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February 11, 2009

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Fossil watch

Susan Kidwell likes to say that her whole career, most of it spent on the faculty of Chicago’s geophysical-sciences department, has been one long digression.

Chicago Biomedicine will be smaller, more focused

University of Chicago Medical Center CEO James Madara announces a 5-percent staff reduction, part of Chicago Biomedicine’s continuing reorganization.

First-rate science on the third coast

The American Association for the Advancement of Science holds its annual meeting in Chicago February 12-16. Senior administrators, scientists, and scholars from the University, Argonne, and Fermilab will speak on global energy, genome science, bioinformatics, high-energy physics, and much more.

Chicago in the News

From the Editors

The 2008 Alumni Relations and Development annual report highlights the critical role that alumni and other friends played in making 2008 a landmark year in the life of the University.


Saturday, Feb. 21
A Mummy Comes to Life: Science and Art Resurrect an Ancient Egyptian Priestess

Public symposium

9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Oriental Institute

Sunday, Feb. 22
The Evolution of Primate Social Intelligence

Harper Lecture with Professor Dario Maestripieri

2 p.m.

View all events


Splish, splash, they’re making a jet.
Drop a stone into liquid, a jet of water arcs up. A high-speed video by Chicago physicists shows how the same thing can happen when the liquid is replaced by sand.

Watch the video on NPR’s “Must-See Science”
(February 6, 2009)

Here’s a look at the 2006 study behind the video.

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