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Student life enriched
South Campus Residence Hall will be named for the late Renee Granville-Grossman, AB'63, whose $44 million bequest is the largest in University history.

Institutional knowledge
Political scientist and economist James Robinson joins Chicago Harris as a University Professor, the eighth active faculty member with the prestigious appointment.

The Physical Sciences Division looks to the future.



ESPN the Magazine (February 3, 2015)
"I'm not pro sports gambling. I'm just a realist."
NBA commissioner Adam Silver, JD'88, argues that "the best way for the league to monitor our integrity" is to make betting on games legal so it can be tracked.

New York Times (January 31, 2015)
Closing the math gap for boys
A study from UChicago's Urban Education Lab and Crime Lab reports "staggering" academic improvement from a tutoring and mentoring program.

National Geographic (January 29, 2015)
Jumping DNA and the evolution of pregnancy
Geneticist Vincent Lynch sheds light on "the genetic changes that transformed egg-laying creatures ... into those that give birth to live young."

Wired (January 28, 2015)
The intriguing new science that could change your mind about rats
Neurobiologist Peggy Mason, whose research has shown that rats feel empathy, says, "I'm perfectly happy thinking of myself as a rat with a fancy neocortex."

Next City (January 26, 2015)
The Obama man turning around Chicago's South Side
Vice president for civic engagement Derek Douglas maps the strategy for removing barriers between the University and its surrounding neighborhoods.



Thursday, February 19
Alumni Club of Peru Kickoff Happy Hour
7-9 p.m. | Lima, Peru

Tuesday, February 24
Privacy and Data Security: Is the US Business and Consumer Community Hacking It?
5:30-7:30 p.m. | Chicago

Saturday, February 28
Sacred Powers of Water at Rockefeller Chapel
7:30-10:00 p.m. | Chicago

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


Capital crime
On the Daily Show, Bill Browder, AB'85, once Russia's biggest foreign investor, discusses his fight for justice after the death of his jailed attorney.

 Watch the interview.

Plus, from our pages: "Reversal of fortune: How Bill Browder became one of the Kremlin's fiercest enemies."

 Read the story.


Unmistakably mine
The death of poet Mark Strand inspires reflections on his work's enduring, personal impact.

 Read the story.


Alumni Weekend:
June 4-7, 2015
Online registration is now open. Register this month to save 20 percent. #UChiAW

 Learn more.


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