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Forwarding address
The Seminary Co-op Bookstore plans to move next year to 5751 South Woodlawn, less than a block from its current home.

Answer key
Education experts will examine ways to “transform the nation’s K-12 schools” at an August 11 roundtable.

Meet and greet
Chicago Booth professor Ronald Burt, PhD'77, reexamines what it means to be a good networker.


New York Times (July 20, 2010)
Nature, nurture, and human capital
“The nature versus nurture debate is obsolete.” UChicago economists James J. Heckman and Flavio Cunha explain why in a new paper.

Chicago Tribune (July 24, 2010)
Wasting time knows no bounds
Computer use has a negative effect on low-income children’s academic performance, much to the surprise of the Harris School’s Ofer Malamud. (July 22, 2010)
The future of robot scientists
Mathematical biologist Andrey Rzhetsky discusses the applications of artificial intelligence.

Huffington Post (July 20, 2010)
Deconstructing DOMA
Law professor Geoffrey R. Stone, JD’71, calls the Defense of Marriage Act’s Section 3, recently ruled unconstitutional, a “congressional travesty.”

New York Times Magazine (July 19, 2010)
Mad Men-ese
“On Language” columnist Ben Zimmer, AM’98, finds some Mad Men dialogue a decade or two ahead of its time.


Tuesday, August 10
The Wiz and Optional Picnic
5–8 p.m. | Albany, NY

Thursday, August 12
Wine Tasting: The Big, the Bold, and the Beautiful—Welcome to Bordeaux
6:30–9 p.m. | San Francisco

Friday, August 13
Chicago Hold ’Em
6–9 p.m. | Lanham, MD

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Caterpillar ( CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Photo by Brenda Anderson)

Gut check
“For geeks like me,” says UChicago biologist Michael LaBarbera, new research into how caterpillars walk “is really, deeply interesting.”


And, action!
Scenes from the Michigan Avenue set of Transformers 3 feature very UChicago special effects.