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March 24, 2009

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Balance sheet

As Chicago’s upward trajectory and the global crisis intersect, the University lowers budgets but not expectations.

Data sets

Assistant professor Jason Salavon churns raw data through computer programs to make distinctive art.

Leading roles

U of C physicist Eric Isaacs will become director of Argonne National Laboratory in May; Jim Nondorf will join Chicago as vice president and dean of College admissions and financial aid in July; and oncologist Everett Vokes now chairs the Department of Medicine.

Printed by hand

Crumpled Press—whose founding editors include Jordan McIntyre, AB’99; Alexander Bick, AB’99; and Aaron Tugendhaft, AB’99, AM’06—revitalizes bookmaking.

Chicago in the News

From the Editors

Hop to it! The Magazine’s Peeps Diorama Contest ends at midnight on Sunday, March 29. Alumni or their families are invited to create a Maroon-themed scene using the sprinkled-sugar and marshmallow chicks and bunnies. The winning dioramas will appear in the May–June/09 issue, and all entries will be exhibited in an online gallery.



Sunday, Apr. 5
The Rehabilitation of Chinggis Khan

Harper Lecture with John Woods, professor of Iranian and Central Asian history

2 p.m.

Thursday, Apr. 23
Evening at the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum

Reception, private tour, and dinner

6 p.m.

View all events


Meresamun: A life in layers
Peel away Meresamun’s plaster coffin layer by layer to learn about the temple singer’s life 2,800 years ago.

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