Alumni News & Accolades

The Alumni News & Accolades blog gathers information from news articles and press releases about noteworthy events in the lives of alumni. It is a complement to the Class Notes section of The Record.

If you would like an event added to or removed from the blog, or to report any inaccuracies, please email Alison Coppelman, Director, Alumni Relations, at acoppelman@uchicago.edu.

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October 10, 2016

Robert Barnett, '71, is a lawyer who trades the courtroom for the campaign trail practically every election cycle. Earlier this year, the political chameleon was a stand-in for Vermont Sen. Sanders to prep Clinton for the primary debates and recently he assisted her running mate Sen. Tim Kaine by portraying Rebulican Gov. Mike Pence before their Tuesday matchup.

October 6, 2016

In a book-lined law office conference room, Nathaniel Grey, ’57, trustee of the Bernard Heerey Family Foundation, leaned forward to look at the three recent Law School graduates before him.

October 6, 2016

A well-respected Tulsa attorney, Ray and his wife, Nancy, AB ’44, JD ’46, were lifelong volunteers and philanthropists, dedicated to the Law School and its public interest program.

September 20, 2016

As "one of Wall Street's top dealmakers," Nancy Lieberman, '79, "has built a reputation for never backing down."

September 15, 2016

Lyneir Richardson, '90, CEO of Chicago Trend, or Transforming Retail Economics of Neighborhood Development, says his new for-profit social enterprise company, backed by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and Chicago Community Trust, has three advantages that will help it build top-tier retail developments in Bronzeville, Chatham, Pullman and other neighborhoods on the South and West sides: data, development contacts and dollars.

September 9, 2016

Marvin Gittler, '63, labor attorney with an outsized personality, has passed away at 77.

September 8, 2016

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Martin, '69, who has served for 38 years, most of them as chief judge of the federal bankruptcy court in Madison, announced Wednesday that he is retiring at the end of the month.

September 7, 2016

Nancy Rotering, '90, first female Mayor of Highland Park, was recently profiled for Forbes.com.

August 31, 2016

Lawrence Howe, '48, Chicago business and civic leader, dies at 94

August 25, 2016

Asma T. Uddin, '05, is the director of strategy at the Center for Islam and Religious Freedom in Washington and a member of the Panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Her article "When a Swimsuit Is a Security Threat" was featured in the Opinion Pages of the New York Times on August 24, 2016.