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1 hr ago | The Miami Herald

Navy Adm. McRaven confirmed as Texas chancellor

Navy Adm. William McRaven formalized his transition from a top U.S. military commander to academic leader Thursday, officially accepting the job as chancellor of the University of Texas System.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Naval Postgraduate School, US Military, US Navy, World News, Asia, Afghanistan

2 hrs ago | BBC News

Hints of elusive early stars found

Scientists writing in the journal Science have discovered the traces of an early massive stellar object in the exceptional chemical composition of a star in our galaxy.


Related Topix: Nuclear Energy

3 hrs ago | US News & World Report

Offshore Wind Auction for Parcels Off Maryland Rakes in Record Bid

Wind turbines churn in a German offshore wind farm in the North Sea in June 2013.


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Environment, Science

7 hrs ago | Green Car Congress

NSF awards $20 million to two new testbeds to support cloud computing applications and experiments

The US National Science Foundation announced two $10-million projects to create cloud computing testbeds - "Chameleon" and "CloudLab" - that will enable the academic research community to develop and experiment with novel cloud architectures and pursue new, architecturally-enabled applications of cloud computing.


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Cloud Computing, Science / Technology, CPU, Computers, PC

11 hrs ago | Suburban Weekly

School News

Barry Kuhle, Ph.D. , of South Abington Township, an assistant professor of psychology at The University of Scranton, received a grant to research "On the Origin of an Evolution Revolution: The Birth and Rise of an Evolutionary Approach to Human Behavior and Cognition."


Related Topix: University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, Psychology, Science, Austin, PA

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Austin Chronicle

Celebrity Judges

Robb Walsh : Three-time James Beard Award winner Robb Walsh is the dining critic at Houstonia magazine and a partner in El Real Tex-Mex Cafe in Houston's Montrose neighborhood.


Related Topix: Austin, TX, us Travel, North America Travel, Los Angeles Travel, Travel, Journalism

The Austin Chronicle

Candidate Filings For AISD, ACC SeatsA last-minute deluge of candidates

If the 78 candidates for City Council aren't enough to make your head spin, the Aug. 18 filing deadline for Austin Independent School District trustees brought a deluge of candidates for the four board seats on the Nov. 4 ballot.


Related Topix: Education Etc., US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Ruben Hinojosa, Democrat, Austin, TX


Osteopontin-CD44v6 Interaction Mediates Calcium Deposition via...

From the Department of Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia ; Centro Cardiologico Monzino IRCCS, Milan, Italy ; Columbia University-Valley Heart Center, Ridgewood, NJ ; and Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin .


Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Italy, World News, Kidney Cancer, Health

PhysOrg Weblog

Research proves physical, psychological power of love

New Western-led research says pausing to think about your romantic partner generates 'good stress' and adds an energy boost to your day.


Related Topix: Psychology, Science, Wayne State University

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Houston Chronicle

UH legacy

Amanda Jolivet, left, and Elisandra Cassola at a new student orientation program at the University of Houston.


Related Topix: University of Houston, Texas A&M University, Opinion


California's Out-Of-State Tuition Premium: NC Student Says...

In a recent blog entry ,'s Brenda Walker wrote about the surge of out-of-state and international students piling into the University of California system because, unlike California residents , the non-Californians are billed full freight to attend, a major attraction for the cash-strapped, big-spending system.


Related Topix: California, California Government

Black Enterprise

Vince Young Gets Hired by His Alma Mater

After leading his University of Texas at Austin football team to a national championship in 2005, Vince Young is returning to the institution that gave him so much, this time as an employee rather than student.


Daily News Flash with Robert Jensen on End of Gaza Ceasefire,...

Daily News Flash with Robert Jensen on End of Gaza Ceasefire, Expansion of US Operation in Iraq, and Accidental and Potential Gun Violence in the US Uprising's guest expert Robert Jensen, an author and a professor of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, analyzes today's news headlines: Israel has launched air strikes on Gaza just hours ... (more)


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

Dallas Observer

Rick Perry, Second Coming or Poker-Cheating Cannibal? Who the Hell Knows?

They offer major caveats, calling him, "one of the least thoughtful and most damaging state leaders in America, having done great harm to immigrants, abortion clinics and people without health insurance during his 14 years in office."


Related Topix: Games, Rick Perry, US Governors, Poker, Austin, TX, Dallas, TX


Synthetic Biologics Announces Late-Breaking Poster Presentation for...

Synthetic Biologics, Inc. , a biotechnology company developing novel anti-infective biologic and drug programs targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, announced today that its novel C. difficile development program will be highlighted at the 54 Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy , ... (more)


Related Topix: 9, Post, TX, Infectious Diseases, Medicine

Texas Tribune

Livestrong Gives $50 Million to UT-Austin Medical School

After a period of soul-searching, the Livestrong Foundation announced Tuesday that it is making a major strategic move - giving a $50 million gift to the University of Texas at Austin's new Dell Medical School to create the Livestrong Cancer Institutes.


Related Topix: Austin, TX

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Business Wire

Fitch Rates Austin, Texas' 2014 PIBs, COs, & PPFCOs 'AAA'; Outlook Stable

The tax-exempt public improvement bonds, COs, and PPFCOs are scheduled for negotiated sale on Aug. 27; the taxable public improvement bonds and COs are scheduled for negotiated sale in early September.


The Globe and Mail

Canada is good at inventing, not so good at selling

In the late '90s, Moncton-based Micro-Optics Design Corp. had the best eyeglass manufacturing machine on the market.


Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Cameras

Business Journal

UT ranks among world's best universities, tops in Texas, study says

UT was not the only Texas school to crack the Center for World-Class Universities' ranking.


Related Topix: Texas, Houston, TX, Rice University, Texas A&M University, Austin, TX

University Business

Admiral William H. McRaven named University of Texas chancellor

The governing board of The University of Texas System has selected Admiral William H. McRaven, currently commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, to take over as chancellor in January 2015.


Related Topix: Howard University, Paul Smith's College, New York