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  • Dennis Avery dies at 71; heir to label fortune, philanthropist

    Dennis Avery dies at 71; heir to label fortune, philanthropist
    Dennis Avery, who used his share of a family fortune to fund philanthropic ventures around the world and to commission artistic replicas of prehistoric creatures for a quirky sculpture garden in the desert of Borrego Springs, has died. He was 71. Avery...
  • Ancient lessons for modern times

    Ancient lessons for modern times
    Simon Goldhill, the author of the new book "Sophocles and the Language of Tragedy," is both a professor of Greek literature and classics at the University of Cambridge and a popular speaker on tragedy in today's world, known for his lectures for young...
  • Pregnancy: How a poor diet can affect your fetus

    Pregnancy: How a poor diet can affect your fetus
    Pregnant women who eat poorly risk leaving their children less able to properly store fats in later life, leading to a higher risk of diabetes, according to research that sheds new light on how nutrition in the womb can permanently influence adult health....
  • Who are you calling 'spinster?'

    Who are you calling 'spinster?'
    As gender-specific monikers go, "mademoiselle" never struck us as particularly offensive. French and a little twee, sure. But innocent enough. The female portion of Cesson-Sevigne disagrees. The French town of 16,000 just banned the term from official...
  • Dream home: Cottage is educated choice for former Goucher president

    Dream home: Cottage is educated choice for former Goucher president
    On the 94-acre campus of Broadmead, a retirement community, there is an immediate sense that this isomething very different from preconceived notions about senior life residences. Instead of multistory buildings tucked into the hills of Hunt Valley,...
  • The S-word

    The S-word
    We're going to go out on a limb here and guess that Rush Limbaugh hasn't spent a lot of time studying the history of women during the Victorian period, specifically 1820-1890. But his choice of the word "slut" to describe Georgetown Law student Sandra...
  • Goodall on the Rose Parade wave, football and honoring the earth

    Goodall on the Rose Parade wave, football and honoring the earth
    As grand marshal of the 124th Tournament of Roses Parade, British primatologist Jane Goodall got the grandest possible tour of Colorado Boulevard on New Year’s Day. Best known for her decades-long studies of chimpanzee behavior in the wilds of...
  • Michael Winner dies at 77; British director of 'Death Wish' films

    Michael Winner, a British film director who specialized in thrillers and action movies, including three "Death Wish" movies, died Monday. He was 77. A bon vivant who became a restaurant critic after his film career wound down, Winner died at his...
  • Caltech named best research university in the world -- again

     
    Once again, the California Institute of Technology is ranked the best in the world. The Pasadena institution retained its ranking as the world’s best research university in the 2012-13 World University Rankings released this week by the Times Higher...
  • Huntington Library names Steve Hindle as director of research

     
    The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens names Steve Hindle as its new director of research....
  • Orlando New Testament professor honored with Luce fellowship

     
    Charles E. Hill, New Testament professor at Reformed Theological Seminary Orlando, has received the prestigious Henry Luce III Fellowship in Theology, funded by the Luce Foundation and administered by the Association of Theological Schools.  Hill is the...