I am a scientist who loves Groundhog Day, that least scientific of holidays. Every February, as Punxsutawney Phil shakes the dust off his coat, emerges from his burrow, glances at his shadow (or not) and allegedly prognosticates winter's end, I gather a group of professors, graduate students and other assorted science geeks at my UCLA lab to nibble, drink, schmooze and revel in groundhoggery in all its magnificent splendor.
No one stayed long enough to bear witness to the institutional brutalism of what goes on down here past the valve house and goes by the name of public education in Baltimore. Here we have a living history museum of separate and unequal, Jim Crow schooling in today¿s Baltimore. The Civil Rights Project at UCLA calls schools like Reach "apartheid schools."
Baltimore's Donnell Whittenburg will compete for the United States in the floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, parallel bars and horizontal bar at the Pan American Games, which begin today in Toronto.
Thanks to shifting demographics, a greater focus on healthy eating and the rising popularity of ethnic cuisine, Lotte Plaza Market and others in the international grocery niche see demand continuing to grow. And competition is heating up.
Since the team's founding in 2008, the RoboDoves have conceived, designed and built their own remote-controlled robots that range from a couple of feet tall to more than 5 feet and more than 100 pounds.
As Boys' Latin's Dom Maggio impressed the coaches at Wake Forest's kicking camp last June, he had no idea that the Demon Deacons' recruiting coordinator knew his name well, and not just because he stood out at the camp. Thirty years ago at UCLA, Bill Rees recruited another local Maggio who could kick pretty well, too.
Nearly 6,000 Delaware elementary school students with poor vision but without access to eye care are expected to get glasses as Los Angeles-based nonprofit Vision to Learn takes its mobile eye clinics across the country, starting in the nation's first state.
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III returned to the practice field for the first time since dislocating his left ankle in Week 2 and looked "fine" while handling a limited workload, coach Jay Gruden said.
George W. Hilton, a retired college professor who specialized in transportation economics whose definitive books on railroads and shipping also included the seminal history of the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad, died Aug. 4 at Lorien Health Park in Columbia. He was 89.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University and four other prominent institutions will spend the next five years trying to turn a theoretical "next-generation" form of encryption into a practical way to better protect software from hackers.
Fitchitt, 44, is Vice President of Development for Howard Hughes, the primary land owner and lead developer of the Downtown Columbia Plan, a master planning document approved in 2010 that promises to develop 13 million square feet of mixed uses in Columbia's Town Center village.
In a city that is nearly 65 percent black and known for families that haven't left for generations, Larry Harris, 35, and Leonard Martin, 31, say they feel just like any other couple. In a city that has more same-sex couples with an African-American householder, per capita, than any other city in the United States, they
An all-girls experience, be it the Girl Scouts, a girls' athletic team, a girls' camp or a girls' school can be a spring board to achievement and a sense of self-worth for girls, who are too quick to underestimate their abilities.
Sixty years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that racial segregation in 21 states was unconstitutional, 10 percent of the schools in Maryland remain segregated, nearly all of them in Baltimore City and Prince George's County.
By By Liz Bowie and Erica L. Green and The Baltimore Sun
Dr. Thomas Russell Hendrix, a leader in the fields of gastric and liver disease, died of complications from heart surgery Dec. 23 at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 93 and lived in Roland Park before moving to Chestertown.
As a player in the Black Power and civil rights movements of the 1960s, even at only 25 years old, Maulana Karenga was concerned about legacy. He wanted to leave behind something that would both celebrate the accomplishments of his people and challenge them to go even further.
A little less than four months after Jonathan Ogden was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the lineman who was the Ravens' first-ever draft pick in 1996 will return to Baltimore to give another podium speech when he is inducted into the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation's Hall of Legends.