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DECEMBER 2002
Volume 95, Issue 2
 
 
   
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Gould to serve as trustee
In October the University's Board of Trustees elected Kathyrn Gould, MBA'78, as a new member. Gould, who received her bachelor's in physics from the University of Toronto and worked at Argonne National Laboratory, is a member of the Council on the Graduate School of Business and a founding partner at Foundation Capital, a Menlo Park, California, venture-capital firm.

Up all night at the Reg
This fall the Regenstein Library has been open around the clock. Student Government leaders asked the Reg to test such a schedule last spring, arguing that it was inappropriate for a school so dedicated to academics not to offer 24-hour study space. During the quarter-long test period, 1,100 students used the extra library hours.

New Oriental Institute director
This July Gil J. Stein, a scholar in Near Eastern archaeology and a former Northwestern University professor, began his duties as director of the Oriental Institute. In his new post Stein hopes to hasten the ongoing reinstallation of the Institute's museum, reinvigorate research, and connect the OI with departments like anthropology, classics, and linguistics.

Generous GSB alumni
A new center and two fellowship programs in the Graduate School of Business and the Humanities Division are the focus of gifts from two GSB alumni. The Michael Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship, created with $7 million from Michael Polsky, MBA'87, will provide GSB students with hands-on opportunities in entrepreneurship. A GSB faculty fellowship program and a Humanities graduate fellowship program are being created by a $10 million gift, split evenly, from the Neubauer Family Foundation, headed by U of C trustee Joseph Neubauer, MBA'65.

Architectural recognition
The renovations and additions to Bartlett Hall, designed by Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Bruner/Cott, have been honored by the Boston Society of Architects and Midwest Construction magazine. October's Architectural Record also featured the renovationsalong with the campus work of architects Cesar Pelli (the upcoming Ratner Athletic Center) and Ricardo Legoretta (Palevsky Commons).

Ethical fellowships
Six of this year's 33 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships went to U of C graduate students, more than at any other school. The fellowships, which support the study of ethical or religious values, went to Jason A. Carbine, AM'96; Breena A. Holland, AM'98; Mary Ellen Konieczny; Debra L. McDougall, AM'97; Kwai Hang Ng, AM'99; and Jennifer Philpot, AB'98.

Ad men
Two Chicago-linked scholars recently made the leap from academia to the more glamorous world of print advertising. Jesse Sheidlower, AB'89, an editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, promoted IBM's ThinkPad as one of what the ad's creator calls the computer's "pseudo-celebrity" enthusiasts. Meanwhile, U of C paleontologist Paul Sereno appeared with a dinosaur skull in an ad for TIAA-CREF's mutual funds.

Winning technology
Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory and in the computer-science and physics departments are among the winners of the 2002 R&D 100 awards, given by R&D magazine to the creators of "the 100 most significant technical products of the year." The technologies from the U of C include software that allows distant computers to work together, holographic optical tweezers that control particles, application-friendly microsensor technology, and a cheaper, cleaner desalting process for industrial uses.

Crackdown on file sharing
Students caught illegally distributing files-downloading and sharing music and movies-must now pay the consequences. To stop illegal activity and decrease traffic, network administrators will monitor for students using excessive bandwidth. If the activity is related to file sharing, first-time offenders will be temporarily removed from the network; repeat offenders will be permanently removed, losing their CNet IDs and University e-mail accounts.

Better-than-fair ladies
Two Court Theatre actresses won 2002 Joseph Jefferson Awards, which recognize Chicago theater. Both won for the Court's smash production of My Fair Lady: Kate Fry for lead actress in a musical and Marilynn Bogetich for supporting actress.

Smart and cute
To prove that attractive people can be intelligent, the nationally syndicated television program Inside Edition filmed a November segment on campus, featuring U of C studentsin class, in the lab, and on the quadsas they auditioned to be included in a 2003 calendar.

Six get Mellon fellowships
Six of this year's Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship recipients are University of Chicago graduates. Robert Chenault, AB'99; Elisha Fishbane, AB'01; Jennifer Insley, AB'01; Karl Schafer, AB'00; Paul Steinbeck, AB'02; and Aaron Tugendhaft, AB'99, received the humanistic-studies awards. The fellowship covers full tuition for the first year of graduate school plus a stipend of $17,500.

 

 


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