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  • Asteroid Named After Retired Western Connecticut Professor

    Asteroid Named After Retired Western Connecticut Professor
    Dr. Phillip Lu is characteristically self-deprecating about the news that a newly discovered asteroid has been named after him. "My younger daughter asked, 'Dad, what's this supposed to mean?'" said Lu, 82, a retired astronomy professor from Western...
  • U. of C.'s Booth falls out of top spot in Bloomberg Businessweek MBA rankings

    U. of C.'s Booth falls out of top spot in Bloomberg Businessweek MBA rankings
    The University of Chicago's Booth School of Business has fallen out of the top spot on the Bloomberg Businessweek rankings of MBA programs, the publication said Tuesday. Booth, which fell to No. 3, had been No. 1 for the past four rankings. This is...
  • Are you an environmental enemy if you replace your lawn with fake grass?

    Are you an environmental enemy if you replace your lawn with fake grass?
    How bad is California’s drought? “Imagine a disaster movie in which 22 million people are told that they have only 12 to 18 months of water left. Unless Southern Californians pull together, we will be making that movie,” water...
  • Ernie Vandeweghe dies at 86; NBA player became the Lakers' team doctor

    Ernie Vandeweghe, who attended medical school while playing for the New York Knicks and later served as the Lakers' team doctor, has died. He was 86. Vandeweghe died Sunday at home in Newport Beach of natural causes, according to his son, Kiki, who...
  • UIC links to North Lawndale in Obama library bid

     UIC links to North Lawndale in Obama library bid
    The University of Illinois at Chicago plans to submit a lofty proposal to create an Obama presidential library corridor, using public transportation to link its Near West Side academic campus to a desolate site in North Lawndale that has been devoid of...
  • Frank Mankiewicz dies at 90; Democratic insider was RFK aide, led NPR

    Frank Mankiewicz, the son of a Hollywood legend who made his mark in the grittier worlds of Democratic politics and broadcast media, serving as press secretary to Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, presidential campaign manager for Sen. George S. McGovern and...
  • William German dies at 95; longtime editor at San Francisco Chronicle

    William "Bill" German, a veteran journalist who helped turn the San Francisco Chronicle into Northern California's dominant newspaper during his tenure as its editor, died Wednesday at his home in San Rafael after a long illness, the Chronicle reported....
  • When babies eat first gluten doesn't change chance of celiac disease, study says

    Parents with celiac disease often jump through hoops over breastfeeding and when to give children their first bread or other food containing gluten, but a study published Wednesday suggests it doesn’t matter much in terms of whether the child will...
  • Martin L. Perl dies at 87; Nobel winner discovered tau lepton

    Martin L. Perl dies at 87; Nobel winner discovered tau lepton
    Long before he would be awarded a Nobel Prize, Martin L. Perl liked to do his own plumbing repairs. He usually had spare time, and he clearly knew the physics, his oldest son, Jed, recalled. And Martin Perl was, first and foremost, a hands-on...
  • Media: Radical Shift In Control Of The News

    Media: Radical Shift In Control Of The News
    In the era of status updates, Instagram filters and 140-character news alerts on Twitter, awareness in our current technological age orbits around our mobile devices. We check our screens more than 150 times a day, on average, motivated by the never-...
  • Alison Berger's glassworks branches into crystal and lighting fixtures

    Alison Berger's glassworks branches into crystal and lighting fixtures
    For Alison Berger, the journey to becoming a designer of fine hand-blown crystal and handsomely engineered lighting fixtures began with childhood summer nights catching fireflies in jars. "What I do is reminiscent of that nostalgic feeling of...