| Aug 9, 2014
In its messy, uncertain evolution toward democracy, Myanmar is reconstructing a crippled university system.
That's where the remodeled garage in DeKalb comes into play, in a vital way.
The building, under the shade of an oak tree on Northern...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 3:31 PM
McDonald's Corp CEO Don Thompson sure could use a break.
The head of the world's biggest restaurant chain, who for much of his two years at the helm has been battling to spark sales growth in the United States and Europe, got battered by headline-...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 7:10 AM
Junior tennis players from across the nation came to Delray Beach on their summer breaks from high school to compete with 400 of their peers in the USTA Boys' 18 & 16 National Clay Court Championships held at Delray Beach Tennis Center.
| Jul 17, 2014
When it comes to U.S. traffic fatalities, coastal states have the lowest rates, according to a new study by the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute. By contrast, Montana, North Dakota and a number of Southern states have the...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 4:06 PM
The University of Connecticut generated $3.4 billion in economic activity last year, including more than 24,000 jobs and $202.5 million in state and local tax revenue, according to a report prepared by a Pittsburgh-based consulting firm.
| Sep 18, 2014
| 3:42 PM
If the thought of sitting through an organ recital is the last thing on your mind, the Philadelphia Organ Quartet, who peform at the Fleetwood High School auditorium Saturday Sept. 20, might just be for you.
Possibly the only ensemble of its kind in...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 6:07 PM
When shares of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding begins trading Friday on the New York Stock Exchange, 23-year-old express delivery man Diao Binghui will be wrapping up his typical 131/2-hour workday half a world away in Beijing's eastern...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Fellowships, or "genius grants," are three from Illinois universities.
The awards, presented by the Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, give each recipient $625,000 over five years,...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 1:11 PM
My dad is an emeritus professor at the University of Michigan and today received the following email from the athletic department indicating how difficult it's becoming to draw a full house to the (and I hate this term) Big House:
| Sep 16, 2014
| 9:30 PM
From poets and playwrights to psychologists and computer scientists, the MacArthur Foundation on Tuesday night unveiled its list of 2014 fellows.
Among the 21 fellows is Jennifer Eberhardt, 49, a social psychologist from Stanford University. Eberhardt...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Patients never used to worry about making healthcare decisions. They didn't have to. Their doctors made just about all of their decisions for them. Everyone simply assumed that doctors knew what was best.
But that paternalistic view of doctors as know-...