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In a major case of academic poaching involving crosstown rivals, USC has lured away two prominent neuroscientists from UCLA with a promise to expand their internationally renowned lab that uses brain imaging techniques to study Alzheimer's disease,...
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L.A. NOWTwo of the emerging providers of online college classes, Coursera and edX, are announcing significant expansions in the numbers of campuses that will join their organizations and offer free courses. The high-powered competitors, both founded last year,...
This post has been updated and corrected. Please see the notes below.As the Malian military tried to retake the storied city of Timbuktu from Islamic extremists, scholars feared for the fate of ancient artifacts and mosques that testify to its historic grandeur. Timbuktu has been threatened for months: The city was...
Think of Dorry Segev and Sommer Gentry as intellectual magpies. The glittery ideas they filch from fields as diverse as swing dancing, systems analysis, water skiing and medicine seemingly have little in common. But Segev and Gentry weave them together...
AP Chief Medical WriterThe nation's largest cancer center is launching a massive "moonshot" effort against eight specific forms of the disease, similar to the all-out push for space exploration 50 years ago. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston expects...
ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - What if the generation that once rocked out to The Who's "hope I die before I get old" line actually does? Most retirement plans and federal budget projections assume baby boomers -- those Americans born between 1946 and 1964 --...
KIAHFunmi Jimoh is no stranger to international track & field competition. "My PR [personal record] in the long jump is 6.96m/22-11 and I did that in Qatar at Doha in 2009," said Jimoh, who attended Dulles High School in Sugar Land, Texas. "She...
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The following students have earned accolades, degrees and honors at colleges and universities: Alex Vanko, of Towson, graduated magnum cum laude from the College of Wooster, in Wooster, Ohio, with a Bachelor of Arts in biology and a minor in philosophy....
FREDERICK, Md. — Amanda Hutzell, who has completed her junior year at Hood College, was recently inducted into the Chi Alpha Sigma national honor society. Chi Alpha Sigma honors junior and senior student-athletes who have achieved excellence in...
Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelThe Orange County School Board is recognizing tonight its top one percent — nearly 100 students admitted to top colleges from amongst about 10,000 high school graduates this year. The district's traditional high schools provided the names of their...
Tribune staff reporterJeff Smisek was a partner at a law firm in Houston in the mid-1990s when, during a business lunch, he was offered the opportunity to meet with Gordon Bethune, CEO of Continental Airlines. He didn't know Bethune, but his sales instincts kicked in. He...
Groller's CornerThe Lehigh Valley chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame will have an induction ceremony/banquet on Friday May 4 at the Northampton Community Center in which five new members will be inducted. For tickets and other info, call...
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