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Legacy of generosity
"One of the best ambassadors the University has sent forth"; Gerald Ratner, PhB'35, JD'37, dies at 100.

The serendipity of discovery
Scholars explore how major discoveries, from Velcro and Tang to penicillin and the structure of DNA, happened by chance.

From hyperpolicing to housing
The evolving approach to cleaning up skid row in Los Angeles offers clues to solving chronic homelessness.



USA Today (June 24, 2014)
Big Brother?
UChicago's Urban Center for Computation and Data helps the city collect a wide range of weather, air quality, and traffic data.

New York Times (June 21, 2014)
The coming climate crash
Former Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr., chair of the Paulson Institute at the University of Chicago, offers solutions to mitigate the effects of climate change.

Business Insider (June 20, 2014)
Ancient parasite still infects humans
Irrigation techniques in ancient societies advanced agriculture but also created conditions that bred parasites, the Oriental Institute's Gil Stein says.

New York Times Magazine (June 20, 2014)
It's official: Boomerang kids won't leave
Adam Davidson, AB'92, explores the economic circumstances that have led one in five people in their 20s and early 30s to live with their parents.

National Journal (June 18, 2014)
"I'm right and everybody else is wrong. Clear about that?"
If Bernie Sanders, AB'64, represents the hard-line left in the 2016 presidential election, will he help or hurt the movement?



Saturday, July 12
LA: Coming Out West: The Real Story Behind the Birth of the Modern LGBT Liberation Movement
4-6 p.m. | Los Angeles

Sunday, July 13
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon, Adapted by Simon Stephens
2-4 p.m. | Portland, OR

Sunday, July 13
Connecticut Film Club
TBD | New Haven, CT

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Binge watch
An English student and a behavioral neuroscientist study how people interact with fictional worlds.

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Fringe elements
In Missouri and southern Italy, anthropologist Jason Pine, AB'90, delves into lives on the margin of criminality.

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