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4 hrs ago | Patch.com

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.

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

6 hrs ago | 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.

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

6 hrs ago | 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.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government

9 hrs ago | 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.

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13 hrs ago | 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.

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

17 hrs ago | 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.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Rediff.com

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.

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Related Topix: World News, India,

SeacoastOnline

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.

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Reuters

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.

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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.

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

Nurse.com

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.

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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 .

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Related Topix: Melatonin

Detroit News

Finding the good in Preisdent Lyndon Johnson

The federal building in Washington housing the Education Department is named after President Lyndon B. Johnson.

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Related Topix: George Bush, Austin, TX, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Opinion

NBC Philadelphia

Man Shot, Killed Outside Popular Bar & Restaurant

A man is dead and a suspect is in custody following a shooting outside a popular bar and restaurant just blocks from the University of Pennsylvania campus overnight Monday.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Pennsylvania

Daily Pennsylvanian

Man shot and killed near 40th and Spruce streets

An early-morning shooting near 40th and Spruce streets left a male victim pronounced dead at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania at 1:43 a.m. He was 31 years old.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Denver Post

Denver Public Schools hires immigrant teachers under new policy

Colorado's largest school district sees teaching potential among immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally when they were children.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Education Etc., Theater, Arts

WNYC-AM New York

Do the Right Thing

NYC Public Advocate Letitia James addresses a crowd of environmental advocates pushing to eradicate plastic bag use in the city.

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Denver Post

Caldwell: A teacher fluent in English, Spanish and hope

There is something special that Kareli Lizrraga brings to the classroom, something beyond getting seventh-grade boys interested in reading "Romeo and Juliet," though that's saying a lot right there.

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Related Topix: Opinion

EurekAlert!

Shared decision making during radiation therapy improves patient satisfaction

Playing an active role in their radiation treatment decisions leaves cancer patients feeling more satisfied with their care, and may even relieve psychological distress around the experience, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania report in the journal Cancer .

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Oncology, Medicine

Business Journal

Law grads face bleak employment picture

School: Drexel University Number of 2013 graduates: 138 Number working full-time job requiring JD: 69 Number unemployed still seeking work: 16 Number working at firms with 100 or less lawyers: 30 Number working at firms with more than 100 lawyers: 11 Number working in judicial clerkships: 14 Number working in business/industry: 15 Number working in ... (more)

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Related Topix: Drexel University, Rutgers University, Temple University, Villanova University, Widener University

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