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FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2003
News from the University of Chicago Magazine

Welcome to the JANUARY 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.
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CHICAGO IN THE NEWS
* Student counseling center gets new director
* Diversity initiatives grow more diverse

RESEARCH AT CHICAGO
* Government scholarship programs may come too late
* What's the business forecast for 2003?

NEWS FROM THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
* Travel in mind for the year ahead
* Alumni Weekend details online
* Chicago affinity card helps fund student aid


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CHICAGO IN THE NEWS

* STUDENT COUNSELING CENTER GETS NEW DIRECTOR
Thomas Kramer began work this month as director of Chicago's Student Counseling and Resource Service. His experience working with students includes stints as director of residency programs at Columbia University, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. http://chronicle.uchicago.edu/030109/counseling.shtml

*DIVERSITY INITIATIVES GROW MORE DIVERSE
Founded in 1986 as an ad hoc committee, Chicago's Coordinating Council for Minority Issues has been reformed into a new Office of Minority Student Affairs, while a new policy-making board will deal with a full range of issues related to minority faculty, students, and staff. For details on the groups' activities and goals: http://chronicle.uchicago.edu/030109/omsa.shtml

RESEARCH AT CHICAGO

* GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS MAY COME TOO LATE
According to a study by Chicago economists Pedro Carneiro and James Heckman, special government scholarship programs do little to boost college attendance among disadvantaged students. Instead, they argue in the Economics Journal, abilities formed relatively early in life have a much greater influence on whether students attend college: http://chronicle.uchicago.edu/030109/college-att.shtml

* WHAT'S THE BUSINESS FORECAST FOR 2003?
In early December a trio of leading economic prognosticators offered an analysis of the year ahead. If you missed the Graduate School of Business's annual Business Forecast Lunch events in Chicago and New York, you can read or hear predictions from GSB professor Robert Z. Aliber; Joel M. Stern, MBA'64; and GSB professor Marvin Zonis online: http://gsb.uchicago.edu/media/bfl.htm

NEWS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

* TRAVEL IN MIND FOR THE YEAR AHEAD
It's time to check your vacation calendar against the list of alumni travel offerings for 2003 and choose the faculty-led study trip to suit your interests. The Galapagos Islands, China, the Italian Lakes, Oxford, the Russian Waterways, Ireland, Scandinavia, a chateau in the Loire Valley, a cruise from Venice along the Dalmatian Coast, sites from the Odyssey--all are beckoning you. http://www.alumni.uchicago.edu/travel_education/trips/

* ALUMNI WEEKEND DETAILS ONLINE
June 5 through June 8 an extended Alumni Weekend offers campus-wide activities open to all Chicago alumni. The weekend includes reunions for College classes, the Divinity School, the Pritzker School of Medicine, the Laboratory Schools, SSA, and the Harris School. In addition, free faculty-led classes, tours, exhibitions, and concerts will welcome all alumni, friends, and families. Check the schedule of events at http://alumnireunion.uchicago.edu

* CHICAGO AFFINITY CARD HELPS FUND STUDENT AID
The University of Chicago VISA card supports student aid--more than 60 Chicago students have already benefited--and alumni programs. 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/

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