If you're having trouble viewing this e-mail, you may see it online.

June 30, 2009

Top Stories

Life in balance

Chicago researchers have discovered that estrogen, which fuels the most common forms of breast cancer, and retinoic acid, a derivative of vitamin A, have a "yin-yang" effect on gene expression. Their findings, reported in the June 26 Cell, could lead to new anti-cancer drugs.

At the Harris School helm

Longtime Harris School of Public Policy professor Colm O’Muircheartaigh is the school’s new dean. The applied statistician and National Opinion Research Center senior fellow begins a five-year term July 1.

Policy changes

These are unstable times, says Joshua Cooper Ramo, AB’92, and U.S. foreign policy is out of date.

His portfolio is Chicago’s portfolio

On July 6 Mark A. Schmid joins the University as vice president and chief investment officer, with responsibility for managing Chicago’s endowment.

Chicago in the News

From the Editors

All the news that’s fit to tweet For access to Web-only stories and news, follow our tweets on Twitter, watch our videos on YouTube, view our photostream on Flickr, and join our fan page on Facebook.


What's in a name?

Use your knowledge of Chicago to tell us what you think the new alumni and friends online community should be named. If it clicks, you’ll win. Sign in to play for your chance to win a University study trip.

Wednesday, July 8
Wilco at Wolf Trap

Dinner and show

6:30 p.m.
Vienna, VA

Wednesday, July 22
Annuit Coeptis: It all begins with a happy hour

6 p.m.
North Miami Beach, FL

View all events


Life of the Mindless

In a Colbert Report interview, philosopher and motorcycle mechanic Matthew Crawford, AM’92, PhD’00, explores the rift between "knowledge" work and manual labor.

Crawford’s book, Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work, is also the subject of a June 22 New Yorker essay.

The University of Chicago Alumni & Friends | Make a gift | U of C Magazine

Update your contact info

Contact the Editor at uchicago-magazine@uchicago.edu with any questions or comments.