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Volume 95, Issue 1
 
 
   
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MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2002
News from the University of Chicago Magazine

Welcome to the APRIL edition of UCHICAGO.EDU, a monthly e-bulletin bringing you news about the University of Chicago and its larger community of alumni and friends.

In this e-bulletin we offer links to the latest U of C Magazine and to other online news from Chicago:

COVER STORY >>
Filmmaker Philip Kaufman, AB'58, is almost famous

ALSO IN THE APRIL MAGAZINE
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Chicago's $3.2 billion endowment: how it's invested and why
Thirteen billion years in 49 seconds: a simulation of dark matter

IMPORTANT NEWS FROM CHICAGO >>
University launches $2 billion initiative

RESEARCH AT CHICAGO >>
Chipping away at carbohydrates' secrets

MAROON SPORTS >>
Fourth-year named UAA athlete of the week

NEWS FROM THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION >>
Reunion 2002--not just for quinquennial classes anymore


YOUR CHICAGO CONNECTIONS >>
ABOUT CHICAGO.EDU >>
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COVER STORY

AUTEUR! AUTEUR!
Filmmaker Philip Kaufman, AB'58--whose credits include "The Right Stuff" and "Quills"--has been praised by critics as one of America's best directors. So why does fame elude him?
http://www.alumni.uchicago.edu/magazine/0204/features/index.htm


ALSO IN THE APRIL MAGAZINE

A RUN FOR OUR MONEY
Chicago's endowment posted spectacular returns through the late 1990s and beyond. The boom is over but the University's investment strategy is still working.
http://www.alumni.uchicago.edu/magazine/0204/features/run.html

THINKING INSIDE THE BOX
Simulating the universe's 13 billion years, U of C astrophysicist Andrey Kravtsov sheds light into the heart of its darkness. http://www.alumni.uchicago.edu/magazine/0204/features/think.html


IMPORTANT NEWS FROM CHICAGO

UNIVERSITY LAUNCHES $2 BILLION INITIATIVE
On April 12 the University's Board of Trustees announced the launch of one of the largest fundraising campaigns ever undertaken by any university. Named "The Chicago Initiative," the five-year $2 billion capital campaign is the largest fundraising effort in Chicago's history. Over the past two years, during the Initiative's "quiet" phase, early supporters have committed $702 million. For an outline of the Initiative's goals, go to:
http://www-news.uchicago.edu/releases/02/020412.initiative.shtml

Click for coverage
Chicago Tribune--
http://www-news.uchicago.edu/citations/02/020412.initiative-trib.html

Chicago Sun-Times--
http://www-news.uchicago.edu/citations/02/020413.initiative-st.html


RESEARCH AT CHICAGO
CHIPPING AWAY AT CARBOHYDRATES' SECRETS
Chemistry associate professor Milan Mrksich and Benjamin Houseman, SM'97, PhD'01, a student in the Pritzker School of Medicine, have described the first chip-based chemical strategy for rapidly screening carbohydrates for biologically useful activity. The process lets researchers look for compounds that could someday play a key role in the treatment of disease or as a diagnostic for biological warfare agents.
http://chronicle.uchicago.edu/020411/biochip.shtml


MAROON SPORTS

FOURTH-YEAR NAMED UAA ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Jerome Tharaud was named the University Athletic Association Athlete of the Week for men's outdoor track and field. At the 2002 Chicagoland Championships he won the steeplechase with a time of 9:17.99--the third fastest time in the NCAA Division III.
http://www.uchicago.edu/student/athletics/news/genuaaaow0410.htm


NEWS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

REUNION 2002--Not just for quinquennial classes anymore
If you're anywhere near campus May 31 through June 2, come to Alumni Weekend--there are events designed for all alumni, not just those celebrating anniversaries of their graduation.

Free events include:
* Friday and Saturday afternoon UnCommon Core lecture/discussion classes with favorite faculty.
* Saturday morning breakfast with President Don M. Randel.
* Saturday Alumni Assembly in Rockefeller Chapel, where Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, AB'41, will speak.

For a few dollars more, you can also attend:
* Saturday Picnic and Festival with student performances, music, and children's activities. $12/person; free for children under 12.
* Saturday Night Party on the Plaisance--food, jazz combo, dance band, and much more. $25/person ($5 discount if you bring a new children's book for ChicaGO READ!).

To find out more about Reunion 2002, call 800/955-0065 or go to: http://www.alumni.uchicago.edu/reunion/


YOUR CHICAGO CONNECTIONS
Chicago Alumni Online: www.alumni.uchicago.edu
Chicago Home: www.uchicago.edu
Chicago Chronicle: chronicle.uchicago.edu
University News Service: www-news.uchicago.edu
About Chicago: www.uchicago.edu/uchi/about
Maroon Athletics: www.uchicago.edu/student/athletics/news.htm
The Chicago Maroon: www.chicagomaroon.com
The Chicago Weekly News: www.chicagoweeklynews.com

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