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  • 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.


  • Joe Paterno had 409 wins - the most ever in NCAA Divsion I - at the time of his dismissal Nov. 9. He had been involved with Penn State football since 1950. (Associated Press)

    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.


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