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  • NASA Langley helps hone technology to study ocean health

    NASA Langley helps hone technology to study ocean health
    On Sunday, a NASA Langley airborne laboratory will embark on a joint sea-and-air research campaign from Maine to Virginia to Bermuda to help hone the world's most advanced technologies to study ocean phytoplankton. For 20 days, scientists from NASA...
  • Obama Library foundation raises more than $850,000

    Obama Library foundation raises more than $850,000
    A Chicago investment manager with strong ties to Mayor Rahm Emanuel is among the contributors who have collectively donated more than $850,000 to the foundation overseeing the development of President Barack Obama’s presidential library, according...
  • Gift will fund teacher training in New York

    Gift will fund teacher training in New York
    WILLIAMSBURG — A $1 million gift will allow Colonial Williamsburg to team up with Columbia University to teach teachers how to spread American history and civics across the curriculum in New York state schools. Colonial Williamsburg will...
  • Pioneering AIDS researcher Lange was a star with a passion to help

    Pioneering AIDS researcher Lange was a star with a passion to help
    He wouldn’t be the only victim they knew, but he¬†was probably the one they knew best. Friends and colleagues of Joep Lange, who died Thursday on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, remembered the prominent researcher as a straight-talking and well-...
  • Singer snags scholarship honoring New Trier grad

     Singer snags scholarship honoring New Trier grad
    Forging something worthwhile and lasting from tragedy is difficult at best, but the Sarah C. McCausland New Trier Performing Arts Scholarship was created this year to do just that. Sarah, a 2013 New Trier High School graduate, was very active in...
  • College Match: Helping low-income students achieve more than they might imagine

    NEW YORK In spite of being among the top students in his school, Joseph Nelzy was quick to give up on being admitted to one of the nation's best colleges after he got a rejection letter from Brandeis University, near Boston. "I had no hope after that,"...
  • Steve Lehman Octet's knotty 'Mise en Abime' forges a new path

    Steve Lehman Octet's knotty 'Mise en Abime' forges a new path
    Typically, music is a lot easier to hear than explain. Consider alto saxophonist Steve Lehman. Holding a doctorate in composition from Columbia University, Lehman is a dazzling talent with a compact tone and expansive ambitions that created one of 2009&...
  • Former State Legislator And Educator Remembered

    In the 1980s, state Sen. Kenneth T. Hampton's cream-colored Lincoln Continental was a fixture at the grocery store in Higganum center while he talked to constituents inside. Hampton, who represented the 33rd District, died July 3 in Cape Coral Fla. He was...
  • Autism diagnostic changes shuffle the puzzle

    Autism diagnostic changes shuffle the puzzle
    From headline-grabbing studies to prime-time TV, autism has entered mainstream conversation like never before. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that autism rates rose nearly 30 percent from 2008 to 2010. The condition...
  • Retiring Carroll Community College president Pappalardo built a legacy to last

    Retiring Carroll Community College president Pappalardo built a legacy to last
    Carroll Community College didn’t even have its independence when Dr. Faye Pappalardo joined the staff as dean of student services in 1988. The college — a satellite location for Catonsville Community College, now the Community College of...
  • We need to start child-proofing pot

    In states where medical and recreational cannabis sales are allowed, disquieting new trends and statistics are proving its unique dangers for those most vulnerable to its effects: children. One such statistic is a spike in calls to poison control...
  • Becoming a Supreme Court justice was a shock, Sotomayor says

    Moving to Washington and becoming a Supreme Court justice five years ago was shocking, “like somebody throwing cold water on me,” says Justice Sonia Sotomayor. The transition from being a little known appeals court judge in her hometown of...