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3 hrs ago | Radio Times

Game of Thrones and eight more subjects you wouldn't believe you can study at university

Politicising BeyoncA©, The Simpsons and Philosophy, Harry Potter and the Age of Illusion - they're all actual courses at actual educational institutions... For all you Game of Thrones obsessives out there and we know there are many you can step your infatuation up a notch with a brand new Westeros-themed course being offered this summer at the ... (more)


Related Topix: Comedy, Animated TV, The Simpsons, Entertainment, Television, Rutgers University, Celebrities, Dance, Lady Gaga, Pop/Rock, University of South Carolina

6 hrs ago | Street Fight

How Community Involvement Can Pay Off for Local Publishers

Jim Brady may be the most durable pioneer in digital community news. So I yellow-highlighted this paragraph from his recent interview with Poynter's Butch Ward as Brady prepares to launch the new site in Philadelphia: "I used to be a believer in staying out of the fray, and just reporting on what was happening and stopping there.


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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Alone with their watts: Research delivers a shock

How many times have you found yourself saying, "If only I could have five minutes of peace to just THINK!"? It turns out that people actually given some time to be alone with their thoughts - and no phones, screens, music, paper or other distractions - find the experience surprisingly unpleasant.



Healthy Virginians Aim of Conference Held at UVA

Dorothy McAuliffe was in Charlottesville Wednesday along with state Health and Human Resources Secretary Bill Hazel.


Related Topix: Virginia, Virginia Government


The Threat to the Scientific Method that Explains the Spate of Fraudulent Science Publications

In light of that trend, he asks, "If we can no longer trust science, what do we have as the basis for knowledge?" Pat is a friend of mine, and I respect him tremendously for the quality of his scientific work as well as for his courage as a critic of global warming panic.


Related Topix: Opinion

Lakota West's C.J. Stalker picks Virginia over UC, UofL

From Lakota West head football coach Larry Cox: Lakota West senior to be MLB C.J. Stalker committed to the University of Virginia today.


Daily Kos

Georgia GOP taps job outsourcer and pay discriminator as Senate nominee

Republicans have chosen a real peach of a Senate nominee in Georgia, where businessman David Perdue narrowly defeated Rep. Jack Kingston in a runoff vote.


Related Topix: US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mitt Romney


Westeros 101: 'Game of Thrones' Taught in College Seminar

For four weeks this summer, students at the University of Virginia will delve into one of the most sprawling and beloved literary sagas of all time: Nope, not Homer's Odyssey , but Martin's Game of Thrones .


Related Topix: Movies, Entertainment

WRIC-TV Richmond


First lady Dorothy McAuliffe is joining a panel of public health experts intent on promoting policies to ensure a healthier Virginia.


Tue Jul 22, 2014

Real Central VA

Charlottesville is Happy

Charlottesville, Virginia, is the happiest city in America, according to the study.

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Related Topix: Charlottesville, VA, Opinion

Accuracy In Academia

This is a College Course?

Young people who want to spend their college years to undergoing radical intellectual transformations do so typically through the study of liberal arts.


Related Topix: Psychology, Greek, Instrumental, Science, Tufts University, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

The Hartford Courant

Manchester Resident To Spend Two Years As Campus Missionary

Nate AuYeung is leaving his Manchester home to spend two years at the University of Virginia as a campus missionary for the Fellowship of Catholic University Students.


Related Topix: Manchester, CT, University of Connecticut

Silicon Alley Insider

11 Habits Of Extremely Boring People

One example: In a recent University of Virginia study , participants gave themselves electrical shocks instead of having to sit with their thoughts for 15 minutes.


'Elevate' your golf game at Wintergreen Resort

It's a place where there are two great courses, an academy that can put your game through its paces, and more than capable instructors that will give you one-on-one instruction that you can use immediately.


Related Topix: Roseland, VA

US News & World Report

Shocking: Humans Will Do Anything but Think

The University of Virginia researchers quickly found the task wasn't as simple as envisioned.


WRIC-TV Richmond

Virginia humanities projects receive grants

The largest grant of more than $324,000 will fund a project at Old Dominion University to help researchers with archiving websites and navigating archived collections.


Related Topix: Old Dominion University

Mon Jul 21, 2014


People prefer electric shocks to being alone with their thoughts

I somehow missed this earlier in the month, but our friends at Boing Boing posted a link to this great little story.


USA Today

You can now take a college class on 'Game of Thrones'

College students have it pretty good. Not only do they get courses about Harry Potter , Star Trek and Beyonce , they now get the chance to study the coolest fantasy on TV right now.



Crews to Remove Cobblestones at 14th and University Ave.

Work to create a smoother ride will cause some bumps in the road for traffic at one busy Charlottesville intersection.


Related Topix: Charlottesville, VA

Southwest Times

Betteken named new assistant principal at RES

A new assistant principal is joining the ranks at Riverlawn Elementary School in Fairlawn.


Related Topix: Fairlawn, VA, Radford University