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Nobel Prize Awards

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  • California has failed the UC system

    To the editor: The Times writes that tuition increases may be necessary to ensure the University of California system's excellence. ("A battle for UC's soul," Editorial, Nov. 17) I graduated from UC Berkeley in 1957. The campus was well maintained,...
  • Alice Munro's 'Family Furnishings' is deep and surprising

    Alice Munro's 'Family Furnishings' is deep and surprising
    The most astonishing aspect of Alice Munro's "Family Furnishings: Selected Stories, 1995-2014" may be its chronology. The two dozen efforts here come from late in her career, after she had established herself as (perhaps) the preeminent short-fiction...
  • Penn State student wins prestigious International Children's Peace Prize

    Penn State student wins prestigious International Children's Peace Prize
    At just 9, Penn State student Neha Gupta started her charity, Empower Orphans, to help orphaned and abandoned children in the United States and India. On Tuesday, nine years later, the world saluted her work. Gupta, a Schreyer Honors College scholar...
  • Breakthrough Prizes in science, math earn winners $3 million each

    Breakthrough Prizes in science, math earn winners $3 million each
    Academia doesn't usually bring rich financial rewards. But that changed Sunday for recipients of a record 12 Breakthrough Prizes, the award created two years ago by Russian billionaire venture capitalist Yuri Milner, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg,...
  • Rachel Marsden: Will Obama finish as a statesman or a politician?

    PARIS -- U.S. President Barack Obama was elected in 2008 as a politician, and he's on pace to finish his presidency as one, rather than as the statesman many presumed he would become. As it currently stands, his accomplishments aren't likely to remain...
  • Events for travelers in December include holiday partying

    Events for travelers in December include holiday partying
    Holiday hoopla fills December, with something for everyone — shoppers, collectors, crafters, runners, boaters, singers and especially children. Holiday hoopla fills December, travelers, Copenhagen, New York City, Los Angeles Holiday hoopla fills...
  • Politicians, the press and sex

    Politicians, the press and sex
    Beverly Gage, a Yale University historian, was researching a biography of J. Edgar Hoover in the National Archives when she came across the infamous letter the FBI had written to Martin Luther King Jr., outlining in the crudest form his extramarital...
  • Obama-Suu Kyi visit in Myanmar reflects warmth and differences

    They greeted each other with a hug and a kiss on the cheek, and then Friday’s meeting between President Obama and Myanmar pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi quickly moved beyond pleasantries. He suggested she speak out more forcefully on behalf...
  • Obama calls on Myanmar to protect Rohingya; supports Suu Kyi

    Obama calls on Myanmar to protect Rohingya; supports Suu Kyi
    President Barack Obama called on Friday for Myanmar to end discrimination against Rohingya people, urging in his strongest comments on the persecuted Muslim minority that the government grant them equal rights. Most of Myanmar's 1.1 million ethnic...
  • Has President Obama undergone a change of heart? [Letter]

    Has President Obama undergone a change of heart? [Letter]
    Columnist Jules Witcover claims that "many fellow Democrats" were of the opinion that President Barack Obama lacked a spine but that his recent call to the international community "to step up to the challenge of global terrorism" now suggests he has...
  • 'Supreme Price' tallies the cost of seeking change in Nigeria

     'Supreme Price' tallies the cost of seeking change in Nigeria
    "The Supreme Price" may sound like a metaphorical title, but after seeing this strong, forthright documentary, you'll understand it's the literal truth. Part personal narrative, part brief but detailed history of Nigeria's politics since independence,...