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OCTOBER 2002
Volume 95, Issue 1
 
 
   
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MONDAY, MAY 14, 2002
News from the University of Chicago Magazine

Welcome to the MAY edition of UCHICAGO.EDU, a monthly e-bulletin bringing you news about the University of Chicago. We hope you find UCHICAGO.EDU a quick and easy way to connect to the University and to its alumni community.

Here are some links to the latest from Chicago:

NEWS FROM CHICAGO >>
New at the top: Social Sciences dean, CFO
The end of Western Civilization as the U of C knows it?

RESEARCH AT CHICAGO >>
Art appreciation: Economist looks at the avant-garde
Quartet of Guggenheims support faculty projects

SEE THE U OF C >>
The Chicago Initiative in action

NEWS FROM THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION >>
New Alumni Directory: Update your information
Wanted: Graduate division alumni opinions
Reunion 2002: It's only a few weeks away


YOUR CHICAGO CONNECTIONS >>
ABOUT CHICAGO.EDU >>
SUBSCRIPTION TO THE eBULLETIN >>


NEWS FROM CHICAGO

NEW AT THE TOP: SOCIAL SCIENCES DEAN
John Mark Hansen, a leading scholar of American politics, will return to the University as dean of the Social Sciences Division. Hansen, currently a professor at Harvard, begins a five-year term as dean on July 1.
http://www-news.uchicago.edu/releases/02/020503.hansen.shtml

NEW AT THE TOP: CFO
Donald Julian Reaves joins the U of C as vice president for administration and CFO on August 15. The executive vice president and CFO at Brown University since 1993, Reaves will be responsible for Chicago's fiscal and administrative operations. http://www-news.uchicago.edu/releases/02/020502.reaves.shtml

THE END OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION AS THE U OF C KNOWS IT?
Changes in the College's general-education courses in civilization studies, to be introduced in fall 2002, include a new sequence in European Civilization. Does it replace the sequence in the History of Western Civilization? For an explanation from the College's European Civilization staff, go to: http://www.alumni.uchicago.edu/gateway/study-civ.html

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RESEARCH AT CHICAGO

ART APPRECIATION: ECONOMIST LOOKS AT THE AVANT-GARDE
In his new book, "Outside the Lines: Patterns of Creativity in Modern Art," economics professor David W. Galenson uses statistical methods to analyze avant-garde painting--"treating aesthetic innovations as...a function of the labor market among bohemians," writes the April 19 Chronicle of Higher Education:
http://www-news.uchicago.edu/citations/02/020419.galenson.html

QUARTET OF GUGGENHEIMS SUPPORT FACULTY PROJECTS
Four U of C faculty are among 184 artists, scholars, and scientists receiving 2002 Guggenheim fellowships: Andrew Abbott, AM'75, PhD'82, chair and the Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift distinguished service professor in sociology; Susan Gal, chair and professor in anthropology; Jonathan Rosner, professor in physics; and Alison Winter, AB'87, associate professor in history. To read about the research their fellowships will support, go to:
http://chronicle.uchicago.edu/020509/guggenheims.shtml

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SEE THE U OF C

THE CHICAGO INITIATIVE IN ACTION
Learn about Chicago's historic $2 billion fundraising campaign, keep up-to-date on the Initiative's progress, hear what students, faculty, and alumni say about the University, and see Chicago's reach around the globe: http://chicagoinitiative.uchicago.edu

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NEWS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

NEW ALUMNI DIRECTORY: UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION
This month Chicago alumni have a chance to update contact information for a new alumni directory, to be published in spring 2003. A questionnaire is in the mail but if you prefer to review your information electronically, go to the directory's secure Web site--where you'll need to enter your alumni ID number and last name. If you don't know your alumni ID number, it appears on the mailed questionnaire. Or call 800/955-0065.
http://www.publishingconcepts.com/chicago

WANTED: GRADUATE DIVISION ALUMNI OPINIONS
Alumni from the graduate divisions are invited to share their opinions about Alumni Association programming and services geared to their interests. An anonymous online survey takes just five minutes. Go to:
http://www.alumni.uchicago.edu/gateway/whats-news.htm

REUNION 2002: IT'S ONLY A FEW WEEKS AWAY
If you're anywhere near campus May 31 through June 2, come to Alumni Weekend--there are events designed for ALL alumni.

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.

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!).

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

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YOUR CHICAGO CONNECTIONS
Chicago Alumni Online: www.alumni.uchicago.edu
Chicago Home: www.uchicago.edu
Chicago Initiative: chicagoinitiative.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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