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Strategy session
David Axelrod, AB'76, the inaugural director of the Institute of Politics, reflects on his leading role in President Obama's reelection campaign.

Emotional reaction
A new study shows that witnessing intentional harm triggers a brain response that "constitutes a natural foundation for morality and sensitivity to justice."

Germ of an idea
To improve care and reduce infection rates, microbiologist Jack Gilbert uses UChicago's new hospital as his laboratory.



Chicago Tribune (November 30, 2012)
US, state to fund battery research at Argonne
The University will be a partner in a $120 million institute with the goal of developing batteries five times cheaper and five times more powerful within five years.

Bloomberg Businessweek (November 30, 2012)
Urging economists to step away from the blackboard
At 101, Nobel laureate Ronald Coase attempts to launch a journal that focuses on the economic study of firms and people over abstractions and statistics.

Chicago Magazine (November 30, 2012)
Educational chronicles of a death foretold
Economist Emily Oster finds that a diagnosis suggesting a shortened life expectancy leads people to pursue less education.

New York Times (November 29, 2012)
Whitney Museum announces biennial plans
In a new approach for the 2014 exhibit, Anthony Elms, MFA'95, of Philadelphia's Institute of Contemporary Art, will be one of three guest curators.

Yahoo! News (November 21, 2012)
Affordable Care Act won't end disparities
The University of Chicago Medicine's Marshall Chin says that Obamacare will help people get a foot in the door, but not necessarily access the highest-quality care.



Thursday, December 6
End of 2012 Alumni and Friends Get-Together
6:30-9:30 p.m. | Santa Monica, CA

Saturday, December 8
Santa Claus Pub Crawl
5 p.m.-12 a.m. | St. Paul, MN

Saturday, December 15
Docent-led tour of the Heidelberg Project
12:00-2:30 p.m. | Detroit

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Aims of Education 2012
Martha Roth, dean of the humanities division, gives the 50th annual address on the meaning of the academic experience to the incoming College Class of 2016.

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Cookies Rockefeller?
A recipe for holiday treats with a UChicago flavor.

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