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In Commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina Making Landfall on the City of New Orleans and Environs, we are republishing our Original Story That Details the Tragedy's Impact on the English Language.
Clinical psychologist from our Department of Psychology, Professor Paul Salkovskis, has reached the South West on his epic nationwide cycle from John o'Groats to Lands End raising awareness of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and money for the charity OCD-UK.
This week the University welcomes researchers from around the world for the Annual Conference of the International Sociological Association’s research committee on poverty, social welfare and social policy (RC19).
Seelye Fellow, Professor Chris Budd OBE (University of Bath) provided a thoughtful and well-balanced public lecture earlier this week looking at whether climate change is occurring, and how mathematics can be used to understand some of the changes in climate we see today.
For the second time in four years, an undercover investigator with The Humane Society of the United States has documented trainers and grooms cruelly “soring” Tennessee walking horses to create an exaggerated and unnatural gait known as the “big lick.”
Popular technology portal AllTechTrix.com has released a new technote helping users print from their Android based phone. While most people print without issue from a computer, many are lost when trying to print something found on their Android based cell phone.
For the fourth year in a row, Sierra magazine has named Lewis & Clark one of its top “Cool Schools,” a list that honors America’s greenest colleges and universities. At number 9, Lewis & Clark is the only school in Oregon to be included in the top ten.
ITHACA, N.Y. – The soda tax passed last fall by voters in Berkeley, California – the first such city ordinance in the country – has fizzled at raising retail prices for high-calorie sugary drinks by less than half the amount expected, according to a Cornell University and University of Iowa study.
ITHACA, N.Y. – The Statler Hotel – which operates in concert with the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration (SHA) on the Cornell campus – has completed a major renovation of its public spaces and 153 guest room bathrooms.
ITHACA, N.Y. – Microscopically, “nanomembrane” sheets made from nylon resemble a tangled web. The tiny iron oxide particles on the fiber surfaces can help clean toxic chemicals from water, but if the particles get separated from the web, they can become hazards themselves.
ITHACA, N.Y. – David M. Lodge, the Galla Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, has been named the first Francis J. DiSalvo Director of the David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future. His appointment will begin in May 2016 as the center celebrates its fifth anniversary as an endowed center.
Fulfilling a dream of gay civil rights activist and alumnus Bill Jones, University of the Pacific this weekend will dedicate a new Rainbow Resource and Study Room in the William Knox Holt Memorial Library on the university’s Stockton campus. The dedication is 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9.
Marie Anna Lee, associate professor of graphic design at University of the Pacific, founded Singing Hands in the summer of 2014 with the support of the Dimen Dong Cultural Eco Museum in the remote village of Dimen in Guizhou province.
The following University of the Pacific faculty are available to comment on topics related to energy and the environment, including the EPA's proposed rules to curb methane emissions from the oil and gas industry.
The build-up and subsequent release of warm, stagnant water from the deep Arctic Ocean and Nordic Seas played a role in ending the last Ice Age within the Arctic region, according to new research led by a UCL scientist.
Working 55 hours or more per week is linked to a 33% greater risk of stroke and a more modest (13%) increased risk of developing coronary heart disease compared with working a standard 35 to 40 hour week, according to the largest study in this field so far, led by UCL and published in The Lancet.
A Concordia study finds that exercise may be a promising route to prevention and cessation. There are fewer smokers in the current generation of adolescents. Current figures show about 25 per cent of teens smoke, down dramatically from 40 per cent in 1987.
As Miami plans to welcome its largest, most academically accomplished incoming first-year class in history next week, the university readies for some interesting "improv" moments during its annual convocation—kicking off the 2015-2016 academic year.
Five University of Portland alumni and one staff member from the Shiley School of Engineering recently traveled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti for a week to help repair medical equipment at a local hospital. The alumni were all members of the University’s Engineering World Health (EWH) Club.
Sharon Jones, dean of the Shiley School of Engineering at University of Portland, is among a 22-member group that has issued a call to action to address issues, challenges and trends unique to engineering educatio
The proposal being considered by Camden Council would provide state-of-the-art laboratories to bring together world-leading scientists to work on solutions to the most important global challenges in infectious disease.
A combination of three proteins found at high levels in urine can accurately detect early-stage pancreatic cancer, researchers from Queen Mary University of London have found. The discovery could lead to a non-invasive, inexpensive test to screen people at high risk of developing the disease.
Scientists have proved that listening to music before, during and after surgery reduces people’s pain, anxiety and need for painkillers – according to the most comprehensive review of available evidence so far, published today in The Lancet.
What is the perfect recipe for 'emotional health', and who decides which emotions we should feel in order to be healthy? These are among the questions that will be explored by a team of researchers at QMUL’s Centre for the History of the Emotions
The Bangkok bomb killed 20 people, injured more than 100, and shook already turbulent Thai politics to its core. In this article, Dr Lee Jones, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, argues: until concrete evidence is produced, we should avoid any rush to judgement, and take both speculation and assignations of blame
Queen Mary University of London has announced details of a free business advice scheme for start-ups and entrepreneurs in London. Based at QMUL’s School of Economics and Finance, qNomics will provide expert consultancy to fledgling businesses in the financial and technological sectors.
Feedback from students studying at Royal Holloway, University of London, means that Royal Holloway is once again top among the University of London institutions and the larger London based universities for overall student satisfaction.
The review, commissioned by Public Health England, shows nearly half the population (44.8%) don’t realise e-cigarettes or vapes are much less harmful than smoking compared with the best expert estimate that they are likely to be at least 5% less harmful to smokers than conventional tobacco.
From 11-13 September, Goldsmiths, University of London will host the 16th annual European Skeptics Congress – a mass gathering of people from all walks of life who promote rational thinking and enquiry, and engage in debate on pseudoscience, religion, and the paranormal.
Research by psychologists at Goldsmiths, University of London has found that while schools’ ‘behaviour charters’ work well in encouraging pupils to act without prejudice, a child’s peers can often have a more powerful influence over whether children will act kindly towards others.
A wildfire crew led by the Delaware Forest Service is near completion of a two-week assignment on the Fork Complex Fire, a 28,736-acre blaze near Hayfork, California in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Almost 2,400 personnel are battling the fire that is currently 26 percent contained.
Attorney General Matt Denn announced that Delaware settled kickback claims against Accredo Health Group, Inc. (“Accredo”). The settlement resolves allegations that Accredo recommended the drug Exjade to Medicaid patients in exchange for kickbacks from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Wilmington, DE – Building on ongoing efforts in the state to address the addiction epidemic, Governor Markell was joined by White House officials today to announce federal funding to support a new initiative that will partner law enforcement officers and public health officials to address heroin and prescription drug abuse.
Wilmington, DE – Governor Markell announced today he has vetoed House Bill 130, expressing concern the bill does not differentiate between the penalties for consensual and non-consensual sexual contact and that current Delaware laws address the behavior targeted by the bill.
As of July 2014, there were an estimated 55 million Hispanics in the United States, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The Latino population is the fastest growing minority group in America, so it is imperative that there be specially trained social workers who understand and are sensitive to Hispanic cultures.
SALISBURY, MD---In unveiling Salisbury University’s updated Facilities Master Plan last April, SU President Janet Dudley-Eshbach predicted the University would eventually have a larger presence in downtown Salisbury.
New York, August 4, 2015—Carrying on a longstanding tradition of public service at Columbia Law School, five new graduates who combined academic excellence with a passion for serving others have been awarded prestigious Lowenstein and Bernstein fellowships.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – August 14, 2015 – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo today announced her choice of Peter V. August of the University of Rhode Island as chair of the newly-created Rhode Island Executive Climate Change Science and Technical Advisory Board. August, along with the other board members were confirmed by the Senate in June.
Belly laughs, for sure, as well as a unique and compelling URI Honors Colloquium that features writers, cartoonists, humorists, clowns, neuroscientists and all-around funny folks talking about the joy, benefits and importance of humor in life.
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. – August 19, 2015 – During several visits to Cuba in the last year, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse made contact with the marine science community in the island nation and encouraged leaders there to explore collaborations with the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography.
The importance of water in ancient times as a central element in belief and community identity was a theme of a summer symposium in Athens, Greece, led by Associate Professor of History of Art Betsey Robinson.
Americans are well accustomed to the sight of Fitbit-adorned wrists, their wearers marching in place so that their smartphones can reward them with a celebratory message about hitting a step goal. That’s the Internet of Things.
Gifted students in grades K-6 who typically test at the 95th percentile or above on either verbal or nonverbal sections of academic achievement or ability tests. (See “Eligibility” section below for more information on student qualifications.)
Washington, D.C.– Congressional Executive Commission on China (CECC) Chairman Representative Chris Smith and Co-chairman Marco Rubio in a joint statement today urged the Obama Administration to use the occasion of the U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue, convening in Washington, D.C. this week
The 18 sirens, installed in 2007, help warn more than 25,000 households and local businesses of imminent tidal flooding from the Humber. The siren on the Willows Estate, Grimsby, is used to warn residents about flooding from the River Freshney.
SCOTLAND Office Minister Andrew Dunlop today saw first hand the latest stages of work being undertaken on the new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth by the Aircraft Carrier Alliance at Rosyth in Fife.
WASHINGTON – Today, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act into law. The bill implements in North Carolina the federal ABLE Act, the bill that Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) steered through the United States Senate and was signed into law by the President last year
ANTA MONICA, Calif. (August 17, 2015) – Less than a week after signing with Bellator MMA, Josh Thomson’s (20-8) debut is now set. “The Real Punk” will compete in lightweight action against Mike “The Greek Assassin” Bronzoulis (18-8-1) at “Bellator MMA: Dynamite 1” on September 19 at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif.
The decision by a reputable meteorologist to describe the burgeoning El Nino as a ‘godzilla El Nino’ has been decried by many in the weather community. The Global Language Monitor, has announced that the phrase has met the minimum criteria to be recognized in the English Language Lexicon.
Austin, Texas, June 11, 2015 -- Evolve, Trigger & Almond Shaming Top Global Language Monitor's Politically (in)Correct Words of 2015. This is the The Global Language Monitor's eighth survey of Global English, the world’s first, true global language with some 1.83 billion speakers dominating multiple aspects of global communication.
UCView is offering digital signage users a new way to choose their digital signage solution. Now, consumers will be able to download a demo version of UCView's server software as well as use it on their own hardware and operating systems. After the trial period is over, end-users can continue using the software on their own servers with a monthly subscription plan.
Online Art Skool Launches New “Campus” and Spring Kourse Schedule that Takes Students into the Studios of Artists in Barcelona, Brooklyn, Harlem, New Orleans and Sicily; Online Registration Underway—6 Weeks. 6 Klasses. 6 Amazing Teachers
eGov magazine, a monthly publication of Elets Technomedia Pvt Ltd offering in-depth insights into ICT-enabled governance, has launched the new version of its integrative app for today’s tech-savvy readers.
St. John’s, NL, March 25, 2015 – Clockwork Fox Studios of Newfoundland & Labrador has signed a five-year agreement with Scholastic Canada to distribute its educational technology resource, Zorbit’s Math Adventure, to schools across the country.
A review of 28 published studies examining U.S. gun policy found that laws and regulations designed to keep firearms from people at risk of committing violence, such as felons and those under restraining orders, are effective and, in some instances, reduce lethal violence.
With the unemployment rate inching lower and lower, policymakers predict recovery from the recession is imminent. But the Federal Reserve could help create even more jobs by keeping interest rates near zero and tolerating a little inflation, a Johns Hopkins University economist argues.
DURHAM, N.C. – Faculty and students at the Duke University Marine Laboratory in Beaufort, N.C., will play a key role in a round-the-world expedition beginning this week to document the increasing amount of plastic debris littering the world’s oceans and beaches.
DURHAM, N.C. -- Population growth could cause global demand for water to outpace supply by mid-century if current levels of consumption continue. But it wouldn't be the first time this has happened, a Duke University study finds.
WINSTON-SALEM, NC – For the sixth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked the Wake Forest University School of Business Part-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs No. 1 in North Carolina
WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Wake Forest University School of Business held its sixth annual Healthcare Strategy Conference and Case Competition March 13-14, 2015. The event features a student-run competition and conference, hosted by the School and Wake Forest Innovations.
WASHINGTON – The U.S Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced today that according to new data, people over 50 years old accounted for nearly half of all U.S. drivers in 2013 – more than ever before.
WASHINGTON – The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today released its analysis of four crash tests recently conducted on the Trinity ET-Plus guardrail end terminal at a height of 31 inches. These four tests marked the end of eight planned tests required of Trinity Industries by the Federal Highway Administration.
This year's theme, "Expect the Unexpected," emphasizes the need for drivers to constantly be prepared for changes such as reduced speed limits; narrowed, shifted or closed lanes; and people who may be working on or near the road.
WASHINGTON –The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) released new estimates today showing that Americans drove 237.3 billion miles this January, a significant increase over the previous January
Businesses must consider the true financial costs of climate change in order to better prepare for the future, according to the authors of a new climate change adaptation report prepared for one of the country’s largest social housing providers.