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The way out
Chicago Booth economist Anil Kashyap offers his starting point for a banking-industry rebound plan.

Pomp and circumstance
Watch the live webcast Friday as President Zimmer, board of trustees chair Andrew M. Alper, AB’80, MBA’81, and professor emeritus Martin E. Marty, PhD’56, lead the University’s 500th Convocation.

Old ideas shelved
Mixed-use study spaces and a student-run café update Harper Memorial Library.


Chicago Tribune (October 5, 2009)
Rand McNally: New owner, new CEO plan digital future for mapmaker
Dave Muscatel, MBA’96, will give the mapmaker new direction.

Washington Post (October 5, 2009)
New at the top: Peggy Dyer
Red Cross Chief Marketing Officer Dyer, MBA’80, discusses her career.

Chicago Tribune (October 4, 2009)
A lifelong commitment
Cancer researcher Funmi Olopade balances teaching, clinical work, and research—and now she runs the Global Health Initiative.

BBC (September 29, 2009)
Social isolation ‘worsens cancer’
Oncologist Suzanne Conzen’s research team finds a connection between stress-hormone levels and tumor growth.

Chicago Tribune (September 28, 2009)
Review: Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Arts critic Howard Reich raves about the third-annual event’s evolution into “an institution.”


Saturday, October 17
Chicago Humanities Festival

10 a.m.–7 p.m. | University of Chicago campus

Saturday, October 17
Head of the Charles Regatta
125:30 p.m. | Reunion Village, Boston

Sunday, October 18
Oak Brook Harper Lecture:
Shakespeare on Religion with David Bevington

24:30 p.m. | Oak Brook, Illinois

Saturday, October 24
Feast Your Mind:
Humanities Day at the University of Chicago

All day | University of Chicago campus

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Chicago economist Allen Sanderson seeded 16 teams for Market Madness, and your votes determined that the Bush administration "Indifferences" should take credit for the economic meltdown.


What’s in a name?
We received more than 3,000 potential new names from alumni and friends for the Web community. Now it's your turn to vote on the top choices.


Degrees of achievement. Do you know University of Chicago alumni who have distinguished themselves professionally? Would you like to honor a special professor? Nominate them for the 2010 Alumni Awards no later than October 15.

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