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Jul 11, 2011

Russian Cruise Ship Bulgaria Sinks in Volga River: 50 Dead, 80 missing, Jul 11, 2011

A crowd waits for the Arabella motor ship, which transported the survivors from the Bulgaria tourist boat (REUTERS/ Stringer Russia)A crowd waits for the Arabella motor ship, which transported the survivors from the Bulgaria tourist boat (REUTERS/ Stringer Russia)

The Russian cruise ship, Bulgaria, sank yesterday, July 10th, leaving dozens dead and more missing 12 miles (20 k) outside the town of Bulgar.

The double-decker ship, carrying an estimated 208 passengers, was traveling from the town of Bulgar to the regional capital Kazan when it capsized, leaving a confirmed 50 dead, including 5 children, and more than 80 missing, according to Russia's Emergency Ministry website. The ship sank about two miles (3k) off shore on the Volga River at 1:58 pm local time.

Survivors reported the vessel was leaning as it made a turn and a wave washed over the deck. The ship, built in Czechoslovakia in 1955, had not been updated in years and sank fast, within five minutes. The boat was also overloaded, carrying around 80 more people than 120 passengers it was licensed to carry. Officials reported that the left engine was also malfunctioning even though the ship had passed a technical inspection last month."


SPORTS, Athletics News, Jul 11, 2011

Montgomery gets ready for AHSAA All-Star Sports Week
... of athletic practices and games, coaching clinics and awards ceremonies during the Alabama High School Athletic Association's All-Star Sports Week. Some of the best high school athletes in the state will compete in football, basketball, soccer, ...
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Time of the Tigers?
The instability was manifested in the most visible sport, football, and was about to get more thorny against new conference foes such as Texas, which MU hadn't beaten since 1916, and Texas A&M, which had thrashed Mizzou 73-0 in their last meeting. ...
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High school coaches get final say on players' appearance
The Tennessean
Soccer coaches, for example, are generally less concerned with individualism than some of their peers in other sports. “I would say soccer, in general, represents a newer thought and footballrepresents more of an old-school approach,” Beech boys ...
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Prep Pulse: St. Francis soccer mourns loss of key member
Gainesville Sun
Santa Fe High School is looking for two experienced football coaches for the upcoming season. Interested candidates should contact athletic director Michele Faulk at 386-462-4167 or coach Tommy Keeler at ...
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Hmong soccer tournament continues
Twin Cities Planet
There are also many spin off events that are held during the weekend as many artists, musicians and other performers are in town. Action is fast and furious in this men'ssoccer match. The girls showoff their athletic skills in an exciting game of ...
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Twin Cities Planet
TTU WOMAN OF THE YEAR: Mayo a shining example
Cookeville Herald Citizen
But her selection as Tech Athletics' 2011 Woman of the Year is certainly no laughing matter. Through her hard work, diligence and dedication, Mayo proved herself time and time again as the pinnacle of what it means to be a student-athlete, ...
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Broomfield's A Precious Child wants all kids to get in the game
Broomfield Enterprise
ado youth athletic leagues in attendance will include the Broomfield Soccer Club, Thunder Baseball League, Blitz Football, JAM Basketball and Legacy High School. For more information, call A Precious Child at 303-466-4272 or visit ...
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Move just fine with Highlanders
Victoria Times Colonist
By Cleve Dheensaw, Times Colonist July 10, 2011 Highlanders' Jared Stephens, right, goes for the ball against Sea Wolves' Raymond Lind during a USL Premier Development League game at RoyalAthletic Park Saturday. Victoria Highlanders head coach Ian ...
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Science takes a run at ACL tears in teens
Journal and Courier
Painter admits the explosive movements required in a sport such as soccer leave injury occurrence to chance. However, in four years with Twin Lakes, none of Painter's players has suffered a torn ACL. "I do think if you practice it, you can change the ...
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Athletic role models? Girls look first to acquaintances and family
Richmond Times Dispatch
... they show that you can play sports and still be a girl. You don't have to be a tomboy." Basketball legend Michael Jordan was fourth with 42 votes. Mia Hamm, arguably the most heralded player in women's soccer history, was fifth with 36 votes. ...
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Seniors push themselves to sports success
Detroit Free Press
Norwood and Bauer, a retired physical education teacher, didn't play organized sports in high school because it was before the 1972 passage of Title IX, which resulted in more high school athletics for girls. Bauer said she started playing soccer at ...
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Legacy of a football program that is no more
Charleston Gazette
Salem's head coach that night was Ed Pastilong, a former WVU quarterback who most of you know for his long career as the Mountaineers' director of athletics. There are other interesting pieces to the Salem football legacy. The sport was dropped in 1989 ...
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Searching for places to play a growing problem
Clarksville Leaf Chronicle
"Everybody is begging, borrowing and stealing whatever space they can find for youth sports, from churches to schools. (Amateur Athletic Union) basketball teams are scrapping for a gym to practice basketball in. Soccer and football are scrapping for ...
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Blogger So Dear State of the Union
Blogger So Dear (blog)
I will also lay out a schedule of events for the rest of the summer as we get into football season, and what the reader can expect from us over the next year. Click through to get a perspective on Wake Forest athletics going forward, as well as the ...
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Wild Week in Sports Recap
PN Today
Here is a little recap of this past week to this point broken up into sections by sport. NFL: The largest story in the game of football has been the passing of one of the greatest tight ends in the history of the league, John Mackey. ...
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KRIKORIAN: Carlson's trek comes full circle
Long Beach Press-Telegram
The Lancers have enjoyed some athletic success, and last year's boys soccer team even won a Division VII CIF title. "We actually got moved up a division after that championship," Carlson said proudly. Curiously, Carlson had for most of his stay in ...
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Pioneer Press high school athletes of the year: Eastview's Alex Beckman, Frank ...
Pioneer Press
I encourage all kids to participate in sports. Steve and I just didn't want him to leave high school with any regrets. I think he recognized that it would be an empty spot in his life, and he rededicated himself to football." The 6-foot-4, ...
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Donaldson enjoyed good run at Shrine
People like Goddard, Bill Wolf (volleyball), Wright Wilson (cross country and track), Rick Steinmetz (softball), Barb Myler (tennis) and Mark Soma (soccer) coached their sports for a long time. “Those kind of people with experience have been great,” ...
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Burnett a sports fan
So we asked Burnett if he actually is a big sports fan, or was he always too busy as a kid climbing the biggest rock in the neighbourhood to ever bother watching two teams play soccer or something. “That's a great question - I played tons of soccer and ...
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COMMUNITY SPORTS: July 10 notices
North County Times
City Of Oceanside Parks and Recreation ---- What: Ball and Boogie Camp to teach how to play basketball, volleyball, waffle ball, dodge ball soccer and football in the morning and then our to the beach for boogie boarding and swimming in the afternoon. ...
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US women's team deserves your attention
South Coast Today
Women's pro soccer failed in the mid-2000s, and women's pro golf and pro tennis are dominated by non-Americans and in a low cycle of popularity here. But we usually get behind our women's sportsteams in a big way during the Olympic competitions, ...
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Emerging talent: Wilkins Dismuke, class of 2013
Denver Post
By Ryan Casey Sports is all about anticipation and expectation. for fans of high school athletics in ado, you have much to look forward to. Almost all area sports fans, from those who follow high school sports to Broncomaniacs, are aware of Missy ...
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Local Sports Calendar
Solano Sports Performance Training -- Sports specific training is available for all ages. Call 628-5935 or 372-3381, or log on to for information. Functional Athletic Speed Training -- Elite Athletics offers the FAST class for all ...
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Union waiting on D-II decision
Jackson Sun
The scholarship limits in Division II are less than the NAIA in some sports. Ten scholarships in men's and women's basketball are one fewer than the NAIA's 11-scholarship limit. Baseball, softball,soccer and golf all have lower limits in D-II than the ...
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Manners Of Speaking
The former USC basketball star will be there to see her old nemesis, Stanford, pick up the trophy as the top women's Division I college athletics program in the country. Florida won the men's award. "It's a little painful for me, I have to admit," ...
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Brands get royal treatment as Prince William leads polo team to victory
This event covered so much new ground in the history of marketing and sports sponsorships it will probably change sports marketing forever. Since the era of the ancient chariot races at the Augustan Olympics of the Roman Empire, international athletic ...
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Softball: Facilities Need Upgrading
Fort Smith Times Record
However, UAFS has built an intramural field that could be used for soccer on campus. "We have had talks with UAFS officials, and hopefully we can work something like that out," Hudson said. UAFSAthletics Director Dustin Smith was contacted for comment ...
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Reuters sports schedule at 1415 GMT on Sunday, July 10
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
(ATHLETICS-DIAMOND/BIRMINGHAM, expect by 1930, by Justin Palmer, 400 words) AUSTIN, Texas - Spain leads the United States 2-1 heading into the reverse singles in their Davis Cup quarter-finals. (TENNIS-DAVIS/, expect by 2200, pix, 300 words) NEW YORK ...
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Talawanda Middle School football camp begins Monday
Hamilton Journal News (subscription)
For more information, contact Chris Settle, director of athletics and recreational sports, at (513) 785-3112 or Fairfield High School will host a youth football camp from 6:30 to 8:30 pm July 11-13 at the youth fields. ...
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Neighbors Cry Foul Over Union Catholic Baseball Field
“They never gave me a hard time about using their fields,” Terens said, noting that he and his three children, now aged 21, 17 and 13, would hop the fence to play baseball, soccer and football. “They even trusted me as much to give me the key to the ...
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Tourneys targeted in super's poll
Weatherford Democrat
The UIL governs the rules and requirements for state competition for academics, music and drama, as well as athletics. The scope of the UIL can be a major influence, such as changing the range of classifications and redistricting schools, ...
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Parents are real PALs in Calexico
Imperial Valley Press
“We just can't seem to get a good park set up, even an artificial (soccer) field.” Yet the City Council and CPAL are working together to get more facilities ready for the community, said Calexico City Councilwoman and avid sports mom Maritza Hurtado....
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Imperial Valley Press
United States Advances in Women's World Cup Classic
Wall Street Journal
DRESDEN, Germany—It was the sort of game Brazil and the US have come to expect: a classic battle between the most technically talented women and the most athletic. This time, the athletes won, as the United States notched a 2-2 win on penalty kicks to ...
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'Big 3' sports companies compete to outfit area high school teams
Chattanooga Times Free Press
Just before landing Baylor's business, Under Armour also convinced state football powerhouse Alcoa to leave Nike and sign a three-year deal. Baylor's athletic program has been ranked among the nation's top 25 by Sports Illustrated; the Red Raiders had ...
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Decision-making behind proposed cuts to Ann Arbor schools sports programs ...
As we try to explain the recent cuts to Ann Arbor Public Schoosl sports programs to our daughters, we find ourselves with many more questions than answers. First and foremost is figuring out the role of athletics within the mission of the school ...
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ALL-WHATCOM COUNTY: Green and Gold Greatness continue at Sehome
Bellingham Herald
Winning multiple championships is nothing new for Sehome, which this year topped Class 2A in boys' and girls' cross country, girls' soccer, boys' swimming and girls' track and field. In the past six years, the Mariners have won the big trophy 25 times ...
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Bellingham Herald
2011 Final Elite 11 Roster Named - ESPN RISE | HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS ...
NATIONAL BOYS SOCCER NEWSFC Dallas edges Baltimore Bays at the U17/18 .... from ESPN RISE's Nike Football Training Camps and Elite 11 QB Regional Camps to ...
Romuald Iosifovich Klim dies, world athletics bears another ...
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SPACE, Astronomy News, Jul 11, 2011

To scrap the James Webb Space Telescope would be short-sighted
The Guardian (blog)
Hubble's observations have proven crucial in many of the most significant scientific breakthroughs in recent history, with important contributions stretching across all areas of astronomy. Its early observations in the 1990s of galaxies in the distant ...
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Dutch offers first-hand account, photos of historic space shuttle launch
UWGB (blog)
It was the last of the space shuttle missions, marking the end of an era for US spaceflight. Dutch, a professor of Natural and Applied Sciences whose courses includeastronomy, geology and exploration of the universe, staked out his spot the night ...
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Astronomy in view from the National Mall (slideshow)
Representatives from some of the nation's foremost astronomical institutions were on hand, including the Space Telescope Science Institute, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, National OpticalAstronomy Observatory, National Capital Astronomers and ...
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The X PRIZE Foundation Appoints Alexandra Hall to Senior Director of the $30 ...
Marketwire (press release)
Hall has a degree in Astrophysics from the University of Leicester in United Kingdom and is regarded as a leader in bringing space and astronomy to the public, having authored several books for children and adults about space and hosted BBC ...
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CAS prof: Voyager indicates radiation could penetrate our solar system
BU Today
New research by Merav Opher, a College of Arts & Sciences assistant professor ofastronomy, and others suggests that the border of our solar system may not be the radiation-deflecting shield scientists once thought it was. Rather, data transmitted from...
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Artist, science writer to present talk for NASA Langley
The Virginian-Pilot
Carroll's art is aboard the Phoenix Lander on the surface of Mars and was placed on the MIR spacestation. His work has also appeared in many magazines, including National Geographic, Smithsonian and Astronomy. The talk is sponsored by NASA Langley ...
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Shuttle into space history
Scranton Times-Tribune
It placed in orbit several of the most important and productive scientific instruments in history, especially the Hubble and Spitzer telescopes, which have revolutionized astronomy. Shuttle crews twice prolonged the Hubble's life and serviced several ...
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Weekly agenda
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Take a look at the stars: Columbus State's Coca-Cola Space Science Center continues its summer-long Monday Astronomy Night series at Callaway Gardens near Pine Mountain. The sessions of stargazing and planet viewing are free and begin at 9 pm at the ...
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Monsters, marsupials and religion
Chris Willott of the Canadian Astronomy Data Centre commented, “It is safe to say that the existence of this quasar will be giving some theorists sleepless nights.” Alternative explanations for light-travel-time eliminate the idea that astronomers are ...
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Einstein? Ether? What is it all comng to?
Hattiesburg American
... and space to which we could always refer. That, too, is gone. Next: Time slows? Distances contract? Masses increase? What does that mean? See you then! Christopher Sirola is an associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at USM. ...
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Muse's Matt Bellamy Wants Richard Branson's Help To Record A Song In Space
RTT News
Bellamy went on to reveal that he is developing an interest in astronomy after being given a telescope by fans in Moscow. "The crowd in Moscow were probably the most intense we've ever had," he said. "They were going mental and they bought me a big ...
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Fresh Android for July 11: NASA App, Firefox Beta, Inotia3: Children of Carnia
Android Apps Appolicious
Browse thousands of images from, NASA IOTD (Image of the Day), and NASA APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day). View live video feeds from NASA TV, check the calendar for opportunities to see the International Space Station over head, ...
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Jamie Reid Opens New London Exhibition
I'd never met Jamie before and as we started to get things together it quickly struck me how this was a man of conviction and wisdom, possessing a wide breadth of knowledge that encompassed social politics, esoteric sprirituality, astronomy, ...
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Hoyer to Appropriators: Reconsider Cuts to James Webb Space Telescope
Space Ref (press release)
The JWST is of critical importance to the mission of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center in my district and is an investment of national and global significance in the future of space astronomy and ...
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Science to art, and vice versa
Times of Oman
She was learning basket-weaving at the time, too, and would arrive at her eveningastronomy classes with all her art materials and tools in tow. “I'd be looking at these incredible images of the deepness of space and time projected against a flat wall. ...
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Salute to the Space Shuttle : Space and Astronomy news daily ...
By Jonathan Nally
FROM THE FIRST FLIGHT IN 1981 aboard shuttle Columbia, the world has marvelled and been inspired by NASA's space shuttle program. For more than three decades NASA and its partners such as Lockheed Martin—and tens of thousands of ...
Space and Astronomy news daily...

SCIENCE News, Discoveries, Inventions, Technology , Jul 11, 2011 (2)

USU goats may be key to one of the strongest known substances
The university was able to recruit Lewis through the USTAR program: the UtahScience Technology and Research Initiative. USTAR is a long-term, state-funded program that invests in science research with innovation and commercial potential. ...
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12 King's scholarships for masters and PhD studies up for grabs
Malaysia Star
KUALA LUMPUR: Twelve Yang di-Pertuan Agong scholarships are being offered to students who wish to pursue postgraduate studies. The scholarships, for subjects in science and technology, economics and law, are for studies in local or overseas ...
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EAC to set up centres of excellence
East African
In Kenya, University of Nairobi's College of Health Science, Kenya Institute of Education, Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, Bomas of Kenya and Rift Valley Institute of Technology were shortlisted. In Tanzania, Dar es Salaam Marine ...
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College graduates on parade
He plans to pursue a teaching and research position in microbiology. Justine Rose Bello of Lighthouse Hill received a master of science degree in childhood education from the College of Staten Island. The daughter of Judith and Thomas Bello earned a ...
See all stories on this topic »NIE BAGS RESEARCH GRANT FOR NANO PROJECT
Star of Mysore
Mysore, July 10- Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa awarded a research grant of Rs. 60 lakh to the National Institute of Engineering (NIE), Mysore, during the award presentation ceremony of Vision Group on Science and Technology (VGST) on July 6 at ...
See all stories on this topic »Partially deaf, partially blind student studies law
Topeka Capital Journal
After graduating from Lexington High School in 1999, he went to Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in history and political science. “About six weeks before I was set to graduate in May of 2003, ...
See all stories on this topic »Press Release Scientists unlock further prostate cancer secrets
Cancer Research UK (press release)
“Genome wide association studies are a powerful tool to find common factors that increase the risk of developing cancer and this is an area that Cancer Research UK has been committed to for a number of years. This work has been made possible thanks to ...
See all stories on this topic »John Logsdon
The Mark
From 1983-2001, he was also Director of the School's Center for International Science andTechnology Policy. He is also a faculty member of the International Space University. In 2008-2009, Dr. Logsdon held the Charles A. Lindbergh Chair in Aerospace ...
See all stories on this topic »A child's virtual world!
Times of India
Philip Verghese, a computing science student, says, "Technology has helped me overcome many problems. I was sceptical about joining an engineering course as it involves many theories and diagram studies. The understanding is much better when we learn ...
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Engineering Admissions - Choosing The Right Engineering Discipline
CrazyEngineers VoiCE
My advise to the candidate who wrote about query is to take up computer scienceengineering or a related engineering discipline (IT, Computer Technology etc.). I'd like to invite reader's views on this article through the comments.
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Area students are making the grade
The Mercury
A 2000 graduate of Brandywine Heights High School, Topton, and a 2004 graduate of Dickinson College, Carlisle, with a bachelor of science degree in biology, she is currently a post-doctorate fellow at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. ...
See all stories on this topic »3 more Cebuana trailblazers
Science seems to be male-dominated. I would like young Sugbuanas to know that there are women who take science seriously. Dr. Araceli Almase led the National Science and TechnologyAuthority Region 7. When this became the Department of Science and ...
See all stories on this topic »From doctor, IT whiz to educator
The Korea Herald
Then he taught entrepreneurship as a distinguished professor at Korea Advanced Institute of Scienceand Technology. In June, he became chief of the two-year-old convergence studies school of his alma mater SNU. The institute located in Suwon, ...
See all stories on this topic »Doomed Psychological Impact on Naga Society
But sadly our mind coop quickly with the imitations of western lifestyle, Korean fashions, Japanese fights, Chinese technologies etc. which has led us to the verge of identity crisis and psychological differences. These problems arise because I believe ...
See all stories on this topic »College News & Notes
Fond du Lac Reporter
She received a Master of Science degree in community counseling. Seth Wisner of Fond du Lacgraduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn., on May 29. Wisner graduated cum laude and earned a degree in communication studies. ...
See all stories on this topic »Uva Wellassa University pioneers producing employable graduates
Asian Tribune
The special bachelor degree courses are on: Animal Science, Science in Export Agriculture, Entrepreneurial Agriculture, Business Management in Entrepreneurship and Management, ComputerScience and Technology, Food Engineering and Bioprocess Technology ...
See all stories on this topic »Middlesex Sheriff, UMass Lowell Forge Research Partnership
Media Newswire (press release)
With the agreement now in place, the partnership will be able to seek grants to fund research by Byrne and the doctoral students. UMass Lowell, with a national reputation in science, engineering and technology, is committed to educating students for ...
See all stories on this topic »Honing business skills at Stanford
UQ News
... the world's leading research universities in computer science, mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciences. More than 50 Stanford faculty, staff and alumni have won the Nobel Prize and alumni have founded many prominent technology companies.
See all stories on this topic »The Shelter Offered by Silence
Manila Bulletin
It's not rocket science, really: if we can't handle the burdens, the mind shuts down, the body gets sick, and emotionally, we burn out. It's why people go on leaves and out-of-town trips. But again, today's technology makes escape and the rest that go ...
See all stories on this topic »Deflecting illegal job questions
Chicago Tribune
EAC A. Collect your bet. I'm unaware of any current studies, but over decades, research has shown that height discrimination lives. Generally, the height studies suggest that tall works really well for corporate executives, managers and consultants. ...
See all stories on this topic »Our Neighbors: Higher education
Bryan College Station Eagle
Peter Castiglioni (BA, psychology), Andrea Honthumb Duffy (BA, psychology), Sara Hill (BA, English), Samantha Matush (MS, library science), Ashley Moore (BS, interdisciplinary studies), Katelyn Rohloff (BA, psychology) and Jessica Schuett (MS, ...
See all stories on this topic »This year's batch of Chevening scholarship recipients got a special treat all ...
The Korea Herald
Scholarships are awarded in a diverse range of fields including politics and international relations, economics, law, journalism, science and technology, business, social studies and the environment. Browne is making his first official visit to Korea ...
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Producing biofuel from algae
The Borneo Post
Fermentation studies were undertaken at Swinburne University to develop an understanding of the kinetics of cell growth and lipid biosynthesis. “This knowledge,” he explained, “is essential for the accurate and detailed evaluation of the various ...
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Social-network project shows promise and peril of doing social scienceonline
Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)
And the committees set up to protect research subjects—institutional review boards, or IRB's—lack experience with Web-based research, Mr. Zimmer says. Most tend to focus on evaluating biomedical studies or traditional, survey-based social science. ...
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School projects will promote fitness
Buffalo News
But recent studies by the state teachers' union and the state comptroller's office found compliance was rare. School district officials cited academic requirements and mandatory testing among the reasons. Space also was an issue at the charter school, ...
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Opinion: High School Proficiency Assessment fails to adequately measure NJ ...
The HSPA is supposedly aligned with New Jersey's Core Curriculum Content Standards, which include language arts, mathematics, science, visual and performing arts, health and physical education, technology, world languages, social studies, ...
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