June 10, 1999
Vol. 18 No. 18

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    Professor in the Divinity School Mark Krupnick wrote an opinion piece titled “Diagnosing Trilling: Why the Critics are Wrong,” which appeared in the June 4 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education. Krupnick wrote in defense of James Trilling, son of the late teacher and cultural critic Lionel Trilling.

    The Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune and USA Today all carried stories in their Thursday, May 27 publications about fatal insomnia, a newly discovered disease. Fatal insomnia was discovered in a California man who died from the disease, which has no cure and differs from genetic cases. The man’s medical case was studied by Dr. Jim Mastrianni, Assistant Professor in Neurology, who at the time was at the University of California, San Francisco. Mastrianni and California researchers reported on the new disease in the New England Journal of Medicine.

    Chicago Parent magazine published an article in its June issue about the ideas that were raised at the Conference on Family and Work sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Family Center at the University. Casey Mulligan, Assistant Professor in Economics, was interviewed exclusively for the article. Some of the issues covered at the conference included The Rise of the Dual-Career, Middle Class Family, Cultural Issues in the Transformation of Everyday Life Among Dual-Career Couples, and Is Anyone Doing the Housework? Trends, Attitudes, Estimates and Behavior Concerning America’s Least Favorite Activity.

    Dr. Michael Roizen, Chairman of Anesthesiology & Critical Care at the University, who recently authored Real Age: Are You as Young as You Can Be?, continues to receive press for his bestseller. A story on Roizen and his RealAge research appeared in the Sunday, May 30 Chicago Sun-Times Metro section.

    Following his announcement last Thursday that he would be stepping down as President of the University, President Sonnenschein was featured in many local and national newspapers, including The New York Times, Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times.

    Cass Sunstein, the Karl N. Llewellyn Distinguished Service Professor in the Law School, wrote an op-ed that appeared in the Wednesday, June 2 issue of the New York Times. The piece argued that judicial activism on the part of conservative judges, who invalidate decisions made by Congress and the executive branch of the government, is a serious problem.

    The reopening of the Oriental Institute Museum’s Egyptian Gallery was featured in several newspaper articles as well as reported on local radio and television broadcasts. The official opening of the new gallery on Saturday, May 29, kicked off the Memorial Day weekend at the University. Egyptian Gallery Curator Emily Teeter was interviewed for stories in the Sunday, May 23 Chicago Sun-Times and the Friday, May 28 Chicago Tribune. A story about the new gallery, which now exhibits artifacts once stored away because of their sensitivity to the Chicago climate, also appeared in the New York Times Tuesday, June 1. “We always had to hide some of the finest artifacts in the basement,” said Teeter in the Sun-Times article. “Now visitors will see wonderful things no one has seen before.”