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Tebow Showcases Baseball Skills, Presses At Plate

LOS ANGELES — Tim Tebow showcased his baseball skills Tuesday before a bevy of scouts on the University of Southern California campus, in a spectacle broadcast by dozens of television cameras, many live. The 29-year-old former college All-American and NFL quarterback ran a 60-yard dash, threw, caught...

Former MSU player Keith Appling arrested again

Here’s the Detroit Free Press with an unfortunate update on a former MSU player: For the third time since May, former Michigan State University basketball player Keith Appling has been arrested and once again a gun is involved, police say. Appling, 24, was arrested at about 9 p.m. Sunday on Detroit’s east side after first driving away from a [...]

Ithaca College Student Stabbed to Death During Brawl at Cornell University 

Police are investigating a fight on Cornell University campus that left a 19-year-old Ithaca College student dead and another Ithaca student injured, the Associated Press reports. According to the report, the two students were stabbed at around 2 a.m. on Sunday after a huge brawl that occurred as people were leaving an event organized by the […]

Weekend reading: Beyond the Kale

Kristin Reynolds and Nevin Cohen.  Beyond the Kale: Urban Agriculture and Social Justice Activism in New York City.  University of Georgia Press, 2016. This wonderfully titled book is about how urban agriculture can do plenty to help address race and class inequities: Moving ‘beyond the kale’ means looking beyond the trendy aspects of growing food […]

Tennessee Football Team to Wear Helmet Stickers Honoring Pat Summitt

The University of Tennessee football program announced Saturday its helmets will feature stickers honoring legendary women's basketball coach Pat Summitt, per the Associated Press (via " The sticker includes a capital 'P' inside a circle," the AP explained. Show More Summary

Colorado Law School Enjoys All-Time High

Colorado Law School press release: With 170 individuals, the University of Colorado Law School’s incoming class of 2019 is the most selective and academically competitive in the school’s history. The 2016-17 admissions cycle set the school’s record for number of applications and highest median GPA of an incoming class. This...

Russian Scientists Develop Unique Plasma Generator

Scientists from the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (NRNU MEPhI) developed a plasma generator that creates a high-intensity pulsed magnetron discharge in the steam of melted material, the university's press service report...

American University Of Afghanistan Says It Is Under Attack In Kabul

last weekNews : The Two-Way

Gunfire and explosions have been reported at the heavily fortified campus in Afghanistan's capital. The president of the university tells The Associated Press a militant attack is underway.

Gunmen storm American University in Kabul, Afghanistan, witnesses say

Gunmen stormed the American University of Afghanistan on Wednesday, according to eyewitnesses. Authorities were responding to an attack there, the Kabul chief of police told ABC News. Dozens of students and Associated Press photographer Massoud Hossaini were trapped inside the building, witnesses...

NSF Awards $110M to Bring Advanced Cyberinfrastructure to Nation’s Scientists

by Angela Guess According to a new press release, “Today, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a $110 million award to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and 18 partner institutions to continue and expand activities undertaken through the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE). Show More Summary

Hillary Responds To Health Allegations; Opens A Jar Of Pickles: "I Feel Like This Is An Alternate Universe"

While Hillary Clinton continued her press conference radio silence, having avoided media Q&A for over 260 days, last night the Democratic candidate did appear on ACB's Jimmy Kimmel live show where she responded to recent reports that...Show More Summary

Waterline Data Unveils Universal Data Catalog to Empower Citizen Data Scientists

by Angela Guess According to a new press release, “Waterline Data, The Smart Data Catalog Company, continues to clear the hurdles impeding Hadoop adoption in the enterprise by announcing today the immediate availability of Smart Data Catalog 3.0, the latest version of the industry’s most comprehensive data catalog available. Show More Summary

Sound Cannons Versus Black Lives

This is an excerpt from William Cheng's Just Vibrations: The Purpose of Sounding Good (University of Michigan Press, 2016, foreword by Susan McClary), available both in print and Open Access. A version of this essay was presented at the 2016 Meeting of the Society for American Music in Boston, MA. Show More Summary

What musicology is for in 2016

A round robin from William Cheng, of Dartmouth College: Dear colleagues, I write to share news of the release of Just Vibrations: The Purpose of Sounding Good (University of Michigan Press, 2016, foreword by Susan McClary). Taking aim at the elitist, antagonistic, and imperialistic dimensions of classical music scholarship and beyond, this book advocates for a […]

The most unusual and beautiful evolutionary tree maps from the last 200 years

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

See sample pages from this book at Wink. Trees of Life: A Visual History of Evolution by Theodore W. Pietsch Johns Hopkins University Press 2013, 376 pages, 8 x 10 x 1.1 inches (softcover) Starting at $22 Buy a copy on Amazon The primary metaphor for visualizing evolution is as a tree. Show More Summary

Weekend reading: Michaela DeSoucey’s Contested Tastes–Foie Gras!

Michaela DeSoucey.  Contested Tastes: Foie Gras and the Politics of Food.  Princeton University Press, 2016.  I thought this book was exceptionally interesting and did a blurb for it: Contested Tastes takes a deep dive into the gastropolitics of foie gras, the fatty duck liver commonly consumed in France but much less so in America.  Whether […]

Arizona Summit Law School Announces Plan To Affiliate With 'Major University'

Press Release, Arizona Summit Announces Plan for University Relationship: Arizona Summit Law School (Summit), one of the nation’s few independent law schools, intends to partner with a major university within the year. “The decision to affiliate reflects the strong commitment we have to our students,” said Don Lively, Summit president....

Book Review: Bird Brain--An Exploration of Avian Intelligence

Princeton University Press sent me another winner for review. Nathan Emery's Bird Brain: An Exploration of Avian Intelligence is thoroughly enjoyable throughout.Historically, when someone calls us a "birdbrain," they are not being complimentary. Show More Summary

Solutions to the World’s Biggest Problems Are Within Our Reach

At Singularity University (SU) we believe it is possible to solve today’s most pressing problems within the next couple decades. We call these the global grand challenges (GGCs). Our ambition and optimism stem from the nature of exponential...Show More Summary

New to the Civil War Memory Library, 08/16

Earl J. Hess, Braxton Bragg: The Most Hated Man of the Confederacy (University of North Carolina Press, 2016). Matthew Karp, This Vast Southern Empire: Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy (Harvard University Press, 2016). Williamson Murray and Wayne Hsieh, A Savage War: A Military History of the Civil War (Princeton University Press, 2016). […]

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