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$2.2 MILLION CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE FOR REGENERATIVE MEDICINE AWARD FOR BIOENGINEER TO CREATE HEART CELLS
MERCED, Calif., Aug. 18 -- The University of California at Merced issued the following press release: Bioengineering professor Kara E. McCloskey of the University of California, Merced, was included in the recent announcement of approved New Faculty Awards from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. McCloskey will receive $2.2 million from CIRM, funding her efforts to induce stem cells to become heart cells that could be used to help patients whose hearts have been damaged in hea  more

$3 MILLION GRANT BOOSTS SPECIAL EDUCATION EFFORTS IN COLLEGE OF TEACHER EDUCATION, LEADERSHIP
TEMPE, Ariz., Sept. 27 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Arizona State University's College of Teacher Education and Leadership has received a $3.19-million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the largest single award realized by the college's department of special education. The grant, funding the Arizona Special Initiative to Recruit and Retain Educators (Project ASPIRE), will be used by the college to recruit and retain mid-career professionals and  more

$313K FOR TOWNS TO DEVELOP FARMLAND PROTECTION PLANS
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 15 --The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets issued the following news release: New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker today announced $313,750 in funding to help 14 towns develop local agricultural and farmland protection plans. This announcement is in addition to the $860,000 announced earlier this year for local farmland protection plans, bringing the total amount provided this year to $1,176,195 for 52 towns. "Local municipalities ar  more

'BRAINS R US': NEUROSCIENCE AND EDUCATION TOWN HALL MARCH 3
LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 19 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: On any given weekday, about a quarter of the U.S. population is occupied with the critical business of education - including 50 million students in K-12 public schools, six million more in private schools, 18 million in college, plus all of their teachers. Education is a big business, but a struggling one. As the nation grapples with issues facing its troubled educational system, can neu  more

'HEALTHCARE 101' FORUM STRESSES IMPORTANCE OF CUSTOMER SERVICE IN HEALTHCARE
LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 6 -- The University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine issued the following news release: Disney consultant Chris Caracci visited USC this week to encourage administrative leaders to make some magic in their delivery of customer service in the healthcare environment. Caracci was among the speakers at the "Healthcare 101" seminar hosted by the Keck School of Medicine June 3. The program goal was to foster greater understanding of the new vision for an a  more

'INTERNET PREDATOR' STEREOTYPES DEBUNKED IN NEW STUDY
DURHAM, N.H., Feb. 18 -- The University of New Hampshire issued the following news release: Contrary to stereotype, most Internet sex offenders are not adults who target young children by posing as another youth, luring children to meetings, and then abducting or forcibly raping them, according to researchers at the University of New Hampshire who have studied the nature of Internet-initiated sex crimes. Rather, most online sex offenders are young adults who target teens and seduce victims  more

'NEW HORIZONS' AVIATORS SUPPORTING HUMANITARIAN MISSIONS IN PERU
AYACHUCHO, Peru, July 31 -- The U.S. Army issued the following news release: U.S. Army CH-47D "Chinook" aircrew members and Soldiers with Task Force New Horizons are providing heavy-lift helicopter support to more than 990 U.S. servicemembers deployed to Ayacucho, Peru in support of New Horizons Peru-2008, a humanitarian effort focused on bringing a better quality of life to the people of Peru. New Horizons is a U.S. and Peruvian partnered operation which includes the construction of t two  more

'PLATTE RIVER ODYSSEY' EARNS EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM AWARD
LINCOLN, Neb., Nov. 20 -- The University of Nebraska issued the following news release: The Renewable Natural Resources Foundation of Bethesda, Md., has selected the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's "Platte River Odyssey" to receive its 2007 Excellence in Journalism Award. The award honors and encourages excellence in print journalism about natural resources issues through the dissemination of accurate and scientifically based information about the environment. The 55-page, full-color maga  more

'TIS THE GIVING SEASON: WEBMD HEALTH FOUNDATION FUNDS FELLOWSHIP IN UNDERSERVED HEALTH CARE FOR UC SAN DIEGO STUDENT-RUN FREE CLINIC
LA JOLLA, Calif., Dec. 11 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: As a new physician, Michelle Johnson, M.D., could have joined any of several lucrative family practice clinics in California. Instead, this holiday season, she is following her heart, serving the underserved with the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine Student-Run Free Clinic Project. "This work is important to me," says Johnson, who is among the first WebMD Faculty  more

'TRIO' PROGRAM HELPING SOME MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS SUCCEED, EXCEL
STARKVILLE, Miss., March 24 -- Mississippi State University issued the following news release: When senior Allison Jones enrolled at Mississippi State four years ago and stepped into the "real world" of college academics, she felt a little bit over her head, to say the least. College life was a completely different environment from her high school and hometown of Natchez. Had it not been for a friend inviting her to a meeting at the university's Student Support Services office, her time on  more

'Ultimate Green Office' Unveiled at DevelopGREEN Commercial Real Estate Conference
GLENDALE, Ariz., March 17 -- The National Association of Industrial and Office Properties issued the following news release: NAIOP (http://www.naiop.org/)(National Association for Industrial and Office Properties) unveiled the "Ultimate Green Office" exhibit last week at its first annual DevelopGREEN: Sustainable Solutions for Commercial Real Estate conference held at the all-green Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa in Glendale, Ariz. Nearly 400 commercial real estate (CRE) development leaders   more

'Victory assured for UPFA'
Colombo, Aug. 23 -- The UPFA will achieve a comprehensive victory at the Provincial Councils Elections in North Central and Sabaragamuwa Provinces, senior business personality M.G.M. Zurfick said, addressing a series of cell meetings in Ratnapura recently. "Voters in both provinces will endorse President Mahinda Rajapaksa's moves to eradicate terrorism to protect the Motherland with the intention of restoring peace and prosperity," Zurfick said. He said the gem mining community in the Ratnapu  more

'WARRIOR QUEST' TO OFFER HIGH ADVENTURE TO SOLDIERS RETURNING FROM DEPLOYMENT
SCHWEINFURT, Germany, March 11 -- Army European Command & 7th Army issued the following news release: By Mark Heeter U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt Public Affairs Office U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt is one of 14 garrisons in the Army and the only one in Installation Management Command-Europe selected to receive funding for the Warrior Adventure Quest, a pilot program designed to provide high adventure-type organized group activities such as paragliding or hang gliding for Soldiers retur  more

'Without Energy Solutions, There is No Green Building'
BETHESDA, Md., July 31 -- The National Electrical Contractors Association issued the following news release: Since buildings account for nearly 50 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions today, many in the design and construction industry have rallied around sustainable construction in the effort to reduce these emissions. And while sustainability is the major force shaping construction today, energy efficiency and sustainable energy often have the greatest impact on just how "green" a buildi  more

1ST AIR CAV RECEIVES NEW HEAVY-LIFT HELOS
FORT HOOD, Texas, Aug. 7 -- The U.S. Army issued the following news release: By Sgt. Nathan J. J. Hoskins 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs From the outside, the CH-47F Chinooks don't look much different from their predecessors, aside from the new paint job, but making that observation is like judging a book by its cover. This new model is the latest chapter in a long history dating all the way back to the Vietnam War. Now these new, technologically advanced, twin-rotor, heavy-l  more

29 BAE SYSTEMS EMPLOYEES COMPLETE FIRST ON-SITE STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY EXECUTIVE MBA PROGRAM
STONY BROOK, N.Y., June 4 -- The State University of New York at Stony Brook issued the following news release: The first class of employees from the Greenlawn facility of BAE Systems, a global defense and aerospace company, has graduated from an on-site Stony Brook University Executive MBA program. The 29 BAE Systems management employees - from such departments as engineering, human resources, subcontracts, finance, program management, program finance, government property, accounts payab  more

4TH ANNUAL SUMMER SCIENCE ACADEMY, JUNE 16-20
ALTUS, Okla., Aug. 4 -- Western Oklahoma State College issued the following news release: Western Oklahoma State College hosted the 14th annual Summer Science Academy in Plant Biology and Transgenic for rising eight and ninth graders June 16-20 under the direction of Elizabeth Wallace, chemistry instructor and principal investigator for the project. The academy was co-sponsored by the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation. During this residential academy, students engaged in studying plant biology   more

59 CASES OF DENGUE REPORTED THIS YEAR: MUNICIPAL COMMISSIONER
New Delhi, Aug 23 (UNI) As many as 59 cases of Dengue have been reported so far in Delhi this year, Municipal commissioner K S Mehra said today. Addressing reporters after a review meeting held with senior officers this morning to assess measures to check spread of Dengue in the city, Mr Mehra said Dengue cases were increasing day-by-day. On this occasion, he announced that MCD will launch special sanitation-cum-cleanliness drive from Monday and it will continue till September 8. The sp  more

72 New Members Chosen By Academy
WASHINGTON, April 29 -- The National Academy of Sciences issued the following news release: The National Academy of Sciences today announced the election of 72 new members and 18 foreign associates from 9 countries in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. The election was held this morning during the business session of the 145th annual meeting of the Academy. Those elected today bring the total number of active members to 2,041. Foreign asso  more

75TH ANNIVERSARY OF CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS EVENT
SULPHUR, Okla., Feb. 15 -- The National Park Service's Chickasaw National Recreation Area issued the following press release: The 75th anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) occurs on March 31, 2008. This anniversary is especially deserving as recognition of the remarkable accomplishments of the CCC that have stood the test of time as a tribute to the generation that created this outstanding work. Chickasaw National Recreation Area looks forward to the opportunity to recognize t  more

90th Anniversary Open House Celebration Scheduled For The National Concrete Masonry Association
HERNDON, Va., Feb. 5 -- The National Concrete Masonry Association issued the following news release: The National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) will be throwing open its doors and welcoming its members, industry partners, and trade press to an Open House event which will be held on Thursday, May 15, 2008, from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. This event will celebrate the Association's 90 years of service to promoting, protecting, and advancing the concrete masonry and hardscape industry. Highlights o  more

99TH GCTS BEGINS 45-DAY JOINT BASE BALAD TRAINING COURSE
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev., Aug. 21 -- The U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command issued the following press release: By Senior Airman Larry E. Reid Jr. Nellis Public Affairs The 99th Security Forces Ground Combat Training Squadron recently kicked off the Joint Base Balad training, a newly designed 45-day course to provide advance ground combat weapons and tactics instruction for outside-the-wire missions and area security operations for active duty, guard, and Reserve security forces Airmen   more

A 'RED FLAG' FOR EXPANDING BIOFUELS IN THE TROPICS
MADISON, Wis., July 9 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: Biofuels, by recycling atmospheric carbon, are a potential boon to the world's ailing climate. But efforts in the tropics to significantly expand biofuel production by replacing tropical forests with oil palm, sugarcane and other agricultural biofuels could, in fact, accelerate climate change, according to a new study published this week (July 9). Writing in the journal Environmental Research Letters, a  more

A Better Salary is Two Years Away
MIAMI, Okla., Aug. 13 -- Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College issued the following news release: Arsen Ayrapetian has driven by convenience store billboards announcing gas prices that for months on end seemed to rise without reason. Simple trips to the grocery stores for household staples cost more and more. Paychecks, he said, just don't stretch as far as they used to. Nine-years-ago, Ayrapetian moved to the United States from Russia with his intentions firmly set on pursuing a college educ  more

A FOURTH STONY BROOK PROFESSOR NAMED CO-WINNER OF NOBEL PRIZE SHARED WITH AL GORE
STONY BROOK, N.Y., Feb. 19 -- The State University of New York at Stony Brook issued the following news release: Professor Marv Geller, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS), became the fourth Stony Brook Professor sharing the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore for his participation in the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Professor Geller received the congratulatory letter from the United Nations Environment Programme on January 22, 2008 for his contribution in   more

ABS Makes $2.5 Million Gift to Maine Maritime Academy
CASTINE, Maine, Aug. 18 -- Maine Maritime Academy issued the following news release: Maine Governor John E. Baldacci announced earlier today a $2.5 million gift to Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) from ABS ([ http://www.eagle.org/ ]American Bureau of Shipping). The gift is the largest single corporate gift to the Maine public post-secondary institution in the college's 67 year history. Governor Baldacci praised the expanded mission of ABS to support maritime education and research around the worl  more

ABUGHALOUS HONOR AWARDED TO PROFESSOR OF HUMAN RESOURCE AND MANAGEMENT KARSTEN
PLATTEVILLE, Wis., Sept. 11 -- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville issued the following news release: Marge Karsten, University of Wisconsin-Platteville professor of human resource and management, received the 2007 Abughalous Award for Excellence in Scholarly Research. The Abughalous Award is named for Mansour Abughalous, a teacher and scholar in the UWP Department of Mathematics from 1990 to 1998. The award is presented each year to a UWP faculty/instructional academic staff member wh  more

ACPS OPENS ARTSINFUSED CHARTER MIDDLE SCHOOL WITH 26 SIXTH GRADERS
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va., Aug. 13 -- The State of Virginia's Albemarle School District issued the following news release: On August 20, an innovative new charter school, the Community Public Charter School (CPCS) will open its doors with 26 sixth graders from across the county: 4 are from Burley, 4 from Jouett, 5 from Henley, 3 from Sutherland, 9 from Walton, and 1 who is transferring from a private school. The Community Public Charter School, which is part of Albemarle County Public Schools,  more

ACT SENIOR ENLISTED LEADER DISCUSSES NCO PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 14 -- The NATO Allied Command Transformation issued the following news release: NATO recently announced that 2008 would be dedicated to recognising the vital role played by Non Commissioned Officers (NCOs) within the Alliance. The Year of the NCO is a joint project between NATO ACT and ACO and recognizes what has been done by NCOs to support current Alliance operations. During a recent interview with NATO School Public Affairs Office ACT's Senior Enlisted Leader, Czech Repu  more

ACTIVIST-ECONOMIST TO DISCUSS CERTIFICATION AT CROFT INSTITUTE
OXFORD, Miss., April 7 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: A renowned economist and labor activist visits the University of Mississippi Tuesday (April 8) to lecture on how ethical accountability is gaining momentum in the world's economy. Michael Conroy, former professor of economics at the University of Texas in Austin and a former academic of Yale University, plans to discuss "How the 'Certification Revolution' Empowers Students to Change Corporate Practic  more

ADDISON'S DISEASE CAN BE FATAL TO DOGS, EXPERT SAYS
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Nov. 8 -- Texas A&M University issued the following news release: If Sparky seems to have lost some spark, it might be more than just a case of the blahs. If your dog seems depressed and weak, it may be showing signs of hypoadrenocorticism, more commonly known as Addison's Disease, a degeneration of the adrenal glands that requires immediate veterinary medical attention. "Hypoadrenocorticism, or Addison's Disease, refers to the slow destruction and subsequent mal  more

AFRL COUNTER TEAM WINS AIR FORCE OUTSTANDING SCIENTIST TEAM AWARD
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Aug. 13 -- The U.S. Air Force Aeronautical Systems Center issued the following press release: By Holly Jordan Air Vehicles Directorate The Cooperative Operations in Urban Terrain (COUNTER) team was recently honored with the Air Force Outstanding Scientist Team Award for their research into using small and micro Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to seek out threats in urban terrain. The award recognizes the efforts and achievements of the top Air For  more

AGENCIES UNVEIL NEW WEB TOOL FOR BUSINESS REGISTRATIONS, LICENSES, AND PERMITS
COLUMBIA, S.C., May 17 -- The South Carolina Employment Security Commission issued the following news release: A new level of customer service for business owners arrived today in South Carolina, reducing the logistical scrambling it takes for businesses to remain in compliance with state law and eliminating any suggestion of government runaround. This refreshing new advance comes in the form of South Carolina Business One-Stop (SCBOS), a special collaborative Web site designed to make life e  more

AGRICULTURE SECRETARY CHALLENGES KANSANS TO EAT MORE LOCALLY GROWN FOODS DURING FARMERS' MARKET MONTH
TOPEKA, Kan., Aug. 5 -- The Kansas Department of Agriculture issued the following press release: Secretary of Agriculture Adrian Polansky is challenging Kansans to eat more locally grown foods during August in support of Kansas farmers' market month. "Kansans have a wide array of locally grown foods to choose from at our farmers' markets from spring through fall," Polansky said. "During August, Kansas Farmers' Market month, I encourage more Kansans to take greater advantage of these abund  more

AGRICULTURE SECRETARY, ASSEMBLY AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE CHAIR ENCOURAGE CONSUMERS TO ASK FOR JERSEY FRESH
TRENTON, N.J., Aug. 12 -- The New Jersey Department of Agriculture issued the following news release: New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Charles M. Kuperus and Assemblyman Douglas Fisher, chairman of the Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, today called on consumers to consistently ask for the Jersey Fresh brand when choosing produce and other agricultural products now and throughout the fall. "New Jersey is currently at the height of the growing season so Jersey Fresh fr  more

AgriLife Research Breeder Develops Drought-Tolerant Corn
ETTER, Texas, Aug. 22 -- Texas A&M University, a component of the public university system in Texas, issued the following news from its agriculture program: At the end of the day, drought tolerance in corn has to equate to good yields and good quality, not just good looks, said a Texas AgriLife Research scientist. Dr. Wenwei Xu, AgriLife Research corn breeder from Lubbock, is working with crosses between temperate and tropically adapted varieties of corn to find a drought-tolerant plant th  more

AIR-QUALITY VIOLATIONS COST ST. CLOUD COMPANY $442,600
BRAINERD, Minn., Aug. 13 -- The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency issued the following news release: Pan-O-Gold Baking Co. and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) have reached an agreement that requires the company to pay $442,600 for alleged air-quality violations at its bread-baking facility in St. Cloud, Minn. The violations included installing and operating equipment for bread and bun production lines, and beginning construction of a third production line without first obta  more

AIRMEN COOL DOWN WITH FUTURE AIRCRAFT SHELTERS
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C., Aug. 13 -- The U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command issued the following press release: By Staff Sgt. John Gordinier 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs During many of the "dog days of summer," the thermostat registers 106 degrees Fahrenheit on Shaw's flightline and many Airmen like Senior Airman Baanh Dinh, 55th Fighter Squadron aerospace propulsion technician, work out in the extreme heat with no shade to fulfill their mission - but relief is on the way. Shaw is   more

ALABAMA NATIONAL GUARD HOLDS FIRST YELLOW RIBBON PROGRAM
MONTGOMERY, Ala., Aug. 14 -- The National Guard issued the following news release: By Army Staff Sgt. Katrina Timmons Alabama National Guard The Alabama National Guard held its first Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) last weekend here at the Renaissance Hotel and Conference Center. The YRRP is designed to provide National Guard and Reserve members and their families with information on services, referral, and proactive outreach opportunities that are available throughout the e  more

ALAMOSA - CDOT'S LITTER REMOVAL PROGRAMS WORK TO CLEAN UP COLORADO
ALAMOSA, Colo., Aug. 13 -- The Colorado Department of Transportation issued the following press release: Litter on state highways continues to be a growing problem, which is why the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has several programs to help keep Colorado clean. Each year, thousands of cubic yards of litter are removed from Colorado highways by CDOT maintenance crews, Adopt-A-Highway Volunteers and the Sponsor-A-Highway program. In fiscal year 2008 (July 1, 2007 through June   more

ALBANY STATE GOLDEN RAMS TO SPONSOR SUMMER YOUTH FOOTBALL CAMP
ALBANY, Ga., May 7 -- Albany State University athletics department issued the following news release: The Albany State University football program will sponsor a youth football camp in June. The Sixth Annual Mike White Rams Football Camp will kickoff June 12-14 for youth ages eight to 18. The camp will provide a better understanding of football, help build self-confidence and expose youth to a fun-filled camp experience with their peers, head coach Mike White said. "Not only will youths  more

ALEXANDER NAMED HEAD OF MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY DIVERSITY AND EQUITY OFFICE
STARKVILLE, Miss., May 6 -- Mississippi State University issued the following news release: A Mississippi State administrator with more than 20 years' experience in personnel management and administration is being named permanent head of the university's Office of Diversity and Equity Programs. Mary L. Alexander, who holds a doctorate in school administration, is assuming the post in which she has served as interim director for the past year. "As a career U.S. Air Force officer before h  more

ALEXANDRIA CITY COUNCIL TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARING ON DEC. 15
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- The city of Alexandria issued the following press release: The Alexandria City Council will consider adoption of the final recommendations from the Economic Sustainability Work Group, at its regular public hearing on Saturday, December 15, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The Economic Sustainability Work Group presented its draft recommendations at a Town Hall meeting held in late September, received public input and made its final recommendations to Council in October. On De  more

ALGAE SEASON LOOMS FOR MADISON LAKES
MADISON, Wis., June 27 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: TO: Editors, news directors FROM: Terry Devitt (608) 262-8282, trdevitt@wisc.edu RE: ALGAE SEASON LOOMS FOR MADISON LAKES June marks a change of season for Lake Mendota, which is transitioning from a clear-water phase that predominates in late spring and early summer to a period where blue-green algal blooms transform the lake into a murky - and sometimes mucky - environment for the remainder of   more

ALLIANT ENERGY FOUNDATION SPONSORS ARTSBUILD WORKSHOPS
PLATTEVILLE, Wis., Oct. 24 -- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville issued the following news release: The Alliant Energy Foundation recently granted $2,500 to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville's ArtsBuild program, an initiative created in 2004 by UWP's Office of Continuing Education in order to assist local artists and entrepreneurs. The money was used to fund three continuing education workshops, a Networking Potluck, and the "Work of Art" workshop series presented by nationally rec  more

ALUMNI TAKE HONORS IN DESIGN CONTEST
LEXINGTON, Ky., Sept. 27 -- The University of Kentucky issued the following news release: Three recent University of Kentucky graduates received second place honors in Columbus Re-Wired, an urban design ideas competition focused on downtown Columbus, Ohio. The UK team receiving recognition was comprised of Yu Fan Cheung, Matthew Storrie and Brian Buckner, who graduated with architecture degrees from the UK College of Design in May 2007. Columbus Re-Wired, sponsored by the Columbus chapter   more

AMAZONIA MEANS RECORD BREAKING ATTENDANCE FOR MESKER PARK ZOO & BOTANIC GARDEN
EVANSVILLE, Ind., Aug. 11 -- The city of Evansville issued the following press release: The opening of AMAZONIA, Forest of Riches and the new entry complex at Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden on August 4th, led to the largest attendance week in Zoo history. Over the course of last week, 15,372 guests visited the Zoo with the new AMAZONIA exhibit beating all previous weekly attendance records. By comparison, the Zoo's attendance for the entire month of August 2007 was 8,113. Saturday's attenda  more

AMC SOLDIERS, CIVILIANS LEARN COMBAT MEDICAL SKILLS
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Aug. 20 -- The U.S. Army issued the following news release: By Jim Hinnant 401st Army Field Support Brigade "You're under fire, what are you going to do?" This is the question assistant training facilitator, Sgt. Charreise Lewandowski shouted in the ear of Department of the Army civilian employee Ted Shelton as he faced a deployed person's worst nightmare - a battlefield casualty with multiple life-threatening injuries. Along with six members of the New  more

AMERICAN FOLK SINGER,ACTIVIST BAEZ COMES TO FORD CENTER STAGE ON APRIL 12
OXFORD, Miss., April 1 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: American folk singer and songwriter Joan Baez performs April 12 at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Mississippi. "Joan Baez is perhaps best known for her three-octave vocal range,but she is also known as a passionate activist," said Norm Easterbrook,Ford Center director. "Many of her songs address crucial moments in America's history." In fact,Baez's passion  more

AMERICORPS WILDLAND FIRE TEAM STATIONED IN RED FEATHER LAKES
FORT COLLINS, Colo., May 29 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's U.S. Forest Service's unit - Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland - issued the following news release: The Canyon Lakes Ranger District of the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland is excited to host an AmeriCorps Wildland Fire Team for the first time. AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs that engage Americans in intensive service to meet the nati  more

AN 'OPERA OF MEANING' INTEGRATES LIVE PERFORMANCE, INTERNET, MULTIMEDIA, AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION AT UC SAN DIEGO
LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 28 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: Kamza and Bar Kamza is an innovative, interactive theatrical piece that is hard to categorize. Told in four acts, it is set to sound, visuals and semantic web technology. There are two performers per se but the audience is encouraged to chime in. It is a live event but integrates pre-taped video clips. The principal creator is a professor of music at UC San Diego but the project is deepl  more

ANCIENT BACTERIA USES ARSENIC TO GROW
RESTON, Va., Aug. 15 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's U.S. Geological Survey issued the following press release: Scientists have discovered ancient bacteria that rely on arsenic, rather than water, to grow during photosynthesis. Analysis indicates that this process probably dates back a few billion years. This discovery adds an important new dimension to the arsenic cycle and highlights a previously unsuspected process that may have been essential for establishing the arsenic cy  more

Announcing NCARB's Newest Monograph, Getting to Smart Growth II
WASHINGTON, May 31 -- The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards issued the following news release: The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) is pleased to announce the release of it latest monograph, Getting to Smart Growth II: 100 More Policies for Implementation. The monograph expands on the first volume, Getting to Smart Growth released in 2004, with new tools, policies, and approaches the public and private sectors can use to create more livable com  more

ANT INVADERS EAT NATIVES, THEN MOVE DOWN FOOD CHAIN
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Dec. 17 -- The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign issued the following news release: The Argentine ant, Linepithema humile, is one of the most successful invasive species in the world, having colonized parts of five continents in addition to its native range in South America. A new study sheds light on the secrets of its success. The findings, from researchers at the University of Illinois and the University of California at San Diego, appear this week in the Proce  more

Appointments, Honors and Activities
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Aug. 22 -- Purdue University issued the following news release: � Appointments and promotions: -- Professor of agricultural economics John Lee will join the Center for the Environment as associate director for economics and policy. In this three-year position, he will work to develop interdisciplinary research proposals on environmental issues, especially in the areas of agriculture and conservation. One of his projects entails the relocation of wildlife out of newl  more

ARBORETUM RAISING FUNDS FOR CHILDREN'S GARDEN
LEXINGTON, Ky., Nov. 29 -- The University of Kentucky issued the following news release: Imagine an outdoor learning environment that gives Kentucky children hands-on opportunities to learn and have fun at the same time; a place that helps children understand the environment and develop a love and respect for the Earth; a climate that inspires parents and teachers to learn about the importance of plants and their impact on the world and a setting that motivates children to try fresh fruits, v  more

ARCTIC-ACCURATE WEATHER MODELING FOCUS OF TWO-DAY MEETING
FAIRBANKS, Alaska, May 8 -- The University of Alaska issued the following news release: More than 40 scientists will meet in Fairbanks May 12-13 to discuss how to improve current weather forecast models and develop new, more accurate modeling methods in one of the nation's most extreme environments. Alaska's size, geography and location create a variety of distinct climate types, yet there are few ground-based weather stations throughout the state that forecasters can use to make more accu  more

ARGENTINE RESEARCHER HELPS LEADING U.S. COMPANY DEVELOP TOMORROW'S CELL
LA JOLLA, Calif., March 31 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: Javier Girado has come a long way since being unable to pay his rent as an electronics researcher in Argentina. After losing all his savings not once but three times in the financial collapses of the Argentine economy, Girado moved to the United States for his Ph.D. and eventually landed at the University of California, San Diego doing research at the California Institute for Telecommun  more

ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS GRANTS MORRISON SCHOOL COURSE REDESIGN
TEMPE, Ariz., Sept. 25 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: The Morrison School of Management and Agribusiness was one of several ASU academic units that recently received an Arizona Board of Regents grant for Learner-Centered Education, a method of teaching focused around the individual student. The $50,000 grant helps the school redesign the class "MGT 300 - Organizational Management and Leadership" by providing faculty members with the resources they need to e  more

ARIZONA POWER PLANT AGREES TO INSTALL CONTROLS TO REDUCE HARMFUL EMISSIONS SETTLEMENT ALSO REQUIRES POWER PLANT TO PAY $950,000 CIVIL PENALTY
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 12 -- The Environmental Protection Agency Region 9 office issued the following news release: Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District (SRP) has agreed to install state-of-the-art air pollution controls at an estimated cost of $400 million, pay a $950,000 civil penalty and spend $4 million on environmental improvement projects in Arizona to settle alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at its Coronado coal-fired power plant near St. Johns, Arizona.   more

ARIZONA STATE UNDERGRADUATES TRANSFORM CHILDRENS' LIVES WITH 'MAGIC'
TEMPE, Ariz., Dec. 14 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: There's magic afoot at ASU with the help of a band of undergraduates with the unlikely monikers: Bubbles, Bam Bam, Tank, Bacon, Shazam, and Guppy. Despite their playful nicknames or perhaps because of them, these nine students are in fact serious players: the student coordinators and founders of the ASU branch of Camp Kesem, an entrepreneurial organization designed to bring positives into the lives of young   more

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK
TEMPE, Ariz., Nov. 8 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States. A full week of films, lectures, arts, colloquiums and study-abroad information sessions at the four ASU campuses are pa  more

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY MEETS GLOBAL CHALLENGES
TEMPE, Ariz., Dec. 14 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: The world is changing, and ASU is addressing the policy, science and engineering that affect global dynamics in the fields of sustainability, research, education, business and diplomacy. From the grasslands of Mongolia to the Sonoran desert, from high schools in China to business schools in Mexico, ASU is making a difference in the way many people look at themselves and the world in which they live. "T  more

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY NAMED ONE OF NATION'S 'GREENEST' UNIVERSITIES
TEMPE, Ariz., July 28 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Princeton Review rating based on environmental practices, policies and course offerings Arizona State University has been named one of the nation's "greenest" universities by The Princeton Review in its first-ever rating of environmentally friendly institutions. The "2009 Green Rating Honor Roll" is a numerical score on a scale of 60 to 99 that The Princeton Review tallied for 534 colleges and universi  more

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY NAMED TOP FULBRIGHTS PRODUCER
TEMPE, Ariz., Nov. 1 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: ASU is one of the top universities for producing 2007-2008 U.S. Fulbright Fellows, according to the Oct. 26 edition of the Chronicle of Higher Education. ASU has a record 16 students who are studying abroad on Fulbright awards this academic year, ranking the university fourth among public research institutions. ASU is 14th overall among all research universities. Eighteen ASU students were offered the awar  more

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY PAVES WAY FOR BIOSCIENCE EDUCATION
TEMPE, Ariz., Dec. 14 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: To help meet the need of Arizona's booming bioscience sector and create the next generation of highly skilled, interdisciplinary scientists, the Arizona Board of Regents recently approved an innovative ASU graduate degree in biological design. The biological design doctoral program seeks to attract and train new scientific talent to use an outcome-driven, interdisciplinary approach in solving major global  more

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY PROGRAM ADDRESSES SPEECH PATHOLOGIST SHORTAGE
TEMPE, Ariz., May 29 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Every year, the number of children in Arizona public schools who need speech and language services increases, while the number of qualified speech-language pathologists does not. To address this shortage, Arizona State University's Department of Speech and Hearing Science, together with the Arizona Department of Education, is helping technicians who work in Arizona public schools earn a master's degree while   more

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCHERS USE SALMONELLA TO ADMINISTER VACCINES
TEMPE, Ariz., July 8 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Researchers at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University have made a major step forward in their work to develop a biologically engineered organism that can effectively deliver an antigen in the body. The researchers report that they have been able to use live salmonella bacterium as the containment/delivery method for an antigen. The work is a major step forward in development of a new means of   more

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY UNVEILS MASTER'S DEGREE IN SOCIAL JUSTICE
TEMPE, Ariz., May 27 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: People who aspire to apply social justice and human rights approaches to such issues as health, education, labor, international development, family welfare, and the environment will gain a strong theoretical background and hands-on management skills through Arizona State University's new master's degree program in social justice and human rights. The program welcomes its first group of students to ASU's We  more

ARIZONA TECHNOLOGY ENTERPRISES'S TECH TRANSFER GOES GLOBAL
TEMPE, Ariz., July 17 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Arizona Technology Enterprises (AzTE), the technology venturing arm of Arizona State University, has entered into separate global arrangements to market technologies developed by ASU's partner universities, Dublin City University in Ireland (through its technology commercialization organization, Invent DCU Limited) and Tec de Monterrey in Mexico. AzTE is located at SkySong in Scottsdale and is working in   more

ARKANSAS PSC REPORTS FILING IN MATTER OF APPLICATION OF UNITED WATER ARKANSAS FOR ALL APPROVALS (IF ANY) WHICH MAY BE REQUIRED FOR THE MERGER BETWEEN GAZ DE FRANCE AND SUEZ
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Aug. 18 -- The Arkansas Public Service Commission reported the following filing: Docket: 06-146-U Style: IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF UNITED WATER ARKANSAS INC. FOR ALL APPROVALS (IF ANY) WHICH MAY BE REQUIRED FOR THE MERGER BETWEEN GAZ DE FRANCE AND SUEZ Electronic: True Open: True Company Name/Docket Role United Water Arkansas, Inc. Initiating Party APSC General Staff Party File Date/Time Description 1:51:00 PM 11/1/2006 1. United Water A  more

ARMY FAMILY ACTION PLAN TURNS 25 YEARS OLD
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 ~-- The U.S. Army issued the following news release: Today and in the coming months, the Army will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the creation of the Army Family Action Plan, senior leaders said, citing an ongoing commitment to families embodied in the Army Family Covenant. The Army Family Covenant says that Soldiers' strength comes from their families. It pledges to provide for and support those families, increase the accessibility and quality of healthcare, im  more

ARMY FIELDS FIRST BRIGADE NONLETHAL CAPABILITY SET
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- The U.S. Army issued the following news release: By Audra Calloway Picatinny Public Affairs Army brigades now have a new set of nonlethal products in their arsenal. The Army recently fielded the first Brigade Nonlethal Capability Set to members of the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division in Fort Stewart, Ga. The sets are designed to give nonlethal capabilities to commanders and Soldiers to support an escalation of force to determine intent befor  more

ARMY NURSE LEADERS DISCUSS NEW RESIDENCY PROGRAM
FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, Aug. 15 ~-- The U.S. Army issued the following news release: A new program for Army nurses who are recent college graduates will help bridge the gap between their academic training and the demands of the clinical environment and prepare them for deployment. The one-year Army Nurse Residency program begins Oct. 6 with more than 100 newly commissioned second lieutenants performing residency at nine Army medical centers. Fifteen Army nurse leaders and subject matte  more

ARMY'S SENIOR BLACK FEMALE AVIATOR RETIRES
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- The U.S. Army issued the following news release: Back in 1980 Christine B. "Nickey" Knighton became just the second black woman in the United States to earn the right to wear aviator wings within the Department of Defense and the first from her home state of Georgia, an accomplishment that didn't go unnoticed by then-President Jimmy Carter who personally congratulated her on the achievement. Col. Knighton also holds the distinction of commanding a tactical combat arm  more

ARSENAULT NAMED HEAD WOMEN'S LACROSSE COACH
KEENE, N.H., Aug. 15 -- Keene State College issued the following news release: Katie Arsenault has been named head women's lacrosse coach at Keene State College. Arsenault takes over the program from Michelle Mason, who accepted the head coaching position at Iona College. "I'm very excited about becoming the head coach at Keene State," said Arsenault, who served as an assistant under Mason last season. "The program has so much potential and it's a great campus as far as recruiting is conce  more

ART IN PARK SERIES FEATURES WORKS OF DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES'S WIEGAND
OWINGS MILLS, Md., Aug. 15 -- The Maryland Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area's latest "Art in the Park" series kicks off with a reception featuring photographs of Richard H. Wiegand, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources western state botanist on Sunday, Aug. 17 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. "Having appeared in countless publications and websites, Richard's work uniquely captures nature's candid beauty and presents i  more

ASSEMBLY PASSES THREE-WAY LEGISLATION TO IMPROVE STATE PROCUREMENT PRACTICES
ALBANY, N.Y., July 1 -- The New York State Assembly issued the following news release: Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Governmental Operations Committee Chair RoAnn Destito announced that the Assembly passed legislation last week, as part of an agreement with the Governor and the Senate, to extend the Procurement Stewardship Act for four years and to provide for major improvements and strategic changes to the Act. The bill (A.11738[1]), sponsored by Destito, will modernize the requirem  more

ASSEMBLYMAN NIELLO TO HOST WORKSHOPS TO HELP SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM ADA LAWSUITS
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 20 -- The California State Assembly Republican Caucus issued the following news release: Assemblyman Roger Niello (R-Fair Oaks), will be hosting two breakfast workshops to help small business owners protect themselves from lawsuits filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). ADA laws are complicated and many businesses need help understanding what they can do to make sure they are in compliance. The workshop will feature a series of speakers from the Cal  more

ASSEMBLYMEMBER LIEU OUTRAGED ABOUT PROPOSED TAX BREAKS TO SUBPRIME LENDERS
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 14 -- The California State Assembly Democratic Caucus issued the following statement: Assemblymember Ted W. Lieu (D-Torrance), Chair of the Assembly Rules Committee and former Chair of the Assembly Banking and Finance Committee, released the following statement today regarding proposed state budget language to provide tax breaks to subprime lenders. Lieu is also the lead author of several mortgage reform bills in the California Legislature. "The Governor's budget p  more

ATA Annual Conference Focuses On Trucking's Bottom Line
ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 15 -- The American Trucking Associations issued the following news release: The American Trucking Associations 2008 Management Conference & Exhibition will focus on helping motor carriers prosper in today's bumpy economy. The 2008 MC&E, scheduled to be held in New Orleans, La., Oct. 4-7, will feature an assessment of the economic outlook from top analysts, tips on boosting fleet fuel efficiency, an informative seminar on the upcoming 2010 engine emissions standards as  more

ATLANTIC COUNTY REPORTS FIRST WEST NILE VIRUS MOSQUITO SAMPLE OF 2008
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., July 22 -- Atlantic County issued the following press release: Atlantic County has reported finding a mosquito sample in Somers Point that has tested positive for West Nile Virus. State laboratory testing confirmed evidence of the mosquito-borne disease on July 18, 2008. Representatives from the Atlantic County Office of Mosquito Control collected the samples on July 11 in the vicinity of Holly Hills Drive, Somers Point. County Public Health and Mosquito Control offici  more

ATTENTION TO STUDENTS NETS MARSHALL ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY HONORS
TEMPE, Ariz., May 22 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Pamela Marshall, an assistant professor in Arizona State University's New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, has won the Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Student Mentoring for doing what she says is the "hallmark" of her teaching focus -mentoring students in her research lab, treating students as individuals, and developing the next generation of critical thinkers in the science field.  more

Auburn University College of Business Receives Gift from Alumni to Fund Scholarships
AUBURN, Ala., Aug. 6 -- Auburn University issued the following news release: Auburn University alumni Mike and Jane McLain of Atlanta have pledged $100,000, in honor of Mike's father, to establish the Andrew Carrol McLain Endowment for Scholarships in Auburn's College of Business. "Jane and I are very pleased to honor my father with this endowed scholarship," said Mike McLain. "My father has always believed in getting a good education and in working hard to achieve your goals. We are happy  more

AURORA - COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION'S LITTER REMOVAL PROGRAMS WORK TO CLEAN UP COLORADO
AURORA, Colo., Aug. 13 -- The Colorado Department of Transportation issued the following press release: Litter on state highways continues to be a growing problem, which is why the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has several programs to help keep Colorado clean. Each year, thousands of cubic yards of litter are removed from Colorado highways by CDOT maintenance crews, Adopt-A-Highway Volunteers and the Sponsor-A-Highway program. In fiscal year 2008 (July 1, 2007 through June 3  more

Authorities face problem managing shelter
Kathmandu, Aug. 23 -- The condition of evacuees taking shelter at various government buildings, schools and camps is getting worse everyday as the number of flood victims swells without any sign of respite. Only on Friday, rescue personnel evacuated over 1000 people from various waterlogged settlements. With the population inside shelters for the displaced rising abruptly, it has become harder for the authority to manage them and provide food, water and health care. As the 11 shelters for the  more

AWARD HONORS UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS FOR EFFORTS IN CAMPUS INTERNATIONALIZATION
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Feb. 28 -- The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign issued the following news release: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been selected to receive the 2008 Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization. The award, presented by NAFSA: Association of International Educators, recognizes the university for "outstanding and innovative efforts in campus internationalization." NAFSA is the world's largest non-profit association dedicated to int  more

AWARDS HONOR FIVE PHOENIX BUSINESSES
TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 8 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Five Phoenix-area businesses have been honored by the Spirit of Enterprise Center at ASU's W. P. Carey School of Business. The 11th Annual Spirit of Enterprise Awards honored the winners in a celebration of ethics, energy and excellence in entrepreneurship at a luncheon Sept. 26 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix. The named awards are sponsored by Edward Jones, the Rich Dad Co. and State Fa  more

Babson Alum Business is Semi-Finalist in Forbes.com Contest
BABSON PARK, Mass., Aug. 14 -- Babson College issued the following press release: BigBelly Solar (BBS), founded by Babson MBA Alumnus Jim Poss, has been named a semi-finalist in the Forbes.com Boost Your Business 2008 contest. The winner will receive $100,000! Poss earned his Babson MBA in 2003, the same year he founded Seahorse Power Company, with a mission to reduce fossil fuel consumption through innovative cost-saving approaches to inefficient, everyday problems. Their "BigBelly,"  more

BACK TO SCHOOL TIPS FOR PARENTS
RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 1 -- The North Carolina Department of Administration Division of Non-Public Education issued the following news release: A new school year is at hand. Many school children feel somewhat anxious about returning to school. Their nervousness is usually more noticeable when the student is entering a new school or making the transition from elementary to middle or from middle to high school. While returning students usually anticipate the new school term with eagerness and exci  more

BALD EAGLE CHICKS RETURN TO THE WILD
VENTURA, Calif., July 14 -- The National Park Service's Channel Islands National Park issued the following press release: Today brings the return to the wild of the second of the two bald eagle chicks that were injured during an attack by a sub-adult bald eagle at Pelican Harbor on Santa Cruz Island on May 19, 2008. This attack was observed live by hundreds of enthusiasts via the Channel Islands Live EagleCAM. The webcam captured the two eagle chicks as they were unexpectedly taken from th  more

Be Prepared: Disaster Can Strike Any Time
AUSTIN, Texas, July 22 -- Texas A&M University, a component of the public university system in Texas, issued the following news from its agriculture program: Disaster can strike at any place, any time, to anybody, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service expert. That's why AgriLife Extension and the Texas Department of State Health Services have a new publication, "Preparing for the Unexpected." Disasters can have natural causes, such as flooding during hurricanes. Then there are  more

Benjamin Cooper Receives 2008 NAPL Technical Leadership Award
PARAMUS, N.J., April 3 -- The National Association for Printing Leadership issued the following news release: NAPL, the not-for-profit management association for business excellence in the printing and graphic communications industry (www.napl.org), has named Benjamin Y. Cooper the recipient of its 2008 Technical Leadership Award. The 72nd annual award recognizes Cooper's tireless advocacy on behalf of the U.S. printing industry as its chief lobbyist. He received the award at NAPL's Top Manag  more

BEST ILLINOIS WINES TO BE SAMPLED IN TWILIGHT BALLROOM
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Aug. 11 -- The Illinois State Fair issued the following news release: Five of Illinois' seven best wines will be available for sampling tomorrow in the Twilight Ballroom at 3 p.m., immediately following the Agriculture Day Awards at the Director's Lawn where four of those wines will receive a Governor's Cup in the 2008 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition. In addition, the competition's Best of Show, the NV Red & Blue wine from the Pheasant Hollow Winery in Whittington, is   more

BETHLEHEM CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF JAN. 7 MEETING
BETHLEHEM, Pa., Jan. 7 -- The Bethlehem City Council issued the following meeting minutes: 1. INVOCATION 2. PLEDGE TO THE FLAG 3. ROLL CALL President Schweder called the meeting to order. Father Anthony Mongiello of St. Anne's Church offered the invocation which was followed by the pledge to the flag. Present were Jean Belinski, Karen Dolan, Robert J. Donchez, Joseph F. Leeson, Jr., Gordon B. Mowrer, and J. Michael Schweder, 6. (Magdalena F. Szabo passed away on December 13, 2007.)   more

BICYCLE RALLY TO GENERATE ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS
GUWAHATI, Aug 23 -- Society For Promotion of Tourism (SPOT), Guwahati chapter with the financial assistance and cooperation of Numaligarh Refinery Limited is organising a bicycle expedition from Guwahati to Shillong peak to carry the message for a pollution free environment on August 25 among the public enroute. Taking into account the threat of impending danger of global warming due to high carbon emission in the atmosphere from various sources, the NGO has undertaken series of action plans l  more

BIOFUELS BEYOND CROPS: THE FUTURE OF GREEN ENERGY
LA JOLLA, Calif., Jan. 7 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: WHAT:The Biology and Business of Biofuels, a three-day meeting on the latest science, business and policy issues about biofuels The Biology and Business of Biofuels will give journalists access to the world's leading experts on the next generation of biologically-based fuel. Biomass for fuels can be much cheaper and more plentiful than crude oil. But many experts question whether ethan  more

BIOFUELS SYMPOSIUM EXPLORES BIOLOGY AND BUSINESS OF GREEN ENERGY
LA JOLLA, Calif., Jan. 25 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: "The Biology and Business of Biofuels," a three-day meeting on the latest science, business and policy issues about biofuels, will be held Monday, Jan. 28, through Wednesday, Jan. 30, in the Hoffmann Auditorium of The Salk Institute on Torrey Pines Road in La Jolla. Registration is required, but attendance is free for reporters, producers, and other representatives of the media. Regis  more

BIPARTISAN GROUP OF SENATORS URGE ELECTRIC COMPANIES TO CONTINUE CLEAN AIR PROGRAMS
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 -- The office of Sen. Thomas Carper, D-Del., issued the following news release: A bipartisan group of four U.S. Senators today urged electric companies to continue operating pollution emission controls while Congress seeks a legislative remedy to replace a federal clean air rule that was struck down last month by a federal appeals court. A letter, signed by Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Judd Gregg (R-N.H.), and Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.), asked T  more

BLAME CONGRESS FOR INFLATION
WASHINGTON, May 1 -- Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. (1st CD), issued the following op-ed: Yesterday, the Federal Reserve lowered the fed-funds rate to 2%, its lowest level since late 2004. In a nod to growing inflation fears, the Fed said "it will be necessary to continue to monitor inflation developments carefully." But if we really want to do something about inflation, Congress should repeal the Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment Act of 1978, which dangerously diverted the Fed from its most import  more

BLUE KEY NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY HOLDS 2008 DOCTOR OF SERVICE BANQUET
FARGO, N.D., May 6 -- North Dakota State University issued the following news release: Members of the NDSU chapter of Blue Key National Honor Society held the annual Doctor of Service Banquet April 29. Laura Oster-Aaland, director of Orientation and Student Success, received the Doctor of Service Award. Oster-Aaland leads campus prevention efforts to reduce high-risk substance abuse and oversees the programs that ensure first-year students have a successful transition into college. She   more

BLUE SPRINGS VOTERS TO DECIDE ON 'NO TAX INCREASE' BOND ISSUES FOR SEWER, STREET IMPROVEMENTS
BLUE SPRINGS, Mo., July 16 -- The city of Blue Springs issued the following news release: On Aug. 5, 2008, the City of Blue Springs, Missouri will present two questions on the Jackson County Primary Election ballot for voter consideration. Question 1 asks voters to consider improvements to the City's sewer facilities to meet mandated environmental regulations and to take advantage of low-interest state financing. With Question 2, the City of Blue Springs is proposing the issuance of $28 milli  more

BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE PARTICIPATES IN THURGOOD MARSHALL MEMBERSHIP UNIVERSITY PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTE
BLUEFIELD, W.Va., April 2 -- Bluefield State College issued the following news release: Thurgood Marshall College Fund held its annual Membership University Professional Institute in Charlotte, North Carolina on Sunday, March 2nd through Wednesday, March 5th 2008. Nine representatives from Bluefield State College attended the conference. This year's theme was entitled, "Preparing the Best of the Best." "The conference was outstanding, and very beneficial," stated by sales track participant  more

BODIES EXHIBIT TAKES SCIENCE EDUCATION TO NEXT LEVEL FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN UCSD BIOBRIDGE PROGRAM
LA JOLLA, Calif., Nov. 27 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: Ericka Senegar-Mitchell and Robert Manroe, both science teachers in the Sweetwater Union High School District, looked on with pride as their students eagerly took in the intriguing anatomical sights of BODIES…The Exhibition at La Jolla's University Towne Center recently while interacting with their UCSD science "mentors." "Isn't this great," beamed Manroe, science coordinator at Castl  more

BOOSTING RETENTION EFFORTS WITH TECHNOLOGY
LEXINGTON, Ky., Jan. 15 -- The University of Kentucky issued the following news release: The University of Kentucky has selected Hobsons Student Retention Solutions to help improve its student retention rates by improving communication between students and the faculty and staff who advise them. EMT Retain, Hobsons' flagship communication system to reach academically "at risk" students, will allow UK to use technology to boost retention efforts among its more than 27,000 students. "The Offi  more

Boston University College of Fine Arts 2008-2009 Season Announcement
BOSTON, Aug. 8 -- Boston University issued the following press release: The Boston University College of Fine Arts is proud to announce its 2008-2009 season, featuring concerts, plays, operas, exhibitions, and lectures from CFA's schools of Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts. While CFA presents close to 400 visual and performing arts events throughout the academic year, the College of Fine Arts is pleased to highlight an unprecedented 16 events as the cornerstones of the upcoming season. In addi  more

BOXES AND WALLS EDUCATES PUBLIC AND UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PLATTEVILLE STAFF ON DIVERSITY
PLATTEVILLE, Wis., Feb. 22 -- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville issued the following news release: About every three years, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Student Housing Department hosts a tolerance museum open to the public to educate people on diversity. Included in this year's Boxes and Walls was a resource room that covered topics such as substance abuse, gay or straight, religious literacy and hate symbols. The tolerance museum covered topics ranging from self-injuring  more

BOYSVILLE FOSTERS BRIGHTER FUTURE
SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 26 -- The University of Texas at San Antonio issued the following news release: Founded in 1943 to serve orphaned or homeless boys found sleeping in downtown San Antonio's Travis Park, Boysville (SECC code number: 415020) has expanded to provide a safe and caring environment for boys and girls of all ages from various backgrounds. Located on a pastoral campus off Loop 1604, Boysville currently serves than 125 children, from infants to age 18 and beyond. A key program at B  more

BP'S CHIEF SCIENTIST TO GIVE BECKMAN LECTURE APRIL 29 AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., April 14 -- The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign issued the following news release: Steven Koonin, chief scientist for BP, will speak April 29 at the University of Illinois on the topic "Energy, Environment, Security: Can We Have It All?" Koonin's talk, scheduled for 4 p.m. in the auditorium of the Beckman Institute[1], 405 N. Mathews Ave., Urbana, is the 24th annual Arnold O. Beckman Lecture on Science and Innovation. It is free and open to the public. By one  more

BRINGING MORE FAMILIES TO KOREA
WASHINGTON, July 29 -- The U.S. Army issued the following news release: By Elizabeth M. Lorge Soldiers Magazine Gen. B.B. Bell, former U.S. Forces Korea commander, doubled the Army's number of command-sponsored positions allowed for Soldiers who want to bring their families to Korea rather than face a long separation while serving on the peninsula. The current number of command-sponsored positions is 3,000, with the goal of making this option available to every servicemember regardless of  more

Britain faces thousands of cyber attacks on key utilities every day
London, Aug. 23 -- The Government of Britain has said that thousands of cyber attacks are being carried each day on key utilities in the country by criminals and terrorists, some of them backed by foreign states. According to a report in The Times, computer networks controlling electricity supplies, telecommunications and banking are being attacked thousands of times a day in a new cyber war in Britain. Lord West of Spithead, the Security Minister, told The Times that a mixture of state-  more

BROMLEY EXHIBIT AT ST. JOHN'S UNIVERSITY THROUGH SEPT. 19
FARGO, N.D., June 17 -- North Dakota State University issued the following news release: Pond Paintings by Kim Bromley, NDSU visual arts associate professor and academic coordinator, are on exhibit at St. John's University Art Center in the Target and Alice R. Rogers Galleries, Collegeville, Minn. The exhibition runs May 30 through Sept. 19. For the past two years, Bromley has painted large-scale colorful works celebrating the beauty of the natural setting on location at his family acreage  more

Brown Challenges McClintock to Four Debates in CA-04
ROSEVILLE, Calif., Aug. 19 -- The campaign of Lt. Col. Charlie Brown, a Democrat, running for Congress in California's 4th Congressional District, issued the following news release: Offering more than "empty partisan sound bytes," Brown Proposes 3 Subject Specific, Moderated Panels/Town Hall Forums Roseville: The Charlie Brown for Congress campaign today challenged Southern California State Senator Tom McClintock to a series of four debates in the race for the 4th Congressional District.   more

BSA APPOINTS CONSULTANT FOR SRI LANKA
Colombo, Aug. 23 -- The Business Software Alliance (BSA) officially launched its presence in Sri Lanka and announced the appointment of Shalini Ratwatte, Attorney at Law, as the BSA Consultant for Sri Lanka. As the world's leading voice for the software industry on intellectual property rights and anti-piracy, the mission of the BSA is to promote policies and practices that foster technology innovation, IT investment and confidence in our computer infrastructures and networks. BSA member comp  more

BUILDING CAPABLE ALLIES, STRONG BONDS
TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 14 -- The National Guard issued the following news release: By Capt. Gabe Johnson 162nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs Over European castles, Middle Eastern deserts and Pacific islands, F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots are soaring in ever-increasing numbers. Their landscapes, nationalities and cultures are different, but they share several common bonds. They are allies, they are friends and they learned to fly their F-16s at an Air National Guard base in Arizona. With mo  more

BURN AWARENESS
LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 5 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: Did you know that 80 percent of burn injuries occur in and around the home? The team at the UCSD Regional Burn Center treats thousands of children every year, often for burns that could be avoided. February's Burn Awareness campaign provides a good opportunity to remind adults of some simple safety tips to help children avoid burn injuries. According to the American Burn Association, i  more

BURTON CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF AUG. 18 MEETING
BURTON, Mich., Aug. 18 -- The Burton City Council issued the following meeting minutes: Councilwoman Paula Zelenko led the Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance. The Regular Meeting was called to order by President Tom Martinbianco at 7:10 p.m. MEMBERS PRESENT: Conley, Ellenburg, Haskins, Heffner, Martinbianco, Tinnin and Zelenko. MEMBERS ABSENT: None. OTHERS PRESENT: Attorney R. Austin and G. Webster, City Clerk. Tinnin moved and Zelenko seconded the following motion: Approve an  more

BUSCH NAMED PIONEER FARM'S NEW RESEARCH MANAGER
PLATTEVILLE, Wis., Oct. 24 -- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville issued the following news release: As the new research manager at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville's Pioneer Farm, Dennis Busch is busy collaborating with other researchers, producers and universities, working with students and helping develop new research projects that promote conservation while maintaining agricultural production. "I was interested in the position because I like Southwest Wisconsin and I had a g  more

California Counties Express Concern About Proposed Budget Cuts
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 10 -- The California State Association of Counties issued the following news release: Following the release today of the Governor's proposed 2008-09 budget, California's counties expressed an understanding of the need for cuts, but remain concerned about many of the proposed spending reductions and their impacts on counties. "Counties recognize - and, can certainly empathize with - the extremely difficult fiscal situation that the state is in, and we understand tha  more

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE FOR REGENERATIVE MEDICINE NEW FACULTY GRANTS AWARDED TO UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT SAN DIEGO RESEARCHERS
LA JOLLA, Calif., Aug. 13 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: Adding $11.5 million to the more than $20 million in funding that researchers at the University of California, San Diego have received to date from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), five UC San Diego researchers and physicians have been awarded New Faculty grants. CIRM's governing board, the 29-member Independent Citizens Oversight Committee (ICOC), this morni  more

CALIFORNIA NANOSYSTEMS INSTITUTE AT UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT LOS ANGELES TO HOST FORUM ON NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR BRAIN, SPINAL TRAUMA
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14 -- The University of California at Los Angeles issued the following press release: The California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at UCLA announced today that it will host an international forum featuring some of the world's most innovative scientists and technology leaders at the vanguard of treatments for brain and spinal cord injuries and diseases. The fifth annual World Congress of the International Brain Mapping and Intraoperative Surgical Planning Society (IBMISPS),  more

CALIT2 COLLABORATES WITH UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT SAN DIEGO NEUROSCIENTISTS AND PSYCHOLOGISTS TO STUDY HOW 'WAY-FINDING' AFFECTS THE BRAIN
LA JOLLA, Calif., Aug. 18 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: Losing one's way in a large building can be stressful, time-consuming and costly - a 2004 study published in U.K. medical journal The Lancet found that staff at one large hospital spent 4,500 hours each year giving directions to lost patients, at an associated annual cost of $220,000. But when a patient is critically ill and can't locate the emergency care facility, ease of navigation in  more

CALL FOR 2009 COLORADO SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL APPLICATIONS
STATEWIDE, Colo., Aug. 19 -- The Colorado Department of Transportation issued the following press release: As part of the national "Safe Routes to School" program, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is now accepting applications for Colorado's 2009 Safe Routes to School funding. CDOT will be awarding up to $1.5 million in non-infrastructure (education) projects and infrastructure (capital) in order to help communities educate their students about safely walking or biking to scho  more

CAMBIANO APPOINTED ASSISTANT TO PRESIDENT
TAHLEQUAH, Okla., Aug. 19 -- Northeastern State University issued the following news release: Dr. Ron Cambiano, a 38-year veteran of Oklahoma education, has been appointed Assistant to the President for Special Projects at Northeastern State University. Currently serving as assistant professor of Educational Foundations and Leadership, Cambiano will immediately begin to take an active role in community relations and act as a liaison to many of the university's constituent groups, according  more

CAMPUS SAFETY, SECURITY COMMITTEE ISSUES REPORT
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 6 -- The University of North Carolina-Charlotte issued the following press release: After spending the last several months studying ways to make the UNC Charlotte campus a safer and more secure environment, the University's Campus Safety and Security Committee has submitted its findings to Chancellor Philip L. Dubois. The report is available at http://www.publicrelations.uncc.edu//resources/pdfs/CSSC_report.pdf The 17-member committee, led by Associate Vice Chancel  more

CANE RIDGE DEDICATION AND RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY TO BE HELD JULY 30
NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 21 -- Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools have issued the following news release: After years of planning and construction, the Nashville community will soon get its first look at the brand new Cane Ridge High School. In honor of this much-anticipated event, MNPS will hold a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the facility Wednesday, July 30, at 11 a.m. Cane Ridge will eventually accommodate students grades 9 - 12. However, during the 2008-09 school year, th  more

Canon Canada to Sponsor WhatTheyThink and NAPL Webinar: Why Digital? Why Now?
LEXINGTON, Ky., April 7 -- The National Association for Printing Leadership issued the following news release: WhatTheyThink.com today announced the opportunity for industry professionals to attend a free printing industry educational webinar, which will offer an expert view on market growth, trends and future directions for the print-on-demand industry. Why Digital? Why Now?, led by industry expert Barbara A. Pellow, Director of the Business Development and Custom Communications Services for  more

CAPE MAY COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT ON OCT. 3 WILL BENEFIT STUDENTS
MAYS LANDING, N.J., Aug. 19 -- Atlantic Cape Community College issued the following news release: Sponsors and players are needed for the 2008 Atlantic Cape Community College "Scramble Fore Scholarships" golf tournament, planned for Friday, Oct. 3, at Cape May National Golf Club in Cape May. Partnering with the ACCC Foundation, CMNGC will host the tournament to raise scholarship money. The tournament will follow a scramble format, beginning with a shotgun-start at 12:30 p.m. Player fees, w  more

Carlson Hotels Worldwide Adds Six Properties to Its Global Portfolio Since January 1
MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 25 -- Carlson Hotels Worldwide issued the following news release: Carlson Hotels Worldwide today announced the addition of six locations to its global portfolio during January and early February of 2008. The new hotels include three Radisson properties and two Country Inn & Suites By Carlsonsm hotels in the United States; and one Park Inn hotel in the United Kingdom. Carlson's worldwide portfolio now totals 972 hotels with 147,396 rooms in 70 countries. Carlson hotel brands   more

CARMEL-CLAY COMMUNICATIONS CENTER RECEIVES ACCREDITATION
CARMEL, Ind., Aug. 15 -- The city of Carmel issued the following press release: The Carmel-Clay Communications Center has recently been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) for excellence in its practices. This is the department's first accreditation by the Commission. Only 57 agencies in the United States have received this accreditation out of over 6,300 Public Safety Answering Points, and Carmel and Richmond are the only two in Indiana. N  more

CATALOGUING INVISIBLE LIFE: MICROBE GENOME EMERGES FROM LAKE SEDIMENT
SEATTLE, Aug. 17 -- The University of Washington Health Sciences campus issued the following news release: When entrepreneurial geneticist Craig Venter sailed around the world on his yacht sequencing samples of seawater, it was an ambitious project to use genetics to understand invisible ecological communities. But his scientific legacy was disappointing - a jumble of mystery DNA fragments belonging to thousands of unknown organisms. Now a team led by a University of Washington scientist h  more

CATALOGUING INVISIBLE LIFE: MICROBE GENOME EMERGES FROM LAKE SEDIMENT
SEATTLE, Aug. 17 -- The University of Washington issued the following news release: When entrepreneurial geneticist Craig Venter sailed around the world on his yacht sequencing samples of seawater, it was an ambitious project to use genetics to understand invisible ecological communities. But his scientific legacy was disappointing - a jumble of mystery DNA fragments belonging to thousands of unknown organisms. Now a team led by a University of Washington scientist has studied lake mud, w  more

CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2008 Revenue of $1.2 Billion And Earnings Per Share of 0.15 Dollars
LOS ANGELES, Apr. 29 -- CB Richard Ellis Group issued the following news release: CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) today reported revenue of $1.2 billion for the first quarter of 2008, a slight increase over the first quarter of 2007. The Company reported net income of $20.5 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2008, compared with net income of $12.0 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, for the same quarter last year. Excluding one-time charges1, the Compan  more

CELEBRATE WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK, AUG. 1-7
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo., July 31 -- Jefferson County issued the following news release: In recognition of World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7, 2008, Jefferson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) reminds everyone that when it comes to infant nutrition, breast milk is best. The theme this year, Mother Support: Going for the Gold, ties in with the Summer Olympics in August and promotes the concept that just as an athlete needs a healthy start in life, so does every infant. W  more

Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Appoints Director
BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 21 -- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University issued the following news release: Peter E. Doolittle of Christiansburg, Va., has been named director of Virginia Tech's Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (CEUT). In this position, Doolittle will lead the efforts in continuing a broad-based portfolio of support programs for Virginia Tech's faculty members. He will also participate in and provide leadership to numerous university-wide initiatives i  more

CENTRAL COASTAL PLAIN WATER USE AREA 2007
RALEIGH, N.C., April 10 -- The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Agricultural Statistics Division issued the following news release: The survey was conducted to document water use for the agricultural sector in Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Edgecombe, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Onslow, Pamlico, Pitt, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson Counties. CCPCUA and associated rules were created in May, 2001 to help manage water resources within the 15 county area (Gen  more

CENTRAL STATE UNIVERSITY ENTERS DIVISION II MEMBERSHIP
WILBERFORCE, Ohio, Aug. 14 -- Central State University issued the following news release: On September 1, 2008 Central State University will move from the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) to membership in the NCAA Division II. This move is part of a five year examination of the University's athletic department's ability to maintain integrity. Kellen Winslow, director of athletics and student wellness for Central State University said, " the University has demonstrat  more

CERDEC CONDUCTS LARGEST FUTURE FORCE C4ISR & NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATION TO DATE
FORT MONMOUTH, N.J., Aug. 1 -- The U.S. Army issued the following news release: The U.S. Army will showcase more than 100 new and current technologies tested in the largest integrated exercise of its kind at Fort Dix, Aug. 5 - 6, 2008. Product Manager Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance On-the-Move kicked off its annual exercise, called EO8, in April in collaboration with the Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Enginee  more

Challenges for community radio
Dhaka, Aug. 22 -- Our policymakers are incomparably skilled at raising highest barriers against citizen's positive initiatives with lots of vague words for the bad to manipulate them, and the policy watchdogs are incomparably skilled at upholding those policy sticks against good honest folks while letting the robbers enter into freestyle sports. It is like all the natural front doors closed against good neighbours and all types of back, side and underground doors set open for bad ones. Policy wa  more

Chamber Commends Kempthorne's Clarification on Endangered Species Act Process
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following news release: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today commended Interior Secretary Dick Kempthorne's proposed rule changes to clarify the use of the consultation process surrounding the application of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to the literally thousands of federal actions that may be subject to consultation under the Act. "1986 was the last time the relationship between ESA and the consultation process was discuss  more

CHANCELLOR HERMAN ADDRESSES ILLINOIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRUSTEES CONFERENCE
URBANA, Ill., Sept. 14 -- The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chancellors' Office issued the following text of a speech: Good afternoon. I'm pleased to be here today, to swing wide the doors between the flagship university campus in Illinois and the exemplary community college campuses you oversee. Thank you for inviting me. I am here today because I care about you and what you do. The success of students at your colleges is critical to our state and our future. It is incumbe  more

CHANCELLOR HERMAN SPEAKS ON ILLINOIS' INVOLVEMENT IN ASIA
URBANA, Ill., Sept. 18 -- The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chancellors' Office issued the following text of a speech: The Illinois/Indiana Title VI East Asia National Resource Center Consortium theme is Extending Professional Knowledge. One of its joint 4-year projects, with learning, teaching, and outreach components, is the Science and Technology in the Pacific Century (STIP) initiative. STIP builds on Illinois' national profile in agriculture and engineering, and Indiana's in  more

CHAPEL HILL TOWN COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF MARCH 10 MEETING
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., March 10 -- The Chapel Hill Town Council issued the following meeting minutes: Present were Mayor Kevin Foy, Mayor pro tem Jim Ward, Council Member Matt Czajkowski, Council Member Laurin Easthom, Council Member Sally Greene, Council Member Ed Harrison, Council Member Mark Kleinschmidt, Council Member Bill Strom, and Council Member Bill Thorpe. Staff members present were Town Manager Roger Stancil, Deputy Town Manager Florentine Miller, Assistant Tow  more

CHARACTER EDUCATION PROGRAMS GET BOOST TO DEVELOP STUDENTS' SKILLS
HOUSTON, Aug. 13 -- The Houston Independent School District has issued the following news release: This article has been updated to reflect the HISD Board of Education's approval of this plan on August 14. HISD children will soon be getting more character education programming in school, thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and scholarships from Luby's. The HISD Board of Education voted to accept funds for HISD's award-winning Character Education Program during its re  more

CHEMICAL LEAK AT BLUE GRASS ARMY DEPOT
RICHMOND, K.Y., July 29 -- The U.S. Army issued the following news release: Army officials confirmed today that a mobile laboratory conducting a routine weekly check of the ambient air inside one of the chemical agent storage igloos tested positive for the blister agent H (Mustard). The igloo contains 155 millimeter H-agent artillery projectiles. The detection of low level vapor is the first confirmed detection of H-agent since August 7, 2005. The igloo has been placed under continuous filtra  more

CHICAGO MAYOR'S OFFICE ISSUES MAYORAL ORDINANCE REGARDING FUND 925 AMENDMENT
CHICAGO, May 14 -- The Office of the Mayor of Chicago issued the following text of a mayoral ordinance: WHEREAS, the Annual Appropriation Ordinance for the year 2008 of the City of Chicago (the "City") contains estimates of revenues receivable as grants from agencies of the state and federal governments and public and private agencies; and WHEREAS, in accordance with Section 8 of the Annual Appropriation Ordinance, the heads of various departments and agencies of the City have applied to a  more

CHICKASAW NATIONAL RECREATION AREA SEEKING YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS APPLICANTS
SULPHUR, Okla., March 28 -- The National Park Service's Chickasaw National Recreation Area issued the following press release: Are you between the ages of 15 and 18, looking for employment, and like to work outside? Here is a wonderful opportunity to join the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC). Chickasaw National Recreation Area is looking for young men and women, ages 15 through 18, who work, learn, and earn together on projects that further the development and conservation of the natural resour  more

CHIMPS DIG UP CLUES TO HUMAN PAST?
LA JOLLA, Calif., Nov. 12 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: One of the keys enabling the earliest human ancestors to trade a forest home for more open country may have been the ability to gather underground foods. Now a team of scientists reports for the first time that in Tanzania our closest living relatives, chimpanzees, are using sticks and pieces of bark to dig for edible roots, tubers and bulbs. Published the week of Nov. 12 in the onlin  more

CITY COUNCIL OPEN HOUSE AT FARMER'S MARKET
MODESTO, Calif., Aug. 15 -- The city of Modesto issued the following news release: The community is invited to meet members of the Modesto City Council on Saturday, August 23, from 7 a.m. to noon at their Open House at the Farmer's Market located on 16th Street between H and I Streets. The Open House is designed to make city government more accessible to the citizens of Modesto. It provides citizens the opportunity to meet their city council members, and discuss city and neighborhood issue  more

CITY OF ALEXANDRIA NAMED ONE OF AMERICA'S 50 GREENEST CITIES
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 12 -- The city of Alexandria issued the following press release: The City of Alexandria was named by Popular Science as one of "America's 50 Greenest Cities," localities that were cited as leaders in implementing successful and rapid environmental action. The City, which ranked number 30 on the list, scored 15.7 out of a possible 30 points. The city ranked number 1 was Portland, Oregon; Greensboro, North Carolina ranked 50. To develop the rankings, Popular Science use  more

CITY OF ALEXANDRIA TO HOST 15TH ANNUAL ALEXANDRIA EARTH DAY ON APRIL 26
ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 25 -- The city of Alexandria issued the following press release: The City of Alexandria will host the 15th Annual Alexandria Earth Day and Arbor Day celebration at Ben Brenman Park (4800 Brenman Park Dr.) on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year's theme "What's YOUR footprint?" will focus on everyday activities residents can do to reduce their environmental footprint, and will educate residents about how they can make a difference, both locally and globall  more

CITY OF DALLAS RECOGNIZES SUSTAINABILITY WEEK, AUG. 25-29
DALLAS, Aug. 19 -- The city of Dallas issued the following press release: The City of Dallas will recognize its first Sustainability Week by honoring local businesses that have implemented programs to reduced waste, limit natural resource consumption and promote sustainability technologies. The recognition will take place Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 9 a.m. during the City Council briefing. The Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce, Herb's Paint & Body Shops, Swiss Cleaners and Texas Instruments w  more

CITY OF HUNTINGTON BEACH SOLICITING PROPOSALS FROM EXPERIENCED, QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS OR COMPANIES INTERESTED IN FURNISHING FOOD, BEVERAGES
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Aug. 19 -- The city of Huntington Beach issued the following news release: The city of Huntington Beach is soliciting proposals from experienced and qualified individuals or companies that would be interested in furnishing food and beverages to operate a café/bistro at a city-owned facility, which is situated by the shore of Huntington Lake in Central Park. It is the city's objective that the café/bistro will provide a contemporary setting where affordable, quality,   more

CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HONORED AT ESRI'S 08 USER CONFERENCE WITH PRESIDENT'S AWARD
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 14 -- The office of the Philadelphia Mayor issued the following press release: The City of Philadelphia won the prestigious President's Award at ERSI's (formerly Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc.) 2008 User Conference held this past weekend in Redlands, California. The City received the honor for its leadership and innovation in developing GIS (Geographic Information Systems) that improve numerous government functions and city services, while making a positive   more

CITY OF SAN DIEGO CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 4 ISSUES WEEKLY UPDATE, DEC. 11
SAN DIEGO, Dec. 11 -- The city of San Diego City Council District 4 issued the following news release: The San Diego City Council will be on Legislative Recess from December 10 - January 4, 2007 You May Want to Know: The "5th Annual Spirit of Unity Celebration" is being held on Thursday December 13, 2007 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Market Creek Plaza, 310 Euclid Avenue. Family entertainment, a holiday photo booth as well as multicultural food will be served. Please come and join in this w  more

CITY OF SAN DIEGO CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 4 ISSUES WEEKLY UPDATE, JAN. 9
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 9 -- The city of San Diego City Council District 4 issued the following news release: District four City of San Diego Council Actions: On Monday, January 7, 2008 the San Diego City Council unanimously approved the allocation of 688,000 to the Business Improvement District Council. These funds are used to support Business Improvement Districts such as the 4th District's Diamond Business Improvement District, community chambers of commerce, and micro-business organizations  more

CITY OF SAN DIEGO ISSUES PUBLIC NOTICE ON ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINATIONS REGARDING MOUZAS RESIDENCE
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 6 -- San Diego issued the following city bulletin public notice environmental determinations: PROJECT NAME/NUMBER: Mouzas Residence/Project No. 134353 COMMUNITY PLAN AREA: Peninsula Community Plan COUNCIL DISTRICT: 2 LOCATION: 4594 Point Loma Avenue, San Diego, California 92107 PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Coastal Development Permit (CDP) to allow for demolition of an existing single-family residence and the construction of two single-family residences with attached garage  more

CITY OF SAN DIEGO ISSUES PUBLIC NOTICE ON ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINATIONS REGARDING ROBINSON MOVE-ON
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 5 -- San Diego issued the following city bulletin public notice environmental determinations: PROJECT NAME/NUMBER: Robinson Move-On/Project No. 151976 COMMUNITY PLAN AREA: Encanto Neighborhood COUNCIL DISTRICT: 4 LOCATION: 1033 Derby Street, San Diego, California 92114 PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Site Development Permit and Lot Line Adjustment to move on a 1,240-square-foot single-family residence on a 7,060-square-foot site. ENTITY CONSIDERING PROJECT APPROVAL: City o  more

CITY RECOGNIZED FOR PROTECTING WATER
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 12 -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities issued the following news release: Four Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities wastewater treatment plants have received national industry awards for protecting public health and the environment during the 2007 calendar year. Peak Performance Awards awarded by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) recognize the hardworking professionals at our local wastewater plants who protect water quality through strong compliance wit  more

CITY, ICELAND AMERICA ENERGY EXPLORE GEOTHERMAL ENERGY
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Aug. 15 -- The Office of the Anchorage Mayor issued the following news release: In an effort to use more renewable energy in Alaska, Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich and Magnús Jóhannesson, CEO of Iceland America Energy (IAE), today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore the feasibility of using geothermal resources to provide cost-efficient heating and electricity generation for Anchorage. "Alaska has some of the most promising geothermal reservoirs in the world. Wi  more

CLASSES AIM TO REDUCE TEACHER SHORTAGE
TEMPE, Ariz., June 4 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: An expanding population. Low retention rates. New educational requirements. These are some of the factors that influence the teacher shortage in Arizona. What's especially needed are teachers in subjects such as math, science and special education. ASU's College of Teacher Education and Leadership is addressing the shortage in the state by expanding educational offerings to the Downtown Phoenix campus.   more

CLEANUP AGREEMENT AIDS LARGER DUWAMISH EFFORT
BELLEVUE, Wash., Aug. 14 -- The Washington state Department of Ecology issued the following news release: The City of Seattle, King County and the Boeing Company have signed an agreement with the Department of Ecology (Ecology) to investigate and propose solutions for soil, stormwater, and groundwater contamination in the North Boeing Field/Georgetown Steam Plant area of south Seattle. A public review and comment period on the agreement runs through Sep. 26, 2008. Ecology will host a publi  more

CLEVELAND MUNICIPAL SCHOOL DISTRICT, GE NELA PARK FORGE HISTORIC PARTNERSHIP
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 6 -- Cleveland Municipal School District issued the following news release: Cleveland Metropolitan School District CEO, Dr. Eugene Sanders, will formally announce the District's corporate partnership with General Electric's Nela Park campus as the location of the new Regional MC2STEM High School. WHAT: CMSD and GE Press Conference WHEN: Thursday, August 7, 2008 2:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m. WHERE: GE Lighting and Electrical Institute Nela Park 1975 Noble Road Cleve  more

CNRA SEEKING YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS APPLICANTS
SULPHUR, Okla., April 25 -- The National Park Service's Chickasaw National Recreation Area issued the following press release: Are you between the ages of 15 and 18, looking for employment, and like to work outside? Here is a wonderful opportunity to join the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC). Chickasaw National Recreation Area is looking for young men and women, ages 15 through 18, who work, learn, and earn together on projects that further the development and conservation of the natural resour  more

Coal India looks to UK for green mining methods
London, Aug. 23 -- Coal India, the world's biggest coal mining company, is tapping into north-eastern Britain's mining experience and a partnership is on cards for exchange of expertise. A top level delegation from Coal India has been visiting the region to study research, restoration of former mining landscapes and environmental issues surrounding the industry. And now a partnership could be forged between the Indian company and the British region that once led the world in coal mining.   more

COASTAL STORMWATER PROTECTIONS INCREASE
RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 13 -- The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources' Division of Water Quality issued the following news release: Officials with the state Division of Water Quality believe the session law signed on Saturday by Gov. Mike Easley will increase protections for coastal waters from pollution carried by stormwater and promote the coastal economy. "This is an important step forward in the protection of our coastal resources," said DWQ Director Coleen Sulli  more

COCOONED F REACTOR GETS FIVE-YEAR CHECKUP
RICHLAND, Wash., Aug. 18 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Richland Operations Office issued the following news release: Workers broke open welds on the steel doors of the cocooned F Reactor last week, welded shut since late 2003, to allow access for the reactor's five-year inspection team. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Washington Closure Hanford (WCH), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) performed the inspection as part of a safety and accountability measure. During t  more

COLLEGE OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION ACTIVITIES LISTED
FARGO, N.D., June 16 -- North Dakota State University issued the following news release: The American Dietetic Association notified graduate student Carlie Ames, assistant professor Gary Liguori and research fellow Arupendra Mozumdar, all from health, nutrition and exercise sciences, that their submission, "Lifestyle Changes for Reducing Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Women: A North Dakota Goes Red for Women's Study," has been accepted as an original contribution and oral presentation for the  more

COLLEGE, MUNICIPAL POLICE OFFICERS LINING UP FOR TRAINING PROGRAMS OFFERED BY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT
KINGSTON, R.I., July 2 -- The University of Rhode Island issued the following news release: Eighty-six college and municipal police officers spent two days in June on the University of Rhode Island's Kingston Campus participating in "Verbal Judo," the first offering of the URI Campus Police Training Institute. Taught by Michael Manley, a retired lieutenant from the New York City Police Department, the program gave officers the verbal tools to diffuse possible or existing violent situations  more

COLLINS HELPS ADVANCE ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY SCIENCE TIES WITH CHINA
TEMPE, Ariz., Sept. 26 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: The words "complexity" and "sustainability" haven't commonly been associated with one of the fastest-growing economies in the world - China, to be exact - but that is changing. About 1,400 environmental scientists and policy-makers from 70 countries gathered at the EcoSummit 2007 in Beijing earlier this year to discuss such issues and the challenges of global warming and ecosystem degradation. Taking   more

COLORADO DELEGATES VISIT DECISION THEATER
TEMPE, Ariz., Nov. 7 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: More than 100 Colorado leaders recently visited ASU's Decision Theater. During their visit to the immersive visualization center, they were able to see how the Decision Theater is used to explore a wide variety of public policy-related issues, such as the environment, public health, urban growth and education. The trip, which was organized by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is the latest i  more

COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ISSUES RABIES REPORT
ENGLEWOOD, Colo., July 24 -- The city of Englewood issued the following news release: The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has issued a notice about rabies cases in Eastern Colorado. While no cases have been reported locally, Englewood's Animal Control Officers wanted to make residents aware of the situation and offer a reminder of the importance of rabies vaccinations for pets. By City Ordinance, dogs and cats are required to have current rabies vaccinations and tags.  more

COLUMBUS STATE UNIVERSITY -GOODWILL ALLIANCE TO BOOST CAMPUS RECYCLING EFFORTS
COLUMBUS, Ga., Aug. 14 -- Columbus State University issued the following news release: n its continuing effort to "go green," Columbus State University has partnered with Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers to substantially boost the university's recycling program, an arrangement that will benefit CSU, Goodwill Industries and the environment. The first phase goes into place this weekend, as students start arriving to move into their new on-campus apartments. Goodwill will place a  more

COMMANDER'S CORNER - VACATION IS TIME TO RECHARGE BATTERIES
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 -- The U.S. Army issued the following news release: Even though the President's visit to Yongsan on Wednesday created some traffic congestion on Yongsan Garrison, you may have noticed a little less traffic in Seoul this week. That's because millions of our Korean neighbors are on vacation. Many local businesses closed their doors as they traded business suits for vacation garb. Busan's Haeundae Beach set a record with 1 million visitors Saturday and 900,000 visitors Sund  more

COMMISSION ON STATUS OF WOMEN ISSUES AWARDS
TEMPE, Ariz., July 28 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: A graduate student, a counselor, a poet and a professor. The director of a federal grant program, and a student group that helps safeguard women in Mexico from violence. All are winners of 2008 Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Outstanding Achievement and Contribution Awards. ASU's CSW was founded in 1991 following a report issued by the Arizona Board of Regents, "Reaching the Vision: Women in Ar  more

COMMONS GROUND: BUCK ELECTED PRESIDENT OF GLOBAL ORGANIZATION
GREENVILLE, N.C., Aug. 7 -- The University of North Carolina-Greensboro issued the following press release: Dr. Susan Buck, director of the Environmental Studies Program and associate professor of political science, is president-elect of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC). She will serve as president-elect from 2008-2010 and as president from 2010-2012. Buck holds a PhD in public administration and public affairs from Virginia Polytechnic and State Univers  more

COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES RECEIVES $1 MILLION NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION GRANT
TEMPE, Ariz., Dec. 14 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: ASU's computational mathematical sciences program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will power a new set of undergraduate research projects beginning in January with a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The program, targeting juniors majoring in computational mathematical sciences, will initially offer interdisciplinary research experiences involving weather and climate forec  more

CONANT RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS TEACHING AWARD
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Nov. 19 -- Texas A&M University issued the following news release: Jeff Conant, professor of marketing at Texas A&M's Mays Business School, was honored by the Society for Marketing Advances (SMA) with its 2007 Sherwin-Williams Distinguished Teaching Professor Award. Despite the prestige of this award and the numerous others he has received for his superior teaching skills, Conant says it's not the accolades that drive him to excel in the classroom. "I'm motivated to  more

CONCORD CITY COUNCIL ISSUES AGENDA FOR MARCH 4 MEETING
CONCORD, Calif., March 4 -- The Concord City Council issued the following meeting agenda: CLOSED SESSION: The City Council may convene in closed session immediately prior to or at the conclusion of the above meeting. If a closed session is to be held, an agenda will be posted on the Friday prior to the meeting. For additional information regarding the closed session, contact the City Attorney's Office at 671-3160. 6:30 p.m. - Council Chamber ROLL CALL PLEDGE TO THE FLAG - Councilmember  more

CONFERENCE CONSIDERS RESPONSE TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN WISCONSIN
MADISON, April 2 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: What can - and should - public officials, corporate leaders, farmers, small-business owners, community organizers, and the rest of us do about climate change in Wisconsin? Hundreds of people from across the state are expected to convene at Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center here on Wednesday, April 16, to address that question. The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies' second annual Eart  more

CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE PREPARES FOR LAUNCH
TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 11 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: On Oct. 22, Arizona State University will unveil the ASU-Sichuan University Joint Confucius Institute, which will be located at the Tempe campus. The Confucius Institute is ASU's direct response to the need for creating a sustainable, in-depth source of knowledge about China for Arizona citizens. It is the first of its kind in the state. The partnership between ASU and Sichuan University - one of China's   more

CONTINUING PROMISE ARRIVES IN NICARAGUA
PUERTO CABEZAS, Nicaragua, Aug. 14 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Southern Command issued the following press release: Regional leaders welcomed personnel from USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) to Puerto Cabezas Aug. 12, marking the official beginning of operations in Nicaragua as part of the Caribbean phase of Continuing Promise (CP) 2008. Continuing Promise´s mission is to conduct civil-military operations including humanitarian and civic assistance as well as veterinary, medical, dental and ci  more

CPDR Receives Prostate Cancer Research Summer Internship Grant From DoD-PCRP
BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 11 -- The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences issued the following news release: The Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) Collaborative Undergraduate Historically Black College And University Student Summer Training Program was awarded by the Department of Defense, United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) to the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences' (USU) Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR) and the Unive  more

CRAIG - COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION'S LITTER REMOVAL PROGRAMS WORK TO CLEAN UP COLORADO
CRAIG, Colo., Aug. 13 -- The Colorado Department of Transportation issued the following press release: Litter on state highways continues to be a growing problem, which is why the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has several programs to help keep Colorado clean. Each year, thousands of cubic yards of litter are removed from Colorado highways by CDOT maintenance crews, Adopt-A-Highway Volunteers and the Sponsor-A-Highway program. In fiscal year 2008 (July 1, 2007 through June 30  more

CREATING SOLUTIONS: COMBINING TECHNOLOGY, SIMULATION
TYLER, Texas, Sept. 26 -- The University of Texas at Tyler issued the following news release: Tori Gresham of Rusk asks her patient, "How are you feeling?" "I'm feeling much better now," a man's voice replies. But this is no ordinary scene of a nurse in a hospital with one of many patients. Gresham, a senior nursing student at The University of Texas at Tyler, is in the nursing skills lab interacting with Sim Man, a high-technology mannequin who serves as an interactive model patient for s  more

DEAN OF SBU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE HONORED AT SPRING GALA OF ORGANIZATION PROVIDING HOMES FOR MEDICALLY FRAGILE CHILDREN
STONY BROOK, N.Y., April 16 -- The State University of New York at Stony Brook issued the following news release: Richard N. Fine., M.D., Dean of Stony Brook University School of Medicine, was honored by Angela's House, a Long Island-based organization that provides special homes for medically fragile children at its Spring Gala. Dr. Fine received the honor for his long and continued support of Angela's House. The event took place at the Watermill in Smithtown on April 3. A world-renowned   more

DEERE & COMPANY INVESTING $1 MILLION TO CREATE INNOVATION CENTER AT UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., June 17 -- The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign issued the following news release: Deere & Company is investing $1 million to create a John Deere Technology Innovation Center with the University of Illinois to leverage the skills and knowledge of faculty members and students in the areas of agriculture, business, engineering, and information technology. The new facility, which is expected to be ready by July, is in the Research Park in Champaign. It will be an en  more

DEFINITIONS OF SELECTED GENOTYPIC TERMS
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued the following article in Agriculture Today: Allele: One of several alternative forms of a gene or DNA sequence at a specific chromosomal location (locus). At each autosomal locus, an individual possesses two alleles, one inherited from the father and one from the mother. Expressed sequence tag (EST): A short DNA piece, usually about 200-500 nucleotides, copied from one end of an expressed gene, which is then used as a tag to f  more

DENVER - COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION'S LITTER REMOVAL PROGRAMS WORK TO CLEAN UP COLORADO
DENVER, Aug. 13 -- The Colorado Department of Transportation issued the following press release: Litter on state highways continues to be a growing problem, which is why the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has several programs to help keep Colorado clean. Each year, thousands of cubic yards of litter are removed from Colorado highways by CDOT maintenance crews, Adopt-A-Highway Volunteers and the Sponsor-A-Highway program. In fiscal year 2008 (July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008  more

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ASKS NURSERYMEN, PESTICIDE APPLICATORS, ARBORISTS TO NOTIFY DEPARTMENT IF THEY SUSPECT PRESENCE OF ASIAN BEETLE
PROVIDENCE, R.I., Aug. 15 -- The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management issued the following news release: The Department of Environmental Management is asking nurserymen, commercial pesticide applicators, arborists, and other tree health specialists to notify the Department if they observe any insects resembling the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) or see symptoms or damage related to this beetle in Rhode Island. An invasive insect that is native to China and other areas of east  more

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT'S COMMISSIONER EASTERLY, YOUNG HOOSIERS EXPLORE WATER QUALITY AT INDIANA STATE FAIR
INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 14 -- The Indiana Department of Environmental Management issued the following news release: Thomas Easterly, commissioner of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM), walks through the Pathway to Water Quality at the Indiana State Fair with (left to right) Owen Davis (age 4) and Savannah Davis (age 6) of Noblesville. Water conservation is one of several components of the new Hoosiers Care initiative unveiled at the Indiana State Fair. IDEM is participating   more

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ANNOUNCES NEW DIVISION CHIEFS
LANSING, Mich., Aug. 14 -- The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality issued the following news release: Department of Environmental Quality Director Steven E. Chester announced today that Bill Creal has been appointed as division chief of the DEQ's Water Bureau, and Liz Browne has been appointed as division chief of the Land and Water Management Division. Creal has been the section chief of the Water Bureau's Permits Section since 2003, where his responsibilities have included the d  more

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY PENALIZES PORTLAND RAILCAR, BARGE MANUFACTURER $254,362 FOR REPEAT HAZARDOUS WASTE VIOLATIONS
SALEM, Ore., Aug. 15 -- The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality issued the following news release: The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has issued a penalty totaling $254,362 to Gunderson LLC and Gunderson Marine LLC, which operate a railcar and barge manufacturing plant in northwest Portland, for hazardous waste disposal, determination and treatment violations. Many of the violations, discovered during DEQ inspections of the facility, were repeat violations of those original  more

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY, CALIFORNIA CONSTRUCTION COMPANY AGREE ON ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT PLANS FOR YAQUINA BASIN HABITAT IMPROVEMENTS
SALEM, Ore., Aug. 15 -- The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality issued the following news release: The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and California-based Granite Construction Co. have signed a mutual agreement and order to settle a $240,000 state penalty against the company for numerous water quality violations that occurred during the company's work on the U.S. Highway 20 Pioneer Mountain to Eddyville realignment project in 2006 and 2007. The agreement calls for Granit  more

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CITES PACIFIC ISLAND PROPERTIES FOR SOLID WASTE VIOLATIONS
HONOLULU, Aug. 8 -- The Hawaii Department of Health issued the following news release: The Hawai'i State Department of Health (DOH) has filed a notice and finding of violation and order against A Pacific Island Properties, LLC for failing to remove thousands of waste tires before they become a health or safety hazard. The violation occurred at a vacant lot (TMK 91031032) located on Hanua Street in Kapolei. On January 12, 2006, DOH sent a warning letter to A Pacific Island Properties, LLC requ  more

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH MAKES ONLINE PERMITTING AVAILABLE FOR INDIVIDUAL WASTEWATER SYSTEMS
HONOLULU, Aug. 7 -- The Hawaii Department of Health issued the following news release: The Hawai'i State Department of Health (DOH) Wastewater Branch now allows the public to apply and pay online for Individual Wastewater System (IWS) approvals through a professional engineer (P.E.) registered in the State of Hawai'i. The IWS website is the first electronic permitting system DOH has implemented in partnership with the Hawai'i Information Consortium. This electronic system is part of the Lingl  more

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION MARKS PROGRESS TOWARD LIVABLE STREETS FOR NEW YORK CITY
NEW YORK, July 29 -- The New York City Department of Transportation issued the following press release: New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan today announced that public space initiatives across the five boroughs over the last year have transformed hundreds of thousands of square feet of former road space into thriving pedestrian areas while improving the overall look and feel of the streets for all who use them. With ongoing construction of new publ  more

DESERET SAMPLING PROJECT SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED AHEAD OF SCHEDULE
STOCKTON, Utah, July 31 -- The U.S. Army issued the following news release: Workers at the U.S. Army's Deseret Chemical Depot in Utah's Tooele County today completed a major secondary project, removing chemical agent samples for analysis and measuring solid materials from each of DCD's original stockpile of nearly 6,400 mustard agent-filled bulk containers. Under the joint project, Army civilians working inside DCD's munitions storage area delivered bulk containers to special sampling faci  more

DevelopGREEN: Sustainable Solutions for Commercial Real Estate Conference Coming to Phoenix in March
PHOENIX, Feb. 26 -- The National Association of Industrial and Office Properties issued the following news release: The National Association of Industrial Office Properties (NAIOP) is gearing up for its DevelopGREEN: Sustainable Solutions for Commercial Real Estate conference, planned for March 12-13 at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa in Glendale, Ariz. Created in response to a growing demand on the part of commercial developers for education on green building practices and sustainable r  more

DEVELOPMENT HITS UTTARAKHAND'S HERITAGE
Dehradun, Aug. 24 -- The folk traditions of Uttarakhand were responsible for preserving the environmental and cultural wealth which enriched life of the people amidst hardships for centuries. Though some of the more popular traditions like rural religious fairs still continue, various perversion have degenerated the heritage and life of the people. The monuments of mountain deities which were centres of socio-cultural and religious life of the people have now been emptied of irreplaceable an  more

DIAVOLO CREATES A SPECTACLE OF DANCE, DARING
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., Aug. 12 -- The city of Rancho Cucamonga issued the following news release: Not only a dance troupe, not just gymnasts, nothing like anything you've ever seen - the fearless and amazing Diavolo takes the stage at Rancho Cucamonga's Lewis Family Playhouse on Friday, September 12th and Saturday, September 13th at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are currently available and are $41.50 for General Admission, $39.50 for Seniors, and $33.50 for Youth. Founded in 1992 in Los Angeles by   more

DIRTY SMOKE FROM SHIPS FOUND TO DEGRADE AIR QUALITY IN COASTAL CITIES
LA JOLLA, Calif., Aug. 18 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: Ah, nothing like breathing clean coastal air, right? Think again. Chemists at UC San Diego have measured for the first time the impact that dirty smoke from ships cruising at sea and generating electricity in port can have on the air quality of coastal cities. The scientists report in this week's early online edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences th  more

DRILLS PREPARE WARRIORS FOR COMBAT REALITY
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 1 -- The U.S. Army issued the following news release: A group of Soldiers ready themselves for a street patrol in Iraq. Merchants and locals roam the streets, but something is unsettling. Then, the screech of a mortar round ends in an explosion and all the patrollers hit the ground and run for cover. The battle begins. Situations like that are just some of the training scenarios Advanced Individual Training Soldiers receive during warrior tasks and battle drills. A recen  more

DUAL-CREDIT CLASSES WORK; WE SHOULD KEEP IT THAT WAY
GREAT FALLS, Mont., Nov. 12 -- Montana State University-Great Falls College of Technology issued the following press release: Last year, 258 slots in our classes at MSU-Great Falls were taken by high school students seeking high school and college credit for the same course. High school seniors came to our campus in the afternoons to complete the first semester of our auto body program. High school teachers taught college courses as our adjunct faculty at their high schools. When a high sc  more

EARLY CHILDHOOD SEMINAR TO BE HELD NOV. 10
PLATTEVILLE, Wis., Nov. 2 -- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville issued the following news release: The University of Wisconsin-Platteville's Office of Continuing Education will hold an Early Childhood Seminar on Saturday, Nov. 10. The topic of the seminar is love and logic. This is a fairly new program for Continuing Education, which offered one other ECS program in the fall of last year. The ECS is different from the Early Childhood Conference because it is specific to one area of de  more

EARTHSTOCK 2008, A WEEK-LONG CELEBRATION OF EARTHDAY WITH THE FEEL OF WOODSTOCK, WILL CULMINATE WITH A DAY-LONG EXTRAVAGANZA FEATURING LIVE MUSIC, ENTERTAINMENT, FOOD, EDUCATIONAL BOOTHS AND VENDOR DISPLAYS
STONY BROOK, N.Y., April 7 -- The State University of New York at Stony Brook issued the following news release: EarthStock 2008, Stony Brook University's fifth annual celebration of Earth Day, will culminate with a free, day-long festival complete with a great lineup of musical acts and entertainment as well as food, refreshments and educational booths and displays, on Friday April 18th starting at 10 a.m. on the Stony Brook University Academic Mall. More than 100 campus and off-campus e  more

EAST BOSTON SANDBLASTER FINED $30,000 FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE VIOLATIONS
BOSTON, Aug. 14 -- The Environmental Protection Agency Region 1 office issued the following news release: Amex Inc., an East Boston, Mass. sandblaster of tanks, bridges and barges, has paid a fine and will donate emergency response equipment, totaling $30,000, under the terms of a settlement with EPA regarding hazardous waste violations. The Agreement filed by EPA resolves violations of federal hazardous waste management law at the East Boston facility. Under the settlement, Amex paid a ca  more

ECO FRIENDLY ADVICE FOR HEALTHY LAWNS, GREENSCAPES
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 13 -- The Environmental Protection Agency Region 3 office issued the following news release: Lush beautiful lawns are a part of summer, but they require time and money. The average lawn requires up to 40 hours of work and costs about $700 each year to maintain. But did you know that your yard and how you take care of it can help the environment? A thick full lawn reduces soil erosion, filters contaminants from rainwater and absorbs airborne pollutants like dust and soot.  more

EMEA have liquidity profiles
Colombo, Aug. 23 -- Fitch Ratings says EMEA corporate generally have comfortable liquidity profiles, aided by undrawn committed bank funding, compared with some Asia-Pacific corporate that rely on short-dated uncommitted bank funding. In its 2008 Liquidity Study (covering around 220 corporates that are rated ?BBB? and below), Fitch says the study?s results are similar to last year?s, with company-specific liquidity-related adverse risks rather than any sector-wide liquidity issues. ?Compan  more

Energy Efficiency Gets a Green Light at NECA 2008 Chicago
BETHESDA, Md., July 8 -- The National Electrical Contractors Association issued the following news release: According to a recent report from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), programs designed to encourage more environmentally-friendly building construction have grown by 400 percent in U.S. cities since 2003. The movement toward more green building has gained considerable momentum as politicians, city officials and builders focus on the degree to which buildings and their construct  more

ENSEMBLE USES MULTIMEDIA TECHNOLOGIES IN PERFORMANCES AT ILLINOIS SPACE
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Jan. 7 -- The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign issued the following news release: A University of Illinois ensemble that uses diverse multimedia technologies - including wii controllers functioning as instruments - to create hybrid works that combine elements of dance, music, film and visual art will perform Jan. 19 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Digital Collective, which brings together the talents of facul  more

ENVIRONMENTAL ART EXHIBITION CALL FOR ARTISTS
TACOMA, Wash., Aug. 13 -- Tacoma Community College issued the following news release: The Gallery at Tacoma Community College invites the community to submit work that contributes to the dialogue about our environment, which is one aspect of our sustainability mission. The exhibition will support the educational mission of The Gallery and the goal of the college, to "ensure that all TCC employees and students are aware of, and dedicated to, sustainability principles which will be reflected in  more

ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS FOCUS OF 'GREEN SERIES' LUNCHEON PROGRAMS
OXFORD, Miss., March 27 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: A series of luncheon programs to encourage awareness of and interest in environmental concerns begins Monday (March 31) at the University of Mississippi. The Center for the Study of Southern Culture has planned five presentations in its Southern Studies Brown Bag Lunch and Lectures focused on the environment to run each Monday through April 28. The free, public events - or Green Series - are schedul  more

ENVIRONMENTAL FILMMAKERS HELFAND, SIEGELO ARE FALL GUEST ARTISTS
MADISON, Wis., Sept. 4 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: The Arts Institute is pleased to welcome artist in residence Judith Helfand and guest artist Sarita Siegel to the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Fall 2007. The Arts Institute Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program brings world-class artists to campus to teach semester-long, interdepartmental courses and to publicly present their work for campus and community audiences. Filmmaker, activist and edu  more

ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY BOARD MEETING SCHEDULED FOR DUNCAN
OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 12 -- The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality issued the following news release: Members of the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) of the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) encourage residents of southwestern Oklahoma to attend a public forum scheduled for Tuesday, August 19, 2008. The public forum will be held following the regular business meeting of the Board. There is no way to estimate how long the business meeting will last, so there is no exa  more

EPA FINES COMMONWEALTH PORT AUTHORITY $32,500 FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT VIOLATIONS
HONOLULU, Aug. 18 -- The Environmental Protection Agency Region 9 office issued the following news release: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently settled with the Commonwealth Port Authority for $32,500 for hazardous waste treatment, handling, storage, and used oil disposal violations at its Saipan International Airport facility. "We are serious about protecting the community, workers and the environment from improper management of hazardous wastes," said Jeff Scott, director o  more

EVERETT BOARD OF ALDERMEN ISSUES AGENDA FOR APRIL 14 MEETING
EVERETT, Mass., April 14 -- The Everett Board of Aldermen issued the following meeting agenda: PUBLIC HEARINGS 1. A0144-08 Petition To all parties interested in the petition from Paul S. DiNardo, Sr., D/B/A Everett Truck Repair, Inc., 99 Bow Street, to consider the application for an existing Repair Shop License as new owners of this business. COMMUNICATIONS FROM HIS HONOR THE MAYOR 2. A0156-08 Order/s/Alderman Robert J. Van Campen, as President Subject to confirmation by the Hon  more

EVERETT BOARD OF ALDERMEN ISSUES REPORT OF MARCH 24 MEETING
EVERETT, Mass., March 24 -- The Everett Board of Aldermen issued the following meeting report: COMMUNICATIONS FROM HIS HONOR THE MAYOR 1. A0124-08 Ordinance/s/Alderman Robert J. Van Campen, as President To amend Chapter 8 by adding new Section 8-60 Appointment of chief, other firefighters. The chief of the fire department and other firefighters shall be appointed by the mayor, subject to confirmation by the board of aldermen, in accordance with the provisions of the civil service law of t  more

EXECUTIVE ORDER S-08-08: GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER ISSUES ORDER REGARDING EMERGENCY SERVICES ACT
SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 2 -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif., issued the following executive order: WHEREAS on May 9, 2008, I issued Executive Order S-03-08, which boosted the State's preparedness for wildfire season and directed CAL FIRE to immediately mobilize critical firefighting resources and personnel to save lives and homes statewide; and WHEREAS beginning on or about May 22, 2008, wildfires began igniting throughout Northern California; and WHEREAS more than a thousand fir  more

EXHIBITS REVEAL FAMOUS PATRONS OF THE ARTS ALSO LOVED SCIENCE
MADISON, Wis., Sept. 5 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: In the early 1600s, they offered valuable support to the astronomer Galileo. Later, they founded an academy of science, inviting the scholars to conduct experiments inside one of their palaces. And in the 1700s, they regularly commissioned detailed portraits of the animals and plants raised on their lands. Who was this band of early science enthusiasts? It was none other than the ruling Florentine fami  more

FAIR-GOERS AGREE: GEOLOGY EXHIBIT ON DISPLAY AT MISSOURI STATE FAIR IS AT TOP OF THEIR LIST
SEDALIA, Mo., Aug. 15 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: Junior geologist Lydia Calderon and her family attended the Missouri State Fair Saturday and to their delight, found the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' rocks, minerals and fossil exhibit as exciting as always. Lydia's t-shirt said it all, "I wanna be a rock star!" Lydia exclaimed, "I love rocks!" and continued saying that she collects rocks and minerals of all types. "My favo  more

FAMILIES CREATE SPECIAL MEMORIES AT GRANDPARENTS UNIVERSITY
MADISON, Wis., July 17 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: In the last few years, Rex and Marthe Jones have stood alongside as their grandchildren picked up hissing cockroaches, scaled rock-climbing walls and learned to stage a fistfight. This summer, they're heading back for more adventures at the annual Grandparents University (GPU), where grandparents and grandchildren share a campus experience as they learn together from University of Wisconsin-Madison exp  more

FAREWELL TO GEN. CODY
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- The U.S. Army issued the following news release: By Alison Bettencourt special to Soldiers Magazine Gen. Richard A. Cody, the 31st vice chief of staff of the Army, retires this month after a distinguished 36-year career. A master aviator who saw combat duty in the Persian Gulf, Cody leaves a legacy of leadership, advocacy for Soldiers and lifelong service to the nation. You entered West Point during the Vietnam War. What made you want to join the Army during such  more

FARM-RAISED BLUEFIN TUNA SPAWN CONTROVERSY
BALTIMORE, Aug. 7 -- The University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute issued the following news release: It was '80s band REO Speedwagon who insisted on its album cover that "You Can Tune a Piano, but you can't Tuna Fish." But recently, marine scientists around the world have been proving the rockers wrong--they're "tuning" bluefin tunas' biology, implanting hormones into the endangered fish to spur them to reproduce in captivity. "It's like OB-GYN for fish," says Yonathan Zohar, directo  more

FAU Now Enrolling Students for New Early Childhood Education Degree Program
BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 21 -- Florida Atlantic University, a component of the state university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Florida Atlantic University's College of Education will offer a new bachelor's degree in early childhood education in fall 2008. The bachelor of early care and education (BECE) is designed for educators of young children from birth to five years of age and was created through the collective vision of early childhood community leaders, donors, chi  more

FEDERAL SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION HEAD DISCUSSES ECONOMY IN PUBLIC ADDRESS AT OLE MISS
OXFORD, Miss., April 1 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: Advancing solutions that foster small business growth is vital to strengthening the economy, said Steve Preston, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, in an address Tuesday morning at the University of Mississippi. Preston was on the Oxford campus to lead a discussion on the state of the economy and free trade. His lecture is among the first campus events being scheduled to address domestic  more

FEMALE CONCAVE EARED FROGS DRAW MATES WITH ULTRASONIC CALLS
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., May 12 -- The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign issued the following news release: Most female frogs don't call; most lack or have only rudimentary vocal cords. A typical female selects a mate from a chorus of males and then - silently - signals her beau. But the female concave-eared torrent frog, Odorrana tormota, has a more direct method of declaring her interest: She emits a high-pitched chirp that to the human ear sounds like that of a bird. This is one of sev  more

FERC ISSUES NOTICE OF SCHEDULE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW FOR THE J-2 LOOP PROJECT
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following notice: Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC Docket No. CP08-256-000 NOTICE OF SCHEDULE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW FOR THE J-2 LOOP PROJECT On May 13, 2008 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) issued its Notice of Application that, among other things, alerted agencies issuing federal authorizations of the requirement to complete necessary reviews and permi  more

FERC ISSUES ORDER TO COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION REGARDING AUTHORIZATION TO PLACE INTO SERVICE A PORTION OF THE EASTERN MARKET EXPANSION PROJECT
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the text of the following delegated order: In Reply Refer To: OEP/DG2E/Gas 1 Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation Eastern Market Expansion Project Docket No. CP07-367-000 Fredric J. George Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation 1700 MacCorkle Avenue, SE Charleston, WV 25314 RE: Authorization to Place into Service a Portion of the Eastern Market Expansion Project Dear Mr. George  more

FESTIVAL FEATURING MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY GRAD STUDENTS' FILMS SET SEPT. 30
BOZEMAN, Mont., Aug. 15 -- Montana State University issued the following press release: The fourth annual Element Film Festival, featuring films produced by the graduate students in Montana State University's award-winning graduate Science and Natural History Filmmaking program will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the Emerson Theater. Students from the program, which is the only master's of fine arts program of its type in the world, have won several awards including student Emmy's  more

FESTIVAL TO SHOWCASE ENVIRONMENTAL FILMS IN NOVEMBER
MADISON, Wis., Oct. 17 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: From travelogue-expedition films to the experimental avant-garde and the worlds of Walt Disney and Jacques Cousteau, cinema has been central to how we think about nature and the environment. Environmental films can bring in big audiences, too. Who could have imagined that documentaries about global warming and penguins on the move would capture the consciousness and hearts of millions? Some films sh  more

FIGHTING BACK: WINNING STRUGGLE AGAINST EATING DISORDERS
BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 14 -- The University at Buffalo issued the following press release: In eating disorders, the "battleground is the body," says University at Buffalo researcher Catherine P. Cook-Cottone, who is examining ways to win those battles using conventional as well as less-common solutions. "The good news is that eating disorder interventions do work," says Cook-Cottone, an associate professor of counseling, school and educational psychology in UB's Graduate School of Education.   more

Fine Art Museum Announces 'Fragile Earth' Exhibit Winners
CULLOWHEE, N.C., July 14 -- Western Carolina University issued the following news release: The Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University has announced winners in its exhibit "Fragile Earth: Reflections on the Environment." The winners are: * Charlene Collins Haug of Waynesville, Best of Show ($500) for "Fragile Earth: Bubble People" (below, right), monoprint screenprint, 29 by 20 inches. * Susan Martin of Cullowhee, Curator's Award ($300) for "Cars," archival digital print, 18 b  more

FIRST-YEAR SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI CHEMISTRY PROFESSOR RECEIVES NIH GRANT
HATTIESBURG, Miss., Aug. 14 -- The University of Southern Mississippi issued the following news release: University of Southern Mississippi chemistry professor Dr. Yong Zhang has already made his mark in just his first year as a member of the Southern Miss faculty. Zhang's research, which involves a computational approach to studying disease proteins, recently earned an Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), providing a total of $217,500 i  more

FLAGS FLY HIGH AS TWO PHILLIPS PLASTICS CORPORATION FACILITIES BECOME GREEN TIER PARTICIPANTS
MENOMONIE, Wis., Aug. 14 -- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: Two high-technology Phillips Plastics Corporation® facilities - Phillips Medical and Metal Injection Molding - raised Green Tier flags today as they joined other dynamic, forward thinking companies that make environmental responsibility a part of their corporate culture. The flags are a proud symbol of the company's commitment to go above and beyond government rules and regulations   more

FLORIDA ANGLER LANDS STATE RECORD BLUE MARLIN
MOREHEAD CITY, N.C., Aug. 18 -- The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources Division of Marine Fisheries issued the following news release: A 34-year state record fell Friday with the catch of a 1,228 pound, 8 ounce blue marlin off Oregon Inlet. Trey Irvine of Weston, Fla., landed the gigantic fish, which measured 179.5 inches total length (tip of the nose to tip of the tail) with a girth of 82 inches. Irvine caught the fish onboard the Mimi while participating in  more

FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION TO ADDRESS WILDLIFE CLIMATE CHANGE
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 15 -- The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission issued the following news release: Climate change experts and fish and wildlife scientists will huddle together in Orlando next week to discuss the future of Florida's fish and wildlife and ask the difficult questions about how best to conserve and manage Florida's abundant and unique natural resources. "Florida's Wildlife: On the front line of climate change," a summit hosted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife  more

FLU-INFECTED FLY CELLS REVEAL DEPENDENCIES OF VIRUS
MADISON, Wis., July 9 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: By giving fly cells the flu, scientists have identified scores of host genes the pathogen requires for successful infection, revealing a raft of potential new pressure points to thwart the virus. Writing in this week's issue of the journal Nature, a team of researchers led by Yoshihiro Kawaoka and Paul Ahlquist of the University of Wisconsin-Madison describe experiments testing the ability of a modified  more

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY: CUSTOM INTERFACES MAKE COMPUTER CLICKING FASTER, EASIER
SEATTLE, July 15 -- The University of Washington Health Sciences campus issued the following news release: Insert your key in the ignition of a luxury car and the seat and steering wheel will automatically adjust to preprogrammed body proportions. Stroll through the rooms of Bill Gates' mansion and each room will adjust its lighting, temperature and music to accommodate your personal preference. But open any computer program and you're largely subject to a design team's ideas about button siz  more

FORMER CIA DIRECTOR SPEAKS ON ENERGY, SECURITY, LONG WAR OF 21ST CENTURY
RICHLAND, Wash., Sept. 18 -- Washington State University-Tri-Cities issued the following news release: A former director of the Central Intelligence Agency will talk about "Energy, Security, and the Long War of the 21st Century," at 5 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Battelle Auditorium, 902 Battelle Boulevard, located between George Washington Way and Stevens Drive in north Richland. R. James Woolsey will discuss how terrorist acts against the United States over the last quarter of a century affect our  more

FORMERLY VIOLENT AFGHAN DISTRICT DUBBED 'PEACEFUL'
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Aug. 13 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Central Command issued the following news feature article: By Capt. Jillian Torango CJTF-101 Government and military leaders, international representatives, and villagers packed into the common area of the new Anaba District Center in Panjshir province, Afghanistan, Aug. 11, to celebrate the naming of their district as "peaceful." Anaba is the first district in Panjshir to be labelled a peaceful district. This  more

FOUR MILLION SCRAP TIRES REMOVED FROM U.S.-MEXICO BORDER, REDUCING FIRE, DISEASE RISK TIRE INITIATIVE SIGNED DURING THIS YEAR'S BORDER GOVERNORS CONFERENCE
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15 -- The Environmental Protection Agency Region 9 office issued the following news release: Environmental Secretaries from all ten U.S. - Mexico border states met today in Hollywood, Calif., to sign the Tire Initiative Letter of Understanding, which implements tire pile prevention measures and strives to eliminate tire piles public health risks. To date, 4 million tires have been removed by Border 2012 Program Partners. The Border Governors Conference features representa  more

FOURTH ANNUAL SUSTAINABLE LIVING CONFERENCE TO BE HELD FROM APRIL 21-27
FAIRBANKS, Alaska, April 14 -- The University of Alaska issued the following news release: The University of Alaska Fairbanks Sustainable Campus Task Force will sponsor the fourth annual Sustainable Living Conference April 21-27, 2008. The conference will take place in conjunction with Earth Day, a nationally recognized event held on April 22 each year to promote awareness and appreciation of the earth's environment. The Sustainable Living Conference will include presentations and workshop  more

FREE NEWSLETTER OFFERS PRACTICAL IDEAS ON PRO-ENVIRONMENTAL BEHAVIOR
MADISON, May 29 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: TO: Reporters, news directors FROM: Bret Shaw, (608) 890-1878, brshaw@wisc.edu RE: FREE NEWSLETTER OFFERS PRACTICAL IDEAS ON PRO-ENVIRONMENTAL BEHAVIOR Despite the strong established link between human behavior and environmental degradation, many people continue their daily activities,to pay little attention in daily life to ecological concerns, even when they are aware of how they might live more sust  more

FREE PAPERS! READ ALL ABOUT IT!
LEXINGTON, Ky., Feb. 5 -- The University of Kentucky issued the following news release: University of Kentucky Student Government Association (UKSGA) has been bringing free USA Today and New York Times newspapers to campus as part of the Collegiate Readership Program. After the test period, which runs from Jan. 28 through Feb. 22, is complete at UK, UKSGA will assess feedback from students to see if the program is worth investment for the fall semester of 2008. UK is one of only 26 camp  more

FREE PROGRAM EDUCATES ABOUT BLADDER CANCER
CHICAGO, Oct. 2 -- The University of Chicago issued the following news release: On October 13, 2007, the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) will host, "Understanding Bladder Cancer," a free educational program directed at patients, family members and caregivers. The forum will be held at the University of Chicago's Gordon Center for Integrative Science, 927 E. 57th Street, from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Although the forum is free, registration is required as space is limited. Register   more

FROM GOLDEN GATE TO BLUEGRASS STATE
LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 1 -- The University of Kentucky issued the following news release: What do San Francisco and Kentucky have in common? A love of opera, of course. It is this love of opera that became the impetus of a new collaboration between the San Francisco Opera (SFO) Merola Program and University of Kentucky Opera Theatre (UKOT), which joined forces to bring to stage a new work, "The Hotel Casablanca," (pdf) by composer Thomas Pasatieri. The opera, which follows a wealthy Texan coupl  more

GARY MATTHEWS APPOINTED VICE CHANCELLOR FOR RESOURCE MANAGEMENT & PLANNING AT UC SAN DIEGO
LA JOLLA, Calif., Jan. 17 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: Gary C. Matthews, a recognized leader in higher education management, has been appointed vice chancellor for Resource Management & Planning (RM&P) at the University of California, San Diego. Matthews has served as interim vice chancellor for RM&P since Dec. 2006, when former Vice Chancellor John Woods retired. His new appointment has been approved by the UC Board of Regents. "Given Ga  more

GDECD DESIGNATES 129TH, FINAL 'ENTREPRENEUR FRIENDLY' COMMUNITY
ATLANTA, Aug. 18 -- Gov. Sonny Perdue, R-Ga., issued the following press release: Today Johnson County became the 129th and final community to be named Entrepreneur Friendly, which helps communities create an environment conducive to small businesses and entrepreneurs. "As the Entrepreneur Friendly initiative's first phase draws to a close, I am proud of the 129 communities that have worked hard to achieve this designation," said Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue. "Since 95 percent of Georgia   more

GLENWOOD SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF FEB. 21 REGULAR MEETING
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo., Feb. 21 -- The City of Glenwood Springs issued the following text of City Council meeting minutes: 6:00 P.M. 5:00 p.m. (Executive Session): PRESENT AT ROLL CALL: Mayor Bruce Christensen COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT: Dave Johnson, Shelley Kaup, David Merritt, Russ Arensman, Chris Chadwick, and Dave Sturges. ALSO PRESENT: Jeff Hecksel, City Manager; Jan Shute, City Attorney; Andrew McGregor, Community Development Director; Gretchen Ricehill, Planner; and DDA mem  more

GLENWOOD SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF FEB. 7 REGULAR MEETING
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo., Feb. 7 -- The City of Glenwood Springs issued the following text of City Council meeting minutes: 7:00 P.M. PRESENT AT ROLL CALL: Mayor Bruce Christensen COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT: Dave Johnson, Shelley Kaup, David Merritt, Russ Arensman, Chris Chadwick, and Dave Sturges. ALSO PRESENT: Jeff Hecksel, City Manager; Jan Shute, City Attorney; Robin Unsworth, City Clerk; Andrew McGregor, Director of Community Development; and Robin Millyard, Director of Public Works  more

GLENWOOD SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF MARCH 6 REGULAR MEETING
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo., March 6 -- The City of Glenwood Springs issued the following text of City Council meeting minutes: 7:00 P.M. PRESENT: Mayor Bruce Christensen COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT: Dave Johnson, Shelley Kaup, David Merritt, Russ Arensman, Chris Chadwick, and Dave Sturges. ALSO PRESENT: Jeff Hecksel, City Manager; Jan Shute, City Attorney; Robin Unsworth, City Clerk; Andrew McGregor, Director of Community Development; and Terry Wilson, Chief of Police. ITEM NO. 2 - Pledg  more

GLENWOOD SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF MAY 1 REGULAR MEETING
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo., May 1 -- The City of Glenwood Springs issued the following text of City Council meeting minutes: 7:00 P.M. PRESENT: Mayor Bruce Christensen COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT: Dave Johnson, Shelley Kaup, David Merritt, Russ Arensman, and Dave Sturges. COUNCIL MEMBERS ABSENT: Kris Chadwick ALSO PRESENT: Jeff Hecksel, City Manager; Jan Shute, City Attorney; Robin Unsworth, City Clerk; Andrew McGregor, Director of Community Development; Robin Millyard, Director of Publi  more

GLENWOOD SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF MAY 15 REGULAR MEETING
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo., May 15 -- The City of Glenwood Springs issued the following text of City Council meeting minutes: 6:00 P.M. PRESENT: Mayor Bruce Christensen COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT: Dave Johnson, Shelley Kaup, David Merritt, Russ Arensman, Kris Chadwick and Dave Sturges. ALSO PRESENT: Jeff Hecksel, City Manager; Jan Shute, City Attorney; Robin Unsworth, City Clerk; Andrew McGregor, Director of Community Development; Jill Peterson and A'Lissa Gerum, City Planners. ITEM NO.  more

GLOBAL CHANGE, HUMAN RIGHTS ARE FOCUS OF UI INSTITUTE FOR TEACHERS JUNE 16-20
IOWA CITY, Iowa, June 9 -- The University of Iowa's College of Law issued the following news release: In areas like the southern Sahel region of Africa, known for its dry climate and nomadic people, global climate change may create indirect social and political ramifications. A decrease in rainfall in these areas is correlated to increased levels of civil conflicts, according to University of California, Berkeley economist Edward Miguel. Increasing droughts could lead to civil strife, death a  more

GOATS, FIRE ENDANGER WAIKOLOA DRY FORESTS
POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii, Aug. 5 -- The U.S. Army issued the following news release: By Chicpaul Becerra U.S. Army Garrison-Pohakuloa Training Area Public Affairs Satisfaction is the end word for this all-volunteer force trying to protect Big Island land against forest fires and feral goats living in the area. Civilian employees at the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA), led by Robert Wright, deputy garrison commander, joined forces with members of the Waikoloa Dry Forest Recovery Pr  more

GOING GREEN AND CAMPUS SAFETY HIGHLIGHT FALL 2008 CONVOCATION
EDINBURG, Texas, Aug. 22 -- The University of Texas-Pan American issued the following news release: Dr. Blandina Cárdenas, president of The University of Texas-Pan American, ushered in the start of the fall 2008 semester for faculty and staff with the annual Fall Convocation Thursday, Aug. 21 Convocation is the event where the UTPA president and the executive team share their upcoming plans and message for the new fiscal year as well as reflect on the events that happened throughout the pr  more

Going Green Creates Bond Between NAFA and NYC
PRINCETON, N.J., June 9 -- The National Association of Fleet Administrators issued the following news release: The Big Apple is greener than ever and NAFA is proud to be along for the ride. NAFA took part in The City of New York Parks & Recreation's 20th Annual Vehicle and Equipment Show on May 29 at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The show built upon a renewed relationship between NAFA Fleet Management Association and The City of New York, which rose to the forefront thanks to the impressive e  more

GOING THE DISTANCE: THIS SPRING UC SAN DIEGO STUDENTS BREAK FROM COLLEGE PARTIES TO VOLUNTEER
LA JOLLA, Calif., March 12 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: A lot of college students travel to exotic destinations to party during their spring break. In contrast, a number of students at UC San Diego will spend their spring vacations providing humanitarian services to developing countries through the Alternative Breaks program from March 22 to 30. The drug-free and alcohol-free trips foster international service, education and social justic  more

GOV. CRIST LAUNCHES 'ACCELERATE FLORIDA: EXTENDING FLORIDA'S ECONOMIC HORIZONS'
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 14 -- Gov. Charlie Crist, R-Fla., has issued the following news release: Governor Charlie Crist today charged state agencies to speed up billions of dollars in approved construction and capital outlay projects through expedited approval and contracting. The projects will boost Florida's economy by creating thousands of jobs while improving roads, schools, parks and waterways. Governor Crist also directed agencies to promote less intrusive, more effective government by   more

GOV. KEYNOTES OPENING CEREMONY FOR XXVI ANNUAL BORDER GOVERNORS CONFERENCE
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 14 -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif., issued the text of the following speech: Well, thank you very much, thank you. It's great to be here and actually be back at Universal Studios. And what is so exciting about it is not just that we have this great conference here, but that I actually started my movie career right here at Universal Studios. It was Universal Studios. (Applause) That's right. It was Universal Studios that started the Conan the Barbarian movie an  more

GOV. KULONGOSKI ENCOURAGES STATE CONTRACTING WITH MINORITY, WOMEN OWNED BUSINESSES
SALEM, Ore., Aug. 13 -- Gov. Ted Kulongoski, D-Ore., issued the following press release: Governor Kulongoski today announced he sent a letter to state agencies accompanying Executive Order 08-16, directing agencies to adopt aspirational targets to increase opportunities for minority and women owned businesses that are competing for state contracts. The executive order identifies agencies that have contracting needs that are a good match with existing certified minority and women owned busines  more

GOV. O'MALLEY ADDRESSES MARYLAND ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES KEYNOTE ADDRESS
ANNAPOLIS, Md., Aug. 16 -- Gov. Martin O'Malley, D-Md., has issued the text of the following speech: Acknowledgements Thank you very much. It is good to be with all of you again in Ocean City. On behalf of everyone in the O'Malley-Brown Administration, I thank you so very much for your hard work, your partnership, and your support for the important and shared work of advancing the common good of the people of Maryland. I want to say a word of thanks and congratulations to David Bliden w  more

GOV. O'MALLEY SPEAKS AT ESRI EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP SEMINAR
ANNAPOLIS, Md., Aug. 3 -- Gov. Martin O'Malley, D-Md., has issued the text of the following speech: Thank you very much for inviting me to join you. I especially want to thank Jack Dangermond and everyone at ESRI for the remarkable partnership between Maryland and ESRI that stretches back many years. There are very few people in this world whose talents and insights have the sort of widespread impact on management and governance that Jack has had with the rapid evolution and embrace of   more

GOV. O'MALLEY VISITS SITE OF NEW JAMES M. BENNETT HIGH SCHOOL
SALISBURY, Md., Aug. 15 -- Gov. Martin O'Malley, D-Md., issued the following news release: Governor Martin O'Malley, joined by Wicomico County Executive Rick Pollitt, and Salisbury Mayor Barrie Tilghman, today visited the construction site of the new James M. Bennett High School in Salisbury. The school is currently undergoing an $88 million dollar renovation and is being built with sustainable design features including Energy Star roofing, approximately 600 wells for a geothermal heating and  more

GOV. O'MALLEY, BAY CABINET TOUR CHINCOTEAGUE BAY
OCEAN CITY, Md., Aug. 13 -- The Maryland Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: Governor Martin O'Malley today, joined by Bay Cabinet members and Worcester County official, toured Chincoteague Bay, visiting a local oyster aquaculture business to explore and discuss the potential economic and environmental benefits of expanding Maryland's aquaculture industry. "We have yet to take full advantage of the renewed interest in shellfish aquaculture that offers a great  more

GOV. PATERSON CALLS ON FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO ASSIST NEW YORK'S MUNICIPALITIES IN MAINTAINING STATE'S RIVERS, LAKES, STREAMS
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 14 -- The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issued the following news release: Steep Decline in Federal Aid Creates Looming Crisis for Water Infrastructure Statewide; More Than $50 Billion in Repairs and Upgrades Are Needed Over the Next 20 Years; Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Named as Co-Chair of New Clean Water Collaborative Governor David A. Paterson today announced the formation of an environmental and government collaborative to help tackle a looming w  more

GOV. PATRICK SIGNS BILLS TO REDUCE EMISSIONS, BOOST GREEN JOBS
BOSTON, Aug. 13 - Gov. Deval Patrick, D-Mass., has issued the following news release: Governor Deval Patrick has signed two important bills further positioning Massachusetts as a leader in clean energy and environmental stewardship: the Green Jobs Act, which will support development of the clean energy technology industry that will move Massachusetts toward the green economy of the future, and the Global Warming Solutions Act, which will make Massachusetts a national leader in climate protect  more

GOV. PATRICK SIGNS HISTORIC INVESTMENT BILL TARGETING ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT
BOSTON, Aug. 14 -- Gov. Deval Patrick, D-Mass., has issued the following news release: Governor Deval Patrick has signed into law a bill authorizing $1.657 billion over five years for open space conservation, improvements at state parks and beaches, enhanced recreational facilities, and repair and reconstruction of dams, bridges and other transportation infrastructure owned by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). "The distinctive character of Massachusetts comes as much fro  more

GOV. RENDELL ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING OFFICE OF DIVERSITY MANAGEMENT
HARRISBURG, Pa., July 29 -- Gov. Edward G. Rendell, D-Pa., issued the following executive order: WHEREAS, the Commonwealth is committed to creating a culture of inclusion that values and promotes diversity and equal opportunity in all aspects of Commonwealth employment, business, and service; WHEREAS, diversity and a culture of inclusion generally means to the Commonwealth the presence and participation of individuals from various races, religions, ethnic and national origins, socio-econom  more

GOV. RENDELL ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING SUSTAINABLE WATER INFRASTRUCTURE TASK FORCE
HARRISBURG, Pa., April 28 -- Gov. Edward G. Rendell, D-Pa., issued the following executive order: WHEREAS, Pennsylvania's water infrastructure, including its drinking water facilities, wastewater facilities and transmission systems is integral to the Commonwealth's economic, environmental and cultural vitality; and WHEREAS, aging infrastructure, population growth, economic development, and regulatory requirements to protect public health and water quality are creating a growing demand for   more

GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER APPLAUDS BORDER STATES JOINING TIRE INITIATIVE TO PROTECT HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT IN BORDER REGION
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 15 -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif., issued the following news release: Continuing this year's Border Governors Conference (BGC) focus on the environment, today Governor Schwarzenegger applauded Border States for taking a substantial step toward decreasing the hazardous tire piles along the border region by signing a Letter of Understanding (LOU) to formally join the U.S.-Mexico Border Scrap Tire Integrated Management Initiative (Tire Initiative). "Tire pile  more

GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER APPLAUDS NEW SOLAR AGREEMENTS FOR INCREASING CALIFORNIA'S RENEWABLE ENERGY
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 14 -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif., issued the following news release: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today, applauded new agreements that would increase California's renewable energy supply with enough solar power to service approximately 239,000 homes annually. The agreements stipulate that Pacific Gas and Electric Company has entered into two utility-scale, photovoltaic (PV) solar power contracts, one that will create the largest photovoltaic plant in the w  more

GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER DELIVERS REMARKS AT CALIFORNIA LATINO WATER COALITION
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 13 -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif., issued the text of the following speech: GOVERNOR SCHWARZENEGGER: Well, thank you very much, Ruben, for the wonderful introduction. And I also want to thank Mayor Autry for being here today, my very dear friend and Mayor Lopez, another great friend - where is Mayor Lopez? Right here. Come on out here, don't stand back there. Mayor Lopez, he's the man. Give these two guys a big hand here. Exactly. (Applause) We have all ki  more

GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER JOINS BORDER GOVERNORS IN SIGNING JOINT DECLARATION TO FURTHER SHARED PRIORITIES
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 15 -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif., issued the following news release: Today at XXVI Border Governors Conference at Universal Studios Hollywood, Governor Schwarzenegger and nine other United States and Mexico border governors signed a joint declaration to continue fostering cooperation between the 10 member states and outline future policy priorities for the border region and next steps for future Border Governors Conferences. Policy priorities in the joint  more

GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER JOINS MEXICAN BORDER STATES TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE, INCREASE GREEN INVESTMENT THROUGH PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 15 -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif., issued the following news release: As part of the Border States' goal to work together to protect the environment while growing the economy, Governor Schwarzenegger today announced that the six Mexican Border States and California have joined together with Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) and the California Climate Action Registry (CCAR) in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to combat climate change. "Mexico is an important  more

GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER LAUNCHES XXVI ANNUAL BORDER GOVERNORS CONFERENCE
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 13 -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif., issued the text of the following speech: Thank you, thank you. Thank you. Please sit down. Thank you very much. Thank you. I was asked who should introduce me and I said, "Nobody. I want to come, I can come up myself. I'm fine with that." In case you don't know who I am, my name is Arnold Schwarzenshriver - I mean, Schwarzenegger - and I'm the Governor of this great state. And it's great to have you all here, people from all  more

GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER SPEAKS AT XXVI ANNUAL BORDER GOVERNORS CONFERENCE CLOSING CEREMONY
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 15 -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif., issued the text of the following speech: It's all show business, I told you. (Laughter) Well, thank you very much. Thank you. It's nice to be here at this closing ceremony. And I just want to say thank you again for so many people showing up and showing such an interest for our relationships between the United States and Mexico. So a big hand to all of you for sitting through all of this here. A big hand to all of you. (App  more

GRAND JUNCTION - COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION'S LITTER REMOVAL PROGRAMS WORK TO CLEAN UP COLORADO
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo., Aug. 13 -- The Colorado Department of Transportation issued the following press release: Litter on state highways continues to be a growing problem, which is why the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has several programs to help keep Colorado clean. Each year, thousands of cubic yards of litter are removed from Colorado highways by CDOT maintenance crews, Adopt-A-Highway Volunteers and the Sponsor-A-Highway program. In fiscal year 2008 (July 1, 2007 throug  more

GRANT ALLOWS COMMISSION TO PROTECT PARKING AT POPULAR PUBLIC BOATING SITE
SUNSENT HARBOR, N.C., Aug. 18 -- The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources Division of Wildlife Resources issued the following news release: The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has purchased property adjacent to its Sunset Harbor Boating Access Area to ensure that the public has adequate parking at the site for years to come. The purchase - the first from the N.C. Waterfront Access and Marine Industry (WAMI) Fund - will also enable the commission to focus its re  more

GRANT ALLOWS TEAM TO STUDY WAYS TO FIGHT OBESITY
SPOKANE, Wash., Sept. 6 -- The Spokane Public Schools issued the following news release: A $1.3 million National Initiative Grant from the USDA will allow a community team to evaluate three ways to combat obesity with nearly 5,000 students from Spokane Public Schools' middle schools. The team, headed by Washington State University's Kenn Daratha and Ruth Bindler, also includes Sue Butkus, Tom Power and John Roll from WSU; Amy Lutz and Doug Wordell from Spokane Public Schools; and communit  more

GRANTS HELP SCHOOL BUS FLEETS SWITCH TO RENEWABLE BIOFUELS
MONTGOMERY, Ala., Aug. 14 -- Gov. Bob Riley, R-Ala., issued the following news release: As the school year begins, Governor Bob Riley is urging interested school systems to apply for a new grant that will help them cover the cost of switching their bus fleets to a cleaner-burning renewable fuel. Through the new "Biofuels for Schools" program, any public school system may apply for a grant of up to $2,500. The money will be used to prepare fuel storage tanks for B20, a fuel blend that is 80  more

GRANTS HELP SCHOOL BUS FLEETS SWITCH TO RENEWABLE BIOFUELS
MONTGOMERY, Ala., Aug. 14 -- Gov. Bob Riley, R-Ala., issued the following news release: As the school year begins, Governor Bob Riley is urging interested school systems to apply for a new grant that will help them cover the cost of switching their bus fleets to a cleaner-burning renewable fuel. Through the new "Biofuels for Schools" program, any public school system may apply for a grant of up to $2,500. The money will be used to prepare fuel storage tanks for B20, a fuel blend that is 80  more

GREAT BAY COAST WATCH 2008 KICKOFF MEETING TO FEATURE GARY 'CREEK MAN' SREDZIENSKI
DURHAM, N.H., Feb. 20 -- The University of New Hampshire issued the following news release: Are you interested in learning about the Great Bay Estuary? Volunteers for the Great Bay Coast Watch collect information about the health of the estuary while enjoying the scenery and wildlife that the New Hampshire coast has to offer. The Great Bay Coast Watch will hold its annual kickoff meeting Tuesday, March 11, from 5-8 p.m. at the Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center, 89 Depot Rd. in Greenla  more

GREELEY - COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION'S LITTER REMOVAL PROGRAMS WORK TO CLEAN UP COLORADO
GREELEY, Colo., Aug. 13 -- The Colorado Department of Transportation issued the following press release: Litter on state highways continues to be a growing problem, which is why the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has several programs to help keep Colorado clean. Each year, thousands of cubic yards of litter are removed from Colorado highways by CDOT maintenance crews, Adopt-A-Highway Volunteers and the Sponsor-A-Highway program. In fiscal year 2008 (July 1, 2007 through June   more

Green belt to disappear?
NEW DELHI, India, Aug. 23 -- Will the "green buffer" of villages between Delhi and Haryana border make way for concrete jungle in the future? The question came up during the public hearing for the south zone of the Delhi Development Authority's Draft Zonal Plan. In the plan, eight villages that fall on the border between south Delhi and Haryana have not been included as a green belt. The villages - Asola, Bhatti, Tughla (bordering the ridge), Jaunpur, Saroorpur, Tigri, Tughlakabad, Pul Pehlad  more

GREEN HIGHWAYS: ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY ASPHALTS TARGET OF NEW RESEARCH PROGRAM
MADISON, May 27 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: For those hoping to create a greener world, our country's millions of miles of asphalt roads may seem like an odd place to seek solutions. Yet, it's precisely because asphalt is so common that we have much to gain from making it more eco-friendly, says University of Wisconsin-Madison civil engineering professor Hussain Bahia. As part of a new national research program called the Asphalt Research Consortium (A  more

Grimes Farm Photo Exhibit at Grinnell College's Burling Gallery
GRINNELL, Iowa, Aug. 19 -- Grinnell College issued the following news release: Central Iowa's delicate ecosystem is the focus of an upcoming photo exhibit at Grinnell College's Burling Gallery, Aug. 22-Nov. 1. "A Constructed Balance" by photographer Emily Grimes features landscape images of her family's Marshalltown area farm and nature preserve, through planting, growing, and harvest cycles. "Constructing a balanced ecosystem that celebrates and protects the natural world is a task that   more

GROUNDS SERVICES BRINGS SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES TO CAMPUS
TEMPE, Ariz., July 21 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Fish emulsion and compost tea used for fertilizer. Lawn mowers with mulching decks. Organic pest control. Three-wheeled bicycles for staff to ride across campus. What's next for Grounds Services? The answer is solar-powered carts, according to Ellen Newell, the assistant director of Grounds Services. The carts are on order and should be arriving by mid-July. What has prompted the staff to start look  more

GRUNIG BRINGS EXPERIENCE TO NEW AUDIT ROLE
TEMPE, Ariz., June 19 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Question: What does University Audit and Advisory Services at Arizona State University do? Answer: It's an essential component of the way ASU conducts business, ensuring that university operations and administrative processes are conducted in an ethical and proper manner. Tracy Grunig was recently hired as the new director of University Audit and Advisory Services, bringing significant experience in hi  more

GUEST HOST STATE, CONSUMER SERVICES AGENCY SECRETARY MARIN DISCUSSES XXVI BORDER GOVERNORS CONFERENCE IN GOVERNOR'S WEEKLY RADIO ADDRESS
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 16 -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif., issued the text of the following radio address: Hi, this is Rosario Marín, Secretary of the State and Consumer Services Agency, filling in for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger with another California Report. Earlier this week, I was proud to join the Governor as he hosted the XXVI Border Governors Conference in Hollywood. This annual meeting is a great opportunity for the 10 U.S. and Mexican border states to collaborate   more

Hallmark Introduces New Line of Cards for Gay Marriage
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- Concerned Women for America issued the following news release: Hot on the heels of the California Supreme Court decision to allow same-sex "marriage," Hallmark Cards is cravenly introducing a new line of greetings cards celebrating "gay marriage." Playing it safe with generalized images such as two tuxedos and taglines like "one promise, two hearts," there is no mention of the words wedding or marriage. Hallmark can easily market the cards for civil unions and domestic   more

HAWKS NEST AND BLACKWATER FALLS STATE PARKS LODGES TO GO SMOKE FREE IN 2009 BLENDING TRADITION WITH TODAY'S GUEST EXPECTATIONS
CHARLESTON, W.Va., Aug. 15 -- The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources issued the following news release: Hawks Nest and Blackwater Falls state park lodges will offer only non-smoking rooms in early 2009. Chief Logan Lodge, between Logan and Chapmanville, opened as a smoke-free facility in 2006, unaware it was a leader in this nationwide trend. Tygart Lake State Park Lodge debuted as a smoke-free accommodation in 2008. "A few years back we recognized that Hawks Nest would have lodge  more

HENNIKER-HOPKINTON PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL MEETING ON FEB. 20
CONCORD, N.H., Feb. 6 -- The New Hampshire Department of Transportation issued the following news release: The New Hampshire Department of Transportation announces a combined Public Officials/Public Informational Meeting will be held Wednesday, February 20, 2008 to discuss planned improvements to 7.7 miles of US 202/NH 9 in Henniker and Hopkinton. This project, which is part of the Federal Resurfacing Program for 2008, begins at the intersection with Rush Road in Henniker and extends to Ex  more

HERONS PERSIST IN CHICAGO WETLANDS DESPITE EXPOSURE TO BANNED CHEMICALS
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Jan. 16 -- The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign issued the following news release: Herons nesting in the wetlands of southeast Chicago are still being exposed to chemicals banned in the U.S. in the 1970s, a research team reports. The chemicals do not appear to be affecting the birds' reproductive success, however. The findings appear in the current issue of the Journal of Great Lakes Research. University of Illinois veterinary biosciences scientist Jeff Leveng  more

HHS PROPOSES ADOPTION OF ICD-10 CODE SETS, UPDATED ELECTRONIC TRANSACTION STANDARDS
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services issued the following press release: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced a long-awaited proposed regulation that would replace the ICD-9-CM code sets now used to report health care diagnoses and procedures with greatly expanded ICD-10 code sets, effective Oct. 1, 2011. In a separate proposed regulation, HHS has proposed adopting the updated X12 standard, Version 5010, and the National Council fo  more

HIGH-TECH RESOURCES POWER ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH
TEMPE, Ariz., Dec. 26 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Geocoding, national surveys, focus groups and Web collaboration portals are among the fee-based research services being used by faculty members and the public at ASU's Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR), an on-campus, state-of-the-art research facility. The institute, staffed by experienced professionals who understand academic research goals, is organized around three core research service area  more

Hospital Buildings Can Heal According to First Comprehensive Report on Impact of Physical Environment on Child Patients
DENVER, May 8 -- The National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions issued the following news release: Hospital buildings can heal according to the first comprehensive report to look at the impact of the physical environment on child patients in health care settings. The report Evidence for Innovation, Transforming Children's Health through the Physical Environment (http://www.childrenshospitals.net/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Press_Releases&Template=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&  more

HOSTS OPEN HOUSE FOR ADULTS IN TRANSITION
WEST WINDSOR, N.J., Jan. 4 -- Mercer County Community College issued the following news release: Mercer County Community College invites adults seeking to re-enter the workforce, change careers, or prepare for a rewarding retirement, to an Open House Information Session on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event will be held at MCCC's Conference Center, located on the West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. According to Lorna Strang, MCCC's director of community programs, the e  more

HOT SPRINGS MICROBES HOLD KEY TO DATING SEDIMENTARY ROCKS, RESEARCHERS SAY
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Jan. 22 -- The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign issued the following news release: Scientists studying microbial communities and the growth of sedimentary rock at Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park have made a surprising discovery about the geological record of life and the environment. Their discovery could affect how certain sequences of sedimentary rock are dated, and how scientists might search for evidence of life on other planets. "We found  more

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE MOBILE COLLECTION SERVICE IN MAURY, SEQUATCHIE COUNTIES ON AUG. 23
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 14 -- The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation issued the following news release: The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's mobile household hazardous waste collection service will be in Maury and Sequatchie Counties on August 23. "Our household hazardous waste mobile collection service provides the people of Tennessee with a safe, environmentally friendly way to dispose of unwanted household chemicals and other potentially hazardous   more

HOW TO KEEP YOUR JOB
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 28 -- Texas A&M University issued the following news release: Ryan Zimmerman, a management professor at Texas A&M University's Mays Business School, who teaches and conducts research in the area of human resource management and can discuss jobs and employment issues. His research interests include employee selection and retention, individual differences (e.g. personality and general mental ability), person-environment fit, and meta-analysis. He's had his rese  more

HP TO GIVE FINANCIAL INCENTIVES FOR PROTECTING FORESTS
Shimla, Aug 23 (UNI) The Himachal Pradesh Government would reward the stakeholders of forests with financial incentives for protecting the forest belt and also contributing towards increase in green cover. This was stated by Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal while addressing a public meeting at Ghariyana (Sunni) where he launched the forest plantation campaign in the state to celebrate 59th state- level Van Mahotsava. He said the local population would benefit from forest plantation and s  more

HUD AWARDS $1.4 MILLION GRANT TO LOS ANGELES TO 'CONNECT' PERSONS LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS WITH PERMANENT HOUSING
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14 -- The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development issued the following press release: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Steve Preston today announced that the City of Los Angeles will receive $1.4 million to provide a permanent home to dozens of persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families. HUD's grant will help clients find a stable home and receive the services they need to manage their illnesses. Preston made the announcement following a  more

HUDSON SENTENCED TO 40 MONTHS IN PRISON
RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 6 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation Charlotte Field Office issued the following press release: United States Attorney George E. B. Holding announced that BOYCE ALLEN HUDSON, was sentenced in federal court today, United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle to 40 months imprisonment and a 3-year term of supervised release. Hudson was ordered to pay a fine of $35,000 and restitution in the amount of $15,000 to the FBI. HUDSON, 67, pled   more

HUNTINGTON BEACH PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION ISSUES AGENDA FOR MAY 21 MEETING
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., May 21 -- The Huntington Beach Public Works Commission issued the following meeting agenda: PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL Harlow, Kirkorn, Mason, McGovern, Rivera, Siersema, Spencer PRESENTATIONS-COMMENDATIONS Minutes of April 16, 2008[1] D. ORAL COMMUNICATIONS Public Comments - the Public Works Commission welcomes public comments on all items on this agenda or of community interest. Three minutes per person, time may not be donated to others. Com  more

HYGIENIC LAB DEVELOPS INTRODUCTORY, SAFETY COURSES FOR LAB WORKERS
IOWA CITY, Iowa, Aug. 8 -- The University of Iowa of issued the following news release: How do laboratory workers protect themselves from infection? This question prompted the creation of "Lab Biosafety: Avoiding Laboratory-Acquired Infections (LAIs)," one of two new interactive courses created by the University Hygienic Laboratory (UHL) in collaboration with the Upper Midwest Center for Public Health Preparedness at the University of Iowa College of Public Health. "We developed the LAI co  more

IBERDROLA INMOBILIARIA Starts A Mobile Marketing Campaign Based On 'Bluetooth Promobikes'
BILBAO, Spain, Aug. 11 -- Iberdrola issued the following news release: This summer, IBERDROLA Inmobiliaria has started a new innovative mobile marketing campaign based on bluetooth promobikes, promotional vehicles, the objective of which is to support the marketing of its residential developments. The initiative is centred on three key concepts: mobility, interactivity -thanks to new technologies- and respect for the environment, the latter being one of the strategic pillars of the Group.  more

IHG Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific Head Named Hotelier Of The Year
WINDSOR, England, Aug. 15 -- The InterContinental Hotels Group issued the following news release: Australian and New Zealand hotel industry leaders have voted Keith Barr, Regional Chief Operating Officer of IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), HM Magazine Hotelier of the Year at the 2008 HM Awards for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence, announced in Sydney last night. Keith heads up the Australian, New Zealand and South Pacific operations of what is one of the world's largest hotel managem  more

ILLINOIS STATE SCIENTIFIC SURVEYS BECOME PART OF UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., July 3 -- The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign issued the following news release: The four state scientific surveys - the Illinois State Geological Survey, the Illinois Natural History Survey, the Illinois Waste Management and Research Center, and the Illinois State Water Survey - have become part of the U. of I.'s Urbana campus, under a measure signed Monday by Gov. Rod Blagojevich. The surveys will be organized as a new unit, the Institute for Natural Sciences and  more

IMPORT OF DEER, ELK PARTS INTO SOUTH CAROLINA STILL LIMITED BY STATE REGULATION
COLUMBIA, S.C., Aug. 13 -- The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources issued the following press release: With big game seasons opening in many Western states, hunters traveling abroad are reminded not to import into South Carolina certain carcass parts from deer and elk harvested in states with chronic wasting disease. To protect the state's extremely valuable white-tailed deer resource, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has maintained a regulation restricting the imp  more

Improvement Works On The Fylde Coast
WARRINGTON, England, Aug. 15 -- United Utilities issued the following news release: We are investing £70 million to upgrade the Fylde's wastewater network. Background Fleetwood wastewater treatment plant was completed in summer 1996 as part of a £150 million investment programme. This helped improve local bathing waters by ending the daily discharge of millions of litres of virtually untreated wastewater off the Fylde coast. As part of this work we built a large sewer, 14 kilometres  more

IN DEFENSE OF FREE MARKETS
MERCER ISLAND, Wash., Aug. 8 -- Rep. David G. Reichert, R-Wash. (8th CD), issued the following op-ed: The economic slowdown has triggered panicked calls from some quarters for more government regulation and intervention in our markets. The author of a recent Puget Sound Business Journal column (Editor's Notebook, July 4 edition) blamed free markets for the rising costs facing suburban families today, describing markets as "inefficient and irrational arbiters," and calling for new market regul  more

IN WIRT COUNTY VISIT, REP. CAPITO RENEWS CALL FOR ENERGY ACTION
ELIZABETH , W.Va., Aug. 13 -- Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. (2nd CD), issued the following news release: Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) got a first hand look at a West Virginia oil well in her visit to Wirt County on Wednesday. She toured Burning Springs Park and an active local well, while renewing her call for Congress to enact comprehensive energy legislation. "At a time when gasoline prices have hovered around $4.00 per gallon, it's long-past time that we had a serious debate ab  more

INCOMING UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS FRESHMEN WILL DISCUSS ASSIGNED SUMMER READING THROUGH MANY ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES
DENTON, Texas, Aug. 15 -- The University of North Texas issued the following news release: Many new college freshmen spend their first few days on campus decorating their residence hall rooms, buying books and school supplies, finding the location of their classes and attending parties and other events to welcome them to campus. During events to welcome freshmen to the University of North Texas, however, the students will meet in more than 80 locations around campus to discuss Barbara King  more

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATED IN MEGHALAYA
SHILLONG, India, Aug. 15 -- The Government of Meghalaya issued the following news release: Together with the rest of the country, the 61st Anniversary of the Independence Day of India is also celebrated in different parts of Meghalaya with pomp and patriotic fervour. In the State Headquarter, Shillong, Meghalaya Chief Minister, Dr Donkupar Roy unfurled the national tricolour and took the Rashtriya salute of the marching contingents at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Polo Ground, Shillong. Re  more

INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT HELPS EDUCATE OFFICIALS ON FLOOD PREVENTION
INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 14 -- The Indiana Department of Environmental Management issued the following news release: Municipal leaders and planners learned ways to better protect their communities from future flooding disasters during a workshop sponsored by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM). Held Tuesday on the IUPUI campus, the workshop's goal was to educate Indiana communities on ways to ease the impact of future rain events. Focused on ways to manage flooding and inte  more

INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT'S FALL APPLICATION ROUND FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP OPPORTUNITY SCHEDULED
INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 15 -- The Indiana Department of Environmental Management issued the following news release: Hoosier businesses may begin applying for Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP) recognition through the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) from Sept. 1 through Oct. 31. ESP is a voluntary environmental performance-based leadership program. Currently, there are 33 ESP business members, each of which is committed to implementing or maintaining measurable environ  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MARYLAND ON AUG. 13: MANAGER OF ASBESTOS ABATEMENT FIRM PLEADS GUILTY TO DEFRAUDING SBA's 8(A) BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
GREENBELT, Md., Aug. 13 - The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Maryland issued the following press release: David Muir, age 42, of Olney, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to defraud the U.S. Small Business Administration's 8(a) program, which is designed to assist socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein and Assistant Attorney General Ronald J. Tenpas, of the Dep  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI ON AUG. 7: FESTUS MAN SENTENCED TO PRISON & ORDERED TO PAY RESTITUTION ON FEDERAL VIOLATIONS OF THE RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 7 - The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for the Eastern District of Missouri issued the following press release: Jason Becks was sentenced to twelve months and one day in prison on charges involving the illegal disposal of hazardous waste, United States Attorney Catherine L. Hanaway announced today. "The illegal disposal of hazardous waste has a significant impact on the environment, as well as a financial impact associated with the clean-up. Mr. Becks w  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI ON JULY 31: FORMER LAKE OZARK CITY OFFICIAL PLEADS GUILTY TO FAILING TO REPORT SEWAGE DISCHARGE INTO LAKE OF THE OZARKS
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., July 31 - The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for the Western District of Missouri issued the following press release: John F. Wood, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former public works director for the city of Lake Ozark, Mo., pleaded guilty in federal court today to failing to report the discharge of raw sewage into the Lake of the Ozarks. Richard L. Sturgeon, 52, of Eldon, Mo., waived his right to a gr  more

INNOVATIONSPACE STUDENTS DESIGN FOR RESILIENCE
TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 9 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: John Hall and Alex Zautra are studying a question that is as old as the Bible's Book of Job: How do people rebound after life breaks their stride with a destabilizing setback, such as physical disability, chronic illness or the loss of a loved one? "Our goals, objectives and hopes are challenged from time to time by some pretty severe events that can interrupt the flow of life and the future that a person   more

INSIDE THE WAVE: EXHIBITION FEATURES SOCIAL ART FROM CONTEMPORARY UC SAN DIEGO ARTISTS
LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 29 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: A new exhibition organized by the San Diego Museum of Art showcases regional artists producing thought-provoking and interactive social art -- and the artists include two UC San Diego MFA graduates, and two UCSD professors supported by the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) and Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA). Running f  more

INSPECTOR GENERAL TO OVERSEE LAW AND ORDER DURING DUSSEHRA
SHIMLA, India, Aug. 18 -- The Government of Himachal Pradesh issued the following news release: Inspector General Law and Order would be designated authority to make fool proof security arrangement during the International Dussehra Festival scheduled to be celebrated from October 9 to 15, 2008 with traditional fervour in the Dhalpur grounds of Kullu town of the state. This was revealed by Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister while chairing the State Level Meeting of the International Kull  more

Institute of Lifelong Learning Welcome Reception Showcases Fall Classes and Trips
INA, Ill., Aug. 11 -- Rend Lake College issued the following press release: Don't miss the opportunity to learn more about the exciting courses and trips being offered this fall through Rend Lake College's Institute of Lifelong Learning. A Welcome Reception will be held from 1-3pm Tuesday, August 26, in the Historic Schoolhouse at Rend Lake College. Fall instructors and tour guides will be present to share details and answer questions. Refreshments will be served and individuals will ha  more

INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH STAR JOINS WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY AS DIRECTOR OF BIOPRODUCTS CENTER IN TRI-CITIES
RICHLAND, Wash., Feb. 29 -- Washington State University-Tri-Cities issued the following news release: An internationally recognized microbiologist is joining Washington State University as the director of the Center for Bioproducts and Bioenergy and as the Battelle Distinguished Professor, based at WSU Tri-Cities. Birgitte Ahring signed the offer letter this week at her home in Denmark, agreeing to lead WSU's interdisciplinary center that will focus research and academic programming in t  more

INTERNATIONAL WRITING PROGRAM, ALWAYS UNIQUE, SWIMS WITH CURRENT
IOWA CITY, Iowa, Aug. 13 -- Iowa Center for the Arts issued the following news release: Each University of Iowa International Writing Program residency community is a unique and unpredictable mix of personalities, talents and temperaments. But as a consequence of the June flood, the 2008 "United Nations of Writing" - the 42nd aggregation of established and emerging writers from all parts of the globe - will be even more unpredictable. As the 32 writers from 29 countries arrive in late Augu  more

IP Awareness Trust Of Australia Launches Copyright Campaign For Schools
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- The Motion Picture Association of America issued the following news release: Award-winning Australian television stars Natalie Blair and Sam Clark have joined forces with the Intellectual Property Awareness Trust to launch a copyright campaign designed for more than one million Australian high school students. The event was held today at Sydney's Dulwich High School of Visual Arts and Design. Blair and Clark, stars of the popular long-running series "Neighbours," retu  more

IRRIGATION WATER WITH LOW PH CAN HARM PLANTS
HOOKERTON, N.C., Jan. 23 -- The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Agronomic Services Division issued the following news release: Last May, plants were dying at Willow Oak Nursery in Greene County. Manager Frankie Jones suspected that unseasonably warm weather had stimulated his slow-release fertilizer to react too quickly. However, tests recommended by Dianne Farrer, a regional agronomist with the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, soon identif  more

IRT BETTER PREPARES SOLDIERS FOR COMBAT
FORT STEWART, Ga., Aug. 15 -- The U.S. Army issued the following news release: By Spc. Dustin Gautney 2nd BCT Public Affairs A team of Soldiers move quickly through a long dark hallway. With rifles at the ready, the team moves as if it's a single being. "Door left," the lead soldier shouts, alerting the rest of the team of the upcoming possible danger. This scene could have easily taken place in Iraq; however, it did not. It is part the urban operations training, just one phase of t  more

Jet Airways starts its daily flight to Dubai
Mumbai, Aug. 23 -- Jet Airways Saturday commenced its daily flight from Mumbai to Dubai. This is Jet's 20th international destination. The first flight Airbus-300/200 took off at 6.30 p.m. from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Terminus here Saturday. Dubai will be the sixth destination in the airline's Gulf network and the second in UAE. Jet chief operational officer Sudhir Raghavan said: "Dubai is one of the most exciting cities in the world which has traditionally been a very popular  more

JOANNE TIMBERLAKE NAMED GREENVILLE COUNTY SCHOOLS TEACHER OF THE YEAR FOR 2008-09
SPARTANBURG, S.C., Aug. 19 -- The University of South Carolina Upstate Campus issued the following news release: Joanne Timberlake earned her master's degree in early childhood education from the University of South Carolina Upstate in May 2008 and already she has been named the Greenville County Schools Teacher of the Year for 2008-2009. Timberlake is a 4K special education teacher at Overbrook Child Development Center, where she has taught for the past 11 years. Her years of helping chi  more

JOINT MUNITIONS COMMAND WELCOMES NEW LEADER
ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill., Aug. 4 -- The U.S. Army issued the following news release: By Darryl Howlett JMC An ammunition community of both military and civilians welcomed one commander while saying good-bye to another. The Joint Munitions Command held its change of command ceremony August 1 between outgoing JMC commanding general Brig. Gen. James E. Rogers and incoming commander Col. Larry D. Wyche at Memorial Field. Wyche became the fourth commander of JMC. His previous assignment  more

JUNIOR RANGER ESSAY CONTEST ANNOUNCED
SULPHUR, Okla., Feb. 15 -- The National Park Service's Chickasaw National Recreation Area issued the following press release: The winner of this year's 2008 Junior Ranger essay contest will receive an all expense paid family vacation to one of the country's most remarkable national parks and a starring role in an electronic field trip seen by millions of school children across the country. The essay contest is open to children between 9 and 12 years old. Each person must express his or her  more

KANSAS CITY KANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO OFFER UNIQUE CLASS ON ENVIRONMENT
KANSAS CITY, Kan., Aug. 13 -- Kansas City Kansas Community College issued the following news release: One of the world's most critical problems will be explored in a unique new program at Kansas City Kansas Community College this fall. One in a series of Learning Community programs introduced this past spring, the areas of Environmental Science and Sociology are being combined into one six-hour credit class offered Tuesday and Thursday mornings. "It's a trend that happening in a lot of  more

KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT SEEKS COMMENTS ON PROPOSED ALLEN COUNTY LANDFILL EXPANSION
TOPEKA, Kan., Aug. 15 -- The Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued the following news release: The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) will hold a public comment period regarding the proposed expansion of municipal solid waste landfills and construction and demolition landfills operated by Allen County. The landfills are currently operated under a permit from KDHE and are located at 1170 2800 St., southeast of the town of La Harpe. Allen County has submitted an   more

KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT TO CONDUCT PUBLIC MEETING REGARDING NEODESHA REFINERY SITE
TOPEKA, Kan., Aug. 14 -- The Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued the following news release: The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) will hold a public meeting to discuss the Neodesha Refinery Site at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 28 at the W. A. Rankin Memorial Library, 502 Indiana St., in Neodesha. The meeting will focus on KDHE's process for contaminated sites; investigative and interim remedial actions that have been taken at the site to date; and actions pla  more

KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT TO TEMPORARILY SUSPEND OPERATIONS OF KANSAS HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT LABORATORIES AT FORBES FIELD IN TOPEKA
TOPEKA, Kan., Aug. 15 -- The Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued the following news release: The Kansas Department of Health and Environment decided to temporarily suspend operations of the Health and Environment Laboratories at Forbes Field in Topeka. This action is being taken to facilitate a comprehensive environmental assessment of the facility. Preliminary samples have been taken and were found to be positive for mold. Staff at the Health and Environment Laboratory a  more

KANSAS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION ISSUES MINUTES OF JULY 8 MEETING
TOPEKA, Kan., July 8 -- The Kansas Board of Education issued the following meeting minutes: KANSAS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING MINUTES CALL TO ORDER Chairman Wagnon called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 8, 2008, in the Board Room of the State Board of Education Building, 120 SE 10th Avenue in Topeka, Kansas. ROLL CALL Members present were: Steve Abrams Carol Rupe John Bacon Jana Shaver Sally Cauble Bill Wagnon Sue Gamble Janet Wau  more

KECK FACULTY RECEIVE MENTORING AWARDS
LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 12 -- The University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine issued the following news release: Two Keck School of Medicine of USC physicians are among the recipients of 2008 USC-Mellon Mentoring Awards. The awards honor faculty members for helping build a supportive academic environment at USC through faculty-to-student and faculty-to-faculty mentoring. Donald B. Kohn, professor of pediatrics and microbiology and immunology, and director of the Gene T  more

KECK SCHOOL, CHILDRENS HOSPITAL FACULTY MEMBERS RECEIVE GRANTS FROM CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE FOR REGENERATIVE MEDICINE
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 14 -- The University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine issued the following news release: USC researchers working at the Keck School of Medicine and its affiliate Childrens Hospital Los Angeles have received $8 million from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to support researchers early in their careers. The grants received formal approval Aug. 13 from the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee, the 29-member governing board of the  more

KENDRICK '06 BRINGS SUPREME COURT EXPERIENCE TO CLASSROOM
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., May 14 -- The University of Virginia School of Law issued the following news release: After a year in Justice David Souter's chambers, Leslie Kendrick '06 will join the Law School faculty this fall, bringing the myriad experiences in U.S. law and politics that come with a Supreme Court clerkship. "This kind of bird's-eye experience of the legal process is a good reason to do a clerkship no matter what you want to do afterward," she said. "It gives you a better sense   more

Kenexa Announces Financial Results for Second Quarter 2008
WAYNE, Pa., Aug. 4 -- Kenexa issued the following news release: Kenexa (Nasdaq: KNXA), a global provider of talent acquisition and retention solutions, today announced its operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2008. For the second quarter of 2008, Kenexa reported total revenue of $56.4 million, representing an increase of 25% over the $45.2 million recorded for the second quarter of 2007. Subscription revenue was $43.7 million for the second quarter of 2008, an increase o  more

Kenexa Expands Recruitment Process Outsourcing Team with Strategic New Hire
WAYNE, Pa., July 31 -- Kenexa issued the following news release: Kenexa (NASDAQ: KNXA), a leading provider of recruitment and retention solutions, today announced that Craig Julien has joined the company as Director of Global Product Management and Marketing for its Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) division. He has spent the last 13 years in the HR outsourcing industry, with the last four years focused on the talent acquisition and management sector, where he was a general manager for on  more

KENTUCKY CHILD NOW'S DESTINY AWARD TO HUFF
LEXINGTON, Ky., Feb. 26 -- The University of Kentucky issued the following news release: Marlene B. Huff, associate professor of pediatrics, division of adolescent medicine, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and a mental health therapist at UK HealthCare's Kentucky Children's Hospital, will receive a 2008 Destiny Award today from Kentucky Child Now. The recognition awards ceremony is held at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington, Ky., following the Great Kids Summit. The   more

KENTUCKY KIDS CREW RECEIVES MAGNET AWARD
LEXINGTON, Ky., Jan. 22 -- The University of Kentucky issued the following news release: UK HealthCare's Neonatal/Pediatric Transport Team, known as Kentucky Kids Crew, has been recognized by the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital's Department of Nursing as recipient of the annual Magnet Recognition Award. This award was developed by the Department of Nursing after the hospital received the Magnet Designation in 2001. The award is presented annually to recognize team members of a unit w  more

KIDS WILDLIFE ART EXHIBIT COMES TO N.C. MUSEUM OF ART
RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 14 -- The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources Division of Wildlife Resources issued the following news release: An exhibition that is truly wild is coming to the N.C. Museum of Art. The one-time exhibit "Kids Wildlife Art Competition" will open on Tuesday, Aug. 19 and close on Nov. 23. It features artwork by winners and selected honorable mention recipients from a juried contest for youth, held earlier this year by Wildlife in North Carolina   more

Kiwi website launched to counter racism
Wellington, Aug. 23 -- International students in Christchurch can now complain anonymously about racial harassment online. A website set up by the Christchurch City Council, Canterbury and Lincoln universities and other groups in the city will enable foreign students to report racial abuse, reports stuff.co.nz. Half the international students who took part in a recent survey said they had experienced harassment because of their race. The survey also identified that the main barrier to not   more

KOHL'S DEPARTMENT STORES CENTER FOR RETAILING EXCELLENCE TO OPEN AT UW-MADISON
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., May 19 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: Kohl's Department Stores announced today a $3 million gift to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to establish the Kohl's Department Stores Center for Retailing Excellence. In addition to an endowment to provide administrative and programming support, the gift will fund a state-of-the-art facility within an expanded and renovated School of Human Ecology building. This marks the largest corporate  more

KOKOMO BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS & SAFETY ISSUES MINUTES OF AUG. 6 MEETING
KOKOMO, Ind., Aug. 6 -- The Kokomo Board of Public Works & Safety issued the following meeting minutes: The Board of Public Works and Safety of the City of Kokomo met on Wednesday, August 6, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers. Present were President James J. Brannon and Members Debra K. Cook. Sitting in as a non-voting member was Jerry Santen. Member James L. Gardenhire was absent for this meeting. Next, the Board President, Mr. Brannon called the meeting to order. The first ite  more

LAFARGE AGGREGATES SE RECEIVES EPA AWARD FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE
ATLANTA, Aug. 14 -- The Environmental Protection Agency Region 4 office issued the following news release: Today, EPA Regional Administrator Jimmy Palmer recognized Lafarge Aggregates SE, Douglasville Quarry in Douglasville, Georgia as a recipient of the 2008 Performance Track Environmental Performance Award. Lafarge is one of two companies in the southeast to receive this award. "We are proud of Lafarge's work to improve the environment by reducing its environmental footprint," said Jimmy  more

LAND CONSERVATION TO BE DISCUSSED ON AUG. 2
BRECKSVILLE, Ohio, July 22 -- The National Park Service's Cuyahoga Valley National Park issued the following press release: The benefits of Land Conservation will be the topic of a presentation from 10 a.m. -12 p.m. Saturday, August 2 at the Happy Days Lodge in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The meeting is free and open to the public. Representatives of the National Park Service, Western Reserve Land Conservancy, and the Medina Raptor Center will discuss the role of their organizations, and h  more

LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEAS FOR VISION IMPAIRED FROM UCSD SHILEY EYE CENTER
LA JOLLA, Calif., Dec. 18 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: Faculty experts from the Shiley Eye Center's Center for Community Ophthalmology at the University of California, San Diego offer the following gift suggestions for those with low or deteriorating vision, including individuals with adult macular degeneration: 1. Talking watches and clocks 2. Large print calendars for 2008 3. Large-button telephone 4. Voice-activated cell ph  more

LATINA LEADERS RELIVE GRADUATION MEMORIES
TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 15 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: For five Latina leaders, this year's Homecoming is more than just a fun celebration. It's an occasion to celebrate a lifetime of friendship and the recognition that a journey has come full circle - not just for them, but for their sons as well. Latina community leaders Irma S. Dominguez, Hilda C. Hipolito-Celaya, Anita Luera, Lily Molina and Sandy Zapien-Ferrero will join ASU's Homecoming festivities t  more

LAW SCHOOL TO OFFER NANOTECH COURSE
TEMPE, Ariz., Dec. 19 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: The science of the small is on the cusp of something big, says professor Doug Sylvester, who's offering a nanotechnology course next semester that will be of interest to ASU students across many disciplines. Despite its name - "Nanotechnology and the Law" - the two-credit course is geared toward graduate students in public policy, bioengineering, biomedicine, justice studies and political science, as well  more

LEAKING MUSTARD MUNITION LOCATED AND OVERPACKED
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 -- The U.S. Army issued the following news release: Leaking Mustard Munition Located and Overpacked Blue Grass Chemical Activity, Richmond, KY - A leaking Mustard 155mm artillery shell detected on July 28th has been located within the igloo and overpacked into a leakproof container. "The toxic chemical workers who spent hours in very hot protective clothing are the true heroes of this incident," said Lieutenant Colonel David Musgrave, commander of the Blue Grass Chemi  more

LEAPING LIZARDS: PET OWNERS NEED TO WINTERIZE THEIR REPTILES, EXPERT SAYS
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Nov. 1 -- Texas A&M University issued the following news release: You need to winterize your car and your yard - and even your reptile, if you own one. Reptiles can be rewarding pets, but they can require more attention. There are hundreds of different species of reptiles in the wild, and a small variety of them have been "domesticated" to be kept in homes. Many of these domesticated reptiles have been taken far from their native origins in order to be loved by t  more

LECTURE PINPOINTS HUMAN-TECHNOLOGY CONNECTION
TEMPE, Ariz., Nov. 13 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: The species that discovered fire, invented antibiotics and sent a man to the moon, all to control its environment, now is looking inward to modify itself, using technologies that are changing what it means to be human, according to an author who will give a public lecture Nov. 15 at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law. Joel Garreau, a reporter and editor at the Washington Post, will present the seventh  more

LECTURE STUDIES CITIES' ENVIRONMENTS, HEALTH IMPACTS
TEMPE, Ariz., May 2 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: A city's built environment includes man-made structures large and small, from city sidewalks, skyscrapers and public transportation systems to neighborhood streets, parks and individual homes. But how does this type of environment affect our physical health? Billie Giles-Corti, a professor in the School of Population Health at the University of Western Australia, and director of the Centre for the Built Env  more

LINCOLN LAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES AUTHORIZES SALE OF DEBT CERTIFICATES TO FUND CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., July 24 -- Lincoln Land Community College issued the following news release: The Lincoln Land Community College Board of Trustees, after hearing of local and national banking interest in debt certificates to be issued by the college, along with anticipated favorable interest rates, authorized the board chair and secretary to complete the sale of the certificates in early August. The debt certificates will fund $33.8 million in construction projects, including a new Workforc  more

LLINOIS STATE SCIENTIFIC SURVEYS SLATED TO BECOME PART OF UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Feb. 20 -- The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign issued the following news release: The four state scientific surveys - the Illinois State Geological Survey, the Illinois Natural History Survey, the Illinois Waste Management and Research Center, and the Illinois State Water Survey - will become part of the U. of I. if a plan proposed by Gov. Rod Blagojevich is approved. The surveys, on the U. of I.'s Urbana campus, would be organized as a new unit, the Institute for   more

LOCAL FIRE AGENCIES EMPHASIZE CAUTION, REGULATIONS FOR DEBRIS BURNING
FORT COLLINS, Colo., April 25 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's U.S. Forest Service's unit - Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland - issued the following news release: Local fire agencies urge everyone to be careful with fire this spring. The weather is warming up and fuels are drying quickly. We would like to remind you that debris burning is currently prohibited in all areas of Larimer County. Escaped debris burns have been responsible for many spring f  more

LOCAL SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS PROFESSOR, PART OF ANTI-BULLY FILM DEBUTING ON MARCH 28
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., March 18 -- The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign issued the following news release: It started with an Australian filmmaker, Chris Faull, who had produced short films with Australian children, telling about their experience with bullying. Then came a connection with U.S. researchers on the topic, one of them Dorothy Espelage at the University of Illinois. With encouragement from those researchers, and support from their respective schools, Faull decided to move t  more

LOCAL STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN INTERNATIONAL POLAR YEAR POLE-TO-POLE VIDEOCONFERENCE
FAIRBANKS, Alaska, April 4 -- The University of Alaska issued the following news release: Children near both poles will have a chance to talk to each other and scientists about changes they are seeing in their own environments and how people are adapting to those changes during an International Polar Year pole-to-pole videoconference Tuesday, April 8, at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Through the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment program, known as GLOBE, stud  more

Longest Walk 2 Arrives in DC at Meridian Park
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- The National Indian Education Association issued the following news release: At least 200 American Indian and supportors of preserving Native lands and sacred sites arrived in Washington, D.C., and gathered from the north and the south to walk to Capitol Hill. Known as the Longest Walk 2, since first began in 1978, such as the threatened destruction of sacred sites including San Francisco Peaks, are once again being denounced. The 2008 Longest Walk 2 is to protect Mothe  more

LONGTIME PHILANTHROPIST, REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER SUPPORTED FIELDS OF DENTISTRY, MEDICINE AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES AT UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 14 -- The University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine issued the following news release: George Nicholas Boone, longtime friend of the university, life trustee, former USC Alumni Association president and leading Southern California philanthropist, died Aug. 12 at his home in San Marino. He was 85. "The entire Trojan Family mourns the loss of George Boone," said USC President Steven B. Sample. "He and his wife, MaryLou, have shared a strong belief   more

LOUDON-BELMONT PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL MEETING, FEB. 27
CONCORD, N.H., Feb. 19 -- The New Hampshire Department of Transportation issued the following news release: The New Hampshire Department of Transportation announces a combined Public Officials/Public Informational Meeting will be held Wednesday, February 27, 2008 to discuss the pavement rehabilitation of 7.7 miles on NH Route 106 in Loudon and Belmont. This Federal Resurfacing Program project, which includes drainage improvements and guardrail replacement, begins 3,000 feet south of Asby R  more

LT. GOV. LANDRIEU APPLAUDS INCREASE IN VOLUNTEERING IN LOUISIANA
BATON ROUGE, La., July 28 -- Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu, D-La., issued the following press release: More than 698,000 Louisiana citizens volunteered during 2007, serving 98.6 million volunteer hours and providing an economic impact to the state of $1.9 billion. The statistics were released today in a comprehensive annual study by the Corporation for National and Community Service entitled, "Volunteering in America Report." The 2007 report revealed significant increases in volunteer statistics  more

LT. GOV. PERDUE NEWSLETTER NEWS UPDATE: JULY 1
RALEIGH, N.C., July 1 -- Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue, D-N.C., issued the following newsletter: Lt. Governor Perdue declared it a "green-letter day" in North Carolina as she awarded the first-ever Green Business Fund grants on Monday. Thirteen small businesses from across the state received grants designed to assist entrepreneurs developing and marketing green technologies. The grants reflect a particular emphasis on promising alternative energy innovations, and are a win for our economy and envir  more

LUNCHTIME SERIES ON THE ENVIRONMENT: 4TH INSTALLMENT
FREEHOLD, N.J., Aug. 12 -- Monmouth County issued the following press release: Monmouth County's fourth "Lunchtime Series on the Environment" on Thursday, Aug. 21, will examine water quality with guest speakers Tony MacDonald, director of Monmouth University's Urban Coast Institute, and Professor John Tiedemann, the institute's assistant director. The free luncheon starts at noon. These lunchtime sessions - six are planned this year - are designed to facilitate a "green" dialogue among go  more

MACON STATE COLLEGE ADDS THREE NEW BACHELOR'S DEGREES
MACON, Ga., Aug. 20 -- Macon State College issued the following news release: Three new bachelor's degrees are coming to Macon State College, bringing the total number of four-year programs to 17. The University System of Georgia's Board of Regents approved them on Wednesday, Aug. 20. Two of the new programs - a bachelor of arts and a bachelor of science in interdisciplinary studies - are designed to appeal to students with wide-ranging academic interests who want to craft a degree arou  more

MAJOR DONOR UNDERWRITES UNIVERSITY-AFFILIATED EQUINE VETERINARY REFERRAL CENTER
MADISON, Wis., Sept. 11 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: The new Morrie Waud Equine Center, a facility designed to train veterinary medicine students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is now officially open for business. "The first thing newcomers notice about the new Morrie Waud Equine Center is the spaciousness," says Mike Hastings, the center's business manager. "The parking area accommodates even the biggest horse trailers, making it easy for cl  more

Major Government Report Concludes That Tobacco Marketing and Smoking in Movies Promote Youth Smoking
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- The American Public Health Association issued the following news release: Leaders from the federal government and the nation's public health community today announced the release of an authoritative National Cancer Institute report that reaches the government's strongest conclusion to date that tobacco marketing and depictions of smoking in movies promote youth smoking. The 684-page report, The Role of the Media in Promoting and Reducing Tobacco Use, presents definitive  more

MAJOR MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY SUMMIT FEATURES STATE, NATIONAL, WORLD EXECUTIVES
STARKVILLE, Miss., Aug. 20 -- Mississippi State University issued the following news release: Former U.S. secretary of state Colin Powell will be joined by leaders in energy, communications, trade, and economic development at a September 23 and 24 business leadership conference at Mississippi State. Powell, a retired four-star U.S. Army general who was the nation's top diplomat during President Bush's first term, will be keynote speaker on the 24th. His presentation will begin at 8 p.m.  more

MANSFIELD CONSERVATION COMMISSION ISSUES MINUTES OF DEC. 19 MEETING
MANSFIELD, Conn., Dec. 19 -- The Mansfield Conservation Commission issued the following meeting minutes: Members present: Robert Dahn, Peter Drzewiecki, Quentin Kessel, Scott Lehmann, John Silander, Frank Trainor. Members absent: Rachel Rosen, Sherry Roy (alt). 1. The meeting was called to order by Chair Quentin Kessel at 7:37p. 2. The minutes of the 28 November 07 meeting, with the addition of Lehmann's report on the 13 November 07 IWA Field Trip, were approved. 3. Arthur's Pond re  more

Maoist leader takes charge in Nepal
Dhaka, Aug. 22 -- It is seldom that a revolutionary first joins mainstream politics, wins an election and finally becomes Prime Minister. This is what has happened in Nepal. On 15 August, members of Nepal's parliament overwhelmingly elected the Maoist leader Prachanda (the fierce one) as the country's new Prime Minister. The 53-year-old won 80% of the votes to defeat his only rival, the Congress Party candidate and former Prime Minister, Sher Bahadur Deuba. A former agricultural science te  more

MARINE SCIENTIST'S WORK TO AID SHRIMPERS DRAWS INTERNATIONAL HONOR, COMMERCIAL INTEREST
OXFORD, Miss., March 13 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: Faced with cheap foreign imports and rising fuel costs, commercial shrimpers working in the Gulf of Mexico are facing some hard times. The waters from Alabama to Louisiana account for nearly half of all U.S. shrimp production, and a University of Mississippi marine scientist hopes to enable shrimpers to be more productive, as well as environmentally friendly, by reducing bycatch. "When targeting   more

MARK SIDEL DISCUSSES IMPORTANCE OF NONPROFIT SELF-REGULATION AT GLOBAL CONFERENCE
IOWA CITY, Iowa, March 17 -- The University of Iowa's College of Law issued the following news release: Nonprofit organizations around the world need to become more accountable to maintain public trust in the face of increasing scrutiny from governments, the media and citizens, a University of Iowa law professor said last week at an international gathering of scholars and researchers of nonprofit and philanthropic organizations. But Mark Sidel said developing and enforcing effective method  more

Marshall Goldsmith Headlines NAPL 2008 Top Management Conference
PARAMUS, N.J., Feb. 6 -- The National Association for Printing Leadership issued the following news release: NAPL's Top Management Conference (TMC) has moved back to the East Coast and will be held at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Lakes, Fla., March 9-12, 2008. The event is designed to provide insightful leadership tips to industry executives in a warm, casual environment conducive to networking and reflecting on the year ahead. Great business leaders have always advocated the value of taking time   more

MARTIN CENTER PROJECT GETS FUNDING HELP
STARKVILLE, Miss., May 5 -- Mississippi State University issued the following news release: During a 10:30 a.m. ceremony Tuesday [May 6], representatives of the Mississippi District of Pilot International and its student affiliate, the Mississippi District Anchor Clubs, will present donations to Mississippi State's T.K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability. The gifts will go toward a new therapeutic motor laboratory already under construction. Martin Center director Janie Cirlot-New  more

MAUI COMMUNITY COLLEGE VITEC 'COLLEGE FOR KIDS' PROGRAM PRESENTS FREE EVENING OF FAMILY FILM, FUN
KAHULUI, Hawaii, Aug. 18 -- The University of Hawaii issued the following news release: College for Kids, offered through the Maui Community College-VITEC program, joins with the University of Hawai'i at Mânoa KIDS FIRST! Film Festival to present an evening of free family fun under the stars on Maui on Friday, August 22, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on the Maui campus. The festivities include a screening of the feature film, "Alice Upside Down," and a new Wubbzy episode from Starz. In addition, the  more

MAYOR BEGICH DELIVERS ANNUAL STATE OF CITY TO CHAMBER AUDIENCE
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, July 28 -- The Office of the Anchorage Mayor issued the following news release: Citing a healthy economy, a building boom not seen in decades and continued job growth, Mayor Mark Begich today delivered his fifth annual State of the City address, proclaiming the state of Anchorage as strong, in contrast to the downturn in the national economy. In a speech before the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, Begich cited his administration's continued efforts to lower property taxes   more

MAYOR HICKENLOOPER, GOV. RITTER & DENVER BUSINESS LEADERS UNVEIL SUMMER ENERGY-SAVING PROGRAM FOR CITY BUILDINGS COORS & QWEST
DENVER, June 26 -- The office of the Denver Mayor issued the following press release: Mayor John Hickenlooper, Governor Bill Ritter and local business leaders today launched Cool Biz, a new summer energy-saving program that will cut energy use in Denver government office buildings by raising thermostats. Businesses throughout Denver and Colorado are also invited to participate in Cool Biz, which was initiated by Greenprint Denver to help reduce the amount of energy needed to cool Denver's  more

MAYOR PRADEL TO PRESENT CERTIFICATES TO NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY ART CONTEST ENTRANTS
NAPERVILLE, Ill., Aug. 13 -- The City of Naperville issued the following news release: Mayor A. George Pradel will award all child participants in the Community Art Contest with a certificate of achievement at a ceremony on Thursday, August 21 at 11 a.m. in Council Chambers of the Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. The art contest, sponsored by the City of Naperville and the Naperville Park District, asked Naperville children ages 18 and younger to create a design centered on the environme  more

MAYOR VILLARAIGOSA APPOINTS NEW COMMISSIONERS
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 -- The office of the Los Angeles Mayor issued the following news release: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced four new commission appointments today: Albert Abrams to the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners; Erica Linnick to the West Los Angeles Area Planning Commission; Richard Roupoli to the L.A. County Emergency Preparedness Commission; and Esther Martinez to the Commission on Disability. Albert Abrams - Board of Neighborhood Commissioners Albert Abrams was appoint  more

MAYOR VILLARAIGOSA ASKS CITY COUNCIL TO REJECT WATER AND POWER CONTRACTS
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7 -- The office of the Los Angeles Mayor issued the following news release: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today issued the following letter to the City Council regarding two proposed contracts with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. The two proposed contracts will be considered by the Council at its Friday, August 8 meeting. August 7, 2008 Honorable Members of the Los Angeles City Council c/o City Clerk Room 395, City Hall RE: Items 30 and 32 on the Friday Aug  more

MAYOR VILLARAIGOSA RESPONDS TO LOS ANGELES COUNTY SUPERVISORS VOTE ON TRANSPORTATION BALLOT MEASURE
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5 -- The office of the Los Angeles Mayor issued the following news release: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today issued the following letter in response the Los Angeles County Supervisors' vote on transportation ballot measure: Honorable Supervisors: I am writing to urge you to reconsider your vote today regarding the countywide half cent transportation sales tax approved for the November 4, 2008 ballot by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Boa  more

MAYOR VILLARAIGOSA, LA LAKER JORDAN FARMAR, ROCK ICON SLASH BRING LIGHT TO HEART OF CITY
LOS ANGELES, July 19 -- The office of the Los Angeles Mayor issued the following news release: Mayor Villaraigosa, joined by Los Angeles Laker Jordan Farmar, former Guns 'n Roses guitarist and Velvet Revolver member Slash, and more than 4,000 volunteers and community leaders today led the Central Los Angeles CommUNITY Day of Service. "Today goes beyond cleaning and greening," Mayor Villaraigosa said. "We are here for a day of service but more importantly, we are laying a foundation for a life  more

MAYOR, CITY COUNCIL INVITE PUBLIC TO REGISTER FOR MUSIC LESSONS IN FONTANA
FONTANA, Calif., Aug. 14 -- The city of Fontana issued the following news release: The Mayor and City Council invite the public to register for upcoming music lessons in Fontana. Guitar lessons are available at the Don Day Neighborhood Center, located at 14501 Live Oak Avenue beginning August 27 from 6:45 to 7:30 pm for ages 8 and older for $50 for 8 weeks. Classes are also available for ages 10 and older at the Heritage Neighborhood Center located at 7350 W. Liberty Parkway on Saturdays begi  more

MAYS PROGRAM #1 FOR PARTICIPANT WORK EXPERIENCE
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, May 12 -- Texas A&M University issued the following news release: In new rankings released by Financial Times, the Mays Business School's Executive MBA Program at Texas A&M University ranks No. 1 in the nation among public schools (No. 5 in the world) in the area of "participant work experience." The Mays Executive MBA Program was listed No. 66 in the world overall, out of the 90 top schools considered in the Financial Times EMBA 2007 rankings. On average, an execut  more

MEDICAL PERSONNEL BEGIN WORK IN NICARAGUA FOR CONTINUING PROMISE 2008
PUERTO CABEZAS, Nicaragua, Aug. 14 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Southern Command issued the following press release: Medical and dental personnel embarked aboard USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) began work at Juan Amos Comenius High School, Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, Aug. 12, as part of the first stop in the Caribbean Phase of the humanitarian mission, Continuing Promise (CP) 2008. The medical and dental personnel at the site saw patients for everything from tape worms, tooth extractions to ro  more

MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO HONOR JOHN STEWART JAN. 24 AT UC SAN DIEGO
LA JOLLA, Calif., Jan. 8 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: A memorial tribute to John Lincoln Stewart, Provost Emeritus of John Muir College at the University of California, San Diego, will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 24 in the Faculty Club on the UC San Diego campus. The public is invited. Stewart, who died Aug. 31 after a long illness, was the founding provost of Muir College and a champion of preserving the environment. He came to UC San  more

MEN'S HOCKEY STAFF COMPLETES THIRD ANNUAL PLAYER DEVELOPMENT CAMP
BURLINGTON, Vt., Aug. 11 -- The University of Vermont issued the following news release: The University of Vermont men's hockey coaching staff completed the third annual Vermont Player Development Camp at Gutterson Fieldhouse last week. Vermont State Amateur Hockey Association President Fritz Langrock and the Vermont coaching staff created the camp to promote the growth of the sport throughout the state. The mission of the camp is to create a fun and learning environment for all participants   more

MENTORS NEEDED TO TAKE OUR DAUGHTERS, SONS TO WORK DAY!
ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 11 -- The city of Alexandria issued the following press release: Are you looking for a great way to make a difference in the life of an Alexandria youth? Mentors are needed for the City's 15th Annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on Thursday, April 24, 2008. Adults are needed to individually "adopt" an Alexandria student, or an office may team up to host a student for the day. The event was originally designed to bring "daughters" into the workplace to help th  more

MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC ON OCT. 6 TO BENEFIT STUDENT ATHLETES
WEST WINDSOR, N.J., July 23 -- Mercer County Community College issued the following news release: The MCCC Athletics Department hosts its 17th Annual Golf Classic on Monday, October 6. The event will be held at the Mercer Oaks East Golf Course, an 18-hole championship course located on a beautifully landscaped site adjacent to Mercer County Park in West Windsor, N.J. Proceeds from the tournament will be donated to the MCCC Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund. The practice range for tournament   more

MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OFFERS BIOLOGY OPTION FOR PRE-MEDICAL CAREERS
WEST WINDSOR, N.J., Aug. 1 -- Mercer County Community College issued the following news release: Beginning with the fall semester on Aug. 25, Mercer County Community College's Division of Science and Health Professions is offering a new option in the Biology program called Pre-Medicine. The program is designed for students whose goal is a career in a medical field or scientific research. The program prepares students for transfer into the junior year of programs such as premedicine, pre-v  more

MERCHANTS MILLPOND STATE PARK CLOSES DUE TO FISH KILL
RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 15 -- The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources' Division of Parks and Recreation issued the following news release: A fish kill at Merchants Millpond State Park in Gates County has prompted the closing of the park's 760-acre pond to campers, paddlers and anglers until further notice, according to the N.C Division of Parks and Recreation. Approximately 125,000 bass, bluegill and catfish have succumbed to abnormally low dissolved oxygen content i  more

MERCURY'S SURFACE DOMINATED BY VOLCANIC ACTIVITY
TEMPE, Ariz., July 2 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Volcanism has played a more extensive role in shaping the surface of Mercury than scientists had thought. This result comes from multispectral imaging data gathered in January 2008 by MESSENGER, the latest spacecraft to visit the sun's innermost planet. MESSENGER data has also identified and mapped surface rock units that correspond to lava flows, volcanos, and other geological features. At the same time,   more

MICHIGAN STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION ISSUES RESOLUTION REGARDING NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH WEEK
LANSING, Mich., Aug. 12 -- The Michigan Department of Education's State Board of Education issued the following resolution: resolution changers WHEREAS, school districts around the nation will celebrate National School Lunch Week from October 13-17, 2008; and WHEREAS, this year's theme for National School Lunch Week, entitled Vote for School Lunch 2008 - Presidential Edition, presents an excellent opportunity to promote school lunch programs statewide and to emphasize the importanc  more

MICHIGAN STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION ISSUES RESOLUTION REGARDING NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH WEEK
LANSING, Mich., Aug. 12 -- The Michigan Department of Education's State Board of Education issued the following resolution: WHEREAS, school districts around the nation will celebrate National School Lunch Week from October 13-17, 2008; and WHEREAS, this year's theme for National School Lunch Week, entitled Vote for School Lunch 2008 - Presidential Edition, presents an excellent opportunity to promote school lunch programs statewide and to emphasize the importance of child nutrition; and   more

MICROBIAL SCIENCES BUILDING DESIGNED FOR DISCOVERY, COLLABORATION
MADISON, Wis., Sept. 14 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: As the doors swung open at the new Microbial Sciences Building at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, students and researchers found a facility designed to spark exchanges of ideas aimed at answering biological questions of unprecedented complexity and importance. "The environment created by this building encourages the cross-disciplinary work and discussion that can help solve problems and advance r  more

MICROORGANISMS USED TO CUT TOXINS IN GROUNDWATER
TEMPE, Ariz., March 10 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: In 2002, Bruce Rittmann, director of the Biodesign Institute's Center for Environmental Biotechnology, received a patent for an innovative way to use nature to lend society a hand. He invented a treatment system, called the membrane biofilm reactor (MBfR), which uses naturally occurring microorganisms to remove contaminants from water. Now Rittmann and his research team, which includes Rosa Krajmalnik-Br  more

Mike Philie Joins NAPL as Vice President, Consultant
PARAMUS, N.J., March 10 -- The National Association for Printing Leadership issued the following news release: NAPL, the not-for-profit management association for business excellence in the printing and graphic communications industry (www.napl.org), has announced that Mike Philie has joined the organization as a vice president and consultant in its Print Consulting Services Group. With more than 28 years of commercial printing industry experience helping graphic communications companies  more

MISSISSIPPI RIVER COMMISSION CALLS FOR STRONGER FLOOD DAMAGE REDUCTION FOR THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER BASIN
VICKSBURG, Miss., Aug. 18 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District issued the following news release: The Mississippi River Commission (MRC) voted last week to recommend a plan for comprehensive flood damage reduction, Plan H, on the Upper Mississippi watershed in a public meeting at Hannibal, Missouri. Plan H provides for a '500-year level of flood protection' and the plan stems from a multi-year study. Additionally, the plan was modified by the MRC to ensure there are no   more

MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY HOME OF FUTURE ENGINEERS, ARCHITECTS, VETERINARY, ATTORNEYS
STARKVILLE, Miss., March 14 -- Mississippi State University issued the following news release: When Todd Butler enrolled at Mississippi State-Meridian out of East Central Community College, the possibility of attending law school always was in the back of his mind. Growing up in Morton, Butler developed interests in history and politics early on, but it wasn't until the second half of his studies in business at the university campus that he was fully prepared to take the leap into law. His  more

MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY MEADE MATHEMATICS MAJOR SELECTED FOR SUMMER STUDY IN HONG KONG
STARKVILLE, Miss., May 21 -- Mississippi State University issued the following news release: A Mississippi State senior is traveling to Hong Kong for a once-in-a-lifetime educational experience. Anna K. Meade, a mathematics major from Chapin, S.C., has been selected to participate this summer in the 2008 Research Experience for Undergraduates. She will be among approximately 10 U.S. university students learning more about numerical analysis and scientific computing, with applications in ap  more

MONTEREY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ISSUES MINUTES OF DEC. 18 MEETING
SALINAS, Calif., Dec. 18 -- The Monterey County Board of Supervisors issued the following meeting minutes: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Fernando Armenta 1st District (Vice Chair) Lew C. Bauman Louis R. Calcagno 2nd District County Administrative Officer Simón Salinas 3rd District Vacant 4th District Charles J. McKee Dave Potter 5th District (Chair) County Counsel Denise Pennell Phone: (831) 755-5066 Interim Clerk to the Board FAX: (831) 755-5888 P. O. Box 1728 Home Page: www.c  more

MORE THAN 2,200 WALK COMMENCEMENT STAGE DEC. 13-15
SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 13 -- The University of Texas at San Antonio issued the following news release: More than 2,200 graduation candidates will walk the stage as UTSA celebrates three days of commencement ceremonies Dec. 13-15 in the Convocation Center on the 1604 Campus. The ceremonies begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 with the first section of College of Business and College of Engineering degree candidates. Milton Lee, CPS Energy general manager and CEO, will address 406 students as the ev  more

MOTTLE TO LEAD HEALTH CARE INNOVATION CENTER
TEMPE, Ariz., Sept. 25 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: The College of Nursing & Healthcare Innovation has launched an interdisciplinary initiative with the formation of the Center for Healthcare Innovation & Clinical Trials (CHI&CT) to help bring innovative health care products to market. The center is in partnership with InnovationSpace, an ASU entrepreneurial joint venture with the College of Design, the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering, and the W. P.   more

MU Early Education Center Begins Enrolling Children
HUNTINGTON, W.Va., Aug. 13 -- Marshall University issued the following news release: Marshall University's Early Education Center has begun registering Pre-K children (ages 3 and 4) for the 2008-2009 school year, according to Kelly Walker, who has just begun work as lead teacher for the facility. Classes begin August 25. Limited spaces are available, with preference given to four year olds as well as three year olds who qualify for Pre-K special needs services. Walker is a master's-level,  more

MULTI-AGENCY OPERATING UNDER INFLUENCE CHECKPOINT SLATED
PHOENIX, Ariz., Aug. 15 -- Arizona Department of Game and Fish issued the following news release: The Arizona Game and Fish Department will be part of a multi-agency enforcement effort on the Colorado River this weekend, checking for individuals operating under the influence (OUI). The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office, Mohave County Sheriff's Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Arizona Game and Fish Department will be enforcing Arizona's OUI legal limit of a .08 blood-alc  more

NAFA To Recognize Those Who Are Going Green
PRINCETON, N.J., March 18 -- The National Association of Fleet Administrators issued the following news release: In the words of Kermit the Frog, "it's not easy being green." NAFA realizes that although it may not be easy, it's necessary in today's eco-conscious world. Continuing with their own initiative to go green, NAFA has established a new annual award, the Green Fleet Awards. Inspirational and cutting-edge, this Award will recognize outstanding achievement to reduce energy consumption,   more

NAIFA Members Offered Discount to Attend NAILBA FOCUS Conference
FALLS CHURCH, Va., March 12 -- The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors issued the following news release: For the first time ever, NAILBA is offering members of NAIFA a significant discount to attend its annual FOCUS meeting. Scheduled for May 29-30 at the Gaylord Texan in Dallas, this year's FOCUS meeting has a full agenda of sales ideas, sales training and sales ethics. This is a terrific opportunity to expand your sales training. Topics you'll explore include:   more

NAPL Announces RAVE Customer Satisfaction Award Winners
PARAMUS, N.J., Jan. 30 -- The National Association for Printing Leadership issued the following news release: NAPL, the association for business management excellence, announced this year's winners of the second annual Customer Satisfaction Awards. Morrison Communications, Morristown, Tenn.; Neyenesch Printers, San Diego, Calif.; and Wordsprint, Wytheville, Va. each received the highest, platinum service level of scores to earn the newly renamed NAPL RAVE Awards for Excellence in Customer Sat  more

NAPL's Digital Paths to Profit Reveals Business-Transforming Strategies
PARAMUS, N.J., June 12 -- The National Association for Printing Leadership issued the following news release: Printers who want to navigate the digital environment successfully will gain valuable insight into unleashing the revenue-producing power of an integrated digital infrastructure by reading Digital Paths to Profit, just released by NAPL. Digital Paths to Profit shows how integrating digital technology can transform a business from printing job shop to trusted and valued provider o  more

NASA ASTRONAUT TO ANSWER LIVE QUESTIONS ABOARD INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Aug. 14 -- The University of California at Santa Barbara issued the following press release: NASA astronaut Gregory Chamitoff, the flight engineer and science officer currently aboard the International Space Station, will participate in a long-distance question and answer session with Boy Scouts Troop 105 at UC Santa Barbara on Tuesday, August 19. The public is invited to attend. The conversation will begin precisely at 8:35 a.m. on the observation deck located on th  more

NASA TO TAKE CORRECTIVE ACTION IN SPACESUIT CONTRACT PROTEST
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- NASA issued the following press release: NASA has concluded that corrective action is appropriate in the Government Accountability Office bid protest of Exploration Systems & Technology, Inc. NASA determined that a compliance issue requires the termination of the contract for the Constellation Space Suit System with Oceaneering International, Inc. of Houston for the convenience of the government. NASA anticipates that corrective action will involve reconsideration of  more

National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
FALLS CHURCH, Va., Jan. 2 -- The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors issued the following letter: To the Editor, National Underwriter, Life & Health As President of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), I must respond to Jack Bobo's comments about NAIFA's leadership in the final National Underwriter issue of 2007. I welcome input from past association leaders and I'm proud to report that today's dedicated NAIFA leaders work tirelessly o  more

NATIONAL GREEN CONFERENCE TO COMMENCE IN GOA FROM AUG 28
Panaji, Aug 23 (UNI) International Business School (IBS), one of the premier management institutes in the country, would organise a two-day national green conference, ''Good and Green: Revisiting Business for Sustainable Future'', here from August 28. Speaking to mediapersons here today, IBS-Goa campus head Dr Pradeep Salgaonkar said the conference is the first of its kind in the state. It will provide a unique platform for debate, dialogue and action between research, industry, academia, fi  more

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION AWARD BOOSTS BUNEO'S BIOENGINEERING RESEARCH
TEMPE, Ariz., May 2 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Research aimed at understanding how the brain combines different forms of sensory information to help plan and modify our physical movements will be supported by a National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Award recently won by Christopher Buneo, an assistant professor in the Harrington Department of Bioengineering in ASU's Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering. NSF Career Awards recognize scientists and engin  more

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION FUNDS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROJECTS
TEMPE, Ariz., Dec. 20 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: ASU's computational mathematical sciences program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will power a new set of undergraduate research projects beginning in January with a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The program, targeting juniors majoring in computational mathematical sciences, initially will offer interdisciplinary research experiences involving weather and climate forec  more

NATIONALLY KNOWN EXPERT IN TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH AND MOLECULAR MARKERS FOR CANCER NAMED CHAIR OF SBUMC PATHOLOGY
STONY BROOK, N.Y., Sept. 24 -- The State University of New York at Stony Brook issued the following news release: Kenneth R. Shroyer, M.D., Ph.D., an expert in Surgical and Cytopathology and nationally recognized for translational studies in the development of novel molecular markers for treating cancer, has been named Chair of the Department of Pathology at Stony Brook University Medical Center. Appointed by Richard N. Fine, M.D., Dean of the School of Medicine, Dr. Shroyer heads a program t  more

NATIVE PLANT GREENHOUSE TO BE DEDICATED AT WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY TRI-CITIES ON AUG. 5
RICHLAND, Wash., July 30 -- Washington State University-Tri-Cities issued the following news release: The Native Plant Greenhouse constructed at Washington State University Tri-Cities will be dedicated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5. The greenhouse is adjacent to the recently completed Bioproducts, Sciences, and Engineering Laboratory (BSEL) at WSU Tri-Cities, 2710 University Drive, Richland. The public is invited to the event. Light refreshments will be served. The Native Plant Greenhouse   more

NAVIGATE INTO 21ST CENTURY AT JOHN JAMES AUDUBON STATE PARK
HENDERSON, Ky., Aug. 18 -- The Kentucky Department of Parks issued the following news release: On Saturday, Aug. 23, the John James Audubon State Park Nature Center will host "Geocaching - A GPS Adventure" at 10:00 a.m. in the Campground Shelter. Brenda and Scott Bush, local geocaching enthusiasts, will be presenting information on how to get started, the uses of Global Positioning System (GPS) devices, the different types of caches, and GPS as a system. The Bushes then will take the audie  more

NBTA to Unveil CSR Toolkit and CSR Benchmarking
ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 23 -- The National Business Travel Associationissued the following news release: To help companies meet the rapidly growing demand to demonstrate social responsibility, the National Business Travel Association (NBTA), the NBTA Foundation and the NBTA Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee today offered a preview of two new tools aimed at helping companies launch and effectively execute travel-related corporate social responsibility initiatives. Both tools -   more

NCO ACADEMY OPENS DOORS TO WARRIORS IN TRANSITION FOR FIRST TIME
FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, July 31 -- The U.S. Army issued the following news release: They\'ve overcome the difficulties of life on the battlefield, long separations from loved ones and even brushes with death. But despite severe injuries and months out of the physical training loop, seven wounded warriors are willingly taking on a new challenge - NCO Academy. The Soldiers are the first Warriors in Transition to attend a class at the Army Medical Department NCO Academy here, marking anot  more

NEGLIGENT, ATTENTIVE MOUSE MOTHERS SHOW BIOLOGICAL DIFFERENCES
MADISON, Wis., April 9 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: In mice, child neglect is a product of both nature and nurture, according to a new study. Writing in the journal PLoS ONE on April 9, researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison describe a strain of mice that exhibit unusually high rates of maternal neglect, with approximately one out of every five females failing to care for her offspring. By comparing the good mothers to their less attentive  more

NEMA Indexes Suggest Slower Pace of Deterioration in North American Business Environment in February
ROSSLYN, Va., Feb. 27 -- The National Electrical Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: NEMA's Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American conditions lagged the critical 50-point threshold, which is indicative of industry expansion, for a third straight month in February. Still, the index gained ground in absolute terms, climbing nearly 12 points to 41.7 from 30 a month ago. Meanwhile, the mean degree of change in current North American  more

NEMA Publishes Paper on Failure Modes for Self-Ballasted Compact Fluorescent Lamps
ROSSLYN, Va., March 4 -- The National Electrical Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published LSD 40-2008 Failure Modes for Self-Ballasted Compact Fluorescent Lamps--A NEMA Update. This NEMA Lighting Systems Division white paper addresses concerns that self-ballasted compact fluorescent lamps (SBCFLs) may present a possible safety hazard when they reach their "end of useful life." NEMA estimates that in   more

NEMA Urges Passage of Economic Stimulus Package
ROSSLYN, Va., Jan. 22 -- The National Electrical Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), speaking on behalf of a key industry in the U.S. manufacturing sector, has urged Congress and the Bush Administration to enact an economic stimulus package quickly to help forestall a major economic downturn. In a January 18 letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Evan R. Gaddis, president and CEO of NEMA, ca  more

NEMA, EEI Announce Premium Efficient Transformers Purchasing Program
TORONTO, June 17 -- The National Electrical Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) today announced the initiation of a program that will help electric utilities more quickly incorporate energy-efficient electric transformers into their distribution grids. Under the program--called the EEI Premium Efficient Transformers Purchasing program, NEMA manufacturers will build and   more

NEW $2 MILLION GRANT FOR RESEARCH ON NANOPARTICLES AND HUMAN HEALTH TO BE AWARDED TO UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
ATLANTA, Aug. 18 -- The Environmental Protection Agency Region 4 office issued the following news release: On August 20, 2008, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will announce the award of a $2 million grant to the University of Kentucky to study nanoparticles. This is the largest EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) grant ever awarded to the University of Kentucky as well as the largest single grant ever awarded by EPA STAR for nanotechnology research. Nanotechnology is the s  more

NEW 'E-WASTE' RECYCLING PROGRAM AT THE GLOUCESTER COUNTY SOLID WASTE COMPLEX
SOUTH HARRISON, N.J., July 8 -- Gloucester County issued the following news release: The Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced today a new Electronics Waste Recycling Program at the Gloucester County Solid Waste Complex in South Harrison Township. The program, dubbed E-Waste' is geared to help residents remove many types of electronics from being disposed of in the regular waste stream said Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney. "Beginning January 2010 New Jersey regulat  more

NEW APPROACH TO OPTICAL NANOPATTERNING IMPACTS CURRENT AND FUTURE AIR FORCE NEEDS
ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 13 -- The U.S. Air Force Aeronautical Systems Center issued the following press release: By Maria Callier Air Force Office of Scientific Research An AFOSR-funded, Princeton-based professor, Dr. Craig Arnold, has been researching a new approach to optical nanopatterning, the forming of nanometer scale patterns on a substrate. This technology will have an impact on a variety of current and future Air Force needs. Standard nanopatterning creates highly precise pattern  more

NEW COMMONWEALTH COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS UNVEILED
LEXINGTON, Ky., Jan. 23 -- The University of Kentucky issued the following news release: University of Kentucky President Lee T. Todd Jr. today unveiled 13 projects designed for directly impacting the quality of life in Kentucky. The projects, designated as new Commonwealth Collaboratives by Todd, aim at improving health, education, economic development, the environment and exposure to cultural events. The Commonwealth Collaborative designation means the projects will receive $10,000 from   more

NEW FACULTY SUPPORT PROGRAMS WELCOMES 55 NEW FACULTY MEMBERS
EDINBURG, Texas, Aug. 22 -- The University of Texas-Pan American issued the following news release: For the second year, new faculty at The University of Texas-Pan American were welcomed to campus Aug. 19 as part of the New Faculty Support Program, which helps incoming faculty members adjust to their new environment. Fifty-five full-time, tenure and tenure-track faculty who are new this fall to UTPA attended the program's opening reception and a two-day academic orientation. The year-long   more

NEW HAMPSHIRE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ANNOUNCES BEDFORD PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL MEETING
CONCORD, N.H., March 10 -- The New Hampshire Department of Transportation issued the following news release: The New Hampshire Department of Transportation announces a combined Public Officials/Public Informational Meeting will be held Thursday, March 27, 2008 to discuss the planned replacement of the US Route 3 bridge over the F.E. Everett Turnpike in Bedford. This project will include widening and improvements to the roadway approaches, extending approximately 800 feet north of the bridg  more

New Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at SBU to Tackle Pressing Threats to Marine Ecosystem
STONY BROOK, N.Y., Aug. 22 -- The Pew Charitable Trusts issued the following news release: Today Stony Brook University announced the establishment of the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science within its School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) on Long Island, New York. This world-class Institute will conduct scientific research that will provide the foundation for smarter ocean policy by increasing knowledge about critical threats to oceans and their inhabitants. The Institut  more

NEW INSTITUTE FOR OCEAN CONSERVATION SCIENCE AT STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY TO TACKLE PRESSING THREATS TO MARINE ECOSYSTEM
STONY BROOK, N.Y., Aug. 22 -- The Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology issued the following news release: Today Stony Brook University announced the establishment of the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science within its School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) on Long Island, New York. This world-class Institute will conduct scientific research that will provide the foundation for smarter ocean policy by increasing knowledge about critical threats to oceans and their inhabitant  more

NEW LAB AIMS TO ADVANCE SOLAR ENERGY INDUSTRY
TEMPE, Ariz., July 11 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: ASU is strengthening its commitment to boost Arizona's economic development prospects in the renewable energy industry by establishing the Solar Power Laboratory to advance solar energy research, education and technology. Prominent scientists and engineers are being hired to lead the endeavor to improve the efficiency of solar electric power systems while making them more economically feasible. "The So  more

NEW LEARNING COMMONS TAKES TALLAHASSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO NEXT LEVEL WITH ONE-STOP ACADEMIC ASSISTANCE
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 14 -- Tallahassee Community College issued the following news release: Tallahassee Community College unveils its ambitious new campus center for learning with an open house on Tuesday, August 19, in time for the upcoming fall semester. The Learning Commons will provide students at every level of achievement with tailored support, faculty assistance and immediate access to TCC's Library, Student Success Center, Center for Instructional Technology and more. "This is a  more

New Local Elementary School Will Decrease Water Use by 90 Percent, Energy by 25 Percent
ST. MARY'S CITY, Md., July 30 -- St. Mary's College of Maryland issued the following news release: When Kim Summers graduated from St. Mary's College of Maryland with a bachelor's degree in human development in 1988, she didn't foresee that her teaching career would lead her down an environmental path, from one "green" school to another. As the recently appointed principal of St. Mary's County's new Evergreen Elementary School, Summers will help develop "a deeper understanding of the environm  more

NEW LOOK DOWNTOWN TO HOST DECATUR CELEBRATION
DECATUR, Ill., Aug. 1 -- The city of Decatur issued the following news release: Visitors to the Decatur Celebration this weekend will experience a brand new downtown landscape as the new Dansig/Consociate development nears completion in the 300 block of North Water St. The new 100,000 square foot building is part of a resurgence being seen in the City's Central Business District and will house two anchor tenants - Regions Bank and Dansig/Consociate Insurance - in addition to a mix of retai  more

NEW MECHANICAL ENGINEERING BUILDING SET FOR GENERATIONS OF INNOVATION
MADISON, Wis., Oct. 19 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: When the Mechanical Engineering Building on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus opened its doors in 1930, sliding chalkboards and concrete floors were among its most innovative features. Today, more than 270,000 square feet of new and completely renovated space still features concrete floors. This time, however, all of the floors are souped-up to accommodate heavy laboratory instruments-and some  more

NEW PROTEIN FOUND IN BLOOD MAY PROVIDE RELIEF FROM NEUROPATHIC PAIN
LA JOLLA, Calif., Dec. 5 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: Neuropathic pain is caused by injury to the peripheral nerves in diseases such as HIV/AIDS, shingles, and cancer or in repetitive motion disorders and trauma, and does not respond well to conventional pain-relieving drugs. Research in rodents by scientists from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine has provided evidence that a protein called LRP1 may help to  more

NEW ROBOT SCOUTS BEST LOCATIONS FOR COMPONENTS OF UNDERSEA LAB
SEATTLE, Aug. 12 -- The University of Washington Health Sciences campus issued the following news release: Like a deep-sea bloodhound, Sentry - the newest in an elite group of unmanned submersibles able to operate on their own in demanding and rugged environments - has helped scientists pinpoint optimal locations for two observation sites of a pioneering seafloor laboratory being planned off Washington and Oregon. Successful selection of the two sites is a crucial step in developing an ext  more

NEW ROBOT SCOUTS BEST LOCATIONS FOR COMPONENTS OF UNDERSEA LAB
SEATTLE, Aug. 12 -- The University of Washington issued the following news release: Like a deep-sea bloodhound, Sentry - the newest in an elite group of unmanned submersibles able to operate on their own in demanding and rugged environments - has helped scientists pinpoint optimal locations for two observation sites of a pioneering seafloor laboratory being planned off Washington and Oregon. Successful selection of the two sites is a crucial step in developing an extensive sensor network a  more

New Strategic Management Course Added to NAPL's 2008 Management Institute Lineup, August 9-12, in Washington, D.C.
PARAMUS, N.J., June 5 -- The National Association for Printing Leadership issued the following news release: For more than a quarter century, progressive printing company leaders have turned to NAPL's Management Institute (MI) courses for advanced-level opportunities to learn industry-specific best practices and the latest thinking in finance, production and sales management trends. MI's dedication to Higher Learning for Excellence continues this year with the introduction of a new strategic   more

NEW SURVEY RANKS UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOI'S 'ISCHOOL' NO. 1 IN U.S., CANADA
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Aug. 4 -- The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign issued the following news release: The Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been ranked the number one library and information science program - also known as information schools or "iSchools" - in the U.S. and Canada, according to data from a recent survey of academic libraries. In Research and Market's 2008-2009 Survey of Academic Libraries, which   more

NEW SURVEY RANKS UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 'ISCHOOL' NO. 1 IN U.S., CANADA
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Aug. 4 -- The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chancellors' Office issued the following announcement: The Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been ranked the number one library and information science program - also known as information schools or "iSchools" - in the U.S. and Canada, according to data from a recent survey of academic libraries. In Research and Market's 2008-2009 Survey of Academ  more

NEW UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN CLASSES EXPLORE POWER OF ENVIRONMENTAL FILM TO ENGAGE, MOBILIZE
MADISON, Wis., Oct. 31 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: Gregg Mitman believes in the power of a well-told story. He should - he's living proof that a good story, told with passion and heart, can influence an audience. As a youngster, he was enthralled by the 1960s television programs "The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau" and "Flipper." That early enthusiasm led to a degree in biology and graduate degrees in the history of science. Today, Mitman is the Wi  more

NEW WATER TAXI BEGINS SERVICE APRIL 1
ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 1 -- The city of Alexandria issued the following press release: On April 1, the Alexandria-National Harbor Water Taxi, operated by Potomac Riverboat Company, will begin providing transportation between the waterfront in Old Town Alexandria and National Harbor. The water taxi service is one of a number of new amenities that the City of Alexandria, in partnership with the business community, has put in place to extend a warm Alexandria welcome to visitors from National Ha  more

NEW YORK ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ADVOCATE TO SPEAK OCT. 24
MADISON, Wis., Oct. 16 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: Peggy Shepard, a prominent environmental and health advocate for minority groups in New York City, will give a free public lecture Wednesday, October 24, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her topic will be "Environmental Justice, Health, and Sustainability: An Urban View" at 7:30 p.m. in room 180 Science Hall, 550 N. Park St. Shepard is executive director and co-founder of West Harlem Environm  more

NEWS BRIEFS: PEOPLE, PROGRAMS AT UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA-FAIRBANKS
FAIRBANKS, Alaska, May 7 -- The University of Alaska issued the following news release: CLA instructor publishes two cartoon collections Jamie Smith, UAF alumnus and instructor of drawing and cartooning, has released two new cartoon collections, "Freeze-Frame: It's Gonna Be a Long Winter" and "Nuggets." Smith's cartoons have appeared regularly in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner for 20 years and he is also an editorial cartoonist for the Ester Republic. Undergrad receives Udall scholarshi  more

NEWS TIPS FOR THE WEEK OF AUG. 18
PIERRE, S.D., Aug. 15 -- Gov. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., issued the following news tips: The following are news tips from offices and agencies within South Dakota State Government: Friday-Saturday, August 15-16, Sioux Falls, 7 p.m. (CDT) - A free conference for parents will be held at the Downtown Holiday Inn. Called Partnerships with Families Create Success, the event is hosted by the South Dakota Department of Education and the South Dakota Parent Information Resources Network. Breakout sessio  more

NEWTOWN PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION ISSUES MINUTES OF JAN. 3 REGULAR MEETING
NEWTOWN, Conn., Jan. 3 -- The Newtown Planning & Zoning Commission issued the following meeting minutes: MINUTES Newtown Planning and Zoning Commission Land Use Office 31 Pecks Lane, Newtown, Connecticut Regular Meeting January 3, 2008 Present: Ms. Dean, Mr. Bloom, Ms. Brymer, Mr. Mulholland and Mr. English. Alternate: Mr. Crusen. Also present: Elizabeth Stocker, Director of Planning and Community Development and George Benson, Land Use Director. Clerk: Ms. Wilkin The meetin  more

NICHOLLS STATE UNIVERSITY EXCEEDS MOST NATIONAL AVERAGES IN STUDENT SURVEY
THIBODAUX, La., Aug. 15 -- Nicholls State University issued the following news release: According to a recent assessment, Nicholls State University rates as a serious competitor among American colleges and universities in terms of measurable student approval. The recently released results of the spring 2008 ACT Student Opinion Survey at Nicholls indicated that of the 65 elements in the survey's "College Services" and "College Environment" sections - all ranked by students - 52 exceeded the  more

NINE ACTIVE, ACADEMICALLY TALENTED STUDENTS RECOGNIZED AS 'OUTSTANDING GRADUATES'
LONG BEACH, Calif., May 26 -- California State University Long Beach issued the following press release: Three of them have earned not one but two bachelor's degrees; two of them were born and/or raised in countries outside of the United States; at least three of them already have jobs in their chosen professions while three others are looking at graduate school; and one has a year of full-time duty to finish (in a 17-year military career) as a Lt. Col. in the Air Force Reserves before he goe  more

NOAA MARITIME ARCHAEOLOGISTS DISCOVER SHIPWRECK OF BRITISH WHALING SHIP GLEDSTANES THAT SANK OFF KURE ATOLL IN 1837
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration issued the following press release: A team of maritime heritage archaeologists from NOAA's National Marine Sanctuaries have discovered the shipwreck remains of the 1837 British whaling ship Gledstane. The shipwreck was foundoff Kure Atoll within the Papahânaumokuâkea Marine National Monument during a month-long expedition to discover and document shipwrecks in monument waters. At the end   more

NOAA: FIFTH WARMEST JULY ON RECORD FOR GLOBE
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration issued the following press release: The combined average global land and ocean surface temperature for July 2008 tied with 2001 and 2003 as the fifth warmest July since worldwide records began in 1880, according to an analysis by NOAA's National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. Also, the seven months from January to July 2008 ranked as the ninth warmest seven-month period for combi  more

NOISE WALLS COMING TO EASTBOUND TACOMA NARROWS BRIDGE
TACOMA, Wash., Aug. 18 -- The Washington state Department of Transportation issued the following news release: On Monday, Sept. 8, crews from Tri-State Construction, Inc. out of Bellevue will begin a three-month project constructing noise barriers along SR 16's eastbound span of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. The noise barriers will help reduce the sound, which nearby residents say is similar to a zipper opening-but much louder. This sound can be heard an average of 40,000 times a day, when  more

NON-PARENTAL CARE OF INFANTS TIED TO UNFAVORABLE FEEDING PRACTICES
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., July 11 -- The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign issued the following news release: With more new mothers in the workplace than ever before, there has been a corresponding increase in the number of child-care facilities in the United States. At the same time, data from a variety of sources point to a growing prevalence of overweight infants and toddlers. Is there a connection? According to a new study co-written by University of Illinois community health pro  more

North American Business Indexes Remain in the Red in June
ROSSLYN, Va., June 25 -- The National Electrical Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: NEMA's Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American conditions slipped to 37.5 in June, a decline of 10.5 points from a month ago. The index has trailed the 50-point threshold - a level indicative of deteriorating industry conditions - in each month since November 2007. Over that period, index values have moved in a relatively tight range between 27.3  more

NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS GRADUATE KLEMM RECEIVES $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP
RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 15 -- Public Schools of North Carolina issued the following news release: Courtney Klemm, a 2008 graduate of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, has received a $1,000 scholarship from the Southeastern States Pupil Transportation Conference. Klemm attended Charles D. Owen High School (Buncombe County Schools) before being accepted to the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. Klemm was one of two North Carolina students to receive the scholar  more

NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT'S COUNCIL ON ALCOHOL, OTHER DRUGS APPROVES STATEMENTS
FARGO, N.D., June 13 -- North Dakota State University issued the following news release: The NDSU President's Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs approved mission and vision statements on May 13. NDSU Core Value Statement: We envision an academic and social environment that is conducive to intellectual and personal development by promoting the safety and welfare of all members of the university community. Mission: The purpose of the President's Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs is  more

NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY PRIDE NETWORK FORMED TO ENSURE SAFE, INCLUSIVE CAMPUS COMMUNITY
FARGO, N.D., May 6 -- North Dakota State University issued the following news release: The NDSU Office of Equity and Diversity and the Safe Zone Program have formed the NDSU Pride Network, a new group for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender faculty, staff and graduate students. The group is looking to identify relevant issues and concerns at NDSU to ensure a safe and inclusive campus community. "We are excited for the opportunity to bring LGBT faculty, staff(,) and graduate students tog  more

NORTHERN VIRGINIA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY TO HOST PUBLIC HEARING
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 7 -- The city of Alexandria issued the following press release: The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) will hold a public hearing on Thursday, January 10 at 6 p.m., in the George Mason High School Auditorium, 7124 Leesburg Pike in Falls Church, to solicit feedback on future transportation projects planned for the City and the region. The NVTA is requesting specific input on its proposed initial Six Year Plan for Fiscal Years 2008 to 2010. The projects i  more

NOTED ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST TO ADDRESS CHINA TOWN HALL AT UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO
BUFFALO, N.Y., March 25 -- The University at Buffalo issued the following press release: For the second year in a row, the University at Buffalo Asian Studies Program will host a "CHINA Town Hall" program organized by the National Committee on United States-China Relations. "CHINA Town Hall" is a national day of programming on China that involves 40 cities throughout the United States. The UB meeting will take place April 17 in 215 Natural Science Building on the UB North (Amherst) Camp  more

Noted Environmentalist Cronin is Fall Convocation Speaker
SALISBURY, Md., Aug. 15 -- Salisbury University issued the following news release: Salisbury University welcomes new students to the campus during Fall Convocation, a colorful ceremony featuring faculty in full regalia, the pomp and circumstance of the University mace and flag, and the Alma Mater at 9 a.m. Friday, August 29, in Red Square. Renowned environmentalist John Cronin is the Convocation speaker. Named a Time magazine "Hero for the Planet," Cronin has dedicated himself to protectin  more

NOTED PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER LECTURES, SHOWS
LEXINGTON, Ky., Jan. 18 -- The University of Kentucky issued the following news release: Distinguished photographer Judith Joy Ross will give the third lecture in the 2007-2008 Robert C. May Photography Endowment Lecture Series presented by the University of Kentucky Art Museum. Her work, black-and-white portraits that include the popular series "Portraits of the Hazleton Public Schools," is said to capture the emotions of each photo's subjects without succumbing to the clouding context of th  more

NOTHING'S BUGGING ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY'S STOUT
TEMPE, Ariz., July 7 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Professor's enthusiasm earns distinguished teaching award If you drop into a microbiology class for majors at ASU, you might see associate professor Valerie Stout waving a pool noodle - or stumbling, arms trailing behind, palms up, in an interpretative dance version of the "runs" and "tumbles" used by bacteria to locate food sources. It's a movement she's coined the "Chemotaxis Dance." At times perplexi  more

NOVAK SHAPES STUDENT RISK MANAGEMENT STRATEGY
TEMPE, Ariz., Dec. 14 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Kim Novak became involved in student risk management after tragedy struck at Texas A&M when the Texas Aggie Bonfire that students were constructing collapsed in 1999, killing 12 students and injuring 27 others. Texas A&M established a student organization risk-management office with Novak in charge after the tragedy. "That was a good example of learning from experience, and taking everything we learned  more

NOVEL TOXIN RECEPTOR DISCOVERED FOR ULCER-CAUSING STOMACH PATHOGEN
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., May 23 -- The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign issued the following news release: Helicobacter pylori is one tough bug. It can survive in the human stomach, a zone with a pH somewhere between that of lemon juice and battery acid. Now researchers have discovered how an H. pylori toxin gets into cells, a feat that helps the bacterium live in one of the most inhospitable environments in the body. Their findings appear this week in PLoS Pathogens, a journal of the Pu  more

Now Scandic Is Phasing Out Bottled Water
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, March 19 -- Scandic Hotels issued the following news release: Scandic has decided to stop selling bottled water in its restaurants and during conferences. The hotel chain calculates that this move will cut fossil carbon dioxide emissions by 160 tonnes per year. Scandic currently sells around 1.2 million litres of water, equating to 3.6 million 33cl bottles, every year. Last autumn Scandic decided to reduce fossil carbon dioxide emissions from its direct activities to zer  more

NSF GRANT SUPPORTS EDUCATION OUTREACH
TEMPE, Ariz., Nov. 8 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: As a child growing up in India, Tirupalavanam Ganesh remembers taking apart his mechanical toys - and his father's fountain ink pens - to figure out how they worked. Later on, he used an Erector Set he received as a gift to build any number of "contraptions." Ganesh, the assistant dean for information systems with ASU's Mary Lou Fulton College of Education, credits the imaginative play of his childhood for  more

NSTAR Launches Latest Effort to Help Customers 'Go Green'
WESTWOOD, Mass., June 25 -- NSTAR issued the following news release: In yet another move to help the environment and address climate change, NSTAR is offering a new incentive for customers to go paperless. Through July 31, the company will make a $1 donation to the Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation for every customer who opts to get their bill electronically through E-Bill. The NSTAR Go Green Grants will be administered by the DCR and designated specifically for NSTAR comm  more

NSUBA LIBRARIAN EXPLORES AMERICAN INDIAN ISSUES AT CONFERENCE
BROKEN ARROW, Okla., Aug. 13 -- Northeastern State University issued the following news release: Ensuring academic success among American Indian students is one thing about which Dr. Pamela Louderback is most passionate. Her Iroquois heritage was a major factor in her recent research about American Indians' experiences in higher education at Northeastern State University. ""As a student, I've faced some of the challenges inherent with an environment that lacks role models and professors, e  more

OATES NEW DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGY CHAIR
LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 8 -- The University of Kentucky issued the following news release: Dr. M. Elizabeth Oates has been named professor and chair of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. She previously served as professor and vice chair of the department of radiology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. Oates received her medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine, completed her residency in diagno  more

Ocean Conservancy Applauds New Measures to End Overfishing of Gag Grouper Throughout the Gulf of Mexico
KEY LARGO, Fla., Aug. 15 -- The Ocean Conservancy issued the following news release: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council voted today to approve a science-based management plan for Gulf gag grouper that will end overfishing and provide additional protections for spawning areas off the Florida coast. Today's vote insures the Gulf's ecology and economic vitality will be a boon for the Gulf fishing communities. Gag grouper is one of the most popular fish on the Florida coast both in res  more

OCEANS ON PRECIPICE: SCRIPPS SCIENTIST WARNS OF MASS EXTINCTIONS, 'RISE OF SLIME'
LA JOLLA, Calif., Aug. 13 -- The University of California at San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography issued the following press release: Human activities are cumulatively driving the health of the world's oceans down a rapid spiral, and only prompt and wholesale changes will slow or perhaps ultimately reverse the catastrophic problems they are facing. Such is the prognosis of Jeremy Jackson, a professor of oceanography at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, in a bold  more

OCEANS ON THE PRECIPICE: SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY SCIENTIST WARNS OF MASS EXTINCTIONS AND 'RISE OF SLIME'
LA JOLLA, Calif., Aug. 13 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: Human activities are cumulatively driving the health of the world's oceans down a rapid spiral, and only prompt and wholesale changes will slow or perhaps ultimately reverse the catastrophic problems they are facing. Such is the prognosis of Jeremy Jackson, a professor of oceanography at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, in a bold new assessment of the oceans and th  more

OHIO EPA OFFERS GUIDELINES FOR TESTIFYING AT UPCOMING MIDDLETOWN COKE HEARING
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 15 -- The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6:30 p.m. on August 21, 2008, at the Dave Finkelman Auditorium of the Middletown Campus, Miami University, 4200 E. University Blvd. to receive comments about a draft air permit for a proposed new heat recovery coke-making facility. The proposed facility would be located adjacent to AK Steel Corporation's Middletown Works in Middl  more

OMLTS SUPPORT ANA THROUGH TRAINING, SUPPORT
NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 14 -- The NATO Allied Command Transformation issued the following news release: By Philippa Gibb ACT Public Affairs Providing direct support to the Afghan National Army (ANA) is one of NATO's key military tasks. An example of this support is presented by Operational Mentor Liaison Teams (OMLTs) who provide a bridge from the collective training received at the Kabul Military Training Centre to field training. "The OMLTs are there to mentor the Afghan units as soon as  more

ONCE A SHY MONKEY, ALWAYS A SHY MONKEY? NEW STUDY SHOWS PERSISTENCE OF ANXIETY
MADISON, Wis., July 2 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: We all know people who are tense and nervous and can't relax. They may have been wired differently since childhood. New research done by the HealthEmotions Research Institute and Department of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) indicates that the brains of those suffering from anxiety and severe shyness in social situations consistently respond   more

ONLINE PROGRAM HELPS WORKING NURSES EARN BACHELORS' DEGREES
MADISON, Wis., Oct. 16 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: Katie Mortier knew she wanted to work with children when she graduated from college, but for a long time, she wasn't sure in what way. "I started the nursing program at (the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) and then transferred to an elementary education program at UW-Oshkosh," she says. "After a about a year and a half I decided to go back to nursing." Mortier graduated with an associate's degree  more

OPEN COMMENT PERIOD FOR PROPOSED REHABILITATION AND/OR REPLACEMENT OF THE FITZWATER ROAD BRIDGES
BRECKSVILLE, Ohio, July 23 -- The National Park Service's Cuyahoga Valley National Park issued the following press release: The National Park Service, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, has completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) that analyzes the potential impacts of rehabilitating and/or replacing the Fitzwater Truss Bridge and the Waste Weir Bridge. The construction of a new trailhead and associated parking area at the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail and miscellaneo  more

OPEN HOUSE SHOWCASES NEW SCIENCE BUILDING
MADISON, Wis., Oct. 25 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: Since it opened at the beginning of the school year, the Microbial Sciences Building has been drawing rave reviews from students and researchers who work and study in the new facility. Now, the public can get an insider's look at the building. To celebrate the building's formal dedication taking place this weekend (Oct. 26-28), students in the microbial sciences will give guided tours of the building f  more

ORCHARD TOWN CENTER OPENS
WESTMINSTER, Colo., May 29 -- The town of Westminster issued the following news release: The Orchard Town Center, Westminster's newest shopping, pedestrian mall at 144th Avenue and I-25, officially opened to the public on Thursday, April 3. Located at the northwest corner of I-25 and 144th Avenue, The Orchard Town Center is a unique, pedestrian-friendly lifestyle village offering residents and visitors exceptional options in shopping, dining and entertainment in an environment that invites li  more

OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION GRANTS NEW PRICING PLAN FOR QWEST
SALEM, Ore., Aug. 8 -- The Oregon Public Utility Commission issued the following news release: Today the Oregon Public Utility Commission granted a new pricing plan for Qwest Corporation that will provide the company with more flexibility in setting prices for services it offers to Oregon consumers in an increasingly competitive market while locking in prices for basic telephone service. "This agreement ensures that customers in Oregon will be able to purchase a basic residential telephon  more

OSHER FOUNDATION DONATES $50,000 TO SUPPORT RETURNING STUDENTS
FAIRBANKS, Alaska, April 30 -- The University of Alaska issued the following news release: Students returning to the University of Alaska Fairbanks could receive a financial boost from a new scholarship funded through a $50,000 donation from the Bernard Osher Foundation. The Osher Reentry Scholarship Program will award a minimum of $1,000 and a maximum of $5,000 to no fewer than 12 baccalaureate-degree-seeking students whose education has been interrupted for five years or more. Preference  more

OVERSEAS ODYSSEY TAKES STUDENT TO GERMANY
TEMPE, Ariz., Nov. 9 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: If only Janese Paxton was back in elementary or high school. Oh, the paper she could write about what she did during her summer "vacation." The ASU School of Global Management and Leadership senior might start her essay with, "On my summer vacation, I traveled to Germany." Or maybe this: "On my summer vacation, I worked for one of the world's largest industrial distributors of electronic components." An  more

PARTNERSHIPS AIM TO MAKE COLLEGE LESS DAUNTING
TEMPE, Ariz., March 10 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Imagine a first-generation student coming to ASU for the first time. A university environment might be totally alien to anything he or she has ever known. Family members may not know what to expect from college, much less have the wherewithal to finance the endeavor. "This is a daunting place," says Eugene Garcia, vice president of the Office for Education Partnerships at the ASU downtown Phoenix campus.  more

PAYNE '02 JOINS LAW SCHOOL AS DIRECTOR OF CAREER SERVICES FOR CLERKSHIPS, PROGRAMS
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Aug. 13 -- The University of Virginia School of Law issued the following news release: After more than four years with the U.S. Department of Justice, Ruth Payne '02 returns to the Law School this year as the new director of career services for clerkships and programs. "We're delighted to have someone of Ruth's experience and ability to assist with the judicial clerkship application process," said Steve Hopson, senior assistant dean for Career Services. "In addition t  more

PCI Calls For Sound Principles In Insurance Regulation
WASHINGTON, July 29 -- The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America issued the following news release: The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) today renewed its call for reforming the state-based insurance regulatory system based on sound principles of regulation and preserving the prerogatives of the states. However, it also recognized that many states have not made sufficient reforms and that much work is needed to modernize and streamline the existing regulator  more

PENGUINS SETTING OFF SIRENS OVER HEALTH OF WORLD'S OCEANS
SEATTLE, June 30 -- The University of Washington Health Sciences campus issued the following news release: Like the proverbial canary in the coal mine, penguins are sounding the alarm for potentially catastrophic changes in the world's oceans, and the culprit isn't only climate change, says a University of Washington conservation biologist. Oil pollution, depletion of fisheries and rampant coastline development that threatens breeding habitat for many penguin species, along with Earth's wa  more

People more likely to help save environment when they know about others' participation
Washington, Aug. 23 -- People are more likely to help save the environment when they are told about others' participation in conservation efforts than when they are educated about the environmental benefits, say researchers. Experts from the University of Chicago and Arizona State University came to this conclusion after examining participation rates in a towel re-use program designed to reduce unnecessary laundering at a major hotel chain. "These experiments are aimed at better understan  more

PETERSBURG RESIDENT WINS INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PHOTO CONTEST
PETERSBURG, Ind., Aug. 14 -- The Indiana Department of Environmental Management issued the following news release: Petersburg resident Alison Clements has claimed top honors at the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) 10th anniversary open house photo contest. Titled "Recycling," Clements said she "took this picture to symbolize what kind of good can come out of recycling and how it ultimately benefits our environment." The photo depicts Clements' mother, Jenny Clements, h  more

PETS NEED TO COUNT CALORIES TOO
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 24 -- Texas A&M University issued the following news release: From heavy hounds to fat cats, pet obesity is literally a huge problem. While over-feeding by giving treats to your animal may be considered a sign of your affection, it might also be a death sentence. In the United States and other countries, about 40 percent of pets are obese. In fact, the No.1 nutritional problem for all pets is obesity. Dr. Debra Zoran, associate professor and chief of medici  more

PHOENIX NO. 11 ON LIST OF U.S. FITTEST METROS
TEMPE, Ariz., July 9 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Metro Phoenix could use added support for people to live healthy and active lifestyles compared to 15 other large cities in the United States. At least that's according to a new program and report by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) in Indianapolis, in conjunction with the WellPoint Foundation. The ACSM American Fitness Index (AFI) inaugural data report, "Health and Community Fitness Status o  more

PHOENIX RANKS 11TH ON LIST OF AMERICA'S FITTEST METRO AREAS
TEMPE, Ariz., June 24 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Metro Phoenix could use added support for people to live healthy and active lifestyles compared to 15 other large cities in the United States. At least that's according to a new program and report by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) in Indianapolis, in conjunction with the WellPoint Foundation. The ACSM American Fitness Index™ (AFI) inaugural data report, "Health and Community Fitness Status  more

Pilot Project Addresses Alaska's Health Provider Shortage
OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 7 -- Creighton University issued the following press release: Creighton University, a Jesuit, Catholic university in Omaha, will launch a distance-learning program in August that is aimed at addressing the state of Alaska's critical shortage of occupational therapists. The pilot program - the first of its kind - partners Creighton with the University of Alaska at Anchorage (UAA). Eight students will participate in the inaugural class. "If successful, it could serve a  more

PIM, a Superbrand
Colombo, Aug. 23 -- Superbrand International paid tribute to a number Business Superbrands recently. The Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) became the first and only Business School to receive Business Superbrand status. PIM pioneered the MBA program in Sri Lanka over two decades ago. It continues to conduct the country's leading MBA program. Over 2500 PIM alumni hold key positions in both the private and public sectors. PIM continually upgrades its curricular and delivery modes i  more

PIONEER OF CLIMATOLOGY DIES AT 88
MADISON, Wis., June 12 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: Reid Bryson, a towering figure in climatology and interdisciplinary studies of climate, people and the environment, and the founder of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's meteorology department and Center for Climatic Research, and the first director of the Institute for Environmental Studies, died in his sleep early June 11 at his home in Madison. He was 88. Bryson was one of the pioneers of modern   more

POLLUTION PREVENTION WORKSHOPS TEACH BUSINESSES HOW TO SAVE MONEY WITH SUSTAINABILITY
ARLINGTON, Texas, Aug. 15 -- The University of Texas at Arlington issued the following news release: The University of Texas at Arlington is offering a pollution prevention (P2) planning workshop to help businesses save money by reducing waste, bringing economic benefits through environmental improvement. The course also will help companies comply with the Texas Waste Reduction Policy Act (WRPA). Held in partnership with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), the workshop wi  more

Positive results for Holcim Lanka
Colombo, Aug. 23 -- Holcim Lanka has recorded a very positive product results despite the difficult economic environment during the first quarter of the year. The Group companies in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka delivered more cement, and Holcim Lanka benefited from taking over the terminal of Ambuja Cements in the South of the island. a spokesman for Holcim Lanka said. The two Indian Group companies increased their cement deliveries compared with the same period last year. The continuing ex  more

POSTPONED: NOV. 12 E.N. THOMPSON FORUM LECTURE AT UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN
LINCOLN, Neb., Nov. 9 -- The University of Nebraska issued the following news release: Because of illness, the Nov. 12 E.N. Thompson Forum lecture by Sunita Narain at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been postponed indefinitely. Narain, director of the Centre for Science and Environment in New Delhi, India, director of the Society for Environmental Communications and publisher of Down to Earth magazine, informed planners today that she is unable to travel to the United States because  more

PRESENTATION BY CBO DIRECTOR ORSZAG TO RETIREMENT RESEARCH CONSORTIUM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 -- The Congressional Budget Office issued the following document: It's a great pleasure for me to be with you at the Retirement Research Conference. In my remarks today, I'd like to build on some of the terrific work by researchers in the area of savings and retirement (a good part of which was done by the people in this room), drawing on insights from behavioral economics. I'll describe some of the lessons that come from that work and then aim to convince you that much mor  more

PRICE NAMED DIRECTOR OF STUDENT CONDUCT
PEMBROKE, N.C., Aug. 15 -- The University of North Carolina-Pembroke issued the following press release: William C. Price may be the last person UNC Pembroke students want to see. But if they have to see the new director of student conduct, he promises it will be an education. "The primary challenge of this job is to educate the campus about their rights, responsibilities and the code of conduct," the soft-spoken Price said. "I am not an intimidating guy and that's not the attitude I prese  more

PROFESSIONALS WITH HIGH-TECH RESOURCES SUPPORT SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH AT ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
TEMPE, Ariz., Dec. 7 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Geocoding, national surveys, focus groups and Web collaboration portals are among the fee-based research services being used by faculty members and the public at ASU's Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR), an on-campus, state-of-the-art research facility. Staffed by experienced professionals who understand academic research goals, the institute is organized around three core research service areas:  more

PROFESSOR BLENDS ECOLOGY, HISTORY TO UNDERSTAND ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE
MADISON, Wis., April 16 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: As a University of Washington graduate student in the late 1980s, Nancy Langston traveled to a national park in Zimbabwe to study an endangered bird. She came back with a resolve to know more about people. During her time in the park, a flood of refugees from neighboring Zambia had stirred fears about poaching, recalls Langston, now a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of environmental studies   more

PROFESSOR DUDLEY TO RETIRE AFTER 26-YEAR TEACHING CAREER
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., May 9 -- The University of Virginia School of Law 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. But  more

PROFESSOR HOWDLE HELPS REVITALIZE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PLATTEVILLE ART PROGRAM
PLATTEVILLE, Wis., Feb. 26 -- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville issued the following news release: Though he is known as professor Howdle on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Bruce Howdle is also an internationally recognized ceramic artist, a private studio and gallery owner, a friend to the arts and even "Mr. November" to some. Howdle joined UWP three years ago and is one of the driving forces, along with his colleagues, of the revitalized art department. Follo  more

PROFESSOR USES A VIRTUAL WORLD AS HIS CLASSROOM
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Nov. 30 -- Texas A&M University issued the following news release: "A long time ago, in a land far, far away..." Who hasn't heard that before - the start of so many bedtime stories that signaled kids to let their imaginations run wild and take them to places where they were in charge of the charming prince, evil giant, grand castle and happy ending. Only that "far, far away land" is now not so far away. It's available at the touch of a keyboard with a 3-D virtual world  more

PROGRAM SHARPENS ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES' ENGLISH SKILLS
TEMPE, Ariz., Dec. 12 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: When Alberta Carrasco came to the United States from Guanajuato, Mexico, in 1980, she learned to speak English by ear - that is, by listening to other people speak. Reading and writing English didn't come so easily for Carrasco. But now, Carrasco, who works as a custodian in Dixie Gammage Hall, is getting a big boost in her reading and writing skills. Carrasco is one of more than two dozen ASU staff me  more

Project to alleviate flooding a head-ache: area residents
Colombo, Aug. 23 -- People who were expecting living conditions to be alleviated through the Lunawa Environment Improvement Community Development Project (LEICDP) begun in the Dehiwala and Moratuwa Municipal Councils area, have found themselves facing worse situations, five- years down the line. The objectives of the project were according to the LEICDP website "to alleviate flood damage in Lunawa area, through the improvement of the storm water drainage systems, to create a hygienic environm  more

PROSPECTS FOR LONG-TERM SUSTAINABLE GROWTH MUST NOT BE OVERLOOKED
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 -- Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. (1st CD), issued the following op-ed: Clearly, the Fed faces a particularly challenging environment right now. Americans have genuine, and legitimate, concern about the expectations of slower economic growth in the months ahead. Last week, I held 15 listening sessions with my constituents back in Wisconsin. And - as I would imagine was the case in most Members' districts - the economy was a key topic at every one of those meetings. Lately, i  more

PROVOST CANDIDATES TO VISIT UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO OCT. 29-NOV. 6
SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 25 -- The University of Texas at San Antonio issued the following news release: A search committee seeking a new provost at The University of Texas at San Antonio selected finalists to meet with faculty, staff and students Oct. 29-Nov. 6 in public forums at UTSA. Each candidate will visit UTSA to meet with faculty, staff, students and San Antonio community members. At left, view a schedule of the candidate forums. The candidates are listed in order of campus visits. Se  more

PSYCHOLOGIST SAM GOLDSTEIN TO SPEAK ON RAISING RESILIENT CHILDREN AT OAKTON HIGH ON AUG. 27
FAIRFAX, Va., July 30 -- Fairfax County Public Schools issued the following news release: Nationally renowned psychologist Sam Goldstein will speak about Raising Resilient Children: Harnessing the Ordinary Magic of Stress Hardiness, on Wednesday, August 27, at 7 p.m. at Oakton High School. Parents and others interested in children's healthful development are invited to attend the free presentation, sponsored by the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Office of Student Services. Goldstein   more

PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULED FOR DRAFT RULES FOR NEW, EXPANDING SWINE FARM PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 19 -- The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources' Division of Water Quality issued the following news release: The N.C. Division of Water Quality will hold two hearings to collect public comment concerning draft rules for waste management performance standards at new or expanding swine farms. Included for comment is a Division of Air Quality rule that specifies the methods for evaluating odor at the swine facilities. The hearings will be held at   more

PUBLIC INVITED TO ATTEND ADOPT-A-PARK OPEN HOUSE
ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 7 -- The city of Alexandria issued the following press release: The City of Alexandria invites the public to attend an open house to recruit volunteer groups for the Adopt-a-Park Litter Control Program on Tuesday, March 18, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St. Adopt-a-Park is a cooperative venture between the State of Virginia and the City of Alexandria. Volunteer groups enter into an agreement with the City to pick up litter in City parks from  more

PUBLIC SCHOOLS AS GOOD AS PRIVATE SCHOOLS IN RAISING MATH SCORES, STUDY SAYS
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., May 23 -- The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign issued the following news release: Students in public schools learn as much or more math between kindergarten and fifth grade as similar students in private schools, according to a new University of Illinois study of multi-year, longitudinal data on nearly 10,000 students. The results of the study appear in the May issue of the influential education journal Phi Delta Kappan. "These data provide strong, longitudina  more

PUEBLO - COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION'S LITTER REMOVAL PROGRAMS WORK TO CLEAN UP COLORADO
PUEBLO, Colo., Aug. 13 -- The Colorado Department of Transportation issued the following press release: Litter on state highways continues to be a growing problem, which is why the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has several programs to help keep Colorado clean. Each year, thousands of cubic yards of litter are removed from Colorado highways by CDOT maintenance crews, Adopt-A-Highway Volunteers and the Sponsor-A-Highway program. In fiscal year 2008 (July 1, 2007 through June 3  more

PUEBLO - COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION'S LITTER REMOVAL PROGRAMS WORK TO CLEAN UP COLORADO
DURANGO, Colo., Aug. 13 -- The Colorado Department of Transportation issued the following press release: Litter on state highways continues to be a growing problem, which is why the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has several programs to help keep Colorado clean. Each year, thousands of cubic yards of litter are removed from Colorado highways by CDOT maintenance crews, Adopt-A-Highway Volunteers and the Sponsor-A-Highway program. In fiscal year 2008 (July 1, 2007 through June   more

Purdue Research Park Officials Break Ground on Center to House Global Tech Company
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Aug. 22 -- Purdue University issued the following news release: Purdue Research Park officials broke ground Friday (Aug. 22) on its new 80,000-square-foot Innovation Center, which will be home to a national software solution center for global technology giant EDS. Innovation Center, 3400 Kent Ave., will provide 45,000 square feet of space for more than 200 software engineer and business analyst positions for EDS. The remaining space will be used for other park compani  more

QUAGGA MUSSEL UPDATE - LAKE POWELL, BIOLOGIST TALKS ABOUT THREAT FROM COLORADO
PAGE, Ariz., Aug. 14 -- The Utah Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: So far, so good. More than halfway through the boating season - and despite being surrounded by quagga- and zebra-mussel-infested waters outside of Utah - there is no indication that the devastating mussels have made their way into Lake Powell. Biologists say cleaning, draining and drying your boat are the keys to keeping it that way. Clean, drain and dry An estimated 100,000 boats lau  more

QUOTES FROM COACH HERB SENDEK ON MEDIA DAY
TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 10 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Opening Statement: "I appreciate you guys coming out to Media Day. I'm really looking forward to coaching our team this season. We have a collection of terrific young men. I really like the character quotient of our team. That doesn't mean we don't have to go to church. That doesn't mean we don't have our moments. Like any family, we're people who spend a lot of time together, but we have guys who are really  more

Rabbi David Saperstein to Give Invocation at Democratic National Convention
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 -- The Union for Reform Judaism's Religious Action Center issued the following news release: Rabbi David Saperstein, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, will deliver the invocation at the Democratic National Convention Thursday, August 28, at Denver's INVESCO Field, the night that Sen. Barack Obama is scheduled to accept the Democratic nomination. "I am deeply honored to have been invited to offer a religious voice at this celebration of American   more

RACINE'S REC CENTER HOLDS GRAND OPENING MAY 3
KENOSHA, Wis., April 25 -- The University of Wisconsin-Parkside issued the following news release: The University of Wisconsin-Parkside celebrates the grand opening of the Root River Environmental Education Community Center (REC) with a full day of outdoor activities Saturday, May 3, 2008. Located at 1301 6th Street along the Root River, the REC Center is a new venue for area residents to study the urban ecology and enjoy a variety of recreational opportunities. "Fundamentally, we want t  more

RADFORD RECEIVES ARMY ENERGY AND WATER MANAGEMENT AWARD
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 -- The U.S. Army issued the following news release: Radford Army Ammunition plant was presented the Small Group Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Award in the Efficiency/Energy Management category Aug. 8. The 30th annual awards ceremony was held at the GovEnergy Conference in Phoenix, Ariz. Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Privatization and Partnerships (Installations and Environment) Paul P. Bollinger Jr. presented the awards. RAAP was recom  more

Rankings Recognize Creighton Academics, Value, Vision
OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 22 -- Creighton University issued the following press release: For the sixth year in a row, Creighton University is No.1 in U.S. News & World Report magazine's rankings of Midwest Master's universities. It is the 11th time in 13 years that Creighton University has ranked No. 1 in U.S. News & World Report magazine's "America's Best Colleges" edition. Creighton was also recognized as No. 1 in the Midwest region as a "best value" university for giving students the best retu  more

REBUILD IOWA ADVISORY COMMISSION TO MEET, DRAFT REBUILD IOWA OFFICE INITIAL 45-DAY REPORT
URBANDALE, Iowa, Aug. 15 -- Gov. Chet Culver, D-Iowa, has issued the following news release: The Rebuild Iowa Advisory Commission will meet over two days in Urbandale, Iowa, for the sole purpose of discussing and working on the Rebuild Iowa Office's initial 45-day report. This is the last scheduled commissioner meeting prior to September 2, 2008, when the report will be presented to Governor Chet Culver. The 15 bipartisan members that make up RIAC will convene on August 25 and 26 at Comfor  more

RECORD NUMBER OF STUDENTS AT ILLINOIS AWARDED FULBRIGHT SCHOLARSHIPS
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., June 17 -- The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign issued the following news release: A record number of University of Illinois students and recent graduates have been awarded scholarships by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2008-09 academic year. Two other candidates have been named alternates in the competition. Sponsored by the Department of State, the program awards about 1,500 grants annually to U.S. citizens for use in more than 140 countries worldwi  more

REDLANDS CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF FEB. 6 REGULAR MEETING
REDLANDS, Calif., Feb. 6 -- The Redlands City Council issued the following meeting minutes: MINUTES of a regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Redlands held in the Council Chambers, Civic Center, 35 Cajon Street, on February 6, 2007, at 3:00 P.M. PRESENT Jon Harrison, Mayor Pat Gilbreath, Mayor Pro Tem Gilberto Gil, Councilmember Mick Gallagher, Councilmember Pete Aguilar, Councilmember ABSENT None STAFF Sam J. Racadio, Interim City Manager; Daniel J. McHugh,  more

Refurbishment Underway at Heathrow Terminal 4
LONDON, Aug. 15 -- ebookers.com issued the following news release: Once the key structural works are accomplished at the Heathrow Terminal4 next week, the refurbishment works that are in progress are said to have reached a significant milestone. Notably, it is reported that the first phase of steel works is due to be completed in a matter of a few days. Once this particular work is completed, it will pave way for the further works in connection to beginning the construction of the new check-  more

REHABILITATION OF NH ROUTE 127 BRIDGE IN HOPKINTON
CONCORD, N.H., Feb. 12 -- The New Hampshire Department of Transportation issued the following news release: The New Hampshire Department of Transportation announces a combined Public Officials/Public Informational Meeting will be held Wednesday, March 5, 2008 to discuss the planned rehabilitation of the NH Route 127 Bridge over the spillway channel for the Contoocook River in Hopkinton, New Hampshire. The purpose of this meeting is to present citizens and public officials with information   more

RENOVATIONS ON SURINAMESE CLINIC A SUCCESS
PARAMARIBO, Suriname, Aug. 1 -- The U.S. Army issued the following news release: Suriname citizens may not recognize the De Nieuwe Grond Clinic thanks to South Dakota Army National Guard Soldiers' involvement in Beyond the Horizon 2008, a humanitarian and civic-assistance operation planned and led by U.S. Army South. A closing ceremony took place on Wednesday, July 30, at the clinic in Wanica, Suriname to commemorate the successful completion of all the engineer projects that were conducted a  more

REP. BOUSTANY RETURNS TO WASHINGTON, SAYS- 'LET'S DO OUR JOB AND HELP LOWER GAS PRICES FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE'
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 -- Rep. Charles W. Boustany Jr., R-La. (7th CD), issued the following news release: U.S. Representative Charles W. Boustany, Jr., R-Lafayette, today returned to the House Floor in Washington, D.C., calling on Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, to reconvene the House to vote on meaningful energy legislation. "Gas prices continue to squeeze family budgets, this is what I heard across Southwest Louisiana," said Boustany. "Congress can act to help lower the cost of gas   more

REP. CAPITO DELIVERS RADIO ADDRESS, DISCUSSES ENERGY
CHARLESTON, W.Va., Aug. 15 -- Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. (2nd CD), issued the following news release: Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) made the following remarks today as she delivered the weekly radio address on behalf of Republicans in the House of Representatives: "Hello this is Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito and I am privileged to represent the Second Congressional District in the great energy-producing state of West Virginia. In the Mountain State, we understand energy.  more

REP. CARNAHAN HONORED FOR LOOKING OUT FOR WORKING FAMILIES
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 -- Rep. Russ Carnahan, D-Mo. (3rd CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Russ Carnahan (MO-03) has been honored by Working Mother Media and Corporate Voices for Working Families with the inaugural Best of Congress award, for improving the American quality of life through family-friendly work policies. The award spotlights Congressman Carnahan's congressional excellence in supporting working families through legislation and by practicing what is preached - empl  more

REP. COLE ANNOUNCES GRANT FOR LEON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 -- Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla. (4th CD), issued the following grant announcement: U.S. Congressman Tom Cole (OK-4) announced the award of $83,534 to the Leon Community Volunteer Fire Department (LCVFD) in Love County. This grant will provide local volunteers the necessary funds to purchase equipment that will enable the community to better fight fires. "I am please that Leon residents will now have the funds they need to purchase firefighting equipment," Congressman Cole sa  more

REP. COLE ANNOUNCES GRANT FOR YOUTH RUNAWAYS ASSISTANCE CENTER
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla. (4th CD), issued the following grant announcement: U.S. Congressman Tom Cole (OK-4) announced the grant award of $93,020 to the Youth Services for Stephens County organization. This grant will be used to provide assistance services for runaways and homeless youth in the Duncan area. "This money will definitely be put to good use," Congressman Cole said. "There is a clear need for the type of recovery services provided by this facility in Duncan.  more

REP. CUMMINGS ISSUES STATEMENT ON PORT DEVELOPMENT, ENVIRONMENT AT PORTS OF LOS ANGELES, LONG BEACH
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee issued the following opening statement from a subcommittee hearing: Today, we convene the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation to consider the efforts of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to generate the financing needed to expand their infrastructure to meet the increasing demands of global trade, while working to reduce the release of the polluting air emissions that result from all aspects   more

REP. HILL LOOKING FORWARD TO FALL ENERGY VOTE
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 -- Rep. Baron Hill, D-Ind. (9th CD), has issued the following news release: Congressman Baron Hill looks forward to a possible vote on a bill to allow offshore drilling. House leadership has indicated a willingness to allow the Members to debate and vote on a bill that would increase offshore drilling rights and ease consumer oil prices. "Throughout my travels in Southern Indiana this August, constituents have repeatedly expressed their concerns over unrelenting gas pri  more

REP. HINCHEY, ULSTER COUNTY OFFICIALS, THE SOLAR ENERGY CONSORTIUM ANNOUNCE SIGNING OF NEW SOLAR MANUFACTURING PARTNERSHIP
KINGSTON, N.Y., Aug. 13 -- Rep. Maurice Hinchey, D-N.Y. (22nd CD), issued the following news release: Continuing their collective effort to establish upstate New York as a national and international hub for solar energy research and development, Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), Ulster County officials, and representatives from the Ulster County Development Corporation (UCDC) and The Solar Energy Consortium (TSEC) today announce the signing of a new solar manufacturing company, Solar Thin F  more

REP. HINOJOSA ANNOUNCES $1.4 MILLION GRANT FOR MCALLEN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- Rep. Ruben Hinojosa, D-Texas (15th CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Rubén Hinojosa (TX-15) announced today that the McAllen Independent School District has been awarded a grant for $1,494,522 by the U.S. Department of Education. The funding will go toward the development of a Safe Schools-Healthy Students program that will promote safe and drug-free schools and positive learning environments for students. "Ensuring that students are learning in a se  more

REP. KUCINICH: 'PROTECT OUR HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT'
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, D-Ohio (10th CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) introduced three bills designed to protect consumers, defend farmers' rights, and increase food safety yesterday. The bills collectively create a comprehensive framework to regulate genetically modified organisms (GMOs). "We have a responsibility to put the public health and the environment before profits. These bills spell out common sense precautions."   more

REP. LIPINSKI TO PRESIDENT BUSH: HOLD CHINA ACCOUNTABLE
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 -- Rep. Daniel Lipinski, D-Ill. (3rd CD), issued the following news release: Representative Dan Lipinski (D-IL) joined 20 Members of Congress in sending a letter last week to President Bush calling on him to take immediate steps to advance human rights as he arrives in China today to attend the Beijing Olympics. "China deserves to be held publicly accountable for continuously flouting international labor and environmental standards, and repressing religious freedoms and   more

REP. MCKEON APPLAUDS PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION SUPPORTING FORT IRWIN, MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE - BARSTOW, VETERANS
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Rep. Buck McKeon, R-Calif. (25th CD), issued the following news release: Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) applauded House passage today of the FY2009 Military construction and Veteran's Affairs Appropriations bill. This legislation provides vital funding for construction projects at Fort Irwin and Marine Corps Logistics Base - Barstow and historical levels of funding for veteran's health care and housing programs. Specifically the bill provides: * $17.5  more

REP. MEEKS SPEAKS AT 2008 LATIN AMERICAN CITIES CONFERENCE IN MONTEVIDEO
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Aug. 8 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following press release: U.S. Congressman Gregory Meeks: CONGRESSMAN MEEKS: Thank you. I would like to thank Susan Segal, President and CEO of the Americas Society and Council of the Americas, Daniel Ferrere, President of the Chamber of Commerce Uruguay - USA, and Luis Enrique Berrizbeitia, Vice-President and Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Corporación Andina de Fomento, for bringing us together this morning for a thoughtful conver  more

REP. MURPHY LEADS EFFORT TO END GRIDLOCK ON OFFSHORE DRILLING, ENERGY LEGISLATION
NEW BRITAIN, Conn., Aug. 14 -- Rep. Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn. (5th CD), has issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Chris Murphy (CT-5) asked the House leadership to bring a comprehensive energy package to the House floor for a vote soon after Congress reconvenes in September. Murphy wants the House leadership to include a compromise solution that allows expanded offshore drilling. In a letter sent to Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD-5), who maintains the schedule for wha  more

REP. REICHERT RECOGNIZED FOR FAMILY-FRIENDLY WORKPLACE POLICIES, LEGISLATION THAT SUPPORTS WORKING MOTHERS, FAMILIES
MERCER ISLAND, Wash., Aug. 12 -- Rep. David G. Reichert, R-Wash. (8th CD), issued the following news release: Working Mother Media and Corporate Voices for Working Families announced their recognition today of Congressman Dave Reichert (WA-08) for improving the American quality of life through family-friendly work policies. The award, their inaugural "Best of Congress" award, highlights Reichert's workplace practices and legislative initiatives in supporting working families and employing fam  more

REP. RICHARDSON TO HOLD HEARING IN 37TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Rep. Laura Richardson, D-Calif. (37th CD), issued the following press release: U.S. Representative Laura Richardson, in conjunction with House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation will convene a Congressional hearing, "Port Development and the Environment at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach," which will be held at the Administration Building of the Port of Long Beach, 6th Floor, on Monday, August 4, 2008 at 3pm.  more

REP. TUBBS JONES URGES ELECTED OFFICIALS, GREATER CLEVELAND RTA TO WORK TOGETHER FOR SOLUTION TO TRANSIT PROBLEMS
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 -- Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, D-Ohio (11th CD), issued the following news release: Yesterday, Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones attended a public hearing held by RTA to join constituents, elected officials and Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority representatives in discussing pending cuts in RTA transit service in Cuyahoga County. She released this statement. "While I understand the budget concerns of RTA, my greatest concerns are for those whose only means of  more

REP. UDALL WELCOMES VESTAS EXPANSION IN COLORADO
WESTMINSTER, CO., Aug. 15 -- Rep. Mark Udall, D-Colo. (2nd CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Mark Udall (D-Eldorado Springs) released the following statement after Vestas Wind Systems' announcement today that it will spend $290 million to open two new plants in Brighton, which will employ 1,350 people. This expansion, coupled with the company's existing Windsor operations and another planned facility to build towers for its wind systems, means that Vestas will spend $680 mil  more

REP. YARMUTH, GOV. BESHEAR, ATTORNEY GENERAL CONWAY CALL ON FTC, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE REVIEW OF MARATHON MERGER
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 -- Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky. (3rd CD), has issued the following news release: Attorney General Jack Conway announced that because of information received during a preliminary investigation into Louisville gas prices, his office has today issued civil subpoenas to refiners and suppliers of the Kentucky petroleum market and has asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the anti-trust division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GA  more

REPORT OUTLINES ARIZONA'S SUSTAINABILITY NEEDS
TEMPE, Ariz., Dec. 7 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: With Arizona's population reaching 6 million people, and the world's population now exceeding 6.5 billion, sustainability is a frequent topic of conversation. But the concept means many things to many people. The new Arizona Policy Choices report, titled "Sustainability for Arizona: The Issue of Our Age," defines the concept and reveals how it relates to Arizona's past, present and future. The report is  more

REPS. DAVIS, ROGERS UNVEIL COAL-TO-LIQUID FUNDING
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- Rep. Geoff Davis, R-Ky. (4th CD), issued the following news release: Congressmen Geoff Davis and Hal Rogers today unveiled more than $1.4 million in federal funds to support research at the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) on refining coal into liquid transportation fuels. The funding will help advance ongoing research into the Fischer-Tropsch method of converting coal into liquid fuels by allowing the center to build a 'mini-refinery.  more

REPS. OBERSTAR, WAXMAN DEMAND ANSWERS FROM CORPS
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 -- The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee issued the following news release: The Chairmen of two House Committees are challenging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' narrow interpretation for determining Federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. Recent actions by the Corps appear to be in violation of Federal law, prior legal precedent and agency regulations. Rep. James L. Oberstar (Minn.), Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure  more

RESEARCH FAILS TO SUPPORT CURRENT RAPID GROWTH OF CHARTER SCHOOLS
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., March 26 -- The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign issued the following news release: The case for charter schools, by all appearances, has been made with politicians and the public. Forty states now have them, their numbers are rapidly increasing, and they now serve more than a million students. The research on which that case has been made, however - on issues from student achievement to equity and integration - is limited, often overstated, often based on suspec  more

RESEARCH INSTITUTE RECEIVES CONSERVATION AWARD
FAIRBANKS, Alaska, May 22 -- The University of Alaska issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of the Interior last month recognized the Coastal Marine Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks for its outstanding collaborative work in conservation. At a ceremony in Washington, D. C., Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne presented former longtime institute director Vera Alexander with the Cooperative Conservation Award. The award recognizes the institute's partnership wit  more

RESEARCH POINTS TO EARTH'S FIRST BREATHS
TEMPE, Ariz., Sept. 27 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Two multinational teams of scientists, including four researchers from ASU, are reporting that traces of oxygen appeared in Earth's atmosphere earlier than previously thought. The discovery places the traces at 50 million to 100 million years before the "Great Oxidation Event." This event happened between 2.3 billion and 2.4 billion years ago, when most geoscientists think atmospheric oxygen rose sharpl  more

RESEARCHERS EXAMINE WORLD'S POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE BIODIESEL
MADISON, Wis., Oct. 17 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: What do the countries of Thailand, Uruguay and Ghana have in common? They all could become leading producers of the emerging renewable fuel known as biodiesel, says a study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. The ease of manufacturing biodiesel from vegetable oils and animal fats has made it one of the most promising, near-term alternatives to fossil fue  more

RESEARCHERS FIRST TO SIMULATE BINDING OF MOLECULES TO PROTEIN
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., June 30 -- The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign issued the following news release: You may not know what it is, but you burn more than your body weight of it every day. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP), a tiny molecule that packs a powerful punch, is the primary energy source for most of your cellular functions. Now researchers at the University of Illinois have identified a key step in the cellular recycling of ATP that allows your body to produce enough of it to su  more

RESEARCHERS GET COAL-TO-LIQUID FUNDS
LEXINGTON, Ky., Aug. 15 -- The University of Kentucky issued the following news release: Congressmen Hal Rogers and Geoff Davis today unveiled more than $1.426 million in federal funds to support research at the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) on refining coal into liquid transportation fuels. The funding will help advance ongoing research into the Fischer-Tropsch method of converting coal into liquid fuels by allowing the center to build a "mini-refinery."  more

RESEARCHERS INCLUDING SBU MACARTHUR GENIUS, PAT WRIGHT, DEVELOP MAP PROTECTING RARE SPECIES LIVING IN BIODIVERSITY HOT SPOT IN MADAGASCAR
STONY BROOK, N.Y., April 17 -- The State University of New York at Stony Brook issued the following news release: An international team of researchers, including Dr. Patricia Wright, the world-renowned anthropologist and conservationist from Stony Brook University, Long Island, NY, has developed a remarkable new road map for finding and protecting the best remaining holdouts for thousands of rare species that live only in Madagascar, considered one of the most significant biodiversity hot spo  more

RESEARCHERS MAP SIGNALING NETWORKS THAT CONTROL NEURON FUNCTION
LA JOLLA, Calif., Jan. 18 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: In the first large-scale proteomics study of its kind, researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine have mapped thousands of neuronal proteins to discover how they connect into complex signaling networks that guide neuron function. Their research - using quantitative mass spectrometry, computational software and bioinformatics to match the proteins to   more

RESEARCHERS PROBE DNA REPAIR ENZYME
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Feb. 18 -- The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign issued the following news release: U. of I. researchers have taken the first steps toward understanding how an enzyme repairs DNA. Enzymes called helicases play a key role in human health, according to Maria Spies, a University of Illinois biochemistry professor. "DNA helicases act as critical components in many molecular machineries orchestrating DNA repair in the cell." she said. "Multiple diseases including ca  more

RESEARCHERS SEE STRUCTURE OF OPEN NICOTINIC ACETYLCHOLINE ION CHANNELS
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., April 7 -- The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign issued the following news release: The neurotransmitter acetylcholine is an essential chemical communicator, carrying impulses from neurons to skeletal muscle cells and many parts of the nervous system. Now researchers at the University of Illinois have painstakingly mapped the interior of a key component of the relay system that allows acetylcholine to get its message across. Their findings, which appear in the curren  more

RESEARCHERS SHARPEN SEARCH FOR NEW MARINE MEDICINES WITH NOVEL TECHNIQUES
LA JOLLA, Calif., March 19 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: With the number of terrestrial sources that yield novel treatments for human disease decreasing year by year, the oceans have been tapped as a promising resource for discovering new natural biomedicines. Two studies by scientists at UC San Diego, each utilizing mass spectrometry in novel ways, have helped narrow the gap in identifying potent natural compounds from the sea that could one  more

RESEARCHERS UNCOVER KEY TRIGGER FOR POTENT CANCER-FIGHTING MARINE PRODUCT
LA JOLLA, Calif., Jan. 3 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: An unexpected discovery in marine biomedical laboratories at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego has led to new, key information about the fundamental biological processes inside a marine organism that creates a natural product currently being tested to treat cancer in humans. The finding could lead to new applications of the natural product in treating human diseases.   more

RESEDA RANCH SIGN UNVEILING
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15 -- The City of Los Angeles issued the following news release: WHAT: Councilman Dennis P. Zine will unveil the official Reseda Ranch sign with members of the newly-designated Reseda Ranch community. WHEN: Tuesday, August 19th, 2008, 9:00 A.M. WHERE: West side of Tampa Avenue at Cantara Street (Just South of Roscoe Boulevard) Reseda, CA 91335 WHO: Councilman Dennis P. Zine Reseda Neighborhood Council Reseda Ranch Residents WHY: "Reseda Ranch" is a newly named co  more

RESIDENT FIRST TO WIN NATIONAL AWARD
LEXINGTON, Ky., Feb. 18 -- The University of Kentucky issued the following news release: Setting a new precedent in surgical excellence, Gary Wortz, resident at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, won first place in the American College of Eye Surgeons (ACES) 2007 Bloomberg Memorial Resident Videotape Competition for cataract/implant surgery. This is the first time in the competition's 10 year history that a UK resident has won first  more

RESOLUTION COPPER: A WINNING SCENARIO
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 -- Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., issued the following column: Legislation that would produce great environmental and economic benefits for Arizona has moved one step closer to passage. Recently, the Senate Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests held a hearing on the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act (S. 3157). I am the chief sponsor of this bill, which facilitates a land exchange that, in my view, strikes the right balance of commonsense fiscal and envir  more

REUSABLE PACKAGING CAN SAVE BUSINESSES MONEY - FREE WORKSHOP TO DEMONSTRATE 'HOW-TO'
FREMONT, Calif., Aug. 22 -- The city of Fremont issued the following news release: Reusable packaging saves money, and reduces waste and energy consumption--all good things for a business's bottom line as well as the environment. The City of Fremont, StopWaste Partnership, and the Reusable Packaging Association are hosting a free workshop on Sept. 9 to advocate the benefits of reusable transport packaging systems for local and national businesses. The workshop is open to any business or or  more

Review antiquated treaties
Kathmandu, Aug. 23 -- All leftist political parties hold a common view regarding Indo-Nepal relations. They maintain that the old treaties signed between the two countries are unequal and not fitting the way two sovereign nations should treat each other. These parties have been consistently and unanimously demanding that they be abrogated and replaced with an equal and practical one that serves the mutual interests of both. When the UML's Man Mohan Adhikari made his first official visit to In  more

RIBBON CUTTING FOR UNIVERSITY PLACE PHASE II ON AUG. 20
NATCHITOCHES, La., Aug. 15 -- Northwestern State University issued the following news release: Northwestern State University will hold a ribbon cutting for University Place Phase II, a new campus residence hall, Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 2:30 p.m. Students will begin moving into the new $17.7 million, 394-bed residence hall Saturday, Aug. 23. The second phase of University Place is similar architecturally to the first phase which was completed in 2005. Both phases of University Place reflect t  more

Ribbon-Cutting Planned for Missouri's First Hydrogen Fueling Station
ROLLA, Mo., Aug. 11 -- Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Missouri's first fueling station for hydrogen vehicles will be on display Tuesday, Aug. 19, along with several hydrogen vehicles during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Missouri University of Science and Technology's E3 (E-cubed) Commons development east of the Missouri S&T campus. The event coincides with a coast-to-coast tour of hydrogen vehicles sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transpo  more

RIC's Yellow Cottage to Become NINA'S HOUSE, A Visitation Center for Children Separated from their Families
PROVIDENCE, R.I., Aug. 4 -- Rhode Island College issued issued the following order: The house, which will provide a home-like setting with the resources and structure needed for supervised parental visits, is the first of its kind in the state. The yellow cottage, a newly renovated building that was once a dormitory at the State Home and School for Children (one of the country's first orphanages whose grounds are now Rhode Island College's east campus) will become Nina's House, a visitatio  more

ROCKVILLE PROPOSES NEW RECYCLING RULES FOR COMMERCIAL AND MULTI-FAMILY BUILDINGS
ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 6 -- The city of Rockville issued the following press release: Rockville's Mayor and Council are proposing to authorize Montgomery County to implement its existing multi-family and commercial recycling program in Rockville. The proposal will make recycling mandatory for apartments and condominiums with seven or more units, and in all commercial enterprises within Rockville. Public comments about the proposed change must be submitted to the Department of Public Works Envir  more

ROY FARMS, AGREES TO PAY EPA OVER $29,000 FOR EMERGENCY PLANNING, RELEASE PREVENTION VIOLATIONS
SEATTLE, Aug. 14 -- The Environmental Protection Agency Region 10 office issued the following news release: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that Roy Farms, Inc. (Roy Farms) has agreed to pay $29,320 for alleged federal Clean Air Act (CAA) emergency prevention and planning violations. The alleged violations occurred between July, 2002 and July, 2007. As part of the settlement with the EPA, Roy Farms also has corrected all alleged violations, and agreed to spen  more

RXPATROL VIDEO HELPS PHARMACISTS ADDRESS, PREVENT PHARMACY THEFT
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., July 1 -- The North Carolina Board of Pharmacy issued the following newsletter: Pharmacy theft is a serious crime that is on the rise, costing pharmacies billions annually in stolen medication according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). RxPatrol has teamed up with Crime Stoppers and other law enforcement officials to disseminate information regarding pharmacy crime. One resource that pharmacists can use to educate themselves and their coworkers is a training vid  more

Ryanair, EasyJet and BA Ratings Cut
LONDON, Aug. 6 -- ebookers.com issued the following news release: In a surprising move yesterday, the ratings of Ryanair, easyJet and British Airway were all cut by investment banks. This is a result of the efforts of the aviation industry to sustain the slow economic growth. Credit Suisse analysts have significantly lowered their recommendation on easyJet from 'outperform' to 'neutral'. In addition, the rating for Ryanair has been dropped from 'neutral' to 'underperform.' Also, Exane BNP  more

SALAH AYARI: EDUCATING AGGIES IN ASIAN LANGUAGES
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 18 -- Texas A&M University issued the following news release: When college students consider taking a foreign language, the usual suspects come to mind: Spanish, French, perhaps German. Being able to speak Arabic fluently probably was never previously considered by many students at Texas A&M University, but in recent years, that has all changed, and Salah Ayari is a big reason why. As director of Texas A&M University's Arabic and Asian Language Office, he is r  more

SALTWATER AQUARIUMS: DO RESEARCH BEFORE TAKING THE PLUNGE, EXPERT SAYS
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Nov. 15 -- Texas A&M University issued the following news release: Watching fish swim in a clear tank can be a relaxing experience and give unique displays of some of nature's most beautiful creatures, but sometimes people take the plunge and begin a saltwater aquarium without realizing what they are getting themselves into. Like any other pet, saltwater and tropical pets require responsible care. Diving into a little research can make owning a saltwater aquarium a   more

SALUTE TO WOMEN AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED
ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 2 -- The city of Alexandria issued the following press release: More than 300 people attended the Alexandria Commission for Women's 28th annual Salute to Women Awards Banquet on March 31 to honor 29 outstanding individuals nominated by their fellow residents for their enormous contributions to the Alexandria community. The annual event, jointly sponsored by the Alexandria Office on Women, is held during Women's History Month. Presiding over the Banquet was Commission fo  more

SAMET TO LAUNCH GLOBAL HEALTH INSTITUTE, LEAD DEPARTMENT OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE
LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 9 -- The University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine issued the following news release: One of the world's leading public health experts has been named founding director of the new USC Institute for Global Health and chairman of the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Keck School Dean Carmen A. Puliafito on behalf of USC Provost C.L. Max Nikias today announced the appointment of Jonathan Samet, M.D., effective Nov  more

SANTA MARIA CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF APRIL 15 REGULAR MEETING
SANTA MARIA, Calif., April 15 -- The Santa Maria City Council issued the following meeting minutes: CALL TO ORDER: Mayor Lavagnino called the Regular Meeting of the City Council to order at 6:30 p.m. ROLL CALL: MEMBERS PRESENT Councilmembers Orach, Patino, Trujillo, Zacar�as, and Mayor Lavagnino STAFF MEMBERS PRESENT City Manager Ness, City Attorney Trujillo, Assistant City Manager Haydon, Director of Public Works/City Engineer Whitehead, Director of Utilities Sweet, Direc  more

SARNOFF, KAMBHAMPATY, NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY FORWARD HONORED AT DIVERSITY CEREMONY
FARGO, N.D., May 6 -- North Dakota State University issued the following news release: Phil Sarnoff and Krishna Kanth Kambhampaty were inducted into the Tapestry of Diverse Talents and NDSU FORWARD was awarded the 2008 Impact Award at a ceremony held May 2 in the Memorial Union Century Theater. The NDSU community honored the individuals for their contributions to the promotion of multiculturalism at NDSU. Kambhampaty was brought up in the Pearl City of India - Hyderabad. He earned a master  more

SBUMC RESEARCHERS LINK LOW LEVEL URINARY CADMIUM CONCENTRATIONS TO OSTEOPOROSIS IN U.S. WOMEN
STONY BROOK, N.Y., June 20 -- The State University of New York at Stony Brook issued the following news release: Researchers from Stony Brook University Medical Center have found that women in the United States who have urinary cadmium levels that are below the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration safety standard are at risk for osteoporosis. While the study design is not sufficient to identify a causal link between cadmium and osteoporosis, the report revealed that women age 50 y  more

SCHOLAR OF NATIVE AMERICAN WRITING TO LEAD AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES PROGRAM
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., March 31 -- The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign issued the following news release: Robert Warrior, a scholar of Native American writing and intellectual history, will become the next director of the American Indian Studies Program and the Native American House at the University of Illinois. Warrior, currently the Edith Kinney Gaylord Presidential Professor and professor of English at the University of Oklahoma at Norman, will begin his new duties in the fall sem  more

SCIENCE FOUNDATION ARIZONA BOOSTS ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH
TEMPE, Ariz., Dec. 12 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Capping its inaugural year of funding several research initiatives, Science Foundation Arizona (SFAz) has been a major catalyst in enhancing ASU's research portfolio. This statewide public-private partnership, made possible by an appropriation from the governor and Arizona Legislature, awarded more than $8 million to ASU research awards in 2007. "The state Legislature has demonstrated economic vision by p  more

Scotland declares all-out war on seagulls
London, Aug. 23 -- Seagull nests will be destroyed in a pilot scheme to stop aggressive urban birds threatening Scottish towns and cities, it has emerged. The plan was announced by Mike Russell, the environment minister, who has promised to be "tough on seagulls and tough on the causes of seagulls". Despite criticising the "over-the-top rhetoric" of the minister's announcement, RSPB Scotland has said it supports the scheme as long as it is long term and sustainable. "Seagulls are a mena  more

SCRIPPS EXPEDITION PROVIDES NEW BASELINE FOR CORAL REEF CONSERVATION
LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 25 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: An ambitious expedition led by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego to a chain of little-known islands in the central Pacific Ocean has yielded an unprecedented wealth of information about coral reefs and threats from human activities. The exploration of four atolls in the Line Islands, part of a chain approximately a thousand miles south of Hawaii, has pr  more

SDSC, NCAR, LLNL, IBM TEAM SETS U.S. RECORDS IN WEATHER SIMULATION
LA JOLLA, Calif., Dec. 10 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: A team of researchers from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), and IBM Watson Research Center has set U.S. records for size, performance, and fidelity of computer weather simulations, modeling the kind of "virtual weather" that society depends on for accurate weather  more

SECC IN ACTION: SHELTER OFFERS ALUMNA CHALLENGES, REWARDS
SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 17 -- The University of Texas at San Antonio issued the following news release: On a warm September morning, a group of preschoolers, including three very boisterous boys, head into a light-filled art room for some creative fun. The creations may end up as gifts for others, but before that happens, their artwork will be evaluated by a certified art therapist for clues to the children's mental well-being and neurological development. These preschoolers are temporary reside  more

SECOND MUSTARD LEAK DETECTED AT BLUE GRASS ARMY DEPOT
RICHMOND, Ky., Aug. 6 -- The U.S. Army issued the following news release: A second leak has been detected in another igloo of projectiles containing chemical agent Mustard. This is the second Mustard leak found by Blue Grass Chemical Activity mobile laboratories in two weeks Today's leak, confirmed by Army officials, was detected at extremely low levels by a mobile gas chromatograph, and then confirmed by using a more detailed procedure that requires a longer period of analysis. This leak,  more

SECRETARY PRESTON, GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER ANNOUNCE $105 MILLION FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN CALIFORNIA
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development issued the following press release: U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Steve Preston and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced that the California State Program will receive more than $105 million to support community development and produce more affordable housing in the GoldenState. HUD's annual funding will also provide downpayment assistance to first-time homebuyers; assist individuals   more

SEMINAR ON BULK MATERIAL HANDLING BEGINS
Ranchi, Aug. 24 -- The two-day National Seminar on Advancement in Material Handling System and 24th National Convention of Mechanical Engineers, organised by The Institute of Engineers (India), Jharkhand State Centre (IE-JSC) with collaboration with MECON Ltd Ranchi, was started on Saturday in the capital. The chief guest on that occasion R Bandopadhyay Secretary Department of Public Enterprises, Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Government of India, inaugurated the conventio  more

SEN. BOND DISCUSSES ENERGY SOLUTIONS WITH MISSOURI AGRICULTURE COMMUNITY
SEDALIA, Mo., Aug. 14 -- The office of Sen. Christopher S. 'Kit' Bond, R-Mo., issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Kit Bond today joined Congressman Kenny Hulshof and local officials to host his annual Agriculture Advisory Council luncheon at the State Fair in Sedalia. Bond shared solutions for the high gas price crisis with Missouri's agriculture community. "Missouri agriculture faces tough energy challenges, but I think we are ready to meet them," said Bond. "Farmers and ranch  more

SEN. BOXER ASKS BUSH ADMINISTRATION TO DROP CHANGES TO ENDANGERED SPECIES RULES, ANNOUNCES OVERSIGHT HEARING
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- The Senate Environment & Public Works Committee issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today wrote a letter to ask Secretary of Interior Dirk Kempthorne to abandon proposed changes to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) that were unveiled last week, and requesting that Kempthorne to testify at an ESA oversight hearing slated for September 24. Senator Boxer also asked Kempthorne  more

SEN. BOXER ISSUES STATEMENT ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT REGULATION
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 -- The Senate Environment & Public Works Committee issued the following statement: U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today made the following remarks regarding reports of proposed changes to the regulations regarding consultations under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act: Senator Boxer said, "This proposed regulation is another in a continuing stream of proposals to repeal our landmark environmenta  more

SEN. FLANAGAN HELPS BRING A 'SPLASH OF HOPE' TO STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER PEDIATRIC DEPARTMENT
STONY BROOK, N.Y., March 20 -- The State University of New York at Stony Brook issued the following news release: Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined some of the youngest patients at Stony Brook University Medical Center to welcome Splashes of Hope to the 11th Floor Pediatric Unit. The nonprofit organization, which brings inspirational artwork to hospitals across the world, "splashed" the pediatric unit with the aid of a grant secured by Senator Flanagan. The unveiling and d  more

SEN. KLOBUCHAR HIGHLIGHTS MINNESOTA BUILDING AS MODEL FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY USE
VADNAIS HEIGHTS, Minn., Aug. 13 -- The office of Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., has issued the following news release: To highlight the potential for greater use of renewable energy, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar toured one of the most energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly commercial buildings in Minnesota. In 2002, Merrick, Inc. acquired a 52,000-square-foot building in Vadnais Heights, a suburb of Saint Paul. Merrick then installed a geothermal system that meets effectively 100 percen  more

SEN. OBAMA FACES STIFF CHALLENGES, EVEN IF DEMOCRATS UNITE, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS EXPERT SAYS
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., June 3 -- The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign issued the following news release: History shows Democrats will unite behind Barack Obama, but the party's likely nominee faces a tougher challenge than many expect in his bid to become the nation's first black president, a University of Illinois political expert says. Hillary Clinton's supporters will ultimately fall in line behind Obama despite a grueling, often-contentious marathon that finally wound toward a clos  more

SEN. OBAMA LEADS MCCAIN IN NEW POLL DIRECTED BY UW-MADISON POLITICAL SCIENTISTS
MADISON, Wis., June 12 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: In the inaugural University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Political Science/WisPolitics.com survey taken immediately after Hillary Clinton suspended her campaign, Barack Obama leads John McCain by a 13-percentage point margin in the Badger state. The survey of 506 randomly selected probable voters was conducted by phone from June 8 -10 and was directed by UW-Madison political scientists Charles Fr  more

SEN. SCHUMER: WHITE HOUSE WOULD GET 4 GOLD MEDALS IN 'BAD ECONOMIC POLICY' OLYMPICS
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 -- The House-Senate Joint Economic Committee issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee, released the following statement in reaction to a slew of dismal economic news today including inflation, wages, jobless claims, and foreclosures: "If this administration were competing in the 'bad economic policy' Olympics, they'd receive four gold medals today. Inflation jumped for the third straight month, weekly p  more

SEN. SUNUNU TOURS CONCORD'S HEALTHSOUTH REHABILITATION HOSPITAL
CONCORD, N.H., Aug. 15 -- The office of Sen. John E. Sununu, R-N.H., issued the following news release: United States Senator John Sununu (R-NH) today (8/15) toured HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Concord following a series of earlier meetings with health care leaders across the state in recognition of National Health Center Week. "The staff at Concord's HealthSouth does a tremendous job at delivering top quality rehabilitation and critical care services, and I enjoyed the opportuni  more

Senate Passes Tax Incentives for Energy Efficiency
ROSSLYN, Va., April 10 -- The National Electrical Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: Today, the U.S. Senate passed a comprehensive piece of housing legislation that included several critical tax incentives that encourage use of energy-efficient technologies and renewables. The bill, S. 3221, aimed to assist ailing homeowners included several provisions that are set to expire. The tax incentives included in this bill are one-year extensions that will allow homeowners  more

Senior Asian British police officer sues over racial discrimination, humiliation
London, Aug. 23 -- One of Britain's most senior police officers has formally lodged a highly damaging race claim against Scotland Yard on the grounds that he has allegedly been "harassed, degraded and humiliated" because he is Asian and a Muslim. Scotland Yard Assistant Commissioner Tarique Ghaffur has started the process to take his boss, Commissioner Sir Ian Blair, to an industrial tribunal claiming that he is the victim of race discrimination. The action was leaked in June and legal p  more

SENIOR COLLEGE KICK-OFF ON SEPT. 10
MARSHALL, Minn., Aug. 15 -- Southwest Minnesota State University issued the following news release: Barb Schmidt, a historian and musician from Vesta, Minn., will be the keynote speaker at the Senior College kick-off event on Wednesday, Sept. 10 in Charter Hall 201 on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University. Schmidt's program will center on mid-19th century music, featuring songs that enticed settlement of the state, along with other tunes. She will also place the songs in their  more

SENS. DURBIN, OBAMA, REPS. COSTELLO, SHIMKUS RESPOND TO ADMINISTRATIVE INVESTIGATION BOARD REPORT ON MARION MEDICAL CENTER
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 -- The office of Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Barack Obama (D-IL) and Congressmen Jerry Costello (D-IL) and John Shimkus (R-IL) today issued the following statement after reviewing a report issued by the Veterans Affairs Administrative Investigation Board (AIB) which makes employment recommendations concerning former leadership at the VA Medical Center in Marion, Illinois. This is the first part of a t  more

SERGEANT MAJOR OF THE ARMY VISITS FORT HOOD, 1ST CAV. DIV. SOLDIERS
FORT HOOD, Texas, Aug. 5 -- The U.S. Army issued the following news release: By Staff Sgt. Jon Cupp 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs The Army's senior-most noncommissioned officer recently took the opportunity to meet with 1st Cavalry Division Soldiers. Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston began his Aug. 4 visit here by riding horses with the 1st Cav. Div. command sergeant major and the First Team's brigade command sergeants major at the Horse Cavalry Detachment stables. After h  more

SEVERY TO LEAD OFFICE OF STUDENT LIFE AT UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA-PEMBROKE
PEMBROKE, N.C., Aug. 15 -- The University of North Carolina-Pembroke issued the following press release: Michael Severy joined UNC Pembroke on July 1 as director of the Office of Student Life. A division of the Office for Student Affairs, Severy will direct programs for students including Student Government Association, Association for Campus Entertainment and other clubs and organizations. The office plans Homecoming, Parents Weekend and the Distinguished Speaker Series among other events  more

SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION POLICY TO FOCUS ON CHANGING SOCIAL NORMS
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- The U.S. Army issued the following news release: The Army plans to launch new initiatives for the prevention of sexual assault during a summit this September in Washington, D.C. "The outcome of this summit will define our future prevention strategy and drive our way ahead for the campaign we will launch," said Col. Eddie Stephens, deputy director of Human Resources Policy, during a media roundtable, July 30, at the Pentagon. Specific details on the kinds of tactic  more

SHARPEN BUSINESS SKILLS AT GATTON COLLEGE
LEXINGTON, Ky., Jan. 25 -- The University of Kentucky issued the following news release: Following-up on the tremendous success of its first two offerings last year, the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics is again presenting the professional development program, "Certificate in Business Administration" this spring. Specifically geared to people who work full time or who are in graduate or professional school in another field, the Certificate in Business Adminis  more

SHOPPING FOR ENERGY STAR PRODUCTS LESS TAXING IN MAY
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 15 -- Texas A&M University issued the following news release: Don't go overboard buying energy efficient products now. The federal government will make it less taxing in May. The first-ever Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday will be observed May 24-26. Shoppers will get a break from state and local sales taxes on certain energy-efficient products from 12 a.m. on May 24 until 11:59 p.m. on May 26, said Janie Harris, Texas AgriLife Extension home environment speciali  more

SHOTGUN PROTEOMICS: DETECTING THE DAIRY COW IMMUNE RESPONSE IS A HIGH-TECH BLAST
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued the following article in Agriculture Today: The term "shotgun proteomics" may sound like research conducted by scientists operating outside the law. But molecular biologist John Lippolis is using it to close in on the dynamics of the dairy cow immune system. "I want to be able to find something that dairy farmers will incorporate into their management practices," Lippolis says. "They tend to be very cautious about adopting new  more

Social Workers Honor James Karls With The International Rhoda G. Sarnat Award
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- The National Association of Social Workers issued the following news release: The National Association of Social Workers Foundation is proud to present James Karls, PhD, LCSW, co-developer of the person in environment social work evaluation system, with the 2008 International Rhoda G. Sarnat Award. The International Rhoda G. Sarnat Award is given to an individual, group, or organization that has significantly advanced the public image of professional social work. Thi  more

SOLDIERS SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY AS BIG BROTHERS
KAPOLEI, Hawaii, Aug. 15 -- The U.S. Army issued the following news release: By Molly Hayden U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Public Affairs Family and friends crowded around a picnic table as Raymond Saragosa blew out the nine glowing candles atop his Indiana Jones birthday cake here, Aug. 10. Capt. Jason Noble of the 2nd Battalion, 6th Cavalry Regiment, stood in the background and smiled. "I haven\'t seen him in a month," said Noble. "He's been on the Big Island visiting family. "I've  more

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY ANIMAL DISEASE LAB MONITORS ANTHRAX IN STATE
BROOKINGS, S.D., Aug. 15 -- South Dakota State University issued the following news release: Although southeastern South Dakota is experiencing some small anthrax outbreaks in cattle, South Dakota State University experts say there's no need for great concern. The Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (ADRDL) is carefully following it. Dr. Russ Daly, extension veterinarian and SDSU assistant professor, keeps tabs on anthrax cases in the state. Thus far this year, samples fro  more

SOUTH FLORIDA COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION BESTOWS $200,000 GRANT TO EDUCATION FOUNDATION FOR EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug. 11 -- The Palm Beach County School District has issued the following news release: The South Florida Community Leadership Foundation (SFCLF) recently awarded the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County a grant in the amount of $200,000.00 for Executive Leadership Development. Jo Moskowitz, Treasurer of the SFCLF and Director of Corporate Citizenship for Citrix Systems, Inc. made the presentation to the Board of Directors at their July 30th meeting. The purpose of  more

SOUTHEASTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE VENUS FLYTRAPS NOW GROW AT NORTH CAROLINA ZOO
WHITEVILLE, N.C., Aug. 13 -- Southeastern Community College issued the following news release: The Venus flytrap is one of only a few plants in the world that can capture, kill and eat its prey. It is admired around the world for its deadly beauty, yet only grows naturally within 75 miles of Southeastern Community College. Recently, the college was contacted by the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro to provide the zoo with these plants. Rebecca Westbrooks, Environmental Science Technology inst  more

SPECIAL OLYMPICS STUDENTS ENERGIZE AT UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO
SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 22 -- The University of Texas at San Antonio issued the following news release: More than 1,100 Northside Independent School District Special Olympians filled the UTSA Recreation and Wellness Center's basketball courts Jan. 8-11 for the district's Practice Clinic and Scrimmage events. High schoolers played Tuesday, middle school students took to the courts Wednesday and elementary school students played Thursday and Friday. They have been bussed to the university once a y  more

SPOUSES ENJOY LADIES' NIGHT AT THE TROPICS
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii, Aug. 15 -- The U.S. Army issued the following news release: Ladies received an evening of pampering, fashion, food and drink at Ladies' Night at the Tropics, Aug. 8. The Tropics partnered with Army Family Covenant and Blue Star Card programs to create a fun night out for spouses of deployed Soldiers. The event was another example of the Army's commitment under the Family Covenant to provide families with a supportive environment in which they can thrive. "Spo  more

STATE BOARD OF HEALTH TO PROMOTE TOBACCO FREE CAMPUS POLICIES
OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 15 -- The Oklahoma Department of Health issued the following news release: WHAT: The State Board of Health will consider a resolution to formally recognize Oklahoma State University (OSU) for recent implementation of a tobacco free campus policy. A second resolution will be considered to encourage all universities, colleges and career tech centers in Oklahoma to adopt tobacco free campus polices. WHO: Dr. Lee Bird, Vice President for Student Affairs at OSU and Robin   more

STATE OF TOMORROW SERIES FEATURING UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT TYLER WINS EMMYS
TYLER, Texas, Nov. 1 -- The University of Texas at Tyler issued the following news release: The PBS series State of Tomorrow has been recognized for outstanding effort in broadcasting in Texas. The series garnered two Lone Star EMMYs during a gala Oct. 27 in Dallas. The awards are given annually by the Texas chapter of the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences. The State of Tomorrow series had been nominated for five of the awards. The academy recognized the series in the  more

STATE PROGRAMS CAN LESSEN IMPACT OF THE ENERGY CRISIS
AUGUSTA, Maine, Aug. 7 -- Maine State Rep. Bryan T. Kaenrath, D-124th District, issued the following column: Gasoline prices, the cost of heating oil and wood, and the prevalence of poorly insulated homes and inefficient heating systems are a great concern for many Mainers as summer winds down and fall quickly approaches. More and more of my constituents are contacting me worried about how they, their families and their neighbors will make it through the cold winter without significant help f  more

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK'S UPSTATE MEDICAL CENTER, SYRACUSE CITY SCHOOLS PARTNER ON SERIES AIMED AT CREATING SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL YEAR FOR KIDS IN MIND, BODY, HOME LIFE
SYRACUSE, N.Y., Aug. 18 -- The State University of New York's Upstate Medical Center issued the following news release: Area school-children and their families can get expert advice from medical professionals, educators and others on how to make this upcoming school year one of success for the mind, body and home life during a weeklong series on "Strategies for Your Child's Success: At Home, in School and the Community" Aug. 18 to 22. Each session, which is free, will run from 6 to 8 p.m.   more

STEP INSIDE OUR CLEAN ROOM - BUT NOT WITHOUT MASK
BETHLEHEM, Pa., Aug. 18 -- Northampton Community College issued the following news release: An environment free of germs, dust and dirt is especially vital in industries such as the pharmaceutical, computer, medical equipment, and biotechnical. In order to train and retrain employees for these swiftly growing fields, Northampton Community College (NCC) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new "clean room" on August 14. The room is also a learning site for students in two new NCC specialized  more

STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES $60 MILLION GIFT FROM RENOWNED FINANCIER AND FORMER MATH CHAIR JAMES SIMONS AND WIFE MARILYN, A PH.D. ALUMNA
STONY BROOK, N.Y., Feb. 26 -- The State University of New York at Stony Brook issued the following news release: Dr. Jim Simons, the prominent financier and mathematician who, as chairperson, built Stony Brook University's Mathematics Department into one of the top-ranked in the nation, and his wife Marilyn, who holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University and is president of the Simons Foundation, announced today that the Foundation is donating $60 million to Stony Brook - the largest gift  more

STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ACHIEVEMENT
STONY BROOK, N.Y., June 17 -- The State University of New York at Stony Brook issued the following news release: Stony Brook University Hospital received the "Partner for Change Award" at the 2008 Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards. Practice Greenhealth is the result of the merger of two leading organizations - Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (H2E) and the Green Guide for Health Care (GGHC) - with a new clean energy and energy efficiency program - Healthcare Clean Energy  more

STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY JOINS NATIONAL CLIMATE COMMITMENT INITIATIVE
STONY BROOK, N.Y., Dec. 7 -- The State University of New York at Stony Brook issued the following news release: Stony Brook University President Shirley Strum Kenny signed the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) in September, formalizing SBU's pledge to fight global warming through enhanced campus environmental sustainability. As part of the Climate Commitment, Stony Brook University has joined with leaders of 448 colleges and universities nationwide an  more

STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY RESEARCHERS FIRST TO CREATE A 'MOLECULAR SNAPSHOT' OF A VIRULENCE FACTOR ON THE BACTERIAL SURFACE
STONY BROOK, N.Y., May 29 -- The State University of New York at Stony Brook issued the following news release: David G. Thanassi, Ph.D., and co-investigators from Stony Brook University, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Washington University, and University College in London, are the first to capture a view of proteins during translocation across the bacterial outer membrane. This "molecular snapshot" may enlighten scientists to the process of protein secretion across membranes, a problem fa  more

STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY'S 2008 STARS OF STONY BROOK GALA TO HONOR NANCY DOUZINAS, PRESIDENT, RAUCH FOUNDATION
STONY BROOK, N.Y., April 2 -- The State University of New York at Stony Brook issued the following news release: The annual Stars of Stony Brook Gala will honor Dr. Nancy Douzinas, president of the Rauch Foundation, on Wednesday, April 9 at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York City. The Gala begins with a cocktail reception at 6:30 PM and dinner will be served at 7:30 PM. A member of the Stony Brook Foundation Board of Trustees since 2005, Dr. Douzinas has led the Rauch Foundation as i  more

STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY'S ASSISTANT CHIEF HONORED BY ASIAN AMERICAN CULTURAL FESTIVAL OF LI
STONY BROOK, N.Y., April 28 -- The State University of New York at Stony Brook issued the following news release: The Asian American Cultural Festival of Long Island, honored Stony Brook University Assistant Chief of Police, Douglas F. Little, at a celebration at the Charles B. Wang Center on March 29. Chief Little was honored for his over thirty years of promoting a safe, supportive and positive campus environment for the Stony Brook University community. The Honorable John M. Kennedy, prese  more

STORY IDEAS ON SPRING 2008 BACHELOR'S DEGREE GRADUATES
MADISON, Wis., May 13 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: TO: Reporters, news directors FROM: University Communications, (608) 262-0930 RE: Story ideas on Spring 2008 bachelor's degree graduates Reporters covering Spring 2008 Commencement this weekend at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Kohl Center may be interested in stories of individual students who have done remarkable work while on campus. This tip sheet profiles a number of bachelor's degree  more

STUDENT ACCOUNTING TEAM TRIUMPHS AGAIN IN NATIONAL CASE STUDY COMPETITION
EDINBURG, Texas, Aug. 22 -- The University of Texas-Pan American issued the following news release: For the third time in the past five years a team of students from The University of Texas-Pan American's College of Business Administration has won first place at the National Case Study Competition sponsored by KPMG and ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting). Held at the annual ALPFA convention Aug. 10-14 in Phoenix, Ariz., the team of four competed against te  more

STUDENT ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST CHOSEN FOR PRESTIGIOUS UDALL SCHOLARSHIP
OXFORD, Miss., April 10 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: When the chancellor's office at the University of Mississippi called Alecia Waite to schedule a meeting about environmental issues, the student leader and activist immediately prepared herself to show how Ole Miss could improve its recycling efforts. But Chancellor Robert Khayat had a different agenda - namely, a surprise reception to congratulate Waite on winning a 2008 Morris K. Udall Scholarship.  more

STUDENT INTERN LEARNS HOW GOVERNMENT WORKS
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 18 -- Texas A&M University issued the following news release: Caity Post '09, an intern with Texas A&M's Public Policy Internship Program (PPIP), is serving an internship with the Department of Defense. The program was established in 1999 by Ray Bowen, then president of Texas A&M, to respond to society's increasing interest and participation in public policy issues and programs. It is coordinated from the Associate Provost's office to work centrally with various   more

STUDENT PROJECTS TO ILLUMINATE ARCHITECTURE RANCH
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 24 -- Texas A&M University issued the following news release: The College of Architecture's Architecture Ranch will be ablaze with light 9 p.m. Friday (April 25) when students in Jill Mulholland's architecture studios present "Circus of Light." Mulholland's studio light shows have become a popular, much anticipated event at Texas A&M. This semester, the show is moving from its previous venue at the college's Langford Architecture Center to the Built Environmen  more

STUDENT SCHACKMAN TO PRESENT JOINT PAPER WITH NZEGWU AT CONFERENCE IN GREEN LAKE
PLATTEVILLE, Wis., Oct. 11 -- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville issued the following news release: University of Wisconsin-Platteville student Amy Schackman will present a joint paper with Louis Nzegwu, marketing professor at UWP, at the ninth annual Best Practices in International Education Conference on Oct. 15 at 11:30 a.m. The conference, which will be held at the Heidel House Resort in Green Lake, is designed for education institutions to collaborate and share ideas about internati  more

STUDENT WINS CITY MANAGEMENT FELLOWSHIP IN KANSAS CITY
MADISON, Wis., April 8 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: Throughout her academic career at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Carissa DeCramer has been narrowing her focus. As an undergraduate, she double-majored in international relations and political science. As a graduate student at the La Follette School of Public Affairs, she followed the domestic track. Now she anticipates the hands-on nature of working for a local government as a fellow with the L.  more

STUDENTS EMBRACE ARABIC IN NEW INTERNATIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITY
MADISON, Wis., May 1 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: Arabic script runs along the hall of the third floor in Adams Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. To an outsider it looks like an intricate design flowing among the plaster, but to the residents it provides direction and introductions to their fellow floormates. This is Baytunaa, the Arabic floor in the International Learning Community (ILC). Baytunaa, meaning "our home," houses five undergradua  more

STUDENTS FROM NORTH DAKOTA, SOUTH DAKOTA, MINNESOTA TO COMPETE IN FIRST LEGO ROBOTICS CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT AT UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA
GRAND FORKS, N.D., Jan. 23 -- University of North Dakota issued the following news release: Nineteen teams of 9-14 year olds will arrive from across North Dakota, South Dakota, and northwest Minnesota on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Betty Engelstad Arena on the University of North Dakota campus to show off their science, engineering and technology skills at the FIRST* LEGO League (FLL) Robotics Championship competition. The opening ceremony is at 9 a.m., with the competition under way until 1 p.  more

STUDENTS IN DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL STUDIES GAIN ON JOB EXPERIENCE
PLATTEVILLE, Wis., Nov. 12 -- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville issued the following news release: Department of industrial studies students in Construction Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville are gaining career experience and skills as they oversee the construction of a house as part of the class. Marc Shelstrom, professor of building construction management, teaches the class. The three bedroom ranch style house is the future home of Chad Digman. Recipients of the  more

STUDENTS TRANSFORM CHILDREN'S LIVES WITH 'MAGIC'
TEMPE, Ariz., Jan. 3 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: There's magic afoot at ASU with the help of undergraduates sporting the unlikely monikers of "Bubbles," "Bam Bam," "Tank," "Bacon," "Shazam" and "Guppy." Despite their playful nicknames - or, perhaps, because of them - these six students, along with three others, are serious players. They are the student coordinators and founders of the ASU branch of Camp Kesem, an entrepreneurial organization designed to   more

STUDIES OF CELL TRAITS NETS BIG AWARD FOR UW-MADISON RESEARCHER
WAUSAU, Wis., June 24 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: University of Wisconsin-Madison biochemist Doug Weibel may not be able to bend or shape cells any way he wants to - yet. However, Weibel's efforts to uncover the molecular choreography within the cell that governs their physical, chemical and physiological attributes - including shape, behavior and development - have earned the young scientist a prestigious Searle Scholar Award. The $300,000 award over   more

STUDIES REVEAL NEW GENERATION GAP
FORT LEWIS, Wash., July 31 -- The U.S. Army issued the following news release: Recent research appears to validate what some Army leaders have said for years: today's young recruits look at the world differently. The staff psychologist of the 75th Ranger Regiment traveled from Fort Benning to Stone Education Center July 25 to share his observations that explain this modern version of a generation gap between Soldiers entering the service today and their older NCOs and officers. His audienc  more

STUDY REVEALS POSSIBLE GENETIC RISK FOR FETAL ALCOHOL DISORDERS
MADISON, Wis., Sept. 21 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: New research in primates suggests that infants and children who carry a certain gene variant may be more vulnerable to the ill effects of fetal alcohol exposure. Reported online today (Sept. 21) in Biological Psychiatry, the findings represent the first evidence of a genetic risk for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder - a condition that is characterized by profound mental retardation in its most severe f  more

SUMMIT AIMS AT DEVELOPING WOMEN AS CATALYSTS FOR CHANGE
MADISON, Wis., Sept. 25 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business will host its fifth annual Women's Executive Leadership Summit from Oct. 2-4 at the Fluno Center for Executive Education in Madison. The event brings together women executives, managers and leaders in a series of speakers and panel discussions. This year's summit will explore topics ranging from education in Afghanistan, to the secrets of successf  more

SUNOCO FOUNDATION PLEDGES $1 MILLION TO SALVATION ARMY RAY & JOAN KROC CORPS COMMUNITY CENTER
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 18 -- The Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology issued the following news release: The Sunoco Foundation has pledged $1 million to the $30 million fundraising campaign to build and operate a Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in North Philadelphia, officials announced today. When completed in 2010, The Salvation Army Kroc Center will be the single largest social services investment in Philadelphia's history, exceeding $100 million. In honor of the g  more

SUNY RECOGNIZES STONY BROOK FOR SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM WITH 'OUTSTANDING STUDENT AFFAIRS AWARD' FOR 'EARTHSTOCK 2007'
STONY BROOK, N.Y., Dec. 10 -- The State University of New York at Stony Brook issued the following news release: The "EarthStock" program series at Stony Brook University received the 2007 Outstanding Student Affairs Award for Emerging Programs, the SUNY Office of University Life announced. Selected from more than 40 entries in the category, the award was presented to Jeffrey A. Barnett, Assistant Dean of Students for Stony Brook University. "EarthStock 2007 - The Future is Now," the program   more

SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD ISSUES DECISION REGARDING BNSF RAILWAY-ABANDONMENT EXEMPTION-IN CLAY COUNTY, MO.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Surface Transportation Board issued the following decision: Decision Information Docket Number: AB_6_450_X Case Title: BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY-ABANDONMENT EXEMPTION-IN CLAY COUNTY, MO Decision Type: Decision Deciding Body: Director Of Proceedings Decision Summary Decision Notes: DECISION GRANTED BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY'S REQUEST FOR AN EXTENSION OF TIME TO CONSUMMATE THE ABANDONMENT UNTIL AUGUST 14, 2009. Full   more

SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD ISSUES DECISION REGARDING CENTRAL OREGON & PACIFIC RAILROAD-ABANDONMENT AND DISCONTINUANCE OF SERVICE-IN COOS, DOUGLAS, LANE COUNTIES, ORE.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Surface Transportation Board issued the following decision: Decision Information Docket Number: AB_515_2 Case Title: CENTRAL OREGON & PACIFIC RAILROAD, INC.-ABANDONMENT AND DISCONTINUANCE OF SERVICE-IN COOS, DOUGLAS, AND LANE COUNTIES, OR Decision Type: Decision Deciding Body: Secretary Decision Summary Decision Notes: DECISION SET THE SCHEDULE OF SPEAKERS FOR THE PUBLIC HEARING CONCERNING THE ABANDONMENT AN  more

SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD ISSUES DECISION REGARDING CENTRAL OREGON & PACIFIC RAILROAD-ABANDONMENT AND DISCONTINUANCE OF SERVICE-IN COOS, DOUGLAS, LANE COUNTIES, ORE.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Surface Transportation Board issued the following decision: Decision Information Docket Number: AB_515_2 Case Title: CENTRAL OREGON & PACIFIC RAILROAD, INC.-ABANDONMENT AND DISCONTINUANCE OF SERVICE-IN COOS, DOUGLAS, AND LANE COUNTIES, OR Decision Type: Decision Deciding Body: Entire Board Decision Summary Decision Notes: DECISION GRANTED IN PART AND DENIED IN PART THE OREGON INTERNATIONAL PORT OF COOS BAY'S  more

SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD ISSUES DECISION REGARDING DULUTH, WINNIPEG AND PACIFIC RAILWAY-AMENDED TRACKAGE RIGHTS EXEMPTION-DULUTH, MISSABE AND IRON RANGE RAILWAY
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Surface Transportation Board issued the following decision: Decision Information Docket Number: FD_35045_0 Case Title: DULUTH, WINNIPEG AND PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY-AMENDED TRACKAGE RIGHTS EXEMPTION-DULUTH, MISSABE AND IRON RANGE RAILWAY COMPANY Decision Type: Decision Deciding Body: Secretary Decision Summary Decision Notes: DECISION GRANTED THE MOTION TO CONTINUE TO HOLD CONSIDERATION OF THE PETITION TO REV  more

SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD ISSUES DECISION REGARDING UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD-ABANDONMENT EXEMPTION-IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, IOWA
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Surface Transportation Board issued the following decision: Decision Information Docket Number: AB_33_201_X Case Title: UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY-ABANDONMENT EXEMPTION-IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, IA Decision Type: Decision Deciding Body: Director Of Proceedings Decision Summary Decision Notes: DECISION GRANTED THE IOWA NATURAL HERITAGE FOUNDATION'S REQUEST TO EXTEND THE NOTICE OF INTERIM TRAIL USE OR ABANDONMEN  more

SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD ISSUES ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW ON CENTRAL OREGON & PACIFIC RAILROAD-ABANDONMENT, DISCONTINUANCE OF SERVICE-IN COOS, DOUGLAS, LANE COUNTIES, ORE.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Surface Transportation Board issued the environmental review: Decision Information Docket Number: AB_515_2 Case Title: CENTRAL OREGON & PACIFIC RAILROAD, INC.-ABANDONMENT AND DISCONTINUANCE OF SERVICE-IN COOS, DOUGLAS, AND LANE COUNTIES, OR Decision Type: Environmental Review Deciding Body: Chief Of Section Of Environmental Analysis Decision Summary Decision Notes: CONCLUDED THAT THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STA  more

SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD ISSUES NOTICE OF EXEMPTION ON CSX TRANSPORTATION-ABANDONMENT EXEMPTION-IN FULTON, CLAYTON COUNTIES, GA.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Surface Transportation Board issued the following notice: Decision Information Docket Number: AB_55_687_X Case Title: CSX TRANSPORTATION, INC.-ABANDONMENT EXEMPTION-IN FULTON, AND CLAYTON COUNTIES, GA Decision Type: Notice Of Exemption Deciding Body: Director Of Proceedings Decision Summary Decision Notes: PROVIDED NOTICE THAT CSX TRANSPORTATION, INC. FILED A NOTICE OF EXEMPTION TO ABANDON A 1.67-MILE LINE O  more

SURGEON GENERAL: COOPERATION KEY TO FIGHTING DRINKING ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES
BOZEMAN, Mont., Aug. 20 -- Montana State University issued the following press release: The culture of alcohol abuse on college campuses jeopardizes the future successes of America's university students, said U.S. Surgeon General Steven Galson during a visit to Montana State University on Wednesday. "The perception is that young people getting involved with alcohol is inevitable, but that perception is absolutely wrong," said Rear Adm. Galson, the country's top public health official. G  more

SURPRISE TOT TIME REGISTRATION BEGINS AUGUST 23 FOR RESIDENTS
SURPRISE, Ariz., Aug. 18 -- The city of Surprise issued the following news release: If you have a child between the ages of 3 and 5, not yet enrolled in Kindergarten, you can sign them up for the Surprise Tot Time program, offered by the Surprise Community and Recreation Services Department. Resident registration begins on August 23 for this fun and safe program! The Tot Time program runs from September 8- May 21 and will be held at the Countryside Recreation Center, 15038 N. Parkview Plac  more

SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGIST TO KEYNOTE BUSINESS FORUM
MADISON, Wis., Oct. 31 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: Stuart Hart, one of the world's leading authorities on the implications of sustainable development and environmentalism for business strategy, will be the keynote speaker at a free public forum on business, environment and social responsibility. Hart, the Samuel C. Johnson Chair in Sustainable Global Enterprise at Cornell University's Johnson School of Business, will speak on "Capitalism at the Crossro  more

SWEDEN: GERMANY'S FOREIGN MINISTER STEINMEIER TO VISIT SWEDEN
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 15 - The government of Sweden issued the following news release: Germany's foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier will visit Sweden on 17-18 August 2008 at the invitation of Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt. Besides Mr Bildt, Mr Steinmeier will also meet Minister for Enterprise and Energy Maud Olofsson, Minister for the Environment Andreas Carlgren and Dr Gabriele Kötschau from the Council of the Baltic Sea States. A press conference will be held after   more

Swiss Re Taps Alabama's Bell to Chair Americas Operation
DES PLAINES, Ill., Aug. 19 -- The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America issued the following news release: Departing Alabama Insurance Commissioner Walter A. Bell will join Swiss Re America Holding Corp. as chairman, effective Sept. 2, providing supervisory governance for all of Swiss Re's businesses in North America and Latin America. Bell, who had been Alabama's top insurance regulator since January 2003, announced his departure from that spot Aug. 11. In an interview with Be  more

SYLVESTER TO LEAD FACULTY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
TEMPE, Ariz., July 29 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Professor Douglas Sylvester of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at ASU has been appointed associate dean for faculty research and development by the college's dean, Paul Schiff Berman. In his new role, Sylvester will work to build the most productive environment possible for fostering and disseminating faculty scholarship. This will include organizing various speaker series, overseeing faculty trave  more

SYMPOSIUM MARKS DECADE OF BIG STRIDES IN TEACHING, LEARNING AT UW-MADISON
MADISON, Wis., May 13 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: If a University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate were to return to campus today after a ten-year absence, the first impression would be striking: A building boom has altered the landscape with glimmering new buildings and additions, while another wave of construction busily charges ahead. Not as obvious to the visitor, however, would be the radical changes taking place within those walls. A quiet revolu  more

SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING: COLLECTIONS OF MICROORGANISMS MAKE THEIR OWN WAVES
WAUSAU, Wis., June 25 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: Some microorganisms prefer the breaststroke while swimming. Others move along by essentially twisting their tail. How populations of bacteria and other microorganisms swim is more than just a matter of style, according to Mike Graham, University of Wisconsin-Madison Harvey D. Spangler Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Studies of how microorganisms move through and diffuse liquid could  more

TAKING AN EARLY BITE OUT OF CHILDHOOD OBESITY: SBUMC RECEIVES $1.33 MILLION FROM DOH TO TARGET PREGNANT WOMEN, INFANTS
STONY BROOK, N.Y., Nov. 15 -- The State University of New York at Stony Brook issued the following news release: The Department of Family Medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center received a five-year $1.33 million grant from the New York State Department of Health (DOH) to create a Center for Best Practices to Prevent and Reduce Childhood Obesity. Called the Long Island Center for Pediatric Obesity Prevention Best Practices in Heart Links Communities, the new Center is administered t  more

TALLAHASSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE KICKS OFF ALTERNATIVE ENERGY TRAINING
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 13 -- Tallahassee Community College issued the following news release: Tallahassee Community College is offering courses in alternative energy technology for contractors, electricians, plumbers and engineers - and those looking to learn a construction trade - starting Monday, Aug. 25. The City of Tallahassee, which has greatly increased its green initiatives, is partnering with the College to offer classes in solar and photovoltaic training to residents of the Big B  more

TARGETING ASTROCYTES SLOWS DISEASE PROGRESSION IN AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS
LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 4 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: In what the researchers say could be promising news in the quest to find a therapy to slow the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, scientists at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine have shown that targeting neuronal support cells called astrocytes sharply slows disease progression in mice. The study, conducted in th  more

TATA STEEL FACES PROCEDURAL PROBLEMS IN CHHATTISGARH
Raipur, Aug 23 (UNI) In the wake of controversy over land acquisition for the Tata's small car project at Singur in West Bengal, the Chhattisgarh government today clarified that land allotment to Tata's steel plant in Bastar was delayed due to procedural problems. ''The state government is making efforts to provide the land to the Tata and Essar,'' state Industry Minister Rajesh Munat told UNI here today. Refuting the allegations that state government was not working fast to complete the  more

TEAM EDWARDS SIGNS VPP COMMITMENT AGREEMENT
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Aug. 15 -- The U.S. Air Force Edwards Air Force Base issued the following press release: By Senior Airman Julius Delos Reyes 95th Air Base Wing Public Affairs On Aug. 8, Team Edwards signed the Air Force Flight Test Center Voluntary Protection Program Commitment agreement. The Voluntary Protection Program is an Occupational Safety and Health Administration initiative to promote effective worksite-based safety and health programs. "The Voluntary Protec  more

Tech Sustainability Efforts Recognized by National Wildlife Federation
ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. 21 -- Georgia Institute of Technology issued the following news release: The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) has recognized the Georgia Institute of Technology as an exemplary campus as part of their initiative, "Campus Environment 2008: A National Report Card on Sustainability in Higher Education - Trends and New Developments in Leadership, Academics and Operations." Georgia Tech emphasizes sustainability throughout its campus with 21 endowed chairs and 23 research c  more

TEN FACULTY RECEIVE DISTINGUISHED TEACHING AWARDS
MADISON, Wis., April 14 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: Every year, the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Committee on Distinguished Teaching Awards honors faculty for teaching excellence. Recognized this year are: - David T. Canon, professor of political science, Chancellor's Award "I don't expect to turn all of my students into political junkies or policy wonks - or even political science majors - but civic education is important," says Canon. "I try   more

TEN NEWCOMERS TO JOIN VERMONT MEN'S SOCCER PROGRAM
BURLINGTON, Vt., May 20 -- The University of Vermont issued the following news release: Ten student-athletes, including two transfers from NCAA Division I powers, will join the University of Vermont men's soccer program. Denton Brown of Eugene, Ore., Dwayne Dove of Turnersville, N.J., Gregg Lachtrupp of Stowe, Vt., Yannick Lewis of Toronto, Ontario, Nick Lorenz of Corvallis, Ore., Joe Losier of Glastonbury, Conn., Gardner Morrow of Shelburne, Vt., Mark Okoko of Sheffield, England, Lukas Peter  more

TENURES, PROMOTIONS, APPOINTMENTS AT UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT HEALTH CENTER
FARMINGTON, Conn., Aug. 7 -- The University of Connecticut Health Center issued the following news release: The University of Connecticut Health Center recently announced the following. Faculty tenured: * Daniel Connor, M.D., Department of Psychiatry Faculty promoted to associate professor with tenure: * Guo-Hua Fong, Ph.D., Department of Cell Biology * Charles Wolgemuth, Ph.D., Department of Cell Biology Faculty promoted to professor: * Michael Azrin, M.D., Department of  more

TEST DRIVE THE CAR OF THE FUTURE
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Aug. 14 -- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga issued the following news release: CETE graphicTake an opportunity to drive the car of the future as the UT Chattanooga Center for Energy, Transportation, and the Environment presents the Hydrogen Road Tour 2008 on Monday, August 18, from 10 a.m.-12 noon at the First Tennessee Pavilion. Congressman Zach Wamp and U.S. Department of Transportation Deputy Administrator Cheryl L. McQueary will be featured speakers in a prog  more

TEXAS A&M PLACES SECOND IN CYBER COMPETITION
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 24 -- Texas A&M University issued the following news release: Texas A&M University was runner-up among 56 institutions participating in the Third Annual National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC). The contest was hosted by The University of Texas at San Antonio's Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS). The teams were judged on their ability to operate and maintain a business network while under hostile cyber attack. Baker College   more

TEXAS A&M WILL HOST MAJOR INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE RESEARCH CENTER
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 30 -- Texas A&M University issued the following news release: Texas A&M University is one of four international institutions selected by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia to host an inaugural quartet of interdisciplinary scientific research centers dedicated to collaborative excellence on a global scale. (Photo: KAUST Main Campus) Texas A&M, along with Cornell University, the University of Oxford and Stanford University  more

TEXAS DELEGATION URGES PRESIDENT BUSH TO DECLARE SOUTH TEXAS FEDERAL DISASTER AREA
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- Rep. Ruben Hinojosa, D-Texas (15th CD), issued the following news release: U.S. Congressmen Solomon Ortiz, Rubén Hinojosa, and Henry Cuellar, along with the rest of the 32-member Texas Congressional delegation, sent a letter to President George W. Bush today urging him to declare the 15 counties in Texas impacted by Hurricane Dolly a federal disaster area. The President must accept Perry's request before federal dollars and assistance can be directed toward recovery an  more

Texas Tech Alumnus Working for United States Olympic Committee in Beijing
LUBBOCK, Texas, Aug. 15 -- The Texas Tech University System issued the following news release: What began as a graduate program requirement has turned into the experience of a lifetime for one recent Texas Tech University graduate. Sean Kern, who is from Wichita Falls and received his master's degree in sport management in May, began a semester-long internship in Colorado Springs, Colo. with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) in January that has now taken him to Beijing for the 200  more

The Kenexa Research Institute Investigates What Organizational Characteristics Support a Non-Union Environment
WAYNE, Pa., Aug. 6 -- Kenexa issued the following news release: Research conducted by the Kenexa Research Institute (KRI) found that workers who are not in a union, but favor one, differ in profound ways from those who would rather not join. This study revealed the key differentiators between these two groups, indicating where organizations can intervene in order to avoid third party involvement. As expected, pay, health benefits and overall job and company satisfaction played a role. Wor  more

The Nation's Smallest Businesses Battling High Health Care Costs
WASHINGTON, June 16 -- The National Association for the Self-Employed issued the following news release: The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) today released data from the only national survey to measure the impact of rising healthcare costs on microbusinesses and the self-employed. The survey of nearly 4,000 micro-businesses, a follow-up to research conducted in 2005, shows that high cost continues to be the most significant barrier to offering health insurance and that small  more

THIRD 'EVOLUTION MATTERS' LECTURE EXPLORES NATURE'S COMPLEXITIES - FROM HUMAN BRAIN TO RAINFOREST
LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 19 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: The astounding human brain, with its millions of connections, is humbled by even more astonishing systems such as tropical reefs and rainforests, made up of millions of interacting species. How have these amazing complexities evolved? Learn that and more at the third of the popular "Evolution Matters" lectures - "The Evolution of Complexity: From the Human Brain to the Rainforest" - w  more

THIRTY-SEVEN SOLDIERS GRADUATE AS FLORIDA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD'S NEWEST LEADERS
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 16 -- The Florida Department of Military Affairs issued the following news release: Thirty-seven officer candidates of the Florida Army National Guard raised their right hands and took the Oath of Office during a formal ceremony today, becoming the state's newest military leaders. The Soldiers entered the Florida Army National Guard Officer Candidate School (OCS) training program as enlisted Soldiers 14 months earlier and passed a leadership course that mirrors the   more

THOMAS JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SPANISH TEACHER VOLUNTEERS ON SUMMER EXPEDITION WITH EARTHWATCH INSTITUTE
FAIRFAX, Va., Aug. 13 -- Fairfax County Public Schools issued the following news release: Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) Spanish teacher Ellen Whitten spent part of her summer learning about the environment as a participant in the Earthwatch Institute's Reef Fish of the Virgin Islands expedition. TJHSST is a Fairfax County public school. As part of a group of nine volunteers, Whitten ventured outside her comfort zone to snorkel in the Caribbean Sea to coll  more

THOMAS-NININGER TO TRAIN UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PLATTEVILLE ON BUSINESS ETIQUETTE
PLATTEVILLE, Wis., Feb. 27 -- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville issued the following news release: The University of Wisconsin-Platteville community will have the opportunity to learn about business etiquette from Deborah Thomas-Nininger and employers on Wednesday, March 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. in Velzy Commons in Ullsvik Hall. "Students can learn etiquette skills in a learning environment from a recognized individual," said Angie Krogman, career consultant for the UWP Career Center. A  more

THREE NAMED EBR SCHOOLS' 2009 PRINCIPALS OF THE YEAR
BATON ROUGE, La., Aug. 12 -- East Baton Rouge Parish Schools has issued the following news release: With more than 60 years of education and teaching excellence between them, three veteran administrators have been named the 2009 Principals of the Year for the East Baton Rouge Parish School System (EBRPSS). Nanette Greer, principal of the 1,290-student Baton Rouge Magnet High School since 2002, previously was assistant principal of Tara High School, an administrative intern at Baker High   more

THREE UCSD UNDERGRADUATES RECEIVE AWARDS AT SACNAS NATIONAL CONFERENCE IN KANSAS CITY
LA JOLLA, Calif., Dec. 12 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: University of California, San Diego undergraduates Jorge Ortiz, Robert Valtierra, and Breena Fraga were recognized for research excellence recently at the national conference of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). The conference was held in Kansas City, MO. All are participants in UCSD's California Alliance for Minority Participation in Sc  more

THREE YOUTHS CHARGED WITH CRIMINAL MISCHIEF IN BIAS TAGGING INCIDENTS
EUGENE, Ore., Aug. 7 -- The city of Eugene issued the following news release: Three male teenagers were taken into custody early this morning after a graffiti spree in the South Hills area that included anti-Semitic and racial content. The three juveniles were arrested and lodged at the Juvenile Justice Center: * Subject 1: 15-year-old male from Eugene - five counts of Criminal Mischief 1, 1 count of Reckless Burning * Subject 2: 13-year-old male from Eugene - two counts of Criminal   more

TIME'S MANAGING EDITOR STENGEL TO DELIVER BULLION LECTURE ON APRIL 21
OXFORD, Miss., April 9 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: Richard Stengel, managing editor of Time, delivers the third annual Stuart J. Bullion Lecture in Journalism April 21 at the University of Mississippi. Sponsored by the Department of Journalism, the free, public presentation is scheduled for 9 a.m. in Overby Center Auditorium (first floor). Samir Husni, journalism chair, said he is honored to have someone of Stengel's caliber to deliver the lecture  more

TIP, INTERESTING NEW COURSES FOR FALL 2007
MADISON, Wis., Sept. 12 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: While many University of Wisconsin-Madison students started a new schedule of old classes last week, some students ventured into new academic territory never offered before in a formal course. From physics to communication arts, faculty across UW-Madison have created new and innovative courses to keep up with today's hot topics and teach subjects in unique ways. Here are a few new courses this fall  more

TIP/LANDSCAPE ECOLOGISTS DESCEND ON MADISON
MADISON, April 4 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: TO: Editors, news directors FROM: Jill Sakai, University Communications, (608) 262-9772, jasakai@wisc.edu RE: TIP/LANDSCAPE ECOLOGISTS DESCEND ON MADISON Next week, Madison will be inundated with hundreds of landscape ecologists. No, that's not a fancy new name for landscapers. These scientists, specializing in fields from biology and forestry to agronomy and resource management, will converge at th  more

TIP/UW-MADISON STUDENTS RESTORE NEW ORLEANS LOWER NINTH WARD BAYOU
MADISON, Wis., June 4 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: To: Reporters, news directors FROM: Niki Fritz, University Communications, (608) 262-2650, nfritz@wisc.edu RE: TIP/UW-MADISON STUDENTS RESTORE NEW ORLEANS LOWER NINTH WARD BAYOU Almost three years after the winds and flooding of Hurricane Katrina destroyed much of New Orleans, the wetlands of the bayou are still struggling to recover. This summer, a group of University of Wisconsin-Madison student  more

TO LOWER ENERGY COSTS, STUDENTS INSTALL UNIQUE WEATHER-MONITORING SYSTEM AT UCSD
LA JOLLA, Calif., Dec. 4 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: UC San Diego undergraduate students have designed, built and deployed a network of five weather-monitoring stations as a key step toward helping the university use ocean breezes to cool buildings, identify the sunniest rooftops to expand its solar-electric system, and use water more efficiently in irrigation and in other ways. The network, which will be expanded to 20 stations in 2008, is  more

TORONTO EXPERT TO DISCUSS SAN ANTONIO SUCCESS STRATEGIES
SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 23 -- The University of Texas at San Antonio issued the following news release: The UTSA Center for Policy Studies in the College of Public Policy will continue the Great Cities Dialogue series with the University of Toronto's Thomas Homer-Dixon speaking on how San Antonio can remain resilient in the face of many challenges. Free and open to the public, the lecture is at 6:15 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24 in the Downtown Campus Buena Vista Theater. Homer-Dixon's discussion wil  more

TOWN HALL MEETING EMPHASIZES QUALITY CUSTOMER SERVICE
FORT MEADE, Md., Aug. 14 -- Fort Meade issued the following news release: By R.L. Lane Contributing writer These are the three most important attributes the new installation commander expects members of the garrison workforce to exhibit in their daily dealings with customers. Installation Commander Col. Daniel L. Thomas briefed civilian employees about his command philosophy during two special town hall meetings held Aug. 7 at the Post Theater. He began his briefing by commending in  more

TRUMAN FOUNDATION HONORS UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
MADISON, Wis., Oct. 15 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: For a national scholarship that gives out 75 awards or less each year, Truman Foundation Executive Secretary Frederick Slabach says it is "rare" for a single university to have two scholars in the same year. That being said, when the University of Wisconsin-Madison did it earlier this year, he wasn't exactly surprised. "We clearly get the sense from everything we know about the University of Wiscons  more

TWO INDICTED FOR SMUGGLING LEOPARD HIDES INTO U.S.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Environment & Natural Resources Division issued the following news release: A federal grand jury in Denver has returned an indictment charging two individuals with smuggling the hides and a skull of two leopards into the United States in violation of the Convention on International Trade in Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES), an international treaty that regulates international shipments of listed species, to which the United States and 172 oth  more

TWO MORE E.ON U.S. FACILITIES JOIN KY EXCEL
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 15 -- The Kentucky Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet issued the following news release: Two additional E.ON U.S. facilities have entered the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection's (DEP) environmental leadership program, KY EXCEL, at the master level, which is the highest level of the program. Louisville Gas and Electric's Paddy's Run Generating Station in Jefferson County and Kentucky Utilities' Tyrone Generating Station in Woodford County are th  more

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Aug. 23)
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 23 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in California. *** U.S., Japanese Inventors Develop Entertainment System with Digital Television ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 22 -- Hiroshi Takano of San Diego, Atsushi Suzuki of Matsudo, Japan, Shigeharu Kondo of Yokohama, Japan, and Takashi Otani of Soka, Japan, have developed a digital television. According to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "An entertainment system includes a digital television connected to  more

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Massachusetts (Aug. 23)
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 23 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Massachusetts. *** California, Massachusetts, New Jersey Inventors Develop Integrated Programmable Tuner ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 22 -- Mats Lindstrom, Abdolreza Shafie, Mike A. Ploof, Ryuji Maeda, Manjit S. Gill, Eileen Carlson and Anthony R. Simon, all from San Diego, Henry S. Lau of Lexington, Mass., and Glenn Eswein of Branchburg, N.J., have developed a multi-signal reception method. According to the U.S  more

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New Jersey (Aug. 23)
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 23 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in New Jersey. *** California, Massachusetts, New Jersey Inventors Develop Integrated Programmable Tuner ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 22 -- Mats Lindstrom, Abdolreza Shafie, Mike A. Ploof, Ryuji Maeda, Manjit S. Gill, Eileen Carlson and Anthony R. Simon, all from San Diego, Henry S. Lau of Lexington, Mass., and Glenn Eswein of Branchburg, N.J., have developed a multi-signal reception method. According to the U.S. P  more

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New York (Aug. 23)
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 23 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in New York. *** New York Inventors Develop Charge-Coupled Device ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 22 -- Eric J. Meisenzahl of Ontario, N.Y., and Herbert J. Erhardt of Webster, N.Y., have developed an image sensor with multiple pixels. According to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "An image sensor comprising a plurality of pixels arranged in at least two sub-arrays; first and second delay areas respectively conne  more

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Utah (Aug. 23)
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 23 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Utah. *** Utah, Indiana Inventors Develop Dynamic Cardiovascular Function Monitoring Apparatus ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 22 -- James Agutter, Noah Syroid, Julio C. Bermudez, Yinqi Zhang, Frank Drews, David Lee Strayer, Robert William Albert and Dwayne R. Westenskow, all from Salt Lake City, Utah, and Michael E. Holmes of Muncie, Ind., have developed a medical diagnostic display method. According to the U.S. Pa  more

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Washington (Aug. 23)
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 23 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Washington. *** Washington Inventors Develop Improved Application Sharing System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 22 -- Ido M. Ben-Shachar of Sammamish, Wash., Deana Rae Fuller of Seattle, Ivan J. Leichtling of Redmond, Wash., and Robert W. Schmieder of Issaquah, Wash., have developed a method for sharing application. According to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "An improved application sharing system and met  more

U.S. SUPPORTS STRENGTHENING OF DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE IN PAKISTAN, SAYS AMERICAN DIPLOMAT
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 18 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following press release: Mr. Gerald M. Feierstein, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy Pakistan, addressed the "National Workshop on Successful Models for Urban Renewal and Rural Reconstruction" presided over by the Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani and organized by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development at the Prime Minister's Secretariat. "We appreciate the efforts of Prime Minister Gillani and the Government   more

UC IRVINE PROF TO SPEAK AT LINDSAY LECTURE, APRIL 11
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Aug. 23 -- Texas A&M University issued the following news release: Andrew J. Putnam, assistant professor in the departments of chemical engineering and materials science and biomedical engineering at the University of California, Irvine, will discuss his research Friday (April 11) as part of the Spring 2008 J. D. Lindsay Lecture Series at Texas A&M. His presentation "Parsing the Chemical and Mechanical Effects of the Extracellular Matrix Using Biomimetic Materials"   more

UC SAN DIEGO AND SALK INSTITUTE ESTABLISH CENTER TO STUDY THE ORIGIN OF HUMANS
LA JOLLA, Calif., March 4 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: Perhaps the oldest question in the world is "where do I come from?" To help answer this question from a scientific perspective, a multidisciplinary group of researchers at the University of California, San Diego, along with colleagues at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, have established a center to formally explore the origins of humanity and the many facets of w  more

UC SAN DIEGO ENGINEERING HONOR SOCIETY WINS MOST OUTSTANDING CHAPTER AWARD
LA JOLLA, Calif., Nov. 9 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: Flip through the 133 page record of the 2006-2007 activities of UCSD's engineering honor society, Tau Beta Pi, and you'll see why they recently took home the "nation's most outstanding chapter" award. You'll also learn about a pie toss fundraiser. You'll find the detailed lesson plans that honor society members used to teach engineering and science fundamentals to 75 fifth grades at Sp  more

UC SAN DIEGO MEDICAL EXPERTS TO SPEAK AT INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR CARDIOVASCULAR TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH ON FEB. 9, 10
LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 6 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: More than thirty international experts from all fields of cardiovascular research will gather in San Diego on February 9 and 10, 2008 to share the latest advances in the fields of cellular therapy and genomics in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Presented by the International Society for Cardiovascular Translational Research (ISCTR), the two-day world symposium will take place at   more

UC SAN DIEGO RESEARCHERS ACQUIRE DATA ON RENAISSANCE LANDMARK IN SEARCH FOR DA VINCI MURAL
LA JOLLA, Calif., Jan. 2 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: When most tourists visit Florence's famed Palazzo Vecchio, they are ushered off the premises in early evening. But for UCSD graduate students Michael Olsen and Daniel Knoblauch, the museum's closing time was when their real work began. Together with professor Falko Kuester, they spent nearly three weeks in November and December scanning the interior of the historic building's stately Hall  more

UC SAN DIEGO TO JOIN COLLEGE CAMPUSES ACROSS NATION JAN. 28-31 TO 'FOCUS THE NATION' ON CLIMATE CHANGE SOLUTIONS
LA JOLLA, Calif., Jan. 24 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: Underscoring its longstanding commitment to climate change research, the University of California, San Diego will join more than 1,000 universities to participate in the first annual Focus the Nation, a nationwide program designed to engage faculty and students at college campuses in discussions about climate change solutions. From Jan. 28 to 31, UC San Diego will honor Focus the Nati  more

UC SAN DIEGO TO OFFER NATION'S FIRST CONCURRENT OCEANOGRAPHY PH.D., MBA DEGREE
LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 13 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: The University of California, San Diego, today announced the launch of a concurrent Ph.D./MBA program, to begin in 2008. This is the first concurrent degree program in the country to combine a Ph.D. in oceanography and an MBA. This collaboration between the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Rady School of Management will enable students to pursue a Ph.D. at Scripps and an MB  more

UC SAN DIEGO UNDERGRADUATES APPLY FOR SUMMER SCHOLARSHIPS TO PURSUE HANDS-ON RESEARCH
LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 6 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: More than two dozen undergraduate students from a variety of majors at the University of California, San Diego will get the chance next summer to do hands-on research in labs affiliated with the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2). And they'll get paid in the process. Now entering its eighth year, the Calit2 Summer Undergraduate Research Scho  more

UC SAN DIEGO WIRELESS EXPERT NAMED IEEE FELLOW
LA JOLLA, Calif., Dec. 12 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: For her contributions to image and video compression and wireless communications, Pamela Cosman, an electrical engineering professor from UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering, has been elected an IEEE fellow. Cosman is the Director of the Center for Wireless Communications at the Jacobs School and the editor-in-chief of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. "I do qui  more

UCSD HOSTS NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED DIVERSITY SCHOLAR
LA JOLLA, Calif., March 18 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: Donna J. Nelson, Ph.D., a nationally recognized researcher on diversity in the scientific workforce and a chemistry professor at the University of Oklahoma, will serve as a visiting Chancellor Diversity Scholar at the University of California, San Diego through August. "My research group and I have been doing research on the representation of women and minorities among science and en  more

UCSD, COMMUNITY CLINICS PARTNER TO IMPROVE CARE FOR SAFETY NET PATIENTS
LA JOLLA, Calif., Jan. 11 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: The nationwide crisis of overcrowded emergency rooms and hospitals is partly due to the increasing number of uninsured patients who don't have a primary care physician and go to the emergency room for their care. Encouraging safety net patients to establish a "medical home" where they can receive primary and specialty care in an appropriate community-based setting is the goal of a newly   more

ULTRASONIC FROGS CAN TUNE THEIR EARS TO DIFFERENT FREQUENCIES
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., July 21 -- The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign issued the following news release: Researchers have discovered that a frog that lives near noisy springs in central China can tune its ears to different sound frequencies, much like the tuner on a radio can shift from one frequency to another. It is the only known example of an animal that can actively select what frequencies it hears, the researchers say. The findings, from a collaborative effort led by the Univers  more

UNDERWATER OCEAN RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY TO BE DEPLOYED JULY 9 IN LONG BAY
CHARLESTON, S.C., July 2 -- The South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium issued the following news release: As part of an effort to understand the causes of a low dissolved oxygen event that resulted in an exceptionally high flounder catch in 2004, Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, or AUVs, will be deployed on July 9, 2008 in nearshore and offshore waters along the Myrtle Beach area of Long Bay, South Carolina. The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium is sponsoring a collaborative effort to deploy two types  more

UNHCEMS OFFERS COLLEGES SOLUTION TO NEW DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY CHEMICAL STANDARD
DURHAM, N.H., Feb. 6 -- The University of New Hampshire issued the following news release: Universities and colleges throughout the U.S. are scrambling to meet the government's latest edict on campus security. To comply with the Department of Homeland Security's Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards, campus safety officials must file an exhaustive report on the quantity and location of approximately 300 "chemicals of interest." A web-deployed chemical inventory management system devel  more

UNIVERSITY HONORS DISTINGUISHED UNDERGRADUATES
MADISON, Wis., April 28 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor John Wiley will honor more than 100 of the university's most accomplished undergraduates tonight (April 28) at the Chancellor's Undergraduate Award Ceremony. The ceremony, which will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Great Hall of the Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St., will recognize winners of the Hilldale fellowship, the Herfurth and Kulby awards, the Holstrom envir  more

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK RELEASED SAFETY REPORT
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Aug. 20 -- The University of Arkansas at Little Rock issued the following news release: UALR today released the full report of the Chancellor's Special Committee on Campus Safety that contains several recommendations, but concludes that the campus offers a safe environment for students, staff, and faculty. Jane Dickey, vice chair of the UALR Board of Visitors who chaired the special safety committee, released a summary of the report at the board's August meeting. The   more

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT LOS ANGELES CENTER PRESENTS WORLD FESTIVAL OF SACRED MUSIC-LA IN SEPTEMBER
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 -- The University of California at Los Angeles issued the following press release: For 16 days in September, the 2008 World Festival of Sacred Music-Los Angeles will present nearly a thousand artists performing in 41 sacred events of music and movement throughout Los Angeles, crossing neighborhoods and cultural, religious and ideological boundaries in the spirit of peace. The fourth WFSM-LA will fill the city's historic landmark theaters, churches, temples and outdoor   more

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT SAN DIEGO COMPUTER SCIENTISTS PROPOSE NEW DATA CENTER ARCHITECTURE BASED ON COMMODITY NETWORK ELEMENTS
LA JOLLA, Calif., Aug. 20 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: Computer scientists at the UC San Diego's Jacobs School of Engineering have proposed a new way to build data centers that could save companies money and deliver more computing capability to end-users. "Large companies are putting together server farms of tens of thousands of computers - even approaching 100-thousand, and the big challenge is to interconnect all these computers so that  more

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT SAN FRANCISCO FACULTY RECEIVE $13.7 MILLION FROM CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE FOR REGENERATIVE MEDICINE FOR STEM CELL RESEARCH
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 13 -- The University of California at San Francisco issued the following press release: Five UCSF stem cell scientists have received New Faculty grants from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, support that will allow them to pursue lines of investigation ultimately aimed at developing treatment strategies for such conditions as cancer, heart disease, tooth regeneration, liver disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The UCSF grants, which range from ab  more

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA COUNCIL OF CHANCELLORS STATEMENT ON ANIMAL RESEARCH
LA JOLLA, Calif., Dec. 5 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: The University of California actively supports the humane and responsible use of animals for the purposes of advancing knowledge and improving human and animal health. As a System we are committed to ensure that we employ the highest standards of animal care, safety and health in full compliance with ethical and legal principles. Animal research has played a vital role in virtually all  more

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT HEALTH CENTER TO OFFER TWO EIGHT-WEEK GROUP THERAPY PROGRAMS
FARMINGTON, Conn., Aug. 12 -- The University of Connecticut Health Center issued the following news release: This fall, the University of Connecticut Health Center will offer two eight-week group therapy programs to help people reduce anxiety, depression and stress-related problems. The program combines cognitive behavioral practices, meditation and gentle yoga. Two programs of the Personal Health Improvement class will run weekly at the 10 Talcott Notch Medical Office in Farmington. One g  more

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII WEST OAHU AWARDED $2.5 MILLION TITLE III GRANT
HONOLULU, Aug. 13 -- The University of Hawaii issued the following news release: UH West O'ahu (UHWO) was recently awarded $2.5 million in Title III grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education to support the development of a highly interactive, interpersonal learning environment and the expansion of its academic curriculum following the transition to a four-year baccalaureate institution. The money will be awarded over the next five years, with the university receiving $500,000 each y  more

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS DEVELOPS FREE, EASY-TO-USE WEB TOOL KIT FOR ARCHIVISTS
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Feb. 19 -- The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign issued the following news release: Archivists at the University of Illinois Library believe they have built a better tool kit. Their new online collections management program called Archon has more than a few attractive features - not the least of which is that it was developed for "lone archivists with limited technological resources and knowledge," said Scott Schwartz, one of the developers of the software program  more

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS SENIOR NAMED MARSHALL SCHOLAR
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Dec. 4 -- The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign issued the following news release: Ian Clausen, a senior in religious studies and English at the University of Illinois, has been named a Marshall Scholar. Each year, 40 students from the United States are selected as Marshall Scholars to study at a university in the United Kingdom for two years. Clausen is the first U. of I. student to receive a Marshall scholarship in 10 years. A member of the Campus Honors Prog  more

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS SIGNS COMMITMENT TO COMBAT CLIMATE DEGRADATION
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Feb. 28 -- The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign issued the following news release: The University of Illinois has promised to achieve climate neutrality by joining a nationwide consortium of concerned colleges and universities that are signing the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. By signing the commitment, Chancellor Richard Herman pledged that the U. of I. is developing a long-range plan for reducing and neutralizing greenhouse gas emi  more

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA EDGE PROGRAM EASES NEW STUDENT TRANSITION AUG. 18 THROUGH 22
IOWA CITY, Iowa, Aug. 14 -- The University of Iowa issued the following news release: The Iowa Edge program at the University of Iowa will offer a unique program for 54 African-American, American Indian, Asian-American, Latino, Pacific Islander and first-generation low-income college students Monday, Aug. 18, through Friday, Aug. 22, to ease the transition into a large, predominantly white university setting. This is the third year for the program. Iowa Edge seeks to enhance student-instit  more

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS COMPLETES FIRST DEFERRED MAINTENANCE JOB
LAWRENCE, Kan., Aug. 13 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: The University of Kansas will complete its first deferred maintenance project in time for the beginning of the fall semester. Workers have repaired or replaced heaved floor slabs, the mechanical system and associated partitions and electrical service on the first floor of Wescoe Hall. Construction in the east wing of the first floor re-established classrooms and offices for the Classics department. N  more

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS RESEARCHER FINDS MOST, BUT NOT ALL, LATE-TALKING TODDLERS CATCH UP
LAWRENCE, Kan., Aug. 20 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: The world's largest study to date on language emergence has shown that 80 percent of children with language delays at age 2 will catch up by age 7. But this also means that for one in five late-talking toddlers, language delays persist. The findings are part of a 10-year multiple-study research project directed by Mabel Rice, the Fred and Virginia Merrill Distinguished Professor of Advanced Studies an  more

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS STUDENT TEAM WINS INTERNATIONAL CONTEST WITH SUSTAINABLE DESIGN
LAWRENCE, Kan., Aug. 15 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: Four recent graduates of the University of Kansas have won a $1,500 award in an international competition for their design of a eco-friendly recreation center. Alexandra Gibson, Justina Jones, Bryan Quarles and Bazigha Tufail won in the architectural design category of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers 2008 Student Design Competition. The team members will pre  more

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY LAUNCHES VIRTUAL 3-D 'SECOND LIFE' CAMPUS
LEXINGTON, Ky., Jan. 30 -- The University of Kentucky issued the following news release: The University of Kentucky has recently launched its own 3-D digital "island", hosted by Second Life, an Internet-based online virtual world. Imagined and created by its users, also known as "residents," UK's Second Life island is a a simulation of different aspects of UK's real-life campus that allows people to explore and develop a virtual campus life. Randolph Hollingsworth, assistant provost for In  more

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND LAW PROFESSOR HELPS CHINA'S LONG MARCH TO ENVIRONMENTAL REFORM
BALTIMORE, Aug. 4 -- The University of Maryland at Baltimore issued the following news release: The government of China proudly announced this year that the athletes who would be living in the just-completed Olympic Village will have access to safe drinking water. That's nice, but University of Maryland School of Law Professor Robert Percival, JD, says ordinary Chinese citizens will have to wait years until they can take for granted that they also have access to clean water. Percival, dire  more

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS BOSTON MOVES FORWARD ON CAMPUS MASTER PLAN
BOSTON, Aug. 11 -- The University of Massachusetts at Boston issued the following press release: Chancellor J. Keith Motley today announced that the University of Massachusetts Boston is moving forward on its 25-year master plan with $125 million in new funding and the selection of an architect to program and design an Integrated Sciences Complex, the first of two academic buildings planned for the campus in the coming years. With the Legislature's approval and Gov. Deval Patrick's signing  more

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN TO ADD 25 INTERDISCIPLINARY JUNIOR FACULTY
ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 5 -- The University of Michigan issued the following news release: The University of Michigan will hire 25 new junior faculty in the initial phase of a five-year, $30 million initiative to add 100 junior tenure-track positions in areas that advance interdisciplinary teaching and research. President Mary Sue Coleman and Provost Teresa Sullivan have approved funding for faculty positions in six cross-disciplinary areas, chosen from among 39 proposals submitted by academ  more

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN'S ESTABLISHES CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH, ACADEMIC SUCCESS, APPOINTS DIRECTOR
ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 6 -- The University of Michigan issued the following news release: With a designated location and the appointment of its founding director, the University of Michigan's Center for Educational Outreach and Academic Success is beginning its work. An outcome of the Diversity Blueprints Task Force report of 2007, the center is charged with promoting and coordinating educational and community outreach and engagement activities, and strengthening partnerships between the Un  more

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI FOUNDATION PRESIDENT HONORS DAUGHTERS WITH WOMEN'S COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP
OXFORD, Miss., April 11 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: University of Mississippi Foundation president Wendell Weakley and his wife, Sue, have honored their three daughters with a bequest that will create an Ole Miss Women's Council scholarship endowment. "You cannot imagine how much this means to the members of the council," said Jan Farrington, chair of the Ole Miss Women's Council. "Wendell has been most supportive of our program since becoming presid  more

UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA-HELENA TO HOST THIRD ANNUAL GRIZ FOOTBALL PARTY
HELENA, Mont., Oct. 3 -- The Helena College of Technology issued the following news release: The Montana Grizzly football team will be on the road on October 27, 2007 to take on the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks, but Helena area fans can cheer the team on here at home. The University of Montana - Helena College of Technology will host its Third Annual Griz Football Party at its newly expanded Donaldson Campus located at 1115 N Roberts Street. The event is free and open to the public beginni  more

UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA-HELENA, BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF HELENA PARTNER FOR BIG FOR DAY PROGRAM
HELENA, Mont., Feb. 25 -- The Helena College of Technology issued the following news release: On Thursday, February 28th, eight Helena area youngsters will have the opportunity to spend a busy day with eight students and professors at UM-Helena's Airport Campus. The boys, ranging from 6 to 14 years of age, will be paired with students and professors from the college's trades programs including automotive, aviation maintenance, construction, diesel, machine tool and welding technology, and wil  more

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN RESEARCH CENTER LECTURE ON CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH IS ON DEC. 7
LINCOLN, Neb., Nov. 27 -- The University of Nebraska issued the following news release: Children's mental health will be the topic of the lecture in the series, "Creating Connections," presented by the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. At 3 p.m. Dec. 7, Heather Ringeisen, director of the Research Triangle Institute Child and Family Program in North Carolina will present "Where Do We Go From Here? What We Know and Do  more

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN'S 'WORLD OF VIRUSES' PROJECT TO EDUCATE YOUNGSTERS EARNS NIH GRANT
LINCOLN, Neb., Nov. 13 -- The University of Nebraska issued the following news release: A new educational program based at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and funded by the National Institutes of Health will teach young people and their families the basics of virology. The five-year, $1.3 million project, "World of Viruses," will bring together scientists, educators, science writers, radio producers and librarians. This will be one of the largest informal public education projects of it  more

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND IN TOP TIER OF U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT'S 2008 RANKINGS OF THE REGION'S BEST COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
BIDDEFORD, Maine, Aug. 18 -- University of New England issued the following news release: Thanks in part to improvements in graduation rate and student selectivity, the University of New England has once again been ranked as one of the "Best Universities" in the North that offer "a full range of undergraduate and master's programs" in the 2008 edition of "America's Best Colleges" from U.S. News & World Report. UNE was ranked 67th in the top tier of this category and no other college or uni  more

UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE FOREST WATCH PROGRAM AWARDS SANBORNTON TEACHER WITH ANNUAL AWARD
DURHAM, N.H., Feb. 19 -- The University of New Hampshire issued the following news release: Robert Schongalla, a science teacher at the Sant Bani School in Sanbornton, was awarded the 2007 Gary N. Lauten Award for outstanding service and commitment to the University of New Hampshire's Forest Watch program at a ceremony held recently on the Durham campus. In addition to the Lauten plaque, Schongalla was presented with the handcrafted, wood-burned walking stick given annually to recipients of t  more

UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE RECEIVES DIVERSITY AWARD
DURHAM, N.H., Sept. 17 -- The University of New Hampshire issued the following news release: The University of New Hampshire has been named a 2007 recipient of a diversity award from Minority Access, Inc. Wanda S. Mitchell, vice provost and chief diversity officer at UNH, accepted the award at the Eighth National Role Models Conference, Sept.14, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. UNH was recognized as an institution that has committed itself successfully to recruit,  more

UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE RESEARCH SAYS, 'HOLD THE SALT'
DURHAM, N.H., Feb. 14 -- The University of New Hampshire issued the following news release: Researchers from the University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center are testing technologies that may put parking lots on a "low-salt diet" in the future, reducing the amount of salt needed for winter maintenance by as much as 70 percent. Salt may make road conditions safer after a snowstorm, but it's tough on the environment. On regular asphalt, road salt (sodium chloride) washes away with the runo  more

UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE'S GREAT BAY COAST WATCH HELPS AREA RESIDENTS MONITOR THEIR ESTUARY
DURHAM, N.H., Feb. 20 -- The University of New Hampshire issued the following news release: On a damp and chilly January afternoon, Ann Reid is standing on a dock in Eliot, Maine, and taking a secchi disk reading to determine the water clarity in the Piscataqua River. The cold doesn't seem to bother her or the mallards nearby. When she is finished recording the data, Reid takes a few photos of the shoreline to document its condition. Water quality data isn't usually collected by the Great   more

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS AWARDED $49.2 MILLION FOR RESEARCH, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 14 -- The University of New Orleans issued the following news release: The University of New Orleans has been awarded a $49.2 ($49,283,693) indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with provisions to issue fixed-price task order contracts for analytical and technical support services from undergraduate and graduate students and faculty in support of advanced research and development projects. The contracting entity is the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center New  more

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA ADS TO AIR DURING SUMMER OLYMPICS
GRAND FORKS, N.D., Aug. 6 -- University of North Dakota issued the following news release: The University of North Dakota Division of Continuing Education, Enrollment Services, the Graduate School, the Television Center and University Relations have collaborated to develop three television ads that will air during the Summer Olympics on NBC channels in the state. The ads focus on UND's brand promise drivers: Innovative, Creative, Entrepreneurial, Spirited. These are words you will see and hea  more

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA AEROSPACE ANNOUNCES UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEM FLY DAYS
GRAND FORKS, N.D., July 25 -- University of North Dakota issued the following news release: The University of North Dakota's (UND) John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences will be flying its own Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs) at Camp Grafton South on July 29, 31 and August 1, 2008. UND Aerospace will be flying the CropCam, a six-pound UAS that was designed for agricultural uses. The CropCam is designed around a high performance power glider. It uses a standard Pentax digital camera to t  more

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA GRADUATE GOV. SCHAFER CONFIRMED AS U.S. SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE
GRAND FORKS, N.D., Jan. 28 -- University of North Dakota issued the following news release: University of North Dakota graduate and former North Dakota Governor Ed Schafer has been confirmed as the next U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. Schafer's nomination by President George W. Bush was ratified by the U.S. Senate today. "Our congratulations to Ed and Nancy! This is an historic day for all North Dakotans and especially the University of North Dakota. We are obviously extremely pleased to ha  more

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA STUDENT WELLNESS CENTER EXTENDS MEMBERSHIP TO LIMITED NUMBER OF ALUMNI, FRIENDS
GRAND FORKS, N.D., Feb. 5 -- University of North Dakota issued the following news release: The University of North Dakota Student Wellness Center is extending a membership invitation to members of the UND Alumni Foundation. The opportunity affords UND Alumni and friends another way to stay connected to the University family. The Alumni membership will directly support Team Wellness, the Wellness Center's student employee development program, through professional development and certificati  more

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA TO DEDICATE 'UNIVERSITY PLACE' NEW APARTMENT-STYLE RESIDENT HALL
GRAND FORKS, N.D., Sept. 24 -- University of North Dakota issued the following news release: University Place, a premier apartment-style student residence at the University of North Dakota, will be formally dedicated on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 3 p.m. Located at 3601 University Avenue, between Stanford Road and State Street, this unique, environmentally-friendly housing facility was constructed in a remarkable 13 months and 260 students moved-in before classes started in August. Designed by   more

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA TO DEDICATE UNIVERSITY PLACE
GRAND FORKS, N.D., Sept. 27 -- University of North Dakota issued the following news release: University Place, a premier apartment-style student residence at the University of North Dakota, will be formally dedicated Thursday, Sept. 27, at 3 p.m. Located at 3601 University Avenue, between Stanford Road and State Street, this unique, environmentally-friendly housing facility was constructed in 13 months and 260 students moved in before classes started in August. Designed by JLG Architects o  more

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA'S AGRICULTURE CAM READY FOR LAUNCH TO INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
GRAND FORKS, N.D., Feb. 19 -- University of North Dakota issued the following news release: North Dakota is poised to send its first scientific instrument into space. An Earth-observing sensor built by students and faculty at the University of North Dakota departs Feb. 26 from campus to NASA's Kennedy Space Center, where it will be prepared for launch to the International Space Station. The soon-to-be-orbiting instrument called AgCam will monitor the health of crops and other plants. The p  more

UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND COASTAL INSTITUTE DIRECTOR RECEIVES HAWKES AWARD FROM DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
KINGSTON, R.I., July 8 -- The University of Rhode Island issued the following news release: Peter V. August, a professor of natural resources science and director of the Coastal Institute at the University of Rhode Island, received the 2008 R.I. Department of Environmental Management's Alfred L. Hawkes Environmental Achievement Award at a luncheon in his honor on June 30. The award acknowledges those who have "with uncommon effort, immeasurably advanced the preservation, protection and enh  more

UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND ENERGY LECTURE SERIES: ENERGY AND ECONOMY, APRIL 2008
KINGSTON, R.I., March 21 -- The University of Rhode Island issued the following news release: About 28 percent of the energy used in Rhode Island goes to move people and goods throughout the state. Transportation accounts for about 37 percent of the state's total greenhouse gas emissions, beating out all other sources such as electricity, residential, commercial, and industrial. Rhode Island's public transportation system can play a vital role in creating a healthier state but it is an uphill  more

UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND SEARCH FOR SALT-TOLERANT GRASSES AIMS TO IMPROVE ROADSIDE PLANTINGS, REDUCE IMPACT OF WINTER ROAD SALT
KINGSTON, R.I., July 2 -- The University of Rhode Island issued the following news release: Standing in a greenhouse at the University of Rhode Island, Rebecca Brown was smiling even though it appeared that something had gone terribly wrong. Almost all of the 16 species of grass she planted last February in hundreds of small pots were dead. The associate professor of turf science wasn't surprised. That's because the pots had been sitting in increasingly saltier water for five months, and f  more

UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND'S ALTERNATIVE ENERGY RESEARCH RECEIVES $1.5 MILLION FEDERAL BOOST
KINGSTON, R.I., Aug. 13 -- The University of Rhode Island issued the following news release: In an effort to help reduce U.S. dependence on imported oil, cut down on greenhouse gas emissions, and grow the economy, U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) joined leading scientists and officials from the University of Rhode Island to announce a $1.476 million appropriation he secured to help URI's Plant Biotechnology Laboratory develop renewable energy technologies and improve consumer access to alternati  more

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FACULTY RECEIVE $8 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR STEM CELL RESEARCH
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13 -- The University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine issued the following news release: University of Southern California (USC) researchers working at the Keck School of Medicine and its affiliated Childrens Hospital Los Angeles have received $8 million from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to support researchers early in their careers. The grants received formal approval today from the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee (ICOC  more

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO ADDS BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN CONSTRUCTION SCIENCE
SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 7 -- The University of Texas at San Antonio issued the following news release: The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board recently approved a bachelor of science degree in construction science and management for The University of Texas at San Antonio's College of Architecture, bringing the university's total number of bachelor's degrees to 64. Classes for the program will begin at the UTSA Downtown Campus in fall 2008 with an anticipated 40 students. The degree program  more

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS EXPLORE ARCHITECTURE FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH
SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 29 -- The University of Texas at San Antonio issued the following news release: Five UTSA Architecture students recently had an opportunity to design a community healthcare facility in a span of 48-hours. The challenge was part of the 2007 Healthcare Design Conference held in Dallas and co-sponsored by the American Institute of Architects Academy of Architecture for Health and the Center for Health Design. "The design of healthcare and healthy environments will take on gr  more

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO ATHLETES DONATE EQUIPMENT TO IRAQ SOLDIERS
SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 8 -- The University of Texas at San Antonio issued the following news release: When Ricardo Gonzalez, executive director of UTSA P-20 Initiatives, offered his assistance to Captain Lori Walker, he never dreamed that the Air Force nurse would wish for gloves, bats and balls. With the help of the UTSA baseball and softball teams, the sports equipment is on the way to Iraq. "I met Capt. Walker on a business trip," Gonzalez said. "She had photos of Iraq and the work that they  more

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO COMMENCEMENT CLOSE-UP: YUAN EARNS FIRST DOCTORATE IN COLLABORATIVE PHYSICS PROGRAM
SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 19 -- The University of Texas at San Antonio issued the following news release: It started in 2005 with enrollment of the first class in the master's and doctoral degree program in physics offered by UTSA and Southwest Research Institute (SwRI). Two years later, both institutions are celebrating last week's graduation of Zheng "Kate" Yuan, the first recipient of a doctoral degree in physics from the collaborative program. The first of its kind in Texas, the program prepar  more

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO DISTRIBUTES ETHICS POLICY TO FACULTY, STAFF
SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 19 -- The University of Texas at San Antonio issued the following news release: As part of the university's ongoing efforts to ensure enforcement of the highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity as it serves the public, officials at UTSA will distribute to each employee a copy of a new ethics policy and related material. Writing and distribution of the policy to faculty and staff members was mandated by legislation passed during the 80th Texas Legislature last sp  more

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO HOSTS GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL, TRANSEXUAL AND QUESTIONING PRIDE MONTH EVENTS, WORKSHOPS
SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 10 -- The University of Texas at San Antonio issued the following news release: The UTSA Inclusion and Community Engagement Center, UTSA Lambda Alliance and UTSA Allies Program will host events at the 1604 and Downtown campuses throughout October as part of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transexual and Questioning (GLBTQ) Pride Month. Free and open to the public, the events foster awareness of GLBTQ issues and concerns. To Download a schedule of GLBTQ Pride Month events at the U  more

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO OBSERVES NATIONAL EMPLOYEE LEARNING WEEK
SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 4 -- The University of Texas at San Antonio issued the following news release: UTSA will observe National Employee Learning Week Dec. 3-7. Now in its fourth year, the week is sponsored by the world's largest association dedicated to work place learning - the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD). The week is designed to recognize the value of continuous employee learning and to make the connection between a highly skilled workforce and achieving organizational  more

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AUSTIN LEAD NATIONAL NANOSCIENCE TEAM
SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 6 -- The University of Texas at San Antonio issued the following news release: The University of Texas at San Antonio and the University of Texas at Austin are two of five research universities in a nationwide consortium awarded $1.4 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Team (NIRT) grant will enable researchers to explore ways to concentrate optical energy on a scale of nanometers and develop means to control optical en  more

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT TYLER STUDENT DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR RECEIVES STATE AWARD
TYLER, Texas, Nov. 13 -- The University of Texas at Tyler issued the following news release: Mindy Sutton, director of student development at The University of Texas at Tyler, has received an award from the Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators, Dr. Howard Patterson, UT Tyler interim vice president of student affairs and external relations, announced. Sutton received the Mid-Level Student Affairs Professional Award during the TACUSPA's annual fall con  more

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT TYLER TO INTRODUCE NEW STUDENT INFORMATION SOFTWARE
TYLER, Texas, Oct. 19 -- The University of Texas at Tyler issued the following news release: The University of Texas at Tyler has partnered with a UT System Shared Services project in order to enhance its current student information systems, Gregg Lassen, UT Tyler vice president for business affairs, announced. UT Tyler is involved in The University of Texas System Shared Services North Texas Student Information System Implementation pilot project. Project TexSIS will replace the current s  more

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON REGENTS APPROVE PROPOSED COLLEGE OF ENVIRONMENT
SEATTLE, June 12 -- The University of Washington Health Sciences campus issued the following news release: The University of Washington Board of Regents today approved the creation of a College of the Environment, a unit with the potential to be one of the nation's largest programs focused on environmental science, policy and management. Dennis Hartmann, professor and past chair of atmospheric sciences, has been named interim dean of the new college, subject to approval by the regents at t  more

UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA TO OFFER MICROSOFT CERTIFICATION COURSES THIS SUMMER
PENSACOLA, Fla., June 24 -- The University of West Florida, a component of the Florida state university system, issued the following news release: The University of West Florida Division of Continuing Education will offer Microsoft Certification courses online this summer. The courses are self-paced and students can specify their own start date. The courses range from eight to 47 weeks in length and are designed to certify students in a specific field. Online students may request a loaner lap  more

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN BIOENERGY RESEARCH CENTER GETS EARLY BOOST FROM U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
MADISON, Wis., Sept. 28 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: The University of Wisconsin-Madison Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) has received $6.67 million in start-up funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that will allow researchers to get to work on promising new sources of energy that may someday power our cars, homes, and businesses. This initial funding is part of a Cooperative Agreement that DOE awarded to GLBRC, one of three new   more

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN PLATTEVILLE LOOKS BEYOND PLAN 2008
PLATTEVILLE, Wis., Dec. 3 -- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville issued the following news release: The University of Wisconsin has completed the final phase of Plan 2008, its initiative to achieve educational quality through racial and ethnic diversity. Plan 2008 was part of a UW System-wide effort to increase diversity on the 26 campuses of the UW System. Implemented in 1998, it was the successor to Design for Diversity and built upon the experience gained in the previous decade. Now  more

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-EAU CLAIRE FACULTY, STAFF INVITED TO SECOND ANNUAL CONTINUING EDUCATION EXPO
EAU CLAIRE, Wis., Aug. 18 -- The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire issued the following news release: UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education will host its second annual CE Expo Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Skylight Lounge of Davies Center. Attendees can meet Continuing Education staff and register to win one of four grand prizes and many door prizes donated by local businesses. Refreshments will be served. The expo will give UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff the opportunity  more

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON A TOP PRODUCER OF U.S. FULBRIGHT STUDENTS
MADISON, Wis., Oct. 24 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: University of Wisconsin-Madison students fared well in landing international fellowships with The Fulbright Program, which announced its 2007-2008 fellows list in this week's Chronicle of Higher Education. In all, 24 UW-Madison students from UW-Madison won Fulbright awards for 2007-2008, of which 18 accepted. "Fellowships like these equip our students with the skills they need to thrive in an increa  more

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON ARTS AND EVENTS FORECAST: JULY 23-AUG. 5
MADISON, Wis., July 22 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: UW-Madison's renowned Cinematheque certainly doesn't go on vacation during the summer. Beat the heat in a cool, dark theater with several exciting film series, including the African Summer Film Festival and Teletek: TV Treasures from the W Center for Film and Television Research. Don't forget about other films on campus, including Lakeside Cinema on Mondays at the Memorial Union. This combined arts and  more

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON EVENT FORECAST: WEEK OF OCT. 28-NOV. 3
MADISON, Wis., Oct. 22 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: From candy making to storytelling, a variety of Halloween events highlight the many campus events taking place during the week of October 28-November 3. The events listed below are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. FALL 15K RUN WHEN AND WHERE: Sunday, Oct. 28, 9 a.m. (start), Warner Park, 1625 Northport Dr. DETAILS: Register online for this individual and relay team road race  more

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON EVENT FORECAST: WEEK OF SEPT. 9-15
MADISON, Wis., Sept. 4 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: Multiple events related to environmental issues and sustainability highlight University of Wisconsin-Madison offerings during the week of September 9-15. The events below are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. ARBORETUM SPECIAL EVENT: NATIVE PLANT GARDEN OPEN HOUSE WHEN AND WHERE: Sunday, Sept. 9, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Highway DETAILS: Ques  more

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PLATTEVILLE ASSESSES UNIVERSAL DESIGN OF CAMPUS THROUGH ACCESS-ED
PLATTEVILLE, Wis., Dec. 10 -- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville issued the following news release: The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is dedicated to creating a campus environment accessible to everyone. The idea of universal design and learner-centered instruction was introduced to UWP by Chancellor David Markee when he introduced faculty and staff to the concepts. Two teams of faculty, staff and students attended programs under his sponsorship at the National Faculty Development   more

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PLATTEVILLE HOSTS LEARNING CIRCLES PROGRAM
PLATTEVILLE, Wis., Oct. 1 -- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville issued the following news release: As a part of the University Diversity Initiatives commitment at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, a Learning Circles program will be available to interested parties in an attempt to build cultural awareness about racism, sexism, ableism and personal identity. Learning Circles is a six-week dialogue on racism and how to move a community to action on embracing diversity within thei  more

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PLATTEVILLE IBRC OFFERING BRAZIL SHORT STUDY TOUR IN JANUARY
PLATTEVILLE, Wis., Oct. 3 -- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville issued the following news release: In an effort to expand study abroad opportunities to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville students, the UW-Platteville International Business Resource Center is offering a Short Study Tour to Brazil Jan. 4 through 20, 2008. The international short-term study abroad course, BSAD: 3750, Brazilian Business Practices and Cultures, is designed to assist students in understanding one of the fa  more

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PLATTEVILLE IBRC OFFERING CHINA SHORT STUDY TOUR IN MARCH
PLATTEVILLE, Wis., Oct. 17 -- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville issued the following news release: The University of Wisconsin-Platteville International Business Resource Center is offering a China Short Study Tour from March 14 through 29, 2008, in an effort to expand study abroad opportunities to UWP students. The international short-term study abroad course, BSAD: 3750, China Business Practices and Cultures, is designed to assist students in understanding the economics and culture of  more

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PLATTEVILLE INDUSTRIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT ADDRESSES SAFETY WITH NEW TABLE SAWS
PLATTEVILLE, Wis., Jan. 29 -- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville issued the following news release: The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Department of Industrial Studies improved the safety of its woods laboratory with the purchase of two new SawStop table saws. These table saws are equipped with a safety system engineered to stop and retract the blade within five milliseconds upon bodily contact. When a person comes in contact with the blade, the saw's electronic circuitry detects  more

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PLATTEVILLE INVITES COMMUNITY TO NTT PRESENTATIONS ON NOV. 14
PLATTEVILLE, Wis., Nov. 7 -- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville issued the following news release: The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will host executives from the Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, on Wednesday, Nov. 14. The representatives of NTT will meet with members of the campus and regional communities and make four presentations throughout the day. UW-Platteville's relationship with NTT dates to 2004 and, in 2005, it was announced t  more

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PLATTEVILLE PHYSICS PROFESSORS RECEIVE FUNDING FOR NEW LABS
PLATTEVILLE, Wis., Jan. 25 -- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville issued the following news release: Philip Young and Marlann Patterson, professors of physics at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, in collaboration with Todd Zimmerman of the Madison Area Technical College, recently received funding totaling $200,000 from the National Science Foundation. Young and Patterson sought the grant in preparation for the new integrated labs that the physics department will use when they move   more

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PLATTEVILLE PIONEER FARM OFFERS EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES IN AGRICULTURE
PLATTEVILLE, Wis., Dec. 11 -- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville issued the following news release: With advanced technology and research, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville's Pioneer Farm serves as an educational resource for the university, producers and the public. "The university farm is an excellent place to visit because we have state-of-the-art hog and dairy facilities and robotic milkers. We are very concerned about the environment and our research practices reflect that.  more

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PLATTEVILLE PROVOST HONORED WITH WWHEL OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
PLATTEVILLE, Wis., Nov. 2 -- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville issued the following news release: University of Wisconsin-Platteville Provost Carol Sue Butts was recently awarded the WWHEL (Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership) Outstanding Achievement Award for 2007. Mari McCarty, WWHEL president, presented Butts with the award at the organization's annual fall conference, held on Oct. 18 at the Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton. WWHEL, a statewide program founded in  more

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PLATTEVILLE STUDENTS STUDY IN NETHERLANDS
PLATTEVILLE, Wis., Feb. 18 -- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville issued the following news release: Students from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville had the opportunity to experience agriculture and culture in Dronten, Netherlands, as they studied at Dronten Professional Agriculture University as part of the International Exchange Program. Jodi Marshall of Viola; Noah Threlkeld of Hillsdale, Ill.; Craig Pagenkopf of Lancaster; Elizabeth Eck of Cambridge; and Chris Jefferies of H  more

UNSUNG HERO: LIBRARY'S LIAISONS ARE KNOWLEDGEABLE, PATIENT
TEMPE, Ariz., June 17 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: It may be a stretch to compare a million-dollar, high-profile slugger like Reggie Jackson with a bespectacled, nose-in-the-books library liaison like Dennis Isbell. Then again, maybe not. Jackson, an Arizona State University alum drafted in the first round of Major League Baseball's 1966 draft by the old Kansas City Athletics, carried his teammates to four World Series championships with his towering home  more

Upcoming Reports & Events Of The National Academies
WASHINGTON, May 28 -- The National Academy of Sciences issued the following news release: MEETINGS Grand challenges in neuroscience research June 25 (Washington, D.C.) How do the interactions among chemicals, neurons, and other fundamental building blocks of the brain give rise to perception, cognition, and action? This Institute of Medicine workshop aims to highlight the progress and successes of neuroscience and the challenges still facing the field; to identify the guiding pri  more

Urban and Regional Planning Program Launch
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., April 28 -- The Low Country Graduate Center issued the following news release: The Lowcountry Graduate Center will host an event on May 6 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. to celebrate the launch of the new College of Charleston Urban and Regional Planning Graduate Certificate program. The event will provide an opportunity for individuals to learn more about the certificate, including program curriculum and admissions requirements. Ron Mitchum, Executive Director of the Berkeley-Char  more

USS KEARSARGE DISTRIBUTES ANTI-MALARIAL MEDICINE
USS KEARSARGE, Aug. 14 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Southern Command issued the following press release: Medical staff aboard USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) set up shop in the hangar bay Aug. 9 to distribute anti-malarial medications to crew members and various embarked personnel participating in Continuing Promise (CP) 2008. CP is a joint effort between the United States and partner militaries, non-governmental organizations and partner-nation support organizations to build meaningful, last  more

Uttam Kumar, a cerebral and contemplative painter
Dhaka, Aug. 22 -- We are now passing through a wonderful time as now our artists have won for themselves a distinguished place in the International Art arena. Bangladeshi artists are now receiving international exposure and participating in various competitions. Nowadays, the scope for pursuing fine arts is much wider than ever before. Once the artists were very neglected and ignored in our society and generally had a poor living in the way of a worldly life. At present, artists are holding a re  more

UW'S COMPUTING RESEARCH PROWESS BRINGS MICROSOFT TO MADISON
MADISON, Wis., April 23 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: Microsoft, the world's largest computer software company, will open an advanced development laboratory in Madison later this spring, helping expand on a highly productive 20-year research and alumni relationship between the company and the University of Wisconsin-Madison computer sciences department. The Microsoft Jim Gray Systems Lab, named in honor of the Microsoft executive who was a founding fathe  more

UW-MADISON ARTS INSTITUTE NAMES AWARD WINNERS
MADISON, Wis., April 17 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: The University of Wisconsin-Madison Arts Institute has selected the recipients of its 2008 awards in the arts. Honorees, who were judged on creative inquiry, outreach and professional excellence, will be recognized at a program and reception on Friday, May 2. The following is a list of the honorees and the awards: - Stacey Barelos, graduate student, School of Music, David and Edith Sinaiko Frank Gr  more

UW-MADISON ARTS OPPORTUNITIES: APRIL 4-10
MADISON, March 31 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: Sunday, April 6, will be a busy day in Mills Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as several student groups and soloists present spring concerts. Mills Hall hosts the Concert Band at 2 p.m. and the Chamber Orchestra at 4 p.m., while the five winners of the annual Beethoven Piano Competition take the stage just across the lobby in Morphy Hall at 3 p.m. These concerts are just some of the many arts event  more

UW-MADISON EVENT FORECAST: WEEK OF APRIL 13-19
MADISON, Wis., April 8 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: Earth Day events planned at the University of Wisconsin-Madison next week will offer ways the public can make a difference in the fight against environmental threats. From the second annual Gaylord Nelson institute Earth Day conference to a two-day conference on local aspects of global climate change and even an Arboretum workshop on rain gardens, many opportunities for gaining more knowledge exist acr  more

UW-MADISON EVENTS FORECAST: WEEK OF APRIL 20-26
MADISON, Wis., April 15 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: The Arboretum kicks off this week with a walk through prairies and savannas on April 20, while Hoofers welcomes spring with its annual outdoor equipment sale on April 26. At night, head down to the UW-Madison Space place for a discussion of astronomical events in the news on April 22. These and other events listed below are just a few of the events highlights at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during  more

UW-MADISON EVENTS FORECAST: WEEK OF MAY 4-10
MADISON, Wis., April 28 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: Spring is a special time at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum. In addition to the usual slate of woodland walks led by trained volunteers, this week's programs include a workshop on sedges, narrated trolley tours and family fun with wildflower gardens. These are just a few of the events taking place on campus during the week of May 4-10. The events listed below are free and open to the pub  more

UW-MADISON NAMES VICE PROVOST FOR DIVERSITY, CLIMATE
MADISON, March 26 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: Damon Williams has been named vice provost for diversity and climate, the University of Wisconsin-Madison's chief diversity officer. He will start on Aug. 1. Williams comes to the university from a position as assistant vice provost in the Office of the Vice Provost for Multicultural and International Affairs at the University of Connecticut-Storrs. There, he led initiatives, provided guidance, and consulte  more

VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT FOR REAL-TIME EXPLORATION FACILITY OPENING CEREMONY ON APRIL 3
MISSISSIPPI STATE, Miss., March 26 -- Mississippi State University issued the following news release: Mississippi State's High-Performance Computing Collaboratory will hold a grand-opening ceremony Thursday [April 3] for its new Virtual Environment for Real-Time Exploration, or VERTEX, facility. The 10 a.m. program will be held in Room 30 of the HPC Building in the Cochran Research Park, which is located north of campus across state Highway 182. Following brief welcoming remarks by Kirk  more

VITTER CONFIRMED AS PROVOST, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMICS
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Aug. 1 -- Texas A&M University issued the following news release: Dr. Jeffrey S. Vitter, currently of Purdue University, was confirmed Friday (Aug. 1) as provost and executive vice president for academics by The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents upon the recommendation of President Elsa Murano, effective Aug. 15. Vitter has served as the Frederick L. Hovde Dean of Science and professor of computer science at Purdue since 2002. Earlier in his career, he h  more

VOA NEWS: GHANIAN STUDENT PURSUES NURSING DEGREE AT EASTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 -- The Voice of America issued the following story: By Marsha James With the help of a Peace Corp volunteer, Maxwell Danlogo came to the United States from Ghana to study at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, Oregon. Now, the Ghanaian has chosen a major that too will allow him to be of help to others. " I came to EOU (Eastern Oregon University) because of the help that my friend gave me he was a Peace Corp volunteer and he came to teach at one of the senior high sc  more

WAKEFIELD PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL MEETING, MARCH 5
CONCORD, N.H., Feb. 20 -- The New Hampshire Department of Transportation issued the following news release: The New Hampshire Department of Transportation announces a combined Public Officials/Public Informational Meeting will be held Wednesday, March 5, 2008 to discuss intersection improvements at three locations along NH Route 16 in Wakefield: Governor's Road, Gage Hill Road/Wakefield Road and Stoneham Road. The purpose of this meeting is to present citizens and public officials with inf  more

Washington Veteran to Represent Cattlemen in Nation's Capital
WASHINGTON, July 9 -- The National Cattlemen's Beef Association issued the following news release: The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) has hired J. Burton Eller Jr. to manage the association's legislative and regulatory office in Washington, D.C., a return for the senior executive of the former National Cattlemen's Association (NCA). Burton will report to CEO Terry Stokes, who served an additional role as interim head of the D.C. office during the search for a new senior vice pre  more

WASTE HAULER PAYS $195,000 FOR TRUCK IDLING IN MASSACHUSETTS
BOSTON, Aug. 13 -- The Environmental Protection Agency Region 1 office issued the following news release: Allied Waste Services of Massachusetts will pay a $195,000 penalty to settle an environmental enforcement case brought by EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice for excessive motor vehicle idling. In 2007, an EPA inspector observed over sixty diesel-powered garbage trucks idling excessively at four Allied depots in Quincy, Fall River, Revere and Brockton. The settlement, filed as a   more

WCU Lands $825,000 Federal Grant to Start Nurse Administrator Program
CULLOWHEE, N.C., Aug. 22 -- Western Carolina University issued the following news release: With $825,000 in federal funding over the next three years, Western Carolina University is starting a new online master's degree program to help nurses gain the necessary skills for management roles in health care facilities and to prepare them to work in today's environment of increasing cultural diversity. The program, with classes beginning this fall through Western's School of Nursing, will be th  more

WEB PAGE PROVIDES UPDATES ON STATE GREEN PROCUREMENT EFFORTS
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 14 -- The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issued the following news release: New York Office of General Services (OGS) Commissioner John C. Egan and Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis today announced the launch of a web page that provides the public information on the activities of the Interagency Committee for Sustainability and Green Procurement. The committee was established as part of Executive Order Number 4  more

WEEKLY EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR CITY OF ALEXANDRIA, MAY 10-16
ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 9 -- The city of Alexandria issued the following press release: Saturday, May 10 - Eco-City Summit Help Alexandria to become an "Eco-City!" The City invites the public to participate in the Eco-City Summit from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the T.C. Williams High School, 3330 King St. The Summit, part of the City's Eco-City Alexandria Initiative, will provide opportunities for residents to give feedback, input, and discussion on the City's draft Eco-City Charter and to ass  more

WEEKLY EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR CITY OF ALEXANDRIA, MAY 17-23
ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 15 -- The city of Alexandria issued the following press release: Saturday, May 17 - Preservation 101: Workshop Learn how to maintain your historic property with this series of lectures and workshops throughout May! Restoration carpenter David Gibney will host two hands-on workshops at Lloyd House, 220 N. Washington St. Attend "Repairing Historic Windows," 10 a.m. to noon, and "Managing your Historic Porches," 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., for $15 each or $25 for both. Please visit  more

WETHERSFIELD TOWN COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF MAY 12 MEETING
WETHERSFIELD, Conn., May 12 -- The Wethersfield Town Council issued the following meeting minutes: A Special Meeting of the Wethersfield Town Council was held on Monday, May 12, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. at the Pitkin Community Center, 30 Greenfield Street, Wethersfield. Present from Council: Councilors Cascio (arrived at 5:10 p.m.), Console (via conference call), Forrest, Hemmann, Kotkin, Roberts, Walsh, Deputy Mayor Montinieri and Chairperson Adil Also Present: Bonnie Therrien, Town Manager;   more

WETHERSFIELD TOWN COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF MAY 8 MEETING
WETHERSFIELD, Conn., May 8 -- The Wethersfield Town Council issued the following meeting minutes: An Adjourned Meeting of the Town Council (adjourned from Wednesday, April 30, 2008) was held on Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 5:45 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Eleanor Buck Wolf Nature Center with Chairperson Adil presiding. Present: Councilors Cascio (arrived at 6:45 p.m.), Console (via conference call), Forrest, Hemmann, Kotkin, Roberts, Walsh (arrived at 7:50 p.m. and left at 8:30 p.m.) De  more

WHITEHOUSE BRINGS SENATE COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS GLOBAL WARMING'S IMPACT ON NARRAGANSETT BAY
PROVIDENCE, R.I., Aug. 13 -- The University of Rhode Island issued the following news release: From rising water levels to increasing water temperatures and changing fish populations, global warming's impact on Narragansett Bay is measurable, growing, and in need of urgent action. To raise Rhode Islanders' awareness of the effects of climate change on the Bay, our coastal areas, and our communities, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) will chair a field briefing of the Senate Committee on   more

Who Do You Call When the Wall Caves In?
AUSTIN, Texas, July 22 -- Texas A&M University, a component of the public university system in Texas, issued the following news from its agriculture program: Suppose your house was damaged by weather. Maybe your house wasn't directly under the storm, but the wind blew a tree onto your roof. Or maybe it was hurt by hail or caught fire or one of the water pipes burst inside the house. Chances are, you're going to need a contractor. If so, two experts from Texas AgriLife Extension Service   more

Why do stomach ulcers develop into cancers?
Washington, Aug. 23 -- Researchers have gained insights into why some bacteria behind stomach ulcers can also be instrumental in causing abdominal cancers. A bacterial strain like helicobacter pylori can infect the human stomach and induce inflammation, ulcers, and potentially even stomach cancer. However, only a small fraction of H. pylori infections ultimately lead to cancer, leading researchers to figure out what biological events will trigger this path. One type of the H. pylori s  more

WILLIAMS TO HEAD LIVERMORE SITE OFFICE
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration issued the following news release: Alice C. Williams, the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA's) associate administrator for infrastructure and environment, has been named the new Livermore Site Office manager, effective November 1, 2008. The site office provides federal oversight over Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, which manages the National Nuclear Security Administration  more

WILLIAMS, NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION'S ASSOCIATE ADMINISTRATOR FOR INFRASTRUCTURE AND ENVIRONMENT TO HEAD LIVERMORE SITE OFFICE
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration issued the following fact sheet: Alice C. Williams, the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA's) associate administrator for infrastructure and environment, has been named the new Livermore Site Office manager, effective November 1, 2008. The site office provides federal oversight over Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, which manages the National Nuclear Security Administration's  more

WINSLOW NAMED DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS AND STUDENT WELLNESS
WILBERFORCE, Ohio, Aug. 14 -- Central State University issued the following news release: Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Kellen Winslow Sr. will join the Central State University administration as Director of Athletics and Student Wellness in September. A native of East St. Louis, Ill., Winslow earned consensus all American honors during his senior year while playing for the University of Missouri Tigers. Winslow played nine seasons for the San Diego Chargers and is often referred to as the pl  more

WIRELESS NETWORK EXPANDS DEPOT CAPABILITIES
TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa., Aug. 15 -- The U.S. Army issued the following news release: By Jennifer Caprioli Tobyhanna Army Depot Tobyhanna Army Depot and the Army Materiel Command joined forces to modernize the installation\'s network infrastructure by adding Wireless Local Area Network capabilities. The implementation of a wireless network will expand the depot's connectivity footprint throughout the installation. Currently, the depot uses multiple wireless and radio frequency devices  more

WISCONSIN MBA RANKED 32ND BY WALL STREET JOURNAL
MADISON, Wis., Sept. 17 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: The Wisconsin MBA program of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business was ranked 32nd in the regional category in this year's Wall Street Journal/Harris Interactive ranking of MBA programs. The program dropped slightly from 25th place in 2006, leveling out near its previous rankings of 33rd in 2004 and 34th in 2005. The Wall Street Journal's seventh annual ranking was published in the  more

WISCONSIN PRAIRIE TO BE NAMED FOR BOTANY PROFESSOR ILTIS
MADISON, Wis., Sept. 17 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: A prairie in Marquette County will soon be named for Hugh Iltis, a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor emeritus of botany and former director of the UW-Madison Herbarium. Landowners David and Shelley Hamel will dedicate a prairie on their land to Iltis at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23, in recognition of his friendship and commitment to land stewardship. Guided walks of their 110-acre property, whic  more

With Help of BU Students, Homeless Vets Stand Down
BOSTON, Aug. 7 -- Boston University issued the following press release: For around 7,000 Massachusetts veterans who have defended their country abroad, the return home is plagued with homelessness and a dire need of supportive services. Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine (BUGSDM) students and staff hygienists will be part of the solution Friday, August 8, as they provide free dental screenings and information to veterans at Boston's Operation Stand Down in Clifford Park. O  more

WORLD UNDER ANTARCTIC ICE COULD REVEAL KEY INFO
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Nov. 20 -- Texas A&M University issued the following news release: There is an unknown world under the ice sheets of Antarctica that contains dozens - if not hundreds - of lakes and large rivers, and the scientific knowledge learned from the study of these environments will change our understanding of the planet we live on, says a Texas A&M University professor who is leading coordination of the study of these unexplored systems. Mahlon "Chuck" Kennicutt II, profess  more

World's Largest Business Travel Association and Event are Going Green
ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 22 -- The National Business Travel Associationissued the following news release: The National Business Travel Association (NBTA), the leading business travel industry association, today published details of its efforts to reduce the environmental impact of the NBTA International Convention & Exposition, the largest business travel event in the world. The association also announced plans for new Business Travel Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Awards Program. "NB  more

WORLD-RENOWNED EXPERT TO LEAD GLOBAL HEALTH AT UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 20 -- The University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine issued the following news release: One of the world's leading public health experts will become founding director of the new USC Institute for Global Health and chairman of the Department of Preventive Medicine of the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Keck School Dean Carmen A. Puliafito announced the appointment of Jonathan Samet, effective Nov 1. Samet comes to USC from the Johns Hopkins Bloom  more

WRITER, PHILANTHROPIST TRACY GARY KEYNOTES BIENNIAL FORUM ON PHILANTHROPY
MADISON, Wis., Oct. 25 -- The University of Wisconsin issued the following news release: Tracy Gary, an heir to the Pillsbury fortune and a noted philanthropist and writer, will be the keynote speaker and a facilitator for the Eighth Biennial Forum on Philanthropy, sponsored by the Women's Philanthropy Council at the University of Wisconsin Foundation. Gary will speak at a noon luncheon Thursday, November 8, at the Memorial Union at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Gary is the found  more

WVU Parkersburg Completes More Than $3.75 million in Campus Enhancements.
PARKERSBURG, W.Va., Aug. 14 -- West Virginia University at Parkersburg issued the following news release: More than $3.75 million in campus enhancements will greet students at West Virginia University at Parkersburg when they return Monday (August 18) for the fall semester. "We have spent the summer continuing to improve the campus learning and working environment," said Dave White, director of facilities and grounds. "And, the results are significant." The most immediate impact is a $  more

You Can Purchase Renewable Energy
HOUGHTON, Mich., Aug. 8 -- Upper Peninsula Power issued the following news release: Do you believe that investing in a greener tomorrow is the right thing to do today? Are you looking for a simple way to help the environment and preserve resources for future generations? If you're a customer of Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO), the NatureWise program may be just what you're looking for. For a few dollars a month, NatureWise enables you to buy "blocks" of electricity generated with renewa  more




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