Ruth E. Kott, AM’07

Mortal thoughts

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Doctors are taught to fight death—but it’s a losing battle. Some are looking beyond biomedicine to help them better communicate with patients about the end of life.

MAPSS matters

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Two alumni remember their time as UChicago master's students. Plus: the formation of the MAPSS Alumni Association.

Vision of health

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Once a favored Soviet leisure spot, Sochi tries to transform ­itself for the Olympics.

Writing style

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Online fashion boutique Of a Kind offers a new read on retail.

Academe ease

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Three alumni develop an online platform to streamline the path to publication.

Cultural relations

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Two alumni study Asian-Jewish intermarriages like their own.

Notes

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Highlights from the latest alumni news columns. Log into the Alumni & Friends Web Community using your CNET ID and password to browse all alumni news by class year.

Releases

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The Magazine lists a selection of general-interest books, films, and albums by alumni. For additional alumni releases, browse the Magazine’s Goodreads bookshelf.

Remember when ...

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... President Hutchins made an appearance on campus in 1992? ... Acrotheatre bounced onto the UChicago scene ... Doc Films took a cruise—in the Reg? ... Sho Yano wasn't the youngest doc to graduate from UChicago?

Family drama

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Jian Ping weaves past and present with a documentary based on her memoir about growing up during China’s Cultural Revolution.

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