Monday, September 22, 2014 Elul 27, 5774

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Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
September and Elul are upon us. The bright, dusty light of summer trails off. The wind picks up, and gathers along with it our readiness -- or reluctance -- to face another year and another reckoning. Like the leaves tossed about by the wind, we are not asked if we want to participate in the rhythm of the season. It...
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Fred D. Snitzer, JE Feature
When the current credit crisis finally ends, and the panic has subsided and perspective can be gained, scholars will spend their entire careers studying this unprecedented seizure of the financial markets. Thousands of doctoral degrees will be awarded, and reams and reams of paper will be printed, all in the service of figuring out just exactly what happened, just as...
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Penn physics professor to be honored at White House
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
A once-in-a-lifetime honor has come to pre-eminent scientist and researcher Professor Emeritus Fay Ajzenberg-Selove, a University of Pennsylvania physicist, who will receive the 2007 National Medal of Science from President Bush at the White House next week. The award is in recognition of Ajzenberg-Selove's principal work: understanding light nuclei, the elements of stars. It is considered a global reference for...
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Using new "lab-on-a-chip" technology, James Landers, a University of Virginia professor of chemistry and mechanical engineering, and associate professor of pathology, hopes to create a handheld device that may eventually allow physicians, crime scene investigators, pharmacists, even the general public to quickly and inexpensively conduct DNA tests from almost anywhere, without the need for a complex and expensive central laboratory...
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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
The Jewish community of Barbados celebrated a joyous milestone this year with the opening of the Nidhe Israel Museum, which overlooks the Jewish cemetery and historic Nidhe Israel Synagogue in Bridgetown. The museum documents the contribution made by Jews to the island, one that set off profound ripples throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. Barbados is home to the oldest...
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