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A mission of unsettlement
Poet and essayist Rosanna Warren brings academic mischief to the Committee on Social Thought.

Fermilab's new leader
Nigel Lockyer, an experimental particle physicist, will succeed Pier Oddone as director of the US Department of Energy's accelerator laboratory.

Reanimating the dead
Dinosaur hunter Paul Sereno uses digital imagery to help a 10,000-year-old skeleton stand and walk.



WBEZ (June 26, 2013)
Chicago gets new chief geek
Brenna Berman, AB'98, MPP'00, succeeds Brett Goldstein, SM'05, as the city's chief information officer.

Los Angeles Times (June 24, 2013)
Want your kids to learn more words?
Use your hands

UChicago researchers find that gesturing and pointing out objects helps improve children's vocabulary.

Washington Post (June 20, 2013)
Parish Gallery pays tribute to its founder
A rare exhibit of Norman Parish's work will be the final show at a gallery he has devoted to showcasing other artists.

New York Times (June 20, 2013)
The humanist vocation
David Brooks, AB'83, takes stock of contemporary humanities education and recalls the passion of late professor Karl Weintraub, AB'49, AM'52, PhD'57.

Atlantic (June 19, 2013)
How long can you wait to have a baby?
Jean Twenge, AB'93, argues that outdated statistics create unnecessary anxiety about a woman's decline in fertility during her 30s.



Sunday, July 14
Bastille Day Cooking Class and Celebration
5-8 p.m. | Houston

Thursday, July 18
Maroon Mingle: A Meet and Greet
with UChicago Alumni

6:30-8:30 p.m. | Atlanta

Saturday, July 27
Shakespeare in Clark Park
6-9 p.m. | Philadelphia

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Behind the scenes with Soledad O'Brien
The CNN special correspondent, a Kovler Visiting Fellow, discusses her life and family, and addresses issues of identity, community, and social responsibility.

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Scholar from afar
An early 20th-century student called for Indian independence and Gandhian ideals.

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