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Crown achievement
James and Paula Crown's $10 million gift supports Urban Education Institute initiatives in Chicago and around the country.

Building a legacy
Administration building named to honor former University provost, president, and US attorney general Edward H. Levi, U-High'28, PhB'32, JD'35.

Hub of discovery
Chicago Innovation Exchange to open on 53rd Street, offering scholars and entrepreneurs a launching pad for products and start-ups.



Economist (October 19, 2013)
Commercial law
Daniel, JD'84, and Alisa Doctoroff, MBA'83, inspire a Law School initiative to teach lawyers how to create, not suffocate, business.

Chicago Tribune (October 15, 2013)
The real cost of gun crimes
Crime Lab director Jens Ludwig says a mandatory-sentencing law for illegal gun possession would "pay for itself five times over by preventing violent crime."

USA Today (October 15, 2013)
How big and tall are NFL players?
Astrophysicist Craig M. Booth created a graph that illustrates the average and extreme sizes in professional football.

New York Times (October 15, 2013)
Judge in landmark case disavows support for voter ID
Seventh Circuit Judge and Law School lecturer Richard A. Posner says he was wrong in his majority opinion upholding an lndiana law.

Los Angeles Times (October 12, 2013)
Ruth Benerito dies at 97
Benerito, PhD'48, was a government chemist who helped develop wrinkle-resistant cotton.



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

Thursday, November 14
Distinguished Alumni Lecture with Leslie Maitland, AB'71
7:00-8:30 p.m. | Bala Cynwyd, PA

Thursday, November 21
Career Month: Dallas-Fort Worth
6:30-8:30 p.m. | Dallas

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Intelligent decline
How a UChicago student (d)evolves into a being almost purely of thought.

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Your brush with fame
What famous person did you meet in the College? Did you date Paul Butterfield? Room with Carl Sagan? Did Gertrude Stein give a guest lecture in your Hum class? Send your stories to


Blueprints for progress
As part of the 2013 Dean's Challenge, Chicago Harris students present ideas about ending homelessness in the city.

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