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THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE
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VOLUME 89, NUMBER 4 APRIL 1997
COVER: One of five operating rooms in the U of C's new Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine gets put to use by Grant Miller, assistant professor of clinical surgery, and surgery resident Raj Patel. Photograph by Dan Dry.
Just what the doctors ordered
The Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine is the University's newest and biggest building. It's also trying to be its best.
MARY RUTH YOE At the top of his game
Computer and math pioneer Larry Wos, AB'50, SM'54, won by learning how to beat the odds.
TIM OBERMILLERReel scholarship
Film has become the medium of 20th-century storytelling. At the U of C, it's now the stuff of academic study.
JOHN EASTONNorthern exposure
As the top ranger at Voyageurs National Park, Barbara West, AB'70, finds conflicts between the park and its Minnesota neighbors regularly heat things up.
Mail from our readers: Early reading; how doctors make a difference; a "real" astronomical figure; and more.
- Chicago journal
Campus news: African-American alumni make Chicago history; SSA dean Jeanne Marsh on the changing face of social work.
Faculty research: Art historian Wu Hung takes a Western audience behind Chinese screens. Plus: why talk is cheaper for doctors, and how the oceans mop up carbon dioxide.
- Class news
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- Saving grace
Ann Barzel, PhB'25, is profiled.
- W is for writer
John Wessel, AB'76, is profiled.
- Lots of options
Donald Wilson, Jr., AB'88, is profiled.
- Books by alumni
- In the clubs
The Magazine's cartoonist Jessica Abel, AB'91, watched as the Maroon dream teamprepared to go to NCAA finals.
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