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37 min ago | The Daily Free Press

Boston Calling cements six upcoming dates at City Hall Plaza

Boston Calling Music Festival has been guaranteed to continue at City Hall Plaza through 2017. PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF Concertgoers of Boston's well-known Boston Calling Music Festival can look forward to several more shows, after the City of Boston announced its decision to continue to hold the festival at City Hall Plaza through 2017.

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37 min ago | The Daily Free Press

Three BU faculty earn annual $40,000 research grants

Assistant Professor of International Health at the Center for Global Health and Development Jacob Bor was awarded the Peter Paul Professorship in 2014. PHOTO COURTESY JACOB BOR Three assistant faculty members at Boston University received the Peter Paul Career Development Professorship, garnering more than $100,000 over the next three years to continue work and research they have conducted during their term at BU, the university announced Monday.

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37 min ago | The Daily Free Press

BU appoints new dean of SPH

The Boston University School of Public Health has appointed Sandro Galea, formerly of Columbia University, as its new dean. He assumes the position on Jan. 1. PHOTO COURTESY SANDRO GALEA The Boston University School of Public Health has appointed a new dean who is an accomplished physician and teacher of epidemiology, BU announced in an email to faculty and staff Friday.

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3 hrs ago | Freshnews

Enumeral Appoints Kevin Sarney, CPA, as Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer

Enumeral Biomedical Holdings, Inc. , today announced that Kevin Sarney, CPA, has been appointed Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer. Mr. Sarney brings significant finance, accounting, operations and SEC reporting experience to Enumeral having served over 15 years in the life science industry in both early-stage and publicly traded companies.

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7 hrs ago | Boston.com

Which Boston-Area Universities Have the Most Dateable Singles?

Harvard students are well-liked, Berklee College of Music has a pretty big gender popularity divide, and Brandeis students are picky with their dates. Those findings come courtesy of an analysis of the popularity of local college students who use the Coffee Meets Bagel dating app.

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12 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Northeastern U. talks up professional connections, not its U.S. News ranking

Several weeks ago, Northeastern University's president dropped by The Washington Post to talk up the private institution in Boston. Joseph E. Aoun wanted to get the word out about "experiential learning" programs that combine professional work with academic scholarship in an attempt to position students for high-powered careers.

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Related Topix: Northeastern University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Champaign, IL, Drexel University

15 hrs ago | River Front Times

Washington University: Top Safety School Pick for Wealthy Ivy League Rejects

Any high school student dreaming of college considers applying to a "safety school" to get a guaranteed acceptance just in case no other schools work out. For those equipped with an ivy league budget but short on ivy league smarts, you can't get much better than Washington University in St. Louis.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Cornell University

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Psychology Today

Religion and Autism, are they together or apart?

One of the things I love about fall is the fairs and carnivals. The biggest of them all - where I live at least - is the Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts.

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Lowell Sun

12 Academy of Notre Dame graduate earn Scholar status

Twelve students at the Academy of Notre Dame have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on Advanced Placement exams for the 2014 session. The College Board's Advanced Placement Program provides academically prepared students with an opportunity to take rigorous, college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement in college classes or both, for successful performances on AP Exams.

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Related Topix: New Boston, NH, Merrimack, NH, Nashua, NH

UnionLeader.com

Wood works by Jere Osgood on exhibit in Concord

This piece, while not in the upcoming New Hampshire Furniture Masters Gallery show, is characteristic of furniture maker Jere Osgood's approach to his nature-inspired creations.

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Related Topix: Concord, NH, Rochester Institute of Technology, Manchester, NH

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Boston.com

Allston, Brighton neighbors consider student impact

More than 100 residents of Allston and Brighton spent Saturday morning at a community meeting, hoping to find solutions to the strain placed on parts of their neighborhoods that are increasingly populated by transient students. The area has "experienced a steady change," said John Cusack, 50, who grew up in Brighton and has three children in local schools.

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Daily Kos

Has the NFL acknowledged TBI causes violence?

"For their study, the researchers analyzed postmortem brain tissue from four military service members who were known to have been injured by a blast or had a concussive injury. The scientists compared that tissue with brain tissue samples from three young amateur American football players and a professional wrestler, all of whom had a history of repetitive concussive injury, and with four samples from comparably aged control subjects with no history of blast exposure, concussive injury or neurological disease.

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Boston.com

Thousands watch as new Episcopal bishop is consecrated

The Rev. Alan M. Gates was consecrated as the new bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts at a ceremony this morning, succeeding the retired bishop, M. Thomas Shaw, a popular church leader who made social justice issues a priority during his nearly 20-year tenure.

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Community Advocate Newspaper

Southborough commission continues work to preserve historic properties

Southborough- Kate Matison is an architectural historian and vice chair of the Southborough Historical Commission. She has master's degrees from Boston University in American art and architecture and historic preservation.

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Groong

Fresno: Armenian Lecture Series Kicks Off Tonight

News The Armenian studies program is hosting its first Fall Lecture Series tonight at the University Business Center, flying in Dr. Simon Payaslian from Boston University to discuss the concept of "cultural congruence" in Armenian-American communities. Barlow Der Mugrdechian, coordinator of the lecture series and Armenian studies program, said the lecture series has a two-fold purpose of aiding both students and faculty on campus, as well as engaging community members.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Daily Kos

Open thread for night owls. Bacevich: President Obama is missing the point in the Middle East

Andrew J. Bacevich retired from the U.S. Army as a colonel in the early 1990s. His son, 1st Lieutenant Andrew John Bacevich Jr., was killed by an improvised explosive device in Iraq in 2007.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US News, Liberal Political News

Grist Magazine

Faculty joins students in the call for divestment. We're going streaking

You may have already heard: Students concerned about climate change are demanding that university endowments divest from fossil fuel companies. A handful of institutions have already committed to divestment, and many others have at least offered compromises.

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Related Topix: UC Berkeley, University of Washington, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

BioSpace

Boston University Medical Center Study Finds High Protein Diets Lead To Lower Blood Pressure

Study Finds High Protein Diets Lead To Lower Blood Pressure --Adults who consume a high-protein diet may be at a lower risk for developing high blood pressure . The study, published in the American Journal of Hypertension, by researchers from Boston University School of Medicine , found participants consuming the highest amount of protein had a 40 percent lower risk of having high blood pressure compared to the lowest intake level.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Hypertension

CBS Atlanta

The parenting trap: Coddling anxious kids

A new weight-loss medication for the overweight and obese has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Adminstration.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Parenting, Psychology, Arizona State University, Science

Frontpage The Cabinet Press, Inc.

Hollis' Wheeler House is 100 years old

Kathy Cleveland photo From left are Sharon Howe, Martha Davis and Fredricka Olson, three of the Hollis Historical Society members who help care for the Wheeler House, which serves as the society's museum and headquarters. Kathy Cleveland photo This red, white and blue afghan being raffled by the Hollis Historical Society was made and donated by Phyllis Houle and can be seen at the Wheeler House.

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