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Medals of honor
Geneticist and cancer researcher Janet Rowley, PhB’45, SB’46, MD’48, will be among the alumni honored for service and professional achievement at Alumni Weekend in June.

Cultural evolution
Professor Judith Zeitlin received a Guggenheim fellowship to study Chinese musical culture during the late Ming and early Qing periods.

Thoroughly Thuerer
The longtime humanities dean of students Tom Thuerer retires.


New York Times (April 17, 2011)
A native son revitalizes his paper
University Trustee Michael Klingensmith, AB’75, MBA’76, revives the fortunes of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

UPI (April 15, 2011)
Three journalists missing in Libya spotted
Clare Morgana Gillis, AB’98, a freelancer for the Atlantic and USA Today, is among five reporters who disappeared April 5 in Libya.

Chicago Sun-Times (April 14, 2011)
Obama taps Zimmer for science board
President Obama has named University President Robert J. Zimmer, a mathematician and chair of the Argonne and Fermilab boards, to the National Science Foundation’s National Science Board.

Omaha World-Herald (April 12, 2011)
Nebraska prof finds Whitman paper
Kenneth Price, AM’77, PhD’81, makes an “electrifying” discovery—3,000 pages of federal correspondence in the poet’s handwriting.

Kalamazoo Gazette (April 7, 2011)
Bonnie Jo Campbell awarded a Guggenheim
Writer Campbell, AB’84, spent five months with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus and plans to write interlocking stories set in a contemporary American circus.


Saturday, April 23
Mayme A. Clayton Collection of African American Culture and History
2:30–3:30 p.m. | Culver City, CA

Thursday, April 28
Baltimore City School Reform and UChicago
6–8 p.m. | Baltimore

Thursday, April 28
Wine Tasting at Ray’s
6:30–8:30 p.m. | Milwaukee, WI

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Sneak peep
While the judges split hares, you can see the entries in the Magazine’s Maroon-themed Peeps diorama contest. Winners will be announced April 25.

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Be our trump card
The Magazine has produced a winning hand: a custom deck of playing cards, featuring gargoyles and grotesques. See the quads-centric imagery that inspired the illustrations.

Here’s the deal: We welcome gifts of any size, and if you give $50 or more, we’ll thank you with a UChicago-inspired deck to call your own.

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