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Kumar becomes Chicago Booth dean
The Stanford scholar and associate dean succeeds Edward A. Snyder, AM’78, PhD’84, beginning January 1.

Dr. Polonsky is in
Renowned diabetes specialist Kenneth S. Polonsky returns to the University to lead the biological-sciences division, the medical school, and the Medical Center.

Beyond Hubble
UChicago is a founding member of the Giant Magellan Telescope, which will spot objects 100 times fainter than the Hubble can detect.


Chronicle of Higher Education (July 28, 2010)
The epistolary adventures of Saul Bellow, X’39
The Nobel-winning author’s ability to merge the highbrow and the streetwise is evident in his letters.

Washington Post (August 2, 2010)
Own it
Nell Minow, JD’77, explains how she added the title “Movie Mom” to her professional repertoire.

New York Times (August 4, 2010)
Eurosclerosis comes to America
Economics professor Casey Mulligan, PhD’93, blames public policy for the persistence of high unemployment amid increasing job openings.

Chicago Sun-Times (July 28, 2010)
From vacation to salvation
Law professor Randy Schmidt and his wife pulled a pilot to safety after a Lake Michigan plane crash.

New Republic (July 29, 2010)
‘Top Secret America’—a bust
Law School senior lecturer Richard A. Posner argues that the Washington Post’s series on U.S. intelligence was not great journalism.


Friday, August 20
Kansas City Third Friday Networking
5–7 p.m. | Kansas City, MO

Saturday, August 28
Charlotte Knights vs. Durham Bulls
7–10 p.m. | Fort Mill, SC

Sunday, August 29
Connecticut Alumni—Shakespeare in the Park
7:30–11 p.m. | New Haven, CT

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Justice Stevens’s intellectual roots
John Paul Stevens, AB’41, traced his core legal skills to his undergraduate English training.


Summertime rewind
Look back at the 2010 ScavHunt.