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Ferrimagnetic inorganic nanorods have been used as building blocks to construct liquid crystals with optical properties that can be instantly and reversibly controlled by manipulating the nanorod orientation using considerably weak external magnetic fields (1 mT). Under an alternating magnetic field, they exhibit an optical switching frequency above 100 Hz, which is comparable to the performance of commercial liquid crystals based on electrical switching. By combining magnetic alignment and lithography processes, it is also possible to create patterns of different polarizations in a thin composite film and control over the transmittance of light in particular areas. Developing such magnetically responsive liquid crystals opens the door toward various applications, which may benefit from the instantaneous and contactless nature of magnetic manipulation. © 2014 American Chemical Society.


SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 30, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Greenwood Hall, Inc. (OTCQB:ELRN), an education technology company that helps colleges and universities increase revenue and improve student engagement and outcomes,  announced yesterday the appointment of Jerry Rubinstein, Cary Sucoff, and Michael Poutre II to the Company’s Board of Directors. The appointments, which take effect on December 1st, were announced in the wake of the Company completing a $ 4 million financing in October and as the Company experiences growth in its core higher education business. The Company also announced that Rubinstein, who also serves as a director and Chair of the Audit Committee of CKE Restaurants and non-executive Chairman of US Global Investors, Inc. (NASDAQ:GROW), will serve as the Chair of the Audit Committee and Lead Independent Director. Sucoff, who serves as a director for ContraFect Corporation (NASDAQ:CFRX), Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. (OTCMKTS:LEAI) and Root9B Technologies (OTCMKTS:RTNB), will serve as the Company’s Compensation Committee Chair. Poutre, a partner in Redwood Fund, L.P., a major shareholder of the Company, will help expand shareholder representation. “We could not be more thrilled to welcome additions to our Board of Directors. These individuals will help Greenwood Hall further execute on our strategic goals, including the expansion into new higher education market opportunities such as law schools and the launch of cyber-security degree programs with our education partners; creating liquidity for our stock; and further improving our balance sheet,” said Dr. John Hall, Greenwood Hall’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We continue to look at ways to further diversify our Board and we expect to appoint additional members that will help us accomplish that objective while augmenting the Company’s strategic direction,” Hall added. Biographies of the Company’s newly appointed Board members appear below: Jerry Rubinstein is an attorney and a CPA and has significant experience in Banking, Finance Entrepreneurship and the entertainment business. Mr. Rubinstein was a business manager in the music business handling the financial affairs of prominent artists such as Bing Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, The Eagles, David Geffen, Joni Mitchell and Jackson Browne. He served as Chairman and CEO of American Broadcasting Company’s music division and acquired United Artist Records establishing acts such as Kenny Rogers, Tina Turner and Gerry Rafferty. A pioneer in the programming, marketing and distribution of digital music, Mr. Rubinstein founded and sold DMX, Inc. and XTRA Music to Liberty Media. He sat on the board of directors of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and currently serves as a director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of CKE Restaurants and non-executive Chairman of US Global Investors, Inc. (NASDAQ:GROW). Mr. Rubinstein was the founder and Chairman of Bel Air Savings and Loan, which was sold to John Anderson’s Topa Savings. Additionally, he served as financial advisor to The Dollywood Company and assisted in the development and formation of the theme park for Dolly Parton and Silver Dollar City. Cary Sucoff has over thirty years of securities industry experience. Mr. Sucoff currently owns and operates Equity Source Partners, LLC an advisory and consulting firm. He has participated in the financing of hundreds of public and private companies. Mr. Sucoff currently serves on the Board of Directors of (1) ContraFect Corporation, (NASDAQ:CFRX), which is engaged in the development of new treatments for infectious diseases utilizing proprietary antibody and lysin technology; (2) Root9b Technologies, Inc. (OTCMKTS:RTNB), a cyber security and risk mitigation business; (3) Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. (OTCMKTS:LEAI), which provides educational training seminars, conferences and services in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and internationally; and (4) First Wave Technologies, Inc., which brings to the commercial market new and innovative medical device technologies. In addition, Mr. Sucoff currently serves as a consultant to Sapience Therapeutics, Inc., an early stage Biotech company focusing on Glioblastoma. Mr. Sucoff is the former President of New England Law/Boston and has been a member of the Board of Trustees for over 25 years. He is the Chairman of the Endowment Committee. Mr. Sucoff received a Bachelor of Arts from SUNY Binghamton (1974) and a J.D. from New England School of Law (1977) where he was the Managing Editor of the Law Review and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Mr. Sucoff has been a member of the Bar of the State of New York since 1978. Mr. Poutre has over twenty-five years of experience managing, financing, advising and building both public and private companies. Mr. Poutre started his career in the early 1990s at Smith Barney, and eventually formed his own broker dealer firm, serving as both a securities and options principal. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Poutre served as President and Chief Compliance Officer for The Blue & White Fund, an Israel-based mutual fund. His career evolved into helping companies grow by scaling, restructuring and refinancing. In this capacity, he has aided public and private companies in achieving their goals. Mr. Poutre and his partners launched Redwood Fund, LP, a fund dedicated to investing in micro-cap companies in a responsible manner. Greenwood Hall is a portfolio company of Redwood Fund, which has been instrumental in our evolution as a publicly traded company. Mr. Poutre currently serves as the CEO of Utilligent, Inc., a boutique management consulting firm that acts as a trusted advisor for some of our nation's largest utilities. Mike earned a B.A. from Whittier College, where he was a Whittier Scholar and the recipient of the Richard M. Nixon Scholarship. Mike also earned an MBA from California Lutheran University. Greenwood Hall is an education technology company that helps colleges and universities manage the student journey. Every Greenwood Hall solution is designed to increase revenue and improve student engagement and learning outcomes. Since 2006, Greenwood Hall has developed customized turnkey solutions that touch the entire student lifecycle – combining strategy, people, proven processes and robust technology to help schools effectively and efficiently improve student experience and student outcomes, as well as increase revenues and expand into new marketing channels, such as online learning. Greenwood Hall has served more than 60 education clients and over 75 degree programs. Certain statements contained in this press release, including, but not limited to, predictions and projections that may be considered forward-looking statements under securities law, involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially, including, but not limited to, lack of consumer acceptance and demand for Greenwood Hall (the “Company," "our," "we") products and solution offerings developed with strategic partners, insufficient working capital to expand the Company's technology and engage in product marketing, intense competition from larger and more well-established companies, and other economic, competitive and technological factors involving the Company's operations, markets, services, products and prices, and other factors, as described in "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), as well as in our other filings with the SEC. In addition, actual results may differ as a result of additional risks and uncertainties of which we are currently unaware or which we do not currently view as material to our business. For these reasons, investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements we make speak only as of the date on which they are made. Greenwood Hall expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements after the date hereof to conform such statements to actual results or to changes in our opinions or expectations, except as required by applicable law. If we do update or correct any forward-looking statements, investors should not conclude that we will make additional updates or corrections.


SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 30, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Greenwood Hall, Inc. (OTCQB:ELRN), an education technology company that helps colleges and universities increase revenue and improve student engagement and outcomes,  announced yesterday the appointment of Jerry Rubinstein, Cary Sucoff, and Michael Poutre II to the Company’s Board of Directors. The appointments, which take effect on December 1st, were announced in the wake of the Company completing a $ 4 million financing in October and as the Company experiences growth in its core higher education business. The Company also announced that Rubinstein, who also serves as a director and Chair of the Audit Committee of CKE Restaurants and non-executive Chairman of US Global Investors, Inc. (NASDAQ:GROW), will serve as the Chair of the Audit Committee and Lead Independent Director. Sucoff, who serves as a director for ContraFect Corporation (NASDAQ:CFRX), Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. (OTCMKTS:LEAI) and Root9B Technologies (OTCMKTS:RTNB), will serve as the Company’s Compensation Committee Chair. Poutre, a partner in Redwood Fund, L.P., a major shareholder of the Company, will help expand shareholder representation. “We could not be more thrilled to welcome additions to our Board of Directors. These individuals will help Greenwood Hall further execute on our strategic goals, including the expansion into new higher education market opportunities such as law schools and the launch of cyber-security degree programs with our education partners; creating liquidity for our stock; and further improving our balance sheet,” said Dr. John Hall, Greenwood Hall’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We continue to look at ways to further diversify our Board and we expect to appoint additional members that will help us accomplish that objective while augmenting the Company’s strategic direction,” Hall added. Biographies of the Company’s newly appointed Board members appear below: Jerry Rubinstein is an attorney and a CPA and has significant experience in Banking, Finance Entrepreneurship and the entertainment business. Mr. Rubinstein was a business manager in the music business handling the financial affairs of prominent artists such as Bing Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, The Eagles, David Geffen, Joni Mitchell and Jackson Browne. He served as Chairman and CEO of American Broadcasting Company’s music division and acquired United Artist Records establishing acts such as Kenny Rogers, Tina Turner and Gerry Rafferty. A pioneer in the programming, marketing and distribution of digital music, Mr. Rubinstein founded and sold DMX, Inc. and XTRA Music to Liberty Media. He sat on the board of directors of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and currently serves as a director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of CKE Restaurants and non-executive Chairman of US Global Investors, Inc. (NASDAQ:GROW). Mr. Rubinstein was the founder and Chairman of Bel Air Savings and Loan, which was sold to John Anderson’s Topa Savings. Additionally, he served as financial advisor to The Dollywood Company and assisted in the development and formation of the theme park for Dolly Parton and Silver Dollar City. Cary Sucoff has over thirty years of securities industry experience. Mr. Sucoff currently owns and operates Equity Source Partners, LLC an advisory and consulting firm. He has participated in the financing of hundreds of public and private companies. Mr. Sucoff currently serves on the Board of Directors of (1) ContraFect Corporation, (NASDAQ:CFRX), which is engaged in the development of new treatments for infectious diseases utilizing proprietary antibody and lysin technology; (2) Root9b Technologies, Inc. (OTCMKTS:RTNB), a cyber security and risk mitigation business; (3) Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. (OTCMKTS:LEAI), which provides educational training seminars, conferences and services in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and internationally; and (4) First Wave Technologies, Inc., which brings to the commercial market new and innovative medical device technologies. In addition, Mr. Sucoff currently serves as a consultant to Sapience Therapeutics, Inc., an early stage Biotech company focusing on Glioblastoma. Mr. Sucoff is the former President of New England Law/Boston and has been a member of the Board of Trustees for over 25 years. He is the Chairman of the Endowment Committee. Mr. Sucoff received a Bachelor of Arts from SUNY Binghamton (1974) and a J.D. from New England School of Law (1977) where he was the Managing Editor of the Law Review and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Mr. Sucoff has been a member of the Bar of the State of New York since 1978. Mr. Poutre has over twenty-five years of experience managing, financing, advising and building both public and private companies. Mr. Poutre started his career in the early 1990s at Smith Barney, and eventually formed his own broker dealer firm, serving as both a securities and options principal. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Poutre served as President and Chief Compliance Officer for The Blue & White Fund, an Israel-based mutual fund. His career evolved into helping companies grow by scaling, restructuring and refinancing. In this capacity, he has aided public and private companies in achieving their goals. Mr. Poutre and his partners launched Redwood Fund, LP, a fund dedicated to investing in micro-cap companies in a responsible manner. Greenwood Hall is a portfolio company of Redwood Fund, which has been instrumental in our evolution as a publicly traded company. Mr. Poutre currently serves as the CEO of Utilligent, Inc., a boutique management consulting firm that acts as a trusted advisor for some of our nation's largest utilities. Mike earned a B.A. from Whittier College, where he was a Whittier Scholar and the recipient of the Richard M. Nixon Scholarship. Mike also earned an MBA from California Lutheran University. Greenwood Hall is an education technology company that helps colleges and universities manage the student journey. Every Greenwood Hall solution is designed to increase revenue and improve student engagement and learning outcomes. Since 2006, Greenwood Hall has developed customized turnkey solutions that touch the entire student lifecycle – combining strategy, people, proven processes and robust technology to help schools effectively and efficiently improve student experience and student outcomes, as well as increase revenues and expand into new marketing channels, such as online learning. Greenwood Hall has served more than 60 education clients and over 75 degree programs. Certain statements contained in this press release, including, but not limited to, predictions and projections that may be considered forward-looking statements under securities law, involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially, including, but not limited to, lack of consumer acceptance and demand for Greenwood Hall (the “Company," "our," "we") products and solution offerings developed with strategic partners, insufficient working capital to expand the Company's technology and engage in product marketing, intense competition from larger and more well-established companies, and other economic, competitive and technological factors involving the Company's operations, markets, services, products and prices, and other factors, as described in "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), as well as in our other filings with the SEC. In addition, actual results may differ as a result of additional risks and uncertainties of which we are currently unaware or which we do not currently view as material to our business. For these reasons, investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements we make speak only as of the date on which they are made. Greenwood Hall expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements after the date hereof to conform such statements to actual results or to changes in our opinions or expectations, except as required by applicable law. If we do update or correct any forward-looking statements, investors should not conclude that we will make additional updates or corrections.


SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 30, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Greenwood Hall, Inc. (OTCQB:ELRN), an education technology company that helps colleges and universities increase revenue and improve student engagement and outcomes,  announced yesterday the appointment of Jerry Rubinstein, Cary Sucoff, and Michael Poutre II to the Company’s Board of Directors. The appointments, which take effect on December 1st, were announced in the wake of the Company completing a $ 4 million financing in October and as the Company experiences growth in its core higher education business. The Company also announced that Rubinstein, who also serves as a director and Chair of the Audit Committee of CKE Restaurants and non-executive Chairman of US Global Investors, Inc. (NASDAQ:GROW), will serve as the Chair of the Audit Committee and Lead Independent Director. Sucoff, who serves as a director for ContraFect Corporation (NASDAQ:CFRX), Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. (OTCMKTS:LEAI) and Root9B Technologies (OTCMKTS:RTNB), will serve as the Company’s Compensation Committee Chair. Poutre, a partner in Redwood Fund, L.P., a major shareholder of the Company, will help expand shareholder representation. “We could not be more thrilled to welcome additions to our Board of Directors. These individuals will help Greenwood Hall further execute on our strategic goals, including the expansion into new higher education market opportunities such as law schools and the launch of cyber-security degree programs with our education partners; creating liquidity for our stock; and further improving our balance sheet,” said Dr. John Hall, Greenwood Hall’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We continue to look at ways to further diversify our Board and we expect to appoint additional members that will help us accomplish that objective while augmenting the Company’s strategic direction,” Hall added. Biographies of the Company’s newly appointed Board members appear below: Jerry Rubinstein is an attorney and a CPA and has significant experience in Banking, Finance Entrepreneurship and the entertainment business. Mr. Rubinstein was a business manager in the music business handling the financial affairs of prominent artists such as Bing Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, The Eagles, David Geffen, Joni Mitchell and Jackson Browne. He served as Chairman and CEO of American Broadcasting Company’s music division and acquired United Artist Records establishing acts such as Kenny Rogers, Tina Turner and Gerry Rafferty. A pioneer in the programming, marketing and distribution of digital music, Mr. Rubinstein founded and sold DMX, Inc. and XTRA Music to Liberty Media. He sat on the board of directors of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and currently serves as a director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of CKE Restaurants and non-executive Chairman of US Global Investors, Inc. (NASDAQ:GROW). Mr. Rubinstein was the founder and Chairman of Bel Air Savings and Loan, which was sold to John Anderson’s Topa Savings. Additionally, he served as financial advisor to The Dollywood Company and assisted in the development and formation of the theme park for Dolly Parton and Silver Dollar City. Cary Sucoff has over thirty years of securities industry experience. Mr. Sucoff currently owns and operates Equity Source Partners, LLC an advisory and consulting firm. He has participated in the financing of hundreds of public and private companies. Mr. Sucoff currently serves on the Board of Directors of (1) ContraFect Corporation, (NASDAQ:CFRX), which is engaged in the development of new treatments for infectious diseases utilizing proprietary antibody and lysin technology; (2) Root9b Technologies, Inc. (OTCMKTS:RTNB), a cyber security and risk mitigation business; (3) Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. (OTCMKTS:LEAI), which provides educational training seminars, conferences and services in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and internationally; and (4) First Wave Technologies, Inc., which brings to the commercial market new and innovative medical device technologies. In addition, Mr. Sucoff currently serves as a consultant to Sapience Therapeutics, Inc., an early stage Biotech company focusing on Glioblastoma. Mr. Sucoff is the former President of New England Law/Boston and has been a member of the Board of Trustees for over 25 years. He is the Chairman of the Endowment Committee. Mr. Sucoff received a Bachelor of Arts from SUNY Binghamton (1974) and a J.D. from New England School of Law (1977) where he was the Managing Editor of the Law Review and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Mr. Sucoff has been a member of the Bar of the State of New York since 1978. Mr. Poutre has over twenty-five years of experience managing, financing, advising and building both public and private companies. Mr. Poutre started his career in the early 1990s at Smith Barney, and eventually formed his own broker dealer firm, serving as both a securities and options principal. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Poutre served as President and Chief Compliance Officer for The Blue & White Fund, an Israel-based mutual fund. His career evolved into helping companies grow by scaling, restructuring and refinancing. In this capacity, he has aided public and private companies in achieving their goals. Mr. Poutre and his partners launched Redwood Fund, LP, a fund dedicated to investing in micro-cap companies in a responsible manner. Greenwood Hall is a portfolio company of Redwood Fund, which has been instrumental in our evolution as a publicly traded company. Mr. Poutre currently serves as the CEO of Utilligent, Inc., a boutique management consulting firm that acts as a trusted advisor for some of our nation's largest utilities. Mike earned a B.A. from Whittier College, where he was a Whittier Scholar and the recipient of the Richard M. Nixon Scholarship. Mike also earned an MBA from California Lutheran University. Greenwood Hall is an education technology company that helps colleges and universities manage the student journey. Every Greenwood Hall solution is designed to increase revenue and improve student engagement and learning outcomes. Since 2006, Greenwood Hall has developed customized turnkey solutions that touch the entire student lifecycle – combining strategy, people, proven processes and robust technology to help schools effectively and efficiently improve student experience and student outcomes, as well as increase revenues and expand into new marketing channels, such as online learning. Greenwood Hall has served more than 60 education clients and over 75 degree programs. Certain statements contained in this press release, including, but not limited to, predictions and projections that may be considered forward-looking statements under securities law, involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially, including, but not limited to, lack of consumer acceptance and demand for Greenwood Hall (the “Company," "our," "we") products and solution offerings developed with strategic partners, insufficient working capital to expand the Company's technology and engage in product marketing, intense competition from larger and more well-established companies, and other economic, competitive and technological factors involving the Company's operations, markets, services, products and prices, and other factors, as described in "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), as well as in our other filings with the SEC. In addition, actual results may differ as a result of additional risks and uncertainties of which we are currently unaware or which we do not currently view as material to our business. For these reasons, investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements we make speak only as of the date on which they are made. Greenwood Hall expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements after the date hereof to conform such statements to actual results or to changes in our opinions or expectations, except as required by applicable law. If we do update or correct any forward-looking statements, investors should not conclude that we will make additional updates or corrections.


SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 30, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Greenwood Hall, Inc. (OTCQB:ELRN), an education technology company that helps colleges and universities increase revenue and improve student engagement and outcomes,  announced yesterday the appointment of Jerry Rubinstein, Cary Sucoff, and Michael Poutre II to the Company’s Board of Directors. The appointments, which take effect on December 1st, were announced in the wake of the Company completing a $ 4 million financing in October and as the Company experiences growth in its core higher education business. The Company also announced that Rubinstein, who also serves as a director and Chair of the Audit Committee of CKE Restaurants and non-executive Chairman of US Global Investors, Inc. (NASDAQ:GROW), will serve as the Chair of the Audit Committee and Lead Independent Director. Sucoff, who serves as a director for ContraFect Corporation (NASDAQ:CFRX), Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. (OTCMKTS:LEAI) and Root9B Technologies (OTCMKTS:RTNB), will serve as the Company’s Compensation Committee Chair. Poutre, a partner in Redwood Fund, L.P., a major shareholder of the Company, will help expand shareholder representation. “We could not be more thrilled to welcome additions to our Board of Directors. These individuals will help Greenwood Hall further execute on our strategic goals, including the expansion into new higher education market opportunities such as law schools and the launch of cyber-security degree programs with our education partners; creating liquidity for our stock; and further improving our balance sheet,” said Dr. John Hall, Greenwood Hall’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We continue to look at ways to further diversify our Board and we expect to appoint additional members that will help us accomplish that objective while augmenting the Company’s strategic direction,” Hall added. Biographies of the Company’s newly appointed Board members appear below: Jerry Rubinstein is an attorney and a CPA and has significant experience in Banking, Finance Entrepreneurship and the entertainment business. Mr. Rubinstein was a business manager in the music business handling the financial affairs of prominent artists such as Bing Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, The Eagles, David Geffen, Joni Mitchell and Jackson Browne. He served as Chairman and CEO of American Broadcasting Company’s music division and acquired United Artist Records establishing acts such as Kenny Rogers, Tina Turner and Gerry Rafferty. A pioneer in the programming, marketing and distribution of digital music, Mr. Rubinstein founded and sold DMX, Inc. and XTRA Music to Liberty Media. He sat on the board of directors of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and currently serves as a director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of CKE Restaurants and non-executive Chairman of US Global Investors, Inc. (NASDAQ:GROW). Mr. Rubinstein was the founder and Chairman of Bel Air Savings and Loan, which was sold to John Anderson’s Topa Savings. Additionally, he served as financial advisor to The Dollywood Company and assisted in the development and formation of the theme park for Dolly Parton and Silver Dollar City. Cary Sucoff has over thirty years of securities industry experience. Mr. Sucoff currently owns and operates Equity Source Partners, LLC an advisory and consulting firm. He has participated in the financing of hundreds of public and private companies. Mr. Sucoff currently serves on the Board of Directors of (1) ContraFect Corporation, (NASDAQ:CFRX), which is engaged in the development of new treatments for infectious diseases utilizing proprietary antibody and lysin technology; (2) Root9b Technologies, Inc. (OTCMKTS:RTNB), a cyber security and risk mitigation business; (3) Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. (OTCMKTS:LEAI), which provides educational training seminars, conferences and services in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and internationally; and (4) First Wave Technologies, Inc., which brings to the commercial market new and innovative medical device technologies. In addition, Mr. Sucoff currently serves as a consultant to Sapience Therapeutics, Inc., an early stage Biotech company focusing on Glioblastoma. Mr. Sucoff is the former President of New England Law/Boston and has been a member of the Board of Trustees for over 25 years. He is the Chairman of the Endowment Committee. Mr. Sucoff received a Bachelor of Arts from SUNY Binghamton (1974) and a J.D. from New England School of Law (1977) where he was the Managing Editor of the Law Review and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Mr. Sucoff has been a member of the Bar of the State of New York since 1978. Mr. Poutre has over twenty-five years of experience managing, financing, advising and building both public and private companies. Mr. Poutre started his career in the early 1990s at Smith Barney, and eventually formed his own broker dealer firm, serving as both a securities and options principal. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Poutre served as President and Chief Compliance Officer for The Blue & White Fund, an Israel-based mutual fund. His career evolved into helping companies grow by scaling, restructuring and refinancing. In this capacity, he has aided public and private companies in achieving their goals. Mr. Poutre and his partners launched Redwood Fund, LP, a fund dedicated to investing in micro-cap companies in a responsible manner. Greenwood Hall is a portfolio company of Redwood Fund, which has been instrumental in our evolution as a publicly traded company. Mr. Poutre currently serves as the CEO of Utilligent, Inc., a boutique management consulting firm that acts as a trusted advisor for some of our nation's largest utilities. Mike earned a B.A. from Whittier College, where he was a Whittier Scholar and the recipient of the Richard M. Nixon Scholarship. Mike also earned an MBA from California Lutheran University. Greenwood Hall is an education technology company that helps colleges and universities manage the student journey. Every Greenwood Hall solution is designed to increase revenue and improve student engagement and learning outcomes. Since 2006, Greenwood Hall has developed customized turnkey solutions that touch the entire student lifecycle – combining strategy, people, proven processes and robust technology to help schools effectively and efficiently improve student experience and student outcomes, as well as increase revenues and expand into new marketing channels, such as online learning. Greenwood Hall has served more than 60 education clients and over 75 degree programs. Certain statements contained in this press release, including, but not limited to, predictions and projections that may be considered forward-looking statements under securities law, involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially, including, but not limited to, lack of consumer acceptance and demand for Greenwood Hall (the “Company," "our," "we") products and solution offerings developed with strategic partners, insufficient working capital to expand the Company's technology and engage in product marketing, intense competition from larger and more well-established companies, and other economic, competitive and technological factors involving the Company's operations, markets, services, products and prices, and other factors, as described in "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), as well as in our other filings with the SEC. In addition, actual results may differ as a result of additional risks and uncertainties of which we are currently unaware or which we do not currently view as material to our business. For these reasons, investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements we make speak only as of the date on which they are made. Greenwood Hall expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements after the date hereof to conform such statements to actual results or to changes in our opinions or expectations, except as required by applicable law. If we do update or correct any forward-looking statements, investors should not conclude that we will make additional updates or corrections.


SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 30, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Greenwood Hall, Inc. (OTCQB:ELRN), an education technology company that helps colleges and universities increase revenue and improve student engagement and outcomes,  announced yesterday the appointment of Jerry Rubinstein, Cary Sucoff, and Michael Poutre II to the Company’s Board of Directors. The appointments, which take effect on December 1st, were announced in the wake of the Company completing a $ 4 million financing in October and as the Company experiences growth in its core higher education business. The Company also announced that Rubinstein, who also serves as a director and Chair of the Audit Committee of CKE Restaurants and non-executive Chairman of US Global Investors, Inc. (NASDAQ:GROW), will serve as the Chair of the Audit Committee and Lead Independent Director. Sucoff, who serves as a director for ContraFect Corporation (NASDAQ:CFRX), Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. (OTCMKTS:LEAI) and Root9B Technologies (OTCMKTS:RTNB), will serve as the Company’s Compensation Committee Chair. Poutre, a partner in Redwood Fund, L.P., a major shareholder of the Company, will help expand shareholder representation. “We could not be more thrilled to welcome additions to our Board of Directors. These individuals will help Greenwood Hall further execute on our strategic goals, including the expansion into new higher education market opportunities such as law schools and the launch of cyber-security degree programs with our education partners; creating liquidity for our stock; and further improving our balance sheet,” said Dr. John Hall, Greenwood Hall’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We continue to look at ways to further diversify our Board and we expect to appoint additional members that will help us accomplish that objective while augmenting the Company’s strategic direction,” Hall added. Biographies of the Company’s newly appointed Board members appear below: Jerry Rubinstein is an attorney and a CPA and has significant experience in Banking, Finance Entrepreneurship and the entertainment business. Mr. Rubinstein was a business manager in the music business handling the financial affairs of prominent artists such as Bing Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, The Eagles, David Geffen, Joni Mitchell and Jackson Browne. He served as Chairman and CEO of American Broadcasting Company’s music division and acquired United Artist Records establishing acts such as Kenny Rogers, Tina Turner and Gerry Rafferty. A pioneer in the programming, marketing and distribution of digital music, Mr. Rubinstein founded and sold DMX, Inc. and XTRA Music to Liberty Media. He sat on the board of directors of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and currently serves as a director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of CKE Restaurants and non-executive Chairman of US Global Investors, Inc. (NASDAQ:GROW). Mr. Rubinstein was the founder and Chairman of Bel Air Savings and Loan, which was sold to John Anderson’s Topa Savings. Additionally, he served as financial advisor to The Dollywood Company and assisted in the development and formation of the theme park for Dolly Parton and Silver Dollar City. Cary Sucoff has over thirty years of securities industry experience. Mr. Sucoff currently owns and operates Equity Source Partners, LLC an advisory and consulting firm. He has participated in the financing of hundreds of public and private companies. Mr. Sucoff currently serves on the Board of Directors of (1) ContraFect Corporation, (NASDAQ:CFRX), which is engaged in the development of new treatments for infectious diseases utilizing proprietary antibody and lysin technology; (2) Root9b Technologies, Inc. (OTCMKTS:RTNB), a cyber security and risk mitigation business; (3) Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. (OTCMKTS:LEAI), which provides educational training seminars, conferences and services in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and internationally; and (4) First Wave Technologies, Inc., which brings to the commercial market new and innovative medical device technologies. In addition, Mr. Sucoff currently serves as a consultant to Sapience Therapeutics, Inc., an early stage Biotech company focusing on Glioblastoma. Mr. Sucoff is the former President of New England Law/Boston and has been a member of the Board of Trustees for over 25 years. He is the Chairman of the Endowment Committee. Mr. Sucoff received a Bachelor of Arts from SUNY Binghamton (1974) and a J.D. from New England School of Law (1977) where he was the Managing Editor of the Law Review and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Mr. Sucoff has been a member of the Bar of the State of New York since 1978. Mr. Poutre has over twenty-five years of experience managing, financing, advising and building both public and private companies. Mr. Poutre started his career in the early 1990s at Smith Barney, and eventually formed his own broker dealer firm, serving as both a securities and options principal. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Poutre served as President and Chief Compliance Officer for The Blue & White Fund, an Israel-based mutual fund. His career evolved into helping companies grow by scaling, restructuring and refinancing. In this capacity, he has aided public and private companies in achieving their goals. Mr. Poutre and his partners launched Redwood Fund, LP, a fund dedicated to investing in micro-cap companies in a responsible manner. Greenwood Hall is a portfolio company of Redwood Fund, which has been instrumental in our evolution as a publicly traded company. Mr. Poutre currently serves as the CEO of Utilligent, Inc., a boutique management consulting firm that acts as a trusted advisor for some of our nation's largest utilities. Mike earned a B.A. from Whittier College, where he was a Whittier Scholar and the recipient of the Richard M. Nixon Scholarship. Mike also earned an MBA from California Lutheran University. Greenwood Hall is an education technology company that helps colleges and universities manage the student journey. Every Greenwood Hall solution is designed to increase revenue and improve student engagement and learning outcomes. Since 2006, Greenwood Hall has developed customized turnkey solutions that touch the entire student lifecycle – combining strategy, people, proven processes and robust technology to help schools effectively and efficiently improve student experience and student outcomes, as well as increase revenues and expand into new marketing channels, such as online learning. Greenwood Hall has served more than 60 education clients and over 75 degree programs. Certain statements contained in this press release, including, but not limited to, predictions and projections that may be considered forward-looking statements under securities law, involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially, including, but not limited to, lack of consumer acceptance and demand for Greenwood Hall (the “Company," "our," "we") products and solution offerings developed with strategic partners, insufficient working capital to expand the Company's technology and engage in product marketing, intense competition from larger and more well-established companies, and other economic, competitive and technological factors involving the Company's operations, markets, services, products and prices, and other factors, as described in "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), as well as in our other filings with the SEC. In addition, actual results may differ as a result of additional risks and uncertainties of which we are currently unaware or which we do not currently view as material to our business. For these reasons, investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements we make speak only as of the date on which they are made. Greenwood Hall expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements after the date hereof to conform such statements to actual results or to changes in our opinions or expectations, except as required by applicable law. If we do update or correct any forward-looking statements, investors should not conclude that we will make additional updates or corrections.


News Article | October 28, 2016
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Within the pages of Fr. Stavros N. Akrotirianakis’s new book, Let All Creation Rejoice: Reflections for Advent, the Nativity and Epiphany, ($15.99, paperback, 9781498484077; $7.99, e-book, 9781498484084) readers will discover a series of short daily reflections on the scripture accounts of the Nativity and Epiphany, to be read during the Advent and Christmas Seasons. It’s a refreshing view of the Nativity story told in only forty verses of scripture – 19 in the Gospel of Matthew, 20 in the Gospel of Luke and 1 in the Gospel of John – with nearly each word of every verse packed with meaning. Readers will take a fascinating journey to the manger along with Mary and Joseph, the Shepherds and the Magi. This thought-provoking version of the story will impress readers with so many things about this beloved story they may never have heard before. According to the author, most churches put great emphasis on spiritual preparation for Easter and for spiritual renewal to take place during Lent each spring. However, Advent is often overlooked as a period of spiritual renewal and spiritual preparation that takes place before Christmas each year. Advent has become a period of great stress when it should rival Lent as a period of spiritual growth. This book has daily reflections, which will take no more than five minutes a day to read, which will focus the reader on the purpose for the Advent season. “By reading this book, the reader will gain a better understanding of the “good news of a great joy” and why ‘the Word became flesh and dwelt among us,’” states the author. “We routinely leave Christ out of Christmas. This book is a great way to leave the focus on Christ as we prepare for Christmas.” Fr. Stavros N. Akrotirianakis has served as a Greek Orthodox priest for nearly 20 years. In addition to his work at the St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL, Fr. Stavros also writes a daily inspiration called “The Prayer Team”. Each message contains a short passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. “Let All Creation Rejoice” is a collection of reflections on the Nativity and Epiphany. A second book of reflections on Lent and Easter is due out in January 2017. Fr. Stavros grew up in Whittier, CA, where he earned a BA in History from Whittier College. He later earned an M.Div from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA. His has published a book, “Byzantium Comes to Southern California”, as well as several articles in various magazines over the past twenty years. He lives in Tampa with his wife Lisa, and their son, Nicholas. Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 15,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Let All Creation Rejoice: Reflections for Advent, the Nativity and Epiphany through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.


Piner B.G.,Whittier College | Pant N.,Whittier College | Edwards P.G.,CSIRO
Astrophysical Journal | Year: 2010

We present 23 new VLBA images of the six established TeV blazars Markarian 421, Markarian 501, H 1426+428, 1ES 1959+650, PKS 2155-304, and 1ES 2344+514, obtained from 2005 to 2009. Most images were obtained at 43 GHz (7 mm), and they reveal the parsec-scale structures of three of these sources (1ES 1959+650, PKS 2155-304, and 1ES 2344+514) at factors of 2-3 higher resolution than has previously been attained. These images reveal new morphological details, including a high degree of jet bending in the inner milliarcsecond in PKS 2155-304. This establishes strong apparent jet bending on VLBI scales as a common property of TeV blazars, implying viewing angles close to the line of sight. Most of the remaining images map the linear polarization structures at a lower frequency of 22 GHz (1 cm). We discuss the transverse structures of the jets as revealed by the highfrequency and polarimetric imaging. The transverse structures include significant limb brightening in Mrk 421, and "spine-sheath" structures in the electric vector position angle and fractional polarization distributions in Mrk 421, Mrk 501, and 1ES 1959+650. We use new measured component positions to update measured apparent jet speeds, in many cases significantly reducing the statistical error over previously published results. With the increased resolution at 43 GHz, we detect new components within 0.1-0.2 mas of the core in most of these sources. No motion is apparent in these new components over the time span of our observations, and we place upper limits on the apparent speeds of the components near the core of <2c. From those limits, we conclude that Γ2 < (Γ1)1/2 at ∼105 Schwarzschild radii, where Γ1 and Γ2 are the bulk Lorentz factors in the TeV emitting and 43 GHz emitting regions, respectively, assuming that their velocity vectors are aligned. © 2010. The American Astronomical Society.


In Sarawak, Malaysia, the live-bearing scincid lizard, Eutropis multifasciata has a prolonged reproductive cycle in which males exhibited year round sperm production and females were reproductively active in all months examined except in September (n=1) and November (n=1). Mean litter size was 3.8±0.84 (1SD, range=3-5, n=5). There was no evidence to suggest females produced consecutive litters in the same year. Other skinks from Malaysia have also been shown to exhibit prolonged reproductive cycles. © 2013 by The Herpetological Society of Japan.


Zorba S.,Whittier College
European Journal of Science and Theology | Year: 2016

Applying the concepts of Kolmogorov-Chaitin complexity and Turing‘s uncomputability from the computability and algorithmic information theories to the irreducible and incomputable randomness of Quantum mechanics, a novel argument for the existence of God is presented. Concepts of ‘transintelligence’ and ‘transcausality’ are introduced, and from them, it is posited that our Universe must be epistemologically and ontologically an open universe. The proposed idea also proffers a new perspective on the nonlocal nature and the infamous wavefunction collapse problem of Quantum mechanics. © 2016, Ecozone, OAIMDD. All rights reserved.

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