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1 hr ago | EurekAlert!

Vanderbilt researchers discover how intestinal cells build nutrient-absorbing surface

Thousands of finger-like projections form a 'brush border' on the surfaces of cultured epithelial cells.


7 hrs ago | Newswise

Gregory Barnes Named Director of UofL Autism Center

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Gregory Barnes, M.D., Ph.D., is the inaugural permanent director of the University of Louisville Autism Center.


Related Topix: Louisville, KY, University of Louisville, Genetics, Medicine, Duke University, University of Kentucky

Tue Apr 15, 2014


Tennessee, Vanderbilt Launch Novel Autism Intervention Program

Newswise - Vanderbilt University's Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders and the Tennessee Department of Education are partnering to bring a novel intervention program to families of young children with autism in Middle Tennessee.


Williamson Herald

Andy Warhol's Flowers exhibition opens at Cheekwood this summer

This summer, Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art will host an exhibition entitled Andy Warhol's Flowers, featuring nearly a dozen screen prints from the original Flowers series as well as paintings, studio photographs, and the artist's audacious floral proposal for the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington.


Related Topix: Tacoma, WA

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Daily Policy Digest

Teacher Effectiveness and Student Achievement

We need to get rid of bad teachers and reward and keep the good ones, says Eric Hanushek, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution.



1 stabbed in chest at Springfield Walmart

One person was stabbed at a Springfield Walmart Monday. It happened at the retailer located at 3360 Tom Austin Highway.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Ohio

The Washington Post

Small U.S. Colleges Battle Death Spiral as Enrollment Drops

At a Dowling College campus on Long Island's south shore, a fleet of unused shuttle buses sits in an otherwise empty parking lot.


Related Topix: Dowling College, Financial Services, Moodys, Non-Profit, Franklin Pierce University

Chicago's Nifty Pilot Program To Fix Our Student-Loan Mess

Meet Alaric Blair, a 47-year-old elementary school teacher from Calumet City, Ill.


Related Topix: Calumet City, IL, Dominican University, Education Etc.

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Dear Kitty

Spanish village changing anti-Jewish name?

Maureen Tobin Stanley, associate professor of Spanish language, literature, and culture at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, spoke at Vanderbilt University Oct. 23 as part of the Holocaust Lecture Series.


Related Topix: University of Minnesota Duluth, Spain, World News

Professor Muhammad Yunus, Annette Lu on empowering women

Dr. Muhammad Yunus of Grameen Bank and former Vice President Annette Lu discussed their experiences in working for equal rights and equal opportunities for women in business and society during a dialogue Sunday evening in the Council Chamber of the Taipei City Council.


Related Topix: Bangladesh, World News

Scientific American

The Race Is On to Protect Millions of People from Flooding

Salt-tolerant rice as well as flexible barriers to keep salty water away and later to allow sediment in could mitigate flooding, which is expected to climb globally With the GangesBrahmaputra delta sinking, the race is on to protect millions of people from future flooding.


Related Topix: Social Software, Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Nashville, TN

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Business Journal

Southern Land finds buyer for Elliston 23 apartment project

Nashville can expect to witness a new record-high sales price for an apartment complex very soon - potentially by the end of this month.


Tallahassee Democrat

Students express presidential opinions at forum

Bill Funk had one question to ask students who attended the Presidential Search Student Forum: "Why did you choose Florida State?" The answers varied from financial reasons to geographic location to academic standing to cultural reasons.


Related Topix: Purdue University, University of Kansas


2-year-old nearly drowns in Lebanon pool

A two-year-old child was transported to the hospital Friday after nearly drowning in a pool.


Related Topix: Lebanon, TN

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Pharmaceutical Technology

Desktop Human Body Developed for Toxicity Testing

ATHENA, the Advanced Tissue-engineered Human Ectypal Network Analyzer project team, is developing four human organ constructs, the liver, heart, lung and kidney, which are based on a miniaturized platform.


Related Topix: Los Alamos National Laboratory

Nashville Scene

After 42 years in Nashville, violinist Christian Teal calls it a...

In 1972, a young violinist named Christian Teal arrived in Nashville to begin teaching at a small music school called Blair Academy.


Related Topix: Nashville, TN

Nashville Scene

In The Adventures of Henry Thoreau, Michael Sims follows along the...

Sims will appear at the Jean and Alexander Heard Library at Vanderbilt University on April 11, with a book signing at 6 p.m. and a free public address at 7 p.m. "In the decades since first encountering Walden in my late teens, I had often glimpsed Thoreau as the bearded sage of literature, natural history, or civil liberties," writes Michael Sims.


Nashville Scene

Eavan Boland talks about her new work, the definition of memoir, and poems as unfinished business

Boland will appear at 7 p.m April 10 in Buttrick Hall at Vanderbilt University as part of the Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series.


Related Topix: Arts, Poetry, Stanford University

Wed Apr 09, 2014


Floods: Holding back the tide

In the wake of Cyclone Aila in 2009, swollen seas washed over the delta of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers.


Related Topix: Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Nashville, TN, Bangladesh, World News, Asia

The News Journal

Cancer organization inaugurates new leadership

"I am extremely honored to be able to serve as president of the AACR, the largest cancer research organization in the world," Arteaga said.


Related Topix: Atlanta, GA