facelift for UT
With the help of nearly $30,000 from the
University Theater Alumni Fund and the sweat equity of students
and staff, the Reynolds Club's First Floor Theater has been converted
to a black-box theater design. The renovated space now features
removable seating and stage configurations that can be arranged
to suit the tastes of directors and set designers. The first show
to run in the revitalized space was Spiral-Bound Theater,
from January 31 to February 3.
A University team that includes fourth-years Andrew Huntwork and
Emil Ong will be one of 60 competing in the 2001 World Finals
of the Association for Computing Machinery's (ACM) Programming
Contest, sponsored by IBM, March 7-11 in Vancouver. To make the
finals, the Chicago team placed second out of 100 teams in the
ACM's Mid-Central Regional Programming Contest on November 4.
Teams had five hours to solve six problems using the C, C++, Pascal,
or Java programming languages. The Chicago team solved five of
the six problems-in under three hours.
December saw the introduction of a new student-produced publication.
The inaugural issue of Euphony, a journal of literature,
drama, visual art, and philosophy, featured the work of more than
a dozen U of C undergraduates as well as nationally known poet
David Lehman. Co-editors Stephen Barbara, a third-year, and Matthew
Deming, a fourth-year, plan for the journal to be published semiannually.