Check out these photos taken by Bryan Thomas for The Chronicle from a wonderful shoot on Nell Irvin Painter. Dr. Painter is a former star historian and retired professor from Princeton University who has put down her pen and taken up a paintbrush.
Residents of State College, Pa., gathered for a candlelight memorial for Coach Joe Paterno, the Penn State football coach who died a year ago of lung cancer. He died shortly after he was fired during a child-abuse scandal involving Jerry Sandusky, a former assistant coach who is serving 30 to 60 years in prison. (Gene J. Puskar, AP Images)