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Pritzker Wants Chicago to be Home of Obama Library
Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker said today that she hopes Barack Obama's presidential library is planted in the last place he called home before the White House: Chicago.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Do Better Looks Mean Better Grades For High School Students?
Researchers in a recent study conducted by the University of Illinois/Chicago are suggesting that good looks translate to better grades for high school students.
Attractive High School Students Have Better GPAs: The Ups And Downs Of Being Told What You're Worth
High school is weird. There's no delicate way of saying it, unfortunately. Over the perilous four years, students go through puberty, develop acne and love interests, plant the seeds of their collegiate future, and spend an inordinate amount of time looking in the mirror - all this on top of filling their primary role of student.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
St. Cloud Times
Better-looking high schoolers have grade advantages
Good looks translate to better grades in high school, but the super-attractive don't have an extra advantage in their GPAs, according to an analysis published this week and based on a national survey of almost 9,000 high school students.
New Media Journal
Hijacked Common Core & Ties Between Obama & Ayers
In an article published on Monday that advocates for Common Core standards, the Associated Press presents what amounts to the typical talking points for supporters when faced with criticism that Common Core is a federal takeover of education.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Cabezas, H. Foreword. Chapter 1, University of Illinois at Chicago , Sustainability: A comprehensive Foundation .
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Pace Foundation announces public installation, dynamic work by contemporary artist Arturo Herrera
A dynamic new artistic addition to the heart of the city, easily visible from Main Plaza, is coming this winter.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Chicago officials try to tackle K-8 grade truancy crisis
Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett speaks at the the Chicago Board of Education monthly meeting on Nov. 20, 2013.
Bob Mariano took early rejection, spun it into grocery business success
Bob Mariano gives Mayor Rahm Emanuel a tour of the new Mariano's supermarket in the south Loop at 1615 S. State St. on October 7, 2013.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
UIC administration to faculty union: Lay off the social media
Earlier this week, members of the faculty union at the University of Illinois at Chicago voted solidly to authorize a strike if one should become "necessary."
UIC Faculty Votes For Strike, But Talks Continue
Members of the University of Illinois at Chicago's faculty union voted to approve a strike Thursday, although union negotiators will continue to attend previously scheduled mediation sessions with school administrators.
Albany Times Union
Graphic warnings on cigarettes packs could save lives
A new study has suggested the Food and Drug Administration greatly underestimated how much graphic warning labels on cigarette packs reduced the rate of smoking among Canadians.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
UIC faculty authorizes strike; talks go on
The unionized faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago has voted overwhelmingly to strike, even while negotiations with a federal mediator continue, union officials said late Thursday.
Study to See if Weight Loss Tied to Where People Live
The number of obese Americans is expected to increase to 113 million by the year 2022, making the U.S. the most overweight country in the world.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
American Academy of Family Physicians
Free Webinar Focuses on Chronic Care Group Visits
Group visits can be an effective practice tool for busy physicians caring for patients with chronic diseases, such as diabetes, that call for close management.
The Montgomery Advertiser
Capitalism has its benefits
The pope writes that the idea of "economic growth, encouraged by the free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness" has "never been confirmed by the facts."
A new process for producing synthetic gasoline based on carbon nanofibers
Digital image of carbon nanofiber mat used as catalyst, SEM image of the CNF mat displaying entangled fibers , high-resolution SEM image on individual fibers .
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Moral outrage may influence jurors' emotions in age of video
Think about the last time you were morally outraged. Chances are you felt angry, but did you also feel disgust? Two new studies point to important legal implications when moral outrage is generated through the interactive effect of anger and disgust.
Is research on delayed aging a better investment than cancer and heart disease?
Greater investment in research to delay aging may be a 'highly efficient' way to prevent disease, extend healthy life, and improve public health, according to new research.
UIC's faculty union begins strike-authorization vote
Bargaining talks that have lasted a year-and-a-half between the University of Illinois at Chicago and its unionized faculty reached a breaking point, as faculty started voting Monday to authorize a strike.