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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.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
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.
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."
Fri Jul 25, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
The Crisis in Black Homeownership
In 2005, three years before the Great Recession, the median black household had a net worth of $12,124 .
Wed Jul 23, 2014
U.S. scientists to map interior of Mount St. Helens volcano
A series of explosions set off by a team of scientists were expected to rattle Washington state's Mount St. Helens on Wednesday as researchers map the interior of the volcano, whose 1980 eruption was the deadliest in U.S. history.
New report ranks University of Texas among top 30 universities in the world
Longhorns have a new reason to put their horns up this summer. According to a new study, the University of Texas at Austin is among the best universities in the country and the world.
New Space Race? US Eyes Asteroids as Other Nations Shoot for the Moon
In 1962 that 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."
Exit Polling to Return Amid High-Profile Gubernatorial Contest
Paul Beckham and Gary Giffen leave Zilker Elementary School in Austin after casting ballots for the primary election on March 4. Two years ago, a consortium of news outlets that conducts nationwide exit polls during every November election announced it was scaling back efforts in Texas and 18 other states.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Quantum Materials Appoints Advisory Committee, Directors
Quantum dot maker Quantum Materials Corp. recently created a scientific advisory board and named two outside executives to its board of directors.