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Schill named Law School dean
Property-law scholar Michael H. Schill, dean of the UCLA Law School, succeeds Saul Levmore as Chicago’s dean, effective January 1.

Chicago Contributes
Watch it today live online: Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius discusses health-care reform (1 p.m. ET), and Education Secretary Arne Duncan, U-High'82, talks about how higher education can improve urban schools (3:30 p.m. ET).

Schiller departs for NPR
Ronald J. Schiller, Chicago’s vice president for alumni relations and development, will lead fund-raising at NPR.


New York Times (September 6, 2009)
How did economists get it so wrong?
Paul Krugman argues that economists, including eminent Chicago scholars, misinterpreted the tea leaves.

Contra Costa Times (August 28, 2009)
Tom Campbell is one long shot to watch.
To California gubernatorial candidate Tom Campbell’s (AB’73, AM’73, PhD’80) good fortune, after Arnold Schwarzenegger “blandness may be charismatic.”

NBC Chicago (August 5, 2009)
Our “Survivor” is brainy, burly and sexy.
Actor, athlete, academic—Jaison Robinson, JD’09, is reality-show ready.

Chicago Tribune (September 2, 2009)
The Bard, Blagojevich both expose fatal flaws.
Shakespeare scholar David Bevington says Illinois’s disgraced governor invoking King Lear and others to elevate his plight “invites wry laughter.”

Fortune (August 27, 2009)
Zipcar—The best new idea in business.
Scott Griffith, MBA’90, tries to keep Zipcar ahead of increasing competition.


Saturday, October 10
Volunteer Caucus
8 a.m.–4 p.m. | University of Chicago campus

Tuesday, September 15
Young Alumni Happy Hour
6–10 p.m. | 3001 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, California

Thursday, October 1
Indianapolis Harper Lecture:
Conscience and Clinical Practice with Farr A. Curlin

6–9 p.m. | 11925 North Meridian Street Carmel, Indiana

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Chicago economist Allen Sanderson has seeded 16 teams. Now you can vote each day in Market Madness, a month-long tournament to determine who, or what, brought down the economy. Today’s matchup: Moral Hazards v. Feeding Frenzies. Two Lucky People (participants), chosen at random, will receive a free lunch.


Raquel’s recovery Follow 11-month-old Raquel Allen’s experience before, during, and after a living-donor liver transplant.