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Justice served
Social-justice advocate Stephanie Bell, AB’08, has been named a Rhodes scholar, and Chicago Justice Initiative founder Amol Naik, AB’09, has received a Marshall scholarship.

Dig this
Christian Kammerer, AB’03, SM’06, a PhD student in the Committee on Evolutionary Biology, is the University’s third consecutive winner of the annual Romer Prize in paleontology.

A great yarn
Close-knit sisters Kathleen, AB’84, and Sharon Kelly discuss their "data-bling mitten" and the clientele at their Chicago yarn shop, Arcadia Knitting.


Washington Post (November 26, 2009)
Physicist’s photos shed new light on atoms
Albert V. Crewe, the Chicago professor emeritus and former Argonne director who captured the first pictures of atoms with an electron microscope, has died at age 82.

Wall Street Journal (November 27, 2009)
Prosecutors try to turn tables on professor who frees the innocent
Northwestern journalism professor David Protess, AM’70, PhD’74, leads the Medill Innocence Project, whose student records have been subpoenaed by the Cook County State’s Attorney.

Reason (December 2009)
Bernanke’s philosopher
Portrayed as a follower of Keynes, the Fed chair’s true inspiration is Milton Friedman, AM’33.

Newsweek (November 23, 2009)
The science of how we see Obama’s skin color
Chicago Booth assistant professor of behavioral science Eugene Caruso says political views literally color a person’s perception of the president.

New York Times (November 23, 2009)
Fun with nicknames for ancient crocodiles
Paleontologist Paul Sereno’s playful names—like PancakeCroc and BoarCroc—illustrate crocodile diversity in the Southern Hemisphere.


Saturday, December 12
Physics with a Bang!
25:30 p.m. | Gordon Center for Integrative Sciences

Saturday, December 12
Hot Glass/Cold Beer
610 p.m. | San Francisco

Saturday, December 19
Annual Wassail Party
4–6 p.m. | Seattle

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Rockin’ mnemonic
UChicago medical student John Paro has set study aids to music, writing tunes such as “The Pelvis Ho-Down” and “Bought the Pharm.”

 Visit Paro’s Web site


The Alumni Board of Governors (ABG) 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.

The ABG and the University’s Career Advising and Planning Services are recruiting hosts for an externship program that provides College students with job-shadowing opportunities over spring break.