Plymouth University and the National Marine Aquarium have recently launched a new competition that challenges young people to think about the problem of marine litter. Anyone aged from 7 to 18 can take part by recording examples of marine litter, sharing their views and thinking about potential solutions.
A significant cash prize will be given to the winner and they will also be invited to attend the European premiere of their film in Germany. Schools need to register by 8th November to guarantee their place in the competition but the deadline for entries is not until 14th February 2014.
Teachers can find out more about the competition on Marliscos site. Good luck!
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A new clinic at Rush University Medical Center is one of few in the county to offer specialized care and alternative options for both adults and children to address various types of disorders affecting the lower intestinal tract, including complex colorectal conditions.
“We work as a dedicated team to provide timely, comprehensive and compassionate care for adults and children with all types of disorders of the lower intestinal tract, including complex colorectal problems and treatment options pertaining to permanent colostomies,” said Dr. Bruce A. Orkin, professor of surgery and chief of the Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Rush. “We believe in personalized care and rapid communication with our patients and our referring providers,” he added.
The new Colon and Rectal Surgery Clinic at Rush, which opened Jan. 9, incl
Are you wowed and awed by the mysteries of the Universe, the courage of astronauts, innovative space technologies, and stunning images from other worlds? Want to learn how you can become a space explorer?
Well, get ready to find Your Place in Space with The Planetary Society – the largest and most influential space interest organization on Earth – as the Society returns once more as a major Festival sponsor and presenter this April in Washington, D.C.!
Just as it did in the first two Expos, the Society will ignite enthusiasm for space science. Founded in 1980 by Carl Sagan, Bruce Murray, and Louis Friedman, the member-supported organization inspires and involves millions worldwide through advocacy, projects, and education.
Headlining the Societys lineup of luminaries for Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27 is Bill Nye the Science Guy® the CEO of The Planetary Society. Also p
Some changes have been proposed to the International Symbol of Accessibility (whats commonly called the handicap symbol). After watching the story in Wednesdays show, wed love to get your thoughts on it: Should the symbol be changed?
Administrators of two state universities that would be realigned in a merger proposed by Gov. Chris Christie have opposing views about the plan.
Rowan University Board of Trustees Chairman James Gruccio says the south Jersey college embraces the proposed merger as “the right thing for public higher education in New Jersey.”
Rutgers-Camden Chancellor Wendell Pritchett says the schools can increase research collaborations at a fraction of the cost of a forced merger.
Students, professors and administrators are telling New Jersey lawmakers what they think of the plan at a legislative hearing at Rowan in Glassboro.
Rowan would take over the Camden campus of Rutgers University, including its law school, under the plan. Rutgers would absorb parts of the scandal-tainted UMDNJ, gaining a medical school.
The proposal likely needs legislative approval.
Gustavus Adolphus College President Jack Ohle is pleased to announce that Dr. James Patrick Miller will join the faculty in September 2014 as the inaugural holder of the Douglas Nimmo Endowed Professor of the Gustavus Wind Orchestra. This new professorship was established by Raymond ’51 and Lorraine Lundquist in honor of Dr. Douglas Nimmo, the Gustavus Wind Orchestra’s longtime conductor.
Miller currently serves as Assistant Professor and Director of Wind Studies at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, where he conducts the wind ensemble, symphony band, and teaches graduate and undergraduate conducting. His work at UMass Amherst has quickly gained Miller national attention as a conductor and music educator. Und
An English teacher’s journey into Spanish class
“Your Spanish name will be Elena. You will play the piranha in this story and work with group two,” explained Señorita de Vizcarrondo. Elena took her place, preparing to become the piranha that almost eats Paco on his class trip down the Amazon River. But she was nervous about memorizing the lines. Elena wasn’t one of the 10th graders in intermediate Spanish. “Elena” was me, and I was then a 37-year-old teacher in the same high school, teaching English to the same kids among whom I sat that September day.
When my school launched its Global Scholars Program seven years ago, I decided to begin auditing a Spanish class. I hoped to b