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  • Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: A tragic loss for AIDS advocacy, research

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: A tragic loss for AIDS advocacy, research
    AIDS researchers and advocates are used to dealing with death, they say, but that hasn't made the last 48 hours any easier. An estimated 12,000 scientists, medical workers, advocates and policymakers are traveling to the 20th International AIDS...
  • Resources To Find More on Slavery In Connecticut

    A listing of recommended books, films, websites and places to visit in Connecticut to learn more about the state's historical involvement with slavery. • • • BOOKS:   "Native People of Southern New England, 1500-1650," by Kathleen Joan Bragdon,...
  • Steve Lehman Octet's knotty 'Mise en Abime' forges a new path

    Steve Lehman Octet's knotty 'Mise en Abime' forges a new path
    Typically, music is a lot easier to hear than explain. Consider alto saxophonist Steve Lehman. Holding a doctorate in composition from Columbia University, Lehman is a dazzling talent with a compact tone and expansive ambitions that created one of 2009&...
  • More college men are fighting back against sexual misconduct cases

    More college men are fighting back against sexual misconduct cases
    Peter Yu, Drew Sterrett and Lewis McLeod were headed toward bright futures at prestigious colleges and universities when each got involved in one-night sexual encounters. All three young men claimed the encounters were consensual — but the women...
  • Lead-paint study sparks debate over experiments with children

    Lead-paint study sparks debate over experiments with children
    How do public health experts handle research when they know they cannot offer subjects the best medical treatment possible — only "less than the best" solutions? It poses serious ethical issues, especially when children are involved in the...
  • Lead-paint lawsuits dog Kennedy Krieger

    Lead-paint lawsuits dog Kennedy Krieger
    Kimberly Smith believed she was "in good hands" when she rented an East Baltimore rowhouse nearly 20 years ago that was part of a Kennedy Krieger Institute study of lead paint remediation techniques. Kennedy Krieger takes care of children, Smith thought...
  • 'Obvious Child's' Jenny Slate ready to be in the lead

     'Obvious Child's' Jenny Slate ready to be in the lead
    "I'm definitely wearing a bikini top as a shirt," Jenny Slate said, looking down at her body as if she were observing it for the first time that day. She was. Overalls shorts too. She'd spent the night before drinking at the Sportsmen's Lodge,...
  • Dr. Alice Brandfonbrener, 1931-2014

    Dr. Alice Brandfonbrener, 1931-2014
    Dr. Alice Brandfonbrener, founder and director of the Medical Program for Performing Artists in Chicago, was the physician actors, singers and musicians turned to when stricken with an injury or illness that threatened their craft. When actor Steve...
  • Don't hate me because I like myself [Commentary]

    Don't hate me because I like myself [Commentary]
    I think I'm pretty. A sharp pang of embarrassment strikes me as I type these words. My heart rate elevates and a flush runs up my neck and blossoms across my cheeks. My first instinct is to go back and delete those incriminating four words, purging them...
  • Singer snags scholarship honoring New Trier grad

     Singer snags scholarship honoring New Trier grad
    Forging something worthwhile and lasting from tragedy is difficult at best, but the Sarah C. McCausland New Trier Performing Arts Scholarship was created this year to do just that. Sarah, a 2013 New Trier High School graduate, was very active in...
  • Autism diagnostic changes shuffle the puzzle

    Autism diagnostic changes shuffle the puzzle
    From headline-grabbing studies to prime-time TV, autism has entered mainstream conversation like never before. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that autism rates rose nearly 30 percent from 2008 to 2010. The condition...