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University obituaries

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Recent faculty, staff, friends, and alumni obituaries.

Issues of interest

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All but lost, Urdu journals offer a glimpse at one of India’s most sprawling, energetic cultures.

Marching on

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A Divinity School event commemorates the 50th anniversary of Selma and explores the state of civil rights today.

Return to the fold

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Recreate some of UChicago’s most iconic buildings in miniature using templates from the College admissions office.

Readers sound off

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Readers comment on the social impact of architecture in out of the way places; the recollections of Philip Glass, AB’56, about the College he knew; memories of the late Mike Nichols, EX’53; the circa-1970s ski team’s not-at-all slippery slope to victory; racial “block busting” in the 1950s; the distinction between a telegram and a telegraph; and more.

Notes

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Highlights from the latest alumni news columns.

Immeasurable

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The impact of geochemist Clair C. Patterson, PhD’51, who determined the age of the earth and fought lead pollution.

Lost kin

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Excerpt from A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life by Allyson Hobbs, published by Harvard University Press. Copyright © 2014 by Allyson Hobbs. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Crossed lines

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A secret in her own family led Allyson Hobbs, AM’02, PhD’09, to uncover the hidden history of racial passing.

Legacies

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Research with far-reaching implications.

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