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Georgia Football Player’s Dying Wish Granted, Teammates Escort Him Across Football Field One Final Time

A Georgia teen’s dying wish was granted after losing his life to kidney cancer last week. Malik Sparkman was a talented 18-year-old football player at Coffee County High School who was being recruited by Florida State prior to his devastating cancer diagnosis last year. Show More Summary

NEH grant to digitize LCCAJ (Yiddish language archive)

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services (CUL/IS) has received an award of $150,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to digitize field notes and linguistic surveys from the Language and Culture Atlas of Ashkenazic Jewry (LCAAJ) archive. The LCAAJ archive is an extraordinary resource for research in Yiddish studies that can shed much valuable light on […]

Cal State L.A. awarded $5-million NASA research grant

Cal State Los Angeles was awarded a $5-million NASA grant to establish a new research center focused on the study of hydrology, climate change and other science and technology fields, officials announced Monday.

Grants of $100,000 for 7 women composers

Opera America is trying to level the playing field. It has awarded $100,000 to seven women who are trying to get their operas finished and on stage The recipients of Discovery Grants are Kitty Brazelton for The Art of Memory, Laura Karpman for Balls, Patricia Leonard (pictured) for My Dearest Friend, Jing Jing Luo for Ashima, […]

Grant to VIU’s Deep Bay station is a ‘big step forward’ for ocean acidity research

A $667,000 government grant will help VIU Deep Bay Marine Field Station “design a hatchery of the future” mitigating ocean acidification, according to station manager Brian Kingzett. It’s an ambitious goal made possible by a grant announced last week in Nanaimo by the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification. Kingzett said […]

Graham Elliot named 'culinary curator' for NFL Draft festival

The 2015 NFL Draft will be held in Chicago, and as part of the three-day event April 30-May 2, a section of Grant Park will be turned into a music and food festival that's billed to be "the size of more than 15 football fields."

US Department of the Interior Approves Shell's Arctic Drilling Rights

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

These Greenpeace activists look pissed. Granted, this photo was taken before news of Sally Jewell's affirmation of the Shell leases today. Aliyah Field, 27, and Zoe Buckley Lennox, 21, are probably extra pissed right now. Vincenzo Floramo/Greenpeace A...Show More Summary

Wichita State vs. Notre Dame 2015 final score: 3 things we learned from Notre Dame's commanding win

Jerian Grant was held to eight field goal attempts, but Notre Dame's other four on the floor exploded for 81 points. The No. 3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish are headed to their first Elite Eight since 1979. Demetrius Jackson's 20 points and Jerian Grant's 11 assists led Notre Dame's offense to a 81-70 win over the No. Show More Summary

Europe wants one more of its teams in the 2018 World Cup

2 months agoSports : The Early Lead

If all goes as planned for European soccer officials, the continent will field at least 15 teams in the 2018 World Cup. That includes host country Russia, which is granted an automatic place in what has traditionally been a 32-team tournament, as well as a more controversial proposition — that UEFA deserves to enter at least one […]

City public school system gets $3.2M for STEM fields

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

The GE Foundation’s grant is part of a larger $32.3 million commitment to find ways to get more girls and minorities to explore studies.

10 Women on Their Female Bosses

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

In too many fields, female role models are a luxury young women can’t take for granted. A woman boss can help you figure out who you want to be — whether that means showing you how to navigate workplace sexism, or serving as a cautionary example. (And, of course, as... More »

the grant economy as tragedy of the commons

Grants, grants, grants. Every academic likes getting them. And every administrator wants more of them. In some fields, you can’t be an active researcher without them. In all fields, the search for grants grows ever more competitive. PLOS recently published the results of a survey of the grant-writing process in the U.S. Drawing on a […]

Culture Can Help Align Values With Actions: Interview with Tom David

I have had the pleasure of knowing Tom David for many years and have always valued his insightful analysis of philanthropy from his nearly 30 years working in and around our field. He has become an important thought partner in Grantmakers...Show More Summary

Russia Could Grant China Over 50% Share in Hydrocarbon Fields

Russia is ready to consider China's requests to participate in strategic hydrocarbon explorations, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said.

ESO's MUSE instrument grants astronomers a 3D map of Hubble's Deep Field South region

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

ESO's Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) instrument, which is mounted on the Very Large Telescope based in the Paranal Observatory, Chile, has been focusing in on a tiny patch in the night sky previously featured in Hubble's Deep Field South image (HDF-S). Show More Summary

"'Deviance' had long been a preoccupation of sociology and its mother field, anthropology."

"Most 'deviance theory' took it for granted that if you did weird things you were a weird person. Normal people made rules—we’ll crap over here, worship over here, have sex like so—which a few deviants in every society couldn’t keep....Show More Summary

The physical web gains support with IoT grants, new SDKs

This week’s Smart DevOps roundup features new grants to promote the development of  the Internet of Things (IoT), an initiative to interact with the Physical Web, and Near Field Communications for IoT. Google’s Open Web of Things   Search giant … Continue reading ?

NASCAR changes Sprint Unlimited eligibility; Danica Patrick allowed in

The modification grants Danica Patrick a spot in the non-points race. Often perception is everything, even if the desired effect isn't always intended. That certainly applies to NASCAR expanding the field of the Sprint Unlimited held...Show More Summary

Tampa Bay Rays Reach Agreement to Search for New Stadium Site

St. Petersburg mayor Rick Kriseman has granted the Tampa Bay Rays the freedom to search for a new stadium site in Hillsborough County, Florida, should the team leave prior to its contract with Tropicana Field ending in 2027. According...Show More Summary

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