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Welcome to the APRIL 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

GSB Expands Its Singapore Footprint
By summer 2009 the Graduate School of Business will move its Singapore campus to a new location, more than doubling its space. The new facilities near the city's central business district will let the GSB expand its offerings to include non-degree executive education and will provide space for other parts of the University to offer Singapore-based programs:

University Teams with City on Jobs
In March President Robert J. Zimmer and Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley launched the Career Pathways Initiative, helping mid-South Side residents find secure jobs. The University and Medical Center, in partnership with the Chicago Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development and the Cara Program, a nonprofit agency that provides intensive training and support to workers with limited job experience, are organizing the effort:

And for Those Who Follow the Rankings…
In U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of graduate schools, published March 28, several Chicago programs are highly ranked. Although the validity of the rankings formula is regularly criticized, it’s still fun to look:

Research at Chicago

Stopping Ovarian Cancer in the Ovary
By blocking production of an enzyme that lets ovarian cancer gain footholds in new sites, a group of drugs called MPP-2 inhibitors can slow the spread of the disease and prolong survival in mice, according to a study by Chicago medical researchers—but only if the drug is given early in the disease process:

When Dreams Aren't Enough: What Keeps High-Schoolers from College
Only 59 percent of Chicago high-schoolers who aspire to a four-year college actually apply--and fewer still enroll. In a three-year study released in March, SSA professor Melissa Roderick reports that many qualified Chicago Public Schools students, especially Latinos and African Americans, have trouble navigating their way to a postsecondary education that matches their capabilities. Among the underlying factors: weak high-school guidance, the rising cost of college, and a lack of information about financial aid:

Today @ UChiBLOGo

Autism's Cultural Spectrum
The Magazine's Web log attends a MAPSS conference on autism, a disorder whose media coverage has reached the far corners of the world.

From the Magazine

A Question about Teachers for College Alumni
Which faculty member made a profound difference in your life--in your thinking, your path through the College, or your life after graduation? Selected answers will appear in the "Go Ask Alumni" department of the CORE, the College supplement to the May-June Magazine. Write us by April 11 with “Life-Changing Teacher” in the subject line:

From the University of Chicago Alumni Association

Alumni Weekend: June 5-8, 2008

Alumni Weekend is for You
All alumni are invited to attend the reunions, tours, classes, parties, receptions, ceremonies, and family-friendly programs at Alumni Weekend, June 5-8. Many events are free, but most require reservations—and if you register by Friday, April 25, you'll receive a $10 discount. To find out more and to register online:

Make the World Your Classroom
Travel with University of Chicago professors on one of our alumni study trips. Slots remain open on summer and fall trips to the Ukraine, Ireland, Spain, Bhutan, the Mediterranean, Morocco, and Turkey:

Do You Love Your Job?
Whatever your answer, the Alumni Careers Network is the site to visit. If you want to share insights 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. Or, if you are thinking about changing jobs, take advantage of the searchable database to find alumni contacts in the professions that interest you:

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