reaction: What's going on deep inside critically ill patients?
many doctors, John C. Alverdy, associate professor of surgery,
recalls a critically ill patient who died in his care. In Alverdy's
case, the patient was someone he encountered during his residency
at the Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago in the mid-1980s.
after the fall of the Wall
Susan Gal, what's most striking about the collapse of communism
is how little has been said about the role of gender in the transformation.
Yet you can hardly pick up a newspaper or a magazine in East Central
Europe, says the professor and chair of anthropology, without
tripping over gender-related issues, including abortion, rape
as a weapon of war in the former Yugoslavia, domestic-violence
awareness, even "how-to" articles teaching women to
shave their legs and put on make-up.
On the self-assembly line
how you can get a group of materials scientists into a room, and
a joke about baby-making turns into an earnest discussion. That's
what happened at the recent workshop "Fundamentals and Applications
of Mesoscopic Self-Assembly," sponsored by the U of C Materials
Research Science and Engineering Center, one of 25 such centers
funded by the National Science Foundation.