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1 hr ago | Erie Times News

Teen aims for Lake Erie swim record Friday

If weather and water conditions are right, Annaleise Carr will enter the water at Presque Isle State Park Friday at 10 a.m. and swim to Port Dover, near her home in Norfolk County, Ontario.


Related Topix: Erie, PA, Canada, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, North East, PA

5 hrs ago | The Austin Chronicle

'Kasey Short: 5 Plus Hearts'

The artist's comparison of war and violence with spectator sport holds promise, though not all the work is equally strong Kasey Short's solo exhibition sets up a loose comparison of war and violence with spectator sport and other American institutions.


Wed Jul 23, 2014

New Yorker

Video: An Unnecessary Cut?

The most common operating-room procedure in the United States is the Cesarean section.


Related Topix: Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, New York


Half Of Teachers Leave The Job After Five Years. Here's What To Do About It

Amid intense debate about new education standards, and teacher tenure and pay, the Alliance for Excellent Education has turned the focus to new teachers -- and their tendency to quit.


JD Journal

Penn Law Names Jeffrey Vagle Executive Director of CTIC

Jeffrey Vagle has been appointed as the first Executive Director of the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, according to a press release from the school.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Temple University, Boston University

Francis: Should You Feel Guilty About Privilege?

On Monday, I lead three rotational sessions about journalism and black feminism at the University of Pennsylvania's Social Justice Research Institute .


George Kerevan: Miliband seeks US link dividends

It is a rite of passage that aspirant British prime ministers seek an audience with the incumbent of the White House.


Related Topix: Conservatives (UK), Labour Party (UK), 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, George Bush

Medical News Today

Enzyme lost in 100 percent of kidney tumors analyzed

In an analysis of small molecules called metabolites used by the body to make fuel in normal and cancerous cells in human kidney tissue, a research team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania identified an enzyme key to applying the brakes on tumor growth.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Kidney Cancer, Health

Deming Headlight

NMSU students maneuver concrete canoe

LAS CRUCES, N.M. >> New Mexico State University's concrete canoe team placed 13th of 23 other universities that competed at the American Society of Civil Engineers National Concrete Canoe Competition.


Related Topix: Las Cruces, NM, New Mexico State University, Hernandez, NM, Opinion

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Science Daily

Why consumers choose high-effort products

Stuck in traffic? On hold for what seems like an eternity? Consumers often face situations that undermine their feelings of control.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS

The Island Packet

Historically black colleges face uncertain future

Three days before Payton Wilkins returned home to Detroit last May with a bachelor's degree, his cousin was arrested for selling heroin and crack cocaine.


Related Topix: Dillard University, South Carolina State University, Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City, NC

Erie Times News

Enviro campers get hands-on experience at Presque Isle

In a wetlands area of Presque Isle State Park where phragmites once grew tall and thick, students found few samples of the invasive species that chokes out natural plants.


Related Topix: Lyme Disease, Medicine, Health, Education Etc., Pennsylvania, Penn State University Park, Gannon University


Now that's clever: Check out these everyday items reimagined to change lives

A never-ending fire extinguisher, an inflatable incubator and many more life-saving and life-changing inventions are vying for this year's James Dyson Award.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Inventions, Arts, Industrial Design (Product Design)


How Understanding Happiness Will Be Crucial to Developing 'Good' Technologies

Co-authored by Dan Faggella, an entrepreneur and writer with a masters degree in Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania Ask most inventors why their creating something new, and you'll often hear them speak to "making the world a better place."


Related Topix: Psychology, Science, Inventions, Science / Technology

Harriet Green; fought for social change

Harriet Jane Green, 73, of Philadelphia, who worked behind the scenes to bring about social change by connecting her vast array of friends and acquaintances, died Friday, July 18, of multiple myeloma at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse.


Related Topix: Syracuse University

Mon Jul 21, 2014


9/11 panel chairs slam Hill 'dysfunction'

Congressional 'dysfunction' on counterterrorism and national security makes the United States less safe, the heads of the former 9/11 Commission charge in a new report.


Related Topix: US News, Terrorism, Pennsylvania

The Fresno Bee

Clovis native Alex Tirapelle named Penn wrestling coach

Alex Tirapelle, a three-time state champion for Clovis High, was named the wrestling coach at the University of Pennsylvania on Monday.


Related Topix: Clovis, CA, UC Davis


South Africa Approves Hemishpherx Interferon Study

Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc. has announced execution of an agreement to seek South African government approval to initiate a study of AlferonA N, the only FDA approved natural interferon, in the suppression of HIV Type 1 replication and the reduction/elimination of functional cell-associated HIV DNA integration .


Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration

Annals Of Internal Medicine

My Kind of Medicine

Love, death, grief - some of life's most memorable experiences - are witnessed every day in the halls of hospitals everywhere, but they are seldom captured in stories written by medical students who are busy putting in long hours studying and doing clerkships.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Heart, Heart, Rice University

Science Daily

Understanding graphene's electrical properties on an atomic level

Graphene, a material that consists of a lattice of carbon atoms, one atom thick, is widely touted as being the most electrically conductive material ever studied.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Physics, Science, World News, Belgium