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About 17 million tons of deicing salt is applied to roadways in the U.S. each year according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Pre-wetting roads with salt brine before an expected snow storm or freeze is far more efficient because the brine sticks to the road.
Pacific's School of Engineering and Computer Science is offering a new master of science degree in analytics, a high-paying field facing an acute shortage of professionals. The program will be based at the university's new, state-of-the-art campus in San Francisco.
When asked where her international comparative studies (ICS) major will lead her, Duke junior Sheridan Spivey pushes back. “That’s my least favorite question,” she says, leaning forward on her elbows before launching into a discussion of what higher education is really about: developing new ways of looking at the world.
Recognizing the need for the nursing workforce to reflect the population of the United States, over the years leaders of the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) have created programs and scholarships to build a more diverse nursing profession.
Researchers from the Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit (MRC CTU) at UCL and Public Health England have presented results at a conference in Seattle, Washington, indicating that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is highly protective against HIV for gay and other men who have sex with men in England.
North America has an infrastructure problem. One-third of Canada’s 75,000 bridges have a short remaining service life due to structural and functional deficiencies, and the situation in the United States is no better.
Karen Dawisha, a Miami University political science professor, claims Russian President Vladimir Putin is using Ukraine as a way to rally Russian citizens around him, drawing their attention away from his controversial past.
University of Portland will hold two sessions of contemplative Lenten prayer – Visio Divina – Wednesdays during Lent (Feb. 25, March 4, 18, 25 and April 1) at 12:45 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher on campus, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd.
University of Portland president Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C., has appointed Joane Moceri as dean of the University of Portland’s School of Nursing, effective July 1. Moceri will succeed Joanne Warner, who is retiring after serving as dean of the School of Nursing since 2007.
The tobacco industry deployed “massive” third party lobbying to subvert revised European regulations on tobacco products, helped by regulatory reforms that seem to have made it easier for corporate interests to influence public health legislation, according to new research published in Tobacco Control.
Oppression, discrimination, and the unrelenting courage of forgotten heroines. In a major new series for the BBC, renowned historian Professor Amanda Vickery tells the story of Britain’s longest war; the suffragettes’ 300 year-long campaign for equality.
The Singaporean Ministry of Law announced the news on 24 February that the original list of 19 UK law schools had been trimmed to 11 following a review of overseas universities eligible for law practice in the country.
QMUL will help develop a new generation of taxonomists who will be provided with the skills needed to identify the many species of plants and fungi as yet not formally described by science, and tackle the world’s major conservation challenges.
Internationally renowned chamber orchestra the London Mozart Players will join students from the Department of Music at Royal Holloway, University of London on stage for a unique side-by-side performance on Sunday 1 March.
Today, the FTSE 100 closed at 6,949.63 and finally broke through its previous all-time high of 6,930, achieved on the final trading day of 1999. According to three London Business School stock market experts it could hit the 10,000 landmark much faster.
Ninety-seven per cent of this year’s Masters in Management (MiM) graduates from London Business School secured employment within three months of completing the programme, according to figures released today
Game Changers, part of the events programme for the museum’s hugely popular Game Masters exhibition, will feature former V&A Game Designer in Residence Sophia George, Lucky Frame founder Yann Seznec, and the National Theatre of Scotland’s Philippa Tomlin.
San Francisco, February 26th 2015: Indie developer PixeLight Games is excited to announce the worldwide release and availability of their mobile launch-game, Echo Dawn: Shattered Visions, now available for download on the iOS® digital app store priced at USD $3.99.
A major computational analysis by scientists at the University of Sussex and The Institute of Cancer Research, London, has found a number of potential targets for drugs that exploit the inherent weaknesses of cancer cells.
Marianne Franklin, Department of Media and Communications will chair a panel discussion to address the global debate of human rights in a digital age, following the Edward Snowden case and the latest online surveillance policies introduced to the UK.
The University of Michigan Law School's Human Trafficking Clinic is working with a university in Brazil to create a similar legal clinic there in which law students will represent people who have been forced into slave labor in South America's largest country.
Step up into the shoes of Detective Sam Pearce, where you’ll be called on to use your investigative prowess to solve three chapters that tie together the murder and reveal the killer. Scripted by David Varela, writer of Sherlock: The Network, The Trace weaves together an intricate storyline
London UK – 26th February, 2015 – Industry veteran entrepreneur, Elliott Myers, responsible for past successes such as Gamester and Gametrak, is at it again. Meet ‘Roto’, the first motorised Virtual Reality platform.
London, February 26, 2015 – Emerging mobile publisher Behaviour Interactive, one of the largest independent game developers is excited to announce the release of their new title: HOME: Boov Pop!, the official puzzle game based on DreamWorks Animation's 3D comedy adventure HOME.
SALISBURY, MD---Have an idea for a “green” project at SU? The University has “green” to invest! Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to submit their ideas for projects to help make the campus more sustainable for a chance to receive a grant from the SU Green Fund. (Students must be a part of every proposing team.)
Bobby Seale is co-founder of the Black Panther Party and a radical activist from the 1960s. He was one of the original Chicago Eight defendants charged with conspiracy following the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
KINGSTON, R.I. – February 25, 2015 – In Mindy Levine’s world, chemical molecules are talkative little beings and she is trying to decipher how they communicate with each other when they are not attached.
A community forum, “Standards and Testing: What’s Missing from the Current Debate,” will take place Monday, March 9, at noon in the community room at the downtown Nashville Public Library (619 Church St.). The event is free and open to the public but reservations are required.
Beginning Feb. 28, all local phone providers will require phone users in Middle Tennessee to dial the entire 10-digit phone number when making local calls in preparation for the addition of the “629” area code in late March.
Titus Daniels, M.D., MPH, MMHC, associate professor of Medicine, has been named executive director of the Vanderbilt Medical Group (VMG) and chief operating officer for Adult Clinical Operations at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is growing to new heights on the shoulders of its board members, who are making key contributions to the campaign for a four-floor expansion, both in the giving of their time and resources.
Professor Malcolm Bell III, professor emeritus of Greek art and archaeology at the University of Virginia, will present ”Sicily in the Age of Archimedes” from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Nashville Parthenon.
The heart and soul of UMass Dartmouth is learning through action, demonstrated through an uncommon character and a commitment to community service. The voices of the University's community engagement initiatives will come together for "UMassD Engaged 2015", a symposium featuring presentations
Local, city and regional leaders in government, education, business and the community are gathering to discuss biotech corridors – a cluster of labs and offices where resources are concentrated to accelerate the turning of cutting-edge research into everyday health innovations.
A team led by Vitaly Kresin, professor of physics at USC, found that aluminum “superatoms” — homogenous clusters of atoms — appear to form Cooper pairs of electrons (one of the key elements of superconductivity) at temperatures around 100 Kelvin.
The hub of digital media production and education at USC Annenberg – the state-of-the-art Media Center of the new Wallis Annenberg Hall – will be named for alumna Julie Chen, Leslie Moonves and CBS, the school announced today.
Following is Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks, as delivered, at the panel discussion on “A Transformative Approach to Transitional Justice: Building a Sustainable Peace for All”, today, in New York:
Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks, as delivered, at the General Assembly Debate on Integrating Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, today, in New York:
The members of the Security Council called for all parties in Yemen, including the Houthis, to adhere to resolving their differences through dialogue and consultation, reject acts of violence to achieve political goals, and refrain from provocation and all unilateral actions to undermine the political transition.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today urged President Obama to expedite the printing and engraving of the Congressional Gold Medal for the Army’s 65th Infantry Regiment, also known as “the Borinqueneers.”
The amended bill would offer rewards of up to $5 million for information on the kidnapping and murder of journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, and American aid workers Abdul-Rahman (Peter) Kassig and Kayla Mueller.
Washington, D.C. – Tomorrow, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) will speak at a veterans health care policy summit hosted by the Concerned Veterans for America’s (CVA) Fixing Veterans Health Care Taskforce.
HMRC's Chief Executive, Lin Homer, today announced in a Treasury Select Committee hearing that the French authorities have formally agreed that HMRC can share stolen HSBC Suisse customer account data with other law enforcement agencies and regulators, for the purposes of pursuing criminal offences.
(Berlin) – All Olympic host countries should ensure protection of human rights, including labor and free media protections, and implement anti-corruption measures in the lead-up to and during Olympic Games, the new Sport and Rights Alliance (SRA) said today ahead of a key meeting of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) this week.
The Land Use Services Department will continue to solicit public input on the future of renewable energy development throughout the County’s unincorporated areas during a special listening session from 2 to 4 p.m. on March 5.
D’Ette Lorio, MD, has been named the District Health Officer for the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) Coastal Plains Public Health District IX, which comprises Pearl River, Stone, George, Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Marlin Stutzman issued this statement following his vote in support of H.R. 529 – To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve 529 plans sponsored by Rep. Lynn Jenkins. The bill passed 401-20.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) released the following statement regarding today's announcement that FairPoint Communications has reached a tentative agreement with its employees to end a four-month strike.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), John McCain (R-AZ), Rob Portman (R-OH), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Mark Kirk (R-IL), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Pat Toomey (R-PA), and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) today urged Secretary of State John Kerry to immediately tighten international sanctions against Russia
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Continuing her efforts to ensure funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte today announced she will support a new proposal that would fund DHS and allow a separate vote on defunding the president's 2014 executive action on immigration.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a letter to Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James on Tuesday, U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte requested an update on the status of the Air Force Inspector General's investigation into comments reportedly made by a senior Air Force official asserting that service members who speak to Congress about the A-10 are committing treason.
Although I have not supported the tactic of defunding the President's executive action on immigration in the Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill because I believe it may lead to a damaging shutdown of the agency
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today released the following statement regarding the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) announcement of proposed rules for the commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today announced, in conjunction with the Illinois State Society (ISS) and the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation (ALBF), he will co-host a ceremony and reception in Statuary Hall, the room that served as the U.S. House of Representatives chamber when Lincoln served in Congress, in the U.S. Capitol at 6:30 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 529, a bill to expand, modernize, and strengthen 529 college savings plans, which are used by millions of middle class Americans.
WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has made more than $160 million available through six competitive programs of the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI)
WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to new recommendations issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. The proposal included a recommendation that Americans eat less meat due to environmental concerns.
WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today delivered President George Washington’s 1796 Farewell Address on the floor of the U.S. Senate to honor the nation’s first president. Hoeven was selected to read the Address in the annual bipartisan Senate tradition, dating back more than 150 years.
WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after President Obama’s veto of his Keystone XL approval legislation. The bipartisan measure passed the Senate by 62 to 35 and the House by 270 to 152:
U.S. Congressman Kenny Marchant (TX-24) took to the House floor today to build support for H.R. 529. The bill, which Marchant has cosponsored, would strengthen and protect tax-free 529 college savings accounts.
WASHINGTON, DC – United States Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ) today announced $2,590,899 in federal funding to Ocean Community Economic Action Now (O.C.E.A.N. Inc.) to strengthen Head Start programs for disabled children.
WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, announced a bipartisan Senate Resolution condemning Anti-Semitism in Europe. The Resolution which was authored by Menendez and co-sponsored by 52 other Senators
WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered the following speech on the Senate Floor, as prepared for delivery, about the latest developments in Ukraine and the need to implement the Ukraine Freedom Support Act.
Today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Million Hearts initiative recognized 30 public and private health care practices and systems across the country as Hypertension Control Champions for their success in helping patients control high blood pressure.
Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) caused almost half a million infections among patients in the United States in a single year, according to a study released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Children younger than 5 years of age accounted for 70 percent of pneumonia hospitalizations among children, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in a study published today. Pneumonia remains a leading cause of hospitalization among children in the United States.
The Subcommittee on Aviation, chaired by U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), will hold a roundtable policy discussion on Wednesday to examine the issues related to modernizing and improving the efficiency of the United States air traffic control (ATC) system.
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) released the following statement today after the President vetoed a bill that would approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline project:
The President sent Congress a budget that would increase spending by nearly $75 billion over the FY2016 spending cap. As a result, most federal agencies are slated to receive generous increases in spending over current levels, including a nearly 20 percent increase for the Maritime Administration and a 7 percent increase
PORTLAND – Maine’s Acting Education Commissioner Tom Desjardin will visit the Baxter Academy for Technology & Science on Friday to see how the innovative new public school is engaging its students through hands-on group learning.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Energy and Power and the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy today held a joint hearing with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to review her agency’s FY 2016 budget request and priorities.
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is seeking school divisions, nonprofits, local government agencies, faith-based organizations, colleges, universities and for-profit corporations to apply for 21st Century Community Learning Center grants.
Top angler awards were presented last week to four Connecticut youth during DEEP’s 7th annual Trophy Fish Awards Ceremony. Each young angler participated in the “Fishing Challenge,” part of Connecticut’s Youth Fishing Passport program.
Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced today that Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island have initiated a coordinated process that will lead to a three-state Request for Proposals (RFP) for clean energy resources.
As part of its continuing effort to gather public comment and input in planning for a new state park at Seaside in Waterford, the state’s planning team has posted an online public survey seeking public input on the project, and has scheduled another in a series of public open houses
HOUSTON - A federal judge has ordered GE Oil & Gas, Inc., a subsidiary of General Electric Corporation, to pay $5,300 as a sanction for contempt of court in an age and race discrimination case brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.
ATLANTA - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Atlanta District Office and the Consulate General of Mexico in Atlanta renewed its Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today. The Director of the EEOC Atlanta District Office, Bernice Williams-Kimbrough, and Consul General Ricardo Camara Sanchez, signed the agreement.
WASHINGTON-- Samantha Elauf filed the original charge of religious discrimination with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that led to today's argument in the Supreme Court. She has the following statement for the press:
WASHINGTON – The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration today proposed a framework of regulations (PDF) that would allow routine use of certain small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in today’s aviation system, while maintaining flexibility to accommodate future technological innovations.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today announced the designation of five individuals and 14 entities as Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers (SDNTs) pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) for their role in the international steroid trafficking
Oxfordshire County Council's Fire and Rescue Service will respond to every 999 call it receives during the latest Fire Bridges Union-called strike period, the county's Assistant Chief Fire Officer has said.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year 2015 Cooperative Agreements for the Expansion and Sustainability of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances.
An Australian nurse will undergo a highly precautionary 21-day observation period in the United Kingdom following a low-risk clinical incident at the Australian-managed Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) in Sierra Leone.
The terror attacks in Copenhagen and Paris, the savage execution of Egyptian Christians in Libya, the Sydney siege and the downing of MH 17 highlight the widespread impact caused by violence in a globalised world. The brutality of Daesh or ISIL and other extremist groups such as Boko Haram is deeply shocking.
A £107 million boost for Leicestershire’s economy is planned by the county council.
Leicestershire County Council has produced an enabling growth plan, to show how it will support the growth of businesses and create jobs, through targeted support.
Following on from huge successes in previous years with Sir Tom Jones, Jessie J, Olly Murs and others, Access All Eirias 2015 will be a one day event, following a special concert by Sir Elton John at Eirias Stadium in his first ever North Wales performance the day before.
County Councillor Darren Clifford, who is the county council's Armed Forces and Veterans' Champion, has been shortlisted for an LGIU Cllr Achievement Award in the Partnership Achievement of the Year category.
BRIDGEPORT, Pa. – After nearly six years of litigation, a federal district court in Philadelphia recently entered a $39.8 million judgment, protecting the rights of workers who participated in more than 400 death benefit plans mismanaged by John J. Koresko V
North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park & Open Space Preserve opens to the public Saturday, Feb. 14. The 820-acre park southeast of Santa Rosa features a 4-mile Bay Area Ridge Trail connection to Jack London State Historic Park. The trail climbs to nearly 2,000 feet on the north face of the mountain, leading hikers across creeks and forests and offerin
The Montgomery County Department of Economic Development (MCDED) has announced the recipients of the 2015 Life Sciences Impact Grant Awards. The program, introduced in December 2014, was created to provide financial assistance to life sciences employers to retain jobs and stimulate the organic growth of the life sciences industry
Montgomery County’s Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) will join federal, state and local agencies and consumer advocacy organizations to celebrate the 2015 National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) March 1 – 7. Every year, NCPW encourages people and businesses to learn more about avoiding scams and understanding consumer rights.
Beginning Monday, March 2, local book lovers are invited to vote online at for their favorite children’s, teen and adult books during Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) second annual “March Book Battle.”