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Delight in discovery
Economic historian Claudia Goldin, AM'69, PhD'72, takes a detective's joy in gathering clues, analyzing data, and reconstructing the stories behind social issues.

Chicago Harris builds momentum
Gifts totaling $32.5 million help the public policy school enhance its programs and move to a new facility.

The highest civilian honor
Three UChicago alumni--Mildred Dresselhaus, PhD'59, Abner Mikva, JD'51, and the late Patsy (Takemoto) Mink, JD'51--will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.



NBC News (November 13, 2014)
Can it work? Economists grade a key part of Obama's climate policy
UChicago's Michael Greenstone, LAB'87,is among the authors of an analysis of the "Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule" in the US-China climate pact.

Atlantic (November 12, 2014)
The only man who can fix mass incarceration
Stephen Lurie, AB'13, argues that the White House alone has the power and influence to make the impact necessary to reform the criminal justice system.

NPR (November 11, 2014)
These bookish millennials make memes worth reading into
Arika Okrent, PhD'04, defends the "listicle" as a literary form, not merely a means of mindless distraction.

New Republic (November 6, 2014)
A radical solution to global income inequality: Make the US more like Qatar
By welcoming migrant workers, law professor Eric Posner argues, rich nations can have a major impact on reducing inequality.

New York Times Style Magazine (November 6, 2014)
Old books, new thoughts
Philip Roth, AM'55, revisits his classic Portnoy's Complaint 45 years after its publication and finds himself "shocked and pleased" at his recklessness.



Friday, November 21
Bangalore Harper Lecture with Mark Philip Bradley: Defining Human Rights
7:30-10:00 p.m. | Bangalore, India

Monday, December 1
Chicago Harris 25th Anniversary Celebration
1-6 p.m. | Chicago

Tuesday, December 2
Alumni Law Society and Life Sciences Alumni Group Joint Event in Chicago
6-8 p.m. | Chicago

Tuesday, December 2
UChicago Alumni Holiday Party
6-10 p.m. | Austin, Texas

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Beane counters
Can big data help transform policy making as profoundly as Billy Beane's Moneyball approach improved the fortunes of the Oakland A's?

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Battle lines
French illustrators of World War I depicted the arena, the enemy, and the home front with bravura.

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