APRIL 15, 2002
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Filmmaker Philip Kaufman, AB'58, is almost famous
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Chicago's $3.2 billion endowment: how it's invested and why
billion years in 49 seconds: a simulation of dark matter
NEWS FROM CHICAGO >>
University launches $2 billion initiative
AT CHICAGO >>
Chipping away at carbohydrates' secrets
Fourth-year named UAA athlete of the week
FROM THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION >>
Reunion 2002--not just for quinquennial classes anymore
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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?
IN THE APRIL MAGAZINE
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.
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
NEWS FROM CHICAGO
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:
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.
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
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
* 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.
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
* 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!).
find out more about Reunion 2002, call 800/955-0065 or go to:
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