The University of Chicago Magazine

April 1997

Class News

In the Clubs

For more detailed and complete information about club events--as well as other special services--visit the University of Chicago's alumni web site, the "Alumni Gateway."


  • Tues., Apr. 29, 6:30 p.m.: Wine tasting at Les Zygomates, 129 South Street. Tues., May 20, 6 p.m.: Political science professor Charles Lipson speaks as part of the Distinguished Faculty Series. Thurs., May 29, 7 p.m.: Boston Red Sox vs. Chicago White Sox. Fri., May 30, 7 p.m.: Pre-concert event; 8 p.m.: Boston MusicaViva premieres music professor John Eaton's Traveling with Gulliver.


  • Mon., May 5, 5:30 p.m.: Cityfront Forum with Divinity School professor Wendy Doniger on "Microscopes and Telescopes." Sat., May 17, 9 a.m.: Earth Day clean-up in Wicker Park; 12:45 p.m.: "The Environment: In Performance and Practice." Thurs., May 29, 5:30 p.m.: Cityfront Forum with Divinity School professor Jean Bethke Elshtain on "Uncivil Discourse." Sat., May 31, 9:45 a.m.: Historic Prairie Avenue Tour. Sun., June 15, 8:15 a.m.­1:30 p.m.: A Ticket to Ride: UC2MC rides with the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation's Boulevard Bike Ride. Wed., June 18, 12:15 p.m.: Downtown Luncheon with computer-science professor Kristian Hammond on "The Web, the Net, and All Things Entangling."

    Los Angeles

  • Sun., Apr. 27: Noon luncheon and 2 p.m. performance of Hansel and Gretel at the University of California, Irvine's Barclay Theatre. Sun., May 4, 1:05 p.m.: Dodgers vs. Cubs. Wed., May 7, 6:15 p.m.: Dinner with Nicholas Rudall, founding director of Court Theatre and associate professor of classical languages and literatures. Sat., May 17, 9:30 a.m.: Brunch and workshop with School of Social Service Administration professor Sharon Berlin on "Cognitive Therapy and Action: Helping Clients to Change Their Minds."


  • Sun., Apr. 27: Political-science professor Stephen Walt speaks as part of the Distinguished Faculty Series.


  • Tues., May 6: English professor emeritus Ned Rosenheim, AB'39, AM'46, PhD'53, speaks as part of the Distinguished Faculty Series.

    New York

  • Thursdays--Apr. 17, May 15, and June 19, 7 p.m.: Young alumni happy hour, St. Mark's Bar, 132 First Avenue. Sat., Apr. 19, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.: Join other alumni clubs for the Prospect Park clean-up. Sun., Apr. 27, 1:35 p.m.: Yankees vs. White Sox. Thurs., May 1, 6:30 p.m.: Lecture by sculpture professor Herbert George. For book club information, contact Louise Stanek, PhD'74, 212/751-9847 (h).


  • Club co-presidents Jay Polk, AB'89, and Joann Polk, AB'89, seek volunteers. For information, call them at 602/596-4064 (h).


  • New club president Myra La Venue, AB'87, is looking for club volunteers. For information, please call Myra at 503/417-3261 (w).


  • Tues., Apr. 8: Divinity School professor Martin Marty, PhD'56, lectures as part of the Distinguished Faculty Series.

    San Diego

  • Tues., Apr. 8: The club needs volunteers. Please call Bob Pasulka, AB'76, MBA'81, at 619/268-4600 (w).

    San Francisco

  • Book club meets on the second Sunday of each month. An East Bay book club meets on the third Sunday, contact Mennette Larkin, AM'83, 510/525-0445 (h).


  • Sat., Apr. 19: Biology and geophysics professor Michael LaBarbera lectures as part of the Distinguished Faculty Series.

    Washington, DC

  • Sat., May 10, 9:30 a.m.: The club joins 3,000 volunteers for the annual Greater DC Cares Servathon. Fri., May 23: Lunch with U.S. Representative Tom Campbell (R-Calif.), AB'73, AM'73, PhD'80. Thurs., May 29: Reception at the German embassy. Wed., June 18: Dinner with history professor Karl Weintraub, AB'49, AM'52, PhD'57.

    For details, contact Marilyn Melvan, U of C Alumni Association, at 773/702-2157; at 773/702-2166 (fax); or at (Internet).

  • Saving grace
    Ann Barzel, PhB'25.

  • W is for writer
    John Wessel, AB'76.

  • Lots of options
    Donald Wilson, Jr., AB'88.


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