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11 min ago | My FOX Chicago

Workout device helps keep you active while on the job

The average American spends about 8 hours sitting at their desks, but three University of Chicago graduates are trying find an answer to the sitting epidemic to get you fit while you sit.


1 hr ago |

Nigel Worme Named 2014 Soderstrom Award Winner

AMSP/NAPL/NAQP has named Nigel Worme, Chief Executive Officer, COT Holdings Ltd., Christ Church, Barbados, as recipient of the 54th annual Walter E. Soderstrom Award.


Related Topix: Chicago, IL, Wolfgang Puck, Life, Food, Chefs

4 hrs ago | Northwest Herald

Barrett: 'Debt' isn't a dirty word

Many moons ago at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, my professors shared a mind-numbing amount of financial theories, and one or two are still inside my brain today.


Related Topix: M&M, House, Carnegie Mellon University, McHenry County, IL, Spring Grove, IL

8 hrs ago | Scientific Computing/Instrument.

National Data Service kicks off with the Materials Data Facility

In nearly every field of science, experiments, instruments, observations, sensors, simulations, and surveys are generating massive data volumes that grow at exponential rates.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, High Performance Computing

12 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

Here's Why People Work Like Crazy, Even When They Already Have Everything They Need

In a recent talk , Google CEO Larry Page raised a radical notion: We all might be working much harder than is necessary.


15 hrs ago |

Bruce Rauner links to another pay-to-play, gives Stuart Levine story credibility

Illinois picked Republican businessman Bruce Rauner to face incumbent Democrat Pat Quinn in the race for Governor.


Related Topix: Illinois, Illinois Government, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Cook County, IL

16 hrs ago | University Business

Chicago Booth tries to predict which applicants will get rich one day

Things just aren't the same at business school admissions offices. Some top schools now measure how interested applicants seem so they can accept the ones who are likely to enroll.


20 hrs ago |

Musical, fitness lessons learned with Muntu's summer drum program for kids

Drum classes are a fun way to be musical, active and get fit all at the same time, and companies like Drum Alive and Pound already know it.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Chicago, IL

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Real Deal

The Hawaii hotel market has seen $840 million in year-to-date investment sales

From the July issue: In this month's roundup of real estate news from across the nation, The Real Deal heads over to sunny Hawaii, where hotel investment is having another good year.


Acting Teacher George Morrison Passes Away at 86

Born in Evanston, Illinois, he attended the public schools there and started acting in the pioneering children's theater headed by Winifred Ward.


Related Topix: Evanston, IL, Theater, Arts, Northwestern University

Hispanic Business

Researchers from University of Chicago Report Recent Findings in...

These molecules serve as post-transcriptional regulators of gene expression and their regulatory activity has been implicated in disease pathophysiology and pharmacological traits."


Related Topix: Biology, Science

Silicon Alley Insider

It's Never Taken Longer To Fill A Job Opening In America

According to the Dice-DFH Vacancy Duration Measure , the average duration of a U.S. job opening is 25.1 days.


World Magazine

University of Chicago publishes 'how-to' abortion guide

The University of Chicago wants women to have complete control over their reproductive choices, unless they choose to visit a crisis pregnancy center.

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Related Topix: Abortion, Women's Health, Health, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Henry Waxman, Democrat


Shark Teeth Analysis Provides Detailed New Look at Arctic Climate Change

A new study shows that some shark species may be able to cope with the rising salinity of Arctic waters that may come with rising temperatures.


Related Topix: University of Colorado Boulder, Geology, Environment

ABA Journal

Even a barbecue is dangerous in violence-prone neighborhoods

The shooting violence in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend is all too familiar for a Chicago Sun-Times columnist and a 16-year-old girl whose cousin was among those killed.


Related Topix: Violent Crime


Public Works: Lampposts That Help You Choose How to Get Home

Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them.


Related Topix: Chicago, IL

Tue Jul 08, 2014

A-Infos Radio Project

Radio Curious: Contradictions in U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy, Segment 1

Contradictions in the United States' nuclear weapons policy is the subject of this edition of Radio Curious.


Related Topix: Department of Defense, US News, Columbia University, Chicago, IL


Med Student Crowdfunds His Tuition, Aims To Help World's Neediest People

Forget the big paycheck and impressive social status -- Tim Cheves wants to become a doctor to help others because he knows firsthand how powerless someone can feel while fighting for their health.


Related Topix: us Travel, Michigan

Opinion: What liberals got wrong about Hobby ruling

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, where he has covered national politics for 18 years, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a resident fellow at the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics.


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Opinion


Illinois agency OKs $700 mln bonds for University of Chicago

The Illinois Finance Authority on Tuesday approved the sale of up to $700 million of tax-exempt revenue bonds for the University of Chicago.


Related Topix: Midwestern University