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February 24, 2009

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Significant gestures

Children who use gestures to convey meaning at 14 months are likely to have larger vocabularies at 54 months—and thus are better prepared for school. Chicago’s Meredith Rowe and Susan Goldin-Meadow report their findings in the February 13 Science.

Watch a video that points out how toddlers signal thoughts.

Speech, privacy, and the Internet

A recent Law School conference examined the phenomenon of Internet gossip—particularly the harassment of women on the Web—and discussed possible remedies.

Listen to Law School Dean Saul Levmore discuss the Internet’s anonymity problem.

Crown ends term as trusteesí chair

After six years in the post, University Board of Trustees Chair James S. Crown will step down in March. Crown, who also chairs the Medical Center Board of Trustees, will remain a University Trustee.

Chicago in the News

From the Editors

The editors of the CORE, the College supplement to the U of C Magazine, have a theory: the T-shirt is a very Chicago form of expression. Now we’d like you to prove it in practice. Send us your favorite U of C T-shirt phrases and stories for an upcoming article. Photos are welcome too. E-mail uchicago-magazine@uchicago.edu (with “T-shirts” in the subject line) by March 2.


Thursday, Mar. 5
Why Laura isnít CEO

Global Leadership Series Event with Chicago Booth Professor Marianne Bertrand

7 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 8
Race, Religion, and Obamaís America

Harper Lecture with Professor Dwight Hopkins

2 p.m.
Tempe, Arizona

View all events


Primordial light
Using the South Pole Telescope, Chicago cosmologist John Carlstrom studies cosmic background radiation, the afterglow of the big bang. Carlstrom and fellow researchers discuss their work and answer questions in a Scientific American podcast recorded at this year’s AAAS meeting.

Learn more about the South Pole research.

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