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41 min ago | Harvard Crimson

Undergraduates Begin Excavations in Harvard Yard

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.


Related Topix: Archaeology, Anthropology

1 hr ago | The Gaston Gazette

Homeless to Harvard' student ranked among impressive peers

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.


Related Topix: Cambridge, MA

2 hrs ago | BBC News

What makes a global top 10 university?

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.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Immigration Reform

4 hrs ago | The Raw Story

Harvard's fleshy 'soft robot' can survive ice, flames, impact and keep going

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.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots

8 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

Israel to appoint first female ambassador to Arab country

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.


11 hrs ago |

9 interesting episodes about Subramanian Swamy as he turns 75

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.


Related Topix: World News, India, Asia, Manmohan Singh

12 hrs ago | Psychology Today

Do You Know More Black History than a Fourth Grader?

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.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, African-American

14 hrs ago | One Nation News

U.S. News & World Report college rankings ignore affordability

ARE YOU A WRITER? If you are interested in contributing content to ONN, please download our writer's contract pdf. If you are like many young Americans, you have probably seen U.S. News and World Report's newest college rankings, which were released last week.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Standardized Testing, Education

18 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Killing leukemia cells by disrupting their metabolism doesn't harm normal cells

A study comparing how blood stem cells and leukemia cells consume nutrients found that cancer cells are far less tolerant to shifts in their energy supply than their normal counterparts. The results suggest that there could be ways to target leukemia metabolism so that cancer cells die but other cell types are undisturbed.


Related Topix: Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sun Sep 14, 2014


USC Passes Halfway Mark in $6 Billion Fundraising Drive

The University of Southern California , the state's largest private college, has raised $3.7 billion, putting it on pace to meet a $6 billion capital campaign goal by the end of 2018. The university, which plans to break ground today on a $650 million campus expansion, has received four gifts of more than $100 million, including a $220 million anonymous donation, according to President C. L. "Max" Nikias.


Related Topix: University of Southern California, Cambridge, MA, US News

The Daily Princetonian

Shapiro '64, Tilghman to teach freshman seminars this academic year

Two former University presidents - Harold Shapiro '64 and Shirley Tilghman - as well as former Harvard University president Neil Rudenstine '56 are all teaching freshman seminars this academic year. Shapiro, who served as president of the University from 1988 to 2001, is teaching FRS 159: Science, Technology, and Public Policy.


Related Topix: Arts, Poetry

KURB-FM Little Rock

Spleen Chip Developed to Treat Life-Threatening Infections

Scientists at Harvard University's Wyss Institute created a spleen-like device on a tiny chip to filter fungi and toxins from patients' blood. The "biospleen" is meant to treat sepsis, a life-threatening condition in which germs and bacteria enter the bloodstream and trigger inflammation throughout the body.



'Artificial spleen' removes poisons from blood

Its victims include the actor Christopher Reeve, Pope John Paul II, and the British poet Rupert Brooke, who died after a mosquito bite on his lip became infected. Sepsis remains one of the leading killers in the United States and the world.


Related Topix: Cell Biology, Biology, Science

Deseret News

Top colleges that take rich and poor kids

This is a photo of the Harvard University Radcliffe Quadrangle. All data in this slideshow is based on the College Access Index published by The Upshot.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Georgetown University, Iowa

CBC News

Muskrat Falls prompts Harvard research on mercury levels

Researchers are measuring for any fluctuations in mercury levels at Muskrat Falls as Muskrat Falls construction continues. Researchers from Harvard University are asking people who live in Labrador's Lake Melville area for hair samples, in order to determine current and future mercury levels in their system.


Related Topix: Canada


Soft Exosuit, Speed-Boosting Jetpack Projects...

Image Caption: Mobility Enhancing Soft Exosuit: This is a soft wearable robot made from lightweight and flexible materials. Credit: Harvard's Wyss Institute DARPA has awarded a sizable grant to the Harvard University researchers behind a biologically-inspired soft exoskeleton that could help soldiers travel greater distances and carry heavier loads while tiring out less easily, the university revealed on Thursday.


Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, US Military, US Navy

Customer Interaction Solutions

SRU to Host Global Web Conference

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa., Sept. 12 -- Slippery Rock University issued the following news release: What do Paris, France, Winchester, England, Zurich, Switzerland, Toyko, Japan, San Francisco, Calif., and Slippery Rock University have in common? By the end of 2015, all will have served as hosts for the internationally acclaimed, high-tech Graphical Web Conference.


Related Topix: Slippery Rock, PA, Hampshire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Switzerland, France,

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

A conversation with James Chung

Though James Chung may have an impressive resume with degrees from Harvard University, and though he has his own international company, Reach Advisors, with offices in Albany and Boston, Chung says it was his formative years growing up in Wichita that first had an impact on his career. Chung's father, Kae Chung, was a professor at Wichita State University, and Chung says that gave him exposure to other worlds.


Related Topix: Wichita, KS, Wichita State University

Ars Technica

Dinosaurs lost the ability to taste sugar; hummingbirds re-evolved it

Chickens are not fussy eaters. Any object resembling food is worth an exploratory peck.


Related Topix: Entomology, Science

BBC News

Rival US senators film survival show

Used to navigating the metaphorical shark-infested waters of Washington DC politics, the two men will encounter real life predators as they work together to stave off hunger and thirst. As Congress' overall approval ratings sink to all-time lows ahead of the November mid-term elections, Matthew Baum, professor of global communications and public policy at Harvard University's John F Kennedy School of Government, says this type of spectacle was inevitable.


Related Topix: Jeff Flake, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Senator Jeff Flake, Senator Martin Heinrich, Representative Martin Heinrich, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election