The University of Chicago Magazine June 1996
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Alumni Chronicle

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Announcing the Norman Maclean Faculty Award

Was there a special professor who made a difference in your life on campus? Someone whose teaching, mentoring, or support of extracurricular activities improved the campus experience for you and others?

Now you can say a very special "thank you" with the new Alumni Association Faculty Award for emeritus or very senior faculty members who have influences at least two generations of students.

Winners of the first Faculty Awards will be honored at Reunion 1997, along with winners of

If you know someone who deserves any of the Alumni Association Awards, send for a nomination form by regular mail: Alumni Awards, The University of Chicago Alumni Association, 5757 Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637.

You can also request a nomination form by Email:

Or call the Alumni Asociation at (312)702-2160 or (800)955-0065.

Deadline for completed nominations: September 15, 1996

In the Clubs

  • Tuesday, Jun. 18, 6:30 p.m.: Larry Heinemann reads at Old South Church.
  • Thursday, Jun. 20, 7:30 p.m.: Happy hour at Shay's Pub, 58 JFK Street, Harvard Square.
  • Thursday, Jul. 4, 5 p.m.: Fireworks on the Esplanade.
  • Saturday, Jul. 13, 10 a.m.: Canoeing on the Charles River.
  • Thursday, Jul. 18, 7:30 p.m.: Happy hour at Tia's on the Waterfront.
  • Saturday, Aug. 10: River-rafting trip.
  • Thursday, Aug. 15, 7:30 p.m.: Happy hour at The Plough and Stars.
  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 8 a.m.: Hike at Mount Monadnock. For more information on any event, call president Andrew Wrobel, AB'85, MBA'87, 617/563-5450 (w). To join the Great Books group, call Celia Shneider, X'72, 617/739-1303 (h). A book group for the busy meets in June; call Michael Fitzgerald, AB'86, 508/820-8206 (w) or 508/875-3524 (h).


  • Thursday, Jul. 11, 5:30 p.m.: Cityfront Forum with Professor John Frederick on "What's Happening to Our Atmosphere?" See Events, p. 5.
  • Thursday, Jul. 18, 9:30 a.m.: "Lincoln Considered" at the Chicago Historical Society.
  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 1:15 p.m.: A visit to Yerkes Observatory.

    To help form an alumni club, call Eloise Takaki in the Alumni Association at 312/702-2158.


  • Sunday, Jun. 23, 2 p.m.: Book group at the home of Ingram Schwahn, AM'63, 214/369-9478 (h).
  • Sunday, Jul. 28, 12:45 p.m.: Summer brunch and annual meeting at Bent Tree Country Club. For more information, call Charlotte Hudgin, MBA'76, 214/392-1788 x235 (w). To join the food group, call Bruce Rothstein, AB'84, 214/520-9520 (w).

    To volunteer, call president Gerry Forney, SM'74, 303/830-8447 (h).

    To help form an alumni club, call Fritz Rohlfing, JD'83, 808/534-1188 (w).

    To join the monthly Great Books group, call Carol Kazmer, AB'90, 713/465-4852 (h).

    Wednesday, Jun. 19: GSB professor emeritus Merton H. Miller speaks.

    Kansas City
    To volunteer, call president Jeanne Rooney, MBA'93, 913/384-4745 (h).

    Los Angeles

  • Thursday, Jun. 20, 6:30 p.m.: Young-alumni reception at Orleans.
  • Saturday, Jul. 20, 1 p.m.: Horse racing at Hollywood Park.

    Thursday, Aug. 21, 5 p.m.: Young-alumni cruise on the Edelweiss.

    New York

  • Thursday, Jun. 20, 6:30 p.m.: Young-alumni happy hour at Prince Street Bar & Restaurant, 125 Prince Street at Wooster.
  • Thursday, Jul. 18, 6:30 p.m.: Young alumni happy hour at SoHo Kitchen and Bar, 103 Greene Street, between Prince and Spring.
  • Saturday, Jul. 20, 11:30 a.m.: Indoor ice-skating at Chelsea Piers, pier 61, West Side Highway at 22nd Street.
  • Thursday, Jul. 25, and Thursday, Aug. 29: Book club meets at St. Bartholomew's Church, 109 E. 50th Street at Park Avenue; July: Eugenie Grandet by Balzac. August: Paradise Lost by Milton; for information, call Lou Stanek, PhD'74, 212/751-9847 (h).

    For information, call Amy Gedrich, AM'81, 215/732-7855 (h) or Jonathan Fox, AB'79, PhD'85, MD'87, 610/664-3664 (h).

    For information on the new book club, call Jay Polk, AB'89, and Joanne Polk, AB'89, 602/596-4064 (h).

    Summer events include a family picnic and tour of the "Tombs of China" exhibit at the Portland Art Museum. Invitations to follow.

    San Francisco

  • Sunday, Jun. 30: Waiting at the Water's Edge, matinee at the Magic Theatre, Fort Mason Center, Building D, Marina Boulevard at Buchanan. To register, call Mennette Larkin, AM'83, 510/486-0686 (h).
  • Sunday, Jul. 14: San Francisco book club meets at the home of Sydney Rosen, PhB'46, AM'49, PhD'73, 1900 Gough Street, #403, 415/776-0504 (h).
  • Sunday, Jul. 21, 1:30 p.m.: East Bay book club meets at the home of Ruth Abel, AB'36, and Ray Abel, AB'37, 2550 Dana Street, Berkeley, 510/849-9308 (h). To volunteer for the Alumni Schools Committee, call ASC chair Elizabeth Whelchel, AB'88, 510/237-8246 (h).

    South Florida
    For information, call Andrew Rappeport, AB'84, AM'84, 305/892-1198 (w).

    Washington, DC

  • Saturday, Jun. 22, 10:45 a.m.: Community-service event.
  • Saturday, Jun. 22, and Sunday, Jun. 23, 12 p.m.: Tour of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
  • Monday, Jun. 24, 7 p.m.: Great Books discussion group.
  • Wednesday, Jul. 17: Modern-drama group discusses William Nicholson's Shadowlands. For more information on any event, call the events hotline at 202/452-5590.

    For details, contact Marilyn Melvan, U of C Alumni Association, at 312/702-2157; at 312/702-2166 (fax); or at (Internet).

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