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April 7, 2009

Top Stories

New school tie to educational policy

President Obama nominated John Q. Easton, PhD’81, executive director of the Consortium on Chicago School Research, to direct the Institute of Education Sciences—the nation’s engine for evaluating and improving education.

Prime growth

Two Chicago researchers found a naturally occurring compound that triggers a plant’s immune system. Announced in the April 3 Science, the discovery might lead to better food quality and higher agricultural yields.

A scholar and a gentleman

John Hope Franklin, a groundbreaking scholar of African American history who taught at Chicago for almost two decades, died March 25.

In the social-service tradition

Ricardo Estrada, AM’93, heads Erie Neighborhood House on Chicago’s West Side—the third SSA alum in a row to hold the post.

Chicago in the News

From the Editors

Chick it out! The Maroon-themed Peeps dioramas are in. While the judges split hares, you can take a peep and vote for the Peeple's Choice winner. All winners will be announced Tuesday, April 14, on UChiBLOGo.



Thursday, June 4–
Sunday, June 7
Alumni Weekend

Plan to attend the annual celebration of all things U of C


Saturday, Apr. 18
Reception with President Robert J. Zimmer

6 p.m.
Hong Kong

Wednesday, Apr. 22
New York Symposium: Improving Urban Education

SSA Centennial Event

5:30 p.m.
New York

View all events


48-hour Film Festival
Take a behind-the-scenes look at the annual two-day festival that tests students' creativity and endurance.

Watch the two movies that tied for first place: A Beautiful Choice and Pirate Genie Misadventure.

Read a recap from UChiBLOGo by Magazine intern Rose Schapiro, ’09.

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