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  • Obama picks low-profile arts center executive to chair the NEA

    Obama picks low-profile arts center executive to chair the NEA
    Opting for arts-administration and fundraising credentials over star power, the White House announced Wednesday that President Obama will nominate Jane Chu, president and chief executive of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Mo.,...
  • 17 hard truths every college grad must understand

    Brazen Careerist It's ONLY a selfie. That's the argument from graduating students at the University of South Florida. School officials at USF have asked grads to not snap selfies as they receive diplomas. A quote from the Associated Press: "I don't...
  • John Graves dies at 92; one of Texas' most celebrated authors

    Author John Graves, whose 1960 book "Goodbye to a River" and authentic depictions of rural Texas made him one of the state's most celebrated and beloved writers, has died. He was 92. Graves died Wednesday at the home he called Hard Scrabble near Glen...
  • 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...
  • Jupiter seen and heard in night sky over Columbia

    The members of the Jupiter String Quartet surely will be in harmonious alignment with each other when this chamber ensemble performs for Candlelight Concert Society on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 8 p.m., in Howard Community College's Smith Theatre. After...
  • 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,...
  • Teacher prepped student for success

    For a teacher, nothing beats seeing a student succeed. For Rajeev Wahi at Flintridge Preparatory School, helping 2011 graduate Kelly Yang get into the Massachusetts Institute of Technology resulted in success rebounding back to him. Wahi is one of 33...
  • 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."...
  • United Continental's CEO has a daunting challenge before him

    United Continental's CEO has a daunting challenge before him
    Jeff Smisek was a partner at a law firm in Houston in the mid-1990s when, during a business lunch, he was offered the opportunity to meet with Gordon Bethune, CEO of Continental Airlines. He didn't know Bethune, but his sales instincts kicked in. He...
  • 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 --...