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

Although it's still September, your October/05 University of Chicago Magazine goes into the mail today. It's also online at:

Here's a sampling from the October issue:

* Tipping the Scales
Law School professor David A. Strauss on why the Supreme Court is poised to redefine judicial activism.

* Nuclear Force
For 60 years the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has kept its eye--and the world's attention--on the state of global security:

* Morningstar's Man
Morningstar CEO Joe Mansueto, AB'78, MBA'80, has added a new industry to his personal portfolio--magazines:

News from Chicago

* Two Professors Win MacArthur "Genius" Grants
A pair of Chicago professors are among 25 recipients of this year's John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation "genius" grants. Receiving $500,000 over five years are--

* Cancer researcher Funmi Olopade:

* Economist Kevin Murphy:

* The Whole is Greater than the Sum of Its Parts
The University has received a $48 million National Science Foundation award to operate and expand TeraGrid. The world's largest open system of interconnected computers, TeraGrid is being used by scientists and engineers to solve problems ranging from brain imaging of neurological disorders to simulating the evolution of the universe:

Research at Chicago

* Is the Human Brain Still a Work in Progress?
In the September 9 Science, Chicago human geneticist Bruce Lahn and his team show that two genes linked to brain size are rapidly evolving in humans. One variant emerged about 50,000 years ago, coinciding with the advent of cultural behaviors like music and art, and the other appeared about 7,000 years ago, about the time of the first known civilization:

* Stargazers' Prediction Proves True
NASA's Swift satellite and ground-based telescopes have discovered a gamma-ray burst (the beginnings of a black hole) approximately 12.6 billion light years from Earth, confirming a 1999 prediction by Chicago astrophysicist Don Lamb and Daniel Reichart, SM'98, PhD'00, and providing fresh insight into how stars form:

Today @ UChiBLOGo

* One Way to Conquer Writer's Block
The Magazine's Web log eavesdrops as novelist Jane Smiley talks books:

From the University of Chicago Alumni Association

* Don't Want to Share Your Alumni News with the World?
Neither do we. That’s why the Alumni News section of the University of Chicago Magazine is now password-protected. You can access it by using the same username and password you set up when registering for online alumni services (such as the Alumni Directory and Alumni Careers Network). To get started:

* Can't Wait for Your Alumni Guide?
Packaged with the October issue of the University of Chicago Magazine, the 64-page guide is filled with all the information about programs and services the University has waiting for you, compiled in convenient hands-on form with a 9-month shelf life. Until the guide arrives in your mailbox, you can access programs and services via the alumni Web site:

*Time to Nominate the Next Alumni Award Winners
Help the Alumni Association recognize achievement and outstanding service on the part of Chicago alumni by making nominations for the 2006 Alumni Awards. Nominations are due October 15, 2005, and winners will be honored during the 2006 Alumni Weekend. For an online nomination form:

* Phoenixphest Rising in 12 U.S. Cities
Since 1999 young alumni across the country have marked the start of the academic year on the quads by gathering for refreshments, conversation, and lots of relaxed networking in their own cities. On September 29 and 30 young alumni in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, New Haven, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, St. Louis, and Washington, DC, will celebrate Phoenixphest 2005. To learn more and register:

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