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  • Daniel Keyes, author of 1966 novel 'Flowers for Algernon,' dies at 86

    Daniel Keyes, author of 1966 novel 'Flowers for Algernon,' dies at 86
    Daniel Keyes, whose fascination with the workings of the mind drove a writing career that produced the classic 1966 novel "Flowers for Algernon," died Sunday at his South Florida home from complications of pneumonia, his family said. He was 86. "Flowers...
  • Getting to the heart of why social media works

    Why do online social networking sites exist? This is not a rhetorical question. Why were they not just a quickly passing fad? Two decades after the concept came to prominence, why are more than 500 million people still flocking to sites such as...
  • On the Bookshelf -- August 2014

    On the Bookshelf -- August 2014
    Each month we take a snapshot of recent local-author releases that have come to our attention. Here's this month's list. Fiction "Connected" by Alvin "King Pen" Jones. Fiction/Urban. Jones, a Newport News native who is currently incarcerated, stated...
  • Southern Lehigh grad Del Priore a finalist for NFF National Scholar-Athlete Award

    Southern Lehigh graduate Jake Del Priore has been selected as one of 36 finalists for the 2014 National Football Foundation High School National Scholar-Athlete Awards. Del Priore, who holds most of the Spartans receiving records, was named the NFF...
  • Greg Jenko, advisory principal, Ernst Young

    Greg Jenko, advisory principal, Ernst Young
    Greg Jenko, 50, has joined Ernst & Young as a principal in the firm's Information Technology Transformation Advisory practice. He had been a global managing director at Accenture. He is a graduate of Princeton University.
  • Combating grade inflation at Princeton

    Combating grade inflation at Princeton
    Some years ago, faculty and administrators at Princeton University looked around and asked, "Why are so many of our students getting A's?" Grade inflation seemed to be a real phenomenon in New Jersey's Ivy League school, with A's accounting for nearly...
  • 'Biggest Loser': Orlando's Vanessa Hayden competes

    'Biggest Loser': Orlando's Vanessa Hayden competes
    "The Biggest Loser" is changing up its format by having 20 former athletes compete this season, and one is former WNBA standout Vanessa Hayden of Orlando. Hayden, 32, is currently a child welfare specialist. She attended the University of Florida,...
  • Iranian Stanford professor first woman to win top math prize

    Iranian Stanford professor first woman to win top math prize
    Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani on Wednesday became the first woman to be awarded the Fields Medal, mathematics' equivalent to the Nobel Prize. The professor at Stanford University in California was among four Fields Medal recipients at the...
  • Scientists think they have dust specks from outside our solar system

    Scientists think they have dust specks from outside our solar system
    Call them the seven wonders of interstellar space: Tiny specks of dust captured by a NASA spacecraft may be the first material from outside the solar system ever caught and brought to Earth. Researchers studying the contents of a capsule returned to...
  • Minor White snaps into focus again in Getty Museum show

    Minor White snaps into focus again in Getty Museum show
    Is a revival of interest in the photographs of Minor White (1908-1976) worthwhile? Once, White's work was the epitome of all that art photography aspired to be. Since his death, however — and, actually, beginning several years before — his...
  • 'Gayborhoods' are changing, researcher finds

    'Gayborhoods' are changing, researcher finds
    The number of gay enclaves in Chicago and other large cities is on the increase but a deconcentrated population, while good from a societal standpoint, could lead to a more fragmented lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, a suburban Chicago...