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Welcome to the April 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.

Your April/05 University of Chicago Magazine is in the mail. It's also online at:

Here's a sampling from the April issue:


* Fat Free
Bariatric surgery can seem like a miracle to patients desperate to drop pounds and to doctors looking for a treatment. Experts warn it can be risky business for both:

* Lives of a Poet
Hayden Carruth, AM'47, has the marks of a successful poet--including the National Book Award for Poetry. But his road to literary laurels has had more than its share of agonizing detours:

* The School of Rock
The winner of the Magazine's fifth annual future alumni essay contest is an anthropology major who earned the prize with a little help from her friends:

News from Chicago

* Race Expert Returns to Campus
Political scientist Michael Dawson, who taught at Chicago from 1992 until his 2002 move to Harvard, returns to the faculty July 1. Principal investigator for the Black Civil Society Study, Dawson was founding director of the U of C's Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture:

* Two College Third-years Named Truman Scholars
Of 75 U.S. college students receiving Truman scholarships this year, two are Chicago undergrads. Economics major Anyu Fang will use his $30,000 award to study human-rights law, while Kristin Greer Love, a joint History and Law, Letters & Society major, will study children's rights law:

Research at Chicago

* Splash Dashed
Crash! Liquid hits flat surface. Splash! It's an inevitable sequence, right? No. University physicists have discovered that the removal of air eliminates the splash process--a discovery that could prove useful in technological situations, such as ink-jet printing or industrial washing, where splashing occurs:

* The Way Art Was
The Center for the Art of East Asia has launched the Ziangtangshan Caves Project, a digital reconstruction of looted Buddhist cave temples that may provide a global model for how archaeologists, art historians, and museum directors can deal with issues of stolen cultural artifacts:

Today @ UChiBLOGo

* More Space, More Gothic Grandeur
The Magazine's Web log digs the College Admissions Office's new digs:

From the University of Chicago Alumni Association

* Alumni Weekend is for You:
All alumni are invited to attend the tours, classes, parties, receptions,ceremonies, and family-friendly programs at Aumni Weekend, June 2-5. Many events are free but most require reservations (and if you register by May 6, you'll receive a discount). To find out more and to register online go to::

* Oxford or Krakow this Summer?
Visit two of Europe's most engaging cities in company with distinguished Chicago faculty. June 12-25, Professor David Bevington will accompany alumni to Oxford for a two-week program of courses on history and archaeology. August 31-September 8, Professor Bozhena Shallcross will lead a Krakow-based program that explores Poland's lovely Malopolska region. Both programs still have room for you but they're filling fast. To see complete details:

* Chicago's Inquiring Minds--Online
The magic of cinema, free speech in wartime, rare new isotopes, and Renaissance demonology are the hot topics this month for Research at Chicago, an online site introducing you to the people and ideas that make the University one of the world's premier centers of research and learning. Through video interviews, lectures, news stories, and multimedia presentations, Research at Chicago shares research findings and provides a greater understanding of innovative work across the disciplines. Visit:

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