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7 min ago | Business Journal

N.C. has 3 colleges with happiest freshman

North Carolina has three schools on College Choice's list of the "50 Colleges and Universities with the Happiest Freshmen."


Related Topix: Davidson College, Chapel Hill, NC

1 hr ago | Rocky Mount Telegram

Back-to-school bash aims to benefit migrant students

The Migrant Education and English as a Second Language Department of Edgecombe County Public Schools sponsored a Back-to-School Bash for students who are current or former migrant students.


Related Topix: Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Family, Edgecombe County, NC

5 hrs ago | Times Herald-Record

12-year-old Wurtsboro girl starts college

Like other new students at SUNY Ulster, Simone Evans had her first day of class Tuesday.


Related Topix: Wurtsboro, NY, Education Etc.

Tue Aug 26, 2014


LCCC music instructor retires

After 10 years at Laramie County Community College, instrumental music instructor Gary Hall is calling it a career.


Related Topix: Laramie County, WY, Harvard University, Colorado State University

The Charlotte Observer

NC Supreme Court asked to release voucher funds during appeal

Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood gives his ruling that North Carolina's school voucher program is unconstitutional, siphoning public dollars for private school use, in a Wake County courtroom on Aug. 21. RALEIGH Advocates of the North Carolina school voucher program did not wait for a judge to write his order declaring public taxpayer assistance ... (more)


Related Topix: Hobgood, NC, Education, School Vouchers, Wake County, NC, Pat McCrory, US Governors


Deep Brain Stimulation Safe for Older Parkinson's Patients: Study

The risk of complications when implanting deep brain stimulation devices in the brains of people with Parkinson's disease is no greater in older patients than younger ones, a new study shows.


Related Topix: Parkinson's Disease, Health, Durham, NC

Business Journal

The latest weapon in the fight against date rape drugs? Nail polish

Imagine being able to use your finger nail polish as a diagnostic to determine if there's a roofie in your drink.


The Washington Post

Amid poverty, US surgeons saving lives in Uganda

In this photo taken Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, members of the neurosurgery team wait in the recovery room for the last patient of the day to wake from anesthesia, before taking them to the intensive care unit, at Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala, Uganda.


Related Topix: World News, Uganda, Africa, Medicine, Nursing

Daily Dispatch

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Registration will begin Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., with meet-and-greet activities continuing until 11 p.m. Registration will resume Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. The annual alumni banquet will begin at 5:30 p.m. Dancing will be from 9 p.m. Saturday to 1 a.m. Sunday.


Related Topix: Henderson, NC, Durham, NC, Medicine, Nursing

Business Journal

Durham prepares for a new Hilton-branded hotel

Developers of what will be the first Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel in the Triangle are about ready to break ground.


The Chronicle

Pop the Duke bubbleEditorial Board

Unlike many American universities, Duke has never been associated with having a lively college town.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, Democrat, North Carolina

Science Daily

Navigation system used by cancer, nerve cells, uncovered by scientists

A study in C. elegans worms identifies a 'roving detection system' on the surface of worm cells that may point to new ways of treating diseases like cancer, Parkinson's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.


Related Topix: Parkinson's Disease, Health, Cell Biology, Biology, Science

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Science Daily

Cancer-fighting drugs might also stop malaria early

Scientists searching for new drugs for malaria have identified a number of compounds -- some of which are in clinical trials to treat cancer -- that could lead to new ways to fight the disease.


Cary man appears in court for nurse's shooting death

Police arrested Daniel Scott Remington, 36, of 501 Gooseneck Drive, in Fayetteville Saturday night on a charge of murder in the death of Wendy Jean Johnson of Sanford.


Related Topix: Cary, NC, Wake County, NC

China Daily

Duke Kunshan welcomes its first class in China

After years of preparation, Duke Kunshan University , a Sino-American college founded by Duke University in the US and Wuhan University in China, welcomed its inaugural class of students in Kunshan, Jiangsu province.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Durham, NC, Stanford University

App creator wants to help manage your time

Dan Ariely, a behavioural economist at Duke University who wrote the popular book Predictably Irrational, has a portfolio of applications he helped create for the iPhone.


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science


No longer lonely: He lost 225 pounds

At his heaviest, Tevante Clark tipped the scales at 405 pounds. He says he was emotionally and physically spent.


Related Topix: Chapel Hill, NC

Medical News Today

Three tree species found to host fungus deadly to AIDS patients

Researchers have pinpointed the environmental source of fungal infections that have been sickening HIV/AIDS patients in Southern California for decades.


Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, Genetics, Medicine, Health

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Nature Neuroscience

PhD Scholarship in Behavioral Neuroscience

Graduate Medical School is a collaboration between Duke University and the National University of Singapore.


Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, Genetics, Medicine

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Fred Chappell speaks today

Former North Carolina Poet Laureate Fred Chappell will read from his newest book, "Familiars: Poems," at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at Blue Ridge Books, located at 152 S. Main St., Waynesville.


Related Topix: Waynesville, NC, Canton, NC, Greensboro, NC, Arts, Poetry