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  • PASSINGS: George Barrett, Enrique Zileri, Valeri Petrov, Steven R. Nagel

     George Barrett Tennessee lawyer fought for civil rights  George Barrett, 86, a Tennessee lawyer who represented civil rights plaintiffs for more than 50 years and helped end segregation of the state's universities, died Tuesday at a hospital in...
  • Tennessee lawyer Barrett dies, a civil rights champion

    NASHVILLE Tenn. (Reuters) - George Barrett, a lawyer who waged a nearly four-decade battle for desegregation of Tennessee's colleges and universities and represented student civil rights activists, has died at 86, a law firm partner said on Wednesday....
  • Adding therapy to meds may speed depression recovery for some

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - For about a third of people with depression, adding cognitive therapy to treatment with antidepressant medication helps them reach remission and recovery quicker, according to a new study. "We know they both work so you assume when...
  • Political newcomer challenges incumbent in House District 44 race

    Political newcomer challenges incumbent in House District 44 race
    Political newcomer Stephen Facella says he's not getting a fair shake from the political establishment in his House District 44 Republican primary race on Aug. 26 against incumbent Eric Eisnaugle. Facella, 31, director of sales operations at Wyndham...
  • Ebola emergency turns spotlight on experimental drugs

    Ebola emergency turns spotlight on experimental drugs
    With hundreds of patients in Africa suffering the devastating effects of Ebola, health experts are scrambling to determine which drugs might offer the best experimental treatment, and researchers are being pressed by government officials to speed up their...
  • School district to invest in principals, add supervisors

    Desmond Blackburn, chief school performance and accountability officer for Broward County Public Schools, did not get his hopes up too much when the district applied for a Wallace Foundation grant to improve the quality of its principal supervisors....
  • Medical sleuths seek patients with mystery diseases, offer new tools

    Medical sleuths seek patients with mystery diseases, offer new tools
    Everyone loves a medical mystery, except the afflicted patient and his or her family who shuffle from doctor to doctor in search of an explanation for a disorder whose name, origin, prognosis and cure are all unknown. Now, the National Institutes of...
  • Charles Tabb, of counsel, Foley & Lardner

     Charles Tabb, of counsel, Foley & Lardner
    Charles Tabb has joined law firm Foley & Lardner's Bankruptcy and Business Reorganizations Practice as of counsel in the Chicago office. Tabb spent 30 years on the faculty of the University of Illinois College of Law, where he holds an endowed chair and...
  • John Albright, chief legal officer, Hub International

    John Albright, chief legal officer, Hub International
    John Albright, 47, has joined Hub International, a Chicago-based insurance brokerage, risk advisory and employee benefits firm, as chief legal officer.  In his new role, Albright will oversee Hub’s global legal and compliance functions. Albright...
  • Morgan State under federal investigation for handling of sexual assault case

    Morgan State under federal investigation for handling of sexual assault case
    The U.S. Department of Education has opened an investigation into Morgan State University's handling of a reported sexual assault, as the number of colleges nationwide facing scrutiny for their response to sexual violence allegations grows. The...
  • Digital Lab for Manufacturing requests research proposals

     Digital Lab for Manufacturing requests research proposals
    Larry Howard waited patiently at his booth for questions from the 200 people who attended a daylong workshop hosted by the Digital Lab for Manufacturing. The event in Chicago was packed with information about a Department of Defense-funded project...