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OCTOBER 2002
Volume 95, Issue 1
 
 
   
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Morning and melancholia 
Geeks go Greek 
End of the Medical Marathon??
The worst of all possible worlds 

3 rms, future vu

 

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Alumni News  
Alumni Works  
Deaths 
C. Vitae  

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2002
News from the University of Chicago Magazine

Welcome to the OCTOBER 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.

COVER STORY
* Morning & Melancholia: Laura Letinsky photographs leftover moments

ALSO IN THE OCTOBER MAGAZINE
* End of the medical marathon? New rules limit hours for hospital residents
* The worst of all possible worlds: Positive thinking isn't always best

NEWS FROM CHICAGO
* New professors, new honors, at start of academic year
* Two alumni give $20 million for GSB, Humanities

RESEARCH AT CHICAGO
* "Bang on" proof of Big Bang prediction
* Giant step in molecular electronics

NEWS FROM THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
* Give your favorite prof an A+
* Annual alumni resource guide coming your way


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Here's a sampling from the OCTOBER issue:

COVER STORY

* MORNING & MELANCHOLIA
Photographing objects often overlooked, Chicago's Laura Letinsky chronicles the changing shape and texture of domestic intimacy. http://magazine.uchicago.edu/0210/features/index.html

ALSO IN THE OCTOBER MAGAZINE

* END OF THE MEDICAL MARATHON?
New rules limit hospital hours for medical residents--and highlight an underlying shift in physician philosophy and culture.
http://magazine.uchicago.edu/0210/features/marathon.html

* THE WORST OF ALL POSSIBLE WORLDS
Nattering nabobs of negativity, says Wellesley psychology professor Julie K. Norem, AB'82, have a strategy that works as well as positive thinking. It's not for everyone, but it may work for you.
http://magazine.uchicago.edu/0210/features/worst.html

* ALUMNI NEWS
For quick news of alumni from the College classes, the Divisions, and the Schools, go to the "Alumni News" pulldown in the upper righthand corner at:
http://magazine.uchicago.edu/

NEWS AT CHICAGO

* NEW PROFESSORS, NEW HONORS, AT START OF ACADEMIC YEAR
Nineteen Chicago faculty members have been honored with distinguished service or named professorships, including three professors who joined the University this fall. For details:
http://chronicle.uchicago.edu/020926/dsp-named.shtml

* TWO ALUMNI GIVE $17 MILLION FOR GSB, HUMANITIES
A $10 million gift from the Neubauer Family Foundation, headed by Joseph Neubauer, MBA'65, earmarks $5 million to begin a graduate fellowship program to attract promising scholars to the University's Humanities division and $5 million to fund a new program to attract leading faculty to the Graduate School of Business. The GSB has also received a $7 million gift from Michael Polsky, MBA'87, to create the Michael P. Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship.
http://chicagoinitiative.uchicago.edu/news/pressreleases/

RESEARCH AT CHICAGO

* "BANG ON" PROOF OF BIG BANG PREDICTION
Using a South Pole-based radio telescope a team of Chicago and University of California researchers has confirmed a critical prediction of the Big Bang theory. The telescope detected a minute polarization of the cosmic microwave background--proof, as the team's leader, Chicago astrophysicist John Carlstrom, told a gathering of cosmologists, that the Big Bang "prediction is bang on." For the September 20 New York Times report, click:
http://www-news.uchicago.edu/citations/02/020920.polarization-nyt.html

* GIANT STEP IN MOLECULAR ELECTRONICS
Chemistry professor Luping You and Man-Kit Ng, SM'97, PhD'02, have synthesized an electronic component the size of single molecule. The molecular diode--measuring 2.5 nanometers in diameter, about the width of a dozen atoms sitting side by side--may be crucial in the continuing push to miniaturize electronic devices:
http://www-news.uchicago.edu/releases/02/021002.diode.shtml

NEWS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

* GIVE YOUR FAVORITE PROF AN A+
Would you like to honor a special professor who made a difference in your life on campus? The Norman Maclean Faculty Award recognizes emeritus or very senior faculty who through their teaching or mentoring have enriched students' experience. Find out how to nominate your favorite Chicago
teacher:
http://www.alumni.uchicago.edu/gateway/awards.html

* ANNUAL ALUMNI RESOURCE GUIDE COMING YOUR WAY
You'll find the 2002 edition of the Alumni Gateway Resource Guide packaged with your October/02 Magazine. The guide gives you a year of information about the programs and services Chicago offers its alumni--theater, concert, exhibition, and sports schedules; lectures, seminars, and alumni study trips; reunions, young alumni programs, clubs, discounts, and a variety of other benefits. It's worth holding onto, but if you lose your print copy, the information is on the Web at:
http://www.alumni.uchicago.edu/

* WANT MORE NEWS FROM CHICAGO?
The Chronicle--the University's biweekly newspaper--is also available online and easily accessible via e-mail. The online edition contains headlines, article summaries, and links to full stories about student achievements and faculty research, as well as calendar highlights. To subscribe go to:
https://listhost.uchicago.edu/mailman/listinfo/chronicle-online

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