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Temp job
A new book, co-edited by geophysical-sciences professors David Archer and Ray Pierrehumbert, traces the long history of global warming scholarship.

A bird nose
Penguins appear to use their sense of smell to recognize close relatives and avoid inbreeding.

Reel time
Volunteer projectionists at Doc Films try to keep an old technology from flickering out.


Chicago Tribune (September 25, 2011)
Hyde Park celebrates jazz in every corner
The fifth annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival "qualified as the most artistically satisfying fest on Chicago's jazz calendar."

Wall Street Journal (September 24, 2011)
Chicago economics on trial
Nobel-winning economist Robert Lucas, AB'59, PhD'64, discusses the high cost of the welfare state, why he voted for Obama, and how Milton Friedman, AM'33, changed his life.

CNN (September 23, 2011)
Poverty pervades the suburbs
As the number of poor suburbanites increases, says associate professor Scott Allard, overwhelmed social-service organizations struggle to offer assistance.

New York Times (September 17, 2011)
Charles Percy, former Illinois senator,
is dead at 91

Percy, AB'41, a moderate Republican, clashed with Richard Nixon over Watergate.

New York Times (September 16, 2011)
Where football and higher education mix
A history of UChicago football, which went from all to nothing before settling on a path in between as a "nice and proper team."


Friday, September 30
An Evening at the De Young Museum with Picasso
6–8:45 p.m. | San Francisco

Tuesday, October 4
Fizzle and Fret: 2009's Influenza Pandemic and 2010's Ambivalence About a New Vaccine—A Distinguished Alumni Lecture
12–2 p.m. | Omaha, NE

Sunday, October 9
Café Philo DC
1–3 p.m. | Washington

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Report from prison
Journalist Clare Morgana Gillis, AB'98, tells the story of her 44 days of captivity in Libya.

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Cat in the belfry
Modo the cat livens up Rockefeller Chapel—and you can be his Facebook friend.

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