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“The Julia Child of economics”
Paul A. Samuelson, AB35, the first American to win the Nobel Prize in Economics, dies at 94.

No mercy for MRSA
UChicago and Argonne researchers develop computer models to prevent the spread of deadly bacteria.

Seriously funny
Former Second City producer Bernie Sahlins, AB43, made Dostoevsky and the secretary of agriculture part of his talent search.


New York Times (December 12, 2009)
Jurist pulls no punches in assessing Fast Eddie
Law School senior lecturer Richard A. Posner aimed his pointed comments about former Chicago Alderman Edward Vrdolyak, JD'63, with the “red beam of a snipers laser scope.”

Chicago Weekly (December 4, 2009)
Around the world in an electric car
Four UChicago alumni prove environmentally friendly vehicles can go the distance.

Foreign Policy (December 2009)
The FP top 100 global thinkers
Martha Nussbaum, Emily Oster, Richard Posner, and Richard Thaler are among the year’s minds that mattered most.

New York Times (November 30, 2009)
In job hunt, college degree can’t close racial gap
Johnny R. Williams, MBA’08, removed hints to his skin color from his resume.

Intelligence Report (Winter 2009)
A Jew in prison
David Arenberg, AB80, tells a “harrowing tale” of prejudice and how it has awakened a new sense of self.


Thursday, January 28
Alumni and Friends 2010 Kickoff Soiree
57 p.m. | Cincinnati

Wednesday, February 3
The Chicago Humanities Forum
Presents Wendy Doniger

56:30 p.m. | Chicago

Friday, February 26
Understanding a Dynamic Decade:
Population Trends, Public Policy,
and the 2010 Census in Chicago

8 a.m.–5 p.m. | School of Social Service Administration

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Like a good neighbor
President Zimmer describes how education and research deepen the Universitys connection to its surrounding South Side communities.


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.