August 21, 2012
President, Colorado State University Dr. Anthony A. Frank is the 14th president of Colorado State University, one of the nation's leading public research universities with more than 25,000 students and more than $330 million in annual research activity.Tony Frank is a strong believer in public higher education and the land-grant mission to create access and opportunity for all citizens. He has held leadership roles at Colorado State University for more than 17 years, including four years as Provost and Senior Vice President, prior to his appointment...
February 23, 2012
William G. Banfield II, 91, a physician and research scientist at the National Institutes of Health who specialized in research on viruses, died Jan. 13 at his home in Rockville. He died of leukemia, said his daughter, Sarah Banfield. William Gethin Banfield II was a native of Charlotte and a 1941 graduate of the University of Rhode Island. He attended Yale University medical school until 1943, when he joined the Army Medical Corps in World War II. After the war, he finished his medical training at Yale and did a medical...
August 19, 2011
Reviewing the film "The Help" [ "Using stereotypes to explain racism," Weekend, Aug. 12], Ann Hornaday wrote that racism should be "understood less as a matter of black grievance than of unexamined white privilege and pathology. " I wish that at this juncture Hornaday would have mentioned another tale about black "help," also set in Mississippi, one that, in a brilliant, just-published memoir, did examine these issues: "The Last Resort, Taking the Mississippi Cure," by Norma Watkins.
May 22, 2011
Barbara Zeligs, 70, who performed immunology research at Georgetown University Hospital for 33 years, died May 9 at her home in Bethesda. She had scleroderma, a connective-tissue disease. At Georgetown, Ms. Zeligs worked primarily as a staff research associate in an immunology laboratory, where she studied vaccines, neonatal immune system development and tests for the detection of tuberculosis. She retired in 2007. She published more than 40 studies on vaccines and immunology in textbooks and medical journals.
February 25, 2010 |
PORNOGRAFIA By Witold Gombrowicz Translated from the Polish by Danuta Borchardt Grove. 225 pp. $23 Witold Gombrowicz (1904-1969) is part of a celebrated generation of mid-20th-century Polish writers, one that includes the doomed magic-realist short story writer Bruno Schulz, the Nobel Prize-winning poet Czeslaw Milosz and Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz, author of the great and sexily titled novel "Insatiability. " All these writers knew, admired and supported one another.
August 17, 2009 |
For nearly 150 years, from its origins during the Civil War, the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington has helped diagnose illnesses and solve medical mysteries. The institute's unsurpassed repository of 95 million tissue samples helped researchers reconstruct the virus behind the notorious 1918-19 Spanish flu three years ago, providing clues on how to battle new pandemics such as the H1N1 virus. Earlier this month, the institute's DNA lab in Rockville identified the remains of Navy Capt.