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FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 2002
News from the University of Chicago Magazine

Welcome to the AUGUST 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 other online news from Chicago.

Here's a sampling from the August issue:

COVER STORY >>
Teachable moments: South Side charter school has special focus

ALSO IN THE JUNE MAGAZINE >>
Off-key smash: Alumni score Tony hit with "Urinetown"
Great men of the Great Books: Adler and Hutchins remembered

CHICAGO IN THE NEWS >>
President Bush visits Argonne National Laboratory
Three alumni make Fortune's "most powerful black executives" list

RESEARCH AT CHICAGO >>
How children learn language: NIH grant to six Chicago faculty
Aquinas helps philosopher debunk her own dissertation

NEWS FROM THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION >>
U of C affinity card helps fund student aid
Travel in mind? Chicago study trips offer exotic options


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COVER STORY

* TEACHABLE MOMENTS
Through the North Kenwood/Oakland Charter School on Chicago's South Side, the University's Center for School Improvement aims to provide quality education for urban students--and career opportunities for city teachers. http://www.alumni.uchicago.edu/magazine/0208/features/index.htm


ALSO IN THE MAGAZINE

* OFF-KEY SMASH
Chicago grads Mark Hollmann, AB'85, and Greg Kotis, AB'88, never expected to win a Tony for their score for "Urinetown The Musical." Then again, they never expected the show--whose plot revolves around public toilets--to make it to Broadway either.
http://www.alumni.uchicago.edu/magazine/0208/features/smash.html

* THE GREAT MEN OF THE GREAT BOOKS
An alumnus remembers what it was like to read the Great Books with Mortimer Adler and Robert Maynard Hutchins. http://www.alumni.uchicago.edu/magazine/0208/features/great.html


CHICAGO IN THE NEWS

* PRESIDENT BUSH VISITS ARGONNE
On July 22 President Bush became the first president to visit Argonne National Laboratory. Bush used his visit to the laboratory, operated for the Department of Energy by the University, to view antiterrorism inventions--and to lobby for the proposed Department of Homeland Security.
http://www-news.uchicago.edu/citations/02/020722.argonne-nyt.html

* THREE ALUMNI MAKE FORTUNE'S "MOST POWERFUL BLACK EXECUTIVES" LIST The July 22 Fortune magazine listing of 50 top black executives included three Chicago alumni in the top 30: Alliant Energy chairman and CEO Erroll Davis Jr., MBA'67; Merisant CEO Arnold Donald, MBA'80; and Genentech COO Myrtle Potter, AB'80. For details:
http://www-news.uchicago.edu/citations/02/020717.blackexec.html


RESEARCH AT CHICAGO

* HOW CHILDREN LEARN
The National Institutes of Health has awarded six faculty members associated with the University's Center for Early Childhood Research a nearly $7 million, five-year grant to explore the effects of social and biological factors on language development. http://chronicle.uchicago.edu/020711/earlychildhood.shtml

* AQUINAS HELPS PHILOSOPHER DEBUNK HER OWN DISSERTATION
When U of C philosopher Candace Vogler set out to publish her 1994 dissertation on practical reason (reason directed toward action or policy), she ended up refuting her earlier work. Her new book, due from Harvard University Press in November, became a defense of the standard view of practical reason--and she used overlooked writings by Thomas Aquinas to get there. http://www.alumni.uchicago.edu/magazine/0208/research/invest-reason.html


NEWS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

* U OF C AFFINITY CARD HELPS FUND STUDENT AID
The University of Chicago VISA card supports student aid and alumni programs--more than 60 Chicago students have already benefited. The card offers its users Value Miles, a low introductory APR, no annual fee, and credit lines up to $100,000--plus a wallet-sized portrait of campus, guaranteed to stir memories and prompt admiring comments whenever you use it. To apply, go to: http://www.alumni.uchicago.edu/visa/

* TRAVEL IN MIND?
How would you like to spend next year's vacation? Choose among study trips led by Chicago faculty to Antarctica; the Galapagos Islands; China; Italy; Russia; Ireland; Scandinavia; Oxford; the Loire Valley; Venice and the Dalmatian Coast; the Columbia River explorations of Lewis and Clark; or the Mediterranean sites associated with the Odyssey. They're all available to you in 2003--though some trips are filling fast. To learn more: http://www.alumni.uchicago.edu/travel_education/trips/

 


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