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Saturday | The Times of Israel

Pro-Israel students 'assaulted' at Boston protest

A protest outside Israel's consular offices in downtown Boston turned ugly Friday when 100 anti-Israel demonstrators "swarmed" some dozen Israel supporters.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Activism

Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Jewish Journal

Jewish group leads protests blaming Israel for escalating violence

A Palestinian man reacts after what police said was an Israeli air strike on a house, in Gaza City July 11, 2014.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Boston, NY

Thu Jul 10, 2014

SLO Symphony's new executive director aims to engage audiences

During his recent stint as the executive director of the Monterey Symphony , Edmund Feingold watched the San Luis Obispo orchestra’s progress from afar.


Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, San Luis Obispo, CA, Jazz, Monterey, CA

PhysOrg Weblog

Active shooter training increases comfort level of emergency responders

Emergency Medical Service responders felt better prepared to respond to an active shooter incident after receiving focused tactical training according to a new study in the journal Prehospital and Disaster Medicine .


Related Topix: Fort Hood, TX

Estes Park Trail-Gazette

Allenspark Performing Arts Company introduces My Fair Lady leads

That "irascible teacher of elocution", Henry Higgins, is played to perfection by Denver actor Brian Trampler.


Related Topix: Allenspark, CO, Denver, CO, Colorado, Arts, Opera, Entertainment

Laughing Squid

Smell May Be the Reason Why Cilantro Tastes Like Soap To Some People

Nacho Cabellero , a 3rd year bioinformatics PhD student at Boston University , explains about the genetic variant that causes the herb cilantro to taste like soap to 10% of those who had their genetics analyzed through 23andMe , himself included.


Related Topix: Science, Genetics, Biology

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Nora Theatre Presents Bryony Lavery's Her Aching Heart, Now thru 8/10

The Nora Theatre Company presents Bryony Lavery 's Her Aching Heart. The production includes original music composed for this production by Veronica Barron.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts


Massachusetts Launches Open Cloud Project

The state of Massachusetts is teaming up with Harvard, MIT, UMass Amherst, Boston University and Northeastern University to create a cloud computing infrastructure marketplace.


Related Topix: UMass Amherst, Northeastern University, Science / Technology, Cloud Computing

Bunker Hill Community College

Hosts Chinese Television StationWeb Story

Anchor and journalist Tong Jiao of China's Zhuhai Radio and Television visited Bunker Hill Community College on June 18, 2014, to report on the College's international program.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Journalism, Northeastern University, Boston College

Town Topics

Author Jhumpa Lahiri Is Among 17 New Princeton Faculty Appointments

The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Jhumpa Lahiri will join Princeton's creative writing faculty in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Prince-ton University, but not until September of 2015.


Related Topix: Essex County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Greater London County, England, Barnard College, Arts, Literature, Baruch College, City University of New York, The New School

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Shikha Dalmia on Gold and Gods in Modern India

It's an hour after opening time at a posh jewelry store in New Delhi. The scene is unusually sedate.


Related Topix: World News, India, University of Washington

Lowell Sun

Our progressive Constitution

Formulations such as "I am a constitutional conservative" or "I am a constitutionalist" are tea-party habits, but they are not confined to its ranks.


Related Topix: University of Chicago, Texas, Opinion

The Winnipeg Free Press

Rabbi Zalman was a 'spiritual mentor'

The Associated Press / Alliance for Jewish Renewal Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi died in his sleep last Thursday.


Related Topix: Boulder, CO, Religion, Judaism

Tue Jul 08, 2014


Boston University researchers receive NIH funding for genetic research in Alzheimer's disease

Boston University School of Medicine received major funding from the National Institute on Aging as part of a national effort to identify rare genetic variants that may protect against and contribute to Alzheimer's disease risk.


Medical News Today

When dealing with intimate partner violence, female veterans want options, follow up support

Intimate partner violence is a significant health issue faced by women veterans, but little has been known up until now about their preferences for IPV-related care.


Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Medicine, Nursing, Obstetrics and Gynecology

PAUL MCMORROWWalsh shows MassDOT who's boss

Having friends in the State House would make him a rainmaker come budget time, he said, and the city's unions wouldn't dare cross him, because they'd fear his power to nuke them on Beacon Hill.


Related Topix: Boston, MA, Allston (Boston, MA), Beacon Hill (Boston, MA), Brighton (Boston, MA), Brighton, MA, Opinion

Mon Jul 07, 2014


AOSSM presents prestigious research awards at annual meeting

In order to recognize and encourage cutting-edge research in key areas of orthopaedic sports medicine, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine will present ten research awards and seven grants during its Annual Meeting, July 10-13 in Seattle, WA.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Stem Cell Research, Vanderbilt University, Wisconsin


Six Chinatown residents receive Boston University Community Service Award and Scholarships

Six Chinatown residents were honored with a Boston University Community Service Award and Scholarship in a ceremony on campus with the former mayor and BU President Dr. Robert A. Brown on June 17, 2014.


Related Topix: Education Etc.


Housing First is a Great Local Choice

Six years into the Housing First model in DC, it is obvious that the decision to embrace the new approach was a momentous one for the District's homeless services system.


Related Topix: University of Southern California

JD Journal

Law Schools Worried About Lasting Effects of Recession

The latest data from the American Bar Association shows that first-year enrollment for the fall of 2013 at law schools dropped by 11 percent from 2012.


Related Topix: Suffolk University, Northeastern University, Harvard University