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THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE
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VOLUME 88, NUMBER 5 JUNE 1996
Cover: Conservator Barbara Hamann applies a removable cellulose adhesive to an ancient carved relief, helping to protect it during the Oriental Institute Museum's restoration. Photo by Lloyd DeGrane.
The murals and mosaics of Olivia Gude, MFA'82, address social divisions-and unite communities.
Death by design
"Things fall apart" is a common road to death, but not the only one. An orderly demise-programmed cell death-may lie behind illnesses from Alzheimer's to AIDS.
The trials of a public intellectual
Professor Jean Bethke Elshtain's views on democracy's decline have brought her a White House invitation and attacks from leftist scholars.
"The museum is now closed."
The Oriental Institute takes extreme measures to save its priceless artifacts.
TIM ANDREW OBERMILLER
A detail from the mural Where There Is Discord, Harmony: The Power of Art (see "Local Color"). Photo by Matthew Gilson.
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