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Course of treatment
Monica Vela, MD’93, teaches medical students about the issues that afflict underserved communities, inspiring many to reach out.

Treasury of experience
Henry M. Paulson Jr. becomes a Harris School distinguished senior fellow and establishes an independent institute.

Time traveler
Márcia Balisciano, AM’90, keeps Benjamin Franklin’s legacy alive in 21st-century London.


Financial Times (July 11, 2011)
Dean navigates a steady course
Action is the mantra for Chicago Booth’s Sunil Kumar.

NBC Chicago (July 6, 2011)
How a start-up helped give Illinois more power
Power2Switch, founded by Seyi Fabode and Phil Nevels (both MBA’10), helps consumers find lower-cost energy plans.

Chicago Tribune (June 27, 2011)
Chicago’s best architecture so far in 2011
Mansueto Library and the Midway’s light bridges earn critic Blair Kamin's praise.

Slate (June 26, 2011)
At home with Philip Roth
Novelist Roth, AM’55, says he “wised up” and stopped reading fiction, but he’s still writing, in search of “a big fat subject” to culminate his life’s work.

New York Times (June 19, 2011)
Defend Muslims, defend America
Assistant law professor Aziz Huq says that “discriminatory and pointless” state bans on Sharia law also “pose a significant threat to national security.”


Saturday, July 16
The Walt Disney Family Museum
11 a.m.–6 p.m. | San Francisco

Sunday, July 17
Smart Sounds: Curtis Robinson Trio
2–3 p.m. | Chicago

Friday, July 22
Jazz in the Garden
5:30–8:30 p.m. | Washington

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“Like a scientific discovery”
Ann Druyan describes the “eureka moment” when she fell in love with and decided to marry Carl Sagan, AB’54, SB’55, SM’56, PhD’60.


Heard mentality
Overheard on the “Overheard at UChicago” Facebook page.