Archive for June, 2009

Duke University

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Duke University is a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina, United States. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. In 1924, tobacco industrialist James Buchanan Duke established The Duke Endowment, prompting the institution to change its name in honor of his deceased father, Washington Duke.

The University is organized into two undergraduate and eight graduate schools. The undergraduate student body comes from all 50 U.S. states and 106 countries. In its 2009 edition, U.S. News & World Report ranked the university’s undergraduate program eighth among national universities, while ranking the medical, law, and business schools among the top 12 in the country. Duke University was ranked as the thirteenth best university in the world in the 2008 THES – QS World University Rankings of universities worldwide.

Duke’s research expenditures are among the largest 20 in the U.S. and its athletic program is one of the nation’s elite. Competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference, the athletic teams have won ten national championships, including three by the men’s basketball team.

Besides academics, research, and athletics, Duke is also well known for its sizable campus and Gothic architecture, especially the Duke Chapel. The forests surrounding parts of the campus belie the University’s proximity to downtown Durham. Duke’s 8,610 acres (35 km?) contain three contiguous campuses in Durham as well as a marine lab in Beaufort. Construction projects have updated both the freshmen-populated Georgian-style East Campus and the main Gothic-style West Campus, as well as the adjacent Medical Center over the past five years. (more…)

University of Pennsylvania

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as UPenn or just Penn) is a private research university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and is one of several institutions that claims to have been the first university in the US (see First university in the United States). Penn is a member of the Ivy League and is one of the Colonial Colleges.

Benjamin Franklin, Penn’s founder, advocated an educational program that focused as much on practical education for commerce and public service as on the classics and theology. Penn was one of the first academic institutions to follow a multidisciplinary model pioneered by several European universities, concentrating multiple “faculties” (e.g., theology, classics, medicine) into one institution[citation needed]. Penn is today one of the largest private universities in the nation, offering a very broad range of academic departments, an extensive research enterprise and a number of community outreach and public service programs. Penn is particularly well known for its business school, law school, education school, medicine school, health school, social sciences/humanities, and its biomedical teaching and research capabilities.

In FY2009, Penn’s academic research programs undertook more than $730 million in research, involving some 3,800 faculty, 1,000 postdoctoral fellows and 5,400 support staff/graduate assistants. Much of the funding is provided by the National Institutes of Health for biomedical research. Penn tops the Ivy League in annual spending, with a projected 2009 budget of $5.542 billion.[citation needed] In 2008, it ranked fifth among U.S. universities in fundraising, bringing in about $475.96 million in private support.

Incorporated as The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn is one of 14 founding members of the Association of American Universities. (more…)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific and technological research. MIT is one of two private land-grant universities and is also a sea-grant and space-grant university.

Founded by William Barton Rogers in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, the university adopted the German university model and emphasized laboratory instruction from an early date.Its current 168-acre (68.0 ha) campus opened in 1916 and extends over 1 mile (1.6 km) along the northern bank of the Charles River basin.MIT researchers were involved in efforts to develop computers, radar, and inertial guidance in connection with defense research during World War II and the Cold War. In the past 60 years, MIT’s educational programs have expanded beyond the physical sciences and engineering into social sciences like economics, philosophy, linguistics, political science, and management.

MIT enrolled 4,172 undergraduates, 6,048 postgraduate students, and employed 1,008 faculty members in the 2007/08 school year. Its endowment and annual research expenditures are among the largest of any American university. 73 Nobel Laureates, 47 National Medal of Science recipients, and 31 MacArthur Fellows are currently or have previously been affiliated with the university.

The Engineers sponsor 33 sports, most of which compete in the NCAA Division III’s New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference; the Division I rowing programs compete as part of the EARC and EAWRC. While students’ irreverence is widely acknowledged due to the traditions of constructing elaborate pranks and engaging in esoteric activities, the aggregated revenues of companies founded by MIT affiliates would make it the seventeenth largest economy in the world. (more…)

Yale University

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Yale University is a private university in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 as the Collegiate School, Yale is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and is a member of the Ivy League. Yale has educated five U.S. presidents, 18 Supreme Court Justices, as well as many foreign heads of state.

In 1861, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences became the first U.S. school to award the Ph.D.

The university’s assets include a US$17 billion endowment (the second-largest of any academic institution) and more than a dozen libraries that hold a total of 12.5 million volumes (making it, according to Yale, the world’s second-largest university library system).Yale has 3,300 faculty members, who teach 5,300 undergraduate students and 6,000 graduate students.Yale offers 70 undergraduate majors: few of the undergraduate departments are pre-professional. About 45% of Yale undergraduates major in the arts and humanities, 35% in the social sciences, and 20% in the sciences.All tenured professors teach undergraduate courses, more than 2,000 of which are offered annually.[citation needed] Yale’s graduate programs include those in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences — covering 53 disciplines — and those in the Professional Schools of Architecture, Art, Divinity, Drama, Forestry & Environmental Sciences, Law, Management, Medicine, Music, Nursing, and Public Health.

Yale’s residential college housing system is modeled after those of Oxford and Cambridge. Each residential college houses a cross-section of the undergraduate student body and has its own facilities, seminars, resident faculty and graduate fellows.

Yale and Harvard have been rivals in academics, chess, rowing, and football for most of their history, competing annually in The Game and the Harvard-Yale Regatta. (more…)

Princeton University

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Princeton University is a private research university located in Princeton, New Jersey, United States. The school is one of the eight universities of the Ivy League and is considered one of the Colonial Colleges.

Princeton University has traditionally focused on undergraduate education, although it has almost 2,500 graduate students enrolled. A unique blend of research university and liberal arts, Princeton does not offer professional schooling generally, but it does offer professional master’s degrees (mostly through the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs) and doctoral programs in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences, as well as engineering.

Founded in 1746 at Elizabeth, New Jersey, as the College of New Jersey, it was moved to Newark in 1747, then to Princeton in 1756 and renamed “Princeton University” in 1896. (The present-day The College of New Jersey in nearby Ewing, New Jersey, is an unrelated institution.)

Princeton was the fourth institution of higher education in the U.S. to conduct classes.The university, unlike most American universities that were founded at the same time, did not have an official religious affiliation. At one time, it had close ties to the Presbyterian Church, but today it is nonsectarian and makes no religious demands of its students.The university has ties with the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton Theological Seminary, and the Westminster Choir College of Rider University.

Princeton University
Latin: Universitas Princetoniensis
Motto: Dei sub numine viget (Latin)
Motto in English: Under God’s power she flourishes
Established: 1746
Type: Private
Endowment: US$16.3 billion
President: Shirley M. Tilghman
Faculty: 1044
Staff: 1,103
Students: 7,334
Undergraduates: 4,918
Postgraduates: 2,416
Location: Borough of Princeton,
Princeton Township,
and Plainsboro, New Jersey, USA
Campus: Suburban, 600 acres (2.4 km2)
(Princeton Borough and Township
Former names: College of New Jersey (1746-1756)
Athletics: 38 sports teams
Colors: Orange and Black
Mascot: Tigers
Affiliations: MAISA; AAU

2009 The Most Valuable University of American Ranking

Friday, June 19th, 2009

2009 The Most Valuable University Rank of American?Detail

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Rank????????? University
1 Harvard University哈佛大学
2 Princeton University普林斯顿大学
3 Yale University耶鲁大学
4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology麻省理工学院
5 Stanford University斯坦福大学
6 California Institute of Technology加州理工学院
7 Dartmouth College达特茅斯学院
8 Columbia University,The School of General Studies哥伦比亚大学
9 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill北卡罗来纳大学教堂山分校
10 Rice University莱斯大学
11 University of Pennsylvania宾夕法尼亚大学
12 Duke University杜克大学
13 The University of Chicago芝加哥大学
14 Vanderbilt University范德堡大学
15 SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry美国纽约州立大学环境科学与林业科学学院
16 University of Virginia弗吉尼亚大学
17 Brown University布朗大学
18 Emory University埃默里大学
19 Johns Hopkins University约翰霍普金斯大学
20 Northwestern University西北大学
21 University of Notre Dame圣母大学
22 Washington University in St Louis圣路易斯华盛顿大学
23 North Carolina State University,Raleigh北卡罗来纳州立大学
24 Cornell University康乃尔大学
25 Case Western Reserve University华盛顿天主教大学
26 University of Rochester罗切斯特大学
27 Lehigh University利哈伊大学
28 Tufts University塔夫斯大学
29 Brandeis University布兰迪斯大学
30 Wake Forest University维克森林大学
31 Carnegie Mellon University卡内基美隆大学
32 Georgetown University乔治城大学
33 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute伦斯勒理工学院
34 Texas A&M University德州A&M大学
35 Howard University霍华德大学
36 University of Southern California南加州大学
37 Pepperdine University佩珀代因大学
38 Boston College波士顿学院
39 University of Pittsburgh匹兹堡大学
40 Clark University克拉克大学
41 Yeshiva University叶史瓦大学
42 University of Minnesota Twin Cities明尼苏达大学Twin Cities分校
43 University of the Pacific太平洋大学
44 Tulane University杜兰大学
45 Syracuse University雪城大学
46 University of Miami迈阿密大学
47 Georgia Institute of Technology佐治亚理工学院
48 University of California Berkeley加州大学伯克利分校
49 Loyola University Chicago芝加哥洛约拉大学
50 Worcester Polytechnic Institute伍斯特理工学院

Harvard University

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a member of the Ivy League. Founded in 1636 by the colonial Massachusetts legislature, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. It is also the first and oldest corporation in North America. Harvard University is made up of ten schools.

Initially called “New College” or “the college at New Towne”, the institution was renamed Harvard College on March 13, 1639. It was named after a young clergyman named John Harvard, who bequeathed the College his library of four hundred books and ?779 (which was half of his estate). The earliest known official reference to Harvard as a “university” occurs in the new Massachusetts Constitution of 1780.

During his 40-year tenure as Harvard president (1869–1909), Charles William Eliot radically transformed Harvard into the pattern of the modern research university. Eliot’s reforms included elective courses, small classes, and entrance examinations. The Harvard model influenced American education nationally, at both college and secondary levels.

Harvard is consistently ranked at or near the top of international college and university rankings, and has the second-largest financial endowment of any non-profit organization (behind the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), standing at $28.8 billion as of 2008. Harvard and Yale have been rivals in academics, rowing, and football for most of their history, competing annually in The Game and the Harvard-Yale Regatta. (more…)

American University

Friday, June 19th, 2009

American University (AU) is a private United Methodist-affiliated research university in Washington, D.C., USA, the main campus of which comes to a corner at the intersection of Nebraska and Massachusetts Avenues at Ward Circle, straddling the Spring Valley, Wesley Heights, and American University Park neighborhoods of Northwest. Roughly 6,000 undergraduate students and 2,000 graduate students are currently enrolled. Though there is sometimes confusion, American University is separate from most “American Universities” around the world.

It is served by the Tenleytown-AU station on the Washington Metro subway line, which is located roughly one mile from the main campus in the neighborhood of Tenleytown. AU is a member of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area, allowing students to enroll in courses offered by other member institutions and students at other member institutions to enroll in courses at AU. A member of the Division I Patriot League, its sports teams compete as the American University Eagles. (more…)


Thursday, June 18th, 2009



ETF是英文全称Exchange Traded Fund的缩写,在目前我国的市场中,就是指在交易所上市交易的开放式指数基金。据光大银行上海分行理财师马箖介绍,ETF是一种跟踪“标的指数”变化,且在交易所上市的开放式基金,投资者可以像买卖股票那样,通过买卖ETF,从而实现对指数的买卖。所以ETF可以理解为“股票化的指数投资产品”。和市场上一般的指数基金相比,ETF具有高流动性、费用更低、交易更灵活的特点。“由于ETF在场内交易,因此就跟买卖股票一样方便;ETF的交易也不需向基金公司交纳管理费,只需付出不超过成交金额0.3%的佣金,还不用收取印花税。”此外,由于ETF的每股价格非常接近其基础资产的市场价值,因此在很多专业人士看来,ETF也是投资者分享股市收益的不错选择。




Carnegie Mellon University

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Carnegie Mellon University (also known as CMU or simply Carnegie Mellon) is a private research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Since its inception, Carnegie Mellon has grown into a world-renowned institution, with numerous programs that are frequently ranked among the best in the world. In the most recent release of the Top 200 World Universities by Times Higher Education, Carnegie Mellon was ranked 21st overall and 6th in technology. In the 2009 edition, U.S. News & World Report ranked Carnegie Mellon’s undergraduate program 22nd in the nation amongst national research universities, and in the 2010 edition its graduate programs in Computer Science 4th, Engineering 6th, Business 15th, Public Affairs 10th, Fine Arts 7th, and Psychology 17th.

The university attracts students from all 50 U.S. states and 93 countries and was named one of the “New Ivies” by Newsweek in 2006. Peer institutions of Carnegie Mellon include Caltech, Cornell, Duke, Emory, Georgia Tech, MIT, Northwestern, Princeton, Rice, RPI, Stanford, Penn and Washington University. Carnegie Mellon is affiliated with at least 15 Nobel laureates.

The university began as the Carnegie Technical Schools, founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1900. In 1912, the school became Carnegie Institute of Technology and began granting four-year degrees. In 1967, the Carnegie Institute of Technology merged with the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research to form Carnegie Mellon University. The University’s 140-acre (0.57 km2) main campus is 3 miles (4.8 km) from Downtown Pittsburgh and abuts the campus of the University of Pittsburgh in the city’s Oakland neighborhood.

Carnegie Mellon has seven colleges and schools: the Carnegie Institute of Technology (engineering), the College of Fine Arts, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Mellon College of Science, the Tepper School of Business, the School of Computer Science, and the H. John Heinz III College. (more…)