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Getting Personal: Barbara McFadden Allen
Each week, we offer an email Q&A with a local personality. Today, Paul Wood chats with 54-year-old Champaign resident Barbara McFadden Allen, the executive director of the academic consortium of Big Ten universities and the University of Chicago.
Sun May 19, 2013
Weekly Top Five: Joseph Lewis and the B movie swamp
Tomorrow night, the University of Chicago's Doc Films will screen the Joseph H. Lewis noir Gun Crazy , one of the major works of classic B cinema and one of the most radical and thoroughly entertaining movies in American film history, period.
Payvand News of Iran
Photos: Iranian artifacts recovered in foreign auctions on display at Tehran exhibit
A collection of ancient Iranian artifacts, which had been recovered in foreign auctions, was showcased on Thursday in an exhibition at the National Museum of Iran.
Sat May 18, 2013
Will Republicans Oppose James Comey as FBI Director?
The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that President Obama has narrowed his list of possible replacements for FBI Director Robert Mueller to two candidates.
The acerbic Bertrand Russell wanted people to think
"All movements go too far." Few writers are more quotable than Bertrand Russell, in or out of context, and few have a more colorful background.
Kocherlakota on Fed stimulus: Don't stop 'til you get enough
Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Narayana Kocherlakota has gone from being one of the U.S. central bank's more hawkish characters to arguably its most dovish.
Fri May 17, 2013
Is Sex Still Sexy?
If you want to get a sense of how college students approach sex, the play Speak About It is a pretty good place to start.
Lansing State Journal
Know the basics before you buy your next mattress
If you want to get in beach body shape for summer, don't spare a sagging mattress, especially if you're losing sleep over it.
Chicago Booth to discuss Indian private equity
Mumbai, May 15 : The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, in collaboration with the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association is all set to host Chicago Conversations, here on Jun 10 to assess the current condition and take a view of private equity in India.
Tyvek, Spray Paint, and Dikes of Holland play this year's Summer Breeze
Every year the programmers at WHPK , University of Chicago's community radio station, organize the Summer Breeze fest and manage to pack it full of amazing, oddball rock and punk acts.
Thu May 16, 2013
Worthwhile Canadian Initiative
Marianne Ferber: A little giant
The "Canadian" part was due to astute planning by her father, Karl Abeles. Marianne was born in Sudetenland, Czechoslovakia, in 1923.
Parenting: The Effects of Praise
"When you're talking about praising specific behavior, you're talking about reinforcing positive behavior, which we all know works on kids and it works on us too, as adults," said Seanna Crosbie, with the Austin Child Guidance Center, which serves more than 3,200 kids and families each year.
LLNL scientist finds topography of Eastern Seaboard muddles ancient sea level changes
The distortion of the ancient shoreline and flooding surface of the U.S. Atlantic Coastal Plain are the direct result of fluctuations in topography in the region and could have implications on understanding long-term climate change, according to a new study.
'Waning gun culture' in U.S. may be myth
A well-known firearms researcher punched a pinhole in what may be one of the biggest myths being propagated by the gun prohibition lobby and repeated by the mainstream press this week when he noted today that the news media "ignore their own reports" that show gun ownership is increasing.
Wed May 15, 2013
Electrical Construction and Maintenance
Higher Education Market Experiences Strength in Private Sector, Challenges on the Public Side
About 2.4 million new students will enter colleges and universities over the next decade, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
The New York Times
Recipe Lab Video Chat on Frying Techniques
It's time to turn off the burner and join Julia Moskin of The Times and Norman King, the author of "The Way to Fry," to talk about fried chicken, and frying in general.
Higher-Paid Women Less-Married, More-Divorced
Women who have come out on top in the job market may not find similar success in the marriage market.
University of Chicago launches Bionimbus Protected Data Cloud to analyze cancer data
The University of Chicago launched the first secure cloud-based computing system that enables researchers to access and analyze human genomic cancer information without the costly and cumbersome infrastructure normally needed to download and store massive amounts of data.
American Library Association
Sign up for a behind-the-scenes tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House during ALA Annual Conference
Annual Conference at www.alaannual.org or can be added to a previously completed conference registration by logging in at http://ala13.ala.org/register-now . The evening will include a cocktail reception, with docents from the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust available on site to answer questions.
Dunwoody High School's Valedictorians, Salutatorian Named
Hayley Hopkins and Hardika Dhir are Dunwoody High School 's valedictorians this year, and William Koval is the salutatorian, the DeKalb county school district announced Tuesday.