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5 hrs ago | Iowa City Press-Citizen

Cutting German cuts global opportunities

Because of the solid foundation in German I received in grades seven to 12, I went on to major in German and Soviet Studies at Brown University.


Related Topix: Iowa City, IA, World News, Germany

16 hrs ago | Slate Magazine

Josephine Baker's Rainbow Tribe

Beginning in 1953, almost 30 years after her first successful performances on the Paris stage, the singer and dancer Josephine Baker adopted 12 children from different countries, ranging from Finland to Venezuela.


Related Topix: Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural

21 hrs ago | District Administration

Leading a school district turnaround in Massachusetts

Pia Durkin took the reins as superintendent of New Bedford Public Schools, one of the lowest-performing districts in Massachusetts, this past July facing a Herculean task.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Attleboro, MA, Queens College, City University of New York, New York University

Thu Apr 17, 2014

BBC News

Ancient life 'frozen' by space impact

Ancient plant material was perfectly preserved in the glass formed when asteroids hit the Earth millions of years ago, scientists report.


Related Topix: The Woodlands, TX, Geology, Argentina, World News

Broward Cultural Division to Host Two 2014 'Covenings' on...

On Wednesday, May 14, 2014, Broward Cultural Division will be hosting two regional convenings: - one from 2 - 5 p.m. on Arts Education Policy, Equity and Action; the other, from 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Cultivating South Florida's Dance Community at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. "Convening" has been a critical tool for the Rockefeller Foundation's ... (more)


Related Topix: Life, Charity , West Palm Beach, FL

Go Local

Brown to Recognize 9 Alumni with Honorary Degrees

Brown University will offer honorary degrees to nine distinguished alumni at the school's 246th Commencement on Sunday, May 25th.


Related Topix: Berklee College of Music

The Jersey Journal

Painter Steve Cutney; Community Day at CCC; Mike Zapolski; BEN Column, April 18, update 2

The column that says Cory Booker came to our town on Thursday for the second time, two more times more than Gov. Christie, and that's a good feeling, if only to say hello.


Related Topix: Chris Christie, US Governors, Family, Kids, Cumberland County, NJ, Newport, NJ, Millville, NJ

Chicago Tribune

Union: Northwestern's position in student labor case 'castle built on sand'

The union seeking to represent football players at Northwestern University called the school's position in the case "a castle built on sand" in a document filed with the National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday.


Related Topix: Northwestern University

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Art Voice

Just Buffalo Welcomes Poet Clark Coolidge to New Studio Series

On Friday, April 18, Just Buffalo Literary Center will present a poetry reading by Clark Coolidge, a writer who holds a singular place in American letters.


Related Topix: Recreational Vehicle, Marathon, Arts, Poetry, Buffalo, NY


Leeches Help Save Woman's Ear After Pit Bull Mauling

A savage pit bull attack results in the total dismembering of a teenage girl's ear.


Related Topix: Medicine, Plastic Surgery, Food and Drug Administration


Will 'Regression' be Emma Watson's next big hit?

Emma Watson was debating between continuing as an actress after Harry Potter , but she's been vocal about how 'Perks of Being A Wallflower' changed her outlook on her career and her life.


Related Topix: Harry Potter, Vocal

Meet Grand Blanc High School's four National Merit Scholarship finalists

Grand Blanc High School has four students who are National Merit Scholarship finalists - the most the school has had in the last few years.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Education Etc., University of Central Florida

Tue Apr 15, 2014


SPMG Media's Exclusive Interview with Singer Rhonda Ross

Some people know Rhonda Ross as the only child of singing legend, Diana Ross and Motown-Founder, Berry Gordy, but there is much more to Rhonda Ross than that... Rhonda is a singer, songwriter, actress, writer, and an innovative parent, pioneering multilingualism in children.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts

Business Journal

What's in your "lean closet?" Cuyana and Real Simple partner on clothing line

Shilpa Shah, left, and Karla Gallardo are the cofounders of Cuyana, an e-commerce clothing and accessories startup with a direct-to-consumer business model that just partnered with Real Simple on a clothing line.


Related Topix: San Francisco, CA


Happy 24th Birthday, Emma Watson! See Her Best Beauty Looks Through the Years

Happy Birthday, Emma Watson ! The Noah actress, who turns 24 today, is best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter franchise.


US News & World Report

10 Historically Black Colleges Where Freshmen Return

At Morehouse College, an all-male historically black college in Atlanta, the freshman retention rate averaged 82.5 percent from 2008-2011.


Related Topix: Atlanta, GA, Morehouse College, Spelman College, University of Notre Dame, Arkansas Baptist College

Hill School student wants to cure cancer - really

David Lee spent much of last summer in a laboratory in Seoul, South Korea, where he passed hours studying cancer cells under a microscope, taking measurements, and painstakingly replicating test results.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Go Local

TRENDER: Dancer, Writer, Social Activist

Who are the Rhode Islanders leading in arts, fashion, food, and style? They're Trenders, and GoLocalProv offers a glimpse of the people you most want to know on the scene.


Related Topix: Providence, RI, Asian-American, Filipino-American


FAIR Health Elects Christopher F. Koller to Board of Directors

FAIR Health, Inc. announced today that it has elected Christopher F. Koller to its Board of Directors.


Related Topix: Health Care Policy, Health, Health Insurance

Medical News Today

The fundamental wiring diagram of the olfactory system is laid out and implemented early in life

To accommodate a lifetime of scents and aromas, mammals have hundreds of genes that each produce a different odorant receptor.


Related Topix: Drexel University, Medicine