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Intellectual fearlessness
On his 80th birthday, economist Gary Becker, AM’53, PhD’55, gets honored for his wide-ranging, groundbreaking scholarship.

Sweet sixteen
After 20 consecutive victories, the UChicago women's basketball team continues its postseason march.

Olopade joins cancer board
President Obama appoints UChicago professor Olufunmilayo Falusi Olopade to the National Cancer Advisory Board.


Chicago Sun-Times (March 6, 2011)
Chicago lit: Hannah Pittard
Pittard, AB’01, once believed “no one ever makes it as a fiction writer.” But now she has.

New York Times (March 5, 2011)
How not to assign kidneys
UChicago professor of clinical ethics Lainie Friedman Ross argues for a more ambitious organ-donation system.

National Law Journal (February 28, 2011)
Law schools report
A higher percentage of Chicago JDs join the top 250 firms than any other law school.

Chicago Tribune (February 25, 2011)
Science budget cuts threaten high-tech jobs
Argonne and Fermilab’s directors argue the US House budget proposal puts decades of work and investment at risk.

San Francisco Chronicle (February 25, 2011)
Deli comes with a side of Chicago
A UChicago sweatshirt receives a place of honor among the memorabilia in a San Francisco restaurant.


Saturday, March 19
Drink your cask off:
A beer-tasting event

7–9 p.m. | Atlanta, GA

Tuesday, March 22
Distinguished speaker series
at the Spy Museum

5:30–8:00 p.m. | Washington

Sunday, March 27
Hockey Night at the Checkers
5–7 p.m. | Charlotte, NC

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Flying circus
The University’s Le Vorris & Vox Circus performed at Rockefeller Chapel last week.

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Hey, peeps, chick it out
It’s time for the Magazine’s Peeps Diorama Contest. The prizes, if we do say so ourselves, are pretty sweet.

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