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1 hr ago |

Hagley Museum and Library Presents Professor Richard R. John for...

The history of the telegraph and telephone-the world's first two electrical communications networks-contradicts assumptions many hold that government regulation is an impediment to innovation.


Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Wilmington, DE

2 hrs ago | WECT-TV Wilmington

Wilmington student gets into 7 Ivy League schools

Thousands of students apply to Ivy League schools, but very few are accepted. Wilmington native Patrick Peoples has the distinct honor of getting into seven of them.


Related Topix: Wilmington, NC, Princeton University, Yale University, Brown University

3 hrs ago |

MRSA in homes: Study shows MRSA common in homes, how can you protect yourself?

MRSA in homes is on the increase. Staphylococcus aureus , more commonly known by its acronym MRSA, is an antibiotic resistant bacterial infection , which up until now was generally thought to be restricted to confined places like hospitals, locker rooms and nursing homes.


Related Topix: MRSA, Health, Infectious Diseases, Medicine

3 hrs ago |

Our ACCD recommendations

Most of us have attended at least one class at the Alamo Colleges or know someone who has, but it is a safe bet that the majority of us would be hard-pressed to name a member of the board of trustees, who are elected to six-year terms.


Related Topix: Texas A&M University, University of Pennsylvania, Our Lady of the Lake University, Opinion

3 hrs ago | Refinery 29

Antibiotic-Resistant "Superbug" Spreads From Hospitals To Homes

Our dependence on antibiotics has already resulted in a number of scary outbreaks of diseases that can't be cured by the standard drugs.


Related Topix: MRSA

6 hrs ago | New Yorker

Are College Campuses Obsolete?

On one recent night, the Intelligence Squared U.S. debate series put forth a motion on Columbia University's campus: "More Clicks, Fewer Bricks: The Lecture Hall Is Obsolete."


Related Topix: Minerva, NY

11 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

UGA Honors student awarded James Madison Graduate Fellowship

Matthew Tyler, a fourth-year University of Georgia Honors student and Foundation Fellow, has been awarded a 2014 James Madison Graduate Fellowship.


Related Topix: Georgia, University of Georgia, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens

14 hrs ago | BroadcastNewsroom

Christy Sadler of Willowmere Capital Partners Headlines Ivy Family Office Greenwich Forum

The Ivy Family Office Network hosted its April 2014 Family Office Outlook Forum in Greenwich, CT on April 10th.


Related Topix: Greenwich, CT, Brown University

19 hrs ago | New York Post

Kazakhstan presidenta s nephew owes $132K to The Plaza: suit

He's a jet-setting rich kid accused of faking his way into Columbia University and gaining a posh Plaza hotel pad through trickery - but it looks as if his luck may have finally run out.


Related Topix: Kazakhstan, World News, Asia, Nursultan Nazarbayev

23 hrs ago | The Statesman

CEHS holds rank in nation's top 30 education schools

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services recently received rankings against other colleges in the nation.


Related Topix: Jones College

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Poll: Americans Doubt Theories Like Big Bang Theory, Evolution

Americans have little doubt about the scientific evidence that smoking can cause cancer.


Related Topix: University of Detroit Mercy, Duke University, University of Virginia

P&T Community

'Chaperone' Compounds Offer New Approach to Alzheimer's Treatment

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Brandeis University have come up with a new approach to the treatment of Alzheimer's disease involving the so-called retromer protein complex.


Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Brandeis University, Biology

Dante de Blasio Tours Columbia University During College Search

The Brooklyn Tech junior was seen taking a private tour of freshman dorms and walking through campus on Saturday, according to the student-run blog Bwog.


Related Topix: Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT


Dr. Bruce Stillman, CSHL President, wins 2014 Herbert Tabor Research Award

Dr. Bruce Stillman, President of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory , is the 2014 winner of the Herbert Tabor Research Award from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology .


Related Topix: Cold Spring Harbor, NY, Biology, Science, Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Genetics, Medicine

News Courier

Local physician to host Patient Appreciation Day and Health Fair

Dr. Bhagabat C. Sahu, who has had a urology practice on West Market Street in Athens for nearly 32 years, will hold Patient Appreciation Day and Health Fair, along with Klaus Medenbach, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at Lincoln-Bridgeforth Park.


Related Topix: Athens, AL, Limestone County, AL, Huntsville, AL

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The graduate student and faculty visit aimed to cultivate a deeper understanding of Doha's extraordinary urban environment within the scale and scope of the architectural expansion underway at Qatar Foundation Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development recently hosted a delegation from Columbia University in the City of New ... (more)


Related Topix: Qatar Travel, Travel, World News, Qatar, Middle East, Middle East Travel, Interior Design, Arts, Carnegie Mellon University

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Detroit Free Press

You're on the clock: Doctors rush patients out the door

Joan Eisenstodt didn't have a stopwatch when she went to see an ear, nose and throat specialist recently, but she is certain the physician was not in the exam room with her for more than three or four minutes.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law

Columbia Spectator

My Fight for a New Taiwan: One Woman's Journey from Prison to Power

Brown Bag Lecture with Lu Hsiu-lien , Former Vice President, Republic of China. Moderated by Andrew J. Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, Columbia University.


Related Topix: Taiwan, Southeast Asia

Kevin Hamedani dishes on his sleeper hit film 'Junk'

Back in November, we told you about the best film that film festivals didn't understand : Kevin Hamedani's Junk .


WLBT-TV Jackson

Obesity deaths underestimated

Obesity may be the cause of death in one out of five adults, which is much higher than previously estimated.