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Artist Battles City Of Philadelphia To Save Property Taken By Eminent Domain

A world-renowned artist is going head-to-head with the City of Philadelphia to save what he calls his "dream studio" in Mantua.


Thu Apr 17, 2014

Hack for Siri gives more powers

A NEW hack for Apple's voice-enabled personal assistant lets you shuffle through your Spotify playlist or adjust the temperature on your airconditioner.



Feinstein Institute Researcher Publishes New Perspective on Sepsis

In a review published in the April issue of Immunity, Kevin J. Tracey, MD, president of The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, says it's time to take a fresh look at the medical community's approach to treating sepsis, which kills millions worldwide every year, including more than 200,000 Americans.


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters

John Legend to Play Van Wezel, 4/27

Nine-time Grammy Award-winning artist, John Legend comes to the Van Wezel with The All of Me Tour, on April 27, 2014.


Related Topix: Hip-Hop, R-N-B, John Legend

Final Call

Higher standards or end of a mission at Southern University?

The discussion is just starting, President Mason said: "I'm not saying we're going to become Yale or Harvard, and there's no plan in place yet, it's just a vision.'


Related Topix: Southern University, Louisiana, Standardized Testing, Education, Nicholls State University, McNeese State University

William J. Brady Jr., 91, municipal court judge

William J. Brady Jr., 91, of Chestnut Hill, a Philadelphia Municipal Court judge for three decades, died Monday, April 7, of kidney failure at Good Shepherd Penn Partners.


Related Topix: Harvard University, University of Kansas, Philadelphia, PA

Wed Apr 16, 2014

NCAA proposes new experimental rules to address stalling for 2014 All-Stars

The NCAA is proposing three new experimental rules to address ongoing complaints about stalling and a lack of scoring action, and plans to take them for a test drive at the 2014 NWCA All-Star Classic, the organization announced Tuesday.


CBS Local

Is Coffee Becoming An Addiction For Some?

There's a growing physical dependence on caffeine that research now shows is similar to the dependency people experience on drugs or alcohol.


Related Topix: Drink, Coffee

Three NOVA Students Win Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship Awards

Release, Northern Virginia Community College: Three Northern Virginia Community College students have been awarded a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.


Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Georgetown University, Yale University, Columbia University, Sterling, VA

University City Review

John L. Jackson Jr. named Dean of the School of Social Policy & Practice at Penn

Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price today announced that John L. Jackson Jr., the Richard Perry University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and Senior Advisor for Diversity in the Office of the Provost, has been named dean of Penn's School of Social Policy & Practice.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Anthropology, Science, African-American, Howard University

University City Review

Arts League to hold Annual Dinner and Auction May 10 at Hall of Flags ...

A cabin in Vermont, a beachfront house in the Outer Banks, and an iPad are just a few of the items that will be available at the University City Arts League's auction, May 10 from 6 to 10 at Hall of Flags, Houston Hall at the University of Pennsylvania.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government

The Modesto Bee

Backpacks illustrate toll of college suicides

But these backpacks weren't worn by students going from class to class or on their way to eat lunch and study with friends.


The Jersey Journal

Point Pleasant Fire Company to host music benefit for Bethlehem Twp. teacher

Friends of Annie Bauerlein-Mergott will host a music benefit on Saturday, May 3, 6 to to 10 p.m., at the Point Pleasant Fire Company, 6500 Point Pleasant Pike, Point Pleasant, Pa.


Related Topix: Point Pleasant, PA, Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer

Daily Pennsylvanian

Division of Public Safety explains response to shooting at 40th and Spruce streets

After Tuesday morning's shooting near 40th and Spruce streets, administrators described their efforts to keep students safe around the time of the incident.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Jalna candidate has an amazing story

From being forced to work as a construction labourer after his family lost their home in a slum demolition drive to making his way to Harvard and then work for the US government, Deelip Mhaske decided to return to his motherland to pave the way for a better future.


Related Topix: World News, India,


John A. Mason Jr.

He lived happily in retirement on Spruce Creek for 30 years with his wife, Wendy, to whom he had been married for 66 years.



Tobacco on TV tied to adult smoking rates

Even though smoking appears far less frequently in U.S. television shows than it used to, its portrayal may still be triggering the urge in adult smokers, according to a new study.


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Australia, World News,

Jerusalem Post

Listening and speaking to young American Jews on college campuses

There may be nothing more important to the future of the US-Israel relationship than young American Jews.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, Religion, Judaism, Opinion

Degrees matter

Nurse researcher Linda H. Aiken, RN, PhD, FAAN, FRCN, has published a study that presents the latest in growing body of evidence to suggest a more highly educated nursing workforce saves lives.


Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Pennsylvania, Long Term Care

The Washington Post

To get better sleep, which foods should you seek and which should you avoid?

Sleep. Oh, to sleep. A good night's sleep is often a struggle for more than half of American adults .


Related Topix: Melatonin