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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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  • From Bronx poverty to Ivy League

    WASHINGTON -- For a teenager from a Puerto Rican family struggling upward from the public housing projects of the Bronx, Princeton University in 1972 was a foreign land. "I felt isolated from all I had ever known," she said later, and the low grade she...
  • Artist of Obama as Joker is unmasked

    Artist of Obama as Joker is unmasked
    When cryptic posters portraying President Obama as the Joker from "The Dark Knight" began popping up around Los Angeles and other cities, the question many asked was: Who is behind the image? Was it an ultra-conservative grass-roots group or a...
  • Dr. Edwin G. Krebs dies at 91; Nobel laureate co-discovered fundamental cell processes

    Dr. Edwin G. Krebs dies at 91; Nobel laureate co-discovered fundamental cell processes
    Dr. Edwin G. Krebs, the University of Washington Nobel laureate who co-discovered the mechanism by which a wide variety of processes are turned on and off within cells and thereby led to an explosion of knowledge about how cells grow, change, divide and...
  • Lew Allen Jr. dies at 84; retired Air Force general headed JPL for 8 years

    Lew Allen Jr. dies at 84; retired Air Force general headed JPL for 8 years
    Retired Air Force Gen. Lew Allen Jr., who during his multifaceted career headed the National Security Agency, was Air Force chief of staff and shepherded the Jet Propulsion Laboratory through a crucial period when budgets were at an all-time low and new...
  • Stay moving, not still

    Stay moving, not still
    You 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...
  • One hotel room, to go

    Call it prefab luxury decorating: If you like what you see in a cushy hotel suite, take the whole thing home. You can buy the tables, chairs, towels, martini glasses, even the bed. About the only thing you can't take with you is the maid. As the idea of...
  • Do Not Follow in My Footsteps

    At the West Athens Elementary School in South-Central Los Angeles, principal Barbara Lake could recall no other first day of school when fifth-grade students actually asked to take a textbook home. She could think of no other set of books that prompted...