Louise Lerner


MRSA bacteria escape from jails to cause Staph infections among local children

How did a pediatrician come to head a study about jails? The answer winds back the clock to 1998, just before public awareness of the bacteria MRSA began to build.


April 7, 2009

Prof’s son charged in Dead Sea scroll scandal

Golb allegedly stole identity of father’s academic rival to discredit opposing theories


March 10, 2009

Under the Microscope: Early human diet a hard nut to crack for University researchers

“If ancient humans mostly ate soft plants, why did their faces need such strong bones?"


March 3, 2009

Grad students ask for more interaction with undergrads

Eight graduate students gathered Thursday to discuss their role on campus at a meeting hosted by Assistant Vice President for Student Life Bill Michel and ORCSA Director Sharlene Holly, part of an ongoing series of discussions about student life.


February 27, 2009

Proposed Gold Line could bring El to Hyde Park, improve Olympic shot

Students shivering at the Garfield Red Line overpass may welcome the news that some South Side activists are pushing to send a CTA rail line straight through Hyde Park.


February 20, 2009

University, city host global science conference

University co-sponsored a meeting of world-renowned scientists this week, co-chaired by President Robert Zimmer. The event included presentations and posters illustrating U of C research in everything from physics to linguistics, behavioral ecology,…


February 17, 2009

Science research at U of C could profit from stimulus package

After years of decreased federal funding, the University’s science divisions could compete for billions of dollars earmarked for science research by President Barack Obama’s new stimulus bill. Known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of …


February 6, 2009

College denies readmission to student on leave

Art: If Kong returned to the U of C, it is “highly unlikely” that he would be successful


January 27, 2009

U of C community gathers as Obama takes oath of office

Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States Tuesday in front of almost two million people, the first African-American to hold the office. Obama, a former lecturer at the Law School, spoke to the largest crowd ever to gath…


January 23, 2009

Bus system freezes up

Students trying to get home during the deep freeze last week got a cold reception from University transportation.


January 23, 2009