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Daley’s a distinguished fellow
Former Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley will establish a guest-lecture series at the Harris School of Public Policy Studies.

Away with words
Ben Zimmer, AM’98, took over William Safire’s On Language column before it was pulled earlier this year. Now where’s a word nerd to turn?

Graduate advocate
Deborah Nelson, associate professor in English language and literature and the College, has been named deputy provost for graduate education.


Wall Street Journal (May 27, 2011)
The church on Catfish Row
Court Theatre’s Porgy and Bess is a “soul-stirring revival, a radical rethinking of George Gershwin’s rambling masterpiece.”

Chronicle of Philanthropy (May 25, 2011)
Payton’s legacy: How to educate nonprofit leaders
Robert Payton, AM’54, who turned to philanthropy after successful careers in music, academia, diplomacy, and business, dies at 84.

The Atlantic (May 24, 2011)
Gillis recounts detention in Libya
After more than a month in captivity, reporter Clare Gillis, AB’98, details the confusion, fear, and absurdity of her experience.

Chicago Tribune (May 23, 2011)
Pritzker Family Foundation donates to UEI
The $2.5 million dollar gift supports the Urban Education Institute's programs in literacy assessment, college preparation, and school-success metrics.

Wired (May 11, 2011)
Robots retrieve books at futuristic Mansueto
“If Google Books was a physical place instead of a web service, it would probably look a lot like the University of Chicago's new library.”


Saturday, June 11
Discover Super Powers
at the Museum of Nature and Science

11 a.m.–1 p.m. | Dallas

Sunday, June 12
LA Pride for UChicago LGBT Alumni
4:00–5:30 p.m. | West Hollywood, CA

Tuesday, June 14
Seattle Alumni Happy Hour
7–10 p.m. | Seattle

 /> See events across the country and around the world.


He was framed
New York Times columnist David Brooks, AB’83, describes how he found himself in a photo that morphed into an Internet meme.

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Writing on the stall
A graffiti list of undergrad dreams.

JUNE 2–5, 2011

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