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17 hrs ago | Patch.com
Celebrated Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong'o, heralded as a possible winner of the Nobel prize in literature this year by The Guardian , will be featured in a one-day symposium at Manhattanville College on Friday, September 26, 2014, as part of the College's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program annual Fall Writers' Weekend. Ngugi will give a keynote reading from his works beginning at 7:00 p.m. The symposium, free of charge and open to the public, will begin at 3:30 p.m. with a panel on Ngugi's life and work.
22 hrs ago | Examiner.com
A few months ago, an online petition drew more than 86,000 signatures requesting that Harvard University cancel a satanic mass event. Satanic masses are a mockery of Roman Catholic masses, and are meant to defile and insult Catholic traditions .
23 hrs ago | Network World
The annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony, honoring inventions in science, medicine and technology that first make people laugh and then make them think, will be held this Thursday, Sept. 18 at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.
Yesterday | India.com
Alingon Mitra, a Bengali-American comedian has been making a name for himself after beating a particularly talented group of contestants at the 2013 Boston Comedy Festival Contest. Mitra, a 20-something from Worcester, MA , also won the 2013 "Funniest Comic in New England" contest and was invited to perform on NBC's Last Comic Standing.
Yesterday | The Martha's Vineyard Times
The Cambridge Incident, by Chris Knowles; paperback, 162 pages, 2013 from Publish America. Available in print at $19.95 from www.tiac.net/~cknowles/ and online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble, or by special order through bookstores.
Yesterday | The Japan Times
Charles Vacanti, a Harvard University professor and key co-author of retracted STAP cell articles, and his fellow Japanese researcher have published a revised protocol to produce the pluripotent stem cells, admitting creating the cells is not easy. "We made a significant mistake in our original declaration that the protocol was 'easy' to repeat," Vacanti and Koji Kojima said in the revised paper on how to make the stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency cells.
Yesterday | ABS-CBN News
The University of the Philippines in Diliman and Ateneo de Manila University improved their standings in the 2014-2015 World University Rankings published Tuesday by education and career network Quacquarelli Symonds . UP hiked its overall ranking to 367th place from 380th in the 2013-14 list.
Yesterday | Laughing Squid
Harvard University scientists have taken their quadrupedal soft robot out for some field tests to demonstrate just how resilient the admittedly somewhat creepy walking robot can be. Tests show the robot traversing flames, crawling over heavy snow, and getting run over by a car, all while using an onboard camera to observe its environment.
Yesterday | Christian Science Monitor
Harvard Business School student Danial Moon wears a sign reading 'The MBA Oath' before a Harvard University's 358th Commencement Exercises in Cambridge, Mass. in 2009.
Yesterday | The Washington Post
An interactive public art project at Princeton called "The Surface" invited passersby last semester to write on the originally blank panels. Amid increasing national pressure on colleges and universities to more aggressively tackle sexual assault, Princeton University has finally decided to overhaul its own policies and procedures.
Yesterday | The Times of India
The performance of Imperial College London in citations per faculty has helped it become the biggest climber in the top 10. LONDON: Four of the world's top five universities are in UK with London being the only city in the world with five universities in the top 100, according to the latest global university rankings. Massachusetts Institute of Technology has emerged as the world's top university but it was Imperial College London that has made news.
Undergraduates taking Anthropology 1130: "The Archaeology of Harvard Yard" will soon begin excavating in Harvard Yard for a fifth year as part of the Harvard Yard Archeology Project. The anthropology course, which is composed of 22 undergraduates, meets weekly to excavate the area adjacent to Matthews Hall, one of Harvard Yard's freshman dormitories.
Harvard University student and 2012 Burns High School graduate Dawn Loggins was ranked this week by the U.S. business and technology news website Business Insider as one of its "19 Incredibly Impressive Students at Harvard." Loggins gained international attention in 2012 after a series of articles in The Gazette's sister paper, The Shelby Star, highlighted her journey from homelessness to the Ivy League.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is in first place in the latest league table of the world's best universities. It's the third year in a row that the US university, famous for its science and technology research, has been top of the QS World University Rankings.
Researchers at Harvard University have created a "soft robot" that is impervious to extreme heat and cold and can survive certain types of heavy impact while continuing to move. "We're looking at the first untethered soft robot that is able to move around without rigid, structural components," said Mike Tolley in the video below.
Israel's Ambassador to Egypt Chaim Koren presents his credentials to Egyptian President Abdel al-Sisi yesterday.. The Foreign Ministry hopes to send Eynat Shlein to Jordan in the summer of 2015 to be its first female ambassador to an Arab country.
His detractors term him as a 'loose cannon' but he calls himself a 'maverick'. The most active politician on social media he managed to flee India.
Tate and His Historic Dream is a new inspirational book about a fourth grader who develops an appreciation for black history. In light of recent events in Ferguson, Missouri and a call by many to reassess and understand race relations in America, it occurs to me that how we think and act in race-related situations is affected by our understanding and personal history regarding race.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 07:52 pm
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