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29 min ago | Business Wire

Jody A. Beresin Named Executive Vice President and Chief...

She is responsible for Human Resources, Corporate Communications, Corporate Services and Information Technology and continues to report to James D. Wehr, president and chief executive officer.

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Related Topix: Insurance, Financial Services, Phoenix Companies

4 hrs ago | PanArmenian Network

Boston University former 'First Lady' Jasmine Chobanian dies

PanARMENIAN.Net - Jasmine Chobanian, who was regarded as the "First Lady" of Boston University during the many years that her husband Aram V. Chobanian, MD, served in University leadership, both as dean of the School of Medicine and the ninth president of Boston University , died last week after a brief illness, BU Today reported.

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Related Topix: Brown University

8 hrs ago | East Bay Express

Re: Bishop Michael Barber Speaks Out on Changes at Berkeley's Newman Hall

Last week, I wrote about a brewing controversy at Newman Hall Holy Spirit Parish in Berkeley regarding the dismissal of two beloved priests - one who has spoken openly about being gay.

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Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, Oakland, CA, Roman Catholic Church, Religion

9 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

Robert Spencer on "Arab Winter Comes to America" - on The Glazov Gang

This week's Glazov Gang was joined by Robert Spencer, the director of Jihad Watch , a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and the author of thirteen books, including two New York Times bestsellers, The Truth About Muhammad and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam .

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Boston.com

Superintendents fail to set an example for students on citing sources

Last week, student journalists at Newton South High School noticed that several passages in graduation speeches delivered by Newton superintendent David Fleishman bore a resemblance to remarks by Governor Deval Patrick to Boston University graduates in May. For example, Fleishman's exhortation "We saw social media lead to revolutions in the Middle ... (more)

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Related Topix: Journalism, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Mansfield, MA, Opinion

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Washington Post

Students catch school superintendent plagiarizing part of commencement speech

The usual pattern for the detection of plagiarism is for an adult to catch a student copying from someone else's work.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Newton, MA, University of Texas at Austin, Education

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Logos Bible Software Blog

Get 30% Off a Window into the Bible's World

We've come to know a great deal about the world of the Bible. We collectively know so much, in fact, that it's a challenge to survey all the available knowledge, even on a single city or era.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, Anthropology

Bayside

Resident is Appointed Dean of the Alverno College School of Business

Bayside resident Eileen Sherman, Ph.D., has been appointed Dean of Alverno College's School of Business.

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Related Topix: Alverno College, Bayside, WI, Marquette University, Medical College of Wisconsin, Worcester State College

US News & World Report

Avoid These Tech Mistakes as an Online Student

Technology can be a big challenge, particularly for online students who tend to be older and less familiar with newer tools.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Saint Xavier University, Xavier University, PC

PhysOrg Weblog

Researchers discover new way to determine cancer risk of chemicals

A new study has shown that it is possible to predict long-term cancer risk from a chemical exposure by measuring the short-term effects of that same exposure.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Pharmacology, Health, Breast Cancer

Ashland Times-Gazette

In The Military

Kevin R. Smith, formerly of Perrysville, has been named to serve as acting ZUMWALT class combat systems major program manager in the U.S. Navy.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Jersey Journal

Flemington family law firm announces new partners

Nadine Maleski LLC is pleased to announce that Adam M. Eisenhut and Katarzyna A. Zielinski have become partners of the firm.

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Related Topix: Flemington, NJ, Family, Parenting, Hunterdon County, NJ, University of Pittsburgh

PhysOrg Weblog

Researchers discover that Klotho is neuroprotective against Alzheimer's disease

Boston University School of Medicine researchers may have found a way to delay or even prevent Alzheimer's disease .

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Chemistry, Biology, Science, Medicine, Pharmacology, UC San Francisco

Voice of America

New Test Predicts Which Chemicals Could Cause Cancer

Many chemicals have been linked to the development of cancer, but the cancer-causing potential of thousands of others is unknown.

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Related Topix: Bioinformatics

Boston.com

Newton superintendent accused of plagiarism

The superintendent of the Newton Public Schools, facing questions that he plagiarized passages from Governor Deval Patrick in a graduation speech last month, said today he should have cited Patrick and has asked the city's school committee to take action on the matter.

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Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors, Texas

Boston.com

Researchers Find Genes That Time Girls' First Periods

We all remember that awkward day. But for the first time, researchers have determined the genetic markers that determine the timing of a woman's first period, opening the doors to determining a woman's risk for disease later in life.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine

ESPN

Bruins add NHL vet Sacco to coaching staff

Sacco, 45, of Medford, Massachusetts, and a former Boston University standout, served as an assistant coach for the Buffalo Sabres last season.

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Related Topix: Medford, MA

WBUR-AM Boston

'An Agent For Social Change,' Hubie Jones Has Shaped Boston For 60 Years

For nearly 60 years, Hubie Jones has worked as an agent for social change and social justice in Boston, playing a role in the formation and leadership of some 40 organizations that provide families and their children with the tools to live stronger, more productive lives and enrich their communities.

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Related Topix: Drugs, City College of New York, City University of New York

Wed Jul 23, 2014

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Politicians' involvement in Market Basket fight may backfire, analysts say

While the Market Basket saga could be described as a "family food fight" within a private business, any elected officials in Massachusetts or New Hampshire who choose not to get involved could wind up with pie in their faces, several political analysts interviewed by the Sun said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, US Politics, Tewksbury, MA, US Governors, Maggie Hassan, Deval Patrick, Essex County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Greater London County, England

PhysOrg Weblog

Age of puberty in girls influenced by which parent their genes are inherited from

The age at which girls reach sexual maturity is influenced by 'imprinted' genes, a small sub-set of genes whose activity differs depending on which parent passes on that gene, according to new research published today in the journal Nature .

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine

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