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Welcome to the SEPTEMBER issue of UCHICAGO.EDU, a monthly e-bulletin bringing you online news about the University of Chicago and its larger community of alumni and friends.

Believe it or not, the OCTOBER/06 University of Chicago Magazine is in the mail--and it's also online at:

Here's a sampling from the October issue:

photo:  caretaker of memory* Caretaker of Memory
World Trade Center Memorial and Museum Director Alice Greenwald, AM’75, is charged with memorializing an event seared in the minds of a generation:

* Medicine by the Numbers
Health economist David Meltzer, U-High’82, AM’87, PhD’92, MD’93, does the math on medical cost-effectiveness, the hospitalist movement, and interdisciplinary togetherness:

* The Once and Future Reg
Groundbreaking for the Regenstein’s library shelving addition is a year away. But library planning is always long-term:

photo: upward turnNews from Chicago

* Upward Turn on the Rankings Roller Coaster
The College rose in two well-publicized rankings of academic institutions this year, regaining the No. 9 spot in U.S. News & World Report's listing of national universities and meriting the Princeton Review's No. 1 spot for best overall academic experience for undergraduates.

For more on how Chicago climbed to No. 9:

...or to view a news report on how it got to No. 1 (QuickTime player required; for a free download: ):

* Strawberry Yields Forever: Doctorate for 79-Year-Old
On August 25 Herbert Baum, AM'51, PhD'06, became the oldest person ever to be awarded a doctorate from the University. Baum, retired from the California strawberry industry, had a dissertation committee that included three Nobel laureates in economics:

* New Home for Advocacy Project
The Law School and children's rights lawyer Maria Woltjen have teamed up to expand the Immigration Children's Advocacy Project, a national initiative that provides child-protection advocates to unaccompanied immigrant children in federal custody:

Research at Chicago

photo:  worth reading* Worth Reading Religiously
Two of the three book awards presented at the American Academy of Religion’s annual meeting this fall will go to Divinity School faculty—Jonathan Z. Smith for Relating Religion: Essays in the Study of Religion (2004) and Dan Arnold, PhD'02, for Buddhists, Brahmins and Belief: Epistemology in South Asian Philosophy of Religion (2005):

* Choose and Choose Again
A two-step process appears to regulate cell fate decisions for many types of developing cells, according to Chicago molecular geneticist Harinder Singh. The finding, reported in the August 25 Cell, offers a better understanding of stem-cell circuity—information that in turn provides insights into how to transform stem cells into therapeutically useful cells and suggests possible new treatments for leukemias:

Today @ UChiBLOGo

* The Song of Songs--Set Loose
The Magazine's Web log attends a First Friday lecture at the Graham School:

From the University of Chicago Alumni Association

* Can't Wait for Your Alumni Guide?
Packaged with the October issue of the Magazine, the 64-page guide is filled with all the information about programs and services the University has waiting for you, compiled in convenient hands-on form with a nine-month shelf life. Until the guide arrives in your mailbox, you can access programs and services via the alumni Web site:

photo:  phoenixphest rising* Phoenixphest Rising in 12 U.S. Cities
Since 1999 young alumni across the country have marked the start of the academic year on the quads by gathering for refreshments, conversation, and lots of relaxed networking in their own cities. On September 28 and 29 young alumni in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, will celebrate Phoenixphest 2006. To learn more and register:

* Meet 22 Alumni Who Work for You
A writer from Bethesda, an entertainment lawyer from New York, a scientist from Wilmington, a survey analyst from Oakland, a psychoanalyst from Houston, an investment banker from Zurich—what do these alumni have in common? They are all members of the Alumni Board of Governors who set policy for the U of C Alumni Association and advise the University on matters of interest and concern to alumni. Find out more about current members of the board and make your own nominations for the April election of new board members (nominations are due January 10, 2007) at:

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