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17 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

Cook County Board adds two questions to packed fall ballot

An already lengthy list of questions that will be posed to Chicago voters this fall got a little longer today after the Cook County Board voted to add two more advisory referendums to the Nov. 4 ballot.


Related Topix: Illinois, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel

Tue Jul 22, 2014

New Chicago-Based Non-Equity Theatre Company Bluebird Arts Founded

Founded in 2014, Bluebird Arts is a Non-Equity company established in Chicago by Luda Solomon, who will serve as Artistic Director.


Related Topix: Illinois

New York Daily News

Circumcised African men less likely to engage in risky sex: study

Young African men who are circumcised are less likely to engage in sexual behavior that ups their chances of catching HIV.


Related Topix: Human Sexuality, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Charitable Organizations

Independent Women's Forum

Are Students Really Embracing "Healthier" School Lunches?

Participation in the federal school lunch program has dropped nearly 4 percent, more than 1 million students , since the 2012 Healthy Kids mandates were enacted.


Related Topix: Life, Nutrition, Food

WTMA-AM North Charleston

Lunchtime Shocker! Most Kids Like Schools' Healthier Meals

Do kids really hate the healthier foods that have been mandated in school lunch programs? A study out of University of Illinois at Chicago suggests that first lady Michelle Obama may have been on the right track when she pushed for tougher nutrition standards, even as more schools now seem to be resisting the program that covers some 30 million ... (more)


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Life, Nutrition, Food

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Chicago State official sues UIC officials over her dissertation

A high-ranking administrator at Chicago State University is suing University of Illinois at Chicago officials after a Chicago Tribune story earlier this year about her dissertation, alleging people at the school illegally disclosed private facts about academic matters, among other allegations.


Related Topix: Chicago State University, Illinois


School Leaders Report Students Accept Healthier Lunches

Seventy percent of elementary school leaders nationwide reported that students generally like the healthier school lunches that rolled out in fall 2012, according to a first-of-its-kind national study whose lead author is now a research associate professor at Boise State University.


Related Topix: Boise State University, Agriculture, Science

Daily Herald

Metropolis Strategies Transportation Team, Planning Experts La Belle...

CHICAGO – The former Metropolis Strategies transportation team of James C. LaBelle, a senior transportation and governmental affairs expert, and Sheena F. Frève, an experienced research and policy analyst, will join the staff at the Urban Transportation Center , a nationally-recognized research unit within the College of Urban Planning ... (more)


Related Topix: Illinois, Northern Illinois University, Zion, IL


Why Students Plagiarize And What Schools Can Do To Stop It

Slightly more students plagiarize by copying uncited text in a print publication than they do for copy on an Internet source, according to a new infographic from the University of Illinois at Chicago .


PhysOrg Weblog

Circumcision does not promote risky behavior by African men, study says

Men do not engage in riskier behaviors after they are circumcised, according to a study in Kenya by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Human Sexuality

Sun Jul 20, 2014


AIDS Circumcision campaign lifted by new...

A campaign to encourage circumcision among men in sub-Saharan Africa to help protect them against the AIDS virus was backed by new research on Monday showing that men who have had the operation are unlikely to engage in unprotected sex.


Related Topix: Human Sexuality


AIDS Circumcision campaign lifted by new evidence

A campaign to encourage circumcision among men in sub-Saharan Africa to help protect them against the AIDS virus was backed by new research on Monday showing that men who have had the operation are unlikely to engage in unprotected sex.


Related Topix: Human Sexuality

Business Journal

Louisville makes a good impression on Forecastle Festival's out-of-town visitors

While the Forecastle Festival is a great time for locals, a healthy number of festival-goers travel from out of state, and sometimes from out of the country, to attend the three-day music festival.


Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Chicago Travel, Illinois

Medical News Today

Bexarotene's effect on Alzheimer's may depend on severity of disease

A cancer drug that has shown promise against Alzheimer's disease in mice and has begun early clinical trials has yielded perplexing results in a novel mouse model of AD that mimics the genetics and pathology of the human disease more closely than any other animal model.


Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Genetics, Medicine, Biology

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Ten CSCC Faculty Members Earn Promotions

Ten faculty members at Cleveland State Community College have earned promotions and three were recommended and approved to receive tenure from the Tennessee Board of Regents.


Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, University of Phoenix, Rhea County, TN, Saint Louis University, Loudon County, TN

Young scientists face sexual harassment in field, survey finds

Katie Hinde, an assistant professor of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University on a September 2013 trip to Namibia to conduct research among the Himba people.


Related Topix: Harvard University, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign


Parents Dissatisfied a Year After Chicago School Closings

One year after Chicago Public Schools closed 50 schools, parents still prefer their children's old schools, which the city treated as "portfolio liabilities" rather than as stabilizing institutions, according to a new report by an educational policy researcher at the University of Illinois at Chicago.


Related Topix: Near West (Chicago, IL), Chicago, IL

Thu Jul 17, 2014


Is the Therapeutic Window for Mitochondrial ROS Half-Open or...

From the Program in Integrative Cardiac Metabolism, Center for Cardiovascular Research and Department of Physiology and Biophysics , University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine.


Related Topix: Chicago, IL

Hampton accepted to officer training

Erica Hampton believes her experience as a captain on the field for the University of Illinois at Chicago softball team will prepare her to make critical decisions powering a nuclear U.S. Navy ship.


Related Topix: South Carolina

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Two More Openly LGBT Candidates Announce MI Campaigns

Two more candidates have come out of the political closet. Susan Grettenberger, running for the 8th Congressional District, and Nathan Morrish, running for 34th State House Representative seat, both spoke with BTL about their pre-primary vote campaigns.


Related Topix: Albion College, Michigan State University, Michigan