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Chronicle of philanthropy
A record number of donors contributed $459 million in new gifts and pledges to the University in fiscal year 2013.

Channeling Carrie
Kimberly Peirce, AB'90, revives the pop culture classic.

Redoubled commitment
David M. Rubenstein, JD'73, extends his program to provide full-tuition scholarships to law students.



New York Times (October 2, 2013)
Doctoroffs to give UChicago Law School
$5 million

A gift from Daniel L. Doctoroff, JD'84, and his wife Alisa, MBA'83, will establish a business leadership program in the Law School.

Chicago Tribune (September 29, 2013)
Weber Grill creator's family donates
$10 million to Comer's neonatal ICU

The family of George Stephen Sr. will fund a professorship and research into treatments for early-childhood illness and premature newborns.

Slate (September 27, 2013)
Baby talk bonanza
UChicago Medicine's Dana Suskind turns research into a social movement with the message that talking to children is essential to their intellectual development.

Guardian (September 27, 2013)
Obama, NSA, and the "pathetic"
American media

Pulitzer Prize winner Seymour Hersh, AB'58, lashes out at timid journalism but tells students that there is hope for the profession's redemption.

NPR (September 23, 2013)
The man who gets the science right
on The Big Bang Theory
UCLA physicist David Saltzberg, SM'91, PhD'94, makes sure the sitcom's equations add up and that "perturbative amplitudes" have their proper place.



Saturday, October 26
Chicago Maroons versus Pacific University Football
10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Forest Grove, OR

Sunday, October 27
Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour
12:30-3:00 p.m. | Mt. Airy, MD

Wednesday, October 30
Global Leadership Series: Some Companies Are More Equal than Others with Michael J. Gibbs
6:30 p.m. | Warsaw, Poland

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Bohemian gravity
An a capella exploration of string theory with a nod to Queen and UChicago Nobel laureate Yoichiro Nambu.

 Watch the video.


Uncommon interview
New York Times columnist David Brooks, AB'83, talks about his best campus memories, his relationship with President Obama, and Harold's Chicken Shack.

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Your brush with fame
Did you meet anyone famous while you were in the College? Perhaps you had tea with the Shah of Iran, or Sebadoh slept on your floor, or your roommate grew up to be a household name. Send your story of your brush with fame to