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Alternative Fuel on the Horizon? Denison Eighth Graders Apply Lessons Learned to Demonstrate Their Solar-Powered Mini-Car (Popularity: )
Applying lessons learned in the classroom, eighth grade students from Denison (Iowa) Middle School have developed a mini-car that is powered by solar energy. And the car works, as the 11 Denison students demonstrated Friday night in Des Moines, much to their delight. The students are participating in Smithfield Foods' Learners to Leaders(TM) program and also are enrolled in Iowa State University's (ISU) Science Bound program. As part of the ...

Exhibition Brings to Life the Man Who Revolutionized the Science of Biology (Popularity: )
http://www.fieldmuseum.org
When 22-year-old Charles Darwin stepped aboard the HMS Beagle in 1831, he took with him little more than a magnifying glass, a stack of notebooks, and an open mind. For five years the young amateur naturalist collected wildlife, plants, and ancient fossils from South America, Australia, Capetown, and beyond. Patiently and in meticulous detail, Darwin observed these "endless forms most beautiful," and as he did he pondered the similarities that ...

International Report Card on Parenting Policies: U.S. Gets a 'Gentleman's C' (Popularity: )
http://www.contemporaryfamilies.org
When it comes to giving fathers and mothers equal access to time off from work to care for new babies, the United States gets a "gentleman's C," ranking in the middle of 21 wealthy countries, according to a Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) report presented to the Council on Contemporary Families in time for Labor Day. But when it comes to the amount of time parents are entitled ...

Early Education Campaign To Make History as Americans Read the Same Book on the Same Day (Popularity: )
http://www.readfortherecord.org
Jumpstart's Read for the Record campaign kicks off its second annual reading campaign with the official 2007 campaign book, The Story of Ferdinand, hitting retailers' shelves today (books are available at Toys "R" Us, American Eagle Outfitters, and Hanna Andersson and also online at http://www.readfortherecord.org). 100% of the sale of these special editions, available only in the month of September, will support Jumpstart's work with preschoolers in low-income communities thanks ...

Historic Breast Cancer Global Summit Opens in Budapest (Popularity: )
http://cms.komen.org
Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, today opened its historic Global Advocate Summit uniting more than 50 advocates from five continents with the announcement of its expansion into 10 countries. Mrs. Laura Bush and Dr. Klara Dobrev, wife of the Hungarian Prime Minister, are serving as Honorary Co-Chairs of the event. Komen for the Cure Founder Ambassador Nancy G. ...

150 Public and Private School Students From All Over Los Angeles are Part of Global Classrooms(R), an Innovative Program of the United Nations Association of the USA, in Partnership With Merrill Lynch (Popularity: )
http://www.unausa.org
Today more than 150 public and private school students will have the unique opportunity to debate and resolve current international issues together at the first of two Global Classrooms: Los Angeles Model UN Conferences to be held this year, sponsored by the United Nations Association of the USA and Merrill Lynch. Held at the Davidson Conference Center on the USC Campus in Los Angeles, the conference mobilizes students to engage ...

Naomi Tutu, Human Rights Activist, Daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Tells Bentley College Graduates that the 'Self-Made Person' is a Myth (Popularity: )
http://www.bentley.edu
Naomi Tutu, passionate advocate for peace and human rights, a child of Apartheid and daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, told Bentley College graduates during the 88th undergraduate commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 19, to beware of the myth of the self-made person, reminding them of what her own parents often reminded her, "What you achieve is not yours alone. It is actually a wonderful feeling to know that you are ...

China's Jingkou Government Sends Delegation to Hold Conferences in Houston and San Francisco with the Aim of Attracting Investment (Popularity: )
In order to increase mutual understanding and seek common development, two investment conferences will be held by China's Jingkou District People's Government at the beginning of May in Houston and San Francisco. During the conferences, attendees will be invited and an investment environment will be introduced. The future development of Jingkou will focus on the following three main fields: first, with its fine location along the Yangtze River, the Jingkou ...

DPW Secretary Highlights Gains for Children, Families in 2008-2009 Budget (Popularity: )
Secretary of Public Welfare Estelle B. Richman today said the Governor's newly enacted 2008-09 budget will meet the critical needs of Pennsylvania's most vulnerable citizens, as well as introduce strong new protections for children with autism spectrum disorder. "The country's current economic climate, along with dwindling financial support from the federal government, have made this year especially difficult," said Richman. "Despite these challenges, while we have been able to maintain ...

ED in '08 to the Candidates Campaigning in The Buckeye State: Tell Americans How Their Kids Will Compete For Future Jobs (Popularity: )
http://www.edin08.com
Officials from ED in '08 will be available in the Spin Room at the February 26th Democratic Presidential Debate at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio to discuss the role that the economy and education are playing during the 2008 election cycle. ED in '08 is a national campaign that calls on all the presidential candidates to propose plans to ensure that American students will graduate from high school with ...