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Expressed commitment
The Committee on Free Expression at the University of Chicago issues a statement on "free, robust, and uninhibited debate and deliberation" on campus. Read the full report (pdf).

Urchin business
Retiring professor Michael LaBarbera's Invertebrate Biology class concludes with a view of an "alien landscape."

Moving thoughts
The latest book by psychologist Sian Beilock explores the body's influence on the psyche.

Growth spurt
Four new start-ups fill the Chicago Innovation Exchange's business incubator to capacity.



New Yorker (January 12, 2015)
The sociologist at the strip club
How sociologist Howard S. Becker, PhB'46, AM'49, PhD'51, studies the conventions of the unconventional. (January 9, 2015)
Reaching across the sea for the sake of water
Collaborating with Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, the Institute for Molecular Engineering pursues solutions to global water scarcity that could affect hundreds of millions.

Marketplace (January 5, 2015)
Are low oil prices an opening for a carbon tax?
UChicago economist Michael Greenstone and former Institute of Politics fellow Bob Inglis advocate a levy to reflect the cost of carbon-dioxide pollution.

Wisconsin State Journal (January 5, 2015)
Priceless history--restored for free
Art conservator Barry Bauman, AM'71, has saved the state of Wisconsin about $250,000 by restoring historic paintings pro bono.

New York Times (January 3, 2015)
If you want to meet that deadline, play a trick on your mind
Chicago Booth PhD candidate Yanping Tu's study identifies techniques that help change our perception of time and prompt action toward goals.



Wednesday, January 14
Health Care Innovations & 2015 JP Morgan Conference (JPM)
6:00-9:30 p.m. | San Francisco

Wednesday, January 21
Urban Grape Wine Tasting: French Flavors!
6:30-8:00 p.m. | Boston

Friday, January 30
Chicago Economics Society Presents James Bullard
6:30-8:30 p.m. | New York

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A vision of justice
Watch live at 6 p.m. CST on January 15 as Rev. Jesse Jackson delivers the keynote address at the University's 25th annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.

 Stream the webcast.


Numbers and neighborhoods
Grad student Forest Gregg, AB'04, AM'12, puts the Chicago school of sociology on data overdrive.

 Read the story.


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