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April 21, 2009

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Untangling the urban food chain

A yearlong geophysical-sciences course researches the effect of cities’ green initiatives on greenhouse-gas emissions.

Essential mineral

A common bacterium found in 50 percent of hospitalized patients nationwide turns into a killer, report Chicago researchers, when its phosphate levels fall.

He’ll take “games shows” for $470,000

Dan Pawson, JD’06, winner of the 2009 Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions, answers a few more questions.

What’s an investor to do?

William Browder, AB’85, sees the global economic crisis as a row of—still tumbling—dominoes.

Chicago in the News




Thursday, June 4–
Sunday, June 7
Alumni Weekend

Plan to attend the annual celebration of all things U of C


Thursday, May 7
Prolonging the Life of the Mind: Puzzling over the Causes of Neurodegenerative Diseases

Distinguished Alumni Lecture with Bruce Chase, AB’77

6 p.m.
Omaha, NE

Thursday, May 7
Developments in Energy at the University of Chicago

Harper Lecture with George Tolley, PhD'55, professor emeritus of economics

6 p.m.
San Francisco

View all events


En direct de Chicago
Blogging for L’Express at “Politique USA: Chronique d’actualité, en direct de
Chicago,” law and political-science professor Bernard Harcourt details Obama’s first 100 days in office.

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