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Altering cancer's course
UChicago shares in a $540 million gift from Ludwig Cancer Research, establishing a center to drive the study of metastasis.

Indie cred
The critical success of the drama Fruitvale Station gives an aspiring producer's career a boost.

Influential mathematician dies at 80
"Professor Pirate" Paul Sally remembered for a half century of inspiration in the classroom.



Economist (January 11, 2013)
Plastic arts
A review of Adam Minter's (AB'93) Junkyard Planet, which chronicles a multibillion-dollar industry that is "as underappreciated as a rusty bike."

Forbes (January 8, 2014)
The emergence of the connected city
As urban data accumulates, says Chicago Harris fellow Brett Goldstein, SM'05, merging public policy with computer science remains a challenge.

New York Times (January 6, 2014)
The forecast on GJ 1214b: Extremely cloudy
Using the Hubble Space Telescope, UChicago astronomers observe the weather on a "super-Earth" planet orbiting a distant star for the first time.

Los Angeles Times (January 1, 2014)
Ian Barbour dies at 90
Barbour, PhD'50, was a physicist who sparked "the contemporary dialogue between science and religion."

Star-Ledger (December 22, 2013)
Princeton University's new president
faces new challenges

Christopher Eisgruber, JD'88, seeks out diverse voices on a "listening tour" as he charts a course for his tenure.



Wednesday, January 29
Alumni Law Society Lecture
on Private International Law

7-10 p.m. | Washington, DC

Saturday, February 1
Pittsburgh Glass Center Tour
and Glass Flower Workshop

2-4 p.m. | Pittsburgh

Sunday, February 2
Concert and Exclusive Meet & Greet
with Celtic Violinist Jamie Laval
and Guitarist David Brown

1:15-4:30 p.m. | Davidson, NC

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A going-away GIF
Pierce Tower's demolition, condensed into a few seconds.

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MLK Celebration 2014
UChicago honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the annual MLK celebration, featuring a keynote address by Governor Deval Patrick of Massachusetts.

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The informed life
Edward Tenner, AM'67, PhD'72, considers what "an informed life" means in the information age.

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