Poindexter to Present Junior Soprano Recital at FSU

Poindexter will perform five serenades, the first of these being “Serenata” by Enrique Granados. In this piece, the singer lulls the subject to sleep, saying they will find peaceful slumber when the stars leave their eyes. The second serenade she will perform is Heitor Villa Lobos’ “Serenada” in which the music is so natural it seems to flow like a waterfall. Poindexter will also perform “Ständchen” by Johannes Brahms, which is a fun piece about three young boys serenading a young blonde girl with various instruments; this piece will be followed by Pyotr Il’ich Tchaikovsky’s “Serenada.” The final serenade of the evening is Gabriel Pierne’s “Serenade in A Major,” which was originally composed for violin and piano, but was transposed for voice and piano to describe love and the feelings a person has when he or she becomes someone else’s love. Poindexter will also perform pieces by Reynaldo Hahn, W.A. Mozart, Hugo Wolf, Alfredo Catalani, Libby Larsen, and Amy Beach.

Islamic scholars head to Beijing for “Cambridge in China” conference

“Cambridge in China” takes place against a diplomatic backdrop in which that country’s interest and involvement in the Middle East is growing. With China becoming a major player on the world stage, some Middle Eastern and Islamic countries are beginning to see its leadership on issues such as trade, energy and international security as a viable alternative to that of the United States.

First MAS A380 moves to flight line in preparation for delivery

The national airline of Malaysia will become the eighth operator of the A380 and will commence commercial service between Kuala Lumpur and London effective 1 July this year. Altogether, the carrier has ordered six A380s and has specified a premium three-class layout for the aircraft, seating a total of 494 passengers. The MAS A380 fleet will be powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines.

Full Array of Articles from the Influential Santa Clara Law High-Tech Law Journal Now Available Online, to Anyone

Santa Clara University School of Law’s Computer & High Technology Law Journal is among the top three most-cited sources in its field by scholars, and among the top six most frequently cited by state and federal courts. It is regularly ranked in the top 15 among intellectual property law journals by Washington and Lee University School of Law.

Scientists discover new type of cell with a key role in treatment-resistant asthma

For most people with asthma, a couple of puffs from an inhaler filled with steroids makes breathing easy. But if their lungs become resistant to the calming effect of that medicine, they live in fear of severe asthma attacks that could send them to the hospital – or worse.

U-M earns national recognition for preventing youth fire setting, a growing concern in U.S.

Fires started by children accounted for an average of 56,300 fires linked to 110 civilian deaths, 880 civilian injuries and $286 million in direct property damage per year between 2005 and 2009, according to the National Fire Protection Association

Mother’s Day to be shared via Facebook Sunday at Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital

Expect to see regular posts on the Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital (, the University of Michigan Health System ( Facebook pages and U-M Health System Twitter (!/UMHealthSystem) beginning Sunday about 9 a.m. and continuing to 4 p.m.

Spring renewal: University of Michigan helps give medical equipment a second life

During a routine check-up, he took his old CPAP machines back to the hospital with the hope that another patient might be able to use the equipment.

About one baby born each hour addicted to opiate drugs in U.S., U-M study shows

In the research published April 30 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, U-M physicians found that diagnosis of neonatal abstinence syndrome, a drug withdrawal syndrome among newborns, almost tripled between 2000 and 2009.

"Gut"-throat competition: U-M research on digestive tract bacteria yields surprising findings

Now, new research from the University of Michigan Health System gives scientists a better understanding of what is going on in the diarrhea-wracked guts of its victims, and what might be done to prevent or treat it.

Expectation of extraterrestrial life built more on optimism than evidence, study finds

But Princeton University researchers have found that the expectation that life — from bacteria to sentient beings — has or will develop on other planets as on Earth might be based more on optimism than scientific evidence.

Stanford launches campaign to advance new era in medicine — here and beyond

The medical center is already halfway to its goal, with $500 million in pledges and expectancies from individuals and corporate donors.

University to Name New Business School Building to Honor Donors

The university announced today the new building will be named for John Pulichino ’67 and Joy Tong. To give back to his alma mater amid their highly successful business careers, Pulichino and Tong recently created the Pulichino/Tong Family Foundation scholarship fund for students in UMass Lowell’s Manning School of Business, which will be housed in the new building.

Massachusetts Life Sciences Board Approves State Funding for Project

The 84,000-square-foot, $70 million Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center (ETIC), which is scheduled to open this fall, builds on UMass Lowell’s unique expertise in plastics engineering, nanotechnology, bioprocessing, electro-optics and advanced manufacturing. The $10 million grant will fund research facilities at the new center, providing the university and companies access to clean-room capabilities that are unparalleled in this region of the Commonwealth and a state-of-the-art lab focused on developing new medical applications and other capabilities tied to nano, bio-optics and other technology.

DePaul students earn runner-up title at national patent law moot court competition

Restauri and Schweers formed a team in November 2011, soon after the release of the competition problem. The brief writing process took them through the end of the year, and in mid-January, they finalized their briefs for the regional competition held in Chicago in March. Unlike most moot court competitions that require participants to write one brief, the patent moot requires students to write briefs for both sides of the argument. Schweers, a patent agent with a Ph.D. in biochemistry and a recipient of the Robert and Clytia Chambers Endowed Prize for Excellence in the College of Law, says, though this requirement made more work for the team at the onset of the writing process, “It also facilitated our ability to more effectively advocate for either side of the issues.”

Toshiba Wins Major Order in India for Super-critical Steam Turbines and Generators Island Package

The equipment will be installed in the Meja Thermal Power Plant in Uttar Pradesh State, India. The value of the contract is about USD315 million. The scope of the contract covers engineering, procurement, manufacturing, installation and testing of the steam turbine generator islands.

Honorary degree recipient John B. Simon to deliver DePaul law commencement address

Throughout his career, Simon has served not only his clients, but also the public, the legal profession and DePaul. He is a former chair of the university’s board of trustees, has served as an adjunct professor at the College of Law, and is currently an advisory board member of the law school’s Center for Dispute Resolution.

NEC Provides WAF and Clustering Software on Amazon Web Services(R) Cloud Platform

IT systems and mission critical systems on the Cloud must feature robust security, superior fault detection and rapid disaster recovery. The NEC technologies running on AWS enables the provision of a highly available and secure Cloud computing environment.

ESA declares end of mission for Envisat

A team of engineers has spent the last month attempting to regain control of Envisat, investigating possible reasons for the problem.

White House Highlights STEM Innovators in the Disability Community as "Champions of Change"

Of the 14, six of these leaders have received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The nature of their work ranges from making science museum exhibits more inclusive to visitors, to developing new ways for students with disabilities to develop career skills, to creating technologies to enable learning for all, to developing a summer Chemistry Camp for blind students.

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