Accolades & Achievements

The Accolades & Achievements 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 9, 2009

Earlier this year, Dan Pawson, ’06, won nine times on the television show Jeopardy!. His earnings of $170,902 were the fourth-highest of any contestant in the history of the show, which first was televised in 1964.

October 9, 2009

In 2001, after practicing law in New York since his graduation, Steve Lichtman, ’95, chucked it all and lit out for Hollywood to follow the dream he had nurtured since childhood: writing for television.

October 9, 2009

A stroll through Hyde Park’s venerable Powell’s bookstore turned into a mini-obsession—and ultimately a board game—for this Chicago corporate lawyer. Addison Braendel, ’92, picked up a book listing the first lines of some five thousand novels.

October 9, 2009

In 2006, Dean Schramm, ’88, attended a board meeting of the American Jewish Committee–Los Angeles about conditions in Darfur. The speaker concluded her harrowing presentation by mentioning something that Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel had recently said.