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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2002
News from the University of Chicago Magazine

Welcome to the NOVEMBER 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 news from Chicago:

CHICAGO IN THE NEWS
* Economists mark Milton Friedman's 90th birthday
* Harassment vs. free speech

RESEARCH AT CHICAGO
* Sex and the older woman
* Global honor for Globus Project

NEWS FROM THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
* Crocodiles rock--or, why we dig up the past
* Medical insurance to bridge the gap
* Volunteer to recruit undergrads

SEE THE U OF C
* The making of a campus calendar on TV

THE MAGAZINE INVITES YOU TO...
* Enter its Alumni Poetry Contest
* Put Chicago on your desktop
* Make a gift


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Here's a sampling from the NOVEMBER issue:

CHICAGO IN THE NEWS

* ECONOMISTS MARK MILTON FRIEDMAN'S 90TH BIRTHDAY
Nobelist Milton Friedman, AM'38, returned to campus for a November 8 conference marking his 90th birthday. Scholars and policy leaders spoke on the economist's influence and explored topics related to his research. To see the November 9 Chicago Tribune account of the day, go to: http://www-news.uchicago.edu/citations/02/021109.friedman.html

* HARASSMENT VS. FREE SPEECH
In the past month several Chicago professors have been subjected to e-mail harassment and, in one case, e-mail identity theft. As the FBI continues its investigation of the e-mail forgery, senior faculty have defended their colleagues. http://www.alumni.uchicago.edu/gateway/whats-news.htm

RESEARCH AT CHICAGO

* SEX AND THE OLDER WOMAN
Chicago sociologist Edward O. Laumann's latest research on the differences between men and women in age-related sexual dysfunction reveals that women aged 40-80 are much less likely to exhibit sexual dysfunction than men. But, as the October 11 Chicago Tribune points out, "Women of all ages report a high level of sexual problems." For the full story: http://www-news.uchicago.edu/citations/02/021011.sexstudy-ct.html

* GLOBAL HONOR FOR GLOBUS PROJECT
Chicago computer scientist Ian Foster and Carl Kesselman of the University of Southern California will receive the British Computer Society's Lovelace Medal for their work with the Globus Project. The research and software development project supports grid computing--the high-speed networking that provides computer power on demand for scientific and commercial projects worldwide. http://www-news.uchicago.edu/releases/02/021021.lovelace.shtml

NEWS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

* CROCODILES ROCK--OR, WHY WE DIG UP THE PAST
At June's alumni reunion archaeologist McGuire Gibson, AM'64, PhD'68, paleontologist Paul Sereno, and geologist Susan Kidwell discussed what motivates them to dig for clues to the development of civilization, of animal life, and of the planet itself. To see a video of the program (including footage of the intrepid Sereno measuring a live giant crocodile) go to FATHOM at: http://www.fathom.com/feature/190174

* MEDICAL INSURANCE TO BRIDGE THE GAP
Are you between school and job--or job and job--and therefore between insurance plans? The Alumni Association sponsors short-term medical insurance for periods from 31 to 185 days. For more information about either short-term medical or life insurance, call Meyer and Associates at 800/635-7801, e-mail info@meyerandassoc.com, or go to: http://www.meyerandassoc.com/our_products.cfm

* VOLUNTEER TO RECRUIT UNDERGRADS
College alumni across the country are needed to spread the word about Chicago at local college fairs, informal receptions, and in off-campus interviews with prospective students--often the only face-to-face conversation an applicant has with someone who has experienced College life. If you're interested in helping to match the right students with a great education, check out the Alumni Schools Committee at: http://collegeadmissions.uchicago.edu/asc

SEE THE U OF C

* THE MAKING OF A CAMPUS CALENDAR ON TV
On Wednesday, November 13, the nationally syndicated television program Inside Edition is scheduled to air a segment filmed on campus and featuring U of C students--in class, in the lab, and on the quads--as they audition to be included in a 2003 calendar. To find out when the show airs in your area, go to: http://www.insideedition.com/listings.htm

THE MAGAZINE INVITES YOU TO...

* ENTER ITS ALUMNI POETRY CONTEST
Chicago faculty member and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mark Strand is the judge of the University of Chicago Magazine Alumni Poetry Contest. The first prize is $600, and the deadline for entries is December 14, 2002. For contest guidelines: http://magazine.uchicago.edu/0210/features/poetry.html

* PUT CHICAGO ON YOUR DESKTOP
The Magazine has put together a selection of views from the quads and the downtown Gleacher Center, ready for you to use as screensavers or desktop wallpaper--for Macs or PCs. For downloads, go to: http://magazine.uchicago.edu/views

* MAKE A GIFT
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