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Smoke signals
Geophysicist Raymond Pierrehumbert studies global warming on Earth and the climate physics of distant planets.

Perfect pitch
Joe Price, PhD'82, performs the national anthem—"a hymn of consecration for the civil religion of baseball"—at ballparks across the country.

Used bookstore
The University purchases the former Borders building at 53rd Street and Lake Park Avenue to enhance the area's redevelopment effort.


Philadelphia Inquirer (July 25, 2011)
Accelerated extinction
Species tend to disappear slowly, but that's changing, and UChicago paleontologist David Jablonski says the aftermath of mass extinctions is like a lottery.

Palm Beach Post (July 24, 2011)
Film critic Dave Kehr gets two thumbs up
In a new collection of Kehr's (AB'75) reviews, readers can "bask in his passionate enthusiasms and equally passionate dislikes."

Chicago Tribune (July 22, 2011)
UChicago prof argues privatization of public assets just like borrowing money
The Law School's Julie Roin says deals such as leasing parking meters or toll roads are the equivalent of secured loans.

Paris Review (July 18, 2011)
Paul Hornschemeier on Life with Mr. Dangerous
Visiting lecturer and graphic novelist Hornschemeier discusses his most recent work.

Arizona Republic (July 18, 2011)
Former Arizona Cardinal Jason Wright retires
A running back gives up his NFL career to enroll at Chicago Booth.


Friday, August 5
Wine Appreciation #9—Classic and New Tuscany
79 p.m. | San Francisco

Saturday, August 6
Clearwater Marine Aquarium Sea Life Safari and Aquarium Tour
9 a.m.–noon | Clearwater, FL

Sunday, August 13
Braves vs. Cubs
6:009:30 p.m. | Atlanta

 /> See events across the country and around the world.


Re: cycling
Enjoy the view from the saddle on a bike ride around campus.


Wild about Harry
Ashley Demma, AB'11, shows off her knowledge of wizardry that rivals Hermione's.