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IME's inaugural PhD
Paulina Rincon-Delgadillo received the University's first doctoral degree in molecular engineering.

Nirenberg appointed social sciences dean
Neubauer Collegium founding director David Nirenberg will serve as dean of the Social Sciences Division effective July 1.

Mind reading
A psychologist explores humans' remarkable ability--and frequent failure--to understand each other.



New York Times (June 13, 2014)
No money, no time
Researchers, including Chicago Booth's Anuj Shah, cited for work on the decision making of the poor, who live "under a deadline that never lifts."

National Review (June 13, 2014)
Protecting women and girls
Sociologist Linda Waite finds that cohabitating couples are three times more likely to report violent arguments than those who are married.

Business Insider (June 9, 2014)
Loneliness is as deadly as smoking
Social neuroscientist John Cacioppo says the quality, not the quantity, of human connections determines whether a person feels lonely.

BBC (June 6, 2014)
Why we must save dying tongues
Linguist Salikoko Mufwene, PhD'79, finds that the Kiyansi language he grew up speaking in his native Congo "exists more in my imagination than in practice."

Financial Times (June 6, 2014)
Mortgaged future
Former Treasury secretary Lawrence Summers calls House of Debt, by Chicago Booth's Amir Sufi, "the most important economics book of 2014."



Thursday, June 19
Happy Hour in DC
5-7 p.m. | Washington, DC

Friday, June 20
Take Me Out to the Ball Game & Fireworks
7-10 p.m. | Charlotte, NC

Saturday, June 28
Asia-Pacific Alumni Celebration at Pink Dot
4-6 p.m. | Singapore

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"Relentless skepticism"
In the 519th Convocation Address, Chicago Harris economist Kerwin Charles reminded members of the Class of 2014 of their common bond.

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X marks the spot
Playing UChicago's latest alternate reality game.

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