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Global scale
On his college tour, Bill Gates tries to inspire the world’s best minds to tackle its biggest problems.

Peer preview
Undergraduate-led lectures grow out of student interests, preparing some to become professors.

Fully engaged
Incoming Vice President Thomas J. Farrell takes the alumni relations and development helm July 1.


Baltimore Sun (April 19, 2010)
From ‘Hubble 3D’ to Holst’s ‘The Planets’
Astronaut John Grunsfeld, SM’84, PhD’88, directs attention to the stars with an orchestral collaboration.

Los Angeles Times (April 19, 2010)
Carolyn M. Rodgers, AM’84, dies at 69
The poet grappled with issues of African American identity.

New York Times (April 19, 2010)
Riders on the storm
Does the Internet increase political polarization? David Brooks, AB’82, comments on research by Chicago Booth’s Matthew Gentzkow and Jesse S. Shapiro.

Chicago Tribune (April 19, 2010)
Craig Robinson on family, basketball, Chicago
Robinson, MBA’91, the Oregon State basketball coach and Michelle Obama’s brother, charts his journey in a new book.

New York Times (April 22, 2010)
Judicial bouts reveal power of persuasion
Federal appeals court judge Diane Wood, a Law School senior lecturer, is “a left-leaning woman in a world of right-leaning men.”


Thursday, May 6
Better Health Through Cloud Computing with Ian Foster
6–8:30 p.m. | San Francisco

Thursday, May 6
Chicago Writes with Sam Munson, AB’03, Sarah Rose, AM’89, and Dan Wald, MBA’84
6–8 p.m. | New York

Friday and Saturday, May 7–8
Dad Vail Regatta
All day | Philadelphia

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In a new light
Take a video tour of the Smart Museum exhibit “The Darker Side of Light.”


A question for
College alumni

Library, coffee shop, lab: What was your most memorable job as a student? How did it reinforce, contradict, or extend what you learned in the classroom? Respond by May 21 to Selected responses will appear in Go Ask Alumni in the July-August issue of the Core.