Questia Awards $3.5 Million in Scholarships to Final Four Schools; Questia Media, Inc., Recognizes Academic and Athletic Excellence

Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Questia Media, Inc.

    HOUSTON, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Questia Media, Inc., today announces its
 $3.5 million Champion Award Program.  In recognition of the academic and
 athletic excellence of the four schools that made it to the NCAA Final Four
 men's basketball championship, all students and faculty at Duke University,
 Michigan State University, the University of Arizona and the University of
 Maryland will be awarded scholarships to Questia, the first online library
 with a collection of over 35,000 books.  More than 100,000 students and
 faculty at the four schools will receive the scholarship, in the form of a
 free subscription beginning April 12 and extending through May 31.  The total
 value of Questia's donation is estimated at $3.5 million.
     Questia's online library features the full-text of 35,000 books with
 powerful research and writing tools designed to help students write better
 papers.  The free subscription is available to students for the remainder of
 the current semester to assist them with research paper assignments and final
 exams.
     "We wanted to honor the schools whose scholar athletes led them to the
 Final Four -- an impressive accomplishment that demonstrates the athletic
 skill and academic excellence necessary to achieve this level of performance,"
 said Troy Williams, founder and CEO of Questia Media, Inc.  "The Internet
 should advance education and make credible information more readily accessible
 to all those who can benefit from it.  A service like Questia is a step in
 that direction.  The convenience and time-savings of being able to do online
 research whenever and wherever students desire, with a collection of
 35,000 scholarly books, enables students to write high-quality papers more
 quickly -- allowing them to pursue other interests such as athletics."
     In addition to recognizing the athletic and academic achievements of
 students on these campuses, Questia is honoring professors at the four schools
 who have contributed published works to the Questia site.  More than
 30 professors/authors are being celebrated at receptions this month on each of
 their respective campuses.  (Listing attached)
     "We owe a great deal to the authors who provide their works for our site,
 especially those who are closest to the students -- professors," said
 Williams.  "Their published works contain important ideas and valuable
 information, and they represent the authors' hard work and determination.
 These professors deserve as much recognition as the athletic teams of their
 institutions."
     "We are proud that Duke students and faculty have been recognized by
 Questia for their achievements on and off the court," stated David Ferriero,
 Vice Provost for Library Affairs.  "The free subscription that Questia is
 providing our students for the remainder of this semester is a wonderful
 complement to the Duke libraries' electronic full-text collection.  We are
 also excited about the opportunity to work with Questia to develop a program
 for the fall."
     Duke University is located in Durham, NC; Michigan State University is
 located in East Lansing, MI; the University of Arizona is located in Tucson,
 AZ; and the University of Maryland is located in College Park, MD.
     Students from the four schools can log onto
 www.questia.com/explore/winners for their free subscriptions, available
 through May 31.
 
     Founded in 1998, Questia Media, Inc., launched its revolutionary online
 library with powerful search and writing tools created specifically to help
 students write better papers faster in January 2001.  Questia provides
 unlimited access to the full-text of an extensive collection of books, as well
 as a wide range of tools including highlighter, markup, automatic footnotes
 and bibliography builder.  For millions of students and researchers, the
 Questia(SM) service will enable them to efficiently research and compose
 papers at any time, from virtually every connected corner of the world.  Based
 in Houston with approximately 300 employees, and offices in New York and Los
 Angeles, Questia is delivering on the true promise of the Internet by
 providing access to a wealth of human knowledge.  Visit  www.questia.com for
 more information.
 
      Signed Authors of Final Four Schools
 
      Arizona
      Richard Cortner
      Leonard Dinnerstein
      Joel Feinberg (retired)
 
      Duke
      Robert Carson
      James L. Crenshaw
      Robert Durden
      Ernestine Friedl
      Ole Holsti
      Alan Kerckhoff
      Allan Kornberg
      Jean O'Barr
      Charles R. Young
 
      Maryland
      George H. Callcott
      Wayne S. Cole
      Marcus Franda
      James Gilbert
      Nancie Gonzalez
      Erich Goode
      Judith L. Hanna
      William J. Hanna
      Louis Harlan
      E. Eugene Helm
      Kenneth C.W. Kammeyer
      Jack Odell
      Lee Preston
 
      Michigan State
      W. Fred Graham
      Alan Grimes (retired)
      Daniel Hamermesh
      Darlene Clark Hine
      William Hixson
      Mordechai Kreinin
      Albert Rabin
 
      Signed Publishers
      Duke University Press
      Michigan State University Press
 
      CONTACTS:
      Ann Brimberry                Alyssa Graf
      Questia Media, Inc.          Richards/Gravelle Public Relations
      (713) 358-2704               (214) 891-2971
      abrimberry@questia.com       alyssa_graf@richards.com
 
 

SOURCE Questia Media, Inc.
    HOUSTON, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Questia Media, Inc., today announces its
 $3.5 million Champion Award Program.  In recognition of the academic and
 athletic excellence of the four schools that made it to the NCAA Final Four
 men's basketball championship, all students and faculty at Duke University,
 Michigan State University, the University of Arizona and the University of
 Maryland will be awarded scholarships to Questia, the first online library
 with a collection of over 35,000 books.  More than 100,000 students and
 faculty at the four schools will receive the scholarship, in the form of a
 free subscription beginning April 12 and extending through May 31.  The total
 value of Questia's donation is estimated at $3.5 million.
     Questia's online library features the full-text of 35,000 books with
 powerful research and writing tools designed to help students write better
 papers.  The free subscription is available to students for the remainder of
 the current semester to assist them with research paper assignments and final
 exams.
     "We wanted to honor the schools whose scholar athletes led them to the
 Final Four -- an impressive accomplishment that demonstrates the athletic
 skill and academic excellence necessary to achieve this level of performance,"
 said Troy Williams, founder and CEO of Questia Media, Inc.  "The Internet
 should advance education and make credible information more readily accessible
 to all those who can benefit from it.  A service like Questia is a step in
 that direction.  The convenience and time-savings of being able to do online
 research whenever and wherever students desire, with a collection of
 35,000 scholarly books, enables students to write high-quality papers more
 quickly -- allowing them to pursue other interests such as athletics."
     In addition to recognizing the athletic and academic achievements of
 students on these campuses, Questia is honoring professors at the four schools
 who have contributed published works to the Questia site.  More than
 30 professors/authors are being celebrated at receptions this month on each of
 their respective campuses.  (Listing attached)
     "We owe a great deal to the authors who provide their works for our site,
 especially those who are closest to the students -- professors," said
 Williams.  "Their published works contain important ideas and valuable
 information, and they represent the authors' hard work and determination.
 These professors deserve as much recognition as the athletic teams of their
 institutions."
     "We are proud that Duke students and faculty have been recognized by
 Questia for their achievements on and off the court," stated David Ferriero,
 Vice Provost for Library Affairs.  "The free subscription that Questia is
 providing our students for the remainder of this semester is a wonderful
 complement to the Duke libraries' electronic full-text collection.  We are
 also excited about the opportunity to work with Questia to develop a program
 for the fall."
     Duke University is located in Durham, NC; Michigan State University is
 located in East Lansing, MI; the University of Arizona is located in Tucson,
 AZ; and the University of Maryland is located in College Park, MD.
     Students from the four schools can log onto
 www.questia.com/explore/winners for their free subscriptions, available
 through May 31.
 
     Founded in 1998, Questia Media, Inc., launched its revolutionary online
 library with powerful search and writing tools created specifically to help
 students write better papers faster in January 2001.  Questia provides
 unlimited access to the full-text of an extensive collection of books, as well
 as a wide range of tools including highlighter, markup, automatic footnotes
 and bibliography builder.  For millions of students and researchers, the
 Questia(SM) service will enable them to efficiently research and compose
 papers at any time, from virtually every connected corner of the world.  Based
 in Houston with approximately 300 employees, and offices in New York and Los
 Angeles, Questia is delivering on the true promise of the Internet by
 providing access to a wealth of human knowledge.  Visit  www.questia.com for
 more information.
 
      Signed Authors of Final Four Schools
 
      Arizona
      Richard Cortner
      Leonard Dinnerstein
      Joel Feinberg (retired)
 
      Duke
      Robert Carson
      James L. Crenshaw
      Robert Durden
      Ernestine Friedl
      Ole Holsti
      Alan Kerckhoff
      Allan Kornberg
      Jean O'Barr
      Charles R. Young
 
      Maryland
      George H. Callcott
      Wayne S. Cole
      Marcus Franda
      James Gilbert
      Nancie Gonzalez
      Erich Goode
      Judith L. Hanna
      William J. Hanna
      Louis Harlan
      E. Eugene Helm
      Kenneth C.W. Kammeyer
      Jack Odell
      Lee Preston
 
      Michigan State
      W. Fred Graham
      Alan Grimes (retired)
      Daniel Hamermesh
      Darlene Clark Hine
      William Hixson
      Mordechai Kreinin
      Albert Rabin
 
      Signed Publishers
      Duke University Press
      Michigan State University Press
 
      CONTACTS:
      Ann Brimberry                Alyssa Graf
      Questia Media, Inc.          Richards/Gravelle Public Relations
      (713) 358-2704               (214) 891-2971
      abrimberry@questia.com       alyssa_graf@richards.com
 
 SOURCE  Questia Media, Inc.