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15 hrs ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Clinton Hospital introduces program for geriatric, Alzheimer's patients

Sharon Johnson, director of The Hearthstone Institute, is introducing Hearthstone's "I'm Still Here Activity" program, an innovative method of working with people living with cognitive impairments to Clinton Hospital's Geriatric Medical Psychiatry Unit and Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group. The free program, inspired by the educational philosophies of childhood educator Marie Montessori, will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Sept.


Related Topix: Geriatric Medicine, Medicine, Psychiatry, Neurology, University of New England

19 hrs ago | Deseret News

In our opinion: Some universities targeting faith-based campus groups

One late student, right, runs to join the freshmen class at Vanderbilt University as they spell out 2017, their graduation year, for a photo on the campus on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. Some universities are disallowing faith-based groups on the basis of discrimination, even groups that admit anyone but seek to have leaders adhere to that specific group's beliefs and standards.


Related Topix: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, Bowdoin College, Gay/Lesbian, Opinion

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Motley Fool

3 Tips to Score More Financial Aid

Incoming freshmen, beware of the front-loaded financial aid package. To entice new students to enroll, some schools offer freshmen substantial "merit aid" -- awards that are based on qualifications other than financial need -- then sneakily reduce those scholarships and grants in subsequent years, leaving upperclassmen with bigger college bills.


Related Topix: Scripps College, Claremont, CA, Boston College, Oberlin College

Inside Medford

Tufts Music Presents 'Erik Lindgren's 60th Birthday...

The Tufts University Department of Music presents Erik Lindgren's 60th Birthday Celebration Chamber A-Go-Go Concert in the Distler Performance Hall at the Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 7 p.m. Tufts Alumnus Erik Lindgren presents a birthday celebration concert featuring original chamber works and musical novelties by Lindgren composed during the past decade for strings, woodwinds, piano, vibraphone, and percussion. The concert will be preceded at 7:00 p.m. by a screening of Michael Burlingame's "To A Random" , a 23-minute film with original unused soundtrack by Lindgren.


Related Topix: Classical, Random, University of Iowa, Boston, MA

Inside Medford

Tufts Hosts 2nd Annual National Dialogue on Race Day September 15

Tufts University's Center for the Study of Race and Democracy will draw on the widely reported shooting of unarmed African American teen Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Mo., as a prism to view racial progress on the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act at a forum to be held on Sept. 15 at 8 PM .


Related Topix: Emerson College, Opinion

Fri Sep 12, 2014


Community music lessons helpful for at-risk kids

"Music training directs children's attention to sounds, and teaches them to make sound-meaning connections, eventually leading to heightened biological processing of sound that is associated with superior academic performance," study leader Nina Kraus told Reuters Health in an email. "Learning to make music appears to remodel children's brains in ways that facilitate and improve their ability to learn academic content," said Kraus, who directs Northwestern University's Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory in Evanston, Illinois.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Somerville Bicyclist Killed in Medford Crash was Tufts Med Student

The Somerville man killed in a bicycle crash on Route 16 in Medford on Friday, Sept. 5, was a fourth year medical student at Tufts University, according to the university .


Related Topix: Somerville, MA, Medford, MA, Amherst College

USA Today

New this semester: Applying to college by video

Higher education is in a period of rapid change, and no one is perpetuating the movement more than Goucher College. The school is now accepting video applications in place of the Common Application.


Related Topix: Goucher College, Erie, PA, Saint Mary's College of Maryland, George Mason University, Alfred University

Thu Sep 11, 2014


Humane Society: Shelter pets make great reading buddies

Sometime earlier this year, I happened upon a story on Huffington Post Good News that pictured a boy reading to a shelter cat. As I read details about the program, organized at the Animal Rescue League, it became clear that I could pilot something similar at HSGS - certainly there is a need in our community.


Boston Herald

Critics warn that prez - shouldn't take - options off the table'

If President Obama wants to destroy the depraved ISIS extremist army that has taken over a large swath of Iraq and Syria, he needs to keep the terrorists guessing and keep all military options on the table - including sending U.S. ground troops back into Iraq to do the dirty job themselves, an expert tells the Herald. "I think we could use special forces, or it could be big combat forces on the ground.


Related Topix: Opinion

Hispanic Business

Tufts University Selects Veeco MBE Systems to Develop Semiconductor...

These systems were purchased in part by a grant from the and staffed by an experienced team to produce samples for Tufts University research as well as others in the research and business community. 'With the introduction of the GENxplor, Veeco has become synonymous with innovative MBE R&D technology,' said , Ph.D., and Faculty Professor at Tufts.


The Washington Post

Four questions about Obamaa s Islamic State strategy

Daniel W. Drezner is a professor of international politics at Tufts University and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. President Obama delivers a prime time address from the Cross Hall of the White House on Sept.


Related Topix: NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), World News, US Politics, US News

Foster's Daily Democrat

Dogs get blues when youngsters go back to school

Young people aren't the only ones who get back-to-school blues. Pooches used to months of constant playtime can get upset when their best buddies disappear with the dog days of summer.


Related Topix: Dogs, Pets, Kanab, UT

Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Grant County Beat

Strong Women, Strong Bones participants do ice bucket challenge for ALS research

Judy O'Loughlin, Grant County extension agent, and Helen Gray, participants in a thrice weekly exercise class based on the Strong Women, Strong Bones program developed at Tufts University, submitted themselves to an ice bucket challenge this morning. They challenged members of the state Public Health Department in the same building to get ice water dumped on them.


Yes! Magazine

Migrant Farmworkers Find Paths Out of Poverty Through Incubator Farms

Octavio Garcia and his brothers now manage their own 6.5 acres leased from ALBA. Photo by Nancy Porto / ALBA.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

Boston Herald

Experts share ideas for improving school meals

But even she struggles - just like other working moms and dads - to make sure her two young children, Ethan and Eva, eat well at school. "Maybe I have more access to ingredients than other moms," said Klein.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Recipes, Family, Kids, Meat, Chicken, Entertainment

Tue Sep 09, 2014

It's Hard to Be Healthy Without Healthy Carbs

Throughout my 9 years of cooking healthy meals at California Chef , many people have requested no-carb diets, and it still makes me cringe each time I get the request. I work with many nutritionists, dieticians, and doctors, and none of them has ever recommended a no-carb diet for their clients.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Nutrition, Dieting, Medicine

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Religion News Service

Christian group sanctioned at two dozen college campuses

A group of student involved with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, an evangelical Christian group with 860 chapters in the United States. Photo courtesy of Sonoma State Star A well-established international Christian student group is being denied recognition at almost two dozen California college campuses because it requires leaders to adhere to Christian beliefs, effectively closing its leadership ranks to non-Christians and gays.


Related Topix: Christian Music, RNS, Vanderbilt University, Rollins College, Ohio State University

WBUR-AM Boston

Political Analyst: 'People Have Their Minds Made Up'

After months of campaigning, the candidates are shifting gears as they turn to their get-out-the-vote strategies for Tuesday's primary election across the state. After multiple debates last week, the gubernatorial candidates spent the final weekend crisscrossing the state meeting potential voters.


The Charlotte Observer

Dogs get the blues when kids go back to school

Coral Grimmett, 5, cuddles with her dog Harry at home in Edmond, Okla. Coral's mom, Dr. Danel Grimmett of Sunset Veterinarian Clinic, says the family dogs welcome Coral and her sister home from school with love, affection and no criticism.


Related Topix: Dogs, Pets, Kanab, UT