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Stat of the art
The Urban Center for Computation and Data, a collaboration of scientists, artists, architects, and city officials, uses information technology to inform policy.

Designer atoms
Three chemists combine their research to assemble nanocrystals with an eye toward revolutionary breakthroughs.

A great leap forward
University Professor Kenneth Pomeranz discusses the changing field of China studies.



Chicago Tribune (December 17, 2012)
UChicago's Indiana Jones mystery solved
A package bound from Guam to Italy ended up in the admissions office, prompting curiosity, conspiracy theories--and, alas, a simple explanation.

New York Times Magazine (December 11, 2012)
Welcome to Saudi Albany?
Adam Davidson, AB'92, examines the potential economic impact of fracking beyond the energy industry.

CNN (December 10, 2012)
African slave traditions live on in US
UChicago linguist Salikoko Mufwene discusses the formation of the English-based creole language Gullah.

Chicago Magazine (December 10, 2012)
The best survey question ever
Whet Moser, AB'04, unearths a vision of the afterlife gleaned from NORC research.

Wall Street Journal (December 3, 2012)
The science behind gifting (and regifting)
Chicago Booth behavorial economist Nicholas Epley says, "It's not the thought that counts, it's the gift that counts."



Thursday, December 20
Ugly Sweaters, Christmas Decorations, and Holiday Cheer for UChicago Alumni
6:00-8:30 p.m. | Minneapolis

Saturday, December 29
Yuletide Tour of Graycliff and Holiday Happy Hour
1 p.m. | Derby, NY

Tuesday, January 8
JP Morgan Health-Care Conference Life Sciences Alumni Reception
5:30-8:00 p.m. | San Francisco

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A moment of reflection
Watch the sun rise and set on a day in the life at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel.

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Eat, pray, love
An architect rips out a synagogue's "profane" lawn and grows 8,500 pounds of food for the hungry.

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Alumni Board of Governors
Nominations for the Alumni Association's advisory board are open through January 7.

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