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At the bacterial frontier
UChicago scientists find untapped potential for understanding and treating disease in the human "microbiome."

Editorial authority
Fresh off simultaneous No. 1 New York Times best sellers, editor Gretchen Young, AB'84, AM'84, continues to find authors with big stories to tell.

The future of fuel
A $1.5 million gift to the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago will support research into oil and alternative fuels.



Chicago Tribune (March 25, 2012)
The vanished life of postwar Europe
UChicago physicist and writer Peter Freund ties the strings of his life together on the page.

Economist (March 24, 2012)
Nudge nudge, think think
The use of behavioral economics in public policy, as Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein outlined in Nudge, shows promise.

Paris Review (March 20, 2012)
Robert Silvers on the Paris and New York "Reviews"
Legendary editor Silvers, AB'47, reminisces about his career at two iconic journals.

New York Times (March 19, 2012)
When the good do bad
"Even people who contain reservoirs of compassion and neighborliness," writes David Brooks, AB'83, "also possess a latent potential to commit murder."

Los Angeles Times (March 19, 2012)
Romney presents economic vision
at UChicago

On the eve of the Illinois primary, the GOP front-runner blamed government regulations for hindering the recovery at a policy forum on campus.



Thursday, March 29
Theatre-Film Screening:
She Stoops to Conquer

5:30-10:00 p.m. | West Des Moines, IA

Sunday, April 1
Wendy Doniger Lecture
at Walters Art Museum

3-4 p.m. | Baltimore

Thursday, April 5
Co-Ivy-Plus Happy Hours
5:30-7:30 p.m. | Fort Collins, CO

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Influential vision
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.


Posters that rival the London Underground
Transit ads offer a fascinating view of 1920s Chicago--Oscar Rabe Hanson's (above) is a favorite.

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Russia's chance for redemption
Journalist David Satter, AB'68, watches another Russian encounter with democracy.

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