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5 hrs ago | Science Daily

The birth of topological spintronics: New material combo could lead to more efficient computers

The discovery of a new material combination that could lead to a more efficient approach to computer memory and logic is the first promising indication that it may be possible to build a practical technology with a novel material known as a 'topological insulator.'

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Related Topix: Computers, State University, AR, Cornell University, Princeton University

8 hrs ago | Nature

Diversity: Equal access

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York and host of the US television show Cosmos , is arguably one of the best-known scientists in the United States - a success all the more notable given that he is an African American in a field dominated by white men.

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Related Topix: African-American, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Stem, NC, Pennsylvania State University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

9 hrs ago | Evening Sun

Beard receives national volunteer service award

Timothy D. Beard III, of New Oxford, was recognized recently with a national volunteer service award by the National Agricultural Alumni and Development Association at Pennsylvania State University.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Pennsylvania State University, US Military, US Navy, US News, Pennsylvania

10 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

CCBC students spend summer learning about nanotechnology

CCBC Catonsville students test batteries in a UMBC research lab as part of a summer nanotechnology internship program.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Nanotechnology, Catonsville, MD, Baltimore County, MD, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Morgan State University

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Post-gazette.com

Allegheny County Parks Foundation board selects chief

The board of the Allegheny County Parks Foundation on Tuesday selected longtime environmental professional Caren Glotfelty as its new executive director.

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Related Topix: Allegheny County, PA, Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh

PhysOrg Weblog

Peer influence more likely to encourage smoking, say sociologists

Adolescents tend to be more powerful in influencing their friends to start smoking than in helping them to quit, according to sociologists.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Pennsylvania State University, Arizona State University, Nursing

Science Daily

Report on viruses looks beyond disease

In contrast to their negative reputation as disease causing agents, some viruses can perform crucial biological and evolutionary functions that help to shape the world we live in today, according to a new report.

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Related Topix: Microbiology, Biology, Science, Pennsylvania State University, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Erie Times News

Enviro campers get hands-on experience at Presque Isle

In a wetlands area of Presque Isle State Park where phragmites once grew tall and thick, students found few samples of the invasive species that chokes out natural plants.

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Related Topix: Lyme Disease, Medicine, Health, Education Etc., Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, Gannon University

The American Institute of Architects

AIA Selects Recipients of the Annual Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship

For immediate release: Washington, D.C. - July 22, 2014 - The American Institute of Architects selected ten recipients to receive the 2014 Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship.

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Related Topix: Brooklyn (Portland, OR), Architectural Design, Arts, Oregon, University of Colorado Denver, Pennsylvania State University

District Administration

Physical and sexual abuse: A harsh reality facing your school

A Congressional report estimated that as many as 4.5 million K12 students are subject to sexual misconduct and physical or verbal abuse, with other research concluding that less than 10 percent of abusers are ever caught or identified.

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Related Topix: George Miller, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Oregonian

Portland-based consultants teach white-men-only diversity training, gain popularity with Fortune 500 corporations

Bill Proudman, CEO of White Men as Full Diversity Partners, pursued a career in diversity training after the death of a beloved mentor.

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Related Topix: Portland State University, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State University

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Courthouse News Service

Joe Paterno's Son Sues Penn State for 'Unreliable Rush to Judgment'

Penn State University turned two football coaches into pariahs, including fabled coach Joe Paterno's son Jay Paterno, in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal, and they were met with "disdain and disinterest" when they applied to other football programs, the coaches claimed Monday in a federal lawsuit.

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BroadwayWorld.com

Dion Millington to Star as 'Dorothy' in Harlem Rep's the Wiz, Opening 8/22

The Harlem Repertory Theatre's AUDELCO winning multi-media production of the THE WIZ will feature AUDELCO Award-winning singer/actress Dion Millington as Dorothy.

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Related Topix: Manhattan, NY, New York, NY, Arts, Dance, Pennsylvania State University, Theater

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Patriot FCU awards CASHS grad with $2,500 scholarship

Helman attended Chambersburg Area Senior High School and was selected from 13 applicants in the 2014 Baumunk Scholarship Competition.

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Related Topix: Shippensburg, PA, Opinion

Writingcenters.org

NCPTW Accepting Nominations for the 2014 Ron Maxwell Award

"The NCPTW Ron Maxwell Leadership Award is given annually to a professional in the National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing organization who has contributed with distinction to undergraduate student development through promoting collaborative learning among peer tutors in writing.

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Related Topix: University-Park, PA

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Macon Telegraph

Houston schools offer free computer classes

The Houston County Board of Education will offer basic computer classes free of charge to adults again this coming school year.

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Related Topix: Houston County, GA, Bonaire, GA, Student Society, Alpha Sigma, Sororities, Pennsylvania State University

Switched

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Where You Go To College

There are a lot of opinions about where you should go to college. A lot of those opinions are probably wrong -- at least the ones based on myths about what makes a good school to get a degree from.

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Related Topix: Harvard University, Berkeley, CA, UC Berkeley, Standardized Testing, Education, Purdue University

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Times-Tribune

People on the Move, July 20, 2014

James Bonczek, Plains, will serve as manager of the Forty Fort office of the multi-discipline engineering and code enforcement firm.

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Related Topix: Forty Fort, PA, Bushkill, PA, Monroe County, PA, World News, Mexico,

Fri Jul 18, 2014

She Knows

Baby names that mean happy

Mary Fetzer is a freelance writer and marketing consultant with a marketing degree from Penn State University and 15 years of international business experience.

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Related Topix: Parenting, Family

International Society of Automation

President's Message: Are you qualified?

This week hundreds of educators and professionals from government and public and private industry sectors converged on Washington, DC to attend the US News STEM Solutions National Conference.

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