Sara Ray Stoelinga, AB'95, AM'01, PhD'04 (Sociology) named president of Carroll University

Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin has announced the appointment of Sara Ray Stoelinga, Sara Liston Spurlark Director of the Urban Education Institute (UEI), as its next president effective July 1, 2017. It is the first appointment of a woman as President in Carroll’s 170-year history.  This appointment reflects Stoelinga's administrative leadership at the University of Chicago and her work as a scholar and educator.

“Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects” by Richard Kurin, MA'74, PhD'81, includes wine by Warren Winiarski, AM’62

A wine created by famous California winemaker Warren Winiarski, AM’62, has been selected as one of the most influencial items in American history in a new book titled “101 Objects That Made America,” authored by fellow UChicago alum Richard Kurin, AM’74, PhD’81.

Winiarski rose to prominence when one of the wines crafted by him, as part of the 1973 Vintage of California Wines, bested French wines in the 1976 Paris Tasting. That victory not only introduced to the world the high quality of wine made in California, but also created recognition for American wine in general.