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Residential transition
The fall 2016 opening of Campus North Residence Hall and Dining Commons will make room for more College students and expand the resident master tradition.

Where big ideas grow
Arete, a UChicago initiative to encourage ambition and collaboration, helps extend the reach of faculty research.

Following the money
Bruce Freed, AB'66, tries to bring more transparency to corporate political spending.



Los Angeles Times (April 27, 2015)
Man killed in Everest avalanche was on dream trip, friend says
Vinh Truong, MBA'06, was among four Americans who died at a hikers' base camp after the Nepal earthquake.

New York Times (April 27, 2015)
"There is simply too much to think about"
In Saul Bellow's (EX'39) collected nonfiction, Martin Amis finds that the novelist's "fictional and nonfictional voices intertwine and cross-pollinate."

Forbes (April 27, 2015)
What behavioral economics teaches us about the Great Recession
The work of some UChicago researchers helps explain consumers' sentiments about the economy and their spending or saving habits.

Washington Post (April 25, 2015)
The failure of constitutional torture prohibitions
Assistant professor of law Adam Chilton and coauthor Mila Versteeg (University of Virginia) discuss their research showing that changing a nation's constitution to prohibit torture doesn't stop the practice.

National Geographic (April 24, 2015)
Hubble still wows at 25, but wait till you see what's next
"This has got to be one of the most exciting times to be an astronomer," says UChicago's Michael Turner.



Thursday, May 7
The British General Election: En Route to Brexit?
7:30 p.m. | Paris

Wednesday, May 13
Our Microbial Organ: Getting to Know the Microbes that Live Within Us
6-9 p.m. | Kensington, MD

Saturday May 30
Theater Event: Red by John Logan
3 p.m. | St. Petersburg, FL

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Outside the norm
"I am a politics geek, but I don't love politics," says Nate Silver, AB'00, who attributes his journalistic success in part to that lack of reverence for the process.

 Listen to the podcast.


Finals week memories
What is your favorite (if that's the right word) memory of finals week? Did you have a specific ritual or foodstuff that sustained you? Almost slept through an exam but got an A anyway? Send your finals week memories to


The urban wild
Zachary Cannon, AM'99, became attuned to the natural world all around him in Chicago's urban landscape.

 Read the alumni essay.


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