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Hi, Tech
Provost Thomas F. Rosenbaum, a UChicago physics faculty member for 30 years, becomes the president of Caltech on July 1.

Biodiversity detectives
A National Science Foundation grant funds a study to help understand the evolutionary processes that cause biodiversity disparities between regions.

The work that won
A distinguished panel discusses why Eugene Fama, MBA'63, PhD'64, and Lars Peter Hansen won the Nobel Prize.



Economist (November 2, 2013)
Labour pains
Research by UChicago's Loukas Karabarbounis and Brent Neiman illustrates how falling investment costs have contributed to a reduction in the labor force.

New York Times (November 2, 2013)
Robots or aliens as parents? Colleges gauge applicants' creativity
Tackling UChicago's unconventional admissions essay questions, dean of the College John W. Boyer, AM'69, PhD'75, says, "requires a little bit of wit and more than a little bit of imagination."

Guardian (October 26, 2013)
The technology that puts the human touch into prostheses
Neuroscientist Sliman Bensmaia's research on monkeys could lead to prosthetic limbs that restore a sense of touch.

US News and World Report (October 25, 2013)
The preschool payoff
UChicago economics Nobelist James Heckman shows that early-childhood education has a profound effect on future earnings.

Pacific Standard (October 24, 2013)
Playing with the truth: When alternate reality gets real
The Game Changer Chicago Design Lab promotes social justice, emotional health, and sexual education through multimedia development.



Sunday, November 10
Additional Outing for Tuolumne River Salmon Run
11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Modesto, CA

Wednesday, November 20
Fall Festivities UChicago Style
5:30-7:30 p.m. | Cleveland

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

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A tropical field biologist's strange tales from nature
Visit the University of Chicago Press's website this month to get your free digital copy of Sexy Orchids Make Lousy Lovers and Other Unusual Relationships by Marty Crump, with illustrations by Alan Crump.

 Download the e-book.


Time machine
"Basically, what we're looking at is the afterglow light of the big bang," says Argonne physicist Clarence Chang, describing the view from the South Pole Telescope.

 See the big picture.


Winged wonders
A young curator embraces the strange and quirky in Renaissance art.

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