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Friday | Newswise

Acoustical Society of America Names James F. Lynch as Editor-in-Chief

Melville, NY, 29 August 2014 -- James F. Lynch has been selected to be the next Editor-in-Chief of the Acoustical Society of America .

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Related Topix: Woods Hole, MA, Stevens Institute of Technology, Oceanography, Science

Friday | Off the Kuff

More about TPJ

The Chron profiles Texans for Public Justice , the group that filed the complaint that led to Rick Perry's indictments.

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Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, US Politics, Tom DeLay, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Texas Government

Friday | MySanAntonio.com

Guatemala's child refugees in Texas: dreamers and victims

People travel on makeshift rafts across the Suchiate River from Tecun Uman, Guatemala, to Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, last month to avoid security and customs officials.

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Related Topix: World News, Mexico, Opinion

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Daily Texan

'The Big Ticket' sales down compared to LASP

With one day before the start of UT's 2014 football season, sales of "The Big Ticket," the University's new, higher-priced ticketing plan, are down in comparison to the previous plan's sales last year.

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Daily Texan

UT alumni give Blanton Museum $10 million worth of Latin American art

With a gift from UT alumni Judy and Charles Tate of Houston, The Blanton Museum of Art exceeded its "Campaign for Texas" fundraising goal, an eight-year, $3-billion University-wide fundraising effort, on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Austin, TX

State Department

Collected Department Releases: 2014-15 Fulbright-mtvU Fellows To Explore the Power of Music

Five U.S. graduate students and recent graduates have been selected to participate in the 2014-15 Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship to explore the power of music to foster cross-cultural communication, overcome cultural barriers between nations, and identify the ideas that unite our diverse societies.

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Related Topix: University of Puget Sound, New York University

The Washington Post

VA launches a more robusta version of GI Bill Comparison Tool

The Department of Veterans Affairs on Thursday updated its online GI Bill Comparison Tool with the goal of improving how former troops estimate their education benefits and explore programs across the country.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Harvard University, Texas, University of Washington, Blog News

Flex Developer's Journal

Internet of Things (#IoT), Docker and DevOps @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley

Docker offers a new, lightweight approach to application portability. Applications are shipped using a common container format and managed with a high-level API.

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Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Gaming the U.S.News.com COLLEGE rankings

The case of Northeastern . To get a sense of how nuts this is, note that at #49 in the USNews.com list, Northeastern ranks ahead of the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Washington in Seattle, both among the top 20 research universities in the United States by normal measures of academic excellence .

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Related Topix: University of Washington

Medical News Today

In rat model, exposure to toxins makes great granddaughters more susceptible to stress

Scientists have known that toxic effects of substances known as endocrine disrupting chemicals , found in both natural and human-made materials, can pass from one generation to the next, but new research shows that females with ancestral exposure to EDC may show especially adverse reactions to stress .

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Related Topix: Washington State University, Health

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Daily Texan

Protesters arrested for obstructing traffic on the Drag

Five people were arrested on Guadalupe Street on Wednesday for obstructing traffic while protesting looming closures of abortion clinics in Texas.

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Related Topix: Austin, TX, Rick Perry, US Governors

The Austin Chronicle

Tales of the Refugees

Last Sunday's gathering at the Congregational Church of Austin on 23rd Street, just west of the UT-Austin campus, had all the markings of a worship service pews filled to capacity and additional folding chairs to accommodate the crowd.

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Related Topix: Austin, TX

Daily Texan

An international student's perspective on life at UT

As a senior in high school, even in Karachi, Pakistan, I, like many others, spent hours researching, selecting and applying to various colleges.

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Related Topix: World News, Pakistan, Austin, TX

Boston.com

BRAINIAC Lessons from a portable earthquake machine

During a live broadcast in the midst of an earthquake in 2011, an announcer for MLB Television made an interesting quip: "Did you know that most of Manhattan is built on landfillnot on granite, and if there were, like, an 8.0 earthquake, then parts of Manhattan would just, just, disintegrate."

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, New Zealand, World News, T. Rex, Pop/Rock

AEI

Fracking the anti-fracking movement

While science was moving slowly, the Park Foundation moved quickly. By simultaneously funding an interlocking triangle of sympathetic scientists, anti-fracking nonprofits and media outlets, Park helped move along the idea that natural gas is environmentally unfriendly from the activist fringe to the mainstream.

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Related Topix: Activism, Journalism, Texas

KXAN-TV Austin

UT regents fund crisis-intervention programs systemwide

The University of Texas System regents are taking a proactive stance in combating potential on-campus crises systemwide.

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Related Topix: Austin, TX

PhysOrg Weblog

Quality childcare leads to benefits at school age

Children who receive a quality childcare experience at age 2-3 are more likely to be attentive and better able to deal with their emotions as they start school, according to new research from the University of Adelaide.

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Related Topix: Pediatrics, Medicine

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Mass Transit

Capital Metro Successfully Launches Second BRT Line in Austin, Texas

The new 15-mile route, which features 46 stations including 12 shared downtown with the 801 line, provides service to several college campuses including the University of Texas at Austin, the city's museum district, two of the city's most popular shopping destinations, downtown Austin and the State Capitol.

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Related Topix: Austin, TX

Daily Texan

President search committee starts coming together

With President William Powers Jr. set to leave his position in June 2015, Paul Foster, UT System Board of Regents chairman, is in the process of forming a search committee to find candidates to replace him.

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Related Topix: Austin, TX

Business Journal

Houston Business Journal names new money, law reporter

Edwards most recently comes from Shanghai, China, where she was an editor at SinoMedia and, before that, a contributor to China Economic Review.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Journalism

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