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Course of action
The University's undergraduate minor in molecular engineering offers "a new way of thinking about technology innovation."

Man, the lonely animal
Joshua Mitchell, PhD'89, reflects on how students from Washington to Iraq differ in their understanding of Tocqueville's "lonely man" in the democratic age.

Trophy life
Jay Berwanger's (AB'36) legacy endures, thanks in part to an award nobody had heard of when he won it.



Atlantic (December 12, 2013)
When teachers talk about their students
on Facebook

Phoebe Maltz Bovy, AB'05, explores the appeal and peril of sharing anecdotes and grievances online.

Scientific American (December 11, 2013)
Mysteries of fluid flow unraveled by knots
Physicist William Irvine explains how new tools inform his research on knotted vortices and offer insight into the nature of turbulent flow.

Chicago Tribune (December 10, 2013)
Eric and Liz Lefkofsky pledge half
their wealth to charity

Groupon CEO and Chicago Booth adjunct professor Eric Lefkofsky and his family commit to the Giving Pledge founded by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett.

New York Times (December 7, 2013)
Britain's ministry of nudges
Inspired by behavioral economist Richard Thaler's book, the British government experiments with ideas that put human nature into the policy-making equation.

Wall Street Journal (December 4, 2013)
B-Schools vie for start-up crown
Professor Steve Kaplan says Chicago Booth is the place to be for aspiring entrepreneurs.



Saturday, December 21
Annual Holiday Gathering
6-9 p.m. | Tarpon Springs, FL

Saturday, January 11
University of Chicago vs. Washington University Basketball Game
1-5 p.m. | St. Louis

Tuesday, January 14
Portland Arts & Lectures: Lawrence Wright
5:30-9:00 p.m. | Portland, OR

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A place to contemplate
Rockefeller Chapel serves as the University's spiritual and ceremonial home.

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What do you think?
Here's your chance to share your opinions on the Magazine's reader panel. It's also your chance to win an iPad Mini.

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Regional Volunteer Caucus: San Francisco
Join volunteers, alumni, and parents on February 22, 2014, for interactive workshops, networking, and presentations by University leadership.

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Let it glow
As daylight dwindles, cut out paper-bag luminarias inspired by windows on campus to light your way home this winter.

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