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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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GreenspaceHave hundreds of millions of dollars in grants from major oil companies compromised the ethics of energy research at such institutions as UC Berkeley, UC Davis and Stanford? That's what Jennifer Washburn, a longtime critic of academic conflicts of...
Opinion L.A.Proposing differential tuition undercuts UC's case for public funding and indeed threatens its very character as a public institution. This inevitable backlash should be obvious to short-sighted advocates of UC stratification....
The Big PictureIn Rupert Murdoch's conservative media empire, the death of Osama bin Laden brought great huzzahs of good cheer, followed quickly by a return to the real issue of the day -- stirring up partisan bloodlust. Over at "The O'Reilly Factor,"......
Culture MonsterAn extraordinary embellished scroll opens "Imagining the Past in France: 1250-1500," the similarly extraordinary exhibition recently opened at the J. Paul Getty Museum. It introduces one of the strangest, most coercive if successful ideas to have taken...
Sports Legend Revealed: Did the inventor of basketball, James Naismith, also invent the football helmet?The Fabulous ForumFOOTBALL LEGEND: Did the inventor of basketball, James Naismith, also invent the football helmet? STATUS: A Lot of Truth to it, but I Lean False Overall. The world of collegiate sports in the late 19th Century was practically like the......
Soldiers who suffer a traumatic brain injury should be fed at least half their normal calories and higher-than-normal levels of protein within 24 hours of injury, according to a new report released Wednesday from the Institute of Medicine. The report...
Enzo Bearzot Beloved Italian soccer coach Enzo Bearzot, 83, who in 1982 coached the Italian soccer team to its first World Cup triumph in 44 years, died Tuesday in Milan. He had been ill for several years. Bearzot, a beloved figure in Italy, first...
Melvin E. 'Bud' Biddle Medal of Honor recipient Melvin E. "Bud" Biddle, 87, a World War II infantryman who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944, died Dec. 16 at Saint John's Medical Center in...
There are a lot of reasons why Laura Skandera Trombley spent 16 years working on a book about a woman whom generations of Mark Twain biographers dismissed as inconsequential to his life. But the biggest catalyst was the 450-page elephant in the room --...
Frederick J. Karch, a Marine Corps brigadier general who led the first official ground combat troops into Vietnam, died of congestive heart failure Saturday at his home in Arlington, Va. He was 91. Karch, a Naval Academy graduate, served in the Marine...
Luis Leal, an internationally recognized scholar of Mexican, Chicano and Latin American literature who was one of the founders of the field of Chicano literary studies, has died. He was 102. Leal, a professor of Chicano studies at UC Santa Barbara,...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterYou may have heard the advice "If you exercise, you'll live longer." The good news -- or the bad news, if you hate doing anything more active than downloading iTunes -- is that it's true. Research backs this up. A 2007 study in the Journal of the...
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