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 8, 2009

After he had completed his service as an artillery officer in the Second World War, Harry Groves, ’49, came to Chicago to pursue a graduate degree in education. After a year in graduate school, he was challenged by a friend who told him that the Law School was really hard to get into.

October 8, 2009

In a family marked by close and warm relationships, it seems fitting that Bob Gerstein, ’59, and his son Mark, ’84, will both be attending milestone Law School reunions next year.

October 8, 2009

On February 29 of this year, Mary Ann Glendon, ’61 JD, ’63 MCL, presented her credentials to Pope Benedict XVI and took her place as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Holy See.

October 8, 2009

You might say that Neil Braun, ‘77, didn’t let any grass grow under his feet during his exceptional career in the entertainment industry, during which, among other things, he was head of Viacom Entertainment and president of NBC Television Network.

October 8, 2009

It was in a sophomore-year class at Princeton that Chris Eisgruber, ’88, then a physics major, discovered his passion for constitutional law. That passion led him, as scholarly passions for the law often will, to the University of Chicago Law School.

October 8, 2009

As Eric Ha, ’03, was riding the train to his job at Sidley Austin one summer day last year, he received a phone call from his wife, Liz. “I just heard a story on the radio,” she told him. “You have to read about it. We have to do something.”