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Chicago engages Douglas
Derek Douglas, a senior adviser to President Obama on urban policy, joins the University in January as vice president for civic engagement.

Economic influence
Building on decades of scholarship, the Law School launches Law and Economics 2.0 to reboot the field it pioneered.

Mixed media
With sculptor Jessica Stockholder as chair, the Department of Visual Arts continues to attract some of the most distinguished intellectual artists working today.


Chicago Tribune (October 21, 2011)
Libya's new constitution:
Lessons from Iraq's missteps
Law professor Tom Ginsburg warns Libyan rebels against moving too quickly toward political reconstruction.

CNN (October 21, 2011)
Why computer voices are mostly female
Associate professor Rebecca Zorach AM'94, PhD'99, argues that compliant female computer voices reinforce gender stereotypes.

Chicago Magazine (October 20, 2011)
The low-poverty diet
Professor Jens Ludwig links obesity and diabetes to living in low-income neighborhoods.

WBEZ (October 19, 2011)
Reimagining robots
At "one of the more fun, freewheeling physics labs you're likely to encounter," Heinrich Jaeger's versatile machines crumple, bulge, and ooze.

Chicago Maroon (October 18, 2011)
Glass reflects on journalism career
Ira Glass, the host of This American Life, tells a student workshop that "we live in an age of conversational writing."


National Career Month
Ten cities | Nationwide

Wednesday, November 2
Transforming Knowledge into Social Action
11 a.m. | Live chat with political scientist Michael Dawson

Thursday, November 3
An Evening with Dr. Sara Stoelinga
6:00-8:30 p.m. | Denver

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String theory
Watch the world premiere of "double helix" for two violins, University Professor Augusta Read Thomas's composition for the Mansueto Library dedication.


Don't write about reverse psychology
...and other essay options from this year's UChicago admissions application.


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.