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November 25, 2008

Top Stories

Hands-off surgery

Sitting several feet from his patient, University of Chicago Medical Center surgeon Sudhir Srivastava guides a robot through a single-vessel bypass.

Sergey Kozmin

High fashion

Meghan Smith, AB’03, manages the Chicago History Museum’s vast closet.

Lost in the Second City

“Like a new-born babe, yelling lustily,” was how the Chicagoan announced its arrival in June 1926. Nine years later, it folded—and vanished. A new book by historian Neil Harris brings the magazine back to life.

Body…and soul

An Iron Age stele, or chiseled stone slab, discovered by an Oriental Institute team working in southeastern Turkey, offers the first written evidence that people in the ancient Middle East believed the soul was separate from the body.

Chicago in the News


Wednesday, Dec. 3

Global Markets Forum

David Brooks, AB’83: “When Hyde Park Rules America”

5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 6

Chicago Weekend 2008

An Examination of Gangs and Urban Violence

9 a.m.

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Studs in 2008

The right care at the right time in the right place

Eric T. Whitaker, MD’93, leads the Medical Center’s Urban Health Initiative. Its goal: to create a more rational health-care system and improve the health of South Side residents. 

Listen to Whitaker and his UHI colleagues.

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