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DECEMBER 2002
Volume 95, Issue 2
 
 
   
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MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2002
News from the University of Chicago Magazine

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In this e-bulletin we offer links to the latest U of C Magazine and other online news from Chicago.

COVER STORY
* The complexity complex: Science's next new wave?

ALSO IN THE DECEMBER MAGAZINE
* The real-life adventures of Pinocchio
* Three months among the Pyramids

NEWS FROM CHICAGO
* Rhodes goes to recent College grad
* It's official: $200 million research building is under way

RESEARCH AT CHICAGO
* Nurture v. Nature: Why baby talk may be a no-no
* Soviet-history scholar wins Mellon research grant

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* Snow comes to campus--and your computer

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* Find Chicago wherever you are
* Alumni Weekend is for everyone


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Here's a sampling from the DECEMBER issue:

COVER STORY

* THE COMPLEXITY COMPLEX
More and more scientists are studying complex systems. Is a new field arising, or is science simply getting more complex? http://magazine.uchicago.edu/0212/features/index.html

ALSO IN THE OCTOBER MAGAZINE

* THE REAL-LIFE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO
The long-nosed Pinocchio is the stuff of high literary culture and global popularity. What gives the puppet such staying power? http://magazine.uchicago.edu/0212/features/puppet.html

* THREE MONTHS AMONG THE PYRAMIDS
When John D. Rockefeller Jr. received an invitation to visit the Oriental Institute's "dig" in Luxor, his son begged to go along. David Rockefeller, PhD'40, shares his travel memories: http://magazine.uchicago.edu/0212/features/pyramids.html

NEWS AT CHICAGO

* RHODES GOES TO RECENT COLLEGE GRAD
Sean Campbell, AB'02, is Chicago's 37th Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. Campbell, a history concentrator who graduated Phi Beta Kappa, plans to study economic and social history, focusing on social policy and the history of efforts to fight poverty and homelessness. http://www-news.uchicago.edu/releases/02/021208.rhodes.shtml

* IT'S OFFICIAL: $200 MILLION RESEARCH BUILDING IS UNDER WAY
On November 20 the University ceremonially broke ground for the Interdivisional Research Building. When the IRB is completed in 2005 it will house the Institute for Biophysical Dynamics, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Ben May Institute for Cancer Research, the James Franck Institute, and the Department of Chemistry. http://www-news.uchicago.edu/releases/02/021122.irb.shtml

RESEARCH AT CHICAGO

* NURTURE V. NATURE: WHY BABY TALK MAY BE A NO-NO
A Chicago research team led by psychologist Janellen Huttenlocher has found that preschool children benefit greatly when parents and teachers speak to them in complex sentences--the exposure increases their ability to understand and use complicated sentences. Published in the November issue of Cognitive Psychology, the study challenges a long-standing contention that syntax develops uniformly and naturally because of inborn characteristics. http://www-news.uchicago.edu/releases/02/021114.huttenlocher.shtml

* SOVIET-HISTORY SCHOLAR WINS MELLON RESEARCH GRANT
Chicago professor Sheila Fitzpatrick, a leading scholar on the former Soviet Union, is one of five humanities scholars to receive a 2002 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Distinguished Achievement Award. Fitzpatrick will use the three-year, $1.5 million award to develop three collaborative projects, including one that focuses on developing a "neo-traditionalist" paradigm of Stalinism. http://www-news.uchicago.edu/releases/02/021127.fitzpatrick.shtml

NEWS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

* FIND CHICAGO WHEREVER YOU ARE
From Maine to California, and around the world, U of C clubs and contacts offer a variety of programs and a chance to connect with other Chicago alumni. To find out what's happening in your region, visit the alumni Web site and select a club near you: http://www.alumni.uchicago.edu

* ALUMNI WEEKEND IS FOR EVERYONE
Even alumni who are not observing a reunion in 2003 will find lots of reasons to return to campus June 5 - 8. Bring a friend and come back to Chicago to see what's new and what's stayed the same. Tours, exhibitions, the faculty-led UnCommon Core, and an All-Alumni Party on Saturday night are open, and many events are free. Check out the Weekend schedule: http://alumnireunion.uchicago.edu

SEE THE U OF C

* SNOW COMES TO CHICAGO--AND YOUR COMPUTER
Right now it's winter on the quads. If you'd like snowy scenes from the Midway to use as a screensaver or desktop wallpaper, go to: http://magazine.uchicago.edu/views

NEWS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

* FIND CHICAGO WHEREVER YOU ARE
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