The Nature Conservancy wins recognition award in Indianapolis

By Abigail RichardsThe Nature Conservancy, which has more than 1 million members around the world and works to protect nature, recently received the Indianapolis Sustainability Award for its efforts in 2010 to increase sustainable practices in the Indianapolis area.The recognition award was announced by the city's mayor, Greg Ballard, and it honored five local organizations for their work. The awards were broken into five different categories - air, land, water, energy a...
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Raytheon Company wins its fifth Herschel Award

By Tucker HarringtonRaytheon Vision Systems (RVS), which is owned by Raytheon Company and made $25 billion in sales during 2010, was recently announced as the winner of the 2011 Herschel Award for technology development.The Hershel Award focus on the development of state-of-the-art hybrid visible focal plan arrays (FPA) solutions that are based on Silicon P-i-N detectors. This is the fifth time that Raytheon has received the award since 1987 for its contributions to technolog...
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Researcher to receive chemistry award

By Jonathan BennettDr. Arthur J. Nozik, who is a senior research fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), recently was named the recipient of the Gustavus John Esselen Award for Chemistry in the Public Interest.The recognition award, which is presented by the American Chemical Society's Northeastern Section at Harvard University, will be given to Nozik on April 14 at Harvard University. Nozik is receiving this award beca...
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Oklahoma science teacher receives national award

By Tucker HarringtonSusie Stevens Edens, who teaches science at Latta High School in Ada, Oklahoma, recently received the Shell Science Teaching Award from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), which is the largest organization in the world that promotes science innovations.Edens received the recognition award during a banquet at the NSTA National Conference on Science Education. Organization members noted that Edens had a strong dedication to teaching the subject...
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Despite frequent clashes, Chavez receiving media award

By Abigail Richards Although Hugo Chavez is known as a frequent sparer of the media, the Venezuelan leader is receiving a recognition award for providing his people access to airwaves and newspapers when they may not otherwise have a voice in the media. National Public Radio (NPR) reports that Chavez helped the Telesur network grow through state funding to a number of broadcast stations throughout Latin America. Chavez will receive the Rodolfo Walsh Prize from the University ...
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The Shorty Awards recognize those with quick content

  By Tucker Harrington Because many people have a limited attention span, keeping content to a minimum can help draw in an audience. However, in order to become a master at this, entertainers must rely on getting to the punch quickly. The Shorty Awards recognize those that are able to deliver "short, real-time content," according to Lost Remote. Although he may have lost his spot hosting "The Tonight Show" last year, Conan O'Brien was a big winne...
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Lady Gaga to receive recognition award from Logo

By Abigail RichardsLady Gaga, who has been outspoken about gay rights for years, was announced as the next recipient for the Always Next, Forever Now Award during Logo's Fourth Annual "NewNowNext Awards."Logo, which is the television network geared toward the gay and lesbian audience, typically gives the Always Next, Forever Now Award to a prominent pop star. Channel executives said that after seeing Gaga for the first time, they knew that one day she'd re...
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The funniest people in entertainment come out for the Comedy Awards

By Jonathan BennettThe Comedy Awards, which have been talked about for months following Comedy Central's idea to hold an Oscar-like ceremony for funny entertainers, finally announced winners this past weekend. Although the actually ceremony will not air until April 10, there were still a lot of comedians on hand to see some of the best and brightest in the industry.Entertainment Tonight Online reported that gusts such as Jon Cryer, Jon Stewart, Chloe Moretz, Will Ferrell...
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Arcade Fire, Justin Bieber and Neil Young big winners at the JUNO Awards

By Tucker HarringtonThe Juno Awards, which are considered to be Canada's version of the MTV Music Awards, recently recognized some of the top names in the business.Arcade Fire, which has been widely praised during award show season, won a number of recognition awards during the ceremony, including Album of the Year, Group of the Year and Songwriter of the Year. These awards came after the group had a huge upset at the Grammy Awards, taking home the award for Best Album.A...
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End of the 1st Quarter…

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