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13 hrs ago | EurekAlert!

Study: Telephone support program beneficial for caregivers of those with dementia

Rhode Island Hospital researchers have found that a support program administered entirely by telephone can significantly reduce depression and other symptoms in informal caregivers, such as family or friends, of individuals with dementia.


Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health

18 hrs ago |

I-Team: Brown football players off team

Two Brown University football players under investigation by Providence police for sexual assault are no longer on the team, the NBC 10 I-Team reported Wednesday.


Related Topix: Providence, RI, Providence College

22 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

Envisia Therapeutics Announces Appointments to Board of Directors

Envisia Therapeutics today announced that it has made two appointments to the company's board of directors.


Related Topix: Medicine, Ophthalmology

Yesterday |

More colleges under investigation for handling of sexual assault cases

Brown University, Hampshire College, and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth have become the latest local schools under investigation by the federal Education Department for their handling of sexual assault cases.


Related Topix: Massachusetts, UMass Dartmouth, Hampshire College

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Governor hopefuls meet in black business forum

Many of the questions posed by moderator Marion Orr, a public policy and urban studies professor at Brown University, centered on issues of particular interest to minorities.


New York Daily News

Interns spend summer with Queens' dead at borough's oldest cemetery

Luci Cook, 19, a soon to be sophomore at Brown University, helps fix a headstone at Prospect Cemetery in Jamaica.


Related Topix: New York, New York Government

KLIQ-FM Hastings

People Get Naturally High from the Choices They Make

Are you the kind of person who gets a kick out of the things you choose solely on your own, such as movies, restaurants, clothes, car, etc., while ignoring what others might like? While some might have an unflattering name for that, neurologists at Brown University are willing to cut you some slack.


Related Topix: Medicine, Neurology

Live Science

Pretty in Pink: New Moon Rock Reveals Rosy Secret

A mysterious new moon rock has revealed its secrets to scientists on Earth, who cooked up a copy of the unattainable pink crystals in a searing hot crucible.


Related Topix: Geology, Science

Mon Jul 28, 2014

New Yorker

Why Politicians Plagiarize So Often

When the Times informed Montana Senator John Walsh last week that one of his graduate-school papers contained unattributed passages by other writers, Walsh tried out three responses.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Joe Biden


Science Breakthroughs The Koyal Group InfoMag reviews: Nanotech Discovery

Scientists working with different molecular structures of Boron have discovered a configuration that resembles the Buckminsterfullerene, often referred to as the Buckyball, a structure that has become extremely important in the development of nanotechnology.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Nanotechnology, Chemistry, Science


More schools under investigation for campus sexual assault

Washington Watch, formerly called 'Planet Washington,' covers politics and government.


Related Topix: Hampshire College, Saint Thomas Aquinas College, Thomas Aquinas College, University of Kansas, Binghamton, NY


Farmers' Market Vouchers Improve Access to Fruits & Vegetables For Low-Income Households

Farmers' market vouchers may be useful tools in improving access to fruits and vegetables for people with low-incomes.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables

PanArmenian Network

Boston University former 'First Lady' Jasmine Chobanian dies

PanARMENIAN.Net - Jasmine Chobanian, who was regarded as the "First Lady" of Boston University during the many years that her husband Aram V. Chobanian, MD, served in University leadership, both as dean of the School of Medicine and the ninth president of Boston University , died last week after a brief illness, BU Today reported.


Related Topix: Boston University

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Washington Post

Charles E. Cobb Jr. guest-blogging about a oeThis Nonviolent Stuffa ll Get You Killeda

I'm delighted to say that Charles E. Cobb Jr. will be guest-blogging this week about his new book, This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible .


Related Topix: Blog News, Journalism, Montgomery, AL

National Journal

The One 2014 Primary Highlighting the Democratic Divide

Democrats have mostly avoided high-profile primary fights this year. But the one in Rhode Island highlights the differences across wings of the party.


Related Topix: US News, Pension, US Politics, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton

WNYC-AM New York

Q&A: How Is The Native College Experience Different?

Adrienne Keene is a post-doctoral researcher at Brown University, the author of the popular blog " Native Appropriations " and a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.


The Baltimore Sun

The news of the future [Commentary]

President Elizabeth Warren welcomed the 10 millionth underage child to illegally immigrate to the U.S. and immediately offered each of them and their children free tuition at the university of their choosing.


Related Topix: US News, Vladimir Putin, Michigan, Opinion

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Your View: Scholarship America deserves the accolades

This is the first time in Fall River history that I know of that people have twice traveled thousands of miles to investigate and confirm that Fall River and Dollars for Scholars are an American success story.


Related Topix: Fall River, MA, Opinion

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Kevin, M.D.

America's need for a diverse generation of family physicians

Since joining my current practice two years ago, I've noticed that I care for a disproportionate number of immigrants of Chinese and other Asian descent compared to my colleagues.


Related Topix: Asian-American, Prison, University of Texas at Austin

The Indian Express

India will take two years to achieve 6% growth rate, says US professor

Though Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, has brought an economic optimism to India, it will take approximately two years to achieve 6% growth rate for the country and a high growth rate is necessary to run the Right to Food campaign and the Right to Education Act, said Professor Ashutosh Varshney, international political scientist and ... (more)