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Hands-on programs show why investing in higher education is right for economy

Kyle Metzloff’s “laboratory” at the UW-Platteville is more accurately a foundry, a place where students majoring in industrial technology can learn the fiery secrets of metal-casting.

Hardline Indonesian Muslims call for closure of Christian churches in Aceh

Hardline Muslims in Indonesia's conservative Aceh province on Sunday demanded the local government close 10 Christian churches, just days after a mob burnt down a church, leaving one person dead and several injured.

Apple ordered to pay $234 million to university for infringing patent

A U.S. jury on Friday ordered Apple Inc (AAPL.O) to pay the University of Wisconsin-Madison's patent licensing arm more than $234 million in damages for incorporating its microchip technology into some of the company's iPhones and iPads without permission.

Inflexible partners ‘can hold back female academics more than children’

Female academics may be held back in their careers more by inflexible partners, and less by the demands of children, than previously thought, a new analysis indicates.