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49 min ago | The Orlando Sentinel

UCF joins with other universities to help low-income students graduate

The University of Central Florida and major universities from 10 other states have joined to help students from low-income families earn college degrees, hoping that by sharing ideas all the institutions will see graduation rates rise. UCF President John Hitt said at the core of the group's effort is this statistic: Students from upper-income families are seven times more likely to earn college degrees by age 24 than those from low-income families, who typically are the first in their family to attend college.

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Related Topix: University of Central Florida, Oregon State University, Ohio State University, Texas, Georgia State University

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Science Daily

Everyday discrimination impacts mental health

Researchers have determined that African Americans and Caribbean blacks who experience discrimination of multiple types are at substantially greater risk for a variety of mental disorders including anxiety, depression and substance abuse. Researchers have determined that African Americans and Caribbean blacks who experience discrimination of multiple types are at substantially greater risk for a variety of mental disorders including anxiety, depression and substance abuse.

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Related Topix: African-American, North Carolina, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

NABJ

K. Renfro, University of Texas at Austin

Welcome to the NABJ member online community. Because of the built-in security features, you must be a current NABJ member before accessing member-only site sections.

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WTVR Richmond

Virginia considered most unequal when comparing median incomes

Loudoun, a wealthy county near Washington D.C., has four times the median income of Buchanan, a struggling county in the southwestern portion of the state. Home to Washington Dulles International Airport, Loudoun is one of the fastest growing counties in Virginia.

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Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Washington D.C. Travel, University of Virginia, Kentucky, University of Kentucky

Austin American-Statesman

UT presidential search committee members named

A committee to advise The University of Texas System Board of Regents on the selection of a president for UT Austin was announced today by Regents' Chairman Paul Foster. The UT Austin presidential search advisory committee will make recommendations on possible successors to President Bill Powers, who announced he will step down on June 5 as the institution's president.

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Related Topix: Austin, TX, University of Texas at El Paso

Business Journal

UT names 21-member advisory group to pick next president

William C. Powers Jr., president of The University of Texas at Austin, will resign from his post next June. The UT Board of Regents has selected the advisory committee that will pick the candidates to fill Powers' post.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Weird

PhysOrg Weblog

Poverty-obesity link is more prevalent for women than men, study shows

Adolescent girls living in economically disadvantaged families are more likely than their male counterparts to become overweight or obese, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin. The study, published online this month in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior , shows long-lasting consequences of economic hardship in childhood for the risk of obesity in adulthood.

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Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Texas, University of Houston, Trinity College

US News & World Report

Students Offer Solutions for Common College Application Mistakes

Having a parent or teacher read over any rushed or last-minute application materials is a good way to reduce procrastination errors. Students applying to college experience immense pressure when trying to avoid making large, critical mistakes on their applications.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Marquette University

Texas Tribune

The Brief: Sept. 15, 2014

State Rep. Dan Flynn , R-Van, talks to state Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, D-San Antonio, on Oct. 23, 2013. Van is co-chair of the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations, whose members include Fischer.

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Related Topix: Texas, Austin, TX

Chronicle.com

Are We Ready for Robots to Grade?

When we set out to create a MOOC for the College of Pharmacy at the University of Texas at Austin, we envisioned a unique learning environment that would challenge a global audience to think deeply about pharmaceutical issues. We pictured 20,000 essay-waving students taking our massive open online course.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Daily Texan

Muslim relief organizations help to alleviate local hunger

Editor's Note: "Peace be upon him" is a salutation for the prophets of Islam. Who receives salutations depends on the school of thought.

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Related Topix: Religion, Islam, Round Rock, TX, Austin, TX

National Public Radio

From Casting To Cutting The N-Word, The Making Of 'Gone With The Wind'

Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler made their film debut in 1939's Gone With the Wind . AP hide caption Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler made their film debut in 1939's Gone With the Wind .

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Related Topix: War Movies, Drama Movies, Gone with the Wind, Celebrities, Vivien Leigh

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The News-Star

Leading biomed professor to launch lecture seriesLeading biomed...

The New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series will kick off its second year at Louisiana Tech University with a presentation by Leading biomed professor to launch lecture series RUSTON - The New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series will kick off its second year at Louisiana Tech University with a presentation by Check out this story on thenewsstar.com: http://tnsne.ws/1tOV7Xw The New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series will kick off its second year at Louisiana Tech University with a presentation by Nicholas Peppas, the Fletcher Pratt Chair of Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Pharmacy at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Related Topix: Louisiana Tech University, Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Science, Texas, Inventions, Science / Technology, Biology

Off the Kuff

HISD's volunteer reading army

HISD's number one priority is, or at least needs to be, improving reading performance. I really hope this will help.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Washington Post

Proposed Texas textbooks are inaccurate, biased and politicized, new report finds

When it comes to controversies about curriculum, textbook content and academic standards, Texas is the state that keeps on giving. Back in 2010, we had an uproar over proposed changes to social studies standards by religious conservatives on the State Board of Education, which included a bid to calling the United States' hideous slave trade history as the "Atlantic triangular trade."

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Related Topix: Texas, Southern Methodist University, Education

Texas Tribune

Lawmakers Seek to Sit In on Investigation of UT-Austin

Trey Martinez-Fischer, D-San Antonio, in legislative action at the Texas Capitol during the 83rd Legislative Session in the spring and summer of 2013. State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer , D-San Antonio, and state Rep. Lyle Larson , R-San Antonio, say they intend to attend all interviews conducted during an external investigation of the University of Texas at Austin's admissions process.

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Related Topix: Austin, TX

KLTV Tyler

Department of Public Safety announces leadership changes

The Texas Department of Public Safety has announced some changes within its' leadership. DPS Director Steven McCraw, with the advice and consent of the Texas Public Safety Commission, has named Robert Bodisch as deputy director of Homeland Security and Services, which expands his oversight of homeland security functions to now include the service-oriented divisions of DPS.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Prison, University of Houston

Chattanoogan.com

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary For Policy And Learning Visits Siskin Children's Institute

Newly appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Learning at the U.S. Department of Education, Dr. Libby Doggett, visited Siskin Children's Institute on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Chattanooga, TN, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

MySanAntonio.com

McManus vs. panhandlers - again

When he was top cop in Dayton, Ohio, William McManus led the charge to license beggars, requiring panhandlers to have city-issued photo IDs for the right to ask for money. Now that San Antonio is home, McManus wants to make it illegal for people to give money or food to panhandlers.

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Chicago White Sox

Top prospect on a power trip up the organization

He was so good as a combination outfielder/pitcher at Mary Carroll High School in Corpus Christi, Texas, the White Sox selected the 6-foot-3, 220-pound right-handed hitter in the first round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft. He chose to sign with the club rather than attend the University of Texas at Austin on an athletic scholarship.

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Related Topix: Corpus Christi, TX, Sports, Major League Baseball, Chicago White Sox

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