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OCTOBER 2002
Volume 95, Issue 1
 
 
   
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CHICAGO IN THE NEWS >>
When Chicago changes Western civ, the world weighs in
Death comes to two 20th-century legends

RESEARCH AT CHICAGO >>
Common diabetes drugs may heighten cardiovascular woes
Deputy provost for research named

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Web cam offers view of long-awaited pool

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CHICAGO IN THE NEWS
WHEN CHICAGO CHANGES WESTERN CIV, THE WORLD WEIGHS IN
Changes in the College's general-education courses in civilization studies, including a new sequence in European Civilization to be offered this fall, became the stuff of headlines, editorials, and alarm. A front-page article in the June 28 Chronicle of Higher Education places the change in context--and perspective:
http://www-news.uchicago.edu/citations/02/020628.westernciv.html
DEATH COMES TO TWO 20TH-CENTURY LEGENDS
--WINNER OF THE FIRST HEISMAN TROPHY, Maroon halfback Jay Berwanger, AB'36, died June 26. In his freshman year on Chicago's then Big Ten team, Berwanger was coached by Amos Stagg. The first player chosen during the NFL's first draft, Berwanger was also a first-class alumnus, winning the U of C Alumni Service Medal in 1984:
http://www-news.uchicago.edu/releases/02/020627.berwanger.shtml
--TUSKEGEE AIRMEN COMMANDER Gen. Benjamin O. Davis Jr., X'33, died on July 4. Leader of World War II's only all-black air units, in 1954 he became the Air Force's first black general. To read Davis's obituary in the July 8 New York Times:
http://www-news.uchicago.edu/citations/02/020708.davis-nyt.html

RESEARCH AT CHICAGO
COMMON DIABETES DRUGS MAY HEIGHTEN CARDIOVASCULAR WOES
A Chicago-based team has found that sulfonylurea drugs--the oral medications used to lower blood-sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes--may increase cardiovascular problems. Focusing on mice with a genetic defect that duplicates the drugs' actions, the study demonstrated a direct link between the receptor for sulfonylurea drugs and coronary arterial spasm, heart damage, and death. http://www.uchospitals.edu/news/SUR2.html
DEPUTY PROVOST FOR RESEARCH NAMED
Keith Moffat, the Louis Block professor of biochemistry & molecular biology, began a three-year term as Chicago's deputy provost for research July 1. Moffat's duties include service on the new Science Council, charged with setting priorities and developing strategies for scientific research at the University and at Argonne National Laboratory.
http://www-news.uchicago.edu/releases/02/020617.provost.shtml

SEE THE U OF C
WEB CAM OFFERS VIEW OF LONG-AWAITED POOL
Yes, it looks like a 50-meter hole in the ground right now, but when the Gerald Ratner Athletic Center opens in fall 2003 the Olympic-sized Myers-McLoraine Pool will be filled with water--and with swimmers.
http://www.uchicago.edu/docs/mp-site/construction/ratner/rat-cam.html#northend

NEWS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
ONLINE LIFE GETS EASIER WITH FREE, PERMANENT E-ADDRESS
Simplify your online life by signing up for a free permanent U of C e-mail address. Messages sent to your permanent "alumni.uchicago.edu" address will be forwarded to your current e-mail account--the virtual equivalent of postal forwarding. To register for the service:
https://cnet.uchicago.edu/ams/servlet/ALUMNICNET
JOB HUNTING? HIRING? EITHER WAY, USE Chicago eProNet
Chicago eProNet, powered by Experience, is your exclusive network for online recruiting and career management. Find out how at:
http://www.chicagoepronet.com
A IS FOR ALUMNI AWARDS--MAKE YOUR NOMINATIONS TODAY
Know a Chicago alum who deserves an award for professional achievement, service to society, or volunteer work on behalf of the University? Want to honor a professor who made a difference in your life? Visit the Awards Web site to learn about the nomination and selection process, read about this year's winners, and print out a nomination form:
http://www.alumni.uchicago.edu/gateway/awards.html

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