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Support for human rights
Richard, AB'69, and Ann Pozen's $6 million gift endows the human rights program, strengthening its place in the University's liberal arts curriculum.

Green space
A new Department of Ecology and Evolution research station is the first laboratory in North America built to ultraefficient Passive House standards.

Remembering Freedom Summer
UChicago alumni recount the transformative events of 1964.



Chicago Sun-Times (August 2, 2014)
Jason Sherwin, with baseball on the brain, launches Neuroscout
Sherwin, AB'05, devises a new research method to study the decision making of athletes in competition.

New York Times (July 31, 2014)
A distant mirror
In The Invisible Bridge, the third volume in Rick Perlstein's (AB'92) history of the rise of modern American conservatism, "it's his insights that are the news."

NPR (July 31, 2014)
Community prosecutions credited with drops in crime
Law School professor Thomas Miles finds that state's attorney involvement at the neighborhood level leads to a substantial reduction in violent offenses.

The Atlantic (July 29, 2014)
Anti-war art: Nearly impossible
Noah Berlatsky, AM'94, argues that even the most unflinching portrayals of combat treat "the horror of war as the font from which good flows."

Wall Street Journal (July 29, 2014)
The power of the doodle
Rather than distracting him, idle drawing helps philosopher Jesse Prinz, PhD'97, focus his attention and later reconstruct information he receives.



Friday, August 22
Composing Music: Transformations and Connections
6:30-8:00 p.m. | Copenhagen, Denmark

Saturday, September 13
Lunch and Play at TopGolf
11 a.m.-2 p.m. | The Colony, TX

Saturday, October 11
The UnCommon Core: Mid-Florida Style!
9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. | St. Petersburg, FL

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Hyde Park hunting
Evolutionary biologist Marcus Kronforst's local butterfly chase nets interesting results.

 Watch the video.


Wow! Pow! Prizes!
Enter the world of comics--and win a signed copy of associate professor Hillary L. Chute's new book about how they're made.

 Enter to win.


The College magazine
The summer issue of the Core is now available online, including a profile of competitive computer programmers and a recap of the campus festival celebrating Studs Terkel, PhB'32, JD'34.

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