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Political pioneer
Patsy Mink, JD'51, was a tenacious and determined politician.

A sense of purpose
Martha Roth, dean of the Humanities Division, will deliver the 50th annual Aims of Education address to the incoming Class of 2016. Watch the webcast Thursday at 6:30 p.m. (CDT).

Extra, extra ...
These Maroon sagas were fit to print (but died by the editor's hand).



NPR (September 20, 2012)
Who's next in line for a kidney transplant?
The answer is changing

Bioethicist Lainie Friedman Ross comments on a new system of ranking patients who need organ donations.

New York Times (September 17, 2012)
Dictionary translates ancient Egyptian life
In the culmination of a 40-year effort, the Oriental Institute completes a dictionary of Demotic Egyptian, the tongue of the common people.

Bloomberg (September 17, 2012)
Vaccine for staph tested
Pediatrics professor Robert Daum cites the importance of prevention against MRSA, a drug-resistant infection now more lethal than skin cancer.

Chicago Tribune (September 13, 2012)
Theaster Gates is rehabbing culture
Gates, the University's director of arts and public life, revives his community "house by house, block by block."

Guardian (September 12, 2012)
How Paul Ryan enslaves The Road to Serfdom
Political scientist Bernard Harcourt argues that the Republican vice-presidential nominee misunderstands Hayek's views on universal health care.



Friday, October 5-Sunday, October 7
Camping at Point Reyes
5 p.m. | Point Reyes Station, CA

Saturday, October 13
University of Chicago Volunteer Caucus
8 a.m. | Chicago

Sunday, October 14
"Economics Unprecedented?"
Featuring Hugh Rockoff, AM'69, PhD'72

2-4 p.m. | New Brunswick, NJ

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Suspension of disbelief
Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory have discovered how to use sound waves to levitate liquid droplets.

 Watch the video.


2013 Alumni Awards
Through October 3, nominate fellow UChicago alumni who are professional, intellectual, and cultural leaders.

 Learn more.


Home page redesign
The University of Chicago will unveil a redesigned website on Thursday.

 Learn more.