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Big dig
The Logan Arts Center groundbreaking ceremony celebrates a space where theory and practice can flourish.

Expansive Tableau
The Division of the Humanities magazine has a new online home, featuring a filmmaker, a philosopher, and the job outlook for PhDs.

Alumni illuminated
Awards honor achievements in fields from economics to medicine to winemaking; Gary Becker, AM’53, PhD’55, is named alumni medalist.


New York Times Magazine (May 16, 2010)
Cass Sunstein wants to nudge us
Former Law School professor Cass Sunstein brings “the quintessential University of Chicago habit of mind” to the Obama administration.

Los Angeles Times (May 6, 2010)
Max Palevsky dies at 85
Computer magnate and philanthropist Palevsky, PhB’48, SB’48, was “a very unique soul,” says TV producer Norman Lear.

Chicago Tribune (May 9, 2010)
Israel’s fated bleak future
UChicago professor John J. Mearsheimer offers a pessimistic view on the prospects for Middle East peace.

Washington Post (May 6, 2010)
Rubenstein donates $5 million to National Book Festival
Memories of childhood trips to the library inspire financier and philanthropist David M. Rubenstein’s (JD’73) gift. (May 13, 2010)
Playing for keeps: Elena Kagan vs. NFL
Lester E. Munson Jr., JD’67, analyzes Supreme Court nominee and former Law School professor Elena Kagan’s role in an antitrust case.


Saturday, May 22
Philadelphia Mural Tour
10–11:30 a.m. | Philadelphia

Monday, May 24
New York Young Alumni Book Club
5–6 p.m. | New York

Wednesday, June 2
Mock Trial of the Century: Gramma vs. Tex M. Sjng
5–7 p.m. | Boston

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A natural selection
Watch Jerry Coyne, Paul Sereno, David Jablonski, Neil Shubin, and Robert J. Richards speak at UChicago’s Darwin conference.


The X files
Former UChicago students affixed with an X—a designation explained within—include Oscar winners, Nobel laureates, and Pulitzer Prize recipients.