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USC among top LGBT-friendly schools

Campus Pride, a national organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender student leaders and campus groups, named USC one of the top 50 most LGBT-friendly campuses in the United States on Aug. 15. Allied Pride A Rainbow flags hang on lamp posts along Trousdale Parkway in honor of Coming Out Month last October.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, Pomona College, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas

Tue Aug 26, 2014


If you build an airplane, students will come to class

Warehoused in the class because they were failing or because no one knew what to do with them, they didn't want to build cutting boards, and Foster didn't want to teach cutting boards.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Industry, CA, US Military, US Air Force, Travis Air Force Base

Education Week

Polls Capture Public's Sour View of Common Core

The common core-arguably the biggest issue on the national education landscape-has a serious image problem with an American public uneasy about the overall direction of K-12 policy.


Related Topix: George Washington University

Business Wire

UC Berkeley Extension Invites Public to Free Lectures and Events

All events are free and open to the general public. UC Berkeley Extension presents these events each year as part of its mission to bring the educational excellence of the University of California, Berkeley, to the Bay Area community.


Related Topix: UC Berkeley, Interior Design, Arts, Berkeley, CA, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, San Francisco Travel

Ukraine says it captured Russian troops, clouding talks

Ukraine released video footage Tuesday of what it said were 10 captured Russian soldiers, raising tensions as President Vladimir Putin of Russia arrived in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, for talks later in the day with his Ukrainian counterpart, President Petro Poroshenko.


Related Topix: World News, Russia, Asia, Belarus, Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel, Europe, Germany

M-A Bear News

New English Teacher Brings Worldly Experience to M-A

New AP English composition and English III teacher, Shannon Kirkpatrick, enthusiastically began her new job on campus this August.


Related Topix: San Mateo County, CA, Atherton, CA, Whitman College, Saint John's College, Redwood City, CA

The Las Vegas Sun

Reason behind teacher shortages

It is no secret that Nevada schools are some of the worst-funded and most overcrowded in the nation.


Related Topix: Las Vegas, NV, Education Etc.

The Spokesman-Review

Kids' brains reorganize when learning math skills - Tue, 26 Aug 2014 PST

Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Middletown, DE

Mon Aug 25, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Sleep drunkenness disorder may affect one in seven

A study is shining new light on a sleep disorder called "sleep drunkenness." The disorder may be as prevalent as affecting one in every seven people.


Related Topix: Sleep, Medicine, Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA

Stage Vet Andrew Leeds to Star in CRISTELA; Premieres 10/10 on ABC

Stage and screen actor Andrew Leeds will appear as a series regular in ABC 's new family comedy CRISTELA , set to premiere on Friday, October 10, 2014.


Related Topix: Andrew Leeds, Los Angeles, CA, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Comedy

The Hartford Courant

Terrence Carter's Ph.D. Award Arrives, But Doctorate Doesn't

Attorney Bill McCoy And Terrence P. Carter In a quiet corner of the Science & Technology Magnet School of Southeastern Connecticut, attorney Bill McCoy has a brief advisory meeting with his client Terrence P. Carter after Carter exited an executive meeting of the New London Board of Education.


Related Topix: US Politics, Rob Simmons, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, New London, CT, Education Etc.

Silicon Alley Insider

How To Ace All Your Classes In College

Success in college isn't just measured by good grades, but for some students a 4.0 GPA is an important graduation goal.


Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA, Berkeley, CA

MSDN Blogs

Back to School with a Wealth of Windows Education Apps for Students, Parents & Teachers

The following blog post was written by Paul Nyhan, a staff writer with the Microsoft Accessibility Blog.


Related Topix: Microsoft


X-ray Laser Probes Tiny Quantum Tornadoes In...

Image Caption: In this illustration, a patterned 3-D grid of tiny whirlpools, called quantum vortices, populate a nanoscale droplet of superfluid helium.


Related Topix: Department of Energy, Physics, Science


The Plan to Build a Massive Online Brain for All The World's Robots

If you walk into the computer science building at Stanford University, Mobi is standing in the lobby, encased in glass.


Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Science, Computer Science, Cornell University, Brown University

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

US scientists one step closer to creating synthetic morphine

MARK COLVIN: Growing opium poppies to make medicinal morphine is a major industry in Tasmania, but it may not last forever.


Related Topix: Drugs

Hospitality Net

CheckMate Appoints Steve Smith as New Vice President Global Sales to...

CheckMate , the revolutionary hotel online and mobile check-in platform, has named Steve Smith as Vice-President Global Sales.


Sun Aug 24, 2014

Bangkok Post

Butterflies at noon

Thailand has one of the highest growth rates of smartphone users in the world, many of whom like to get things done with a click on the device in their palms.


KUT-FM Austin

In Black America Podcast: BMI's First African American Woman Chairperson

On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Susan Davenport Austin, Chairwoman of the Board, Broadcast Music Inc. Austin was appointed as chairwoman of the board of Broadcast Music Inc .


Related Topix: African-American, Austin, TX, Harvard University

San Diego NewsCape

Report offers a pathway to WWII reconciliation in Asia

Improving communication and historical education are two of the major recommendations from a final report on a Stanford-hosted dialogue on World War II memories in northeast Asia.


Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA, South Korea, World News, Asia, China