Alumni

Watch Kate Zambreno, AM'02, Read from Her Memoir, 'Heroines'

Kate Zambreno, AM'02, visited the Logan Center to give a reading from her newest work HeroinesWatch the video of the reading here.

The Rumpus called Heroines "relentless and reflective" and "a genre-defying battle cry about forgotten and suppressed women in literature (as well as her role in the gendered story of her own life)." Heroines developed in part from Zambreno's blog Frances Farmer is My Sister, where she meditates on the voices and biographies of writers like Vivienne Eliot, Jane Bowles, Jean Rhys, and Zelda Fitzgerald.

Alumni Recognized for Service and Professional Achievement During Alumni Weekend

Two alumni with ties to the Division of the Humanities will be recognized at the 72nd Annual Alumni Awards Ceremony on Saturday, June 8th.

Nancy Parra, AM'66, PhD'73, is a member of the Alumni Club of Houston, the Alumni Board of Governors, and the Visiting Committee to the Division of the Humanities. The years of her involvement with the Alumni Club of Houston have seen an increase in alumni participation. During her time with the Alumni Board of Governors she helped produce the Student Externship Program, which both positively impacts the lives of students and promotes alumni service. Parra will be presented with the Alumni Service Award in honor of her her continued advocacy for the University.

Eva Fishell Lichtenberg, LAB'49, AB'52, AM'55, PhD'60, will be presented with the Alumni Service Medal "for her thoughtful approach in identifying the needs of current students to ensure their overall experience – from curriculum, student life, and extracurricular activities – showed growth and revitalization." She has served on the Alumni Board of Governors, the Visiting Committee to the Department of Music, the Visiting Committee to the College, and currently serves on the University of Chicago Women’s Board and the Visiting Committee to the Division of the Humanities. She also serves on a number of charitable boards throughout Chicago.

Learn about the Alumni Awards Ceremony and read the full alumni biographies here.

Alumni Weekend will take place from June 6 to June 9. To find out more about the weekend's programming and to register, please visit the Alumni Weekend site.

Master Class: Graduate Students Discuss Teaching Methods with Peers

Arriving on campus before classes begin might seem like an activity limited to first-years. However, the 300 graduate students that headed to the Center for Teaching and Learning this past fall were in for their own kind of orientation--an intensive two-day instruction workshop to prepare them for teaching College courses. Students took part in large-scale discussions about classroom ethics and attended smaller group sessions devoted to topics ranging from teaching in the American classroom to the role of the teaching assistant.

A-J Aronstein, AM'10, Featured in 'Paris Review Daily'

It's a balmy 38 degrees today in Chicago, but an article by A-J Aronstein, AM'10, in the Paris Review Daily reminds us not to get too comfortable. Aronstein, an alumni of the Master of Arts Program in the Humanities (MAPH), meditates on how the unique cold of February in Chicago affects our bodies and brains, leading us from Lacan to Netflix and from selfish survival to the promise of OKCupid.

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