Feb. 17, 2000
Vol. 19 No. 10

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    Stories about the University’s three National Medal of Science winners quoted medalists Leo Kadanoff, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Distinguished Service Professor in Physics and Mathematics, and James Cronin, University Professor Emeritus in Physics and Astronomy & Astrophysics. David Oxtoby, Dean of the Division of Physical Sciences, was quoted about the work of medalist Stuart Rice, the Frank Hixon Distinguished Service Professor in Chemistry. Reports of the award were published Tuesday, Feb. 1, in the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times and aired on WBBM-Channel 2, WGN-Channel 9 and WBEZ radio station in Chicago.

    W.J.T. Mitchell, the Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor in English Language & Literature; David Strauss, the Harry N. Wyatt Professor in the Law School; Richard Epstein, the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor in the Law School; and Carroll Joynes, Associate Dean of Development and External Relations in the Division of the Humanities, all were quoted in a New York Times story published Monday, Feb. 14. The story reported on the University’s Cultural Policy Program’s conference held Saturday at The School of the Art Institute. The conference brought scholars and art administrators together to discuss arts policy and public trust, following the controversial exhibition “Sensation“ at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and its subsequent court battle with New York City Mayor Rudolph Guiliani. The Chicago Sun-Times, which also reported on the conference in its Sunday, Feb. 13 issue, quoted Mitchell, John Brewer, the John and Marion Sullivan University Professor in English Language & Literature and History, and Teri Edelstein, Senior Lecturer in Art History.

    David Bevington, the Phyllis Fay Horton Distinguished Service Professor in the Humanities, and David Levin, Associate Professor in Germanic Studies and the Committee on Cinema & Media Studies, were guests on WBEZ’s Odyssey Friday, Feb. 4, for a program about Shakespeare and film.

    Jacqueline Bhabha, Director of the Human Rights Program at the University, wrote an op-ed that was published in the Wednesday, Feb. 2 issue of the Chicago Tribune. The opinion piece discussed how many children like Elian Gonzalez of Cuba arrive in the United States on their own after fleeing their native countries with parents or relatives. Bhabha emphasized that the Gonzalez case may create “one positive outcome“––greater public attention to the treatment of all other unaccompanied children arriving in the United States.

    A story in The New Orleans Times-Picayune about the 2000 Census and the information it provides businesses, social scientists and academic researchers, quoted Norman Bradburn, the Tiffany and Margaret Black Distinguished Service Professor in the Graduate School of Business and Senior Vice President for the National Opinion Research Center.

    Pastora San Juan Cafferty, Professor in the School of Social Service Administration, was quoted in a Thursday, Feb. 10 story about an immigration project at Gunston Middle School in Arlington, Va., which was published in The Washington Post. The story reported that many schools across the country with large immigrant populations are using classroom lessons to help students take pride in their heritages and share their roots. “I think that too often the immigrant experience is not seen as a continuum. Somehow we treat this as if it never happened before.“

    Stephen Schulhofer, the Julius Kreeger Professor in the Law School, wrote an op-ed that appeared in the Tuesday, Feb. 8 issue of the Chicago Tribune that argued against the newly drafted Chicago “gang-loitering“ ordinance under consideration in the Chicago City Council. “We don’t need more sweeps and more laws that round up gang leaders and innocent bystanders alike,“ wrote Schulhofer.

    A story about the government’s antitrust case against Microsoft Inc. published in the Jan. 31 issue of Newsweek magazine quoted Daniel Fischel, the Lee and Brena Freeman Professor and Dean of the Law School, and Randal Picker, the Paul and Theo Leffmann Professor of Commercial Law in the Law School. “The focus should be on the effect of a given business practice on consumers, not competitors,“ Fischel was quoted. “You wouldn’t try to discourage creation of automobiles because it would hurt horse-and-buggy manufacturers.“

    In a story in the Wednesday, Feb. 9 issue of the Chicago Sun-Times, Sarah Gehlert, Assistant Professor in the School of Social Service Administration, was quoted about a comment recently made by Miriam Santos, former City of Chicago treasurer. Santos was quoted saying, she is “probably the first woman to go to jail for PMS-ing.“ Gehlert, who is conducting research on Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, a severe form of PMS, was quoted as saying, “It gets us back to 1954 when Hubert Humphrey’s [aide] said women should never be president because they might press the red button and blow up the world [because of premenstrual stress].“

    The Maroons men’s basketball team was featured on a WBBM-Channel 2 newscast Thursday, Feb. 10, and on WMAQ-Channel 5 Sunday, Feb. 13.