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Singer Art Garfunkel, a real estate magnate and an investor are putting $2 million in gold bullion on the line to inspire researchers to cure blindness by 2020, establishing through Johns Hopkins Medicine one of the world's largest prizes for a scientific...
Conventional wisdom suggests that slaves in America were deemed property and, therefore, couldn't have possessed property of their own. Dylan C. Penningroth, 41, a history professor at Northwestern University, has altered that notion with research...
This generation is undoubtedly experiencing history’s most expansive and diverse collection of musical genres to date. What with the boom of social media and music sharing sites like Facebook and Spotify, it’s effortless for an artist to...
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If you're a regular attendee at the author appearances at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, you've seen a fair share of geniuses. Junot Diaz and Dinaw Mengestu -- who today received "genius" grants from the MacArthur Foundation -- have appeared in recent...
The most intriguing work at this year's Chicago Jazz Festival, running Thursday through Sunday, may come from the horn of MacArthur "genius grant" winner Ken Vandermark. As this year's artist-in-residence, the hyperinventive Chicago reedist-bandleader-...
The Hartford CourantSometimes the news is that something was not newsworthy. The United Nation's Rio+20 conference — 50,000 participants from 188 nations — occurred in June, without consequences. A generation has passed since the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio, which...
Change of SubjectRichard A. Muller, a professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley, and a former MacArthur Foundation fellow, writes in the New York Times: Three years ago I identified problems in previous climate studies that, in my mind, threw......
Cecilia Conrad, vice president for academic affairs and dean of Pomona College, in Claremont, Ca., will be the next director of the MacArthur Fellows Program. She will replace Daniel Socolow, who last year announced he was leaving the position after 15...
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L.A. NOWA corporate attorney and the founder of California’s first migrant worker bilingual radio station were appointed Friday to the California State University Board of Trustees, the governor’s office announced. Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Hugo...
Mary Zimmerman will premiere her new stage-musical version of "The Jungle Book"in Chicago, as part of the Goodman Theatre’s 2012-13 subscription season, the Chicago theater announced. "The Jungle Book," a Goodman production enhanced by the...
A phone ringing at 5:30 a.m. can rattle anyone, even a professor immersed in the universe's mysterious dark energy. Adam Riess, an astronomy professor at Johns Hopkins University, learned in an early morning call from Stockholm Tuesday that he was one...
Special to Tribune NewspapersThe National Public Housing Museum's April 15 benefit, "An Afternoon of Good Times," honored three nationally renowned humanitarians for their commitments and contributions to inner-city housing and empowerment of its residents. Steve Pemberton, author...
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