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Welcome to the March edition of UCHICAGO.EDU, a monthly e-bulletin bringing you online news about the University of Chicago and its larger community of alumni and friends.

News from Chicago

president randel* Randel Wins Academic Leadership Award
Chicago President Don M. Randel has won one of the Carnegie Corporation of New York's three inaugural Academic Leadership Awards--$500,000 to be used in support of the institution's educational priorities. Northwestern's Henry Bienen, AM'62, PhD'66, and Carnegie Mellon's Jared Cohon were the other honorees:

* Chicago Alumni Enroll in Peace Corps at Record Pace
For the second year in a row, the University ranks No. 1 (among institutions with fewer than 5,000 undergraduates) in the number of alumni who volunteer for the Peace Corps. A total of 39 College alumni joined in 2004:

Research at Chicago

* Fossil Record Is No Shell Game
Chicago geophysicist Susan Kidwell's analysis of the marine bivalve fossil record, reported in the February 11 Science, rules out paleontologists' long-held suspicion that differences in shell toughness might distort the record and thus throw off researchers' conclusions about past life:

* What Do Women Want from Hip-Hop?
Chicago's Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture has organized "Feminism and Hip-Hop," the first national conference to assess how hip-hop culture affects and portrays women, particularly African Americans. For more information on the April 7-9 conference:

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* The Play's the Thing
The Magazine's Web log takes a backstage view of student theatricals:

From the University of Chicago Alumni Association

* Cool Views of Campus Events
Want to get the student's-eye view of campus events--Capoeira club practice, the first snow of 2005, the International Food Festival? Click on the College Admissions Office's Web site, "This Week in Chicago":

* Art Contest on Science's Sights and Sounds
Chicago's Materials Research Center is sponsoring its third annual art contest. Entries--recorded sound and sound collages including the spoken word, films, video, and animation that take a fresh look at the creative connections between art and science--are due April 29. To find out more and see last year's winners:

* Travel in Mind for Summer and Fall
There's still time to check your vacation calendar against the list of alumni travel offerings for 2005 and choose a faculty-led study trip to suit your interests. Summer and fall trips to Oxford, Russia, the lower Danube, France, Poland, China, the Greek Islands, and Germany--as well as a transatlantic crossing on the Queen Mary 2--are waiting to welcome you:

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