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Medical studies stimulated
Chicago researchers receive $42 million in funding from the economic stimulus package.

Peace surprise
President Barack Obama joins chemist Ada Yonath and physicist George E. Smith, SM’56, PhD’59, as Nobel winners with Chicago ties.

Their cups runneth over
It’s a bra…it’s a gas mask…it’s the brainchild of U of C researchers…it’s the Ig Nobel Prize winner for public health.


New York Times (October 14, 2009)
To defeat the Taliban, fight from afar
Chicago political scientist Robert A. Pape, PhD’88, says a “new strategy of off-shore balancing” would best serve America’s interests. (October 15, 2009)
Images capture details of ancient tablets
High-quality scans shed new light on the Imperial Aramaic dialect.

New York Times (October 12, 2009)
What this year’s Nobel Prize in economics says about the Nobel Prize in economics
Professor Steven Levitt says, “The economics profession is going to hate” what this year’s winners represent.

PR Newswire (October 6, 2009)
Playboy Enterprises elects Alex Vaickus as president
Vaickus, MBA’87, moves to a newly created position overseeing all of the company’s business operations.

Seattle Times (October 5, 2009)
Hard times: Author Sara Paretsky on 1960s Chicago
V. I. Warshawski author Paretsky, AM’69, MBA’77, PhD’77, incorporates a volatile period of local history into her new novel, Hardball.


Wednesday, October 28
Harper Lecture with Stephan Meyer
“Researching the Universe in Antarctica”

6–8:30 p.m. | Magnolia Hotel, Dallas

Thursday, October 29
Clean Energy & Technology Marketplace
48 p.m. | Chicago Booth, Europe campus, London

National Career Month: Alumni Panel Discussions and Networking Events
Chicago (November 4), New York (November 4), Boston (November 10), San Francisco (November 3), Los Angeles (November 5), Washington (November 12)

Friday, November 6
Winning Strategies for Public Affairs and Advocacy Campaigns
8 a.m.–5 p.m. | Gleacher Center, Chicago

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Alternative Nobel
Environmentalist David Suzuki, AM’93, has won the Right Livelihood Award, known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize,” for his work to raise awareness about climate change.