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  • Getty endowment rises to $6.2 billion for 2013

     Getty endowment rises to $6.2 billion for 2013
    This post has been updated. See below for details. With investment markets booming, the J. Paul Getty Trust, the world's richest visual art institution, saw its endowment rise to $6.2 billion during 2013, approaching its peak of $6.4 billion in mid-2007...
  • In Theory: On religion and the risk of divorce

    Sociologists at the University of Texas and the University of Iowa write in the American Journal of Sociology that "Conservative religious beliefs and the social institutions they create .... increase divorce risk in the contemporary United States."...
  • Do tell, MIT, what exactly is Street-Fighting Mathematics?

    Do tell, MIT, what exactly is Street-Fighting Mathematics?
    From January to March, the academic calendar is dominated by the admissions process. You can find me this time of year poring over hundreds of grad school applications. In my 10 years of reading such applications, I have borne witness to an alarming...
  • 48 Oak Lawn seniors banned from graduation ceremony

    48 Oak Lawn seniors banned from graduation ceremony
    Oak Lawn Community High School senior Mason McCarthy will not be walking across the stage with his friends at graduation Wednesday night. He is one of 48 seniors who are not being allowed to participate because they falsified documents related to their...
  • Simulator trains autistic teens to drive better

    Simulator trains autistic teens to drive better
    Will the dog run into the road? Is that pedestrian on the sidewalk about to step into the street? In a virtual world, a sophisticated driving simulator at the University of Virginia, autistic teens reacted appropriately to nonhuman cues and hazards, but...
  • Donald Bogue, University of Chicago sociologist, 1918-2014

     Donald Bogue, University of Chicago sociologist, 1918-2014
    Donald Bogue, a longtime sociology professor at the University of Chicago and a widely regarded demographer, studied the movement and habits of people on distant continents as well as closer to home. Mr. Bogue, 96, died of natural causes Monday, April...
  • Leesburg receiver Adrian Falconer commits to Iowa Hawkeyes during visit

    Leesburg receiver Adrian Falconer commits to Iowa Hawkeyes during visit
    Leesburg wide receiver Adrian Falconer committed to the University of Iowa on Saturday during a visit to the Iowa City campus. Falconer, who announced his commitment via text message to the Sentinel, picked the Hawkeyes over offers from 16 other FBS...
  • Partners start hashing out details of Chicago's Digital Lab for Manufacturing

    Partners start hashing out details of Chicago's Digital Lab for Manufacturing
    The University of Illinois doesn’t often buddy up with the University of Iowa, just as Rolls-Royce doesn’t often volunteer to hold hands with General Electric. But that’s exactly the kind of scenario the Digital Lab for Manufacturing --...
  • Philip Levine 'stunned' to be named next U.S. poet laureate

    Philip Levine 'stunned' to be named next U.S. poet laureate
    Philip Levine, the Pulitzer Prize winner who was named the nation's next poet laureate Wednesday, has spent much of his career listening and reflecting on the voices of America. In his new job he said he has one main goal. "I want to bring poetry to...
  • Tracking Wallace Stegner's footprints in Vermont's earth

    Tracking Wallace Stegner's footprints in Vermont's earth
    Wallace Stegner wrote books about the American and Canadian West, so it's understandable that people consider the longtime California resident a Western author. Stegner, a prolific novelist, essayist, conservation advocate and professor at Stanford...
  • Frank Pooler dies at 86; choral director mentored the Carpenters

    Frank Pooler dies at 86; choral director mentored the Carpenters
    Frank Pooler, a longtime choral director at Cal State Long Beach who is credited with helping the 1970s pop group the Carpenters develop their signature sound, has died. He was 86. Pooler died Jan. 19 in his Los Alamitos home after a short battle with...