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Payne’s lesson plan
The SSA professor puts his expertise on urban-school reform to use as Chicago’s interim chief education officer.

Social studies
Two College fourth-years are named Gates Cambridge scholars for their intellect, leadership, and social commitment.

Mapping the stats
The University’s Urban Health Initiative charts South Side neighborhood assets to improve care.


New York Times (February 20, 2011)
Monopoly, Milton Friedman’s way
At Shorey House in the late 1970s, free-market principles prevailed on Park Place.

Chicago Tribune (February 16, 2011)
U of C gets serious about stargazing
Access to top-tier telescopes has students and faculty seeing stars.

Science (February 16, 2011)
Women at Argonne in the Mad Men era
Female employees had separate rules about working overtime—mostly: don’t.

Poets & Quants (February 14, 2011)
What happens when you apply to Booth
Take a peek inside the process that determines who is admitted from the business-school applicant pool.

Chicago Public Radio (February 9, 2011)
The near West Side, circa 1971
Alzheimer’s has robbed Lou Fourcher, PhD’71, of the stories behind his vivid images. His son works to rediscover them.


Sunday, February 27
Winter Hike
2–4 p.m. | Dexter, MI

Saturday, March 5
The Ringling Museums
10 a.m.3 p.m. | Sarasota, FL

Sunday, March 13
Gallery KM: Exhibit and Reception
24 p.m. | Santa Monica, CA

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Urban advantage
Edward Glaeser, PhD’92, discusses his book Triumph of the City on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

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From Egypt, with hope
A young economist learns a few things at Chicago, but even more on the streets of Cairo.

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