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The future of PhDs
Scholars debate how to better prepare PhD students for nonacademic careers.

Peer groups
Students often continue to collaborate with professors after earning their degrees. Sometimes those relationships move beyond collegial to true professional and personal friendships.

Principal reach
For the leaders of the University of Chicago Charter School, being in charge means being in the thick of change.


NBC Chicago (January 11, 2012)
The original Mitt Romney
The namesake of the Republican presidential front-runner was a star quarterback at UChicago.

Crain’s Chicago Business (January 9, 2012)
Searching for what God is made of,
nuclear physicist finds the color of quarks
If there is a point where religion and science intersect, Argonne's Kawtar Hafidi may have found it.

Wall Street Journal (January 6, 2012)
Washington isn't spending too much
It's normal for deficits to rise during a downturn, Chicago Booth professor and former Obama adviser Austan Goolsbee says. The real fiscal challenge is decades down the road.

New York Times (January 5, 2011)
Be it resolved
A study led by UChicago's Wilhelm Hofmann shows that people with the best self-control actually use their willpower less often.

The Atlantic (Jan-Feb/2012)
Why John J. Mearsheimer is right
(about some things)

Despite the UChicago political scientist's controversial views, an Atlantic essayist argues his life's work has changed how we see foreign policy.



Thursday, January 19
Houston Holiday Party
5:30-8:30 p.m. | Houston

Wednesday, January 25
Create a Compelling Resume
for Today's Job Market

12-1 p.m. | Online

Thursday, January 26
Boston-Area LGBT Alumni Cocktail Party
6:30-8:30 p.m. | Boston

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Path to the presidency
Leading political figures, including David Brooks, AB'83, and Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, will be part of a campus panel discussing the 2012 election. Watch online Thursday at 2 p.m. CST.

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The crisis in education
At the University's MLK Celebration, Geoffrey Canada, the president and CEO of the Harlem Children's Zone, says fulfilling the civil-rights leader's dream depends on our children's academic opportunities.

Did you attend any of King's three Rockefeller Chapel addresses between 1956 and '66? Please share your memories in the comments section.

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