Summer highlights: Fundraising, GSB plans
FUNDRAISING PROGRESS HIGHEST EVER Fundraising progress for the University totaled $97.5 million--the highest total in University history--for fiscal year 1992-93, surpassing last year's record by 4 percent. The University's five-year Campaign for the Next Century now totals $295.4 million, or 59 percent of its $500 million goal.
GSB PLANS EUROPEAN PROGRAM The Graduate School of Business has entered into an agreement to establish a European executive M.B.A. program--the first of its kind--beginning in July 1994. The program will be based in Barcelona.
The European M.B.A. program will target the same types of middle- and upper-level business executives as the GSB's U.S. executive program and will feature a similar curriculum, but it will place more emphasis on international material. Classes will be taught by GSB faculty members.
EARLIEST KNOWN CLOTH DISCOVERED The earliest known fragment of cloth--dated to about 9,000 years ago--was discovered in southeastern Turkey by a team of archaeologists from the University's Oriental Institute and from Istanbul University.
The semifossilized cloth--still clinging to what was probably the handle of a tool--was recovered from Cayonu, a site near the upper Tigris River that has been the scene of joint explorations by the two universities for 30 years. The fragment, which scholars think is probably linen, has been dated by the radiocarbon method to 7000 B.C.
SMOKING BANNED Smoking is no longer permitted in any public or shared areas of University buildings.
The new policy, which took effect Sept. 1, includes all space in libraries, museums, galleries, coffee shops and commons. Smoking may be permitted in individual offices (with the door closed) in buildings other than libraries and museums, but only if other building occupants do not object.
People who wish to smoke will still be able to do so outdoors, and ashtrays will be placed outside some of the more heavily used buildings.
Questions regarding this policy should be directed to Employee/Labor Relations at 702-6010.
The following policy on smoking at the University Hospitals should also be noted: Smoking by employees or visitors is not permitted on University Hospitals premises, defined as all buildings and exterior areas bounded by 58th Street, Ellis Avenue, 59th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue. This area includes all courtyards, the patio on Ellis Avenue, the parking garage, private offices, locker rooms, washrooms, the cafeteria, stairwells, conference rooms and off-site facilities. APPOINTMENTS
MAZENKO, SWANSON NAMED ASSOCIATE PROVOSTS Gene Mazenko, Professor in Physics and former Director of the James Franck Institute, and Patricia Swanson, Assistant Director of the Library, have been appointed Associate Provosts, Provost Edward Laumann announced. The appointments come with the departure of Deputy Provost Nancy Maull, who has accepted the post of administrative dean of the faculty of arts and sciences at Harvard.
As Associate Provost, Mazenko will "expand the role he has played effectively during the past year as Special Assistant for Science, in which he advised this office on a range of science policy matters in the University," Laumann said. Mazenko's new duties will include advising on science appointments, overseeing the Office of Research Administration and serving as chair of the Council on Research and as the Provost's representative to the Library Board.
Swanson, whom Laumann credited with playing "a critical role in the move of the John Crerar Library to this campus," will coordinate the faculty appointment and promotion process and will have a number of oversight duties, including responsibility for overseeing the Smart Museum. In addition, she will co-chair the Personnel Review Committee with Arthur Sussman, General Counsel and Vice President for Administration.
NICHOLAS NAMED DIRECTOR OF I-HOUSE Ralph Nicholas, the William Rainey Harper Professor in Anthropology and Director of the Center for International Studies, has been named Executive Director of International House.
Nicholas, who has been a member of the University faculty for more than 20 years, succeeds C. Lester Stermer, who is retiring after 12 years as Executive Director of International House.
International House was established by John D. Rockefeller to encourage international understanding. Built on the University's campus in 1932, International House is one of five such residences in the world. The other International Houses are in New York, Berkeley, Tokyo and Paris.
LUCCHESI APPOINTED INTERNAL AUDIT DIRECTOR Ruth Lucchesi has been appointed Director of the Office of Internal Audit. She comes to Chicago from Northwestern, where she had served as senior auditor since 1988.
DILLMAN NAMED COURT'S DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR Linda Dillman has been named Court Theatre's new director of development. She had been director of marketing and corporate communications at Lifesource Blood Services for 16 years. DEATHS
ALBERT DAHLBERG, ZOLLER DENTAL CLINIC Albert A. Dahlberg, Professor Emeritus in the Walter G. Zoller Memorial Dental Clinic, died July 30 of heart failure in his home in Franklin Grove, Ill. He was 84.
While at the University, Dahlberg established in the Anthropology Department one of the world's leading centers for the anthropological study of dentition. He also oversaw a training program in physical anthropology and human evolution that prepared many of the current leaders in the fields of dental anthropology, paleoanthropology and primatology. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Oct. 8 (see page 2).
WALTER FACKLER, GSB Walter D. Fackler, Professor Emeritus in the Graduate School of Business, died July 22 at the Medical Center. He was 71.
Director of the GSB's Executive M.B.A. Program from 1970 to 1986, Fackler was perhaps best known among the school's alumni and friends for his 31 consecutive appearances as a keynote speaker at the GSB's annual Business Forecast Luncheon. Fackler had broad expertise in industrial economics, public finance and monetary policy and on the impact of governmental policies on the operations of the economy. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9 (see page 2).
A.K. RAMANUJAN, SOUTH ASIAN LANGUAGES & CIVILIZATIONS A.K. Ramanujan, the William E. Colvin Professor in South Asian Languages & Civilizations, died July 13 in Bernard Mitchell Hospital. He was 64.
Ramanujan, who also held appointments in Linguistics and in the Committee on Social Thought, was an internationally renowned poet and scholar who studied mythology, folklore, poetics and South Indian and English literatures. He wrote poetry in English and in Kannada, a language of India, and was the author or editor of more than 15 books. His translations of poems from the Indian languages Kannada and Tamil are widely considered to be groundbreaking works that brought these languages into the mainstream of Indian studies. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
DEBORAH FLEMING Deborah Fleming, a student in the Graduate School of Business, died June 22 in a train accident near her home in North Chicago. She was 31.
KAREN SWAIN Karen E. Swain, a teaching fellow in Romance Languages & Literatures, died Aug. 8. She was 28.
Contributions in Swain's memory may be made to the Clinical Investigations Program of the University of Chicago Cancer Research Center, Franklin McLean Memorial Research Institute, Room I-228, 5841 S. Maryland Ave, Chicago, Ill. 60637.