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Trial narrative
Nina Burleigh, AM'87, covered Italy's Amanda Knox case and the global obsession with the beautiful "female monster."

An intellectual revolutionary
Morris Philipson, AB'49, AM'52, the longest-serving director of the University of Chicago Press known for his bold choices, dies at 85.

Deep-rooted philanthropy
University Medalists Robert, U-High'45, X'50, and Joan Feitler, AM'55, have built an enduring family legacy at UChicago.


Salon (November 4, 2011)
Isn't it ironic?
In his new book examining irony, Jonathan Lear says the rhetorical device isn't what it used to be.

New York Times (October 30, 2011)
Jersey Shore arrives in academia. Discuss.
How Deena Cortese upended the show's heteronormativity and power dynamics, and other insights from an unlikely academic conference.

Los Angeles Times (October 30, 2011)
Chris Holmes marches to his own extraterrestrial drummer
Holmes, AB'94, is the Zelig or the Forrest Gump of popular music, a beloved insider behind the scenes at important events.

CBS Sports (October 27, 2011)
NBPA economist undresses the issues
Professor Kevin Murphy, PhD'86, adds economic expertise to the players' side of the NBA labor dispute.

Star Tribune (October 27, 2011)
Klingensmith named publisher of the year
"Hometown hero" Michael J. Klingensmith, AB'75, MBA'76, is recognized for circulation increases and digital expansion at a Twin Cities newspaper.



Saturday, November 12
Ivy Winter Indoor Mixed Doubles Tennis
6:50-11:00 p.m.| Arlington, VA

Saturday, November 12
Private Folk Art Collection Viewing
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | Houston

Saturday, November 19
Carlton Ward, Jr.:
Capturing the Wild to Save It

5:30-8:30 p.m. | Tampa, FL

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Emotional release
Wrongfully convicted for a 1991 rape and murder, James Harden leaves prison with the help of the Law School's Exoneration Project.

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Song of myself
For Hassan S. Ali, AB'07, singing karaoke reflects a social transformation from shyness to boldness.