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3 hrs ago | Science Daily

Global warming pioneer calls for carbon dioxide to be taken from atmosphere and stored underground

Wally Broeker, the first person to alert the world to global warming, has called for atmospheric carbon dioxide to be captured and stored underground.


Related Topix: Global Warming, Environment, Science, World News, Iceland

3 hrs ago | Daily Policy Digest

Tax Credit Scholarships Create Academic Opportunities

Brittany Corona, research assistant at the Heritage Foundation, reports that 14 states across the nation have tuition tax credit programs, enabling students to enroll in schools that they may otherwise not be able to access.


7 hrs ago | The Ashland Daily Tidings

Q&A: Jefferson Parson

The singer and songwriter plays at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at Jackson Wellsprings, 2253 Highway 99 N. Admission costs $10.


Related Topix: Bluegrass, The Stanley Brothers, Peter Rowan, Arts, Literature

Thu Aug 28, 2014

University Business

The quest for change in higher education

First American's 5th Annual Peer Discussion event at the Seattle Space Needle during NACUBO was facilitated by David Helfand, former Columbia University professor and current president of Quest University - the first private university in Canada, which opened in 2007 with an innovative approach to higher education.


Phelan Named Director of Curriculum; Nine New Teachers Added to Watchung Hills H.S. Faculty

Nine new teachers have been added to the faculty at Watching Hills Regional High School for the 2014-2015 school year.


Related Topix: Watchung, NJ, Muhlenberg College, Franklin & Marshall College, Seton Hall University, Rider University

Ukraine Defends Against a Russian Invasion

I am a New-York-based multimedia producer and journalist. One of my strongest interests is Eastern Europe and anything related to Post-Soviet territory: its richness in oligarchs, political battles, economic crises, prominent cultural figures - and the wheat.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, Russia, Asia,

Commentary Magazine

Columbia Boycotts Israel?

The Gaza war has raised up another tide of Holocaust inversion: the claim by assorted Jew-baiters that Israel has become the Nazis, and the Palestinians their Jewish victims.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East,

Island Ad-Vantages

Haystack announces final summer exhibit, evening programs

Haystack's final summer exhibition of 2014, Made in Maine: Work by Recent Fellowship Recipients is on view at the school's Center for Community Programs through August 31. The Center, located at 22 Church Street in Deer Isle village , will be open Wednesday, and Friday-Sunday from 1-5 p.m. for the duration of the show.


Related Topix: Deer-Isle, ME, Bar Harbor, ME, Gateway (Washington, DC), Life, Hobbies, Crafts, University of Minnesota


Teachout tours, Cuomo continues Rose Garden strategy

Zephyr Teachout and her running mate Timothy Wu talk with reporters Aug. 19, 2014, outside State Supreme Court in Manhattan.


Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Fordham University, Buffalo, NY, Uniondale, NY


Don't blame war correspondent victims

The line between tragedy and rescue when a journalist is kidnapped is thin and random, writes Columbia University journalism school dean Steve Coll in the New Yorker.


Related Topix: Journalism, New York, Prison

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Directions Magazine

Geography 2050 Fall Symposium Announced by American Geographical Society

Hosted by the Earth Institute at Columbia University, the one-day event will take place in the historic Low Library, site of the Pulitzer Prize Award Ceremony.



What Makes A Phobia Different From Fear

In the course of everyday life, the words "phobia" and "fear" are often used interchangeably.


Related Topix: Cellphones, Cell Phones, Electronics

Will & Grace Featured In The Smithsonian Collection

The creators of Will Grace, David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, traveled to Washington D.C. today [Aug. 19] to donate items from the hit show to be added into the Smithsonian.


Related Topix: Will and Grace, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Transgender, Gay/Lesbian

WNYC-AM New York

Inspired Architect James Stewart Polshek

Architect James Stewart Polshek , whose works include the Rose Center at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and the Newseum in Washington, D.C., discusses his life's work and the process of designing buildings.



Nurse Midwife Offers Suggestions for Successful Breast Feeding

Most new moms know the benefits of breast feeding. For babies, it can lower the risk of developing asthma, diabetes, and leukemia.


Related Topix: Leukemia, Health, Medicine, Nursing, New York, Women's Health

Town Topics

MCCC Showcases Photography Produced With Special Camera

PANORAMIC VIEW: This 1988 photo portrait, titled "Anna and Tom" by Lee Friedlander depicts Tom and Anna Roma and is part of the exhibition, "Pannaroma - MCCC," which opens at Mercer County Community College Gallery on Tuesday, September 2. The show will run through September 25. For more information, visit:


Related Topix: Cameras, Arts, Photography

The 10 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Requesting A Raise

I'm a freelance writer who has published in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times and others, and the author of the Forbes ebook "The Millennial Game Plan: Career And Money Secrets To Succeed In Today's World."


Related Topix: Stanford University, Journalism

Radio World

Scott Jordan Named FCC Cto

Scott Jordan is the FCC's new chief technology officer. He succeeds Henning Schulzrinne, who will return to Columbia University and continue to help the commission part-time as a technology advisor.


Related Topix: UC Irvine, Science, Computer Science, Irvine, CA, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Columbia Spectator

Security Alert: Forcible touching on Amsterdam Avenue

In a security alert sent to students, Associate Dean Kristen Cromm warned about a case of forcible touching that occurred around 9:10 p.m. yesterday.


New York Daily News

Harlem Biospace summer program grooms Generation Next

Twenty-five students participated in HK Maker Lab, a six week summer program to learn the foundations of engineering design.


Related Topix: Medicine, Malaria, Health