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  • 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...
  • Smithsonian Channel to Rebroadcast 'CBS Sunday Morning'

    Smithsonian Channel has set a deal with CBS News for a same-day rebroadcast of "CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood." Smithsonian, a joint venture of CBS Corp.'s Showtime Networks and the Smithsonian Institution, will repeat each week's episode...
  • Exposición sobre influencia de música latina en EEUU arranca el 6 de agosto

    Exposición sobre influencia de música latina en EEUU arranca el 6 de agosto
    El profundo impacto de los músicos hispanos en los géneros tradicionales de la música estadounidense, desde la década de 1940 hasta nuestros días, centra la exposición “American Sabor: Latinos en la música popular de EEUU”, que podrá...
  • African American Museum director Charmaine Jefferson steps down

    African American Museum director Charmaine Jefferson steps down
    Charmaine Jefferson is resigning after 11 years as executive director of the California African American Museum in Exposition Park, to focus on an arts consulting business attuned to audience-building and education. Jefferson, 60, said Friday is her...
  • AG ends investigation of National Museum of Industrial History

    AG ends investigation of National Museum of Industrial History
    The state attorney general's office has concluded its investigation into the finances of the National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem and construction on the long-overdue project could begin this fall, according to museum interim CEO L....
  • Linda Ronstadt, Bill T. Jones to receive National Medal of Arts

    Linda Ronstadt, Bill T. Jones to receive National Medal of Arts
    A diverse roster of big names in the arts, literature and entertainment – including Linda Ronstadt, dancer-choreographer Bill T. Jones, author Maxine Hong Kingston, Broadway composer John Kander and L.A.-nurtured visual artist James Turrell --...
  • Star-spangled anniversary

    Star-spangled anniversary
    As about 50 eighth-graders from New Jersey gathered around, Elizabeth White unzipped a large duffel bag. "It's coiled like a big snake in there," said White, a park ranger. The students helped remove the object. It was indeed moving but not in a scary...
  • Greetings from Havre de Grace, and around the world

    Greetings from Havre de Grace, and around the world
    The main drag outside this former general store in the homey waterfront community of Havre de Grace — a short hop off U.S. 40 north of Baltimore — is drenched in Americana. Antiques shops and local art galleries dominate the street,...
  • 'Billions' brings pigeons' extinction tale to screen

     'Billions' brings pigeons' extinction tale to screen
    The star of a new, compelling and cautionary documentary titled "From Billions to None: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction" (10 p.m. Thursday on WTTW-Ch 11) is a dead pigeon named Martha. She died on September 1, 1914, in a zoo in Cincinnati,...
  • Chaminade linebacker has right stuff to start in Ivy League

    Chaminade linebacker has right stuff to start in Ivy League
    Sometimes high school football players need a reminder that getting to college involves more than just how fast they can run or how much weight they lift. One player who has learned the lesson is Max Holden, a senior linebacker who started all 16...
  • Chicago's aging architectural landmarks can be dangerous

    Chicago's aging architectural landmarks can be dangerous
    The historic South Loop church from which a piece of a stone gargoyle fell Thursday, striking and killing a mother of two, has a glittering architectural and artistic past. Yet the stream of wealth that paid for and maintained it no longer flows freely, a...