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3 hrs ago | Windsor Beacon

Egypt's belly dancers face backlash despite tradition

Studs sparkled on Diana Esposito's dress as she ticked her hips on a Nile boat thousands of miles away from the place she calls home: Brooklyn.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Egypt, Arts, Dance, Mohamed Hosni Mubarak

6 hrs ago |

Chinese Drop-Off in U.S. Graduate Schools Triggers False Alarm

Bo Guagua, son of fallen Chinese politician Bo Xilai, receives his masters degree in public policy from Senior Lecturer John Donohue at the John F. Kennedy School of Government during the 361st Commencement Exercises at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on May 24, 2012.


Related Topix: Cambridge, MA, UC Berkeley, Tufts University

7 hrs ago | Marine Corps Times

U.S. journalist thankful for work to secure freedom

A U.S. journalist speaking publicly for the first time since his release from a Syrian extremist group said Wednesday that he was overwhelmed to learn that so many 'brave, determined and big-hearted' people were behind efforts to secure his release.


Related Topix: Prison, Journalism, Rochester, NH

7 hrs ago | Berkshire Eagle

Released from captivity, US journalist thankful for work to secure freedom

A U.S. journalist speaking publicly for the first time since his release from a Syrian extremist group said Wednesday that he was overwhelmed to learn that so many "brave, determined and big-hearted" people were behind efforts to secure his release.


Related Topix: Prison, Rochester, NH

7 hrs ago | MSN Money

Soaring Harvard endowment pay shocks alumni

A group of alumni that has previously criticized Harvard University for how much it pays its endowment managers is again finding fault after compensation more than doubled in three years at the investment arm.


Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania, Yale University, Cambridge, MA

10 hrs ago | Berkshire Eagle

County Fare: City barber to follow up on kids' cuts

During Monday's "Cuts for Kids" event, All-Star Cuts barbershop owner Kevin Fye watched more than 100 Pittsfield children walk through the door of 148 First St. to receive a free back-to-school haircut.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Pittsfield, MA, Brookline, MA, North Adams, MA

15 hrs ago | Denver Post

Dyson: President Obama's timid remarks on Ferguson

If President Obama's comments on race in the anguished aftermath of the not-guilty verdict in George Zimmerman's trial gleamed in light, his words on the rage that has thumped Ferguson, Mo., were shrouded in darkness.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Opinion

19 hrs ago | Groong

Simon Malian accepted into Harvard University thanks to Menzies...

The Telegraph, Australia Aug 26 2014 Simon Malian accepted into Harvard University thanks to Menzies Foundation scholarship to work on Golden Hint online program by: Danielle Nicastri From: North Shore Times August 26, 2014 9:30AM A Chatswood student is packing his bags to leave for Harvard University in the US next Monday.


Tue Aug 26, 2014

Phoenix New Times

Ruben Gallego's Election Night Party is Exploding; Mary Rose Wilcox Concedes

The crowd of Ruben Gallego supporters gathered at Club Downtown is jazzed after Gallego's wife, Phoenix Councilwoman Kate Gallego, announced that Mary Rose Wilcox "graciously" phoned her husband and conceded the seat for Arizona's 7th Congressional District.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Ed Pastor, Democrat, Phoenix, AZ


LCCC music instructor retires

After 10 years at Laramie County Community College, instrumental music instructor Gary Hall is calling it a career.


Related Topix: Laramie County, WY, Colorado State University, Duke University

Business Journal

Chris Gregoire: Life outside the Governor's Mansion

Chris Gregoire has been focused since leaving the governor's office last year. Though she chairs the Import-Export Bank Advisory Committee and is working on the Global Cities Initiative for Greater Seattle, her main priority is her "grandbaby," Audrey Christine .


Business Journal

Boston scientists develop analytics for stem cell engineering

George Daley, MD, PhD, is the director of the Stem Cell Transplantation Program at Boston Children's and a senior investigator on both studies.


Related Topix: Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, Boston University, Science, Computer Science


Harvard next stop for Centerville graduate

Harvard next stop for Centerville graduate Centerville High School graduate Austin Sams will continue his studies in the Ivy League.


Related Topix: Centerville, IN, Education Etc., Standardized Testing, Education, Ball State University, Wayne County, IN

Bioscience Technology

Amid ALS Mania, Possible Drug Target Spotted

As, all around them, everyone from Derek Jeter to the Kennedy family was dousing themselves in ice water for the ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge," Harvard researchers announced last week they may have found an ALS therapy- or two.


Related Topix: Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration

Business Journal

How Cambridge's Nieman Journalism Lab is using the Yo app to promote its stories

As the tech press debates the usefulness of a smartphone app that allows you to seamlessly send the message "Yo" to your friends and family, one Cambridge-based organization focused on the future of journalism is taking advantage of the technology.


Related Topix: Cambridge, MA

People's Daily Online

Teaching for the future

Teachers should teach for the future in order to get students prepared for competitions, said Sun Youzhong, vice president of Beijing Foreign Studies University, at the opening ceremony of a symposium in Beijing, Aug 23, 2014.


Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Newark Star-Ledger

Montgomery grads help students tackle college applications with Admissions Hero business

Montgomery High School graduates Vinay Bhaskara, from left, Johan Zhang and Zack Perkins, have started their own college prep company, Admissions Heroes.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, University of Chicago

Asian Correspondent

Thai Studies, Harvard University and the problem of political lobbyists

It is an unfortunate reality that many culture and area studies at universities across the world will never have the same draw than others.


Related Topix: Cornell University

Other Infamous Thieves Who Pillaged Libraries, Part I

The Newberry Library is hardly the first research library or archive to be robbed by a savvy thief.


Related Topix: Libraries, Yale University, Prison


Survival and Evolution: Students in UCSB's Kavli Institute Explore Ways in Which Microbes Adapt

Students in UCSB's Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics' Advanced School of Quantitative Biology used a laser fluorescence droplet-sorting instrument to study how a single bacterium grows into a colony.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, Physics, UC Santa Barbara, Genetics, Medicine