Category: Chicago Tribune

Discredited economic theory holds Europe in deflationary thrall

November 5th, 2013 in 2013, Chicago Tribune, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Vivien Schmidt 0 comments

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Vivien Schmidt, College of Arts & Sciences

This week the notorious “troika” representing the three major lenders to severely indebted European Union nations — officials from the IMF, the European Commission and the European Central Bank — once again descended upon Athens to consider new Greek proposals for dealing with its debt…

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Experts debate existence of condition linked to troubled ex-NFL players

June 21st, 2013 in 2013, Centers & Institutes in the News, Chicago Tribune, Newsmakers, Robert Stern, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Robert Stern, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is a degenerative brain disease that has been found in dozens of former pro football players, and with every new study, some observers say America’s most popular sport is approaching its doom…

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“I used to be a baseball coach, and I would count the number of pitches each pitcher was allowed to (throw) … with a limit because kids might get a little tendinitis that would result in their inability to be a major league baseball player. We then drop off our kids at (youth league) football, and they’re allowed to hit their heads and hurt their brains as many times as they would like.”

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Journey of electromagnet to Fermilab delayed by storms

June 18th, 2013 in 2013, Chicago Tribune, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Lee Roberts, Newsmakers 0 comments

Lee Roberts, College of Arts & Sciences

The 50-foot electromagnet that must travel 3,200 miles by land and sea from New York to Batavia is getting a late start thanks to rain that pelted the Northeast last week…

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“We want to do it carefully and slowly.”

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Blackhawks and Bruins more brothers than rivals

June 13th, 2013 in 2013, Chicago Tribune, Max Grinnell, Metropolitan College, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Max Grinnell, Metropolitan College

The Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins are both Original Six old-school NHL teams. Both have rabid fans from blue-collar backgrounds who have endured frustrating eras with their respective franchise owners…

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“I’m not feeling a real friction. There’s an interesting historical relationship between the two places, and there’s a lot of connective tissue between the two today too.”

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Technology may find ovarian cancer cells at an earlier stage

May 13th, 2013 in 2013, Chicago Tribune, Hemant Roy, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Hemant Roy, School of Medicine

New technology for identifying early stage ovarian cancer in uterine and cervical cells could have the potential to one day stem this often deadly disease, according to a recent study in the International Journal of Cancer…

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“In many cancers, including ovarian, even in neighboring cells, cancer can be a fertile field of bad milieu with the same genetic risk factors that led to the cancer changing the linings of neighboring organs.”

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Is your workplace ageist?

March 25th, 2013 in 2013, Chicago Tribune, Michael Harper, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Michael Harper, School of Law

Suppose I’m a business – and what a handsome business I’d be! – that’s interviewing people for a job opening…

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“I’m not criticizing any employer for trying to make money or for being rational. But we need enforceable regulations, because it’s a collective action for our society. The society’s interest is not in all cased served by what’s rational for the individual employers.”

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Third-party candidates make their cases in Chicago debate

October 24th, 2012 in 2012, Chicago Tribune, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Tobe Berkovitz 0 comments

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Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

As debates go, it was hardly the Romney vs. Obama beat down in Boca Raton, Fla., or even the curious sleepwalk in Denver…

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Work on getting more from your mentors: Super-size

October 19th, 2012 in 2012, Chicago Tribune, Kathy Kram, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Kathy Kram, School of Management

To find a job, you need to network…

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Groupon can’t discount its value to Chicago’s tech hub reputation

April 4th, 2012 in 2012, Chicago Tribune, James Post, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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James Post, School of Management

Whenever Chicago is discussed as a new hub for digital business startups, boosters inevitably cite Groupon because it has become unbelievably big, unbelievably fast….

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Ways to help battle shopping addiction

February 3rd, 2012 in 2012, Chicago Tribune, Gail Steketee, Newsmakers, School of Social Work 0 comments

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Gail Steketee, School of Social Work

A new year often inspires new resolutions to spend less money…

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