10 February 2009

Coming up

Charlie Wheelan, fifth- district hopeful for the U.S. House of Representatives, senior lecturer in economics at the University of Chicago, and club member, will talk about our economic situation, on February 24.

Robert Wallace, Professor of Classics at Northwestern University, will give a talk and a slide show about ancient Greek sex, on March 10.

Sam Sisodia, Director of the Center for Molecular Neurobiology at the University of Chicago, will talk about the brain, in April.

Abraham Kocheril, Professor of Medicine and Director of Clinical Electrophysiology at UIC, will explain how music (and wine) hath charms to soothe a savage breast.

Cigar Society Adventurers there will be an outing to Chuck Hannon's estate in Lake Geneva in late May.

Bill Daley, Wine and Food Critic for the Chicago Tribune, will talk about wine and smoke, in early June.


The University Club Cigar Society in Exile Presents

Mending Broken Hearts

Samuel C. Dudley, MD, PhD
Professor and Chief of Cardiology
University of Illinois at Chicago

Tuesday, February 10

The Lounge at Iwan Ries
19 S. Wabash Av, 2d floor

Events sponsored by the University Club Cigar Society in Exile include cocktails at 5:30pm, a lecture or reading starting at 6:00 sharp for about thirty minutes, followed by discussion.  We meet privately in the second-floor lounge of the Iwan Ries Building, at 19 South Wabash.  These events are not sponsored or staffed by the University Club of Chicago.  $40 inclusive covers the cost of the room, cocktails, cigars, and snacks.  Cash only.  Jacket and tie recommended; reservations required.    RSVP to the Secretary.

Dr. Dudley writes, "A seemingly inextricable but unintended by-product of St. Valentine's blessing is the possibility of a broken heart.  Until 2001, scientists were not able to offer a cure of this too common disease.  After reflecting on some of the known causes of heart disease, we will review the current state of stem cell therapy."

Samuel C. Dudley's research focuses on cardiac biology.  He is Chair of the Cardiology Section, Professor of Medicine, and Professor of Physiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  He previously taught medicine and physiology at Emory University and at the Georgia institute of technology.  He has an MD in medicine and a PhD in physiology from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a BS from the University of Virginia.  He is the author of 55 published research papers, along with dozens of book chapters and abstracts.  His research specialty is in oxidative stress and arrhythmic risk, oxidative stress and diastolic myocardial dysfunction, and cell replacement therapy for cardiac repair.

About the Cigar Society

ONE OF THE OLDEST AND greatest traditions of the University Club of Chicago was the discussion of intellectual, social, legal, artistic, historical, scientific, musical, theatrical, and philosophical issues in the company of educated, bright, and appropriately provocative individuals, all under the beneficent influence of substantial amounts of tobacco and spirits.  The University Club Cigar Society in Exile embraces this tradition and extends it with its fortnightly Informal Smokers, monthly University Series lectures, and quarterly Cigar Society Dinners, in which cigars, and from time to time pipes and cigarettes, appear as an important component of our version of the classical symposium.  To be included in the Cigar Society's mailing list, write to the Secretary at CigarSociety@logicophilosophicus.org.

Visit the Cigar Society archive at logicophilosophicus.org.