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25 min ago | Click2Houston

Texas judge orders seizure of Kurdish crude oil

The United Kalavrtva has been anchored roughly 57 miles from the Galveston coast, waiting to offload the crude oil in Texas.

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Related Topix: Texas

1 hr ago | WGNS-AM Murfreesboro

Judge Alberto Gonzales Addresses Murfreesboro Rotary

Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales received a standing ovation after giving a flag waving talk to the Murfreesboro Rotary Club on Tuesday .

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Related Topix: Texas, George Bush, W., United States Air Force Academy

4 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Why communication is essential for strong business management?

Like all good managers, Bill Fort, VP of Business Development for First Alliance Home Mortgage, knows that great communication is a key tenet of successful leadership.

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6 hrs ago | EurekAlert!

Tough foam from tiny sheets

Tough, ultralight foam of atom-thick sheets can be made to any size and shape through a chemical process invented at Rice University.

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10 hrs ago | The Daily Caller

Organizer Of Job Fair For Gay MBA Students Seeks To Ban Straight People

The organizer of a yearly conference for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students pursuing MBAs is in a huff because entirely too many straight students are attending the event, which includes a recruitment fair.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, College of William and Mary, New York University, US News, Conservative Political News

13 hrs ago | Forbes.com

Top 25 Best Southern Colleges 2014

Davidson University in Davidson, NC, climbed from the No. 4 spot to steal the crown from Duke University as the top school in the South this year.

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Related Topix: Davidson, NC, Duke University, Washington & Lee University, Lee University, University of Virginia

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Playbill

"Smash" Actor Hosts Dallas-Area Master Classes July 29-30

Actor Wesley Taylor , who created and stars in the comedy series "It Could Be Worse," offers master classes in Texas for performers interested in musical theatre July 29-30.

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EurekAlert!

Seeing is bead-lieving

Rice University researchers are using magnetic beads and DNA "springs" to create chains of varying flexibility that can be used as microscale models for polymer macromolecules.

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Related Topix: Physics, Science

Newswise

It Takes More Than Practice to Excel, CWRU's New Psychologist Reports

Case Western Reserve University's new assistant professor of psychology Brooke N. Macnamara, PhD, and colleagues have overturned a 20-year-old theory that people who excel in their fields are those who practiced the most.

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Related Topix: Case Western Reserve University, Princeton University, Michigan State University, 9

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Concert pianist is all smiles in his new career

VanBeck graduated from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Rochester with bachelor's degrees in piano performance and mathematics.

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Related Topix: University of Rochester, Symphony, Arts, Dentistry, Medicine, Benton Harbor, MI

Oakland Post

Lending Practices Jeopardize Black Homeownership

While historical barriers that excluded Black America from the homeowner market for decades have crumbled, there are signs that emerging types of racial inequality are making homeownership an increasingly risky investment for African-American home seekers.

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Related Topix: African-American, Cornell University, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

South China Morning Post

Learning Curve: student surveys can help in assessing a teacher's skills

Each year when the IB results are declared, I am witness to a spectrum of emotions that span from elation to unhappiness.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Arrington fundraising lead over Perry could carry political message

That former Texas Tech Vice Chancellor Jodey Arrington poses at least a fundraising challenge to Rep. Charles Perry's early frontrunner status to replace Tech Chancellor Robert Duncan in a Sept.

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Related Topix: Texas Tech, Lubbock, TX, Rick Perry, US Governors, West, TX

Mashable

U.S. Eyes Asteroid Capture as Others Aim for Manned Moon Landing

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy delivered the now-famous line in a speech at Rice University in Texas: "We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard."

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Related Topix: Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, George Bush, Robots

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Health.com

Distractions Seem More Troublesome With Age

"Almost any type of memory test administered reveals a decline in memory from the age of 25 on," study co-author Randi Martin, professor of psychology at Rice University, said in a university news release.

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CultureMap

Houston native brings Broadway to the Bayou City with advice for...

Houston native Tyce Green is bringing Broadway to Texas in a big way. His Straight From New York master classes invite award-winning musical theater actors to dispense industry wisdom and share personal anecdotes while giving feedback to professional and amateur local performers.

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Related Topix: Houston, TX, Theater, Arts, Musical Theater

Nanotechweb.org

Quadrumer nanostructure amplifies optical signals

Researchers at Rice University in the US have made a new optical amplifier that can accurately identify individual molecules containing less than 20 atoms.

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The Inquirer

Researchers herald the coming of the 1TB smartphone

RESEARCHERS AT RICE UNIVERSITY have discovered a more reliable way to mass produce RAM for mobile devices at higher capacities.

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Related Topix: Ram, Pop/Rock

Off the Kuff

HERO repeal petitions announcement today

The city's controversial HERO ordinance prohibits discrimination based on federally recognized groups such as race and age, but also extends those rights to sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Slate Magazine

The Crisis in Black Homeownership

In 2005, three years before the Great Recession, the median black household had a net worth of $12,124 .

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Related Topix: African-American, Brandeis University, Cornell University, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

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