| Dec 4, 2014
| 4:19 PM
Losing your mind is a terrible thing to watch, but the splendid acting in "Still Alice" makes it worth the pain. Scarier than any Elm Street nightmare, a horror film for the rest of us, it succeeds despite itself not because of one strong performance...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 6:27 PM
With a Thursday deadline looming for submitting their official proposals, two Chicago universities hoping to host the Obama presidential library are lining up support from across the city, seeking to build coalitions that would strengthen their bids....
| Dec 9, 2014
| 3:12 PM
With a new system to compile and help navigate mountains of cancer data, University of Chicago health experts are aiming to bring the future of medicine a little closer.
The Genomic Data Commons project will help researchers around the country assess...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 5:08 AM
During her 47-year tenure as a first-grade teacher at Winnetka's Hubbard Woods Elementary School, Phyllis McMillan said she never met a child she didn't cherish.
"When I first started out, I had no idea what a wonderful, wonderful life I'd have...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 9:05 PM
For the first time in 13 years, USC has lost its title as the leader in recruiting lucrative foreign students, according to a new report.
USC enrolled about 10,900 students from outside the country in the last academic year, according to a survey of U....
| Nov 24, 2014
| 6:41 PM
— Wall Street's big business — helping companies buy other companies — is hotter than it's been in years.
When pharmaceuticals giant Actavis said it was buying Allergan Inc. in Irvine and Halliburton said it would take over rival oil-...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 5:26 AM
Nearly two decades after Matt Eisenfeld and his girlfriend died in a suicide bombing in Jerusalem, his family has gained greater insight and perspective, if not solace, from the new book "The Bus on Jaffa Road."
"People always ask if you've been able to...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 7:09 PM
The University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Hawaii should be proud to be included among the four semifinalists to be the site of President Barack Obama's presidential library, as announced last week.
But the next phase of this...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 9:11 AM
Patrick Suppes, a philosopher of science and a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who helped to launch the use of computers in the classroom, died Nov. 17 of natural causes at his home on the campus of Stanford University, where he taught for more than 60 years....
| Nov 29, 2014
| 8:51 PM
Colleen and Sean Alexander had been married for a year, had bought their first home in Clinton, and were hoping to have children in 2011 when a freight truck barreled through a stop sign and crushed their plans under its wheels.
They had been high...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 4:25 AM
MERIDEN — Rick Chubet paces from machine to machine inside a clean, white lab at Protein Sciences.
The vaccine scientist pulls up to a monitor displaying fresh results from a test. Two lines, one blue, one red, cut across a graph. He walks to...