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2 hrs ago | WVIZ-TV Cleveland

Regional News Stories: In Akron, A Coding Bootcamp Draws Students...

As technology touches more and more aspects of life, and all manner of companies race to design new apps, mobile platforms, anti-hacking systems and the like - one outcome is certain: more tech jobs.


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Computers, Strongsville, OH, University of Akron

6 hrs ago | World Magazine

A college nightmare: Melting students

"I'm melting! Melting! Oh, what a world! a Look out! I'm going! Ohhhh-Ohhhhhhhhhh!" That famous last utterance from the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz summarizes what many college admissions directors fear this July.


Related Topix: Harvard University

10 hrs ago | Firerescue1

20 LEED elements used at innovative Va. fire station

The city of Charlottesville, Va. - home to the University of Virginia - is putting the finishing touches on a $14.2 million state-of-the art facility for the Charlottesville Fire Department's Fontaine Ave. fire station .


Related Topix: Energy, Charlottesville, VA

14 hrs ago | NBC29

Judge Grants 19 New Defense Subpoenas for McDonnell Trial

A federal judge has granted new subpoenas in the federal corruption trial for former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife.


Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, Virginia, Virginia Government

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Red and Dead Future for a Galaxy Running Out of Star Fuel

Arp220 is a nearby Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxy similar to what ALESS65 would look like if it were closer to Earth.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, The Conversation, Reggae, Astronomy, Science

Aerotech News And Review

NASA announces winners of challenge to design hurricane-tracking unmanned aerial systems

Taking second place, the team at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., designed the OQ451-5 Trident, a hydrogen-powered UAS capable of seven days of uninterrupted flight.


Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Science / Technology, NASA, Purdue University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Hampton, VA

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Report About Sexual Assault

According to a survey done by Senator Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.,one in five colleges and universities do not provide sexual assault training for faculty and staff members.


Related Topix: University of Richmond, James Madison University

The Dirt

Blue Urbanism: A Mutually Sustainable Relationship between Cities and Oceans

Timothy Beatley , professor of sustainable communities at the University of Virginia, has done it again.


Related Topix: Australia, World News, New Zealand


Men Prefer Electric Shocks to Being Alone With No Phone

For many people, being forced to spend a few minutes alone with their thoughts is an unpleasant experience, new research suggests.


The Item

Denville VFW scholarship winners

Two of the three 2014 VFW Post 2519 scholarship winners were recognized recently.


Tue Jul 08, 2014

Holtville Tribune

NASA's Undergraduate Student Instrument Program Launches

College and university students from across the country are taking science to greater heights thanks to a new NASA program.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Space, Utah State University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD

Institute for Southern Studies

Climate science denier group must pay damages for frivolous lawsuit against UVA, scientist

Climate scientist Michael Mann with a cross section of a tree showing its rings, which have been a focus of his research on climate change.


Related Topix: Prince William County, VA

Stacy Blackman Consulting

Tuesday Tips: 2014 University of Virginia Darden School of Business MBA essay tips

While writing only 500 words for your University of Virginia Darden School of Business application essay may seem simple, it requires discipline to highlight all of the important parts of your profile for the admissions committee in less space.


Related Topix: Darden, TN, Standardized Testing, Education

Electric Shocks Or Alone Time? Men Want The Former

You are sitting alone in a room, a white-walled room. You are playing Candy Crush on your phone when suddenly, the unthinkable happens: your phone has died.


Christie's Sandy recovery chief resigning, replacement named

Terrence Brody replaces Marc Ferzan, who became the executive director of the office when it was created shortly after Superstorm Sandy devastated the state.


Related Topix: Rutgers University, Newark, NJ

Entrepreneur Magazine

More People Want to Get Shocked Than Sit in Total Stillness for 15 Minutes

Does the idea of sitting alone in a room for 15 minutes doing absolutely nothing sound like pure bliss or unimaginable torture? Many participants in a new study out of the University of Virginia agreed on the latter, as researchers concluded that today's society has become increasingly averse to the notion of stillness.


National Public Radio

How A Text Message Could Revolutionize Student Aid

Two U.S. senators have introduced a bill that would scrap the much-maligned Free Application for Federal Student Aid.



UVa team selected to participate in NASA program

A team from the University of Virginia has been selected to participate in a NASA program to build and test instruments.


Mon Jul 07, 2014

International Business Times

People Would Rather Shock Themselves Than Be Left Alone, Shows Study

A study published in Science by a team at the University of Virginia showed that people would rather shock themselves than be left alone.


Canada Online Explorer

Time alone? Many would rather hurt themselves: study

"Most people do not enjoy 'just thinking' and clearly prefer having something else to do," says a new study in the journal Science.


Related Topix: Harvard University