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The Rockefellers: The Legacy Of History's Richest Man

The Rockefeller legacy began with a 16-year-old bookkeeper in Cleveland, Ohio, whose greatest ambitions were to earn $100,000 and live 100 years.


Related Topix: Cleveland, OH

Fri Jul 11, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

New professorship in tissue engineering links molecular engineering, marine biology

The starlet sea anemone is an emerging model organism for the study of regeneration.


Related Topix: Marine Biology, Biology, Science, Genetics, Medicine

WYMG-FM Springfield

Seven ways to keep kids hydrated

Don't wait for your kids to tell you they're thirsty before offering them water, experts say.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Pediatrics, Medicine, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Chicago Travel, Nutrition, Life, Food

ABA Journal

An interview with Judge Richard A. Posner

Editor's Note : Richard Posner is a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, a senior lecturer in law at the University of Chicago and, some would reckon, a force of nature.


Related Topix: Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals


David Halliburton, Stanford professor emeritus of English and founder ...

David Garland Halliburton, professor emeritus of English, died June 2 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.


Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA, Parkinson's Disease, Health, Princeton University, Stanford University

Science Blog

Researchers Consider the 'Anticrystal'

For the last century, the concept of crystals has been a mainstay of solid-state physics .


Related Topix: Physics, Science, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government

The Town Talk

Commentary: We must believe to succeed in math

As a math educator, I often find myself in conversations with parents who tell me, "I was never good at math, so it's not surprising my son isn't good either."


South China Morning Post

Acknowledge what you don't know, says Nobel economist

Policymakers and business leaders need to embrace the unknown if they want to make better decisions, and not be afraid of publicly saying, "I don't know", Nobel economics laureate Lars Peter Hansen said.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Thu Jul 10, 2014

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.


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

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

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

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.


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

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.


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.