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Arctic shorebirds may help disperse plants all the way to South America

Migrating Arctic shorebirds may play an important role in the long-distance dispersal of mosses and liverworts to remote regions in North and South America.


Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Hartford Courant

Ice-Skating In Summer? At Enfield Camp, Yes

While skating is usually associated with winter, the community group Educational Resources for Children is offering a skating program at its summer camp this year.


Related Topix: Enfield, CT, Family, Kids

Leslie Uggams Tackles Role Of Gypsy Rose Lee At Jorgensen

Tony and Emmy Award-winner Leslie Uggams will take on the iconic role of the powerful stage mother to stripper-entertainer Gypsy Rose Lee in the musical "Gypsy," a Connecticut Repertory Theatre production with a preview on Thursday, July 10, opening Friday, July 14. The run of the Nutmeg Summer Series show continues through July 20 at the ... (more)


Related Topix: Gypsy Rose Lee, Gypsy, Comedy Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Musical Movies, Storrs, CT, Entertainment

The Day

Westbrook Welcomes Two New Principals

Two educational leaders started work at their new Westbrook Public School jobs on July 1: Tara Winch, the new principal of Westbrook High School , and Ruth Rose, the new principal of Daisy Ingraham Elementary School.


Related Topix: Sacred Heart University, Storrs, CT

Effingham Herald

Prayer inspires action, creates unity in interfaith organizations

The prayer leader always begins the invocation with "From my faith tradition ," addressing the men and women gathered for a Together Colorado meeting.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform

News Times

Former UConn dean responds to

This undated file photo provided by the University of Connecticut shows David Woods, a former dean of fine arts at the University in Storrs, Conn.


Related Topix: Storrs, CT, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Hartford, CT

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Nashua Telegraph

Connecticut school shooting responders honored

Matthew Bell thought he would never again experience an event as momentous as the Sept.


Related Topix: East Hartford, CT, Hartford, CT

The Day

Former Lyme-Old Lyme teacher is new Wheeler associate principal

North Stonington Ryan Chaney, a former Lyme-Old Lyme Public Schools teacher, is the new associate principal of Wheeler High School/Middle School and began the job on July 1. Chaney is filling the spot vacated by Kristen St. Germain, who was appointed principal of Wheeler in April and assumed those duties this month.


Related Topix: Old Lyme, CT, North Stonington, CT

The Olympian

Connecticut school shooting responders thanked

Officials handed out awards for outstanding and meritorious service Tuesday at the University of Connecticut's football stadium in East Hartford.


Related Topix: East Hartford, CT

CBS 3 Springfield

Former UConn dean responds to allegations

A former dean of fine arts at the University of Connecticut says he was instructed not to seek the termination of a music professor accused of sexual misconduct.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

Hillary Clinton Speaking Fee Raises Questions About UConn Foundation Transparency

Last week, the Washington Post reported that former Secretary of the State Hillary Clinton was paid more than $251,250 to speak to 2,300 students at the University of Connecticut this past April .


Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News

Mon Jul 07, 2014


Robert A. Arciero, MD, Installed as AOSSM President

Seattle, WA - Robert A. Arciero, MD will be installed as the 43nd president of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine on Saturday, July 12th, 2014, during the Society's Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA.


Related Topix: Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, West Point, NY

The Hartford Courant

Capitol Ceremony To Mark 20 t h Anniversary Of Rabbi's Death

HARTFORD - Hasidic rabbis from around Connecticut will gather in the Senate chambers on Wednesday afternoon to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson.


Related Topix: Glastonbury, CT, Religion, Judaism, West Hartford, CT, Hartford, CT

Sys-Con Media

NuVasive(R) Names Carol Cox Executive Vice President Strategy and Corporate Communications

NuVasive, Inc . , announced today that Carol Cox has joined the company as executive vice president of Strategy and Corporate Communications effective immediately.


Related Topix: NuVasive, Healthcare Industry, Corporate Communications, Back Pain, Health, University of Virginia

Point guard commits to play for Georgia in 2015

Athens Christian point guard William "Turtle" Jackson, who had committed in February to play at the University of Connecticut, has decided to play for Georgia in 2015, according to a source.


Sun Jul 06, 2014


Interfaith Prayer Can Strengthen Unity, Diversity In Faith-Based Organizations: Study

Prayer is a powerful practice, as many who do it regularly can attest to. But in addition to being a powerful personal practice, prayer can play a role in strengthening even the most diverse communities, according to a new study led by a University of Connecticut sociologist Ruth Braunstein, Richard L. Wood from the University of New Mexico and ... (more)


Related Topix: University of New Mexico, Duke University

Sat Jul 05, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Extension Service keeps Portsmouth's Master Gardeners busy

Master Gardeners Donna Wooley, from left, Kathy Rivenbark and Jim Manion prepare to greet customers at the Olde Towne Farmer's Market.


Related Topix: Portsmouth, VA, Home Gardening, Home, Weather, Life, Food, Vegetables, Entomology, Science

Spokespeople: Hillary Clinton's Speech at UConn Wasn't Funded by Students or Taxpayers

Spokespeople for the University of Connecticut said the $250,000 paid to Hillary Clinton to speak on its campus in April came entirely from foundation funds that could only be used for guest speakers.


Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, New Haven, CT

CBS 3 Springfield

UConn donating football tickets to military

The University of Connecticut is launching a promotion linking the sale of season football tickets to free tickets for members of the military.


Related Topix: Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA


Mobile food pantry to add Salem stop

Driving through the winding back roads of Salem, past forests and farms, it's hard to imagine the town could in any way be considered a desert.


Related Topix: Salem, CT, Connecticut, New London County, CT, Preston, CT, Bozrah, CT