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Healthy contribution
A $5 million McCormick Foundation grant supports the Medical Center.

Paleobiology pioneer
UChicago professor Leigh Van Valen, who died in October at age 75, was "unconventional even among eccentrics."

It’s not brain surgery
Medical journalist Ian Smith, MD’97, follows a multifaceted path to happiness.


New Yorker (November 1, 2010)
The online threat
Seymour M. Hersh, AB’58, explores the possibility of cyber terrorism.

Chicago Tribune (October 24, 2010)
Chicago tales flow from Brooks
New York Times columnist David Brooks, AB'83, examines the city's social fabric.

NPR (October 23, 2010)
Want to clean up at poker? Study physics
Dealing in probabilities and game theory, UChicago and other physicists find success is in the cards.

Chicago Tribune (October 22, 2010)
Saul Bellow, unbound
Chicago's late, great writer, in his own musical words.

New York Times (October 19, 2010)
Hunting for the dawn of writing
A new Oriental Institute exhibit, Visible Language, explores when prehistory became history.


Thursday, November 4
Walking Ghost Tour of St. Petersburg
8:00–9:30 p.m. | St. Petersburg, FL

Wednesday, November 10
Square One Brewery: Lecture with Libations
5:30–7:30 p.m. | St. Louis

Monday, November 15
Holiday Cheese Tasting Class
7–9 p.m. | Alexandria, VA

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Hands on
Technology lets users anywhere manipulate 3-D models of objects from the Smart Museum exhibit Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan.

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Go ask alumni
The editors of the College magazine, the Core, want to know: which class at the College do you wish you'd taken—or which class would you do over if you could? E-mail your story to with "Go ask alumni" in the subject line by Wednesday, November 24.