15 Stunning University Libraries Around the World You Need to See

Architectural Digest

From an early-14th-century reading room in the Sorbonne to an ultra-modern library at the University of Chicago, AD surveys 15 of the most stunning university libraries around the world

1. Fisher Fine Arts Library, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Completed in 1891 by architect Frank Furness, the Fisher Fine Arts Library at the University of Pennsylvania was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 and became a National Historic Landmark in 1985.… Read Full Article

China’s ‘Jack the Ripper’ executed

Gao Chengyong, a serial killer dubbed China’s “Jack the Ripper” for the way he mutilated several of his 11 female victims, is sentenced in court in Baiyin (AFP Photo/)

Beijing (AFP) – A serial killer dubbed China’s “Jack the Ripper” for the way he mutilated several of his 11 female victims was executed Thursday morning, three decades after the first murder, the court which sentenced him said.… Read Full Article