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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.

Meet the queen of Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day parade

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Maura Connors, AB’15, loves soda bread and thinks all Irish people look good in green.

TRAPPIST-1 101

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What you need to know about the seven newly discovered Earth-sized exoplanets.

Maroon treasures at the Met

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art just made 375,000 images from its collection available for free download. We went hunting for pieces with a UChicago connection.

Mildred Dresselhaus, “Queen of carbon science,” dies at 86

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Dresselhaus, PhD’59, was a model for women and scientists everywhere.

Zadie Smith’s rhythm in print

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The renowned novelist discusses her fifth novel, Swing Time, with assistant professor Vu Tran.

CIA’s John Brennan talks Russia, Trump at I-House

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The spy agency’s director spoke the day before his first meeting with the president-elect.

TED with a twist

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Eric Thurm, AB’14, serves up a wine-and-spirited lecture series.

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