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Book smart
For 50 years Robert Silvers, AB'47, has expertly paired writers and subjects at the New York Review of Books.

New dean for the social sciences
Mario Small, currently the sociology chair, succeeds John Mark Hansen on July 1 as dean of the Social Sciences Division.

Hub for spokes
UChicago plans to open a bicycle center this spring near the 53rd Street Metra.



Bloomberg (May 3, 2012)
Yes, the health-care mandate is about liberty
Law professor David Strauss argues that the Affordable Care Act corrects market failures that inhibit freedom.

Slate (May 3, 2012)
Was Edvard Munch a one-hit wonder?
Economist David Galenson describes why a single revolutionary idea defines certain artists.

Chicago Tribune (April 30, 2012)
Capitalizing on human behavior
Chicago Booth professor Richard Thaler's colleagues resisted his ideas for years, but the founding father of behavioral economics may win a Nobel Prize for his efforts.

New York Times (April 27, 2012)
Drawn together
The graphic memoir Are You My Mother? by Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry fellow Alison Bechdel is as "brainy, inventive, and satisfying as the finest prose."

City Journal (Spring 2012)
Wall Street isn't enough
Edward Glaeser, PhD'92, argues that finance-heavy New York City must diversify its economy.



Wednesday, May 9
UChicago Happy Hour
6:30-8:00 p.m. | Raleigh, NC

Saturday, May 12
Climate Reality:
Nothing but the Truth

1 p.m. | Chicago

Wednesday, May 16
A Wine and Hors d'Oeuvres Social
with Professor John Cacioppo

6-8 p.m. | Portland, OR

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Scav Hunt 2012
Follow the biggest scavenger hunt in the world as it happens, beginning Wednesday at midnight.

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Have a few dollars squirreled away?
The University of Chicago Magazine has a deal for you. Make a gift of $50 and get a deck of UChicago-inspired playing cards.

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Clothes make the Maroon
Chicago style isn't just for editors. The editors of the College magazine, the Core, want to know: What fashion made you its victim as a College student? What can’t you believe you actually wore? Send your style story by May 25 to with "UChicago Style" in the subject line. Photographic evidence is welcome. Selected submissions will appear in the July-Aug 2012 issue of the Core.

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