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In an arrangement between the University of Chicago Press and the Cambridge University Press, the British publisher began to handle U of C Press publications in England. The connection was felt to be of mutual benefit to both presses. As reported in the November Magazine: "It is in fact a significant step in the general direction marked out by the foundation of the Rhodes scholarships, along the line of bringing into close relationship the scholarship of America and Great Britain."

The city's first cancer center, the $2.23-million Nathan Goldblatt Memorial Hospital, was dedicated on June 15, reported the October Magazine. The Goldblatt Hospital was just one of three new science buildings under construction by the U of C. Next door to Goldblatt was the $3.5-million Argonne National Cancer Hospital, "the first in the world designed for using the atom in the study of cancer."A third building, across from Stagg Field on Ellis Avenue, was to be "the nation's largest privately operated center for atomic, metallurgical, and biological research." That building-the Enrico Fermi Institute-was scheduled for dedication in early 1951.

The eyes have it, according to a research report in the Autumn Magazine. Eckhard H. Hess, professor of biopsychology and cognition in the behavioral-sciences department, had found that a person's true feelings are revealed by the eyes. When viewing something one likes or finds interesting, an individual's pupils dilate. On the other hand, when a person sees something that brings up negative feelings or non-interest, the pupils contract. Pupillometrics, as Hess called his discovery, had some distressing applications. "Periodically I have been asked to cooperate in using pupillometrics in enforced 'lie detection' situations," Hess said. "I have refused each time."

The University's Graduate School of Public Policy was renamed in September to honor Irving B. Harris, the Chicago philanthropist whose original donations made the founding of the school possible, reported the October Magazine. Since its 1987 establishment, Harris had donated $10 million to the school. In announcing the name change, the University also announced Harris's creation of ten new fellowships in public-policy studies.

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