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Nobel Prize Awards

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  • Nadine Gordimer: How books fostered a critic of apartheid

    Nobel Prize-winner Nadine Gordimer died Monday at age 90, her family said. Gordimer was born in South Africa in 1923 and was an active opponent of its apartheid regime in her fiction, nonfiction and human rights advocacy. When Gordimer was 11, she was...
  • South African anti-apartheid author, Nobel winner Gordimer dies

    South African anti-apartheid author, Nobel winner Gordimer dies
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer, an uncompromising moralist who became one of the most powerful voices against the injustice of apartheid, has died at the age of 90, her family said on Monday. Gordimer,...
  • Nadine Gordimer offered a model of how to use books as social force

     Nadine Gordimer offered a model of how to use books as social force
    Nadine Gordimer, who died Sunday at age 90, understood the power of writing as a moral force. Not only in terms of literature (although that too) but also politically, in a country -- apartheid-era South Africa -- where such commitment carried a high...
  • Henry Kissinger, 91, undergoes heart surgery in New York

    Henry Kissinger, 91, undergoes heart surgery in New York
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. Secretary of State and Nobel Peace Prize winner HenryKissinger underwent heart surgery at a New York City hospital on Tuesday and was resting comfortably, hospital officials said. Kissinger, 91, underwent an aortic valve...
  • Nobel Peace laureate Williams errs in condemning Israel

    Jody Williams, who received the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to ban land mines, is a hero of mine. In my 2008 book, "The Broken American Male," I wrote: "On the day Jody won, she criticized the American government, President Clinton and every other...
  • Stephen Gaskin dies at 79; founder of The Farm commune

    When Stephen Gaskin took a good, hard look in the early 1970s at the San Francisco he loved, he knew he couldn't stay. "It was going decadent," he said years later. "We started seeing guys in long dark overcoats and brimmed hats who were heroin people....
  • Alex Fong: Photonics plays a growing role in computing, medicine

    Alex Fong: Photonics plays a growing role in computing, medicine
    Alex Fong, 49, is a physicist and president of the Florida Photonics Cluster, an industry advocacy group in Orlando. He is an executive with the Orlando unit of Gooch and Housego PLC, a company based in Great Britain. Fong received an MBA degree from...
  • A crisis in Central America

    A crisis in Central America
    A crisis of enormous economic and humanitarian impact is unfolding in Central America, and it's hard to find much mention of it in our national media, other than constant references to a result of the crisis: tens of thousands of human beings, many of...
  • Talks canceled in possible USC affiliation with Scripps Research

    Talks canceled in possible USC affiliation with Scripps Research
    A possible deal for USC to acquire or enter into an affiliation with the biomedical powerhouse Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla has collapsed and talks have been formally canceled, officials said Thursday. According to statements from both...
  • UCLA math star Terence Tao wins $3-million prize

    UCLA math star Terence Tao wins $3-million prize
    UCLA mathematics professor Terence Tao already has a bevy of prestigious awards for his work in such fields as number theory and harmonic analysis. Now he is adding one more lucrative prize. Tao, 38, has been named one of five winners of the new...
  • 100 years later, remembering the crucible called World War I

    100 years later, remembering the crucible called World War I
    The shot that changed the world rang out on a sunny summer's morning in Southeastern Europe. No one knew then that the assassin's bullet would spell the death not just of an Austrian aristocrat but the entire global order, with four empires and millions...