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  • New plants man all about bringing more gardens to Virginia Zoo experience

    The Virginia Zoo is all about animals – and, increasingly, all about plants. There are more 10 themed gardens that make up the zoo's 53-acre experience. There's the White Garden with its cooling ambiance of pale flowers. There's the fiery...
  • Fundraising plays key role in naming of new UF and FSU presidents

    Fundraising plays key role in naming of new UF and FSU presidents
    The University of Florida hired Cornell Provost Kent Fuchs as its 12th president on Wednesday. There were no protesters. No screaming matches. No idle threats. No naked attempt to undercut the public and open process. In short, it was a very...
  • Purdue University shooter gets 65 years, shows no remorse

    Purdue University shooter gets 65 years, shows no remorse
    A former Purdue University student was sentenced on Friday to 65 years in prison for shooting and stabbing to death a fellow engineering senior that he envied, in front of about a dozen students in a lab class in January. Cody Cousins, 24, of Warsaw,...
  • Times may be tough, but that's no reason not to study what you love

    Times may be tough, but that's no reason not to study what you love
    During periods of economic hardship, worries about post-graduation jobs can lead students to play it safe, choosing the most marketable major they can find. So it's no coincidence that practical fields of study like engineering and business are booming....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Museum doors open for free coast to coast

    Museum doors open for free coast to coast
    Museums needn't be stuffy places full of old bones, and people who don't think there's anything of interest inside may not be looking hard enough. Coming up is a chance to rectify all that. More than 1,000 museums from coast to coast will offer free...
  • James Alter, Chicago businessman and civic leader, 1922-2014

     James Alter, Chicago businessman and civic leader, 1922-2014
    In war, as a combat aviator during World War II, and in peace, as a businessman, civic leader and powerful player in local politics, James Alter was always fighting the good fight. Mr. Alter, 92, died of congestive heart failure Thursday, Aug. 14, in...
  • How Purdue is reinventing the American university

    Ask many college presidents why tuition costs keep rising and you'll hear a litany of excuses: We have to pay superstar profs. Build comfortable facilities to attract hedonistic students. Keep up a sprawling, aging infrastructure. Offer more...