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2 hrs ago | India Talkies

Soon, cheap computers and 'throwaway' cell phones - Indiatalkies.com

Washington, April 18: Inexpensive computers, cell phones and other systems that substitute flexible plastic for silicon chips may be one step closer to reality.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Daily Princetonian

Eisgruber discusses online courses, higher education

The traditional brick-and-mortar college experience is still valuable because of the broad array of interactions it allows students to have with faculty members, University President Christopher Eisgruber '83 said Thursday in a lecture that was a part of the "Last Lecture" series.

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Iowa City Press-Citizen

Patrick McCaffery scheduled for second surgery today

Patrick McCaffery, son of Iowa men's basketball coach Fran McCaffery, was scheduled to have surgery today to determine if radioactive iodine is necessary in treating his cancer.

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Iowa City Press-Citizen

Documentary film fest opens in new home

Iowa City's premiere student-run documentary film festival will push the boundaries of the genre in a new home.

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Related Topix: Iowa City, IA, Theater, Arts

Iowa City Press-Citizen

Jacoby: Funding vote is 'an attack on UI'

Iowa House Democrats say the Republican majority is playing dirty politics by pitting state universities against each other and endangering a tuition freeze that the Iowa state Board of Regents promised Iowans.

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Related Topix: Iowa Government, Iowa, US News, Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa

Iowa City Press-Citizen

Stillbirth memoir bravely asks what might have been

When my wife was carrying our first child, it was such a normal pregnancy that we considered having the birth at home.

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Related Topix: Iowa City, IA

Iowa City Press-Citizen

United Way surpasses $2.4M fundraising goal

Leaders with United Way of Johnson and Washington Counties announced Wednesday that the organization passed its annual $2.4 million fundraising goal.

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Related Topix: Coralville, IA, Johnson County, IA

KTIV-TV Sioux City

Experts: Logan, Iowa teen accused of murdering his brother is competent for trial

Two psychiatric experts say an 18-year-old suspect is competent to stand trial on a charge that he killed his 5-year-old foster brother in Harrison County, Iowa.

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Related Topix: Vermillion, SD, Beresford, SD, Alcester, SD

The Atlantic

A Chekhov From China

She got as far as a master's of science and then, armed with a solid introduction to the body's defense mechanisms, she changed course.

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KCJJ-AM Iowa City

Funding Plan Approved by House Gives UI Smaller Increase than Other Schools

Funding Plan Approved by House Gives UI Smaller Increase than Other Schools AP 4-16-14 The state House has approved a plan to raise spending for Iowa's public universities, but the measure would give the University of Iowa less of an increase than that given to Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa.

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Related Topix: Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Whit

SGA completes election of e-board

Four of the assistant vice president candidates ran unopposed with Melissa Shore assuming her role as AVP of Academic Affairs, Jaime Kisthardt retaining her position as AVP of Facilities and Operations and Anthony Wohlrab assuming his new position as AVP of University Advancement.

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Science Daily

Information storage for the next generation of plastic computers:...

Inexpensive computers, cell phones and other systems that substitute flexible plastic for silicon chips may be one step closer to reality, thanks to new research.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, CPU, New York University

Newswise

Researchers Track Down Cause of Eye Mobility Disorder

Imagine you cannot move your eyes up, and you cannot lift your upper eyelid. You walk through life with your head tilted upward so that your eyes look straight when they are rolled down in the eye socket.

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Newswise

UI Named Mentoring Center for Minority Graduate Students

The University of Iowa has been awarded a three-year, $1.2 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to establish one of only five University Centers of Exemplary Mentoring in the nation.

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Related Topix: University, FL, University of South Florida, Cornell University, Penn State University Park, Pennsylvania State University

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Iowa House approves shift in university funds

The state House has approved a plan to raise spending for Iowa's public universities, but the measure would give the University of Iowa less of an increase than that given to Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa

KCJJ-AM Iowa City

UI Asks Regents to Approve Proposed Name for New Residence Hall

UI Asks Regents to Approve Proposed Name for New Residence Hall Lang 4-16-14 University of Iowa officials are seeking the Board of Regents' approval on a proposed new name for the school's first new residence hall in more than 40 years.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

ReporterHerald.com

Caroline Orman combines poetry and drawings

As a child, Loveland poet and artist Caroline Orman did a drawing of a cat, and her mother commented that it looked like the cat that swallowed the canary.

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Related Topix: Arts, Poetry, Romeo, CO, Loveland, CO, Carleton College

TechEBlog

Top 5 Coolest Futuristic Technologies That Already Exist

Further developing existing technology, NHK promises to bring true holographic television images that do not require glasses to nearly all homes in Japan by 2022.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots

Sag Harbor Online

Mural Gets a Makeover

You might think that we already know all there is to know about Jackson Pollock's life and work, but you'd be wrong.

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Fortune

Why Brooklyn Law cut its tuition

When Brooklyn Law School announced earlier this month that it would cut tuition by 15%, it sounded less like a briefing and more like a battle cry.

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Related Topix: University of Arizona, Roger Williams University, La Verne, CA, University of La Verne, Standardized Testing, Education

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