Sept. 28, 1995

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    SUMMER NEWS update

    Campaign zooms past original goal a year early The Campaign for the Next Century, the largest-ever fundraising campaign in the University's history, surpassed its original $500 million goal a full year ahead of schedule.

    As of June 30, the close of the fiscal year, the campaign had reached $512,146,726, the most ever raised by any Chicago institution in a single campaign.

    The five-year campaign began in 1991 and was scheduled to reach its original goal of $500 million by June 30, 1996. The campaign has been so successful that the Board of Trustees voted earlier this year to increase its goal to $650 million, to be raised by the same date.

    Campaign Chairman Harvey Plotnick, a University Trustee, said the campaign will now focus on three areas critical to the University's future: endowed support for faculty positions, endowed support for student fellowships and scholarships, and funds for the construction of a new athletic center.

    Kerstens give $2 million for professorship, scholarships Samuel and Elaine Kersten, who 10 years ago made the gift that named the Kersten Physics Teaching Center, pledged $2 million to establish a professorship and two scholarships in the physical sciences.

    Their gift endows the Elaine M. and Samuel D. Kersten Jr. Professorship in the Physical Sciences. (Melvyn Shochet is the first professor to be named to this chair; see story below.) In addition, every year two undergraduates with a concentration in physical sciences will be designated the Elaine M. and Samuel D. Kersten Jr. Scholars.

    In addition to their gifts in support of the physical sciences, the Kerstens have also made generous gifts to many other areas of the University. They endowed the Elaine and Samuel D. Kersten Jr. Law Library Fund in 1979 and the Samuel D. Kersten Law Faculty Fund in 1987. In 1994, they endowed two fellowships in the Biological Sciences Division. They are members of the President's Council and the Endowment Association.

    U of C to become leading center for Korean studies With a total of $5 million in grants, including a $1.5 million challenge still to be raised, the University will create a leading center for Korean studies by hiring new faculty and enhancing its library collections on Korean studies.

    The University will raise $1.5 million in matching funds to bring the endowment to its total of $5 million. The funds will be used to establish three endowed faculty positions in Korean studies.

    The Korea Foundation, Seoul, Korea, has pledged $2.5 million toward the professorships. In addition, the foundation has provided $304,500 to support, for a period of three years, the hiring of visiting faculty with an interest in Korea. The library collections in Korean studies will be boosted with an $80,000 grant from the foundation.

    The University already has built an endowment of $1 million for Korean studies from gifts received over the past five years from Jong-Hyon Chey (A.M.'61), chairman of Korea's Sunkyong Group.

    Harvard surgeon named to head BSD A leading surgeon and cancer specialist at Harvard was recruited to head the medical and biological sciences at the University.

    Glenn Steele Jr., one of the nation's foremost surgical oncologists, was named Dean of the Biological Sciences Division and the Pritzker School of Medicine and Vice President for Medical Affairs.

    Steele was previously the William V. McDermott Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and chairman of the department of surgery at New England Deaconess Hospital. He also was a physician in surgical oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

    He is widely recognized for his investigations in the treatment of primary and metastatic liver cancer and for colorectal cancer surgery. His laboratory investigations have focused on the cell biology of gastrointestinal cancer and pre-cancer.

    Three new Trustees join University board Three prominent Chicago-area corporate executives -- James Frank, Rajat Gupta and Thomas Pritzker (M.B.A., J.D. '76) -- were elected to the University's Board of Trustees at its meeting in June.

    Frank is president and CEO of Wheels Inc. and president of FCE Inc. He is also chairman of and a major investor in BTI Americas.

    Gupta is the firm managing director of McKinsey & Company Inc., the world's largest general management consulting firm.

    Pritzker is president of Hyatt Corporation and a founder and chairman of the board of HealthCare Compare Corporation.

    New Dean of Rockefeller Chapel named The Rev. Alison Boden, previously chaplain at Bucknell University, was named Dean of Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, effective July 1. Boden succeeds the Rev. Bernard Brown, who retired.

    Boden received her B.A. in 1984 from Vassar College and her M.Div. in 1990 from Union Theological Seminary. She is a minister in the United Church of Christ. She served as an assistant chaplain at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., before becoming chaplain at Bucknell in 1992.

    Glaser continues as Acting Dean of Harris School Charles Glaser, Assistant Professor in the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, is serving as Acting Dean of the Harris School for another year while the search for a permanent Dean continues. Glaser has been Acting Dean since the autumn quarter.

    Glaser is an expert on international relations, with a special interest in international security and defense policy. He has been a University faculty member since 1991.

    Cook accepts reappointment as Dean Edward Cook, Associate Professor in History, accepted a one-year reappointment as Dean of Students in the University at Provost Geoffrey Stone's request.

    Cook, who has served as Dean since 1990, had planned to step down as Dean at the end of his term in June, but accepted reappointment while further consideration is being given to the structure of the Dean of Students' Office and the search for his successor.

    Two Collegiate Masters reappointed, one new Master begins term Two Collegiate Masters have accepted reappointment and one Master began a new appointment as of July 1.

    Philippe Desan, Professor in Romance Languages & Literatures, accepted reappointment as Master of the Humanities Collegiate Division, and Dennis Hutchinson, Associate Professor in the College and Senior Lecturer in the Law School, accepted reappointment as Master of the New Collegiate Division. Both appointments are for three-year terms.

    Jose Quintans, Professor in Pathology, whose appointment was announced a year ago, has begun his three-year appointment as Master of the Biological Sciences Collegiate Division. Quintans succeeds Robert Perlman, Professor in Pediatrics, after working with him for the past year. Klass new Director of Auxiliary Services Stephen Klass, former director of business affairs and operations at the University of Rochester, joined the University as Director of Auxiliary Services.

    Klass oversees the operations of the Bookstore, Printing Services, the University's shuttle-bus services, parking, licensing, vending and the Campus Card Office, among other areas.

    Alumnus at helm of Reynolds Club University alumnus Bill Michel (A.B.'92) was appointed Director of Reynolds Club, effective July 1. He also continues in his position as Director of University Theater.

    Michel oversees all activities and student groups housed in the newly renovated Reynolds Club. He received his A.B. in Politics, Economics, Rhetoric & Law and is currently enrolled in the Graduate School of Business.

    Kastendiek appointed Secretary of Faculties

    Susan Kastendiek (A.M.'79), formerly Executive Director of the Center for Continuing Studies, has been appointed Secretary of the Faculties.

    Kastendiek, who had been a staff member in the University's Center for Continuing Studies for more than 15 years, succeeds Kineret Jaffe, who is now Secretary of the Board of Trustees.


    Fruma Gottschalk, Slavic Lang. & Lit. Fruma Gottschalk, Associate Professor Emeritus in Slavic Languages & Literatures, died July 23. She was 84.

    Gottschalk joined the University faculty as Lecturer in Russian in 1958 and became Lecturer in Slavic Languages & Literatures in 1962. During this time, she also worked for the Graduate School of Education, coordinating the M.A.T. program in Russian. She retired in 1977.

    She is survived by a son, Alexander, a former professor at Chicago who now teaches at Michigan State. Her husband, Louis, Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in History, died in 1975.

    Donnell Pappenfort, SSA Donnell M. Pappenfort (Ph.D.'60), Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Service Administration, died Aug. 9 at his home in Chicago. He was 69.

    Shortly after joining the Chicago faculty in 1965, Pappenfort became part of a group of researchers who conducted a massive study, spanning several years, of the programs offered by group-care institutions for children in the United States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The study surveyed 2,318 institutions that provided care to more than 150,000 young people.

    During his career he also participated in some of the fundamental studies on juvenile delinquency, preventive care and institutional treatment of youths in the United States.

    Pappenfort retired in 1989. He has no immediate survivors.

    Axel Schoepflin Axel Schoepflin, a student in the College, died June 12 in La Jolla, Calif. He had recently completed his first year in the College.

    He is survived by his parents, Hans and Marilies Schoepflin of La Jolla, and three sisters, Isabel and Lisl Schoepflin and Patricia Callahan.