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Executive decision
Bryan Samuels, MPP'93, a national leader in child welfare, appointed to lead Chapin Hall.

Provocations and conversations
Jean Bethke Elshtain, a prolific scholar of religion and political philosophy, dies at 72.

India's economic steward
Chicago Booth's Raghuram Rajan has been named Governor of the Reserve Bank of India.



Time (August 9, 2013)
'Nudge' back in fashion at White House
A 2009 bestseller coauthored by behavioral economist Richard Thaler inspires social science-based political strategies in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Washington Post (August 8, 2013)
Author Barbara Mertz dies at 85
Mertz, PhB'47, AM'50, PhD'52, wrote best-selling historical fiction and romantic thrillers under the names Barbara Michaels and Elizabeth Peters.

Politico (August 8, 2013)
The not-so-imperial presidency of Barack Obama
Political scientist William Howell argues that politicians and the public judge presidential power too harshly.

Atlantic (August 7, 2013)
The promise--and the danger--of comparing comic books to poetry
For assistant professor Hillary Chute, "the spatial arrangement is integral to the meaning" in both comics and poems.

New York Times (August 5, 2013)
Seeing narcissists everywhere
Psychologist Jean M. Twenge, AB'93, AM'93, finds that "younger generations are increasingly entitled, self-obsessed, and unprepared for the realities of adult life."

NPR (July 31, 2013)
Former Chicago mayor lends a hand to ailing town
Harris School distinguished senior fellow Richard M. Daley and his students work to revive Gary, Indiana.



Saturday, August 17
Nob Hill Walking Tour and Lunch at Papa Hadyn's
9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Portland, OR

Wednesday, August 21
Summer Social and Planning Meeting
6:30-8:00 p.m. | Miami

Friday, August 23
Cloud Computing: Alumni Lecture
with Yao F. Juan, MBA'97

6:00-9:30 p.m. | Taipei, Taiwan

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They never forget a name
Dolphins recognize each other's signature whistles--the equivalent of human names--after more than 20 years.

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Henry Adkinson, leading off
The incomplete history of the U of C's first major league ballplayer.

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