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  • USC Provost Garrett to become first female president of Cornell

    USC Provost Garrett to become first female president of Cornell
     Cornell University on Tuesday tapped USC's provost, Elizabeth Garrett, to be its next president, naming a woman to the post for the first time and continuing a trend toward female leaders of the elite Ivy League's campuses. Garrett, 51, who is also...
  • UCF eel expert on 'Monster Fish'

    UCF eel expert on 'Monster Fish'
    A University of Central Florida expert on electric eels is sharing his knowledge on National Geographic Channel's "Monster Fish." UCF zoologist William Crampton serves as guide in an episode called "Amazon Shocker" that airs at 8 p.m. Friday....
  • Jewett City 'vampires' to be Spooktopia theme Oct. 25

    Jewett City 'vampires' to be Spooktopia theme Oct. 25
    Last year's Spooktopia was such a resounding success that organizers are looking to build even more fun into this year's event, slated for Saturday, Oct. 25 at Jewett City's Veterans' Park on Ashland Street. The legend of the Jewett City "vampires" is...
  • Talbott Retiring As Director, CEO Of Wadsworth Atheneum

    HARTFORD — Susan Lubowsky Talbott, who has been director and chief executive officer of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art since 2008, will announce her retirement Friday, Talbott told The Courant. Talbott will stay in the position until the...
  • D.C. exhibit on Virgin Mary raises questions about art, religion

    D.C. exhibit on Virgin Mary raises questions about art, religion
    A stunning new exhibit on the Virgin Mary at a Washington museum includes an etching by Rembrandt so intentionally hazy it seemingly captures the precise moment in which the aged Madonna passes from life to death. A 16th-century painting by Caravaggio...
  • Art & Nature program explores just that

    Art & Nature program explores just that
    Lita Albuquerque has led volunteers through the Mojave Desert. She's led them near the Egyptian pyramids, enduring a brief work stoppage when authorities mistook the design they were drawing for the Star of David. She's led them on an expedition to the...
  • An Appreciation: Elvis Presley photographer Alfred Wertheimer (1929-2014)

    An Appreciation: Elvis Presley photographer Alfred Wertheimer (1929-2014)
    The first thing that springs to mind about my encounter in 2010 with Elvis Presley photographer Alfred Wertheimer, the man who shot the celebrated intimate images of Presley on the cusp of stardom in 1956, was the marrow-deep passion about his vocation....
  • Field invites top natural history museums to Chicago summit

    Field invites top natural history museums to Chicago summit
    In a new initiative in its industry, the Field Museum of Natural History plans to host representatives of fellow leading natural-history museums at a meeting in the spring of 2015, Field president Richard Lariviere said in an interview. Lariviere said...
  • Cable Pioneer Abbe Raven to Retire From A+E Networks Chairman Post

    Abbe Raven, the cable pioneer who rose from receptionist to CEO during her 33 years at A+E Networks, will retire from her post as chairman in February. Raven disclosed her plan to shift to chairman emeritus status early next year in a heartfelt note sent...
  • Beacon College is hosting a special exhibit on animals and veterinarians

    Beacon College is hosting a special exhibit on animals and veterinarians
    Most people, from personal experience, fully understand the relationship between themselves and their physician – what the doctor is able to do for them, depending on the kind of ailment the patient is coping with. But how much do people truly...
  • READER SUBMITTED: CT At Work Exhibition & Farm Work Festival

    Connecticut Landmarks is delighted to host the Smithsonian Institution's The Way We Worked exhibition at the Nathan Hale Homestead in Coventry. The exhibit is part of a year-long conversation about the past, present and future of work life in...