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Historic repeat
John W. Boyer, AM'69, PhD'75, has been appointed to an unprecedented fifth term as dean of the College.

One door closes
"Are you a member of the Communist Party?" George Anastaplo, AB'48, JD'51, PhD'64, refused to answer that question, a refusal that shaped his life.

Night shift
For nearly a century, UChicago scientists have explored the deep universe of sleep.



Los Angeles Times (March 11, 2012)
Mike Nichols is no confidence man
Directing a Broadway revival of Death of a Salesman, Nichols, X'53, admits he's terrified.

Chicago Tribune (March 8, 2012)
Questioning images we make of ancient times
An Oriental Institute exhibit demonstrates how artists have manipulated reality--and how that influences our understanding of ancient times.

Paris Review (March 7, 2012)
Double fault
For UChicago's A-J Aronstein, David Foster Wallace's essays on tennis echo the childhood experience of trying to master the game and his own mind.

Washington Post (March 7, 2012)
No place for Higgs boson to hide
Research at Fermilab confirms that scientists are getting closer to discovering the "God particle."

New York Times (March 5, 2012)
The rediscovery of character
David Brooks, AB'83, says the late political scientist James Q. Wilson, AM'57, PhD'59, known for his "broken windows" approach to community policing, restored virtue as a policy issue.



Friday, March 23
Texas Hold 'Em Tournament
6-10 p.m. | Lanham, MD

Saturday, March 31
Philadelphia Breweries: A Tour and Tasting
1-4 p.m. | Philadelphia

Sunday, April 1
Wicked at the Keller Auditorium
6:30-8:30 p.m. | Portland, OR

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Global forums
The University has outlined an ambitious agenda that will influence the future of science, the arts, global engagement, and education.

Tune in April 4, 6-8 p.m., for the live webcast as President Zimmer discusses the strategic vision for the University of Chicago.


Higgs boson humor
Stephen Colbert explains why colliding particles strike physicists' funny bones: "It works on so many levels--and in so many dimensions."

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Art in stop-motion
David M. Pickett, AB'07, brings LEGO bricks to life, one frame at a time.

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