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  • John J. Bergan, M.D., 1927-2014

     John J. Bergan, M.D., 1927-2014
    Dr. John J. Bergan was a skilled vascular surgeon, researcher and educator who helped develop a separate specialty in surgery for diseases of arteries and veins. "He was an innovative and pioneering surgeon who did the first (kidney) transplant at...
  • Park Ridge native Jean McCabe lived life of service

    Park Ridge native Jean McCabe lived life of service
    Growing up in their Park Ridge home, Jean McCabe's daughters said their mother would often tell them, "For those who have much, much is expected." It was that one simple principle, her daughters said, that shaped a lifetime spent in service of others....
  • Palatine native brings zipper machine to Kimmel show

     Palatine native brings zipper machine to Kimmel show
    It might sound like a misleading tagline, but the award-winning "A Simple Way To Get Ready For Work" machine can zip up a zipper in just 1 minute and 15 seconds, and 75 easy(ish) steps. Built by a team of Purdue University students led by Palatine...
  • UM supercomputer to boost complex research

    UM supercomputer to boost complex research
    Researchers at the University of Maryland, College Park need more than a laptop, a room of standard servers or even a supercomputer dubbed Deepthought to tackle research exploring Saturn's rings, the earliest galaxies, fire dynamics and drug-resistant...
  • It's not where you go to college; it's what you do there

    Not long ago, I attended a panel discussion aimed at engaging high school juniors and their parents in the college application process. To jump start the program, the moderator asked a question: How many parents had attended Ivy League or other top-...
  • Survey finds life satisfaction not linked to exclusive colleges

    Survey finds life satisfaction not linked to exclusive colleges
    A new national poll has found that satisfaction with life and work does not depend much on where graduates attended college -- except if they attended a for-profit school. The study also suggested that encouragement from professors is important for...
  • About Preston Jones

    About Preston Jones
    J. Preston Jones, D.B.A., serves as dean of Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship.  In this capacity, Jones is responsible for providing the leadership necessary in furthering the Huizenga...
  • Katie Porta: Disabilities advocate speaks for voiceless

    Katie Porta: Disabilities advocate speaks for voiceless
    Winter Park Memorial Hospital officials had their dukes up, on the defensive. On the line, a caller with an ominous question: “What are you doing at the hospital to my son?" Rather than a straight jab, the caller threw a curve: "My son came home...
  • We're drowning in studies about the workplace

    We're drowning in studies about the workplace
    A new study has found that an employee's efficiency increases by more than 200 percent when that person is given the option of sitting in a chair made of milk chocolate. The study was conducted by me, on behalf of my new company, ChocoChair Inc. (Our...
  • $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award goes to Marianne Boruch

    Claremont Graduate University announced Monday that the winner of its 2013 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award is Marianne Boruch. Boruch will be awarded $100,000 for her collection "The Book of Hours," published by Copper Canyon Press. The prize, one of the...
  • A diet miracle?

    A diet miracle?
    There's a berry that — once you eat it — makes bitter and acidic foods taste sweet. When the tongue is under the influence of this surprising fruit, lemons become lemonade. Unripe tomatoes burst with flavor. And vinegar might be mistaken for...