Prospective students preparing for
the fall college-interview season should be warned that clashing
colors and frayed denim are fashion
don’ts. That’s according to Chicago admissions volunteer
Felix Poggemann, AB’96—one of three admissions officials
who graded a female’s potential interview outfits in the August
ElleGirl. “Fashion gimmicks,” Poggemann advised,
“like intentionally wearing clashing colors, do not work with
me.” And the ensemble with a frayed jean jacket was, he said,
“a little trampy.”...
For further interview tips, third- and fourth-year
minority college students from around the Midwest attended the August
16–17 Diversity Leadership Program in
Ida Noyes, organized by the University’s Career and Placement
Services and the job-search Web site Monster.com. The free conference,
one of six in the nation, drew an estimated 300 undergraduates for
workshops and seminars on networking, interviewing, and workplace
diversity. Corporate sponsors awarded conference applicants and
participants at the six locations a total of $12,000 in scholarships....
Chicago anthropology professor Russell Tuttle
won the American Anthropological Association/McGraw-Hill award for
excellence in undergraduate teaching.
Tuttle, at Chicago since 1964, studies hominoid evolution and comparative
functional morphology. He is currently examining, according to his
Web site, “the utility of data on apes for modeling aspects
of the human career and condition.”...
Meanwhile, Laura Chang, ‘04, won
a 2003 Solvay Pharmaceuticals Student Research Fellowship to perform
full-time mentored research on inflammatory
bowel disease, which has no cure
and affects up to 1 million Americans. The Crohn’s & Colitis
Foundation awarded fellowships to 17 undergraduate, graduate, and
medical students. Under the supervision of associate surgery professor
John Alverdy, Chang will study the mechanisms by which high molecular
weight polymer protects human colon epithelial cells.—D.G.R.