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Head of the class
Two alumni--physicist Daniel Holz, SM'94, PhD'98, and education expert Sara Ray Stoelinga, AB'95, AM'01, PhD'04--are among this year's Quantrell Award winners for undergraduate teaching.

Second act
It's hard to say which was more liberating for Anna Chlumsky, AB'02: the moment she left acting, or the moment she came back.

A glaciologist, cancer researcher, economist, and mathematician to receive honorary degrees
The University will award four honorary degrees at its 523rd Convocation June 13 on the main quad.



Bloomberg View (May 29, 2015)
David Booth's University of Chicago lessons
Booth, MBA'71, tells an interviewer that UChicago has "been a partner every step of the way" in his and his asset management firm's success.

New York Times (May 28, 2015)
Anthony C. Yu, translator of the saga of a Chinese pilgrimage, dies at 76
Yu, PhD'69, "rediscovered the novel as a young scholar" at UChicago, where he went on to teach for 46 years.

Variety (May 28, 2015)
Serial seasons 2 and 3 get premiere dates
Sarah Koenig, AB'90, announced her Serial podcast, a spin-off of This American Life, will return this fall and next spring.

Quartz (May 26, 2015)
Why did Osama Bin Laden have a copy of my book?
C. Christine Fair, SB’91, AM’97, PhD’04, notes that by the time her book on Pakistan's duplicity had come out, Bin Laden was already "safely ensconced" there. "He, of all people, knew full well the practical implications of our research."

New York Magazine, Science of Us blog (May 25, 2015)
Why everyone thinks they're doing all the work
Chicago Booth's Nicholas Epley is working on two papers to explain "overclaiming in the workplace."

Vice (May 20, 2015)
When the gangbangers are (mostly) white guys
Harold Pollack, codirector of the UChicago Crime Lab, on last month's shoot-out in Waco, Texas: "If these biker gang members were non-white, I think this would cause a national freak out."



Saturday, June 13
Baseball Event: Rays vs. White Sox
4 p.m. | St. Petersburg, FL

Monday, June 22
Twins vs. White Sox Alumni Event
6-10 p.m. | Minneapolis, MN

Tuesday, June 30
1st Congress on Education and Economic Development (CONEDE)
8 a.m.-7 p.m.| Buenos Aires, Argentina

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During this year's Scav Hunt, Christian Kammerer, AB'03, SM'06, PhD'09, and Emily Pelka, AB'09, exchanged vows in a ceremony that blended Iron Butterfly and the Muppets--and finished with the happy couple crowd surfing their way out of Rockefeller Memorial Chapel.

 Watch the video.


Summer fun, UChicago-style
Exercise your intellectual curiosity with a community of like-minded alumni. Register for Law School professor Randal C. Picker's (AB'80, AM'82, PhD'85) exclusive alumni cohort for the free online course Internet Giants: The Law and Economics of Media Platforms. Class begins July 13.

 Sign up and learn more.


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