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7 hrs ago | Kiplinger Online

More Colleges Paying for Gap Years

After carefully building high school transcripts and diligently applying to college, a growing number of students are putting their plans on hold to pursue other interests.


Related Topix: Princeton University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

13 hrs ago | WHO-AM Des Moines

Iowa's Third Congressional District Race

The elections are more than three months away, but already there's attention to one Iowa race from a Massachusetts university.


20 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, Northeastern University

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Aurora Advocate

Tuesday Musical's Fuze! series returns with Composer's Voice

Tuesday Musical Association will reignite the highly requested FUZE! up-close classical concert series, starting with The Composers Voice, which includes Gregg Kallor, composer/pianist in concert with cellist Dave Eggar.


Related Topix: Classical, Rachmaninoff, Aaron Copland, us Travel, North America Travel, New York City Travel, Travel, Entertainment

Kids' Lunch Boxes Often Fall Short on Nutrition

The new research found that just 27 percent of the lunches third and fourth graders brought from home met three of five National School Lunch Program standards.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition, Family, Kids, Fruits, Vegetables

The Inquirer & Mirror

Online Only: Babesiosis-research fundraiser Saturday

Lyme disease and babesiosis are two tick-borne illnesses contracted by a bite from a deer tick.


Related Topix: Nantucket, MA


Is Fido Suffering From Gaza War, Too?

It's a lazy afternoon. It's hot and the family's hanging out. Suddenly a rocket siren shatters the peace.


Empire State News

Gillibrand signs on to bipartisan bill taking aim at sexual assault on campuses

WASHINGTON New, bipartisan legislation introduced Wednesday takes aim at sexual assaults on college and university campuses by protecting and empowering students, and strengthening accountability and transparency for institutions - including establishing stiff penalties for non-compliance with the legislation's new standards for training, data and ... (more)


Related Topix: Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Russia Taday

First synthetic biological leaf could allow humans to colonize space

In order for humans to live in outer space, they must have a steady supply of oxygen they can depend on.



HHMI Selects 46 International Predoctoral Fellows

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is awarding nearly $5 million in research fellowships to 46 predoctoral students from 24 countries.


Related Topix: Harvard University, Texas

Chemical and Engineering News

ACS Launches New Journal On Biomaterials

The American Chemical Society plans to begin publishing a new journal, ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering , with the first full issue due for release in January 2015.


Related Topix: Biology, Science

US News & World Report

Get Money or College Credit for a Gap Year

The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill offers a $7,500 gap year fellowship, one of a group of schools that offer financial support for gap year students.


Related Topix: North Carolina, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Princeton University


Place of Residence and Outcomes of Patients With Heart Failure:...

From the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Yale-New Haven Hospital, CT ; Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine , Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine , Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences , Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Department ... (more)


Related Topix: Yale University, New Haven, CT, University of Missouri Kansas City

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Jersey Journal

So Percussion Summer Institute names contest winners

The So Percussion Summer Institute, now in its sixth year, has become a tradition in Princeton .


Related Topix: California Institute of the Arts, Berklee College of Music, University of Virginia, Entertainment

Goose Creek Gazette

Extension's anti-pollution program honored

The Clemson University Extension Service's pollution prevention and watershed protection program has received a national award.


Related Topix: Clemson University, Medford, MA

New Launches

RCA graduate develops an artificial leaf that's capable of producing oxygen

Human beings have long since been looking up at space, wondering when mankind will finally be technologically-advanced enough to colonize space.


Mon Jul 28, 2014


Kids' packed lunches often fall short of dietary guidelines

Packed lunches that children bring from home are often missing the vegetables, milk and other healthy items recommended by dietary guidelines, says a new study.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Life, Vegetables, Medicine, Nutrition


How Do Honey Bees Stay Cool?

Honey bees , especially the young, are highly sensitive to temperature and to protect developing bees, adults work together to maintain temperatures within a narrow range.


Related Topix: Apiculture, Entomology

Daily Times

Bees physically transfer heat to stay cool : July 28, 2014,

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, United States - Researchers have found that honey bees can absorb heat from the brood walls just like a sponge to protect their young ones from heat and later transfer it to a cooler place to get rid of the heat from their bodies.


Related Topix: Apiculture, Science

Sun Jul 27, 2014


Joan L. Fishback

<![CDATA[RICHMOND, Ind. - Joan L. Fishback age 92, of Richmond, passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Friends Fellowship Community. Born August 23, 1921, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Edward E. and Elizabeth Biggert Landers, Joan graduated from high school in Newton, Massachusetts. She earned a physical therapy license from Bouve School in Boston. During World War II, Joan was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and was the first physical therapist to serve in the China-Burma-India Theater, where she set up and ran the therapy programs at army hospitals in Calcutta, India and Kunming, China. After being discharged in 1946, she completed a bachelor's degree at Tufts University and then worked as a physical therapist at the Boston Veteran Administration Hospital, ultimately becoming chief therapist. In Richmond, Joan worked as a physical therapist for Colonial Crest Convalescent Center, served on the boards of R.S.V.P. and Meals-on-Wheels, and was active in the Society for Preservation and Use of Resources. She delivered Meals-on-Wheels herself for over 20 years and was active in First Friends Meeting and numerous other organizations. Survivors include her son, Paul (Barbara) Fishback of Grandville, Michigan, and two grandchildren, Margaret Fishback and Andrew Fishback, both of Michigan. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, William Fishback who died on March 9, 2014, and brother, Edward Landers Jr. who died serving his country during the war. A memorial service for Joan L. Fishback will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, August 3, 2014, at Friends Fellowship Community in the Community Room, 2030 Chester Blvd., Richmond. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Memorial gifts may be made to: Girls Inc. of Wayne County, P.O. Box 43, Richmond, IN 47374 and Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at


Related Topix: Richmond, IN, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Medicine, Boston, IN, World News, India, China