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3 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Birmingham Mayor Willam Bell meets Dalai Lama during Japanese visit

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Birmingham Mayor William Bell has traveled to Kyoto, Japan where he met with the Dalai Lama in preparation for the Tibetan leader's planned trip here this fall.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL

7 hrs ago | BioResearch Online

UAB Building Drug Discovery Center To Combat West Nile Virus And Influenza

The University of Alabama at Birmingham announced last month that it is building a new drug discovery center in order to develop drug treatments for viral infections with limited options for treatment.

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Related Topix: Infectious Diseases, Medicine

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Alabama Live

Sondheim and Shakespeare among what Alabama theatre department has in store for 2014-15

The University of Alabama's Rowand Johnson Hall houses the Marian Gallaway and Allen Bales Theatres on campus.

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Related Topix: Tuscaloosa, AL, Classical, Stephen Sondheim, Entertainment

The Huffington Post

The 'I Touch Myself' Project Is A Breast Cancer PSA Like No Other

When The Divinyls frontwoman Chrissy Amphlett realized that her breast cancer was terminal, she had one last order of business: to repurpose her 1990 anthem "I Touch Myself" to encourage women to check their bodies for cancer.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Pop/Rock, Olivia Newton-John, Columbia University, Bayou La Batre, AL

Alabama Live

Gorgas Scholarship goes to black high school student for first time in contest's 67-year history

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- For the first time in its 67-year history, a black high school student has won top honors in the Gorgas Scholarship Competition.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL, Jefferson County, AL

The Kaleidoscope

Data reveal another major increase in diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder

The incidence of autism spectrum disorders is rising in the United States, and the latest estimates reveal one in 68 American children is affected.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alabama Live

University of Alabama student documentaries to premiere tonight at Bama Theatre

The University of Alabama's eighth annual Documenting Justice screening is set for Tuesday night, where six non-film majors will debut their short works on issues of justice and injustice in the state.

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Alabama Live

Gulf Shores announces plan to build combination high school, community college

City officials have a plan in the works to create a combination high school and community college campus on city-owned property at the corner of County Road 8 and the Foley Beach Express.

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Related Topix: Gulf Shores, AL, Baldwin County, AL, Orange Beach, AL, Family, Kids, Auburn University

LiveScience

Brain Tumor Risk Higher for Teens Who Stop Growing Later

Teens who take longer to reach their full height may be at increased risk for certain types of brain tumors later in life, a new study suggests.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Alabama Live

Find out who just gave Auburn University's engineering college more than $10 million

Auburn University's Samuel Ginn College of Engineering has received a $10.55 million gift to bolster its research facilities as well as support student educational needs and faculty research efforts.

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Related Topix: Auburn University, Alabama

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Teens' indoor tanning may be linked to unhealthy dieting

Teens who use indoor tanning may also try to control their weight through unhealthy methods, such as taking diet pills and vomiting, researchers say.

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ThinkProgress

It Took 50 Years, But The University Of Alabama Has Finally Embraced Integration

Last week Alabama's Student Senate passed a resolution supporting the complete integration of Greek life at the university.

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Related Topix: Rutgers University, African-American, New York University, US News, Liberal Political News

The Kaleidoscope

UAB writing students help youngsters publish a book

Sixteen University of Alabama at Birmingham writing students are helping 100 third- and fourth-grade students at Inglenook Elementary School publish their first book.

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Related Topix: Alabama

Newswise

UAH Professor's Protein Crystal Experiment Set to Fly to ISS

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. A - A University of Alabama in Huntsville biology professor's experiment that is set to fly to the International Space Station could shed new light on the roles enzymes play in biological processes.

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Related Topix: Huntsville, AL, Science / Technology, Space

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Optometric Management

O.D. Scene: Meet the Leaders of the Optometric Retina Society

In fact, roughly 2 million individuals in the United States, or 6% of the U.S. population, have AMD, and this number is estimated to reach 3.5 million by 2030, according to the National Eye Institute.

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Related Topix: Optometry, Medicine, Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY, Nova Southeastern University

Sunherald.com

UA to build new performing arts center

The 109,017-square-foot center will connect to the historic main Bryce Hospital building via a new lobby.

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Related Topix: Tuscaloosa, AL

The Montgomery Advertiser

Job hopping: Millennials stuck on entry-level carousel

Briana Tony hasn't graduated from college yet, and she's already frustrated with the job market.

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Related Topix: Alabama State University

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Daily Mail

'These secrets kill people': Mother of successful student, 18, who...

Victory for Nevada's last rancher! Federal agents release cattle and back down from 'range-war' after armed protestors rally to support rancher 'kicked off land his family has held since 1870' 'They were holding hands and laying side-by-side': Two-year-old twins drown in rainwater-filled pool cover just days after being flowergirls at parents' ... (more)

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Related Topix: Drugs, Prince William, Royal Wedding, World News

The Montgomery Advertiser

State briefs: Alabama SGA supports Greek integration

The move came Thursday just seeks after the student government association delayed action on a similar resolution backing an end to segregation in the Greek system in Tuscaloosa.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Student Society, Coeducational Fraternities, Fraternities, Sororities, Lanett, AL

The Times-Herald

Ray donates to UWG in honor of husband

Longtime Newnan resident, civic servant, and art enthusiast JoAnn Ray recently donated $50,000 to the University of West Georgia Foundation for the new UWG campus in Newnan in honor of her husband, Samuel Teague Ray Sr. "We decided that this would be the perfect way to recognize the things that we feel are important for Newnan and for outside our ... (more)

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Related Topix: Newnan, GA, University of Georgia West Georgia State, Tulane University, Atlanta, GA

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