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Fragile law
“Most constitutions die at a very young age,” says Law School professor Tom Ginsburg, who studies what makes the documents endure.

Pictures from an excavation
In central Turkey, Oriental Institute faculty and staff help get to the bottom of a puzzling ruin.

Distinguishing themselves
Chicago Booth’s 2010 alumni award winners include business and political leaders.


The Economist (September 17, 2010)
A pecking order for MBAs
You’ll never guess who’s No. 1.

New York Times (September 13, 2010)
Quiet savior
Frances Oldham Kelsey’s (PhD’38, MD’50) courage and devotion to scientific rigor protected the public from harmful drugs.

Slate (September 14, 2010)
Two is the magic number
Psychology professor John Cacioppo discusses the emerging notion that collaboration, not individual genius, produces creative achievement.

Chronicle of Higher Education (September 12, 2010)
Math prodigy arrives at UChicago
After cracking a theoretical bottleneck, Ngo Bao Chau looks for his next Everest for the satisfaction of “intellectual pursuit.” (September 10, 2010)
Supernova shrapnel discovered inside meteorite
Cosmochemist Nicolas Dauphas helps answer the question, “Chromium 54, where are you?”


Sunday, September 26
Back-to-School Ice Cream Social
3–5 p.m. | St. Louis

Wednesday, September 29
Boston Alumni Trivia Night
7–10 p.m. | Cambridge, MA

Thursday, September 30
NYC LGBT Alumni Happy Hour
6–8 p.m. | New York

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Celebrating miracles
A diabetes breakthrough frees children from injected insulin.

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The nominees are…
Help UChicago and the Alumni Board of Governors recognize outstanding alumni and faculty with your nominations for Alumni Awards, due October 15.

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