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Targeting cancer
The Genomic Data Commons, a collaboration between UChicago Medicine and the National Cancer Institute, "has the potential to transform the study of cancer at all scales."

Energetic ambition
Marshall Scholarship recipient Hope Bretscher, '15, plans to research ways to produce sustainable and renewable energy in the developing world.

Paris at 10
The University's first international center celebrates a milestone.



NPR (December 2, 2014)
Study shows riding the quiet car is crushing your spirit
Even for introverts, commuting in silence makes people sadder.

Los Angeles Times (November 28, 2014)
Marvin Goldberger dies at 92
Goldberger, PhD'48, a physicist and former UChicago professor, served as Caltech president and director of the Institute for Advanced Study.

Forbes (November 23, 2014)
A magisterial synthesis of apes and human evolution
Anthropologist Russell Tuttle's new book offers an encyclopedic look at the latest research on the evolutionary relationship between apes and humans.

Economist (November 22, 2014)
Lying, cheating bankers
A Nature paper by UChicago postdoc Alain Cohn and colleagues reports that bankers are more dishonest after discussing their profession.

New York Times (November 19, 2014)
Do politicians love kids?
Economist James Heckman argues that investing in early-childhood education gives society the biggest bang for its buck.



Wednesday, December 10
FDA: A Barrier to Innovation or a Protector of Public Health--or Both?
6:30-8:30 p.m. | Menlo Park, CA

Thursday, December 11
LGBT Alumni Holiday Party
6:30-9:00 p.m. | Chicago

Saturday, December 13
Alumni Club of Mid-Florida Annual Holiday Gathering 2014
7-9 p.m. | Valrico, FL

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It starts with a question
What difference can one idea, one person, one university make? Discover how Neil Shubin (pictured), Funmi Olopade, James Heckman, and more are making an impact.

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Of superhuman bondage
Noah Berlatsky, AM'94, uncoils the rope that ties Wonder Woman to traditional male superheroes and to Twilight's Bella.

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