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Consumer reports
In a new study, the Harris School's Bruce D. Meyer argues that the poverty rate should be calculated based on consumption, not income.

Alumni meet trustee challenge
Gifts from College alumni shatter participation records.

Well researched
New appointments recognize faculty excellence.



WBEZ (August 22, 2012)
Single, young, and in Chicago?
Make a TV show

Three UChicago alumni turn a college hobby into a job, writing and starring in a new HBO digital comedy about young Chicago singles.

The Atlantic (August 22, 2012)
The physician burnout epidemic
UChicago Medicine's Vineet Arora, AM'03, who has studied physician fatigue and professionalism, says many work environments lack "joy and sustainability."

New York Times Magazine (August 21, 2012)
Prime time for Ryan's guru
(the one who's not Ayn Rand)
The ghost of Austrian economist Friedrich von Hayek hovers over the GOP convention.

Global Post (August 17, 2012)
Pussy Riot's hooliganism explained
Associate professor Malynne Sternstein, AB'87, AM'90, PhD'96, discusses the legal concept of "hooliganism" and its relationship to artistic protest and freedom of expression.

New York Times (August 17, 2012)
Under the influence
A review of poet and critic Maureen N. McLane's (PhD'97) "genially, charismatically subversive" book My Poets.



Friday, September 7
Hike and Concert at Chautauqua
6:30-9:30 p.m. | Boulder, CO

Monday, September 10
Seattle Alumni Happy Hour
7-9 p.m. | Seattle

Tuesday, September 11
Read My Pins:
The Madeleine Albright Collection and Dinner

6:00-9:30 p.m. | Charlotte, NC

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The very model of modern majors
You'll need a hug after this hilarious musical takedown of college education (hope you didn't study virology).

 Watch the video.


Martial artist
An engineering postdoc and tae kwon do world champion puts another notch in her black belt.

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