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From the Food Editor: College cuisine from food service and beyond

When I lived in Snyder Hall during my freshman year at University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, checking mail was the highlight of my day.

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Related Topix: Urbana, IL, Life, Food, Recipes, Evanston, IL

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Item Extra

Dr. Frederick Herx

Dr. Frederick C. Herx, 87, retired professor of philosophy at the College of the Holy Cross, died suddenly Monday, Aug. 18, at Clinton Hospital in Clinton.

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Related Topix: College of the Holy Cross, Clinton, MA, Worcestershire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Worcester, MA, Boylston, MA

City Paper

Social Justice Still Drives Howard University

Hundreds of student volunteers arrived on Howard University's campus a week early to help freshmen move in to their new dorms.

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Related Topix: Howard University, Ferguson, MO

Streets Blog Chicago

No Longer Marooned: U. of C. Unifies Campus With New Pedestrian Spaces

However, in recent years, the school has made an effort to physically open up its grounds to the rest of the Hyde Park community, as well as to connect various parts of the campus that had previously seemed remote, by creating better spaces for pedestrians.

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

Business Wire

Fitch Withdraws Ratings on Certain University of Chicago Municipal Bond Maturities

The updated rating history for the above maturities is now reflected on Fitch's web site at ' www.fitchratings.com '.

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Forward

The Forward Remembers Leonard Fein

Leonard Fein was part of this newspaper from the time the Forward began publishing a regular English edition in 1990.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East

Medical News

Houston Methodist researchers receive $1.6 million from NIH to study pathological antibodies

Transplant immunologists at the Houston Methodist Research Institute will receive about $1.6 million over four years from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study pathological antibodies produced from activated memory B cells during the chronic rejection of organ transplants.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Genetics, Health

Merced Sun-Star

Proposed FDA tobacco product rules rightly under review

Last spring, the Food and Drug Administration proposed rules to control e-cigarettes along with tobacco products.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Smoking, Medicine, Health

Tue Aug 19, 2014

CIO

5 Cool New Security Research Breakthroughs

University and vendor researchers are congregating in San Diego this week at USENIX Security '14 to share the latest findings in security and privacy, and here are 5 that jumped out to me as being particularly interesting.

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Related Topix: Georgia Tech, iPod, Columbia University, California

Examiner.com

'An intellectual destination' - or so they say

You don't expect censorship at a liberal arts university that crows on its website about being "an intellectual destination" or that it "has driven new ways of thinking since our 1890."

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Related Topix: Arts, Painting

Science Daily

Hand gestures improve learning in both signers, speakers

Spontaneous gesture can help children learn, whether they use a spoken language or sign language, according to a new report.

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Streets Blog Chicago

Illegal Stickers and Signs at U. of C. Hospitals Discourage Biking

Last week, I reported how the AMA building unlawfully installed a "No Bike Parking" sign on a city sign pole, then removed a bike that was legally locked to it.

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The Moultrie News

Gibbes Museum of Art presents Tod Williams and Billie Tsien

On Nov. 19, the Gibbes Museum of Art will present its annual Distinguished Lecture featuring New York-based and internationally acclaimed architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien whose design of the Barnes Foundation at the Philadelphia Museum of Art is critically acclaimed.

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

Silicon Alley Insider

The University Of Chicago's Essay Prompts For Applicants Are Extremely Bizarre

The University of Chicago has long been known for its quirky application essay prompts, in past years asking potential students to "find" Waldo or literally compare apples and oranges.

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Related Topix: Weird

Mon Aug 18, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

Claudia Hommel and Elizabeth Doyle Perform Tonight at Mayne Stage Theater

Cabaret singers Claudia Hommel and Elizabeth Doyle will be accompanied by classical pianist Eugenia Cheng and accordionist Patricia Spaeth in a program that interweaves song and projected artwork.

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Related Topix: France, World News, Classical

LiveScience

Art, Science & Philosophy Behind Photos of Oldest Living Things

Paulette Beete, NEA senior writer/editor, contributed this article as part of a partnership between NEA and Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights .

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Related Topix: Photography, Arts, Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY

EurekAlert!

Dark Energy Survey kicks off second season cataloging the wonders of deep space

With its second year under way, the DES team posts highlights and prepares to release images from its first year This image of the NGC 1398 galaxy was taken with the Dark Energy Camera.

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Related Topix: Cameras, Astronomy, Science, Science / Technology, High Performance Computing, Illinois, Department of Energy

RedOrbit

Scientists Record Electron's Quantum Behavior

Image Caption: Scientists at the University of Chicago and the University of California, Santa Barbara, used this optical apparatus to direct ultrafast pulses of light to manipulate the quantum state of a single electron spin in diamond.

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Related Topix: UC Santa Barbara

Belleville News Democrat

Obama late to everything

I recently read a rather eye-opening Washington Post article concerning President Obama's habitual tardiness for public events.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

San Francisco Bay View

How the Navy made Treasure Island a radiation dump, then promised to clean it up and didn't

"We were born with extraordinary powers, abilities, the next stage in human evolution."

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Family, Kids, Rachel Dratch, Chicago, IL, Chicago

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