| Jun 11, 2014
Last week, Kaylyn Clark, Meera Kesavan, Hannah Matecko-Conti and Shiza Tanveer walked across the stage in the Retriever Activities Center on the campus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, didn't just receive their diplomas as members of the...
| Apr 27, 2014
These days, his Western business suits and ties have given way to Afghan turbans and tunics. Instead of anthropology students and fellow faculty members at the Johns Hopkins University, tribal elders and international aid officials are more likely to seek...
| May 2, 2014
| 1:54 PM
In New York City in the 1930s, '40s and '50s, when city laws made it illegal to serve gay patrons or hire gay employees, it took a lot of money and clout for a gay establishment to stay ahead of the vice police and remain open.
The city's entrenched...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 11:07 AM
It all started in the kitchen.
That's where Jamyla Bennu first mixed up batches of hair and skin products to give to friends and relatives more than 13 years ago.
Since then, Bennu has refined her creations of organic shea butter and aloe vera juice,...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 2:27 PM
Dr. M. Daniel Lane, a retired Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine researcher, biochemist and esteemed teacher who studied the body's chemical processes that affect hunger, died of myeloma April 10 at the Charlestown Retirement Community. The...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:53 AM
Adam Rodgers and his grandfather thought they were taking the train to Philadelphia to check out colleges. But the cinema gods had other things in mind.
"We're coming up the escalator," the Baltimore-born director recalled, "and I see this dolly track,...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Kathleen DeSales Nolan, a public relations executive who headed communications for Constellation Energy, died of melanoma March 2 at her Ellicott City home. She was 64.
"There was never a communications challenge that Kathy couldn't handle," said...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 5:11 PM
With the help of Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering students who spent years stringing bits of DNA together, scientists have built the world's first synthetic yeast chromosome, which eventually could help in the production of drugs, vaccines, biofuels...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 11:44 AM
As a high school senior at Baltimore City College in 1989, Bala Ambati had some rather lofty goals, telling the yearbook he aspired "to become a doctor, win the Nobel Prize and help humanity." By then Ambati already stood apart from his 12th grade-...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 9:41 PM
Guard Four McGlynn hit Abilene Christian with a flurry of 3-pointers in the first half, and host Towson completed a three-game sweep of the Battle 4 Atlantis mainland tournament, 74-47, on Saturday.
The Tigers (6-2) never trailed on the way to their...
| Nov 10, 2013
Netflix changed the way people rent movies. Amazon upended the big-box bookstore. Other online retailers grabbed market share in niches as diverse as contact lenses and pet medications.
Why not razors?
That's the question posed by a Catonsville firm...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 8:09 PM
The Obama administration made an appeal in recent days to young uninsured singles: Half of the group may pay only $50 a month with subsidies for a health insurance policy.
Those ages 18 to 34 are crucial to holding down premiums by balancing older adults...