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10 hrs ago |

For Northeastern adjuncts, organizing is a no-brainer

NEXT WEEK, 950 members of Northeastern University's adjunct faculty will have the opportunity to vote to form a union , part of a national movement to improve representation of these largely unacknowledged campus mainstays.


Related Topix: Northeastern University, Tufts University, Lesley College, Opinion

17 hrs ago |

Haverford School actor prepares for Juilliard

OVERBROOK PARK Toney Goins and his mother remember scrambling to find a black cloak and thin mask on the eve of his debut performance in front of his sixth-grade English class.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Teaching Tots Evolution via Picture Books

Evolution by natural selection is one of the best ideas in all of science. It predicts and explains an incredibly wide range of biological facts.


Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Entomology, Science

Disney News and Disney Star News

Nick Jonas And Olivia Culpo Moving To Boston?

Nick Jonas and Olivia Culpo are super serious as a couple, and super adorable! The pair were rumored to be hunting for a home together in New England so that Olivia could be close to her family in Rhode Island.


Related Topix: Nick Jonas

BWW Review: Our Lady: Savior in Kinky Boots

Written and Performed by James Fluhr; Scenic Co-designers, Courtney Nelson and James Fluhr; Lighting Designer, Dan Alaimo; Costume Designer, Ameera Ali; Sound Designer & Engineer, Yi-Chun "Iggy" Hung; Projection Designer, Matthew Haber; Costume Construction, Chelsea Kerl and Jen Bennett; Stage Manager, Tareena D. Wimbish Performances through April ... (more)


Related Topix: Dance, Black Box, Theater, Arts, Watertown, MA

The Daily Republic

Food brings back fond memories

Some philosopher - I think it may have been Aristotle or Plato - once said that men always have one of three things on their minds.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Fairfield, CA, Seafood, Fairfax, CA, Opinion

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Washington Post

A long night in Watertown

The police officer screamed, and I came to an abrupt stop beneath the glowing red and yellow letters of a sign reading "Randy's Car Wash."


Related Topix: Watertown, MA, Boston, MA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA


BUSM researchers find anti-seizure drug may reduce alcohol consumption

Boston-Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine have discovered that the anti-seizure drug ezogabine, reduced alcohol consumption in an experimental model.


Related Topix: Alcoholism, Medicine, Health

National Center for Policy Analysis

To Help U.S. Workers Find Jobs, Eliminate or Slash Corporate Income Tax

Eliminating or greatly reducing America's corporate income tax "produces rapid and dramatic increases" in "U.S. investment, output and real wages," creating jobs for American workers and boosting the nation's gross domestic product a full 6 percent, says Laurence Kotlikoff, a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis and an ... (more)


Related Topix: Tax

Casual Marijuana Use in Young Adults Leads to Not So Good Brain Changes, Study Finds

As more states legalize marijuana use, a new study out this week questions whether it is for the better.


Related Topix: Marijuana

The Daily Free Press

Physics professors applauded for active, tech-savvy teaching

Four Boston University physics professors won an inaugural award Monday for incorporating technology to improve students' learning experiences and equipping them with skills essential to succeed as 21st century scholars and professionals.


The Daily Free Press

City Council wrestles with risks of deadly pathogen research in BU laboratories

City Councilors Charles Yancey, Michael Flaherty and Tito Jackson spoke at a public hearing at Boston City Hall Wednesday regarding an ordinance sponsored that would prohibit biosafety level 4 research, the primary research done at Boston University's biolab .


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Tito Jackson

The Daily Free Press

Panel tackles challenges pregnant, parenting students face

Former student mother and current vice president of Feminists for Life of America, Sally Winn , moderated Boston University's 2nd Annual Pregnancy Forum Wednesday, which included a BU undergraduate parent, pro-life and pro-choice student leaders, as well as Student Health Services and Family Resources.


Related Topix: Parenting, Abortion

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Norwalk Citizen News

Candidate backs Massachusetts 'single payer' plan

Berwick, who headed the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for 17 months, is one of five Democrats , two Republicans and three independent candidates seeking the state's chief executive post.


Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Medicare, US News, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

Asbury Park Press

Ranney seniors admitted to the most-competitive colleges in the U.S.

Each year, members of Ranney Schools senior class are accepted into some of the most prestigious colleges and universities across the country.


Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania, New York University, Oberlin College, Stevens Institute of Technology, Bryn Mawr College

Husband-And-Wife Filmmaking Team Premieres 60's Comedy Sci-Fi Musical

What happens when a chimpanzee accidentally launches some 1960s British pop rockers into space, forcing the group to become intergalactic diplomats on a planet full of women? Tonight, at 7 p.m. during the College Town Film Festival at the State Theatre, the answer will become abundantly clear.


Related Topix: State College, PA

New Scientist

What climate change has done to Walden's woods

A hymn to citizen science, Walden Warming by Richard Primack seeks the reality of climate change in the effects that ordinary people have recorded IN 2001, at the age of 52, Richard Primack packed the records of 21 years of research on tropical rainforests into a filing cabinet.


Related Topix: Concord, MA, Science / Technology

The Daily Free Press

Belly laughs for empty stomachs: Liquid Fun raises money for Greater Boston Food Bank

This past weekend, Boston University comedy improvisation group Liquid Fun hosted its 9th annual 24-Hour Comedy Marathon, called Running on Empty, at BU Central.


Related Topix: Marathon, Emerson College

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Daily Free Press

Female leaders to gather at EFLI festival

The Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute is holding the Women and Leadership Festival at Boston University on April 22 and 23, a series of interactive workshops and discussions promoting women's leadership through self-empowerment, collaboration and activism.


Related Topix: Fitness, Yoga


Prediction of Fetal Hemoglobin in Sickle Cell Anemia Using an...

From the Department of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA ; Center for Sickle Cell Disease, Howard University, Washington, DC ; Sickle Cell Vascular Disease Section, Hematology Branch, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, MD ; Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, and Vascular ... (more)


Related Topix: Howard University, Medicine, Hematology, University of Pittsburgh, Genetics