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Issue 2, 2012

Table of Contents

20 Native Speaker

26 Luck of the Irish

32 In the Moment

2 Lift the Chorus
Letters from readers

5 First Word
The editor's turn

6 On the Boulevard
KU & Alumni Association events

8 Jayhawk Walk
Robert Redford; Yo-Yo Ma; and the Eggman, koo-koo-ka-choo

10 Hilltopics
News and notes: Edwards Campus unveils BEST building; campus forums debate athletics future.

16 Sports
With Missouri beaten, basketball turns attention to NCAA tournament

38 Association News
New musical revue serenades the alumni at home while programs extend reach in Asia.

44 Class Notes
Profiles of a pro angler, a children's author, a young artist and more

60 In Memory
Deaths in the KU family

64 Rock Chalk Review
Writer Daniel Woodrell keeps it real; piano student rides international win to Carnegie Hall.

68 Glorious to View
Scene on campus