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9 min ago | Barnstable Patriot

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Theatre loomed large in Wendy Watson's life, starting as a 5-year-old who played an angel at church and performed in community plays in White Plains, New York.


Related Topix: White Plains, NY, Italy, World News, Italy Travel, Travel, Europe Travel

7 hrs ago | EurekAlert!

Groundbreaking research maps cultural history

New research from Northeastern's Center for Complex Network Research presents a pioneering approach to understanding European and North American cultural history by mapping out the mobility patterns of notable intellectuals... New research from Northeastern University has mapped the intellectual migration network in North America and Europe over a ... (more)


Related Topix: Travel, United Kingdom Travel, Europe Travel, London, United Kingdom Travel

11 hrs ago | The Daily Free Press

Petitions drafted in support of adjunct professor unionization

Several students, alumni and full-time professors at Boston University have launched petitions to advocate for the unionization of part-time faculty, a change they say will provide adjunct professors with greater job security, higher wages, better working conditions and a wider range of benefits.


Related Topix: Boston University, Social Security, Tufts University

16 hrs ago | WBUR-AM Boston

At 4.9 Percent, Mass. Economic Growth Outpaces U.S. In 2nd Quarter

The state economy grew at an estimated annual rate of 4.9 percent from April to June, topping the nation's 4 percent expansion over the same period, according to two reports out Wednesday.


Related Topix: Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government

20 hrs ago | The Atlantic

Banks of Blood and Sperm

The word "bank" typically refers to financial institutions, large and small, from the storefront where you go to cash your checks to the big investment firms of Wall Street.


Related Topix: Medicine

Wed Jul 30, 2014

BBC News

American Vogue's first black cover girl

Model agents told her she'd never make it, hairdressers refused to touch her hair and Kodak didn't even make film that could cope with her skin tone, but somehow 40 years ago Beverly Johnson became the first black woman on the cover of American Vogue.


Related Topix: New York, African-American

Hauser & Wirth Presents Rite of Passage: the Early Years of Vienna Actionism, 1960 ? 1966, 9/9-10/25

Beginning 9 September 2014, Hauser & Wirth is proud to present a selection of early works by Vienna Actionists Gu?nter Brus, Otto Muehl, Hermann Nitsch, andRudolf Schwarzkogler.


Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Arts, Painting

Universal Hub

City Council orders controversial landlord to show up at a hearing

The City Council voted unanimously today to issue a formal summons to landlord Anwar Faisal to appear at a hearing on Aug. 13, or risk possible arrest.



Heap big data science at Northeastern University

Nature has a way however, of taking the the best laid plans and rendering them moot.


Brandeis' News

Touchette named director of community living

Timothy M. Touchette, associate director of housing services and operations at Northeastern University, has been appointed director of community living at Brandeis.


Tue Jul 29, 2014

Silicon Alley Insider

5 Tricks To Instantly Appear Competent

're wearing - can reveal clues to your intelligence and competence levels, according to a recent blog post from Research Digest.


Music Education Initiative Expanded During 60th Anniversary of Newport Jazz Festival

On August 1-3, music lovers of all ages will come together to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the legendary Newport Jazz Festival, which will feature three full days of jazz on three different stages at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island.


Related Topix: Newport, RI, Berklee College of Music

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Religion News Service

COMMENTARY: The death penalty is never humane, even when carried out swiftly

The Eighth Amendment to the Constitution prohibits punishments deemed to be cruel and unusual, a standard to which capital punishment does not rise, at least according to the U.S. Supreme Court.


Related Topix: Death Penalty, US Supreme Court, US News

Wall Street Journal

The ROI of Student Internship Programs at Startups

Entrepreneurs approach student internships with a mixture of interest and dread.


Concord Monitor


He is attending the University of Massachusetts Boston for his master's in rehabilitation counseling.


Related Topix: Psychology, Science, UMass Boston, Ithaca College

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Almeida first female president of Cape Verdean American Veterans Association

Helena Almeida's job has always been to help others, and now she's coming back home to lead the group where it all began.


Sat Jul 26, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Princeton man drawing attention to outer space

A Northeastern University graduate who majored in physics and math, Justin Dowd has spent the first months of his adult life in his parents' basement drawing images of the solar system with chalk.


Fri Jul 25, 2014

Live Science

Are Women Really the Chattier Sex?

There's a stereotype that women are chattier than men. New research, however, finds that female loquaciousness only comes out in certain situations.


Wed Jul 23, 2014

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Why Milwaukee's teenagers need jobs

Today's Paper, also known as the e-Edition, is an online replica of the printed newspaper.


Related Topix: Milwaukee, WI, Family, Teenagers, Opinion

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Foreign Affairs

The Dutch Disaster

MITCHELL A. ORENSTEIN is Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Northeastern University.


Related Topix: Harvard University, Vladimir Putin