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  • Study abroad shapes lives

    Study abroad shapes lives
    We spoke with students who have studied abroad and asked them about their experiences. Giancarlo Chavez Benedictine University senior, international business and economics What inspired you to study abroad? I made friends with Spanish and French...
  • Book review: 'When the World Calls' by Stanley Meisler

    Book review: 'When the World Calls' by Stanley Meisler
    The surprising thing about the Peace Corps is that the institution still exists. After being formed by President John F. Kennedy on the fly in March 1961, it has endured Congressional challenges, internal political crises, skeptical Third World receptions...
  • Book review: 'Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World,' by James Carroll

    Book review: 'Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World,' by James Carroll
    Jerusalem, Jerusalem How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World James Carroll Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 418 pp., $28 James Carroll's latest book is very ambitious. Invoking history, anthropology, social psychology, geography and theology, the...
  • Festivals abound around the U.S.

    Festivals abound around the U.S.
    Those planning a summer vacation in the U.S., have plenty of special, enriching events to enjoy in various parts of the country. Here are more than a dozen events –just some of what's on tap for the summer--arranged chronologically. These festivals...
  • Self-styled 'arts crusader'

    Self-styled 'arts crusader'
    Chicago's newly appointed Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events happens to be one of the city's most influential jazz advocates. But Michelle Boone's impact extends far beyond the music she has championed in the job she'...
  • City Lights: Miles to go for children's health

    City Lights: Miles to go for children's health
    Joel Gillin made headlines four years ago when he and his Edison High School teammates won the state boys' golf title. This summer, Gillin plans to get a workout of a different kind. For the last nine months, the 2007 graduate has been stationed with...
  • Check It Out: Traveling is your window to the world

    Whether you're an armchair traveler, or you have the opportunity to visit other places beyond your immediate environment, travel gives us the opportunity to expand our minds and recognize the various ways that others are living and experiencing the world....
  • Sargent Shriver Dies

    Sargent Shriver Dies
    R. Sargent Shriver, who was responsible for launching the U.S. Peace Corps after marrying into the Kennedy family and joining John F. Kennedy's White House, has died, a family source told CNN. Shriver, whose full name was Robert Sargent Shriver, was 95....
  • Sargent Shriver

    Sargent Shriver
    Sargent Shriver, a lawyer who worked for JFK's and Lyndon Johnson's administrations, who launched social programs including the Peace Corps, Head Start and the Job Corps and led the War on Poverty, died Jan. 18. He was 95.
  • USD awards over 1,800 students with degrees

    USD awards over 1,800 students with degrees
    SAN DIEGO -- More than 1,800 students graduated from University of San Diego during commencement ceremonies over the weekend. President and CEO of Catholic Relief Services Carolyn Woo delivered the commencement address Saturday at Jenny Craig Pavilion to...
  • Kinky Friedman talks politics, music, mysteries, culture and Irish martyrs

    Kinky Friedman talks politics, music, mysteries, culture and Irish martyrs
    Kinky Friedman, The Bipolar Tour June 19, Café Nine, 250 State St., New Haven, (203) 789-8281, cafenine.com; June 20, Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville, (860) 693-9762, 41bridgestreet.com   The first thing you should know about Kinky...
  • Hansen: Rethinking the approach to homeless

    Over the last 100 years, technological advances have revolutionized entire countries, but over the last 1,000 years, social advances have done little to fundamentally change homelessness and hunger. In Laguna Beach, the homeless issue is a known...