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1 hr ago | USA Today

Lawmakers pressure universities with threat to pull funds

State lawmakers around the country are brandishing their budget pens to penalize public colleges and universities for what they teach, what their professors say and which organizations the schools work with.In Andrea Azumendi, left, poses for a selfie during a rally at USC Upstate in Spartanburg, S.C., on April 21, 2014.

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Related Topix: University of South Carolina Upstate, Spartanburg, SC, College of Charleston, University of Kansas

4 hrs ago | EurekAlert!

New ultrasound device may add in detecting risk for heart attack, stroke

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed an ultrasound device to help identify arterial plaque that is at high risk... Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a new ultrasound device that could help ... (more)

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8 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Rising role seen for health education specialists

A health education specialist can help family practices implement quality improvement projects with limited additional financial resources, according to an article published in the March/April issue of Family Practice Management .

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Medicine, Nursing

Wed Apr 23, 2014

The Yadkin Ripple Incorporated

Primary race for 5th Congressional District

In the congressional primary, one candidate has filed on the Republican ballot to challenge longtime incumbent, Virginia Foxx, for her seat in representing the 5th District in the United States House of Representatives.

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Related Topix: Virginia Foxx, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Clemmons, NC, North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

News Observer

NCAA considers changes on UNC-like academic fraud cases

As a U.S. congressman probes for answers to why the NCAA has not dug into the academic scandal at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, the association is working on a "clarification" of its regulations as they relate to academic misconduct.

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Related Topix: University of Virginia, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Tony Cardenas, Democrat

Freshnews

Blackstone Charitable Foundation Commits $4 Million to Establish Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network in Colorado

The Blackstone Charitable Foundation, together with Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado Law School, today announced the launch of the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network , a three-year initiative to help Colorado jumpstart the development of ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Michael Bennet, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, Mark Udall, US House of Representatives, Colorado

The Georgetown Times

Local author to sign books at Clock Tower books Friday

Jim Rogers will be at Clock Tower Books, 105 Screven St., Georgetown on Friday, April 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. He will be doing a book signing and reading from his latest book, 'Starts and Stops Along the Way.'

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Outside the Beltway

Social Mobility and Race in Higher Education

The discussion thread on yesterday's posting " Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Referendum Banning Affirmative Action In Higher Education " is uncharacteristically ugly, with more slinging of insults than thoughtful debate.

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Related Topix: African-American, Family, Kids, US News, Conservative Political News

Mississippi Business Journal

Drs. Nora Corrigan and Deborah Miranda win grants at MUW

The Mississippi University for Women Alumni Association recently presented faculty awards.

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Related Topix: Mississippi University for Women, The w's, Pop/Rock, University of Alabama, McKendree University, Illinois

Tue Apr 22, 2014

American Library Association

United for Libraries and Algonquin Books to present - Journey of a Book' with Lin Enger at BEA

United for Libraries and Algonquin Books will present "Journey of a Book: From Writer to Reader" at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 30 in Room 1E16 at Book Expo America.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, North Carolina

HeraldSun.com

Downtown Trust Building under contract

The downtown Trust Building on West Main Street is under contract for sale to a partnership that includes Alston Gardner, a founder and a partner in an Atlanta-based private equity firm.

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Related Topix: Chapel Hill, NC, Durham, NC

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Grothman to reintroduce measure to end affirmative action here

Today's Paper, also known as the e-Edition, is an online replica of the printed newspaper.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, University of Wisconsin Madison, University of Texas at Austin, Harvard University

National Public Radio

UNC Reading Specialist Says She Is Resigning

The reading specialist who questioned the literacy level of athletes who were admitted to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill says she's resigning at the end of the semester.

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HeraldSun.com

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Duke researchers receive Team Science Award DURHAM - The American Association for Cancer Research on April 6 awarded the eighth annual AACR Team Science Award to the Duke University/Johns Hopkins University/National Cancer Institute Malignant Brain Tumor Team.

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Chapel Hill News

Daybook, April 23

Pickleball games will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chapel Hill Community Center, 120 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Science Daily

More questions than answers as mystery of domestication deepens

New research on domestication raises more questions than it has answered. Scientists have outlined some of the key questions that have been raised about this pivotal event in human history.

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HeraldSun.com

Willingham departing UNC, cites "irreconcilable differences"

Mary Willingham, the academic adviser at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who alleged widespread illiteracy among student-athletes, is leaving the university.

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PhysOrg Weblog

Death of public figures provides important opportunities for health education, study finds

An Indiana University study of reactions to the 2011 death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs suggests health communicators have a critical window of opportunity after a public figure dies to disseminate information about disease prevention and detection.

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Related Topix: Steve Jobs, Apple, Startups, Pancreatic Cancer, Health, Journalism, North Carolina

Lincoln Times-News

West Lincoln senior headed to U.S. Air Force Academy

West Lincoln High School senior Matthew Mault is one of 1,200 students from across the country that will begin their college undergraduate career with the United States Air Force Academy this fall.

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Related Topix: Air Force Academy, CO, United States Air Force Academy, US Military, US Air Force, US Politics, Richard Burr, US News, US Senate, Republican, Standardized Testing, Education

Ag Professional

Gene removal could have implications beyond plant science

For thousands of years humans have been tinkering with plant genetics, even when they didn't realize that is what they were doing, in an effort to make stronger, healthier crops that endured climates better, and produced more.

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Related Topix: Plant Biology, Biology, Science, Genetics, Medicine, Agriculture, North Carolina

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