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Flow of ideas
The Crown Family Professorship supports research into molecular engineering solutions to the emerging global crisis of clean water.

Of Montaigne
In a European Civilization course at the Center in Paris, Philippe Desan deciphers layers of meaning.

Rolling the dice
Chicago Booth clinical professor of entrepreneurship Waverly Deutsch brings theatrical and gaming influences to her teaching.



Weekly Standard (January 26, 2015)
Sound familiar?
Joseph Epstein, AB'59, takes a deep dive into It's Been Said Before, in which linguist Orin Hargraves, AB'77, gives cliches the cold shoulder.

Wired (January 21, 2015)
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, MBA'97, has "a warm, fuzzy, and slightly bonkers plan" to make customers care about the company.

New York Times (January 16, 2015)
For better crime prevention, a dose of science
Crime Lab New York applies research from UChicago experts to reduce violent crime among inner-city youth.

Washington Post (January 15, 2015)
Scientists: Human activity has pushed Earth beyond four of nine "planetary boundaries"
UChicago climatologist Raymond Pierrehumbert compares the concept of planetary boundaries to "an avalanche warning tape on a ski slope."

Mother Jones (January/February 2015)
The amazing, possibly true adventures of Catman Keeley
Reporter Tim Murphy, AB'09, embarks on the freight-hopping adventure of "corporate hoboes" led by a former veterinarian and racquetball champion.



Thursday, January 29
Life Sciences Research Advocacy:
Why, How, Where, When, ... and Who?

6-9 p.m. | Washington, DC

Thursday, January 29
Spain Alumni and Student Reception
7:30-9:30 p.m. | Barcelona, Spain

Wednesday, February 4
Boomers to Busters: Vintage Game Night at the Woodrow Wilson House
5:30-8:00 p.m. | Washington, DC

 /> See events across the country and around the world.


Kagan Q&A
Supreme Court justice and former Law School professor Elena Kagan will be at Mandel Hall on Monday, February 2, at 9:30 a.m. CST for a discussion with Institute of Politics director David Axelrod, AB'79, followed by an audience Q&A.

 Stream the webcast.


Without permission
Filmmaker Jack Lawrence Mayer, AB'10, discusses how crowdfunding gives a potential audience the power to determine a project's artistic merits.

 Listen to the audio.


On common ground
Baseball writer Christina Kahrl, AB'90, found acceptance as a trans woman in the sports world.

 Read the essay.


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