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  • William Kieschnick dies at 90; engineer led Atlantic Richfield oil company

    William Kieschnick dies at 90; engineer led Atlantic Richfield oil company
    William Kieschnick, a chemical engineer who in the 1980s led the Atlantic Richfield oil company and used his executive skills to help stabilize the fledgling Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, has died. He was 90. Kieschnick had Parkinson's...
  • Online education groups add colleges from U.S. and overseas

     
    Two of the emerging providers of online college classes, Coursera and edX, are announcing significant expansions in the numbers of campuses that will join their organizations and offer free courses. The high-powered competitors, both founded last year,...
  • From Sun Magazine: 'Genius' pair rewrite rules of organ transplants, among other interests

    From Sun Magazine: 'Genius' pair rewrite rules of organ transplants, among other interests
    Think of Dorry Segev and Sommer Gentry as intellectual magpies. The glittery ideas they filch from fields as diverse as swing dancing, systems analysis, water skiing and medicine seemingly have little in common. But Segev and Gentry weave them together...
  • Wylie W. Vale Jr. dies at 70; researcher helped discover stress hormone

    Wylie W. Vale Jr. dies at 70; researcher helped discover stress hormone
    Wylie W. Vale Jr., a professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla and an internationally renowned expert on brain hormones who led a team of Salk researchers that discovered the brain hormone that triggers the body's reaction to...
  • Critics question whether sickle cell trait can cause sudden death

    Critics question whether sickle cell trait can cause sudden death
    Dr. Kwaku Ohene-Frempong is an avid sports fan. He fondly remembers his days as a track star at Yale. "I'm supposedly a friend of the NCAA," the University of Pennsylvania professor emeritus said. "I've received awards from the NCAA and I treasure them."...
  • Insight: What if baby boomers don't live forever?

    Insight: What if baby boomers don't live forever?
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - What if the generation that once rocked out to The Who's "hope I die before I get old" line actually does? Most retirement plans and federal budget projections assume baby boomers -- those Americans born between 1946 and 1964 --...
  • Orange honors 97 seniors admitted to top colleges

     
    The Orange County School Board is recognizing tonight its top one percent — nearly 100 students admitted to top colleges from amongst about 10,000 high school graduates this year. The district's traditional high schools provided the names of their...
  • Lehigh Valley Chapter of National Football Foundation Hall of Fame to add five new members

     
    The Lehigh Valley chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame will have an induction ceremony/banquet on Friday May 4 at the Northampton Community Center in which five new members will be inducted. For tickets and other info, call...
  • Rice student breaks window while streaking

    Rice student breaks window while streaking
    A Rice University student accidentally broke a campus window while streaking. Apparently he broke the window using his rear-end. And did we mention it is going to cost him $15,000?
  • Head of the Class: Local students earn honors and accolades

    The following students have earned accolades, degrees and honors at colleges and universities: Alex Vanko, of Towson, graduated magnum cum laude from the College of Wooster, in Wooster, Ohio, with a Bachelor of Arts in biology and a minor in philosophy....
  • UCSD researcher awarded National Medal of Science

    UCSD researcher awarded National Medal of Science
    SAN DIEGO -- President Barack Obama Tuesday named a San Diego biomedical engineering professor as a recipient of the National Medal of Science. Shu Chien of UC San Diego is one of seven eminent researchers chosen for the annual honor, The White House...