| Oct 1, 2014
| 8:03 AM
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-...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 7:13 AM
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....
| Sep 30, 2014
| 11:25 AM
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,...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 2:08 PM
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...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 5:20 AM
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...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 9:22 PM
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...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 8:08 PM
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....
| Sep 11, 2014
| 2:38 PM
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...
| Sep 21, 2014
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....
| Sep 18, 2014
| 3:45 PM
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...