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  • 3 finalists named for University of Florida president

    3 finalists named for University of Florida president
    The University of Florida's Presidential Search Committee has narrowed its list of finalists to three, all from out-of-state, with the president-elect expected to be named Wednesday. On Monday, the search committee selected as finalists Cornell...
  • Eating with an overweight person may affect what and how much you eat, study finds

    Eating with an overweight person may affect what and how much you eat, study finds
    The next time you think about changing your eating habits for the better, you may want to start with the person sitting across the dinner table. A new study by researchers at Cornell University suggests the size of your eating companion may affect how...
  • Venturing inside the teenage brain

    Venturing inside the teenage brain
    If you've ever tried to warn teenagers of the consequences of risky behavior — only to have them sigh and roll their eyes — don't blame them. Blame their brain anatomy. Sociologists and psychologists have long known that teen brains are...
  • USC Provost Garrett to become first female president of Cornell

    USC Provost Garrett to become first female president of Cornell
     Cornell University on Tuesday tapped USC's provost, Elizabeth Garrett, to be its next president, naming a woman to the post for the first time and continuing a trend toward female leaders of the elite Ivy League's campuses. Garrett, 51, who is also...
  • Robert McCartney: Nation's embrace of fracking ignores environmental risks

    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's attitude toward natural-gas fracking seems to depend on whether it occurs somewhere that would be politically inconvenient for him. McAuliffe, a Democrat, said recently he's determined to prevent the controversial...
  • Kenyan Orphans Project Uplifting, Transformative

    Kenyan Orphans Project Uplifting, Transformative
    Ethnic conflict is neither restricted to classroom discussions on international relations nor front page newspaper headlines. It has real impact on lives, a fact that we often only read about, not experience. When a girls' orphanage was burned to the...
  • 'Freshman 15' may be oversold: analysis

    'Freshman 15' may be oversold: analysis
    College students may not gain the much-dreaded "freshman 15" but they do gain weight during their years in school, according to a fresh look at some past research. Young adults gained an average of about 3.5 pounds (about 1.6 kg) over their college...
  • West Boca grad scholarship settles Cornell suit

    Cornell University has agreed to set up a perpetual scholarship in memory of a West Boca High School graduate in a last-minute settlement of a 2010 federal lawsuit brought by his father. The terms of the settlement were reached before a Sept. 29 trial...
  • Facebook, OkCupid research raises new ethical questions in use of 'big data'

    Facebook, OkCupid research raises new ethical questions in use of 'big data'
    Every day companies mine online data to track consumer habits, but two University of Maryland law professors say Facebook and dating service OkCupid went too far by manipulating their users' experience to study their behavior. At the professors' urging,...
  • Martin Scorsese and Thelma Schoonmaker: Match made in an editing room

    Martin Scorsese and Thelma Schoonmaker: Match made in an editing room
    In the history of cinema, there haven't been many collaborations like the one between director Martin Scorsese and his longtime film editor Thelma Schoonmaker. Schoonmaker has been Scorsese's editor since 1980's "Raging Bull," for which she won the...
  • Dr. Carolyn R. Haynie, Baltimore child psychiatrist, dies at 65

    Dr. Carolyn R. Haynie, Baltimore child psychiatrist, dies at 65
    Dr. Carolyn R. Haynie, a psychiatrist whose work with underserved children in her hometown of Baltimore became the core of a regional practice, died May 12 of breast cancer. The Mount Washington resident was 65. Raised in the Harlem Park neighborhood...