martes, 25 de febrero de 2014

News for Alumni & Friends - 25 Febrero, 2014


A home for innovation
The University's new center for technology and commercial development opens its first facility and names inaugural Student Fund Associates.

Gates to Cambridge
Fourth-year Tim Rudnicki, one of 40 US recipients of a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, plans to study economic and social history.

Rewarding research
Alumni awards honor achievements in many fields, including medalist Donald Steiner's (SM'56, MD'56) groundbreaking diabetes discoveries.


Economist (February 22, 2014)
In the beginning was the word
Pediatric surgeon Dana Suskind's study supports a promising approach to improving children's "linguistic diet."

Chicago Tribune (February 20, 2014)
Crime Lab awarded $1 million
McArthur Foundation's grant expands UChicago's urban policy research aimed at reducing youth violence.

Chicago Magazine (February 18, 2014)
How can schools fix the 'mania' of achievement testing?
UChicago's James Heckman; Tim Kautz, AM'12; and John Eric Humphries, AB'09, AM'13, discuss teaching life skills without compromising accountability.

Guardian (February 16, 2013)
Loneliness twice as unhealthy as obesity for older people
UChicago psychologist John Cacciopo says retirees should reconsider moving away from their roots.

New York Times (February 15, 2014)
A great teammate is a great listener
University trustee John W. Rogers Jr., U-High'76, the chair and chief executive of Ariel Investments, reflects on leadership lessons from family and sports.


Thursday, February 27
The Examined Life at Daunt Books
7 p.m. | London

Sunday, March 2
2-5 p.m. | Portland, OR

Thursday, March 6
Albany Alumni Dinner
6-9 p.m. | Albany, NY

Yo Sally!A conversation with the late, legendary math professor Paul Sally.

Stop by, make somethingThe Hack Arts Lab, celebrating a year on campus, offers tools for the digitally creative.

What do you think?Here's your chance to share your opinions as part of the Magazine's reader panel.

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