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59 min ago | Shelter Island Reporter

Reverend Sarah Segal McCaslin at Union Chapel

The Reverend Sarah Segal McCaslin will be the guest preacher at the Union Chapel in the Grove on Sunday, July 27. at 10:30 a.m. Her sermon is entitled "Primal Fear, Primal Hope."


Related Topix: Religion, Presbyterian, Union Theological Seminary

2 hrs ago | Brandeis' News

Former students, colleagues celebrate Art Wingfield

It was called a Festschrift - a German term that describes an academic tradition of publishing a collection of articles to honor a renowned scholar - but it was more a celebration of a man who touched the lives of many at Brandeis, across the country and around the world.


7 hrs ago | NorCalBlogs

Another benefit of global warming - increased forage plants

With a 2A C increase in temperature, the plant Stylosanthes capitata Vogel was able to increase its leaf area and biomass in a study carried out by researchers at the University of SA o Paulo A 2A C increase in temperature around the world by 2050, according to one of the scenarios predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change , may be ... (more)


Related Topix: Environment, Science, Global Warming, Alternative Energy, Biomass, Energy, Agriculture, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Minnesota Monthly

Style Profile: Fionn Meade of the Walker Art Center

It's been only a few months since he moved to Minneapolis from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, but Fionn Meade is looking very much like a man who has landed in a well-fitting perch.


Related Topix: Bard College, Askov, MN, Finlayson, MN

The Georgia Straight

Amazon pipeline rupture kills fish, sickens people

CUNINICO, Peru-On the last day of June, Roger MangA a Vega watched an oil slick and a mass of dead fish float past this tiny Kukama Indian community and into the MaraA A3n River, a major tributary of the Amazon.


Related Topix: Oil Spill, Boat Disaster, New York


Comic-Con Film Festival Is a Nice Break from Hall H and Opportunity to Learn the Basics of Filmmaking

This is my fourth year at San Diego Comic-Con , but not once have I ever stepped foot in the Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival - until today.


Center for American Progress

Improving Economic Opportunity

Fifty years after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a War on Poverty, the U.S. safety net has proved its mettle by keeping millions of families out of poverty and mitigating hardship for children and families.


Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Social Security, Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Liberal Political News

JD Supra

Of Soccer Balls and Social Media

What do lawyers and Pakistani factory workers have in common? More than you think.


Teenage Boys Want Intimacy, Not Just Sex, Survey Finds

The stereotype of the sex-crazed teenage boy may be dead wrong, according to a small study that asked boys what they really want from romantic relationships.


Related Topix: Psychology, Science


Profiles in Cowardice

Jeffrey St. Clair on Hillary Clinton's miraculous rags-to-riches method of financial success; LA CONFIDENTIAL: Lee Ballinger on race, violence and inequality in Los Angeles; PAPER DRAGON: Peter Lee on China's military; THE BATTLE OVER PAT TILLMAN: David Hoelscher provides a 10 year retrospective on the changing legacy of Pat Tillman; MY BROTHER AND ... (more)


Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Israel, World News, Middle East

National Center for Policy Analysis

A False Critique of Sweden's School Choice Program

Ray Fisman, a Columbia University economist, recently authored a piece at Slate criticizing Sweden's experiment with school vouchers.


Related Topix: School Vouchers, Education

Scientific American

Act on Climate Change, but Tackle Other Global Problems, Too

In the year 2393 a historian in the Second People's Republic of China penned a book about how scientists, economists and politicians living in the 21st century failed to act on the solid science they had that gave clear warnings of the climate catastrophe ahead.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Harvard University, California Institute of Technology, Weather, Global Warming

PanArmenian Network

Columbia University to host Origins of Armenian Art course

PanARMENIAN.Net - Dr. Helen C. Evans, the Mary and Michael Jaharis Curator for Byzantine Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, has been appointed the Nikit and Eleanora Ordjanian Visiting Professor in the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University for the Fall of 2014.


Medical News

Columbia Nursing study looks to Massachusetts law for road map in New York

If past experience is anything to go by, nurse practitioners in New York State are about to get a lot more recognition for their contributions to primary care.


Related Topix: Nursing, Medicine, Health

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Wall Street Journal

New Light on Cancer Risk From Hysterectomy Device

A surgical device commonly used in hysterectomies has the potential to spread more types of cancer in a woman's body than previously thought, new research released Tuesday shows.


Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, Uterine Cancer, Health, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sarcoma

From The Classroom To The Courthouse

Since a California judge ruled last month that several teacher tenure, dismissal and layoff laws were unconstitutional, it has sparked a new national debate over tenure in New York City, where 11 students have filed a class-action lawsuit in state Supreme Court.


The Fairfield Ledger

New Parsons College Alumni Hall display focuses on history department

The Parsons College history department staff pictured in the college's 1968 yearbook are, from left, front row: L. Waugh, G. Solheim, L. Bicknell, L. Soblotne, N. White; back row: G. Dickson, A. Krammer, G. Newborg, R. Tree, E. Garrett, J. Hines, F. Schwengels, D. Hubler and R. Barton.


Related Topix: Caldwell College, Grinnell College, Fairfield, IA, Northwestern University

The Marion Star

Anti-gay laws can fuel spread of HIV, research finds

Stigma and discrimination have always played a major role in the global AIDS epidemic, but they are getting renewed attention this year at the ongoing International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Australia, World News, Vladimir Putin

USA Today

Anti-gay laws can fuel spread of HIV, research finds

Stigma and discrimination have always played a major role in the global AIDS epidemic, but they are getting renewed attention this year at the ongoing International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Gay/Lesbian, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Australia, World News,

Calico Announces Appointment of Rudi P. Fronk as a Director

Mr. Fronk currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Seabridge Gold Inc., a NYSE and TSX publicly traded gold exploration/development company that he co-founded in 1999.