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Ask me anything about money

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Professor Harold Pollack has an index card, a book, and endless patience for your questions.

How President Beadle rescued the cat

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Or, who’s that barefoot man on the roof of the president’s house?

Danger: A shark

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How a mysterious warning helped a literature professor finish his mother’s novel.

The future of science fiction is not American

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Ada Palmer, Renaissance scholar and science fiction author, on her new book, Seven Surrenders.

The map and the territory

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Librarian Taylor Hixson discusses digital mapping in the academy and beyond.

Rockefeller, remembered

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Memories of businessman and University trustee David Rockefeller, PhD’40, focus on his philanthropy. 

Modo, Rockefeller Chapel’s cat, tells all

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Thoughts on life at Rockefeller, squirrels, and Phil the Phoenix.

A peek inside the president’s house—in 1961

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An ugly rug, a stolen Tropical Hut planter, and why the bust of Silas J. Cobb is displayed in such an odd location.

Easy as pi

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How many digits of pi can you remember off the top of your head?

How to fill out a March Madness bracket

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Struggling with your picks for this year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament? UChicago scholars share uncommon strategies for making selections.

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