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Volume 96, Issue 1

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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 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.








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