FEBRUARY 8, 2002
from the University of Chicago Magazine
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Political scientist John Mearsheimer on power politics
IN THE FEBRUARY MAGAZINE >>
Residential and Dining Commons give new meaning to room & board
many Chicago students does it take to change a lightbulb?
OTHER NEWS FROM CHICAGO >>
VP for Research to be Brown's provost
Public Policy Studies names new
Marriage is subject of PBS Valentine's Day special
RESEARCH AT CHICAGO >>
Pater Familiar? Proof that preferences can be inherited
Renaissance-style: Online exhibition
MAROON SPORTS >>
Third-year sets U of C basketball all-time scoring record
NEW FROM THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION >>
Online learning from Fathom
Alumni study trips for spring, summer, and
CHICAGO CONNECTIONS >>
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Your February/02 University of Chicago Magazine goes in the mail on February 12.
a sample from the issue:
TALK, REALIST THINKING
States may cite noble aims, but their goal--whether seen through liberal or realist
eyes--is the relentless pursuit of power. So argues Chicago political scientist
John Mearsheimer in his new book, The Tragedy of Great Power Politics (Norton).
To read an excerpt:
IN THE FEBRUARY MAGAZINE
OF THE YOUNG AND STUDIOUS
The Palevsky Residential Commons and
Bartlett Dining Commons opened January 2. Palevsky offers the shock of the new
and the comforts of home while the retooled Bartlett Gymnasium has kept its gothic
AND THE WINNING PUNCH LINE
When the Magazine asked readers, How many Chicago students
does it take to change a lightbulb?, the answers were illuminating.
FOR RESEARCH Robert Zimmer is next Brown provost
Robert Zimmer, vice president for research and for Argonne National Laboratory,
will become provost of Brown University July 15. Zimmer joined the mathematics
faculty in 1977.
PUBLIC POLICY STUDIES names
On July 1 Susan E. Mayer begins a five-year term as dean
of Chicago's Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, succeeding
Robert T. Michael. Mayer is deputy director of the Northwestern University/University
of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research.
IS SUBJECT of PBS Valentine's Day Special Marriage--Just a Piece of Paper?
airs nationally on Thursday, February 14 (check local listings). Co-produced by
Divinity School professor Don Browning's Religion, Culture, and Family Project
and narrated by Cokie Roberts, the one-hour PBS documentary has numerous Chicago
connections--on camera and off (Bryan Zises, AB'90, was senior producer). For
more on Browning and the project, go to: http://www.alumni.uchicago.edu/magazine/0108/research/invest-sacred.html
PATER FAMILIAR? Proof
that preferences can be inherited
Three U of C researchers--psychology professor Martha McClintock, human-genetics
professor Carole Ober, and postdoctoral fellow Suma Jacob, AB'91, PhD'98, MD'01
(the lead investigator)--offer the first evidence that preferences can be inherited.
Their study found that women prefer the scent of some men over others because
of genes they have inherited from their fathers.
REALITY, Renaissance-Style: Online exhibition
Devices of Wonder,
an exhibition at Los Angeles's Getty Museum, drew rave reviews during its recent
run. Co-curated by Chicago art historian Barbara Stafford, PhD'72, it put a new
spin on "multimedia" and "virtual reality"--showing that interest
in sense-enhancing and image-making technology dates back to the Renaissance.
The exhibition has closed, but its Web-based cabinet of curiosities remains: http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/devices/choice.html
THIRD-YEAR SETS U of C basketball scoring record
Derek Reich is the all-time leading scorer in 99 years of Chicago men's basketball.
With 26 points over New York University Reich reached 1,409 lifetime points--surpassing
the 1,406-point record held by Jerry Clark, AB'74, MBA'76. http://www.uchicago.edu/student/athletics/news/mbknyu0120.htm
FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
LEARNING from Fathom
Online education opportunities for alumni
are now available from Fathom, a consortium of cultural and academic institutions--including
Chicago. Explore free seminars and interviews from Chicago faculty and find out
about alumni discounts for online courses from Accounting to Shakespeare.
STUDY TRIPS for spring, summer, and fall
Made your vacation plans
for 2002? Consider a U of C faculty-led alumni study trip abroad. See the range
of programs offered this spring through fall--from a fortnight in Oxford to a
cruise on the Danube.
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