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Today marks #UChicago's 529th Convocation Ceremony. Congratulations, graduates—welcome to the global community of UChicago Alumni!
Best of luck to everyone still working on finals! Even if you're not in study mode, Harper Memorial Library is still worth exploring—you can take a tour here in 360 degrees.
Happy spouse, healthy house. Research from University of Chicago Booth School of Business prof. Ed O’Brien suggests that individuals with happy partners exhibit better physical health: [ Bit.ly Link ] via Chicago Booth Review

Keeping your spouse happy makes you healthier

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Need to fur-get about finals for a minute? We're sharing photos of campus dogs on #Instagram all week—you can see more pups here: instagram.com/uchicago #UChiDOGo
The University of Chicago Law School prof. Craig Futterman was instrumental in convincing a judge to make the Laquan McDonald video public. A year later, he reflects on progress in police reform and what’s next:

Law scholar leads charge for equal justice

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“Becker and Friedman were giants in helping to shape understanding of the world both within economics and more broadly. It is an honor to lead an institute that aims to carry on the tradition and high bar for excellence that they have set for Chicago Economics.”—Prof. Michael Greenstone

Prof. Michael Greenstone to lead Becker Friedman Institute

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It's starting to look like winter on #UChicago's campus—Chicago had its first snow of the season over the weekend.
The University of Chicago is designating $25 million from its endowment to invest alongside established venture funds in startups led by faculty, students, staff and alumni, expanding a commitment to grow entrepreneurship and research commercialization on campus.

UChicago endowment to invest in startups with roots on campus

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Don’t get blown away this winter:

The University of Chicago

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#UChicago prof. Nicholas Stephanopoulos helped develop a new method for measuring partisan gerrymandering, which became the basis for a federal lawsuit challenging statehouse districts in Wisconsin.

Last week, a court ruled that Wisconsin’s districts are unconstitutional. Stephanopoulous, who was part of the team that argued the case, discusses the ruling and what lies ahead in the fight...
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"Instead of trying to get them to care about something they don’t care about, we framed our appeal in terms of values teens do care about: they want to assert their autonomy from adults and they care about social justice."

Convince teens they’re rebelling, and they may eat healthily

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This #GivingTuesday, you can support UChicago students making an impact on campus—including Metcalf Interns, the Crew team, and two third-years working to create statues honoring remarkable women from University history. #Give2Maroons

UChicago Crowdfunding

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More great news from the Rhodes Trust: UChicago College alumna Lilian Dube, AB’15, has won a Rhodes Scholarship to pursue two master’s degrees at Oxford. Congratulations!

Rhodes scholar to examine higher education policy in southern Africa

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Congratulations to UChicago College alumna Erin Simpson, AB'15, who has been awarded a prestigious Marshall Scholarship. Simpson will pursue a pair of one-year master’s degrees in science at the University of Oxford next fall: one in the social science of the Internet followed by a master’s in comparative social policy.

Marshall scholar to explore technology’s civic potential

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Doing some holiday shopping this weekend? University of Chicago Booth School of Business research reveals why experience-based gifts may be better than material objects:
Happy Thanksgiving from UChicago!
Using a foreign language could make you more willing to take risks and less emotional in moral decision-making, according to recent #UChicago research:

Research examines impact of foreign language on risk perception, moral judgment

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Are you Team Latke or Team Hamantash? Either way, you can view the 70th Annual Latke-Hamantash Debate webcast live at 7:30 PM CST:

The 70th Annual Latke Hamantash Debate

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Having a ruff day? University of Chicago Health and Wellness brought a group of therapy dogs to campus earlier today as part of their quarterly Pet Love program: [ Bit.ly Link ]
The 2016 Latke Hamantash Debate—a #UChicago tradition in its 70th year—is tomorrow night! Presentations will include UChicago Social Science Dean David Nirenberg's interview series "Between Two Lecterns"; here's a sneak preview.

Can't make it in person? The event will be webcast live: [ Bit.ly Link ]