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Economic direction
Lars Peter Hansen, the Homer J. Livingston distinguished service professor in economics and the College, has been named founding director of the Milton Friedman Institute for Research in Economics.

Honor bound
It took years for Janet Rowley’s 1970s research to win acceptance, but now she’s collecting accolades—including the Presidential Medal of Freedom—for finding leukemia’s genetic link.

Logorrhea logarithm
Learn how to write like an academic—because the discourse of post-capitalist hegemony is homologous with the reification of the public sphere.


Chicago Tribune (November 15, 2009)
University of Chicago trying to ease its divide
Architecture critic Blair Kamin praises the new projects that represent a bridge across the Midway.

New Yorker (November 16, 2009)
Defending the arsenal
Seymour Hersh, AB’58, explores the stability of nuclear warheads in Pakistan.

Chicago Tribune (November 14, 2009)
Author’s long day’s journey into light
Angela Jackson, AM’95, spent 40 years assembling “bits and pieces” to find the larger truth in her recently published first novel, Where I Must Go.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (November 9, 2009)
New University of Pittsburgh trustee waited long for honors
Mary Ellen Callahan, JD’97, becomes the school’s youngest board member.

Harper's (September 2009)
Dehumanized: When math and science rule the school
Mark Slouka, director of Chicago’s creative-writing program, argues that American education has become “an instrument of production.”


Wednesday, December 2
Business Forecast 2010
11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. | Hyatt Regency Chicago

Saturday, December 5
Central Avenue and Beyond:
The Harlem Renaissance in Los Angeles

10 a.m. | San Marino, California

Thursday, December 10
Hutchins Era Roundtable
7 p.m. | Indianapolis

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Artists rendering
Watch architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien unveil the design for the Reva and David Logan Center for Creative and Performing Arts.


The Alumni Association Board of Governors elects new members each April. The 30-member group sets policy for the Alumni Association and advises the University on alumni matters. Please nominate candidates for membership to the board by January 8, 2010.


Notice something missing from your Nov–Dec Magazine? The Core, the twice-yearly supplement focusing on the College, will return with the Jan–Feb 2010 issue, including a look back at the 1969 campus protests and an essay by Cheeni Rao, AB’98, author of In Hanuman's Hands.