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  • In absentia

    On the day my father died, he looked as run-down and parched as the tiny Nebraska farm he grew up on during the Depression. Just as the dust storms of his youth had stolen the thin, rich topsoil from their farm, so had the quiet storm of Alzheimer's swept...
  • Paul J. Sally, mathematics professor at U. of C., 1933-2013

     Paul J. Sally, mathematics professor at U. of C., 1933-2013
    To some students, University of Chicago professor Paul J. Sally Jr. was "mathematics, personified," said Shmuel Weinberger, chairman of the school's mathematics department. Known for his contributions to the field of harmonic analysis, Mr. Sally had...
  • Dogs' interbreeding with wolves clouds lineage of man's BFF

    Dogs' interbreeding with wolves clouds lineage of man's BFF
    A new study says genomic analysis shows dogs and wolves diverged from a common wolf-like ancestor 11,000 to 16,000 years ago, although repeated interbreeding between the animals has clouded their evolutionary history. The study, published in the journal...
  • Dinosaur discovered by Field expedition rivaled T. rex

    Dinosaur discovered by Field expedition rivaled T. rex
    Field Museum scientists have discovered a new "top predator" dinosaur in North America, a significant precursor to Tyrannosaurus rex and an important part of an emerging fossil record for the continent, the museum announced early Friday.  The 4-ton, 30-...
  • Museum free days

    Museum free days
    There’s nothing like a day at the museum, but tickets can cost a pretty penny -- especially if you bring the entire brood. Avoid pricey admission fees during these museum free days. Adler Planetarium* 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive (312-922-7827;...
  • 2 NU economists share strategy to make more money from ticket sales

    2 NU economists share strategy to make more money from ticket sales
    A few years ago, Northwestern University economist Sandeep Baliga took to a blog to offer two of Chicago's most successful entrepreneurs, chef Grant Achatz and his business partner Nick Kokonas, a lesson in pricing. Kokonas and Achatz already had made...
  • Paul J. Sally Jr., 'The Math Pirate' -- 1933-2013

     
    The Tribune is reporting the death of University of Chicago math professor Paul Sally, a towering figure on campus with whom my son, a 2012 graduate, worked closely. Our family is just one of many families that are deeply grateful......
  • Problem Solver: Woman searching for her good Samaritans

    Problem Solver: Woman searching for her good Samaritans
    It had just started snowing when Paula Wallrich slipped and fell in the middle of the intersection at 49th Street and Woodlawn Avenue, shattering the bones in her right hand. "I couldn't even stand, the pain was so intense," she said. "I was sure I...
  • Firefighters extinguish extra-alarm fire in Chatham dollar store

    Firefighters extinguish extra-alarm fire in Chatham dollar store
    Firefighters extinguished an extra-alarm fire that tore through a dollar store in the South Side's Chatham neighborhood early this morning, a fire supervisor said. The fire in the Dollar & Up store, at the southwest corner of East 75th Street and...
  • Ian Barbour dies at 90; academic who bridged science-religion divide

    Ian Barbour dies at 90; academic who bridged science-religion divide
    For Ian Barbour, the deadly possibilities of the Atomic Age raised questions that science couldn't answer — a perplexing situation for a young physicist after World War II. He responded to the challenge in an unusual way: After completing his...
  • Winter 2014 in Classical Music: Ten classical events to warm a Chicago winter

    Winter 2014 in Classical Music: Ten classical events to warm a Chicago winter
    This is the winter of our content. "Our," as in Chicago classical music lovers. "Content," as in pleasure unbounded. The coming three months promise a rich array of performances that should appeal to just about every listener taste, whether the music is...
  • Winter 2014 in Jazz Music: Two Marsalises, Gregory Porter and Jack DeJohnette

    Winter 2014 in Jazz Music: Two Marsalises, Gregory Porter and Jack DeJohnette
    The tempo of Chicago jazz never slows, as this winter's highlights show: Patricia Barber: An inimitable singer-pianist-songwriter, Barber returns to her weekly engagement at the Green Mill Jazz Club. Riding the critical success of her 2013 album "Smash"...