How to make a scrollable list in a blog/site

Blog owners could have flexible widgets with a list of things that that they wish they had a scroll bar to help readers read their contents with ease . The following 'how to' will help you make some scrollable windows in your blog. This can also be used in a post if it has a list of things that occupy space and you would like to make it scrollable.
<div style="overflow:auto;width:200px;height:100px;padding:10px;border:1px solid #eee">Put your long text to be scrolled!</div>
Copy and paste the above code in your Edit HTML if you are composing a blog post or use a relevant HTML section where you want to place the scrollable items. Write your list of items and when you are done, publish it. If the list is long, you will see the scroll bar next to the box, if the list is short you will just see the items without a scroll.

You may change the parameters (width and height) to fit in your blog margin. You may also keep, add or delete the enhancing parameters i.e. padding, border, solid etc.

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Call for Admission of Candidates Educated Abroad to the Ph.D. Schools of the Univ. of Pisa - Year 2010

Call for Admission of Candidates Educated Abroad to the Ph.D. Schools of the University of Pisa - Year 2010

Deadline: September 4th, 2009 1.00 pm (CET - Central European Time)

What to do for registration
The registration to the competition by on line modality has two steps:
Before register to the competition you are interested in, it is necessary to read carefully the public announcement of the competition available in pdf format and the Practical guide to fill in the application form (available in pdf format) and upload it with other documents.
To use file in pdf format, you need Acrobat Reader. If you don't have it, you can download it free from .

Applications are invited from candidates who:
  • are not resident in Italy;
  • have obtained abroad a secondary school qualification, from a school that is not subject to italian regulations, examinations and curricula, giving access to University education at first degree level, and an academic qualification equivalent to the Italian "laurea specialistica/magistrale".
The equivalence of each qualification to one of the above-mentioned Italian degrees will be established (for the sole purpose of this competition) by the Academic Boards of the Ph.D. School.

For assistance e-mail: [email protected]


Tanzania naturalizes more than 3,500 Burundian refugees

A total of 3,568 out of over 162,000 Burundian refugees were granted citizenship by the host Government, in the first large-scale naturalization of its kind in Africa, the United Nations refugee agency said. This week, a decision marking “a major milestone in a programme that will bring to a close one of the world’s most protracted refugee situations,” Andrej Mahecic, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told reporters in Geneva.

Early last year, some 218,000 Burundians who fled violence in their country in 1972 were given the choice by Tanzanian authorities to either return home or to apply for citizenship.

“UNHCR will continue to support the Tanzanian Government in the transition phases of the integration of the newly naturalized” through such community projects as road rehabilitation, school construction and repair, and improvement of health services, the agency’s spokesperson said. The entire repatriation scheme is funded through UNHCR’s $28 million Supplementary Appeal for 2008-2009, launched last February, which is facing an $8 million funding gap.

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An Irish man found dead in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Story from the BBC -
A 26-year-old County Wicklow man has been found dead on a beach on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar.
Rob Stringer had been working for an Irish charity in the east African country. His body was discovered at about 0800 BST on Friday. It is understood Mr Stringer had suffered head injuries and that his wallet and shoes were missing. It is believed he may have been mugged. Relevant authorities in Tanzania are investigating the death. Mr Stringer had been working for the Irish charity Camara, which provides second-hand computers and other technological aid to African countries. The Department of Foreign Affairs in the Republic said it was providing assistance to the man's family, while the Irish embassy in Dar-es-Salaam was "working on the ground" with Tanzanian officials.

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Fulbright Program for Foreign Student to the USA

A mainstay of America’s public-diplomacy efforts, the Fulbright Foreign Student Program brings citizens of other countries to the United States for Master’s degree or Ph.D. study at U.S. universities or other appropriate institutions. The program has brought some of the world’s finest minds to U.S. campuses and offers program participants insight into U.S. society and values.

Many foreign Fulbright grantees are early-career professionals who will return to take leadership positions in their home countries, often working at universities or in government service.

More than 1,800 new Foreign Fulbright Fellows enter U.S. academic programs each year. Foreign students apply for Fulbright Fellowships through the Fulbright Commission/Foundation or U.S. Embassy in their home countries. The Institute of International Education (IIE) arranges academic placement for most Fulbright nominees and supervises participants during their stay in the United States.

If you live in one of the countries listed in the following site, you may be eligible for a Fulbright Foreign Student grant for study in the United States,

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