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This week at U. of C.: A classic romance and a historic prison riot

The fall quarter might not start for another month, but movie culture is in full swing at the University of Chicago this week.


Related Topix: Riot, Chicago, IL

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Public Schools reports graduation rate up

Following national trends and building on years of growth, Chicago Public Schools on Tuesday reported a higher graduation rate for high school students in the last school year.


Related Topix: Education Etc., US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel

Science Daily

Fact or fiction: Which do moviegoers prefer?

Do you feel sadder watching a documentary about war or a drama about a young person dying of cancer? According to a new study, consumers mistakenly believe they will have stronger emotional reactions when stories are based on true events rather than fiction.


Related Topix: Brandeis University, New York University

CBS Local

Lawsuit Filed Over Wrong-Way DUI Crash That Killed Law Student

The family of a University of Chicago law student who was killed in a crash on Lake Shore Drive in May filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday against the alleged drunk driver who caused it.


Bioscience Technology

Gut Bacteria Protects Against Food Allergies

The presence of Clostridia, a common class of gut bacteria, protects against food allergies, a new study in mice finds.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine

New Media Journal

Facts vs. Visions

Thomas Sowell was born in North Carolina and grew up in Harlem. As with many others in his neighborhood, he left home early and did not finish high school.


Related Topix: US Military, US Marine Corps, Harvard University, Columbia University, Rutgers University, Brandeis University

Chicago Reader

Cryogenic preservation may be possible, but that doesn't mean it's a good idea

University of Chicago students study low-temperature chemistry in 1962. Cryogenic science may soon be able to let people live in the future-but why would they want to? Change is like the stranger in the movies who arrives in town and is a little too smooth and a little too friendly to children.


Related Topix: Chicago, IL

Business Journal

N.C. has 3 colleges with happiest freshman

North Carolina has three schools on College Choice's list of the "50 Colleges and Universities with the Happiest Freshmen."


Related Topix: Soka University of America, Princeton, NC, Troy, NC

American Thinker

Respectability and Racism

I recently came across an article entitled "No One Treats African-Americans Worse Than We Treat Each Other: The troubling self-flagellation in Ferguson's black community" published in the New Republic .


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Journalism

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Big News

India-US natural partners: US diplomat

Our eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news.


Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Chicago Travel

How Networks Try To Game The Emmys For Big Wins And Surprising Losses

I am an award-winning journalist and a New York Times best selling author. My latest book is Newton's Football: The Science Behind America's Game, published by Ballantine in November 2013.


Related Topix: Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Journalism, Montclair, NJ, Breaking Bad

Wireless Design & Development

Enabling a New Future for Cloud Computing

The National Science Foundation announced two $10 million projects to create cloud computing testbeds--to be called "Chameleon" and "CloudLab"--that will enable the academic research community to develop and experiment with novel cloud architectures and pursue new, architecturally-enabled applications of cloud computing.


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Cloud Computing, Science / Technology, CPU, Computers, PC


Combining Math and Music

Anthony Cheung's formal mathematical training essentially ended with high-school calculus.


Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Chicago Travel, Mathematics, Science, Columbia University

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Government Policies Made the Economy Worse - and They're Still Impeding the Recovery

Why has the U.S. job market stayed so lousy for so long? The impact of the recession explains part of it, but it's not the whole story, according to a paper unveiled Friday by economists Steven J. Davis and John Haltiwanger.


Medical Daily

Peanut Allergy Cures Found Inside Gut Bacteria; Lead Scientists Toward Food Allergy Treatment

Food allergies have been around for centuries since the first documented cases were recorded over 2,000 years ago by Hippocrates.


Related Topix: Medicine, Allergy, Health

PhysOrg Weblog

Common gut bacteria prevent sensitization to allergens in mouse model for peanut allergy

The presence of Clostridia , a common class of gut bacteria, protects against food allergies, a new study in mice finds.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine

University Business

University of Chicago launches Kuali OLE and new Catalog

The University of Chicago Library is pleased to announce its launch of the Kuali Open Library Environment and a new Catalog based on VuFind.


Related Topix: Libraries

DFW Catholic

Cardinal George participating in clinical trial of anti-cancer drug

Chicago, Ill., Aug 25, 2014 / 10:46 am .- Cardinal Francis George of Chicago is continuing cancer treatment and has agreed to take part in a clinical trial of a new anti-cancer drug, his archdiocese has announced.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, bladder cancer

Crooked Timber

Follow the Money at the University of Illinois

Inside Higher Ed has gotten some of the preliminary documents on the back and forth between Chancellor Wise, officials at the University of Illinois , and a high-level donor, before Wise made her initial decision to dehire Steven Salaita.


Jewish World Review

How early is too early for education?

Frances Campbell was a station-wagon mom in North Carolina, running her kids around town, when she got a part-time position to help with a scientific study on the benefits of early childhood education for poor children.


Related Topix: North Carolina, Kids, Family, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill