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  • Correction: Obit-Becker story

    In a story May 4 about the death of Nobel Laureate Gary Becker, The Associated Press incorrectly spelled the name of the president of the University of Chicago. His name is Robert Zimmer.

  • U of Chicago, Knox College under federal review

    The University of Chicago and Knox College in western Illinois are on a list of dozens of institutions of higher education around the country under investigation for possible violations of federal law over the handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints.

  • U of Chicago physics prof named Argonne director

    A University of Chicago physics professor has been named director of the Argonne National Laboratory in suburban Chicago.

  • Chicago violence drives push for more trauma care

    In a storefront office on Chicago's violence-plagued South Side, young activists meet in pursuit of a single goal: pressuring the University of Chicago Medical Center to reopen a trauma department it closed 25 years ago.

  • Illustration: Sexual politics

    GABL: A raunchy week only sophomores could love

    We might easily scorn the crudity, immorality and sheer absurdity of the University of Chicago's first official "Sex Week" that occurred this February, which hosted 36 events ranging from porn showings to "history of sex" workshops, knot-tying demonstrations and, to be radically inclusive, "Augustine and Luther on Sexual Ethics."

  • Cincinnati professor nominated for Nobel dies

    Elwood Jensen, an award-winning University of Cincinnati professor nominated for the Nobel Prize for medicine for work that opened the door to advances in fighting cancer, has died of pneumonia. He was 92.

  • DALY: Sandusky scandal revealed sad truth

    In University Park, Pa., a couple of Penn State students are guarding the statue of Joe Paterno — lest a mob forms, bearing sledgehammers, and takes justice into its own hands. It ain't exactly Occupy Beaver Stadium, but the symbolism is there.

  • Joseph Kirsner, pioneer physician, dies at age 102

    Dr. Joseph Kirsner, a pioneer in the field of digestive system disorders, died from kidney failure at his home in Chicago on Saturday. He was 102 years old.

  • Hyde Park embraces old neighbor, shuns GOP

    President Obama still has boatloads of fans — and seemingly no political enemies — in his old backyard of Hyde Park, the neighborhood from where he launched the political career that eventually landed him in the White House.

  • Linsanity, NCAA berth could boost lofty Harvard

    When Harvard basketball coach Tommy Amaker would meet with recruits, he talked to them about the doors they could open with a degree from the nation's most prestigious university: Nobel Prize winner, president of the United States, and even NBA star.

  • Stars of MTV's "Jersey Shore" (from left) Michael "the Situation" Sorrentino, Pauly "Pauly D" Del Vecchio, Deena Nicole Cortese, Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola, Ronnie "Fist Pump Brah" Magro, Vinny Guadagnino, Jenni "Jwoww" Farley and Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi will be the subjects of academic discussions in October at the University of Chicago. (Associated Press)

    Academics to 'interrogate' the meaning of 'Jersey Shore'

    They're known more for drunken shenanigans than intellectual prowess but the stars of the hit reality TV series "Jersey Shore" are attracting some academic interest from a University of Chicago researcher planning a conference on the larger meaning of Snooki, JWoww and the Situation.

  • Correction: Google shake-up story

    In a Jan. 21 story about Google Inc.'s plan to change CEOs, The Associated Press erroneously identified a University of Chicago business professor as Steve Booth. He should have been identified as Steve Kaplan, a professor at University of Chicago's Booth School of Business.

  • FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2010 file photo, actress Uma Thurman attends the Quentin Tarantino Friars Club Roast at the New York Hilton Hotel in New York. Thurman's convicted stalker,Jack Jordan, is trying to work out a plea deal after a Manhattan court refused to toss out or pare down charges that he flouted a court order by trying to contact her again. A judge said Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, there was enough evidence to support the new contempt, stalking and other charges against Jordan. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)

    Cops: Uma Thurman stalker in Md. called her office

    A former psychiatric patient who was convicted in 2008 of stalking Uma Thurman tried to call her again, defying a court order to leave her alone after years of unwanted and weird advances, officials said Tuesday.

  • BOOKS: 'When You Were a Tadpole and I Was a Fish, and Other Speculations About This and That'

    "Martin Gardner has an inquiring mind" would be the winning entry in an understatement-of-the-year contest.

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