| Oct 1, 2014
Hampton University received a $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to promote learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields.
The university received the federal funds for STEM education under a new initiative...
| Oct 24, 2014
Can Jon Lauck put the Midwest back on the map as a field of academic study?
Lauck, a historian and former professor at South Dakota State University, made a persuasive case for Midwestern history, a once-thriving field, with his book "The Lost Region,"...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 4:28 AM
Event highlights this weekend and beyond in the North and Northwest suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit: triblocal.com/events.
Park Ridge's annual Pumpkin...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 2:14 PM
Journalist James Foley traveled into the world's most dangerous conflict zones to tell the stories of everyday people whose lives were ripped apart by war. In between his overseas trips to places such as Iraq and Afghanistan, friends say he often returned...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 6:17 PM
An article announcing the discovery of a cause of ALS, the fatal neurodegenerative affliction commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, has been the most clicked-on story this month at chicagotribune.com.
But a head-scratching footnote has materialized:...
| 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...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 3:35 PM
Within two years of assuming the medical directorship of Chicago's Columbus Hospital in 1963, Dr. Joseph R. Nora helped establish the first intensive care and coronary care units in a community hospital setting in the Chicago area.
He also saw the...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 6:06 AM
The Baltimore Sun canvassed readers, sources and leaders to determine the area’s most intriguing movers and shakers of 2014. Here's our list:
Keshia M. Pollack
35, associate professor of health and policy and management at Johns Hopkins...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 7:30 AM
In jazz, student and mentor often perform together to powerful effect, and that's precisely what has happened in the remarkable partnership of violinist Zach Brock and pianist Phil Markowitz.
Chicagoans will remember Brock as an aspiring musician...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 10:10 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn marched down Cermak Road where Cicero meets Berwyn, a white sash designating him grand marshal of a mushroom festival parade perched across his shoulder, but it was his celebrity sidekick who captured the crowd's attention.
"I love you,...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 5:36 AM
Here's a look at upcoming events in the North and Northwest suburbs. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit triblocal.com/events.
Thursday, Oct. 9
Dann & Raymond's Movie Night: Daily Herald film editor...