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June 16, 2009

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Four days in June

Alumni Weekend 2009 brought more than 2,000 alumni and guests to the quads June 4–7. The temperatures were chilly, but the atmosphere was warm.

A week later, Chicago gained 3,000 new alumni: Check out a Dan Dry photo album on Flickr of the University’s 498th Convocation.

We’re walking, we’re walking….

Come September, the campusís quadrangle streets and sidewalks will be gone, replaced by pedestrian-friendly walkways.

MySpace's tangled web

Wall Street Journal reporter Julia Angwin, ABí92, goes behind the scenes to explore the 2007 deal that catapulted the social-networking site into Web stardom.

In front of the veil

In The Hijabi Monologues, playwright Sahar Ullah, AMí07, a Muslim American who wears hijab, tells stories to overcome the veils of prejudice.

Chicago in the News

  • Forbes: The Olympics of voting. Social Sciences dean John Mark Hansen and U of C economist Allen Sanderson explain why, when it comes to picking the Olympics host city, the winner may not be the best. (June 22, 2009)
  • New Yorker: Money. Staff writer Atul Gawande spoke at the Pritzker School of Medicine’s divisional academic ceremony. (June 12, 2009)
  • Chicago Reader: Here comes the judge. Frank Easterbrook, JD’73, chief justice of the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, wants more federal regulation of the Internet. (June 11, 2009)
  • U.S. News & World Report: Lack of sleep can raise blood pressure over time. A Chicago study found that each hour of reduction in sleep duration was associated with a 37 percent increase in the odds of developing hypertension. (June 8, 2009)
  • New York Times: Making things work. Historian Francis Fukuyama reviews Matthew B. Crawford’s (AM'92, PhD'00) Shop Class as Soulcraft—a book “about human excellence and the way it is undervalued in contemporary America.” (June 5, 2009)
  • Chicago Tribune: 75 years on the front lines of medicine. A.k.a. “G.I. Joe,” Joseph Kirsner, PhD’42, is a pioneer in digestive health. (June 5, 2009)


Saturday, June 20
Pittsburgh Summer Cookout

Home of John Clark, MBA'85

4 p.m.
Forest Hills, PA

Wednesday, July 8
Distinguished Speaker Series

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, JDí85

6:30 p.m.
Washington, DC

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Scientific breakthroughs

UChicago Tech, the University’s Office for Technology and Intellectual Property, now offers a Web site devoted to scientific entrepreneurship at Chicago, including a section geared toward alumni and friends.

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