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Energy efficiency programs fall short
New windows and insulation don't save as much as their initial costs, finds economist Michael Greenstone, LAB'87, director of the University's Energy Policy Institute.

First-person perspective
SSA professor Harold Pollack's articles about his intellectually disabled brother-in-law, who moved in with Pollack's family in 2004, have influenced policy makers and national legislation, including the Affordable Care Act.

The impact of geochemist Clair C. Patterson, PhD'51, who determined the age of the earth and fought lead pollution.

Researchers to count homeless youth
By documenting youth in about 25 cities, says Chapin Hall executive director Bryan Samuels, AM'93, the researchers hope "to ultimately change public policy and improve the quality of services they receive."


Washington Post (June 29, 2015)
The four ways to end the Greek crisis, from Obama's former top economist
UChicago economist Austan Goolsbee: "One gets the sense that the … creditor nations want this to be as painful as it can be for the Greeks, so that no one else is tempted to do this."

Slate (June 29, 2015)
Origin story
David Franklin, JD'97, explains how the 1942 case of a one-footed chicken thief laid the foundation for marriage equality.

BBC (June 24, 2015)
The Devonian extinction saw the oceans choke to death
UChicago evolutionary biologist Michael Coates thinks there may be some credence to a new idea suggesting land plants might have helped kill off the age of fish.

Washington Post (June 23, 2015)
Can $1 million from Bloomberg help the former "murder capital" become an artsy dining destination?
Theaster Gates, of UChicago's Arts + Public Life initiative, is mixing art and restaurants in downtown Gary, Indiana.

Time (June 16, 2015)
David Brooks to grads: Be really good at making commitments
"Making a commitment simply means falling in love with something," Brooks, AB'83, tells the Dartmouth Class of 2015, "and then building a structure of behavior around it that will carry you through when your love falters."


Saturday, July 4
4th of July Lunch and Presentation
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Bangkok, Thailand

Saturday, July 11
Third Annual UChicago Tailgate Party and Colorado Rapids Match
5-10 p.m. | Commerce City, CO

Saturday, July 18
UChicago Mid-Florida Cooking Class
11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Tampa, FL

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Study Abroad visuals
See the winning videos and photos from the UChicago Study Abroad contests.


Summer fun,

Learn online with similarly inquisitive alumni. Class begins July 13.

As a special pilot program, Law School professor Randal C. Picker, AB'80, AM'82, JD'85, is offering alumni exclusive access to a UChicago section of his free online course Internet Giants: The Law and Economics of Media Platforms.

Learn more and sign up.


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Diversity in children's books
Whet Moser, AB'04, on finding color at your local library.

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