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Miriam Hansen, 1949–2011
Film scholar and founder of the University’s Cinema and Media Studies program dies at 61.

Unlimited texts
French literature professor Robert Morrissey directs a program at the forefront of the digital-humanities field, giving scholars “new ways to navigate the thicket of texts.”

Living on
A Medical Center transplant patient finds friendship with donor family.


Chicago Tribune (January 31, 2011)
Sotomayor visits U of C Law School
The Supreme Court justice describes how fear of failure has influenced her life. “Everything I’ve done,” she says, “I’ve been afraid about doing.”

Miami Herald (January 31, 2011)
Leading Broward pediatrician retires after 54 years
Arnold “Bud” Tanis, PhB’47, SB’49, MD’51, who entered the University at age 14, bids farewell to his medical practice at age 82.

New York Times (January 30, 2011)
Rough side of Chicago shakes race for City Hall
Commiserating with Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Rep. Mike Quigley, AM’85, says Washington politics is a “pillow fight” compared to Chicago.

Los Angeles Times (January 30, 2011)
David Axelrod confident as Obama’s confidant
Axelrod, AB’76, discusses White House successes and failures—and a trip to Manny’s—as he returns to Chicago to run the president’s 2012 campaign.

Chicago Tribune (January 27, 2011)
Chicago Booth’s new dean taking a broad view
Sunil Kumar brings a classical education to his task: “He can complete mathematical proofs, quote Shakespeare, and curse in Italian.”


Wednesday, February 16
Meet and Greet at Parisi
6–8 p.m. | South Bend, IN

Thursday, February 17
Helicopter Hangar Tour
6–9 p.m. | Dallas

Friday, February 18
Wine Tasting: Cabs of the World
6:30–9:00 p.m. | San Francisco

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Leather underground
Take a video tour through two years of the Mansueto Library construction project.

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Twinkling tour
at twilight

College Dean John W. Boyer, AM’69, PhD’75, narrates a light-painting tour of campus. Dancing dashes of light illuminate the main quad, Botany Pond, Cobb Gate, and the C-Bench.

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