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Opportunity knocks
With the doors open to new investments, the University plans its first faculty expansion in four decades.

Long exposure
Justin Kern’s (AB’04, PhD’10) photographs of the quadrangles reveal a place that’s at once familiar and strange.

Against the current
Josh Ellis, AM’06, thinks the Asian-carp invasion can inspire long-term solutions for Chicago’s water problems.


Huffington Post (October 5, 2010)
Cutting the fuse
Political scientist Robert Pape's new book explores the causes of suicide terrorism—and how to stop it.

Salon (September 30, 2010)
Austan Goolsbee, tax cuts, and “big red balls”
Chicago Booth’s Goolsbee, chairman of the president’s Council of Economic Advisors, “makes the populist case with ease.”

New York Times (September 29, 2010)
Unusual film gets innovative marketing
Adapting Freakonomics for the screen, a director says, is “like taking a piece of music and making it into a birthday cake.

New York Times (September 27, 2010)
Cornered: Therapists on planes
Psychiatrist and sociologist Niranjan S. Karnik discusses how he deals with fellow passengers who want in-flight counseling.

Huffington Post (September 22, 2010)
The mosque, the Nazis, and Martin Luther King
Law professor Geoffrey R. Stone, JD’71, explores conflicts between indisputable constitutional rights and opposition to exercising them.


Friday and Saturday, October 8–9
Volunteer Caucus
5 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. Saturday | Chicago

Saturday, October 16
Truth or Consequences:
PolitiFact Experts vs. Florida Political Candidates

6:30–9:30 p.m. | Tampa, FL

Saturday, October 16
Army vs. Rutgers
Noon–4 p.m. | East Rutherford, NJ

Wednesday, October 20
Harper Lecture with Dan Slater:
Why Dictatorships Endure

6–9 p.m. | Dallas

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Voice over?
The late Studs Terkel, PhB'32, JD'34, laments the loss of the human voice in this cool animation.

 Watch the video


Out of the ashes
The new phoenix (well, kind of a phoenix) mascot costume has more maroon and menace in it.