Why do we chew the way we do? According to new #UChicago research, cow-like jaw motions helped our earliest ancestors survive a mass extinction: [ Bit.ly Link ]
The better a student does at math, the more strongly their performance will be dragged down by anxiety.

Anxiety affects test scores even among students who excel at math

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Before Misha Collins, AB’97, found a devoted fan following playing Castiel on The CW's Supernatural, he studied sociology and did Scav at the University of Chicago:

Why is Misha Collins, AB’97, the object of so much affection?

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Nobel laureate Saul Bellow, X’39, who spent three decades as a professor at UChicago, left 254 boxes of papers—which include manuscripts, correspondences with writers like Ralph Ellison and Philip Roth, and letters from U.S. presidents.

Papers of Nobel laureate Saul Bellow open for research at UChicago Library

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Heads up, UChicago! Can you identify where on campus this photo was taken? You can email your guess to headsup@uchicago.edu to win a high-res digital copy. More monthly #HeadsUpUChicago challenges will be posted here throughout the year.
According to new research from University of Chicago Booth School of Business prof. Gregor Matvos, men in finance are three times more likely to commit misconduct than women—while their female counterparts get punished more harshly.

Women in finance face harsher discipline than men

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What has the UChicago College Class of 2016 been up to since graduation? The latest group of UChicago Alumni are making an impact at more than 400 companies and institutions around the world:

Career resources put Class of 2016 on path to success

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#UChicago2021—get to know the city you'll soon call home: [ Bit.ly Link ]
UChicago Admissions decisions for #UChicago2021 have been released—congratulations, and welcome to the University of Chicago community!

More information for applicants can be found here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
UChicago Promise—which has long provided full-tuition scholarships for the children of Chicago firefighters and police officers—will now also extend to children of Chicago Public Schools educators.

UChicago launches new scholarship program for Chicago teachers

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Last week, we hid 200 gargoyle candy bars all over #UChicago's campus to cheer on our hard-working students studying for finals.

Students Snapped selfies to TeamUChicago for a chance to win 50 Maroon Dollars—thanks to everyone who participated! Here are a few of our favorites:
Still working on your #MarchMadness selections? UChicago scholars share how insights from their fields can help you build the perfect bracket: [ Bit.ly Link ] via University of Chicago Magazine
John W. Boyer, AM’69, PhD’75, has been appointed to a sixth term as dean of UChicago College, continuing an unprecedented 25-year tenure that has brought historic advances for UChicago’s undergraduate program.

What are your favorite memories of Dean Boyer?

John W. Boyer appointed to sixth term as dean of the College

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Happy #PiDay! How many digits of π could you recite for a free slice of pie? The University of Chicago Magazine put community members to the test: [ Bit.ly Link ]
A suprisingly snowy Finals Week kicks off today—best of luck to everyone studying!
Broomball is a winter tradition here at #UChicago—including the annual Chairman's Cup between Alper and Crown Houses. Congratulations to Alper for winning this year's game!
The gift—which is the largest in the University’s history for PhD education—will provide stipends for select doctoral students as well as enhancing UChicagoGRAD's training and support services.

Neubauer Family Foundation $25 million gift accelerates UChicago ability to attract high performance, high impact graduate students

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The Microbiome Center (a joint effort of the Univeristy of Chicago, UChicago Argonne National Laboratory, and Marine Biological Laboratory) bridges different fields to pioneer groundbreaking research—like a recent study showing the relationship between gut bacteria and Alzheimer’s disease.

Scientists unlock microbiome’s secrets

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“You can’t change the past, but you can change the future.”—UChicago third-year Shae Omonijo #InternationalWomensDay

Students lead effort to honor first black woman to earn a PhD from UChicago

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UChicago Argonne National Laboratory's #OleoSponge is a game-changer: [ Bit.ly Link ]