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TOP STORIES

Robojam
Physicist Heinrich Jaeger turns his granular-materials experience to robotics.


Body of work
Anthropologist Matti Bunzl, PhD’98, strives to bring humanities to the public.


Vision quest
Psychologist Steven Shevell breaks down how the brain processes what the eye sees.


CHICAGO IN THE NEWS

New York Review of Books (December 23, 2010)
On the death sentence
John Paul Stevens, AB’41, explains his change of course after decades on the Supreme Court.


Star-Tribune (November 27, 2010)
America’s Medicis
A new book explores John D. Rockefeller’s philanthropy and how succeeding generations directed the family's wealth.


Chicago Sun-Times (November 27, 2010)
The pursuit of happiness
Professor emeritus Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, AB’60, PhD’65, says that without dreams and risk, “only a trivial semblance of living can be achieved.”


New York Times Magazine (November 21, 2010)
Who’s No. 1?
Nate Silver, AB’00, explains why no one knows which college football team is the best in America.


The Economist (November 18, 2010)
Data birth
Fifty years after the dawn of empirical financial economics at the University’s Center for Research in Security Prices, is anyone the wiser?


UPCOMING EVENTS

Sunday, December 5
An Afternoon with Professor Robert Pape
24 p.m. | Seattle


Thursday, December 9
What Should You Do with Your Money?
5:308:00 p.m. | Columbus, OH


Saturday, December 11
UChicago vs. Kalamazoo College Basketball
58 p.m. | Kalamazoo, MI

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PERSPECTIVE

Last days of fall
Magazine photographer Dan Dry captures autumn campus colors at their peak.

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FROM THE EDITORS

The Dark Knight’s UChicago origins
Forget Bruce Wayne. DC Comics storyteller Max Allan Collins reveals that Batman was actually Eliot Ness, AB’25.

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