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August 13, 2009

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Rowley’s honor in the genes

Pritzker School of Medicine professor Janet D. Rowley, PhB’45, SB’46, MD’48, receives a Presidential Medal of Freedom for her pioneering cancer research.


Geophysicist Pamela Martin, AB’89, studies the sustainability of urban farms.

Government Motors

Law School professor Douglas Baird addresses the benefits and limitations of government intervention in auto-industry bankruptcies.

Community ambassador

Rudy Nimocks helps the University reach out to its surrounding neighborhoods.

Chicago in the News

From the Editors

Tell us about the time…UChicago is the school that grade inflation forgot. Tell us about your first bad grade at the College, or your worst one. Selected answers sent to uchicago-magazine@uchicago.edu will appear in the Nov–Dec Core. The issue also will feature an article about the 1969 sit-in and its aftermath. Please send your memories to Carrie Golus at cgolus@uchicago.edu.

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


Tuesday, August 25

Pittsburgh Meet & Greet

6 p.m.
Bossa Nova, Pittsburgh

Saturday, August 29
Dance Houston

7:30 p.m.
Wortham Center, Houston

Thursday, September 10
Chicago Contributes
Washington, DC

11 a.m.
Forum on Health Care Reform
with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

3:30 p.m.
Forum on Education Reform
with Education Secretary Arne Duncan, U-High’82

6 p.m.
Jazz Reception with remarks by David Axelrod, AB’76

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Line of questioning

The comedy team of Mike Nichols, X’53, and Elaine May try to stump the panel during a 1960 appearance on What’s My Line?


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