The University of Chicago Magazine

August 1996

Class News

In the Clubs

For more detailed and complete information about club events--as well as other special services--visit the University of Chicago's alumni web site, the "Alumni Gateway."


  • Sat., Aug. 24, 8 a.m.: Hike at Mount Monadnock. For more information on any event, call president Andrew Wrobel, AB'85, MBA'87, 617/563-5450 (w). To join the Great Books group, call Celia Shneider, X'72, 617/739-1303 (h). A book group for the busy meets each month; call Michael Fitzgerald, AB'86, 508/820-8206 (w) or 508/875-3524 (h).


  • Sat., Aug. 24, 1:15 p.m.: A visit to Yerkes Observatory.
  • Sat., Sept. 14, 10 a.m. to noon: Friends of the Chicago River boat cruise.
  • Wed., Sept. 18, 12:15 p.m.: Downtown Luncheon with Dr. John Lantos on "Changes in the Doctor-Patient Relationship: Will We Still Need Doctors?"
  • Mon., Sept. 23, 7 p.m. to 11:15 p.m.: Meet the Class of 2000 at the Museum of Science and Industry.


    If interested in attending the next meeting of the Book Review Group, contact Ingram Schwahn, AM'63, 214/369-9478 (h). To attend the next meeting of the Dinner Club, call Bruce Rothstein, AB'84, 214/520-9520 (w).


    To help form a Hawaii alumni club, call Fritz Rohlfing, JD'83, 808/534-1188 (w).


    To join the monthly Great Books group, call Carol Kazmer, AB'80, 713/465-4852 (h).

    Los Angeles

  • Sat., Oct. 19: Harris School Dean Don Coursey speaks as part of the Distinguished Faculty Series.


  • Wed., Aug. 21, 5 p.m.: Young-alumni cruise aboard the Edelweiss.

    New York

  • Thurs., Nov. 14: Business professor Marvin Zonis speaks as part of the Distinguished Faculty Series.
  • Thurs., Dec. 5: Business Forecast Luncheon sponsored by the GSB. To volunteer for the Alumni Schools Committee, call Lisa Magnas, AB'88, 212/749-5210 (Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx) or Coco van Meerendonk, AB'64, 718/875-2129 (Brooklyn and Staten Island).


    For information on upcoming events and happy hours, call Amy Gedrich, AM'81, 215/732-7855 (h) or Jonathan Fox, AB'79, PhD'85, MD'87, 610/664-3664 (h).


    For information on volunteering, call Jay Polk, AB'89, and Joanne Polk, AB'89, 602/596-4064 (h).

    San Francisco

  • Sat., Sept. 14: Whale-watching trip to the Farallon Islands.
  • Sat., Sept. 28: Horseback riding in Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve.
  • Sat., Oct. 12: Wine-tasting, tour, and picnic lunch at the Vichon Vineyard.
  • Sat., Oct. 19: Young-alumni hike in Muir Woods.
  • Sun., Oct. 20: Harris School Dean Don Coursey speaks as part of the Distinguished Faculty Series.
  • Sat., Nov. 16: Associate professor of political science Michael Dawson speaks as part of the Distinguished Faculty Series. The San Francisco book club meets on the second Sunday of each month at the home of Sydney Rosen, PhB'46, AM'49, PhD'73, 1900 Gough Street, #403, 415/776-0504 (h). The East Bay book club meets on the third Sunday of each month, 1:30-3:30 p.m., at the home of Ruth Abel, AB'36, and Ray Abel, AB'37, 2550 Dana Street, Berkeley, 510/849-9308 (h).

    South Florida

    For information, call Andrew Rappeport, AB'84, AM'84, 305/569-9100 (w).

    Washington, DC

  • Tues., Aug. 13, 6:30 p.m.: Happy hour with the Ivy Connection at Buffalo Billiards, 1330 19th Street NW.
  • Mon., Aug. 26, 7 p.m.: Great Books discussion group meets at Chapters Bookstore, 1512 K Street NW. For more information on any event, call the events hotline at 202/452-5590.

    For details, contact Marilyn Melvan, U of C Alumni Association, at 312/702-2157; at 312/702-2166 (fax); or at (Internet).

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