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  • Before 'Carved, Cast, Crumpled,' a Smart Museum total makeover

    Before 'Carved, Cast, Crumpled,' a Smart Museum total makeover
    At the Smart Museum these days, the metaphors come easily and from realms you might not expect. "It's been a real campaign, basically like a military venture," says Richard Born, a senior curator at the University of Chicago art museum. "It's a big...
  • 3 dead among 15 shot across South Side - 9 in Englewood

    3 dead among 15 shot across South Side - 9 in Englewood
    Fifteen people were shot, three of them fatally, across the South Side in a 16-hour period starting about 2 p.m. Friday afternoon and continuing into Saturday morning, according to police. Nine of the 14 were wounded in the Englewood police district - a...
  • Loss of smell may be predictor of death in older adults: study

    (Reuters) - Being unable to smell bacon frying may be far more dire than simply missing out on one of life's pleasures. In older adults, it could be a predictor of increased risk of death within five years. In a study of more than 3,000 people aged 57 to...
  • Second U.S. university cuts ties with China's Confucius Institute

    (Reuters) - A second major U.S. university in a week is severing ties with China's government-funded Confucius Institute, which critics call a propaganda arm wrapped in culture and language education. Pennsylvania State University said Wednesday it would...
  • Early gluten exposure no protection against celiac disease

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Conventional wisdom says that exposing a baby to small amounts of gluten around the age of four to six months may prevent the child from developing celiac disease, but two new studies suggest it makes no difference. The tests,...
  • 'No loan' pledge aims to make U. of C. more affordable

    'No loan' pledge aims to make U. of C. more affordable
    University of Chicago officials announced a package of new initiatives Wednesday to encourage students from low-income backgrounds to attend, making the application process simpler and the cost more affordable through a "no-loan pledge." The effort,...
  • New Balance's new Hyde Park store emphasizes classics

    New Balance's new Hyde Park store emphasizes classics
    A new New Balance store that opened Tuesday in Hyde Park plans to carry the brand's largest selection of heritage-style classic sneakers in the Chicago area in hopes of tapping into the city's hungry sneakerhead culture. The Hyde Park neighborhood...
  • Mission creep and the Islamic State

    Mission creep and the Islamic State
    Mission creep usually guarantees mission failure. What follows from changing the original goals of the mission is all too evident in the failed U.S. efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Now the United States has fallen into that trap with the Islamic State....
  • Gene plays key role in monarch butterfly's miraculous migration

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The 3,000-mile (4,800-km) mass migration of monarch butterflies in North America is one of the insect world's fantastic feats, with millions embarking on the arduous journey from as far north as Canada down into Mexico and the...
  • USC Provost Garrett to become first female president of Cornell

     Cornell University on Tuesday tapped USC's provost, Elizabeth Garrett, to be its next president, naming a woman to the post for the first time and continuing a trend toward female leaders of the elite Ivy League's campuses. Garrett, 51, who is also...
  • Two stories for two Wright houses in Chicago

     Two stories for two Wright houses in Chicago
    Frank Lloyd Wright's houses enchant us with their inventive geometry yet torment many of their owners with leaking roofs and other functional woes. Like all landmarks subject to the passage of time and the pounding of the weather, they require a mix of...