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Welcome to the October 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.

News from Chicago

* From the Ground Up: New Space for Biomedical Research
On October 17 the University broke ground for its new Center for Biomedical Discovery. The $162.5 million, ten-story building--to be located on Drexel Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets--will focus on the science of pediatrics and cancer:

* Wayne Booth, Literary Critic and Teacher, Dead at 84

Wayne C. Booth, AM'47, PhD'50, the George M. Pullman distinguished service professor emeritus of English and one of the 20th century's most distinguished literary critics, died October 10. The author of The Rhetoric of Fiction (1961) was dean of the College during the turbulent 1960s and a Quantrell Award-winning teacher:

Last spring Booth videotaped "Discussing a Turbulent Time," a talk about the turbulent period from 1964 to 1969, when he served as Dean of the College. To view the video:

Research at Chicago

* New Way to Train New Breed of Researchers
Chicago's Biological Sciences Division will join with the Howard Hughes Medical Institutions (HHMI) to train graduate students at HHMI's new Janelia Farm Research Campus in Virginia. The interdisciplinary training program will field its first class in fall 2007:

* Listen as Humanities Scholars Think Out Loud
For 26 of its 75 years, Chicago's Division of the Humanities has held an autumn open house, showcasing its faculty's wide-ranging research. This year's event will be held on Saturday, October 22, and the schedule includes discussions of everything from Aristotle and happiness to the A-bomb and Hiroshima:

Today @ UChiBLOGo

* Covert Choreography
The Magazine's Web log watches dancers dance around art:

From the University of Chicago Alumni Association

* Athletics Hall of Fame Inducts Seven
The University's Athletics Hall of Fame has honored seven new members for distinction in intercollegiate athletics and for contributing to athletics on campus:

* Travel in Mind for the Year Ahead
It's time to check your vacation calendar against the 2006 list of alumni offerings and choose the study trip that suits your interests, a Tuscan villa in Chianti, the Adriatic Riviera, a fortnight in Oxford, a family cruise in the Mediterranean, trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, as well as a visit to the Baltic countries—or Verona, Iceland, or China. There's still more:

* How to Help Choose the Next Generation of Chicago Undergrads
The Alumni Schools Committee is a network of College alumni who recruit and interview high-school students for Chicago. Volunteers represent the U of C at college fairs, speak with students at informal receptions, and interview applicants on behalf of the Admissions Office. Your inside perspective is a terrific asset in selecting the most interesting and dynamic students and getting them excited about a Chicago education. For more information or to sign up as an Alumni Schools Committee volunteer:

* The Chicago Initiative: $1.31 Billion--and Climbing
For the latest progress on the University's $2 billion campaign, plus a look at Chicago's global impact and the Chicago Initiative's human-capital goals, go to:

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