Jan. 20, 2000
Vol. 19 No. 8

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    In the News

    Fortune magazine published an article that featured Richard Posner, Senior Lecturer in the Law School and chief judge for the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, who was selected to mediate the government’s antitrust case against Microsoft Corp. The article also quoted Randy Picker, the Paul and Theo Leffmann Professor of Commercial Law in the Law School.

    The Daily Herald published an essay written by John Boyer, Dean of the College, in its Thursday, Dec. 30 issue. Boyer wrote about the values of a liberal education and how the demand for it has increasingly risen during the past century.

    Doug Duncan, Professor in Astronomy & Astro-physics, wrote an essay on the Manhattan Project, the government project that involved University scientists who created the first controlled, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction, which appeared in the Dec. 22 issue of the Daily Herald.

    Randy Picker, the Paul and Theo Leffmann Professor of Commercial Law in the Law School, was quoted in a Tuesday, Jan. 11 Chicago Tribune business story on the merger of America Online Inc. and Time Warner Inc. An antitrust specialist, Picker commented on how this merger may affect the pending outcome of the government’s antitrust case against Microsoft Corp.

    Richard Epstein, the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor in the Law School, was quoted in a Tuesday, Jan. 11 New York Times story about the Time Warner-America Online merger that highlighted criticisms of the takeover by those who see it as a threat to freedom of information. Epstein took the opposite viewpoint saying, “I’m not so sure I’m pleased about this, but, my God—you don’t have to be big to be pesky in this business.”

    Paul Sereno, Professor in Organismal Biology & Anatomy, was quoted in a story that appeared in the Thursday, Jan. 13 Internet Edition of the Chicago Tribune. The story described a new exhibit at Navy Pier that features replicated skeletons of two dinosaurs Sereno discovered—Afrovenator and Jobaria tiguidensis. The Los Angeles Times also published a story featuring Sereno’s paleontology work that appeared in that newspaper’s Sunday, Jan. 9 issue.

    The New York Times published a story Sunday, Jan. 9, about New York City’s marriage rates that quoted Tom Smith, Director of the General Social Survey conducted by the National Opinion Research Center, and Linda Waite, Professor in Sociology.

    The University’s Graduate School of Business was mentioned in a column by Chicago Tribune writer Jim Kirk about the upcoming debut of WTTW’s new CEO Exchange television program. The first show was taped live in Mandel Hall with an audience of business school students. (See “On the Air” for Channel 11’s scheduled broadcasts).

    Rebecca Jarvis, a first-year in the College, was featured in a Teen People article titled “Twenty teens who will change the world.” Jarvis’ activism includes her work with many community and national youth-leadership programs, as well as the Minnesota Alliance with Youth, which she founded in 1997. That same year, Jarvis was a national delegate to President Clinton’s Summit for America’s Future, where she interviewed Jesse Jackson and Colin Powell.