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  • Pleasant Hill parents worry school district's new accelerated math program is a step backward
    published on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:24:45 GMT
    Parents' concerns about new math standards were made known Monday during a joint meeting of city and school district leaders. Every two years, the Mt....
  • Fighting Extremism Requires Foreign Aid, Too
    published on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:58:42 GMT
    General Anthony Zinni serves as the co-chair of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition's National Security Advisory Council of over 150 retired three- and four-star generals and flag officers. He was also the founding co-chair of the group with Admiral Leighton Smith, USN ....
  • Compelling 'City of the Sun' reveals Middle East: Author Juliana Maio's speaks
    published on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:37:22 GMT
    When thinking of Egypt one normally would not equate the country as being friendly to those of Jewish faith or heritage. Juliana Maio , author, producer and entertainment lawyer, brings to light a past of rich history when Jews were born and lived in Egypt peacefully....
  • Hospital acquisitions leading to increased patient costs
    published on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:00:02 GMT
    The trend of hospitals consolidating medical groups and physician practices in an effort to improve the coordination of patient care is backfiring and increasing the cost of patient care, according to a new study led by the University of California, Berkeley. The counterintuitive findings, published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association , come as a growing number of local hospitals and large, multi-hospital systems in this country are acquiring physician groups and medical pra...
  • ecollege finder map most expensive room and board universities
    published on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:35:07 GMT
    Before buying, there's renting. And before renting Well, let's pretend we all went to college and our first taste of living away from home was staying in a dorm....
  • Dr. Devereaux at Saint Mary's
    published on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:32:24 GMT
    What's more fun than tricks and treats on Halloween Night? The night AFTER Halloween at Peralta Park, when Saint Mary's High opens the fun melodrama, "The Dastardly Dr. Devereaux" for four November performances. Get ready for fools, fun, fiends, and fortunes as Nurse Hilda Hatchet, Nurse Ivy Dripp, and Dr. Phil Good join forces to outfox the scheming villain, Dr. Dogsbreath Devereaux....
  • UT Arlington to host international gathering of mind, brain and education experts
    published on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:00:00 GMT
    Nearly 250 experts in the field of mind, brain and education will attend the fourth biennial International Mind, Brain, Education and Society conference being organized by University of Texas at Arlington professors for Nov. 6-8 in Fort Worth. The event, known as IMBES 2014, is the foremost conference for educators, policy makers and researchers developing deeper understandings of the relationships between cognitive science, neuroscience, and educational practice....
  • Block Indian Casinos? Drug-Test Doctors? Web Site Helps Voters Navigate Ballots
    published on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:07:50 GMT
    California voter registration is slightly up when compared to the previous gubernatorial election year-72.69 percent today versus 72.24 percent in 2010-but the question remains: Will voters turn out? Just 25.2 percent of eligible voters turned out in the June primary, a historic low for the state. The newly updated nonpartisan California Choices - a clearinghouse for state voter information including endorsements, polling data, pro and con arguments, video clips from supporters and opponents, re...
  • Soda tax war returns to Bay Area
    published on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:26:22 GMT
    Two years ago, a ballot measure that would have made Richmond the nation's first city to tax soda and other sugary drinks drew fierce opposition -- and an avalanche of campaign spending -- by the beverage industry. Voters rejected the tax by a 2-1 margin....
  • 10 Most Expensive MBA Programs for Out-of-State Students
    published on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Out-of-state students paid almost $20,000 more than in-state students in 2013-2014 at the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School. The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific areas....
  • Inside The Rationality Movement That Has Silicon Valley Buzzing With Positive Thinking
    published on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:42:00 GMT
    "At my organization, all of us have an aversion to the self-help section of the bookstore," says Julia Galef , president of the Berkeley-based nonprofit, Center for Applied Rationality . Galef's group is far from alone....
  • Technology and Inequality
    published on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:43:52 GMT
    The signs of the gap-really, a chasm-between the poor and the super-rich are hard to miss in Silicon Valley. On a bustling morning in downtown Palo Alto, the center of today's technology boom, apparently homeless people and their meager belongings occupy almost every available public bench....
  • Engineering student remembered for energy, spirit in research work
    published on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 03:37:04 GMT
    Tat, 24, came to the University in January to pursue a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering. He had previously received degrees in mechanical and electrical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley and had worked in the private sector....
  • Gabbay Award honors researchers who developed groundbreaking genomic tool
    published on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:06:00 GMT
    Three researchers who developed a revolutionary tool that can target and modify specific genes in living cells will be presented the 17th Jacob Heskel Gabbay Award in Biotechnology and Medicine on October 27 at Brandeis University. Feng Zhang of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Jennifer Doudna of the University of California, Berkeley, and Emmanuelle Charpentier of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research and Hannover Medical School in Germany will share the $15,000 cash prize for t...
  • Neural compensation in people with Alzheimer's-related protein
    published on Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:07:55 GMT
    The human brain is capable of a neural workaround that compensates for the buildup of beta-amyloid, a destructive protein associated with Alzheimer's disease, researchers have discovered. The findings could help explain how some older adults with beta-amyloid deposits in their brain retain normal cognitive function while others develop dementia....
  • Deirdre Lashgari
    published on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:05:46 GMT
    Innovative educator, champion of women writers Berkeley feminists and world poetry lovers are saddened to learn of the death of a pioneer translator and anthologizer of women's poetry from around the world. Deirdre Eberly Lashgari, professor emerita of English at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, died August 16, 2014 in Los Angeles....
  • UC Berkeley #3 most expensive college dorms in US
    published on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:38:55 GMT
    The higher-education information website eCollegeFinder has put together a great map showing the college in each state with the most expensive room and board based on data from the 2013-2014 academic year....
  • Maya Lin Students Meet the Real Maya Lin
    published on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:54:50 GMT
    Forty 5th-grade students sit around a small woman who is dressed casually in jeans, a button-down shirt, a loose cardigan, and clogs. She talks of environmental activism, creativity, and the importance of finding an artistic voice....
  • Hoboken named among top liberal cities in the country: report
    published on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:18:49 GMT
    The site named Hoboken the second most liberal-friendly city in the country, based on the political proclivities of its local and state representatives, as well as the voting records of city residents. The real estate site highlights the fact that Mayor Dawn Zimmer officiated the first gay marriage in the city last year....
  • Africa: 'Science Must Have a Place the Policy Table,' World Leaders Urge At Special UN Meeting
    published on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:18:02 GMT
    Science, technology and innovation are central in forging development policy and solving some of the world's most pressing problems including in education, health care and peace and security, eminent scientists and world leaders said, marking today at United Nations Headquarters the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the European Organization for Nuclear Research . Organized by the UN Economic and Social Council and CERN, the event "60 Years of Science for Peace" held in New York, highligh...