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After seven years as director of Alumni Relations and executive director of the University of Chicago Alumni Association, Jeanne Buiter, MBA'86, resigned this September to establish her own business.
Under the leadership of the Alumni Board of Governors, Buiter and her Alumni Relations staff, working with a corps of volunteers, planned and implemented a number of programs and services, including the distinguished-faculty series, alumni winter weekends, an expanded College Reunion with an Alumni College Day, and expanded clubs and travel programs, including a residential alumni college abroad.
In addition, Buiter and her staff, working with the Alumni Centennial Committee, were responsible for the successful year-long program of events around the world that marked the University's Centennial year, 1991-92. Other programs introduced during Buiter's tenure include the Student Alumni Association and the ProNet career service.
While a search for Buiter's successor is under way, Mary Ruth Yoe, editor of the University of Chicago Magazine, will serve as acting director.
Alumni wishing to nominate candidates for the directorship or to submit their own resumes should do so in writing to Randy L. Holgate, Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, 5801 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637.
Spring in Big Bend National Park
With geologist Alfred Ziegler and
paleontologist Paul Sereno
Syria, Jordan and Israel: The Birth of the Common Era
religious historian Adella Collins
April 28-May 12
Cruise: Crossroads of Civilizations in the Central Mediterranean
With art historian and classicist Ingrid Rowland
May 31-June 13
China in TransitionWith economist D. Gale Johnson
Alumni Campus in Ireland: Irish Playwrights of the Twentieth Century
With actor/director and theatre historian Nicholas Rudall
With Ottoman historian Richard Chambers
September 28-October 13
Cruise: Crusaders and the Holy Land
With medieval literary
historian Michael Murrin
October 20-November 4
Plus: Summer study trips to Alaska, Central Europe, and the France of Rabelais and Montaigne, along with a repeat of this year's popular Alumni Campus in Switzerland.
Central New Jersey (Princeton) TBA:
A program on a health-related topic; details will follow. For information, contact president Doreen Blanc, AB'64, MAT'69, at 609/924-4429 (h) or 609/520-8863 (w).
Tues., Oct. 24, at 6 p.m.: Annual meeting.
Sat., Oct. 28: Jean Maclean Snyder, AB'63, JD'79, and art professor Joel Snyder, SB'61, discuss the making of the film A River Runs Through It. Lunch is at noon; the talk is at 1 p.m., in conjunction with the U of C 16th Annual Humanities Open House.
Thurs., Nov. 16, at 8 p.m.: Pops for Champagne--Champagne and sparkling-wine tasting.
Thurs., Nov. 30, at 5:30 p.m.: Cityfront Forum at the Downtown Center with psychology professor Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi, AB'60, PhD'65, speaking on "The Psychology of Enjoyment."
Sat., Dec. 2: Holiday Dazzle--The Cuneo mansional museum at Christmas. 3:30 p.m.: tour; 5 p.m.: dinner.
For information or to be a club volunteer, call president Don Dowling, AB'82, at 513/629-2750 (w).
Sat., Oct. 28, at 1:30 p.m.: Maroon football v. Oberlin. To be a club volunteer, call Jim Jacobs in the Alumni Association at 312/702-2155.
For information or to be a club volunteer, call president Elana Muehleip, MBA'90, at 313/322-5429 (w).
Thurs., Nov. 9, at 6:30 p.m.: Tour of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Houston branch.
For information or to be a club volunteer, call president Jeanne Rooney, MBA'93, at 913/384-4745 (h).
Sat., Oct. 21, 9:30 a.m.: "Mural, Mural on the Wall! Who Has the Fairest Mural of Them All?" Tour of Hollywood's murals.
Thurs., Nov. 9, 6-8 p.m.: U of C Western Regional Office Open House.
Sun., Nov. 19: City of Angels-Musical and Dinner (Orange County event). 3 p.m.: show at the Irvine Barclay Theatre on the University of California, Irvine campus; 5 p.m.: dinner.
For information or to be a club volunteer, call president Andrew Rappeport, AB'84, AM'84, at 305/892-6400 (w).
Thurs., Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m.: The first meeting of the book club will be held at the Germania Building to discuss Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.
Thurs., Oct. 26: Tour of the Asia Society exhibit "Worlds Seen and Imagined--Japanese Screens from the Idenutsu Museum of Arts."
Thurs., Nov. 9: The Flavors of Chardonnay--Wine tasting at Gerald Peters Gallery.
Sat., Nov. 18: Divinity School professor Michael Fishbane will speak. For information or to be a club volunteer, call president Amy Gedrich, AM'81, at 215/732-7855 (h).
For information, call Monica Casper, AB'88, at 415/759-0663 (h).
Sat., Nov. 18: Lunch with doctor Richard Atkinson, PhB'48, has been canceled and will be rescheduled for a later date. For information, call president Joan Friedman, AM'91, 619/546-0655 (h).
Sat., Oct. 28, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Whale-watching trip to the Farallon Islands.
Wed., Nov. 1, 8-10 p.m: Reading by author Joyce Carol Oates at the Herbst Theatre.
Sat., Nov. 4, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Wine tasting and vineyard tour at Chateau Potelle.
Fri., Oct. 20, at 8 p.m.: American Chamber Orchestra performance at the French embassy.
Mon., Oct. 23: Great Books discussion group. Thurs., Nov. 2: U of C happy hour.
Sat., Nov. 4, at 11:30 a.m.: Lunch and guided tour at the Torpedo Factory Arts Center in the Alexandria historic district.
Tues., Nov. 14: Ivy Connection happy hour.
Mon., Nov. 27: Great Books discussion group.For details, contact Marilyn Melvan in the Alumni Association at 312/702-2157; at 312/702-2166 (fax); or at firstname.lastname@example.org (Internet).