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A hearty job
The American Heart Association has named U of C cardiologist David P. Faxon as its new president. Faxon, a professor and chief of cardiology, is known for his improvements of nonsurgical techniques such as angioplasty. He began his one-year term on July 1.

Open the Gates to Cambridge
Rachel Bortnick, AB'01, and Benjamin Zwiebel, AB'01 ("College Report," April/01), are two of the 160 winners in the inaugural year of the Gates Cambridge scholarship, which provides a stipend for up to three years of study at Cambridge University. Zwiebel intends to study complex mathematics and physics, and Bortnick will work towards a master's degree in pharmacology.

In the kitchen with I-House
The residents of International House will receive a new community kitchen as part of a continuing series of improvements to the facility. Since the existing kitchen is proving unable to accommodate the rising number of I-House residents, the Interim Board of Governors has deemed its relocation and expansion an emergency. The kitchen will be paid for with Save
I-House funds and a loan from the University.

New alumni on board
Two new members were elected to the Alumni Board of Governors in April. John McGinn, AB'90, MBA'93, a vice president for Citibank in New York, and Mary Johnston Strauss, AB'91, a legislative affairs director in Washington, D.C., were among 53 nominees for two open positions. Kate Bensen, AB'80, continues as president, with Robert J. Boland, AB'83, MBA'87; Jennifer Magnabosco Bower, AB'85, AM'85; and Patricia McKeown, AB'68, AM'71, serving as vice presidents.

New hospital head
Michael Riordan, executive vice president and chief operating officer for the University Hospitals and Health System since May 2000, has replaced Ralph Muller as president following Muller's decision to step down in March. Riordan, a former U.S. Marine, spent five years as chief operating officer at Emory University Hospital before he was recruited by Chicago.

Letting the Sonnenschein in
The American Philosophical Society, founded by Benjamin Franklin more than 250 years ago, has elected to its membership President Emeritus Hugo Sonnenschein, the Charles L. Hutchinson distinguished service professor in economics. Sonnenschein is one of 47 new members, a group that includes John Bahcall, SM'57, professor of natural sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Fully bright students
Seventeen U of C students have received 2001-2002 Fulbright-Hayes Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad fellowships. Each year Chicago students net between 12 and 19 of the 85-110 available. This marks the 15th straight year the University has led the country in number of fellowships awarded.

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Shapin' Chapin
Mark E. Courtney will replace Harold Richman, AM'61, PhD'69, as director of the Chapin Hall Center for Children, a children's policy research center affiliated with the University. Courtney comes to Chicago from the University of Wisconsin School of Social Work, where he has been on faculty since 1993. Richman, the Hermon Dunlap Smith professor of social welfare policy in the School of Social Service Administration and the College, became director in 1985 when the former residential treatment facility was converted to a research center. After stepping down September 1, Richman will continue to do research at Chapin Hall.

Deanship as an Art form
On July 1 Susan Art, AM'74, succeeded Katie Nash as dean of students in the College. Nash announced her plans to retire in January after ten years as dean. Art joined the Office of the Dean of Students in 1989 as an adviser and has since served as assistant dean and associate dean
of students.


 


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