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Classics professor Mark Usher, AM'94, PhD'97, stitches together an unorthodox career.

Her children's keeper
Davida Williams, AM'82, helps foster families navigate trauma and find trust.

Check in, check it out
A Hyatt Place hotel adds to the revived vitality that new development has sparked on 53rd Street.



Times of Trenton (September 22, 2013)
American higher education a "beacon to the world"
Princeton University president Christopher Eisgruber's (JD'88) installation ceremony inspires one administrator to quote Meatloaf.

Canadian Press (September 20, 2013)
India's new central banker administers tough love
With an unexpected increase in interest rates, Chicago Booth's Raghuram Rajan makes fighting inflation a top priority.

Slate (September 19, 2013)
Assad and the death of the International Criminal Court
Failure to prosecute the Syrian leader, the Law School's Eric A. Posner says, shows that the prospect of justice through global courts is receding.

Chicago Tribune (September 17, 2013)
Pros and cons of Wal-Mart
Chicago Booth's Devin Pope shows that property values increase when the retailer opens a new store.

New York Times (September 14, 2013)
Lifelines for poor children
Economist James J. Heckman calls for a more serious discussion of "how we develop productive people" through investment in early-childhood education.



Saturday, September 28
Global Perspective Series with Ian Solomon, UChicago Vice President for Global Engagement
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Hong Kong

Thursday, October 3
An Evening with South African Artist William Kentridge
6:00-7:30 p.m. | Chicago

Saturday, October 5
Cloud 9 Performance at the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre
8-10 p.m. | Coral Gables, FL

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Aims of Education
Watch live as Provost Thomas F. Rosenbaum delivers the annual address to the incoming class at Rockefeller Chapel, September 26 at 6:30 p.m. CDT.

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Off the presses and online
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