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Nobel causes
Bruce Beutler, MD'81, receives the Nobel Prize in medicine for breakthroughs in immunology, and former David Rockefeller Professor Thomas J. Sargent shares the economics prize. Nobel footnote: UChicago and Fermilab collaborators win in physics.

Justice served
At International House, John Paul Stevens, AB'41, who served 35 years on the Supreme Court, reflected on his decisions and the five chief justices he knew.

MAPH quest
The Master of Arts Program in the Humanities, more than 1,500 alumni strong, celebrates 15 years.


New York Times (October 4, 2011)
When leaders die, terror still thrives
The killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, Harris School postdoc Jenna Jordan writes, "is unlikely to weaken Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula."

Inside Higher Ed (October 3, 2011)
No more Plan B
Anthony Grafton, AM'71, AM'72, PhD'75, and former Chicago history professor James Grossman call to remove the stigma on non-academic careers for PhDs.

WBEZ (October 3, 2011)
Chicago Marathon—bonanza or blip?
"It takes one of those University of Chicago profs to inject a dose of reality" into sports economic-impact reports.

Chicago Tribune (September 30, 2011)
UChicago report says CPS reforms have failed many students
A Consortium for Chicago School Research study based on two decades of research suggests that many efforts yielded little improvement.

Huffington Post (September 30, 2011)
UChicago students hope to make bug eating mainstream
The startup Entom Foods is selling the idea of insect meat as a healthy, cheap, and sustainable food source.


Thursday, October 13
New Art Dialogues: Susanne Ghez from the Renaissance Society
6:30-9:00 p.m. | Baltimore

Saturday, October 15
HomeFrontLine: Reflections on Ten Years of War Since 9/11
12-3 p.m. | Pittsburgh

Monday, October 24
Reclaiming Historical Archives with 21st Century Technology
3 p.m. | Chicago

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Dedicated to learning
A live webcast of the Mansueto Library dedication begins today at 4 p.m., including Princeton professor Anthony Grafton's (AB'71, AM'72, PhD'75) keynote address and the world premiere of a composition by University Professor Augusta Read Thomas.

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He said, she said
Lawyer-turned-drag queen Irwin Keller, JD'88, gave himself a pretty great interview.


Snell does freeze over
Chicago could be in for another cruel winter. forecasts the Windy City can expect 52 inches of snow in 2011-12—only five inches fewer than last winter with its historic, University-closing blizzard. The editors of the College magazine, the Core, want to hear your UChicago winter's tales. Send them to by November 1 with "Winter Tale" in the subject line. Selected submissions will appear in the Jan-Feb 2012 issue of the Core.