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Free thinking
In San Francisco and Chicago, College alumni transform education through programs that are innovative, old-fashioned, and free.

India's intellectual investment
A new visiting professorship in Indian studies commemorates the legacy of the Hindu spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda.

Influential ideas
Economists discussed modern policy challenges and the Chicago school's continuing influence at a New York event introducing the Becker Friedman Institute.


Crain's (January 27, 2012)
Akira coming to Hyde Park
The Chicago-based clothing boutique will open a flagship store this fall on 53rd Street.

Forbes (January 27, 2012)
LED poised to light up the world
A UChicago forum illuminates the economic and environmental potential of LED lighting.

Financial Times (January 27, 2012)
Art for art's sake?
Chicago Booth built its abstract, contemporary art collection as an educational investment.

Washington Post (January 19, 2012)
Rubenstein to help fix Washington Monument
Carlyle Group cofounder David M. Rubenstein, JD'73, donates $7.5 million to repair the earthquake-damaged icon.

Chicago Tribune (January 18, 2012)
How to make so-so news sound so outrageous
Economist Allen Sanderson outlines the ways reporters, politicians, and marketers get more bang for their statistical buck.



Tuesday, February 7
Ice-Skating at the Sculpture Garden
7-9 p.m. | Washington, DC

Sunday, February 12
Patti Smith: Camera Solo Exhibit Tour
1:30-3:00 p.m. | Hartford, CT

Tuesday, February 14
Committee on Legal Nought Presents
Delaware Supreme Court Justice
Jack Jacobs, AB'64

12-2 p.m. | Boston

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Scene and unseen
Teagle F. Bougere performs in Court Theatre's world-premiere adaptation of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man.

 Watch the video.


Fit to serve
James C. Hormel, JD’58, America's first openly gay ambassador, shares his private and public battles in a new memoir.

 Do you know about other UChicagoans who have advocated for LGBT rights? Share their stories.

 Connect with UChicago LGBT alumni.