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Top Literary Award Given to Emeritus Prof. José Emilio Pacheco

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 11 December 2009 12:53.

José Emilio PachecoEmeritus Professor José Emilio Pacheco (Department of Spanish and Portuguese) has been awarded the prestigious Premio Cervantes Prize for 2009. It is the highest literary honor in the Spanish-speaking world. The 70 year old Pacheco, who lives with his wife - noted writer Christina Pacheco and his two daughters in Mexico City - was a Distinguished University Professor for more than 20 years at Maryland, teaching two graduate seminars each spring. He became Emeritus in 2007.

Your Money Really Matters: If Your Home Value is Underwater…?

Written by Michael G. Shinn on Friday, 11 December 2009 12:50.

The home mortgage crisis and subsequent recession have had a devastating effect on many homeowners. According to a report by First American CoreLogic, twenty three percent of U.S. homeowners owe more on their mortgage than the home is worth. In other words, their home value is under water and they have negative equity in their home.

The AIDS Institute, Nobel Prize Winner Join on World AIDS Day to Call for More Therapeutic Vaccine Funding

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 03 December 2009 13:05.

The AIDS Institute, Nobel Prize Winner Join on World AIDS Day to Call for More Therapeutic Vaccine Funding In honor of World AIDS Day, The AIDS Institute (TAI), one of the nation's leading advocacy organizations for support of people with HIV/AIDS and their providers, joined Nobel Laureate Dr. Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, in calling for government leaders, patient advocates and the research community to expand therapeutic HIV vaccine research.


Tyler Perry Donates A Million Dollars to the NAACP

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 30 November 2009 12:50.

WASHINGTON (NNPA) - The NAACP, the country’s oldest and largest civil rights organization, has announced that acclaimed film director Tyler Perry has donated one million dollars, marking the largest gift ever given by an individual artist.


Banishing the Perfectionista in You

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 30 November 2009 12:44.

Throwing the perfect holiday party for your closest friends means planning months ahead, sending out customized invitations, finding the perfect appetizer plates with matching serving platters and table décor and so on – or does it?


Washington Mutual Facilitates Million Dollar Ponzi Scheme

Written by Berk Law on Friday, 20 November 2009 14:44.

Ponzi scheme  Washington MutualAttorneys have filed an action in the US District Court for the Northern District of California accusing yet another bank of nurturing a Ponzi scheme. The complaint was filed as a class action suit on behalf of victims of a $150 million Ponzi scheme involving thousands of defrauded investors and the promise of safe, high yield CDs.

Linguist to Assist in Salvaging Remains of Comanche Language, Devising College Course

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 16 November 2009 14:08.

Mowa-Way, Comanche Indian{Editor’s note: The phrase Numu Tekwapu in this story features a strikethrough on the last u of Numu and a strikethrough and underline on the last u in Tekwapu.} This fall, a Texas Tech University professor of anthropology will begin the difficult task of collecting the remnants of the near-extinct Comanche language, then creating a way it can be taught in a university setting.

Lack of Social Engagement Is a Risk Factor for Self-Neglect in Older Adults

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 16 November 2009 13:23.

Twenty Percent of Seniors in Chicago Reported to Social Service Agencies Because of Concern About Suspected Self-Neglect
Seniors who neglect themselves, risking their own health and safety, tend to be individuals with limited social networks and little social engagement, according to a study by Rush University Medical Center.


African-American Children Cope Well With Behavioral Risks

Written by University of Virginia on Monday, 16 November 2009 13:12.

 Melvin WilsonAn eight-year study of African-American, white and Hispanic-American children in three regions of the United States has found that African-Americans had the highest level of exposure to risk factors that could lead to behavioral problems, but do not engage in bad behavior at higher rates than the other two groups.


Nonprofits at Risk in Partnerships with Corporations

Written by Dick Jones Communications on Saturday, 07 November 2009 15:35.

While there has been massive growth in cause-related marketing programs which have helped companies, charities and consumers, leaders of nonprofit organizations need to enter agreements with companies with their eyes wide open.