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Welcome to the JUNE 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.

The June/06 University of Chicago Magazine is in the mail--and it's also online at:

Here's a sampling from the June issue:

photo: Grave New World* Grave New World
Exploring the catastrophic possibilities of the modern world, scientists and sociologists explain why the sky may, in fact, be falling:

* Measured Steps
What was it like being Chicago's 12th president? Don M. Randel and his wife, Carol, offer their thoughts on being part of an institution's long-term history:

* Latino Health Research Draws on the Communities It Serves
Neighborhood by neighborhood, Aida Luz Maisonet Giachello, AM'71, PhD'88, battles Latino health disparities in Chicago:

News from Chicago

photo:  Bertram Cohler* Teaching by Example: Alumni Win Maclean Awards
Bertram Cohler, AB'61, and Janet Rowley, SB'46, MD'48, are this year’s recipients of the Norman Maclean Faculty Award, an honor given to emeritus or senior faculty members who have made outstanding contributions to teaching and to student life:

* College Convocation Gets Special Guest
Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of the City of New York, will join English professor James Chandler, AM'72, PhD'78, in speaking at the University of Chicago graduation ceremonies June 9-10. Bloomberg will deliver remarks at the June 10 graduation ceremonies for students in the College:

Research at Chicago

photo:  vineet* Let Sleeping Docs Lie...
...especially if they're interns. Chicago researchers who assessed the benefits of naps for medical residents during extended shifts found that protected nap times for interns during on-call nights significantly reduced fatigue. According to the study, in the June 6 Annals of Internal Medicine, interns reported that even an hour's extra sleep led to substantial improvements in fatigue, sleep quality, and ability to care for patients:

* It Takes a Consortium
This May Chicago economist James Heckman and colleagues launched the Pritzker Consortium on Early Childhood Development. The Harris School of Public Policy initiative will identify how best to invest in children age 5 and younger for the largest individual and societal gains:

Today @ UChiBLOGo

photo:  ifsing* Singin' in the Quads
The Magazine's Web log hums along at the 95th IFSing:

From the University of Chicago Alumni Association

* 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:

* Psst...Wanna Help Choose the Next Generation of Chicago Undergrads?
The Alumni Schools Committee (ASC) 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:

* Do You Love Your Job?
Whatever your answer, the Alumni Careers Network is the site to visit. If you want to share your insight and experiences with students and alumni curious about your profession, register to join the more than 15,000 alumni who have volunteered to be career contacts—it doesn’t take much time and you can choose how you’re contacted. On the other hand, if you are thinking about changing jobs, take advantage of the searchable database to find alumni contacts in the professions that interest you. Either way—you win:

* Your Gift Matters
Annual gifts from alumni and friends to the University provide vital resources for student scholarships, graduate fellowships, and faculty support. As we approach the end of the fiscal year, Chicago needs your support. Every gift, regardless of its size, has the power to make a big difference in the lives of Chicago students and faculty members. Please make a gift online today:

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