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Welcome to the March 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

IMAGE:  Zimmer* Mathematician Will Return to Chicago as President
On March 10 the University of Chicago Board of Trustees unanimously named Brown University provost and former Chicago professor Robert J. Zimmer to succeed Don Michael Randel at the University's helm.

To view a video of the presidential press conference:

For more information on President-elect Zimmer, past Chicago presidents, and the search process:

* Wanted: President and CEO, University of Chicago Hospitals
A search is under way to find a successor for Michael C. Riordan as U of C Hospitals head. Riordan, who'd held the post since 2001, announced his resignation, effective July 1, in late February:

Research at Chicago

* Humans and Chimpanzees Share 99 Percent of their Genes
So why do the two differ so widely in anatomy and behavior? Researchers at Chicago, Yale, and Australia's Hall Institute used gene-array technology to show that differences in gene regulation, rather than in individual genes, created the divergences. For more on the study, reported in the March 9 Nature:

IMAGE:  OI* New Look at Nubia's Ancient Civilization
The February 25 opening of the Oriental Institute Museum’s new Robert F. Picken Family Nubian Gallery marked the conclusion of the museum’s 10-year, $15-million renovation and redesign—as well as a century of University expeditions in Nubia (now Sudan), an ancient African civilization with important connections to Egypt:

Today @ UChiBLOGo

* Reading Period
The Magazine’s Web log cuddles up with a good picture book:

From the University of Chicago Alumni Association

IMAGE:  Peru* An Alumni Study Trip at 8,038 Feet
Explore Andean Peru with alumni and friends on the Alumni Association trip to Machu Picchu August 25–September 3. From Cusco you'll visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas' temples and ancient ruins. Then embark on a 4-day trek along the famous Inca Trail. The trek is designed for active alumni, but a train option is available for non-hikers:

* Charge It Up to Student Aid
The University of Chicago VISA card supports student aid—more than 100 Chicago students have already benefited—and alumni programs. You can use the card's Flexible Rewards for travel, cash, merchandise, or gift certificates. You don't have annual fees. Plus, you get a wallet-sized portrait of campus. For details:

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