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Diversity empowered
A Neubauer Family Foundation gift supports initiatives that reduce barriers to the College for international students and those from Hispanic communities.

Life scientist
Geneticist Huntington Willard has been appointed president and director of the Marine Biological Laboratory.

A collaborative library
UChicago is working with potential academic partners to develop programs for an Obama Presidential Library on the South Side.

Faithful to the tune
A Rockefeller Chapel concert finds harmony in religious diversity.



Politico (December 11, 2014)
The world's most powerful chef hangs up his apron
Sam Kass, LAB'98, AB'04, who became the White House's "behind-the-scenes food policy general," leaves a void with his departure.

Federalist (December 5, 2014)
Why Jon Stewart is bad for America
Ramon Lopez, AM'13, argues that the comedy on The Daily Show corrodes national political discourse.

Washington Post (December 5, 2014)
Why it's rare for someone like Ashton Carter to work in government
Professor Harold Pollack, a former teaching assistant of the defense secretary nominee, considers why Washington attracts so few with Carter's credentials.

Guardian (December 4, 2014)
The case against human rights
Ambiguous treaties have failed, says law professor Eric Posner, who calls for empirical standards to replace ideological motives.

Business Insider (December 3, 2014)
Meet the Krugman-trolling central banker that has everyone excited about India
Raghuram Rajan, on leave from Chicago Booth, makes a major impact as governor of the Reserve Bank of India.



Friday, January 9
Impressionist Portraits from the Musee d'Orsay
6:30 p.m. | Fort Worth, Texas

Tuesday, January 13
Working for Social Change: If We Organize, We Can Change the World--and Have!
6:00-8:30 p.m. | Washington, DC

Wednesday, January 14
How to Succeed in Raising Start-Up Funding
12-1 p.m. | Webinar

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Policy podcasts
Chicago Harris discussions include the impact of get-out-the-vote efforts, how viral information affects response to threats, and the importance of toilets in the developing world.

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Coming soon
Stay tuned for the new Alumni, Friends, and Families website, launching early next year.


Halting hunger
It's the season for giving, but are you giving the right things? Food pantry director Jan Deckenbach, AM'77, shares ways to provide comfort to your neighbors with the greatest need.

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