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