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 Department - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A department is a part of a larger organization with a specific responsibility.
A naval Department is a section devoted to one of several major tasks.
Département ("department") is the name given to an administrative district of France and several other French-speaking countries.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Department   (189 words)

 Department store - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Department stores are usually part of a retail chain of many stores situated around a country or several countries.
Some department stores leased space to individual merchants, similar to the changes in late 17th-century London, but by 1900 the smaller merchants were purchased or eventually replaced by the larger companies.
Department stores first appeared in China at the beginning of the 20th Century, the concept said to be introduced by expatriate Chinese living in Australia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Department_store   (2703 words)

 United States Department of Defense - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United States Department of Defense (DOD) is the federal department charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government relating directly to national security and the military.
The Department of Defense is based in The Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia outside Washington, D.C., across the Potomac River.
The command structure of the Department of Defense is defined by the Goldwater-Nichols Act of 1986.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/U.S._Department_of_Defense   (942 words)

 United States War Department Encyclopedia Article @ Merica.com (America)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The United States Department of War was the department of the United States government's executive branch responsible for the operation and maintenance of land (and later air) forces from 1789 until 18 September 1947, when it became part of the National Military Establishment, renamed on 10 August 1949 as the Department of Defense.
Upon becoming a part of the National Military Establishment, the War Department was renamed the Department of the Army and became one of the three military departments of the Federal government.
The Phrygian cap (often called the Cap of Liberty) supported on the point of an unsheathed sword and the motto "This We’ll Defend" on a scroll held by the rattlesnake is a symbol depicted on some American colonial flags and signifies the Army’s constant readiness to defend and preserve the United States.
www.merica.com /encyclopedia/United_States_War_Department   (516 words)

 Mathematics, Department of; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mathematics, Department of; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The mission of the Department of Mathematics is to pursue outstanding research and to provide high quality instruction in pure and applied mathematics.
The Department has one of the largest and most comprehensive mathematics graduate programs in the world and supports a large number of postdoctoral positions, offering training for careers in the mathematical sciences.
www.math.uiuc.edu   (148 words)

 Georgetown University Department of Government
Georgetown's Department of Government is one of the leading programs in political science in the United States.
One indicator of the Department's rapid and continuing progress is that it rose twenty-three places in the most recent National Research Council rankings of graduate programs in political science.
Department faculty share a conviction that cutting-edge research and excellent teaching are complementary, and in addition to publishing in the leading journals and university presses, Department faculty average 4.5 on a five point scale in teaching evaluations in undergraduate and graduate courses.
www.georgetown.edu /departments/government   (608 words)

 Lehigh Department of Biological Sciences
The faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences is committed to the highest standards of scientific integrity and academic function.
It also demands the utmost respect for the scientific method, integrity in the conduct of research, and recognition that the validity of any scientific model comes only as a result of rational hypothesis testing, sound experimentation, and findings that can be replicated by others.
The department faculty, then, are unequivocal in their support of evolutionary theory, which has its roots in the seminal work of Charles Darwin and has been supported by findings accumulated over 140 years.
www.lehigh.edu /~inbios/news/evolution.htm   (170 words)

 ITR Homepage
The Department has programs to assist the growth of key industry sectors, and is also engaged in future arrangements for some established industries.
The Department promotes a high-quality tourism industry, provides the industry with research and statistics, and administers a number of assistance programs.
The Department supports exploration and mining, encourages the efficient use of energy, monitors our oil and gas resources and ensures they are extracted and used safely and in environmentally responsible ways.
www.industry.gov.au   (217 words)

 Department of Earth Sciences
The department, headed by Dr. David Lageson, has a full-time faculty of 15 earth scientists, geologists and geographers.
Because of the research conducted by faculty in the department, an undergraduate student may have the opportunity to work on active research projects.
Most Master's thesis work in the Department is published in the peer-reviewed professional literature after presentation at regional or national professional meetings.
www.montana.edu /wwwes   (332 words)

 FAO Fisheries Department - Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Promotion of Responsible Fisheries Sector Management at the Global, Regional and National Levels, with priority given to the implementation of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries, Compliance Agreement, International Plans of Action and particular attention paid to the problem of excess capacity and the provision of advice for the strengthening of Regional Fisheries Bodies.
The Department continues to be fully involved in the implementation of important international fisheries instruments.
Support is given to aquaculture development in areas of highest potential or critical need by improving aquaculture resources utilization and integration with agriculture, promoting research as well as protection and rehabilitation of the environment.
www.fao.org /fi/default.asp   (574 words)

 Penn State Astronomy & Astrophysics
The department of Astronomy and Astrophysics is involved in a variety of observational, experimental and theoretical activities, covering almost the entire gamut of modern astronomy and astrophysics research.
The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics has one of largest undergraduate service course programs for non-majors in the country along with a highly competitive Astronomy and Astrophysics undergraduate majors program that regularly sends our graduates on to the top graduate programs in the country.
SALT was patterned after the successful design of the William P. Hobby-Robert E. Eberly Telescope--one of the largest and most powerful telescopes in the world--which was conceived by Lawrence Ramsey, department head and professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Penn State, and Daniel W. Weedman, formerly a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Penn State.
www.astro.psu.edu   (1023 words)

 University of York - Computer Science - Department Home Page
Following a research assessment rating of 5* in both 1996 and 2001, the Department of Computer Science was awarded the highest possible 6* grade by the Higher Education Funding Council in 2003.
The department attracts more industrial funding for academic research in computing than any other department in the UK.
The Department's continued expansion and new facilities are accommodated in a purpose built, 4200 square metre building, opened in September 1997, which occupies the highest point on campus.
www.cs.york.ac.uk   (194 words)

 Florida Department of Environmental Protection - Home Page
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the lead agency in state government for environmental management and stewardship.
The Department of Environmental Protection is one of the more diverse agencies in state government, protecting Florida’s air, water and land.
The Department is proposing rule development to develop the proposed rule chapter 62-16, to implement the Renewable Energy Technologies and Energy Efficiency Act and to implement the provisions of the corporate tax incentives provided for renewable energy technologies pursuant to Section 220.192, F.S. Learn More
www.dep.state.fl.us   (338 words)

 USI: Communications Department Home Page
This department is fully accredited by the Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC).
Students have the right and the obligation to make known any concerns or problems that they may encounter regarding the operation of the department and/or its compliance with ACEJMC accreditation rules.
This includes the Liberal Arts Building and its facilities, department personnel, classrooms and equipment, and courses and expectations.
www.usi.edu /libarts/comm   (99 words)

 Psychology Department at the University of Denver
The Department of Psychology at the University of Denver comprises 22 full-time faculty, a number of full-and part-time emeritus, adjunct, and research faculty,
The department's offices, research laboratories, and general working space are located in Frontier Hall.
A strength of our Department is that each of our specialty areas includes a substantial number of faculty whose interests overlap and complement those of faculty in the other areas.
www.du.edu /psychology   (202 words)

 NMSU: Department of Mathematical Sciences   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Department of Mathematical Sciences was established in 1888 and became a part of the College of Arts and Sciences in 1936.
The department has 29 professors and 10 college track faculty.
The department is housed in two adjacent buildings: Science Hall (SH), built in 1987, and Walden Hall (WH), built in 1966 and renovated in 1987.
www.math.nmsu.edu   (263 words)

 Engr Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Department of Electrical Engineering Mission and Objectives can be found here.
The Department of Electrical Engineering is pleased to announce that a new program of Computer Engineering (CME) will begin in September, 2006 (Term 1).
The second year curriculum of Computer Engineering program will be available to those students who finished their first year common curriculum and chose CME as the discipline to study.
www.engr.usask.ca /dept/ele/index.html   (140 words)

 ADA Home Page - ada.gov - Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act
View or download Department of Justice ADA regulations and technical assistance documents for businesses, and state and local governments including the ADA Standards for Accessible Design.
The ADA requires the Department to provide technical assistance to businesses, State and local governments, and individuals with responsibilities and rights under the law.
The Department is authorized to certify building codes that meet or exceed the ADA Standards for Accessible Design.
www.usdoj.gov /crt/ada/adahom1.htm   (437 words)

 Computing Department at Lancaster University
The department is an international centre of excellence in Computer Science and we pride ourselves on the quality of our graduates.
The Computing Department is now able to offer a bursary of £1,500 to all overseas applicants who firmly accept a place on an MSc course in the Computing Department by the end of July 2006, subject to any academic conditions being met.
The department hosted a workshop exploring the overlap between social and technical issues in computer programming.
www.comp.lancs.ac.uk   (914 words)

 Department 56 - Home Page
Department 56 is proud to present Tickle, an artist inspired collection of personal and home accessories.
Department 56 is proud to introduce Willitts Designs, a collection of fine quality collectibles and unique home décor.
Use of this website constitutes acceptance of the Department 56 User Agreement and Privacy Policy.
www.department56.com   (183 words)

 California Department of Corporations - Welcome!
The Department licenses and regulates a variety of businesses that affect your life, including securities brokers and dealers, investment advisers and financial planners, and certain fiduciaries and lenders.
Troops Against Predatory Scams (TAPS) is a program administered by the California Department of Corporations that educates California's military troops on how to avoid becoming a victim of financial and investment fraud.
The primary purpose of SAIF is to alert and educate Californians over the age of 50 about investment and telemarketing fraud crimes and how to avoid being victimized by scam artists.
www.corp.ca.gov   (523 words)

 Department of Mathematics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Professor John Gilbert has been selected as a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers at the The University of Texas at Austin.
In May of 2000, a prize fund of $7 million was announced, for the solution of seven Milleniuum Problems In Mathematics.
Department of Mathematics • 1 University Station C1200 • Austin, TX 78712-0257 • (512) 471-7711 • (512) 471-9038(fax)
www.ma.utexas.edu /dev/math/index.html   (517 words)

 Department of African-American Studies
The Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is dedicated to carrying on the vision of the elders and ancestors who devoted themselves to the highest standards of intellectual rigor and to the realization of a vision of true equality and opportunity.
Like W.E.B. Du Bois, Anna Julia Cooper, John Hope Franklin, Zora Neale Hurston, the Department is committed to bringing the fruits of academic research to the broadest possible audience, within and beyond the walls of the University.
A vibrant community of scholars and students who believe in the ideal of unity without uniformity, we welcome all those committed to the deeper understanding of race in America and the world.
polyglot.lss.wisc.edu /aas   (347 words)

 Department of Anthropology
The Department of Anthropology began in the 1930s with a materialist perspective and a focus on regional prehistory and ethnography under the influence of Julian Steward and, later, Adamson Hoebel and Jesse Jennings.
The department benefits from and contributes to a variety of special University programs including the American West Center, the Museum of Natural History, the Middle East Center, the Environmental Studies Program, and the Behavioral Science and Health Program.
Cross-departmental links are strong, particularly with the departments of Human Genetics and Biology, and many faculty members hold joint or adjunct positions in other departments.
www.anthro.utah.edu   (680 words)

 Department of Psychology
Our fundamental goals are to offer a strong undergraduate program that provides students with a variety of research, internship, and study abroad opportunities; to maintain world-leading graduate programs across a broad range of areas; and to support research programs that advance the field and contribute to the well-being of society.
At present, the Department has approximately 1100 undergraduate majors (juniors and seniors), 160 graduate students, 40 core faculty, and a number of adjunct faculty from many other departments (e.g., Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Educational Psychology, Child Development, Human Resources and Industrial Relations) and research centers.
This collaboration, both across specialties within the Department and between Psychology and other disciplines, is a major hallmark of psychology in the 21 st century.
www.psych.umn.edu   (281 words)

 Welcome to the New Mexico Environment Department!
Environment Department to offer free testing of water from private wells, August 9th, to residents of Valencia County
Environment Department, in cooperation with the Tejeda Center at NMSU, will offer free testing of water from private wells, August 12th, to residents of the Dona Ana County
Departments of Environment, Game and Fish, and City of Rio Rancho to Hold Public Meeting on Rehabilitation of Chamisa Hills Lagoons
www.nmenv.state.nm.us   (338 words)

 NYPD - Official New York City Police Department Web Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
08/4/2006 - The New York City Police Department announces that its Training Bureau is scheduled for onsite assessment as part of an accreditation program.
03/31/2006 - The New York City Police Department announces the closure of five Manhattan clubs under the nuisance abatement law.
03/10/2006 - New York City Police Department announces street closures and expected traffic delays for weekend of March 10-12.
www.nyc.gov /nypd   (328 words)

Asian American Studies Department, the largest of four departments in the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University, was established in Fall 1969 as a result of the 1968 Third World Student Strike.
It is a full service academic unit that offers a comprehensive program of study of the Asian American experience with a commitment to serving the University, its students, and the Asian American communities.
The Department graduated its first class of baccalaureate degree majors in AY1997-98.
www.sfsu.edu /~aas   (221 words)

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