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Diverse leaders
Professor Emeritus James Bowman, X’64, and Medical Center administrative director Lynda Hale will receive the University's Diversity Leadership Awards.


Fulbright friendly
Support at home prepares Latin American scholars to win prestigious awards for research abroad.


Molecular curriculum
The new Eckhardt Center will be home to the Institute for Molecular Engineering, created to bridge the physical and biological sciences.

CHICAGO IN THE NEWS

New York Times (December 25, 2010)
Surprise representative plans surprises
Joe Walsh, MPP’91, unseated a congressional incumbent on a tide of Tea Party anger.


New York Times (December 24, 2010)
Plan to improve schools begins before kindergarten
Economist James J. Heckman argues for investment in early-childhood development.


Wall Street Journal (December 20, 2010)
Price and punishment
A review of Professor Bernard E. Harcourt’s book The Illusion of Free Markets.


New York Times (December 20, 2010)
Biochemist behind an anemia drug dies at 88
Eugene Goldwasser, SB’43, PhD’50, spent 20 years pursuing an elusive protein that led to one of the biggest products in the biotechnology industry.


The National Interest (December 16, 2010)
Imperial by design
Political scientist John J. Mearsheimer criticizes America’s foreign-policy strategy and suggests a different direction.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, January 12
Visible Language: The Earliest Writing Systems
78 p.m. | Chicago


Wednesday, January 12
Tolstoy: Book Club and Museum Tour
11:30 a.m.1 p.m. | Houston


Thursday, January 20
Birdo, Dosifasol, and Other Curious Words from Invented Languages
79 p.m. | Philadelphia

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PERSPECTIVE

On Elmo’s menu
White House chef Sam Kass, AB’04, explains the importance of healthy eating to a furry friend.

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FROM THE EDITORS

Write of center
The January 1 deadline is approaching for entries in the David Brooks Column Parody Contest.

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