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  • Apodaca: The needy need a real gift – education

    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...
  • Urban schools are still segregated [Commentary]

    Urban schools are still segregated [Commentary]
    "Why do no white kids go to school here?" A 14-year-old ninth-grader asked me this question earlier this semester about the school she attends and where I teach. Smart and genuinely curious, she asked the question without any of that world-weary irony...
  • After slow progress, College Park moving quickly toward 'real college town' goals

    After slow progress, College Park moving quickly toward 'real college town' goals
    A gleaming new apartment building with restaurants and bars on the ground floor has replaced an old pizza place and tire shop. A new Whole Foods will sprout up just down the road. A four-star hotel and bike lanes are planned. The changes are part of a...
  • FAMU names Elmira Mangum as new president

    FAMU names Elmira Mangum as new president
    FAMU trustees Thursday chose Elmira Mangum, a vice president at an Ivy League college in New York, to become the university's new president. Mangum will be FAMU's 11th president and the first woman to hold that post in the 126-year history of Florida A&...
  • Yelling at your cat won't solve her litter box issues

    ORLANDO, FLA. -- These questions were answered by experts attending the North American Veterinary Conference here Jan. 18-22. Q: My 4-year-old Siamese cat is an absolute doll, except that she's started defecating in my bathtub or shower, rather than in...
  • William C. Stanley, 56, cardiovascular physiologist

    William C. Stanley, 56, cardiovascular physiologist
    William C. Stanley, a cardiovascular physiologist who made connections around the world for his research and loved outdoor exercise, died Oct. 21 in Australia of a heart attack. He was 56. Dr. Stanley lived in Baltimore for about six years —...
  • Stress erodes employee health -- and corporate profits

    On Tuesday I guest-hosted CNBC's "Squawk Box," a program that bills itself as the show that "brings Wall Street to Main Street." As well as discussing Cyprus and a possible euro-crisis, we discussed the growing trend in corporate America of taking steps...
  • Jeff Moore to lead UCF School of the Performing Arts

     Jeff Moore to lead UCF School of the Performing Arts
    Jeff Moore will be the first director of the School of the Performing Arts at the University of Central Florida. It's a new position for the school, part of UCF's College of Arts and Humanities, but Moore is a familiar face on campus. He was...
  • Report supporting research funding cites 7 companies begun at UIC

    Report supporting research funding cites 7 companies begun at UIC
    Seven companies that can trace their start back to the University of Illinois at Chicago are highlighted in a report released this morning designed to illustrate the importance of the federal government's investment in university research. The report...
  • '12 Years a Slave' dialect coach Michael Buster speaks up

    '12 Years a Slave' dialect coach Michael Buster speaks up
    "So much of who people are is expressed in their speech," dialect coach Michael Buster said. The master of many accents lent a Southern inflection to two upcoming movies: Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave" and Cinemax's "Quarry." Raised in Minnesota,...
  • Chemistry Nobel puts a welcome spotlight on the theorists

    Chemistry Nobel puts a welcome spotlight on the theorists
    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,...