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38 min ago | Jacksonville Daily News

Pollard awarded fellowship

Rachel Pollard of Jacksonville recently was awarded a $5,000 fellowship by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.


Related Topix: Jacksonville, NY, East Carolina University

2 hrs ago | North County Public Radio

Paul Smiths College names woman as 10th president

Paul Smiths College has chosen Cathy Dove, vice president of Cornell NYC Tech in New York City, to serve as the tenth president of Paul Smith's College.


Related Topix: Paul Smith's College

5 hrs ago |

People Who Feel They Have A Purpose In Life Live Longer

We know that happiness and social connection can have positive benefits on health.


Related Topix: Psychology, Science, University of Rochester

9 hrs ago | Chemical & Engineering News

2-D Polymer Crystals Confirmed At Last

Two teams have combined organic monomer crystals to form large two-dimensional polymer single crystals and have determined their structures for the first time.


Related Topix: University of Nevada-Reno

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Oakland Post

Lending Practices Jeopardize Black Homeownership

While historical barriers that excluded Black America from the homeowner market for decades have crumbled, there are signs that emerging types of racial inequality are making homeownership an increasingly risky investment for African-American home seekers.


Related Topix: African-American, Rice University, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Wilson's Almanac

Take That, F. Scott Fitzgerald! by tristero

" Not so fast. Some new, fascinating research suggests that actually, genetically, rich and poor aren't so different after all.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Blaschka sea creatures surface anew at Harvard

When he became director of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University in 2002, James Hanken toured each of the museum's collections to get a handle on the number of objects at its disposal.


Related Topix: Harvard University, Corning, NY


Cockpit blinders

THEY were watching it as they'd watch a cockfight, interesting but not something that'd change their lives," sociologist.


Related Topix: Opinion

The Beaumont Enterprise

Incubator farms nurture agriculture entrepreneurs

Surik Mehrabyan, a physicist from Armenia, spades soil to make a raised bed for growing potatoes on his quarter-acre plot at the Groundswell Center incubator farm in Ithaca, N.Y., on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Ithaca, NY, Life, Food, Vegetables

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Live Science

'Flying Flashbulb' Drones Could Light Up Photo Shoots

Photographers looking to capture the perfect shot might soon be able to call on some unlikely helpers: a swarm of small robot helicopters.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Canada

5 great things to do on Staten Island this weekend: From Battery Dance at Fort Wadsworth to Flagship Fest in Tompkinsville (photos)

Let's get serious for a minute: According to a research study from Cornell University, sense of place among youth ultimately enhances environmental stewardship in urban communities and can open up new avenues for thinking about how people interact with urban natural resources.


Related Topix: Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY, US National Parks, National Parks Of New York Harbor, Gateway National Recreation Area, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy, Entertainment

Scholarship alert: Cornell Varsity-Tata scholarships

Cornell Varsity-Tata scholarships The Tata Scholarship Fund will support around 20 scholars at any given time and will ensure that the best Indian students have access to Cornell, regardless of their financial circumstances.


Related Topix: Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Family

Medical News Today

Supercomputer used to study a common link between addiction and neurological disease

Recent published research in the Journal of Clinical Investigation demonstrates how changes in dopamine signaling and dopamine transporter function are linked to neurological and psychiatric diseases, including early-onset Parkinsonism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder .


Related Topix: Science / Technology, High Performance Computing, Medicine, ADHD, Health, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse)

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Law Professor Blogs Network

Article on Intergenerational Communities

Gregory S. Alexander recently published an article entitled, Intergenerational Communities , Law & Ethics of Human Rights, Vol.


Slate Magazine

The Crisis in Black Homeownership

In 2005, three years before the Great Recession, the median black household had a net worth of $12,124 .


Related Topix: African-American, Brandeis University, Rice University, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance


Write-Offs: 07.24.14

He had no experience in fast food before going to Burger King; he spent almost a decade on Wall Street after college.


Related Topix: Life, Fast Food, Food

Hospitality Net

Cornell's Pillsbury Institute Wins Coleman Foundation Entrepreneurship Fellows Program Grant

Cornell University School of Hotel Administration 149 Statler Hall Ithaca, NY 14853-6902 United States Tollfree: 800.257.2228 Phone: +1 607-255-6376 Fax: +1 607-255-9540 Visit Website The Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship at Cornell University will expand its programs in entrepreneurial studies, thanks to a grant from the Coleman ... (more)


Related Topix: Ithaca, NY

KLIQ-FM Hastings

Most Adults Finish Most of What's on Their Plates

All those lectures about finishing your dinner because there are kids starving somewhere else evidently sunk in as most adults apparently finish what's on their plates.


Related Topix: Family, Kids


Future Engineers: Don't 'Trip Up' on Your College Road Trip

A future engineer shares his impressions of a recent tour of top schools and offers advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college road trip.


Related Topix: Georgia Tech

Wed Jul 23, 2014


Many U.S. Male Soldiers Had Troubled Childhoods, Study Finds

U.S. servicemen are more likely to have been exposed to some form of childhood trauma than their civilian counterparts, a large, new survey suggests.