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3 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

Acting Teacher George Morrison Passes Away at 86

Born in Evanston, Illinois, he attended the public schools there and started acting in the pioneering children's theater headed by Winifred Ward.

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Related Topix: Evanston, IL, Theater, Arts, Northwestern University

5 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

Researchers from University of Chicago Report Recent Findings in...

These molecules serve as post-transcriptional regulators of gene expression and their regulatory activity has been implicated in disease pathophysiology and pharmacological traits."

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Related Topix: Biology, Science

9 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

It's Never Taken Longer To Fill A Job Opening In America

According to the Dice-DFH Vacancy Duration Measure , the average duration of a U.S. job opening is 25.1 days.

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13 hrs ago | World Magazine

University of Chicago publishes 'how-to' abortion guide

The University of Chicago wants women to have complete control over their reproductive choices, unless they choose to visit a crisis pregnancy center.

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Related Topix: Abortion, Women's Health, Health, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Henry Waxman, Democrat

13 hrs ago | Newswise

Shark Teeth Analysis Provides Detailed New Look at Arctic Climate Change

A new study shows that some shark species may be able to cope with the rising salinity of Arctic waters that may come with rising temperatures.

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Related Topix: University of Colorado Boulder, Geology, Environment

14 hrs ago | ABA Journal

Even a barbecue is dangerous in violence-prone neighborhoods

The shooting violence in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend is all too familiar for a Chicago Sun-Times columnist and a 16-year-old girl whose cousin was among those killed.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

19 hrs ago | Torontoist

Public Works: Lampposts That Help You Choose How to Get Home

Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them.

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL

Tue Jul 08, 2014

A-Infos Radio Project

Radio Curious: Contradictions in U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy, Segment 1

Contradictions in the United States' nuclear weapons policy is the subject of this edition of Radio Curious.

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Related Topix: Department of Defense, US News, Columbia University, Chicago, IL

Switched

Med Student Crowdfunds His Tuition, Aims To Help World's Neediest People

Forget the big paycheck and impressive social status -- Tim Cheves wants to become a doctor to help others because he knows firsthand how powerless someone can feel while fighting for their health.

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Related Topix: us Travel, Michigan

NorthJersey.com

Opinion: What liberals got wrong about Hobby ruling

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, where he has covered national politics for 18 years, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a resident fellow at the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Opinion

Reuters

Illinois agency OKs $700 mln bonds for University of Chicago

The Illinois Finance Authority on Tuesday approved the sale of up to $700 million of tax-exempt revenue bonds for the University of Chicago.

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Related Topix: Midwestern University

Education Week

Chicago Mishandled School Closures, Says State Panel

An Illinois state task force has released a stinging report on the wave of school closures last year in Chicago, assailing the district for what it sees as a lack of long-range planning, adequate community engagement, a formal system to track and evaluate the student-level impact of the closures, and evidence that the closings benefited students.

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Tri-cityherald.com

For specialists in Middle East affairs, no consensus on what the future holds

Does the declaration of the Islamic State herald the erasure of borders that France and Great Britain drew on the region's map 100 years ago, when they divvied up what was left of the Ottoman Empire? Or have those borders become so accepted that it would be all but impossible to separate the different ethnic blocs that have found themselves living ... (more)

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Turkey

Reuters

Seven ways to keep kids hydrated

Don't wait for your kids to tell you they're thirsty before offering them water, experts say.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Pediatrics, Medicine, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Chicago Travel, Nutrition, Life, Food

How Stuff Works

Big Dipper Cosmic Ray Hotspot Mystery Solved?

A map of the northern sky shows the concentration of ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays stemming from the constellation of Ursa Major.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, NASA

Northwestern University

Northwestern Names New Executive Vice President

Nimalan Chinniah, currently executive vice president for administration and chief financial officer at the University of Chicago, will become executive vice president at Northwestern University, effective Sept.

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Related Topix: Northwestern University

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Truthdig

Our Progressive Constitution

Formulations such as "I am a constitutional conservative" or "I am a constitutionalist" are tea party habits, but they are not confined to its ranks.

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Related Topix: Boston University, Texas, US News, Liberal Political News

Courier News

Big Ten means big things for RU libraries

Big Ten means big things for RU libraries Improved research tools one benefit of new conference Check out this story on mycentraljersey.com: http://mycj.co/1m9FOIc Rutgers is throwing a free party for fans to celebrate its official entry into the Big Ten.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Rutgers University, African-American

R & D

Consider the "anticrystal"

For the last century, the concept of crystals has been a mainstay of solid-state physics.

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Related Topix: Physics, Science, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government

Review of Ophthalmology

Projections Grim for Costs and Prevalence of Visual Problems

As the U.S. population ages, the number of Americans with eye disease and vision problems will continue to spiral upward.

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Related Topix: Medicare, Health

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