| Aug 1, 2014
When Larry Zhao returned here to China's largest city in 2005 after getting a master's degree in business from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he wanted to connect with other Illini.
He invited them for tea to discuss business...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 12:56 PM
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has changed its admissions system with the hope that no more students will feel like B-list applicants, invited to join the class only after getting a second look.
In an effort to make students from...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 12:11 PM
Mohammed Kamran received some of the most heartbreaking news of his young life Saturday morning.
“One of my teammates called and said they had both passed away,” said Kamran, a Naperville North High School graduate and former member of the...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 12:23 PM
It has been 45 years since Gary Donatelli walked on to the football field at Glenbrook North High School, where he was good enough to snare a scholarship to Indiana University.
"There's nothing like high school sports," he said in a phone interview,...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 2:44 PM
A knee injury will force Victor Oladipo to watch from the bench Friday night while his Orlando Magic teammates face the Indiana Pacers in a preseason game.
But Oladipo will savor the trip to Indianapolis anyway.
Oladipo has never forgotten that the...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 4:37 PM
To the editor: The article on Big Data's potential to improve healthcare overlooks a fundamental problem: Many of the institutions that hold our most valuable health data are reluctant to share them with one another. ("Big data, meet big money: NIH...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 9:04 PM
Florida Opera Theatre opens its 2014-2015 season with Peter Brook's adaptation of Bizet’s "La Tragedie de Carmen." Brook's version condenses the story of the fiery Gypsy and her tumultuous love life to about 90 minutes. And fans of the better-...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 10:25 AM
Menahem Pressler couldn't be much busier these days.
After the German-born pianist gives a recital this weekend for the Candlelight Concert Society, he'll head off for engagements in Europe. He'll be back there in November, then again in December,...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Hapless lovers are not the only ones who get lost down there: even sexologists can't agree on what's what, and where, among women's female parts.
At least, that's according to a father-daughter team of researchers in Italy, Drs. Vincenzo and Giulia...
| Oct 19, 2014
Jerry J. Burgdoerfer spent 25 years with the Chicago law firm Jenner & Block, where he led its securities practice, built a reputation for mentoring young lawyers and developed its practice in Japan.
"Jerry was passionate about being a lawyer, and he...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 2:19 PM
The Rev. Robert Botthof took an unusual path to becoming a Catholic priest, joining the Dominicans order as a member of the Order of Preachers when he was in his late 50s, after the death of his wife of 23 years.
He was a longtime public school teacher...