN CHAIR DESIGN
LONG BEACH, Calif., June 16 -- California State University Long Beach issued the following press release: Eric MacDonald, an industrial design major at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) who lives in Costa Mesa, has won the Student Design Scholarship Competition at the 2008 Wilsonart Challenges with his entry of an ultra-contemporary chair design. Wilsonart awarded MacDonald with a $1,000 scholarship for his design, and the CSULB Industrial Design Department received $5,000. H  more

CAMPUS FINALIZES ITS EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM
CORTLAND, N.Y., Oct. 17 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: SUNY Cortland successfully tested the final components of its new Campus Emergency Notification System - 21 rooftop speakers - on Friday, Oct. 12, as the campus joins others across New York State that are creating new ways to communicate in the event of emergencies. "Following the Virginia Tech tragedy last spring, America's colleges and universities revisited their existing campus safety procedures and explored th  more

CAPTIVATING SOUNDS OF CRANE SYMPHONY ORCHESRA FEATURED AT STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK POTSDAM
POTSDAM, N.Y., Oct. 5 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: Dr. Christopher C. Lanz, director of orchestras at SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music, will conduct the Crane Symphony Orchestra Sunday, Oct. 21, at 3 p.m. at SUNY Potsdam's Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall. The concert will feature guest conductor Scott Stickley, conductor of the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra in New York City. The performance will highlight the Brahms' variations on the th  more

CARLOS ORTIZ EXHIBITS PAINTINGS IN NEW YORK, JAN. 11- FEB. 23
MONTCLAIR, N.J., Jan. 17 -- Montclair State University issued the following news release: Carlos Ortiz, assistant dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences is exhibiting a series of his paintings at the Grady Alexis Gallery of El Taller Latino Americano at Broadway and 104th Street in Manhattan. The exhibition, titled "Dancin," features paintings exploring the themes of family, cultural heritage and community. Ortiz, who has been painting and showing his work for many years, sa  more

CAROL TYLER DRAWS A COMIC CAREER ONE LINE AT A TIME
CINCINNATI, Nov. 19 -- University of Cincinnati issued the following news release: Carol Tyler's creative career has been anything but a straight line. She first earned fine art degrees from Middle Tennessee State University and then from Syracuse University and later went into any number of creative endeavors. These included everything from museum exhibit design, stand-up comedy and teaching in California (where young teen-not-yet-turned-actor Leonardo DiCaprio was her daughter's babysitt  more

CARPENTERS TO RECRUIT APPRENTICES, FEB. 19, 2008 - JAN., 20, 2009
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 16 -- The Department of Labor has issued the following apprenticeship news release: The Empire State Carpenters Apprenticeship Committee, Region 4 (Rochester), will conduct recruitment for 30 carpenter apprentices from February 19, 2008 through January, 20, 2009, State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith announced today. Applications will be available at the local, 21 Jet View Drive, Rochester, from 9 a.m. to noon, the third Tuesday of every month during the recruitment  more

CASKEY LECTURE OCT. 22 TO FEATURE EXPERT ON 'RESPONSIBLE BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE'
COLUMBIA, S.C., Sept. 21 -- The University of South Carolina issued the following news release: Dr. Barry S. Coller, a physician and member of the National Academy of Sciences, will be the featured speaker for the Caskey Lecture Monday, Oct. 22, at the University of South Carolina. The program, sponsored by the university's College of Arts and Sciences, will be held from 7:30 - 9 p.m. in the Lumpkin Auditorium of the Moore School of Business. It is free and open to the public. Coller, p  more

CCM HOSTS METROPOLITAN OPERA NATIONAL COUNCIL DISTRICT AUDITIONS JAN. 5
CINCINNATI, Dec. 21 -- University of Cincinnati issued the following news release: The Metropolitan Opera National Council announces that its auditions for the Southern Ohio District will take place Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, beginning at 10 a.m. in Werner Recital Hall on the campus of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). Outstanding young singers from throughout the Tristate area and beyond take the stage at this annual event, performing some of opera's best-loved a  more

CELEBRATE MAKE A DIFFERENCE WEEK OCT. 21-27 WITH STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK POTSDAM
POTSDAM, N.Y., Oct. 5 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: In conjunction with the national Make a Difference Day on Saturday, Oct. 27, SUNY Potsdam will celebrate Make a Difference Week from October 21 to October 27. Student volunteers will focus on the many ways they can help their neighbors and have a positive impact on their community. Donnita Firnstein, a counselor in SUNY Potsdam's Office of Experiential Education, said she has more than 6  more

CELEBRATE NATIVE AMERICANS IN JAZZ, BLUES WITH STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK POTSDAM GUEST LECTURER
POTSDAM, N.Y., Oct. 5 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: Dr. Ron Welburn, professor of the English at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will give a presentation about Native Americans in Jazz and Blues on Friday, Oct. 12 at 3 p.m. in SUNY Potsdam's Kellas Hall, room 106. Dr. Welburn has conducted extensive research on the subject of Native Americans in Jazz and Blues. His presentation will include pictures and the music of the artists.   more

CHANCELLOR KHAYAT HONORED WITH AUTOZONE LIBERTY BOWL DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN AWARD
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 31 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: University of Mississippi Chancellor Robert C. Khayat is the recipient of the 2007 AutoZone Liberty Bowl's most prestigious honor, the Distinguished Citizen Award, which he received at a recent luncheon ceremony at the Peabody Hotel. The Distinguished Citizen Award is a time-honored tradition of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl and has been presented for more than 30 years to recognize some of America's mo  more

CHANCELLOR RELEASES RESULTS OF SECOND PRINCIPAL SATISFACTION SURVEY
NEW YORK, June 12 -- The New York City Department of Education has issued the following text of a speech: Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein today released the results of the Department of Education's second Principal Satisfaction Survey, administered as part of the Chancellor's commitment to continually improve the quality of services provided to schools. About 80% of the City's 1,454 principals responded to the anonymous online survey in March and April, rating the effectiveness of the Depart  more

CHARLOTTE/ROCK HILL BUSINESS LEADERS, CAROLINA ALUMNI INVITED TO MEET MOORE SCHOOL DEAN
COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 23 -- The University of South Carolina issued the following news release: Business leaders and University of South Carolina alumni in greater Charlotte are invited to meet new Moore School of Business Dean Dr. Hildy Teegen from 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30. Teegen, who began her tenure as dean Sept. 15, will host "meet-the-dean" receptions this fall in Columbia, Greenville, Charleston and Charlotte, as well as ones in Atlanta, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Jackso  more

CHILDREN'S AUTHORS, ILLUSTRATORS TO VISIT UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO FOR SANDBERG LITERACY INSTITUTE
TOLEDO, Ohio, June 12 -- University of Toledo issued the following news release: "Motivating Reluctant Readers and Writers" will be the theme of the 36th annual Sandberg Literacy Institute that will take place at UT June 16-20 and 23-27. In addition to inviting seven authors and illustrators of books for children, this year's lineup includes scholars whose work helps educators better understand reluctant readers and writers. The Monday through Thursday schedule will start with a present  more

CHILDREN'S CHORUS OF CRANE SEEKING SINGERS
POTSDAM, N.Y., Sept. 7 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: The Children's Chorus of Crane is looking for young singing artists to join one of its two choirs - Junior Choir (grades 3-5) and Senior Choir (treble voices grades 6-12). Open registration will take place Monday, Sept. 10, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Schuette Hall, room A305 in SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music complex. The choirs perform regularly throughout the North Country and are   more

CHILDREN'S CHORUS OF CRANE TO KICK-OFF DIVERSITY FESTIVAL
POTSDAM, N.Y., Oct. 5 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: The Senior Choir of the Children's Chorus of Crane will kick-off the entertainment at the 14th annual World in Potsdam Festival Saturday, Oct. 13, at 12:15 p.m. in the Barrington Student Union Multi-Purpose Room. They will sing a traditional "Song of Welcome" followed by "Mbiri Kuna Mwari" by Lee Kesselman. This is the "Gloria" movement from a larger work called "The Shona Mass." The tex  more

CHINESE DELEGATION VISITS NEW MEXICO STATE POLICE
SANTA FE, N.M., Aug. 8 -- The New Mexico Department of Public Safety's State Police issued the following news release: Tuesday August 12th, Chief Faron Segotta of the New Mexico State Police will host a tour for a delegation of Chinese officials who are studying police accountability and training that helps reinforce these principals. The group has already toured Washington DC, New York and Massachusetts making New Mexico their next stop. The guests are academic researchers; Mang Zhu Pr  more

CHRIS FRERICKS: MAN FOR OTHERS, MAN OF THE WORLD, CINCINNATI MAN
CINCINNATI, Nov. 30 -- University of Cincinnati issued the following news release: The Carl H. Lindner Honors-PLUS program is an educational experience at the College of Business (CoB) designed for highly motivated individuals with superior academic ability and demonstrated leadership skills. The program's goal is to graduate successful business professionals with the potential to become future business leaders. "PLUS" stands for Promise as a business professional; Leadership in school and co  more

CHROMIUM SUPPLEMENTATION MAY IMPROVE MEMORY IN OLDER ADULTS
CINCINNATI, Dec. 13 -- University of Cincinnati issued the following news release: Aging adults with early memory decline may benefit from supplementation with chromium picolinate, say University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers. Results of a small pilot study, led by Robert Krikorian, PhD, UC associate professor of psychiatry, were presented this week to the medical community at an annual neurological meeting. Chromium is a nutrient important to insulin signaling and has been shown to im  more

Clash Of Civilisations
NEW DELHI, India, Aug. 16 -- By some coincidence, the movie Bottle Shock was released on the day I went to California's Napa Valley. Bottle Shock, a small but generally well-reviewed film starring such dependable B-listers as Bill Pullman and Alan Rickman, tells the story of one of the wine world's most famous events: the so-called Judgement of Paris. In 1976, a young British wine dealer called Steven Spurrier who had failed to make much headway in cracking the French wine establishment had a  more

CLASSICAL ARCHAEOLOGIST TO DISCUSS WOMEN, RELIGION OF EARLY GREECE
TOLEDO, Ohio, Nov. 14 -- University of Toledo issued the following news release: Dr. Joan Connelly will give a lecture, "Portrait of a Priestess: The Hidden History of Women and Religion in Ancient Greece," Friday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Toledo Museum of Art Little Theater. Connelly is an associate professor of fine arts and director of Yeronisos Island excavations in Cyprus for the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University in New York City. Her research focuses on Greek sculp  more

COACH WILLIAMS, FOUR EDUCATORS TO BE HONORED ON OCT. 27
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Oct. 26 -- The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill issued the following press release: Recipients ranging from a Raleigh middle school teacher to a state legislator and a national championship-winning basketball coach will be honored Saturday (Oct. 27) by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education. Awards for outstanding contributions and commitment to education will be presented to N.C. Rep. Patricia Cotham of Charlotte; teacher Diane Day o  more

COCAINE KINGPIN SENTENCED TO 30 YEARS ON NARCOTICS, MONEY LAUNDERING CHARGES
MANHATTAN, N.Y., Feb. 5 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Drug Enforcement Administration's New York field office issued the following press release: JOHN P. GILBRIDE, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Office of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration ("DEA") and MICHAEL J. GARCIA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced that MANUEL FELIPE SALAZAR-ESPINOSA, a/k/a "Hoover," designated by the Justice Department as one of the world's most   more

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS DESIGNATED 'BEST' BUSINESS SCHOOL BY PRINCETON REVIEW
TOLEDO, Ohio, Oct. 22 -- University of Toledo issued the following news release: The University of Toledo's College of Business Administration is an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company selected the college for inclusion in the 2008 edition of Best 290 Business Schools. The college recently received The Princeton Review's "Best" designation in the publication with a two-page profile explaining its academics, student l  more

COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES NORTHEASTERN STATE UNIVERSITY CENTENNIAL SPEAKERS
TAHLEQUAH, Okla., Aug. 7 -- Northeastern State University issued the following news release: The Northeastern State University Centennial Lecture Committee has announced the speakers for the Centennial Lecture Series: Elizabeth Eckford of Little Rock, Ark.; Mark I. Pinsky of Maitland, Fla.; and Larry Coker of Fort Myers, Fla. Eckford, a member of the Little Rock Nine, will speak on Saturday, Sept. 13 at 3 p.m. in the NET Auditorium on the Tahlequah campus. One of the pervasive images of th  more

COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE SERIES TO PRESENT 'JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS'
POTSDAM, N.Y., Sept. 14 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: Community Performance Series will present the sounds of "Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis" on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in SUNY Potsdam's Maxcy Hall Gymnasium. The concert will be preceded by a pre-concert talk by Canton High School and St. Lawrence University teacher Tim Savage at 6:30 p.m. in Maxcy Hall, room 104. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is a 1  more

COMMUNITY ROUNDTABLE LOOKS AT 'HEALTHFUL LIVING IN TODAY'S ENVIRONMENT'
CORTLAND, N.Y., Feb. 26 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: A Cortland county environmental health representative and a local organic farmer will discuss the importance of living healthy in today's environment at a community roundtable on Thursday, March 6, at SUNY Cortland. Titled "Healthful Living in Today's Environment," the roundtable takes place between 8-9 a.m. at Main Street SUNY Cortland, an extension facility the College operates at 9 Main St. in downtown Cortland.  more

COMMUNITY ROUNDTABLE NOV. 1 LOOKS AT ICE AGES IN FINGER LAKES REGION
CORTLAND, N.Y., Oct. 19 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: A geologist and an atmospheric scientist will discuss the profound climatic and environmental change the Finger Lakes Region experienced during the Ice Ages, at a community roundtable on Thursday, Nov. 1, at SUNY Cortland. Titled "Ice Ages in the Finger Lakes," the roundtable takes place between 8-9 a.m. in the College's Park Center Hall of Fame Room. Sponsored by the President's Office and the College's Center for  more

COMMUNITY ROUNDTABLE ON OCT. 4 LOOKS AT ARCHAEOLOGY IN TURKEY
CORTLAND, N.Y., Sept. 25 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: During a community roundtable on Thursday, Oct. 4, at SUNY Cortland, Sharon Steadman, an associate professor of sociology/anthropology at SUNY Cortland, will theorize about what ancient life might have been like based on artifacts found at a 5,000-year-old dig in Turkey. Titled "Archaeology in Turkey: Searching for Clues to Ancient Life," the roundtable takes place between 8-9 a.m. in the College's Park Center Hal  more

COMPETITION FOR WALKER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS NOW ON
POTSDAM, N.Y., Sept. 7 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: SUNY Potsdam's Center for Regional Research and Community Education, has opened its annual competition for the 2008-2009 T. Urling and Mabel Walker Research Fellowships. Fellowships are available to faculty and professional staff from the region's 11 institutions of higher education to engage in research on critical problems confronting local or regional communities in the North Country  more

CONCERT SEPT. 16 TO HONOR PROFESSOR CORDERO'S 90TH BIRTHDAY
NORMAL, Ill., Sept. 10 -- Illinois State University issued the following news release: Although technically, he will be 90 years and one month old, composer and Illinois State University Distinguished Professor Emeritus Roque Cordero will be the special guest at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, for a birthday concert of his music in Kemp Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public. "Mensajes y meditaciones del Maestro" (Messages and Meditations from the Maestro) will feature ISU music f  more

CONCERT SINGERS JOIN GUEST CHOIRS, ORCHESTRA IN TRIBUTE TO MISSISSIPPI COMPOSER STILL
OXFORD, Miss., Oct. 10 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: Join the University of Mississippi family Sunday (Oct. 14) to celebrate the choral works of internationally known composer and Mississippi native William Grant Still. The 4 p.m. concert at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts features the UM Concert Singers, Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and choirs from Rust College and Delta State University. "We are very pleased to be a part of this statewid  more

CONFERENCE ON PRACTICAL PEACE BUILDING AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ON NOV. 3
CORTLAND, N.Y., Oct. 31 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: SUNY Cortland's new Center for Ethics, Peace and Social Justice (CEPS) will hold a conference on Saturday, Nov. 3, to introduce itself to the campus and outside community. The conference on "Practical Peace Building and Environmental Justice" will take place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Old Main. Micere M. Githae Mugo, who chairs the African American Studies Department at Syracuse University and is known as a poet and   more

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW EXPERT FREDERICK SCHAUER TO JOIN LAW SCHOOL FACULTY
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., April 23 -- The University of Virginia's Health System issued the following news release: Frederick Schauer, a leading expert on the First Amendment, constitutional law, and legal philosophy, will join the University of Virginia Law School faculty in August. Schauer has served as the Frank Stanton Professor of the First Amendment at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government since 1990, and was previously Professor of Law at the University of Michigan. Schauer wil  more

CORTLAND ALUMNUS GOODALE TO RECEIVE HONORARY DEGREE
CORTLAND, N.Y., March 17 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: Thomas Goodale, a SUNY Cortland Distinguished Alumnus and renowned expert in the field of recreation and leisure studies, will receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from the State University of New York at the SUNY Cortland Undergraduate Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 17. Goodale will address the graduates at both the 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. ceremonies in the Park Center Alumni Arena.   more

COUNTY EXECUTIVE PICENTE, UPD RECRUIT OFFICER WOODEN URGE SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS TO MAKE POSITIVE CHOICES IN SCHOOL, LIFE
UTICA, N.Y., Aug. 7 -- The Oneida County Executive issued the following press release: Telling 300 participants in the Oneida County Summer Youth Employment Program that they have the power to change their lives and achieve their dreams, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. and Utica Police Recruit Officer Starr Rae Wooden today urged the youth to use their summer work experience as a springboard to new achievements in school, in the community and in their lives. "The lessons yo  more

COUPLE CHARGED IN INSURANCE BUSINESS FRAUD
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 8 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation Albany Field Office issued the following press release: United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby announced today that an indictment has been filed against an Oriskany couple on charges related to their insurance business. JAMES M. KERNAN, 59, and his wife, MARLENE M. KERNAN, 58, who reside in Oriskany, New York were named as defendants in a superseding indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Syra  more

COURT TV CO-HOST FORD TO SPEAK SEPT. 21 ON IMPACT OF HIGH PROFILE CASES
OXFORD, Miss., Sept. 17 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: Respected broadcaster and Court TV newsman Jack Ford is slated to speak on how the media and legal practice are influenced by high profile cases Friday (Sept. 21) at the University of Mississippi School of Law. Ford, a co-host on the daily TV trial program "Banfield & Ford: Courtside" with fellow news veteran Ashleigh Banfield, speaks at 1:30 p.m. in the William Ethridge Jr. Moot Court Room in the L  more

COVERDELL INSTITUTE HOSTS LIBERTY LECTURE ON OCT. 11
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga., Oct. 3 -- Georgia College & State University issued the following news release: The Coverdell Institute at Georgia College & State University announces the fifth and final Liberty Lecture scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 in the Student Center Magnolia Room. John Ferling, Professor Emeritus of History at University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Ga., will speak on "Myths of the Revolutionary War?" The lecture is based on Ferling's recently published book, Almost  more

CRANE SCHOOL OF MUSIC FACULTY MEMBER TO PRESENT PIANO RECITAL
POTSDAM, N.Y., Sept. 14 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: Hannah Gruber, SUNY Potsdam faculty member in the Crane School of Music, will present a piano recital Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in SUNY Potsdam's Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall. Gruber has performed and accompanied in festivals and competitions throughout the United States. She is an active researcher on the effects of music on children with autism and has been a presenter at the   more

CRIMINAL LAW SCHOLAR BOWERS TO JOIN LAW FACULTY
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., May 19 -- The University of Virginia's Health System issued the following news release: Josh Bowers, a legal scholar and former defense attorney who specializes in innovative examination of the real-world application of criminal law, will join the Law School this fall. Bowers is currently a Bigelow Teaching Fellow and lecturer of law at the University of Chicago Law School. Prior to that, he spent three years as a staff attorney with The Bronx Defenders, and also was   more

CRIMINAL LAW SCHOLAR BOWERS TO JOIN UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA LAW FACULTY
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., May 23 -- The University of Virginia issued the following news release: Josh Bowers, a legal scholar and former defense attorney who specializes in innovative examination of the real-world application of criminal law, will join the faculty of the University of Virginia School of Law this fall. Bowers is currently a Bigelow Teaching Fellow and lecturer of law at the University of Chicago Law School. Prior to that, he spent three years as a staff attorney with The Bronx  more

CSI: MILKY WAY TEAM WORKS SCENE OF DEAD STAR
CHICAGO, May 28 -- The University of Chicago issued the following news release: Like a team of forensic detectives in a television show that could be called "CSI: Milky Way," a University of Chicago astrophysicist and his associates are piecing together how a mysterious infrared ring got left around a dead star that displays a magnetic field trillions of times more intense than Earth's. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope detected the ring around magnetar SGR 1900+14 at two narrow infrared freq  more

CULTURAL CRITIC TO ADDRESS WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HUMAN
TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 26 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Public scholar and award winning author Michael Bérubé will consider how academic advances in the sciences, and their interpretation in popular culture, affect what it means to be human and how the humanities must respond, during a lecture at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 in Armstrong Hall, on Arizona State University's Tempe campus. The title of Bérubé's lecture is "The Humanities and the Limits of the Human." He will   more

DANCE COMPANY TO PERFORM 'MIXED REPERTORY' NOV. 1-2
COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 16 -- The University of South Carolina issued the following news release: The University of South Carolina Dance Company will perform a concert of classical and contemporary works Nov. 1 and 2 at the Koger Center for the Arts. Curtain time for "Mixed Repertory" is 7:30 p.m. both days. Tickets are $16 for adults; $14 for faculty, staff and military; and $10 for students. They are available at the Carolina Coliseum box office or by calling 803-777-2551. The concert pr  more

DANCE PROGRAM TO GET BOOST FROM 'BALLET STARS OF NEW YORK' APRIL 4
COLUMBIA, S.C., March 13 -- The University of South Carolina issued the following news release: The University of South Carolina dance program will offer the opportunity to see top New York dancers performing elite choreography alongside the USC Dance Company for the third consecutive year in the "Ballet Stars of New York" performance and gala. The program will begin at 7 p.m. at the Koger Center for the Arts on April 4 and will feature accompaniment by the School of Music's Symphony Orche  more

DANCE RESIDENCY AT SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI TO FEATURE WEST AFRICAN DANCING, DRUMMING
HATTIESBURG, Miss., Feb. 19 -- The University of Southern Mississippi issued the following news release: The Dance Program at The University of Southern Mississippi will host guest artists in residency Robin Gee and Aly Camara who will teach West African dancing and drumming Feb. 25-28. An array of activities, including master classes, a multimedia dance presentation, demonstrations and lectures, will be open to the public. At 4 p.m. Feb. 25 in Studio 115 in the Theatre and Dance Building,  more

DANCE, DRAMA, MUSIC TO BE FEATURED IN MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY 'S LYCEUM SERIES
STARKVILLE, Miss., Sept. 6 -- Mississippi State University issued the following news release: Mississippi State University kicks off its 2007-08 performing arts season with an Oct. 9 performance by Philadelphia's Koresh Dance Co. The high-energy troupe that combines ballet and modern jazz is part of a nine-month season that also will include Broadway, South African gospel, New Orleans jazz, and chamber quartet music. Next in the season will be the Nov. 15 production of "Gypsy," which ha  more

DAVID ABSHIRE, FORMER AMBASSADOR TO NATO, SPECIAL COUNSELOR IN REAGAN ADMINISTRATION, PROLIFIC AUTHOR TO SPEAK ON CAMPUS
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., March 26 -- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga issued the following news release: A fireside chat with Dr. David M. Abshire, former Ambassador to NATO, President of the Center for the Study of the Presidency (CSP) in Washington, D.C. and President of the Richard Lounsbery Foundation of New York will be held on campus Wednesday, April 2 at noon in the University Center Auditorium. Tom Griscom, Publisher and Executive Editor of the Chattanooga Times Free Press, will   more

DECA SALUTES COAST GUARD ON 218 YEARS OF SERVICE
FORT LEE, Va., Aug. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Commissary Agency issued the following press release: The United States Coast Guard observes the 218th anniversary of its founding on Aug. 4. It was on that date in 1790 that Congress authorized the construction of 10 vessels to enforce tariff and trade laws, prevent smuggling and protect the collection of federal revenue. "Since 1790, members of the Coast Guard have proudly served whenever and wherever this nation needed th  more

Delaware North Companies Corporate Chef Roland Henin to Team up with Thomas Keller at Bocuse d'Or Culinary Competition
BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 7 -- Delaware North Companies issued the following news release: Delaware North Companies Corporate Chef and Chief Culinary Ambassador Roland Henin, CMC, has been named the coach of the U.S. culinary team that will compete in the 2009 Bocuse d'Or. The international cooking contest is widely respected as one of the most rigorous in the world. The event will take place in January in Lyon, France, at the gourmet capital of Salon Des Metiers de Bouche. Henin's first task wi  more

DELAWARE SUPREME COURT JUSTICE TO TALK NOV. 5
TOLEDO, Ohio, Nov. 2 -- University of Toledo issued the following news release: Justice Jack Jacobs of the Delaware Supreme Court, a nationally known speaker on matters of corporate law, will give a talk titled "The Responsibilities of Directors in the New Millennium" Monday, Nov. 5. The free, public talk will begin at noon in the Law Center Auditorium on Main Campus. A justice on the bench of the highest court in Delaware, Jacobs has spent more than 35 years as an attorney and jurist i  more

DEPARTMENT OF ART HOSTS FIRST EXHIBITION OF FALL SEASON THROUGH NOV. 1
OXFORD, Miss., Oct. 2 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: Works by renowned daughter-father artists Beth Edwards and Larry Edwards are on exhibit at the University of Mississippi through Nov. 1. Displayed in Gallery 130 at Meek Hall, the exhibit features an artists' reception and open house at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4. The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. The exhibit is the first of the season for the Department of Art  more

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION TELLS NEW YORKERS 'DON'T FLUSH MEDICATIONS'
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 8 -- The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issued the following news release: A new initiative to help reduce the growing presence of pharmaceuticals in water bodies is being launched today by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Commissioner Pete Grannis announced. The "Don't Flush Your Drugs" campaign and website, http://www.dontflushyourdrugs.net/ , will help raise public awareness and provide information about how to d  more

DEPUTY SECRETARY-GENERAL MIGIRO ADDRESSES AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 11 -- The United Nations Office of the Secretary General issued the text of the following statement: Following is the text of Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro's remarks to the American Bar Association, in New York on 9 August: It gives me great pleasure to address the Opening Assembly of the American Bar Association's 2008 Annual Meeting. Before I assumed office as Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, and before I was Foreign Minister of Tanzania, I  more

Design Hotels Introduces Aguas De Ibiza - The Eco-Luxury Experience
BERLIN, June 26 -- Design Hotels issued the following news release: This September a stunning new hotel concept will hit the Balearic Islands: the Aguas de Ibiza Spa & Resort. The waterside hotel is proudly "anchored" in Ibiza's Santa Eulalia Bay marina. Built by local architect Juan de los Ríos, designed by Barcelona-based Triade Studio and run by the Torres family, the Aguas de Ibiza boasts an elegant and modern ambience. It is warmed by a philosophy of friendly and personalised service tha  more

DOMINION TO PRESENT AT MORGAN STANLEY ENERGY AND ELECTRICITY CONFERENCE
RICHMOND, Va., April 1 -- Dominion issued the following news release: Dominion (NYSE: D) Chairman, President and CEO, Thomas F. Farrell, II, will address investors and securities analysts on Thursday, Apr. 3, in New York, NY, at the Morgan Stanley Energy & Electricity Conference beginning at 10:40 a.m. EDT. Investors can access the Web cast and a copy of Thursday's presentation material at http://www.dom.com/investors/. Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of   more

DOMINION TO PRESENT AT SANFORD BERNSTEIN 2008 STRATEGIC DECISIONS CONFERENCE
RICHMOND, Va., May 28 -- Dominion issued the following news release: Dominion (NYSE: D) Chairman, President and CEO, Thomas F. Farrell, II, will address investors and securities analysts on Thursday, May 29, in New York, NY, at the Sanford Bernstein 2008 Strategic Decisions Conference beginning at 4 p.m. EDT. Investors can access the Web cast and a copy of Thursday's presentation material at http://www.dom.com/investors/. Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters o  more

DOWD FINE ARTS GALLERY TALK SET FOR OCT. 17
CORTLAND, N.Y., Oct. 8 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: Renowned scholar and artist Harvey Breverman will hold a gallery talk on the current exhibition of etchings, lithographs and serigraphs by modern American and European master printmakers on display at Dowd Fine Arts Gallery on the SUNY Cortland campus. Breverman, an internationally known artist and a much-revered professor emeritus at University at Buffalo, will present "The Artist as Reluctant Collector" at 6 p.m.   more

DOWNS BRINGS NATIVE MEXICAN FOLK TRADITIONS TO UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA-WILMINGTON ON APRIL 18
WILMINGTON, N.C., April 10 -- The University of North Carolina-Wilmington issued the following press release: Latin Grammy winner and folkloric Mexican vocalist Lila Downs brings an eclectic mix of cultural tradition with her own touches of jazz, cumbia and Latin pop to UNCW's Kenan Auditorium at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 18. The concert marks the final event in UNCW Presents' Arts In Action Performance Series, and it is co-sponsored by UNCW Centro Hispano. Downs won the Latin Grammy for Be  more

DOWNSTATE STUDENT SELECTED BY HOWARD HUGHES PROGRAM
SYRACUSE, N.Y., July 18 -- The State University of New York's Downstate Medical Center issued the following news release: SUNY Downstate student Lillian Guenther was among 42 medical students selected to participate in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute-National Institutes of Health Research Scholars Program. The HHMI-NIH Research Scholars Program was established to encourage students to become physician-scientists. As part of the program, Ms. Guenther will have an opportunity to conduct  more

DRUG KINGPIN CONVICTED OF RUNNING HEROIN ORGANIZATION IN THE BRONX, QUEENS
MANHATTAN, N.Y., Feb. 8 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Drug Enforcement Administration's New York field office issued the following press release: JOHN P. GILBRIDE, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Office of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration ("DEA") and MICHAEL J. GARCIA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced that JOSE RODRIGUEZ NIEVES, a/k/a "Menor," a/k/a "Cuba," was found guilty late yesterday of charges related to his le  more

DUE FOR SPELL OF ROARING 90S
FAIRBANKS, Alaska, June 25 -- The University of Alaska issued the following news release: My dad never liked the heat. On humid days in upstate New York, he'd ride out hot spells by sitting in his underwear in front of an electric fan. He got no relief on his only trip to Alaska, when two days of 90-degree June temperatures forced him to hunker down inside my small cabin. Recent cool temperatures got me to thinking that I hadn't seen a 90-degree day in a fair chunk of time. But my memory i  more

EASTERN FACULTY MEMBERS TO PRESENT EXHIBITION AT GUILFORD ART CENTER
WILLIMANTIC, Conn., March 7 -- Eastern Connecticut State University issued the following news release: Two Eastern Connecticut State University professors, June Bisantz and Samantha Pinckney, will be collaborating on the exhibition, "About Face: The Relevance of Portraiture in the 21st Century," at the Guilford Art Center's Mill Gallery. The show runs from March 14-April 25. Pinckney will be the guest curator of the event. An opening reception will take place on March 14 from 5-7 p.m. "Abo  more

EASTERN HIRES DIRECTOR OF JULIAN AKUS GALLERY
WILLIMANTIC, Conn., Feb. 21 -- Eastern Connecticut State University issued the following news release: Elizabeth Peterson, former director of the Print Research Foundation of Stamford, has been named director of the Julian Akus Gallery. Peterson begins work on Feb. 29. As director, Peterson will be responsible for coordinating and overseeing the collection and exhibitions at the Akus Gallery, as well as other university exhibits. She will oversee and manage each collection including, regis  more

EASTERN HOSTS BENEFIT CONCERT FOR SOUP KITCHEN
WILLIMANTIC, Conn., Sept. 10 -- Eastern Connecticut State University issued the following news release: The local community is invited to a concert by Echo Uganda for the benefit of the Covenant Soup Kitchen on Saturday, Sept. 22, starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Betty Tipton Room of the new Student Center at Eastern Connecticut State University. Concertgoers are asked to make a donation at the door. Refreshments and door prizes also will be available. Echo Uganda is a group of local musicians  more

EASTERN SCULPTOR FEATURED AT MYSTIC ARTS CENTER
WILLIMANTIC, Conn., Feb. 8 -- Eastern Connecticut State University issued the following news release: Eastern Connecticut State University Visual Arts Professor Claudia Widdiss' sculptures are currently on display at the Liebig Gallery in the Mystic Arts Center, located on Water Street in Mystic. The exhibition, titled Between Light and Shadow, includes five of Widdiss' works: Free, Awakening, First Curtain, Surrender, and First Light, a work in progress. The exhibit runs through Feb. 23.   more

EASTERN TRIO GOES TO BIG APPLE
WILLIMANTIC, Conn., March 7 -- Eastern Connecticut State University issued the following news release: Eastern Connecticut State University alumnus Adam Wurtzel '07 of Levittown, NY, went to New York City to help work on the new reality show, "Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann." Wurtzel was head audience coordinator during auditions held in Central Park. Dance War is a spin-off of the popular show, "Dancing with the Stars," hosted by Drew Lachey. Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Ianba, judges from   more

EASTERN'S AKUS GALLERY TO PRESENT 'NICOLE AWAI: BACKWARDS AND FORWARDS'
WILLIMANTIC, Conn., Jan. 25 -- Eastern Connecticut State University issued the following news release: Beginning Jan. 31 and running until March 6, the Julian Akus Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University will present the exhibit, "Nicole Awai: Backwards and Forwards. "The exhibition, curated by Marion Callis, features selected drawings, paintings, photographs and sculpture that span a 10-year period of the artist's career. Awai will give a gallery talk on Feb. 21 at 3 p.m. A reception  more

ECONOMIC STIMULUS CHECK REMINDER
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- Rep. Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y. (17th CD), issued the following newsletter: Dear Friends, You may have already received your economic stimulus rebate check or will be receiving it shortly, but did you know that over 5 million people who are eligible to receive a stimulus check have not yet filed the required form? Even though the April 15th tax deadline has passed, there is still time for low wage workers, senior citizens, disabled veterans and others who normally do   more

EDUCATION ACTIVIST, AUTHOR KOZOL, NOV. 14
NORMAL, Ill., Nov. 1 -- Illinois State University issued the following news release: "Letters to a Young Teacher" will be the topic of a presentation by education activist and award-winning author Jonathan Kozol on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Bone Student Center Braden Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public and will include a book signing. Throughout his career, Kozol has combined teaching with activism in the fields of literacy and education reform. His presentation  more

EDUCATION CONFERENCE TO FEATURE AUTISTIC SPEAKER
HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Feb. 3 -- Sam Houston State University issued the following news release: Internationally-renowned speaker and Colorado State University associate professor Temple Grandin will serve as the keynote speaker during the Sam Houston Council for Exceptional Children's Fifth Annual Special Education Conference on Feb. 29. The event will feature two separate breakout sessions with more than 12 speakers and covering topics ranging from applied behavior analysis to social skills   more

EDUCATOR SPREADS MESSAGE OF PEACE DURING SUMMER TRAVELS
TOLEDO, Ohio, Sept. 18 -- University of Toledo issued the following news release: Dr. Dale Snauwaert, associate professor of philosophy of education in the Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership, traveled the world this summer. He shared his expertise on peace education in Costa Rica, China and Spain. "It was a personally and professionally enriching summer," Snauwaert said of his globe hopping. In May, Snauwaert led a group of seven UT graduate students to the United Nati  more

EIGHT UNIVERSITY OF IOWA STUDENTS, ALUMNI RECEIVE FULBRIGHT FELLOWSHIPS FOR 2008-09
IOWA CITY, Iowa, June 11 -- The University of Iowa's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Department issued the following news release: From the neurology of self-identity to dissemination of Sotho art, eight University of Iowa students and alumni will travel all over the globe to conduct research or teach English as Fulbright fellows in 2008-09. The United States Fulbright program awards outstanding students and alumni comprehensive scholarships to conduct international research and teach  more

ELECTRICIANS TO RECRUIT APPRENTICES, APRIL 9, 2008 - MARCH 11, 2009
SYRACUSE, N.Y., April 9 -- The Department of Labor has issued the following apprenticeship news release: The Electricians Joint Apprenticeship Committee of Syracuse, Local 43, will conduct recruitment from April 9, 2008 through March 11, 2009 for 25 apprentices, State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith announced today. Applications can be obtained the second Wednesday of each month, from 9 a.m. to noon, and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the John J. Barry Training Center, 4566 Waterhouse Road, Cla  more

ELECTRICIANS TO RECRUIT APPRENTICES, FEB. 13, 2008 - JAN. 14, 2009
GENEVA, Feb. 7 -- The Department of Labor has issued the following apprenticeship news release: The Geneva Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Electrical Industry, Local 840, will conduct recruitment from February 13, 2008 through January 14, 2009 for 10 electrician apprentices, State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith announced today. Applications can be obtained in person at the local, 1401 Routes 5 and 20, Geneva, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., on  more

ELECTRICIANS TO RECRUIT APPRENTICES, FEB. 6, 2008 - JAN. 29, 2009
ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 16 -- The Department of Labor has issued the following apprenticeship news release: The Rochester Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, Local 86, will conduct recruitment from February 6, 2008 through January 29, 2009 for 20 apprentices, State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith announced today. Applications can be obtained in person only, from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the local, 470 West Metro Park, Suite B, Rochester, the first and t  more

ELEVATOR CONSTRUCTORS TO RECRUIT APPRENTICES, AUG. 12, 2008 - JULY 14, 2009
ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 30 -- The Department of Labor has issued the following apprenticeship news release: The International Union of Elevator Constructors Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, Local 27, will conduct recruitment on August 12, 2008 through July 14, 2009 for 5 elevator/escalator constructor and modernizer apprentices, State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith announced today. Applications will be available in person only at the local, 244 Paul Road, Rochester, on Tuesday  more

ELLSWORTH BRINGS ONE-WOMAN 'MONKEY SADDLE' TO CAMPUS
SAN MARCOS, Texas, Nov. 7 -- Texas State University issued the following news release: The Department of Fine Arts and Communication at Texas State University-San Marcos presents Michelle Ellsworth's acclaimed one-woman show The Monkey Saddle and Other Religious Artifacts at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 in the LBJ Student Center Teaching Theatre on campus. The show, co-sponsored by SACA, is the debut of the fine arts and communication Encore Series' new Solo Artist Series. Ellsworth, a facu  more

EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY THEATRE SCHEDULES CLASSIC GREEK PLAYS
EMPORIA, Kan., Oct. 1 -- Emporia State University issued the following news release: ESU Theatre continues the 2007-2008 season with the classic Greek plays "The Trojan Women" and "Lysistrata" at the Ronald Q. Frederickson Theatre in Roosevelt Hall. Performance dates are November 14-17, 28-30 and December 1, 2007 at 7:30 pm. Both plays will be performed each night. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for students. "The Trojan Women" by Euripides was written and first performed about 415 BC.  more

END OF SESSION LOW LIGHTS: UNFINISHED BUSINESS
ALBANY, N.Y., June 27 -- Assemblyman David R. Townsend Jr., R-Kirkland (115th District), issued the following column: The 2008 legislative session can be summed up, in the words of Assembly Majority Leader Ron Canestrari, as "Let's end with a whimper and get out of town." The statement, issued in May, is telling in light of last Tuesday's end-of-session deadline. Rather than vote to relieve some of the profound challenges average Upstate New Yorkers currently face - sky-high fuel and food cos  more

ENGLISH DEPT. ALUMNUS TO BE FEATURED IN 'BEST NEW AMERICAN VOICES'
OXFORD, Miss., March 5 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: For the fourth straight year, a University of Mississippi alumnus in English is to be featured in a short story anthology series that lauds the latest crop of promising new writers from around the country. Jacob Rubin of New York City is slated to have his story "Little Stones, Little Pistols, Little Clash" included in "Best New American Voices 2009," which is to be released in late October. This is   more

ENJOY BREATHTAKING SOUNDS FROM THE CRANE WIND ENSEMBLE
POTSDAM, N.Y., Sept. 28 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: Under the direction of Dr. Brian K. Doyle, The Crane Wind Ensemble will perform Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. at SUNY Potsdam's Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall. Featured in the concert will be Johann Sebastian Bach and Fantasia's "Fugue in C Minor," Reynaldo Hahn's "Le Bal de Beatrice D'Este," Percy Aldridge Grainger's "Children's March: Over the Hills and Far Away," Jennifer Higdon's   more

ENJOY CZECHOSLOVAKIAN, SPANISH FACULTY RECITAL AT CRANE SCHOOL OF MUSIC
POTSDAM, N.Y., Oct. 5 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: SUNY Potsdam faculty members Dr. Kirk Severtson and Kathleen Miller will present a faculty recital Monday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at Sara M. Snell Music Theater featuringCzechoslovakian and Spanish Works. The recital will consist of music by Bartok, Martinu, Dvorak, Rodrigo and Obradors. The first half of the performance will be in Czechoslovakian and the second half will be in Spanish.   more

ENVIRONMENTAL FACILITIES CORPORATION ANNOUNCES $3 MILLION FOR COPENHAGEN WATER PROJECT
ALBANY, N.Y., July 31 -- The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation issued the following news release: New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) Acting President Matthew J. Millea today announced a $2 million grant and a $1 million interest-free loan for a vital water project in the Village of Copenhagen in Lewis County. Mr. Millea made the announcement at a ceremonial check presentation with the recently appointed Village Mayor Kenneth Clarke and former Mayor Mic  more

ENVIRONMENTAL FACILITIES CORPORATION CALL FOR WATER EFFICIENCY LEADERS
ALBANY, N.Y., July 25 -- The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation issued the following news release: USEPA has recognized Water Efficiency Leaders across the US since 2006. USEPA is currently accepting nominations for this award program through August 29, 2008. Water Efficiency Leader Awards are intended to foster a nationwide ethic of water efficiency and to inspire, motivate and recognize efforts to improve water efficency. Here at EFC, we know that communities throughout   more

ENVIRONMENTAL FACILITIES CORPORATION PRESENTS COXSACKIE YACHT CLUB WITH EXCELLENCE AWARD
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 7 -- The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation issued the following news release: In recognition of National Marina Day, New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) Acting President Matthew Millea today presented the EFC Clean Vessel Assistance Program (CVAP) Excellence Award to the Coxsackie Yacht Club (CYC) in Coxsackie, NY. The award recognizes the marina's commitment to the principles of the CVAP program and its mission to help prevent water   more

ENVIRONMENTAL FACILITIES CORPORATION PRESENTS HUNTINGTON WITH EXCELLENCE AWARD
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 5 -- The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation issued the following news release: In recognition of National Marina Day, New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) Director of Technical Assistance Services Erick McCandless today presented the EFC Clean Vessel Assistance Program (CVAP) Excellence Award to the Town of Huntington (Marine District) at the Gold Star Battalion Beach in Huntington, NY. The award recognizes the Town's commitment to the   more

ENVIRONMENTAL-LAW CONFERENCE TO EXPLORE COASTAL DEVELOPMENT
COLUMBIA, S.C., Sept. 18 -- The University of South Carolina issued the following news release: The legal waters surrounding coastal development were already murky 15 years ago, when landowner's lawsuit reached the U.S. Supreme Court. Today, they are no clearer. David Lucas, who successfully sued the South Carolina Coastal Council (now the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resources in the Department of Health and Human Services) for "taking" his profit-making abilities from him in that landm  more

ENZYME'S SECOND MESSENGER CONTRIBUTES TO CELL OVERGROWTH
LA JOLLA, Calif., Sept. 25 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: Scientists at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine have uncovered a novel pathway by which hormones elevated in inflammation, cancer and cell injury act on cells to stimulate their growth. The research team led by Joan Heller Brown, Ph.D., professor and chair of the department of pharmacology at UCSD, has demonstrated in a mouse model that a newly discove  more

ESTEEMED AUTHOR WILL KEYNOTE COLORADO STATE'S 2007 DIVERSITY IN 21ST CENTURY CONFERENCE ON SEPT. 26
FORT COLLINS, Colo., Sept. 25 -- Colorado State University issued the following press release: Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, esteemed lecturer and author, will keynote Colorado State University's 2007 Diversity in the 21st Century Conference on Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Main Ballroom of the Lory Student Center on campus. The event is free and open to the public. Suarez-Orozco's lecture at the Diversity Conference will highlight the topics of globalization and education, world migration and busine  more

EXHIBIT AIMS TO PROVOKE THOUGHT ABOUT A FUTURE AFTER OIL
RENO, Nev., July 30 -- The University of Nevada issued the following news release: "Post-Petroleum," an art exhibit in the Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, illustrates cities and suburbs in a world where the oil wells have gone dry and roads and highways are rendered useless. The exhibit will reach its closing date Thursday, July 31. The exhibit speaks to the fear of the consequences of depending completely on a non-renewable source of energy, said exhibit curator and art instructor Christine P  more

EXPERIENCE THE WONDER OF THE DIVERSITY FESTIVAL DRUM CIRCLE
POTSDAM, N.Y., Sept. 28 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: Everyone is invited to experience Len Mackie's Drum Circle Saturday, Oct. 13, from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. in SUNY Potsdam's Barrington Student Union Multi-Purpose Room as part of the 14th annual World in Potsdam Diversity Festival. Mackie will be facilitating a drum circle workshop that will consist of music from Susu, Mande and Baga peoples. He will lead this circle with the musical soun  more

EXPERIENCES, BACKGROUNDS TO SUGGEST THE MAKINGS OF LIVELY CLASSROOM INTERACTIONS
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Sept. 3 -- The University of Virginia School of Law issued the following news release: With the highest median GPA and LSAT scores in the history of the Law School, the class of 2010 has carved its place as the best class ever. They range in age from 17 to 57, come from 40 states and two foreign countries, and represent 129 different undergraduate institutions. The 361 students that make up the class of 2010 all bring with them a diversity of experiences and backgrounds   more

FACULTY GUITARIST FAVIS TO PRESENT SEPT. 25 RECITAL IN KEMP
NORMAL, Ill., Sept. 17 -- Illinois State University issued the following news release: School of Music Professor Angelo Favis will present a solo guitar recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, in Kemp Recital Hall at Illinois State University. Admission is free and open to the public. Favis will begin his recital with Prelude, Fugue, & Allegro, BWV 998, by J. S. Bach. With fellow faculty member and violinist Sarah Gentry, he will perform "Asphalt Gypsy" by Paul Richards, "Milonga" from "Qu  more

FACULTY MEMBER MARA EARNS FULBRIGHT CHAIR TO RESEARCH LONG-TERM CARE
HARRISBURG, Pa., July 23 -- Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg issued the following news release: A key focus of Cynthia Mara's entire working life has been long-term care. Beginning with her teen years when she provided care for a homebound elderly neighbor and her summer employment in a rest home, Dr. Mara has made a scholarly commitment to improving the quality of long-term care in the U.S. That commitment has now earned her a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at McMaster Un  more

FACULTY RECITAL TO FEATURE FLUTE, PIANO, TWO MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY PREMIERES
STARKVILLE, Miss., Oct. 24 -- Mississippi State University issued the following news release: A Nov. 8 faculty recital at Mississippi State will feature the world premiere of music written by Czech and American composers. Part of the university's Lyceum Faculty Chamber Series, the 7:30 p.m. musical event in Lee Hall auditorium will feature flutist Lana Johns and pianist Jackie Edwards-Henry, with assistance from percussionist Robert Damm. Tickets are $5; students are admitted free with   more

FACULTY RECITAL TO FEATURE VIOLA PROFESSOR
HATTIESBURG, Miss., Feb. 12 -- The University of Southern Mississippi issued the following news release: University of Southern Mississippi assistant professor of viola Hsiaopei Lee will present a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 29 at Marsh Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. Assisted by colleagues Amber Shay Nicholson, piano, and Dana Ragsdale, harpsichord, Lee's program will include four pieces transcribed for viola, including J. S. Bach's Viola Da Gambe Sonata BWV 1028, D major;  more

FAGAN DANCE TO PERFORM IN KENAN AUDITORIUM
WILMINGTON, N.C., Feb. 28 -- The University of North Carolina-Wilmington issued the following press release: Garth Fagan Dance will perform at 8 p.m. on March 11 in Kenan Auditorium at University of North Carolina Wilmington. There will be a meet the artists discussion following the performance. Garth Fagan is a Tony Award-winning choreographer of Broadway's The Lion King. Hailed as "a true dance original" by the New York Post, Fagan's dance style draws from modern, Afro-Caribbean traditi  more

FALL FESTIVAL OF AUTHORS KICKS OFF OCT. 18
COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 16 -- The University of South Carolina issued the following news release: Novelist and short-story writer Bobbie Ann Mason, poet Galway Kinnell and non-fiction writer James Barilla will be the featured writers at the University of South Carolina's annual Fall Festival of Authors this October. All three will read from their works and sign books. The events, which are free and open to the public, will take place at 6 p.m. in the School of Law Auditorium. Mason will be fe  more

FAMED AUTHOR SPEAKING AT STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK POTSDAM
POTSDAM, N.Y., Sept. 21 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: Political activist and author Tim Wise will speak at SUNY Potsdam on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Sara M. Snell Music Theater. Wise is the author of "White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son," this year's book selection for SUNY Potsdam's First Year Seminar. In the book, Wise offers a highly personal examination of the ways in which racial privilege shapes the li  more

FBI Improperly Obtains Reporters' Phone Records
NEW YORK, Aug. 9 -- The American Civil Liberties Union issued the following news release: The FBI admitted late yesterday to improperly obtaining telephone records from New York Times and Washington Post reporters by issuing "emergency" records demands that allowed the agency to bypass even the extremely limited safeguards that ordinarily apply to national security letters (NSLs). The American Civil Liberties Union has successfully challenged the national security letter statute in federal co  more

FEMINIST AUTHOR ALLISON TO SPEAK OCT. 16
MANKATO, Minn., Oct. 11 -- Minnesota State University, Mankato issued the following news release: Feminist author Dorothy Allison will present the fourth annual Carol Ortman Perkins Lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Centennial Student Union Ballroom. The lecture is free and open to students, faculty, staff and the public. It is sponsored by the Women's Center, the Carol Ortman Perkins Lectureship Fund, the LGBT Center and the Department of Women's Studies, and is supported by s  more

FERC RECIEVES COMMENTS OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission received the following comment: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 888 First Street, N.E. Washington, DC 20426 RE: Docket No: DI08-12-000 Byron Weston Hydroelectric Project Dear Secretary Bose, The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (Division) is the agency responsible for the protection and management of the fish and wildlife resources of the Com  more

FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF I-COMM WEEK TO FEATURE C-SPAN CEO
COLUMBIA, S.C., March 25 -- The University of South Carolina issued the following news release: The College of Mass Communications and Information Studies will celebrate the fifth anniversary of its annual I-Comm Week March 31 - April 4. I-Comm week is held by the College of Mass Communications and Information Studies and brings in professionals from all aspects of the communications industry to participate in lectures, panel discussions, presentations and social events. The event is inten  more

FINANCIER WILLIAMS TO ADDRESS DECEMBER GRADUATES AT UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI
CINCINNATI, Dec. 3 -- University of Cincinnati issued the following news release: Jeffrey P. Williams, president of Jeffrey Williams & Co. and trustee and chairman of the University of Cincinnati Foundation, will address graduates at UC's third December Commencement Ceremony at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, in Fifth Third Arena at Shoemaker Center. Based in New York City, Jeffrey Williams & Co. is an independent advisory firm providing counsel on a wide range of strategic and financial matt  more

First Munton Medallion Winner Visits Campus
NEWPORT, R.I., Feb. 19 -- Salve Regina University issued issued the following order: Salve Regina students competing this year for the international Munton Medallion and Prize for Ethics will have a tough act to follow & and that act is visiting Newport this week with the prized medal draped around his neck. Jonathan Bradley, the first-ever winner of the competition for ethics, sponsored jointly by Salve Regina and the University of Lincoln in the UK, shocked a panel of judges in England w  more

FIVE MEN'S SOCCER PLAYERS NAMED ALL-WESTERN NEW YORK ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
ALFRED, N.Y., Nov. 11 -- Alfred State College issued the following news release: Five members of the Alfred State College men's soccer team have been honored by being named All-Western New York Athletic Conference. Tyler Paulsen (Letchworth), Dustin Falkner (Letchworth), and Dominic Bisone (Tonwanda) were named to the first team while Hiroshi Ozaki (Tokyo, Japan) and Ryan Neal (St. Mary's, PA) were named to the second team. Paulsen led the Pioneers in scoring with nine goals and three assi  more

FOLK ROCKER MCKEOWN PERFORMS OCT. 13
WILMINGTON, N.C., Sept. 26 -- The University of North Carolina-Wilmington issued the following press release: Singer/songwriter Erin McKeown swings by UNCW on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 8 p.m. in Kenan Auditorium. From elegant pop to balls-out rock, sweet electronics to witty swing, McKeown's music is difficult to categorize as one specific genre. One thing is certain: McKeown has packed a ton of music into her young career. The concert marks the second event in UNCW Presents' Arts in Action Perfor  more

FOODWAYS SYMPOSIUM CELEBRATES 10 YEARS, SOLD-OUT EVENT SCHEDULED OCT. 25-28 AT UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI
OXFORD, Miss., Oct. 23 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: The state of Southern food is the focus of the 10th annual Southern Foodways Symposium Thursday through Sunday (Oct. 25-28) at the University of Mississippi. Nearly 300 people are expected to gather for the sold-out event to think critically about the role of the Southern Foodways Alliance in documenting and celebrating the diverse food cultures of the American South. SFA is an institute of UM's Cent  more

FORMER ASU RESEARCHER RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS KAVLI PRIZE
TEMPE, Ariz., June 30 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Sumio Iijima, a former Arizona State University researcher, is a recipient of the first-ever Kavli Prize in Nanoscience. Among the world's most prestigious awards in the fields of nanoscience, neuroscience and astrophysics, the Kavli prizes are a joint venture of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research, and the Kavli Foundation, which is based in Oxnard,  more

FORMER ATHLETIC, ACADEMIC STANDOUTS TO ADDRESS MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY GRADUATES
STARKVILLE, Miss., Nov. 27 -- Mississippi State University issued the following news release: A 1990s National Football League great and Sen. Thad Cochran's chief of staff-both Mississippi State alumni-will deliver the university's fall commencement addresses. Retired Buffalo Bills center Kent Hull of Vaiden, a four-time Super Bowl and three-time Pro Bowl participant, will speak at the 7 p.m. ceremony Dec. 14. Former MSU Student Association president Jenny Reeves Manley, now of Arlington,   more

FORMER CHANCELLOR THOMAS DIES AT AGE 70
ROLLA, Mo., Jan. 2 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Dr. Gary Thomas of West Orange, N.J., chancellor of UMR (now Missouri University of Science and Technology) from 2000-2005, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008, at age 70. As chancellor, Dr. Thomas oversaw all academic and administrative functions on the Rolla campus. Soon after arriving on Sept. 1, 2000, he began to focus his efforts on reversing the campus's declining enrollment. He broadene  more

FORMER CIVIL RIGHTS WORKER TO LEAD MLK PROGRAM AT MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY
STARKVILLE, Miss., Jan. 10 -- Mississippi State University issued the following news release: A prominent Washington, D.C., attorney who once helped organize Harvard University students to work for Mississippi civil rights during the 1964 Freedom Summer Project will speak Jan. 21 at Mississippi State. Gregory B. Craig, partner in the Williams & Connolly LLP law firm, is featured speaker for the university's 2008 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity Breakfast. Open to all, the land-grant ins  more

FORMER MCMICKEN PROFESSOR EXPLORES 'ARCHAEOLOGY IN A MODERN WORLD'
CINCINNATI, Oct. 11 -- University of Cincinnati issued the following news release: Former McMicken Professor Explores 'Archaeology in a Modern World' Classics veteran C. Brian Rose, now president of the Archaeological Institute of America, returns to Cincinnati for a lecture on preserving cultural heritage. Date: 10/11/2007 A former McMicken classics professor will offer an informal, anecdotal look at the process of preserving cultural heritage in a Friday, Oct. 12 lecture. C. Bri  more

FORMER NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PLAYER TO ADDRESS DRUG, ALCOHOL IMPACT ON ATHLETES ON FEB. 11
CORTLAND, N.Y., Jan. 31 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: Dennis O'Sullivan, vice president for professional and college development for the American Athletic Institute, will discuss the negative effects of alcohol and drugs on an athlete's performance on Monday, Feb. 11, at SUNY Cortland. O'Sullivan, who played quarterback in the National Football League with the New York Jets and the Houston Texans from 1999 to 2004, will begin his talk on "Pure Performance for Athletes  more

FORMER SEN. DASCHLE TO VISIT CAMPUS, DELIVER PUBLIC LECTURE ON SEPT. 21
OXFORD, Miss., Sept. 14 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: Former U.S. Sen. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) is scheduled to deliver a free, public lecture Sept. 21 at the University of Mississippi. U.S. Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) invited Daschle to visit the Oxford campus, sponsored by UM's Trent Lott Leadership Institute. Daschle's lecture, "A Conversation With Leaders," is set for 2 p.m. in Nutt Auditorium of Scruggs Hall. The address offers lessons from the two sena  more

FORMER SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE MYSLIWIEC SAYS U.S. MARKETS STILL GOLD STANDARD
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Feb. 21 -- The University of Virginia School of Law issued the following news release: The tension between the need to regulate capital markets and resistance from the business community to such regulation has served the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) well. It's the very thing that attracts U.S. and foreign-based investors to U.S. capital markets, according to Regina Mysliwiec '72, former senior vice president of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Mysliwiec spoke Fr  more

FORMER TECHNEGLAS SITE RANKED #1 FOR STATE OF OHIO GRANT
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 23 -- The mayor of Columbus issued the following press release: Redevelopment of the former Techneglas site has been a top priority of Mayor Michael B. Coleman since it closed its doors in 2004. Today the City was informed that the project was ranked first-over three other local development projects that will be forwarded to the Ohio Department of Development for consideration for a Jobs Ready Site grant. "This is good news for the residents of the South Side," Mayor C  more

FORMER U.S. SURGEON SATCHER TO SPEAK AT SIEGEL INSTITUTE
KENNESAW, Ga., Feb. 15 -- Kennesaw State University issued the following news release: Former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher will speak to a Kennesaw State University audience on ways the country can reduce racial disparities in America's broken health care system during a speech at 7 p.m. Feb. 19. Satcher will speak at the KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw, as part of the Siegel Institute's "Why Leadership and Ethics Matter Speaker Series: on the role of leadership in the reduct  more

FOX 61 NEWS ANCHOR TO SPEAK AT EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY ON MARCH 25
WILLIMANTIC, Conn., March 6 -- Eastern Connecticut State University issued the following news release: Rebecca Stewart, news anchor for the "Fox 61 Morning Show," will speak at Eastern Connecticut State University on March 25. Stewart's presentation will be held at 10 a.m. in the Women's Center, located in the Arthur L. Johnson Wing of the Student Center. Stewart will discuss juggling family, career and the demands of being a journalist. The public is invited. Admission is free. Stewart be  more

FREE LECTURE SERIES TO PEER BEHIND EXOTIC CLAIMS ABOUT UNIVERSE
CHICAGO, March 25 -- The University of Chicago issued the following news release: A series of 10 free lectures at the University of Chicago will explore how scientists can talk sensibly about the beginning of the universe, or phenomena at exceedingly small scales. "Seeing and Believing: Detection, Measurement and Inference in Experimental Physics," is the title of this year's Arthur Holly Compton Lectures, sponsored each spring and fall by the University's Enrico Fermi Institute. The 67th   more

GENERATING 'OOHS', 'AAHS': VOCAL JOYSTICK USES VOICE TO SURF WEB
SEATTLE, Oct. 9 -- The University of Washington issued the following news release: The Internet offers wide appeal to people with disabilities. But many of those same people find it frustrating or impossible to use a handheld mouse. Software developed at the University of Washington provides an alternative using one of the oldest and most versatile modes of communication: the human voice. "There are many people who have perfect use of their voice who don't have use of their hands and arms,  more

GEOLOGIST CIRMO TO DISCUSS CHINA'S IMPACT ON GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
CORTLAND, N.Y., Feb. 22 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: Geologist Christopher Cirmo, who has studied the role that wetlands, streams and lakes play as filters purifying the earth's limited fresh water supply, will address "China: The Key to Global Environmental Sustainability in the 21st Century?" on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at SUNY Cortland. Cirmo, associate professor of geology at SUNY Cortland who visited China last summer, will begin his talk at 4:30 p.m. in Cornish Hall  more

GEORGE PETTWAY, ANTHONY VEST, LATE ENGEL INDUCTED TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP HALL OF FAME
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., March 28 -- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga issued the following news release: George Pettway, Anthony Vest and the late Joe Engel have been named the 2008 inductees to the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. In 1999, the College of Business Administration at UTC created the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame to recall the heritage of Chattanooga by honoring both contemporary and pioneering local entrepreneurs. The Hall serves as a lasting tribute to the inductees and as   more

GEORGE T. HUNTER LECTURE SERIES CONTINUES APRIL 8 WITH FRED KENT
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., March 28 -- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga issued the following news release: The George T. Hunter Lecture Series continues Tuesday, April 8, with a presentation by Fred Kent, a leading authority on revitalizing city spaces and one of the foremost thinkers in livability, smart growth and the future of the city. This event is free and open to the public. It will begin at 7 p.m. in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall, UTC Fine Arts Center at the corner of Vine and Palm  more

GEORGIA COLLEGE & STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT GRABS BIG APPLE
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga., Sept. 7 -- Georgia College & State University issued the following news release: Making the lifestyle leap from Milledgeville to New York City is something most local residents and students rarely consider, but it has become a reality for Georgia College & State University student Tyler Flowers. With only one credit hour left to earn his mass communication degree, Flowers received an appointment as an intern on the David Letterman Show through Dec. 21. Flowers made a  more

GEORGIA COLLEGE & STATE UNIVERSITY TAKES HOME AWARDS AT AMERICAN DEMOCRACY PROJECT SOUTH CONSORTIUM
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga., Nov. 7 -- Georgia College & State University issued the following news release: Georgia College & State University is proud to announce that two groups of students, involved with the American Democracy Project (ADP), have been recognized for project submissions involved with civic engagement at the American Democracy Project South Consortium Annual Meeting, held at Kennesaw State University from October 25-27, 2007. The first project, titled "Encouraging Newspaper Liter  more

GEORGIA MAN SENTENCED TO NINE YEARS IN PRISON FOR SENDING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY OVER INTERNET
NEW YORK, Aug. 8 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation New York Field Office issued the following press release MICHAEL J. GARCIA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that GERALD ALAN HARRIS, 52, was sentenced today by United States District Judge SIDNEY H. STEIN in Manhattan federal court to nine years in prison for transporting child pornography over the Internet. HARRIS pleaded guilty to the charges in November 2007. Acc  more

GERMAN PUBLISHER TO DISCUSS U.S. PUBLIC POLICY ON SEPT. 27
OXFORD, Miss., Sept. 26 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: Josef Joffe, publisher-editor of the German weekly Die Zeit, is to discuss U.S. public policy Thursday at the University of Mississippi. Joffe, visiting professor of political science at Stanford University since 2004, is to deliver the free, public lecture at 7 p.m. in the Yerby Center Auditorium. The event is sponsored by the UM Trent Lott Leadership Institute. Joffe's latest book, "Überpower:   more

GET A COMMEMORATIVE DIVERSITY FESTIVAL PICTORIAL POSTMARK
POTSDAM, N.Y., Sept. 14 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: As part of the World in Potsdam Diversity Festival, the U.S. Postal Service will offer a pictorial postmark featuring the festival logo to commemorate the event that will be held on Saturday, October 13 from noon to 4:30 p.m. in SUNY Potsdam's Barrington Student Union. Those attending the World in Potsdam Diversity Festival will be able to get the postmark at the special temporary Post  more

GET HOOKED ON FISHING RESPONSIBLY!
ALBANY, N.Y., July 18 -- Assemblyman David R. Townsend Jr., R-Kirkland (115th District), issued the following column: Fishing opportunities in New York abound. From the Hudson River's brackish depths, to the tributaries of our Great Lakes, to a wild mountain stream, anglers have a bevy of recreational options. In order to preserve these resources for future generations, add to the economic livelihood of local communities, and promote fair chase and good sportsmanship, New York state anglers s  more

GILB HONORED FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AT TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL
SAN MARCOS, Texas, Nov. 19 -- Texas State University issued the following news release: Dagoberto Gilb, writer and professor in the Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing at Texas State University-San Marcos, was recently honored with the Bookend Award for lifetime achievement and contributions to literature at the Texas Book Festival in Austin. Gilb was recognized for his lifelong contributions to Texas writing through his two novels, four collections of short stories and an anth  more

GLOBAL AFFAIRS EXPERT TO DELIVER UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT SANTA CRUZ'S 2007 MAITRA LECTURE AT MONTALVO ON NOV. 2
SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Oct. 10 -- The University of California at Santa Cruz issued the following press release: UC Santa Cruz and Montalvo Arts Center will present the seventh annual Sidhartha Maitra Endowed Lecture-featuring global affairs expert and award-winning author Shashi Tharoor-on Friday, November 2, at 7 p.m, in the Carriage House Theater at Montalvo. The chairman of Dubai-based Afras Ventures and former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, Tharoor will present an insider  more

Global challenge of eradicating terrorism
Colombo, Aug. 16 -- In the last week of July, as terrorist bombs hit Ahmedabad and Bangalore, other cities around the world were being similarly targeted. Terrorist strikes occurred in Turkey, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan, causing many casualties. In Iraq, 25 Shia pilgrims were killed in three separate suicide attacks. In the same week, suicide attacks in Baghdad and Kirkuk killed more than 50 people. Ten members of an Afghan family were killed when the vehicle they were travelling in hit a mi  more

GOV. PATERSON SIGNS DESTITO'S VETERANS BUSINESS TRAINING LEGISLATION
UTICA, N.Y., Aug. 5 -- Assemblywoman RoAnn M. Destito, D-Rome (116th District), issued the following press release: Gov. David Paterson has signed legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman RoAnn M. Destito (D/WF-Rome) designed to give veterans training and assistance to obtain procurement contracts with New York State agencies, municipalities, and authorities. The bill (A.11648) directs the State Division of Veterans' Affairs to work with the State Office of General Services to host a series   more

GOV. SPITZER APPOINTS GALLAGHER, ARMSTRONG, REAPPOINTS RUMSEY TO COLLEGE COUNCIL
CORTLAND, N.Y., Jan. 10 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: Gov. Eliot Spitzer has appointed Thomas Gallagher, mayor of Cortland, and Linda May Armstrong, a member of the grant management team at Thoma Development Corp., to the SUNY Cortland College Council. He has also reappointed current College Council member Marie Rumsey to a seven-year term. Gallagher's term began Jan. 3 and runs through June 30, 2011. He completes the term of Patrick McHugh, who he placed on the Counc  more

GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION, FREE ADMISSION AT QUILT STUDY CENTER ON MARCH 30
LINCOLN, Neb., March 24 -- The University of Nebraska issued the following news release: The International Quilt Study Center and Museum at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will celebrate its grand opening with a free public open house event 1:30-4:30 p.m. March 30. Grand opening activities include the opening of major exhibitions of masterpiece quilts from around the world, antique and contemporary, and an exhibition of the quilts of featured artist Nancy Crow. A new virtual gallery pro  more

GRASZ, HASKELL EARN CATHER HONORS
LINCOLN, Neb., April 7 -- The University of Nebraska issued the following news release: Lynn Grasz, '66, of New York City and Sarah Haskell, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln junior from Lincoln, are the recipients of the Cather Circle Alumna of the Year and Collegian of the Year awards respectively. The awards were announced at the spring meeting of Cather Circle, April 3-4 at the Wick Alumni Center, and will be presented at the All-University Celebration and Salute to Alumni Achievement, May  more

GREAT AMERICAN PIANIST DIBBERN TO PERFORM AT CRANE SCHOOL OF MUSIC
POTSDAM, N.Y., Oct. 5 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: Treat your ears to the sounds of guest pianist Mary Dibbern on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in SUNY Potsdam's Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall with Crane faculty Dr. Kirk Dougherty, Dr. Deborah Massell, Kathleen Miller, Dr. Jill Pearon and David Pittman-Jennings. The first half of the concert will be filled with an overview of the musical styles of Claude Debussy, one of the best-known Fren  more

GREAT DECISIONS SERIES HAS NEXT PRESIDENT IN MIND
MILWAUKEE, Jan. 9 -- The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee issued the following news release: The University of Wisconsin−Milwaukee's Institute of World Affairs presents the eight-part lecture series, "Great Decisions for the Next American President," 7-8:30 p.m. from Jan. 22-March 12 in the UWM Union Ballroom, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd. "This series is based on the 2008 Great Decisions series organized nationally by the Foreign Policy Association in New York, but with a twist," said Robe  more

GUATEMALA EXTRADITES COLOMBIAN HEROIN TRAFFICKER
MANHATTAN, N.Y., Feb. 12 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Drug Enforcement Administration's New York field office issued the following press release: JOHN P. GILBRIDE, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Office of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration ("DEA"), MICHAEL J. GARCIA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and JOSEPH R. GUCCIONE, the United States Marshal for the Southern District of New York, announced that ALIRIO MUNOZ-MUNOZ, a cit  more

GUEST PROFESSOR TO PRESENT 'DOING CHEMSITRY AT THE ART/ARCHAEOLOGY INTERFACE'
POTSDAM, N.Y., Sept. 7 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: College of New Rochelle Professor of Chemistry Sister Mary Virginia Orna, Order of Saint Ursula, will present a seminar titled "Doing Chemistry at the Art/Archaeology Interface" on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 4:15 p.m. in SUNY Potsdam's Stowell Hall, room 211. Organized by the American Chemical Society, Northern New York Section, Orna will discuss the archaeological chemical rewards of spend  more

GUEST SPEAKER DISCUSSES HOW TO ENGAGE STUDENTS
SAN ANTONIO, March 7 -- The University of Texas at San Antonio issued the following news release: The Academy for Teacher Excellence (ATE) of the UTSA College of Education and Human Development (COEHD) hosted two sessions Feb. 29 by Carmen Mercado, faculty member at Hunter College of the City University of New York. Mercado spoke on techniques for engaging students to more than 50 UTSA faculty members, doctoral students and pre-service teachers, and teachers from partner school districts.   more

GULF COAST RESEARCH LABORATORY WELCOMES SAILLANT, WU TO DEPARTMENT OF COASTAL SCIENCES
HATTIESBURG, Miss., May 28 -- The University of Southern Mississippi issued the following news release: The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory recently announced the addition of Dr. Eric Saillant and Dr. Wei Wu to the Department of Coastal Sciences faculty as assistant professors of coastal sciences. A native of France, Dr. Saillant's research expertise is in aquaculture and conservation genetics. His research interests include the application of molecular   more

GYPSY LIFE BEFORE, AFTER WORLD WAR II SHOWCASED IN NEW EXHIBIT
KENNESAW, Ga., March 10 -- Kennesaw State University issued the following news release: Jan Yoors was just 12 years old when he left his home in Belgium to travel with a group of Roma who were traveling through his town. The only child of a prominent artist and human rights activist,Yoors traveled widely with the Roma - commonly referred to as gypsies - for six years,capturing the daily life of a European Romani community with a Kodak Brownie camera. Yoors' parents,Magda and Eugene,regarde  more

HARVARD IMMIGRATION EXPERT TO DELIVER KAUTZ LECTURE ON OCT. 25
CINCINNATI, Oct. 17 -- University of Cincinnati issued the following news release: One of the leading voices in the nation on the issue of immigration and the economy will be speaking on campus as part of the James C. Kautz Speakers Program on Political Economy. George J. Borjas, the Robert W. Scrivner Professor of Economics and Social Policy at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, will be addressing "The Economics and Politics of Immigration" during his lecture on Thursday, Oct  more

HEAT AND FROST INSULATORS & ASBESTOS WORKERS TO RECRUIT APPRENTICES, FEB. 14, 2008 - JAN. 8, 2009
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 7 -- The Department of Labor has issued the following apprenticeship news release: The International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators & Asbestos Workers, Local 26, will conduct recruitment from February 14, 2008 through January 8, 2009 for 10 insulation and asbestos worker apprentices, State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith announced today. Applications will be available in person only at the local, 4515 Culver Road, Suite 104, Rochester, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:  more

Heath Ledger's tot gets donation from stars
London, Aug. 16 -- With the death of Aussie actor Heath Ledger, three of the stars, who completed his role in his final movie, have donated their pay to his two-year-old daughter. The three actors, Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell were worried for Matilda's future, as Ledger had left an old will which did not include her. The three had played versions of his character Tim in fantasy epic The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus. "They didn't take money - it goes to Heath's daughter," the  more

HERPES MEDICATION DOES NOT REDUCE RISK OF HIV INFECTION IN INDIVIDUALS WITH HSV-2, INTERNATIONAL STUDY FINDS
SEATTLE, Feb. 5 -- The University of Washington issued the following news release: An international clinical trial has found that acyclovir, a common medication for treating herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2), the most common cause of genital herpes, does not reduce the risk of HIV infection when taken by people infected with HSV-2. Multiple studies have shown that people with HSV-2 have a higher risk of acquiring HIV. Researchers had hoped that acyclovir's ability to suppress the herpes virus, a  more

HETTLEMAN PRIZE WINNERS SPAN ARTS, SCIENCES AT UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Sept. 14 -- The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill issued the following press release: Four ambitious and highly promising professors in diverse fields have been awarded the Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. They are Thomas Hofweber, Ph.D., an associate professor of philosophy, Heather Williams, Ph.D., an associate professor of history, and Wei Wang, Ph.D., a  more

HIGH SCHOOL LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM ON CAMPUS ON APRIL 3
CORTLAND, N.Y., March 27 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: Majority Rules, SUNY Cortland's drug and alcohol awareness and social norming campaign, will present a leadership symposium for 18-year-old students in five Cortland County high schools on Thursday, April 3, at SUNY Cortland. Magician and motivational speaker Tim Piccirillo will be the keynote speaker for seniors and their health teachers from Marathon, Cortland, Cincinnatus, Homer and McGraw high schools, along w  more

HIP-HOP CONGRESS RELEASES ALBUM TO BOOST SCHOOL PRIDE
SAN MARCOS, Texas, Sept. 20 -- Texas State University issued the following news release: Cheerleaders and mascots are not the only school spirit icons at Texas State University-San Marcos. No home game tailgate party would be complete without Hip-Hop Congress's freestyle beats and lyrical flows-chock full of Bobcat Pride. Hip-Hop Congress, a university organization, recently released its first Texas State themed mix-tape "A Texas Statement." Julius Garcia, a freshman studying communication  more

HIPHOPISTAN TO SHOWCASE SOUTH ASIAN HIP HOP
CHICAGO, April 14 -- The University of Chicago issued the following news release: DJ Rekha, MC Kabir, Yogi B and Natchatra, Chee Malabar, Abstract/Vision: They might not be familiar to most American music fans, but in some pockets of the United States - say, Devon Avenue - they are bona fide stars. Yogi B and Natchatra, a band of Malaysian Tamil rappers, performed for 20,000 people at a recent show in Toronto. DJ Rekha (aka Rekha Malhotra) draws thousands for her appearances at super-clubs in  more

HISTORIAN ZINN'S 'MARX IN SOHO' TO BE PERFORMED OCT. 2
MANKATO, Minn., Sept. 20 -- Minnesota State University, Mankato issued the following news release: "Marx in Soho," historian Howard Zinn's one-man play about the relevance of Karl Marx's social ideas and his passion for change, will be performed Tuesday, Oct. 2. The play, about Marx's return from the grave to clear his name and to comment on the modern world, begins at 7:30 p.m. in Ostrander Auditorium, Centennial Student Union. It features actor Bob Weick, and is free and open to students  more

HISTORIANS PROVIDE 'BACKSTORY', FRESH PERSPECTIVE ON CURRENT EVENTS ON NEW RADIO PROGRAM
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., May 27 -- The University of Virginia issued the following news release: Take a headline from today's news, add three prominent American historians, give them each a microphone, and listen to their lively conversation as they provide the context that helps you understand just how we got from there to here. That's the premise of a new public radio show from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, based at the University of Virginia. It's called "BackStory with the A  more

HIXSON-LIED COLLEGE OF FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS NAMES NEW HIXSON-LIED PROFESSORS
LINCOLN, Neb., May 1 -- The University of Nebraska issued the following news release: The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts has announced two new recipients for the prestigious Hixson-Lied Professorships. Professor of Theatre William Grange and Professor of Art Peter Pinnell were named Hixson-Lied Professors at the College's Honors Day Dinner April 26. Hixson-Lied Professorships are awarded for a three-year term and can be re-nominated for a s  more

Hollywood/Bollywood Cinematic Synergy
Dhaka, Aug. 15 -- The entertainment industry makes up for a multi-billion dollar chunk of economic revenue. Two big contributors to this fraction are the Hollywood Tinsel Town Box Office hits and the booming surge in Bollywood's ever expanding movie making business. Bollywood makes around 800 movies a year (give or take) and boasts the highest number of ticket sales in the world, Hollywood makes half the number but makes many folds more in terms of annual revenue. Hollywood makes its money wi  more

HOMECOMING, FAMILY WEEKEND FROM OCT. 4
BURLINGTON, Vt., Oct. 2 -- The University of Vermont issued the following news release: The University of Vermont expects a record turnout for its annual Homecoming and Family Weekend, Thursday-Sunday, October 4-7, 2007. About 3,000 alumni, parents, and family members will participate in a variety of events happening on campus and around the greater Burlington area over the course of the weekend. Except as noted below, a $30 per family registration fee covers admission to most of the weeke  more

HOW WE MOVE: PRIME MOVERS CONCERT ON FEB. 15-16
GREENSBORO, N.C., Feb. 4 -- The University of North Carolina-Greensboro issued the following press release: The annual Prime Movers Concert at UNCG will showcase the best of undergraduate and graduate student dance Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15-16. Prime Movers, the Department of Dance's student-led organization, will present the concert in the UNCG Dance Theater at 8 p.m. Feb. 15-16 and 2 p.m. Feb. 16. The Dance Theater is located on Walker Avenue at Kenilworth Street. Tickets - $12 gen  more

HUGHSON FINISHES EIGHTH AT NEW YORK STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
ALFRED, N.Y., Jan. 19 -- Alfred State College issued the following news release: Jordan Hughson (Holley) was earned an 8th place finish at the annual New York State Championships this weekend at the University of Buffalo. As a team, Alfred State finished 17th overall and 3rd in the NJCAA standings. Hughson pinned Brandon Stark (Ithaca) in 3:32 in his opening match. He fell in the quarterfinals to Wala Canario (Oneonta) but rebounded with a 8-2 win over Eddie Broderick (Wagner) to ensure a   more

HYPNOTIST TO PERFORM FOR 'FREE' AT UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STEVENS POINT
STEVENS POINT, Wis., Sept. 12 -- The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point issued the following news release: Hypnotist Bruce McDonald will perform Friday, Sept. 14, at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP). His performance will be held outdoors at "The Tent," located by UWSP's athletic fields on the north side of campus, at 8 p.m. There is no admission charge. McDonald has appeared at hundreds of campuses including the University of Nevada, New York University, the Universit  more

Illinois, New York Inventors Develop Ornamental Design for Novelty Baking Cup
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 16 -- Lynn Vendl of Woodridge, Ill., and Louis Henry of New York, have developed an ornamental design for a novelty baking cup, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office announced. The inventors were issued U.S. Patent No. D574,662 on Aug. 12. The patent has been assigned to Wilton Industries Inc., Woodridge. The original application was filed on Sept. 21, 2007, and is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtm  more

India's I-Day celebrated in US
Washington/New York, Aug. 16 -- The Indian community in the US celebrated the 6ist anniversary of India's independence with Ambassador Ronen Sen unfurling the national flag and consul general Neelam Deo ringing the closing bell at NASDAQ, the world's largest stock exchange in New York. In Washington, the Indian community gathered in large numbers Friday at the embassy residence where Sen read out President Pratibha Patil's address to the nation after unfurling the national flag and singing of  more

INDIAN EDUCATOR, AUTHOR TO SPEAK AT EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY ON MARCH 12
WILLIMANTIC, Conn., Feb. 20 -- Eastern Connecticut State University issued the following news release: Ashok Malhotra, renowned educator and author, will visit Eastern Connecticut State University on March 12 as part of Eastern's University Hour lecture series. His presentation will take place at 3 p.m. in the Paul E. Johnson, Sr. Community Conference Room of the J. Eugene Smith Library. The public is invited. Admission is free. Despite India's abolition of the caste system in 1951, discri  more

INDIANS CELEBRATE I-DAY IN NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY
New York, Aug 16 (UNI) Indians and Americans of Indian descent celebrated the 62nd Independence Day by hoisting the tricolor at the Consulate General of India here. More than 200 people participated in the ceremony though it was raining heavily in New York last night. Consul General Neelam Deo read out in Hindi and English the excerpts of President Pratibha Patil's speech delivered on the eve of Independence Day. The national anthems of both India and the United States were played on t  more

Indus Mehta Properties Opens Microtel in Bath, NY with Brand's Innovative New Prototype Design
ATLANTA, May 5 -- Microtel Inns & Suites issued the following news release: Indus Mehta Properties, LLC of Pittsford, NY has opened a Microtel Inn & Suites hotel at 370 West Morris Street in Bath, NY, off I-86 in the southwestern Finger Lakes region, near Hammondsport and 43 miles from Elmira, NY. The new hotel showcases the brand's award-winning prototype design, and boasts a contemporary and streamlined, yet practical environment, with unexpected enhancements that guests would not ordinaril  more

INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM MEASURE PASSES SENATE
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 8 -- New York State Sen. Kenneth P. LaValle, R-Port Jefferson (1st District), issued the following news release: Sen. Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that the Senate has passed a measure allowing for a constitutional amendment that would give New York voters the power to amend laws through initiative and referendum. Under the provision, the people would have the final say on laws enacted by the Legislature. An initiative is a proposed statutory or constitutional chang  more

INNOVATIVE PERFORMER CLAUDIA STEVENS TO PRESENT SOLO DRAMA PROMOTING SOCIAL JUSTICE ON OCT. 5
OXFORD, Miss., Sept. 28 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: Musical and dramatic performer Claudia Stevens presents the one-person drama "Dreadfully Sorry, Guys" Friday (Oct. 5) at the University of Mississippi. Scheduled for 7 p.m. in Nutt Auditorium of Scruggs Hall, the program is free and open to the public. However, donations are encouraged to benefit the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies and the Gay-Straight Alliance Diversity Award. Wri  more

INSULATORS AND ASBESTOS WORKERS TO RECRUIT APPRENTICES, FEB. 4, 2008 - FEB. 2, 2009
ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 16 -- The Department of Labor has issued the following apprenticeship news release: The International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers, Local 40, will conduct recruitment from February 4, 2008 through February 2, 2009 for six apprentices, the State Labor Department announced today. Applications can be obtained at the union, 890 Third St., Albany, from 8 a.m. to noon, every Monday, excluding holidays, during the recruitment period. The union r  more

INSULATORS AND ASBESTOS WORKERS TO RECRUIT APPRENTICES, MARCH 26 - NOV. 26
SYRACUSE, N.Y., March 24 -- The Department of Labor has issued the following apprenticeship news release: The Syracuse Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers Joint Apprenticeship Committee, Local 30, will conduct recruitment from March 26 through November 26, 2008 for four insulation and asbestos worker apprentices, State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith announced today. Applications can be obtained at the local, 150 Midler Park Drive, Syracuse, from 9 a.m. to noon the fourth Wedn  more

INTERNATIONAL LAW SCHOLAR JOINS COLLEGE OF LAW FACULTY
TEMPE, Ariz., June 2 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Laura A. Dickinson, a professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law whose work deals with transitional justice, legal responses to terror, foreign affairs privatization, and the interrelationship between international and domestic law, will join the faculty of the Arizona State University's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law in August. She will also become director of a new center on internation  more

INTERNATIONAL QUILT STUDY CENTER GOING GREEN FROM APRIL 19-25
LINCOLN, Neb., April 10 -- The University of Nebraska issued the following news release: The International Quilt Study Center and Museum at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will host its first Green Week April 19-25. The Earth-friendly week is full activities for students, families and professionals in celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day. The new quilt center is the first sustainable "green" building designed and built from the ground up at UNL. All Green Week activities and tours are  more

INTIMATE APPAREL HITS STAGE AT SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
HATTIESBURG, Miss., March 24 -- The University of Southern Mississippi issued the following news release: When a lonely seamstress named Esther attempts to stitch together a marriage brought on by desperation, she discovers that such arrangements can be as delicate as the exquisite garments she crafts for other soon-to-be brides. Esther's esoteric story of passion and persistence unfolds in Lynn Nottage's "Intimate Apparel," a turn-of-the-century drama to be presented by the Department of   more

IRON WORKERS TO RECRUIT APPRENTICES, MARCH 4, 2008 - MARCH 3, 2009
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 28 -- The Department of Labor has issued the following apprenticeship news release: The Iron Workers Joint Apprenticeship Committee, Local 33, will conduct recruitment for 25 apprentices from March 4, 2008 through March 3, 2009, State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith announced today. Applications will be available at the local, 154 Humboldt St., Rochester, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the first Tuesday of each month. Applications must be completed on the premises.   more

IRONWORKERS TO RECRUIT APPRENTICES, APRIL 1, 2008 - MARCH 3, 2009
SYRACUSE, N.Y., March 27 -- The Department of Labor has issued the following apprenticeship news release: The Joint Apprenticeship Committee for Ironworkers, Local 60, will conduct recruitment from April 1, 2008 through March 3, 2009 for 10 apprentices, State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith announced today. Applications will be available at the local, 500 W. Genesee St., Syracuse, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., the first Tuesday of each month during the recruitment period. The committee requi  more

IRREVERENT PERFORMER TO ADDRESS DEPRESSION, SUICIDE
SAN ANTONIO, March 24 -- The University of Texas at San Antonio issued the following news release: As part of Women's History Month, the UTSA Women's Studies Institute and the Department of History will present actor-educator Kristina Wong performing an excerpt from her seriocomic play about depression and suicide. The performance of "Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" is 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 26 in the University Center Retama Auditorium (2.02.02), 1604 Campus. The event is free and open to   more

IT'S PITS FOR UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA ALUMINI WHITE
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., July 28 -- The University of Virginia issued the following news release: Bryan White is the new face of NASCAR's over-the-wall gang. A former linebacker at the University of Virginia, where he earned an undergraduate degree in religious studies and a graduate teaching degree, White got a training-camp look from the New York Jets in 2006. Hours after he was cut, he received a call from Trent Cherry, pit crew coach at Penske Racing. "I was sitting in a New York airport   more

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS TO PERFORM AT FORD CENTER ON SEPT. 24
OXFORD, Miss., Sept. 18 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: American trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis performs Monday (Sept. 24) at the University of Mississippi. The popular instrumentalist, with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, takes the stage at 8 p.m. at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $65, $62, $60 and $55 for various seating and available by calling the UM Box Office at 662-915-7411. "I can think of no better way to   more

JAZZ HISTORIAN TO SPEAK AT UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO NOV. 6-7
TOLEDO, Ohio, Nov. 2 -- University of Toledo issued the following news release: As part of its Jazz Master Series 2007-2008, the UT Department of Music will welcome award-winning jazz author and historian Ashley Kahn to the Center for Performing Arts Recital Hall on Main Campus, Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 6 and 7. Kahn will present two lectures, one each day, and UT jazz faculty will perform Wednesday. Kahn will present a lecture on his book, Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis  more

JAZZ VIOLINIST CARTER PERFORMS NOV. 1
WILMINGTON, N.C., Nov. 1 -- The University of North Carolina-Wilmington issued the following press release: Renowned jazz violinist Regina Carter performs at 8 p.m on Thursday, Nov. 1 in Kenan Auditorium. Carter performs a new program based on her recent recording, I'll Be Seeing You: A Sentimental Journey, including works by Rodgers and Hart, Duke Ellington, W. C. Handy and other greats. Joining Carter on stage are members of her acoustic quintet - Darryl Harper, clarinet; Xavier Davis, pian  more

JOURNALISM ALUM, ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER RUDY ABRAMSON DIES IN FAIRFAX, VA.
OXFORD, Miss., Feb. 15 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: Noted journalist Rudy Paulk Abramson, 70, an alumnus of the University of Mississippi and member of UM's journalism advisory board, died Wednesday at a hospital in Fairfax, Va. He had sustained massive head injuries in a fall Tuesday at him home in Reston, Va. "The university - and especially the Department of Journalism - have lost a true friend in the untimely death of Rudy Abramson," said Samir Hu  more

JOURNALISM COLLEGE TO HONOR ALUMNI, LEADERS
LINCOLN, Neb., April 8 -- The University of Nebraska issued the following news release: Nine individuals will be honored during J Day activities April 10 and 11 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The College of Journalism and Mass Communications will present eight awards and will join the Nebraska Broadcasters Association to present the Nebraska Broadcast Pioneer Award. In an April 10 ceremony to induct students into the journalism honor society, Kappa Tau Alpha, and recognize students  more

JOURNALISM STUDENTS, FACULTY PROVIDING MULTIMEDIA COVERAGE FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Oct. 3 -- The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill issued the following press release: A team of 18 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill journalism students and faculty are giving each athlete a moment in the spotlight of this year's Special Olympics World Games, which began in China Tuesday (Oct. 2) and runs through Oct. 11. Fifteen UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication students and three of the school's faculty have joined a team of Chinese student  more

JOURNALIST STILLE TO BE KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT STATEWIDE ITALIAN STUDIES CONFERENCE HOSTED BY UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT SANTA CRUZ
SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Feb. 21 -- The University of California at Santa Cruz issued the following press release: Award-winning author and journalist Alexander Stille will be the keynote speaker at a statewide conference presented by the California Interdisciplinary Consortium for Italian Studies at UC Santa Cruz, February 29-March 1. The theme of the conference is "Violence in Italian History and Culture." A professor of international journalism at Columbia University, Stille has also contrib  more

JOURNALIST/AUTHOR TO DISCUSS HOW ARISTOTLE, HOMER SIMPSON USE PERSUASION
TOLEDO, Ohio, Sept. 25 -- University of Toledo issued the following news release: Jay Heinrichs, NPR commentator and author, will give his own special brand of advice about the art of persuasion Thursday, Sept. 27, at noon in the UT Law Center on Main Campus. "Combine Cicero with David Letterman and you get Jay Heinrichs," said noted historian Joseph Ellis. Heinrichs' most recent book, Thank you for Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuas  more

JOYCE CAROL OATES, SALMAN RUSHDIE TO BE 'CAUGHT IN THE CREATIVE ACT'
COLUMBIA, S.C., March 12 -- The University of South Carolina issued the following news release: Writers Joyce Carol Oates and Salman Rushdie will give public readings and discuss their writing at the University of South Carolina as part of the popular student-community course, "Caught in the Creative Act." The course is free and open to the public. Oates will read from and discuss her book, "The Falls," Wednesday, March 19, at 5:45 p.m. in Belk Auditorium in the Moore School of Business  more

Jumeirah Group Announces Executive Internal Promotions
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, June 2 -- Jumeirah Group issued the following news release: Jumeirah, the dynamic Dubai-based luxury international hospitality management group and a member of Dubai Holding, has announced today the internal appointment of Frank van der Post to the position of Chief Operating Officer of the Group, and Marco Nijhof as Senior Vice President, Middle East, Africa, India, Seychelles and the Maldives. Both roles will support Jumeirah's future ambitious growth plans.   more

Jumeirah Group Appoints Akram Touma As General Manager For Jumeirah Hantang Xintiandi In Shanghai
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, June 16 -- Jumeirah Group issued the following news release: Jumeirah, the Dubai-based luxury international hospitality management group and a member of Dubai Holding, has announced today the appointment of Akram Touma to the position of General Manager for Jumeirah HanTang Xintiandi in Shanghai. "I am delighted to join a fast growing company like Jumeirah just as it enters the Chinese market," commented Akram Touma. "I intend to set new levels of hospitality s  more

Jumeirah Wins 'Best In Middle East' Title - Twice
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 17 -- Jumeirah Group issued the following news release: It is a busy week for Jumeirah, the fast growing Dubai-based luxury international hospitality management group and a member of Dubai Holding, as it reaps prestigious awards both in Europe and the Americas. For the third year in a row, readers of one of Germany's leading business travel magazines, Business Traveller, chose Jumeirah Beach Hotel as the 'Best Hotel in the Middle East'. Jumeirah hotels ar  more

KATRINA BOOSTED NEW ORLEANS MUSICIANS' PRODUCTIVITY, CREATIVITY
IOWA CITY, Iowa, Aug. 4 -- The University of Iowa's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Department issued the following news release: New Orleans artists are reluctant to credit Hurricane Katrina as a source of inspiration. But after the disaster - which marks its third anniversary Aug. 29 - many New Orleans musicians experienced their most productive months in decades and scaled new creative peaks, a University of Iowa professor asserts. The flood displaced many artists, jolting them out  more

KUMEYAAY LEADER TO SPEAK ON NATIVE AMERICAN SOVEREIGNTY OCT. 23 AT UC SAN DIEGO AS PART OF NATIVE AMERICAN CELEBRATION
LA JOLLA, Calif., Oct. 16 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: "Seven generations from now, I want to see a situation where our people will be able to have a place to stand which is their own land," says Anthony Pico, former chairman of the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians, "and be able to contribute back to the larger community, not only Indians but the larger community; and be able to prevail culturally, spiritually, and economically." Pico will  more

KUNR UPDATES PROGRAMMING TO REFLECT LISTENERSHIP TRENDS
RENO, Nev., July 15 -- The University of Nevada issued the following news release: Reno's longtime public radio station overhauled its program schedule this week to better serve listeners. KUNR 88.7 FM, the listener-supported station broadcasting on campus for the past 45 years, began its new programming July 14. "KUNR will now be a total news-and-information station by day and a classical music station by night," said KUNR General Manager David Stipech. "We remain committed to classical m  more

LABORERS TO RECRUIT APPRENTICES, MAY 21, 2008 - MAY 20, 2009
EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y., May 8 -- The Department of Labor has issued the following apprenticeship news release: The Construction and General Laborers' Joint Apprenticeship Committee, Local 633, will conduct recruitment from May 21, 2008 through May 20, 2009 for 10 skilled construction craft laborer apprentices, State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith announced today. Applications will be available from 9 a.m. to noon, on the third Wednesday of each month, at Laborers' Local 633, 7051 Fly Road,  more

LADY PIONEERS OF ALFRED STATE COLLEGE DOWN JAYHAWKS OF JAMESTOWN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
ALFRED, N.Y., Oct. 9 -- Alfred State College issued the following news release: The Alfred State College volleyball team remained undefeated in Western New York Athletic Conference matches with a 3-1 victory over Jamestown CC on Tuesday evening. The Pioneers and Jayhawks split the first two games with A-State winning the first, 30-23, and dropping the second 27-30. ASC took control of the third game early and won 30-17 but had to rally from a 25-19 defecit in game four to win 30-28. Bri  more

LADY PIONEERS OF ALFRED STATE COLLEGE DROP HEARTBREAKER
ALFRED, N.Y., Sept. 26 -- Alfred State College issued the following news release: Genesee CC scored with 5:38 remaining in the contest to break a 1-1 tie en route to a 2-1 Western New York Athletic Conference victory over Alfred State on Tuesday afternoon. The win improves the Lady Cougars to 7-2-1 and drops the Lady Pioneers to 3-4-1. After a scoreless 1st half Jenna Ferrando was credited with a goal with 33:08 remaining to give GCC a 1-0 lead. Brittany Hannah (Eastridge) knotted the game  more

LADY PIONEERS OF ALFRED STATE COLLEGE TIE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK DELHI
ALFRED, N.Y., Sept. 8 -- Alfred State College issued the following news release: The Alfred State College women's soccer team was out-shot 40 to 9 but behind the solid play of goaltender Philicia Harris (Buffalo/Hutch Tech) the Lady Pioneers tied SUNY Delhi 2-2 in a Region III Division III contest on Saturday. Harris finished the contest with 30 saves for ASC. Brittany Hannah (Rochester/Eastridge) got the Pioneers on the board in the 1st half after getting a pass from Kaila Smith (Alfred A  more

LADY SPIKERS FALL IN WESTERN NEW YORK ATHLETIC CONFERENCE FINALS
ALFRED, N.Y., Oct. 20 -- Alfred State College issued the following news release: The Alfred State College volleyball team downed Jamestown CC (17-30, 30-24, 30-16, 30-19) in the Western New York Athletic Conference Tournament Semifinals but fell to Genesee CC (31-33, 28-30, 25-30) in the finals. The Lady Pioneers, ranked #5 in the latest NJCAA Division III poll, fall to 26-4 on the season. In the semi's, Jenni Jerome (Syracuse/Westhill) led the way with 18 kills, 11 digs, four aces, and  more

LADY SPIKERS RANKED SEVENTH
ALFRED, N.Y., Sept. 13 -- Alfred State College issued the following news release: The Alfred State College volleyball team is ranked #7 in the first regular season NJCAA Division III poll. The Lady Pioneers are currently 6-0 on the year. The Pioneers opened up the season in convincing style by winning all ten games en route to a perfect 5-0 record at the Mohawk Valley CC Tournament. The Lady Pioneers then downed Erie CC on Tuesday evening 3-0 in their Western New York Athletic Conference o  more

LADY SPIKERS WIN MOHAWK VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE TOURNAMENT TITLE
ALFRED, N.Y., Sept. 8 -- Alfred State College issued the following news release: The Alfred State College opened up their campaign by winning the Mohawk Valley CC Tournament for the second year in a row. The Lady Pioneers were a perfect 5-0 on the day. In pool play the Blue and Gold downed Adirondack CC, 30-14 & 30-16, Fulton Montgomery CC, 30-15 & 30-20, and SUNY Cobleskill, 30-21 & 30-15. In the semifinals, ASC downed Herkimer CCC, 30-20 & 30-9 to advance to the finals where they knocked  more

LARGEST SINGLE HEALTH CARE INVESTMENT IN HISTORY OF SOUTH SIDE APPROVED BY UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
CHICAGO, June 9 -- The University of Chicago issued the following news release: The University of Chicago's Board of Trustees gave final approval June 5 for the University of Chicago Medical Center's New Hospital Pavilion - a 21st-century technological and architectural tour de force, designed to accelerate medical progress and to leverage the close collaboration between the University's world-class clinicians and researchers for the benefit of patients. The Medical Center board approved the   more

LAW PROFESSOR GARRETT BLENDS ART AND LAW SOURCE: SCHOOL OF LAW
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., July 1 -- The University of Virginia issued the following news release: Long before he became known for his legal work on wrongful convictions, law professor Brandon Garrett wanted to be an artist. For years, he has balanced his career as a lawyer and legal scholar with his interest in painting, a pastime that has led to gallery exhibits and art sales. "It's an important part of my life, but I've always done just the right amount to keep myself happy," Garrett said  more

LEADERSHIP LECTURE SERIES CONTINUES WITH NAFISI
WILMINGTON, N.C., Oct. 10 -- The University of North Carolina-Wilmington issued the following press release: Azar Nafisi, author of the best-selling Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, will speak at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22 in UNCW's Kenan Auditorium. The book is an electrifying account of the Islamic revolution in Iran and how it affected one university professor and her seven female students as they studied literary classics in the privacy of Nafisi's home while the world around t  more

LEAMER IS DISTINGUISHED UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PLATTEVILLE ALUMNUS
PLATTEVILLE, Wis., May 2 -- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville issued the following news release: Thomas C. Leamer was born in a Pennsylvania town more than 750 miles from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, where he matriculated in 1960. Due to the distance and his participation on the school wrestling team, as well as his job on the Pioneer Farm, he was unable to return home during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Yet, there would prove to be a silver lining to his unfortu  more

LEARN TO 'TEACH LIKE YOUR HAIR'S ON FIRE' FEB. 25
GREENSBORO, N.C., Jan. 28 -- The University of North Carolina-Greensboro issued the following press release: Want to spark a little magic in your grade school classroom? Come to UNCG Monday, Feb. 25, and let Rafe Esquith and his Hobart Shakespeareans inspire you to teach like your hair's on fire. Esquith, author of "Teach Like Your Hair's On Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56," teaches fifth-graders at Los Angeles' Hobart Elementary in a neighborhood plagued by guns, gangs and  more

LECTURE EVENT DRAWS AUTHOR, ACTIVIST WALKER
TEMPE, Ariz., March 18 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Arizona State University presents an evening with Rebecca Walker, author and activist, considered one of the most audible voices of the young women's movement. At age 25, Walker was named by Time magazine as one of the fifty future leaders of America under forty. Walker, daughter of famed novelist Alice Walker, author of "The Color Purple," and Mel Leventhal, a civil rights lawyer, will be featured in a   more

LEGAL SCHOLAR RESNIK TO DISCUSS PLACES OF POWER, JUSTICE
TEMPE, Ariz., March 13 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Legal scholar Judith Resnik will discuss the design of places of justice throughout history in a lecture titled "Places of Power: From Renaissance Town Halls to Guantanamo Bay," at 4:30 p.m. March 20 in Katzin Hall on Arizona State University's Tempe campus. The annual John P. Frank Memorial Lecture is presented by ASU's School of Justice and Social Inquiry in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The l  more

LEGENDARY 'A CHORUS LINE' DANCES ONTO THEATRE CENTER STAGE
SAN MARCOS, Texas, Nov. 13 -- Texas State University issued the following news release: The Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas State University-San Marcos presents the legendary, award-winning Broadway musical A Chorus Line Nov. 13-18. Guest directed by Robert Ball of the University of the Incarnate Word Theatre Arts Department, performances will be Nov. 13-18 at 7:30 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinee performances Nov. 17 and 18 on the main stage of the Theatre Center on campus. Ball has a  more

Legislators and Journalist Honored for Exceptional Efforts to Improve Lives of Americans with Mental Illnesses and Addictions
WASHINGTON, June 27 -- The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare issued the following news release: The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare honored seven members of Congress and one journalist for their outstanding dedication and action to improve the lives of adults, children and families with mental illnesses and addiction disorders. Senator Pete Domenici received the National Council's Lifetime Achievement Award for Legislative Action and Jeneen Interlandi o  more

LEGISLATURE 'HUNTS DOWN' TIMELY REFORM FOR YOUNG SPORTSMEN
ALBANY, N.Y., July 3 -- Assemblyman David R. Townsend Jr., R-Kirkland (115th District), issued the following column: At the close of its 2008 session, the Legislature took a big step forward, finally approving legislation, which would promote hunting and trapping for young sportsmen. New York has had some of the strictest outdoor recreation laws on the books, making it difficult for minors to gain experience hunting and trapping; but, fortunately, a bill, which passed both the Assembly and th  more

LESIURE TIME ADVOCATE TO GIVE METCALFE LECTURE AT COLLEGE'S 57TH ANNUAL RECREATION CONFERENCE FROM NOV. 1-2
CORTLAND, N.Y., Oct. 19 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: Catherine O'Keefe, a board member of Take Back Your Time, a national grass roots organization promoting life/work balance and the wise use of leisure time, will deliver the prestigious Metcalf Endowment Lecture at this year's 57th annual SUNY Cortland Recreation Conference from Nov. 1-2 at SUNY Cortland. O'Keefe has taught at the University of South Alabama for more than 20 years and is active in professional assoc  more

LEVIT, AUTHOR OF GUIDE ON HOW TO GET THE BEST JOBS, TO SPEAK ON 'SETTING THE COURSE FOR SUCCESSFUL CAREER,' ON SEPT. 18
BALTIMORE, Aug. 5 -- The University of Baltimore issued the following news release: Alexandra Levit, author of They Don't Teach Corporate in College: A Twenty-Something's Guide to the Business World, Success for Hire, and the newly released How'd You Score That Gig?, will speak on how college graduates can forge their own pathways to a successful career on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 4:30 p.m. in the University of Baltimore's Student Center Performing Arts Theater. The event, free and open to the p  more

LIBRARY HOSTS READING ABOUT CITY PIONEER
RIVERSIDE, Calif., Aug. 6 -- The city of Riverside issued the following news release: The Riverside Historical Society and the Inlandia Institute hosts a reading and discussion of "Louis Robidoux: Pioneer" by author and descendant Clyde M. Rabideau at the historic Arlington Library at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Originally from upstate New York, the author began researching the Robidoux family while working in Ottawa, Canada, in 1990. He has since written five books on the family's fascinating histo  more

LOCAL MUSICIANS SET TO PERFORM AT FAMILY NETWORK PARTNERSHIP BENEFIT CONCERT
HATTIESBURG, Miss., Feb. 7 -- The University of Southern Mississippi issued the following news release: The Fifth Annual Aspire Scholarship Benefit Concert promises performances by two local bands, a Hattiesburg musician and a professional dancer from New York City - all coming together to raise money for the children of Hattiesburg. The Aspire Scholarship Benefit Concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Saenger Theatre in downtown Hattiesburg. "This year's benefit takes on added  more

LOCAL PASTOR TO DISCUSS HUMAN RIGHTS ON MARCH 19
CORTLAND, N.Y., March 17 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: Jill Schaeffer, a Presbyterian pastor in Cincinnatus, N.Y., will discuss human dignity during a Sandwich Seminar on Wednesday, March 19, at SUNY Cortland. Schaeffer, who currently teaches part time for the New York Theological Seminary in the Masters of Professional Studies program at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, N.Y., will present "Rites and/or Rights: Cultural Practice and Human Dignity" from 12:  more

LOCAL STUDENTS AMONG MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT SCHOLARS
STARKVILLE, Miss., Nov. 1 -- Mississippi State University issued the following news release: Some 40 Mississippi State communication majors are receiving departmental scholarships for the 2007-08 school year. One of the largest in the university's College of Arts and Sciences, the communication department offers academic concentrations in five specific areas: broadcasting, communication studies, journalism, public relations, and theater. Ranging in amounts from $350-$1,500, the awards r  more

Loews Hotels Brightens Meetings With Innovative
NEW YORK, Jan. 7 -- Loews Hotels issued the following news release: Companies are paying closer attention to the colors they choose for their brands and products. Colors can encourage and influence consumers and employees to feel a certain way, make particular choices and promote brand loyalty. Similarly, Loews Hotels has developed an innovative and entertaining way to use color to help meeting planners to keep the focus and loyalty inside the meeting with the introduction of Loews' Color Bre  more

Loews Hotels Elevates The Banquet Experience With The Industry's First 'Wines By The Glass' Program
NEW YORK, March 17 -- Loews Hotels issued the following news release: Loews Hotels goes beyond the generic "red" or "white" at banquets with the introduction of a new wines-by-the-glass program that allows banquet and meetings guests to enjoy their choice of varietal. The first hotel chain to offer a wine-by-the-glass program in banquets, Loews Hotels now features a broad wine selection at three different price points. "The program enhances the traditional banquet experience by introducin  more

Loews Hotels Launches 'Edu-Cations': Exclusive Teen Learning Vacations
NEW YORK, Feb. 19 -- Loews Hotels issued the following news release: Traveling with teens can be a challenging proposition, as many parents know - if a teenager isn't happy on vacation, then no one's happy. For parents searching for peace of mind and a meaningful vacation for their teen, Loews Hotels "Edu-cations" are the ultimate experience. Loews Hotels has created exclusive year-round packages which include a one- or two-night hotel stay and a combination of entertaining, fun and education  more

Loews Hotels Offers Spa Treatments That Are Kid-Friendly (And Mother-Approved)
NEW YORK, April 28 -- Loews Hotels issued the following news release: At participating Loews Hotels from Santa Monica to Lake Las Vegas, tweens and teens can now add "spa" on their list of vacation to-dos through a customized collection of playful packages that include colorful manis, fruity pedis, princess-like up-dos, cleansing facials, aromatic massages, make-up lessons and more. Loews Hotels has introduced an assortment of spa treatments in response to the emerging trend of KGOY (Kids  more

Loews Hotels Puts The Sizzle In Summer With New Brand-Wide 'Summerfest' Promotion
NEW YORK, June 11 -- Loews Hotels issued the following news release: This summer, Loews Hotels introduces Summerfest, a brand-wide promotion that revs up summer fun with special stay credits of up to $100 (good toward dining, spa and even mini-bar raids, depending on the property) as well as special new activities that highlight each destination's uniquely local experiences. From dive in movies poolside to afternoon lemonade in the lobby, poolside pampering, resort sunset ceremonies and value  more

LONGTIME UNIVERSITY BENEFACTORS JOHN, GRIFFIN MAKE GENEROUS GIFT TO NAME ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL'S BIORETENTION GARDEN IN HONOR OF ALUMNUS WOLTZ
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., June 3 -- The University of Virginia issued the following news release: University of Virginia alumni John A. and Amy Mitchell Griffin have made a $100,000 gift to the School of Architecture to name a portion of the school's planned landscape design in honor of landscape architect, part-time lecturer and fellow alumnus Thomas Woltz. The Woltz Bioretention Garden is part of an elaborate renovation project that includes two additions to the building and three themed landsc  more

Low Vitamin D Levels Pose Large Threat to Health
BALTIMORE, Aug. 11 -- Johns Hopkins University issued the following news release: Researchers at Johns Hopkins are reporting what is believed to be the most conclusive evidence to date that inadequate levels of vitamin D, obtained from milk, fortified cereals and exposure to sunlight, lead to substantially increased risk of death. In a study set to appear in the Archives of Internal Medicine online Aug. 11, the Johns Hopkins team analyzed a diverse sample of 13,000 initially healthy men an  more

LOWCOUNTRY BUSINESS LEADERS, ALUMNI INVITED TO MEET MOORE SCHOOL DEAN
COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 23 -- The University of South Carolina issued the following news release: Business leaders and University of South Carolina alumni in Charleston and the Lowcountry are invited to meet new Moore School of Business Dean Dr. Hildy Teegen from 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6. L Teegen, who began her tenure as dean Sept. 15, will host "meet-the-dean" receptions this fall in Columbia, Greenville, Charleston and Charlotte, as well as ones in Atlanta, New York City, Washington, D.C  more

LT. GOV. HALTER ELECTED REGION CHAIR OF NATIONAL LIEUTENANT GOVERNORS ASSOCIATION
BUFFALO, N.Y., July 29 -- Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, D-Ark., issued the following news release: Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter has been elected Southern Region Chair of the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA). Halter was elected Southern Region Chair of the NLGA at the Association's annual meeting in Buffalo, New York. "Lieutenant Governor Halter was selected by a bi-partisan group of his peers from every region on the nation as a leader among his colleagues," NLGA Execut  more

M.D. RUNGE TESTIFIES BEFORE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY SUBCOMMITTEE ON EMERGING THREATS, CYBERSECURITY, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY
PROVIDENCE, R.I., July 22 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued the following prepared testimony: Good morning Mr. Chairman. Thank you for the opportunity to testify before the Subcommittee on this important and timely issue. My colleagues and I have testified before your Subcommittee on several occasions on this topic, and I appreciate your continued interest in ensuring that an outbreak of a disease, intentional or natural in origin, does not threaten our homeland security, eco  more

MAASI EDUCATORS WILL VISIT AREA, DISCUSS THEIR CULTURE FROM NOV. 1-13
CORTLAND, N.Y., Nov. 1 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: Three Simba Maasai cultural performers from Kenya, Africa, will share the practices of their community through song, dance, storytelling and lectures during a visit to the SUNY Cortland campus during early to mid-November. As guests in residence of the College from Nov. 1-13, these members of a nomadic, pastoral people living in the Rift Valley of Eastern Africa will meet not only with the college students but also   more

MACKAY SCHOOL CELEBRATES CENTENNIAL
RENO, Nev., March 25 -- The University of Nevada issued the following news release: Nearly 100 years ago, the public flocked to the University of Nevada campus on a June day to commemorate the creation of what has since become one of the state's most enduring and historic academic enterprises. Today's Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering was born on June 10, 1908, with the official dedication of the Mackay School of Mines building on the historic University Quadrangle. The bui  more

MAINTAINING WEIGHT AFTER AGE 40 INCREASES BREAST CANCER SURVIVAL
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Sept. 19 -- The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill issued the following press release: Women sometimes feel there's nothing they can do to improve their chances of survival after a breast cancer diagnosis. But there is, according to scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and other institutions. Don't gain weight after age 40. A new study shows premenopausal women who gain more than 35 pounds after age 20 - prior to breast cancer diagnosis - a  more

Manager-Producer Bernie Brillstein Dies
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 -- The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences issued the following news release: Esteemed talent manager and Primetime Emmy-nominated producer Bernie Brillstein, who helped launch such perennial programs as Saturday Night Live and The Muppet Show, died Thursday in Los Angeles at Barlow Respiratory Hospital. He was 77. Mega-multitasking Brillstein--having worked as agent, manager, producer, studio head and more during his 50-plus years in entertainment--began his  more

Maui Writers Conference Hits the Road
HONOLULU, April 15 -- Outrigger Enterprises Group issued the following news release: After 15 years on Maui, the Maui Writers Conference hits the road with this year's conference and retreat moving to the island of Oahu. With a new name - "Maui Writers Conference on the Road in Honolulu," a new location - Waikiki, Oahu, and a new hospitality sponsor - Outrigger Enterprises Group, the Maui Writers Conference aims to build on 15 years of success by embracing all that Oahu and Waikiki has to off  more

MAYOR TISCHLER DECLARES OCTOBER 8 COMMUNITY DAY
POTSDAM, N.Y., Sept. 28 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: As part of the 14th Annual World in Potsdam Diversity Festival, Potsdam Village Mayor Reinhold J. Tischler and the Board of Trustees recently unanimously declared Monday, Oct. 8, CommUNITY Day as a way for Clarkson University, SUNY Potsdam and the Village of Potsdam to promote diversity and multiculturalism for the educational and economic development of the community. The World in Pot  more

Mayor, Chancellor, Police Commissioner Announce 11 Percent Drop in Major Felony Crime in Schools
NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 5 -- The New York City Department of Education issued the following news release: Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, and Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein, today announced that major felony crime and violent crime at City public schools dropped substantially during the 2007-08 school year, building on progress over the course of the Administration in reducing school crime. During the 2007-08 school year, 1,042 major crime incidents were repo  more

MCKISSICK TO OPEN 'GRANDEUR SAVED,' FEATURING PHOTOGRAPHY OF HISTORIC AIKEN-RHETT HOUSE
COLUMBIA, S.C., Jan. 14 -- The University of South Carolina issued the following news release: McKissick Museum's latest exhibit brings the past to life through the exploration of one of the state's most historic and grand homes, the Aiken-Rhett House in Charleston. "Grandeur Saved: Photographs of the Aiken-Rhett House by Michael Eastman" is on loan from the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston and will be on display from Jan. 26 to April 26. "Grandeur Saved" will be housed in McKissick's  more

MCLAUGHLIN'S 30 LEADS LADY PIONEERS TO VICTORY
ALFRED, N.Y., Jan. 24 -- Alfred State College issued the following news release: Tiffany McLaughlin (Wellsville) was 10 for 23 from the field and 10 for 14 from the foul line as Alfred State defeated Mercyhurst North East 74-63 in their Western New York Conference opener. McLaughlin finished with a game high 30 points and added seven assists and five rebounds. Anthia Smith (Elmira Free) recorded another double-double with 18 points on 7 for 11 shooting and 10 boards. Sarah Flint (Westmo  more

MEN'S HOOPS CLOSES SEASON WITH DUCKS AND BEAVERS
TEMPE, Ariz., March 3 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: SUN DEVIL DATA: The Arizona State's men's hoops team, 18-10 and 8-8 in the Pac-10 under second-year coach Herb Sendek, closes the regular season at the Oregon Ducks on Thursday (March 6) at 5:30 p.m. PT and then travels to Corvallis to take on the Oregon State Beavers on Saturday (March 8) at 2:30 p.m. PT. FSN Arizona will pick up the OSU Saturday game and the Oregon Sports Network will carry the Thursday ma  more

MEN'S HOOPS HOSTS FOURTH-RANKED BRUINS
TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 25 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: SUN DEVIL DATA: The Arizona State's men's hoops team, 17-9 and 7-7 in the Pac-10 under second-year coach Herb Sendek, plays its final homestand against one of the best teams in the nation, fourth-ranked UCLA, and then against a team that beat UCLA at Pauley Pavilion in high-flying USC. The Sun Devils host the fourth-ranked Bruins Thursday at 8:30 p.m. MT and then host the Trojans on Saturday (March 1) at 4 p  more

MEN'S HOOPS HOSTS NIT GAME VS. ALABAMA STATE
TEMPE, Ariz., March 16 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: TICKET NEWS: The Sun Devil Ticket Office will be offering tickets to season ticket holders beginning at 9 a.m. Monday for Tuesday night's first-round game against Alabama State (20-10), which tips at 8 p.m. Season ticket holders will be allowed to purchase seats in the same location as their season tickets until noon. Tickets will be priced at $15 for lower level seats and $10 for upper level seats. Student  more

MEN'S HOOPS PLAYS AT ARIZONA SUNDAY AT 12:30 P.M. ON FSN
TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 6 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: SUN DEVIL DATA: The Arizona State's men's hoops team, 14-7 and 4-5 in the Pac-10 under second-year coach Herb Sendek, begins the second half of Pac-10 play in Tucson as it takes on the Arizona Wildcats on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 12:30 p.m. ASU will try and break a five-game losing streak, one that started after current ninth-ranked Stanford ended ASU's 10-game win streak on Jan. 19 (ASU's best streak since an 11-  more

MEN'S HOOPS TRAVELS TO PULLMAN AND SEATTLE
TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 19 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: SUN DEVIL DATA: The Arizona State's men's hoops team, 16-8 and 6-6 in the Pac-10 under second-year coach Herb Sendek, travels north to face 20-game winner Washington State on Thursday (Feb. 21) at 6 p.m. PT and then jumps across the Evergreen State to take on the Washington Huskies on Saturday (Feb. 23). ASU, who was picked to finish ninth in the Pac-10 preseason media poll, is 18-11 in its past 29 games aft  more

METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART LOANS SCULPTURES TO UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN FOR PUBLIC ART PROJECT
AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 5 -- The University of Texas issued the following news release: The Metropolitan Museum of Art is lending 28 mid- to late -twentieth-century sculptures to The University of Texas at Austin to be installed across campus as part of the university's Landmarks public art program. The first group will be installed in September 2008, the second in January 2009. The sculptures are on long-term loan from the Met. "We are very pleased to make this loan to The University of Te  more

Microtel Inn & Suites Hotel Debuts in Johnstown, New York with Brand's New Prototype Design
ATLANTA, June 18 -- Microtel Inns & Suites issued the following news release: A 73-room Microtel Inn & Suites hotel has opened at 136 North Comrie Avenue in the historic city of Johnstown, New York, off Route 30A and the New York State Thruway (I-90) at exit 28. Located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, the property is close to area business centers and restaurants, in addition to numerous walking trails, golf courses, lakes, canoe routes, skiing and snowmobiling. The new hotel  more

Microtel Inn & Suites Opens in Verona, NY with Brand's New Design
ATLANTA, July 14 -- Microtel Inns & Suites issued the following news release: Oneida-Verona Hotels, LLC of Rochester, NY has opened a Microtel Inn & Suites hotel at 5118 New York State Route 365 in Verona - in the heart of central New York State and one mile from the New York State Thruway (I-90) at exit 33. The 81-room hotel showcases the Microtel brand's award-winning new prototype design, and boasts a contemporary and streamlined environment with unexpected amenities that guests would not   more

MIDLANDS BUSINESS LEADERS, CAROLINA ALUMNI INVITED TO MEET MOORE SCHOOL DEAN OCT. 9
COLUMBIA, S.C., Sept. 21 -- The University of South Carolina issued the following news release: Business leaders and University of South Carolina alumni in the Midlands are invited to meet new Moore School of Business Dean Dr. Hildy Teegen from 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9. Teegen, who began her tenure as dean Sept. 15, will host similar "meet-the-dean" receptions this fall in Greenville, Charleston and Charlotte, as well as ones in Atlanta, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Jacksonville,  more

MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMIN': ASSEMBLY BIGS LEAVE TOO SOON
ALBANY, N.Y., June 24 -- Assemblyman David R. Townsend Jr., R-Kirkland (115th District), issued the following statement: "Today's lackadaisical, valedictory session of the New York State Assembly represents a failure of nerve on the part of the Assembly Majority and its leadership. Steps could have been taken to relieve New Yorkers' sky-high fuel costs, solve the property-tax crisis, and provide affordable health care access to the Empire State's ailing families. Rather than stick around a  more

MILITARY CHILDREN ARE 'CREAM OF THE CROP'
FORT LEE, Va., July 2 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Commissary Agency issued the following press release: This year 600 military children "cashed in" years of sacrifice and hard work in classrooms and homes across America and overseas for a $1,500 scholarship from the Scholarships for Military Children Program. The scholarship program kicked off in 2001 and, according to Defense Commissary Agency officials, has awarded a total of more than $6.4 million dollars in scholarships  more

MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCHER DOCUMENTS RISE, FALL OF FEMALE TV PIONEER
STARKVILLE, Miss., Sept. 19 -- Mississippi State University issued the following news release: Gertrude Berg lived by her progressive principles, created the precursor to the television sitcom, laid a foundation for women in modern broadcasting, and fought Hollywood's blacklist hysteria a half century ago. Because of the times, she also lost. Berg's 20th century life is considered among the most historically relevant for broadcast historians, admirers of women's equality and anyone who app  more

MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCHERS SEEK ENERGY SOURCES IN UNUSUAL PLACES
STARKVILLE, Miss., Feb. 1 -- Mississippi State University issued the following news release: As gas prices rise steadily and public concerns grow about the world's petroleum supply, Mississippi State researchers continue to ramp up research into possible long-term energy solutions. Engineers, scientists and other faculty members at the university long have investigated alternative energy processes and methods that could help supplement United States national energy reserves. For about a de  more

MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY RANKED AMONG TOP 20 FOR FACULTY RESEARCH
ROLLA, Mo., Jan. 17 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Missouri University of Science and Technology has one of the most productive research levels among universities that specialize in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, according to a recent study by Academic Analytics of Stony Brook, N.Y. Missouri S&T is ranked 14th among the nation's specialized "STEM" (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) universities in A  more

MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SHINES IN ANNUAL COUNCIL FOR ADVANCEMENT AND SUPPORT OF EDUCATION COMPETITION
ROLLA, Mo., Jan. 15 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Missouri University of Science and Technology received 13 awards for excellence in alumni relations, media relations, publications, social media, web design and overall marketing, communications and institutional advancement from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) during the CASE District VI conference held Jan. 13-15 in Denver. Missouri S&T won seven gol  more

MONEYGRAM PAYMENT SYSTEMS ENTERS INTO ASSURANCE OF VOLUNTARY COMPLIANCE
CONCORD, N.H., July 2 -- The New Hampshire Attorney General issued the following news release: Attorney General Kelly A. Ayotte announced today that MoneyGram Payment Systems, Inc., has entered into an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance (AVC) with New Hampshire and 43 other States and the District of Columbia, in response to concerns about the use of the company's wire transfer services by fraudulent telemarketers. Under the AVC, MoneyGram will, among other things, fund a $1.1 million national  more

MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY NAMED ONE OF 10 SCHOOLS NATIONWIDE AS TRAILBLAZER TO BETTER EDUCATION FOR 21ST CENTURY
MONTCLAIR, N.J., Dec. 3 -- Montclair State University issued the following news release: Montclair State University, New Jersey's second largest university which celebrates its centennial this year, has been named one of ten schools nationwide blazing the trail to better education practices by Edutopia, a nonprofit foundation established in 1991 by filmmaker George Lucas. Edutopia is widely regarded as the leading resource for educators who want to improve schools for the twenty-first century  more

MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY PRESENTS 'AN ITALIAN SENSE OF PLACE: LAND AND IDENTITY'
MONTCLAIR, N.J., Jan. 7 -- Montclair State University issued the following news release: The Italian experience - in both Italy and America - will be the subject of an Italian Festival of the Arts and Humanities set to take place at Montclair State University January through May. Bringing together artists, photographers, historians, literary scholars, architects, musicians, film critics and chefs from the United States and Italy, the Festival will be presented in and around Montclair State  more

MOORE SCHOOL EARNS TOP INTERNATIONAL-BUSINESS RANKING FOR 19TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR
COLUMBIA, S.C., March 28 -- The University of South Carolina issued the following news release: The International Master of Business Administration (IMBA) program at the Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, is the nation's top-ranked public university MBA program for international business and No. 2 among all institutions in that specialty, according to U.S.News & World Report. This marks the 19th consecutive year that Moore's IMBA program has been ranked either No. 1 or  more

Morgan Stanley to Repurchase Auction Rate Securities
NEW YORK, Aug. 11 -- Morgan Stanley issued the following news release: Morgan Stanley announced today that it will repurchase at par auction rate securities (ARS) that are held by its retail accounts and were purchased through the Firm prior to February 13, 2008. Morgan Stanley has informed the appropriate authorities at the Office of the New York State Attorney General, the Office of the Secretary of State Illinois Securities Department (on behalf of the North American Securities Administrat  more

MORRISVILLE STATE COLLEGE TO HOST AG DAY APRIL 24
MORRISVILLE, N.Y., April 1 -- Morrisville State College issued the following news release: Portions of the Morrisville State College campus will be transformed in celebration of Ag Day on April 24. The event is free and open to the public. In addition to the usual students bustling to class, the academic quad will make room for cows, calves, horses and tractors, and curious community members and students interested in learning more about agriculture. Participants can pet a calf, gues  more

MORRISVILLE STATE SOFTBALL LOOKING TO IMPROVE ON 2007 CAMPAIGN
MORRISVILLE, N.Y., March 3 -- Morrisville State College issued the following news release: The Morrisville State softball team are looking to improve on the 2007 season which the Mustangs posted an 8-19 recorded. The Mustangs will be playing a complete State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) schedule that features several of the nations best softball programs in 2008. The Mustangs will be playing homes games against nationally ranked SUNY Plattsburgh (3) and Buffalo State (1  more

MOTOR CITY MEETS GLASS CITY TO SPREAD UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO WORD
TOLEDO, Ohio, Jan. 25 -- University of Toledo issued the following news release: The Great Voice of the Great Lakes, News/Talk 760 WJR in Detroit, will spread the word about the great things happening at The University of Toledo Friday, Feb. 1. Morning host Paul W. Smith will broadcast his show live from 6 to 9 a.m. on Main Campus in the Student Union across from the UT Bookstore. The event is being billed as "The Motor City meets the Glass City" and is aimed at raising the profile of U  more

Music label sues Jared Leto
New York, Aug. 16 -- "Requiem for a Dream" star Jared Leto, who is also part of a band called 30 Seconds to Mars, is being sued by his record company for breach of contract. Virgin Records officials claim that the group had agreed in 1999 to make five records for the label but disbanded on July 4 after making just two albums, reports aol.com. The former band members are being sued for over $30 million. A representative for the band said that even though the group had been signed on for   more

MUSIC PROFESSOR DOEBLER TO PRESENT RECITAL AT UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STEVENS POINT
STEVENS POINT, Wis., Sept. 18 -- The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point issued the following news release: Paul Doebler, a professor of flute and theory at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, will present his last full recital as a faculty member on Thursday, Sept. 27, as he looks toward retirement in July 2008. The recital will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Michelsen Hall as part of the Music Department Scholarship Series. Tickets are $6 for the general public, $3 for senior citizens,  more

MUSICAL MARVEL TO SPEAK AT EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY ON MARCH 5
WILLIMANTIC, Conn., Feb. 11 -- Eastern Connecticut State University issued the following news release: The musical jack-of-all-trades Gordon Titcomb will visit Eastern Connecticut State University on March 5 as part of Eastern's University Hour lecture series. Titcomb's lecture will take place at 3 p.m. in the Paul E. Johnson, Sr. Community Conference Room of the J. Eugene Smith Library. Titcomb will enlighten the audience on how to break into the business world of music and the pitfalls ther  more

NATIONAL COUNCIL ON DISABILITY'S YOUTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE ISSUES MINUTES OF JUNE 20 MEETING
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- The National Council on Disability's Youth Advisory Committee issued the following meeting minutes: The purpose of this meeting included: Providing a public update on Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) procedures, public policy, and outreach/networking activities related to NCD's priorities, and planning to support future recommendation(s) to the National Council on Disability (NCD). Current YAC members are: Amy Doherty (Chair), Carly Fahey (Vice Chair), Matthew Cavedon (Se  more

NATIONAL DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE COLLEGE LEADER TO VISIT MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY
STARKVILLE, Miss., Sept. 13 -- Mississippi State University issued the following news release: An international security authority who now leads the National Defense Intelligence College speaks Sept. 21 at Mississippi State. A. Denis Clift will lead a public program titled "The Dynamics of Globalization: The Shaping of Leaders." His presentation begins at 3 p.m. in the Forum Room of Griffis Hall, a part of the university's Northeast Village complex. [Ed. note: "Denis" is correct.] Clift  more

NATIONAL GUARD ANALYSTS HELP POLICE DISRUPT DRUG TRAFFICKING
GREENBELT, Md., Aug. 7 -- Army Families Online issued the following news release: The National Guard Counterdrug Program has employed criminal analysts in Title 32 status since 1994 in support of local, state and federal agencies' ongoing efforts to combat drug trafficking in the 13 jurisdictions of Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Last year, interagency cooperation at the Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) led to $30 million worth of illegal  more

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH FUNDS UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON INSTITUTE OF TRANSLATIONAL HEALTH SCIENCES
SEATTLE, Sept. 18 -- The University of Washington Health Sciences campus issued the following news release: The University of Washington Institute of Translational Health Sciences is among 12 additional academic medical organizations nationwide to receive funding through the National Institutes of Health Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSAs). The UW Institute will receive approximately $62 million of the approximately $577 million in total funding that will be awarded over five ye  more

NATIONAL POLITICAL REPORTERS TAPPING EXPERTISE OF FACULTY
COLUMBIA, S.C., Jan. 16 -- The University of South Carolina issued the following news release: As the site of the first-in-the-South primaries, South Carolina is quickly becoming the center of the universe for presidential politics. Candidates and reporters are swarming across the state looking for votes and expert opinions on hot-button issues for South Carolinians to voting patterns of key constituencies. And that's where the University of South Carolina comes in. Not only is the u  more

NATIONAL WEB EDITOR TO DIRECT STUDENT MEDIA
TEMPE, Ariz., June 4 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Jason Manning, political editor of washingtonpost.com, one of the nation's leaders in digital media, is moving west to become director of Student Media at Arizona State University. Manning will direct The State Press, the university's independent campus daily with a circulation of 17,000; the ASU Web Devil, the online operation of The State Press; the weekly State Press Magazine; and Channel 2, a student-o  more

NATIONALLY ACCLAIMED MEDICAL HUMANITIES EXPERT HEADLINES UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI'S HUTTON LECTURESHIP
CINCINNATI, Nov. 5 -- University of Cincinnati issued the following news release: A nationally acclaimed physician-author who says creative writing can improve a doctor's clinical skills will deliver the University of Cincinnati's (UC) 2007 Hutton Lectureship in Ethics. Abraham Verghese, MD, will discuss "The Pen and the Stethoscope-How Literature Informs Medicine," at noon Tuesday, Nov. 13, in Kresge Auditorium. Verghese directs the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics and is the J  more

NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED SCHOLAR DAVIDSON DIES ON SEPT. 15
CHICAGO, Sept. 18 -- The University of Chicago issued the following news release: Sidney Davidson, a nationally recognized scholar of accounting whose research changed the practice in boardrooms and on Wall Street died Saturday, September 15 at his home in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood. He was 88 and was a distinguished service professor emeritus at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Davidson was dean of the school from 1969 to 1974 and led efforts to improve its fac  more

NATIONALLY RENOWNED WRITERS TO SPEAK AT CHILDREN'S AND ADOLESCENTS' LITERATURE CONFERENCE
KENNESAW, Ga., March 6 -- Kennesaw State University issued the following news release: Georgia school teachers will get a chance to learn from award-winning authors speaking at a children's and adolescents' literature conference at Kennesaw State University March 27-28. The 2008 Annual Conference on Literature for Children and Adolescents: Expanding the Boundaries of Literature,includes an evening reading open to the public Thursday,March 27 featuring Jack Gantos,author of the popular Joey  more

NATIONALLY-RECOGNIZED POLITICAL ANALYST, AUTHOR BLACK TO SPEAK OCT. 11
WILMINGTON, N.C., Oct. 8 -- The University of North Carolina-Wilmington issued the following press release: Merle Black, a nationally-recognized political analyst and author, has been selected as the keynote speaker for the 2007 University of North Carolina Wilmington Political Science Days. Black, professor of politics and government at Emory University, is one of the foremost experts on national politics, especially on the regional political activity of the Southern United States. His talk,  more

NATIVE AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL TO OPEN WITH 'MOHAWK GIRLS' ON OCT. 30
CORTLAND, N.Y., Oct. 19 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: SUNY Cortland's Native American Film Festival will open on Tuesday, Oct. 30, with a screening of the 2005 documentary "Mohawk Girls." The four selections in this year's festival are a mix of independent, documentary and comedy films on themes such as contemporary life, growing up Native, political activism and a sad relocation in American history. All movies during the four-film series running through Tuesday, Nov.  more

NAUTICAL ART EXHIBIT AT UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MARINETTE ON SEPT. 30
MARINETTE, Wis., July 30 -- The University of Wisconsin-Marinette issued the following news release: A "Nautical Art as History" exhibit on loan from the Door County Maritime Museum featuring the works of 11 artists will be on display at the UW-Marinette art gallery until September 30. Works on display include watercolors by Gerhard C.F. Miller, William Doughty, Austin Fraser, H. "Mac" McCullin, Audrey M. Off and Harold Schopf as well as a mixed media by Walter Peterson, an acrylic by Suza  more

NCSBN Award Ceremony to Honor Outstanding Nurse Regulators
CHICAGO, May 28 -- The National Council of State Boards of Nursing issued the following news release: The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) will recognize its dedicated and exceptional membership and guests at its annual awards ceremony during the NCSBN Delegate Assembly to be held in Nashville, Tennessee, Aug. 5 - 8, 2008. Specific award recipients include: Shirley Brekken, MS, RN, executive director, Minnesota Board of Nursing, will be honored with the prestigious R.  more

NEW COMPOSITIONS TO PREMIERE NOV. 15 WITH SOLOISTS AND WIND SYMPHONY
NORMAL, Ill., Nov. 5 -- Illinois State University issued the following news release: A new musical work composed for baritone John Koch of Illinois State University's School of Music, will have its premiere in a Wind Symphony concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall. "The Banner of My Purpose" by composer Daren Hagen is based on a famous letter by Civil War Major Sullivan Ballou to his wife in July 1861, one week before he was killed at the Fi  more

NEW ENGLAND AUTHOR TO DISCUSS ECOLOGICALLY SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY ON MARCH 18
CORTLAND, N.Y., March 4 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: Diana Muir, the author of the 2001 Vermont Publishing Professionals Book of the Year, will speak about "The Historical Quest for an Ecologically Sustainable Economy" on Tuesday, March 18, at SUNY Cortland. Muir, an award-winning author and historian, will begin her talk at 7:30 p.m. in Sperry Center, Room 105. The lecture is part of the College's yearlong series on the theme of "Earthly Matters," organized by th  more

NEW GRANT TO HELP STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK CORTLAND PROMOTE WRITING AMONG OUTSTANDING LOCAL TEACHERS
CORTLAND, N.Y., Jan. 10 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: SUNY Cortland recently was approved for long-term, renewable federal funding to start a local branch of the National Writing Project as a means of helping outstanding teachers across Central New York improve their practice through writing and research. Called the Seven Valleys Writing Project (SVWP), the project's centerpiece as with other National Writing Projects will be a month-long Summer Institute. The College  more

NEW INTERN IN DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
POTSDAM, N.Y., Sept. 21 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: SUNY Potsdam student Megan E. Jaquin of Oswego, a business administration major, recently was selected for the executive intern position for the Department of Business Administration Department for the fall 2007 semester. Jaquin will be responsible for organizing upcoming projects such as the Dining Etiquette Seminar, brochures for the minors in music business and business administrati  more

NEW JERSEY ATTORNEY GENERAL MILGRAM URGES STUDENTS TO FOLLOW THEIR HEARTS TO RIGHT CAREER
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Feb. 14 -- The University of Virginia School of Law issued the following news release: New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram told students to follow their own career paths in her opening address to the ninth annual Conference on Public Service and the Law Feb. 8 at the Law School. "Do what's in your heart," Milgram said. "Up until becoming attorney general I had always said that I had turned down many better jobs than I had taken. And I turned them down because I   more

New Jersey Inventors Develop System for Fair User Information Exchange
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 16 -- Juan A. Garay of West New York, N.J., and Carl B. Pomerance of Watchung, N.J., have developed a method for exchanging hidden value. An abstract of the invention, released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, said: "A method and system for a fair exchange of user information over a network is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of: transmitting over the network the user information encoded in association with a hidden value selected as one of a plurality of   more

NEW SRF'S UP NEWSLETTER FROM USEPA
ALBANY, N.Y., July 25 -- The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation issued the following news release: USEPA has revived the SRF's Up newsletter to provide news of all CWSRF programs nationwide. The Summer 2008 SRF's Up reports that in 2007, 2,050 CWSRF loans provided $5.3 billion in assistance nationally. Over the life of the program $63 billion has been provided throughout the U.S. EPA also reports that CWSRF programs nationally are financing stream stabilization, water conserv  more

NEW UC COURSES TEACH THE SERIOUS SIDE OF COMICS
CINCINNATI, Oct. 30 -- University of Cincinnati issued the following news release: Comics aren't just cutesy kid stuff anymore. They've grown up into full-length books (graphic novels) that often deal with weighty, even troubling subjects - from suffering cancer to surviving the Holocaust. Moreover, these works can earn their authors fame (one graphic novel has received a Pulitzer Prize), as well as fortune, since the best known graphic novelists have literally written and drawn million-dolla  more

NEW YORK AGENCIES PARTNER TO HELP RETURNING SOLDIERS
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 1 -- The U.S. Army issued the following news release: Starting today, citizen Soldiers here will now receive mental health screening thanks to a new partnership between the New York State Division of Veterans Affairs, New York State Office of Mental Health and the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs. The state agencies coordinated with the federal Department of Veterans Affairs to plug the screening process into the existing New York Army National Guard  more

NEW YORK FESTIVAL NAMES UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI PRODUCER 'FOOD FILMMAKER OF THE YEAR'
OXFORD, Miss., Oct. 23 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: A filmmaker at the University of Mississippi is making a name for himself around the country for his work showcasing food and its legends. Joe York, producer/director at UM's Center for Documentary Projects through the Office of Outreach, was recently named Food Filmmaker of the Year at the New York City Food Film Festival. York's work includes filming subjects of the Oral History Initiative of th  more

New York Inventor Develops Patterning Sub-Lithographic Features, Variable Widths
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 16 -- Haining S. Yang of Wappingers Falls, N.Y., has developed a method for processing substrate. According to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A method of processing a substrate of a device comprises the as following steps. Form a cap layer over the substrate. Form a dummy layer over the cap layer, the cap layer having a top surface. Etch the dummy layer forming patterned dummy elements of variable widths and exposing sidewalls of the dummy elements and portions of  more

NEW YORK LOTTERY PAYS $1,127,466.50 MILLION TO NORTH COUNTRY WINNERS FOR WEEK OF AUG. 3 - 9
SCHENECTADY, N.Y., Aug. 9 -- The New York Lottery issued the following report for the North Country region: Counties included are: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, St. Lawrence and Warren LOTTO - $1,188.00 Mega Millions - $4,788.00 Numbers - $20,050.00 Win 4 - $4,925.00 Pick 10 - $2,120.00 Take Five - $19,994.50 Quick Draw - $162,069.00 Instant Games* - $917,120.00 Total prizes paid - $1,127,466.50 *This week's top three winning Instant games were:   more

NEW YORK LOTTERY PAYS $1,858,754.50 MILLION TO SOUTHERN TIER WINNERS FOR WEEK OF AUG. 3 - 9
SCHENECTADY, N.Y., Aug. 9 -- The New York Lottery issued the following report for the Southern Tier region: Counties included are: Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Schuyler, Steuben, Sullivan, Tioga and Tompkins LOTTO - $3,687.00 Mega Millions - $11,152.00 Numbers - $60,410.50 Win 4 - $16,366.00 Pick 10 - $4,756.00 Take Five - $50,100.00 Quick Draw - $202,911.00 Instant Games* - $1,520,524.00 Total prizes paid - $1,858,754.50 *This week's top three wi  more

NEW YORK LOTTERY PAYS $26,443,180.50 MILLION TO NEW YORK CITY, SURROUNDING METRO NEW YORK WINNERS FOR WEEK OF AUG. 3 - 9
SCHENECTADY, N.Y., Aug. 9 -- The New York Lottery issued the following report for the New York City and surrounding Metro NY Winners region: Counties included are: Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens and Richmond LOTTO - $54,375.00 Mega Millions - $295,408.00 Numbers - $4,617,815.50 Win 4 - $1,952,941.50 Pick 10 - $126,458.00 Take Five - $1,283,461.50 Quick Draw - $1,006,215.00 Instant Games* - $17,401,914.00 Total prizes paid - $26,443,180.50 *This week's to  more

NEW YORK LOTTERY PAYS $3,145,285.50 MILLION TO FINGER LAKES WINNERS FOR WEEK OF AUG. 3 - 9
SCHENECTADY, N.Y., Aug. 9 -- The New York Lottery issued the following report for the Finger Lakes region: Counties included are: Allegany, Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates LOTTO - $5,577.00 Mega Millions - $17,188.00 Numbers - $207,102.00 Win 4 - $78,601.50 Pick 10 - $8,662.00 Take Five - $101,118.00 Quick Draw - $342,212.00 Instant Games* - $2,402,013.00 Total prizes paid - $3,145,285.50 *This week's top three winning Insta  more

NEW YORK LOTTERY PAYS $3,417,821.00 MILLION TO CENTRAL NEW YORK WINNERS FOR WEEK OF AUG. 3 - 9
SCHENECTADY, N.Y., Aug. 9 -- The New York Lottery issued the following report for the Central New York region: Counties included are: Cayuga, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga and Oswego LOTTO - $5,023.00 Mega Millions - $16,997.00 Numbers - $194,195.50 Win 4 - $73,942.50 Pick 10 - $6,982.00 Take Five - $97,623.00 Quick Draw - $380,952.00 Instant Games* - $2,659,103.00 Total prizes paid - $3,417,821.00 *This week's top three  more

NEW YORK LOTTERY PAYS $4,122,801.90 MILLION TO WESTERN NEW YORK WINNERS FOR WEEK OF AUG. 3 - 9
SCHENECTADY, N.Y., Aug. 9 -- The New York Lottery issued the following report for the Western New York region: Counties included are: Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming LOTTO - $7,012.00 Mega Millions - $22,010.00 Numbers - $350,647.50 Win 4 - $147,012.50 Pick 10 - $7,562.00 Take Five - $143,694.50 Quick Draw - $438,128.40 Instant Games* - $3,028,745.00 Total prizes paid - $4,122,801.90 *This week's top three winning Ins  more

NEW YORK LOTTERY PAYS $5,016,817.50 MILLION TO CAPITAL ADIRONDACK WINNERS FOR WEEK OF AUG. 3 - 9
SCHENECTADY, N.Y., Aug. 9 -- The New York Lottery issued the following report for the Capital Adirondack region: Counties included are: Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Ulster and Washington LOTTO - $8,476.00 Mega Millions - $30,061.00 Numbers - $377,052.00 Win 4 - $118,196.00 Pick 10 - $13,332.00 Take Five - $142,802.50 Quick Draw - $475,451.00 Instant Games* - $3,881,508.00 Total prizes p  more

NEW YORK LOTTERY PAYS $5,051,471.50 MILLION TO HUDSON VALLEY WINNERS FOR WEEK OF AUG. 3 - 9
SCHENECTADY, N.Y., Aug. 9 -- The New York Lottery issued the following report for the Hudson Valley region: Counties included are: Putnam, Rockland, Westchester and Orange LOTTO - $13,620.00 Mega Millions - $55,974.00 Numbers - $678,264.00 Win 4 - $245,168.50 Pick 10 - $22,510.00 Take Five - $203,662.00 Quick Draw - $400,730.00 Instant Games* - $3,487,517.00 Total prizes paid - $5,051,471.50 *This week's top three winning Instant games were: * SET FO  more

NEW YORK LOTTERY PAYS $9,331,040.50 MILLION TO LONG ISLAND WINNERS FOR WEEK OF AUG. 3 - 9
SCHENECTADY, N.Y., Aug. 9 -- The New York Lottery issued the following report for the Long Island region: Counties included are: Suffolk and Nassau LOTTO - $22,329.00 Mega Millions - $99,158.00 Numbers - $916,651.50 Win 4 - $332,327.50 Pick 10 - $34,346.00 Take Five - $379,500.50 Quick Draw - $868,766.00 Instant Games* - $6,777,120.00 Total prizes paid - $9,331,040.50 *This week's top three winning Instant games were: * MONEY MONEY MONEY * SET FO  more

NEW YORK PSC ISSUES ORDER APPROVING COMPLIANCE FILING AS EFFECTIVE SUBJECT TO CONDITIONS
ALBANY, N.Y., July 31 -- The New York State Public Service Commission issued the following order: At a session of the Public Service Commission held in the City of Albany on July 30, 2008 COMMISSIONER PRESENT: Garry A. Brown, Chairman CASE 00-F-2057 - Application by Besicorp-Empire Development Company, LLC for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need to Construct and Operate a 505 Megawatt, Combined Cycle Cogeneration Plant in the City of Rensselaer, Rensselaer Co  more

NEW YORK STATE FOUNDATION FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REINFURT TO KEYNOTE ANNUAL CNY-PR AGEP MEETING
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory issued the following press release: Edward Reinfurt, executive director of the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR), will deliver the keynote address for the fifth annual Fellows and Mentors Meeting of the Central New York-Puerto Rico Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (CNY-PR AGEP). The conference, sponsored by the Graduate School's Center for Graduate   more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING CUMULATIVE INTERNET EXPLORER UPDATE ADDRESSES CRITICAL DATA STREAM HANDLING VULNERABILITY
ALBANY, N.Y., April 8 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-013 DATE(S) ISSUED: 4/8/2008 SUBJECT: Cumulative Internet Explorer Update Addresses Critical Data Stream Handling Vulnerability OVERVIEW: A vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer could allow an attacker to take complete control of an affected system. The vulnerability may be exploited if a user visits a  more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING MICROSOFT OFFICE WEB COMPONENTS REMOTE CODE EXECUTION VULNERABILITY
ALBANY, N.Y., March 11 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-011 DATE(S) ISSUED: 3/11/2008 SUBJECT: Microsoft Office Web Components Remote Code Execution Vulnerability OVERVIEW: Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in Microsoft Office Web Components which could allow a remote attacker to take complete control of an affected system. The vulnerabilities can be explo  more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING MULTIPLE VULNERABILITIES IN ADOBE READER, ADOBE ACROBAT ALLOWING REMOTE CODE EXECUTION
ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 13 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-007 DATE(S) ISSUED: 2/13/2008 SUBJECT: Multiple Vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat Could Allow Remote Code Execution OVERVIEW: Several new security vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat. Adobe Reader allows users to view Portable Document Format (PDF) files. Ado  more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING MULTIPLE VULNERABILITIES IN INTERNET EXPLORER ALLOWING REMOTE CODE EXECUTION
ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 12 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-005 DATE(S) ISSUED: 2/12/2008 SUBJECT: Multiple Vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution OVERVIEW: Four vulnerabilities have been discovered in Microsoft Internet Explorer that could allow an attacker to take complete control of an affected system. These vulnerabilities can be ex  more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING MULTIPLE VULNERABILITIES IN MICROSOFT EXCEL ALLOWING REMOTE CODE EXECUTION
ALBANY, N.Y., March 19 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-010 Updated DATE(S) ISSUED: 3/19/2008 - UPDATED SUBJECT: Multiple Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution ORIGINAL OVERVIEW: Seven new vulnerabilities have been discovered in versions of Microsoft Office Excel which could allow a remote attacker to take complete control of an aff  more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING NEW VULNERABILITY IN ADOBE ACROBAT, ADOBE READER ALLOWING REMOTE CODE EXECUTION
ALBANY, N.Y., June 24 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-023 DATE(S) ISSUED: 6/24/2008 SUBJECT: New Vulnerability in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader That May Allow Remote Code Execution OVERVIEW: A new vulnerability has been discovered in the Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader applications that allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on the affected systems. Adobe Re  more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING NOVELL EDIRECTORY INTEGER OVERFLOW VULNERABILITY
ALBANY, N.Y., July 7 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-024 DATE(S) ISSUED: 7/7/2008 SUBJECT: Novell eDirectory Integer Overflow Vulnerability OVERVIEW: A new vulnerability has been identified in Novell eDirectory that allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on affected systems. Novell eDirectory is an identity management and directory service application. Nov  more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING NOVELL GROUPWISE BUFFER OVERFLOW VULNERABILITY
ALBANY, N.Y., May 9 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-017 Updated DATE(S) ISSUED: 5/9/2008 - UPDATED SUBJECT: Novell GroupWise Buffer Overflow Vulnerability ORIGINAL OVERVIEW: A vulnerability in the Novell GroupWise System (Novell's Email system) has been identified. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability will allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in  more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING NOVELL NETWARE CLIENT 4.91 SERVICE PACK 1 THROUGH SERVICE PACK 4
ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 12 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-003 DATE(S) ISSUED: 2/12/2008 SUBJECT: Novell Netware Client 4.91 Service Pack 1 through Service Pack 4 OVERVIEW: This advisory only pertains to organizations that use Novell Netware for local area network services. Novell Netware provides services such as browsing or accessing NetWare directories, transferin  more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING SECURITY UPDATE OF ACTIVEX KILL BITS
ALBANY, N.Y., April 9 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-015 DATE(S) ISSUED: 4/9/2008 SUBJECT: Security Update of ActiveX Kill Bits OVERVIEW: Microsoft has released a security update which addresses a vulnerability discovered in one Microsoft ActiveX control. ActiveX controls are small programs or animations that are downloaded or embedded in Web pages which will t  more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING SUN JAVA RUNTIME ENVIRONMENT IMAGE PARSING VULNERABILITY
ALBANY, N.Y., March 7 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-008 DATE(S) ISSUED: 3/7/2008 SUBJECT: Sun Java Runtime Environment Image Parsing Vulnerability OVERVIEW: To enhance the user experience when visiting web sites, web pages sometimes use applications developed with the programming language called Java. A vulnerability has been discovered in the way Java (Java R  more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING TWO VULNERABILITIES IN DIRECTX ALLOWING REMOTE CODE EXECUTION
ALBANY, N.Y., June 10 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-022 DATE(S) ISSUED: 6/10/2008 SUBJECT: Two Vulnerabilities in DirectX Could Allow Remote Code Execution OVERVIEW: Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in Microsoft DirectX which could allow a remote attacker to take complete control of an affected system. DirectX is Microsoft software that adds enhanced m  more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING VULNERABILITIES IN INTERNET EXPLORER ALLOWING REMOTE CODE EXECUTION OR INFORMATION DISCLOSURE
ALBANY, N.Y., June 10 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-021 DATE(S) ISSUED: 6/10/2008 SUBJECT: Vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution or Information Disclosure OVERVIEW: Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in Microsoft Internet Explorer. These vulnerabilities may be exploited if a user visits a web site specifically designed to  more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING VULNERABILITIES IN MICROSOFT WORD ALLOWING REMOTE CODE EXECUTION
ALBANY, N.Y., May 13 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-019 DATE(S) ISSUED: 5/13/2008 SUBJECT: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution OVERVIEW: Two new vulnerabilities have been discovered in Microsoft Word which could allow a remote attacker to take complete control of an affected system. These vulnerabilities can be exploited by viewi  more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING VULNERABILITIES IN MULTIPLE VENDORS' DNS IMPLEMENTATIONS ALLOWING FOR CACHE POISONING
ALBANY, N.Y., July 22 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-026 Updated DATE(S) ISSUED: 7/22/2008 - UPDATED SUBJECT: Vulnerabilities in Multiple Vendors' DNS Implementations May Allow For Cache Poisoning ORIGINAL OVERVIEW: Domain Name System (DNS) is an essential core service that translates a name, such as a web site or email address, to a numeric address which is ne  more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING VULNERABILITY IN ADOBE FLASH PLAYER ALLOWS FOR REMOTE CODE EXECUTION
ALBANY, N.Y., April 9 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-014 DATE(S) ISSUED: 4/9/2008 SUBJECT: A Vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player Allows for Remote Code Execution OVERVIEW: Adobe Flash Player is a widely distributed multimedia and application player. It is used to enhance the user experience when visiting web pages or reading email messages. Adobe has released a  more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING VULNERABILITY IN IBM LOTUS DOMINO WEB SERVER ALLOWING REMOTE CODE EXECUTION
ALBANY, N.Y., May 21 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-020 DATE(S) ISSUED: 5/21/2008 SUBJECT: Vulnerability in IBM Lotus Domino Web Server Could Allow Remote Code Execution OVERVIEW: IBM Lotus Domino is a web server application used to host web sites. A vulnerability has been discovered in the IBM Lotus Domino Web Server that could allow a remote attacker to take   more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING VULNERABILITY IN MICROSOFT GRAPHICS DEVICE INTERFACE ALLOWING FOR REMOTE CODE EXECUTION
ALBANY, N.Y., April 10 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-016 Updated DATE(S) ISSUED: 4/10/2008 - UPDATED SUBJECT: Vulnerability in Microsoft Graphics Device Interface (GDI) Could Allow for Remote Code Execution ORIGINAL OVERVIEW: A vulnerability has been discovered in the way Microsoft Windows processes certain image files. This vulnerability can be exploited if a  more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING VULNERABILITY IN MICROSOFT JET DATABASE ENGINE ALLOWING REMOTE CODE EXECUTION
ALBANY, N.Y., May 18 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-018 DATE(S) ISSUED: 5/18/2008 SUBJECT: Vulnerability in Microsoft Jet Database Engine Could Allow Remote Code Execution OVERVIEW: A vulnerability has been discovered in the Microsoft Jet Database Engine that could allow a remote attacker to take complete control of an affected system. Please note that this  more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING VULNERABILITY IN MICROSOFT OLE AUTOMATION ALLOWING REMOTE CODE EXECUTION
ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 12 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-004 DATE(S) ISSUED: 2/12/2008 SUBJECT: Vulnerability in Microsoft OLE Automation Could Allow Remote Code Execution OVERVIEW: A new vulnerability has been discovered in Microsoft Windows Operating system which could allow an attacker to take complete control of the affected system. The vulnerability can be exp  more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING VULNERABILITY IN SNAPSHOT VIEWER FOR MICROSOFT ACCESS ALLOWING REMOTE COMPROMISE
ALBANY, N.Y., July 8 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-025 DATE(S) ISSUED: 7/8/2008 SUBJECT: Vulnerability in Snapshot Viewer for Microsoft Access May Allow Remote Compromise OVERVIEW: A new vulnerability has been discovered in the Microsoft Access Snapshot Viewer ActiveX Control. The Snapshot Viewer enables you to view a report generated with a database product,   more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING VULNERABILITY IN VBSCRIPT, JSCRIPT SCRIPTING ENGINES ALLOWING REMOTE CODE EXECUTION
ALBANY, N.Y., April 8 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-012 DATE(S) ISSUED: 4/8/2008 SUBJECT: Vulnerability in VBScript and JScript Scripting Engines Could Allow Remote Code Execution OVERVIEW: To enhance the user experience when visiting web sites, web pages may use applications developed with a programming language called VBScript or JScript. A vulnerability   more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING VULNERABILITY IN WEBDAV MINI-REDIRECTOR ALLOWING REMOTE CODE EXECUTION
ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 13 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-006 DATE(S) ISSUED: 2/13/2008 SUBJECT: Vulnerability in WebDAV Mini-Redirector Could Allow Remote Code Execution OVERVIEW: A new vulnerability has been discovered in Microsoft Windows Operating systems which could allow an attacker to take complete control of the affected system. The vulnerable component (Web  more

NEW YORK TIMES COLUMNIST KRISTOF TELLS STORY OF RISING CHINA TO CAPACITY CROWD AT 32ND AIKEN LECTURE
BURLINGTON, Vt., Oct. 2 -- The University of Vermont issued the following news release: A capacity crowd of 900 packed Ira Allen Chapel late Monday afternoon to hear New York Times columnist and two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author Nicholas Kristof address what he called "the most important thing happening in the world today," the rise of China. Speaking to the many students in the audience, he said, "... your parents' or your grandparents' generation were profoundly affected by Europe.   more

NEW YORK TIMES COLUMNIST KRISTOF TO GIVE AIKEN LECTURE ON OCT. 1
BURLINGTON, Vt., Sept. 24 -- The University of Vermont issued the following news release: Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof will give the 32nd George D. Aiken Lecture on Monday, October 1, 2007 at 5 p.m. in Ira Allen Chapel, with overflow seating downstairs in the Billings Auditorium. The keynote address, "The Promise and Price of Modernization in China," will address some of the social, cultural, and environmental impacts of the current economic rev  more

NEW YORK YANKEES' STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH TO SPEAK ON CAMPUS ON NOV. 19
CORTLAND, N.Y., Nov. 12 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: Dana Cavalea, director of strength and conditioning for the New York Yankees, will discuss the negative effects of alcohol and performance-enhancing drugs on athletic performance on Monday, Nov. 19, at SUNY Cortland. The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. in Old Main Brown Auditorium. Sponsored by SUNY Cortland Athletics and the Campus Artist and Lecture Series, the lecture is free and open to the public. "Dana i  more

NexCen Brands Selects Radiant Systems as Retail Technology Provider for The Athlete's Foot and ShoeBox New York
ATLANTA, Aug. 11 -- Radiant Systems issued the following news release: Radiant Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: RADS) announced today that NexCen Brands, Inc.(Nasdaq: NEXC) (NexCen), which owns, licenses, franchises and markets a global portfolio of well-known consumer brands, has selected the Radiant retail solution for its two specialty retail concepts, The Athlete's Foot (TAF)and ShoeBox New York. "We chose Radiant Systems as our technology provider because of the company's proven track record su  more

NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT, KNOWLEDGE@WHARTON SELECT 30 MOST IMPORTANT INNOVATIONS FROM LAST 30 YEARS
PHILADELPHIA, July 31 -- The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School issued the following news release: In 1979, the first spreadsheet software was introduced, Sony rolled out the Walkman, ESPN began broadcasting sporting events to cable TV companies, and on public television, Nightly Business Report made its debut. To celebrate three decades on the air, PBS' Nightly Business Report has teamed up with Knowledge@Wharton, the online research and business analysis journal of the Wharton Scho  more

NORTH DAKOTA STATE COLLEGE OF SCIENCE STUDENTS WIN 13 STATE SKILLSUSA CONTESTS
WAHPETON, N.D., May 5 -- North Dakota State College of Science issued the following news release: Students from the North Dakota State College of Science won 13 contests at the North Dakota SkillsUSA State Skills and Leadership Conference, held April 20-22 in Bismarck. The 13 NDSCS students earned invitations to compete in their respective national contests by winning gold medals in skills competitions and leadership events at the state level. They are qualified to compete at the 44th annu  more

NOTED PSYCHOLOGIST, AUTHOR PINKER TO SPEAK AT MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY
STARKVILLE, Miss., Oct. 23 -- Mississippi State University issued the following news release: A Harvard University teacher, researcher and writer recently named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world will speak Monday [Oct. 29] at Mississippi State. Steven Pinker will be featured at the Conerly Honors Lecture Series program in McCool Hall's new first-floor Taylor Auditorium. "The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature" is both the topic of his 7:3  more

NOTED SCHOLARS TO HONOR UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO PROFESSOR LIEB AT CONFERENCE
CHICAGO, Oct. 30 -- The University of Illinois at Chicago issued the following news release: Noted scholars from across the country will gather at the University of Illinois at Chicago on Nov. 9 for a special conference honoring Michael Lieb, UIC research professor emeritus of humanities and professor emeritus of English. "A Conference in Honor of Michael Lieb" will be from 9:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. at 701 S. Morgan St., lower level. Lieb, who taught at UIC from 1970 to 2007, will deliver the  more

NYSUT: Senate Tax Cap Bill Doesn't Provide Real Relief
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 8 -- The New York State United Teachers issued the following news release: New York State United Teachers said the tax cap bill passed by the Senate today would be devastating for public education while not providing a penny's worth of real property tax savings. "The Senate today chose political expediency and the illusion of property tax relief over a real, meaningful solution - a restructuring of our property tax system based on equity, income and ability to pay," said  more

O'BRIEN, 'BEST AMERICAN WRITER OF HIS GENERATION,' TO READ AT UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN
LINCOLN, Neb., March 10 -- The University of Nebraska issued the following news release: Acclaimed novelist Tim O'Brien will give a reading at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln at 7:30 p.m. March 27 in the auditorium of the Nebraska Union, 1400 R Street. The reading is free and open to the public and is part of his two-week residency at UNL when he will meet with students and faculty in the English department for informal conversations. He will also meet with Lincoln Public School teacher  more

Obama says he'll be the only "US Prez" who can cook qeema and dal!
Washington, Aug. 16 -- During Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's maiden US visit last month, US Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama is learnt to have told him that he knows cooking qeema and dal. Obama reportedly said that he would probably be the first US President who could cook these two dishes. "I will probably be the only US president who can cook qeema and dal," the Daily Times quoted Obama as telling Gilani during their meeting on July 29. According to the paper,  more

Obama says new book on him is full of "rehashed" lies
Melbourne, Aug. 16 -- Presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Barack Obama has criticized a new book that claims that he is the son of an "alcoholic polygamist" and dealt with his abandonment issues and "black rage" by experimenting with drugs. He described Jerome Corsi, the author of the book he Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality, as "a fringe bigot peddling rehashed lies." According to news.com.au, the book is a compilation of all the allegations and innuendo ag  more

OCT. 11: BENEFIT CONCERT FOR PERUVIAN EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS FEATURES CRANE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, LATIN ENSEMBLE
POTSDAM, N.Y., Oct. 5 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: The Crane Symphony Orchestra and the Crane Latin Ensemble are teaming up to hold a benefit concert to raise money for the victims of the devastating earthquake that hit the city of Pisco in southern Peru in August. The concert will take place on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall. While the concert is free, donations will be accepted at the door throughou  more

OCT. 13: ROY PIPERS, DANCERS TO PERFORM AT WORLD IN POTSDAM DIVERSITY FESTIVAL
POTSDAM, N.Y., Sept. 7 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: The Rob Roy Pipers and Highland Dancers will bring a Scottish flair to the 14th annual World in Potsdam Diversity Festival, which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, from noon to 4:30 p.m. in the SUNY Potsdam Barrington Student Union. The group is scheduled to perform from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more than 50 years, the Kingston, Ontario-based group has entertained crowds from near and f  more

OCT. 13: WORLD-CLASS PIANIST SIEGEL TO PERFORM AT CONFERRING OF STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK POTSDAM'S 'ALL-STEINWAY' STATUS
POTSDAM, N.Y., Sept. 28 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: The distinguished American pianist and Steinway artist Jeffrey Siegel will perform "An American Salute!" at SUNY Potsdam on Saturday, October 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall. Steinway & Sons representatives also will be on hand to officially confer the "All-Steinway" status upon The Crane School of Music in recognition of its recent acquisition of 142 Steinway pian  more

OCT. 14: NATIONALLY ACCLAIMED ORGANIST SWANN TO PERFORM AT STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK POTSDAM
POTSDAM, N.Y., Sept. 28 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: National President of The American Guild of Organists Frederick Swann will perform as the featured artist for the 8th annual L. Felix and Helen Miller Ranlett Memorial Organ Recital on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 3 p.m. in SUNY Potsdam's Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall. A pre-concert lecture will be given by organist Dr. Nelly Case Maude, professor of music literature, at 2 p.m. in Hosmer Hall.   more

OCT. 17: ATTEND STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK POTSDAM OPEN HOUSE AT JEFFERSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOR DEGREE PROGRAMS OFFERED IN WATERTOWN
POTSDAM, N.Y., Oct. 5 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: SUNY Potsdam will hold an open house on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Jefferson Community College providing information for the public to learn more about the four Graduate Education Degree Programs and the Undergraduate Business Administration Degree Completion Program offered for part-time students in Watertown. The open house for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration Progr  more

OCT. 17: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK POTSDAM GUEST SPEAKER TO ADDRESS STUDY OF NORTH COUNTRY DAIRY OCT. 17: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK POTSDAM GUEST SPEAKER TO ADDRESS STUDY OF NORTH COUNTRY DAIRY FARMERS
POTSDAM, N.Y., Oct. 5 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: Dr. Douglas Harper, professor and chair of the Department of Sociology at Duquesne University, will present "The Moral Economy of Milk: Lessons from North Country Farmers" on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. in SUNY Potsdam's Kellas Hall, room 106. Dr. Harper will reflect on lessons learned from a study of North Country dairy farmers and ask what it teaches about farming in a way that prese  more

OCT. 24: THINK PINK WITH STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK POTSDAM TO SUPPORT BREAST CANCER RESEARCH
POTSDAM, N.Y., Sept. 28 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: SUNY Potsdam's volunteer group Colleges Against Cancer is holding a T-shirt sale in the Barrington Student Union each day from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. until Wednesday, Oct. 10, to raise money for the American Cancer Society's breast cancer research. To help celebrate "Think Pink" Day on October 24, the group is asking everyone who purchased a shirt to wear it and join together at SUNY Potsda  more

OCT. 6: REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR QUICK FEET GOALTENDING CLINIC APPROACHING
POTSDAM, N.Y., Sept. 21 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: There is still time to register for the goaltending clinic scheduled for October 6 through October 8 at SUNY Potsdam's Maxcy Arena. Instructed by Amherst College goaltender Krystyn Elek, the clinic is designed for the young goaltender 7-12 years of age. The clinic includes 7.5 hours of individualized on-ice instruction. Participants will practice traditional saves, rebound control,   more

OCT. 9: GOV. SPITZER TO BE KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT 16TH ANNUAL LOCAL GOVERNMENT CONFERENCE
POTSDAM, N.Y., Sept. 14 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: SUNY Potsdam is pleased to announce Governor Eliot Spitzer will be the keynote speaker at the 16th Annual Local Government Conference on Tuesday, October 9. This year's conference theme focuses on Training Today for Tomorrow. Designed by local government officials, the day-long conference agenda not only provides relevant information for local government officials but also community me  more

OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH, OASAS JOINTLY DISTRIBUTE PRODUCTS TO SUPPORT IMPROVED SERVICES FOR ADULTS WITH CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS
ALBANY, N.Y., July 31 -- The New York State Office of Mental Health issued the following news release: Dear OMH or OASAS Clinic Director: As a follow-up to our June 20, 2008 letter, we are pleased to share with you the products, to date, of our collaborative interagency efforts intended to improve services to adults with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, and their families. We know that unless both conditions are detected and effectively treated, there is little chanc  more

OFFICE OF SECRETARY-GENERAL CONDUCTS DAILY PRESS BRIEFING, AUG. 11
UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 11 -- The United Nations Office of the Secretary General issued the text of the following daily press briefing: The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today's noon briefing by Farhan Haq, Associate Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Good afternoon, everyone. **Guest at Noon Briefing We will have a guest at the noon briefing today, Cecilia Ugaz, who is Acting Director of the UNDP's Human Development Report Office, and she will be here to present a you  more

OFFICE OF SECRETARY-GENERAL CONDUCTS DAILY PRESS BRIEFING, AUG. 12
UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 12 -- The United Nations Office of the Secretary General issued the text of the following daily press briefing: The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today's noon briefing by Farhan Haq, Associate Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Good afternoon. * Guest at Noon Briefing We will shortly be having with us, as the guest at the noon briefing today, General Martin Luther Agwai, the Force Commander of the UN-AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID). * Georgia   more

OILERMAKERS TO RECRUIT APPRENTICES, JAN. 8 - DEC. 2
ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 2 -- The Department of Labor has issued the following apprenticeship news release: The Boilermakers Northeastern Joint Apprenticeship Committee, Local 197, will conduct recruitment from January 8 through December 2, 2008 for five apprentices, State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith announced today. Applications will be available at the local, 890 Third St., Albany, from 9 a.m. to noon, the first Tuesday of each month, excluding holidays, during the recruitment period.   more

OMAHA CENTRAL, AURORA HIGH SCHOOLS WIN NEBRASKA ECONOMICS CHALLENGE
LINCOLN, Neb., April 11 -- The University of Nebraska issued the following news release: Teams from Omaha Central and Aurora high schools were the division winners in the Nebraska Economics Challenge March 29 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In the Adam Smith Division, an Omaha Central team of Ellen Danford, Sarah Ferguson and Ben McGuire defeated another Central squad of Erin Crnkovich, Alek Erickson and Delaney Kunz in the final Quiz Bowl round. The teams were two of nine Central t  more

ONE OF REGION'S MOST POPULAR THEATRICAL INSTITUTIONS ANNOUNCES NAME CHANGE TO 'HERITAGE THEATRE FESTIVAL'
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., June 3 -- The University of Virginia issued the following news release: Sometimes you can change what you are called without changing what you are about. That is exactly what the folks at Heritage have done this spring with the announcement that the organization formerly known as Heritage Repertory Theatre will now be known as "Heritage Theatre Festival." "Our year away gave us a lot of time to think and talk a lot about who and what we are," said Robert Chapel, Herit  more

ONLINE SOCIAL NETWORKING TOOLS, 'SECOND LIFE' EXPERIENCES TO BE SHARED ON MARCH 19
CORTLAND, N.Y., March 19 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: Jill Hurst-Wahl, an information consultant, speaker, author and avid Internet "blogger," will discuss the newest online social networking tools on Thursday, March 27, at SUNY Cortland's Memorial Library. Hurst-Wahl, the owner of Hurst Associates, Ltd., a New York State-certified Minority and Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) located in Syracuse, N.Y., will begin her presentation "Social Networking Tools and S  more

OPEN HOUSE BOOSTS SUN DEVIL DESTINATIONS
TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 27 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Road trips - or trips of any kind, really - are meant to be shared. It's always nice to have a traveling companion - or a cadre of friends - to share the mountaintop triumphs, the hours spent soaking up culture in trendy bistros or outdoor markets, or the days spent on a boat cruise into a picturesque river valley. The ASU Alumni Association is expanding its group travel program, Sun Devil Destinations, a  more

OPENING DOOR DANCE THEATRE HOSTS ALUMNI GALA PERFORMANCES
SAN MARCOS, Texas, Oct. 2 -- Texas State University issued the following news release: The Opening Door Dance Theatre will present its second annual Alumni Gala Oct. 25-26 at 7:30 p.m. in Evans Auditorium at Texas State University-San Marcos. Admission is $10 for the general public and $5 for students (cash only). Parking will be available at the Pleasant Street Parking Garage. Sponsored by the Department of Theatre and Dance, the Alumni Gala features choreography and performances by Te  more

OPERA AT USC TO OPEN SEASON WITH DOUBLE BILL NOV. 9, 11
COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 19 -- The University of South Carolina issued the following news release: The University of South Carolina's OPERA at USC will return to Drayton Hall Theater Nov. 9 and 11 to present a double bill of Puccini "Gianni Schicchi" and Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors." Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors (ages 55 and older), university faculty, staff and military and $5 for students. T  more

OPERA ENTREPRENEUR TO SPEAK FEB. 6
GREENSBORO, N.C., Jan. 28 -- The University of North Carolina-Greensboro issued the following press release: Darren K. Woods, general director of the renowned Fort Worth Opera, will speak about his experiences and challenges in raising the financial and artistic profile of the opera company. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, in Room 130 of the Moore Building at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The lecture is s  more

OPERATING ENGINEERS TO RECRUIT APPRENTICES, MAY 14, 2008 - APRIL 15, 2009
ALBANY, N.Y., May 6 -- The Department of Labor has issued the following apprenticeship news release: The Operating Engineers Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, Local 106, will conduct recruitment from May 14, 2008 through April 15, 2009 for five operating engineer (universal equipment) apprentices, State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith announced today. Applications will be accepted for five openings from Local 106's jurisdiction. Applications can be obtained at the local, 44  more

OPERATION IVORY TRIANGLE RESULTS IN HEROIN TRAFFICKER'S EXTRADITION FROM THAILAND
MANHATTAN, N.Y., Feb. 4 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Drug Enforcement Administration's New York field office issued the following press release: JOHN P. GILBRIDE, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Office of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration ("DEA"), MICHAEL J. GARCIA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and JOSEPH R. GUCCIONE, the United States Marshal for the Southern District of New York, announced the extradition from Thailand   more

ORANGE HONORS LONG TIME EMPLOYEES
GOSHEN, N.Y., July 22 -- The Orange County Executive issued the following press release: Orange County Executive Edward A. Diana, Legislative Chairman M. William Lahey and the full legislature recently honored long time Assistant Commissioner for Environmental Health Matt Schleifer. Senior Motor Vehicle Clerk Betsy Leifheit was also recognized later in the week at a small ceremony in the County Clerk's Office. Diana and Lahey both lauded Mr. Schleifer whose service began with New York Sta  more

ORGANIC SPECIALIST JOHNSTON, SEN. YOUNG SAMPLE ORGANIC TOMATOES
ALFRED, N.Y., Oct. 2 -- Alfred State College issued the following news release: Alfred State College hosted NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets Organic Agriculture Specialist Sarah Johnston recently for a full day of conversation on the needs of organic farmers in New York State and what role Alfred State's new Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture can play, now and in the future, at a WNY Organic Agriculture Roundtable. Leaders in New York State's organic agriculture industry   more

ORIENTAL INSTITUTE EXHIBITION, CONFERENCES, MARK FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF LOOTING OF IRAQ NATIONAL MUSEUM
CHICAGO, April 5 -- The University of Chicago issued the following news release: Scholars at the University of Chicago, who have been leaders in calling attention to the looting of artifacts in Iraq five years ago, are marking the anniversary of that destruction with a special exhibition at the Oriental Institute as well as several public events in Chicago and Washington, D.C. The exhibition, "Catastrophe! The Destruction and Looting of Iraq's Past," will open Thursday, April 10 and run th  more

OUTSIDE EXPERTS JUDGE BARRETT THESIS PROJECTS
TEMPE, Ariz., June 2 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Seniors in Barrett, the ASU Honors College, could be excused for their furrowed brows during the spring semester. After all, their graduation hinges not only on completing a required number of honors courses and maintaining a 3.25 grade-point average, but on submitting and defending a detailed thesis or creative project. The project can be a challenging experience, requiring them to submit a prospectus mon  more

OUTSIDE LINE REPAIRERS RECRUIT APPRENTICES, JAN. 21, 2008 - JAN. 23, 2009
ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 14 -- The Department of Labor has issued the following apprenticeship news release: The Northeastern Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Outside Electrical Industry will conduct recruitment for 10-20 electrical (outside) line worker apprentices from January 21, 2008 through January 23, 2009, State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith announced today. Applications can be obtained by writing to the Northeastern Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, 1513  more

OVERBY CENTER TO HOST SYMPOSIUM ON OCT. 12 IN TRIBUTE TO AUTHOR HALBERSTAM
OXFORD, Miss., Oct. 1 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: A symposium honoring the work of prize-winning journalist and author David Halberstam is set for Friday, Oct. 12, at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics. The 11 a.m. event in the Overby Center Auditorium, Room147, concludes Journalism Week at the University of Mississippi. It is free and open to the public. The symposium is held in tandem with a 6:30 p.m. reception and dinner Thu  more

PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS AWAIT ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY HARRIERS
TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 23 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: The championship portion of the 2007 cross country season gets underway for the Arizona State University cross country program this weekend as the Sun Devil harriers head to the Trysting Tree Golf Course in Corvallis, Ore., for the 2007 Pac-10 Cross Country Championships. The meet opens at 9:30 a.m. with the men's 39th annual race, an 8,000m event, followed at 10:30 a.m. with the women's 22nd annual race, a   more

PAINTERS AND ALLIED TRADES TO RECRUIT APPRENTICES, FEB. 5, 2008 - JAN. 14, 2009
OSWEGO, N.Y., Jan. 22 -- The Department of Labor has issued the following apprenticeship news release: The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 4 (Oswego), will conduct recruitment from February 5, 2008 through January 14, 2009 for three painter, decorator, paperhanger apprentices and three dry wall taper apprentices, the State Labor Department announced today. Applications can be obtained the first Tuesday of   more

PAINTERS AND ALLIED TRADES TO RECRUIT APPRENTICES, FEB. 5, 2008 - JAN. 7, 2009
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 22 -- The Department of Labor has issued the following apprenticeship news release: The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 4 (Rochester), will conduct recruitment from February 5, 2008 through January 7, 2009, State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith announced today. Three applicants will be accepted for each of the following trades: painter, decorator, paperhanger; glazier; and dry wa  more

PAMELA MEANS, BOSTON FOLK GUITARIST, TO PERFORM HERE ON OCT. 18
CORTLAND, N.Y., Oct. 8 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: Acclaimed guitarist Pamela Means, who the New York Times Magazine has described as producing "stark, defiant songs," will attempt to set the status quo and the stage afire on Thursday, Oct. 18, at SUNY Cortland. Means, a bi-racial, feminist "indie" folk artist from Boston who offers an original and dynamic guitar style and punchy, provocative songs, will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Corey Union Fireplace L  more

PARTNERSHIP LINKS ASU, CUNY CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAMS
TEMPE, Ariz., June 17 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: It began two years ago as a handshake idea connecting a pair of criminal justice schools some 2,500 miles apart. Today it links students, faculty, and research centers in a partnership designed to develop cross-country criminology programs, enhance research efforts, and strengthen ties between academia and practitioners. The partnership program between Arizona State University's School of Criminology and   more

PASSION, FEUDS IGNITE PLAYMAKERS' FIERY 'ROMEO AND JULIET'
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Sept. 6 -- The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill issued the following press release: Love. Heartbreak. Revenge. After 400 years, the star-crossed lovers in William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" still fire the collective imagination. PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional company in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will bring the Bard to life again Sept. 26-Oct. 14 with a romantic, fast-paced and vivid rendition of this timel  more

PAT MORA TO RECEIVE SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI MEDALLION FOR CULTURE, DIVERSITY IN LITERATURE
HATTIESBURG, Miss., March 20 -- The University of Southern Mississippi issued the following news release: Award-winning children's book author Pat Mora is this year's recipient of the Southern Miss Medallion for her contributions toward bilingual children's literature. She is the first Mexican-American author to receive Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival's highest honor at The University of Southern Mississippi, which is awarded for outstanding contributions in the field of children's  more

Peek into the backstage of Bachchan's world tour
New Delhi, Aug. 16 -- The Bachchan's Unforgettable Tour extravaganza is no lightweight matter! Around 800 costumes, 10-15 tonnes of luggage and a backstage army of 150 helpers are part of each show that the Bollywood star family is wowing worldwide audiences with. Giving an inside view of the happenings backstage, Viraf Sarkari, the brain behind the show, told IANS from New York on phone: "We are travelling with about 800 costumes and 10-15 tonnes of luggage that include props, equipment and   more

PENNSYLVANIA MUSIC PROFESSOR REISE'S 'RASPUTIN' TO RECEIVE RUSSIAN PREMIERE IN MOSCOW
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 1 -- The University of Pennsylvania issued the following news release: "Rasputin," an opera in two acts with music and libretto by Jay Reise, professor of music composition at the University of Pennsylvania, will have its Russian premiere Oct. 1-5 at the Helikon Opera in Moscow. The stage director will be Dmitry Bertman and the musical director and conductor will be Vadimir Ponkin. "Rasputin," commissioned by the late Beverly Sills and the New York City Opera in 1988, wa  more

PENNSYLVANIA PRESIDENT GUTMANN NAMED TO SERVICENATION SUMMIT LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 4 -- The University of Pennsylvania issued the following news release: Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, has agreed to serve on the ServiceNation Summit Leadership Council, joining a group of influential individuals from diverse sectors of American life, including media, business, government, education, entertainment and philanthropy who endorse a comprehensive new proposal for enhancing service opportunities across the country. The goal of the Se  more

PERCUSSIONIST FIGUEROA TO PERFORM FIRST OF 2008-09 MUSICAL EXCURSIONS CONCERTS
NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 7 -- The University of New Orleans issued the following news release: Percussionist Sammy Figueroa will perform on Friday, September 12 at 7:30 p.m. at The University of New Orleans as the UNO Department of Music and the Graduate Program in Arts Administration open the 2008-09 Musical Excursions concert series. Figueroa's performance is the first of three featuring artists of international acclaim. The classical series will continue with Indian classical musician Alam Kah  more

PETER KUNKEL NOW ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- The U.S. Army issued the following news release: Mr. Peter E. Kunkel became the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller) July 24. Kunkel will direct and manage all financial management activities and operations in the Army, and he will continue to serve as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management & Comptroller, where he has served since 2007. From 2003 to 2007, Kunkel served in multiple positio  more

PHILOSOPHY DIALOGUE SERIES FEATURES 'NATURALISM AND SUPERNATURALISM'
SAN MARCOS, Texas, Oct. 31 -- Texas State University issued the following news release: The fall 2007 Philosophy Dialogue Series at Texas State University-San Marcos continues through the week of Oct. 29-Nov. 1 with "Naturalism and Supernaturalism," in room PSY 132. On Oct. 29 at 12:30 p.m. philosophy professor Gil Fulmer will present "Why the Concept of a Supernatural Agent is Logically Incoherent." At 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 30 Sophists and Sages student presenters Steve Hoover and James S  more

PHILOSOPHY DIALOGUE SERIES FEATURES 'SOPHISTS AND SAGES'
SAN MARCOS, Texas, Oct. 12 -- Texas State University issued the following news release: The fall 2007 Philosophy Dialogue Series at Texas State University-San Marcos continues through the week of Oct. 15-19 with "Thirty Years of Philosophy at Texas State," in room PSY 132. On Oct. 15 at 1:30 p.m. a memorial service will be held for Daniel Reiter, a former Texas State philosophy student who passed away in June. On Oct. 16 at 12:00 p.m. the Philosophy Dialogue Series will host "Thirty Yea  more

PHILOSOPHY DIALOGUE SERIES FEATURES SLATE OF ENGAGING TOPICS
SAN MARCOS, Texas, Oct. 4 -- Texas State University issued the following news release: The fall 2007 Philosophy Dialogue Series at Texas State University-San Marcos continues through the week of Oct. 9-11 with "Water and Sustainability," in room PSY 132. On Oct. 9 at 12:30 p.m. Ben Armstrong and Stephen Peanick with special guest Mark Busby, director of the Center for the Study of the Southwest, will present "Philosophy and the River," and "Sophists and Sages." On Oct. 10 at 12:30 p.m.   more

PHOENIX BUSINESS JOURNAL HONORS ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR
TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 30 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Nan Ellin, associate professor and director of the urban and metropolitan studies program at the Arizona State University School of Public Affairs, was honored in the Oct. 12 "Power Book" edition of the Phoenix Business Journal and at the publication's second annual awards dinner. The criteria for the publication's "power player" recognition included "leadership, professionalism and dedication to our communi  more

PHOENIX POLICE RETURN TO UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO TO RECRUIT
TOLEDO, Ohio, March 10 -- University of Toledo issued the following news release: The Phoenix Police Department will conduct written and physical tests for new recruits to join their law enforcement team Friday and Saturday, March 14 and 15, in UT's Health and Human Services Building on Main Campus. "Our return to the Midwest region is a result of our successful recruiting trip in 2006," said Phoenix Police Officer Lawrence Horton. "The quality of the candidates we interviewed nearly two y  more

PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES ALWAY, TESORI SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
CORTLAND, N.Y., Jan. 30 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: Twelve senior physical education majors at SUNY Cortland were recognized with Lenore K. Alway/Anthony P. Tesori Awards for their outstanding work in student teaching in New York State schools during the Fall 2007 semester. Physical Education Department faculty members nominated five women and seven men for the recognition. The students received a certificate. The Alway Award, given to women, recognizes Lenore K.  more

PHYSICISTS GET NSF GRANT TO DEVELOP EQUIPMENT TO SEARCH FOR NEW SUBATOMIC PARTICLES
OXFORD, Miss., Oct. 8 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: Two University of Mississippi physicists have been awarded a competitive grant to build equipment to be used in the ongoing search for new subatomic particles. The National Science Foundation major research instrumentation award for $798,819 is for development of a superconducting magnet coil and radio frequency cavity, which researchers hope to use to accelerate tiny particles called muons until they  more

PICNIC IN NEW YORK CITY'S CENTRAL PARK CELEBRATES MISSISSIPPI ARTISTS
JACKSON, Miss., May 29 -- The Mississippi Development Authority issued the following news release: Great arts, hours of blues music, delicious fried catfish and hushpuppies as well as a heap of southern hospitality are all on tap for the 29th Annual Mississippi Picnic held in New York City's Central Park East Meadow (97th Street and 5th Avenue) from noon - 6:00 p.m., Saturday, June 7, 2008. This year's theme is Art in the Park and will pay tribute to the state's talented artists. Some of t  more

PIERCY SAYS TRADITIONAL LITURGY IGNORES WOMEN
MANKATO, Minn., Oct. 15 -- Minnesota State University, Mankato issued the following news release: Traditional litur­gy not only ignores and diminish­es women, says Marge Piercy, it's also pretty boring. "Much of it can be as moving as the instructions for installing your VCR." Piercy, the keynote speaker at the Women and Spirituality Conference at Minnesota State University Saturday, encouraged the hundreds of women in atten­dance to write and seek out litur­gy that includes women's experi  more

PIONEERS OF ALFRED STATE COLLEGE ADVANCE TO FINAL FOUR
ALFRED, N.Y., Oct. 2 -- Alfred State College issued the following news release: Alfred State used a four-run eighth inning to propel them to a 4-3 victory over Mercyhurst North East in a first round Western New York Athletic Conference contest. Neither team could put anything on the scoreboard for the first seven and half innings. Pioneer pitcher Aarol Elliott (Whitesville) and Saints pitchers Michael Jackson and TJ Tavender traded shutout innings. In the bottom of the 8th the Pioneers   more

PIONEERS OF ALFRED STATE COLLEGE FALL IN WESTERN NEW YORK ATHLETIC CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS
ALFRED, N.Y., Oct. 6 -- Alfred State College issued the following news release: Genesee CC was able to take advantage of costly mistakes by Alfred State in the Western New York Athletic Conference Semifinals. The Cougars advanced to the finals with a 11-7 victory while ASC finishes the fall season with a 10-6 record. The Pioneers got on the board first with two runs in the 1st inning but the Cougars answered right back with two of their own. Both teams scored a run in the 2nd but the Couga  more

PLAYMAKERS SERVES UP COMEDY, SOUTHERN STYLE, WITH 'CRIMES OF THE HEART'
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Oct. 11 -- The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill issued the following press release: Dysfunctional is the only word to describe the Magrath family, whose three sisters all must face individual and collective crises in the Southern comedy classic "Crimes of the Heart." Lenny is turning 30 and caring for dying Granddaddy; Meg is reeling from her failed singing career; and Babe, the youngest, forces a family reunion when she is bailed out of jail after shooting her h  more

PLUMBERS AND STEAMFITTERS TO RECRUIT APPRENTICES, JUNE 1, 2008 - MAY 31, 2009
OSWEGO, N.Y., May 27 -- The Department of Labor has issued the following apprenticeship news release: The Plumbers and Steamfitters Joint Apprenticeship Committee, Local 73 (Oswego), will conduct recruitment from June 1, 2008 through May 31, 2009 for six apprentices, State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith announced today. Applications will be available at the local, 705 E. Seneca St., Oswego, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, weekdays during the recruitment period. Applications may also be obtained  more

POET FLYNN TO READ IN GRISHAM VISITING WRITERS SERIES
OXFORD, Miss., Jan. 31 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: Poet Nick Flynn reads at the University of Mississippi Feb. 12 as part of the Grisham Visiting Writers Series. The free, public program begins at 7 p.m. at the Ole Miss-Oxford Depot. The author is slated to sign books at Off Square Books, 129 Courthouse Square, starting at 5 p.m. A native of Scituate, Mass., Flynn is known by many within the literary world for his often autobiographical themes. Hi  more

POET FORCHE TO READ AT GRISHAM VISITING WRITERS SERIES ON OCT. 24
OXFORD, Miss., Oct. 19 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: Poet Carolyn Forche reads at the University of Mississippi Wednesday (Oct. 24) as part of the Grisham Visiting Writers Series. The free, public program begins at 7 p.m. at the Ole Miss-Oxford Depot. A native of Detroit, Mich., Forche is known by many within the literary world as being a political poet, calling herself a "poet of witness." Her thematic expressions can be observed in both "The Count  more

POET LAUREATE CHARLES SIMIC TO HOLD READINGS
SAN MARCOS, Texas, Oct. 2 -- Texas State University issued the following news release: United States Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Simic will have a reading and book signing 3:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at Texas State University-San Marcos. The reading and signing will be held in the Southwest Writer's Collection on the 7th Floor of Alkek Library on campus. Simic will also have a reading and book signing 7:30 p.m. at the Katherine Anne Porter House in Kyle on Oct. 5. All events ar  more

POLITICAL MANIPULATION IN THE EXTREME
WASHINGTON, July 16 -- Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, issued the following editorial: Millions rely on Medicare to access our healthcare system. They should have exceptional care and cutting edge treatments available to them. Reimbursing doctors so that they can serve these patients is critical - for this reason, I have consistently advocated for timely and adequate physician compensation. Systemic reform is also crucial. The Medicare system needs the strengths inherent in the markethhealthy compe  more

POLITICAL STRATEGIST LESLIE SANCHEZ TO SPEAK FEB. 26 AT UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO
SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 25 -- The University of Texas at San Antonio issued the following news release: Political strategist and frequent cable news commentator Leslie Sanchez will speak at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26 in the University Center Retama Auditorium (2.02.02) on the UTSA 1604 Campus. The lecture is free and open to the public. The lecture, "America's True Swing Voters: Women and Hispanics," is sponsored by Honors College, the Center for Inclusion and Community Engagement, and the Women's  more

PRAIRIE SCHOONER LITERARY QUARTERLY AWARDS ANNUAL PRIZES
LINCOLN, Neb., April 17 -- The University of Nebraska issued the following news release: Prairie Schooner, the quarterly literary magazine published at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, awarded 18 writing prizes for work published in its 2007 volume. The total prize money was $8,500, with the highest individual prize of $1,500. The Lawrence Foundation Award of $1,000 was won by Alice Hoffman of Cambridge, Mass., for the story "Dirty White Dog" from the summer issue. She is the author of   more

PRAMILA FINISHES 28TH IN HEPTATHLON; GOWDA, MANDEEP ALSO DISAPPOINT
By Harpal Singh Bedi Beijing, Aug 16 (UNI) GG Pramila finished a poor 28th in the heptathlon event while compatriots JJ Shobha and Sushmita Singha Roy came in 30th and 33rd respectively. Pramila got 983 points in 100m hurdles, 903 in high jump, 639 in shot put, 894 in 200m, as much in long jump, 692 in javelin and 777 in 800m to finish with a total of 5771. Shobha totalled 5749 (1033+795+732+922+922+735+725), while Susmita aggregated 5705 (963+867+613+948+948+663+808). Ukrainia  more

PREMIERE OF NEW COMPOSITION, FACULTY TUBA PLAYER IN WIND SYMPHONY CONCERT SEPT. 23
NORMAL, Ill., Sept. 14 -- Illinois State University issued the following news release: Two School of Music alumni will be featured at the Wind Symphony concert Sunday, Sept. 23, at Illinois State University's Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall. Admission is $6 for the general public, $5 for faculty-staff and $4 for students and senior citizens. Children 6 and younger are admitted free. The Wind Symphony, conducted by Stephen K. Steele, director of Band, will feature tuba player an  more

PRESIDENT OF REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT FIRM SENTENCED TO 135 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR $22 MILLION FRAUD SCHEME
NEW YORK, Aug. 7 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation New York Field Office issued the following press release MICHAEL J. GARCIA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that WILSON JAMES BASTON, JR. was sentenced today by the Honorable HAROLD BAER, JR., to 135 months in prison. BASTON previously pleaded guilty in March 2008 to seventeen counts of mail fraud and wire fraud charges in connection with a scheme which defrauded ov  more

PRESIDENT OF THE BROOKINGS INSTITUTION TALBOTT TO GIVE FINAL MILLER CENTER FORUM OF SEASON JUNE 16
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., June 13 -- The University of Virginia issued the following news release: The Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia will host a special presentation June 16 on "The Great Experiment: The Story of Ancient Empires, Modern States and the Quest for a Global Nation," with Strobe Talbott. The event will be held at the Miller Center at 5:30 p.m. Talbott became president of the Brookings Institution in 2002 after serving as founding director of the Yale  more

PRESS CONFERENCE BY FORCE COMMANDERS OF UN MISSIONS IN LEBANON, ETHIOPIA/ERITREA
UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 14 -- The United Nations issued the following press release: The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) had been not only successful, but vital to ensuring stability in its area of operation, Major General Claudio Graziano, the Force Commander, said at a Headquarters press conference today. Outlining the mission's accomplishments since its expansion by the Security Council in resolution 1701 (2006), Major General Graziano said that UNIFIL, working with the Le  more

PRESS CONFERENCE BY TOP UN PEACEKEEPING OFFICERS IN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, AFGHANISTAN
UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 13 -- The United Nations issued the following press release: The misbehaviour of just one peacekeeper could tarnish the image of all 17,000 troops deployed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo under very difficult conditions, Lieutenant General Babacar Gaye, Force Commander of the United Nations Organization Mission, said at a Headquarters press conference today. Accompanied by Brigadier General Mark Skidmore, Senior Military Adviser of the United Nations Assistance  more

PROFESSOR BERINO WINS PRESTIGIOUS JAMES BEARD COOKBOOK AWARD
BURLINGTON, Vt., June 9 -- The University of Vermont issued the following news release: Using the science behind more than 16 years of ongoing academic weight loss research, Jean Harvey-Berino, professor and chair of the department of nutrition and health sciences, has won the 2008 James Beard Foundation award for a book in the "Healthy Focus" category. The EatingWell Diet by Jean Harvey-Berino with Joyce Hendley and the editors of EatingWell (The Countryman Press) combines the magazine's hea  more

PROFESSOR DUDLEY TO RETIRE AFTER 26-YEAR TEACHING CAREER
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., May 9 -- The University of Virginia's Health System issued the following news release: Earl Dudley's life holds many stories from two long and successful legal careers - first as a litigator and later as a Virginia law professor. He worked for Congress, and clerked for the Supreme Court. He even briefly served as a journalist during some of the most tumultuous years in U.S. history, sending wire stories overseas about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. B  more

PROFESSOR EXPLORES YIDDISH THEATRE
SAN FRANCISCO, July 1 -- San Francisco State University issued the following press release: As bread lines snaked around corners and unemployment ballooned across the country during the Great Depression, Yiddish theatre was in the midst of its heyday in America. On stages through the 1930s, actors and directors provided spot-on satire and social commentary to an audience that desperately needed affordable entertainment. Those plays are the subject of Joel Schechter's new book, "Messiahs of  more

PROFESSOR JACOBSON KNOWN FOR INSPIRATIONAL TEACHING DIED ON SEPT. 4
BERKELEY, Calif., Sept. 5 -- The University of California at Berkeley issued the following press release: Norman Jacobson, a University of California, Berkeley, political science professor whose outstanding skills as a teacher drew national recognition and inspired many students to delve into political theory and political action, died on Tuesday (Sept. 4). He was 84. The cause of death was complications associated with chronic respiratory disease and pancreatic cancer, according to his fa  more

PROFESSOR KELLEY VISITS CUBA ON CULTURAL EXCHANGE
CORTLAND, N.Y., Feb. 22 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: SUNY Cortland Professor Samuel Kelley, an awarded playwright, got the chance to find out what his counterparts in Cuba are doing during a cultural exchange this past January. Kelley, a faculty member in the College's Communication Studies Department, got the opportunity to travel to Havana, Cuba, from Jan. 20-27 through a colleague whom he had met at Blue Mountain Lake Artist Colony in Upstate New York. Enrique Sac  more

PROFESSOR MAGISTRALE WINS POETRY BOOK PRIZE
BURLINGTON, Vt., Oct. 18 -- The University of Vermont issued the following news release: Tony Magistrale, University of Vermont professor of English, is the 2007 winner of the Bordighera Poetry Prize for his manuscript "What She Says About Love." The Bordighera Press will publish a bilingual (English and modern Italian) edition of Magistrale's collection next year. In addition to the book contract, the prize includes a cash stipend for both Magistrale and the translator of his poems. Ma  more

PROFESSOR MAHONEY - SCHOLAR, TEACHER, CORPORATE LAW EXPERT - NAMED UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA LAW SCHOOL DEAN
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Feb. 25 -- The University of Virginia School of Law issued the following news release: Paul G. Mahoney, a University of Virginia law professor, has been appointed the 11th dean of the School of Law, UVA President John T. Casteen III announced today. Mahoney, 49, an expert in corporate law who joined the law faculty in 1990, will serve as the Arnold H. Leon Professor of Law. His appointment will be effective July 1. "Paul Mahoney will join a distinguished line of s  more

PROFESSOR ROBINSON SLOWS DOWN LONG ENOUGH TO RETIRE
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., May 20 -- The University of Virginia School of Law issued the following news release: Most academics don't start teaching new classes and writing new books at the end of their careers. So some of Glen Robinson's colleagues are a little surprised that the law professor and former FCC commissioner is retiring this year. "He does not show any signs of slowing down at all," Professor Tom Nachbar said. "It's going to be quite a shock to me to actually see him retire." R  more

PROMINENT PUBLIC INTELLECTUAL FISH TO READ ON OCT. 23
BURLINGTON, Vt., Oct. 22 -- The University of Vermont issued the following news release: Stanley Fish, a prominent public intellectual, regular New York Times contributor and Davidson-Kahn Distinguished University Professor of Humanities and Professor of Law at Florida International University, will give a public reading on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 4 p.m. in the Silver Maple Room, Dudley H. Davis Center. The title of his presentation is, "Save the World on Your Own Time: What College and Univer  more

PROMINENT SPEAKERS FLOCK TO UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA CAMPUS IN OCTOBER FOR VARIOUS SERIES
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Sept. 25 -- The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill issued the following press release: Following is a sampling of October events at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Please use this information for calendar listings and postings and in planning your event-oriented coverage. Events are free to the public unless otherwise noted. Oct. 1 2007-08 Frank Porter Graham Lecture: Making Private Capital Work for the Poor 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Memorial   more

PROPOSED POWER LINES DEBATED AT ENVIRONMENTAL LAW SYMPOSIUM
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Nov. 9 -- The University of Virginia School of Law issued the following news release: Environmental advocates spoke out against towering power lines they hope won't become the new symbol of rapid development in Northern Virginia, during the Virginia Environmental Law Journal's Fall Symposium Nov. 2. The proposed Mid-Atlantic National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor designated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has stirred up controversy in the heart of the fa  more

PROVOST STEPS DOWN,TRANSITIONS TO RETIREMENT
OXFORD, Miss., Dec. 7 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: Carolyn Ellis Staton, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Mississippi since 1999, is stepping down at the end of the year. Staton informed Chancellor Robert Khayat of her desire to retire effective June 30, 2008 and asked to transition out of the position beginning in January. "Accordingly, I have asked Morris Stocks to assume responsibilities as the interim provos  more

PSYCHOLOGY EXPERT SPELLMAN TO JOIN LAW SCHOOL FACULTY
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., April 28 -- The University of Virginia's Health System issued the following news release: Barbara A. Spellman, an expert in the field of psychology and the law, will join the University of Virginia Law School faculty in August. Spellman will hold a joint appointment, teaching half of her courses in the Law School and half in UVA's Department of Psychology, where she has taught since 1997. At the Law School, she will teach seminars on the intersection of law and ps  more

Public Invited to Art Auction at Salve Regina University
NEWPORT, R.I., Jan. 30 -- Salve Regina University issued issued the following order: The Art Guild of Salve Regina University invites the public to attend its annual pre-Valentine's Art Auction on Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 7 to 9 p.m., in the historic Wetmore Stables, Room 116, on Lawrence Avenue, Newport. Admission to the auction, "Small Art with a Big Heart," is free and open to the public. The auction will feature small artwork, suitable as gifts, which are hand-made by students in varying  more

PUBLICATIONS LAUD MBA PROGRAM
BURLINGTON, Vt., Nov. 15 -- The University of Vermont issued the following news release: The School of Business Administration's MBA program ranked among the nation's best for integrating social and environmental issues in the Aspen Institute's top 100 list and also was named by The Princeton Review as one of the top 10 for opportunities for women. The Aspen Institute, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering enlightened leadership and open-minded dialogue, ranked UVM  more

PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR TO KEYNOTE HONORS COLLEGE 10TH ANNIVERSARY CONVOCATION
OXFORD, Miss., Sept. 27 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: As a reporter for The New York Times, Thomas L. Friedman has circled the globe to cover oil-related news, conflict in the Middle East, the end of the Cold War and the worldwide impact of terrorism. His Pulitzer Prize-winning commentaries have provided the American public with straight talk and reliable information on politics and foreign policy. On Wednesday, Oct. 3, Friedman brings his straight tal  more

PULITZER WINNING AUTHOR ROBERTS CO-AUTHOR OF 'RACE BEAT' SPEAKS APRIL 16
GREENSBORO, N.C., Feb. 12 -- The University of North Carolina-Greensboro issued the following press release: Veteran journalist Gene Roberts, co-author of the Pulitzer Prize winning "Race Beat," will be the featured speaker at the Friends of the UNCG Libraries Annual Dinner on Wednesday, April 16. "The Race Beat: The Press, The Civil Rights Struggle, and The Awakening of a Nation," won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for History. It tells the story of how the press helped America recognize its rac  more

Raffles Dubai Listed Amongst World's Top New Hotels
SINGAPORE, May 31 -- Raffles Hotels & Resorts issued the following news release: Raffles Dubai has been named one of the best new hotels in the world by both Condé Nast Traveler (US edition) and Condé Nast Traveller (UK edition). These Hot Lists are amongst the most influential accolades within the industry, recognizing the world's top new hotels and restaurants. The Hot Lists are compiled by the editorial team and contributors of the magazines. In the US edition of the 2008 Hot List, w  more

RALEIGH FIRMS SPONSOR UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PERFORMING ARTS JAZZ SERIES
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Oct. 3 -- The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill issued the following press release: When multiple Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves takes the stage at Memorial Hall on Sunday (Oct. 7) at 7:30 p.m., she will launch the third year of Carolina Performing Arts' Jazz Series at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her concert will also launch Carolina Performing Arts' corporate sponsorship program with the announcement that FlightGest and Nove  more

RECOMMENDATIONS OF DOWNTOWN THEATER ACTION GROUP SUBMITTED TO MAYOR BECKER
SALT LAKE CITY, July 18 -- The mayor of Salt Lake City issued the following news release: INTRODUCTION In the life of any city, defining moments shape the future. Such a moment exists in Salt Lake City now - the chance to fulfill the Downtown Rising vision and create a sparkling new downtown where residential, shopping, dining and cultural offerings interact to form a vibrant core in our region's historic, commercial and cultural center. The missing piece is an anchor for the downtown c  more

Red Lion Hotels Corporation Announces Management Additions in Project Management and Operations
SPOKANE, Wash., June 23 -- Red Lion Hotels issued the following news release: Red Lion Hotels Corporation (NYSE: RLH) announced today that Paul Bolton has joined its team as Vice President, Design, Construction and Engineering. He assumes the responsibility for all aspects of hotel facilities including design, construction, engineering services and development of existing and newly-converted Red Lion hotels. He will report to George Schweitzer, the company's Senior Vice President, Hotel Opera  more

Red Lion Hotels Corporation Promotes Barry Hughes to Senior Vice President, Distribution and Marketing
SPOKANE, Wash., June 16 -- Red Lion Hotels issued the following news release: Red Lion Hotels Corporation (NYSE: RLH) announced today that Barry Hughes has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Distribution and Marketing, effective immediately. Mr. Hughes has served Red Lion Hotels Corporation as Vice President, Distribution and Marketing since November 2002. He reports directly to Red Lion Hotels President and Chief Executive Officer Anupam Narayan. "Barry is a dedicated associate and w  more

REGISTER TODAY FOR FOUNDATION CENTER GRANT-WRITING COURSE AT STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK POTSDAM
POTSDAM, N.Y., Sept. 14 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: There is still time to register for the Foundation Center's two-day grant-writing course November 8 and November 9 at SUNY Potsdam that will give participants the opportunity to get the most up-to-date advice from the experts while increasing their organization's fundraising potential. The Proposal Writing Seminar is scheduled for November and the Proposal Budgeting Workshop is schedul  more

REGISTRATION TO BE REQUIRED FOR FEDERAL SEX CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN
ALBANY, N.Y., July 2 -- Assemblyman Robert K. Sweeney, D-Babylon (11th District), issued the following press release: A bill now passed by both houses of the New York State Legislature will require persons convicted of three federal sex offenses to register as sex offenders in New York State and that information will be available to the public. The bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Bob Sweeney (D-Lindenhurst) and Senator Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre), has been signed into law by Governor P  more

RENOWNED ARTIST ABELES TO VISIT UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA ASHEVILLE FOR WORKSHOP, LECTURE
ASHEVILLE, N.C., Aug. 11 -- The University of North Carolina-Asheville issued the following press release: Internationally acclaimed, New York-based artist Sigmund Abeles will visit UNC Asheville August 26-28 for a series of special events. Abele's visit will coincide with the two-person exhibition "Uncommon Expressions: The Art of Sigmund Abeles and Jerome Witkin" on display at the Asheville Art Museum through August 28. While at UNC Asheville, the painter, printmaker and figurative artis  more

RENOWNED PHOTOGRAPHER BALOG TO SPEAK AT STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK POTSDAM
POTSDAM, N.Y., Sept. 21 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: Gibson Gallery will present an illustrated talk by acclaimed nature photographer James Balog on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 5:30 p.m., in the College Theater (Brainerd Hall entrance). The lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibition of Balog's photographs currently on view at the Gibson Gallery titled "Tree: A New Vision of the American Forest." A book signing will immediately fol  more

RENOWNED SAXOPHONIST VIDAL PERFORMS APRIL 14
SAN ANTONIO, April 11 -- The University of Texas at San Antonio issued the following news release: Renowned saxophonist Valerie Vidal will perform at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 14 in the Arts Building Recital Hall on the UTSA 1604 Campus as part of the Monday Night Artist Series. Hosted by the Department of Music, the performance will include accompaniment by Scott Holshouse on piano and new works by UTSA Associate Professor David Heuser and Houston composers Rob Smith and Pierre Jalbert. De  more

RETIRED ART PROFESSOR EXHIBITS RETROSPECTIVE OF HIS GRAPHIC WORKS
OXFORD, Miss., Dec. 28 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: John L. Winters, professor emeritus of art at the University of Mississippi, taught on the Oxford campus from 1970 to 1998. During that time, he also amassed an impressive array of his own artwork, some of which is to be exhibited Jan. 8-Feb. 17 at the University Museum. "The Prints of John L. Winters" display in the Adair Skipwith Gallery is a retrospective of the artist's graphic works from 1967 to  more

RETIRED POLITICAL SCIENCE PROFESSOR DONALD VAUGHAN DIES IN TUCSON
OXFORD, Miss., Dec. 14 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: Donald Shores Vaughan, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Mississippi, died Thursday in Tucson, Ariz., at age 86. He retired from UM in 1988, after some 33 years of service. Waller Funeral Home in Oxford is handling the arrangements, which are to be announced. "Dr. Vaughan was a good man who cared very deeply about Ole Miss," said John Winkle, professor of political scien  more

RETROSPECTIVE FOR GREENSBORO COMPOSER SCHIFFMAN TO BE HELD MARCH 1
GREENSBORO, N.C., Feb. 18 -- The University of North Carolina-Greensboro issued the following press release: Harold Schiffman, whose repertoire includes close to 100 works that have been performed from New York to Europe, South America and the Far East, will be honored with a retrospective of his work at the School of Music. The performance will take place Saturday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall. The event is free and open the public. The program, which also honors Schiffman  more

Rev. Mark G. Vaillancourt
THROGS NECK, N.Y., July 29 -- The State University of New York Maritime College issued the following news release: John F. Kennedy Catholic High School's new president hails from Hawthorne, graduated from Pawling High School and once worked as a nuclear engineer for the Navy. The Rev. Mark Vaillancourt, who served the past four years as chaplain of St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School on Staten Island, succeeded the Rev. Stephen Norton at Kennedy on July 1. "I know there's mixed emotions,"  more

REV. WILCOX RETIRES AFTER 22 YEARS AT COLLEGE
CORTLAND, N.Y., Jan. 23 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: The Rev. Donald Wilcox, Protestant campus minister to SUNY Cortland students for more than 22 years, retired as executive director of the Cortland County Council of Churches on Dec. 31. Wilcox, a 1998 recipient of SUNY Cortland's College-Community Appreciation Award, has served countless students, faculty and staff from his post at the Interfaith Center at the edge of campus. An ordained Lutheran minister, he wa  more

Rezidor Announces The Radisson Hotel Batumi, Georgia
BRUSSELS, Belgium, April 30 -- The Rezidor Hotel Group issued the following news release: The Rezidor Hotel Group announces yet another hotel in CIS - the Radisson Hotel Batumi, Georgia (150 rooms, to open in Q2 2010). Batumi is located directly at the Black Sea, attracting visitors both domestically and from regional countries such as Russia, Ukraine and Turkey. Batumi Port is the most important port for Georgia, linking Europe and Central Asia. Besides 150 guest rooms the new hotel adjacent  more

Rezidor Appoints New Director For Responsible Business
BRUSSELS, Belgium, March 18 -- The Rezidor Hotel Group issued the following news release: The Rezidor Hotel Group has appointed Catherine Rubbens as Director for its social and environmental affairs - effective April 21, 2008. Catherine (41) is a Dutch national and brings with her more than 15 years of international experience in the field of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainable development. Prior to her appointment at Rezidor, Catherine worked as Director of Products & Servi  more

RHODES COLLEGE CREATIVE WRITING DIRECTOR TO READ AT MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY
STARKVILLE, Miss., Oct. 10 -- Mississippi State University issued the following news release: An award-winning poet who directs Rhodes College's creative writing program will read from her works Wednesday [Oct. 17] at Mississippi State University. Tina Barr's 8 p.m. public appearance in the Rogers Auditorium is part of the 2007-08 Visiting Writers Series of the MSU English department and its creative writing program. Rogers Auditorium is located on the first floor of McCool Hall. Bar  more

ROADRUNNER DEBATERS TAME BULL MARKET IN NEW YORK CITY
SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 15 -- The University of Texas at San Antonio issued the following news release: UTSA debaters Rene Naud (sophomore) and Derek Liles (freshman) recently placed third in open division competition in New York City. Naud won a speaker award for placing ninth in her division. Liles and Naud defeated teams from Towson University, Dartmouth University, Marist College, New York University and Columbia University in preliminary rounds. They bested Binghamton University in the quar  more

RODRIGUEZ NAMED CARNEGIE PROFESSOR AT CRONKITE
TEMPE, Ariz., July 25 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Rick Rodriguez, the former executive editor at the Sacramento Bee who joined the faculty of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University earlier this year, will be the school's first Carnegie Professor specializing in Latino and transnational news coverage. The Carnegie Professor is part of the curriculum enrichment component of the comprehensive Carnegie-Kni  more

RONWORKERS TO RECRUIT APPRENTICES, MAY 2, 2008 - APRIL 3, 2009
ALBANY, N.Y., April 17 -- The Department of Labor has issued the following apprenticeship news release: The Joint Apprenticeship Committee for the Ironworkers of Albany and Vicinity, Local 12, will conduct recruitment from May 2, 2008 through April 3, 2009 for four ironworker (outside) apprentices, State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith announced today. Applications can be obtained at the local, 890 Third St., 1st Floor, Albany, from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., the first Friday of each month du  more

ROOFERS TO RECRUIT APPRENTICES, MAY 2, 2008 - APRIL 4, 2009
ALBANY, N.Y., April 16 -- The Department of Labor has issued the following apprenticeship news release: The Roofers Joint Apprenticeship Committee of the Capital District, Local 241, will conduct recruitment for eight apprentices from May 2, 2008 through April 4, 2009, State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith announced today. Applications will be available at the local, 890 Third St., Albany, from 8 a.m. to noon, the first Friday of each month during the recruitment period. The committee  more

ROUND ONE WRAPS UP FOR ON-GROUNDS INTERVIEWS
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Sept. 14 -- The University of Virginia School of Law issued the following news release: In suit tones that varied from dark gray to black and speaking in hushed voices, 2L and 3L Law School students stood in groups of two or three or sat alone stiffly on chairs and benches outside the interview rooms along the hallways of Slaughter Hall. Together they projected a unified image: intensely serious and eminently hirable. It was the Law School ritual of the first phase   more

Roxburghe Appoints New General Manager To Spearhead Multi-Million Pound Development
BOVINGDON, England, April 30 -- Macdonald Hotels & Resorts issued the following news release: Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has appointed high-flying Christopher Wayne-Wills as General Manager of its flagship Edinburgh hotel, The Roxburghe. Chris was previously Regional General Manager of Macdonald Houstoun House, Uphall and Macdonald Crutherland House, Glasgow South. His achievements at Crutherland House included improving the VisitScotland star rating back to 4 stars through extensive training  more

Salisbury Ultimate Frisbee Tournament to Draw 2,000 Visitors
SALISBURY, Md., Feb. 27 -- Salisbury University issued the following news release: During the weekend of March 8-9, some 2,000 players and fans are expected to descend on Salisbury for the East Coast's largest ultimate Frisbee tournament. More than 56 co-ed teams and 40 women's teams, including two from Salisbury University, come from across the nation to compete for top honors in the seventh annual "Huck of the Irish" tournament. From its humble beginnings in the 1960s as a free-spirited   more

Saratoga Gaming and Racing Announces New Positions
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., July 21 -- Delaware North Companies issued the following news release: Saratoga Gaming and Raceway announced today that 4 new posts have been created to help bring a dedicated focus to the company's future growth. Executive Vice President and General Manager, Jamie Hartman announced the following promotions: Rita Cox, formerly Vice President of Sales and Marketing, has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Marketing and External Affairs. Ms. Cox has more than 1  more

SAVE A LIFE THIS SUMMER, DONATE BLOOD
ALBANY, N.Y., July 25 -- Assemblyman David R. Townsend Jr., R-Kirkland (115th District), issued the following column: A stable blood supply is a precious part of New York State's public health system. When a medical crisis, man-made or natural occurs, blood has to be readily available to treat victims. About every two seconds someone needs blood, and blood banks around the country rely upon the donations of volunteers and other selfless individuals. Donating blood only takes about an hour, ye  more

SCHACTER'S FOUR CHAMPIONSHIPS NEVER DONE BEFORE
RENO, Nev., April 14 -- The University of Nevada issued the following news release: It was exactly 8:05 p.m., amid the loud plastic bangers cheering sticks in the crowded Reno Ballroom, when David Schacter learned that April 12, 2008, would be an historic day in University of Nevada athletics. At that moment, the 21-year-old senior from Las Vegas became the first four-time national collegiate boxing champion in Wolf Pack annals -- a history in the sport that is 80 years and running. Going   more

SCHOLAR TO DISCUSS MOVEMENT TO MAKE WOMEN'S RIGHTS INTO HUMAN RIGHTS
TOLEDO, Ohio, March 17 -- University of Toledo issued the following news release: An internationally known author will speak during three free programs offered under the banner "Global Power and Sovereignty." Dr. Sally Engle Merry, professor of anthropology and law and society at New York University, will be featured Thursday, March 20, on Main Campus. Merry's programs will be: * "What Is Law and Society?" noon, Student Union Room 2591. Merry will lead discussion regarding interdisci  more

SCHOOL OF JUSTICE AND SOCIAL INQUIRY COMMEMORATES 25 YEARS
TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 29 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: March 06, 2008 - March 07, 2008 For 25 years the School of Justice and Social Inquiry has served as the intellectual hub for the study of justice at Arizona State University, conducting critical inquiries into complex legal and social problems. The school has educated generations of social change agents and justice studies scholars through its interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching. To commemorate the  more

SCHOOL OF LAW RANKED AMONG NATION'S 'BEST 170 LAW SCHOOLS'
OXFORD, Miss., Oct. 18 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: The University of Mississippi School of Law has been named one of the nation's most outstanding law schools by The Princeton Review. The New York-based company, known for its 200 college and career guidebooks, features the school in its recently released 2008 edition of Best 170 Law Schools. "We always are pleased to be listed in The Princeton Review and even more pleased about the perception that  more

SCHOOL OF MUSIC CONCERT SEPT. 18 TO SHOWCASE FACULTY TALENT
NORMAL, Ill., Sept. 12 -- Illinois State University issued the following news release: Two new faculty members will be among the performers at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the annual School of Music Faculty Showcase in the Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall. Admission is $6 for the general public, $5 for faculty-staff and $4 for students and senior citizens. The showcase recital is part of the Charles W. Bolen Faculty Recital Series. Pianist Tuyen Tonnu joined the School of Mus  more

SCHOOL OF MUSIC NOTES FOR OCTOBER
COLUMBIA, S.C., Sept. 14 -- The University of South Carolina issued the following news release: Choral Music - All events are held in the recital hall, unless otherwise noted. Call Sara Beardsley at 803-777-5369, or e-mail barbosam@gwm.sc.edu for more information. 9 - Graduate Vocal Ensemble. 5:30 p.m. USC Symphony Orchestra - Directed by Maestro Donald Portnoy, all concerts are at 7:30 p.m. in the Koger Center for the Arts. Tickets are available at the Carolina Coliseum box office or b  more

SCREENING FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WOEFULLY WEAK IN WELFARE OFFICES
SEATTLE, Feb. 4 -- The University of Washington issued the following news release: Even though federal welfare-reform legislation calls for case workers to screen for domestic violence and most states have agreed to implement this requirement, just 9 percent of women applying for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families were screened for domestic violence, according to data from a University of Washington study. An analysis of 782 transcripts of in-person interviews between case workers and   more

SCRIPPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE BIOLOGIST NAMED UCSD DEAN OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
LA JOLLA, Calif., Sept. 17 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: Steve A. Kay, a pioneer in the biology of circadian rhythms at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, has been named dean of the Division of Biological Sciences at the University of California, San Diego. He assumes his new administrative position today, replacing Suresh Subramani, a professor of biological sciences who served as interim dean during the past year, and Eduardo Ma  more

SCULPTURES BY NEW YORK-BORN ARTIST DISPLAYED IN MEEK HALL THROUGH JAN. 17
OXFORD, Miss., Dec. 17 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: Sculptures by visiting artist Jennifer Torres are on exhibit at the University of Mississippi through Jan. 17. Torres, a faculty member at the University of Southern Mississippi, is showing her work in Gallery 130 of Meek Hall. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The gallery is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays except during the holiday break Dec. 21-Jan. 2. Born in Queens, N.Y., Torres complete  more

SEATTLE OPENS UP STREETS FOR PEOPLE AS PART OF 'GIVE YOUR CAR SUMMER OFF'
SEATTLE, July 30 -- The office of the Seattle Mayor issued the following news release: Mayor Greg Nickels announced today that three streets will be opened to pedestrians and cyclists for three "car-free" Sundays in August and September. By opening select streets, people will be invited to walk, bike, skate, run and play in the street. "Neighbors will have three to six hours to experience our streets in a new way and to see how livable a city can be when people drive less," Nickels said. "  more

SEN. BARRASSO COMMENTS ON HIGH GAS PRICES
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., issued the text of the following speech: I rise today to speak about the extraordinary impact of rising gasoline prices, the extraordinary impact it is having on all Americans, and the parliamentary games of those on the other side of the aisle. The airline industry, truckers, ranchers, families who must travel to and from work and school, families going to buy groceries, all of them are experiencing dramatic increases in the cost of energ  more

SEN. BIDEN SPEAKS ON 'BACK TO WHAT REALLY MATTERS: AFGHANISTAN, PAKISTAN AND AMERICA'S SECURITY'
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 -- The office of Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr., D-Del., issued the following speech: The next President will have to rally the American people and the world to "fight them over there unless we want to fight them over here." The "over there" is not - as President Bush has falsely and repeatedly claimed - Iraq, but rather the border areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan. And the outcome of this battle will be determined less by bullets than by dollars, resolve and ideas. The Afgh  more

SEN. CLINTON TO SPEAK AT UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO MARCH 3
TOLEDO, Ohio, March 1 -- University of Toledo issued the following news release: New York Sen. Hillary Clinton will visit The University of Toledo Monday, March 3, at 9:30 a.m. in the Student Union Auditorium on Main Campus. The event will be a town hall-style campaign stop. Doors will open at 8 a.m. No tickets are required. While this event is at UT, the University does not endorse any candidates.  more

SENATE MINORITY TAX PLAN NOT GOOD FOR HOMEOWNERS
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 8 -- New York State Sen. Kenneth P. LaValle, R-Port Jefferson (1st District), issued the following news release: Sen. Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that he is opposed to a plan being touted by the New York State Senate Democrats that would cancel the STAR school property tax rebate checks and result in even higher property taxes for 1.6 million New Yorkers. "The Senate Minority is out-of-touch with the needs of suburban homeowners who are struggling under the weight  more

SENATE TO ACT ON PROPERTY TAX CAP LEGISLATION
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 8 -- New York State Sen. Kenneth P. LaValle, R-Port Jefferson (1st District), issued the following news release: The New York State Senate will convene a special session this Friday to take up property tax legislation and mandate relief bills designed to reduce costs for schools and ensure adequate resources for New York State's students. "The crushing burden of skyrocketing property taxes, combined with the rising costs of gas and food, has forced families to make diffi  more

SENS. SCHUMER, CLINTON PUSH TO KEEP OVER 2,000 JOBS AT CENTRAL NEW YORK'S NEW PROCESS GEAR AFTER PARENT COMPANY ANNOUNCED IT IS CONSIDERING PLANT CLOSURE
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 -- The office of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced their push to secure the over 2,000 jobs at Central New York's New Process Gear after Magna International, Inc, its parent company, announced that it is considering closing the plant. The plant employs 2,050 people and makes transmission parts for four-wheel and all-wheel drive trucks and sport utility vehicles.  more

SEPT. 28: PENDRAGON THEATRE PRESENTS 'THE CLEAN HOUSE' AT STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK POTSDAM
POTSDAM, N.Y., Sept. 14 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: Pendragon Theatre will present "The Clean House," a play by Sarah Ruhl on Friday, Sept. 28, and Saturday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m. in SUNY Potsdam's College Theater in Satterlee Hall. Theatre critic, Connie Meng describes "The Clean House" as " …an interesting, funny and touching examination of five disparate but connected lives… a quasi-absurdist romantic tragi-comedy that deals with tidin  more

SEVERAL ALFRED STATE COLLEGE FACULTY, STAFF MEMBERS HONORED
ALFRED, N.Y., June 2 -- Alfred State College issued the following news release: Several Alfred State College faculty and staff members were honored recently at the College's annual recognition luncheon, as recipients of the Pioneer Award which recognizes those members of the organization who demonstrate the following characteristics: commitment to the mission and goals of the college, meaningful and measurable positive impact on the college, role modeling, and a high level of performance. The  more

SHAKESPEARE SANTA CRUZ NAMES NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Oct. 8 -- The University of California at Santa Cruz issued the following press release: Marco Barricelli, an acclaimed actor with a national reputation for performances in both Shakespearean and modern roles, has been named as the new Artistic Director of Shakespeare Santa Cruz. Originally from Boston, Barricelli is a graduate of The Juilliard School and has been an actor, director and educator since 1982. He spent eight seasons with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival as   more

SHAYNE, BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF 'WILD THING,' TO DISCUSS WORK IN MEMORIAL LIBRARY ON NOV. 6
CORTLAND, N.Y., Oct. 31 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: The international best-selling suspense, romantic and paranormal novelist Maggie Shayne will give a talk and book signing on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at SUNY Cortland's Memorial Library. Presented by the Friends of the Library, the event features the prolific New York Times best-selling author of the Twilight series of books and, more recently, Wild Thing and the upcoming Moon Fever. The talk begins at 2:30 p.m. on the lib  more

SHE SHOOTS, SHE SCORES, SHE USES HER CAMERA FOR LIFE
TOLEDO, Ohio, Nov. 13 -- University of Toledo issued the following news release: They say the camera doesn't lie - Stephanie Matthews' camera doesn't lie still. The 1995 College of Arts and Sciences graduate has been pursuing a career in professional photography for only two years, but her visibility and energy play like a shooter with a much longer career. "I almost can't believe what's coming up!" exclaimed Matthews when asked about her calendar. That includes the selection of her fine a  more

SHEET METAL WORKERS TO RECRUIT APPRENTICES, FEB. 5, 2008 - JAN. 6, 2009
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 25 -- The Department of Labor has issued the following apprenticeship news release: The Sheet Metal Workers' Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, Local 46, will conduct recruitment from February 5, 2008 through January 6, 2009 for 15 apprentices, State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith announced today. Applications can be obtained in person only at the local, 40 Rutter St., Rochester, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., the first working Tuesday of each month during the re  more

SHEET METAL WORKERS TO RECRUIT APPRENTICES, MARCH 3, 2008 - MARCH 2, 2009
SYRACUSE, N.Y., Feb. 28 -- The Department of Labor has issued the following apprenticeship news release: The Sheet Metal Workers Joint Apprenticeship Committee of Syracuse, Local 58, will conduct recruitment for 20 apprentices from March 3, 2008 through March 2, 2009, State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith announced today. Applications will be available at the local, 301 Pulaski St., Syracuse, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on the first working Monday of each month during the recruitment period.   more

SHELDON MUSEUM OF ART ANNOUNCES POETRY CONTEST WINNERS
LINCOLN, Neb., April 17 -- The University of Nebraska issued the following news release: From more than 250 entries, Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has announced the winners and finalists in the Nebraska Poets on Sheldon Paintings Contest. An awards reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. April 25 in conjunction with the opening of the "Poets on Painters" exhibition at the museum. The winners will read their poems about the Sheldon artworks that inspired them.   more

SIT IN ON 'A CONVERSATION WITH TED TURNER' NOV. 19 AT UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Oct. 30 -- The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill issued the following press release: Former PBS President Pat Mitchell will interview Ted Turner, the pioneering founder of CNN - the world's first 24-hour cable news network - about his work, philanthropy and life on Nov. 19 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The free public program, "A Conversation with Ted Turner," will be at 4 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Turner comes to UNC as the Frey Foundation Dist  more

SIX MEN - INCLUDING GOTTI - CHARGED IN TAMPA WITH RICO CONSPIRACY FOR ROLES IN GAMBINO CRIME FAMILY
TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 5 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives Tampa Field Office issued the following press release: United States Attorney Robert E. O'Neill and Steven E. Ibison, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation(FBI), today announced the unsealing of two related indictments charging six men with conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations ("RICO") statute, in violation of 18 U.S.C. Sec. 1962(d),   more

SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY IS ONE OF THE 'BEST IN THE NORTHEAST' SAYS THE PRINCETON REVIEW
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa., Aug. 6 -- The University of Pennsylvania at Slippery Rock issued the following news release: Slippery Rock University has again been named one of the best colleges and universities in the Northeast U.S. by The Princeton Review. The New York City-based education services company selected the school as one of 212 institutions it recommends in its "Best in the Northeast" section on its PrincetonReview.com feature "2009 Best Colleges Region by Region." The Princeton Review   more

Small Business Group Endorses Kuhl for Reelection
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- The National Federation of Independent Business issued the following news release: The National Federation of Independent Business, the nation's leading small business association, today announced that it has endorsed U.S. Rep. Randy Kuhl for reelection in New York's 29th Congressional District. The endorsement comes from NFIB's Save America's Free Enterprise (SAFE) Trust, the organization's political action committee, and is based on prior voting records to evaluate   more

SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN INDIAN MUSEUM REPRESENTATIVE TO DISCUSS 'WHO DISCOVERED COLUMBUS?' ON FEB. 5
CORTLAND, N.Y., Jan. 30 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: Jorge Estevez, a representative of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in New York, N.Y., will give a lecture titled "Who Discovered Columbus?" on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at SUNY Cortland. Estevez, a Taino from the Dominican Republic, who now serves the Smithsonian as a workshop coordinator of public programs, will reveal the other point of view about Christopher Columbus' famous "discovery." His pre  more

SOCIAL CRITIC DYSON TO SPEAK ON FEB. 27
GREENSBORO, N.C., Feb. 4 -- The University of North Carolina-Greensboro issued the following press release: Best-selling author and scholar Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, whose books have tackled some of the toughest and most controversial issues from race and identity to class in black America, will speak on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in Cone Ballroom. Dyson will deliver a lecture titled "Know What I Mean." Hailed as one of the nation's most inspiring African Americans, Dyson has been cred  more

Solidarity with Zimbabwe Ahead of SADC Meeting
NEW YORK, Aug. 15 -- Amnesty International issued the following news release: Nearly 80 organisations, including a number of Amnesty International's African sections, have come together to show solidarity with the people of Zimbabwe. In a statement to the Southern African Development Community (SADC), which is meeting this weekend in South Africa, the organizations voiced their concern about the continuing violations of Zimbabweans' human rights. In the statement, the organisations recogni  more

SONATAS FEATURING VIOLA, PIANO TO BE EXECUTED AT CRANE SCHOOL OF MUSIC
POTSDAM, N.Y., Sept. 14 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: Dr. Shelly Tramposh, assistant professor of viola, and Dr. Kirk Severtson, vocal coach and assistant professor of music, will blend together the smooth sounds of the viola and the piano for a "Recital of Sonatas" Sunday, Sept. 30, at 7:30p.m. in SUNY Potsdam's Sara M. Snell Music Theater. Featured composers will include Franck, Hindemith and Shostakovich. Dr. Tramposh performs in th  more

SOUTH AFRICA INVITES FACULTY MEMBER TO CONSULT ON EDUCATION STUDY
SAN MARCOS, Texas, Dec. 20 -- Texas State University issued the following news release: Alejandra M. Sorto, assistant professor of mathematics at Texas State University-San Marcos, has been asked by the government of South Africa to consult on a study for their education system. The invitation was extended after Sorto successfully concluded a similar study in Central America. During Dec. 2006-March 2007, Sorto and a team of educational researchers from Stanford University, the University o  more

SOUTH CAROLINA JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT'S COURT OF APPEALS ISSUES OPINION REGARDING FLOREE HOOPER V. EBENEZER SENIOR SERVICES
COLUMBIA, S.C., March 10 -- The South Carolina Judicial Department's Court of Appeals issued the text of the following opinions: Floree Hooper, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Albert L. Clinton, Deceased, Appellant, v. Ebenezer Senior Services and Rehabilitation Center, Respondent. Appeal From York County S. Jackson Kimball, Special Circuit Court Judge and Master-in-Equity Opinion No. 4350 Heard March 4, 2008 - Filed March 10, 2008 AFFIRMED John S. Nichols, o  more

SOUTH CAROLINA JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT'S COURT OF APPEALS ISSUES OPINION REGARDING MBNA AMERICA BANK V. MARK CHRISTIANSON
COLUMBIA, S.C., March 4 -- The South Carolina Judicial Department's Court of Appeals issued the text of the following opinions: MBNA America Bank, N.A., Appellant, v. Mark Christianson, Respondent. Appeal From Greenville County Edward W. Miller, Circuit Court Judge Opinion No. 4349 Heard February 5, 2008 - Filed March 4, 2008 AFFIRMED Edward E. Gilbert, of North Charleston, for Appellant. David C. Alford, of Spartanburg, for Respondent. SHORT, J.: MBNA America Bank  more

SOUTH WINDSOR PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION ISSUES MINUTES OF FEB. 27 MEETING
SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn., Feb. 27 -- The South Windsor Planning & Zoning Commission issued the following meeting minutes: MEMBERS PRESENT: Chairman Patrick Kennedy, Gary Bazzano, Louise Evans, Bart Pacekonis, and Michael Sullivan ALTERNATES PRESENT: Daniel Jeski sat for Cliff Slicer Lavina Wilson sat for Suzanne Choate David Sorenson STAFF PRESENT: Marcia A. Banach, Director of Planning Jeff Doolittle, Town Engineer PUBLIC HEARING - COUNCIL CHAMBERS Chairperson Kennedy calle  more

SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI BANDS HOSTS HIGH SCHOOL MUSICIANS FOR HONOR BAND WEEKEND
HATTIESBURG, Miss., Jan. 29 -- The University of Southern Mississippi issued the following news release: More than 250 high school musicians from the Southeast region will participate in The University of Southern Mississippi's annual installment of the All-South (high school) Honor Band program Feb. 7-10 on the Hattiesburg campus. The four-day weekend of rehearsals and concerts at Bennett Auditorium will feature three concerts by Southern Miss ensembles, Pearl High School and a finale con  more

SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI HISTORY STUDENT NAMED 2008 HISTORY SCHOLAR FINALIST
HATTIESBURG, Miss., May 5 -- The University of Southern Mississippi issued the following news release: A junior history major at The University of Southern Mississippi has been named a 2008 History Scholar Finalist by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Kendon Levett, of Houma, La., is one of only 50 students - selected from more than 250 applicants - who will be participating in the History Scholar Finalist program June 14-21. The program provides Levett an all-expenses-paid  more

SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI PROFESSOR NAMED PRESIDENT FOR SOCIETY OF COSMETIC CHEMISTS
HATTIESBURG, Miss., Dec. 12 -- The University of Southern Mississippi issued the following news release: Dr. Robert Lochhead, director of the The University of Southern Mississippi School of Polymers and High Performance Materials, will serve as the Society of Cosmetic Chemists 64th president in 2010. "It is a privilege to step up once more to the presidential role of the professional association that is responsible for the science behind cosmetics and personal care products that we all u  more

SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI PROFESSORS CO-AUTHOR HANDBOOK ON COMMUNICATION DISORDERS
HATTIESBURG, Miss., May 14 -- The University of Southern Mississippi issued the following news release: University of Southern Mississippi professors Dr. John Muma and Dr. Steve Cloud have co-authored the first handbook "Advancing Communication Disorders: 60 Basic Issues" that addresses 60 basic issues for advancing clinical services to individuals with speech and language difficulties. The book includes a recent national survey of school speech-language pathologists that revealed many, if  more

SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI SCIENCE EDUCATION, ENGINEERING PROGRAMS RATED IN TOP 10 NATIONALLY
HATTIESBURG, Miss., Feb. 20 -- The University of Southern Mississippi issued the following news release: The University of Southern Mississippi College of Science and Technology's science education and engineering programs have been rated in the top 10 nationally, according to an index measuring the scholarly output of faculty members at colleges and universities. Academic Analytics' findings were the subject of an article in the Nov. 16, 2007, edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education.  more

SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI SINGERS EARN SPOTS IN ITALIAN OPERAS
HATTIESBURG, Miss., April 25 -- The University of Southern Mississippi issued the following news release: Several University of Southern Mississippi vocal performance students have been cast in roles with the Operafestival di Roma Company for performances in Italy this summer. These singers will give a benefit performance at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 29 at Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. From all nations, the program accepts 50 singers each year for three weeks of intensive st  more

SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI SUMMER PROGRAMS IN GRADUATE EDUCATION BENEFIT WORKING EDUCATORS
HATTIESBURG, Miss., May 13 -- The University of Southern Mississippi issued the following news release: For nearly 30 years, the University of Southern Mississippi's nationally and internationally recognized Summer Programs in Graduate Education have provided working educators with the opportunity to advance their careers through 21 different graduate degree programs. That tradition continues this summer as most master's degree programs are available for 41 program offerings. Coursework i  more

SOUTHERN STUDIES SPRING BROWN BAG LUNCH PROGRAMS TO FOCUS ON OXFORD
OXFORD, Miss., Jan. 14 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: Past and present ways of life in Oxford are the focus of the spring Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture Series at the University of Mississippi's Center for the Study of Southern Culture. Beginning Jan. 23 and continuing each Wednesday for 13 weeks except during spring break, the free, public programs are scheduled at noon in the Tupelo Room of Barnard Observatory. The programs offer personal insight from un  more

SPANISH PIANO CONCERT ON FEB. 14 OFFERS SPECIAL GIFT FOR VALENTINE'S DAY
OXFORD, Miss., Feb. 5 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: Tired of giving flowers and candy on the most romantic day of the year? Then consider a gift of music for Valentine's Day. Join Dena Kay Jones, a classical pianist who specializes in 20th-century Spanish piano music, in concert at 8 p.m. Feb. 14 in Nutt Auditorium at the University of Mississippi. Tickets at $12 for general admission and $8 for students are available by calling the UM Box Office at  more

SPEAKER QUINN HOSTS ANNUAL NEW YORK CYBER SAFETY SUMMIT
CITY HALL, N.Y., Aug. 9 -- The New York City Council issued the following press release: Speaker Christine C. Quinn today hosted hundreds of parents, teachers and children at NYCyber Safety Summit 2008, a forum that brought together leading voices in technology and internet safety, including Microsoft and Google, to provide a series of lectures, workshops and activities to help keep kids safe online. The summit makes New York City the first city in the country to host such an event. Joinin  more

SPECIES EXPLORERS ASK: WHAT'S ON YOUR PLANET?
TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 28 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: March 03, 2008 Taxonomy, the science responsible for species exploration and classification, has been largely ignored in recent decades - a disregard that ASU's new International Institute for Species Exploration is out to change. "Our vision is to spark a renaissance in taxonomy through a transdisciplinary fusion of ideas and technologies," says founding director Quentin Wheeler, an entomologist and A  more

SPORT MANAGEMENT MAJORS FORM INTERNATIONAL TIES
CORTLAND, N.Y., Jan. 23 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: SUNY Cortland sport management senior Brian Deschere was one of five American undergraduates selected to represent the United States at the inaugural American Sports Brand Fusion Arts Exchange and Sport Management Study Tour in College Station, Texas. Deschere, of Ithaca, N.Y., attended the exchange at Texas A&M University from July 10 through Aug. 17. The five-week study tour included three students each from Indo  more

SPORT MANAGEMENT STUDENTS FORM INTERNATIONAL TIES AT NATIONAL TOUR IN TEXAS
CORTLAND, N.Y., Dec. 11 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: SUNY Cortland sport management senior Brian Deschere was one of five American undergraduates selected to represent the United States at the inaugural American Sports Brand Fusion Arts Exchange and Sport Management Study Tour in College Station, Texas. Deschere, of Ithaca, N.Y., attended the exchange at Texas A&M University from July 10 through Aug. 17. The five-week study tour included three students each from Indo  more

STAR MEZZO-SOPRANO JENNIFER LARMORE PERFORMS IN RECITAL AT CCM JAN. 22
CINCINNATI, Dec. 28 -- University of Cincinnati issued the following news release: The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music welcomes internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Jennifer Larmore in recital, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008 at 8 p.m. in CCM's Corbett Auditorium. Pianist Antoine Palloc joins Larmore to perform songs by Vivaldi, Handel, Rossini, Debussy and others. Known for her outstanding interpretations of Baroque and bel canto roles, Atlanta-born soprano Larmore brings  more

STATE ANNOUNCES NEW JOB TRAINING PROGRAM FOR LOW-INCOME WORKERS
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 12 -- The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Asisstance issued the following press release: The State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) today announced that $5 million in federal funding will be made available to provide education and training programs designed to better prepare individuals - especially young adults - for careers in high-demand fields, through an unprecedented collaboration between OTDA and the State Department of Labor (DO  more

STATE EMPLOYEES FEDERATED APPEAL CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED AT SUNY CORTLAND
CORTLAND, N.Y., Oct. 19 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: SUNY Cortland kicked off its 2007-08 State Employees Federated Appeal (SEFA) campaign on Thursday, Oct. 18, with a noon luncheon for volunteers in the Park Center Hall of Fame Room. The campaign, which relies upon state employee volunteers to canvas co-workers for donations, will continue until Thursday, Nov. 1. The only authorized fund-raising campaign among state workers, SEFA is directed by United Way of Cortland   more

STATE SUPREME COURT JUSTICE MULVEY TO ADDRESS 'LAW AND LAWYERING' ON CAMPUS
CORTLAND, N.Y., Feb. 26 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: The Hon. Robert C. Mulvey, a New York State Supreme Court Justice in the Sixth Judicial District, will discuss "Law and Lawyering - A View from the Bench" on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at SUNY Cortland. A SUNY Cortland alumnus, Mulvey was elected in 2001 to the bench of the Tompkins County Supreme Court, located in Ithaca, N.Y. He will begin his lecture at 6 p.m. on the Old Main third floor mezzanine. Presented by the Polit  more

STATE TREASURER CHELLIS RELEASES NEWEST CREDIT RATING DATA FOR STATE
COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 19 -- The South Carolina State Treasurer issued the following news release: State Treasurer Converse Chellis released the latest credit rating from one of the country's three major credit rating agencies. In a detailed report, Standard & Poor's today informed the State Treasurer that it maintains and affirms the State's AA+/Stable rating. "We are pleased that Standard & Poor's continues to give our State one of the highest ratings possible", said State Treasurer Conver  more

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK CORTLAND AMONG NATION'S TOP 100 BEST VALUES IN PUBLIC COLLEGES FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR
CORTLAND, N.Y., Jan. 10 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: For a second straight year, SUNY Cortland was ranked by Kiplinger's among its 100 Best Values in Public Colleges for 2008, a list of national institutions that combine "outstanding academic quality plus an affordable price tag." SUNY Cortland was ranked 89th nationally, up from its ranking of 97th in 2007, for in-state students. For out-of-state students, SUNY Cortland repeated its ranking of 64th in the nation.   more

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK CORTLAND COLLEGE COUNCIL TO MEET ON NOV. 9
CORTLAND, N.Y., Nov. 1 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: The SUNY Cortland College Council will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting on Friday, Nov. 9, at 4 p.m. in Miller Building, Room 405. Council members will hear reports by College Council Vice Chair Robert Isaf, SUNY Cortland President Erik J. Bitterbaum, Faculty Senate Chair Karla Alwes and Student Government Association President Aaron Marsh. The group will also vote on its 2006-07 annual report and discuss t  more

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK CORTLAND COLLEGE RECEIVES COMMUNITY SERVICE NATIONAL HONOR AGAIN
CORTLAND, N.Y., March 4 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: For a second year, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has named SUNY Cortland to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to disadvantaged youth. The CNCS is a federal agency that improves lives, strengthens communities, and fosters civic engagement through service and volunteering. The Corporation administers Senior Corps, AmeriC  more

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK CORTLAND COLLEGE TO HONOR LONG-SERVING CSEA EMPLOYEES ON DEC. 7
CORTLAND, N.Y., Dec. 3 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: SUNY Cortland will formally honor one 35-year and five 30-year employees on Friday, Dec. 7, in the Corey Union Function Room during the 38th Annual Service Recognition Ceremony sponsored by the College's Human Resources Office. Gilda Votra, an administrative aide in the Registrar's Office, will be recognized for her 35 years of service, while the 30-year honorees are: Timothy Crispell, Marianne Evangelista, Dale Par  more

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK CORTLAND LEGEND COREY PASSES AWAY
CORTLAND, N.Y., Jan. 7 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: Pete Corey Dr. Whitney T. "Pete" Corey, of Homer, N.Y., who had served his beloved alma mater, SUNY Cortland, for 39 years until his retirement in 1982 as a teacher, coach, department chair, dean, provost and vice president of academic affairs, and acting president, died on Jan. 5. He was 88 years old. In 1975, the Cortland Alumni Association presented Corey with its highest honor, the Distinguished Alumnus Award. A  more

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK CORTLAND RELAY FOR LIFE RAISES $55,000 FOR CANCER SOCIETY
CORTLAND, N.Y., Nov. 28 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: About 1,000 students, faculty and staff members raised more than $55,000 for the American Cancer Society in the third annual SUNY Cortland Relay for Life on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the College's Lusk Field House. The College raised $11,000 more than what was made at last year's event. This year's relay attracted a record 77 teams who walked laps inside the field house located off Pashley Drive for 12 hours. "The w  more

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK CORTLAND SENIOR MCKEON WINS TRANSFER STUDENT NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
CORTLAND, N.Y., Feb. 22 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: Domenica McKeon, a senior at SUNY Cortland, was named one of 13 recipients of the 2008 Tau Sigma National Scholarship by Tau Sigma, the national honor society for transfer students. Tau Sigma awarded McKeon, a childhood and early childhood education major from Endicott, N.Y., a $500 scholarship. To be eligible for the national scholarship, a student must be a member of the honor society. Induction into Tau Sigma  more

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK CORTLAND STAFF, STUDENTS RECEIVE REGIONAL RESIDENCE LIFE AWARDS
CORTLAND, N.Y., Feb. 10 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: For the first time ever, one SUNY Cortland staff member and three students are recipients of regional "Of the Month" (OTM) awards for October 2007 from the Northeast College and University Residence Halls (NEACURH). These awards are given monthly in several categories to students and staff connected to residence life. Each of the winners received a certificate acknowledging their contribution to residence life at t  more

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK CORTLAND STUDENT TO SHARE EXPERIENCE OF WORKING WITH IRELAND'S POLITICAL PARTY
CORTLAND, N.Y., Nov. 7 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: Elizabeth Crossman, a SUNY Cortland senior who spent two months last summer in Dublin becoming familiar with Ireland's unique form of democracy, will share her experiences on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the College. Crossman, a dual political science and communication studies major from Camden, N.Y., will present "Interning in Ireland: Another Democracy, A New Experience" at 6 p.m. in Sperry Center, Room 204. Refreshm  more

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK CORTLAND TO PARTICIPATE IN VIRGINIA TECH'S POWER OF '10' CIVIC ENGAGEMENT INITIATIVE
CORTLAND, N.Y., Jan. 30 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: SUNY Cortland faculty, staff and students are being asked to volunteer 10 hours of community service this spring as part of a national effort to memorialize and honor the Virginia Tech students who died tragically in a campus shooting incident on April 16, 2007. The Virginia Tech ENGAGE Program created the effort, known as The Power of "10,"explained Kathy Gallagher, a SUNY Cortland Volunteer in Service to America   more

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK POTSDAM ATTRACTED 13 STUDENTS AT THE TOP OF THEIR CLASS FOR THE FALL SEMESTER
POTSDAM, N.Y., Sept. 14 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: SUNY Potsdam welcomed 13 incoming freshmen students at the top of their class for the fall semester, including five valedictorians and eight salutatorians. "SUNY Potsdam is a great fit for high-ability students and the enrollment of these students is proof of that," said Tom Nesbitt, director of admissions. "We reward students who have excelled scholastically through financial support   more

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK POTSDAM BREAKS GROUND ON BECKY'S PLACE, ANNOUNCES SECOND $1 MILLION GIFT
POTSDAM, N.Y., Oct. 5 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: As SUNY Potsdam broke ground on the new student dining facility "Becky's Place at Pratt Commons" made possible in part from the College's first-ever $1 million gift, President John F. Schwaller announced SUNY Potsdam's second $1 million gift from that same donor. The gift is from the estate of Dr. Frederick B. Kilmer, who was the original science director for Johnson & Johnson from 1888   more

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK POTSDAM FACULTY MEMBER TO PRESENT AT GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA MEETING
POTSDAM, N.Y., Sept. 21 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: SUNY Potsdam faculty member Dr. Michael C. Rygel will present his scholarly research at the 119th annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, which will be held October 27 through October 31 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO. Approximately 6,300 geologists will be present. Dr. Rygel will give two presentations in a session entitled "Late Paleozoic Glacial-intergl  more

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK POTSDAM OFFICIALLY BREAKS RECORD WITH LARGEST FRESHMAN ENROLLMENT IN 25 YEARS
POTSDAM, N.Y., Sept. 28 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: SUNY Potsdam welcomed its largest freshman class in a quarter century this semester with a total of 837 full-time first-year students. Even though admission to SUNY Potsdam is becoming increasingly selective, the College's Class of 2011 broke the admission record set back in 1982. Director of Admission Tom Nesbitt attributes the increase to a number of factors, including SUNY Potsda  more

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK POTSDAM STUDENT ONE OF SEVENTEEN MAGAZINE'S 'FRESHMAN 15'
POTSDAM, N.Y., Sept. 21 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: Being a college freshman isn't always easy - especially when you've been tapped by the number one magazine for young women to chronicle your ups and downs for millions of people in blogs, photos and videos. But SUNY Potsdam student Elizabeth Enwright of Oswego feels it's an honor to tell the story of her first year of college for "Seventeen" magazine and MySpace. Enwright, a music educ  more

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK POTSDAM STUDENTS TO HOST TOOTHBRUSH DRIVE TO HELP CURB HIV IN MALAWI
POTSDAM, N.Y., Oct. 5 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: The country of Malawi in sub-Saharan Africa is engulfed in an HIV crisis that is being worsened by the lack of proper dental care. To help combat this problem, the Potsdam AIDS Education Group (PAEG) will be holding three toothbrush drives for the citizens of Malawi on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the SUNY Potsdam Barrington Student Union; Saturday, Oct. 27, from 11 a.m. to 4   more

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK POTSDAM TO HOST OUT OF THE DARKNESS COMMUNITY WALK: TEAMS NEEDED
POTSDAM, N.Y., Sept. 14 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: Every 16 minutes in the United States, someone dies by suicide. To raise awareness and funds for suicide prevention, SUNY Potsdam is hosting an Out of the Darkness Community Walk on Saturday, Nov. 3. The 5K walk will begin and end at the SUNY Potsdam Barrington Student Union and wind throughout the Village of Potsdam. Registration will begin at 1 p.m. and the walk will take place at 2   more

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK POTSDAM'S MIDDLE GROUND TO SHOW 'AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH'
POTSDAM, N.Y., Sept. 28 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: For anyone who hasn't seen "An Inconvenient Truth" or is just itching to see it again, SUNY Potsdam's environmental organization, The Middle Ground, will offer a free showing on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in Kellas Hall 104. The Middle Ground will hold a discussion afterward about the club and future projects they will be undertaking. In addition to the movie sc  more

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK POTSDAM'S STUDENTS FOR PEACEFUL ALTERNATIVES TO PARTICIPATE IN SYRACUSE RALLY
POTSDAM, N.Y., Sept. 28 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: Members of SUNY Potsdam's Students for Peaceful Alternatives (SPA) will travel to Syracuse on Saturday, Sept. 29, to participate in the New York State Regional Anti-War March & Rally at Everson Museum Plaza and attend a panel discussion featuring Scott Ritter, former chief United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq from 1991 to 1998; Dr. Dahlia Wasfi, who spent her childhood and many adult   more

Stone Age Graveyard Reveals Lifestyle of a 'Green Sahara'
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 -- National Geographic issued the following news release: The largest Stone Age graveyard found in the Sahara, which provides an unparalleled record of life when the region was green, has been discovered in Niger by National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence and University of Chicago Professor Paul Sereno, whose team first happened on the site during a dinosaur-hunting expedition. The remarkable archaeological site, dating back 10,000 years and called Gobero after the Tu  more

STUDENTS CELEBRATE MODERNISM AT MID-CENTURY
GREENVILLE, N.C., Oct. 24 -- The University of North Carolina-Greensboro issued the following press release: A studio in interior architecture has assembled an engaging exhibit on the work of Edward Loewenstein (1913-1970), a community activist and architect credited with bringing Modernism in architecture to Greensboro. The exhibition, in three segments, takes place Nov. 6-Dec. 1 in the Gatewood Gallery at UNCG, from Nov. 6-Jan. 31 in the Elon University School of Law building (the former  more

STUDENTS ENGINEER ECHO EXHIBITS
BURLINGTON, Vt., Nov. 30 -- The University of Vermont issued the following news release: Below the main exhibit hall of the ECHO Science Center in downtown Burlington, halfway up the stairs on the mezzanine landing, under the baleful eyes of the long-nosed gar in a nearby fish tank, Kate McKegney tests the torque and shear strength of a wind turbine. She's five years old. Her test consists of running. As she dashes back and forth, she holds up a strangely elegant device made from three bla  more

STUDENTS TO MANAGE SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT FUND
BERKELEY, Calif., Sept. 20 -- The University of California at Berkeley issued the following press release: Managing a socially responsible investment fund is one of the new learning experiences the University of California, Berkeley's Haas School of Business is offering its graduate students for the first time this fall. The new Haas Socially Responsible Investment (HSRI) Fund came about thanks to a $250,000 gift from Haas School alumnus Charlie Michaels and his wife, Doris. Charlie Michae  more

STUDENTS USE TECHNOLOGY TO SPARK CREATIVITY
TEMPE, Ariz., March 21 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Most people would likely first look at "Archie" merely as a large stuffed-animal child's toy. They would be so mistaken. Archie is a soft, 6-foot-long blend of cotton and polyester fabric formed into a rough replica of a squid, with an elongated head and 10 tentacles. Embedded within are small electronic devices that make Archie something special: the Sensor Squid. He is a tool to achieve what his mak  more

STUDENTS, ATTORNEYS LAUNCH PRO BONO PROJECT TO HELP DISABLED VETERANS
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., March 11 -- The University of Virginia School of Law issued the following news release: Whether they served in World War II or Iraq, today's veterans are at the mercy of an aging U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs health system and often have difficulty finding a lawyer to take their disabilities claims through specialized courts. A coalition of law students and area attorneys are working together to fill that need in a new pro bono project sponsored by the University o  more

STUTRUD, MORRIS TO RECEIVE HONORS DURING MAY 9 GRADUATION CEREMONY
WAHPETON, N.D., April 29 -- North Dakota State College of Science issued the following news release: The North Dakota State College of Science will award degrees, diplomas and certificates to qualified graduates at its 2008 Commencement, scheduled May 9 at 7 p.m. in the Clair T. Blikre Activities Center on the Wahpeton campus. An anticipated 725 students are eligible for graduation. The college also will make two special presentations that night. Odin C. Stutrud, NDSCS alumnus, letterwi  more

SUNY ROCKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRESIDENT NOMINATED FOR CEO LEADERSHIP AWARD
SUFFERN, N.Y., Aug. 7 -- The State University of New York at Rockland issued the following news release: The President of SUNY Rockland Community College, Dr. Cliff L. Wood, was nominated by the College¡¯s Board of Trustees for the prestigious CEO Leadership Award given annually by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT), an organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees who govern more than 1,200 community, technical, and junior col  more

SUPER BOWL APPROACHES, FANTASY SPORTS RESEARCH PROVIDES INSIGHTS INTO CONSUMER BEHAVIOR
OXFORD, Miss., Jan. 30 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: Snacks, check. Remote control, check. Beer, maybe not. As millions of fantasy sports enthusiasts gear up for Sunday's NFL Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and New York Giants, a University of Mississippi professor's survey of them during regular season offers statistics that reveal interesting behavior patterns. "Many of your NFL fantasy sports consumers are not that much different than  more

SUPPLE FOLK MUSIC SERIES PRESENTS 'WAILIN' ON THE WATER'
SAN MARCOS, Texas, Oct. 15 -- Texas State University issued the following news release: Quickstep and Jamcrackers bring their unique folk sounds to Texas State University-San Marcos Friday, Oct. 19, for "Wailin' on Water: From Rain to Rivers to Raging Seas, Songs and Tunes About Water." The performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Evans Auditorium. The show is part of the Jerry and Cathy Supple Folk Music Series, co-sponsored by Century Tel and SACA. John Kirk and Trish Miller's duet, k  more

SUPREME COURT CLINIC CELEBRATES FIRST WIN WITH WATSON
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Dec. 13 -- The University of Virginia School of Law issued the following news release: The Law School's Supreme Court Litigation Clinic registered its first win when the Justices ruled 9-0 on behalf of the petitioner in Watson v. United States in an opinion released Monday. "We thought we had the better end of the arguments in the briefs. I thought oral arguments confirmed that," said clinic co-instructor Mark Stancil '99, an attorney with Robbins, Russell, Englert,   more

Survey: Factors Driving Business Travel Spending
NEW YORK, Feb. 7 -- Best Western International issued the following news release: Travel industry executives meeting last week addressed several ways companies and individual business travelers are curtailing expenses in this era of corporate belt-tightening and economic uncertainty. Mary Ellen George, general manager of Advito, the consulting arm of BCD Travel, said that although high costs associated with business travel will not diminish any time soon, companies can use existing tools   more

Talking Taste
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, June 22 -- Jumeirah Group issued the following news release: Jumeirah Branded Restaurants, part of the Jumeirah Group, the dynamic Dubai-based luxury international hospitality management group, has launched its official name, The Taste Department, to reflect its tasty, fun and successful casual dining restaurant concepts which are rapidly expanding worldwide. In line with the division's drive for continued expansion, The Taste Department has signed a license a  more

TASTE INTERNATIONAL CUISINE FROM AROUND THE WORLD AT THE DIVERSITY FESTIVAL
POTSDAM, N.Y., Sept. 28 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: People across the globe love to use food to help celebrate special occasions, and the World in Potsdam Diversity Festival will offer attendees an opportunity to celebrate the foods of several cultures as part of its festivities on Saturday, Oct. 13, from noon to 4:30 p.m. in SUNY Potsdam's Barrington Student Union multi-purpose room. Free samples of delectable cuisines from 10 differen  more

TEACH FOR AMERICA WELCOMES NEW CORPS MEMBERS
TEMPE, Ariz., Aug. 5 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Jeanne Simons graduated from ASU in May with a degree in human communication and a minor in history. Not an education course on her transcript. So why has she already signed on to teach seventh grade English at Gateway School in the Creighton School District in Phoenix? Simons answered the call of Teach For America, an 18-year-old organization that trains recent college graduates of all majors to be   more

TEACHING PROFESSOR BURNS HONORED FOR 40 YEARS OF SERVICE TO ALFRED STATE COLLEGE
ALFRED, N.Y., June 2 -- Alfred State College issued the following news release: Lawrence ("Ed") Burns, State University of New York (SUNY) distinguished teaching professor, Mathematics and Physics Department, Alfred State College, was honored recently for his 40 years of service at the college. A member of the faculty since 1968, Burns holds a master of science degree in engineering from SUNY Buffalo, a bachelor of science degree in engineering science from Purdue University (IN), and an asso  more

TEAM ADDS 'CYBER TOOLS' TO PLANT BIOLOGY EFFORT
TEMPE, Ariz., Jan. 31 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: ASU's supercomputing center will play a key role in one of the nation's most ambitious scientific endeavors. The High Performance Computing Institute (HPCI) in the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering will assist in developing the "cyberinfrastructure" - the computational tools - for the iPlant Collaborative, a project aimed at answering the most challenging questions in plant biology. The National Scie  more

TEAM TEACHING FROM DISTANCE WORKS FOR EMERGING NANOTECHNOLOGY FIELD
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., June 23 -- The University of Virginia issued the following news release: In the grand scope of scientific understanding, the study of nanoscale carbon materials represents the new school. It has been little more than 20 years since the discovery of "buckyballs," hollow spherical molecules made entirely of carbon atoms, which serve as the starting point for this field of study. In 1996, Richard Errett Smalley won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the breakthrough. While  more

TEEGEN TO MEET WITH FLORENCE BUSINESS LEADERS, ALUMNI
COLUMBIA, S.C., Feb. 29 -- The University of South Carolina issued the following news release: Business leaders and University of South Carolina alumni in greater Florence are invited to have lunch with Dr. Hildy Teegen from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13, and learn about the new strategic direction for the Moore School of Business. Teegen, who began her tenure as dean of the Moore School last September, will travel to Myrtle Beach to meet with leaders there that evening. Specif  more

TEEGEN TO MEET WITH MYRTLE BEACH BUSINESS LEADERS, ALUMNI
COLUMBIA, S.C., Feb. 29 -- The University of South Carolina issued the following news release: Business leaders and University of South Carolina alumni in greater Myrtle Beach are invited to meet Dr. Hildy Teegen from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13, and learn about the new strategic direction for the Moore School of Business. Teegen, who began her tenure as dean of the Moore School last September, will meet with business leaders in Florence earlier that day. Specifically, Teegen will   more

TEEGEN TO MEET WITH SPARTANBURG BUSINESS LEADERS, ALUMNI
COLUMBIA, S.C., March 12 -- The University of South Carolina issued the following news release: Business leaders and University of South Carolina alumni in greater Spartanburg are invited to meet Dr. Hildy Teegen from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, and learn about the new strategic direction for the Moore School of Business. Teegen, who began her tenure as dean of the Moore School last September, will discuss the school's strategic direction, including providing thought leadership an  more

Tennessee GOP: Tennessee Victory 08 Leadership Announced
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 11 -- The Tennessee Republican Party issued the following GOP Update: Ira Brody will serve as Chairman of the Tennessee Victory 08 statewide campaign. The program will have a heavy focus on voter identification, 72-hour turnout plan, grassroots organization and surrogate placement. "November election's focus will be qualifications of candidates that will best serve our nation and state, with special emphasis on principles rather than raw politics," Smith said. "Tenn  more

TEXAS STATE CALLED MODEL FOR HISPANIC STUDENT SUCCESS
SAN MARCOS, Texas, Oct. 19 -- Texas State University issued the following news release: Texas State University-San Marcos is among 11 universities nationwide to be recognized as a model for Hispanic student success in higher education. A new report from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and the Education Trust, says that colleges and universities across the country can promote greater academic success among Hispanic students by emulating the practices of T  more

TEXAS STATE STUDENTS IN FREE ENTERPRISE STUDENT ATTENDS HSBC FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAM
SAN MARCOS, Texas, Nov. 20 -- Texas State University issued the following news release: Angela Bertero, president of the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team at Texas State University-San Marcos, recently attended the HSBC Financial Literacy Forum in New York and served as the only United States representative in the morning panel discussion. Bertero, a junior business administration major from Austin, represented the Texas State SIFE team as it placed second in an educational financial  more

TEXAS STATE TO AWARD EMMETT, MIRIAM MCCOY HONORARY DOCTORATES
SAN MARCOS, Texas, Nov. 15 -- Texas State University issued the following news release: The Texas State University System Board of Regents has voted to allow Texas State University-San Marcos to present Emmett and Miriam McCoy with honorary doctoral degrees, making the San Marcos couple only the seventh and eighth individuals to be so honored by the university. The regents approved the measure at their regular meeting Nov. 15. The presentation will be made at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, in Str  more

The Jumeirah Group Appoints The RMR Group, Inc. As The Company's Sales Representative For The Canadian Market
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 12 -- Jumeirah Group issued the following news release: Jumeirah, the fast growing Dubai-based luxury international hospitality management group and a member of Dubai Holding, has announced today the appointment of The RMR Group, Inc. to head up the company's sales efforts in Canada. Based in Toronto, The RMR Group Inc., is a sales and marketing company serving the travel and hospitality industry for over 23 years. "We look forward to working with The   more

The Landau At The Langham, London
NEW YORK, Aug. 5 -- The Leading Hotels of the World Ltd. issued the following news release from a member hotel: The Landau the new restaurant at The Langham, London opened in November 2007- with a chic new street entrance on Portland Place, Regent Street, opposite All Souls Church and BBC Broadcasting House. Click here for the Landau fact sheet: (http://www.leonardo.com/lhw-omc/DisplayPR.asp?compID=3091275&ar=qa5d/krue80=)  more

THE REGENTS' SCHOLAR AWARDS GIVEN TO UNDERGRAD, GRADUATE STUDENTS
RENO, Nev., May 27 -- The University of Nevada issued the following news release: Jessica "Jes" Ford, the University's undergraduate recipient for the Regents' Scholar Award for 2008, has found the best of both worlds: she's a champion snowboarder and notable collegiate scholar - and in both areas, she has limitless potential. Ford's college career has been interspersed with periods of great intensity, where she has either focused on her studies or on her snowboarding career. In fact, she   more

THE SOUNDS OF FRENCH COMPOSER POULENC BROUGHT TO LIFE AT CRANE SCHOOL OF MUSIC
POTSDAM, N.Y., Sept. 7 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: Dr. Kirk Severtson, vocal coach and assistant professor of music at SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music, will bring to life the sounds of French composer Francis Poulenc, with assistance by Dr. Deborah Massell, Dr. Anna Hendrickson, David Pittman-Jennings, Francois Germain and Dr. Kirk Dougherty. The program will take place Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in SUNY Potsdam's Sara M. Snell M  more

THEATRE ARTS STUDENTS TAKE REHEARSALS FOR CHALLENGING MUSICAL BEYOND STAGE
OXFORD, Miss., Oct. 15 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: The cast of the concept musical "Company," in a University of Mississippi Theatre production opening Oct. 17, doesn't confine its rehearsals to the stage in Fulton Chapel or even to a particular time. Because of the complex musical material involved with the show, it is not uncommon to find the cast of theatre arts students huddle between classes at unexpected locations - such as on a couch in Isom H  more

THEATRE SOUTH CAROLINA TO PRESENT 'OH! WHAT A LOVELY WAR' NOV. 9-17
COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 23 -- The University of South Carolina issued the following news release: Imagine "Moulin Rouge" meets "All Quiet on the Western Front." This is the journey Theatre South Carolina will take in its staging of the World War I-inspired "Oh! What a Lovely War" Nov. 9 - 17. The satirical musical will be performed at Longstreet Theatre. Curtain times are 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $16 for the public; $14 for university faculty and staff, m  more

THEATRE TEACHER CULTIVATES STUDENT ARTISTS
BURLINGTON, Vt., Nov. 20 -- The University of Vermont issued the following news release: Walking into Martin Thaler's "Fundamentals of Costuming" class is not what you expect. No gold and scarlet fabric is flying, no scissors swim through silks and satins while soundtracks from Broadway musicals play in the background. Instead, Room 210 in the Royall Tyler Theatre has vanilla-bland walls with only thin strips of sunlight straining through the windows. On the dusty chalkboard reads a quote   more

THIRD-YEAR LAW STUDENT FLATLEY EARNS FELLOWSHIPS TO STUDY HIV/AIDS IN GUATEMALA
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., April 29 -- The University of Virginia's Health System issued the following news release: Each November nearly a million Guatemalans of Mayan descent trek to the country's southern coast, where they stay in camps and work for the coffee industry until April. Away from their homes and families, the workers may engage in risky behavior that could further exacerbate one of the highest rates of HIV/AIDS infection in Central America. Third-year law student Kate Flatley hopes   more

THIS WEEK @ SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI: NOV. 12-17
HATTIESBURG, Miss., Nov. 12 -- The University of Southern Mississippi issued the following news release: The following selected events are being held on campus at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg unless otherwise noted. For news media who may have questions about interviews or photo opportunities, contact the Department of Marketing and Public Relations at 601.266.4491. For a complete listing of all events on campus, visit the university calendar online at http://www.usm.  more

THIS WEEK IN ORANGE COUNTY BY EDWARD A.DIANA
GOSHEN, N.Y., Aug. 7 -- The Orange County Executive issued the following press release: This was another whirlwind week in Orange County. I would first like to report that under the auspices of the Orange County Chamber and the Stewart Military Affairs Council a delegation from Orange County made a "Red Eye" flight to meet with General Arthur Lichte, Commander of the Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, to voice our support of the New York Air National Guard Base at Stewa  more

THREE ALFRED STATE COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYERS NAMED ALL-WESTERN NEW YORK ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
ALFRED, N.Y., Nov. 11 -- Alfred State College issued the following news release: Alfred State College women's soccer players Brittany Hannah (Eastridge), Jody Ninos (Alfred Almond), and Kaila Smith (Alfred Almond) have been honored by being named All-WNYAC. Hannah and Ninos were 1st team selections while Smith was named to the 2nd team. Hannah led A-State with 15 goals and six assists on the season (36 points). She recorded one hat trick versus Jamestown CC and had two-goals in four other   more

THREE DOWNSTATE FACULTY MEMBERS RECEIVE CHANCELLOR'S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE
SYRACUSE, N.Y., July 31 -- The State University of New York's Downstate Medical Center issued the following news release: Three SUNY Downstate Medical Center faculty members have received 2008 Chancellor's Awards for Excellence. Chancellor's Awards are a statewide honor conferred to recognize consistently superior professional achievement and to encourage the ongoing pursuit of excellence within the State University of New York system. Awards are given for teaching, faculty service, professi  more

TOP BANKER TO REVIEW MEXICAN PRIORITIES, INFRASTRUCTURE, REAL ESTATE IN TALK AT UCSD ECONOMICS ROUNDABLE, OCT. 18
LA JOLLA, Calif., Sept. 26 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: One of Mexico's leading bankers, Julio de Quesada, head of corporate and investment banking at Citibank in Mexico City, will address the University of California, San Diego Economics Roundtable on October 18. The talk will focus on Mexico's main economic priorities and the public is invited to attend. De Quesada, who holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Finance at the University o  more

TRADITION CONTINUES: STUDENTS NAMED AMONG NATION'S MOST PROMISING MINORITY STUDENTS
COLUMBIA, S.C., Feb. 22 -- The University of South Carolina issued the following news release: The American Advertising Federation has named University of South Carolina journalism students Tashia Goodwine and Amber Guyton among the most promising minority students in America for 2008. Of the 200 collegiate chapters of the AAF, the University of South Carolina is one of only three to have had a student honored every year since the AAF began the award in 1997. The other two are Howard Unive  more

TUESDAY RECITAL AT MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY TO FEATURE JAPANESE ART SONGS
STARKVILLE, Miss., Feb. 18 -- Mississippi State University issued the following news release: Connoisseurs of international music will have a rare opportunity to experience Japanese art songs during a free recital Tuesday [Feb. 19] at Mississippi State University. The talents of pianist Kumiko Shimizu are being featured in "Musical Journey to Japan," which begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Bettersworth Auditorium of Giles Hall. She is an assistant professor of music at Delta State University.   more

Turkey: Support Justice in Darfur
NEW YORK, Aug. 15 -- Human Rights Watch issued the following news release: The Turkish government should reject efforts by Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir to secure a suspension of the International Criminal Court's investigation against him, Human Rights Watch said in a letter today. Turkey should also convey a clear message that Khartoum must not respond to the investigation with retaliation against civilians, peacekeepers, or humanitarian workers. President Bashir will be in Turkey for  more

TWO ALUMNI JOIN ADMISSIONS TO LOOK FOR NEXT GREAT LAW CLASS
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Nov. 30 -- The University of Virginia School of Law issued the following news release: When new admissions officials Jason Dugas and Courtenay Seabring Ebel talk to prospective law students about what life is like at Virginia, they're speaking from personal experience. As alumni and accomplished attorneys, Seabring Ebel '03 and Dugas '01 can provide a first-hand account that speaks to their own love for their alma mater and the success Virginia graduates enjoy. "The e  more

TWO DOWNSTATE FACULTY PROMOTED TO HIGHEST SUNY RANK
SYRACUSE, N.Y., July 21 -- The State University of New York's Downstate Medical Center issued the following news release: Two faculty physicians at SUNY Downstate Medical Center have been named distinguished professor, the highest academic rank within the State University of New York. Joan Bender Cracco, MD, professor of neurology, pediatrics, and physiology and pharmacology, has been promoted to distinguished service professor; Ellen Ginzler, MD, MPH, professor of medicine, has been named di  more

Two Loews Resort Properties Swing Top Honors On Conde Nast Traveler's Top 100 Golf Resorts Readers' Poll
NEW YORK, July 9 -- Loews Hotels issued the following news release: In the 13th Annual Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Poll of the world's Top 100 Golf Courses, two Loews resort properties scored high marks for delivering a superlative golf experience. Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort ranked #27 and Loews Ventana Canyon Resort ranked #70 with the magazine's golfing readership. The rankings, compiled based on the preferences of nearly 3,000 well-traveled readers, appear in the magazine's June issue.   more

TWO MISSISSIPPI PRISONERS TO BE EXONERATED AFTER MORE THAN A DECADE IN PRISON
OXFORD, Miss., Feb. 12 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: The Mississippi Innocence Project at the University of Mississippi School of Law has announced the expected exoneration of two men convicted of capital murder and the arrest last week of the man who is thought to be guilty of the crimes. The local organization worked in conjunction with Jackson attorney Robert B. McDuff and the Innocence Project in New York on the cases of Kennedy Brewer and Levon Br  more

TWO STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK POTSDAM STUDENTS GET INTO HARD-ROCK FOR GEOLOGY INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE
POTSDAM, N.Y., Sept. 14 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: Instead of flipping burgers or beach bumming this summer, two SUNY Potsdam geology seniors spent their summers interning in the mining industry. Jacob Beaudoin of Norfolk worked as an ore control geologist at the Cortez Gold Mines owned by Barrick, located in north-central Nevada. Vincent Schlageter of Rochester worked as an ore control geologist at the Balmat zinc mine owned by St. La  more

U.N. SELECTS UNIVERSITY EXHIBIT FOR BICENTENNIAL COMMEMORATION OF SLAVE TRADE'S ABOLITION
COLUMBIA, S.C., Feb. 29 -- The University of South Carolina issued the following news release: The United Nations has selected "The Middle Passage: White Ships/Black Cargo," an exhibit from the University of South Carolina's McKissick Museum, to be displayed in commemoration of the abolition of the slave trade. The exhibit will be featured at the UN's New York City headquarters from March 1 - 31. The installation is part of a series of events organized by the United Nations and the Schombu  more

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Aug. 16)
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 16 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in California. *** California Inventor Develops Ornamental Design for Lavatory ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 12 -- Shawn Ian Bruce of Los Angeles has developed an ornamental design for lavatory, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office announced. The inventor was issued U.S. Patent No. D574,935 on Aug. 12. The patent has been assigned to Jason International Inc., North Little Rock, Ariz. The original application was f  more

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Illinois (Aug. 16)
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 16 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Illinois. *** Illinois Inventors Develop Optical Dispersion Compensation ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 16 -- Kimon Papakos of Chicago, Kenneth M. Fisher of Aurora, Ill., and Richard C. Younce of Yorkville, Ill., have developed a dispersion amount computing method. According to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A method of providing dispersion compensation includes providing a dispersion signal indicative of an   more

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New Jersey (Aug. 16)
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 16 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in New Jersey. *** New Jersey, California, District of Columbia Inventors Develop Computer-Based Auction System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 13 -- Frederick W. Lark of Bernardsville, N.J., Anthony R. Robinson of Hillsborough, N.J., J. Loxley Colin of Laurence Harbor, N.J., W. Schirra Gerald of Randolph, N.J., Taylor Robert of Chester Borough, N.J., Chantale LaCasse of New York, David Salant of Tiburon, Calif., and E  more

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New York (Aug. 16)
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 16 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in New York. *** New Jersey, California, District of Columbia Inventors Develop Computer-Based Auction System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 13 -- Frederick W. Lark of Bernardsville, N.J., Anthony R. Robinson of Hillsborough, N.J., J. Loxley Colin of Laurence Harbor, N.J., W. Schirra Gerald of Randolph, N.J., Taylor Robert of Chester Borough, N.J., Chantale LaCasse of New York, David Salant of Tiburon, Calif., and Eug  more

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in North Carolina (Aug. 16)
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 16 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in North Carolina. *** New York, North Carolina Inventors Develop Capped Pyrazinoylguanidine Sodium Channel Blocker ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 14 -- Bruce F. Molino of Slingerlands, N.Y., Jianzhong Zhang of Rensselaer, N.Y., Bruce Sargent of Delmar, N.Y., and Michael R. Johnson of Chapel Hill, N.C., have developed a method of promoting corneal hydration. According to a description of the invention, released by the  more

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Ohio (Aug. 16)
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 16 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Ohio. *** Ohio Inventor Develops Canine Chew Toy Making Apparatus ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 15 -- Steven Tsengas of Fairport Harbor, Ohio, has developed a method for making canine chew toy. According to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A chew toy has a bone portion impregnated with a soft solid along an interior thereof to simulate the taste and texture of bone marrow, and has a meat portion impregnated wi  more

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Pennsylvania (Aug. 16)
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 16 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Pennsylvania. *** Pennsylvania Inventors Develop Electro-Dynamic Apparatus Servicing Method ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 14 -- Kenneth Lee Rosenquest and Rihong Mo, both of Erie, Pa., have developed a method of servicing a motor. According to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, the invention relates to a "method of servicing an electro-dynamic apparatus such as a traction motor of a locomotive wherein a degraded   more

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Washington (Aug. 16)
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 16 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Washington. *** Washington Inventors Develop Integrated Development Environment Access ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 14 -- Scott D. Guthrie of Bellevue, Wash., Nikhil Kothari of Sammamish, Wash., Susan M. Warren of Carnation, Wash., and Andrew C. Lin of Seattle, have developed an integrated development environment access. According to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "Access to remotely located components for d  more

U.S. SCIENTISTS COUNT DOWN TO LARGE HADRON COLLIDER STARTUP
UPTON, N.Y., Aug. 7 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory issued the following press release: On September 10, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider will attempt for the first time to send a proton beam zooming around the 27-kilometer-long accelerator. The LHC, the world's most powerful particle accelerator, is located at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. Journalists are invited to attend LHC first beam events at CERN and several locations within the United States. In  more

UC SAN DIEGO FILMMAKER, GRADUATE STUDENT RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS
LA JOLLA, Calif., Sept. 10 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: UC San Diego filmmaker and graduate student Elyse Montague, who has earned critical acclaim for making cutting-edge films about gender identity, has received the prestigious Princess Grace Award for outstanding work in the area of experimental and narrative filmmaking. The award, given to emerging talent in the fields of film, theatre and dance, will fund Montague's thesis film. Mont  more

UC SAN DIEGO, CALIT2 PARTICIPATE IN NSF-FUNDED SEISMIC STUDY OF NONSTRUCTURAL BUILDING SYSTEMS
LA JOLLA, Calif., Sept. 5 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: When a bridge collapses, testing how well structural systems hold up in the event of an earthquake or other disaster assumes added urgency. Little attention, however, is paid to the nonstructural systems that may also be damaged in the event of a temblor--potentially causing even more damage than the structure itself and threatening the lives of the structure's occupants. To address s  more

UNDERGROUND RAILROAD IN CORTLAND COUNTY TO BE FOCUS OF COMMUNITY ROUNDTABLE ON DEC. 6
CORTLAND, N.Y., Nov. 27 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: The director of the Cortland County Historical Society and a local history enthusiast and researcher will discuss the significance of the Underground Railroad in the county at a community roundtable on Thursday, Dec. 6, at SUNY Cortland. Titled "The Abolition Movement and the Underground Railroad in Cortland County," the roundtable takes place between 8-9 a.m. in the College's Park Center Hall of Fame Room. Sponsor  more

UNHEALTHY FATS ARRIVE WITH OTHER CHANGES IN NATIVE CULTURE
FAIRBANKS, Alaska, July 24 -- The University of Alaska issued the following news release: Over the years, medical researcher Sven Ebbesson has made about 7,000 house calls in Eskimo villages touched by the waters of the Bering Sea. Ebbesson spends time in village homes because he is curious as to why diabetes and cardiovascular disease are on the rise among Alaska Natives. "Until about 40 years ago, there was essentially no diabetes among Eskimos in Siberia, while their kissing-cousins in   more

UNIQUE CRANE ACADEMIC FORUM TO BE PRESENTED AT CRANE SCHOOL OF MUSIC
POTSDAM, N.Y., Sept. 14 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: Gary Galo, an audio engineer at SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music, will present "Nadia Boulanger: The Polish Relief Benefit Concert - April 4,1941" at the Crane Academic Forum Thursday, Sept. 27, at 4 p.m. in SUNY Potsdam's Wakefield Recital Hall. This presentation will include historical background, recorded excerpts and commentary on the performances. On April 4, 1941, famed te  more

UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM AT CAL STATE LONG BEACH RECEIVES GIFT OF 152 PHOTOGRAPHS BY WARHOL
LONG BEACH, Calif., April 28 -- California State University Long Beach issued the following press release: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Inc. has presented the University Art Museum (UAM) at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) a portfolio of 152 original Polaroids and silver gelatin prints produced by Andy Warhol from 1974 through 1985. The gift includes iconic portraits of the rich and famous, including Dennis Hopper, O.J. Simpson, Lana Turner and Issey Miyake  more

UNIVERSITY DAY HAS GLOBAL FOCUS WITH SPEAKER HUNT, BUILDING DEDICATION ON OCT. 12
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Sept. 12 -- The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill issued the following press release: Dr. Michael Hunt, the Everett H. Emerson professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will be the keynote speaker at the 214th annual University Day celebration Oct. 12 in Memorial Hall. Hunt writes and teaches international history in the College of Arts and Sciences, with special interests in U.S. foreign relations and the post-1945 world. He helped   more

UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES ALUMNI AWARDS
NORMAL, Ill., Sept. 24 -- Illinois State University issued the following news release: As part of their Homecoming, University High School will present the annual Alumni Awards at a ceremony on Friday, Sept. 28, at 10 a.m. in Stroud Auditorium. The award recipients will speak in classes Friday afternoon. Homecoming will kick off with an alumni and booster pre-game gathering at 5 p.m. in Horton Field House, prior to the Homecoming game. David Brown '65 is this year's recipient of the Distin  more

UNIVERSITY HIRES LEADING SCIENTIST IN POLYMER-NANOCOMPOSITE, FUEL-CELL RESEARCH
COLUMBIA, S.C., Dec. 12 -- The University of South Carolina issued the following news release: One of the world's leading scientists in nanotechnogy and fuel-cell research will join the University of South Carolina's faculty in 2008. Dr. Brian Benicewicz, the director of the New York State Center for Polymer Synthesis and a professor of chemistry at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will be the holder of the endowed chair in the Center of Economic Excellence for Polymer Nanocomposite R  more

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT SANTA CRUZ ALUMNA BELL HOOKS TO SPEAK ON CAMPUS NOV. 15
SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Nov. 1 -- The University of California at Santa Cruz issued the following press release: Acclaimed author, social critic, and UC Santa Cruz alumna bell hooks will speak on the topic "What's Love Got To Do With It? Ending Domination," on Thursday, November 15, at 5 p.m. in the Colleges Nine and Ten Multipurpose Room at UC Santa Cruz. Admission is free and the public is invited. An outspoken scholar and cultural critic, hooks has published more than 30 books and numerous   more

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT SANTA CRUZ ARTS & LECTURES SEASON OPENS ON OCT. 7 WITH ACCLAIMED ONE-MAN SHOW
SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Sept. 23 -- The University of California at Santa Cruz issued the following press release: "Emergence-See!" was honored in May with a 2007 Village Voice Obie Award-the Off-Broadway equivalent of a Tony Award-for Outstanding Writing and Performance. UC Santa Cruz Arts & Lectures kicks off its 2007-08 season on Sunday, October 7, with Emergence-See!, a provocative one-man show created by award-winning actor Daniel Beaty. Beaty portrays a cast of 40 characters-including  more

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT SANTA CRUZ FIRST UNIVERSITY TO CONTRIBUTE BOOKS FOR GOOGLE DIGITAL LIBRARY PROJECT
SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Jan. 30 -- The University of California at Santa Cruz issued the following press release: The University of California, Santa Cruz, today became the first UC campus to contribute a shipment of books from its library for the Google Books Library Project. The massive project was launched in 2004 when Google announced it would be working with the libraries of the University of Michigan, Harvard University, Stanford University, and the New York Public Library to scan their   more

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT SANTA CRUZ HOSTS NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON TEACHER INDUCTION IN SAN JOSE
SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Jan. 16 -- The University of California at Santa Cruz issued the following press release: The New Teacher Center at the University of California, Santa Cruz, will host its 10th annual National Symposium on Teacher Induction, entitled "Celebrating the Lessons Learned," February 3-5, 2008, at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California. Jonathan Kozol, the nationally recognized writer and educator devoted to issues of education and social justice in America, will open the gen  more

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO HONORS INDIAN LEADER IN FIGHT AGAINST POVERTY
CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 16 -- The University of Chicago issued the following news release: Ela Bhatt, a well-respected leader of the international labor, cooperative, women's, and micro-finance movements will receive the University of Chicago's William Benton Medal for Distinguished Public Service on Monday, Nov. 26. Bhatt will then deliver a public lecture, titled "Organizing Poor Women: The SEWA Experience," at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the Weymouth Kirkland Courtroom at the Law School  more

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LAUNCHES URBAN EDUCATION INSTITUTE; NEW MODEL DEDICATED TO IMPROVING LIVES OF CHILDREN IN URBAN AMERICA
CHICAGO, June 3 -- The University of Chicago issued the following news release: The University of Chicago, already a national leader in education reform, will bring together its University-operated charter schools, teacher training and groundbreaking research in a new institute that brings significant new resources to bear on the challenges facing urban public schools. The University today (June 3) announced the creation of the Urban Education Institute to integrate and expand its many inn  more

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO RECEIVES $25 MILLION GIFT FROM MORNINGSTAR CEO IN SUPPORT OF NEW LIBRARY BUILDING
CHICAGO, May 12 -- The University of Chicago issued the following news release: A $25 million gift from alumni Joe and Rika Mansueto will support construction of a new library at the University of Chicago. Joe Mansueto is Chairman and CEO of Morningstar, Inc. Renowned Chicago-based architect Helmut Jahn designed the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library, which will be a partially underground facility topped with a glass dome and have the capacity to house 3.5 million volumes of print material - m  more

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO'S WALLACE NAMED AS CHICAGO STATISTICIAN OF YEAR
CHICAGO, May 20 -- The University of Chicago issued the following news release: The Chicago Chapter of the American Statistical Association has named the University of Chicago's David Wallace as 2007-2008 Statistician of the Year. Wallace was selected as the chapter's Statistician of the Year by a vote of past honorees, all of whom are internationally renowned members of the statistical community. A Professor Emeritus in Statistics at the University of Chicago, Wallace was co-author of   more

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI ALUMNA AND AWARD-WINNING POET RETURNS TO CAMPUS TO GIVE ELLISTON READING
CINCINNATI, Oct. 25 -- University of Cincinnati issued the following news release: "Cate Marvin uses language the way a gymnast uses her body.... Marvin's poems are jaunty and fierce, witty and intense; she reads like a formalist who has thoroughly learned the pleasures and gains of abandon." (Sarabande) On Wednesday, Oct. 24, UC alumna Cate Marvin was awarded one of the coveted Whiting Writers' Awards for emerging authors. And now she'll be back at UC on Oct. 26 to read from her latest bo  more

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI AUTHORS FEATURED AT CINCINNATI BOOK FESTIVAL
CINCINNATI, Oct. 15 -- University of Cincinnati issued the following news release: Local authors affiliated with the University of Cincinnati will be featured at the inaugural Books by the Banks: Cincinnati USA Book Festival, which takes place from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Duke Energy Center downtown. All events at the festival are free and open to the public. The day-long festival will feature more than 85 regional and national authors of fiction, history, mystery, biography, t  more

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI BOARD ENDORSES $800 MILLION CAPITAL CAMPAIGN GOAL
CINCINNATI, Nov. 28 -- University of Cincinnati issued the following news release: The University of Cincinnati Foundation will undertake an $800 million fund-raising campaign on behalf of the University. The campaign will conclude in 2013. Based on the needs of the University and research into the capabilities of alumni and friends, President Nancy L. Zimpher and UCF Board Chair Jeffrey P. Williams recommended the campaign goal and that the campaign run for 8 years, from July 1, 2005, thr  more

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI GEOLOGISTS EXPLORE BIODIVERSITY, WATER QUALITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE
CINCINNATI, Oct. 26 -- University of Cincinnati issued the following news release: From Austria to Australia, from New York to California, from the heights of the Himalaya to the depths of the world's oceans, University of Cincinnati researchers are studying, collaborating and presenting at the annual meeting of the Geologica Society of America (GSA). As is traditionally the case, UC again has one of the largest contingents of faculty and students making presentations. But this year, one of t  more

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI RESEARCH WINS WORLD HEADLINES
CINCINNATI, Dec. 3 -- University of Cincinnati issued the following news release: The University of Cincinnati stands among the nation's top 25 public research universities in the United States, according to the National Science Foundation. That research leadership has translated into increased research support from federal agencies, private industry and others in recent years. Today, it was reported that external support for research at UC for fiscal year 2007 hit an all-time high of $33  more

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI STUDENT TEAM TOPS FIELD OF 135 SCHOOLS AT MODEL UN EVENT
CINCINNATI, Nov. 28 -- University of Cincinnati issued the following news release: A delegation of UC students is ready to take on the world - well, perhaps not yet the entire world, but, in the eyes of their peers, at least serious issues that plague the world right now. Fifteen UC students participated in the American Model United Nations (AMUN) event last week in Chicago. With 135 universities in all represented in the simulation, UC was one of only four schools to come home with "Be  more

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO FILM PROFESSOR MONTGOMERY TO EXHIBIT AT WHITNEY BIENNIAL
CHICAGO, Nov. 28 -- The University of Illinois at Chicago issued the following news release: Jennifer Montgomery, assistant professor of film/video at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has been selected to exhibit her work at the 2008 Whitney Biennial, which opens March 6 at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. Montgomery, who describes her work as ranging from experimental essays to experimental features, will show an autobiographical film that will run continuously t  more

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO PROFESSOR ZELEZA ELECTED AFRICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT
CHICAGO, Oct. 11 -- The University of Illinois at Chicago issued the following news release: Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, professor and head of African-American studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has been elected president of the African Studies Association for the 2008-09 term. Zeleza, a Malawi native and noted economic and social historian of modern Africa, will serve as vice president for the 2007-08 period. As part of his three-year term on the association's executive committee,  more

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO SCHOLAR'S BOOK SELECTED FOR LATINO READING PROGRAM
CHICAGO, Oct. 1 -- The University of Illinois at Chicago issued the following news release: A University of Illinois at Chicago professor's best-seller has been selected for a national reading program highlighting Latino literature. "The Devil's Highway," by UIC professor of English Luis Alberto Urrea, was chosen in commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month for "One Brown Book, One Nation," a reading program led by LatinoStories.com. "The Devil's Highway" (2004) is Urrea's powerful non-f  more

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE ANNOUNCES LECTURE SERIES
CHICAGO, Jan. 30 -- The University of Illinois at Chicago issued the following news release: WHAT: The University of Illinois at Chicago School of Architecture presents free public lectures by international and local design experts. WHO/WHEN: Feb. 11: Donald Bates, director, LAB Architecture Studio, Melbourne. 6 p.m. Feb. 18: Sam Jacob, director, FAT, London. 6 p.m. Feb. 29: Bjarke Ingels, principal, BIG, Copenhagen. 6 p.m. March 10: Albert Pope, professor, Rice University S  more

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO THEATRE PRESENTS WWII-ERA 'DEAR RUTH'
CHICAGO, Nov. 6 -- The University of Illinois at Chicago issued the following news release: WHAT: "Dear Ruth" by Norman Krasna, directed by Luigi Salerni WHEN: Opening night: Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Other dates: Nov. 10, 15, 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 14 and 18 at 2:15 p.m. WHERE: UIC Theatre 1044 W. Harrison St. DETAILS: The play is set during World War II in the New York home of the Wilkins family - crusty Judge Wilkins; his older daughter, Ruth; and her political-activis  more

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO'S GALLERY 400 SHOWS MAPS AS POLITICAL TOOLS
CHICAGO, Nov. 7 -- The University of Illinois at Chicago issued the following news release: WHAT: Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois at Chicago joins the citywide Festival of Maps by presenting two exhibitions that explore the use of maps as political tools, Nov. 27 - Jan. 19. WHEN: Opening reception: Nov. 28, 5 - 8 p.m. Other dates: Nov. 27 - Jan. 19; Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday, noon - 6 p.m. WHERE: UIC Gallery 400 400 S. Peoria St. DETAILS: In  more

UNIVERSITY OF MAINE AT FARMINGTON AWARDED U.S. GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL GRANT TO LAUNCH SUSTAINABLE BUILDING EDUCATION PROGRAM
FARMINGTON, Maine, June 13 -- University of Maine at Farmington issued the following news release: University of Maine at Farmington is one of only two national universities, along with Cornell University in New York, which were recently awarded incentive grants by the U.S. Green Building Council's inaugural Excellence in Green Building Curriculum Recognition Awards and Incentive Grants program. This initiative was launched to highlight the central role education plays in furthering the green  more

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ROLLA BOMB THREATS IDENTIFIED
ROLLA, Mo., Sept. 13 -- The University of Missouri at Rolla issued the following news release: A 25-year-old New York resident with a history of mental illness is suspected to be the man responsible for making four bomb threats against the University of Missouri-Rolla. William Bleckman, director of the UMR Police Department, reports that during an interview with the suspect, FBI agents learned that the man targeted the university with the threats because he was infatuated with a UMR studen  more

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT KEARNEY CELEBRATES AFRICAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
KEARNEY, Neb., Jan. 31 -- The University of Nebraska-Kearney issued the following news release: In observance of African-American Heritage Month, Sarah Jones will be presenting two relevant Saturday Frank Talks. February 2nd, 1:30 p.m., she will highlight, Eliza Galloway, a woman who played a significant role in the history of the Frank House. Mrs. Galloway was a freed slave who ran her own catering business in Kearney in the 1880s and 1890s. She worked for the Franks as cook and was in ch  more

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-KEARNEY REYNOLDS SERIES PRESENTS AWARD-WINNING POETS BITSUI, DUMANIS IN MIRIAM DRAAKE THEATRE ON NOV. 1
KEARNEY, Neb., Oct. 31 -- The University of Nebraska-Kearney issued the following news release: Allison Hedge Coke, hedgecokeaa@unk.edu. Award-winning poets Sherwin Bitsui and Michael Dumanis will give Reynolds Series presentations Thursday, Nov. 1, at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The Reynolds Series formal reading will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Miriam Drake Theatre, located in the UNK Fine Arts Building. At 4 p.m., the poets will give an informal talk in the Thomas Hall   more

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-KEARNEY REYNOLDS SERIES PRESENTS POET GALE IN FINE ARTS RECITAL HALL ON OCT. 17
KEARNEY, Neb., Oct. 1 -- The University of Nebraska-Kearney issued the following news release: Dr. Kate Gale will perform a reading of her poetry and writing, and answer questions about her literary work and librettos at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the University of Nebraska at Kearney Fine Arts Recital Hall. Dr. Gale is the managing editor of Red Hen Press, the editor of the LosAngeles Review, a board member of the Poetry Society of America and president of the American Composers For  more

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN TRUMPETER WHITE INAUGURATES SHELDON'S 17TH JAZZ IN JUNE SEASON
LINCOLN, Neb., May 7 -- The University of Nebraska issued the following news release: Now in its 17th season, the Jazz in June concert series promises great jazz and great food in the great outdoors on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus this summer. Organized by the Sheldon Art Association, this year's free jazz series kicks off on June 3 with the UNL School of Music's accomplished jazz trumpeter, Darryl White. The concerts, which begin at 7 p.m. and draw thousands of music and art   more

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT -CHAPEL HILL HONORS 59 WITH JOHNSTON SCHOLARSHIPS
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Oct. 15 -- The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill issued the following press release: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recently honored 41 freshmen and five undergraduate nursing students, and 13 graduate nursing students with its most prestigious need-based merit awards, the annual James M. Johnston Scholarships. The freshmen scholarships are renewable for three more years of study. All students with financial need are considered for Johnston Schola  more

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE FRESHMAN ENROLLMENT SURPASSES EXPECTATIONS IN QUALITY, DIVERSITY
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 11 -- The University of North Carolina-Charlotte issued the following press release: UNC Charlotte's fall enrollment data show that the university enrolled more freshman than expected and that those freshmen are a more diverse group and achieved higher GPAs and college entrance test scores than in 2006. The university's Graduate School also enrolled its largest class. The freshman class grew from 2,798 in 2006 to 2,957 in 2007 - an increase of 159 students (5.6 perce  more

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT GREENSBORO HOSTS READING BY NOVELISTS ESTILL, WOODRELL FEB. 28
GREENSBORO, N.C., Jan. 18 -- The University of North Carolina-Greensboro issued the following press release: Husband and wife novelists Katie Estill and Daniel Woodrell will read Thursday, Feb. 28, at UNCG. The reading, sponsored by the MFA Writing Program, The Greensboro Review and Spring Garden Press, begins at 8 p.m. in the Faculty Center on College Avenue. The event is free and open to the public; a reception and book signing will follow. Estill is a graduate of Kenyon College and h  more

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA WILMINGTON ESTABLISHES RESIDENCY WITH ALBAN ELVED DANCE COMPANY
WILMINGTON, N.C., Sept. 7 -- The University of North Carolina-Wilmington issued the following press release: The Office of Cultural Arts at the University of North Carolina Wilmington announced today the creation of an ongoing residency affiliation with the renowned alban elved dance company, one of the most innovative and dynamic of contemporary dance ensembles. Based in Berlin, New York City and now North Carolina, alban elved has achieved critical acclaim internationally for the energy,  more

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA WILMINGTON'S KING TO REPRESENT UNIVERSITY AT LINCOLN CENTER INSTITUTE
WILMINGTON, N.C., April 21 -- The University of North Carolina-Wilmington issued the following press release: The University of North Carolina Wilmington Office of Cultural Arts has been named one of three organizations to receive a North Carolina Arts Council grant to send a representative to Lincoln Center Institute's upcoming National Educator Workshop. Nancy King, professor of vocal performance at UNC Wilmington, will represent the Office of Cultural Arts at the week-long summer workshop   more

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA-WILMINGTON DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC PRESENTS TUBA CHRISTMAS DEC. 8
WILMINGTON, N.C., Nov. 28 -- The University of North Carolina-Wilmington issued the following press release: The University of North Carolina Wilmington Department of Music will present two free performances of the Fourth Annual Tuba Christmas Concert on Saturday, Dec. 8, at noon at Westfield Independence Mall and at 2 p.m. at Brightmore of Wilmington. Under the direction of music professor Daniel Johnson, the concert features traditional Christmas carols by a tuba/euphonium ensemble with spe  more

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA-WILMINGTON NAMED TO 'BEST IN THE SOUTHEAST' LIST BY PRINCETON REVIEW FOR FIFTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR
WILMINGTON, N.C., Aug. 7 -- The University of North Carolina-Wilmington issued the following press release: For the fifth consecutive year, the University of North Carolina Wilmington is one of the best colleges in the Southeast, according to the Princeton Review. The education services company selected UNCW as one of 139 institutions it recommends in the "Best of the Southeast" section on its Web site feature 2009 Best Colleges: Region by Region. In the profile on UNC Wilmington availa  more

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA-WILMINGTON PRESENTS PERFORMANCE BY KIDJO
WILMINGTON, N.C., April 3 -- The University of North Carolina-Wilmington issued the following press release: The electrifying Benin-born, Brooklyn-based vocalist Angélique Kidjo will perform at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9 in Kenan Auditorium. Hailed by The New York Times for her "growls and swoops that link African tradition to American soul music," Kidjo combines the drum-based grooves of her native West Africa with Euro-pop, R&B, electronica and Latin and Caribbean music to create a potent  more

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA-WILMINGTON'S NEWEST ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PRESENTS VISUALLY STUNNING DANCE
WILMINGTON, N.C., Dec. 18 -- The University of North Carolina-Wilmington issued the following press release: University of North Carolina Wilmington resident dance company, alban elved, kicks off the New Year with a full-length work titled "Rooms." The work will premiere at 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18 with a Preview Gala Performance and post-performance reception at Kenan Auditorium. "Rooms" will run through the weekend, with an evening performance on Sat., Jan. 19 and matinee performance on Sun.  more

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL OF DENTAL MEDICINE PRESENTS 2008 ALUMNI AWARDS OF MERIT
PHILADELPHIA, June 9 -- The University of Pennsylvania issued the following news release: The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine has honored three people with the annual Alumni Award of Merit for 2008: Marc Ackerman of Jacksonville, Fla., Leonard Cole of Ridgewood, N.J., and Rowland Hutchinson of Louisville, Ky. Presented during alumni weekend by the Penn Dental Medicine Alumni Society, the award recognizes loyalty to the school, excellence in the profession and community  more

UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND MEN'S HOCKEY COACH NAMED SKIPPER FOR U.S. TEAM IN 2009 WINTER WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES
KINGSTON, R.I., Aug. 7 -- The University of Rhode Island issued the following news release: Joe Augustine, who has won a national championship as coach of the University of Rhode Island's men's hockey team, has been named head coach of the 2009 United States University Select Team, which will compete at the Winter World University Games, to be held Feb. 18 through 28, 2009 in Harbin, China. The U.S. University Select Team is comprised of players from collegiate ice hockey teams affiliated   more

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA LAW PROFESSOR TO SPEAK ON INDIAN LAW
OXFORD, Miss., Nov. 1 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: A University of South Dakota law professor with expertise in Indian Law is slated to deliver a lecture Nov. 15 on the subject at the University of Mississippi. Frank Pommersheim's address "Broken Landscape: Indian Tribes and the Constitution" is set for 4 p.m. in the William N. Ethridge Jr. Moot Court Room of the Lamar Law Center. The presentation and reception to follow are open to the public. "I   more

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO NEW MEDIA SERIES HOSTS FILM CURATOR MARCH 3
SAN ANTONIO, March 3 -- The University of Texas at San Antonio issued the following news release: The UTSA New Media Series, a program of the Department of Art and Art History, will host a lecture and film presentation by Andrea Grover, founder and artistic director of Houston's renowned Aurora Picture Show. Free and open to the public, the presentation is 7-9 p.m., Monday, March 3 in the Buena Vista Theater at the UTSA Downtown Campus. Glover will preview and discuss a new collection of v  more

UNIVERSITY OF TULSA COLLEGE OF LAW STUDENT WINS AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION NATIONAL WRITING COMPETITION
TULSA, Okla., June 10 -- The University of Tulsa issued the following news release: Whitney R. Mauldin, who graduated from the TU College of Law in May, won first place in the 2008 American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Law Student Writing Competition. Mauldin will receive $1,500 and an all-expenses paid trip to the ABA Annual Meeting in New York City in August. Her paper "Good Business/Bad Faith: Why the Insurance Industry Should Adopt a Good Faith Model" was selected as the wi  more

UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT BENEFACTOR RUBENSTEIN DIES AT 69
BURLINGTON, Vt., June 25 -- The University of Vermont issued the following news release: Stephen B. Rubenstein of New Vernon, N.J., an entrepreneur, real estate developer and philanthropist, died Monday, June 23, at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Rubenstein had been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in April 2008. He was 69. Rubenstein was president of Rubenstein Properties of Little Falls, New Jersey, a firm he founded in 1961 after studying horticulture at the University of Vermont.  more

UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT HOSTING WORLD'S LARGEST CONFERENCE COMBINING SOCIAL SCIENCE, ENVIRONMENTAL PERSPECTIVES
BURLINGTON, Vt., June 8 -- The University of Vermont issued the following news release: The University of Vermont will host the 14th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management June 10 through June 14, the largest conference in the world combining the perspectives of both the social sciences and natural resources and the environment. Over 600 people from nearly 30 countries will attend. Most of the conference's events will take place in the Dudley H. Davis Center. Since i  more

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL STUDENTS HELP COMMUNITY ENVISION SUSTAINABLE SOUTH BRONX
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., July 17 -- The University of Virginia issued the following news release: New York City's South Bronx neighborhood is poised to become a model for urban sustainable development on a large scale, and a group of University of Virginia Architecture School graduate students have helped citizens and community leaders there visualize their dreams. For 19 U.Va. students in two studio design classes, the experience was a lesson in urban ecologies, collaboration across discipli  more

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA ART MUSEUM OPENS TWO NEW EXHIBITS IN JUNE
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., June 3 -- The University of Virginia issued the following news release: The University of Virginia Art Museum opens two exhibits in June. "William Wylie: Carrara" opens June 3 and runs through July 6 in the media gallery, and "Mutual Attraction: Photographs from the Collection of the University of Virginia Art Museum" will be on view June 10 through Aug. 30. William Wylie has worked over seven years making photographs and shooting video in the spectacular marble quar  more

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA ARTS CHIEF TO SPEND SUMMER IMMERSED IN ALL THINGS O'KEEFFE
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., June 18 -- The University of Virginia issued the following news release: Georgia O'Keeffe's decision to attend the University of Virginia in the summer of 1912 to become an art teacher marked an important time for the artist, according to Elizabeth Turner, University Professor in the McIntire Department of Art. During her time at U.Va. O'Keeffe was introduced to "The Book of Composition: Understanding Line, Notan and Color" and "Composition: A Series of Exercises in A  more

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA LAW PROFESSOR ROBINSON SLOWS DOWN LONG ENOUGH TO RETIRE
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., May 23 -- The University of Virginia issued the following news release: Most academics don't start teaching new classes and writing new books at the end of their careers. So some of Glen Robinson's colleagues at the University of Virginia School of Law are a little surprised that the professor and former Federal Communications Commission commissioner is retiring this year. "He does not show any signs of slowing down at all," colleague Tom Nachbar said. "It's going to   more

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA'S KLUGE-RUHE ABORIGINAL ART COLLECTION RECEIVES GIFT FROM LONGTIME UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA DONOR KLUGE
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., June 10 -- The University of Virginia issued the following news release: Longtime University of Virginia donor and businessman John Kluge and his wife, Tussi, have donated 16 Aboriginal paintings from their private collection to the University's Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection. The gift adds to the exceptional holdings of the museum, which was established in 1997 through a generous gift from Kluge's private collection and ranks as one of the finest groups of works b  more

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA'S MILLER CENTER OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS TO HOST CONFERENCE ON 'THE POLITICS OF TROOP WITHDRAWAL' ON JUNE 5-6
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., June 3 -- The University of Virginia issued the following news release: On June 5 and 6, the Presidential Recordings Program at the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs will host "The Politics of Troop Withdrawal," a conference analyzing the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Vietnam and assessing its relevance to the current war in Iraq. The conference (schedule below) will be held at the center, located at 2201 Old Ivy Rd. in Charlottesville. Topics   more

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON GRADUATE STUDENT KITHENE NAMED CNN HEROES HONOREE
SEATTLE, Dec. 7 -- The University of Washington Health Sciences campus issued the following news release: University of Washington graduate student Peter Kithene has won $25,000 as a CNN Heroes Honoree. Kithene, 25, was chosen as one of six honorees out of 7,000 nominations sent in by CNN viewers in 93 countries. He received the award during a live, global broadcast Thursday night in New York. In late November, he won $10,000 as one of 18 CNN Heroes finalists. According to CNN, the Heroes   more

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON GRADUATE STUDENT KITHENE NAMED CNN HEROES HONOREE
SEATTLE, Dec. 7 -- The University of Washington issued the following news release: University of Washington graduate student Peter Kithene has won $25,000 as a CNN Heroes Honoree. Kithene, 25, was chosen as one of six honorees out of 7,000 nominations sent in by CNN viewers in 93 countries. He received the award during a live, global broadcast Thursday night in New York. In late November, he won $10,000 as one of 18 CNN Heroes finalists. According to CNN, the Heroes program honors "unheral  more

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON HONORS THE FOSTER FOUNDATION'S PHILANTHROPY WITH NEW NAME FOR BUSINESS SCHOOL
SEATTLE, Sept. 7 -- The University of Washington issued the following news release: University of Washington president Mark A. Emmert announced today that the UW Business School is being renamed in recognition of gifts from The Foster Foundation totaling $50 million with $46.5 million made during Campaign UW: Creating Futures. The school will be called the Michael G. Foster School of Business, subject to approval by the UW Board of Regents at its regularly scheduled meeting Sept. 20. "Mike  more

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON HONORS THE FOSTER FOUNDATION'S PHILANTHROPY WITH NEW NAME FOR BUSINESS SCHOOL
SEATTLE, Sept. 7 -- The University of Washington issued the following news release: University of Washington president Mark A. Emmert announced today that the UW Business School is being renamed in recognition of gifts from The Foster Foundation totaling $50 million with $46.5 million made during Campaign UW: Creating Futures. The school will be called the Michael G. Foster School of Business, subject to approval by the UW Board of Regents at its regularly scheduled meeting Sept. 20. "Mike  more

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PROVIDES ALTERNATIVE USING ONE OF OLDEST, MOST VERSATILE MODES OF COMMUNICATION: HUMAN VOICE
SEATTLE, Oct. 9 -- The University of Washington Health Sciences campus issued the following news release: The Internet offers wide appeal to people with disabilities. But many of those same people find it frustrating or impossible to use a handheld mouse. Software developed at the University of Washington provides an alternative using one of the oldest and most versatile modes of communication: the human voice. "There are many people who have perfect use of their voice who don't have use o  more

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE WINTERDANCES EXPLORES 'TIME' ON JAN. 30-FEB. 3
MILWAUKEE, Jan. 9 -- The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee issued the following news release: New works by University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee faculty Simone Ferro, Janet Lilly, André Tyson, Luc Vanier and Darci Brown Wutz are part of "Winterdances: Time," staged Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 31-Feb. 2, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 3, at 2 p.m. Winterdances will be presented in the UWM Mainstage Theatre, 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd. Tickets are $19 general admission and $10 for UWM students/seniors/alum  more

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PLATTEVILLE STUDENTS DELIVER HISTORIC SHIP PARTS TO NEW YORK
PLATTEVILLE, Wis., April 25 -- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville issued the following news release: Nine University of Wisconsin-Platteville students saw their work become a part of history as they delivered 40 steel pillar palms to the South Street Seaport Museum in New York City. The pillar palms, produced by the Metals Manufacturing Senior Design class consisting of 13 students, will hold the beams that support the deck of the Wavertree, a 300 foot wrought iron three mass sailing shi  more

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PLATTEVILLE'S DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL STUDIES ACCREDITED BY PROJECT LEAD THE WAY
PLATTEVILLE, Wis., March 25 -- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville issued the following news release: Students at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville will soon have the opportunity to be trained and certified as Project Lead the Way teachers. PLTW is a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curriculum designed to increase the science, technology, engineering and math abilities of high school and middle school students. PLTW, which originated in New York, is now found in all   more

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STEVENS POINT LECTURER ROTHFUSS HONORED AT 2007 QUILL AWARDS
STEVENS POINT, Wis., Oct. 26 -- The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point issued the following news release: A University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point alumnus and lecturer who published his first novel, "The Name of the Wind," in March to critical acclaim and a mention in Amazon.com's Significant Seven Editor's Pick list has again been honored for his writing. Pat Rothfuss, a 2000 graduate and associate lecturer in English at UWSP, was presented with a Quill Award in the category of Science   more

UNIVERSITY TO CONCLUDE MAINSTAGE THEATRE SEASON WITH 'A CABAL OF HYPOCRITES' APRIL 18-27
COLUMBIA, S.C., March 25 -- The University of South Carolina issued the following news release: Theatre South Carolina will conclude its 2007 - 08 Mainstage Season with Mikhail Bulgakov's "A Cabal of Hypocrites," a poignant commentary on censorship framed around the turbulent life of French playwright Moliere, April 18 - 27. The University of South Carolina production will be performed at Drayton Hall Theatre, with shows at 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $16   more

UNIVERSITY TO HONOR ALUMNI AT 2007 HOMECOMING GALA
COLUMBIA, S.C., Sept. 25 -- The University of South Carolina issued the following news release: The Carolina Alumni Association of the University of South Carolina will recognize some of the university's most outstanding alumni during its annual Homecoming gala Friday, Sept. 28, at the Columbia Convention Center. Former U.S. Sen. Ernest "Fritz" Hollings of Charleston, longtime university trustee and vascular surgeon Dr. C. Edward Floyd of Florence and Nickelodeon executive Marva Smalls of   more

UNIVERSITY TO HOST SOUTH CAROLINA PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY SYMPOSIUM JAN. 17
COLUMBIA, S.C., Jan. 16 -- The University of South Carolina issued the following news release: The University of South Carolina will host a symposium Thursday, Jan. 17, where several national political reporters will share their insights and observations about the South Carolina primaries to be held by the Republicans on Saturday, Jan. 19, and the Democrats on Saturday, Jan. 26. The symposium will be held from 3:30 - 5 p.m. in Belk Auditorium (Room 005) of the Moore School of Business. Whi  more

UNIVERSITY TO OPEN SEASON WITH VERSION OF 'THE DIVINE COMEDY' SEPT. 27-28
COLUMBIA, S.C., Sept. 14 -- The University of South Carolina issued the following news release: The University of South Carolina Dance Company will open its season Sept. 27 and Sept. 28 with an interpretation of Dante Alighieri's epic poem, "The Divine Comedy," in an original full-length contemporary dance of the same name. Both performances are at 7:30 p.m. at the Koger Center for the Arts. Tickets are $16 for adults; $14 for faculty, staff and military; and $10 for students. They are ava  more

UNO, UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN TO PRESENT SYMPOSIUM ON MURDER, VIOLENCE FROM APRIL 16-19
LINCOLN, Neb., March 6 -- The University of Nebraska issued the following news release: In January 1958, Nebraskans were living a nightmare. A serial killer was preying on young and old, rich and poor, and by the time his spree ended, Charles Starkweather had killed 11 people in Nebraska and Wyoming. Fifty years later, that story will be only one of many discussed by academics at the 34th Interdisciplinary Great Plains Studies Symposium, April 16-19, at Embassy Suites, 555 S. 10th St., Oma  more

UPSTATE BUSINESS LEADERS, CAROLINA ALUMNI INVITED TO MEET MOORE SCHOOL DEAN
COLUMBIA, S.C., Sept. 20 -- The University of South Carolina issued the following news release: Business leaders and University of South Carolina alumni in the Upstate are invited to meet new Moore School of Business Dean Dr. Hildy Teegen from 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. Teegen, who began her tenure as dean Sept. 15, will host similar "meet-the-dean" receptions this fall in Columbia, Charleston and Charlotte, as well as ones in Atlanta, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Jacksonville,   more

URBAN INSTITUTE NAMES NEW COMMUNITY RESEARCH SERVICES DIRECTOR
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 12 -- The University of North Carolina-Charlotte issued the following press release: The Urban Institute recently announced that Sean Langley has been named Community Research Services Director and Linda Shipley named Senior Associate Director. Langley previously served as Social Research Associate for the Urban Institute's Community Research and Services Division. In his new position as Community Services Director, he will be responsible for seeking funding for vari  more

USA Teams to Compete for 'Culinary Olympics' Spots at Walt Disney World Resort
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 15 -- Disney World issued the following news release: Culinary greats will put their spatulas to the test in an elaborate cook-off Sept. 26-27 - during the opening weekend of the 13th annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival - in a quest to represent the United States at the prestigious Bocuse d'Or World Cuisine Contest. Eight two-person teams will turn up the heat in the kitchen at Walt Disney World Resort in the hope their culinary creations land them   more

UTC BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT HOSTS 2008 SOCIETY FOR CONSERVATION BIOLOGY MEETING
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., May 22 -- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga issued the following news release: International green movement leaders representing more than 50 countries chose Chattanooga for the summer 2008 Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) annual meeting. More than 1,500 biologists, scientists, economists, policy makers, and conservationists will examine the earth "From the mountains to the sea," the theme created by Dr. David Aborn, associate professor in The University of   more

UTC OPERA WORKSHOP TO BE PRESENTED APRIL 1
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., March 28 -- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga issued the following news release: UTC Opera Workshop will present a series of famous operatic ensembles as well as a demonstration of stage combat techniques under the artistic direction of Assistant Professor Ronald Ulen, UTC Director of Opera, on April 1, 7:30 p.m. in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall, UTC Fine Arts Center. The program is presented free of charge and is open to the general public. Several junior and   more

VACATION PHOTOS CREATE 3D MODELS OF WORLD LANDMARKS
SEATTLE, Nov. 1 -- The University of Washington Health Sciences campus issued the following news release: More than 10 million members of the photo-sharing Web site Flickr snap pictures of their surroundings and then post those photos on the Internet. One group at the University of Washington is doing the reverse-downloading thousands of photos from Flickr and using them to recreate the original scenes. A presentation in October at the International Conference on Computer Vision showed how  more

VACATION PHOTOS CREATE 3D MODELS OF WORLD LANDMARKS
SEATTLE, Nov. 1 -- The University of Washington issued the following news release: More than 10 million members of the photo-sharing Web site Flickr snap pictures of their surroundings and then post those photos on the Internet. One group at the University of Washington is doing the reverse-downloading thousands of photos from Flickr and using them to recreate the original scenes. A presentation in October at the International Conference on Computer Vision showed how photos from online sit  more

VENECIANO SELECTED AS NEW SHELDON MUSEUM OF ART DIRECTOR
LINCOLN, Neb., April 22 -- The University of Nebraska issued the following news release: Jorge Daniel Veneciano will become director of Sheldon Museum of Art on July 1, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman announced today. For the past three years, Veneciano has been director of Paul Robeson Galleries at the Rutgers University campus in Newark, N.J. He has 10 years arts administration and fund-raising experience, including five years as exhibitions curator at The Studio  more

VICE PRESIDENT FOR DEVELOPMENT FOR HEALTH SCIENCE CAMPUS NAMED
TOLEDO, Ohio, Dec. 12 -- University of Toledo issued the following news release: Howard Newman has been named the new associate vice president for development on The University of Toledo's Health Science Campus. Newman, who will start at UT in January, will work in Institutional Advancement and will report to Vern Snyder, vice president for institutional advancement. "The University of Toledo and its medical center are among the community's most valuable resources and greatest assets,"   more

VIRGINIA CLAIMS THREE SKADDEN PUBLIC SERVICE FELLOWSHIPS
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Dec. 18 -- The University of Virginia School of Law issued the following news release: A record three Virginia law students have been selected to serve among the 2008 Skadden Fellows, recipients of the most coveted public service fellowship available to young attorneys nationwide. Following graduation, third-year law students Dania Davy, Michael Hollander, and Matthew VanWormer will receive an annual salary with benefits to work on public-interest projects of their own d  more

VIRGINIA ELECTRIC AND POWER COMPANY TO REDEEM TRUST PREFERRED SECURITIES
RICHMOND, Va., May 2 -- Dominion issued the following news release: Virginia Electric and Power Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dominion (NYSE: D), announced today that Virginia Power Capital Trust II (VEL PrA), a subsidiary of Virginia Electric and Power Company, will redeem all outstanding shares of its 7.375 percent Trust Preferred Securities on May 19, 2008. The paying agent is The Bank of New York. The redemption price is 100 percent of the liquidation amount of each trust preferre  more

VIRGINIA LAW GRADUATE BOOKMAN '06 TO CLERK FOR JUSTICE GINSBURG
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Jan. 22 -- The University of Virginia School of Law issued the following news release: After years of studying foreign languages and feeding her interest for international affairs, Pamela Bookman's travels will lead her to a spot coveted by any law student: a clerkship with the U.S. Supreme Court. A 2006 Virginia Law graduate, Bookman was recently offered a position clerking for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg beginning in summer 2009. "It's still pretty unreal," said  more

VIRGINIA LAW PROFESSOR COHEN LODGES ANTITRUST COMPLAINT ON VIOXX SETTLEMENT
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Jan. 30 -- The University of Virginia School of Law issued the following news release: University of Virginia law professor George Cohen has lodged an informal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission regarding potential legal ethics and antitrust violations triggered by what could be a multibillion-dollar settlement agreement over the controversial painkiller Vioxx. Cohen, a business law expert and legal ethicist, was recently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, t  more

VIRGINIA SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION ISSUES MEMO ON NINTH ANNUAL PANASONIC NATIONAL SCHOOL CHANGE AWARDS
RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 11 -- The Virginia Department of Education's Superintendent of Public Instruction issued the following Superintendent's Memo: INFORMATIONAL TO:Division Superintendents FROM: Billy K. Cannaday, Jr. Superintendent of Public Instruction SUBJECT: Ninth Annual Panasonic National School Change Awards The nomination forms for the Fordham University Graduate School of Education's Ninth Annual Panasonic National School Change Awards are now available from the award's s  more

VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS MCMAHON, JEROME, BRAUN NAMED ALL-WESTERN NEW YORK ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
ALFRED, N.Y., Oct. 23 -- Alfred State College issued the following news release: Volleyball players Brianne McMahon (Buffalo/Sweet Home), Jenni Jerome (Syracuse/Westhill), and Elaina Bruan (Waterloo) were named All-WNYAC this weekend at the annual Western New York Athletic Conference Tournament. McMahon was named to the 1st team for the second straight season. She leads the Lady Pioneers with 276 kills (3.73/game) and 298 digs (4.02/game). She has a .271 hitting percentage, 51 service aces  more

VOLLEYBALL SETTER BRAUN NAMED NJCAA SETTER OF WEEK
ALFRED, N.Y., Oct. 19 -- Alfred State College issued the following news release: Alfred State College sophomore setter Elaina Braun (Waterloo) of fifth-ranked Lady Pioneers has been named the NJCAA Division III volleyball setter of the week. Braun is the second Lady Pioneer to be honored by NJCAA Volleyball (Jenni Jerome). The 5-10 setter averaged 10.7 assists (192 assists), 2.8 digs (50 digs), 1.5 kills (26 kills) and 0.6 service aces (11 aces) over 18 games last week. Braun led Alfred  more

VOTING RIGHTS ACTIVIST/SCHOLAR FRANCES FOX PIVEN DISCUSSES RACE, ELECTIONS ON MARCH 4
SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Feb. 20 -- The University of California at Santa Cruz issued the following press release: Frances Fox Piven, one of the nation's leading political analysts and a voting rights activist, will discuss race and electoral disenfranchisement during a free public lecture at UCSC on Tuesday, March 4. Piven will discuss "Race and American Electoral Politics, or How the Parties Compete to Keep Down the Black Vote" at 7 p.m. in the College 9/10 Multipurpose Room. African Ameri  more

WALLACE 'ONE FLEA SPARE' OPENS OCT. 10 IN WESTHOFF
NORMAL, Ill., Oct. 3 -- Illinois State University issued the following news release: "One Flea Spare" by Naomi Wallace, a play set in 17th century England during the Black Plague, will be presented in Westhoff Theatre at Illinois State University Oct. 10 to 14. Curtain is 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 to 13 and 2 p.m. on Oct. 14. Tickets are $10 for the general public, $9 for ISU faculty-staff, $8 for senior citizens and $6 for students. Tickets are available at the Center for the Performing Arts box   more

WALLACE NAMED FINALIST FOR GOLDEN SPIKES AWARD
TEMPE, Ariz., June 3 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Arizona State junior third baseman and two-time Pac-10 Player of the Year Brett Wallace has been named a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award, given to the nation's premier amateur baseball player. Wallace becomes the 8th Sun Devil be names a Golden Spikes Award finalist and the first since Dustin Pedroia in 2004. Wallace (Sonoma, Calif.) was named the Pac-10 Player of the Year for the second straight afte  more

WALLACE STATE TO EXPAND THEATRE ARTS PROGRAM, NEW GERMAN, ONLINE SPANISH CLASSES OFFERED THIS FALL
HANCEVILLE, Ala., Aug. 9 -- Wallace State Community College issued the following news release: Wallace State Community College in Hanceville will introduce expanded offerings in the Theatre Arts this fall. The college is also offering a new introductory course in German and its first fully online Spanish class. Lauren Cantrell has been hired as the new Director of Theatre. "The addition of a full time theatre instructor is an important step in our effort to develop a comprehensive theat  more

WAR CORRESPONDENT ADDRESSES IRAQ WAR
TEMPE, Ariz., March 21 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: The war in Iraq has been going on for five years now. When will it end, and what will the ending mean? How will it end? John F. Burns, a New York Times reporter who covered every aspect of the Iraqi war from a heavily fortified compound on the east bank of the Tigris River in Baghdad for more than four years, will address those questions in a free lecture, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religio  more

Warren Art on Display for First Time in 73 Years
SALISBURY, Md., Feb. 22 -- Salisbury University issued the following news release: Frank Algernon Warren's dynamic and provocative paintings will be exhibited publicly for the first time in 73 years. Warren (1865-1935) last exhibited his work at the National Academy of Design in New York City, just before his death in 1935. After a train accident that took his life, his family preserved his work in the family home. His heirs recently opened the collection and will exhibit his works at the   more

WASHINGTON PRESS CORPS DIVERSITY REMAINS LOW, STUDY FINDS
TEMPE, Ariz., July 28 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Only about 13 percent of the Washington daily newspaper press corps are journalists of color, according to a study on diversity by UNITY: Journalists of Color, Inc. and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. There were slightly more journalists of color covering the nation's capital in 2008 than there were four years earlier when UNITY conducted its fi  more

WEEKLY REPORT FROM WASHINGTON BY REP. DOOLITTLE, AUG. 8
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 -- Rep. John T. Doolittle, R-Calif. (4th CD), issued the following newsletter: On the House Floor This week, the House was not in session despite the need for legislation to lower gas prices. Speaker Pelosi Rejects Call to Action Last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shut Congress down for five weeks without doing anything to lower gas prices. The Speaker then ordered the microphones, the C-SPAN cameras, and even the lights in the House chamber to be shut off. But   more

WETHERSFIELD TOWN COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF MAY 19 MEETING
WETHERSFIELD, Conn., May 19 -- The Wethersfield Town Council issued the following meeting minutes: The Wethersfield Town Council held a meeting on Monday, May 19, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Silas Deane Middle School. Present: Councilors Cascio, Console, Forrest, Kotkin, Walsh, and Deputy Mayor Montinieri Absent: Councilors Hemmann, Roberts, and Chairperson Adil Also present: Bonnie Therrien, Town Manager and Dolores G. Sassano, Town Clerk. All stood for the pledge   more

WHITEWATER NATIVE HABERMAN INTERNS AT UNITED NATIONS IN NEW YORK CITY
STEVENS POINT, Wis., Oct. 3 -- The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point issued the following news release: Kateley Haberman, 348 Eden Court, Whitewater, is taking part in an internship at the United Nations in New York City this fall semester. A senior majoring in French, Kateley just this past month had an opportunity to watch President George W. Bush give his annual address to the U.N. delegates. Haberman is participating in the U.N. Internship Program through the Department of Politica  more

WIEST'S VIETNAM BOOK FOCUSES ON U.S.-BACKED ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
HATTIESBURG, Miss., Jan. 14 -- The University of Southern Mississippi issued the following news release: A University of Southern Mississippi history professor's latest book takes a closer look at the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN), often neglected or marginalized in accounts of the controversial Southeast Asia War, through the eyes of two of its soldiers. "Vietnam's Forgotten Army: Heroism and Betrayal in the ARVN," published by New York University Press, tells the stories of two   more

WILLIMANTIC ORCHESTRA TO PERFORM AT EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY ON FEB. 17
WILLIMANTIC, Conn., Feb. 8 -- Eastern Connecticut State University issued the following news release: Pianist Gary Chapman will perform with the Willimantic Orchestra at the annual Romantic Willimantic Concert as part of the 2008 Chocolate Festival. The concert will be held at Feb. 17, in Shafer Auditorium, located on the corner of Windham and Valley Streets. Selections include works by composers Rossini, Strauss, Ravel and Hanson. The public is invited. Admission is free; however, donations   more

WIND SYMPHONY TO GIVE CARNEGIE HALL PREVIEW PERFORMANCE
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Feb. 8 -- Texas A&M University issued the following news release: The Texas A&M University Wind Symphony has been provided with the unique opportunity to travel to New York City to present a concert at the national level in Carnegie Hall. This performance is scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22. "While there are many factors may prevent one from traveling to New York, we are pleased to present this same concert in College Station prior to our New York departure," s  more

WING HISTORIAN IMPRESSES AT LONDON AIR POWER CONFERENCE
BOLLING, D.C., July 8 -- The U.S. Air Force District of Washington issued the following news release: By Mike Campbell 11th Wing Public Affairs Andrew J. Stephens, the Air Force District of Washington and 11th Wing historian, has added another impressive line to his already-glowing resume. At the June 12-13 Air Power and Strategy: Challenges for the 21st Century Conference in Shrivenham, England (London area), Mr. Stephens mounted the podium with his paper, "Stairway to Heaven: Building A  more

WORLD RENOWNED CLIMATOLOGIST ADDRESSES GLOBAL WARMING
WILMINGTON, N.C., Sept. 26 -- The University of North Carolina-Wilmington issued the following press release: Tim Flannery, author of the New York Times bestseller, The Weather Makers: The History & Future Impact of Climate Change, will speak at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15 in UNCW's Kenan Auditorium. An internationally acclaimed scientist, explorer and conservationist, Flannery draws on ideas from his book to present a straightforward explanation of the connection between global warming, climat  more

WRESTLER LONGENECKER PLACES AT UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO OPEN
ALFRED, N.Y., Nov. 5 -- Alfred State College issued the following news release: The Alfred State College wrestling team opened up their 2007-08 season at the University of Buffalo Open. The Pioneers wrestled athletes from some of the top programs in the Northeast and sophomore Gallaway Longenecker (Manheim, PA) placed in the 133 lb. competition. Longenecker fell 6-2 to Tyler Milonas (Rutgers) in his opening match but rebounded with wins over Brian Bollette (Rutgers) 8-0, and Ethan Swope (G  more

WRIGHT BROTHERS FAMILY FUN DAY TO CELEBRATE CENTENNIAL OF WORLDS FIRST PASSENGER FLIGHT
MANTEO, N.C., May 5 -- The National Park Service's Wright Brothers National Memorial issued the following press release: Saturday, May 10, 2008 will be a Family Fun Day at Wright Brothers National Memorial from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as the National Park Service honors the centennial of the world's first passenger flight accomplished by the Wright brothers in May of 1908 on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The event is free and open to the public. 10 a.m. to 4 p m. - There will be fun for   more

WRITER KOSTOVA TO READ AT UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA-WILMINGTON
WILMINGTON, N.C., March 24 -- The University of North Carolina-Wilmington issued the following press release: Elizabeth Kostova, visiting professor in the Department of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, will read at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, in Kenan Lecture Hall (Kenan 1111) on the UNC Wilmington campus. Kostova is the author of the bestelling novel The Historian (Little Brown and Company, 2005). A modern retelling of Dracula, The Historian intertwines   more

WYOMING BOARD OF EDUCATION ISSUES MINUTES OF APRIL 18 MEETING
CHEYENNE, Wyo., April 18 -- The Wyoming Board of Education issued the following meeting minutes: State Board members present: Michelle Sullivan, Bill Anthony, Pamala Anderson, Matt Garland, Jim Lowham, Jim McBride, Sandy Barton, Jan Torres, Larry McGarvin, State Board Members Absent: Larry McGarvin, Dana Mann-Tavegia Also present: Mary Kay Hill, Wyoming Department of Education (WDE); Joe Simpson, WDE; Jennifer Duncan, WDE; John Shumway, Attorney General's Office (AG); Tania Hytrek, WDE;  more

YOUTH BUREAU SEEKS GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR 2009 TO OPERATE HIGH-QUALITY YOUTH PROGRAMS
UTICA, N.Y., July 28 -- The Oneida County Executive issued the following press release: Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that the Oneida County Youth Bureau is accepting proposals from interested non-profit organizations that would like the opportunity to provide youth-oriented programs that offer delinquency prevention, recreation, and mentoring during 2009. "The youth of our community are our future. The Oneida County Youth Bureau has the responsibility to   more

ZANY, WICKED 'FUDDY MEERS' TAKES STAGE AT TEXAS STATE THEATRE CENTER
SAN MARCOS, Texas, Oct. 11 -- Texas State University issued the following news release: The Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas State University-San Marcos will play host to David Lindsay-Abaire's comedic gem Fuddy Meers Oct. 18-21. Directed by Eleisa Jordan, performances will be Oct. 18-20 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. at the PSH Foundation Studio Theatre in the Theatre Center on campus. This madcap comedy traces one woman's attempt to regain her memory while surrounded by an  more

ALFRED STATE COLLEGE WRESTLING TEAM FINISHES 4TH, LONGENECKER NAMED MOST OUTSTANDING WRESTLER
ALFRED, N.Y., Dec. 8 -- Alfred State College issued the following news release: The Alfred State College wrestling team finished 4th in the team standings at the annual ASC Open. Sophomore Gallaway Longenecker (Manheim, PA) was the Pioneers lone weight class winner bringing home the championship at 133 lbs. Longenecker improved to 13-2 on the season with his two victories. He downed Mike Capaboanco (Mercyhurst Unattached) 8-4 in the semifinals and then downed James Henderson (Mercyhurst No  more

AS TRUCKERS CONVERGE ON CAPITAL, LAWMAKER RENEWS CALL TO PASS GAS-TAX HOLIDAY THIS SUMMER
ALBANY, N.Y., June 19 -- Assemblyman David R. Townsend Jr., R-Kirkland (115th District), issued the following press release: Assemblyman David Townsend (R,C,I,WF-Sylvan Beach) called today's massive trucker rally in Albany "an air-horn-volume wake-up call to Albany's asleep-at-the-wheel politicians." The rally is estimated to have drawn over 110 tractor-trailers, flatbeds, and dump trucks to the streets around the Capitol building before the protestors congregated at a nearby park. The trucke  more

ASSEMBLY MINORITY ANNOUNCES FORMATION OF REMAINY FORUMS
ALBANY, N.Y., July 16 -- Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, R-Schenectady (110th District), issued the following press release: Assembly Minority Leader James Tedisco (R,C-I-Schenectady-Saratoga) and his colleagues today announced the formation of RemaiNY, a series of regional forums charged with studying the reasons for the exodus of young people from the state and ways to make New York a more attractive place for them to find jobs, buy homes and raise their families. Tedisco has appointed three yo  more

ASSEMBLY MINORITY LEADER TEDISCO RENEWS CALL FOR STRENGTHENING BUSTER'S LAW
ALBANY, N.Y., July 18 -- Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, R-Schenectady (110th District), issued the following press release: In the wake of recent incidents of shocking animal cruelty in the Capital District and Buffalo, Assembly Minority Leader Jim Tedisco (R,C,I-Schenectady-Saratoga) today renewed his call to strengthen "Buster's Law," the animal abuse and cruelty prevention initiative that he introduced and championed. Tedisco called for enactment of Assembly Bill A.4828, a measure that would str  more

ASSEMBLYMAN BENJAMIN URGES NEW YORKERS TO BECOME BLOOD DONORS
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 5 -- Assemblyman Michael A. Benjamin, D-Bronx (79th District), issued the following press release: Assemblyman Michael Benjamin (D-Morrisania) today urged New Yorkers to give the "Gift of Life" by becoming blood donors. "Summer marks a time of potential blood shortage as regular blood donors go away on vacation," said Assemblyman Benjamin. The American Red Cross reports that a single blood donation can save as many as three lives. A single unit of blood can be split into  more

ASSEMBLYMAN ORTIZ FOCUSES ON CLEAN ENVIRONMENT
ALBANY, N.Y., July 31 -- Assemblyman Felix W. Ortiz, D-Sunset Park (51st District), issued the following press release: Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, (Brooklyn-51 AD), has introduced a landmark piece of legislation that protects the environment and safeguards the health of New York citizens. Bill A.11606 will prohibit the use of carcinogenic substances during the extraction of oil and gas deposits. In order to extract oil and gas deposits, companies must inject toxic substances such as benzene,  more

ASSEMBLYMAN REILICH ANNOUNCES CORRECTION OFFICER RECRUITMENT
ALBANY, N.Y., July 31 -- Assemblyman Bill Reilich, R-Greece (134th District), issued the following press release: Assemblyman Bill Reilich (R,C,I-Greece) today announced that the recruitment effort for the Department of Correctional Services has begun. A civil service examination will be held for the position of correction officer on October 18, 2008. The deadline for filing an application is September 2, 2008. "There is always a need for individuals who want a fulfilling career in law enf  more

ASSEMBLYMAN TOWNSEND ISSUES STATEMENT STATEMENT ON GOV. PATERSON'S REMARKS
ALBANY, N.Y., July 29 -- Assemblyman David R. Townsend Jr., R-Kirkland (115th District), issued the following statement: "I am happy to see Gov. Paterson propose action for New York State's current financial mess," said Assemblyman David Townsend (R,C,I,WF-Sylvan Beach). "He and his advisors have finally taken some age-old advice to heart: When you're in a hole, stop digging. However, an 'emergency' session ought to be exactly that; Governor Paterson's call for a meeting of the Legislature  more

ASSEMBLYMAN TOWNSEND: NY-CARES WILL FIGHT MEDICAID FRAUD, PROTECT DEPENDENT
ALBANY, N.Y., June 13 -- Assemblyman David R. Townsend Jr., R-Kirkland (115th District), issued the following press release: Assemblyman David Townsend (R,C,I,WF-Sylvan Beach), member of the Assembly Codes Committee, commended his colleagues for taking proactive steps to help some of New York's most vulnerable: the long-term-care patients attended to by personal and home care aides. New legislation, the New York Certified Aide Registry and Employment Search Act (NY-CARES), has been referre  more

ASSEMBLYMAN WALKER SPONSORED TAX EXEMPTION FOR NASSAU COUNTY COLD WAR VETERANS PASSES ASSEMBLY
ALBANY, N.Y., June 20 -- Assemblyman Robert Walker, R-Hicksville (15th District), issued the following press release: Assemblyman Rob Walker (R,C,I,WF-Hicksville) today announced the unanimous passage of A11050, a bill which will allow Nassau County to provide property tax breaks to Cold War Veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces from September 2, 1945 until December 26, 1991. Assemblyman Walker had cosponsored this bill in the Assembly. "I am proud to have supported this bi  more

ASSEMBLYWOMAN GALEF PROPOSES NEW WAY TO CUT LOCAL SCHOOL TAXES AND SAVE HEALTH CARE COSTS
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 5 -- Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, D-Ossining (90th District), issued the following press release: Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, in response to New York's current economic crisis and in consideration of the recommendations of the Suozzi Commission, has proposed a fundamentally new way to pay for certain education expenses in New York State. Galef recommended in a letter sent to Governor Paterson on July 31st that the New York State government should take over health care costs of  more

AVALANCHE OF SNOWMOBILE SUPPORT REVERSES GOV. PATERSON'S DRIFT
ALBANY, N.Y., July 11 -- Assemblyman David R. Townsend Jr., R-Kirkland (115th District), issued the following press release: Assemblyman David Townsend (R,C,I,WF-Sylvan Beach) today celebrated the recent decision by Governor Paterson to listen to the demands of snowmobile owners and outdoor enthusiasts in his district, noting that the signatures he collected to protest the state Legislature's seizure of $1 million in guaranteed trail maintenance funds played a role in forcing state officials   more

COUPLE CHARGED IN INSURANCE BUSINESS FRAUD
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 8 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation Albany Field Office issued the following press release: United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby announced today that an indictment has been filed against an Oriskany couple on charges related to their insurance business. JAMES M. KERNAN, 59, and his wife, MARLENE M. KERNAN, 58, who reside in Oriskany, New York were named as defendants in a superseding indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Syra  more

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION TELLS NEW YORKERS 'DON'T FLUSH MEDICATIONS'
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 8 -- The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issued the following news release: A new initiative to help reduce the growing presence of pharmaceuticals in water bodies is being launched today by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Commissioner Pete Grannis announced. The "Don't Flush Your Drugs" campaign and website, http://www.dontflushyourdrugs.net/ , will help raise public awareness and provide information about how to d  more

DUE FOR SPELL OF ROARING 90S
FAIRBANKS, Alaska, June 25 -- The University of Alaska issued the following news release: My dad never liked the heat. On humid days in upstate New York, he'd ride out hot spells by sitting in his underwear in front of an electric fan. He got no relief on his only trip to Alaska, when two days of 90-degree June temperatures forced him to hunker down inside my small cabin. Recent cool temperatures got me to thinking that I hadn't seen a 90-degree day in a fair chunk of time. But my memory i  more

ELECTRICIANS TO RECRUIT APPRENTICES, FEB. 6, 2008 - JAN. 29, 2009
ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 16 -- The Department of Labor has issued the following apprenticeship news release: The Rochester Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, Local 86, will conduct recruitment from February 6, 2008 through January 29, 2009 for 20 apprentices, State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith announced today. Applications can be obtained in person only, from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the local, 470 West Metro Park, Suite B, Rochester, the first and t  more

END OF SESSION LOW LIGHTS: UNFINISHED BUSINESS
ALBANY, N.Y., June 27 -- Assemblyman David R. Townsend Jr., R-Kirkland (115th District), issued the following column: The 2008 legislative session can be summed up, in the words of Assembly Majority Leader Ron Canestrari, as "Let's end with a whimper and get out of town." The statement, issued in May, is telling in light of last Tuesday's end-of-session deadline. Rather than vote to relieve some of the profound challenges average Upstate New Yorkers currently face - sky-high fuel and food cos  more

ENVIRONMENTAL FACILITIES CORPORATION ANNOUNCES $3 MILLION FOR COPENHAGEN WATER PROJECT
ALBANY, N.Y., July 31 -- The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation issued the following news release: New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) Acting President Matthew J. Millea today announced a $2 million grant and a $1 million interest-free loan for a vital water project in the Village of Copenhagen in Lewis County. Mr. Millea made the announcement at a ceremonial check presentation with the recently appointed Village Mayor Kenneth Clarke and former Mayor Mic  more

ENVIRONMENTAL FACILITIES CORPORATION CALL FOR WATER EFFICIENCY LEADERS
ALBANY, N.Y., July 25 -- The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation issued the following news release: USEPA has recognized Water Efficiency Leaders across the US since 2006. USEPA is currently accepting nominations for this award program through August 29, 2008. Water Efficiency Leader Awards are intended to foster a nationwide ethic of water efficiency and to inspire, motivate and recognize efforts to improve water efficency. Here at EFC, we know that communities throughout   more

ENVIRONMENTAL FACILITIES CORPORATION PRESENTS COXSACKIE YACHT CLUB WITH EXCELLENCE AWARD
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 7 -- The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation issued the following news release: In recognition of National Marina Day, New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) Acting President Matthew Millea today presented the EFC Clean Vessel Assistance Program (CVAP) Excellence Award to the Coxsackie Yacht Club (CYC) in Coxsackie, NY. The award recognizes the marina's commitment to the principles of the CVAP program and its mission to help prevent water   more

ENVIRONMENTAL FACILITIES CORPORATION PRESENTS HUNTINGTON WITH EXCELLENCE AWARD
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 5 -- The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation issued the following news release: In recognition of National Marina Day, New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) Director of Technical Assistance Services Erick McCandless today presented the EFC Clean Vessel Assistance Program (CVAP) Excellence Award to the Town of Huntington (Marine District) at the Gold Star Battalion Beach in Huntington, NY. The award recognizes the Town's commitment to the   more

GET HOOKED ON FISHING RESPONSIBLY!
ALBANY, N.Y., July 18 -- Assemblyman David R. Townsend Jr., R-Kirkland (115th District), issued the following column: Fishing opportunities in New York abound. From the Hudson River's brackish depths, to the tributaries of our Great Lakes, to a wild mountain stream, anglers have a bevy of recreational options. In order to preserve these resources for future generations, add to the economic livelihood of local communities, and promote fair chase and good sportsmanship, New York state anglers s  more

HOMECOMING, FAMILY WEEKEND FROM OCT. 4
BURLINGTON, Vt., Oct. 2 -- The University of Vermont issued the following news release: The University of Vermont expects a record turnout for its annual Homecoming and Family Weekend, Thursday-Sunday, October 4-7, 2007. About 3,000 alumni, parents, and family members will participate in a variety of events happening on campus and around the greater Burlington area over the course of the weekend. Except as noted below, a $30 per family registration fee covers admission to most of the weeke  more

INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM MEASURE PASSES SENATE
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 8 -- New York State Sen. Kenneth P. LaValle, R-Port Jefferson (1st District), issued the following news release: Sen. Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that the Senate has passed a measure allowing for a constitutional amendment that would give New York voters the power to amend laws through initiative and referendum. Under the provision, the people would have the final say on laws enacted by the Legislature. An initiative is a proposed statutory or constitutional chang  more

INSULATORS AND ASBESTOS WORKERS TO RECRUIT APPRENTICES, FEB. 4, 2008 - FEB. 2, 2009
ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 16 -- The Department of Labor has issued the following apprenticeship news release: The International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers, Local 40, will conduct recruitment from February 4, 2008 through February 2, 2009 for six apprentices, the State Labor Department announced today. Applications can be obtained at the union, 890 Third St., Albany, from 8 a.m. to noon, every Monday, excluding holidays, during the recruitment period. The union r  more

LEGISLATURE 'HUNTS DOWN' TIMELY REFORM FOR YOUNG SPORTSMEN
ALBANY, N.Y., July 3 -- Assemblyman David R. Townsend Jr., R-Kirkland (115th District), issued the following column: At the close of its 2008 session, the Legislature took a big step forward, finally approving legislation, which would promote hunting and trapping for young sportsmen. New York has had some of the strictest outdoor recreation laws on the books, making it difficult for minors to gain experience hunting and trapping; but, fortunately, a bill, which passed both the Assembly and th  more

MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMIN': ASSEMBLY BIGS LEAVE TOO SOON
ALBANY, N.Y., June 24 -- Assemblyman David R. Townsend Jr., R-Kirkland (115th District), issued the following statement: "Today's lackadaisical, valedictory session of the New York State Assembly represents a failure of nerve on the part of the Assembly Majority and its leadership. Steps could have been taken to relieve New Yorkers' sky-high fuel costs, solve the property-tax crisis, and provide affordable health care access to the Empire State's ailing families. Rather than stick around a  more

NEW SRF'S UP NEWSLETTER FROM USEPA
ALBANY, N.Y., July 25 -- The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation issued the following news release: USEPA has revived the SRF's Up newsletter to provide news of all CWSRF programs nationwide. The Summer 2008 SRF's Up reports that in 2007, 2,050 CWSRF loans provided $5.3 billion in assistance nationally. Over the life of the program $63 billion has been provided throughout the U.S. EPA also reports that CWSRF programs nationally are financing stream stabilization, water conserv  more

NEW YORK AGENCIES PARTNER TO HELP RETURNING SOLDIERS
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 1 -- The U.S. Army issued the following news release: Starting today, citizen Soldiers here will now receive mental health screening thanks to a new partnership between the New York State Division of Veterans Affairs, New York State Office of Mental Health and the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs. The state agencies coordinated with the federal Department of Veterans Affairs to plug the screening process into the existing New York Army National Guard  more

NEW YORK LOTTERY PAYS $5,016,817.50 MILLION TO CAPITAL ADIRONDACK WINNERS FOR WEEK OF AUG. 3 - 9
SCHENECTADY, N.Y., Aug. 9 -- The New York Lottery issued the following report for the Capital Adirondack region: Counties included are: Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Ulster and Washington LOTTO - $8,476.00 Mega Millions - $30,061.00 Numbers - $377,052.00 Win 4 - $118,196.00 Pick 10 - $13,332.00 Take Five - $142,802.50 Quick Draw - $475,451.00 Instant Games* - $3,881,508.00 Total prizes p  more

NEW YORK PSC ISSUES ORDER APPROVING COMPLIANCE FILING AS EFFECTIVE SUBJECT TO CONDITIONS
ALBANY, N.Y., July 31 -- The New York State Public Service Commission issued the following order: At a session of the Public Service Commission held in the City of Albany on July 30, 2008 COMMISSIONER PRESENT: Garry A. Brown, Chairman CASE 00-F-2057 - Application by Besicorp-Empire Development Company, LLC for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need to Construct and Operate a 505 Megawatt, Combined Cycle Cogeneration Plant in the City of Rensselaer, Rensselaer Co  more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING CUMULATIVE INTERNET EXPLORER UPDATE ADDRESSES CRITICAL DATA STREAM HANDLING VULNERABILITY
ALBANY, N.Y., April 8 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-013 DATE(S) ISSUED: 4/8/2008 SUBJECT: Cumulative Internet Explorer Update Addresses Critical Data Stream Handling Vulnerability OVERVIEW: A vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer could allow an attacker to take complete control of an affected system. The vulnerability may be exploited if a user visits a  more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING MICROSOFT OFFICE WEB COMPONENTS REMOTE CODE EXECUTION VULNERABILITY
ALBANY, N.Y., March 11 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-011 DATE(S) ISSUED: 3/11/2008 SUBJECT: Microsoft Office Web Components Remote Code Execution Vulnerability OVERVIEW: Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in Microsoft Office Web Components which could allow a remote attacker to take complete control of an affected system. The vulnerabilities can be explo  more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING MULTIPLE VULNERABILITIES IN ADOBE READER, ADOBE ACROBAT ALLOWING REMOTE CODE EXECUTION
ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 13 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-007 DATE(S) ISSUED: 2/13/2008 SUBJECT: Multiple Vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat Could Allow Remote Code Execution OVERVIEW: Several new security vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat. Adobe Reader allows users to view Portable Document Format (PDF) files. Ado  more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING MULTIPLE VULNERABILITIES IN INTERNET EXPLORER ALLOWING REMOTE CODE EXECUTION
ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 12 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-005 DATE(S) ISSUED: 2/12/2008 SUBJECT: Multiple Vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution OVERVIEW: Four vulnerabilities have been discovered in Microsoft Internet Explorer that could allow an attacker to take complete control of an affected system. These vulnerabilities can be ex  more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING MULTIPLE VULNERABILITIES IN MICROSOFT EXCEL ALLOWING REMOTE CODE EXECUTION
ALBANY, N.Y., March 19 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-010 Updated DATE(S) ISSUED: 3/19/2008 - UPDATED SUBJECT: Multiple Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution ORIGINAL OVERVIEW: Seven new vulnerabilities have been discovered in versions of Microsoft Office Excel which could allow a remote attacker to take complete control of an aff  more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING NEW VULNERABILITY IN ADOBE ACROBAT, ADOBE READER ALLOWING REMOTE CODE EXECUTION
ALBANY, N.Y., June 24 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-023 DATE(S) ISSUED: 6/24/2008 SUBJECT: New Vulnerability in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader That May Allow Remote Code Execution OVERVIEW: A new vulnerability has been discovered in the Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader applications that allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on the affected systems. Adobe Re  more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING NOVELL EDIRECTORY INTEGER OVERFLOW VULNERABILITY
ALBANY, N.Y., July 7 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-024 DATE(S) ISSUED: 7/7/2008 SUBJECT: Novell eDirectory Integer Overflow Vulnerability OVERVIEW: A new vulnerability has been identified in Novell eDirectory that allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on affected systems. Novell eDirectory is an identity management and directory service application. Nov  more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING NOVELL GROUPWISE BUFFER OVERFLOW VULNERABILITY
ALBANY, N.Y., May 9 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-017 Updated DATE(S) ISSUED: 5/9/2008 - UPDATED SUBJECT: Novell GroupWise Buffer Overflow Vulnerability ORIGINAL OVERVIEW: A vulnerability in the Novell GroupWise System (Novell's Email system) has been identified. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability will allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in  more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING NOVELL NETWARE CLIENT 4.91 SERVICE PACK 1 THROUGH SERVICE PACK 4
ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 12 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-003 DATE(S) ISSUED: 2/12/2008 SUBJECT: Novell Netware Client 4.91 Service Pack 1 through Service Pack 4 OVERVIEW: This advisory only pertains to organizations that use Novell Netware for local area network services. Novell Netware provides services such as browsing or accessing NetWare directories, transferin  more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING SECURITY UPDATE OF ACTIVEX KILL BITS
ALBANY, N.Y., April 9 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-015 DATE(S) ISSUED: 4/9/2008 SUBJECT: Security Update of ActiveX Kill Bits OVERVIEW: Microsoft has released a security update which addresses a vulnerability discovered in one Microsoft ActiveX control. ActiveX controls are small programs or animations that are downloaded or embedded in Web pages which will t  more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING SUN JAVA RUNTIME ENVIRONMENT IMAGE PARSING VULNERABILITY
ALBANY, N.Y., March 7 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-008 DATE(S) ISSUED: 3/7/2008 SUBJECT: Sun Java Runtime Environment Image Parsing Vulnerability OVERVIEW: To enhance the user experience when visiting web sites, web pages sometimes use applications developed with the programming language called Java. A vulnerability has been discovered in the way Java (Java R  more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING TWO VULNERABILITIES IN DIRECTX ALLOWING REMOTE CODE EXECUTION
ALBANY, N.Y., June 10 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-022 DATE(S) ISSUED: 6/10/2008 SUBJECT: Two Vulnerabilities in DirectX Could Allow Remote Code Execution OVERVIEW: Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in Microsoft DirectX which could allow a remote attacker to take complete control of an affected system. DirectX is Microsoft software that adds enhanced m  more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING VULNERABILITIES IN INTERNET EXPLORER ALLOWING REMOTE CODE EXECUTION OR INFORMATION DISCLOSURE
ALBANY, N.Y., June 10 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-021 DATE(S) ISSUED: 6/10/2008 SUBJECT: Vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution or Information Disclosure OVERVIEW: Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in Microsoft Internet Explorer. These vulnerabilities may be exploited if a user visits a web site specifically designed to  more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING VULNERABILITIES IN MICROSOFT WORD ALLOWING REMOTE CODE EXECUTION
ALBANY, N.Y., May 13 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-019 DATE(S) ISSUED: 5/13/2008 SUBJECT: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution OVERVIEW: Two new vulnerabilities have been discovered in Microsoft Word which could allow a remote attacker to take complete control of an affected system. These vulnerabilities can be exploited by viewi  more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING VULNERABILITIES IN MULTIPLE VENDORS' DNS IMPLEMENTATIONS ALLOWING FOR CACHE POISONING
ALBANY, N.Y., July 22 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-026 Updated DATE(S) ISSUED: 7/22/2008 - UPDATED SUBJECT: Vulnerabilities in Multiple Vendors' DNS Implementations May Allow For Cache Poisoning ORIGINAL OVERVIEW: Domain Name System (DNS) is an essential core service that translates a name, such as a web site or email address, to a numeric address which is ne  more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING VULNERABILITY IN ADOBE FLASH PLAYER ALLOWS FOR REMOTE CODE EXECUTION
ALBANY, N.Y., April 9 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-014 DATE(S) ISSUED: 4/9/2008 SUBJECT: A Vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player Allows for Remote Code Execution OVERVIEW: Adobe Flash Player is a widely distributed multimedia and application player. It is used to enhance the user experience when visiting web pages or reading email messages. Adobe has released a  more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING VULNERABILITY IN IBM LOTUS DOMINO WEB SERVER ALLOWING REMOTE CODE EXECUTION
ALBANY, N.Y., May 21 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-020 DATE(S) ISSUED: 5/21/2008 SUBJECT: Vulnerability in IBM Lotus Domino Web Server Could Allow Remote Code Execution OVERVIEW: IBM Lotus Domino is a web server application used to host web sites. A vulnerability has been discovered in the IBM Lotus Domino Web Server that could allow a remote attacker to take   more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING VULNERABILITY IN MICROSOFT GRAPHICS DEVICE INTERFACE ALLOWING FOR REMOTE CODE EXECUTION
ALBANY, N.Y., April 10 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-016 Updated DATE(S) ISSUED: 4/10/2008 - UPDATED SUBJECT: Vulnerability in Microsoft Graphics Device Interface (GDI) Could Allow for Remote Code Execution ORIGINAL OVERVIEW: A vulnerability has been discovered in the way Microsoft Windows processes certain image files. This vulnerability can be exploited if a  more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING VULNERABILITY IN MICROSOFT JET DATABASE ENGINE ALLOWING REMOTE CODE EXECUTION
ALBANY, N.Y., May 18 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-018 DATE(S) ISSUED: 5/18/2008 SUBJECT: Vulnerability in Microsoft Jet Database Engine Could Allow Remote Code Execution OVERVIEW: A vulnerability has been discovered in the Microsoft Jet Database Engine that could allow a remote attacker to take complete control of an affected system. Please note that this  more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING VULNERABILITY IN MICROSOFT OLE AUTOMATION ALLOWING REMOTE CODE EXECUTION
ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 12 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-004 DATE(S) ISSUED: 2/12/2008 SUBJECT: Vulnerability in Microsoft OLE Automation Could Allow Remote Code Execution OVERVIEW: A new vulnerability has been discovered in Microsoft Windows Operating system which could allow an attacker to take complete control of the affected system. The vulnerability can be exp  more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING VULNERABILITY IN SNAPSHOT VIEWER FOR MICROSOFT ACCESS ALLOWING REMOTE COMPROMISE
ALBANY, N.Y., July 8 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-025 DATE(S) ISSUED: 7/8/2008 SUBJECT: Vulnerability in Snapshot Viewer for Microsoft Access May Allow Remote Compromise OVERVIEW: A new vulnerability has been discovered in the Microsoft Access Snapshot Viewer ActiveX Control. The Snapshot Viewer enables you to view a report generated with a database product,   more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING VULNERABILITY IN VBSCRIPT, JSCRIPT SCRIPTING ENGINES ALLOWING REMOTE CODE EXECUTION
ALBANY, N.Y., April 8 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-012 DATE(S) ISSUED: 4/8/2008 SUBJECT: Vulnerability in VBScript and JScript Scripting Engines Could Allow Remote Code Execution OVERVIEW: To enhance the user experience when visiting web sites, web pages may use applications developed with a programming language called VBScript or JScript. A vulnerability   more

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CYBER SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATION ISSUES ADVISORY REGARDING VULNERABILITY IN WEBDAV MINI-REDIRECTOR ALLOWING REMOTE CODE EXECUTION
ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 13 --The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination issued the following advisory: CSCIC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2008-006 DATE(S) ISSUED: 2/13/2008 SUBJECT: Vulnerability in WebDAV Mini-Redirector Could Allow Remote Code Execution OVERVIEW: A new vulnerability has been discovered in Microsoft Windows Operating systems which could allow an attacker to take complete control of the affected system. The vulnerable component (Web  more

NYSUT: Senate Tax Cap Bill Doesn't Provide Real Relief
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 8 -- The New York State United Teachers issued the following news release: New York State United Teachers said the tax cap bill passed by the Senate today would be devastating for public education while not providing a penny's worth of real property tax savings. "The Senate today chose political expediency and the illusion of property tax relief over a real, meaningful solution - a restructuring of our property tax system based on equity, income and ability to pay," said  more

OCT. 13: WORLD-CLASS PIANIST SIEGEL TO PERFORM AT CONFERRING OF STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK POTSDAM'S 'ALL-STEINWAY' STATUS
POTSDAM, N.Y., Sept. 28 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: The distinguished American pianist and Steinway artist Jeffrey Siegel will perform "An American Salute!" at SUNY Potsdam on Saturday, October 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall. Steinway & Sons representatives also will be on hand to officially confer the "All-Steinway" status upon The Crane School of Music in recognition of its recent acquisition of 142 Steinway pian  more

OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH, OASAS JOINTLY DISTRIBUTE PRODUCTS TO SUPPORT IMPROVED SERVICES FOR ADULTS WITH CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS
ALBANY, N.Y., July 31 -- The New York State Office of Mental Health issued the following news release: Dear OMH or OASAS Clinic Director: As a follow-up to our June 20, 2008 letter, we are pleased to share with you the products, to date, of our collaborative interagency efforts intended to improve services to adults with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, and their families. We know that unless both conditions are detected and effectively treated, there is little chanc  more

OILERMAKERS TO RECRUIT APPRENTICES, JAN. 8 - DEC. 2
ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 2 -- The Department of Labor has issued the following apprenticeship news release: The Boilermakers Northeastern Joint Apprenticeship Committee, Local 197, will conduct recruitment from January 8 through December 2, 2008 for five apprentices, State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith announced today. Applications will be available at the local, 890 Third St., Albany, from 9 a.m. to noon, the first Tuesday of each month, excluding holidays, during the recruitment period.   more

OPERATING ENGINEERS TO RECRUIT APPRENTICES, MAY 14, 2008 - APRIL 15, 2009
ALBANY, N.Y., May 6 -- The Department of Labor has issued the following apprenticeship news release: The Operating Engineers Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, Local 106, will conduct recruitment from May 14, 2008 through April 15, 2009 for five operating engineer (universal equipment) apprentices, State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith announced today. Applications will be accepted for five openings from Local 106's jurisdiction. Applications can be obtained at the local, 44  more

OUTSIDE LINE REPAIRERS RECRUIT APPRENTICES, JAN. 21, 2008 - JAN. 23, 2009
ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 14 -- The Department of Labor has issued the following apprenticeship news release: The Northeastern Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Outside Electrical Industry will conduct recruitment for 10-20 electrical (outside) line worker apprentices from January 21, 2008 through January 23, 2009, State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith announced today. Applications can be obtained by writing to the Northeastern Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, 1513  more

REGISTRATION TO BE REQUIRED FOR FEDERAL SEX CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN
ALBANY, N.Y., July 2 -- Assemblyman Robert K. Sweeney, D-Babylon (11th District), issued the following press release: A bill now passed by both houses of the New York State Legislature will require persons convicted of three federal sex offenses to register as sex offenders in New York State and that information will be available to the public. The bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Bob Sweeney (D-Lindenhurst) and Senator Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre), has been signed into law by Governor P  more

REV. WILCOX RETIRES AFTER 22 YEARS AT COLLEGE
CORTLAND, N.Y., Jan. 23 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: The Rev. Donald Wilcox, Protestant campus minister to SUNY Cortland students for more than 22 years, retired as executive director of the Cortland County Council of Churches on Dec. 31. Wilcox, a 1998 recipient of SUNY Cortland's College-Community Appreciation Award, has served countless students, faculty and staff from his post at the Interfaith Center at the edge of campus. An ordained Lutheran minister, he wa  more

RONWORKERS TO RECRUIT APPRENTICES, MAY 2, 2008 - APRIL 3, 2009
ALBANY, N.Y., April 17 -- The Department of Labor has issued the following apprenticeship news release: The Joint Apprenticeship Committee for the Ironworkers of Albany and Vicinity, Local 12, will conduct recruitment from May 2, 2008 through April 3, 2009 for four ironworker (outside) apprentices, State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith announced today. Applications can be obtained at the local, 890 Third St., 1st Floor, Albany, from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., the first Friday of each month du  more

ROOFERS TO RECRUIT APPRENTICES, MAY 2, 2008 - APRIL 4, 2009
ALBANY, N.Y., April 16 -- The Department of Labor has issued the following apprenticeship news release: The Roofers Joint Apprenticeship Committee of the Capital District, Local 241, will conduct recruitment for eight apprentices from May 2, 2008 through April 4, 2009, State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith announced today. Applications will be available at the local, 890 Third St., Albany, from 8 a.m. to noon, the first Friday of each month during the recruitment period. The committee  more

SAVE A LIFE THIS SUMMER, DONATE BLOOD
ALBANY, N.Y., July 25 -- Assemblyman David R. Townsend Jr., R-Kirkland (115th District), issued the following column: A stable blood supply is a precious part of New York State's public health system. When a medical crisis, man-made or natural occurs, blood has to be readily available to treat victims. About every two seconds someone needs blood, and blood banks around the country rely upon the donations of volunteers and other selfless individuals. Donating blood only takes about an hour, ye  more

SENATE MINORITY TAX PLAN NOT GOOD FOR HOMEOWNERS
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 8 -- New York State Sen. Kenneth P. LaValle, R-Port Jefferson (1st District), issued the following news release: Sen. Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that he is opposed to a plan being touted by the New York State Senate Democrats that would cancel the STAR school property tax rebate checks and result in even higher property taxes for 1.6 million New Yorkers. "The Senate Minority is out-of-touch with the needs of suburban homeowners who are struggling under the weight  more

SENATE TO ACT ON PROPERTY TAX CAP LEGISLATION
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 8 -- New York State Sen. Kenneth P. LaValle, R-Port Jefferson (1st District), issued the following news release: The New York State Senate will convene a special session this Friday to take up property tax legislation and mandate relief bills designed to reduce costs for schools and ensure adequate resources for New York State's students. "The crushing burden of skyrocketing property taxes, combined with the rising costs of gas and food, has forced families to make diffi  more

SOUTHERN STUDIES SPRING BROWN BAG LUNCH PROGRAMS TO FOCUS ON OXFORD
OXFORD, Miss., Jan. 14 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: Past and present ways of life in Oxford are the focus of the spring Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture Series at the University of Mississippi's Center for the Study of Southern Culture. Beginning Jan. 23 and continuing each Wednesday for 13 weeks except during spring break, the free, public programs are scheduled at noon in the Tupelo Room of Barnard Observatory. The programs offer personal insight from un  more

STATE ANNOUNCES NEW JOB TRAINING PROGRAM FOR LOW-INCOME WORKERS
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 12 -- The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Asisstance issued the following press release: The State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) today announced that $5 million in federal funding will be made available to provide education and training programs designed to better prepare individuals - especially young adults - for careers in high-demand fields, through an unprecedented collaboration between OTDA and the State Department of Labor (DO  more

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK CORTLAND STUDENT TO SHARE EXPERIENCE OF WORKING WITH IRELAND'S POLITICAL PARTY
CORTLAND, N.Y., Nov. 7 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: Elizabeth Crossman, a SUNY Cortland senior who spent two months last summer in Dublin becoming familiar with Ireland's unique form of democracy, will share her experiences on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the College. Crossman, a dual political science and communication studies major from Camden, N.Y., will present "Interning in Ireland: Another Democracy, A New Experience" at 6 p.m. in Sperry Center, Room 204. Refreshm  more

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK POTSDAM'S STUDENTS FOR PEACEFUL ALTERNATIVES TO PARTICIPATE IN SYRACUSE RALLY
POTSDAM, N.Y., Sept. 28 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: Members of SUNY Potsdam's Students for Peaceful Alternatives (SPA) will travel to Syracuse on Saturday, Sept. 29, to participate in the New York State Regional Anti-War March & Rally at Everson Museum Plaza and attend a panel discussion featuring Scott Ritter, former chief United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq from 1991 to 1998; Dr. Dahlia Wasfi, who spent her childhood and many adult   more

THE REGENTS' SCHOLAR AWARDS GIVEN TO UNDERGRAD, GRADUATE STUDENTS
RENO, Nev., May 27 -- The University of Nevada issued the following news release: Jessica "Jes" Ford, the University's undergraduate recipient for the Regents' Scholar Award for 2008, has found the best of both worlds: she's a champion snowboarder and notable collegiate scholar - and in both areas, she has limitless potential. Ford's college career has been interspersed with periods of great intensity, where she has either focused on her studies or on her snowboarding career. In fact, she   more

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New York (Aug. 16)
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 16 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in New York. *** New Jersey, California, District of Columbia Inventors Develop Computer-Based Auction System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 13 -- Frederick W. Lark of Bernardsville, N.J., Anthony R. Robinson of Hillsborough, N.J., J. Loxley Colin of Laurence Harbor, N.J., W. Schirra Gerald of Randolph, N.J., Taylor Robert of Chester Borough, N.J., Chantale LaCasse of New York, David Salant of Tiburon, Calif., and Eug  more

Warren Art on Display for First Time in 73 Years
SALISBURY, Md., Feb. 22 -- Salisbury University issued the following news release: Frank Algernon Warren's dynamic and provocative paintings will be exhibited publicly for the first time in 73 years. Warren (1865-1935) last exhibited his work at the National Academy of Design in New York City, just before his death in 1935. After a train accident that took his life, his family preserved his work in the family home. His heirs recently opened the collection and will exhibit his works at the   more

WYOMING BOARD OF EDUCATION ISSUES MINUTES OF APRIL 18 MEETING
CHEYENNE, Wyo., April 18 -- The Wyoming Board of Education issued the following meeting minutes: State Board members present: Michelle Sullivan, Bill Anthony, Pamala Anderson, Matt Garland, Jim Lowham, Jim McBride, Sandy Barton, Jan Torres, Larry McGarvin, State Board Members Absent: Larry McGarvin, Dana Mann-Tavegia Also present: Mary Kay Hill, Wyoming Department of Education (WDE); Joe Simpson, WDE; Jennifer Duncan, WDE; John Shumway, Attorney General's Office (AG); Tania Hytrek, WDE;  more




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