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Vision of health
Assistant professor William Nickell observes how Sochi, once a favorite Soviet leisure spot, transformed itself for the Olympics.

Awakened to risk
A new study shows that fragmented sleep can accelerate cancer growth.

Spine thrilling
Slavic studies professor Malynne Sternstein, AB'87, AM'90, PhD'96, guides students through the deep game that is Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita.



Chicago Tribune (February 7, 2014)
Gatekeeper to Chicago history
Former faculty member Bessie Louise Pierce, AM 1918, remembered for her meticulous research and great writing about the city.

Wired (February 4, 2014)
Why Microsoft got it right with new CEO
Colleagues praise the selection of Satya Nadella, MBA'97, citing "his authenticity and the way he is able to inspire people and not just push them."

New Republic (February 3, 2013)
The presidency comes with executive power. Deal with it.
Law professor Eric Posner says President Obama's assertion of executive authority "follows in the footsteps of his predecessors on a path set out by Congress."

Bloomberg (February 3, 2014)
Bob Dylan didn't sell out to sell Chryslers
Adam Minter, AB'93, argues that the singer's Super Bowl commercial is "one of the most overtly political acts he's committed in years."

Politico (January 31, 2014)
Obama presidential library foundation launches
University president Robert J. Zimmer says the Obama library "would be ideal for one of our neighboring communities on the South Side of Chicago."



Sunday, February 16
Sunday Brunch and Fashion at the Brooklyn Museum
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Wednesday, February 19
Leveraging Your Network
12-1 p.m. CST | Online

Wednesday, February 19
Truffle Making Class at Chocopologie
7:00-8:30 p.m. | Norwalk, CT

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The absurdity of certainty
Citing Voltaire, economist Lars Peter Hansen's Nobel lecture explores how the distinction between risk and ambiguity informs his research.

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Quick, cheap, and possibly poisonous
From Crerar Library: A recipe for Chicago snow cream.

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