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Half a world away
NASA scientist Kelly Brunt, PhD'08, and colleagues find that the Japanese tsunami created Antarctic icebergs.

Mother's milk
Social scientist Joan Wolf, AM'92, PhD'97, takes issue with studies on breast-feeding's health benefits.

Criminal intent
Psychologist Jean Decety will examine the neural circuitry of prisoners to better understand the psychopathic mind.


New York Times (August 6, 2011)
Three of mayor's men join forces
Brett Goldstein, SM'05, Chicago's chief data officer, helps Rahm Emanuel use technology to make government more efficient and drive economic development.

Chicago Tribune (August 4, 2011)
Nepotism? Or Newmanism?
To study nepotism in Chicago politics, assistant professor Stefano Allesina says, "You just need a list of names and suspicion that something fishy is going on."

Forbes (August 3, 2011)
Forbes ranks America's top colleges
UChicago ranks eighth overall on a list that ignores "ephemeral measures such as school 'reputation' and ill-conceived metrics that reward wasteful spending."

USA Today (August 1, 2011)
As atheists know, you can be good without God
Professor Jerry Coyne makes the evolutionary case for morality.

The New Republic (August 1, 2011)
Tackling today's poverty with yesterday's philanthropy
The geography of poverty has changed, SSA associate professor Scott Allard writes, but the concentration of philanthropic funds has not.


Saturday, August 13
Sexual Identity, Health, and Stigma in India
9:30–11:30 a.m. | Live webcast

Wednesday, August 17
UChicago Careers in Technology: Alumni Panel
5:30–8:00 p.m. | New York

Wednesday, August 17
Intercollegiate LGBT Alumni Mixer at the South Fin Grill
6:30–8:30 p.m. | Staten Island, NY

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Rational exuberance
Giving new meaning to the term "relieved of duties," former White House chief economist Austan Goolsbee discusses returning to Chicago Booth from Washington in a Daily Show interview.


On Fermi Drive
Benjamin Recchie, AB'03, angers the ghosts of Italo Balbo and Ron Santo.