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Innovative vision
The new Institute for Molecular Engineering positions UChicago at the forefront of an emerging field.

Sell me a story
A poet and a philosopher venture into business.

Speed of enlightenment
The University and the state of Illinois have invested in a new gigabit-speed broadband network for nine South Side neighborhoods.



Chicago Tribune (October 17, 2012)
Logan Center serving varied uses with ease
The architects of the University's new arts facility met a daunting challenge, combining diverse requirements with "energy left over to surprise."

Chicago Magazine (October 17, 2012)
Kurt Elling shares his favorite Chicago places
"I really miss the Promontory Point and the lakefront," says Elling, X'92.

Economist (October 13, 2012)
New brooms
Neoliberalism and the economists who shaped it--including Milton Friedman and Friedrich Hayek--are the subjects of a "bold biography of a great idea."

Times Literary Supplement (October 10, 2012)
How to write about poverty
Martha Nussbaum reviews two books that take distinct approaches to reporting on a changing India and the consequences for the very poor.

NPR (October 10, 2012)
Prediction as art and science
Nate Silver, AB'00, has built the very model of modern statistical analysis. His new book explores the daunting challenge of making sound predictions.



Saturday, October 27
Alumni Outing to
Mother Courage and Her Children

7:30-9:30 p.m. | Portland, OR

Sunday, October 28
Farm-to-Table Discussion
at Alumnae's Family Farm

1-4 p.m. | Dewey Rose, GA

Sunday, October 28
FC Dallas "Home Closer" versus Chivas USA
6-8 p.m. | Frisco, TX

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The future of rechargeable batteries
Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory are developing car and smartphone batteries that can hold 50 percent more energy.

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Sink or swim
College students no longer have to pass a swim test or take physical education classes to graduate. What are your PE memories? Did you meet your spouse when he dropped a free weight on your foot? Fail the exam even though you played varsity football? E-mail your story by November 1 to with the subject line "Go Ask Alumni."

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2013 Diversity Leadership Awards
Nominate staff members and alumni for contributions to the University’s diversity mission. The awards will be presented in January at the University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. The deadline for nominations is November 16.