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Memorable achievement
Jason Bruck, PhD'13, overcame obstacles to perform the first study showing that the cognitive sophistication of dolphins rivals that of humans.

Down cold
Physicists successfully simulate the evolution of the early universe, using ultracold cesium atoms.

The dark art of poetry
Rosanna Warren shares her recommendations for a cruel summer.



New York Times (September 4, 2013)
India's central bank chief may have a short honeymoon
Chicago Booth's Raghuram Rajan has captivated the country, but he says it's not his job to accumulate Facebook "likes."

Foreign Affairs (September 3, 2013)
Count on Congress
Political scientist William Howell examines why President Obama sought legislative approval for military action in Syria.

Chicago Tribune (September 2, 2013)
Colleges to students: Focus on career preparation from day one
"It is important that universities don't just hand people diplomas and say 'good luck,'" says dean of the College John W. Boyer, AM'69, PhD'75.

Wired (August 30, 2013)
See the sizzle: Infrared photos reveal the brutal urban heatscape
Atmospheric scientist John Frederick discusses the complexities of urban heat structures.

Guardian (August 27, 2013)
The Internet's troll-slayer
John Scalzi, AB'91, uses his online powers for good.



Friday, September 27
Second Annual Tucson Meet and Greet
5-7 p.m. | Tucson, AZ

Friday, October 4
Tour and Reception at Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
7-9 p.m. | Concord, MA

Friday, October 4
Virtues of Bastardy: Mixed Metaphors and Collaborations in the Studio
5:00-6:30 p.m. | Chicago

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Presenting the past
Tour the city of Chicago's past and present simultaneously on the Special Collections Research Center's HistoryPin site.

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The writing is on the (Linn House) wall
And now we know who painted it.

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