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THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE
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VOLUME 89, N0S. 1 & 2 OCT.DEC. 1996
Cover: Professor Michael LaBarbera gets ready to critique a creature. Photograph by Matthew Gilson.
The strange laboratory of Dr. LaBarbera
A biologist goes to the movies--where Raquel Welch meets Brownian motion, and terminal velocity turns King Kong's fatal fall into a really big splash.
MICHAEL LaBARBERA Strength in numbers
The University began its centennial by issuing itself a challenge. Five years and 92,000 donors later, the Campaign for the Next Century had succeeded beyond all expectations.Building on a strong cornerstone
Ensuring the University's continued strength means placing special emphasis on the College.
MARY RUTH YOEThe Wirszup Factor
Whether championing mathematics education or showering hospitality on students and colleagues, Izaak Wirszup, PhD'55, has made his life's work making a difference.
Mikva on trial; defending the Department of Dewey; no special privileges for alumni offspring?
- Chicago journal
The Department of Education considers its future; the U of C Alumni Association has a new executive director.
Melissa Roderick on why even good students often struggle in Chicago's public schools; what mad cows and defective yeast have in common.
- Class news
Read news for graduating classes in
- Poetic Justice: Sylvia Major, PhB'34, became a poet in her 50s and started graduate school at age 69, pursuing her interest in peace, civil rights, women's rights, and ecology.
- Ban the Box: Jean Lotus, AB'88, edits The White Dot, a newsletter about what it's like to live without a television.
- Books by alumni
- In the clubs
Jessica Abel, AB'91, considers some gifts that keep on giving.
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