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14 min ago | Daily Texan

Muslim relief organizations help to alleviate local hunger

Editor's Note: "Peace be upon him" is a salutation for the prophets of Islam. Who receives salutations depends on the school of thought.

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Related Topix: Religion, Islam, Round Rock, TX, Austin, TX

15 hrs ago | National Public Radio

From Casting To Cutting The N-Word, The Making Of 'Gone With The Wind'

Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler made their film debut in 1939's Gone With the Wind . AP hide caption Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler made their film debut in 1939's Gone With the Wind .

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Related Topix: War Movies, Drama Movies, Gone with the Wind, Celebrities, Vivien Leigh

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The News-Star

Leading biomed professor to launch lecture seriesLeading biomed...

The New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series will kick off its second year at Louisiana Tech University with a presentation by Leading biomed professor to launch lecture series RUSTON - The New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series will kick off its second year at Louisiana Tech University with a presentation by Check out this story on thenewsstar.com: http://tnsne.ws/1tOV7Xw The New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series will kick off its second year at Louisiana Tech University with a presentation by Nicholas Peppas, the Fletcher Pratt Chair of Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Pharmacy at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Related Topix: Louisiana Tech University, Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Science, Texas, Inventions, Science / Technology, Biology

Off the Kuff

HISD's volunteer reading army

HISD's number one priority is, or at least needs to be, improving reading performance. I really hope this will help.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Washington Post

Proposed Texas textbooks are inaccurate, biased and politicized, new report finds

When it comes to controversies about curriculum, textbook content and academic standards, Texas is the state that keeps on giving. Back in 2010, we had an uproar over proposed changes to social studies standards by religious conservatives on the State Board of Education, which included a bid to calling the United States' hideous slave trade history as the "Atlantic triangular trade."

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Related Topix: Texas, Southern Methodist University, Education

Texas Tribune

Lawmakers Seek to Sit In on Investigation of UT-Austin

Trey Martinez-Fischer, D-San Antonio, in legislative action at the Texas Capitol during the 83rd Legislative Session in the spring and summer of 2013. State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer , D-San Antonio, and state Rep. Lyle Larson , R-San Antonio, say they intend to attend all interviews conducted during an external investigation of the University of Texas at Austin's admissions process.

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Related Topix: Austin, TX

KLTV Tyler

Department of Public Safety announces leadership changes

The Texas Department of Public Safety has announced some changes within its' leadership. DPS Director Steven McCraw, with the advice and consent of the Texas Public Safety Commission, has named Robert Bodisch as deputy director of Homeland Security and Services, which expands his oversight of homeland security functions to now include the service-oriented divisions of DPS.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Prison, University of Houston

Chattanoogan.com

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary For Policy And Learning Visits Siskin Children's Institute

Newly appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Learning at the U.S. Department of Education, Dr. Libby Doggett, visited Siskin Children's Institute on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Chattanooga, TN, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

MySanAntonio.com

McManus vs. panhandlers - again

When he was top cop in Dayton, Ohio, William McManus led the charge to license beggars, requiring panhandlers to have city-issued photo IDs for the right to ask for money. Now that San Antonio is home, McManus wants to make it illegal for people to give money or food to panhandlers.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Chicago White Sox

Top prospect on a power trip up the organization

He was so good as a combination outfielder/pitcher at Mary Carroll High School in Corpus Christi, Texas, the White Sox selected the 6-foot-3, 220-pound right-handed hitter in the first round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft. He chose to sign with the club rather than attend the University of Texas at Austin on an athletic scholarship.

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Related Topix: Corpus Christi, TX, Sports, Major League Baseball, Chicago White Sox

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Dallas Morning News

UTD gets a grant from the Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer's study

The Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer's Disease has awarded Dr. Chandramallika Basak $165,000 in grants over the next three years for her research into mild cognitive impairment in older adults. Basak is one of six recipients in Texas chosen by a panel led by Dr. Ronald C. Petersen, director of the Mayo Clinic's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center in Rochester, Minn.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Texas, Theater, Arts, Opinion

KXAN-TV Austin

New this year, University High School is Austin's first recovery high school.

A new high school in Austin is giving students in recovery a place to go, providing support academically as well as emotionally. University High School welcomes students grades 9 through 12, who are at various stages in their recovery.

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Related Topix: Austin, TX, Family, Teenagers

Daily Texan

UT System continues with MOOCs program despite low completion rates

It's been a year since UT launched its first massive open online courses, or MOOCs, and, despite low completion rates, Steven Mintz, executive director of the UT System's Institute for Transformational Learning, said they are the learning platform of the future. After looking at data from the University's first eight MOOCs from the fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters, Mintz said a total of about 281,000 people from all over the world enrolled in the courses.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Boing Boing

Blogging History: No robot will ever...; Poe archive goes online

No robot will ever... Today's XKCD strip, Reassuring, wittily illustrates Kevin Kelly's Seven Stages of Robot Replacement, which start with "1. A robot/computer cannot possibly do the tasks I do" and heads toward "5.

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DigitalKoans

Systems Administrator II at University of Texas at Austin

Perform system administration using standard UNIX tools and utilities including day-to-day system administration functions such as user support, trouble shooting, server configuration, and facilitating backups. Provide system support of applications and services running on UNIX servers, and for networked storage services.

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Related Topix: Unix Servers

BroadwayWorld.com

The Kansas City Ballet Names Grace Holmes as the New School Director

Kansas City Ballet is pleased to announce that Grace Holmes, previously Professor of Dance at University of Texas at Austin, assumed the role of Kansas City Ballet School Director beginning September 1, 2014. Her responsibilities will include oversight of the Academy, the Kansas City Youth Ballet, the newly created Trainee Program, the Studio Division and the summer programs for the more than 600 children, young adults and adults in the downtown Bolender Center campus and the Johnson County campus.

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Related Topix: Arts, Ballet, Dance

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Post and Courier

Author Simms still teaching

Almost all of his work is out of print - his histories, novels, essays, poems and short stories. And while his writing is not all acceptable to current sensibilities - he wrote in favor of slavery, for example - his work does reveal insights into 19th century South Carolina.

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Related Topix: Charleston, SC, Arts, Literature, Libraries, University of South Carolina

Post and Courier

Author Simms still teaching

Almost all of his work is out of print - his histories, novels, essays, poems and short stories. And while his writing is not all acceptable to current sensibilities - he wrote in favor of slavery, for example - his work does reveal insights into 19th century South Carolina.

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Related Topix: Charleston, SC, University of South Carolina

The Austin Chronicle

Panel Finds 'Serious Flaws' in SBOE-Backed Social Studies Textbooks

Reviewers say this cartoon, found in Texas social studies textbooks, ideologically equates beneficiaries of affirmative action with being less than human or "un-American."

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Related Topix: Southern Methodist University, Austin, TX, Education Etc., University of Mary Washington

Texas Tribune

Social Studies Textbooks Come Under Fire for Political Bias, Inaccuracies

Scholars recruited by the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund are criticizing social studies textbooks under state consideration, saying the books offer distorted views on history and current events. The historians said at a Wednesday press conference that the textbooks, which the State Board of Education will consider approving in November, exaggerate Judeo-Christian influence on America's founding, portray Islam negatively, skim over gay and lesbian history and downplay violence in the spread of Christianity.

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Related Topix: Texas, Education Etc., University of Mary Washington, Austin, TX

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