| Nov 5, 2013
| 4:54 PM
Charlie Trotter, whose eponymous Chicago restaurant was considered one of the finest in the world, has died.
The 54-year-old chef was found unconscious and not breathing in his Lincoln Park home this morning and was taken to Northwestern Memorial...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Flu researchers Yoshihiro Kawaoka and Ron Fouchier found themselves in the middle of a firestorm when, in 2011, they reported how, in separate experiments, they had created mutant strains of the H5N1 bird flu that were able to pass easily between...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Theoretical chemists are celebrating the Nobel award to a trio of scientists whose groundbreaking research took chemistry out of the test tube and onto the computer chip.
The Nobel Prize for Chemistry went to Martin Karplus of Harvard University,...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Malcolm Morrison, who expanded the Hartt School at the University of Hartford in size and scope, died Friday at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford after a long battle wirh cancer. He was 73 and lived in West Hartford with his wife of 42 years, actress and...
| Dec 15, 2013
The new homeowners on your block could be from out of town — Wall Street.
After amassing significant rental portfolios elsewhere, deep-pocketed institutional investors are descending on the Chicago area, buying up thousands of single-family homes...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Every Christmas I take time to remember my parents. They came from vastly different backgrounds: Dad had a hardscrabble upbringing in the dusty Southwest, while Mom was a frail, bookish New York City girl.
Yet these opposites forged a partnership that...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:29 PM
Martin Ngwa, a student at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, plans to go into social work after graduation — though his school doesn't offer the major.
Thanks to an unusual partnership between UMES, an historically black institution, and...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 12:14 PM
The former No. 2 administrator at Michigan State and a recent finalist to head up several other public universities around the country has been nominated to be the next chancellor of UC Riverside, officials announced Thursday.
Kim A. Wilcox, who is an...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Mixed news for Maryland's LGBT high schoolers looking to attend one of the nation's most LGBT-friendly colleges: They'll have to head out of state.
As part of its annual rankings book, Princeton Review rated the 20 most LGBT-friendly colleges and...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 1:56 PM
Could a spring-loaded fly swatter save NFL football players and Iraq war veterans from the effects of concussions and traumatic brain injuries?
Before you shrug off that question, geneticist Barry Ganetzky at the University of Wisconsin-Madison...
| Aug 14, 2013
Jean Bethke Elshtain didn't seek out controversies. She simply wanted people to consider the consequences of their actions.
A provocative ethicist and political philosopher at the University of Chicago, Mrs. Elshtain supported the U.S. war on terror,...