Ibrahim Vajzovic sits behind a large wooden desk at First Bosnian Insurance Agency, the company he started in St. Louis eight years ago, and talks about the values of education and hard work. It’s one of three businesses he owns, in addition to teaching a course at Webster University, a liberal-arts college in Webster Groves.
Antibiotics added to nutritional therapy helped aid recovery and prevent deaths among severely malnourished children, findings that suggest routine use of the drugs should be considered in kids who suffer from acute hunger.
Oscar Niemeyer, the prolific Brazilian architect who helped design the United Nations headquarters in New York and major public buildings in Brasilia, his country’s modernist capital, has died. He was 104.
For 20 years, Don Brownstein taught philosophy at the University of Kansas. He specialized in metaphysics, which examines the character of reality itself. In a photo from his teaching days, he looks like a young Karl Marx , with a bushy black beard and unruly hair.
Jonathan I. Katz , a physics professor at Washington University in St. Louis., said he was fired from the team of scientists chosen by U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu to help BP Plc control the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Federal Reserve can’t reduce unemployment and easing further won’t be effective, Carnegie Mellon University’s Allan Meltzer said today at the Bloomberg Hedge Funds Summit. Former Fed Governor Laurence Meyer, speaking at the same event, said the central bank should do more.