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Raiders of the lost cornerstone
Just what did Enrico Fermi put in that time capsule, anyway?

Hail fellows
Chicago, Fermilab, and Argonne scholars have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and to the National Academy of Sciences.

No rest for this restaurant
The 24-hour Chicago-area diner Clarke’s will open on 53rd Street later this year.


New York Times (May 6, 2011)
Friedrich A. Hayek, big-government skeptic
The definitive edition of The Constitution of Liberty argues that government cannot plan a society effectively—but that government-mandated health care might be necessary.

Chicago Sun-Times (May 5, 2011)
Whole Foods to open Hyde Park store
The 30,000-square-foot market at 51st Street and Lake Park Avenue, opening in 2014, will be the first in Chicago south of Roosevelt Road.

Slate (May 4, 2011)
Questions for Anna Chlumsky
My Girl star Chlumsky, AB’02, says, “I’m pretty nerdy. ... [I went to the] University of Chicago.” Her revived acting career includes a role in the upcoming HBO series VEEP.

NBC Chicago (May 3, 2011)
Insect meat plan earns students 10K
Entom Foods wins UChicago’s entrepreneurship contest and plans to market its product as a healthy and sustainable alternative food source.

Chicago Reader (April 21, 2011)
Meet Dave Kehr
The Reader’s first staff film critic, Kehr, AB’75, collects his “acute, intelligent, committed, and beautiful” reviews in a new anthology.


Sunday, May 15
Degas: Form, Movement, and the Antique
2–4 p.m. | Tampa, FL

Tuesday, May 17
2011 Nora and Edward Ryerson Lecture:
Jean Comaroff

5:00–6:15 p.m. | Chicago

Friday, May 20
Rock of Ages Happy Hour, Show, and Backstage Tour
6:00–10:45 p.m. | Dallas

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Democracy v.
Citizens United

Stanford professor Joshua Cohen delivers the Law School’s 2011 Dewey Lecture in Law and Philosophy.

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Be our trump card
The Magazine has produced a winning hand: a custom deck of playing cards, featuring gargoyles and grotesques. See the quads-centric imagery that inspired the illustrations.

Here’s the deal: We welcome gifts of any size, and if you give $50 or more, we’ll thank you with a UChicago-inspired deck to call your own.

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Attn: book lovers
As the University prepares to open the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library later this year, the editors of the Core want to hear your favorite library memories. Did you have a serendipitous moment in the stacks? Meet the love of your life in the reading room? Find the book of your dreams in Special Collections? E-mail your story by May 24 to uchicago-magazine@
with “Go Ask Alumni” in the subject line.