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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May 20, 2013

President Barack Obama has narrowed his choice for the next Federal Bureau of Investigation director to two people: a top White House aide and a former Bush administration official, according to people familiar with the discussions.

May 17, 2013

From TheState.com:

Gov. Nikki Haley appointed Thursday a New York attorney experienced in representing management in employment law to be the new director of the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce.

May 15, 2013

From the University of Houston Law Center website:

May 14, 2013

From Playbill.com:

Lyricist Daniel Maté and librettist Alan Gordon have been named the recipients of the 23rd annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre. Each writer will receive $100,000 over the next two years to support his work.

May 13, 2013

Video is embedded below, or you may watch on YouTube.

May 9, 2013

From the Washington Post:

Eric Lindner, former top executive in his family-owned Colonial Parking, the biggest parking firm in the Washington market, has a book coming out this September called “Hospice Voices: Lessons for Living at the End of Life.”

The book documents his experience as a volunteer hospice worker.

May 8, 2013

Excerpted from the Hillsdale Collegian: