March 16, 2000
Vol. 19 No. 12

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    In the News

    Raymond Pierrehumbert, Professor in Geophysical Sciences, argued in a Saturday, Feb. 26 Chicago Sun-Times op-ed that those who deny global warming are “full of hot air.” A climate scientist and author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Pierrehumbert wrote of the growing support for measures to deter global warming such as the Kyoto Treaty.

    The gesture research conducted by Susan Goldin-Meadow, Professor in Psychology and lead author of “What the Teacher’s Hands Tell the Student’s Mind About Math,” was the subject of a story that was carried by the Associated Press news service Monday, Feb. 28. “We need to learn more about how teachers make gestures and how students comprehend what they see, however, before anyone can actually make a recommendation about how teachers should change their teaching to better utilize their gestures,” Goldin-Meadow said.

    Dr. Janet Davison Rowley, the Blum-Riese Distinguished Service Professor in Medicine and Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology, was quoted in a Chicago Tribune article published Wednesday, March 1. The article provided words of advice from Rowley and other highly regarded women in Chicago who have made it to the tops of their fields.

    Pastora San Juan Cafferty, Professor in the School of Social Service Administration, co-wrote an op-ed that appeared in the online edition of The San Diego Union-Tribune. She and her co-author pointed out that political candidates who are speaking Spanish at their campaign stops and in their radio and television advertisements will need to do more than speak the common language of Hispanics to win their votes in elections. Cafferty described some of the differences between Hispanic voters and non-Hispanic voters, explaining what issues are most important to the Hispanic population.

    The University’s Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica and Randall Landsberg, its Director of Education & Outreach, were part of a Sunday, March 5 Chicago Tribune story about the ice prowler, a bicycle designed by students at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh for astronomers living and conducting research at the South Pole. “We need to develop a workforce that is more technologically advanced,” Landsberg said. “Working with these sorts of (junior college and trade) schools helps us form non-traditional linkages between groups like artists, scientists, designers and technicians.”

    Norman Golb, the Ludwig Rosenberger Professor in Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, who disagrees with the standard interpretation of the origin of the Dead Sea Scrolls, was quoted in a Chicago Sun-Times article about the exhibit of the scrolls at the Field Museum of Natural History. Golb will be one of several professors from the Oriental Institute and the Divinity School at the University to participate in a series of symposia created for the exhibit. Golb and Adela Collins, Professor in the Divinity School, also were both quoted in a Tuesday, March 7 Chicago Tribune story about the exhibit.

    Three of the University’s current architectural projects––the student residence halls being designed by Ricardo Legorreta, the Gerald Ratner Athletics Center being designed by Cesar Pelli and the Graduate School of Business complex being designed by Rafael Vinoly––were featured in an article written by Chicago Sun-Times architecture critic Lee Bey. The story appeared Monday, Feb. 28.

    Don Michael Randel, President-elect of the University, was profiled in a Monday, March 6 story published by the Chicago Tribune. The story, which extensively quoted Randel, focused on his academic and administrative experience as well as his youth. He will assume his post as President of the University July 1.

    In an education guide published by the Chicago Sun-Times, students in the University’s Law School were both quoted and pictured in a story about the hands-on experience afforded students through legal clinics operated at Chicago universities. Daniel Liljenquist, a second-year Chicago law student who works in the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship, was quoted.

    Howard Sandroff, Senior Lecturer in Music, was featured in a segment on WTTW-Chicago’s Arts Beat program that aired Wednesday, March 1. The segment promoted “Sandroff at 50,” a retrospective concert of his musical works that will be performed at Chicago’s Symphony Center on Wednesday, March 22.