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CNNAlvin E. Roth of Harvard University and Lloyd Shapley of UCLA have been awarded the Nobel Prizein economics for their work in market design and matching theory, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced Monday. Roth and Shapley's work focuses on...
The Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo awarded the Nobel Peace Prize Friday to the European Union for peaceful reconciliation after World War II between former foes Germany and France, and for spreading democracy and human rights through Europe. "In the...
World NowEven the Nobel Prizes can't escape tightening their belts: The foundation behind the famous awards announced Monday that prize money awarded to its winners will be slashed by 20%, cutting the prestigious prizes back to roughly $1.1 million each....
Feb 1, 2012 |Story| Associated PressFeb 1, 2012 |Story| Associated PressOct 7, 2011 |Story| Petoskey NewsOSLO, Norway — Africa's first democratically elected female president, a Liberian campaigner against rape and a woman who stood up to Yemen's autocratic regime won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in recognition of the importance of women's rights in...
Tags: Human Rights, Libya, Egypt, Feminism, DemocracyOct 7, 2011 |Story| ReutersReuters(Reuters) - Declaring women's rights vital for world peace, the Nobel Committee awarded its annual Peace Prize on Friday to three indomitable female campaigners against war and oppression -- a Yemeni and two Liberians, including that country's president....
Tags: Human Rights, Libya, Egypt, Feminism, White HouseMay 21, 2011 |Column| Los Angeles TimesSo here's Peter Ueberroth, L.A.'s Olympic champion, chairman of the Newport Beach investor company the Contrarian Group, sharing his office with someone else -- his border collie, Koot, for Kootenai, the Idaho county where Ueberroth found him abandoned....Feb 21, 2010 |Story| Los Angeles TimesThe Essential Engineer Why Science Alone Will Not Solve Our Global Problems Henry Petroski Alfred A. Knopf: 288 pp., $26.95 Henry Petroski, who has written several wonderful books about small things (toothpicks, pencils) and large things (bridges,...Oct 9, 2009 |Blog| Chicago TribuneThe Swampby Mark Jacob With a Chicagoan -- President Barack Obama -- winning the Nobel Prize for Peace, it's fitting to take a deeper look at the world's most famous awards for peaceful human achievement. The fact that they were founded......Oct 9, 2009 |Blog| Chicago TribuneThe SwampBy Mark Silva updated at 11:45 am, 2 and 3:45 pm EDT President Barack Obama, who has pledged to place diplomacy ahead of confrontation and reached out to a skeptical world with offers of mutual understanding, was awarded the Nobel......Original site for Alfred Nobel topic gallery.
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