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  • Polish Ambassador To Speak At CCSU Polish Studies Gala

    Polish Ambassador To Speak At CCSU Polish Studies Gala
    NEW BRITAIN — When Central Connecticut State University celebrates the 40th anniversary of its Polish studies program on Oct. 19, the ambassador of Poland is scheduled to be the keynote speaker. Ambassador Ryszard Schnepf will address the $100-a-...
  • New Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani's transformation and winning strategy

    New Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani's transformation and winning strategy
    With his Ivy League pedigree and professorial air, Ashraf Ghani long seemed ill-suited to the rough-and-tumble politics of his native Afghanistan, especially after a quarter-century as an academic in the United States. After a disastrous presidential...
  • New sex rules for California college students are long overdue

    New sex rules for California college students are long overdue
    Last Thursday around 10 p.m., 21-year-old Sofie Karasek stood outside a frat house near the UC Berkeley campus, doing her part to prevent rape and sexual assault. Karasek, a senior who is majoring in political economy, wasn't haranguing or protesting....
  • Government reveals $3.5 billion in industry ties to doctors, hospitals

    Opening the book on long-hidden industry relationships, the federal government revealed nearly $3.5 billion worth of payments and other ties that U.S. doctors and teaching hospitals have with drug and medical-device companies. These financial details,...
  • Frank J. Russell, artist and volunteer

    Frank J. Russell, artist and volunteer
    Frank J. Russell, the former owner of a carpet company who was a longtime Salvation Army volunteer and an accomplished portrait artist, died of pneumonia Aug. 28 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 79. "He was a very gifted artist, and there is...
  • Controversial high-protein diet author tackling sugar next

    Controversial high-protein diet author tackling sugar next
    He went to Harvard and Stanford universities to become a scientist, but then Gary Taubes discovered investigative journalism. He had a bachelor's degree in physics and was working on a master's degree in aerospace engineering at Stanford when he chose a...
  • PASSINGS: George Barrett, Enrique Zileri, Valeri Petrov, Steven R. Nagel

     George Barrett Tennessee lawyer fought for civil rights  George Barrett, 86, a Tennessee lawyer who represented civil rights plaintiffs for more than 50 years and helped end segregation of the state's universities, died Tuesday at a hospital in...
  • Influx of Chinese students into U.S. may be tapering off

    Influx of Chinese students into U.S. may be tapering off
    For years, soaring numbers of Chinese graduate students in the U.S. have been a boon for American universities and local economies, especially in places like Southern California. But it looks like the influx could be slowing. Admission offers from U....
  • James Wells, former Newberry Library expert, dies

    James Wells, former Newberry Library expert, dies
    In more than 30 years with Chicago's Newberry Library, James W. Wells gained a wide reputation as an authority on the history of printing, typography and calligraphy. "He was one of the most important rare book specialists in the U.S. from the late...
  • Write Stuff: Congressman James Clyburn Giving Book Talk At Stowe Center

    Write Stuff: Congressman James Clyburn Giving Book Talk At Stowe Center
    U.S. Rep. James E. Clyburn will discuss his new book, "Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black" (University of South Carolina Press, $34.95) on Sunday, Sept. 21,  at 5 p.m. at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, 77 Forest St., Hartford. U.S....
  • In the U.S., gun violence kills blacks at twice the rate of whites

    In the U.S., gun violence kills blacks at twice the rate of whites
    The risk of dying from a gunshot wound is twice as high for African Americans as it is for white Americans, according to a new study based on 11 years’ worth of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Between 2000 and 2010, the...