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1 hr ago | Switched

4 Ways To Get to Know Your Random Roomie Before Move-in

Meeting your roommate for the first time can be a nerve-wracking experience. Having a random roommate invites the possibility of spending an entire year with someone who might be your new best friend or just someone who sleeps in the other bed.


Related Topix: University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI

2 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Sound blasting off Atlantic ocean floor-New Jersey you're up first on 8-1-14

New Jersey's marine life, ocean and coastal communities just can't get any relief.


Related Topix: New Jersey Government, New Jersey, Rutgers University, US News, Third Circuit Court of Appeals

6 hrs ago | Wired

New Head of Prestigious Physics Institute Describes Her Hunt for Dark Matter

In September, Katherine Freese will take the helm of one of the most prestigious theoretical institutes in the world, Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, in Stockholm, Sweden.


Related Topix: Physics, Science, Sweden, World News, Princeton University, University of Chicago

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Ivy League Power Propels Candidate

Columbia University law lecturer James Tierney hadn't thought much about this year's race for New York state lieutenant governor until recently.


Slate Magazine

Rock Solid Solution

How can we get rid of excess CO2? Geologist Juerg Matter of the University of Southampton, U.K. is a principal investigator of the Iceland-based project CarbFix, whose recent results show it has safely stored nearly 170 tons of carbon dioxide underground by reaction with minerals - stashing it in rock so it can't leak out again.


Related Topix: Geology, Science, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Geothermal Power, Energy

The Atlantic

New York City's 'Gay Health Warrior'

Dr. Demetre Daskalakis cannot fall asleep. Like they have for many physicians, years of late shifts and early rounds have battered his schedule and etched deep grooves beneath his tired, dark brown eyes.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Infectious Diseases, Arlington, VA

Seeking Alpha

The 'Of Course' Edition

On this week's episode of Slate Money, Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O'Neil of Columbia University and, and Slate's Jordan Weissmann discuss whether business journalists are critical enough of the companies they cover, the "death blow" a hedge fund tried to deliver this week to Herbalife , and how to stop companies from moving abroad ... (more)


Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Two psychologists join Reliant Medical staff

Reliant Medical Group, the locally based multispecialty medical group, announces that Robin Gay, Ph.D., and Monika Kolodziej, Ph.D., have joined the organization's Department of Behavioral Medicine as psychologists.


Related Topix: Psychology, Science, Iona College, Syracuse University, New England College

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Arab Times

A heroine for teachers, students worldwide

Kaufman, the Berlin-born granddaughter of Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem and a vital link to Yiddish culture, died at her Manhattan home after a brief illness, said her daughter, Thea Goldstine.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, Up the Down Staircase, Family, Kids, Teenagers, New York, Hunter College, City University of New York

KHOU-TV Houston

Custody death to mar NYC mayor's return from Italy

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his family are wrapping up a whirlwind vacation in his ancestral homeland of Italy, complete with cheering crowds, paparazzi and, yes, even proof Italians do eat pizza with a knife and fork.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Pizza, New York, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, New York Government, Hunter College, City University of New York

Laudator Temporis Acti

Books Have Become My Life

"A peculiar anthologic maze, an amusing literary chaos, a farrago of quotations, a mere olla podrida of quaintness, a pot pourri of pleasant delites , a florilegium of elegant extracts, a tangled fardel of old-world flowers of thought, a faggot of odd fancies, quips, facetiae , loosely tied" by a "laudator temporis acti," a "praiser of time past" .


Related Topix: Arts, Literature

Middlesex County College president wins Phi Theta Kappa award

The spring semester ended on a high note for Middlesex County College president, Joann La Perla-Morales when she was awarded the Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction by Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two year colleges.


Related Topix: New York, York College, New York City College of Technology, City University of New York, Bloomfield College, Montclair State University

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Growing up without gluten has been bitter-sweet, says Cresskill girl.

WHAT: Sophia's Summer Party: An evening to benefit the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, hosted by Cresskill High School junior Sophia Kolodzinski.


Related Topix: Celiac Disease, Health, Cresskill, NJ, Englewood, NJ

The Washington Post

After leveling Iraq's Tomb of Jonah, the Islamic State could destroy 'anything in the Bible'

Video of the destruction of the Tomb of Jonah, also known as the Mosque of Jonah, by the Islamic State.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, American University

Kesha Studied Religion 'For Fun' At Top New York College

Pop star Kesha spent one high school summer enrolled in a religious studies course at New York's prestigious Columbia University, all in the name of fun.


Related Topix: Ke$ha, Hot Chicks, York College, Nashville, TN

Photonics Spectra

Technique Could Simplify Photonic Crystal Formation

PRINCETON, N.J., and NEW YORK, July 25, 2014 - A new method could allow scientists to custom-grow defect-free photonic crystals.


Related Topix: Princeton, NJ, Princeton University

The Washington Post

Why Obama is considering making it easier for migrant children to come to the U.S.

More than 47,000 unaccompanied minors have crossed the border since October, a 92 percent increase from the prior year, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.


Related Topix: Prison, US Politics, US News

The Washington Post

The government wants to wiretap online communicationsa "or in some cases hack them

Law enforcement and intelligence agencies want to be able to wiretap social media, instant message and chat services.


Related Topix: US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Science, Computer Science, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Prison

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

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.