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  • Donald F. Steiner, researcher who made advances involving insulin, dies

    Donald F. Steiner,  researcher who made advances involving insulin, dies
    Dr. Donald F. Steiner, a University of Chicago faculty member since 1960, did ground-breaking research on insulin that included the discovery of what he called proinsulin, a finding that has improved the lives of people with diabetes around the world....
  • Drama at the holiday table: It's not about the food

     Drama at the holiday table: It's not about the food
    'Tis the holiday season, so there will be family gatherings, from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day, with a cast of assorted characters and equally varied victuals. Which begs an answer to this: Why is there so much drama surrounding the food at...
  • More members of Wolf transition team

    The line-up for Gov.-elect Tom Wolf's transition team is growing. Straight from the news release, here's the members of Team wolf's steering committee that will review government agencies Neal Bisno Bisno is President of SEIU Healthcare...
  • State college student reports sex assault in dorm

    A California University of Pennsylvania student on probation for a 2013 harassment case is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in her dormitory room. Cameron Valon Hall, 23, of East McKeesport, Allegheny County, allegedly assaulted the woman around...
  • 'Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse' and other strange but real college courses

    'Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse' and other strange but real college courses
    If you went to college or are in college as you read this, chances are you've taken at least one course considered a "easy A." From taking walking to fulfill a physical education requirement to music appreciation to fill an art requirement, most...
  • Opioids prescribed by doctors led to 92,000 overdoses in ERs in one year

    Opioids prescribed by doctors led to 92,000 overdoses in ERs in one year
    Prescription drug overdoses, a dangerous side effect of the nation’s embrace of narcotic painkillers, are a “substantial” burden on hospitals and the economy, according to a new study of emergency room visits. Overdoses involving...
  • Best and worst ads in this year's U.S. Senate races

    Best and worst ads in this year's U.S. Senate races
    It's autumn in an even-numbered year, time for the hard-fought playoffs in our national sport. I am speaking, of course, about congressional elections. If you live in one of the 11 states with a close race for the U.S. Senate, you already know this....
  • Hearing for Michael Ballard delayed amid pending execution

    Hearing for Michael Ballard delayed amid pending execution
    A court hearing for mass murderer Michael Eric Ballard was delayed by a month on Tuesday, but the larger question of whether his impeding execution will be stayed remained unanswered. A day after Gov. Tom Corbett signed Ballard's death warrant,...
  • Gov. Tom Corbett signs death warrant for Michael Ballard

    Gov. Tom Corbett signs death warrant for Michael Ballard
    Gov. Tom Corbett on Monday signed the execution warrant for mass murderer Michael Eric Ballard, a development that came three days after the five-time killer publicly backed away from challenging the state to execute him. Absent a stay, Ballard will be...
  • U. of C.'s Booth falls out of top spot in Bloomberg Businessweek MBA rankings

    U. of C.'s Booth falls out of top spot in Bloomberg Businessweek MBA rankings
    The University of Chicago's Booth School of Business has fallen out of the top spot on the Bloomberg Businessweek rankings of MBA programs, the publication said Tuesday. Booth, which fell to No. 3, had been No. 1 for the past four rankings. This is...
  • 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...