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FOX 5 San Diego StaffA UC San Diego professor who specializes in sign language is the recipient of a $500,000 award from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, it was announced Tuesday. Carol Padden, a professor in UCSD's Department of Communication, will receive...
Israel Gelfand, the Russian mathematician whose research laid the mathematical framework for the imaging abilities of MRI and CT scanners and who did crucial work in a host of more esoteric fields, died Monday at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in...
Tribune staff reporterGerald Whitehead stood on the sidewalk outside the building where he worked, arms pounding the air. He spewed curses. His head jerked back and forth. The man inside him, the one he called a demon, the one he had to keep at bay, that man was fighting...
Tags: Road Transportation, Death, Crimes, Dick Durbin, Health
When the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation awarded the pro-verbial "genius grant" to Dave Hickey in 2001, it noted his "original perspectives on contemporary art in essays that engage academic and general audiences equally." Many may have...
Tags: Politics, Norman Rockwell, Death, Nevada, New York
Tribune staff reporterThis story contains corrected material, published April 7, 2007. The deal to take Tribune Co. private would end the Robert R. McCormick Tribune Foundation's long standing as a major shareholder of the company, but other ties between the Chicago-based...
Tags: Newspapers, Politics, Corporate Officers, Death, Civil Rights
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersA neighbor shaved Matsepang Nyoba's head with an antiquated razor. Blood beaded on her scalp. Tears trickled down her cheeks, but not because of the pain. She was in mourning, and this was a ritual. Two days earlier, her newborn baby girl had died in the...
Times Staff WritersEbocha, Nigeria — Justice Eta, 14 months old, held out his tiny thumb. An ink spot certified that he had been immunized against polio and measles, thanks to a vaccination drive supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. But polio is not the...
Tribune staff reporterThe news stunned Lily Rodriguez. The Peruvian ecologist and her colleagues had just celebrated their success in getting Peru to create the world's largest privately managed national park, the Cordillera Azul, or Blue Mountains. The park designation, an...
Tribune staff reporterIn all of his years wandering through Amazonian rain forests, Marcos Perez had never seen anything like the Cordillera Azul, a stunningly remote, mountainous world that had taken him days of river journeys and weeks of climbing to enter. A logger in...
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