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International investment
University trustee Nassef Sawiris, AB'82, establishes the Onsi Sawiris Scholars Program in honor of his father to support students from schools in Egypt.

Social constructs
Michael Murphy's (AB'02) MASS Design Group strives to make an architecture of community cohesion.

Core training
Mathematician Lauren (Murphy) Siegel, AB'88, adds natural bodybuilding to her routine.



Bloomberg (March 19, 2015)
The man who can save Brazil
Brazil's new finance minister Joaquim Levy, PhD'93, has proposed a mix of tax increases and budget cuts to restore investor confidence in the country.

US News & World Report (March 19, 2015)
The myth of "grade level"
Elaine Allensworth, director of the Consortium on Chicago School Research, criticizes a "one-size-fits-all" approach to measuring student performance.

Medium (March 17, 2015)
The skill of wisdom depends on the skill of attention
Psychologist Howard Nusbaum, LAB'72, says that "resisting distraction, holding goals in mind, and controlling what we attend to" leads to wiser decisions.

Times of India (March 16, 2015)
A journey through murals in south India
Art historian Anna Lise Seastrand traces the origins of artwork in Tamil Nadu temples.

New York Times (March 6, 2015)
Augusta Read Thomas's spiritual Resounding Earth
Third Coast Percussion's performance of a composition by University Professor Thomas immerses listeners in a "shimmering, thrumming, pealing sound cloud."



Wednesday, April 1
Brain Teasers: Cracking the Mind's Toughest Riddles
6-8 p.m. | Chicago

Tuesday, April 7
LA: Television Comedy from Those Who Know
7:30-9:15 p.m. | Beverly Hills, CA

Sunday, April 12
Connectivity: The Magic Behind the UChicago Alumni Club of Mid-Florida
2:30-6:00 p.m. | Tampa, FL

Wednesday, May 27
Consequences of Uncertainty
6:45 p.m. | Paris

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Everywhere you go, you always take the weather with you
Classics professor Peter White on the upcoming alumni trip to Sicily.

 Learn about the trip.

 Read the Q&A.


Sex ed 2.0
A $1 million grant from the MacArthur Foundation supports UChicago's lab for developing game-based learning experiences for sexual and reproductive health.

 Watch the video.


You won't believe
what the editors of BuzzFeed, Gawker, and VICE said at the Institute of Politics
Seven things about the "new news" you need to know NOW.

 Read the list.


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