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3 hrs ago | BoardBuzz

NSBA mourns the passing of school law leader Ann Little Majestic

Ann Majestic was elected to the National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys Board of Directors in 1991, and served as the Chair from spring of 1998 to spring of 1999.

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Related Topix: Harvard University

Texas Tech Football #ALSIceBucketChallenge

This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

This Cover of 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' is Hauntingly Beautiful

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

7 hrs ago | Switched

ACT Scores Paint Troubling Picture For Students Of Color

As American students return to classes in a public education system projected to be majority minority for the first time this fall, new test scores provide alarming evidence that students of color remain far behind their white counterparts.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, African-American, Georgetown University

Tue Aug 19, 2014

KETV-TV

Omaha toddler flies to Duke University for a long-awaited transplant

Baby Lawrence, now 16 months old, was ready to go early Tuesday. He'd been in a bed at Children's Hospital and Medical Center for 10 months.

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Related Topix: Nebraska

Mental Help Net

Job Losses Up Suicide Rate in Girls, Young Blacks

Statewide job loss increases suicide-related behaviors among adolescent females and non-Hispanic blacks, according to a study published online Aug. 14 in the American Journal of Public Health .

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Related Topix: Suicide, Durham, NC

HeraldSun.com

Duke first-year students move in to East Campus dorms

Duke sophomores Laura Rosas, 19, and Jake Grusd, 18, greet first-year students moving onto East Campus residence halls on Tuesday, August 19, 2014.

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The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Former Poet Laureate Fred Chappell to speak Aug. 24

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.

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

The Press On-Line

Rebuilding stronger, safer, smarter

FIRST BASE: Henri Gavin, an associate professor at Duke University in the United States, inspects the rubber base isolators in the basement of Christchurch Women's Hospital.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Opinion

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Canton Native to Speak at Blue Ridge Books

Blue Ridge Books will host Canton native, Fred Chappell on Sunday, August 24. Fred Chappell will read from his new book of poetry, Familiars on Sunday afternoon at 3:00 pm.

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Related Topix: Arts, Poetry

The News Tribune

Evidence grows of cabin-air contamination on planes

Can airplane-cabin air kill? The question has nagged at airplane manufacturers, crew and passengers ever since the jet age shut us into pressurized metal tubes.

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Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 787, Chemistry, Science

Business Journal

Duke University: Coal exports can reduce emissions

Duke University research indicates that under the right scenario, shipping U.S. coal to South Korea could lead to a significant reduction in carbon emissions.

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Business Journal

After years of preparation - and backlash - Duke welcomes students in China

In addition to the annual back-to-school festivities happening throughout the triangle this week, Duke University prepared to welcome its first batch of students half a world away in Kunshan, China.

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Annals of Internal Medicine

Evidence-Based Risk Communication A Systematic Review

Daniella A. Zipkin, MD; Craig A. Umscheid, MD, MS; Nancy L. Keating, MD, MPH; Elizabeth Allen, MD; KoKo Aung, MD, MPH; Rebecca Beyth, MD, MSc; Scott Kaatz, DO, MSc; Devin M. Mann, MD, MS; Jeremy B. Sussman, MD, MS; Deborah Korenstein, MD; Connie Schardt, MLS; Avishek Nagi, MS; Richard Sloane, MPH; and David A. Feldstein, MD From Duke University ... (more)

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Related Topix: Durham, NC, University of Pennsylvania, Boston University, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Constangy to retire as Mecklenburg judge Aug. 31

William "Bill" Constangy, a Mecklenburg County judge for more than a quarter-century, will retired Aug. 31, court officials say.

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Related Topix: Mecklenburg County, NC, Elon University

Carolina Beaches

US Senior Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifying Results from Duke University Golf Club

Final results from U.S. Senior Amateur Championship sectional qualifying hosted by Duke University Golf Club in Durham, NC on Monday, August 18, 2014 .

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Related Topix: Durham, NC, Fayetteville, NC, Shelby, NC

Reason Magazine

This Is Your Brain on Drugs. Maybe.

Last week the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment unveiled a new ad campaign aimed at scaring teenagers away from marijuana by warning them that it might damage their brains.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Colorado, Colorado Government, Family, Teenagers, Adolescents and Pre-Teens

Carolina Beaches

US Senior Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifying Results from Duke University Golf Club

Final results from U.S. Senior Amateur Championship sectional qualifying hosted by Duke University Golf Club in Durham, NC on Monday, August 18, 2014 .

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Related Topix: Durham, NC, Fayetteville, NC, Shelby, NC

Southeast Georgia Today

Vidalian Named Dean

August 18-- As part of an academic reorganization, Dr. Lee Cheek of Vidalia has been appointed Dean of Social Sciences at East Georgia State College.

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Related Topix: Toombs County, GA, Vidalia, GA, Western Carolina University, The Catholic University of America, Athens State University, Brewton-Parker College

Reason Magazine

This Is Your Brain on Drugs. Maybe.

Last week the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment unveiled a new ad campaign aimed at scaring teenagers away from marijuana by warning them that it might damage their brains.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Colorado, Colorado Government, Family, Teenagers, Adolescents and Pre-Teens

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Yahoo!

Why using unproven Ebola medicine is bad science

This week, the World Health Organization announced that it is ethical to give untested drugs to Ebola sufferers in what is the worst-ever outbreak.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

Kinston Free Press

Infectious bacteria spreading through Southern hospitals

Say hello to CRE, known by its full name as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae.

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Related Topix: Infectious Diseases, Medicine, MRSA, Health

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