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Referendum on Scotland #Independence – University Experts Available to Speak From Quebec/Canada Perspective #Indyref #Voteyes #Voteno

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NUS Rises to World’s 22nd in Latest QS World University Rankings

The National University of Singapore (NUS) has been placed 22nd in the 2014/2015 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, moving up two spots from its 24th position last year. NUS also retained its position as the top university in Asia.

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National Study Examines Ways Federal Policy Can Impact Childhood, Adolescent Obesity

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A tax on sugar-sweetened beverages such as sodas, energy drinks, sweet teas and sports drinks could reduce obesity in adolescents, and exercise promotion, such as after-school physical activity programs, could impact younger children in the fight against fat. That’s the findings of a new national study co-authored by Ross Brownson, PhD, professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Ground Troops Are Key to Wartime Success, Says S&T Historian

Air strikes never fully succeed in winning a war, says military historian John C. McManus, a professor of history and political science at Missouri University of Science and Technology. He says American troops on the ground have proven throughout recent history to be the crucial difference between victory and defeat.

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Surge of Sweden Democrats Not Surprising in Broader European Context

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"Rhetoric in the Flesh" by T. Kenny Fountain: The Anatomy Student and Human Cadaver

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In his new book, Rhetoric in the Flesh: Trained Vision, Technical Expertise, and the Gross Anatomy Lab (Routledge, 2014), T. Kenny Fountain explains discoveries in his ethnographic study of education in the anatomy lab, and how the experience is part of the transformation of students into medical professionals.

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The White House and Tufts University’s Tisch College to Convene Civic Learning and National Service Summit in October

In collaboration with the White House, Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service will convene higher education leaders to examine the important topics of civic engagement and active citizenship at a Civic Learning and National Service Summit to be hosted at Tufts this fall. Tisch College is a leader in civic learning, political engagement and service among young people.

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Scottish Electorate May Win Independence September 18

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In Wake of Uproar Over Facebook’s Emotional Manipulation Study, Bioethics Scholars Say New Rules Are A "Moral Imperative"

Using the recent debate over the Facebook-Cornell "emotional contagion" study as a starting point, an international team of research ethics scholars begin mapping the ethics terrain of large-scale social computing research in PNAS.

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When Rulers Can’t Understand the Ruled

A Johns Hopkins study a finds significant gap in demographics, experience and partisanship between Washington insiders and the Americans they govern

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