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APRIL 2003
Volume 95, Issue 4
 
 
   
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FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2003
News from the University of Chicago Magazine

Welcome to the APRIL 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
* Unexpected expertise: Chicago profs and their off-beat research

ALSO IN THE APRIL MAGAZINE:
* Alumni Poetry Contest winners
* Survival of the richest

NEWS FROM CHICAGO
* Mellon Foundation honors Hanna Gray
* Chicago Initiative passes $856 million mark

RESEARCH AT CHICAGO
* MEMS are made of this
* New salamander species is oldest yet

NEWS FROM THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
* Job hunting or hiring? Use Chicago eProNet
* Alumni Weekend 2003: Plato, FOTA, fun


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Your April/03 University of Chicago Magazine is in the mail. It's already online at: http://magazine.uchicago.edu

Here's a sampling from the APRIL issue:

* UNEXPECTED EXPERTISE: CHICAGO PROFS AND THEIR OFF-BEAT RESEARCH We expect Chicago professors to be experts on something, but not on some things. Like toilet queues, parking dibs, lost U-Boats: http://magazine.uchicago.edu/0304/features/index.html

* ALUMNI POETRY CONTEST WINNERS
In celebration of National Poetry Month the Magazine presents the winners of its Alumni Poetry Contest: http://magazine.uchicago.edu/0304/features/poetic.html

* SURVIVAL OF THE RICHEST
Looking at how social factors affect human health provides surprising insights into disease and prevention: http://magazine.uchicago.edu/0304/features/survival.html

NEWS FROM CHICAGO

* MELLON FOUNDATION HONORS HANNA GRAY
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has announced a $3 million grant in honor of Hanna Holborn Gray, who has just retired as chair of the foundation's board of trustees. The grant to Chicago, where Gray was president from 1978 to 1993, will establish the Hanna Holborn Gray advanced graduate fellowships in the humanities and humanistic social sciences, supporting outstanding graduate students in the later stages of their studies: http:/www-news.uchicago.edu/releases/03/030402.gray.html

* CHICAGO INITIATIVE PASSES $856 MILLION MARK
Some 250 members of the University community convened on campus April 10 to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the public launch of the Chicago Initiative. To date the University's $2 billion, five-year capital campaign has secured more than $856 million in gifts and pledges: http://chicagoinitiative.uchicago.edu/news/pressreleases/041103_convenes_pr.shtml

RESEARCH AT CHICAGO

* MEMS ARE MADE OF THIS
Chicago physicists have measured the angular momentum carried by tiny rings of light known as optical vortices--an important step in harnessing their energy to power microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices. Industry observers say that MEMS devices could lead to the production of everything from nanorobots to laboratories-on-a-chip: http://www-news.uchicago.edu/releases/03/030404.vortices.shtml

* NEW SALAMANDER SPECIES IS OLDEST YET
A 161-million-year-old Chinese fossil not only reveals a new species of salamanders but also provides proof that much of the evolution of salamanders occurred in Asia. Described in the March 27 Nature, the new species was discovered by Neil Shubin, chair of the organismal biology & anatomy department, and colleagues at Chicago and Peking University. Before the discovery, the earliest complete salamander fossil dated back only 65 million years. http://chronicle.uchicago.edu/030403/salamanders.shtml

NEWS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

* JOB HUNTING OR HIRING? USE CHICAGO eProNet
Chicago eProNet, powered by Experience, is your exclusive network for online recruiting and career management. Find out more at: http://www.chicagoepronet.com/

* ALUMNI WEEKEND 2003: PLATO, FOTA, FUN
If you're anywhere near campus June 5-8, come to Alumni Weekend--even if you're not celebrating a reunion this year, there are events for you.

Free events include: Friday and Saturday afternoon UnCommon Core classes with favorite faculty, plus a faculty-led discussion of Plato's Apology; Saturday morning Deans' Breakfast; family-friendly events and activities, including a Young Maroon party Saturday night; and an alumni Festival of the Arts, where you can exhibit your artistic creations--painting, sculpture, poetry (register in advance at 800/955-0065 or ucfota@alumni.uchicago.edu)

For a few dollars more, you can also attend: Saturday picnic with President Randel, student performances, music, and children's activities--$12 per person, children under 12 free; Saturday night Party on the Plaisance, with food, jazz combo, dance band, and more--$25 per person ($5 discount if you bring a new children's book for ChicaGOREAD!); Reunion celebrations for College classes ending in 3 or 8 and for several schools.

To find out more about Alumni Weekend and to register online go to: http://alumnireunion.uchicago.edu/

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