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Bare bones
Take a photographic tour through paleontologist Paul Sereno's fossil lab.

Academy awards
More than 30 UChicago-affiliated faculty, alumni, and trustees have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences.

Second language, second nature
Psychologist Boaz Keysar finds that thinking in a foreign language elicits less emotional and more practical responses to moral dilemmas.



Vox (May 1, 2014)
How Chicago is using psychotherapy
to fight crime--and winning

An approach rooted in cognitive-behavioral therapy, and tested by UChicago research, helps teen boys in high-crime areas learn to avoid violent behavior.

Crain's Chicago Business (May 1, 2014)
A treadmill that mimics beach running
Paul Toback's (JD'87) most challenging runs were the easiest on his back, so he came up with a way to simulate that experience in the gym.

Salon (April 27, 2014)
What David Foster Wallace got wrong
about irony

Philosopher Jonathan Lear describes irony as "a form of earnest commitment," contrary to the common understanding of the concept as disaffected or detached.

New York Times (April 25, 2014)
Hello, stranger
Chicago Booth behavioral psychologist Nicholas Epley's research suggests that the casual social interactions we often avoid may actually make us happier.

Bloomberg View (April 25, 2014)
Apple will recycle your iPhone for free,
or most of it

Adam Minter, AB'93, author of Junkyard Planet, argues that the company needs to make public the details of its recycling program.



Wednesday, May 7
Big Ideas in Life Sciences Happy Hour
5:30-7:00 p.m. | San Francisco

Wednesday, May 14
Private Tour at the Mint Museum Uptown
with Rebecca Elliot, AM'02

6:30-7:30 p.m. | Charlotte, NC

Wednesday, May 14
Urban Imprint: The Art and Science
Shaping Our Cities

7p.m. (PDT) | Webcast

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The intervening years
Economist James Heckman describes how providing early-childhood education and health care develops characteristics of "fully functioning, flourishing people."

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Everyman storyteller
A three-day festival will celebrate the legacy of Studs Terkel, PhB'32, JD'34, influential champion of the working class.

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And the winner is ...
Daniele Metilli, an Italian computer engineer, decoded the unknown annotations in a 1504 edition of the Odyssey at the Special Collections Research Center.

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What was the hardest lesson you learned while you were in the College--did you fail a class, never learn to get along with your roommate, get kicked out of a club, change concentrations five times? Please send your stories of lessons learned the hard way to by May 15.

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