| Nov 21, 2014
| 7:13 PM
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....
| Nov 19, 2014
| 11:58 AM
'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...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 12:47 PM
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
Bisno is President of SEIU Healthcare...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 9:05 AM
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...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 9:12 AM
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...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 7:43 PM
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.
| Oct 7, 2014
| 5:18 PM
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....
| Oct 7, 2014
| 7:00 PM
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,...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 6:36 PM
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...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 9:38 AM
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...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 2:06 PM
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...