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September 25th, 2009


Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe joined the Africana studies faculty as the David and Marianna Fisher University Professor. His classic novel Things Fall Apart, translated into fifty languages, has sold more than 12 million copies in English alone.... The National Institute of Mental Health awarded neuroscientist Gilad Barnea $1.3 million to develop a way to selectively monitor the activation of each of the five dopamine receptors in the brain. The grant program, called EUREKA, stands for Exceptional, Unconventional Research Enabling Knowledge Acceleration.... Recently named a Jefferson Science Fellow, computer scientist John Savage is advising the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research on ways to protect computer software and operating systems from hackers and other cyber threats... In August, Brown announced plans to sell $125 million in bonds for a cash reserve and to pay for renovations.This brings Brown's total debt to $618 million. Standard & Poor's Ratings Services assigned the new long-term debt a rating of AA+, the website said.


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