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  • For nearly 1 in 5 Americans, BMI may tell the wrong story

    For nearly 1 in 5 Americans, BMI may tell the wrong story
    Obese is bad and lean is good. End of story, right? Wrong, say a pair of University of Pennsylvania physicians and obesity researchers who are calling for better ways to assess individual health prospects than the body mass index, or BMI. The BMI--a...
  • UC Berkeley repeats as top public university in U.S. News rankings

    UC Berkeley repeats as top public university in U.S. News rankings
    UC Berkeley is again the highest-ranked public university in closely watched university rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report. Berkeley tied with Georgetown for 20th among national universities overall, despite some scoring changes...
  • Cal made you a deal, and selling cars was never the same

    Cal made you a deal, and selling cars was never the same
    For Patti Williams, it was all about the jingle. "'Go see Cal, go see Cal, go see Cal,'" she sang, laughing. "He had a dealership in Anchorage where I lived, and I grew up seeing his commercials." Today, Williams is a professor of marketing at the...
  • UCLA, USC tie in U.S. News rankings; Princeton is No. 1

    UCLA, USC tie in U.S. News rankings; Princeton is No. 1
    Crosstown rivals UCLA and USC are tied again in the closely watched university rankings by U.S. News & World Report, despite some scoring changes that give more weight to students’ graduation rates. UCLA and USC shared the 23rd place among best...
  • UCLA, USC tied at 23rd in college rankings

    UCLA, USC tied at 23rd in college rankings
    Crosstown rivals UCLA and USC are tied again in the closely watched university rankings by U.S. News & World Report, despite some scoring changes that give more weight to students' graduation rates. UCLA and USC shared the 23rd place among best national...
  • Top Univision executive joins rival NBCUniversal

    Top Univision executive joins rival NBCUniversal
    Univision Communications Inc.'s networks president, Cesar Conde, has left the Spanish-language media giant to accept a larger role overseeing international expansion at rival NBCUniversal. On Friday, Conde was named NBCUniversal executive vice president...
  • Sheldon Hackney dies at 79; educator chaired endowment for humanities

    Sheldon Hackney dies at 79; educator chaired endowment for humanities
    Sheldon Hackney, an educator and historian who served as president of Tulane University and the University of Pennsylvania before becoming chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has died. He was 79. Hackney died Thursday at his home on...
  • ADHD, texting and driving: A deadly mix

    ADHD, texting and driving: A deadly mix
    When it comes to driving, teenagers have a lot of factors working against them: inexperience, impulsiveness, the challenge of navigating their complex social and emotional lives and the road at the same time. Add to that the compulsion to text friends and...
  • Ruth Patrick dies at 105; pioneer in freshwater ecosystem research

    Ruth Patrick dies at 105; pioneer in freshwater ecosystem research
    Ruth Patrick, a scientist whose research on freshwater ecosystems led to groundbreaking ways to measure pollution in rivers and streams, has died. She was 105. Patrick, recipient of dozens of the nation's top science awards including the National...
  • UCLA's Fowler Museum turns 50 in worldly fashion

    UCLA's Fowler Museum turns 50 in worldly fashion
    A pharmaceutical mogul who traveled the world collecting objects made by native artists and left them to a trust in London probably never would have guessed that 30,000 of those works would end up at UCLA's Fowler Museum. Now, with the museum turning 50...
  • NSA does not collect cellphone location data, officials say

     NSA does not collect cellphone location data, officials say
    The U.S. Justice Department has told a court in Florida that the government does not secretly track the location of Americans' cellphones as part of its massive phone surveillance dragnet, but asking experts to believe that assertion has proved to be...